1. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  2. Rolling Stones Panel at SXSW Clicks Into Musical Tribute

    March 14, 2014 4:07 AM EDT The Grammy Museum extended its 50 Years of the Rolling Stones panel at SXSW to a tribute concert Thursday at the Red Eyed Fly that featured a baker's dozen acts interpreting the music of the Rolling Stones. Acts alternated between the faithful and the fully re-imagined, the sturdiest…

  3. Gregg Allman Biopic Adds Three More Actors

    February 17, 2014 3:39 AM EST Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge and Kathy Baker have joined the cast of "Midnight Rider," the Gregg Allman biopic being made by Unclaimed Freight Productions' Randall Miller and Jody Savin. The trio join a production that sees Tyson Ritter and William Hurt portraying Allman young…

  4. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  5. 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 1:45 AM EST On Jan. 18, 1964, the Fab Four graced the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time, as 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' entered the Hot 100 at No. 45. Music, and our charts, would never be the same Fifty years ago today, the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the…

  6. Katy B Moves Beyond The Bass: 'I Wanted There To Be A Focus On My Songwriting'

    January 17, 2014 2:00 PM EST After jumping from pirate radio to the pop charts, the U.K. reaches past her dubstep roots even further with new album. In 2010, an unknown BRIT School graduate singing over dizzying bass drops took the U.K. singles chart by storm with the song "Katy on a Mission," a boastful…

  7. Nas to Be Honored at Vibe Impact Awards

    January 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum rapper Nas will be the honoree at Vibe magazine’s second annual Impact Awards. The pre-Grammy, invitation-only gala will be held Jan. 24 at a private location in downtown Los Angeles. Additional details will be announced closer to the gala date.…

  8. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: Life's a Fantasy In Playful 'Puppet' Episode

    November 29, 2013 1:22 AM EST A puppet episode is far from revolutionary in the TV landscape -- "Community," "30 Rock" and "Angel" all had a go long before Glee got felt -- but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. "Puppet Master" is pretty straight-forward in that it’s about…

  10. Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East Readies Solo Debut

    November 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST He has played and/or performed with everyone from Toto, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli and Daft Punk. Now popular session bassist Nathan East is recording his first solo album. The yet-untitled set -- the first in a planned two-volume project -- is…

  11. John Legend Woos Chicago Fans on 'Made To Love' Tour Stop

    November 12, 2013 12:00 PM EST 
The Windy City witnessed a quiet storm of a musical sort, as R&B crooner John Legend’s "Made to Love" tour blew through town on Sunday (Nov. 10). As with every stop on the 27-city jaunt, the adoring fans that packed the Chicago Theater were treated to an intimate, hopelessly…

  12. Geri Halliwell Accepts Failure As Comeback Single Stiffs in Australia

    November 11, 2013 5:43 AM EST Geri Halliwell can pick a winner at the racetrack, but her pop career isn’t galloping along quite so well. The former Spice Girl has admitted she was “gutted” when her comeback single flopped on its release in Australia. The comeback single “Half of Me” was utterly unloved, limping to…

  13. Jay Z to Debut First Men's Fragrance, Gold Jay Z

    November 02, 2013 9:36 AM EDT Jay Z is entering the fragrance business. The rap mogul will launch his first men's fragrance "Gold Jay Z" on Black Friday, Nov. 29. To create the scent, Jay Z collaborated with Firmenich perfumer extraordinaire Ilias Ermenidis. "I was impressed with Jay Z’s style and…

  14. Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson Lead Soul Train Awards Lineup

    October 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are among the marquee names announced today as performers for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The fifth annual show is being taped on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will premiere on Centric and BET on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. Rounding…

  15. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

  16. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  17. Geri Halliwell Readies New Music, Signs to Sony Music Australia

    September 12, 2013 10:05 PM EDT Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell will release new music next month through a recording deal inked with Sony Music Australia. The British pop artist, who became a household name as Ginger Spice, will release her new single “Half of Me” on Oct. 25. The song “is about love, hope and optimism…

  18. French Bakers Ask Croissant-Craving Kanye West to Have Patience

    August 30, 2013 9:12 AM EDT The Association of French Bakers is upset with lyrics from "I am God," in which West raps "In a French-ass restaurant / Hurry up with my damn croissants." So they penned him a tongue-in-cheek letter begging him to reconsider his stance. In the letter, the bakers stress…

  19. Burning Man Fest Gets Green-Light to Grow

    July 29, 2013 2:48 AM EDT The largest outdoor arts festival in North America is about to become bigger. Federal land managers have issued Burning Man organizers a four-year special recreation permit that allows a peak population of 68,000 on the northern Nevada desert this year. Last year, attendance at the offbeat…

  20. Dailey & Vincent Take the Ryman Auditorium Home: Live Review

    July 22, 2013 6:30 PM EDT If you look up the definition of sonic perfection, there just might be a picture of bluegrass super duo Dailey and Vincent. Simply put, there are no other acts in the format who do what they do with as much energy, zeal, and precision. Thursday, the Rounder recording artists made a stop at…

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