1. Grateful Dead Final Shows With Trey Anastasio Officially Sold Out

    March 01, 2015 1:56 PM EST The Grateful Dead Fare the Well concert, set for Chicago's Soldier Field July 3-5, is officially sold out. After being blown away by mail order ticket requests and VIP experience demand, producers of the concert saw general public on-sales through Ticketmaster blow out in minutes…

  2. Songwriters Hall to Induct Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Jerry Garcia and Linda Perry

    February 18, 2015 12:34 PM EST Cyndi Lauper , Toby Keith and the late Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry , country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and "Hoochie Coochie Man" writer Willie Dixon will also be inducted on June…

  3. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Jimmy Fallon Aids 664% Sales Gain for Neil Young's 'Old Man'

    February 15, 2015 6:45 PM EST On the newest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift ruled the list for an 11th nonconsecutive week with 1989 -- tying Fearless for Swift's longest run atop the chart. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week's most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall…

  4. New York Times' David Carr Mourned By Music World

    February 13, 2015 11:30 AM EST On Thursday, Feb. 12, New York Times columnist David Carr was pronounced dead after collapsing at the office. He was a reporter known for many things -- his Night of the Gun memoir, engaging Twitter feed , advocacy for old-school journalism as print publications crumbled around him --…

  5. Katy Perry Roars to New Billboard Artist 100 Peak, Taylor Swift No. 1 for 16th Week

    February 12, 2015 2:00 PM EST Perry hits a new high following her high-profile performances, while Swift remains in her usual spot atop the tally. Despite having ranked on the Billboard Artist 100 for all 32 weeks of the chart's existence, Katy Perry reaches a new peak this week, flying 12-6. Her vault is no surprise…

  6. Grammys 'In Memoriam': GWAR Singer & More Left Out, Jimmy Scott Widow 'Heartbroken' Over Snub

    February 09, 2015 8:36 PM EST Count Tangerine Dream 's Edgar Froese, Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, Memphis guitarist Teenie Hodges and former Grateful Dead manager Rock Scully among the many music luminaries omitted from the Grammys ' "in memoriam" segment Sunday. 2015 Grammys The omissions that…

  7. Bob Dylan Dazzles MusiCares Gala With Bold Speech

    February 07, 2015 12:30 PM EST It was a well-known fact that Bob Dylan was not going to perform at the MusiCares event honoring him for, in President Jimmy Carter's words, a "lifetime dedication to human rights." Still, no one expected him to give one of the greatest acceptance speeches in the 25 years of…

  8. John Mayer on 'Late Late Show': His Lineup, Grammy Performance With Ed Sheeran & More

    February 04, 2015 8:00 PM EST Back in 2004, when John Mayer was two albums into his music career, VH1 gave him his own special -- appropriately titled John Mayer Has a TV Show -- in which he memorably dressed in a bear suit and hit the parking lot of one of his shows to chat up unsuspecting fans. More than a decade…

  9. Exclusive: Martin Sexton 'Mixtape of the Open Road' Album Premiere

    February 03, 2015 12:31 PM EST Martin Sexton figures the title of his eighth studio album, Mixtape of the Open Road , says it all. "The concept of this record is that it's the mixtape, just like when your friends knew you were taking that California trip and wanted to inspire you along the way," the…

  10. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  11. Chris Robinson on Black Crowes Breakup: 'It's Way More Complicated Than Rich's Public Outburst'

    January 26, 2015 5:34 PM EST 'It's unfortunate that on the 25th anniversary, whether the band is working or not, that it's not about the songs and the good times people had at those concerts.' With the Black Crowes permanently nested, frontman Chris Robinson says his Chris Robinson Brotherhood band…

  12. Exclusive: Gov't Mule Premiere 'Hottentot' From Long-Shelved 'Sco-Mule' Album

    January 26, 2015 11:30 AM EST When Gov't Mule paired with John Scofield during Sept. 1999 for a pair of shows in Georgia, Warren Haynes acknowledges it "was definitely a head-scratcher" for the Mule's then-burgeoning fan base. "I think there were some people in the audience that had no idea we…

  13. 'Deadheads' Ask to Camp Out During Band's Chicago Concerts

    January 24, 2015 3:53 PM EST Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago's Soldier Field, but whether the venue will allow it is another question. Grateful Dead Reunion Q&A: Bob Weir & Trey Anastasio on How It All Came Together Jeremy…

  14. Grateful Dead Reunion Q&A: Bob Weir & Trey Anastasio on How It All Came Together

    January 16, 2015 6:48 PM EST The news of the Grateful Dead 's potential final three shows performed with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio in the Jerry Garcia role on July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago has Deadheads and Phish phans abuzz. "This is going to be big fun," Bob Weir tells Billboard…

  15. The Grateful Dead: A Chart History

    January 16, 2015 10:00 AM EST Amidst news of the band's reformation, a look at their history on the Billboard charts. It's been a long, strange trip for the Grateful Dead on the Billboard charts, dating back to 1968 when the first of their 45 albums hit the Billboard 200 . Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite…

  16. 10 Things to Know About Trey Anastasio

    January 16, 2015 9:45 AM EST The Phish frontman will play with the Grateful Dead at Chicago's Soldier Field in July. What kind of credentials does one need to handle Jerry Garcia 's guitar parts and vocals with the original "Core Fore" members of the Grateful Dead ? As today's news of the three…

  17. Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite, Jam With Trey Anastasio for Final Shows

    January 16, 2015 9:30 AM EST In a match made in hippie heaven, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four living original members of The Grateful Dead for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Dead's last performance with Jerry Garcia , who died in August 1995, was…

  18. TuneCore Partners With Drag & Drop Mastering Program MixGenius

    January 15, 2015 9:00 AM EST Between the Pono Music store's imminent arrival  and Sony's recently unveiled $1,200 Walkman redux , it seems like the demand for high-definition audio has skyrocketed. But the process that produces the perfect balance of bass to vocals, mastering an album or a track, seems to be…

  19. R.I.P. Andrae Crouch: Remembering the Gospel Great's Immense Influence

    January 09, 2015 11:00 AM EST A Grammy winning legend in the gospel music field, the late Andrae Crouch 's influence extended well beyond the walls of the church -- artists across all music genres are mourning the passing of the acclaimed singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, musician and pastor. Crouch, 72,…

  20. Grateful Dead Promoter Bill Graham Gets First Museum Retrospective

    January 09, 2015 10:30 AM EST The first comprehensive exhibition on music impresario Bill Graham will be mounted at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles starting May 7. "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution" will include memorabilia, photographs, archival concert footage, historical and new…

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