1. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield' Sound on New Album

    June 10, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Country fans who yearn for the sounds from a bygone era will want to circle the date of July 30 on their calendar. MCA Nashville will release "Bakersfield," a new collaborative project from Vince Gill and steel guitar virtuoso Paul Franklin. The album serves as a tribute to the…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Alternative Radio's 'Sound' Is To Play It 'Safe'

    June 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Capital Cities' 'Safe and Sound' reaches No. 1 on Alternative Songs at last, continuing a trend of songs taking their time to ascend to the chart's summit Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative Songs summit in its 29th week, tying for…

  3. Pop Shop Picks: Megan & Liz, Bruno Mars, Kacey Musgraves & More

    June 07, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! MEGAN & LIZ "…

  4. Serena Ryder Recovers From Depression Bout, Scores Chart-Topping Hit

    June 07, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "There was a long period of time that I had to spend at home and try and get my shit back together," says re-energized singer. "Stompa," Canadian singer/songwriter Serena Ryder's muscular pop-rock single and lead track from her forthcoming album "Harmony,"…

  5. Bono Serenades Warren Buffet at NYC Event

    June 06, 2013 5:00 PM EDT U2 frontman Bono surprised uber-wealthy Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett at this year's Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit Wednesday night with a serenade dedicated to the philanthropist sung in the tune of "Home On The Range." Bono introduced his rendition as "the…

  6. Victoria Justice On Debut Album: 'It's Time For Me To Reintroduce Myself'

    June 06, 2013 11:43 AM EDT Nickelodeon actress has switched attention to music, hopes to release album this year. Victoria Justice says her upcoming Summer Break Tour with fellow Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush will be "one final hurrah for all the 'Victorious' fans," and a transition point into a…

  7. Beyonce Premieres New Track 'Standing on the Sun' Live

    June 02, 2013 12:50 PM EDT On Friday night (May 31), Beyoncé gave fans another taste at her new music. During a concert in Antwerp, Belgium (part of her massive Mrs. Carter Show World Tour), she performed a song called "Standing on the Sun" live for the first time. "We're gonna do something just…

  8. Kelly Clarkson Saves The Misfits in 'People Like Us' Video: Watch

    May 28, 2013 10:50 AM EDT "We are all misfits living in a world on fire," Kelly Clarkson belts on her latest single, "People Like Us." And in the song's proper music video, which premiered on Tuesday (May 28), the pop star saves said misfits from a lack of color, in a "Pleasantville…

  9. Keith Urban Sets Date for 'Fuse,' Talks 'Diversity' of New Album

    May 28, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Keith Urban's "Fuse" is still burning, and with a just-announced Sept. 10 release date for the country star and "American Idol" judge's ninth studio album, he predicts recording will go "down to the wire." "If you had asked me three months ago, I…

  10. Shovels and Rope, Emmylou Harris Lead Americana Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley,…

  11. MelodySheep Auto-Tunes the News About Fox's Fall Schedule: Watch

    May 13, 2013 10:25 PM EDT Fox Broadcasting caught the auto-tune bug and took clips from its upcoming fall shows to create a tune with stars such as the "Glee" team of Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith, "American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest, Kevin Bacon and Mindy Kaling. MelodySheep is…

  12. Little Boots Unveils 'Nocturnes' at Brooklyn Bash: Live Review

    May 08, 2013 3:55 PM EDT "Disco is from New York, house is from Chicago, so something about this album seems to really resonate (in America)," says U.K. singer. New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg was a fitting stage for the unveiling of Little Boots Version 2.0. After chasing major label pop…

  13. Peter Frampton Turns Eye to Humble Pie Box Set

    May 08, 2013 12:30 PM EDT From ballet to the circus to dishing up some Humble Pie, Peter Frampton has plenty on his plate these days. Perhaps the most exciting news is the impending release of some choice material from his old band's vault. Frampton and Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley are working with Omnivore…

  14. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  15. Kenny Chesney Brings 'Rock' to NYC Club

    May 03, 2013 1:07 PM EDT Kenny Chesney's rare, small-venue performance Wednesday night at the Highline Ballroom in New York marked his first SiriusXM subscriber-only concert, as part of his release-week promotion tour for his new album, "Life On A Rock." Chesney, a country mega-star not known for…

  16. Beyonce Previews New Song, 'Standing On The Sun': Listen

    April 25, 2013 8:37 AM EDT The singer also performed new song, "Grown Woman," live for the first time on Wednesday. Beyonce previews a new song, "Standing On the Sun," in the ad campaign for her 2013 summer collection with H&M. The one and a half-minute long video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund,…

  17. Katy Perry Is Halfway There on Third Album, Talks New Songs Like 'Double Rainbow'

    April 18, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The pop star is working with collaborators such as Sia, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee and others Katy Perry is halfway through her third album, the follow-up to “Teenage Dream,” which spawned five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. She has yet to feel any pressure. “When I put myself on a…

  18. Afghan Whigs Leader Greg Dulli Readies Trove of New Music

    April 10, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Will perform at Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee on July 13… Talks collaboration with The Church's Steve Kilbey... Leaves door open for more Whigs Greg Dulli will be celebrating his past at Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee this summer in Seattle, but the Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers…

  19. ACMs Live From the Orleans: Five Things You Didn't See on TV

    April 08, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Portions of the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast were broadcast from the Orleans Arena, about a mile from the MGM Grand where the main event was held. Here are a few of the highlights of the night -- back stage and on. All Things ACMs Miranda Lambert Owns the Night Missed It? Watch…

  20. Sarah Brightman, 'Glosoli': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 05, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Hear the iconic soprano's English-language take on Sigur Ros, her latest from "Dreamchaser" Sarah Brightman's sung the works of everyone from Diane Warren to James Horner -- now she's turning to Sigur Ros. The soprano's latest "Dreamchaser"…

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