1. Columbia to Release 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Soundtrack on June 18

    May 22, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Columbia Records will release the soundtrack for the documentary "Twenty Feet from Stardom" on June 18, four days after the film opens theatrically. The movie chronicles the lives of background singers, starting with Darlene Love, moving through Merry Clayton and Claudia Linnear,…

  2. Zach Sobiech, Terminally Ill Singer Who Channeled His Story Into 'Clouds', Dies at 18

    May 21, 2013 11:58 PM EDT Zach Sobiech, the aspiring young artist who recorded “Clouds,” an inspirational song which dealt with his battle against a rare and terminal form of cancer, has succumbed to his illness. Sobiech, who was just 18, finally lost his battle this week with Osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. But not…

  3. 'Undercover Angel' Singer Alan O'Day Dead at 72

    May 18, 2013 10:36 PM EDT Alan O'Day, who crafted popular songs for artists like the Righteous Brothers and Helen Reddy before scoring a No. 1 of his own with the bouncy 1977 hit "Undercover Angel," lost his battle with cancer on Friday, his record label announced. He was 72. The songwriter, producer…

  4. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  5. Rolling Stones Kick Off '50 and Counting' Tour in Los Angeles

    May 04, 2013 11:54 AM EDT Stripped down and gimmick-free, the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary trek eliminates the spectacle element that has framed their tours for the last 30-odd years. Their focus for two hour and 20 minutes Friday at Staples Center, the first night of the tour, was musical and celebratory,…

  6. Rolling Stones Rock Pre-Tour LA Club Gig

    April 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again. The legendary group rocked a small club in Los Angeles on Saturday night for a minuscule crowd compared to the thousands set to see them launch their "50 and Counting" anniversary tour a week later on May 3…

  7. George Jones, Country Music Icon, Dead at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:27 AM EDT George Jones – the singer who defined an era of country music and along the way, influenced almost every artist that followed into the format – died this morning at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 81. Jones entered the hospital on April 18 with fever and…

  8. Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour

    March 26, 2013 9:49 AM EDT Mumford & Sons will tour through out North America this summer before embarking on their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival-type tour. The Summer Stampede 2013 tour will run through the U.S. and Canada. The tour will kick off on May 21 in Calgary, AB and end on June 20 in Colorado.…

  9. Lana Clarkson Publicist Pickets Screening of HBO's 'Phil Spector'

    March 15, 2013 5:09 AM EDT Friends of slain actress Lana Clarkson protested outside a screening of the HBO film Phil Spector on Thursday, charging the Al Pacino-toplined project with implying that she committed suicide. Clarkson was found dead in 2003 inside the Alhambra mansion of record producer Phil Spector, who…

  10. 'Phil Spector' Trailer Hits the Web

    February 06, 2013 5:42 AM EST HBO Films has released its first trailer promoting the upcoming Al Pacino-starring biopic on imprisoned record producer Phil Spector. In the clip, Pacino's Spector is shown in full flight, firing rounds into the ceiling of a studio, ranting in court and taking abuse from supporters of…

  11. Rolling Stones Start Up Reunion With London Blowout

    November 26, 2012 11:30 AM EST th Anniversary Kicks Off at O2 ... Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor Make Rare Cameos ... Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck Guest Star ... 150 Minutes of Sweaty Rock n' Roll "It took us 50 years to get from Dartford to Greenwich," said Mick Jagger to 20,000 close friends on Sunday night, at…

  12. Hot Tours: Barbra Streisand Tops with North American Performances

    November 20, 2012 12:05 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 million at the box office from 10 concerts in nine…

  13. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Reunites With 'Blood' Director

    August 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Scores Soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' ... Album Out Sept. 11 While Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood seems busy enough recording albums and touring with his band, he still has time for his own musical endeavors. Nonesuch Records announced Tuesday that…

  14. Kenny G Files for Divorce

    August 13, 2012 9:22 PM EDT Kenny G is playing the final note on his marriage after 20 years. Court records show the musician filed for divorce Thursday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The 56-year-old married Balynda Helene Benson-Gorelick in April 1992 and the former couple has a 14-year-old son. He…

  15. Madonna's Shoe Line Sells Out in London, Hits U.S. Shelves

    July 31, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Madonna's overwhelming success seems to have carried over into her latest venture: her Truth or Dare shoe line. The Queen of Pop has proven she knows a thing or two about shoes, as her soles have already sold out. Madge's line, housed in a pop-up shop in Selfridges' Oxford…

  16. Naomi Judd Gets a Radio Talk Show on SiriusXM

    June 01, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Naomi Judd's new limited-run SiriusXM radio talk show has no safety net and even the country star says with a laugh she isn't sure that's a great idea. "If you've been at a press conference, you know I've said things I haven't thought of -- whoa," Judd…

  17. Ed Helms: Bluegrass Ambassador, Tiger Bed Maker, 'Office' Optimist

    May 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Talks L.A. Bluegrass Situation, John C. Reilly's Great Voice & the 'Work Cut Out for Us' If 'The Office' Gets Another Season The 3rd annual L.A. Bluegrass Situation will be taking place this weekend. Conceived by Largo proprietor Mark Flanagan and comic actor Ed…

  18. Paul Williams Doc Headed for Theaters

    March 13, 2012 7:40 AM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kessler's warm and engaging "Paul…

  19. Private Funeral Held for Davy Jones

    March 08, 2012 11:20 AM EST A private funeral was held for Davy Jones of The Monkees near his home in Florida on Wednesday, a spokesman told Reuters . Family members, including his wife and daughters, attended the small service. Remembering Davy Jones • SLIDESHOW: Davy's Life in Pics • Davy Jones Dead at 66 • Band&…

  20. Davy Jones Funeral: Surviving Monkees May Not Attend

    March 05, 2012 3:05 PM EST Micky Dolenz talks family's wish to have low-key burial, but says "I can see us getting together to do a memorial concert" The planned public memorials for the late Davy Jones may be where the surviving Monkees members give their goodbyes to their bandmate. Jones'…

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