1. Red Hot Chili Peppers Turn Detroit Concert Into Nicklas Lidstrom Night

    June 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers turned their weekend concert in Detroit into a tribute to a National Hockey League legend. At the end of Friday's [June 1] show at Joe Louis Arena, drummer Chad Smith -- who was raised in suburban Detroit and sported a Detroit Red Wings jumpsuit as well as a…

  2. Doug Dillard, Banjo Great Who Crossed Genres, Dies at 75

    May 17, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning today with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75. A spokesman told AOL's country blog, The Boot , that Dillard died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness. Along with his brother Rodney, the…

  3. Foo Fighters, T.I. to Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown

    April 24, 2012 9:51 PM EDT Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, T.I. and Ludacris will headline two days of concerts in September at Atlanta's Music Midtown. Organizers of the music festival announced on Tuesday that the event will take place at Piedmont Park. The musicians are slated to perform from Sept. 21-22. The two-day…

  4. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce 14-City U.S. Tour

    April 23, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Three of the biggest names in Latin music-salsa singer Marc Anthony, romantic balladeer Marco Antonio Solis and pop vocalist Chayanne-are teaming up for a U.S. tour that will take them to 14 cities, the trio announced during a press conference at the American Airlines Arena. The tour, called …

  5. Joan Osborne Circles Back to Blues With 'Bring It On Home'

    April 17, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Joan Osborne's latest disc, "Bring It On Home," has somewhat of a "back to the future" feel for the singer. Part of that might stem from the fact that the album contains many covers from the blues and soul world, but the memories that the songs evoke take her back to…

  6. Donovan Q&A: Catching Up With a Folk Rock Superman

    April 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT In the three months since Donovan received the news that he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , he has stepped up his activity in front of the film, TV and music industries. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival, made numerous private performances for music supervisors…

  7. Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

    March 28, 2012 8:06 PM EDT Bluegrass and country legend Earl Scruggs died in a Nashville hospital on Wednesday. He was 88. According to The Associated Press, his son Gary said the musician died of natural causes. The banjo player was a bluegrass icon who brought his distinct three-finger style from its '50s and &…

  8. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  9. Craig Finn Finds His Solo Voice, Talks 'Friday Night Lights' & The Hold Steady's Future

    January 26, 2012 1:15 PM EST For the first time, you can really hear Craig Finn. On the Hold Steady frontman's first solo album "Clear Heart Full Eyes" (released Jan. 24), he trades rollicking bar-band riffs and beer-soaked scene lore for a touch of twang and subtle narratives ("No one's getting…

  10. Britney Spears' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    December 02, 2011 10:45 AM EST Britney Spears was just 16 years old when she made her debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on Nov. 21, 1998 with the now classic "... Baby One More Time." The song shot to No. 1 less than two months later and the rest was history. Since then, she's had a single on…

  11. Lollapalooza in Chile, Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork

    November 21, 2011 11:30 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil will both welcome…

  12. Foo Fighters Recruit Joan Jett, Bob Mould to Rock NYC's MSG

    November 14, 2011 3:05 PM EST The Foo Fighters don't exactly need help when it comes to satisfying arena-sized crowds, but that doesn't mean they won't take it anyway. Foo Fighters Go Full Throttle in Epic Club Show Last night at NYC's Madison Square Garden, Dave Grohl and the boys not only played past…

  13. Michael J. Fox Rocks 'Johnny B. Goode,' 'Back To The Future'-Style: Watch

    November 14, 2011 1:10 PM EST Michael J. Fox, who starred as Marty McFly in the "Back to The Future" series in the '80s, can still rock a high school dance... or a star-studded charity benefit. In a performance that channeled 1958 via 1985, the actor flashed his guitar skills on Chuck Berry's "…

  14. John Lennon Tribute Concert CD Out in November

    October 07, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Patti Smith , Jackson Browne , Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette and Aimee Mann are among the artists featured on "The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live From the Beacon Theatre NYC," which is due out Nov. 15. Proceeds from the 15-track digital album will benefit the Japanese…

  15. Apple's Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:59 PM EDT Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow college dropout Steve Wozniak, built the first…

  16. Billboard Bits: Joe Jonas Teams Up with Lil Wayne, Tupac Sex Tape Leaks?

    October 03, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Joe Jonas Taps Lil Wayne for 'Just In Love (Remix)' Joe Jonas has tapped Lil Wayne to beef up his new single, "Just in Love (Remix)," off his forthcoming debut album, "Fastlife." The…

  17. Rock Hall Nominees Include Guns N' Roses, Cure, Joan Jett & Faces

    September 27, 2011 6:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses , Heart , Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and The Cure are among the first-timers on short list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2011, joining returning hopefuls the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donna Summer and others. Fifteen…

  18. Hank Williams' 'Lost Daughter' Brings Rare Recordings to Light

    September 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Almost six decades after his death, the music of Hank Williams continues to touch lives. One of those people is the daughter he never knew, Jett. Over the past few years, the entertainer (along with older brother Hank Williams, Jr.) has been very involved in bringing Hank's unreleased…

  19. Fashion Week: Beyonce and Solange Take in Some Metallic Bondage Looks

    September 14, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Fashion Week continues to heat up with a blend of bondage gear and underwater creations. From the gold metallic S&M gear at Hervé Léger to the delicate sea creations of Marchesa, Spring 2012 will be a time of blossoming fantasy. Another hot, unexpected trend emerged yesterday: Sisters…

  20. Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists Announced!

    August 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Further, underscoring the growing importance of digital distribution and promotion to the genre, for the first time in the history of the Billboard awards on Telemundo, digital track sales are being factored into the formula determining the finalists for the top artists and top songs…

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