1. Album Premiere: Soul Singer Swamp Dogg's 'The White Man Made Me Do It' Brings the Funk -- and the Social Consciousness

    January 09, 2015 2:16 PM EST Provocative album titles are de rigueur for Swamp Dogg.  Cuffed Collared and Tagged ,  Gag a Maggot ,   I Called for a Rope and They Threw Me a Rock and his infamous 1971 release Rat   On! , featuring a picture of the R&B singer seated on a rat, preceded his upcoming The White Man Made…

  2. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone' Memoir

    January 06, 2015 12:36 PM EST Marky Ramone had one intention for his new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone -- to set the record straight. "It was time to quell all the exaggerations from all the other books and tell what really happened," Ramone (nee Marc Bell), the sole surviving Rock…

  3. Last Waltz: An Elegy for the iPod Classic

    September 23, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Across twenty-three thousand songs, one muso's dying refrain. Recent news about Apple discontinuing the iPod Classic was cause for some mild nostalgia among longtime users. Inevitably, massive music storage devices like the Classic (which held about 160 GB) were outmoded by the…

  4. Labor Day Playlist: 20 Songs About Working for the Man

    August 28, 2014 3:32 PM EDT In America, we live to work and work to live -- and we never stop complaining about it. Even folks who love their jobs are never satisfied. If baseball weren’t our national pastime, bitching about our stupid jerk-face bosses surely would be. Luckily, we pause once a year on the first…

  5. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

  6. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which you can subscribe to right here . When…

  7. 615 Picks: 10 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 08, 2013 12:45 PM EST Expect great things from new or emerging artists in the country and Americana worlds in 2013. Here's the 615's picks for ten artists to keep a keen eye on, from the Brooklyn-based Americana band the Lone Bellow to a new album from Pistol Annies star Ashley Monroe to the throwback…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, Robin Thicke, Paul McCartney

    February 03, 2012 3:15 PM EST Beyonce continues to tally hits on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs from her album "4," even if pop audiences don't seem to be equally enthralled. '4' = 0: While ROCKIN' ROBIN: Robin Thicke registers his second No. 1 on the Adult R&B airplay chart, as "Love After…

  9. A Charlie Sheen Playlist

    March 03, 2011 2:00 PM EST Charlie Sheen's dirty laundry has never been quite out of sight -- but right now it's splashed across TV, news outlets and Twitter streams nationwide. With his bizarre, highly quotable interviews on "Today," "Good Morning America," "20/20" and a…

  10. Toby Keith Firing Off Singles from 'Bullets'

    August 24, 2010 4:45 PM EDT Country icon Toby Keith was so prolific in writing for his new album, the forthcoming "Bullets in the Gun," he actually took two songs off the album that he felt were potential singles. "When I finished cutting the tracks, I felt like I had six or seven singles," Keith,…

  11. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 2

    December 23, 2009 10:46 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Phil Spector Guilty of Crazy Hair, Murder (May 29, 2009) Phil Spector's "wall of sound" was responsible for many '60s pop staples, but the legendary producer will be remembered by this generation…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Secure Digital Music Initiative announces that two of its proposed technologies did not survive being attacked as part of the "Hack SDMI" challenge. The competition invited all comer 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Robert Smith of the Cure does battle with the forces of musical evil as embodied by a monstrous Barbra Streisand on the animated television show South Park.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Trail-blazing Brazilian composer/guitarist Luis Bonfa dies of cancer in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 78. Bonfa wrote the bossa nova score for the 1959 film "Black Orpheus," which introdu 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach…

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