1. Adam Levine Goes Back to the ‘70s With New Musical TV Series

    August 15, 2014 6:15 PM EDT Two 10-hour events come courtesy of Adam Levine and disco descendants the Bogarts Robin Hood is headed for TV. And if all goes as planned, radio and the stage, too. Boardwalk Entertainment Group has inked a deal at NBC to develop Robin Hood & Marian , as well as a project about the music…

  2. 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson

    February 17, 2014 8:20 AM EST President Obama has made the Internet collectively squeal by simply singing a few lines of "Let's Stay Together" and "Sweet Home Chicago" in the past, but he isn't the only president with minor musical chops up his suit sleeve. With President's Day afoot,…

  3. Marian McPartland, Jazz Pianist and Radio Host, Dead at 95

    August 21, 2013 10:03 AM EDT Marian McPartland, a renowned jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show "Piano Jazz," has died at the age of 95, NPR said Wednesday. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at her Port Washington home on Long Island, said Anna Christopher Bross, a spokeswoman…

  4. Exclusive: Kaskade, Steve Angello, Announced For Inaugural EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:30 AM EDT In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any illusions. Popular EDM DJs Kaskade and Steve Angello of Swedish House…

  5. Paul McCartney to Talk to Police: 'Apparently I've Been Hacked'

    August 05, 2011 9:23 AM EDT Paul McCartney said Thursday he would contact police over his ex-wife's claim that the couple had been spied upon by a British newspaper. In comments to U.S. television journalists delivered via videolink from Cincinnati, Ohio, McCartney said that he would be in touch with law…

  6. Uncharted Territory: Pomplamoose Enters Top 10, Friendly Fires Debut

    May 19, 2011 4:42 PM EDT This week on Uncharted, while there has been little movement in the top slots on the chart ( Traphik and DJ BL3ND still dominating), indie duo Pomplamoose slingshots 30-5, breaking into the top 10 for the first time. Fans of Angry Birds - the popular mobile game - stumbled upon a pleasant…

  7. Plain White T's Ready Spring Tour, Mull New Material

    March 24, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Thanks to writing "a ton" of songs for its latest album, "The Wonders of the Younger," Plain White T's frontman Tom Higgenson figures his group may have a head start on its next album. "We wrote a lot of songs for this album -- a lot of ideas, a lot of little…

  8. Joe Morello, Legendary Jazz Drummer, Dies At 82

    March 13, 2011 9:47 PM EDT Legendary jazz drummer Joe Morello , whose virtuosity and command of odd time signatures made him an integral part of the Dave Brubeck Quartet on such classic recordings as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," has died at age 82. Family members said Morello died…

  9. 29 Black Music Milestones: Missy Elliott Becomes Biggest Selling Female

    February 05, 2011 12:00 PM EST For her fourth studio album, 2002's "Under Construction," Missy Elliott and longtime producer Timbaland made an album that was full of old school rap and funk samples and the formula paid off. Single "Work It," which took inspiration from Run DMC's "Peter…

  10. 29 Black Music Milestones: Marian Anderson Performs at the Lincoln Memorial

    February 04, 2011 7:30 PM EST Before Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke the words to his celebrated "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, world famous contralto Marian Anderson lived out her own dream on those famous Washington D.C. steps on April 9, 1939. The invitation to perform in front of the…

  11. 29 Black Music Milestones: Whitney Houston Sells 1 Million in A Week

    February 03, 2011 6:00 PM EST Released Nov. 1992, Whitney Houston 's "The Bodyguard," the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, was the first album to sell over one million copies -- 1,061,000, to be exact -- in one week (since Nielsen Soundscan introduced a computerized sales monitoring system in…

  12. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 09, 2009 11:19 AM EDT Dave Brubeck just wishes his mom could see him now: On Dec. 6, the same day the jazz composer and pianist turns 89, he'll be among the leading artists feted at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors Gala. Dignitaries from President Barack Obama on down will celebrate Brubeck's career, along…

  13. Phish's McConnell Goes Solo With Legacy

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Phish keyboardist Page McConnell has inked with Legacy Recordings for the April 17 release of his self-titled solo debut. The nine -track set sports contributions from ex-bandmates Trey Anastasio and Phish keyboardist Page McConnell has inked with Legacy Recordings for the April 17 release of…

  14. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Association's fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditori Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the…

  15. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  16. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Costello, Twisted Sister

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Madonna, Costello, Twisted Sister On today's (June 8) episode of ABC's "The View," Madonna revealed she is hoping to release her as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She added that the album will consist of all dance…

  17. Hot Product

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from legendary vocal group the Blind Boys Of Alabama, "Atom Bomb" (Real World). A live album from Texas rock act Los Lobos, "Live at the Fillmore" (Hollywood). A concert set from jazz trio…

  18. Jackson Recovering, Leaves Hospital

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson was recovering from flu symptoms and was in good spirits after a short hospital stay that prompted another delay in his child molestation trial, a doctor said. Michael Jackson was recovering from flu symptoms and was in good spirits after a short hospital stay that prompted…

  19. Steely Dan Sits For 'Piano Jazz'

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Steely Dan's February 2003 visit to Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" show on National Public Radio will be released March 15 on CD via Concord Records. Steely Dan's February 2003 visit to Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" show on National Public Radio…

  20. 'WomenRock!' Celebrates Lifetime, Cancer Awareness

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blondie, Kelly Clarkson and En Vogue are among the artists who will perform tonight (Sept. 28) for an invited audience at the fifth annual WomenRock! Concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Blondie, Kelly Clarkson and En Vogue are among the artists who will perform tonight (Sept. 28)…

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