1. Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley Footage Unearthed for New Doc

    June 19, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Folklorist Alan Lomax threw a house party at his New York City home in 1961 to fete the folk musicians -- Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson -- in town for a concert thrown by the Friends of Old Time Music. He wanted to mix it up a bit and invited blues musicians such as the…

  2. Graceland (the Tourist Attraction) Turns 30

    June 13, 2012 9:30 AM EDT When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.…

  3. Lisa Marie Presley OKs 'Hologram Elvis,' but 'No Definite Plans Yet'

    June 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Singer Talks New Album and Tour for 'Storm & Grace' L isa Marie Presley is all good with her father being turned into a virtual image ala Tupac Shakur at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Core Media Group, which owns Elvis Presley 's name and…

  4. For Sale: Elvis Presley's Original Crypt

    May 29, 2012 10:10 AM EDT For the right price, you or a loved one can rest in peace in the tomb of The King. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling Elvis Presley 's original crypt to the highest bidder ( see the listing ) as part of his "Music Icons" auction next month. Bidding starts at $100,000…

  5. Justin Bieber Announces Arena Tour

    May 23, 2012 10:20 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen Will Open the 46-Date North American Tour Justin Bieber has announced the dates for his upcoming "Believe" tour, kicking off in support of his summer album on Sept. 29 in Arizona. His fellow Canadian and protégé Carly Rae Jepsen will open the 46-date North American…

  6. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates Without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 7:35 PM EDT Van Halen 's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 26 show at the New Orleans Arena, but all of…

  7. Kid Rock With a Cause: Detroit Symphony Concert Raises $1 Million

    May 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Performing a benefit concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night (May 12) at the Fox Theatre, according to Kid Rock , was "the best drunk move I ever made," have received the call while he was enjoying some post-show libation backstage in Louisville during the…

  8. Donald 'Duck' Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Rock Hall of Fame Bassist Died in His Sleep While on Tour in Japan, Bandmate Steve Cropper Says Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70. …

  9. 'The Voice': Cyndi Lauper, Season 1 Finalists Talk Backstage After Performances

    May 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT When the season one finalists returned to the stage of "The Voice" Tuesday (May 1), two of them partnered with performers who appear on their albums, last year's winner Javier Colon went solo with his new single and Beverly McClellan sang with a legend she had just met, Cyndi…

  10. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. Two other musicals - "The Gershwins'…

  11. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  12. Three 6 Mafia Talk Reality TV, New Music

    April 10, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The hilarious, near-slapstick antics of Three 6 Mafia are a reality TV producer's dream, which is why DJ Paul and Juicy J have had two reality shows and plan to do more unscripted work, "if the money is right." After more than two decades in the music industry, the Memphis duo…

  13. Odd Future, Wu-Tang Clan & Mac Miller Hit 'Paid Dues' Festival

    April 09, 2012 12:45 PM EDT From Odd Future to Dipset 's first West Coast performance, this year's Paid Dues festival was nothing short of a grand collision of hip-hop acts, both old and new. The NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. played host to the day-long annual Guerilla Union festival attended by…

  14. Album Review: Dr. John, 'Locked Down'

    April 03, 2012 8:00 AM EDT DR. JOHN "Locked Down" Producer: Dan Auerbach Nonesuch Records Release Date: April 3 Decades of albums that precede Dr. John's newest release, "Locked Down," mostly fit in two categories: celebrations of either New Orleans or pre-rock'n'roll songwriters. The…

  15. Album Review: Justin Townes Earle, 'Nothing's Gonna Change...'

    March 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now Producers: Justin Townes Earle, Skylar Wilson Bloodshot Records Release Date: March 26 Justin Townes Earle has always put a lot of soul into his music (when Steve Earle's your dad, can you do otherwise?), but…

  16. Exclusive: 2 Chainz Calls Drake Tour 'The Winners Circle'

    March 23, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 'We're the new generation of music,' says Waka Flocka Flame Drake 's spring tour, a 27-city U.S. trek that was announced on Thursday (Mar. 22), will include a who's who of white-hot hip-hop artists as openers, with J. Cole , Waka Flocka Flame , Meek Mill , 2 Chainz…

  17. Drake Taking 'Club Paradise Tour' Across U.S.

    March 22, 2012 8:55 AM EDT -City Trip to Support 'Take Care' Will Also Feature J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame and Others D rake is hitting the road for a 27-city, cross country tour of U.S. amphitheaters in support of his chart-topping album "Take Care." Dubbed "The Club Paradise Tour,"…

  18. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  19. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week's South By Southwest movie and music…

  20. Robert Johnson Feted at All-Star Apollo Blues Hall of Fame Benefit

    March 08, 2012 7:02 PM EST The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D and Macy Gray Among The Stellar Line Up A low-key Tuesday night in New York City set the scene for a casually brilliant night of Blues-with-a-capital-B at the Apollo on March 6 as The Roots , Elvis Costello , Taj Mahal , Chuck D , Macy Gray , Todd…

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