1. Janelle Monáe Sick, Australian Concert Dates Nixed

    May 19, 2014 3:42 AM EDT Janelle Monáe’s Australian tour has been derailed due to a mystery “sudden illness.”  The R&B star has been forced to cancel a pair of dates, including last Saturday's show at Melbourne’s the Forum where the band was already set-up and the room was full. Monday night’s scheduled show…

  2. Led Zeppelin Reissues Get A Whole Lotta Love At Private Listening Session

    May 14, 2014 1:07 AM EDT During a private listening session of selections from the Led Zeppelin catalog that will be reissued this summer, veteran guitarist Jimmy Page described the archival material as “an opportunity to have a look and listen to everyone in the band.” Page says the music captures how he, singer…

  3. Robert Plant Signs With Nonesuch for New Album

    May 02, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Rock legend Robert Plant has signed a deal with Nonesuch Records ahead of the release of a new album. The label announced that the Led Zeppelin alum's upcoming release, his tenth solo effort, will feature his roots and psychedelic-inspired backing band, The Sensational Space Shifters. …

  4. Janelle Monáe, Kimbra Announce Co-Headlining Tour of Australasia

    April 14, 2014 3:04 AM EDT Janelle Monáe’s tour Down Under will have a distinctly home-grown flavor.  The award-winning American artist is joining forces with Kimbra for a five-city tour next month of Australia and New Zealand.  Live Nation’s Australasian division is organizing the co-headlining “Golden Electric Tour,”…

  5. Outside Lands 2014: Kanye West, Tom Petty, The Killers Top Lineup

    April 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto and Death Cab For Cutie are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 8-10 Hip-hop superstar Kanye West, who rented out San Fancisco's ballpark last fall so he could propose to Kim Kardashian, will return to "The City By the Bay"…

  6. Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Stevie Wonder Set for Montreux Jazz Festival

    April 03, 2014 2:43 PM EDT The 48th edition of the Swiss festival spans two weeks at some of Montreaux's most prestigious venues Switzerland's esteemed Montreux Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for its 48th edition, and there's an impressive mix of old masters, modern buzz artists and an awful lot…

  7. Eddie Murphy Q&A: 'Even If I Was Dead Broke, I Would Play My Guitar'

    November 21, 2013 3:00 PM EST In a rare interview about music, Murphy opens up about his upcoming album "9," plus plans to return to the live stage, future releases and how Rick James did everything on "Party All The Time" If you're reading these words, chances are Eddie Murphy is making music.…

  8. Australian EDM Star Flume Coming To U.S., Europe

    June 04, 2013 12:56 AM EDT Buzz-worthy Australian electronic music producer Flume is returning for another crack at the U.S., and he’s got Europe in his sights. The 21-year-old artist (real name Harley Streten) has revealed a 15-date tour of North American clubs, theaters and festivals, starting Aug. 24 at the…

  9. Trixie Whitley Maps Out Second Album, Hints at More Black Dub

    May 09, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Having finished her debut album, "Fourth Corner," more than a year ago, Trixie Whitley says she's "really excited to move on to the next record." "I'm working on a lot of new stuff," the daughter of the late singer-songwriter Chris Whitley and member…

  10. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl Rock Anaheim

    May 09, 2013 12:55 PM EDT No photographers allowed. And no cell phones allowed. Thus no tweeting allowed. Or risk immediate ejection by security types, who spent the evening spotting transgressors and asking them sternly to delete any images taken or recorded. Yes, it was a Prince concert -- the May 7 kickoff of his…

  11. Quincy Jones Gets Dinner and a Bono at 80th Birthday Bash

    April 14, 2013 11:36 PM EDT Quincy Jones proved there's no age limit on partying when he and his self-anointed "celestial twin," Sir Michael Caine, celebrated their 80th birthdays this weekend (April 13) at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The sumptuous fete -- the first of four birthday…

  12. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  13. Prince Rocks 'Jimmy Fallon,' April Tour Mentioned: Watch

    March 02, 2013 7:54 PM EST Prince played two songs and Fallon noted the icon will tour in April. Earlier, guest Mariah Carey said "probably May" for her album's release. Prince ruled "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Friday night (March 1) with a performance of new song, "Screwdriver,…

  14. Prince to Headline Montreux Jazz Festival

    February 15, 2013 6:11 AM EST Prince will play three pricey headline shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival this July, for what will be the famous fest’s first edition since its founder Claude Nobs passed away. The master musician will perform over the three nights of July 13, 14 and 15, organizers of the Swiss music event…

  15. Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs Dies

    January 10, 2013 9:15 AM EST Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76. The Jazz Festival said Nobs, a native of Montreux, died Thursday…

  16. Montreux Jazz Founder Claude Nobs in Coma After Ski Fall

    January 07, 2013 2:00 PM EST The Montreux Jazz Festival says its founder and general manager Claude Nobs has been hospitalized in a coma due to a cross-country skiing injury over the holidays. The summer music festival says 76-year-old Nobs fell while skiing and underwent surgery at the university hospital in Lausanne,…

  17. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  18. Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Plots 'Thick as a Brick' Solo Sequel

    March 05, 2012 9:00 AM EST The sequel to Jethro Tull 's 1972 concept album "Thick as a Brick" had "an uneasy birth" according to Ian Anderson -- who's releasing "Thick as a Brick 2" as a solo album on April 3, with a tour to follow. Anderson tells Billboard.com that the…

  19. 3/4's of Talking Heads Waiting on a Call

    February 14, 2012 3:45 PM EST Rare Live Footage Leaves Drummer Chris Frantz Thinking, 'Whose Idea Was It to Stop This Band Anyway?' Watching the new Talking Heads DVD "Chronology" -- a set of live and mostly early-career performance footage -- made drummer Chris Frantz feel "tons of feelings, both…

  20. Paul Rodgers 'Would Be Open' to Reunion With Queen

    October 20, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Paul Rodgers says he's heard the rumors about him reuniting with Queen for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But that's as far as it's gone, he says. "No one's actually approached me yet," Rodgers, who worked with Queen's Brian May and…

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