1. Springsteen, E-Street Band Taking Time Apart After Tour

    September 17, 2009 9:07 AM EDT After a three-year jag that's seen two solo albums and ping-ponging around the globe, the members of B ruce Springsteen's E Street Band are is expecting some time off when their current North American run ends Nov. 22 in Buffalo. "We are gonna take, I don't know how long -…

  2. Mayer Hawthorne, "A Strange Arrangement"

    September 01, 2009 3:10 PM EDT Listing Curtis Mayfield , Smokey Robinson and Barry White as influences, up-and-coming soul singer Mayer Hawthorne isn't your typical freckled face from Ann Arbor, Mich. His debut album, "A Strange Arrangement," appears to pay tribute to these legends. Confident in his…

  3. Death Row Records Moving Into Movie Production

    August 18, 2009 5:55 PM EDT Newly-resurrected rap label Death Row Records is expanding into film production. Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi said her new Death Row Films division is set to shoot "Sons 2 The Grave" in Toronto this October, with Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins ("Flashpoint…

  4. Paul Oakenfold, "Perfecto: Vegas"

    August 11, 2009 1:28 PM EDT U.K. electronic music artist Paul Oakenfold sticks to his trance-loving roots on his latest DJ companion disc, Perfecto: Vegas," which features 21 hand-selected tracks. The double-disc set displays Oakenfold's skills as an electronic act and is a perfect example of why such artists…

  5. Dead Prez & DJ Green Lantern, "Pulse of the People"

    July 24, 2009 5:06 PM EDT Brooklyn-based hip-hop duo Dead Prez has teamed up with producer DJ Green Lantern for "Pulse of the People," the third installment of the Dead Prez's mixtape series, "Turn Off the Radio." The new release is said to have been finished over a three-day period, with…

  6. Post-'Idol,' Brooke White's Got 'High Hopes'

    July 24, 2009 2:20 PM EDT American Idol finalist Brooke White is more than humbled and pleased by the warm reception to her first post-'Idol' album High Hopes & Heartbreak. Though she co-wrote nearly all of the July 21 album's twelve tracks, White says it took plenty of help to bring it to fruition.…

  7. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 19, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier this year, to be the worldwide administration…

  8. Bruce Springsteen, Wilco Soar At Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2009 11:15 AM EDT On Saturday night, Bruce Springsteen found himself in a position he probably can't remember last being in: having to preach to the not necessarily converted. Springsteen and the E Street Band's headlining slot at Bonnaroo was only the band's second-ever festival date - the…

  9. Kid Cudi, Asher Roth Team For Great Hangover Tour

    June 02, 2009 4:05 PM EDT Rap newcomers Asher Roth and Kid Cudi are setting off on their first co-headlining tour this summer. The two Universal Motown artists will hit 19 cities around the U.S. as part of the Great Hangover Tour with support from B.O.B., an Atlanta-based rapper. Labelmates Pac Div will be on the bill…

  10. Remembering Bo Diddley

    May 29, 2009 2:20 PM EDT Mention Bo Diddley’s name and most everyone thinks one thing—the beat. Bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp... Applied to such songs as “Bo Diddley,” “Hey Bo Diddley” and “Who Do You Love,” it's perhaps the most influential musical motif since the Devil purportedly handed Robert Johnson the I-IV…

  11. Springsteen's Audibles Can't Stump Nils Lofgren And E Street Band

    May 13, 2009 12:39 PM EDT As Bruce Springsteen calls out surprise after surprise on his current concert tour, the members of the E Street Band are having the time of their lives, according to guitarist Nils Lofgren. "With the new album ('Working On a Dream') and everything, I didn't expect to get…

  12. Tony Okungbowa

    April 24, 2009 6:11 PM EDT Tony Okungbowa knows all about getting crowds on their feet – just ask Ellen DeGeneres. After moving from London to New York over a decade ago, the DJ/actor landed a handful of small roles on shows like "The X-Files," "Arli$$" and "NYPD Blue." Shortly after, he…

  13. Composer Maurice Jarre Dies At 84

    March 30, 2009 8:04 AM EDT A French musicians guild says Oscar-winning film composer Maurice Jarre has died at the age of 84. Jarre is best known for writing the haunting song "Lara's Theme" from the film "Doctor Zhivago." SACEM head Bernard Miyet cites Jarre's family Monday as saying the…

  14. Lofgren Testing New Hips At Super Bowl Set

    January 20, 2009 5:26 PM EST Super Bowl XLIII week will mark "a lot of meeting of important chapters" for Nils Lofgren, the guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. "From me being a teen football player to joining the E Street Band 25 years ago to (NBC football commentator) John Madden to the …

  15. Death Row Assets Auctioned For $18 Million

    January 16, 2009 10:38 AM EST The assets of Death Row Records, said to include master recordings of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, were auctioned yesterday (Jan. 15) for $18 million to Canadian development company WIDEawake Entertainment Group. Because of the less-than-expected acquisition price, the only creditor…

  16. Springsteen Giants Stadium Gig A Family Affair

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Playing the second in a three-show homestand last night (July 28) at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band delivered a three-plus hour set of almost exclusiv Playing the second in a three-show homestand last night (July 28) at Giants Stadium in East…

  17. Lofgren Scales Back For Neil Young Covers

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There's an odd co-production credit on Nils Lofgren's new album, "The Loner -- Nils Sings Neil" -- for David Briggs, the famed Neil Young cohort who passed away 1995. There's an odd co-production credit on Nils Lofgren's new album, "The Loner -- Nils Sings…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, C 2002 - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce…

  19. E Street Band Keyboardist Danny Federici Dies

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died last night (April 1 Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen…

  20. MTV Back In Business With Lachey, Jackson

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV is giving young people the chance to follow their dreams through several new music- and dance-themed projects, including an unscripted musical drama from Nick Lachey that's described as a reality MTV is giving young people the chance to follow their dreams through several new music-…

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