1. Steven Tyler Rejoins Aerosmith, Tour Announced

    February 25, 2010 11:38 AM EST After turmoil that included public squabbling, threats of a lineup change and a rehab stint, Aerosmith is back and ready to rock. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have announced their "Cocked, Locked and Ready To Rock" European summer tour -- with Steven Tyler . The band made the…

  2. John Mayer's Sexually, Racially Charged Playboy Interview Sparks Outrage

    February 10, 2010 1:41 PM EST J ohn Mayer , the singer/songwriter whose rocky relationships with stars like Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston are well-documented in the tabloids, sparked heated debate among his fans on Wednesday by dishing on all that -- plus his controversial feelings about race -- in the new issue of…

  3. Aerosmith To Hold Auditions For Replacement Singer

    January 21, 2010 9:10 AM EST A erosmith has begun its search for a singer to replace Steven Tyler -- though whether it's permanent or temporary is uncertain. Guitarist Joe Perry told Canada's QMI Agency that the group is "already getting the word out there. The word's been out there for a while."…

  4. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  5. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  6. Exclusive: Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Won't Wait For Steven Tyler

    November 11, 2009 5:33 PM EST A erosmith guitarist Joe Perry says estranged singer Steven Tyler's surprise guest appearance at his Joe Perry Project concert Tuesday night (Nov. 10) in New York "really didn't change anything in my mind" about the status of their band. Tyler joined Perry and company for…

  7. Rihanna, "Russian Roulette"

    November 04, 2009 3:59 PM EST Rihanna has yet to publicly discuss the February altercation with her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown . But on "Russian Roulette"-her first single since the incident occurred-she seems to touch upon the agony it caused her. "Say a prayer to yourself/He says close your eyes, sometimes…

  8. Rihanna Plays 'Russian Roulette' On New Single

    October 20, 2009 1:48 PM EDT Rihanna released her latest single, a dark ballad titled "Russian Roulette," on her official website ( rihannanow.com ) today (Oct. 20) at 11:23 a.m. EST. The Ne-Yo penned and produced song is a metaphor about what seems to be a dysfunctional relationship, with speculations that it…

  9. Blink-182, Weezer Rock FreeFest

    August 31, 2009 3:15 PM EDT By the time Public Enemy shook the west stage crowd with Flavor Flav crowdsurfing during "Fight The Power" under the late afternoon sun, the musical momentum at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sunday (Aug. 30) had been building for five hours. It didn't hit its peak, however,…

  10. Muse Starts An 'Uprising'

    August 28, 2009 5:33 PM EDT A lead single about a proletarian revolt against the global banking crisis. A teaser campaign involving a worldwide musical treasure hunt. And an album that ends with a three-part, fully orchestrated symphony about an alternative theory of the creation of mankind. Is Muse the only young,…

  11. Ian Astbury In 'Love' With Film, Theater, Music Projects

    June 01, 2009 12:38 PM EDT In between gigs with the Cult and recent studio collaborations with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, the Cult's Ian Astbury is in the process of adding the titles of theater producer and filmmaker to his resume. The singer is donating his time and talents to help raise funds for a production of…

  12. Aerosmith, ZZ Top Announce Tour Dates

    April 13, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Aerosmith and ZZ Top have announced the first dates for their summer North American tour. As first tipped by Billboard.com last week , the trek, sponsored by Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, begins June 10 in St. Louis and runs through Sept. 16 in Detroit. Some 33 shows (but not venues) have already…

  13. Aerosmith Gets Back To Work After '08 Break

    January 06, 2009 2:07 PM EST Aerosmith is ready to return to work on its next studio album, according to a Web post yesterday (Jan. 5) from drummer Joey Kramer. "Today is the first day [bassist] Tom [Hamilton] and I are getting back together," he wrote. "We just rehearsed for two hours and it feels so good…

  14. Ted Leo Unveils Benefit EP, Finishing Album

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After releasing a four-song political benefit EP yesterday (Sept. 15), Ted Leo & the Pharmacists are well underway on their next studio album, which could be out by spring. After releasing a four-song political benefit EP yesterday (Sept. 15), Ted Leo & the Pharmacists are well…

  15. McGraw Boots Unruly Fan At Seattle-Area Show

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT If Tim McGraw isn't looking for trouble, it must've been looking for him. Fan video shot Tuesday in Auburn, Wash., shows the country singer help eject an unruly fan. If Tim McGraw isn't looking for trouble, it must've been looking for him. Fan video shot Tuesday in Auburn,…

  16. Colour Revolt

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Colour Revolt bassist Patrick Addison checks in from the road, with thoughts on the biggest cross in Texas and what gives truckers the crazy eye. Colour Revolt bassist Patrick Addison checks in from the road, with thoughts on the biggest cross in Texas and what gives truckers the crazy eye.…

  17. Colour Revolt

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Breeders make fun of our shoes. Have you ever experienced a Mississippi summer? The air so thick... if you have to go outside, it'd better be because there's a pool or a beer. You crave a Miller High Life because you know it's the coldest thing you can get your hand on.…

  18. Colour Revolt

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You go a little bit crazy in a van after that long. You begin to honk at things for the sake of honking. You begin to see why truckers seem to have that crazy eye. Any drive over 30 hours is way too long. We left at 7 p.m. on Saturday night in Oxford, Miss., and arrived at 2 a.m. Sunday…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  20. EMI Confirms Up To 2,000 Job Cuts

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI confirmed today (Jan. 15) that it will cut up to 2,000 jobs worldwide in its Recorded Music division as part of a major restructuring of the company. EMI confirmed today (Jan. 15) that it will cut up to 2,000 jobs worldwide in its Recorded Music division as part of a major restructuring…

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