1. Record Store Day's Don VanCleave Joins Nashville-Based Tech Think Tank

    September 19, 2014 12:04 PM EDT Record Store Day co-founder Don VanCleave has joined FLO {thinkery} , a Nashville-based group that helps artists and entertainers dream up new companies at the intersection of music and technology. VanCleave's role will be to work with other senior executive advisors on new ideas, said…

  2. Madonna's 10 Best Videos: Poll Results

    August 16, 2012 11:10 AM EDT The incomparable Madonna's 54th birthday is today (Aug. 16), and she's had more music videos than she has candles on her cake. Last week we asked fans to join in on our celebrate the queen of pop's special day by voting on which Madonna video is the best one of all time. The…

  3. I Nine

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carmen Keigans remembers seeing an unfamiliar number flash on her phone one day while riding a bus with her band, I Nine. If ever a phone call was fateful, it was that one: Cameron Crowe was calling, Carmen Keigans remembers seeing an unfamiliar number flash on her phone one day while riding…

  4. Pearl Jam's 'New' World Order

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eddie Vedder chuckles when he looks back on the early years of Pearl Jam's lifecycle and how the group balanced the pressures of success: "You get growing pains when you get taller, but we got them wh Eddie Vedder chuckles when he looks back on the early years of Pearl Jam's…

  5. Sony BMG Recalls Copy Protected CDs

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy over software contained on the discs that behaves like spyware. Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy…

  6. Merlefest Unveils 2006 Lineup

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger are among the dozens of acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Americana-dominated Merlefest, which will Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger…

  7. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Sidesteps Label Deals

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When the self-titled debut from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah landed on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart last month, the group accomplished the feat without a label or distributor. When the self-titled debut from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah landed on the Billboard Top Independent Albums…

  8. Pearl Jam Salutes Retailers With Surprise Set

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam treated 120 independent music retailers visiting Seattle for the annual Coalition of Independent Music Stores convention to a private show Friday at the city's Easy Street Records store. Pearl Jam treated 120 independent music retailers visiting Seattle for the annual Coalition…

  9. Lynn Takes Two Americana Awards

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The veteran country performer was named artist of the year, while her acclaimed Jack White-produ Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in…

  10. American Supreme

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The influential electro-terrorist twosome returns with its first album of new studio material in 14 years. The influential electro-terrorist twosome returns with its first album of new studio material in 14 years. Here singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev cleave to the same mind…

  11. Nappy Roots Pay Homage To Southern Heritage

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based hip-hop collective Nappy Roots is seeing the light of day. The sextet's long-awaited debut, "Watermelon, Chicken, and Gr Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based…

  12. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  13. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins…

  14. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really long "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he…