1. Early Bob Dylan Lyrics Fail to Sell at NYC Auction

    December 04, 2014 8:31 PM EST The lyrics of two early unrecorded Bob Dylan songs have failed to find a buyer at a New York auction. The typed lyrics including handwritten annotations were offered Thursday (Dec. 4) at Christie's. Bob Dylan Lyrics Could Go for $60K at Auction The original 1962 "Talkin Folklore…

  2. Tanya Tucker Calls Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit 'Overwhelming'

    December 04, 2014 6:44 PM EST When she first heard that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was interested in featuring an exhibit based on her career, Tanya Tucker says she had her doubts -- at first. "I thought it might have been a little premature because I had taken a few years off. With losing both of my…

  3. Grammys' Alternative Album Category: The 10 Greatest Injustices

    December 04, 2014 9:00 AM EST 'Out of Time' over 'Nevermind'? 'Get Behind Me Satan' over 'Funeral'? Let's sort through these incorrect choices together. The history of the Grammy Awards is full of both rightful victories and shameful omissions. In hindsight, it's easy to…

  4. AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Cuffed and Returned to NZ Court After Scuffle With His Bodyguard

    December 04, 2014 5:49 AM EST AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has returned to a New Zealand court after being involved in a bizarre bust-up.  The 60-year-old reportedly appeared before Tauranga District Court on Thursday after he was arrested for his part in a scuffle with an unidentified man and his own minder, the Australian…

  5. Axl Rose Sees the Lighter Side of Death Hoax

    December 04, 2014 1:33 AM EST No, Axl Rose hasn’t left this world for a paradise city in the sky. And he’s dropped an amusing tweet to prove it. The Guns N’ Roses frontman is the latest musician to fall victim to a death hoax that's spread fast via social media. He assuaged the concerns of his 862,000 Twitter…

  6. Ian McLagan of Small Faces and the Faces Dead at 69

    December 03, 2014 8:43 PM EST Ian McLagan, the electrifying pianist and songwriter of Small Faces and the Faces who became a rock 'n' roll journeyman with stints backing Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones and others, died Dec. 3 in Austin, Texas, due to complications from a stroke suffered a day earlier. He was…

  7. Reba McEntire and Reunited Brooks & Dunn Announce Las Vegas Residency

    December 03, 2014 2:45 PM EST A major announcement Wednesday (Dec. 3) brought news that two of country music's most iconic acts will be teaming up once again -- and in doing so, reuniting one of the most beloved country duos of all time. Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire has announced an upcoming…

  8. Jared Leto to Play Batman Villain The Joker in Upcoming 'Suicide Squad' Film

    December 03, 2014 9:50 AM EST Will Smith set to play Batman foe Deadshot. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are officially set to star in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday. Also cast in the movie based on the DC Entertainment villains-forced-to-be-heroes are Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne…

  9. Reese Witherspoon Sings Christmas Carols on 'Tonight Show' -- With a Twist

    December 03, 2014 9:23 AM EST Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for playing June Carter Cash, so singing Christmas carols with Jimmy Fallon shouldn't have been a problem. But on Tuesday night's (Dec. 2) Tonight Show , Witherspoon discovered that holiday songs are a bit harder to perform than she thought --…

  10. AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Had 'Noticeable' Health Problems Back in 2008

    December 03, 2014 5:59 AM EST Malcolm Young was already showing signs of dementia when AC/DC was working on its hit 2008 album Black Ice , his brother Angus has said in an interview broadcast on Australian TV. “When we were writing songs together, me and him, it was noticeable,” the rockers’ legendary lead guitarist…

  11. Tom Wopat & John Schneider: From 'Dukes of Hazzard' to Kickstarter-Backed Christmas Album

    December 02, 2014 2:00 PM EST Tom Wopat and John Schneider have enjoyed a natural chemistry together over the years. Of course, they came to the attention of America during their seven seasons as cousins Bo and Luke Duke in the hit '80s CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard. Though it has been almost three decades since…

  12. Publishing Briefs: Dan the Automator Signs With Atlas Music Group, RightsFlow Enters 3D Printing Biz, Riptide Expands

    December 02, 2014 11:57 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. -- The Atlas Music Group has signed producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura to a worldwide publishing deal, which will include his entire catalog (except for collaborations with Dr. Octagon ), as…

  13. Adam Lambert Makes New Year's Plans, Cameo in Latest 'American Idol'

    December 02, 2014 5:42 AM EST Adam Lambert will kick off 2015 in a big way. The American Idol season-eight runner-up will join Queen in London for an exclusive concert airing live on BBC One. The intimate show will take place at Central Hall Westminster (capacity: 2,000) near the iconic Big Ben clock-tower and serve as…

  14. AC/DC's Phil Rudd Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Threatening to Kill, Holding Drugs

    December 02, 2014 12:38 AM EST AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has entered a not-guilty plea to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs. The 60-year-old sticksman has been on bail since his arrest early last month in New Zealand. He was excused from appearing in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday, and his plea…

  15. Reba McEntire to Receive First Ever NASH Icon Award

    December 01, 2014 4:27 PM EST The American Country Countdown Awards air Dec. 15. On Dec. 15, Fox will air the first ever American Country Countdown Awards, and fitting for a first-time show, the ACCAs will hand out a special new trophy: the NASH Icon Award. Reba McEntire will be the first recipient. Reba McEntire…

  16. Bob Dylan Lyrics Could Go for $60K at Auction

    December 01, 2014 3:14 PM EST The lyrics of two early unrecorded Bob Dylan songs are going on the auction block. Christie's says the typed lyrics being offered Thursday include handwritten annotations. Bob Dylan Releasing Frank Sinatra Covers Album The original 1962 "Talkin Folklore Center" manuscript…

  17. The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays

    December 01, 2014 2:19 PM EST From Burl Ives to 'N Sync, some of the biggest hits of recent memory. They are the gifts that keep on giving for the artists that record them, the labels that release them and the radio stations and streaming services that play them. The first chart is the top 25 Christmas songs that…

  18. Exclusive Premiere: Destructo ft. Problem, 'Dare You 2 Move' (Jack Beats Remix)

    December 01, 2014 1:35 PM EST Gary Richards sure knows how to pick them. Known for the curatorial expertise that built his HARD brand into a dance event institution, Richards is just as discerning when donning his Destructo artist alias. A week after releasing his well-received West Coast EP on Insomniac/Interscope, he&…

  19. Exclusive: Craig Campbell Signs to RED BOW Records

    December 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST 'Keep Them Kisses Comin'' singer also just scored a song on Garth Brooks' new album. Country singer Craig Campbell is kicking off December in a big way, with the announcement of a new recording deal with RED BOW Records, a division of BBR Music Group. Campbell tells…

  20. Angels & Airwaves Song Premiere: Hear 'Tunnels' From 'The Dream Walker'

    December 01, 2014 12:14 PM EST Tom DeLonge discusses his "art project" of a side group and gives an update on blink-182's next record. The fifth time's the charm for Angels & Airwaves -- at least insofar as group founder and blink-182 principle Tom DeLonge's dream to make the group "an…

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