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  1. Backbeat: Broken Bow Celebrates Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, New Label at Pre-CMAs Bash

    November 01, 2012 6:12 PM EDT From left: Broken Bow Music Group GM Rick Shedd, new artist Lindsay Ell, BBR Music Group president/CEO Benny Brown (Photo: Deborah Evans Price) "There's a lot to be excited about" Benny Brown, Broken Bow pres./CEO While zombies, wit ...

  2. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  3. Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, Gregg Allman, More Join Zac Brown Band for Southern Ground Fests

    August 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 2 ...

  4. Backbeat: Bill Cosby Helms His Last Playboy Jazz Festival

    June 18, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Hugh Hefner, who just celebrated his 86th birthday, answers questions backstage. (Photo: Gail Mitchell) Wearing a white shirt emblazoned with the phrases "30 ½ years" on the back and "thank you" on the sleeves, comedian Bill Co ...

  5. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  6. Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

    March 26, 2012 12:14 PM EDT Classic soul-funk singer and guitarist Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer, according to bassist Bootsy Collins. The 68-year-old originally rose to prominence due to his association with Sam Cooke, who had signed him to his SAR Recor ...

  7. Rock Hall Presenters Chuck D, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Smokey Robinson, Carole King Announced

    March 20, 2012 7:55 AM EDT (Getty Images) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Dusty Hill will be among the presenters for this year's 27th annual induction ceremony, w ...

  8. Robin Thicke Joins Sharon Jones, Bill Cosby, Keb Mo' at Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 17, 2012 2:00 PM EST Robin Thicke, newly named Grammy Award winners Christian McBride and Terri Lyne Carrington and Sheila E. are among the artists comprising the lineup for the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. This year, the festival will take place June 16-17 at t ...

  9. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  10. Andre 3000, Gorillaz, LCD's James Murphy Team Up for Converse Track

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST As part of Converse Inc.'s continuing "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, Gorillaz, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and Outkast rapper Andre 3000 have teamed up for an original track. "DoYaThing" will be relea ...

  11. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -year-old rapper B.o.B arrives atop the Billboard 200 with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It marks the first time a solo male artist has earne ...

  12. Vampire Weekend Added To Isle Of Wight Fest

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock act Vampire Weekend has been added to the bill for the U.K.'s Isle of Wight Festival in 2010, along with British pop veterans Spandau Ballet and dance act Calvin Harris. Dance-rock act Friendly Fires also joins the bill for t ...

  13. U.K. Festivals Reveal Latest Additions

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A number of high profile U.K. events have confirmed more major acts for the 2009 summer festival season, including Scotland's T in the Park and the Isle of Wight festival. Newcomers to the T in the Park line-up include the Killers as headline ...

  14. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  15. Hancock, Jarreau Top 2008 Playboy Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. The festival lineup, which includes Al Jarreau, Tower of Power, Keb' Mo', the James Moody Quartet, Roy Hargrove Big Band and first-time Playb ...

  16. Reverend Opens New AMG Sheffield Venue

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST British electro newcomers Reverend and the Makers will launch U.K. live music and club venues operator Academy Music Group's new site in Sheffield with a gig on April 11, 2008. Other performers lined-up to play the new Carling Academy Sheffie ...

  17. Parlophone Names Coxon A&R Head

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nigel Coxon has been appointed head of A&R at EMI Music U.K. and Ireland label Parlophone, with immediate effect. "I can't wait to start work on the next phase of artist development with Nigel as Nigel Coxon has been appointed he ...

  18. Bluesman A.C. Reed Dies

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed died Wednesday in Chicago of complications from cancer. He was 77. Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed died Wednesday in Chicago of complications from cancer. He was 77. Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Mo., Reed moved to Chicago ...