1. Oscar Isaac Q&A: The 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star on Finding Folk Music, the Coen Brothers

    January 07, 2014 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Of all the films in contention for the Academy Awards, none is pushing its musical element stronger than CBS Films' "Inside Llewyn Davis." Commercials for the Coen brothers' tale of a fictional folk singer knocking around Greenwi ...

  2. Cannes Film Festival Goes Musical with Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Liberace

    April 18, 2013 1:44 PM EDT Jay-Z and rap in the 1920s, Justin Timberlake strumming folk music in the 1960s and the story of Liberace give the 66th annual Festival de Cannes an inordinately musical look. Timberlake stars in the Coen Brothers'  folk music drama " ...

  3. Billboard Bits: Gaga Bashes NYT Fashion Critic, Aretha Franklin Performing at Obama's Labor Day Rally

    September 01, 2011 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Bashes New York Times Fashion Critic For someone who owes a great deal of her popularity to media hype, Lady Gaga isn't the biggest fan of professional cri ...

  4. Gil Robbins, Highwaymen Member & Folk Singer, Dies at 80

    April 10, 2011 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gil Robbins, a folk singer, guitarist and member of the early 1960s group the Highwaymen , has died. He was 80. Robbins died Tuesday at his home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico, Tracey Jacobs said Saturday night in an email to The Associated Press. Jacobs ...

  5. Hall & Oates Revisit Their Past On New Box Set

    October 08, 2009 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Daryl Hall and John Oates aren't making any new music together in the foreseeable future, but they're about to lay a load of their past material on fans. "Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates" ...

  6. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus. 2006 - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angel ...

  7. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus. 2006 - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angel ...

  8. Upcoming book releases

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Upcoming book releases April The Mayor Of MacDougal Street Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald (Da Capo) Metallica Ross Halfin (Omnibus) May The Tao Of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart Willin Nelson with Turk Pipkin (Gotham/Penguin) He' ...

  9. upcoming book releases

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 upcoming book releases... April The Mayor Of MacDougal Street Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald (Da Capo) Metallica Ross Halfin (Omnibus) May The Tao Of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart Willin Nelson with Turk Pipkin (Gotham/Penguin) He&# ...

  10. upcoming book releases

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 upcoming book releases March Never Enough: The Story of the Cure Jeff Apter (Omnibus) All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground In Print 1966-1971 Edited by Clinton Heylin (Da Capo) Never Enough: The Story Of The Cure Jeff Apter (Omnibus) ...

  11. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Saxophonist Buddy Tate dies in a nursing home in Chandler, Ariz., after a battle with cancer. He is 85. Tate was one of the oldest surviving members of the Count Basie Orchestra.<br clea 2004 - Eminem is among the guests ...

  12. Upcoming book releases

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Upcoming book releases January Here Comes The Sun: The Spiritual Journey Of George Harrison Joshua M. Greene (Wiley) Her Mother's Daughter: A Memoir of the Mother I Never Knew and of My Daughter, Courtney Love Linda Carroll (Doubleday) The Stor ...

  13. Upcoming Book Releases

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 upcoming book releases list December The Autobiography Of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man Donovan Leitch (St. Martin's) Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, And The Rise Of The Hip-Hop Hustler Ethan Brown (Anchor) January Here Comes The Sun: T ...

  14. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Eminem is among the guests heard on the second season premiere episode of Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers." The rapper gives voice to "Bobby's Brother" opposite comedian Jim Florentine's 2 ...

  15. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, dies at New York University Medical Center. He is 65. 2002 - Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, dies ...

  16. Vanguard Digs Up 'Roots Of Blues'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track collection dubbed "Vanguard: Roots of Blues." Due Tuesday (Sept. 17), the compilation taps the renowned label's recordings of the Ne Vanguard Records is surveying its ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug ban ...

  18. Fast Folk: A Community of Singers & Songwriters

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This two-CD release exhaustively documents the 1980s-'90s Greenwich Village folk music scene via recordings for the Fast Folk record label and Fast Folk magazine, which helped jump start the careers o This two-CD release exhaustively documents ...

  19. Folk Artist Dave Van Ronk Dies

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday (Feb. 10) at New York University Medical Center. He was 65. Van Ronk, who was a friend and influence on a Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoin ...

  20. Colvin, Vega On New Folkways Set

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky will be featured on the two-disc, 34-track Smithsonian Folkways release "Fast Folk: A Communi Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, ...