1. New Gil Scott-Heron Album Getting Record Store Day Release: Listen

    April 02, 2014 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gil Scott-Heron’s "Nothing New," a posthumous album of previously unreleased performances, which includes stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs, will be released by XL Recordings on 12-inch vinyl in a limited edition of ...

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  3. Obama's iPod: From Jay-Z to John Coltrane

    October 29, 2012 9:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Barack Obama's iPod could pass for a voter outreach tool. Interviewed Monday on Cincinnati radio station WIZF, Obama ran through his musical tastes, an eclectic and all-encompassing list of artists and tracks that reflect the varied c ...

  4. The xx Finds The Love Below

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Three years after its breakout debut, the xx returns with a plan to keep building buzz from the underground up The Internet shared a collective swoon on July 16, when British trio the xx unveiled "Angels," the first single from its highl ...

  5. The xx Announce New Album, 'Coexist'

    June 01, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock auteurs the xx have announced the details of their long-awaited sophomore album. "Coexist" will be released on Sept. 11 through Young Turks, and one day earlier in the U.K. band's native country. "Coexist" was rec ...

  6. Album Reviews: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Bobby Womack, Patti Smith

    May 23, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 Grace Potter & the Nocturnals The Lion the Beast the Beat Producers: Jim Scott, Dan Auerbach Hollywood Records Release Date: June 12 An increasing number of fans picked up on Grace Potter & the Nocturnals during the course of the band's t ...

  7. Jay-Z Enters New Musical Heights at Carnegie Hall

    February 07, 2012 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Many notable artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, but last night (Mon. Feb 6), the stage belonged to Jay-Z . Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is the second hip-hop act to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean did so in 2001, acoompanied by Stevie Wonde ...

  8. Lana Del Rey's Boy Toy in 'Born to Die' -- Meet Bradley Soileau

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Who's that guy? If you're a regular watcher of pop music videos of late there's a chance you've asked that a few times, whether while oggling Rihanna's "We Found Love" (Dudley O'Shaughnessy) or Lady Gaga' ...

  9. S.O.B.'s Annual MLK Day Show Canceled Due to Poor Ticket Sales

    January 17, 2012 3:48 PM EST On Sunday, Jan. 15, something strange happened at S.O.B.'s: for the first time in over a decade, the lower Manhattan club did not host a showcase in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on the night before the national holiday. A ...

  10. Morning Heds: Music Biz's 2011 Recovery, Why America Loves Skrillex, Frank Ocean & Def Jam Make Up

    January 06, 2012 8:07 AM EST Music Sales, Show Tickets Rose in 2011 Wall Street Journal The music industry showed signs of potential recovery in 2011, as sales of albums and concert tickets reversed declines, though it would be premature to declare a full-fledged recovery. Th ...

  11. Gil Scott-Heron Memoir Due in January

    December 16, 2011 9:10 AM EST The memoir of influential musician Gil Scott-Heron will be published on Jan. 16, 2012, The Wire reports. The posthumous text is titled "The Last Holiday" and will be released by Canongate. The date, which coincides with Martin Luther Kin ...

  12. Gil Scott-Heron Memoir Due in January

    December 15, 2011 9:33 PM EST 0 0 0 The memoir of influential musician Gil Scott-Heron will be published on Jan. 16, 2012, The Wire reports. The posthumous text is titled "The Last Holiday" and will be released by Canongate. The date, which coincides with Martin Luther King ...

  13. Drake, 'Take Care': Track-by-Track Review

    November 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake 's sophomore studio album, "Take Care," is as much for his fans as it is for him. The 25-year-old Toronto native took his time and care -- no pun intended -- to craft a project that best showcases his life behind the lens. Drake ...

  14. Drake Reacts to 'Take Care' Album Leak

    November 06, 2011 11:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Nine days before its release date, Drake 's sophomore album has sprung a leak, starting with Just Blaze-produced "Lord Knows," featuring Rick Ross, and "Take Care," featuring Rihanna . The two songs off "Take Care" ...

  15. Gil Scott-Heron Honored on Twitter by Eminem, Usher & More

    May 28, 2011 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 When news broke of the passing of Gil Scott-Heron last night (May 27), artists such as Eminem , Usher , Snoop Dogg , Diddy immediately took to Twitter to pay their respects to the pioneering musican, poet and activist. Here's a look at what som ...

  16. Gil Scott-Heron Dies in New York at Age 62

    May 28, 2011 1:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musician Gil Scott-Heron , who helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, political expression and spoken-word poetry on songs such as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died Friday at age 62. A friend, Doris ...

  17. Gil Scott-Heron Dead at 62

    May 28, 2011 12:54 AM EDT NEW YORK - Musician Gil Scott-Heron, who helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, political expression and spoken-word poetry on songs such as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died Friday at age 62. A f ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber in '10 Most Fascinating People,' T.I.'s New Song with Christina Aguilera

    November 29, 2010 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Named One of Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People' Justin Bieber was one of the 10 people to make it on Barbara Walters' annual ...

  19. Dallas Mavericks Remake Kanye's 'Power' Video, Plus More 'Twisted Fantasy' NBA Teams

    November 29, 2010 4:37 PM EST 0 0 0 In between battling injuries and ending the San Antonio Spurs' winning streak, the Dallas Mavericks have apparently been taking a page from Kanye West's playbook. The NBA team unveiled a remake of West's controversial "Power" ...

  20. Kanye West Announces 'Dark Twisted Fantasy' Title and Details

    October 05, 2010 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 After weeks without an official title, Kanye West 's fifth effort will be called "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," the rapper announced on Twitter this morning. The news arrives after West confirmed on Twitter yesterday that the al ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Kanye Cancels Good Friday, Bieber Makes $300K a Show

    September 30, 2010 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Makes $300K Per Concert Justin Bieber gets paid a minimum of $300,000 per concert, according to recent reports. The lofty sum is double the price of Weezer ($150K) ...

  22. New Kanye West Track, 'Lost In The World,' Hits Net

    September 29, 2010 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new Kanye West track titled "Lost In The World" hit the net today (Sept. 29) -- the third song from Ye's as-yet-untitled forthcoming album tentatively due in November. Kanye West - "Lost In The World" Feat. Gil Scott-Heron ...

  23. Elvis Costello Cancels Israel Concerts

    May 19, 2010 2:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts in Israel this summer because of what he called the "grave and complex" sensitivities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Costello had been invited to appear at the Caesarea amph ...

  24. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST 0 0 0 J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Spec ...

  25. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard H ...

  26. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard H ...

  27. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a Britain-based American Saxophonist admired for his liquid tone and lyrical verve, dies at the age of 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 ...

  28. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a Britain-based American Saxophonist admired for his liquid tone and lyrical verve, dies at the age of 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 ...

  29. Supergrass / Sept. 27, 2005 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Supergrass is a decade removed from debuting as a trio of teenagers, mugging for cameras and cavorting to the top of the U.K. charts. The group is older, larger and showing classic signs of maturity f Supergrass is a decade removed from debuting as ...

  30. Weller Inaugurates V2 Deal With Covers Set

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran U.K. artist Paul Weller's eighth studio album will be his first to be released worldwide through V2. An album of covers, "Studio 150" is due for simultaneous U.S. and U.K. release in late Sept Veteran U.K. artist Paul Weller&# ...

  31. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron ...

  32. Flying Funk

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bluebird and RCA Victor dig deep into the vaults of the landmark Flying Dutchman label to issue this perfect introduction to the jazz-funk-soul hybrid heyday. Bluebird and RCA Victor dig deep into the vaults of the landmark Flying Dutchman label to ...

  33. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron ...

  34. Blazing Arrow

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop that makes you think? It's not as novel a concept as some might imagine. Blackalicious proves this on its major-label debut. Hip-hop that makes you think? It's not as novel a concept as some might imagine. Blackalicious proves this ...

  35. Snoop, James Brown Bring The Funk 'Undercover'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired soundtrack to the upcoming Universal comedy "Undercover Brother." Snoop Dogg's "Undercova Funk (Give Up the Funk)" will serve as the lead singl Hollywood Records ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, & more

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, Boyz II Men, Greg Dulli, Lo Fidelity Allstars Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron was sentenced to one to three years in state prison Monday (Oct. 29) in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 he ...

  37. Spearhead Tackles 'Human' Concept

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Musician/poet/activist Michael Franti (Beatnigs, Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy) has revived his '90s group Spearhead. The soul/funk/hip-hop group will release "Stay Human" -- its first album in four Musician/poet/activist Michael Fr ...

  38. Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14,

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14, 2001 For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little-known but d ...

  39. Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City, Jan. 14, 2001.I For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little ...