1. Amnesty International Apologizes To Iggy Pop For Unauthorized Anti-Torture Ad

    June 25, 2014 7:07 AM EDT 3 0 0 Iggy Pop was the poster child for punk rock. Amnesty International has made the mistake of making him the face of torture…without asking him.  The human rights organization’s Belgian affiliate ran a French-language campaign which featured an image o ...

  2. Iggy Pop Reflects on Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton, Future of Band

    March 19, 2014 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The frontman depicts Asheton as a steadying musical force in the Stooges, says neither he nor the band will tour in the near future Last Sunday (March 16), original Stooges drummer Scott Asheton died of a heart attack at age 64. Today, legendary Sto ...

  3. 'CBGB' Trailer Arrives Online: Watch

    August 08, 2013 12:11 AM EDT After months of teaser posters and on-set photos, CBGB, Randall Miller's film chronicling the rise of New York's famed punk rock music venue, is finally letting audiences inside the club with an official trailer. Alan Rickman leads an al ...

  4. Iggy Pop and The Stooges Rip Through Nine New Songs At SXSW

    March 14, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Still raw, still powerful Iggy Pop and the Stooges may be punk pioneers and bona fide rock ‘n’ roll icons. But just like any other band, they came to South By Southwest this week to hawk a new album. The quintet’s fierce, nearly 70-minute showcase ...

  5. Inside David Bowie's Stealth Comeback: Q&A With Producer Tony Visconti

    January 13, 2013 5:20 PM EST During much of the past two years, Tony Visconti has been "walking around the streets of New York with my headphones," listening to the music that became "The Next Day," David Bowie's first new album in 10 years . Visconti ...

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  7. Rolling Stones Give Brooklyn What It Wants

    December 09, 2012 3:15 AM EST Hours/23 Songs/50 Years -- Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron Fuggedabout Age and Rock Brooklyn for the First Time "It's great to be here in Brooklyn, in this great new arena," Mick Jagger said early in the Rolling Stones ' first-eve ...

  8. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  9. Ke$ha Falls in 'Dirty Love' With Iggy Pop: Listen

    November 27, 2012 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ke$ha has been threatening to rawk out for quite a while, so with the help of some elusive (to her) electric guitars and Stooges icon Iggy Pop , the pop singer finally gets to show off her snarl with the newly leaked "Warrior" track, " ...

  10. Rolling Stones Start Up Reunion With London Blowout

    November 26, 2012 11:30 AM EST th Anniversary Kicks Off at O2 ... Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor Make Rare Cameos ... Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck Guest Star ... 150 Minutes of Sweaty Rock n' Roll "It took us 50 years to get from Dartford to Greenwich," said Mick Jagger ...

  11. Ke$ha's 'Crazy Kids' Hits The Web: Listen

    November 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Crazy Kids," a whistle-laden new track from pop goddess Ke$ha , has leaked online ahead of the Dec. 4 release of sophomore album "Warrior." Fans who liked "Die Young" but deemed it too tame are in for a post-Thanksgivi ...

  12. Exclusive: Joan Jett's First PETA Print Ad

    November 02, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joan Jett and PETA go way back -- nearly ten years, with the "I Love Rock n' Roll" singer lending her hand to numerous campaigns against animal cruelty with the 34-year-old advocacy group. So it may come as a surprise that the rocker ...

  13. Ke$ha's 'Warrior': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009 -- rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth with whiskey and boys trying to "touch [her] junk" -- the then-22-year-old quickly positioned herself as pop's resident troublemak ...

  14. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  15. Don Was Confirmed For Keynote Q&A At Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 09, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Don Was, president and chief creative officer at Blue Note Records, has been confirmed for a keynote Q&A at the Billboard FutureSound conference in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco, CA ...

  16. Vinyl Mania

    October 08, 2012 6:10 AM EDT Leading reissue label Light in the Attic spreads the good word about vinyl at record stores nationwide. When Light in the Attic Records' Jon Treneff made a sales stop at the no-credit cards, vinyl-only Mississippi Records in Portland, Ore., ...

  17. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old re ...

  18. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  19. Music Mentors: 15 Stars From Brandy To Zedd Reveal Early Inspirations

    September 12, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Brandy, Ne-Yo, Zedd, 30h!3, The Script, Perry Farrell & More Discuss Their Key Music Mentors. With the brand-new season of NBC's The Voice underway this week and school back in session across the country, we asked several of artists i ...

  20. 6 Questions with CAT POWER

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has moved to the beat of her own drum as an artist, delving into moody folk-rock on 1998's "Moon Pix", stark chamber pop on 2003's "You Are Free", Memphis blues on 2006's acclaimed & ...

  21. Jack White Shares Secret Tracks, Joy of Vinyl at Grammy Museum

    August 13, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White brought an LP with him to his Q&A Friday afternoon at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Not the solo album "Blunderbuss" that he is touring in support of, but the Dead Weather's "Sea of Cowards." White set the ...

  22. Ke$ha 'Really Close' to Finishing Album

    August 03, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "You're going to hear an artist that's evolving, but it's Ke$ha. She's no choir girl yet" -- Dr. Luke What should we expect from Ke$ha 's next album? "I think Ke$ha would answer that as 'awesomeness," ...

  23. Backbeat: KCRW, Portugal. The Man Team Up For T. Rex Tribute Album, Release Party

    July 25, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Portugal. The Man with manager Rich Holtzman and their youngest fan Frances Gourley, the daughter of lead singer John Gourley. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Los Angeles celebrated the legacy of T. Rex with the release of T. Rex vs. KCRW Soundclash , a fi ...

  24. Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

    July 12, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Vevo's future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company's deal terms with Google are again in play , and that Universal is re-examining its stake in the company in the relation to UMG&# ...

  25. Joe Jackson Taking 'Duke' on the Road

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After opening at No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, Joe Jackson is now looking to take his tribute to Duke Ellington on the road. Jackson and his six-piece band featuring the violinist Regina Carter are booked for 16 shows in the U.S. betw ...

  26. 'Opening Act' on E! Connects YouTube To Real World

    July 11, 2012 5:50 PM EDT In a new E! series, an 'Idol' bigwig connects YouTube acts with concert stars In the premiere episode of E!'s new reality show, "Opening Act," a 21-year-old singer/songwriter was plucked from a Dallas suburb to open a Rod ...

  27. Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino Vamp on 'Let's Boot and Rally'

    July 05, 2012 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Iggy Pop and Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino have teamed up for "True Blood." The unlikely pair duets on the song "Let's Boot and Rally," a track written for the HBO vampire drama by the show's music supervisor, Ga ...

  28. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: Downtown Goes Country, pigFACTORY Signs Tesla, BMG Looks Global

    June 29, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Downtown Music Publishing moves into country and musical theatre music publishing with the signing of Dave Berg and the songwriting duo of Joe DiPietro and Dave Bryan, who is also the keyboard player for Bon Jovi. Berg, who has received multiple s ...

  30. Alice Cooper Gets Down at Bonnaroo

    June 21, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Alice Cooper welcomed Bonnaroo to his nightmare this year, and it's turned into a dream scenario for the veteran shock rocker. A consensus choice as one of the festival's best performers, Cooper-whose show features his trademark mock exe ...

  31. Foo Fighters Drummer Scores Iggy Pop Role in 'CBGB'

    June 05, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop ; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork a ...

  32. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  33. Record Store Day Brings Explosive Sales to Indie Stores, SoundScan Data Shows

    April 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT The scene at Fords, New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl during Portugal. The Man's set on Record Store Day. (Photo: Jerry Rubino) Record Store Day produced explosive sales gains at indie stores, that helped the U.S. industry slightly outpace the ...

  34. Backbeat: A (Record Store) Day in the Life: Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles

    April 23, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Matt Sullivan, left, and Patrick McCarthy from the Light in the Attic Records visited nine record stores in the L.A. area separately before joining forces to spin discs at Origami Vinyl. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Neil Schield knew he could make a handfu ...

  35. Record Store Day Co-Founder Eric Levin on In-Stores, Exclusive Releases, Iggy Pop's Ambassadorship

    April 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Eric Levin is a co-founder of Record Store Day (RSD), owner of Atlanta's Criminal Records and head of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Though this year he's scaled back his involvement with RSD to focus on his retail business ( ...

  36. MC5's Michael Davis Remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

    February 21, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a key ingredient in the group's "Kick Out the Jams" chemistry that combined ferocity with creative ambition, creating a templat ...

  37. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  38. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  39. Retail Briefs: Essential Music & Marketing Launches North American Division

    January 23, 2012 8:40 PM EST Essential Music & Marketing Launches North American Division -- Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division. Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client strategy at ...

  40. John Varvatos Grabs Green Day For Spring 2012 Campaign

    January 13, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Edgy fashion label John Varvatos may be bold enough to house a retail store in the former location of legendary punk club CBGB, but now seems they're rock'n'roll enough for Green Day. The pop-punk trio follows in the footsteps of the ...

  41. Green Day Signs On as New Face of John Varvatos

    January 12, 2012 7:00 PM EST It wasn't long ago that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was being booted from a Southwest flight for sagging pants and now, he's an official fashion model. The band has signed on to be the new face of John Varvatos' spring c ...

  42. MTV Tapping International Sounds for MTV Iggy Launch

    October 13, 2011 8:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 For almost three decades, MTV has helped bring U.S. pop culture to a global audience, exporting videos from Madonna to Lil Wayne across the globe. But with its new program, "The MTV Iggy Show," and its new Iggy branding, the network plans ...

  43. Iggy Pop and the Stooges Rock Ron Asheton Tribute Concert

    April 20, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 R on Asheton was not around to see the Stooges inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. But the group's late co-founder was saluted on Tuesday in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., with what was, appropriately, the loudest wake you ...

  44. Iggy Pop on Tonight's Ron Asheton Tribute Concert, 'American Idol'

    April 19, 2011 7:45 AM EDT If it wasn't already clear to those who have seen or heard Iggy Pop during the past four decades, his latest moves confirm he's not one to back down from a challenge. The punk pioneer and sonic provocateur returns to the Michigan town th ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha and Iggy Pop Fight Seal Clubbing, Justin Bieber Runs Over Paparazzo's Foot

    April 13, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Iggy Pop, Ke$ha Fight Seal Clubbing In Canada Rock veteran Iggy Pop and pop singer Ke$ha have joined a People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) campaign against bab ...

  46. Iggy Pop: 'American Idol' Contacted Me About Being A Judge

    April 11, 2011 3:48 PM EDT The world is still buzzing about his performance of Johnny O'Keefe's "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" on "American Idol" last week, but Iggy Pop says "it was just a gig" to him -- albeit a good one. "I enjo ...

  47. Iggy Pop: 'American Idol' Contacted Me About Judge Gig

    April 11, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The world is still buzzing about his performance of Johnny O'Keefe's "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" on "American Idol" last week, but Iggy Pop says "it was just a gig" to him -- albeit a good one. "I enjoye ...

  48. Jennifer Lopez 'Still Shocked' by Pia Toscano's 'American Idol' Elimination

    April 08, 2011 1:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm still shocked," Jennifer Lopez told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Friday morning after Pia Toscano's surprise "American Idol" elimination the night before. "I don't know what happened. Maybe people thou ...

  49. Stooges Bassist, Former Minuteman Mike Watt Makes 30-Song Rock Opera

    March 04, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 M ike Watt made indie rock history in the '80s with provocative San Pedro, Calif., art-punk minimalists the Minutemen , going on to form alt-rock band Firehose after Minutemen leader D. Boon's death. For the last 15 years, Watt has crafted ...

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