1. 2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

    July 28, 2014 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples  her 75th. "Thank you to [fes ...

  2. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Squabble Off-Camera While Shooting 'The Voice': Watch

    March 06, 2014 2:50 AM EST 3 1 0 The latest episode of "The Voice" may have solidified Blake Shelton's spot in last place when recruiting team members during the blind auditions, but off-camera, he celebrated his victories plenty in front of the other coaches. " ...

  3. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Appear on Upcoming Episode of 'Parks and Rec'

    February 07, 2014 9:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Jeff Tweedy is getting into the acting game with a guest spot on "Parks and Recreation" this spring. The Wilco frontman will appear on the NBC comedy in a role as -- get this -- a musician, Entertainment Weekly reports . Tweedy will travel ...

  4. Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers Dead at 78

    February 22, 2013 4:56 PM EST 0 0 0 In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers. Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuc ...

  5. Sly Stone Makes Surprise Appearance at MojaMoja Pre-Grammy Brunch

    February 09, 2013 9:15 PM EST The legendary musician Sly Stone (center), made a rare appearance at the 5th Annual MojaMoja Brunch and Benefit Concert for Oxfam America during Grammy weekend.  MojaMoja host Garth Trinidad (left), and Bob Ferguson (right), Oxfam America ...

  6. Grammy Sales Bumps: Retailers Banking on Mumford, Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Sheeran

    February 08, 2013 10:20 PM EST   While retail's money is still riding on Mumford & Sons to get the biggest sales gain after Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, now that the lineup is more complete than when we last checked in a couple of weeks ago, they see a slew of other ...

  7. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performance ...

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  9. Dave Grohl to Host Sirius XM Radio Show

    November 27, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET ...

  10. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  11. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will ...

  12. Los Lobos Talk 'Rubic's Cube' of Options for 40th Anniversary

    August 21, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Until then, band celebrates 20 years since release of classic "Kiko" album Los Lobos celebrates the 20th anniversary of its lauded "Kiko" album this week with three special release, but an even more important milestone -- the gro ...

  13. Bret Michaels, Mavis Staples Headline Grammy Foundation Show; Newcomer L.P. Wows the Crowd

    February 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST A Star is Born: L.P., a.k.a. Laura Pergolizzi (left) with Tamzin Brown, an actress and filmmaker. L.P. is best known for the song "Into the Wild" featured in a CitiBank commercial, blew away attendees at the Grammy week event One Night O ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Bac ...

  16. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine a ...

  17. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the ...

  18. Austin City Limits 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    September 18, 2011 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though Day 2 brought humidity and a veritable downpour to the Austin City Limits festival, a sold-out crowd didn't seem to mind at all, donning ponchos and the sheets they brought as picnic blankets to shield themselves and listen on. Billboard ...

  19. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival ...

  20. Newport Folk Festival Highlighted by Pete Seeger, Decemberists

    August 01, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Newport Folk Festival careened into Fort Adams State Park this weekend, selling out for the first time in its 52-year run. The festival, one of the oldest in the United States and recently enjoying non-profit status, joined veterans and neophyte ...

  21. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    June 13, 2011 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bonnaroo 2011 came down from its Saturday high with an epic Widespread Panic set, a subdued Strokes one and an abbreviated one by Dallas Mavericks fans Explosions in the Sky. Offstage, fans led dance circles, chipped in for Neon Trees and snatched u ...

  22. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's ...

  23. 2011 Austin City Limits Lineup Announced: Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West Headlining

    May 17, 2011 1:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 S tevie Wonder , Arcade Fire , Kanye West , Coldplay , My Morning Jacket , Fleet Foxes and Alison Krauss & Union Station are among the top acts booked for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park from Sept. ...

  24. 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit Opens, Features Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

    May 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dubbed "the meat dress," Lady Gaga's provocative ensemble from the 2010 MTV VMAs went down in history almost instantaneously, sparking public discussion over how, exactly, one wears an outfit made of raw meat. Now, in a new exhibit op ...

  25. Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Dies

    April 26, 2011 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 P hoebe Snow , a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter who had a defining hit of the 1970s with "Poetry Man" but then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died. Snow, who was nominated for best new ...

  26. Outside Lands Lineup Announced: Muse, Arcade Fire, Phish, Black Keys, Many More

    April 11, 2011 3:56 PM EDT Arcade Fire, Muse, Phish, the Black Keys, MGMT, the Decemberists, Erykah Badu the Warren Haynes band and many more artists will perform at the fourth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The festival will once again take place in San Fr ...

  27. VARIOUS ARTISTS: "ALLIGATOR RECORDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION"

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited it ...

  28. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival ...

  29. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." ...

  30. North Mississippi Allstars' 'Keys' Album Inspired by 'Brutal' Family Upheaval

    February 01, 2011 10:19 AM EST 0 0 0 Luther Dickinson says the North Mississippi Allstars ' new "Keys to the Kingdom" was "in lot of ways the easiest record I've ever made," even though it was spurred by one of the worst periods of his life. Dickinson came ...

  31. Wilco Leaves Nonesuch Records, Starts Own Label

    January 27, 2011 8:52 AM EST 0 0 0 W ilco , the Chicago-based experimental rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, has announced they are leaving their long-time label Nonesuch Records to start their own record company, dBpm Records. The band's longtime manager, Tony Margherita, will run ...

  32. Ozzy, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock Join 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    October 31, 2010 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cable television's talking heads were the primary targets of Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity, which drew tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. From video montages of news programs' doomsday prophecies to introducing citiz ...

  33. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Mavis Staples, Stephen Colbert, 'Social Network,' Pink

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Toby Keith: The country superstar netted his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with the arri ...

  34. 14 Things Seen & Overheard At Lollapalooza Friday

    August 07, 2010 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 The headlines were grabbed by Lady Gaga's showstopping headlining set, complete with fireworks on Friday night at Lollapalooza (Aug. 6), but here are some of the wacky, fun things from the Chicago fest's opening day that made it more than ...

  35. Lady Gaga Fires Up Lollapalooza, Stage-Dives

    August 07, 2010 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga's first Lollapalooza performance was on a small side stage in 2007, where she received more than a few bewildered stares and was unapologetically called a "trainwreck." So when she headlined the first night of this year ...

  36. Jeff Tweedy Talks About Wilco's Future

    July 16, 2010 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Most artists of a certain stature have at least one "let me tell you about the crazy music business" story. But few have had their story turned into a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary. When Wilco left Reprise in 2001, the fi ...

  37. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reuni ...

  38. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornogr ...

  39. Patty Griffin Returns With Gospel Inspired 'Downtown Church'

    January 07, 2010 5:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Country traditionalist Patty Griffin will return on Jan. 26 with "Downtown Church," her seventh studio record and her fifth for ATO. As the title suggests, the fourteen tracks were recorded at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, ...

  40. Wilco Extend 2010 Tour Plans

    January 04, 2010 3:49 PM EST 0 0 0 W ilco , the celebrated Chicago-based roots-rock band whose latest album is nominated for a Grammy award, announced today (Jan. 4) a 16-date East Coast tour kicking off March 22 that will find the band revisiting songs from each of its seven studio ...

  41. Booker T.'s New Band: The Drive By Truckers

    March 31, 2009 9:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two years ago, Booker T. Jones went to South by Southwest and ended up performing with his old band and connecting with a new one. After playing a showcase with the MG's—the Stax Records house band that backed Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and o ...

  42. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, ...

  43. CSN, Knopfler Lead 2008 Summerstage Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, Los Lobos, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Battles are among the acts set to perform at this year's Central Park SummerStage concert ser Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, L ...

  44. Chart Beat

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Stand By Me," the Cyruses, Daughtry and more! SEAN BY ME: "Stand by Me" is one of the classic songs of the 20th century. It has charted on The Billboard Hot 100 by eight different artists, and that's not coun ...

  45. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. " ...

  46. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on th ...

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