1. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  2. Jay Farrar Tackles Woody Guthrie in 'New Multitudes'

    March 09, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Collaboration With Members of MMJ, Varnaline & Centro-matic Tops Billboard's Heatseekers Chart The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Bi ...

  3. How Woody Guthrie's Lyrics With Jay Farrar, Jim James, Anders Parker and Will Johnson Topped Billboard's Heatseekers Chart

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers' chart, they hit Santa Monica radio station KCRW for a performance and interv ...

  4. Exclusive: Billy Bragg on Woody Guthrie, 3rd 'Mermaid Avenue' Set

    March 08, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "My initial reaction was, 'Surely this is Bob Dylan's job'" -- Billy Bragg To commemorate 100 years since Woody Guthrie 's birth, Nonesuch Records will release the four-disc "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions,& ...

  5. Slits Frontwoman Ari Up Dead at 48

    October 21, 2010 1:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ari Up, frontwoman for pioneering British punk band the Slits , died Wednesday (Oct. 20), according to Sex Pistols ' John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). Lydon, who is married to Up's mother, delivered the news about the 48-year-old singer' ...

  6. Slits Frontwoman Ari Up Dead at 48

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ari Up, frontwoman for pioneering British punk band the Slits, died Wednesday (Oct. 20), according to Sex Pistols' John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). Lydon, who is married to Forster's mother, delivered the news about the 48-year-old singer ...

  7. Ciara, Kelis 'Step Up' For Soundtrack

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in theaters Aug. 11. Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to th ...

  8. Documentary Spotlights 'Mermaid Avenue' Sessions

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's been more than four years since Billy Bragg first called upon Wilco to help him dig through the archives of Woody Guthrie's unrecorded lyrics. Guthrie's daughter Nora had uncovered more than 1,00 It's been more than four yea ...