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Sony Music CEO: No Plans to Pull BeyoncГ© Off Tidal
Sat, 30 May 2015 11:08:00 -0400

Contrary to reports, Sony Music has no plans to pull Beyoncé – or any other artists under their umbrella – from Jay Z's Tidal streaming service. "Jay-Z is a friend and business associate for many years. I have always admired his business acumen, his entrepreneurship and his passion for...

 Iggy Azalea Cancels Entire Great Escape Tour
Sat, 30 May 2015 09:11:00 -0400

Iggy Azalea's Great Escape Tour, originally scheduled to kick off this spring before it was postponed to the fall, has now been cancelled entirely. The trek was set to begin on September 18th in San Diego. "As you may know, the tour is cancelled. I'm so sad and sorry to...

 Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Neil Young Deep Cut?
Fri, 29 May 2015 16:42:00 -0400

Neil Young played a surprise show at Charley's Restaurant and Saloon in Maui with his new backing band Promise of the Real earlier this week. The set focused on their upcoming album The Monsanto Years, but it also featured lesser-known Young tunes like "Country Home," "Goin' Back," "Walk On"...

 Grateful Dead Offer Up Chicago VIP Passes in Airbnb Contest
Fri, 29 May 2015 16:09:00 -0400

The only thing that sold out faster than tickets to the Grateful Dead's three farewell shows in Chicago were the city's available hotel rooms for the July 4th weekend. Thankfully, Airbnb has helped alleviate the lack of lodging for Deadheads by teaming with Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann for a...

 Read Bruce Springsteen's Funny, Moving Tribute to Pete Townshend
Fri, 29 May 2015 13:36:00 -0400

Pete Townshend was honored Thursday night during the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in New York, where he received the Stevie Ray Vaughan award from fellow rock legend Bruce Springsteen. The evening was filled with musical tributes to the Who, including appearances from Joan Jett, Billy Idol and Willie Nile. Springsteen joined...

 Hunter Hayes Gets Morale Boost From Elton John
Fri, 29 May 2015 13:13:00 -0400

Hunter Hayes will be the first to tell you that he has been lucky enough to get to meet and play with some of his musical influences, including Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks. 

Now he can add Elton John to the list. Hayes, who covered the title track of John’s classic album...

 Chance the Rapper's Social Experiment Drops Free 'Surf' Album
Fri, 29 May 2015 13:04:00 -0400

Chance the Rapper's side project, Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, released their debut album Surf Thursday evening via SoundCloud below and as a free download on iTunes.

The album features numerous guest appearances, though the iTunes track list does not name any features. According to...

 Erin Andrews, Brittany Snow to Co-Host 2015 CMT Music Awards
Fri, 29 May 2015 11:21:00 -0400

While the CMA, ACM and ACC Awards try various country stars' hands at TV hosting duties, the CMT Music Awards tend to have Hollywood going country for a night. Following in the stilettoed footsteps of actresses including Kristen Bell, Kathy Najimi and Pamela Anderson will this year be Dancing With...

 Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Lists for $100 Million
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:39:00 -0400

Michael Jackson's opulent Santa Barbara County, California estate Neverland Ranch has been put on the market for $100 million. Named after the fictional world in Peter Pan where children never grow up, the King of Pop resided on the estate, which contained its own amusement park and petting zoo to entertain visiting...

 Queen Debut Official App Featuring Quizzes, Band History
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:23:00 -0400

Queen have launched a new app, Queen: Play the Game, that allows fans to win various prizes through quizzes and puzzles while exploring the band's history through archival images and re-sampled sounds from their extensive catalog of music.

Developed with Soshi Games, the new app is available to download for...

 Bonnaroo Details 'Throwback Superjam Dance Party'
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:17:00 -0400

Pretty Lights, Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels and Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo will lead another characteristically eclectic Bonnaroo Superjam, which will be held Saturday night of the festival, June 13th, at 1:30 a.m.

Officially dubbed the "Throwback Superjam Dance Party," the rest of the lineup includes Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, fun.) Chance the Rapper, Reggie...

 Driver Goes on Deadly Rampage After Trace Adkins Concert
Thu, 28 May 2015 13:53:00 -0400

One man is dead and at least two more are injured after a food vendor in eastern Tennessee drove his Toyota 4-Runner into the crowd following a Trace Adkins concert this past weekend.

The Saturday evening show was held at Trails End Campground, a popular spot for hunters and off-road ATV drivers...

 Kanye West Settles 'Bound 2' Lawsuit With Soul Singer
Thu, 28 May 2015 12:47:00 -0400

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with former child soul star Ricky Spicer over the sample that anchors Yeezus hit, "Bound 2," Billboard reports.

Spicer initially sued West, Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal Music Group and Island Def Jam Music Group in December 2013, claiming unauthorized use of his voice. Paperwork, dated...

 Watch Jon Pardi Channel Roy Rogers in New Cowboy Video
Thu, 28 May 2015 11:36:00 -0400

Jon Pardi's 2014 debut album, Write You a Song, yielded four singles including the Top Ten "Up All Night." But the traditionally leaning singer-songwriter, who's currently in the studio working on the follow-up, held back a few songs from that project. Now, to fill the gap between LPs, Pardi has...

 Michael Jackson Molestation Lawsuit Dismissed
Thu, 28 May 2015 10:25:00 -0400

A molestation lawsuit filed against the Michael Jackson estate by choreographer Wade Robson was dismissed Tuesday by a Los Angeles judge who ruled that Robson waited too long to seek legal action. Robson, who previously testified under oath that Jackson never molested him during the singer's criminal trial in 2005, later sued the Jackson...

 AC/DC's Brian Johnson Will Appear on Jim Breuer's Album
Thu, 28 May 2015 09:55:00 -0400

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recorded vocals for a song on Jim Breuer's upcoming rock album, the comedian giddily revealed during an interview on SiriusXM's Opie and Jim Norton Show.

Breuer delivered his dead-on impression of Johnson throughout the story, relaying his grumblings about drummer Phil Rudd — who recently pleaded guilty to...

 No Doubt, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg Lead Chicago's Riot Fest
Thu, 28 May 2015 09:15:00 -0400

The multi-city Riot Fest has announced the first wave of artists that will invade Chicago, Denver and Toronto this summer. At the Chicago fest, No Doubt will headline alongside Faith No More, Modest Mouse, Iggy Pop, a still-unannounced act and Snoop Dogg, who will perform his classic Doggystyle in its entirety....

 Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015: Jane's Addiction, D'Angelo Lead Lineup
Thu, 28 May 2015 08:58:00 -0400

Fun Fun Fun Fest will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with a lineup featuring numerous, eclectic performances. To help celebrate the lineup's diversity, the Texas festival enlisted Bill Nye the Science Guy as spokesperson in the unique teaser video below.

Jane's Addiction will perform their 1990 LP Ritual de...

 Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr. Headline New Country-Rock Fest
Wed, 27 May 2015 14:49:00 -0400

With 264 residents spread over six square miles, Sparta — a former railroad stop that sits 45 minutes south of Cincinnati — is one Kentucky's smallest cities. Come August 28th, though, the local population will swell to more than 30,000, thanks to a new three-day music festival co-headlined by Miranda...

 RZA Directing Common, Azealia Banks in New Rap Film 'Coco'
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:19:00 -0400

Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA and rapper Azealia Banks are teaming for the upcoming musical drama Coco. RZA will direct the Lionsgate/Codeblack Films feature, which stars Banks as a "twentysomething female rapper named Coco." The Brooklyn-set film – which co-stars Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine Toussaint – has already begun shooting in New...

 Ornette Coleman Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Unauthorized Album
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:49:00 -0400

It had been nearly 20 years since jazz legend Ornette Coleman released a studio album when a new LP donning the saxophonist's name titled New Vocabulary arrived quietly in 2014. A year later, Coleman has filed a federal lawsuit against Antibalas' Jordan McLean and drummer Amir Ziv for releasing...

 See Laura Bell Bundy's 'Sound of Music' Inspired New Video
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:44:00 -0400

In the five years since Broadway veteran Laura Bell Bundy broke into country music's Top Five with her album Achin' and Shakin', fans of the Kentucky native have seen her in various acting roles, from Anger Management to How I Met Your Mother, but hadn't heard much about her music....

 Blink-182 Inch Toward 'Friendly Divorce' From Tom DeLonge
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:12:00 -0400

Blink-182's public and acrimonious split from Tom DeLonge appears to be inching toward an amicable resolution as bassist-vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed in a new interview that the band have almost legally cut ties with the soon-to-be-ex-guitarist. "We are right now going through what so far has been a friendly divorce with...

 Kasey Chambers Ends Four Year Drought With New Album
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:26:00 -0400

Fifteen years after the U.S. release of her award-winning solo debut, The Captain, Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers will issue Bittersweet, her tenth studio album and first solo record since 2010's Little Bird. Produced by Nick DiDia, known for his work with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the Wallflowers, Chambers' LP...

 B.B. King's Estate on Poisoning Allegations: 'Baseless and Unfounded'
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:25:00 -0400

As Memphis' Beale Street prepares to remember B.B. King's legacy at a memorial procession Wednesday, the bluesman's estate has hit back at allegations that King's business manager LaVerne Toney poisoned him in the months leading up to his May 14th death. In a statement, a lawyer for the estate...


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