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'American Idol' Down To Three After Hollie Cavanagh's Dismal Bonnie Raitt Cover Does Her In

May 11th, 2012 12:33am EDT
Holly Cavanagh
Hollie Cavanagh couldn't make America love her.

The 18-year-old McKinney, Texas, native received the fewest number of votes on this week's American Idol and was sent home Thursday night.

Hollie's lacking performance of Bonnie Raitt's breakup ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me", which judge Randy Jackson called "the wrong choice at the wrong time", proved to be the budding singer's downfall.

Mentor Jimmy Iovine said Holly "crashed and burned and lost out to those other three singers," chalking up her woes to her lack of having "the personal experience or the professional experience" to take...
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Q&A: Paulina Rubio And Tom Drummond Are Excited For The 2012 New Orleans JazzFest

April 9th, 2012 6:30pm EDT
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A few things come to mind when we think about New Orleans- food, booze, Mardi Gras and great music. When we think of great music, we think of the seven day festival that we are so excited to be covering this year- the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. As with every year of the celebrity packed event, this year’s lineup is epic. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Al Green, Paulina Rubio, Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Florence + The Machine, Better than Ezra, Cee Lo Green, The Nevi...
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Dave Grohl Filming Documentary About 'Nevermind' Studio

October 3rd, 2011 9:27am EDT
Dave Grohl
Rocker Dave Grohl has reportedly turned documentarian to chronicle the history of the studio where he recorded Nevermind with Nirvana over 20 years ago

REO Speedwagon star Kevin Cronin has revealed news of the project to ArtisanNews.com, hinting he'll be a part of the untitled Sound City Studios film.

He explains, "Dave is working on this project based on a studio that we all used to work at. It's really interesting. I probably shouldn't be talking about it... but it's very cool. They (Nirvana) recorded Nevermind (there), and I know that it meant a lot to a lot of artists."

"So Dave is...
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Boyz II Men Capture Hearts With 'Love'; Out Now

December 5th, 2009 9:00am EST
Boyz II Men pictures
Boyz II Men create their own brand of magic once again with their inspired new album, simply titled "Love". The multiple Grammy Award winners - and most successful male vocal group of all time - tackle a hand-picked selection of their favorite popular love songs spanning the last several decades. Love is the follow-up to their welcome resurgence after the 2007 Grammy-nominated Decca release, "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA". Reuniting with producer Randy Jackson, Boyz II Men have made yet another timeless record with "Love", singing romantic hits as only they can, with flawless har...
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Theatrics Enhance Adam's Performance On 'Idol,' Lil Rounds Probably Out

April 8th, 2009 8:42am EDT
American Idol
Random Thoughts While Waiting for American Idol to Start:

-No weird WWE-style judge introduction tonight. Finally!

-Hey, it's the bald guy from "Fringe"! Here's a guarantee: 95% of the audience had no idea why they showed that guy, kind of like the 99% who didn't understand why he was on the sidelines during NFL playoff games.

-Do people actually get embarrassed by their baby photos? Isn't that the biggest faux-humiliation moment ever? I mean, you're a baby! The fashions were different and your parents dressed you to look like their version of cute. How insecure does so...
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Wynonna's Album 'Sing - Chapter 1' Out Feb. 3; Free NYC Concert Feb. 4

January 23rd, 2009 11:13am EST
Wynonna Judd
Twenty five: the number of years the incredible songtress Wynonna Judd has been bringing her amazing voice, her inspirational stories and her unique blend of country, soul and good 'ol Rock'n'Roll to the masses. In celebration of this illustrious career, Wynonna will be releasing her 7th studio album in 2009 - an eclectic assortment of standards paying homage to all the different genres and songs that have formed the soundtrack to her own life. Produced by long time collaborators Don Potter and Brent Mahar and recorded at Sound Kitchen, The Blue Room Studios and East Iris Studios in Nashv...
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VH1 Classics To Release Bret Michaels' 'Rock My World' June 3

June 1st, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels is, if nothing else, a true survivor. He has survived a life long battle as an insulin dependent diabetic, a well publicized near fatal car crash in 1994 and the countless musical trends and fads of the last two decades.

"As soon as I ever start to just go through the motions I'll quit," confessed the 44 year old singer, songwriter, producer, director and actor in a recent interview. But there's little chance he'll even slow down let alone quit anytime soon. In fact, after more than 20 years in the business this award winning, multi platinum superstar's career continu...
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Latest Stevie Ray Vaughan Disc Gathers Live Recordings And Amazing Collaborations

November 12th, 2007 9:00pm EST
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Like the greatest 20th century blues and rock guitarists who preceded him, many of whom were primal influences on his journeyman lifestyle and unpredictable musical outlook, Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990) was always ready, willing and able to jam. Whether it was a rhythm section backup assignment in the recording studio for another singer or instrumentalist, or a live drop-in on stage at a nightclub or festival, his presence enhanced every session he made, and left some unforgettable music in its wake.

For the first time, an entire album collection is devoted to this side of Stevie Ray...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2007 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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Babyface And Trisha Yearwood Team Up For 'CMT Crossroads' Sept. 21

September 5th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Babyface
NASHVILLE – Sept. 5, 2007 – The series that proves great music knows no boundaries returns, bringing together multiple Grammy winners, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Trisha Yearwood. Known for his smooth voice and prolific songwriting, Edmonds joins country superstar Yearwood for a magical evening that was taped before an invitation only audience in Nashville. The two soulful voices will join as one on the latest episode of CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha Yearwood premiering Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha ...
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Fantasy Records To Release 'Light Your Light,' The New Album From Toots & The Maytals

August 28th, 2007 7:07pm EDT
Toots & The Maytals
New York, NY - On August 28, 2007 Fantasy Records will release Light Your Light, the latest album from Toots & The Maytals. On the heels of his Grammy triumph for 2004's True Love, Toots comes roaring back with an equally powerful collection of standards and instant classics on his Fantasy Records debut, Light Your Light.

Produced by the masterful Richard Feldman, Light Your Light revisits some of Toots' favorite compositions, shining a modern light on hits such as "Johnny Coolman," which features an appearance by guitarist Derek Trucks, and "Pain in My Heart", an homage to Otis Reddi...
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A&E Launches New Weekly Sunday Morning Music Performance And Interview Series

July 31st, 2007 10:46am EDT
Private Sessions
On Sunday, July 22 at 9:00AM ET/PT, the A&E Network premiered Private Sessions, a weekly one-hour performance and interview series hosted by Lynn Hoffman. Filmed in a small, intimate studio in New York City, the series will showcase exclusive performances and conversations with top names in entertainment with a focus on contemporary music ranging from rock 'n' roll to pop to country. Each Sunday morning Private Sessions will explore the body of work of a single artist or group and feature current releases as well as career-building, influential or defining projects.

The premiere epis...
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Father Of The Solid-Body Electric Guitar Tells His Own Story In New Documentary 'Les Paul: Chasing Sound!'

June 21st, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Les Paul
Now 92-years young, the legendary Les Paul, father of the solid-body electric guitar, inventor of overdubbing and multi-track recording, king of the '50s pop charts and rock 'n' roll pioneer, tells his own rags-to-riches story in a performance-filled documentary by filmmakers John Paulson and James Arntz. From his hometown in Waukesha to Chicago, Nashville, Hollywood and the National Inventor's Hall of Fame, follow the life and times of this irrepressible superstar. Featuring interviews with music greats Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett, B.B. King, Steve Miller, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bonnie Raitt, Phi...
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony To Air Live On VH1 Classic

March 2nd, 2007 12:19pm EST
Van Halen
For the first time ever, VH1 Classic will air the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" LIVE on Monday, March 12 at 8:30 PM/ET. Music fans will get to see and hear Van Halen, R.E.M., Patti Smith, The Ronettes, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five get inducted into this esteemed musical institution as the action and music unfolds.

For the first time, this year's induction ceremony will be telecast live from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on VH1 Classic and MHD: MTV Networks' high-definition music channel on Monday, March 12 at 8:30 PM/ET. In addition, a speci...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2006 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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Joan Osborne To Release "Pretty Little Stranger," Nov. 14

November 7th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Joan Osborne
Recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy winner, Steve Buckingham, "Pretty Little Stranger" highlights the soulful sound of Joan Osborne with elements of country blues and Americana. This 12 song collection features six original tunes written by Joan including the first single, "Who Divided", "Shake That Devil", "After Jane" and the title track and also compositions by Kris Kristofferson ("Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends"), Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter ("Brokedown Palace") and Patty Griffin ("What You Are").

Joan stated, "I would call this my version of a country record -- ...
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"James Taylor: A MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute" DVD To Be Released On October 3

September 28th, 2006 11:52am EDT
James Taylor
During the 2006 Grammy week in Los Angeles, MusiCares brought together a group of legendary artists to pay tribute to James Taylor and his famous works at their annual Person of the Year gala. The event honored Taylor for his outstanding contributions to the world of music and for his exemplary philanthropic efforts. The amazing lineup featured Taylor's friends and contemporaries performing great songs from his catalogue of music. The highlights of this exclusive music industry evening - from The Dixie Chicks performing "Shower the People" and Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Sheryl Crow jo...
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Robert Randolph and the Family Band's "Colorblind" Hits Stores Sept. 25; Listen To "The Thrill Of It"

September 6th, 2006 1:22pm EDT
Robert Randolph
"We wanted to take our time and find ourselves," says Robert Randolph. "Find out what was really inside of me and the band and bring that out. Really try to come up with the best songs, dig deep within, and let all of the experiences that we have had in the last three years come out in the music."

With Colorblind, Randolph and the Family Band have taken the difficult leap from being great performing artists to being great recording artists. Since emerging from a House of God church in Orange, New Jersey steeped in the "sacred steel" tradition, Randolph's astonishing pedal steel playing...
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Bruce Hornsby Releases 5-Disc Box Set

August 2nd, 2006 11:05am EDT
Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough debut album with the 5-disc box set, “Intersections 1985-2005.” The collection arrives as Bruce Hornsby and his band The Noisemakers are in the midst of their 2006 summer U.S. tour.

The career-spanning collection, comprising four CDs (totaling 53 tracks, 26 of them previously unreleased on CD) and one DVD (with 23 clips, 21 of them previously unreleased on DVD), arrived in stores July 25. “Bruce Hornsby: Intersections 1985-2005” includes a full-color booklet, spiced up by Hornsby's provocative and witty track-by-trac...
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India.Arie Returns June 27 With "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship;" Listen To First Single Right Here

April 6th, 2006 11:06am EDT
india.arie
Nominated 11 times for Grammys within two short years, India.Arie came onto the national music scene in 2001 with her Motown Records debut Acoustic Soul and then followed up in 2002 with her sophomore CD Voyage To India. Both CDs have sold over 6 million copies worldwide and have helped Ms. Arie garner numerous awards including 2 Grammys and 3 NAACP Image Awards, along with awards from BET, Billboard Music, Radio Music, MTV, VH1 Vogue Fashion, Essence Magazine and others.

She has received critical acclaim from USA Today to VIBE Magazine, Entertainment Weekly to People Magazine. A voice...
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Grammy Awards To Honor New Orleans

February 8th, 2006 11:19am EST
Dr. John
Organizers of tonight's Grammy Awards are planning a tribute to devastated New Orleans by inviting locals Allen Toussaint and Dr. John to jam with Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen. Bonnie Raitt, U2's The Edge and soul legend Sam Moore will complete the one-off supergroup, which will perform at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

Recording Academy president Neil Portnow says, "The ceremony wouldn't be complete if we didn't take this unique opportunity to pay homage to a region with such rich musical history and culture."

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Paul McCartney To Perform At Grammys; More Presenters Added

February 2nd, 2006 10:13am EST
Paul McCartney
Thirteen-time Grammy winner Paul McCartney will perform for the first time in the history of the Grammy telecast during the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. Comedian/talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres—a past Grammy nominee and host—will introduce the McCartney performance. Others added to present include seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, Grammy-winning singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt, and actress/singer/songwriter Jennifer Love Hewitt.

McCartney is up for three Grammys: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (click for review) and Best ...
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Initial 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival Line-Up Includes Radiohead, Beck, Phil Lesh & More

February 1st, 2006 10:59am EST
Beck
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The fifth annual three-day camping and music festival will be held on June 16-18, 2006, on the same 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Major acts this year include Radiohead, Beck, Tom Petty and Phil Lesh. A list of confirmed acts follows, with more to be announced in the weeks ahead to round out the festival's 80-plus acts.

Radiohead

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Phil Lesh & Friends

Beck

Elvis Costello & the Impo...
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James Taylor To Be Honored As Person of the Year

January 23rd, 2006 2:53pm EST
James Taylor
An exceptional group of legendary music talents will honor multi-Grammy-winning singer/songwriter James Taylor as the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year in a gala tribute on Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The evening will laud Taylor for his extraordinary musical achievements and his philanthropic commitment to arts, environmental and humanitarian causes, and will feature a special concert by music luminaries including: India.Arie, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, The Dixie Chicks, Dr. John, Carole King, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Sim...
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Charlize Theron, Oprah, Luke Wilson & More on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

November 30th, 2005 9:50am EST
Charlize Theron
Coming up on The Late Show With David Letterman:

Nov. 30: Actress Charlize Theron; New York Times columnist/author Maureen Dowd

Dec. 1: Oprah Winfrey; musical guest Bonnie Raitt

Dec. 2: Actor Luke Wilson; rodeo champion Billy Etbauer

Dec. 5: Actor Billy Crystal; musical guest Ryan Adams

Dec. 6: Madonna; musical guest Melissa Etheridge

Dec. 7: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones; musical guests Antony & the Johnsons

Dec. 8: Actress Jennifer Aniston; musical guest 50 Cent

Dec. 9: Kid Scientists; actor John Cusack; musical guest Brad Paisley

Dec. 12: Act...
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Star-Studded Benefit CD for Hurricane Relief To Drop Nov. 22

November 15th, 2005 2:21pm EST
Hurricane Relief
Responding to the overwhelming outpouring of support from musicians, writers and producers, EMI Group, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the addition of new artists and songs to complete the double CD multi-artist benefit album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. The collection will feature new recordings and classic cuts from more than 80 artists and 35 songs, spanning a variety of generations and genres, and will be released N...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2005 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to Ozzy Osbourne offspring Jack Osbourne (1985), Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor, über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Gretchen Mol (1973), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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