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The Beastie Boys To Be Subject Of New Photo Exhibit

4/9/2012 2:16pm EDT
Beastie Boys
Rare images of pioneering rap group the Beastie Boys are set to go on display to celebrate the stars' upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Beastie Boys' Mike D, Adam 'MCA' Yauch and Ad-Rock will cement their place in the famed Cleveland, Ohio museum on Saturday and to celebrate the honor, a special three-part Kings of Rock photo exhibit will be staged at hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons' Rush Arts Gallery in New York this week .

The first gallery show will feature iconic pictures of the stars taken by Sunny Bak in the 1980s, while photographer Talib Haqq will display...

The Gossip Present 'Music For Men', In Stores October 6

7/4/2009 8:24pm EDT
The Gossip Beth Ditto Music For Men
DIY post punk-rock trio The Gossip's first major label offering of new material, "Music For Men", hits stores Tuesday October 6, 2009. The album will be available earlier via all digital service providers in the U.S. on June 23, 2009. Recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA, Music For Men was produced by multi Grammy Award winner Rick Rubin.

Music For Men finds Gossip taking drummer Hanna Billie's pulsating rhythms and guitarist Brace Paine's raucous whaling to a whole new level. Syncopated beats, punk rock attitude, dance energy and ominous bass thumps provide the perfect canvas ...

The Avett Brothers Ready 48-Show North American Tour

4/20/2009 7:04pm EDT
The Avett Brothers
Coming off a set of highly acclaimed shows at SxSW, North Carolina based rock band The Avett Brothers gear up to begin their cross country tour starting April 16th in Indianapolis and wrapping on July 25th in Myrtle Beach. This 48 show schedule includes 8 supporting dates with the Dave Matthews Band and one with Widespread Panic. The Brothers will also be stopping at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Sasquatch! Music Festival, and the Forecastle Festival.

Having played over 200 shows in the last year, the Brothers have long since perfected the art of live performance. Thei...

The Avett Brothers To Tour With Dave Matthews Band

1/25/2009 1:00pm EST
The Avett Brothers
North Carolina based rock band The Avett Brothers have been tapped to support Dave Matthews Band on select dates this coming Spring. The Avett Brothers join the tour from April 22, in Raleigh, NC through May 6, in Phoenix, AZ. The Avett Brothers have built up an impressive and loyal fan base with constant touring. This prolific band are renowned for their high energy live shows and incredible mix of eclectic musical styles. Last year alone The Avett Brothers played upwards of 150 shows, including notable appearances at Bonnaroo and MerleFest. On July 26, 2008 The Avett Brothers played ...

Metallica Drops New Single; 'Death Magnetic' Out Sept. 12

8/21/2008 11:57pm EDT
Metallica have just released the first single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic. The epic track is entitled "The Day That Never Comes" and it's now available through iTunes. The band recently filmed a video for the track with Danish film director Thomas Vinterberg, which is set to premiere soon. Check out the track, which is now streaming on Metallica.com.

News about Death Magnetic has been flowing out of Metallica's camp via the band's official website (www.metallica.com) and a brand-new site, missionmetallica.com, which offers users a unique, ground-breaking look-in on the mak...

Abbey Road Bosses Overturn Oasis 'Ban'

7/23/2008 2:58pm EDT
A bag of cash helped Oasis overturn a ban from bosses of fabled London studios Abbey Road - and steal recording space from U2. Rocker Noel Gallagher has revealed he and his bandmates were told they'd no longer be welcome at the studios after turning them into late-night party spaces during the recording of Be Here Now.

Gallagher admits the rockers had upset Abbey Road bosses by "blasting out Beatles records at four in the morning" and "doing loads of drugs" there.

But when he decided to record Oasis' new album, Dig Out Your Soul (Due Oct. 6), at the former home of the Fab Four, he...

Neil Diamond Joins 'American Idol' Tonight

4/29/2008 3:51pm EDT
Neil Diamond
Legendary recording artist and American icon Neil Diamond will be appearing on American Idol and Jimmy Kimmel Live this week in support of his new album, Home Before Dark. Home Before Dark, produced by Rick Rubin, will be released on Columbia Records on May 6.

Neil Diamond will appear as a mentor to the remaining five contestants on American Idol on Tuesday April 29 and Wednesday, April 30. The idols will be singing Neil Diamond’s songs on April 29, where Diamond will also appear in pre-recorded segments giving the contestants guidance and advice on their song choices and interpretati...

Neil Diamond To Launch 37-City North American Tour Beginning July 19; New CD Out May 6

4/18/2008 5:30pm EDT
Neil Diamond
To the delight of his millions of fans, legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond will return to concert stages this summer for a 37-city North American tour, it was announced by AEG Live.

Tickets for the North American tour, scheduled to kick off July 19th in St. Paul, Minnesota, will go on sale in select markets beginning Monday, April 28th. The North American leg follows a series of European dates starting May 24th in Rotterdam, with new dates recently added to accommodate an overwhelming demand for tickets. More information on the U.S. tour is available on www.nei...

Jared Foles: Guitarist, Music Producer & Engineer Extraordinaire

1/25/2008 10:55am EST
Jared Foles
Across the Brooklyn Bridge with your back facing Manhattan there is a rich history of artistic individuals who range from musicians to performing artists. Brewing in Brooklyn is a pool of talented hopefuls with an invaluable appeal.

Kings County native Jared Foles takes pride in representing his home borough. The Bed-Stuy-raised lead guitarist of rock group Shrine for the Black Madonna found his musical roots at the young age of five. However, once his adolescent years kicked in that musical appreciation took a back seat as sports and those typical things that teenagers do during those...

'Runnin' Down A Dream' Chronicles The Early Years Of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

10/11/2007 8:04pm EDT
The remarkable early years of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and all that would follow are at the center of a new documentary by legendary director Peter Boganovich (The Last Picture Show) entitled Runnin' Down A Dream.

The film focuses not only on the Heartbreakers' inspiring ride to the top but the story of what they did when they got there, as artists, as a band and as people. Bogdanovich's film explores many of the underlying reasons for the band's unmatched capacity not only to endure but to thrive. Gritty, exuberant, infectious: Runnin' Down A Dream tells the Heartbreakers' stor...

Rick Rubin Joins Columbia

5/15/2007 3:42pm EDT
Revered music producer Rick Rubin has confirmed he's taking a leading role at record label Columbia. The company issued a statement yesterday revealing the Def Jam Records co-founder has been hired and will play a major part in the music group's immediate future.

His exact role has not been revealed, but the official line is he will "form a dynamic and creative executive partnership" with Columbia chairman Steve Barnett.

Justin Timberlake Announces Special Guests On 'Futuresex/Loveshow' World Tour

5/8/2007 10:00pm EDT
Jive recording artist Justin Timberlake adds special guests to his 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow. Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, and Kenna have been chosen to open on specific European dates of the wildly popular and critically well received 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow, which kicked off April 24 in Belfast, Ireland.

The 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow, which already includes an exceptional performance by mega-producer Timbaland, adds Kenna as the first of three special guests on May 8th in Birmingham. Kenna who arrived on the music scene with the highly praised album, New Sacred Cow, will open for Justin...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Video Directed By Chris Rock

3/13/2007 3:36pm EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have teamed up with actor/comedian Chris Rock on the video for "Hump de Bump" -- the upcoming fourth U.S. single from the band's multiple-Grammy winning, double-platinum album "Stadium Arcadium." Rock directed the clip, which was shot on the Los Angeles set of the comedian's CW show "Everybody Hates Chris." The video will debut on MTV's TRL on March 14th and be available online as well, and will be available via digital retailers on March 20th.

The pairing was hatched one night when Rock, a longtime friend of Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis, was having ...

Linkin Park Reveal New Album Title and Release Date

3/7/2007 9:17am EST
Linkin Park
The rumors about Linkin Park's third studio album were finally answered, with the announcement that the record, titled "Minutes to Midnight," will hit stores May 15th on Warner Bros. Records/Machine Shop Recordings. Co-produced by Mike Shinoda and 2007 Grammy Producer of The Year, Rick Rubin (U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run-D.M.C.), "Minutes to Midnight" was recorded at the infamous Mansion at Laurel Canyon and is already being touted by critics who have heard it as the band's best and most important work to date.

The first single, "What I've Done," will be released worldwide April 2, 2...

Dixie Chicks Win Most Grammy Awards; Full Winners List

2/12/2007 10:37am EST
Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks were the big winners at the Grammy Awards, scooping five awards. The country band fought off stiff competition from the likes of Justin Timberlake, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mary J. Blige to win the prizes for album, song and record of the year as well as best country album and best group country performance. Full Winners List Below!

Lead singer, Natalie Maines, said: "I, for the first time in my life, am speechless."

Mary J. Blige, who received eight nominations cried as she accepted her award for best R'n'B album for Breakthrough. She said: "This is the fir...

Mary J. Blige Leads Grammy Nominations

12/7/2006 1:20pm EST
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige tops the Grammy nominations list with eight; while Red Hot Chili Peppers garner six; James Blunt, the Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Danger Mouse, Prince, Rick Rubin, will.i.am and John Williams each earn five nods. Beyoncé, Bryan-Michael Cox, Gnarls Barkley, Israel Houghton, T.I. and Justin Timberlake receive four each.

Nominations for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a year in which multiple genres were represented in top categories, new up-and-comers were nominated alongside established artists and a diverse array of producers and other creative professionals garnered...

Justin Timberlake Kicks Of 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow World Tour Jan. 8

10/17/2006 4:44pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Jive recording artist Justin Timberlake’s upcoming 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow, is scheduled to kick off in San Diego, CA on January 8, 2007. The 34 date North American leg of the worldwide tour will be promoted by AEG Live and will include special guest Pink.

Following up on his sold out and critically well received SexyBack Live Listening Sessions where he introduced the #1 album FutureSex/LoveSounds; Justin Timberlake is gearing up to return to arenas in North America and around the world. Justin Timberlake accompanied by a 14 piece band and back up dancers will perform in the round...

Shakira Dominates Latin Grammy Award Nominations

9/26/2006 1:02pm EDT
The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations were announced today, and Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira led the nominations with five. Shakira's five nominations include: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "La Tortura," and Album Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Fijación Oral Vol. 1.

Ricardo Arjona, Gustavo Cerati and Julieta Venegas garner four apiece; Calle 13, Chayanne, Gustavo Celis, Fonseca, Cachorro López, and Joan Sebastian are among those who earned three nods each.

Cabas, Café Tacuba, Diego El Cigala, Alejandra Gu...

Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" Hits Digital Download Sites August 22; Check It Out Here

8/9/2006 12:56pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Jive Recording artist Justin Timberlake will release FutureSex/LoveSounds, the follow-up to his 7 million worldwide debut release Justified, on September 12.

The album's first single, "SexyBack," is burning up radio. The song is the #1 most requested song at both Z100 in New York and KISS in Los Angeles 4 weeks in a row and has gotten top 10 radio airplay across the country. In addition, the video for "SexyBack" has been #1 at TRL for several weeks. "SexyBack" was co-written and co-produced by Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Nate Hills.

Justin kicked off an international promoti...