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  • The Section: Knights of Soft Rock

    The Section: Knights of Soft Rock | ARTICLE

    By 1979, guitarist Waddy Wachtel thought he'd seen everything. He had shown up for morning studio sessions to find Warren Zevon already wasted;...

    April 11, 2013 12:05 PM ET
  • The National Channel Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan on New Album

    The National Channel Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan on New Album | ARTICLE

    In retrospect, the National probably shouldn't have tried to start recording their sixth album on the night Hurricane Sandy hit New York. The band had just settled into the Clubhouse studio – where it planned to live...

    April 11, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Psylodelic' Museum Unearths Hippie Artifacts From Woodstock Era

    'Psylodelic' Museum Unearths Hippie Artifacts From Woodstock Era | ARTICLE

    A Haight-Ashbury Museum of Psychedelic Art and History is in development in San Francisco, but former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen has beaten them to the idea. In June, Kaukonen will officially open...

    April 9, 2013 1:15 PM ET
  • Six Things You Didn't Know About Clive Davis

    Six Things You Didn't Know About Clive Davis | ARTICLE

    It's taken almost four decades, but Clive Davis – former head of Columbia, Arista and J Records, now chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment – has written a sequel to his 1975 memoir. The Soundtrack of...

    March 4, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • They All Played For Us

    They All Played For Us | ALBUM REVIEW

    Call it the Coachella of the folk posse. Early last year, the indie Arhoolie label, longtime champions of every genre of American roots music, threw itself a fiftieth anniversary bash, captured on these four animated discs. The...

    February 26, 2013 10:55 AM ET
  • Q&A: Clive Davis on Whitney, Aretha and Spat With Kelly Clarkson

    Q&A: Clive Davis on Whitney, Aretha and Spat With Kelly Clarkson | ARTICLE

    At 80, Clive Davis, the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment, isn't close to his last dance. The longtime record executive – who headed Columbia, Arista and J during his storied career, working with everyone from...

    February 20, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • Clive Davis Comes Out in New Memoir

    Clive Davis Comes Out in New Memoir | ARTICLE

    Clive Davis' new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, is full of inside stories from throughout his famed career. But the biggest revelation is a personal one: For the first time, the 80-year-old record executive discusses his...

    February 19, 2013 12:05 AM ET
  • Black Sabbath's Dark, Twisted Resurrection

    Black Sabbath's Dark, Twisted Resurrection | ARTICLE

    It's a sunny January day in Los Angeles, but as you'd expect, Black Sabbath's world is looking pretty dark. Guitarist Tony Iommi is back home in England being treated for the lymphoma cancer he was...

    February 10, 2013 12:00 AM ET
  • MGMT Get Even Wilder on Synth-Heavy Third Album

    MGMT Get Even Wilder on Synth-Heavy Third Album | ARTICLE

    For the better part of the past year, MGMT have been holed up at a woodsy cabin outside Buffalo, New York, that resembles a Rube Goldberg version of a recording studio: Nearly every corner of every...

    January 29, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • Rare Paul McCartney Recording of 'A World Without Love' Surfaces

    Rare Paul McCartney Recording of 'A World Without Love' Surfaces | ARTICLE

    To the small but growing list of rare Beatles tapes that unexpectedly pop up, add one more: Paul McCartney's solo performance of "A World Without Love," the debut 1964 single by Peter and Gordon that...

    January 18, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • James Brown Biopic Set to Begin Casting Soon

    James Brown Biopic Set to Begin Casting Soon | ARTICLE

    Authorized biopics of legendary musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain are stuck in various stages of development, but another music film long in gestation – dramatizing the bumpy life and times of James...

    January 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Survival of the Fittest in the New Music Industry

    Survival of the Fittest in the New Music Industry | ARTICLE

    As they prepared to record their new album, Not Your Kind of People, Garbage received a crash course in the new realities of the music business. Having parted ways with Geffen, their former home, the band...

    November 8, 2012 3:50 PM ET
  • George McGovern Dead at 90

    George McGovern Dead at 90 | ARTICLE

    George McGovern, the longtime anti-war congressman from South Dakota who notoriously suffered a devastating loss to Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential campaign, died early Sunday morning at the age of 90. McGovern had suffered a head injury...

    October 21, 2012 8:35 AM ET
  • Songwriter J.D. Souther Stumbles Into His Role in 'Nashville'

    Songwriter J.D. Souther Stumbles Into His Role in 'Nashville' | ARTICLE

    It's not every actor who receives a "good job" email from Don Henley after his TV series premieres, but J.D. Souther isn't your typical thespian. Sharp-eyed music fans may have done a double take when they saw...

    October 18, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • The Triumph of Adele

    The Triumph of Adele | ARTICLE

    I wanna do something mean!" said Adele. It was the day after the 2010 Grammys; she hadn't been up for any awards the...

    October 11, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • Adam Yauch Design Leads All-Star Skateboard Auction

    Adam Yauch Design Leads All-Star Skateboard Auction | ARTICLE

    Two months before he passed away, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch paid tribute to one of his favorite pastimes: skateboarding. At the request of skate legend Bucky Lasek, Yauch – an avid skater since he was in...

    September 20, 2012 3:25 PM ET
  • Journey, Kid Rock and More Set to Play Republican National Convention

    Journey, Kid Rock and More Set to Play Republican National Convention | ARTICLE

    Lynyrd Skynyrd's scheduled concert at this week's Republican National Convention – originally planned for Sunday night at Tampa's Liberty Plaza – may have been canceled thanks to Hurricane Isaac. But to the surprise of anyone who...

    August 27, 2012 12:25 PM ET
  • No Doubt's Tony Kanal on New Album: 'We Always Knew It Was Going to Happen'

    No Doubt's Tony Kanal on New Album: 'We Always Knew It Was Going to Happen' | ARTICLE

    Most albums aren't recorded overnight; just ask Steely Dan or Bruce Springsteen. However, No Doubt's upcoming Push and Shove, out September 25th, is one of the longest-gestating pop albums in recent memory. According to...

    August 22, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • No Doubt, 'Push and Shove' (9/25)

    No Doubt, 'Push and Shove' (9/25) | LIST ENTRY

    The creation of No Doubt's first album since 2001 wasn't easy – but after four years of hard work, they've finally completed this upbeat set of reggae grooves, Eighties-style synth-pop jams and at least one mega...

    August 20, 2012 3:17 PM ET
  • Aerosmith Tap Johnny Depp, Carrie Underwood for 'Another Dimension'

    Aerosmith Tap Johnny Depp, Carrie Underwood for 'Another Dimension' | ARTICLE

    To the sound of a collective "whew" from fans, Aerosmith are – to quote one of their vintage song titles – back in the saddle. Just over two weeks ago, Steven Tyler announced he was

    July 30, 2012 12:10 PM ET
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