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  • Lou Reed's Memorial Lets the Music Speak for Itself

    Lou Reed's Memorial Lets the Music Speak for Itself | ARTICLE

    New York City always loomed large in the works of the late Lou Reed. So it was only appropriate that New Yorkers paid their respects to the legend, who died on October 27th, at a public memorial...

    November 14, 2013 5:35 PM ET
  • Gary Numan Overcomes 'Panic' to Cut New Album

    Gary Numan Overcomes 'Panic' to Cut New Album | ARTICLE

    You could hardly fault British electropop artist Gary Numan for being seven years late with his new album Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind). Originally that record was supposed to released soon after his 2006 album Jagged,...

    October 14, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • 'CBGB' Movie Features 65 Songs, Sting's Daughter as Patti Smith

    'CBGB' Movie Features 65 Songs, Sting's Daughter as Patti Smith | ARTICLE

    The famed downtown New York City music venue CBGB has been closed for seven years now, but its legacy lives on through the many iconic and enduring punk and New Wave acts who got their start there...

    October 4, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Bono, Aretha, Alicia Keys Sing Praises of Muscle Shoals

    Bono, Aretha, Alicia Keys Sing Praises of Muscle Shoals | ARTICLE

    By geography alone, the city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama is small (population 13,000) compared to New York, Los Angeles, Detroit or Nashville. Musically, however, it has a rich history that rivals those cities. Especially during the Sixties...

    September 26, 2013 2:10 PM ET
  • Ray Charles Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp

    Ray Charles Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp | ARTICLE

    Music legend Ray Charles is getting another accolade. The United States Postal Service is honoring the late singer with a commemorative stamp to be released on Monday, as part of its Music Icons series that had previously...

    September 22, 2013 6:30 PM ET
  • Rush Featured on New Canadian Stamp

    Rush Featured on New Canadian Stamp | ARTICLE

    Rush, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, will be commended once again for their contributions to music – this time at Canadian post offices. The legendary power trio is...

    July 19, 2013 11:40 AM ET
  • Rufus and Martha Wainwright Mount Benefit Honoring Kate McGarrigle

    Rufus and Martha Wainwright Mount Benefit Honoring Kate McGarrigle | ARTICLE

    Since the passing of Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle – one-half of the famous musical sister act with Anna McGarrigle – her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright have continued to honor their mother's music and...

    June 27, 2013 12:15 PM ET
  • Big Star's Story Comes to the Big Screen

    Big Star's Story Comes to the Big Screen | ARTICLE

    In the new film Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, about the legendary Seventies Memphis rock group, writer Ross Johnson sums up the story of Big Star as "pain transformed into beauty." Throughout their history, Big...

    June 25, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Eighties Synthpop Act Visage to Release First New LP in Nearly 30 Years

    Eighties Synthpop Act Visage to Release First New LP in Nearly 30 Years | ARTICLE

    When Steve Strange, the lead singer of the early Eighties British synthpop group Visage, attended the premiere of the recent David Bowie exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, he received a phone call put through...

    May 16, 2013 1:25 PM ET
  • Q&A: Peter Hook's Joy Division Book, Feuding with New Order

    Q&A: Peter Hook's Joy Division Book, Feuding with New Order | ARTICLE

    More than 30 years after the suicide of their compelling lead singer, Ian Curtis, and their transformation into New Order, the Manchester post-punk band Joy Division continues to grow in legend. Now adding to their legacy...

    January 31, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • John Cale, Yeasayer, Sharon Van Etten Celebrate the Music of Nico

    John Cale, Yeasayer, Sharon Van Etten Celebrate the Music of Nico | ARTICLE

    In the liner notes for the Velvet Underground boxed set Peel Slowly and See, John Cale said of his former Velvets bandmate Nico that "part of her modus operandi was being misunderstood, having this very...

    January 17, 2013 11:40 AM ET
  • Patti Smith Salutes Andy Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Patti Smith Salutes Andy Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | ARTICLE

    Andy Warhol has figured prominently in Patti Smith’s life, particularly through her friendship with another artist, the late Robert Mapplethorpe. In her 2010 book Just Kids, Smith recalled how much Warhol was an inspiration to...

    September 29, 2012 11:20 AM ET
  • Erasure's Bell Goes Solo

    Erasure's Bell Goes Solo | ARTICLE

    After twenty years as the vocalist of the British pop act Erasure, Andy Bell is making his solo debut. His recently released album, Electric Blue, transforms the melodic synth pop Bell forged with Erasure in the Eighties...

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Bon Jovi Rock New York

    Bon Jovi Rock New York | ARTICLE

    "This is probably the smallest thing we did since dinner last night at my place," joked Jon Bon Jovi Monday night, referring to the intimate confines of the Nokia Theater Times Square in New York City. His...

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Big Star Travel "Space"

    Big Star Travel "Space" | ARTICLE

    Power pop legends Big Star are set to release In Space, their first studio album in three decades, on September 27th. The album features original members singer/guitarist Alex Chilton and drummer Jody Stephens joined by guitarist Jon...

    August 1, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Foreigner Get a Makeover

    Foreigner Get a Makeover | ARTICLE

    Guitarist Mick Jones is bringing Foreigner back to the stage this summer with a new lineup. Joining Jones -- the band's only original member -- are drummer Jason Bonham, keyboardist Jeff Jacobs, bassist Jeff Pilson, saxophonist/guitarist Tom...

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Nick Mason Goes Inside Floyd

    Nick Mason Goes Inside Floyd | ARTICLE

    Pink Floyd are not calling it quits just yet, according to longtime drummer Nick Mason. Although the group has not released any new material or toured in eleven years -- with its guitarist-turned-frontman David Gilmour currently...

    April 1, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Gang of Four Return

    Gang of Four Return | ARTICLE

    Gang of Four, one of the most influential late-Seventies post-punk groups, are set to play their first shows with their original line-up in over twenty years. Known for their politicized punk-and-funk sound, the Brits will perform five...

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Queen Lead AIDS Concert

    Queen Lead AIDS Concert | ARTICLE

    Rock band Queen, who recently reunited with Bad Company's Paul Rodgers at the helm, are set to perform at the second 46664 benefit concert in South Africa on March 19th. Spearheaded by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the...

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Horn Brings Back Buggles

    Horn Brings Back Buggles | ARTICLE

    Trevor Horn is one of pop music's most successful record producers. Formerly the singer for electropop duo the Buggles (known for 1979's "Video Killed the Radio Star," the first video aired by MTV) and then Yes in...

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
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