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  • Randy Travis Released From Hospital

    Randy Travis Released From Hospital | ARTICLE

    Country singer Randy Travis has been released from Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas, where he had been in critical condition since he was admitted on July 7th. Travis, 54, has been transferred to a physical...

    August 1, 2013 8:10 AM ET
  • Bearded 'Hillbilly' Dances With Raccoon

    Bearded 'Hillbilly' Dances With Raccoon | VIDEO

    It's easy dancing to Aretha Franklin. Jake and Elwood did it in The Blues Brothers. Irish soul fans did it in The Commitments. Now this bearded guy in overalls is doing it – with a raccoon....

    July 31, 2013 2:00 PM ET
  • Bradley Manning Hollywood Drama Planned

    Bradley Manning Hollywood Drama Planned | ARTICLE

    A Hollywood drama about whistleblower Bradley Manning is already in the works: Variety reports that Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney and producer Marc Shmuger are seeking writers to adapt Denver Nicks' book Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks...

    July 31, 2013 8:20 AM ET
  • Lumineers Play Two Songs on 'Colbert'

    Lumineers Play Two Songs on 'Colbert' | VIDEO

    The Lumineers injected a rootsy feel into last night's Colbert Report with a pair of performances and an interview segment that found the band talking about moving from Brooklyn to Denver (financial reasons, Wesley Schultz...

    July 30, 2013 8:10 AM ET
  • Kanye West Charity Offers Studio Time to Chicago Youths

    Kanye West Charity Offers Studio Time to Chicago Youths | ARTICLE

    A charity co-founded by Kanye West is working with a local Chicago church to offer a free music training program to at-risk youth on the city's South Side. Donda's House, named for West's late mother, and...

    July 29, 2013 8:40 AM ET
  • Nick Lowe Readies First Holiday Album for Fall Release

    Nick Lowe Readies First Holiday Album for Fall Release | ARTICLE

    A sweltering July seems like a contrarian time to preview a holiday album, but that's not stopping Nick Lowe: the veteran rock & roller today is streaming Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family for...

    July 25, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Jason Isbell Plays New Tune on 'Letterman'

    Jason Isbell Plays New Tune on 'Letterman' | VIDEO

    Jason Isbell is riding a wave of acclaim for his latest album, Southeastern, that brought him last night to the Late Show With David Letterman, where the Alabama singer and songwriter performed the new song "Stockholm."...

    July 24, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Sacha Baron Cohen Drops Out of Freddie Mercury Biopic

    Sacha Baron Cohen Drops Out of Freddie Mercury Biopic | ARTICLE

    Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped out of a planned biopic on Freddie Mercury over creative differences with the surviving members of Queen, the late singer's band.  Deadline reports that the band, which has script...

    July 23, 2013 8:10 AM ET
  • Kanye West Posts Completed 'Black Skinhead' Video

    Kanye West Posts Completed 'Black Skinhead' Video | ARTICLE

    Now there's an official version. Kanye West this morning posted a link to a completed video for "Black Skinhead," the lead single from his new album Yeezus. An unfinished clip (stylized as "BLKKK SKKKN") was posted...

    July 22, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'American Skin (41 Shots)' to Trayvon Martin

    Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'American Skin (41 Shots)' to Trayvon Martin | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen yesterday dedicated a performance of "American Skin (41 Shots)" to Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen slain by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012. Zimmerman was acquitted last weekend of murder and manslaughter charges...

    July 17, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • David Bowie Marks 'Valentine's Day'

    David Bowie Marks 'Valentine's Day' | VIDEO

    After a string of previous videos found David Bowie wandering alone through old haunts, confronting a version of his younger self with...

    July 16, 2013 7:30 AM ET
  • Lou Reed Released From Hospital

    Lou Reed Released From Hospital | ARTICLE

    Lou Reed was treated for dehydration at a Long Island emergency room over the weekend and released. It was the rocker's latest trip to the hospital, coming less than two months after Reed underwent a

    July 2, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Pixies Add New Bassist Kim Shattuck

    Pixies Add New Bassist Kim Shattuck | ARTICLE

    From one Kim to another: Kim Shattuck will join the Pixies on bass and backing vocals on an upcoming European tour, the band announced online this morning. She replaces original bassist Kim Deal, who...

    July 1, 2013 8:15 AM ET
  • Pixies Release New Song 'Bagboy'

    Pixies Release New Song 'Bagboy' | VIDEO

    Long-simmering rumors of a new Pixies album got a boost today when the band posted "Bagboy," its first new song since 2004, just two weeks after announcing the departure of bassist Kim Deal.  Rather than dribbling...

    June 28, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Bob Dylan, Justin Timberlake Appear on 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtrack

    Bob Dylan, Justin Timberlake Appear on 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtrack | ARTICLE

    It only makes sense that a movie about a folk singer would include a soundtrack album, and the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis will get one late this summer. The soundtrack features songs by Bob Dylan...

    June 27, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act | ARTICLE

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act this morning, and ruled in a separate decision that opponents of same-sex marriage in California don't have the legal standing to challenge a lower court's ruling...

    June 26, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Alan Myers, Devo Drummer on 'Whip It,' Dead at 58

    Alan Myers, Devo Drummer on 'Whip It,' Dead at 58 | ARTICLE

    Alan Myers, Devo's drummer during their period of greatest success, died Monday of stomach cancer. He was 58. Myers' death was first reported on Facebook by his friend Ralph Carney, a jazz musician who knew...

    June 26, 2013 9:10 AM ET
  • Iron and Wine Perform on 'Kimmel'

    Iron and Wine Perform on 'Kimmel' | VIDEO

    There was a time when Iron and Wine consisted solely of singer and guitarist Sam Beam, but the group has grown into a full-band ensemble complete with horns, strings and backing singers, all of whom crowded onto...

    June 25, 2013 8:35 AM ET
  • Wilco Anchor Solid Sound With Covers: Listen

    Wilco Anchor Solid Sound With Covers: Listen | ARTICLE

    Although festivals necessarily operate according to a formula, Wilco's are never formulaic. Back to anchor their own Solid Sound Festival for the third time at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in the Berkshires town of...

    June 24, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'Born to Run' to James Gandolfini

    Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'Born to Run' to James Gandolfini | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen performed the entire Born to Run album in England last night in tribute to James Gandolfini, the Sopranos star who died Wednesday of a heart attack while vacationing in Italy.

    June 21, 2013 8:15 AM ET
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