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  • 'High Hopes' Songwriter Tim Scott Explains His Springsteen Connection

    'High Hopes' Songwriter Tim Scott Explains His Springsteen Connection | ARTICLE

    Yesterday, veteran songwriter Tim Scott learned that Bruce Springsteen has cut a song of his, "High Hopes," for the second time. He found out through his manager, who saw the news on Twitter. Springsteen recorded the...

    November 20, 2013 1:45 PM ET
  • Gary Clark Jr. Does His 'Thang'

    Gary Clark Jr. Does His 'Thang' | VIDEO

    The backdrop for the Guitar Center Sessions is a high wall of guitars, of course, and it couldn't be more fitting for Gary Clark Jr. The Austinite, who will appear on the DirecTV program Friday at 9...

    November 20, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Elton John Hits the Road With the Hits

    Elton John Hits the Road With the Hits | ARTICLE

    For a minute there, Elton John was worried. "I'm freaking out up here," he said midway through his tour-opening set on Friday in Bridgeport, Connecticut. "I'm losing my voice."   But you wouldn't know it by the...

    November 9, 2013 10:05 AM ET
  • 'Treme' Set to Return for Final Episodes

    'Treme' Set to Return for Final Episodes | ARTICLE

    The award-winning HBO series Treme will kick off its final run of five episodes beginning December 1st on HBO. The new mini-season will pick up in November 2008 with the historic election of President Barack Obama and...

    November 5, 2013 2:45 PM ET
  • Nas Introduces Harvard Fellowship

    Nas Introduces Harvard Fellowship | ARTICLE

    When Henry Louis Gates emailed Nas to ask him to lend his name to a new fellowship at Harvard's Hiphop Archive, the rapper replied yes "in a nanosecond," said the professor. A decade ago, he might have...

    October 31, 2013 4:40 PM ET
  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Johnny Cash

    10 Things You Didn't Know About Johnny Cash | ARTICLE

    Ten years after his death, the Johnny Cash legend still looms large: from Sun Records and Folsom Prison to Rick Rubin, from "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire" to "A Boy Named Sue," from...

    October 31, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Elvis Costello Named Honorary Doctor of Music

    Elvis Costello Named Honorary Doctor of Music | ARTICLE

    As if he hadn't already proved it countless times with his surgically precise songwriting and the healing power of his gift for melody, Elvis Costello can now call himself a doctor of music. On Friday, the...

    October 26, 2013 10:30 AM ET
  • Paul McCartney Defends Miley Cyrus: 'What's Everyone Shouting About?'

    Paul McCartney Defends Miley Cyrus: 'What's Everyone Shouting About?' | ARTICLE

    Paul McCartney says he doesn't understand all the fuss over Miley Cyrus' suggestive stage show at the MTV VMAs. "C'mon, we've seen worse than that!" the former Beatle told Sky News while promoting his latest album,...

    October 14, 2013 2:15 PM ET
  • The Real CBGB Is Ready for Its Closeup

    The Real CBGB Is Ready for Its Closeup | ARTICLE

    Any feature film based on the life of the legendary punk club CBGB was bound to face gobs of scrutiny. But at least two of the club's regulars during its heyday were prepared to swallow their skepticism...

    October 9, 2013 12:15 PM ET
  • Bryan Cranston Explores Another Side of Power as LBJ

    Bryan Cranston Explores Another Side of Power as LBJ | ARTICLE

    Spoiler alert: Bryan Cranston lives to see another day. In his current role as President Lyndon Baines Johnson, that is. "Make you feel a little squeamish?" he asks the audience in the 36th president's rumbling Texas drawl in...

    September 25, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Beatles' Secretary Recalls Madness of Early Days

    Beatles' Secretary Recalls Madness of Early Days | ARTICLE

    When the Beatles were about to release their debut single, "Love Me Do," at least one fan thought they were making a mistake. Freda Kelly was a 17-year-old working in a secretarial pool, spending her lunch...

    September 11, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • Lady Gaga's Ex-DJ Recalls Their Downtown Days

    Lady Gaga's Ex-DJ Recalls Their Downtown Days | ARTICLE

    Brendan Jay Sullivan remembers Lady Gaga when she was "a shy, quiet girl with dark hair," dating a bartender on New York's Lower East Side. For a year or so, they were good friends, encouraging each...

    August 28, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • Loretta Lynn on Her Medal of Freedom: 'Isn't That Something?'

    Loretta Lynn on Her Medal of Freedom: 'Isn't That Something?' | ARTICLE

    The list of popular musicians awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom since the prestigious award was established 50 years ago, by then-President John F. Kennedy, is short and glorious. Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, B.B. King...

    August 10, 2013 9:20 AM ET
  • Nashville Legend Cowboy Jack Clement Dead at 82

    Nashville Legend Cowboy Jack Clement Dead at 82 | ARTICLE

    Cowboy Jack Clement, a legendary figure in Nashville as a producer, arranger, songwriter and performer, died this morning after battling liver cancer, The Tennessean reports. He was 82. Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame earlier...

    August 8, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Jason Isbell: 'There's Still Just as Much Awe' in Sobriety

    Jason Isbell: 'There's Still Just as Much Awe' in Sobriety | ARTICLE

    Jason Isbell and his wife, Amanda Shires, were walking around last weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, where they played the Newport Folk Festival. As they talked, Isbell was struck with a realization. "It occurred to me the thing...

    August 1, 2013 3:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Sinead O'Connor on Her 'Gospel Sessions' and the Priesthood of Music

    Q&A: Sinead O'Connor on Her 'Gospel Sessions' and the Priesthood of Music | ARTICLE

    Sinead O'Connor has always loved her God – it's the rules imposed by organized religion she doesn't accept. In her only U.S. appearances this summer, the world-class singer and provocateur returns this Friday and Saturday to...

    July 24, 2013 11:50 AM ET
  • Rocker Traces the Rolling Stones' Story in 50 Songs

    Rocker Traces the Rolling Stones' Story in 50 Songs | ARTICLE

    When Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen were given PEN's inaugural songwriters' awards at the John F. Kennedy Library last year, Berry's biggest admirer, Keith Richards, was on hand. So was Buffalo Tom's Bill...

    July 23, 2013 3:55 PM ET
  • The 10 Best Movies by 'Saturday Night Live' Alumni

    The 10 Best Movies by 'Saturday Night Live' Alumni | ARTICLE

    Girl Most Likely is Kristen Wiig's follow-up to Bridesmaids, which crushed it with critics and audiences alike. It's a hard act to follow for the comic actress, and it puts her in familiar territory among fellow...

    July 19, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • Lewis Black, 'Daily Show' Comics Top Benefit for George Carlin Way

    Lewis Black, 'Daily Show' Comics Top Benefit for George Carlin Way | ARTICLE

    When Kevin Bartini first proposed renaming a stretch of 121st Street in New York for the late George Carlin (who grew up on the block), he went to a hearing and fielded complaints from "30...

    July 18, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Andy Kaufman: Back From the Dead With New Comedy Album

    Andy Kaufman: Back From the Dead With New Comedy Album | ARTICLE

    Could Andy Kaufman be pulling off the biggest prank of his exceptionally strange life in comedy, almost 30 years after his death? Vernon Chatman isn't at liberty to say. Chatman, a fellow comedian perhaps best known for co-creating...

    July 16, 2013 12:00 PM ET
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