Music News

  • Rock band The Slants cannot trademark … Reuters - 8 hours ago

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian-American rock band the Slants, which says it chose its name as a way to reclaim a term usually considered a racial slur, cannot … More »Rock band The Slants cannot trademark …

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian-American rock band the Slants, which says it chose its name as a way to reclaim a term usually considered a racial slur, cannot trademark the name because it is disparaging, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit …

  • Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. I'm an Inventor'
    Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. … Rolling Stone - 10 hours ago

    Kanye West has unleashed a series of revealing interviews in the months after unveiling his first Adidas fashion line, and the rapper once again holds nothing back in … More »Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. …

    Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. I'm an Inventor'

    Kanye West has unleashed a series of revealing interviews in the months after unveiling his first Adidas fashion line, and the rapper once again holds nothing back in a new essay he penned for Paper. In the introspective piece, West talks about his role as an artist, Illuminati...

  • Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in Serious Crash
    Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in … Rolling Stone - 11 hours ago

    Members of the band and crew for country music duo Thompson Square (married couple Keifer and Shawna Thompson), escaped injury in a horrific bus crash on April 17th just … More »Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in …

    Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in Serious Crash

    Members of the band and crew for country music duo Thompson Square (married couple Keifer and Shawna Thompson), escaped injury in a horrific bus crash on April 17th just east of Denver, in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports from KUSA-TV, the chain-reaction mishap began when another tour bus, carrying...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  … The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, … More »Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  …

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, April 13 to Sunday, April 19 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, comedian and marijuana icon Tommy Chong, second from right, talks to visitors as he stands near a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself, while promoting his line of marijuana products, including his "Chongwater" hemp drink, a custom joint roller, and his "Smoke Swipe" wipes that can remove the odor of pot smoke from clothing, during CannaCon, a marijuana business trade show in Seattle. On Monday, April 20, 2015, singer Willie Nelson joined the list of Chong and other celebrities promoting pot-related products, saying he plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana called ``Willie’s Reserve.’’ (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
    Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity … The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, … More »Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity …

    FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, comedian and marijuana icon Tommy Chong, second from right, talks to visitors as he stands near a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself, while promoting his line of marijuana products, including his "Chongwater" hemp drink, a custom joint roller, and his "Smoke Swipe" wipes that can remove the odor of pot smoke from clothing, during CannaCon, a marijuana business trade show in Seattle. On Monday, April 20, 2015, singer Willie Nelson joined the list of Chong and other celebrities promoting pot-related products, saying he plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana called ``Willie’s Reserve.’’ (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

    Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20. The move makes the 81-year-old "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" singer the latest celebrity to jump into the marijuana marketplace. "Willie's …

  • Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields,' … The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. More »Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields,' …

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music.

  • Glenn Gould rehearses at his piano in this undated handout photo. When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould. That's part of what motivated Apple University professor Joshua Cohen to begin delivering three-hour seminars on the late, great Canadian pianist to classes of 15 students, pupils who happen to be high-ranking leaders at the tech giant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CBC, HO
    How Apple and its products are inspired … The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould. At the company's internal Apple University … More »How Apple and its products are inspired …

    Glenn Gould rehearses at his piano in this undated handout photo. When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould. That's part of what motivated Apple University professor Joshua Cohen to begin delivering three-hour seminars on the late, great Canadian pianist to classes of 15 students, pupils who happen to be high-ranking leaders at the tech giant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CBC, HO

    When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould. At the company's internal Apple University — a somewhat secretive institution by reputation — professor Joshua Cohen delivers three-hour seminars on the late, great Canadian pianist to classes of …

  • Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo Fighters Demos
    Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo … Rolling Stone - 15 hours ago

    Dave Grohl rose to the occasion of being this year's official Record Store Day Ambassador by putting out a special vinyl release: Songs From the Laundry Room, which … More »Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo …

    Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo Fighters Demos

    Dave Grohl rose to the occasion of being this year's official Record Store Day Ambassador by putting out a special vinyl release: Songs From the Laundry Room, which collects four solo recordings he made while still a member of Nirvana. The tracks are raw-sounding, early versions of...

  • Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With Willie Nelson's Sons
    Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With … Rolling Stone - 16 hours ago

    Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, … More »Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With …

    Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With Willie Nelson's Sons

    Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, The Monsanto Years. Young's new LP will reportedly arrive on June 16th according to a press release sent to promoters, while...

  • Let's do the time warp again: 'Rocky … Reuters - 17 hours ago

    A sequel to musical comedy classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has hit the London stage some 30 years after it was first penned. "Shock Treatment" was written by … More »Let's do the time warp again: 'Rocky …

    A sequel to musical comedy classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has hit the London stage some 30 years after it was first penned. "Shock Treatment" was written by "Rocky Horror" creator Richard O'Brien and made into a film in 1981 but it did not have the success of the original musical, which has built up a big international …

  • This CD cover released by Warner Music shows "Cama Incendiada," (The Burning Bed) by Mana. (AP Photo/Warner Music)
    Music Review: Mexico's pop-rock … The Canadian Press - 18 hours ago

    It's a given that pop-rock band Mana will sell out shows wherever they go, whether it's the Staples Center (where they set the mark with 11 sell-out concerts) or in their … More »Music Review: Mexico's pop-rock …

    This CD cover released by Warner Music shows "Cama Incendiada," (The Burning Bed) by Mana. (AP Photo/Warner Music)

    It's a given that pop-rock band Mana will sell out shows wherever they go, whether it's the Staples Center (where they set the mark with 11 sell-out concerts) or in their native Mexico. On the opener "Adicto a Tu Amor," Fher Olvera's rough-hewn voice is colored with a raw sexiness that had been missing of late. On the …

  • A Mother’s Love: Taylor Swift’s Mom … Yahoo Music - 19 hours ago

    Taylor Swift may have officially moved from her native country genre over to pop, but country has not forgotten her, as evidenced by the Milestone Award granted to her … More »A Mother’s Love: Taylor Swift’s Mom …

    Taylor Swift may have officially moved from her native country genre over to pop, but country has not forgotten her, as evidenced by the Milestone Award granted to her in Dallas April 19 at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

  • FILE - In this April 10, 2015 file photo, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs at the 2015 Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The band will release their latest album "Sound & Color," on Tuesday, April 21. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
    Alabama Shakes hopes audience moves … The Canadian Press - 20 hours ago

    Now the Alabama Shakes face this unavoidable rite of passage. The bar band from Athens, Alabama with electrifying frontwoman Brittany Howard sold 737,000 copies of its … More »Alabama Shakes hopes audience moves …

    FILE - In this April 10, 2015 file photo, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs at the 2015 Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The band will release their latest album "Sound & Color," on Tuesday, April 21. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

    Now the Alabama Shakes face this unavoidable rite of passage. The bar band from Athens, Alabama with electrifying frontwoman Brittany Howard sold 737,000 copies of its first disc, earned three Grammy nominations, performed twice on "Saturday Night Live," played for President Obama and earned enough critical hurrahs to …

  • Kelly Clarkson presents the milestone award to Reba McEntire at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
    Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Taylor … The Canadian Press - 21 hours ago

    The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary … More »Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Taylor …

    Kelly Clarkson presents the milestone award to Reba McEntire at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favourites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and rock stars Taylor Swift and Steven Tyler. Here's a breakdown of the top moments from Sunday night's …

  • Reese Witherspoon, left, and Sofia Vergara appear at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
    Miranda Lambert wins 4, but Luke Bryan … The Canadian Press - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 4:06 AM EDT

    Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. … More »Miranda Lambert wins 4, but Luke Bryan …

    Reese Witherspoon, left, and Sofia Vergara appear at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. It was a repeat of the Country Music Association Awards in November, where Lambert won multiple prizes but lost the big award to Bryan.

More News »