Question: After a hiatus of many years I am ready to start listening to my vinyl record collection again. I hope to digitize many albums to my computer, too. I have a very old Panasonic turntable that isn’t working properly and would replace it with something I hope I can hook up to my compu…
Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s longtime nutty bandleader, recaptures some of the old TV magic on his new album with The World’s Most Dangerous Band and help from Bill Murray, Shaggy, Jenny Lewis and Dion.
Bob Dylan opened about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday.
Paul McCartney’s “Flowers in the Dirt” box is as much an archeology project as a reissue, in which listeners can discover the bones of a landmark album that could have been made but wasn’t.
So, perhaps you’ve heard: “La La Land” didn’t win best picture at the Oscars.
Depeche Mode’s new album kicks off with a dire warning that we’re going backward as a society. Things go quickly downhill from there.
With the help of PooBear, Colombian rock star Juanes wrote “Goodbye For Now,” his first song in English.
NASHVILLE — Brett Young can’t make it through the hotel without someone asking for a picture or stopping to say hello, although he’ll be the first to tell you this is a biased crowd. He’s here at a country music radio conference, and not only are the hallways filled with industry executives,…
Alison Krauss has a surprising rule about road trips: The driver does not command the stereo.
What a difference a half-century can make, especially when considering the impact of two landmark albums released only a few months apart 50 years ago. That they are even being considered in the same sentence today would have seemed preposterous in 1967. And the same is true now — except the…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The late country star Merle Haggard will be honored a year after his death with an all-star concert featuring his longtime friend and duet partner Willie Nelson as well as Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp and more.
By day, Lou Gramm’s father reported to work at 7 a.m. at a Rochester, N.Y., steel plant, so he could cut metal sheets to size for desks and filing cabinets. By night, he played trumpet in a jazz orchestra, returning home regularly at 2:30 or 3 a.m. In the mid-’50s, 5-year-old Lou often overh…
Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he has taken his biggest step yet by canceling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans t…
Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is selling more than 200 pieces of gear, including equipment he used live and in studio with the Smashing Pumpkins.
A few years ago, Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo was trying to get her life going. Her solo career was in its formative stages, which is a polite way of saying nothing was really happening. One night, drunk at a birthday party where she knew no one, she jumped onstage and sung with the ban…
When it comes to selecting songs, Alison Krauss’ aim is true. “Windy City” is classic country, with most of the tunes older than their 45-year-old singer. Krauss embraces them as her own, expanding her palette and making the traditional sound contemporary.
Though dozens are nominated for Sunday’s Grammy Awards, we all know the real showdown is between Beyonce and Adele.
A year ago, Joey and Rory Feek watched the Grammy Awards from home, even though they were nominated for best country duo/group performance. They lost to Little Big Town, and Joey, who was diagnosed with stage-four cancer, told Rory if they ever got another nomination, he should attend the ce…
Saxophonist Donny McCaslin will never forget the last time he saw David Bowie. He got a hug from the rock legend as they listened to the finished version of Bowie’s last album, “Blackstar.”
Taylor Swift’s pre-Super Bowl concert broke some news: She announced it may be her only concert of this year; she performed for the smallest number of fans in some time — 9,000 people is intimate for this pop star — and she sang her newest single live for the first time.
Female artists may often be overlooked on country radio, but the one place where they feel the love is at the Grammy Awards.
Lady Gaga said she hopes her Super Bowl halftime show will celebrate “inclusion” and the “spirit of equality” during a time of national division.
Queen has clearly found somebody to love in Adam Lambert.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school is weighing whether it should allow students to utter racial slurs during performances of the musical "Ragtime."
New Edition’s ascension to the top of the charts in the 1980s was meteoric.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drummer Butch Trucks, one of the founding members of the Southern rock legend The Allman Brothers Band, has died. He was 69.