Friday, May 1, 2015
Alabama Shakes, the versatile band that merges rock and blues, debuted at number one on the U.S. album chart Wednesday -- a first this year for an independent release.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Jack Ely, whose 1963 song "Louie Louie" was so unintelligible that the U.S. government investigated it for secret messages, has died aged 71, his family said Tuesday.
Entertainment giant Live Nation said Tuesday it was buying a controlling stake in Bonnaroo, one of the most influential U.S. music festivals, in the latest consolidation in the booming industry.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding safety and new fans in neighboring Lebanon, where they are revitalizing a Westernized scene with their focus on Arabic musical heritage.
Monday, April 27, 2015
The epitome of the British sound two decades ago, Blur has made an unexpected return not with new takes on England but with inspiration from Asia.
As she embarks on the last tour of a more than six-decade career that began in post-war Paris, iconic French singer Juliette Greco had some parting advice for young performers: "Learn to say no."
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Electronic music has enjoyed soaring growth in recent years, but to detractors the genre consists of little beyond crowd-pleasing DJs clicking play on their computers.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
In their ruffled tuxedo shirts, the Los Angeles musicians Chicano Batman sport a retro look that evokes decades past of performers in the working-class Latino neighborhoods of their hometown.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but Luke Bryan took the night's top prize at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Belgium's Stromae brought in a fellow superstar from across the Atlantic, Kanye West, in a surprise Sunday on the final day of the Coachella festival.