Keyboard player Jon Lord, who fused classical and heavy metal to make Deep Purple one of the biggest rock bands in the world, died Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
Legendary Jim Marshall photographed the Rolling Stones in 1972. CNN's Simon Barnett talks about the never-seen photos.
Thanks to his role as a throne-swiveling talent scout on NBC's hit singing competition The Voice, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is now a stand-alone star ? one who seems awfully pleased to see his every move, from the silly beefs with fellow Voice coach Christina Aguilera to the flings with Victoria's Secret models, get street-fliered across the media landscape.
For years, there has been talk that the music industry is in decline. The increase of Internet music piracy and the decrease of consumers' attention spans have been two of the factors blamed for for lackluster sales. So it's no surprise that music stars have sought other streams of income outside royalties, concert dates and merchandising sales throughout the years.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will portray Iggy Pop in the forthcoming film "CBGB," the Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Here's a quick way to get arrested in modern Russia: Walk into a cathedral wearing a neon mask and carrying a guitar, stand on the pulpit and scream punk songs with lyrics like "Virgin Mary drive Putin away!"
From August 14 2007: David Lee Roth hams it up at the Van Halen news conference announcing a new tour.
Classic rockers Van Halen on Thursday abruptly postponed more than 30 tour dates, following their June 26 concert in New Orleans, representative Anna Loynes said.
It's lights out on Ted Nugent's scheduled performance at an Army base in Kentucky.
SInger Jill Scott and actress Niecy Nash say people should let Chris Brown and Rihanna resolve their issues on their own.
In a 1995 interview, Don Cornelius explains why "Soul Train" succeeded despite the difficulties.
Don Cornelius, the founder of the "Soul Train" television show, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head Wednesday, authorities said. He was 75.
Mourners remembered legendary singer Etta James as an authentic voice whose vocals bridged genres from blues to rock.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with cancer, a statement from the English heavy metal band said.
Influential British rock band The Stone Roses announced on Tuesday they will reform for several concerts next year after a 15-year hiatus.
"There is a great deal of sadness, but it's really celebratory," R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills says, describing his conflicting emotions the day after he, guitarist Peter Buck and singer Michael Stipe announced they were disbanding after 31 years together.
During the days leading up to the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's landmark album "Nevermind" on Saturday and the grunge album's deluxe reissue the following Tuesday, you're going to hear a lot about how "Nevermind" changed everything:
When it comes to rock 'n' roll on the radio today -- outside the ghetto of rock-only stations --- to paraphrase punk patriarch Lou Reed, there's almost nothing going down at all.
It's been a decade since the tragic death of R&B star and budding actress Aaliyah Dana Haughton.
The male half of Motown hitmakers Ashford & Simpson had battled throat cancer
Ashford and Simpson perform "Solid as Barack," a song for President Barack Obama, on Larry King Live.
Nickolas Ashford, one-half of the successful Motown singer-songwriter duo of Ashford and Simpson, died Monday afternoon, his longtime former publicist said.
Chris Brown was a big winner at the BET Awards, and the stars sound off about his success and troubles.
A mix up between a computer tablet and a teleprompter during Sunday's BET Awards created an awkward moment that reminded viewers of Chris Brown's domestic violence conviction on a night that otherwise was Brown's triumph.
Destiny's Child helped put her on the map.
Kathleen Hanna is the poster grrrl for feminist punk music.
Grab your tent and your sunglasses -- the summer music festival season is upon us once again.
This has been the first rock & roll decade without revolution, or true revolutionaries, to call its own. The Fifties witnessed nothing less than the birth of the music. The Sixties were rocked by Beatlemania, Motown, Phil Spector, psychedelia and Bob Dylan. The Seventies gave rise to David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, heavy metal, punk and New Wave.
Are you a rock star wannabe? If you're a Citibank customer, you can attend adult rock band camp by cashing in your rewards points.
A month ago, the Bellator Fighting Championships was pretty much flying under the radar, a third-class destination on the landscape of American mixed martial arts. But with the parent company of the sport's foremost organization, the UFC, purchasing No. 2 Strikeforce, you might say those two outfits are now Nos. 1 and 1A, and you can take away the "A" if Dana White's much-emphasized "business as usual" post-sale approach gradually gives way to a consolidation of all Zuffa-owned talent. So that means Bellator has essentially moved up to the No. 2 position, right?
Rock singer Sammy Hagar, a little older since his Van Halen days but still featuring bountiful blond curls, touted single moms, family and sex Monday night on the premiere of HLN's "Dr. Drew."
Sammy Hagar explains problems he and Eddie Van Halen had with alcohol.
Steven Tyler and Rihanna helped create some of the show's most memorable moments
Lovers of high-fidelity audio are about to get some satisfaction.
The White House honors the sounds of Motown at an all-star event.
The White House grooved to the Motown sound Thursday night, with an all-star lineup performing some of the most memorable songs from the hit factory that started in a Detroit basement.
Tuesday's release of Adele's sophomore album "21" has fans and newcomers alike swooning over the 22-year-old Brit.
The singer draws big name pals, from Zac Efron to Cee Lo Green, to her Beverly Hills party
A monster of sorts is lurking in the halls of the Smithsonian -- a beast that once belonged to rocker Eddie Van Halen.
CNN's Stan Grant explores how American culture is winning over the Chinese, despite U.S.-China tensions.
Steven Tyler is in promotion mode, but it's difficult to tell if the Aerosmith singer is promoting "American Idol," where he and Jennifer Lopez are to be the new Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, or if he is using television's highest-rated show over the last nine seasons running to promote himself.
Los Angeles has long been a destination for artistic dreamers from Europe: Zsa Zsa Gabor moved to Hollywood from Hungary in the 1940s to act. Warsaw-born Roman Polanski moved to Southern California in the 1960s to direct.
This year marked the year Lady Gaga showed up in a meat gown to MTV's Video Music Awards and country singer Taylor Swift sang breakup songs to Twilight actor, Taylor Lautner. Also in 2010, John Mayer threw in the towel with social networking site Twitter as teens around the world were struck with "Bieber fever."
It's been a long and winding road, but Apple finally began selling Beatles songs on iTunes on Tuesday.
Blame it on the French if you must, but 2010 may well go down as the year mainstream America went not just Europop, but "Euro-hop."
In an otherworldly landscape, with controllers in hand, players must conquer the Beast in order to release a powerful demigod.
Shannon Tavarez, 11, has gone from performing in The Lion King to receiving chemotherapy treatments
The Dodger slugger's game is suffering as his relationship with the singer heats up
"American Idol" announced Monday that it is lowering the minimum age restriction for contestants from 16 to 15, allowing even younger aspiring pop stars to forgo their hairbrushes and stuffed-animal audiences in exchange for a real microphone and millions of TV viewers.
The boy bands team up for an energetic performance at New York's Radio City - should they make it a regular thing?
Ah, fandom, it's a curious and wonderful thing. When it was announced last year that we would be getting a Green Day version of "Rock Band," fans of the band (myself included) were pretty excited.
From Twitter to Twilight, the young pop star has no problem expressing her pop culture dislikes
The pop star overtakes the actor (and social media guru) on the micro-blogging site
But they won't be far from each other this summer - they're still touring together
She's only 4-foot-9, but Charice has a towering voice. When she applies her vocal pipes to a Whitney Houston ballad, she makes it look as easy as tying her shoelaces.
See who leads - with three nods each!
Iggy Pop, the Godfather of Punk, has crashed the flower-power party.
Iggy Pop reflects on his long and tumultuous career and the reissue of "Raw Power."
Doctors checked the singer to make sure "it was nothing serious," her rep tells PEOPLE
The pop star was treated for an unknown condition but is scheduled to continue her tour in Europe
There are certain people you expect to preach abstinence -- for example, your parents and that sex-ed teacher in high school who traumatized you with an STD slideshow. But you might not expect to hear it from Ms. No Pants herself, Lady Gaga.
Rihanna's relationship with Matt Kemp is strictly for fun, she tells Ryan Seacrest
The Justin Bieber strain of fandom is so strong, it's kept his name in the top 10 of Twitter trending topics for weeks on end, has caused injuries resulting from a mall melee, and has even led to an arrest.
He's an airline worker by day, and unknown to most of his colleagues, a death metal rocker by night.
In Bahrain, rocking out to riffs does more than just raise eyebrows.
She says her phone won't stop ringing. Plus, she tells Oprah she doesn't want to be a size 0
Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift also score multiple Academy of Country Music nods
Thea Anema denies that she Tweeted that the singer was using her daughter for publicity
The star of Paul Blart: Mall Cop jokes that hosting the show "completes me"
"That girl is like crack cocaine to me," the musician tells Playboy about his ex
From winners to performances, the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards didn't disappoint.
The most memorable moment of the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday may be the onstage appearance of Michael Jackson's two eldest children to accept their father's lifetime achievement award.
CNN's Kareen Wynter talks to music producer RedOne about his involvement with the "We are the World" update.
Dozens of recording stars converged on a Hollywood studio on Monday evening to add their voices to a song they hope will raise millions of dollars for Haitian earthquake relief.
Listen to exclusive songs by the country superstar, Jewel, Leighton Meester and more
Country music singer Taylor Swift celebrates after winning the Grammy for album of the year.
The nominations for the 52nd Grammy Awards are listed below, with winners italicized in bold and asterisked:
Celebrities show off their fashion sense on the red carpet at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Music's biggest night has always been known for over-the-top style, and this year's crop of Grammy nominees -- from Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and Beyonce -- are some of the most fashion-forward yet.
Taylor Swift won the biggest Grammy of the night, album of the year for her CD "Fearless."
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Fergie celebrate with music's biggest names
Ozzy Osbourne talks sex, drugs, rock and roll and what inspired him to write his book.
Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, BeyoncÃ©, Katy Perry and Keith Urban are all expected to let loose
The country star surprised audience members at a taping of CMT's Crossroads in Nashville
A wide variety of musical performers all came together during the "Hope for Haiti Now" benefit telecast Friday night.
Solemn music from the world's biggest stars served as the soundtrack to Friday night's telethon for Haiti relief, but the fundraiser ended with Wyclef Jean shouting "Enough of the moping, let's rebuild Haiti."
Friday night's star-studded "Hope for Haiti" telethon has raised a record-breaking $58 million, with more donations continuing to pour in from around the world, the benefit's organizers announced Saturday.
The singers, who have recorded together, step out to a Nashville hot spot with friends
He has organized 140 actresses, singers and TV hosts to not be on the show, but to just answer phones
The event airs Friday from New York, Los Angeles and London
The Grammy stage is set for a redux of one of the most infamous moments in music award show history when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech after a win over Beyonce at September's MTV awards show.
Nine-time winner Norah Jones is also on the program, as are Justin Beiber and Josh Duhamel
After the gloom of December's postal strikes, Britain's Royal Mail has started the new year in the right tune with the launch of 10 stamps which feature iconic album covers.
Rocker Evan Taubenfeld pens an acoustic tune professing his love of the country singer - just in time for the holidays
Otis Redding was proud to be a country boy.
The woman who knew Otis Redding the best discusses his death, his music and the home the two purchased before his death.
Dave Grohl is furiously pounding on his drum kit, his shoulder-length hair flying in 16 directions. It's a scene straight out of 1993, except Kurt Cobain isn't at the mic.
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