BETWEEN THE LINES

Ahmet Ertegun's Legacy Secured With Oxford University Fund

Robert Greenfield Captures Mogul in His Book 'The Last Sultan'

Ahmet ErdegunWhen those in the know talk about the major behind-the-scene players in the music business, three names always come up: Clive Davis, Mo Ostin and Ahmet Ertegun.

BLUES

Etta James Retires With Final Album, The Dreamer

Etta James, the quintessential rhythm & blues vocalist, is set to release her final studio album, The Dreamer, before retiring from recording after an inconic 50-year career, the star announced today.

R & B

Nick Ashford, of Duo Ashford & Simpson, Dies at 70 (video)

Nick Ashford, who with wife Valerie Simpson,co-wrote and sang some of music’s best known R&B classics, has died in a New York City hospital after a bout with throat cancer. He was 70.

 

Mark Bego: You May Not Be a Rock Star, But You Can Eat Like One

Mark Bego: You May Not Be a Rock Star, But You Can Eat Like One

Rock and roll biographer Mark Bego is shifting gears with a big, bold and colorful cookbook. But he's not straying too far from his genre. His latest ... Read More
Macklemore Shows Support for Kesha on New Tune 'Good Old Days' (listen!)

Macklemore Shows Support for Kesha on New Tune 'Good Old Days' (listen!)

Macklemore's new single, “Good Old Days,” featuring Kesha, is more than an opportunity for Kesha to show off her singing chops. It's a strong statemen... Read More
Carly Rae Jepsen Bounces Around Set in New Cut to the Feeling Video (See!)

Carly Rae Jepsen Bounces Around Set in New Cut to the Feeling Video (See!)

Carly Rae Jepsen cuts loose with a video about making a video for her new tune "Cut to the Feeling." Not exactly a new concept, but it provides a nice... Read More
Lana Del Rey Caught in Love Spell in Dystopian White Mustang Video (See!)

Lana Del Rey Caught in Love Spell in Dystopian White Mustang Video (See!)

Lana Del Rey is off on another romance in the not too distant future in her latest video for "White Mustang," the third song off her new album, Lust f... Read More
Raspin Stuwart 'Smoke the Hookah' May Well Be 'Song of The Summer'

Raspin Stuwart 'Smoke the Hookah' May Well Be 'Song of The Summer'

Who has the song of Summer 2017? Ed Sheeran? Kimberly Davis? Harry Styles? Miley Cyrus? Would you believe Raspin Stuwart? His ethereal, 2012 reggae-th... Read More
Just When Kesha Restores Credibility, She Goes Off Deep End, Again (video!)

Just When Kesha Restores Credibility, She Goes Off Deep End, Again (video!)

Kesha, the pop singer who was dragged through the mud by her former producer over sex assault allegations, successfully launched a comeback with a new... Read More
Wonder Why Pop Music Sounds the Same? Blame It On Producers

Wonder Why Pop Music Sounds the Same? Blame It On Producers

What do Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake have in common? When it comes to music, both artists are guilty of using the same producer. Artists who sh... Read More
John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music 'More About Me'

John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music 'More About Me'

John Mayer has played the chart game for most of his career, but now he's playing music for himself, he tells Rolling Stone in a new interview. "For a... Read More
What Will Be the Song of Summer?  Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

What Will Be the Song of Summer? Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

Every summer a song captures the attention of everyone. It plays round the clock on radio and is on the lips of music fans everywhere. So which artist... Read More
What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

Liam Gallagher, the outspoken and irascible former frontman for the British rock band Oasis, is picking another fight. He's vowing to "counteract ... Read More
Project Gram Slam's Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

Project Gram Slam's Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

Project Grand Slam founder and leader Robert Miller says the group's fifth recording, The PGS Experience, will mesh "a heavier sound of rock ‘n’ roll ... Read More
Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song 'Perfect Places' (listen)

Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song 'Perfect Places' (listen)

Lorde has released her promised song, "Perfect Places," a dreamy ballad that confirms her spiral into pop music. The song is from her widely anticipat... Read More
Katy Perry, Unfazed by Terror Attack, Charts UK, Europe Tour (See Dates!)

Katy Perry, Unfazed by Terror Attack, Charts UK, Europe Tour (See Dates!)

Katy Perry is refusing to let a recent terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Britain, derail her "Witness" tour. She announced the details, inc... Read More