CELEBRITIES

Pete Bennett, Legendary '60s, '70s Rock Promoter, Dies Suddenly at 77

Relationships Spanned Music, Television, Hollywood, Sports

Pete Bennett with Beatle John Lennon circa 1970

Pete Bennett, one of the top promotion men in rock music during its Golden era, died suddenly of a heart attack on Thanksgiving day at his home in Connecticut. He was 77.

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.

MUSIC

Madonna Raps Rapper MIA Over Super Bowl Flip Off (listen!)

Madonna talked at length about her Super Bowl performance with Ryan Seacrest and expressed dismay that British rapper M.I.A gave the finger while the camera was on her and uttered an expletive. She called it out of place.

ROCK

Ron Wood, Wife Divorce Over Russian Hottie

Ron-HottieRolling Stones band member, Ronnie Wood isn’t letting any more moss gather on his marriage. He has officially split from his wife, Jo Wood, who sought the divorce on grounds of adultry.

 

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
Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation, is teaseing plans to drop a new song on Friday (June 6) from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodram... Read More
Chris Brown Has Story to Tell in 'Welcome to My Life' Documentary

Chris Brown Has Story to Tell in 'Welcome to My Life' Documentary

Chris Brown is set to tell all about his music passion, his tumultuous relationships and the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye in a new docu... Read More
Harry Styles to Open World Tour as Solo Act in San Francisco This Fall

Harry Styles to Open World Tour as Solo Act in San Francisco This Fall

Harry Styles, the One Direction boy bander, will take his hair and hit the road as a solo act this fall, kicking off his world tour in San Francisco. ... Read More
Is Lana Del Rey Recycling the Same Lyrics Over and Over Again? (video!)

Is Lana Del Rey Recycling the Same Lyrics Over and Over Again? (video!)

Lana Del Rey released a new audio video for her song "Lust for Life." It's already racked up nearly 7 million views on YouTube--and some pretty heated... Read More
Drake Strikes Out With Rihanna, But Female Intruder Ready, Willing

Drake Strikes Out With Rihanna, But Female Intruder Ready, Willing

Drake, the Canadian rapper, infamously struck out with Rihanna, but he's still apparently a chick magnet. A female intruder allegedly broke into his h... Read More
Improbable Songwriter Mike Greenly Ready to Pen Another Dance Hit

Improbable Songwriter Mike Greenly Ready to Pen Another Dance Hit

Mike Greenly is probably best known as the world’s first "interactive journalist" but he's had a second career as a songwriter. He's now working with ... Read More