As President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention came to a thunderous close in Charlotte last night, viewers heard the triumphant sounds of an anthemic artist tailor-made for the occasion: Mr. Bruce Springsteen.
The pop music spectacle known as the MTV Video Music Awards took place last night, and it was chock-full of – surprise – pop stars! However, there was one music superstar attendee who inspired a bit of head-scratching: Tom Petty.
Call it a great rock and roll swindle. Amazon exec Brian Valentine had booked Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to play his wedding, or so he thought. After paying a “talent agent” $165,000 as a down payment to get Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to play his wedding, he learned that he had been defrauded.
Over the years, many politicians have been guilty of using popular songs during campaign runs without first getting consent from the artist who sang it, which eventually ends in a cease and desist or in […]
You wouldn’t necessarily guess it from his voice, which has a rural twang, but [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Prine[/lastfm] was born in Maywood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, 65 years ago this week. His parents were natives […]
The fourth annual Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16) is a celebration of music, independent record stores, and the trusty wax itself. Even if you are without a means to listen to vinyl records these […]
For most American teenagers, turning on to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Electric Light Orchestra[/lastfm] in 1975 was just about right on time. Even though they’d put out four albums previously, it wasn’t until Face The Music that most […]
When it comes to Grammy nominations, it’s one thing to be nominated for Best New Artist, but it takes perseverance to remain in the music business for decades and still get fresh nods. We checked […]
On September 22, 1958, [lastfm]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] boarded the USS General Randall and set sail for Germany with the rest of the 3rd Armored Division. [lastfm]The Springfields[/lastfm], made up of [lastfm]Dusty Springfield[/lastfm], her brother Tom and […]
If you have tickets to the [lastfm]Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[/lastfm] show at the Hollywood Bowl scheduled for May 22nd has been changed.