An ethno-inspired flute and drum tune from Denmark is the bookmakers’ favorite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which also features a bizarre opera pop number from Romania and an Armenian rock song written by the guitarist of Black Sabbath.
President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King. She’s the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.
Randy Travis has filed a lawsuit to prevent two state agencies from releasing a patrol car video of his 2012 DWI arrest in North Texas.
The lawyer for As I Lay Dying singer Timothy Lambesis accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife says the singer’s mind has been ravaged by steroid use. Lambesis’ attorney Thomas Warwick said in court that his client had gotten into body building and steroid use.
A video created by three students from Northern California’s Ex’pression College for Digital Arts tells you everything there is to know about “gloving,” saying the practice involving LED lights placed inside the fingertips of cotton gloves that rose out of the rave culture is all about self-expression, not drugs.
The co-founder/CMO of EVNTLIVE, talks to Pollstar about how his company has a better way to live-stream concerts by tying in social media to transform watching live music on your desktop, tablet or mobile device into a shared experience among fans.
With a lineup described as “a slew of killer bands from every era,” Riot Fest has announced more than 60 acts for its first wave of artists including Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Rancid, AFI, Sublime With Rome and Blondie.
Just because one of the bands traveling on this year’s Uproar Festival came into existence in 2012 don’t go thinking it’s made up of a bunch of new faces. Not with musicians hailing from Guns N’ Roses, Screaming Trees and The Missionary Position making up Walking Papers.
George Michael suffered “superficial cuts and bruises” in yet another car accident … Nine Inch Nails Nannounces who is replacing Eric Avery on tour … and The Crystal Method pushes back the release date of its LP because of co-founder Scott Kirkland’s recent brain surgery.
A $300 million, 12,000-seat arena may rise at Chicago’s McCormick Place for DePaul University, with at least some help from taxpayers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was expected to announce at press time.
Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest keeps on growing with the addition of Meat Puppets, Cracker, Rogue Wave, Umphrey’s McGee and more. Rocking the Lake Michigan shoreline June 26-30 & July 2-7, previously announced headliners include Eagles, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Rush, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and lots more.
AEG has teamed up with a group that includes Brazil’s largest construction firm and billionaire Eike Batista to operate Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for 35 years. The group, Consorcio Maracana SA, will pay about $2.7 million per year to run the facility.
The latest multi-day music event submitted for your festival calendar will take place in Virginia in early September and feature a lineup including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Furthur, Zac Brown, The String Cheese Incident and The Black Crowes.
Planning on hitting one or more of the big summer festivals? Chances are you’ll see Matt And Kim. Nominated for the “Best Live Act” Libera Award, the duo is booked for Bonnaroo, Boston Calling, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Lollapalooza in Chicago and more.
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has a new process to select artists who receive one of the nation’s top arts prizes, the Kennedy Center Honors, after an outside group last year said Latinos have been largely excluded.