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Westbury Road Entertainment/Roc Nation RecordsEarlier this month, Paul McCartney and Kanye West teamed up to release a new single called "Only One."  It was promised as the first of several collaborations between the two artists.  Now, a new collaboration has been released -- with Rhianna added to the mix.The melodic acoustic track, featuring Rihanna, Kanye and McCartney, is called "FourFiveSeconds," and you can hear it at Rihanna's official website and via iTunes now.Rihanna desc
01/24/2015 08:25:00pm
Credit: Carlo Dalla ChiesaPatti LaBelle is part of the entertainment lineup for the 2015 BET Honors, which will be held tonight at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.  Other artists scheduled to perform during the eighth annual gala include Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and K. Michelle.Among the celebrities who will be recognized at this year's BET Honors are Kanye West, Usher Raymond and Phylicia Rashad.  West will be bestowed with the Visionary Aw
01/24/2015 05:00:00am
Columbia RecordsOn Thursday, a lengthy new interview Bob Dylan gave with AARP magazine that focused mostly on his upcoming standards album, Shadows in the Night, premiered online at AARP.org.  Now, the AARP organization has announced that the folk-rock great will be giving away free copies of the album to 50,000 of the magazine's readers.According to the AARP, a U.S.-based interest group for people aged 50 and over, the CDs will be sent out to randomly chosen subscribers.During the inter
01/23/2015 06:00:00pm
InterscopeMany were left scratching their heads when news broke that boxing legend Mike Tyson would be featured on a song on Madonna's upcoming album, Rebel Heart.  Now the nature of his contribution to the track “Iconic” has been revealed. "Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go," Mike tells Rolling Stone.  "I didn't know what the hell I was going there for.  I'm just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna.  She has her pr
01/23/2015 02:03:00pm
Courtesy Rubén Martin/RCA RecordsIs Carlos Santana the uncle of the next "American Idol"?  Could be!  The guitar legend's nephew Adam Lasher was among the contestants that were shown trying out for Fox's singing competition show on Thursday's American Idol episode, which was taped in New Orleans.Lasher, who hails from Danville, California, chose to sing an original song for the audition, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.  Judge Keith Urban loved his voice and his a
01/23/2015 02:00:00pm
Cleopatra RecordsIn 2005, a tribute to Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album The Wall titled Back Against The Wall was released that featured an extraordinary lineup of rock stars, including past or current members of Yes, Styx, Toto, The Doors, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and more.  To mark its 10th anniversary, the two-CD set was reissued this week with new artwork and several bonus tracks, while the collection also has been released on vinyl for the first time.Among the interesting
01/23/2015 10:01:00am
Columbia RecordsIn his first interview in three years, Bob Dylan chats with AARP magazine at length about Shadows in the Night, his upcoming album of standards, which will be released on February 3.Dylan reveals he'd been thinking about making an album like Shadows in the Night, which features 10 songs that Frank Sinatra recorded during his career, "ever since I heard Willie [Nelson]'s Stardust record in the late 1970s."  He adds, "All through the years, I've heard these songs being record
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Columbia RecordsIn his first interview in three years, Bob Dylan chats with AARP magazine at length about Shadows in the Night, his upcoming album of standards, which will be released on February 3.Dylan reveals he'd been thinking about making an album like Shadows in the Night, which features 10 songs that Frank Sinatra recorded during his career, "ever since I heard Willie [Nelson]'s Stardust record in the late 1970s."  He adds, "All through the years, I've heard these songs being record
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Courtesy of Kasim SultonVeteran rock bassist Kasim Sulton recently released his third solo album, the aptly titled 3, a collection of finely crafted pop and rock tunes. The 59-year-old musician says he's "very proud" of the record, which he recorded with the help of some famous musical friends and associates.Sulton probably is best known as the longtime bassist for Todd Rundgren's old group Utopia, and he also has toured and recorded with such other artists as Meat Loaf, Joan Jett & the B
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Paul BrownMötley Crüe will wrap up their farewell tour on New Year's Eve with a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. If you can't make it to that show, which is nearly sold out, you'll have the opportunity to see them live in the same venue the night before.The band has announced they'll perform at the Staples Center on December 30. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Saturday morning at 10 a.m. local time. At that same time, a limited number of tickets for the
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Cleopatra RecordsA compilation featuring a variety of modern psychedelic bands reinterpreting songs by The Rolling Stones gets its release on Tuesday.  Stoned -- A Psych Tribute to The Rolling Stones features tunes recorded by such relatively unknown groups as Clinic, The Allah-Lahs, Sons of Hippies and The Vacant Lots.Among the classic Stones songs covered for the collection are "Sympathy for the Devil" by The KVB, "Under My Thumb" by Shiny Darkly, "It's Only Rock & Roll (but I Like It
01/22/2015 06:00:00pm
Credit: Jim SheaThe accolades keep on coming for The Doobie Brothers.  Last month, it was announced that the veteran rockers will be honored with performing-rights organization ASCAP's Voice of Music Award in April.  Now comes word the band will receive the Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement from the Music Business Association, aka Music Biz, in May.The Doobie Brothers will be presented with the Chairman's Award at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon, scheduled to t
01/22/2015 02:01:00pm
Library of CongressBilly Joel has announced what's being billed as his only California show this year: a September 5 date at San Francisco's AT&T Park, home of Major League Baseball's world champion Giants.The concert not only will be Joel's first at the venue, but it's also his first proper show in that city in more than 40 years.  In a statement, Giants President and CEO Larry Baer says, "It's hard to believe it's been over four decades since Billy last played in the city of San
01/22/2015 10:00:00am
Credit: Danny ClinchWhile the star-studded Rock Legends Cruise III doesn't set sail until next month, details about the fourth edition of the nautical music festival have begun to emerge.  Gregg Allman is the first performer to be confirmed for Rock Legends Cruise IV, which will take place from January 21 to January 25, 2016.The cruise will embark from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and will visit Grand Turk Island in Turks & Caicos before returning to port.  You can book a cabin n
01/22/2015 05:00:00am
Shout! FactoryIn February of 2012, Paul McCartney was saluted by an eclectic all-star cast of performers at the Recording Academy's annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala.  Now, a video featuring highlights from the tribute event is scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 24.A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney includes performances of the rock legend's songs by such artists as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Sergio Mendes, A
01/21/2015 06:00:00pm