When we asked listeners to tell us about being in music videos, our listener Eddie chimed in with the time he served as an extra for the Rolling Stones.
The late musician and writer Gil Scott-Heron will be remembered with a lifetime achievement award during Grammy festivities this weekend. Today: How the artist's posthumous memoir is adding a new chapter to the story of his life. Plus: reunited Irish pop band The Cranberries plays live in our studio.
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman talks about "vindication" and a solo hit from 1985.
For more than two years, a company called Spotify has been operating in Europe, with 10 million users taking advantage of a digital music service with an almost bottomless supply of songs. And, after a long wait, Spotify launched in the U.S., last Thursday. Our senior producer, Joel Meyer, weighs in on the service after taking it for a test drive over the weekend.
If you want to enter our Remix the Rails song contest, you'll have to get cracking! Our deadline for submissions is this Monday, March 14 at 9 a.m. ET. So, cancel your plans for this weekend and hole up with your laptop, instruments, pen and paper, side musicians, etc.
Check out this song entered by The Reverend MC Daniel Fiesta. It's called "World-Bound Train."
Iceland’s troublemaking volcano has been back in the news, and that country's music is back in our weekly picks.
Fair warning: In the words of a certain hollerback girl, collegiate a cappella is about to go b-a-n-a-n-a-s.
Atlantic Records signed the Indiana University group Straight No Chaser to a five-album deal. The group sold an impressive 100,000 copies of their Christmas CD over the holidays. Meanwhile, NBC has ...
The worst-kept secret of the week was Metallica's performance at Stubb's on Friday night. Promotional events for the band's forthcoming 'Guitar Hero Metallica' video ...
How does Austin handle the electricity needs of 1,900 bands and thousands of South by Southwest attendees? Pretty well, if you ask me. (Pssst: AT&T Wireless ... you should learn a thing or two from these guys.)
Today marks the first day of the music portion of the annual South by Southwest conference. Film geeks and tech geeks have been swarming around Austin since last week. Now, the music geeks get their turn in a bonanza that includes some 1900 bands.
I'll be blogging here and ...