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Back of The Billboards: 'Still The King: Celebrating The Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys'

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Eric Church Brings Federal Lawsuit for Bootleg T-Shirt Vendors; Seeks Injunction Against Vendors Outside Tour Dates

Many performers have problems with vendors selling bootleg T-shirts and paraphernalia outside of their concerts but few have gone as far as Eric Church, who has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to prevent unlicensed retailers from going about ...

George Strait Debuting New Music at ACM Awards; Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and More Also Performing

George Strait may have travelled off the touring horizon with his "The Cowboy Rides Away" farewell concert at AT&T Stadium in Dallas last year but that doesn't mean he's done with performing, or even new music. In fact, the Academy of Country Music ...

Britney Spears, Family, Back in Court with Former Manager(?) Sam Lutfi Over Contractual Obligations from 2007

Britney Spears and her family are involved in further legal drama involving former manager Sam Lutfi and what he's owed from the brief period in which he was in charge of the pop star's career. Or was he in charge at all? That question is one that ...

Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Another Marvin Gaye Ripoff? His Family Thinks So...Another Lawsuit on The Way?

Pharrell Williams referred to the Marvin Gaye estate as greedy many months ago when referring to the family's lawsuit against himself and Robin Thicke over the similarities between their hit "Blurred Lines" and the soul icon's "Got To Give It Up." ...

Al Jarreau Turns 75: Music Times Chooses 5 Starting Points for Getting to Know The Jazz Great ('Moonlighting' and More)

Jazz vocalist Al Jarreau celebrates his 75th birthday today, not letting age get to him as he performs at events such as the forthcoming International Jazz Day celebration being staged by UNESCO in Paris. Jarreau is one of those greats who has stood ...

5 Bands Pulling Music from Rush Limbaugh's Radio Program: Peter Gabriel, Rush and...Rage Against The Machine(?!?)

Rush Limbaugh is at it again this week, stirring up the pot by suggesting that if Kanye West had sung the racist song featured in the Oklahoma University SAE fraternity's notorious video, it would have been a hit. Many a performer—from Peter ...

Kelly Clarkson Gets Cushion for 'Piece By Piece' on Albums Chart, Brandi Carlile Cracks Top 5 with 'Firewatcher's Daughter'

Kelly Clarkson found a bit more breathing room on the Official Albums Chart this week, as her new album 'Piece By Piece' gets a nicer cushion over the 'Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack' on the Billboard 200. Thanks to the removal of individual streams ...

Live Nation Picks up Smirnoff as Sponsor for EDM Events Including Electric Daisy Carnivals, HARD and Wonderland Series

Bands make most of their money by touring is the common wisdom in the music industry. Interestingly, concert promoters are making an increasingly large chunk of their revenue through sponsorship deals. The most recent of which is a deal between Live ...

Cash Money Seeks Extension on Response to Turk's Lawsuit; Jas Prince and Lil Wayne Legal Challenges Lurk

Music Times has reported in the last few weeks regarding lawsuits against Cash Money Records from former Hot Boys member Turk, Drake's discoverer Jas Prince and of course, Lil Wayne and his massive $51 million bid to separate from Bird Man's label. ...

Shania Twain May Make New Music While on Farewell Tour, But Don't Expect Preview with Ticket Price

Shania Twain may be embarking on her farewell tour later during 2015 but that doesn't mean that she doesn't have new music in her. The pop/country icon said that she's planning on releasing a new album, perhaps as soon as this year.

Death Grips Drops Release Date for 'Jenny Death,' Video Invites Theory Band May Tour Again Soon

Death Grips has finally released the release date for its "final" album Jenny Death, formally stating that the set will drop next week. The record will be packaged as a double album titled The Powers That B, the first set of which was the previously ...

Slipknot Guitarist Mick Thomson Hospitalized after Knife Fight with Brother; Will No. 7 Be Able to Tour Next Month?

Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson has been hospitalized, along with his brother, after the two men got into a drunken knife fight...just in case you thought you had finally convinced your mother that metal just had a bad image. Both men were listed as ...

5 Bands with Most UK No. 1s during The '60s: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Some More Surprising Acts

Tom Jones rose to the top of the UK singles chart with "It's Not Unusual" 50 years ago today, marking the first time the vocalist would top the charts across the pond. He would only go on to do it twice more, including during 1967 with "Green, Green ...

7 Celebrity Wedding Singers: Elton John, Ellie Goulding and Whitney Houston Play Sometimes Surprising Nuptials

Lady Gaga's wedding to actor Taylor Kinney sound like it will be swinging joint, as her Cheek to Cheek costar Tony Bennett has confirmed that he'll be performing at the event when it occurs later this year. One benefit to being a celebrity is having ...

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