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Bob Dylan

Where Has Bob Dylan Not Played in 'Never Ending Tour'? Alaska and Africa Craving Some Attention

Buzz 15:30PM EDT

Jack White has certainly found his way around but he's got nothing on Bob Dylan, the ultimate road warrior. The folk icon has been enrolled on his "Never Ending Tour" since 1988, and the statistics demonstrate just how far he's gone. As of a report from 2013, Dylan had played 2,500 shows in more than 800 cities and travelled more than 1,000,000 miles...enough to have travelled to the moon and back by bus...twice. With a travel log like that, it's even more interesting to check out where the performer hasn't been, versus where he actually played. We found some interesting anomalies since updating the numbers for the past two years. Alaska, Africa and India are craving some Dylan in their lives.READ MORE

Wiz Khalifa at the 'Furious 7' Premiere

'Furious 7' Tops Billboard 200 Thanks to Wiz Khalifa; Taylor Swift Sets Mark and All Time Low Hits All Time High

Buzz 12:02PM EDT

If you've watched Fast Five, you know that Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto knows that it's all about how you finish, not how you begin (although he allows Paul Walker's Brian to win the four-man street race in Brazil). The Furious 7 soundtrack is living that philosophy as it reached the no. 1 place on the Billboard 200 four weeks after its release. Part of last week's 111,000 equivalent album sales is thanks to the film's continued success at the box office, but an even bigger part of it is the popularity of "See You Again," the single from Wiz Khalifa that's tearing up the download charts. All Time Low and Taylor Swift place well as well.READ MORE

Ultra Music Festival 2015

New Sound Processor Doubles Bass of EDM, Other Genres Without Raising Decibels; What It Means for Genre

Buzz 11:22AM EDT

Many of the problems that EDM music faces, at least from an instrumental perspective, might be fixed by Masn'live, a new sound processor developed by Spanish engineer Xergio Córdoba. The device takes bass and other sound waves and leads the listener to perceive them as much louder than they truly are.READ MORE

Princeton University

Princeton University Receives $10 Million Donation for New Music Facilities from Anonymous Alum

Buzz 10:43AM EDT

Princeton University has announced that it received a $10 million donation from an anonymous donor to be used in the construction of a new music building. The university hasn't given any hints as to whom the donor is, but we know that they'll ultimately be in charge of naming the building and that they and their wife attended Princeton.READ MORE

Jack White

Jack White Announces Touring Hiatus; Which 5 States Has Guitarist Never Played?

Buzz 09:55AM EDT

Jack White has wrapped up a momentous week by announcing that that he was taking a break from live performances "for a long period of time." No word on just how long that stretch will be.READ MORE

Chuck D

Universal Music Group Lawsuit: Chuck D, Rick James and More Win $11.5 Million Settlement

Buzz 09:13AM EDT

Universal Music has come to a settlement with a substantial number of its former artists—including Chuck D, Dave Mason of Traffic and Rick James (by way of a trust, as the guitarist is deceased)—regarding the distribution of royalties from digital downloads. The sum comes out to $11.5 million to be split among numerous parties, as well as an increase in the royalty percentage received by formers going forward. The plaintiffs alleged that Universal's labeling of digital music earnings as "sales" rather than "licenses" took money off the table for artists.READ MORE

Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine's Welch Breaks Foot at Coachella on Verge of New Album Release

Buzz 08:24AM EDT

Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine fame suffered a broken foot while performing at Coachella over the weekend, she revealed on Tuesday. As part of the performance she jumped down off of the stage and apparently landed funny. Although she was able to finish the performance, the vocalist said that future performances would need to be "stripped back" a tad.READ MORE

'Chicago' knows what keeps us coming back.

'Chicago,' 'Cats,' 'The Lion King' and More: Broadway's 7 Longest Running Theater Productions

Buzz 19:56PM EDT

This week marks several important dates for long-running Broadway productions, as Grease closed on this date during 1980 after 3,883 performances—at that point the record for longest running show in history in the New York theatre district—and just this week Mamma Mia! pulled the plug after getting to no. 8 all time with 5,582 total performances. So yes, the record has lengthened greatly since Grease first closed its doors. The following are the 7 longest-running Broadway plays in history, including Cats, Chicago, The Lion King and more:READ MORE

Pau McCartneyl (and Linda) was the only one to show up during 1971.

Beatles' 5 Best Years at The Grammys: Battles with Frank Sinatra and A Surprising Peak Point

Buzz 16:46PM EDT

The Beatles were kind of a big deal, as their countless hits and no. 1 singles can attest to, but their shelf wasn't nearly as full of Grammys as you might think. The group "only" managed to snag nine of the most vaunted awards in music across its entire career (compared to 27 for Allison Krauss). April 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Grammy ceremony where the band won a trophy and Music Times is marking the occasion by counting down the five years in which the greatest band in popular music history managed to land a win, going from "fewest wins" to most (ties will be broken by taking the "winning percentage" based on nominations).READ MORE

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons Tour 2015: 'The Wolf' Video Shows Electric Guitar on Tour

Buzz 11:41AM EDT

Mumford & Sons have been playing up the band's new album Wilder Mind, which comes out on May 4, and now the group has announced a 2015 tour in support of the forthcoming release. Billboard notes that the number of dates, 16, is rather sparse considering how huge the band got following its winning of the Album of The Year Grammy during 2013 for Babel. They suggest that the absence of locales such as Los Angeles on the schedule suggests that the band will add more dates as the tour approaches. There's also a noticeable gap between the June 20 performance in Iowa and the August 7 show in San Francisco to fill.READ MORE

Kerry King of Slayer

Mayhem Fest Lineup Confirmed: Slayer, King Diamond, The Devil Wears Prada and Hellyeah Attending

Buzz 10:40AM EDT

Music Times had reported rumors nearly a month ago but Mayhem Fest made its lineup official today, declaring that Slayer and King Diamond would be the major headliners. Other acts performing will include Hellyeah, the Devil Wears Prada, White Chapel and Thy Art Is Murder.READ MORE

Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy

One Direction's Niall Horan Drafts Zayn Malik Replacement: Pro Golfer Rory McIlroy?

Buzz 10:11AM EDT

One Direction and Rory McIlroy made the rather adorable announcement last week that pop start Niall Horan would try his hand as a caddie, carrying the bags for the world's no. 1 ranked golfer during the Par 3 competition of The Masters last Wednesday. Granted, all that really requires is the vocalist carrying a bag of golf clubs, as we assume the athlete can judge for himself how far away a green is (they have signs). According to Horan, McIlroy will appear with One Direction at a later date to perform at least one song onstage.READ MORE

Kanye West

Kanye West Literally Jumped in A Lake During Suprise Performance in Kim's Ancestral Homeland

Buzz 09:37AM EDT

Kanye West gave Armenian fans several surprises over the weekend, first staging an impromptu concert and then by jumping into a lake during the middle of it.READ MORE

Underworld's Karl Hyde

All Time Low, Underworld Tops First Vinyl Sales Charts from UK Official Charts Company

Buzz 08:49AM EDT

The Official Charts Company of the UK has taken the continued rise of vinyl LPs into consideration and has introduced a new list tracking sales of the format every week. The first rendition of the chart was revealed Sunday night (the same time that the rest of the UK charts are exposed), featuring All Time Low and Future Hearts as its first no. 1, mirroring the band's performance on the overall Albums Chart.READ MORE

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey's 5 Bestselling Albums: 'Daydream,' 'Emancipation of Mimi' and More

Buzz 16:45PM EDT

Mariah Carey released 'The Emancipation of Mimi'—what many considered to be a comeback for the performer, who was one of the best-selling artists of the '90s—ten years ago on this day. It ended up becoming one of her bestselling releases, so Music Times has gathered up the bestselling of releases of Carey's career, including 'Daydream,' 'Emancipation' and more.READ MORE

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