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The Beatles, Michael Jackson and More Musicians with Space Objects Named After Them

The Beatles received an interesting honor on this date 25 years ago, as each member-John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr-received the honor of having four newly discovered asteroids named after them. It's not a rare honor-as ...

Kimmel and Letterman Losing Faith of Labels in Late-Night Musical Performances

Shows such as 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and 'Late Night With David Letterman' may not have great musical segments for too much longer, as more and more labels decide that performances—such as Van Halen's epic seven-song set on Kimmel—just aren't worth ...

Grateful Dead Add Two California Concerts with Trey Anastasio due to Demand from Deadheads

The Grateful Dead have announced two additional dates with Trey Anastasio, these ones to take place in Santa Clara, CA, ahead of the trio of "Fare Thee Well" show at Chicago's Soldier Field schedule for July. The announcement came in response to a ...

Temple of The Dog Master Tapes Subject of Legal Battle Between A&M and London Bridge

Temple of The Dog's iconic debut album is the basis for a new lawsuit between A&M Records and a Seattle recording studio. The label is suing Rajan Parashar, owner of London Bridge Studios, to force him to turn over the master tapes from the project.

Ed Sheeran's '+' Goes Platinum, Joining 'x' in Million-Copy Sales Club

Ed Sheeran has gone platinum and it might not be the album you were expecting: His + crossed the million-album sales mark last week, many months after his second album, x, did the same thing.

Nelly Arrested in Tennessee for Alleged Felony Drug Possession; Guns Also Seized

Nelly has been arrested in Tennessee on charges of drug possession after an incident this weekend. The emcee's bus was pulled over for not having required stickers and police came aboard when they smelled marijuana. A few other charges have been ...

7 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: The Beatles, Minor Threat, Bach and More

Jack White made headlines a few weeks ago when he announced that he was the bidder who spent $300,000 for the acetate of Elvis Presley's original single, a 7" pressing from Sun Records featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," ...

Danny Worsnop's Transition from Asking Alexandria to Hard Rock Most Interesting Aspect of 'We Are Harlot'

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 ...

Shipsomnia EDM Cruise Hopes to Evade Singapore's Problematic Government by Escaping to Sea

Some clever promoters have figured what to do if the authorities in Singapore won't let them hold an EDM festival on land...they'll have it at sea instead. Shipsomnia is the most recent in a slew of electronic music events taking place on cruise ...

'Mamma Mia!' to Close on Broadway; ABBA-Based Musical Played 14 Years, Brought in $2 Billion

'Mamma Mia!,' one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history—based on the music of Swedish pop superstars ABBA—will close down during September, ending at just less than 14 years of performances. For reference, some titles that it ...

The National Releasing 9-LP, 6 Hour Performance of Same Song as Limited Edition Box Set

The National's fans are in for a treat as the band has announced a new box set highlighting its performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 2013. Notably, the band played for six hours at the event, repeating the same ...

Epik High Announces 'Epic' Tour, Largest K-Pop/K-Hop United States Concert Series Since 2010

It doesn't take much to impress fans of K-Pop, or at least that's the lesson we gleaned from the Epik High tour announcement where the hip-hop/pop trio announced six North American dates for later during 2015. Billboard reports that those six dates, ...

Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Under Attack from Another '80s Songwriter...Plaintiff Wants Grammy

Sam Smith's hit "Stay With Me" is under a new bit of legal pressure as another songwriter has come forward claiming that Smith and his songwriting team stole inspiration. Mark Halper (not the famous Hollywood photographer) claims that during his song ...

Ranking Drake Covers, from Lykke Li's 'Hold On, We're Going Home' to Florence +The Machine's 'Take Care' and More

Lykke Li covering Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home" has several media outlets excited today, although the song was first performed by the Swedish alt star during 2014. Naturally there's always a bit of interest when one prominent performer covers ...

7 Bestselling Albums in Korean History: Jo Sungmo, g.o.d. and Kim Gun-mo Big Overseas

EXO made headlines this week when its album EXOdus gathered the best sales week, in the United States, of any K-Pop album ever. The grand total? Just more than 6,000 copies sold. Okay, that might seem underwhelming after all the hype, but it's just ...

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