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7 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: The Beatles, Robert Johnson and The Stooges Included

Jack White made headlines last week 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," and ...

Amanda Bynes, Johnny Cash and Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes: 5 Cases of Celebrity Arson and Other Fire Crimes

Steve Miller found himself in the hot seat when he arrested for disorderly conduct after he lit a pile of his friend's belongings on fire and attempted to fight police who responded to the call (how good of a friend this was seems like a question ...

Detroit Gospel Group 21:03 Thrives When Incorporating City's Techno and Soul Background on 'Outsiders'

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 ...

The Upstage, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Former Stomping Ground, Struggling to Gather Support for Renovation

Bruce Springsteen fans, or at least a few of them, are working to save The Upstage, a venue in Asbury Park where The Boss and the E Street Band began their storied career. The venue will be going up for auction soon and Carrie Potter, the ...

Drake, Taylor Swift and Mark Ronson Propel Music Sales in Positive Nielsen Soundscan Q1 Industry Report

Nielsen SoundScan has already released its report for Q1 of music sales for 2015 and so far things are looking good during the new year. Digital downloads have rebounded from the previous year by some degree, vinyl sales continue to rebound ...

Country Fans in The UK Chafe at Bro-Country as Well; New Guardian Editorial Lambasts State of Genre

The emergence of "bro-country" and how much it irritates the previous generations of country music fans is not news. Americans, as the biggest consumers of the genre, haven't done much to eliminate it from the airwaves however, relative to how much ...

Spotify Tries...and Fails...to Analyze "High-Energy" Music at Final Four Universities; Who Qualifies as "Exciting"?

Music Times has already made its attempts to predict this weekend's Final Four four math cups—University of Kentucky versus University of Wisconsin, Duke University versus Michigan State—but Spotify decided to be a tad less ambitious and use its ...

Morrissey Tour Comes for United States after Two False Starts; Blondie and Amanda Palmer Among Openers

Morrissey's last two attempts at a tour in North America haven't gone so well, as both were cut short by illness. The vocalist has announced a new run however and we're hoping that third time is indeed the charm. Although a constant opener hasn't ...

5 Music Stars Who Found Their Personal Phone Numbers on The Internet: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Chief Keef and More

Katy Perry made a mistake and accidentally made her phone number obvious to all of her Instagram followers yesterday...but she was luckier than other performers—such as Cheif Keef, Soulja Boy and Miley Cyrus—who found their personal phone numbers ...

Billboard Hot 100 vs. Official Charts Company by Decade: Madonna, 50 Cent, Mark Ronson and 40 Years of No. 1s

Few people realize just how different the music across the pond is from that we listen to in America, that the Hot 100 doesn't exist in the UK, and that its equivalent to our singles chart doesn't just feature a whole bunch of American artists with ...

Juvenile Releases First Cash Money Mixtape Since Rejoining Embattled Record Label; Future Makes Guest Appearance

Juvenile was one of few rappers rushing back into Cash Money amid its lawsuits with Lil Wayne, Turk and Jas Prince, and now he's got something to show for it, having released his Mardi Gras 2 mixtape, the first for the emcee since he came back to the ...

David Bowie and 'Once' Writer Working on Theater Adaptation of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'; Is It A Musical?

David Bowie may not have new music ready anytime in the near future but he will be working on a theater adaptation of his cult classic 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth, according to reports from The New York Times. Other details from the stage ...

Kendrick Lamar, 'Empire,' Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt Help Hip-Hop Dominate Album Sales Chart

The past few weeks have been amazing for hip-hop, as the Empire soundtrack and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly have led both the Billboard 200 to three straight weeks of rap at no. 1. Although it's only been a two-week streak on the Album Sales ...

Are 76 Arrests at Ultra Music Festival 2015 a Good or Bad Thing? Depends What Media Outlet You Ask

Depending on where you read your summary of last weekend's Ultra Music Festival, you may have come away with different ideas about whether the Miami electronic music event was a safe success or another round of EDM anarchy. Consider these ...

Apple and Beats Music May Face Antitrust Investigation for Pressuring European Record Labels

The European Commission is reportedly preparing for an investigation of Apple with regard to its forthcoming relaunch of Beats Music streaming service. The Hollywood Reporter indicates that questionnaires have been sent out to several European music ...

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