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The Piano Man Will Close Out Long Island's Nassau Coliseum With his 32nd Concert

Long Island's Nassau Coliseum will shut its doors for renovations after one concluding concert on August 4. Who better to temporarily close the Uniondale arena than Hicksville's own Billy Joel? ...

Eric Church, Amy Grant and...Richard Nixon? Nashville's Famous Venues and First Performers

Nashville didn't become known as "Music City" for no good reason: Apart from its role in the history of country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll, the city hosts a number of iconic venues for traveling performers and tourists to swing by when in town. ...

Matt Skiba Speaks Out About Joining Blink-182 & A Potential New Album with Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker

When Tom DeLonge and Blink-182 parted ways earlier this year, there were a few crucial questions fans had. Like, will there be another new album with new member Matt Skiba? And how long will the latest incarnation of Blink last? ...

8 Oasis No. 1 UK Hits: 'Don't Look Back In Anger,' 'The Hindu Times,' 'Lyla' and More

Oasis, the most essentially-British band of the last 30 years (by both their own reckoning and ours), finally topped the charts in the Gallagher brothers' beloved UK 20 years ago today, with the single "Some Might Say," the first song off of the ...

fun.'s Andrew Dost Scores Jack Black Film 'The D Train' with Music from INXS, Jack Antonoff & More

Jack Antonoff and Nate Ruess have both launched new branches of their career as fun. take a hiatus, and now it's time for multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost to break out, and he's doing it by scoring the soundtrack to the upcoming Jack Black/James ...

Calexico Continues Expansion of Sounds and Cultures in 'Edge of The Sun,' Follow-Up to 'Algiers'

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 ...

Independent Music Festivals Contribute $1.5 Billion to UK Economy; What Can American Promoters Learn?

The UK is home to some of the world's most acclaimed music festivals—from Glastonbury to Isle of Wight to Reading and Leeds—but it's independent festival scene is equally lucrative for the region's economy. A study from Association of Independent ...

Will John Mayer Tour With Bob Weir, Other Grateful Dead Members After 'Fare Thee Well' Shows?

We just got done reading about how the Fast and Furious franchise might come back with an eighth film despite the death of Paul Walker, due to the overwhelming sales success of the newest film. Now we see that the Grateful Dead, or some variation of ...

System of A Down Plays First Armenian Show to Mark 100th Anniversary of Genocide [WATCH]

System of A Down has preached about plenty of political issues over the years but one has always been close to their hearts: The band, comprised entirely of Armenian-American members, has always pushed for the recognition of the injustices against ...

Junk Mail: Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color' Album Review

Hands down a great sophomore record form a band that already seems regal. I almost always forget that don't have a handful of albums barreling behind them. Sound & Color is going to sound great live, much like Boys & Girls did. Some duds in here, ...

Bonnaroo Announces 2015 Set Times

Bonnaroo is just under two months away and the four-day festival have unveiled its 2015 set times. Normally festivals wait until the week leading up to the event or a little before to release set times and make fans scramble to figure out their ...

Judy Collins and Others Release Acoustic Covers of Popular Beatles Songs

The world's most renowned foursome, The Beatles, will be the main focus of tribute album, 'Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles,' featuring all acoustic covers spanning the bands lengthy, yet remarkable discography. ...

Wiz Khalifa, Florence + The Machine & Rihanna to Round Out 'SNL' Season 40 Musical Guests

Saturday Night Live season 40 is set to top off a star-filled season with three engaging live acts to round out its musical guests. Today (April 22), just a week and a few days ahead of Scarlett Johansson's latest hosting gig, SNL announced that Wiz ...

The Brutality of The Bard: 2Pac, Dethklok and More Celebrate 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day'

Happy "Talk Like Shakespeare Day" to all of our favorite readers and theatre geeks. We at Music Times tend to write more about Broadway musicals, or the occasional opera based on one of William Shakespeare's works, versus the stage plays themselves ...

Paul McCartney is the Richest Musician in the U.K., Beating Out Andrew-Lloyd Webber & U2

If you're looking for the richest musician in the U.K. and Ireland, look no further than one of the biggest rockers of all time: Paul McCartney. In a new list, the former Beatle was named as the musician with the largest net worth across the pond, ...

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