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Hip-Hop Group Run DMC Slated to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Run DMC is slated to receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, so it seems that hard work and longevity do pay off. The hip-hop trio is iconic in the music industry, and their nod was announced just today by the Recording Academy.

Ornette Coleman's Best Albums by Decade: 'Shape of Jazz To Come,' 'Free Jazz' and More

Ornette Coleman, one of the most innovative and influential figures in the history of jazz, died today of cardiac arrest and Music Times wants to revisit his catalogue across six decades and throw out the best of the bunch for those who haven't ...

Ornette Coleman, Saxophonist and Free Jazz Icon, Dead at Age 85

Ornette Coleman, one of the most influential figures in jazz history, has died at the age of 85 from cardiac arrest, according to The New York Times. The saxophonist would make jazz history at the end of the '50s and during the early '60s with his ...

Bruce Lundvall, CEO of Blue Note Records and Prominent Jazz Figure, Dies at 79

Former CEO of Blue Note records and a most major figure in jazz, Bruce Lundvall, who had been battling a neurological disorder has passed away. Following recent surgery, Lundvall failed to regain consciousness. He was 79 years old.

Herbie Hancock Announces International Jazz Day for Paris, to Bring Relief After Charlie Hebdo Attacks

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and music icon Herbie Hancock announced that Paris would play host to the fourth annual International Jazz Day, the fourth annual date dedicated to the most influential genre of the 20th Century. Organizers gave twofold ...

Grammys 2015: Ed Sheeran Joined By John Mayer, Questlove, Herbie Hancock & ELO, Performs "Thinking Out Loud" & "Mr. Blue Sky" [WATCH]

Ed Sheeran was the seventh performer tonight at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. He took the stage with Herbie Hancock on keys, John Mayer on lead guitar and Questlove on drums backing him for a rendition of "Thinking Out Loud," which peaked at No. 2 ...

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock Announce First World Tour in 37 Years; Check Out Full List of Dates

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, two of the greatest living jazz musicians, have announced a dual-headlining world tour that will kick off in Seattle during March. The pair have toured together before but it's been a while, lasting co-headlining ...

Nathan East—Godsend for Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Daft Punk—Finally Plays Bass for Himself in 2014 with Solo Album, Documentary

Nathan East has filled many roles over the years. Bassist for Eric Clapton. Bassist for Phil Collins. Bassist for Michael Jackson. Bassist for Beyoncé. Bassist for Daft Punk. He found a new gig during 2014: bassist for himself. A new documentary ...

Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Usher Perform for Sting, Al Green at 2014's Kennedy Center Honors

Sting, Al Green and Tom Hanks were among some of the artists who received recognition at last night's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony Dec. 7. The 2014 class also included ballerina Patricia McBride and comedian Lily Tomlin. Earth, Wind & Fire, ...

Herbie Hancock and Clark Terry Bring The Stars to 'One Night in Harlem' Event at Apollo Theater; Bruce Willis and Quincy Jones Praise Honorees

It's tough to choose just one performer who was the main attraction at this weekend's A Great Night In Harlem event but Herbie Hancock was near the top. The legendary pianist was given the lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of ...

30 Years of The VMA's: Music Times Fixes MTV's Errors from 1984 for Michael Jackson, The Police and Herbie Hancock

Music Times looks back at the major awards presented at the 1984 rendition of the VMA's and makes the revisions that history needs for closure.

Kris Bowers Teaches YouTubers the History of Jazz Piano Playing from the 1800s to Now, NPR Makes Corrections

YouTube can always secure a firm grip on the latest trending media. Perhaps one of those videos that has become a household, well, vid, is the "Evolution of Dance" phenomenon. You remember it, maybe fragments of a orange-shirt, jean-wearing dance ...

Who Shot Ya: Top 10 Most Sampled Jazz Artists of All Time via WhoSampled, From Nina Simone and Erykah Badu to Biggie and Snoop

Could jazz music be considered the predecessor to modern hip-hop and funk form? Well, potentially, and this year even Snoop Dogg gave props to Herbie Hancock as that very forefather to the rap movement.

Herbie Hancock's Famous 'Head Hunters' Rediscovered on The Vinyl Factory's "Roots & Branches"

This go around, TVF explores Herbie Hancock's iconic Head Hunters (1973) LP and the various records that it influenced.

Harvard has appointed Herbie Hancock as the 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry, following in the footsteps of Robert Frost and T.S. Eliot

Legendary jazz musician Herbie Hancock has been appointed by Harvard University as the 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry. With that honor, Hancock will deliver six lectures, each with a different subject, but the 73-year-old Oscar-winning composer told ...

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