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Kanye West

Kanye West Not Wanted At Glastonbury By 50,000 People Who Signed Petition To Get Rock Band Instead

Buzz 09:34AM EDT

The haters are indeed hating the fact that Kanye West was given a headlining spot at this year's Glastonbury Festival. Fans started a petition Monday, March 16, to have his set canceled, and the document has received more than 50,000 supporters, Consequence of Sound notes. The goal of the petition is to get a rock band in place of the So Help Me God rapper.READ MORE

Aw! Lil Rolling Stones!

5 Bands with Most UK No. 1s during The '60s: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Some More Surprising Acts

Buzz 16:38PM EDT

Tom Jones rose to the top of the UK singles chart with "It's Not Unusual" 50 years ago today, marking the first time the vocalist would top the charts across the pond. He would only go on to do it twice more, including during 1967 with "Green, Green Grass of Home." Topping the British charts twice is great but it wasn't nearly enough to land a spot on the Official Chart Company's records of the most no. 1 singles during the decade (The OCC began tracking singles during 1969, but has the charts archived by New Music Express and Record Retailer going all the way back to 1952). American listeners may be surprised to learn about acts such as Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Shadows and Cliff Richard.READ MORE

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger Representing UK at Eurovision in Vienna...Er...Maybe an Impersonator Named Alex Larke

Buzz 08:46AM EDT

The Rolling Stones will represent the UK at Eurovision this year when the European pop music contest heads to Vienna. Maybe just Mick Jagger actually. Er, maybe just a professional Mick Jagger impersonator. Alex Larke, a 35 year-old vocalist for a Rolling Stones cover group, The Rolling Clones, will head to Austria this year for the competition.READ MORE

Protesters during the peak of the Vietnam War.

American Exceptionalism, The '60s and Censorship: 7 Tracks Squashed from Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and More

Buzz 16:14PM EDT

The state of Oklahoma voted to get rid of the AP American History test this week, taking exception at the course's exception to American Exceptionalism. No decade better represented America trying to edit out what it didn't like about itself more so than the '60s however, as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Sunny & Cher found out.READ MORE

FIfty Shades of Grey OST

Junk Mail: 'FIfty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack Featuring Beyoncé, Sia, Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd & More

Reviews 16:04PM EDT

It's our first soundtrack for Junk Mail, and is there any better initiation than Fifty Shades of Grey? I feel like a critical virgin, just waiting for the goddess within to blossom with some major musical whippings. And even though Christian Grey may come at Anastasia Steele hard in this book/movie, the music is really tender and loving. There's also a definite sonic theme. Oh, and Beyonce. The FIfty Shades of Grey OST has Bey.READ MORE

Bettye LaVette

REVIEW: Bettye LaVette Brings Café Carlyle to Tears with Old Songs from New Album 'Worthy'

Reviews 11:04AM EDT

When you walk into Café Carlyle, it's clear that not just anyone can take the stage. It has to be SOMEBODY. Most recently, that somebody was the Great Lady of Soul, herself, Bettye LaVette.READ MORE

Beyoncé and Destiny's Child light up the Halftime Show during 2013.

10 Super Bowl Halftime Show Stages: Ranking the Platforms of Madonna, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and More

Buzz 15:21PM EDT

The Super Bowl Halftime Show often benefits from a great performance onstage. Sometimes. But knowing the much of the audio is prerecorded kind of takes some of the fun out of it. That's why more often than not our final verdict on the big game's big entertainment (especially in recent years) had revolved more around the stage-show than the music itself. Nothing is more important to a stage-show than a stage. Music Times went back and checked out the last ten Super Bowl performers and more importantly, what they were playing on, and ranked them accordingly (including Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Madonna and more). This isn't a ranking of the performances, but of the platform that held it.READ MORE

The Rolling Stones...before the drugs. Maybe.

Watch The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Other UK Rock Icons Make Their TV Debuts

Buzz 14:24PM EDT

Fifty years ago, the hip youth of the UK got a treat when a fresh young band named The Who made its first television appearance on Ready Steady Go. Marking the occasion, check out the first television appearances of some of the UK's other big acts from the '60s, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.READ MORE

Simon & Garfunkel - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' (1970)

Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water': 11 Songs Ranked For Its 45th Anniversary

Buzz 16:13PM EDT

Today, Jan. 26, marks the 45th anniversary of Simon & Garfunkel's classic album Bridge Over Troubled Water, which saw the legendary folk-pop duo conclude their career with their most ambitious, eclectic, and well-written collection of songs. In celebration of this incredible album, here are its 11 songs ranked, from weakest to best.READ MORE

David Bowie, circa 1973

5 Great Rock Docs Focusing on UK Acts and The '70s: David Bowie's 'Cracked Actor,' 'The Kids Are Alright' and More

Buzz 15:38PM EDT

David Bowie has had several documentaries made about his legendary and varied career but none have come close to the original: Cracked Era, which debuted on the BBC during 1975 and caught the vocalist following the release of Diamond Dogs and his preparation for the tour in support of the album. More relevantly, it caught Bowie at the peak of his addiction to cocaine and gave viewers a look at the paranoia and mental exhaustion it caused him. Bowie was far from the only British musician from that era to be captured on film. Here are five other documentaries (some mad during the decade and some made later looking back) that give viewers a new understanding of that period in UK music history.READ MORE

Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Show: More Golden Anniversary Shows from the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and More

Buzz 16:45PM EDT

Grateful Dead fans got huge news this week as the remaining members of the band announced they'd be joined by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio for three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field to mark the band's 50th anniversary. Here are five other legendary acts that celebratedREAD MORE

Led Zeppelin in 1973

Ranking The Royal Mail's 10 Rock 'n' Roll Inspired Stamps: Led Zeppelin 'IV', Pink Floyd's 'The Division Bell', The Rolling Stones 'Let It Bleed' and More

Buzz 14:37PM EDT

Just five years ago the UK Postal system introduced a series of ten stamps featuring album art from classic records by British rock bands. Are we behind the times? Yes. Were we around to weigh in on the list when it dropped? No. Now Music Times weighs in on all ten album covers and rank them from 10 to 1 in terms of which serves best as a stamp...both for its aesthetic and its relevance within music culture. Artists include The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.READ MORE

The Beatles

The Beatles Engineer Glyn Johns Calls 'Let It Be' Album 'A Bunch of Garbage'

Buzz 16:46PM EDT

Glyn Johns, a sound engineer and producer who has worked with The Rolling Stones, The Clash and The Band, is promoting a new book titled Sound Man. Back in November, an excerpt of the book made headlines after it was revealed that Bob Dylan wanted to record an album with The Stones and The Beatles. Johns, who also worked with the Fab Four, talked to The New York Times about his experience with the group's final album, Let It Be. Even with tunes like "Across the Universe," "The Long and Winding Road" and "Get Back," Johns labeled the record "a bunch of garbage."READ MORE

Elvis Presley

8 Artists with At Least 8 No. 1 Albums: Ranking The Octopping Albums from Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jay Z and More

Buzz 15:22PM EDT

Fifty years ago on this day Elvis Presley released Roustabout, a soundtrack for the film of the same title, starring the performer. It was his eighth no. 1 album, an extension of his record for most albums atop the Billboard 200 by one artist (which would soon be surpassed for good by The Beatles). Interestingly enough, only eight acts have had at least eight albums top the American charts. We at Music Times decided to find out each of those acts' no. 8 no. 1 and measure them up against each other.READ MORE

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry: Besties.

The Hollywood Reporter's Best Music Books of 2014: Nonfiction(?) on The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac and More

Buzz 10:20AM EDT

Happy New Year! If you're anything like us, you've about had enough of every website publishing its own Top 10 of everything for the year and of certain Sirius stations playing the same countdowns every day during your commute and watering down an otherwise diverse channel. The Hollywood Reporter has down the unthinkable and published a list of the best books (?!?) of the year, all of which deal with the topic of music. Check out a brief summary below and then head to your local library or bookstore.READ MORE

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