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  • Gaga, Bieber and Eminem streams boost RIAA song certifications

    Better late than never. Artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Eminem got a big boost in the eyes of the Recording Industry Assn. of America in May as the music business tracker began to count streams of songs online. The industry group said...
  • Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta

    Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta
    We're not sure where Kanye West and Jay-Z's duel of self-mythologizing will end up -- perhaps with a "Yeezus" sequel titled "I Am Cthulhu"?  But Jay-Z has escalated matters with his newest promotional gambit. His new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has...
  • Watch Atoms for Peace perform at a recent L.A. club gig

    One item not included in my recent Arts & Books article on Atoms for Peace was the fact that Thom Yorke wore a tank top during the band's semi-secret club show last month in Los Angeles. Big deal, you might be thinking. But given the bookish shut-in...
  • First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

    First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
  • Grammy nominees' Lehigh Valley concerts shows level of talent has risen here

     
    If the Grammy Award nomination announcements Wednesday did anything, they showed how high the level of music coming through the general Lehigh Valley area really is. The top nominee -- indie pop-rockers fun., which got six nominations of its own,......
  • Grammy Awards finally get the 'younger' thing right with nominees. Will awards follow?

     
    Every year, the Grammy Awards makes noise about freshening itself for a younger audience. And every year, it seems, it doesn’t. Or if it does, its efforts are clumsy. Yes, Adele, then 23, won six Grammys in 2012 — the......
  • Ice Cube comes to Bourbon Street

    Ice Cube comes to Bourbon Street
    If Ice Cube's career is any indication, the life cycle of a rapper is highly unpredictable. One day you're protesting police brutality, and 20 years later you're playing cute for the "Ramona and Beezus" set. Still, his legacy as one of the pioneers of...
  • April 21: Live Music From Sara Evans

    April 21: Live Music From Sara Evans
    Sara's new RCA Nashville album, Stronger, released March 8 and scored back-to-back weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart! First-week sales in excess of 55,000 copies (source: Nielsen SoundScan) also earned the album a #6 debut on the all-...
  • Checking in with Linkin Park

    Checking in with Linkin Park
    Linkin Park has been around for 12 years now, but it was only last year that it made what has been hailed as its best album. On Thursday, the veteran band will perform at Verizon Center as part of its "A Thousand Suns" tour, which recently completed...
  • Creed To Play All Of 'Human Clay' Album At Mohegan Sun

    Creed To Play All Of 'Human Clay' Album  At Mohegan Sun
    Nostalgia is catching up with us as musicians resurrect albums on stage that we’ve scarcely had time to forget about: Rapper 50 Cent last month performed all of his 2003 effort “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” at a festival in Texas, and...
  • Independent musicians' trade group comes out in support of SOPA, PIPA; Wye Oak, others balk

    Independent musicians' trade group comes out in support of SOPA, PIPA; Wye Oak, others balk
    A couple of controversial, Internet piracy bills in Congress have pit the tech industry against the music business, even independents. In a statement sent out early Wednesday afternoon, A2IM, the largest trade organization of independent musicians and...