Ben Harper Tells ‘White Lies’ With New Band

As far as Ben Harper is concerned, the forthcoming "White Lies For Dark Times" is "my second first record." Due out May 5, the album, Harper's 10th studio effort, certainly puts the singer, songwriter and guitarist on some new creative terrain.

Smokey Robinson Gives Adam Lambert Standing Ovation On ‘Idol’

Adam Lambert has showed his softer side on "American Idol," earning a standing ovation for his smooth performance of "The Tracks of My Tears." Guest mentor Smokey Robinson, who originally performed the classic song with the Miracles, rose to his feet after watching the 26-year-old theater actor hit all the right notes.

Phil Spector Jury Starts Deliberating Murder Charge

The fate of music producer Phil Spector was put in the hands of the jury on Thursday after a five month retrial on charges that he murdered a Hollywood actress in his Los Angeles home.

Iggy Pop’s French Connection

Iggy Pop has appeared in Paris to announce the release of a jazz-influenced album via EMI France. The Stooges singer said today (March 26) that he was inspired by the novel "The possibility of an Island," written by controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq.

Tool, Widespread Panic Top Denver’s Mile High Fest Lineup

Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

Kelly Clarkson Stays On Top Of Billboard 200

It's a hold-steady kind of week on the Billboard 200 as Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" (S/19/RCA) remains at No. 1 for a second frame, shifting 90,000 (down 65%).

Green Day’s ‘Breakdown’ Coming May 15

Green Day will release its eighth studio album, "21st Century Breakdown," on Friday, May 15, the group announced today.  The long-awaited album, Green Day's first full length since 2004's "American Idiot," is produced by Butch Vig, known for his work with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and his own band Garbage.

Ruben Studdard Reconnects With ‘Love Is’

When 2003 "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard returns to the show this week (March 26), he will perform his new song, "Together." The Stargate-produced track is also the lead single from Studdard's fourth album, "Love Is." The set will be released May 19 through Hickory Records/19 Recordings Ltd. and distributed through RED.

Forensics Prove Phil Spector Innocent Of Murder: Lawyer

Forensic evidence in music producer Phil Spector's murder retrial proves he is not guilty of the shooting death of a Hollywood actress six years ago, his lawyer told the jury on Tuesday.

Detroit’s Movement 2009 Festival Lineup Expands

Glitch Mob, Anthony Rother, Benga and Marc "MK" Kinchen are among the more than two dozen more performers named for Movement 2009, the annual electronic music festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The four acts join a roster of 60 DJs and live acts that already includes dance music heavy hitters such as the Prodigy, Afrika Bambaataa, Bassnectar, Derrick May, Carl Cox, Francois K, Z-Trip, Rick Wade and previous festival artistic directors Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson.

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