Bandier, Branca, Braun and the Bible are among the topics tackled by our man behind the scenes in his latest batch of revelations.
There’s a delicious irony at the heart of Cass County (Capitol), Don Henley’s first album of country music. The veteran writer/artist, whose work with the Eagles had a profound influence on modern-day country, has made an album with A-list Nashville musicians that is far more purely country in sound, sentiment and character than anything coming out of Music City’s song factories these days. In other words, the guy who more than anyone put the rock in country has made a record that restores the wayward genre to its rustic essence.
Just days before the release of their self-titled RCA album, a cappella quintet Pentatonix have inked a pub deal with Sony/ATV. The group’s original single “Can’t Sleep Love” is now working its way at Pop radio and has earned 4.5m+ views for its video thus far. The Grammy-winning fivesome...
The U.K. music industry was out in force Monday evening for a right old knees-up at her Majesty's Houses of Parliament to save Auntie's music offering. Have you heard enough peculiar British terms yet? Don't worry, we'll be using as many as we can throughout this text.
KidinaKorner/Interscope's Imagine Dragons have teamed up with Apple and SAP to launch the One4 project to support refugee relief efforts. Yesterday, the band released a new single, "I Was Me"; Apple, the labels and Imagine Dragons have vowed to donate their respective proceeds to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), while SAP plans to also donate 10 cents for every download up to the first 5m downloads from iTunes.
RCA's R. City visit the NYC headquarters of Pandora, where SVP Music Makers Group Lars Murray helped them create a station dedicated to songs about taking photos for annoying trade publications. Later, Lars and onetime R. City guest Adam Levine compared their manly tattoos.
DCD2/Island's Fall Out Boy nods to Game of Thrones with its forthcoming 20-city tour, Wintour Is Coming, which kicks off on 2/25. The Crush Music-managed band has also revealed that its next single will be a new version of "Irresistible" featuring Demi Lovato and is due for release on 10/16...
Capitol’s Don Henley, who scored a #1 album bow with his star-studded country set, Cass County, graces the cover of our latest print edition, while our Contents subject is none other than Big Jon Platt.
American singer/songwriter John Grant has delivered an unexpected chart attack on veteran dance act Faithless for this week’s Official Albums Chart #1 in Blighty. What was supposed to be Faithless’ closest competitor, the third album from Columbia duo Hurts titled Surrender, is currently sitting just outside the Top 5 at #6 in the midweeks. So where’s Selena?
Fresh off a Saturday Night Live appearance, while reigniting "The Hills" with two remixes featuring the two best MC's alive, Republic's The Weeknd continues to heap even more fire on his indomitable music momentum right now, providing further evidence that 2015 is the Year of XO...
I.B. BAD BUYS & SELLS
Uncertainty at Sony/ATV, CAA and the Bible, among other locales. (10/13a)
THE BOY OF AUTUMN
An appreciation of Don Henley by Bud Scoppa (10/13a)
WE BUILT THIS CITY
R. City checks out Pandora. (10/13a)
PTX INKS PUB DEAL WITH SONY/ATV
Just in time for the release of their new album. (10/13a)
LET IT BEEB
English-to-American translation available on request. (10/13a)