Although Rage thinks Paul Ryan is just another cog in the "Machine," that doesn't stop the Republican vice presidential hopeful from rocking out to the rap metal group's anti-establishment lyrics.
Country music fans are loyal and they don't like to see their legends fall.
Cops say they found Randy Travis naked, smelling of alcohol and lying on a remote stretch of roadway in Texas
Country music star Randy Travis, who pleaded no contest to public intoxication following the Super Bowl in February, was arrested again Tuesday after being found naked, smelling apparently of alcohol and lying on a remote stretch of roadway in northern Texas just before midnight, authorities said.
Country singer Randy Travis is released from jail after being charged with driving while intoxicated.
The water had barely dried on the rain-soaked stages of Lollapalooza in Chicago Saturday night when festival founder Perry Farrell announced the franchise would be expanding to the Middle East next year.
With the arrival of Lollapalooza 2012, 100,000 attendees are expected to descend on Chicago's Grant Park every day this weekend.
Kitty Wells shocked the country music scene when she first sang about honky tonks and cheating husbands 60 years ago, but it propelled her to stardom and blazed a path for the strong female voices that followed.
On July 25th, 1965, Bob Dylan walked onstage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in his 1964 sunburst Fender Stratocaster and tore through a scorching three-song set. It was a crucial turning point in his career, and it quickly became rock & roll legend -- the moment when Dylan transformed from a protest folkie to a rebel genius. But the guitar Dylan played on that mythic afternoon went missing for the next 47 years -- until recently, when a team of PBS researchers told New Jersey resident Dawn Peterson that she had it in her home.
Legendary Jim Marshall photographed the Rolling Stones in 1972. CNN's Simon Barnett talks about the never-seen photos.
"Today is a big day for hip hop."
Thanks to his role as a throne-swiveling talent scout on NBC's hit singing competition The Voice, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is now a stand-alone star ? one who seems awfully pleased to see his every move, from the silly beefs with fellow Voice coach Christina Aguilera to the flings with Victoria's Secret models, get street-fliered across the media landscape.
For years, there has been talk that the music industry is in decline. The increase of Internet music piracy and the decrease of consumers' attention spans have been two of the factors blamed for for lackluster sales. So it's no surprise that music stars have sought other streams of income outside royalties, concert dates and merchandising sales throughout the years.
Drake hit New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Saturday night the way he prefers to travel: with friends and family in tow.
Miami Northwestern High's defensive coordinator stood before his players last month with a marker in his hand and a board full of plays at his back. "Any time in this game we're going to check goal line, I'm going to go Eagle," he yelled, referring to a blitz call. "We're going to hit the quarterback all night." The players nodded. Some smiled. Some scowled.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will portray Iggy Pop in the forthcoming film "CBGB," the Hollywood Reporter confirms.
If the one great book of American popular music is ever written, Doc Watson might not even need his own chapter. He has a solo -- or a harmony part, or a lead vocal, or a single perfect guitar lick -- in all the important chapters of the past 50 years.
Here's a quick way to get arrested in modern Russia: Walk into a cathedral wearing a neon mask and carrying a guitar, stand on the pulpit and scream punk songs with lyrics like "Virgin Mary drive Putin away!"
Eminem revealed that he has started work on his next solo record during an interview with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg this morning.
Several hundred of Donna Summer's closest friends and family began crowding into a Nashville, Tennessee, church Wednesday afternoon to say goodbye to the queen of disco, who died of lung cancer last week.
Stars pay tribute to Donna Summer, Van Halen pulls summer tours, and 'iCarly' is being canceled.
The principal cellist of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra has been dismissed from his post after a video of his boorish behavior on a passenger train last week outraged users on Chinese social networks.
From August 14 2007: David Lee Roth hams it up at the Van Halen news conference announcing a new tour.
Classic rockers Van Halen on Thursday abruptly postponed more than 30 tour dates, following their June 26 concert in New Orleans, representative Anna Loynes said.
Donna Summer defined the disco era. Her brazenly sexual hits "Love To Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love" horrified some and delighted many more when they came out. They also helped to propel disco into a national phenomenon. Even now, the sound of her voice -- controlled yet passionate -- summons up the hedonistic, willful spirit of the late 1970s.
In May 2008, singer Donna Summer talked about keeping her fans in mind when planning her stage shows.
Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells has announced its lineup.
Carrie Underwood blew away the competition on the Billboard 200 this week, scoring her third straight number one album with her fourth release, "Blown Away," and moving 267,000 copies.
Adam "MCA" Yauch's death leaves a Beastie-size hole in pop music. Though the trio were not the most prolific legends on the landscape (over the course of 25 years, they released only seven proper albums), their impact has been gigantic. Starting with 1986?s "Licensed to Ill," the Beastie Boys rewrote the rules for commercial hip-hop, the mainstreaming of hardcore punk, the state of sampling, and the treatment of the old school.
Erin Burnett honors a man that was creative, energetic, passionate and OutFront.
In 1988, the West Coast hip-hop group N.W.A released a provocative song called "F**k tha Police," which stirred controversy and marked it as one of the most high-profile examples of tension between the black community in Los Angeles and authorities.
Abigail Washburn hoped to one day influence China - U.S. relations by using the law. Now, she's discovered another way.
Singer/songwriter LP reflects on singing as a child, writing songs and how a ukulele helped her career.
Somali hip-hop sensation Abdi Warsame, better known as K'Naan, has been compared to Eminem and Bob Marley.
His name means "traveler" and Somali-born poet, rapper and musician K'naan has certainly come a long way.
In 2002, Larry King sat down with the Bee Gees to talk about how they came up their music for "Saturday Night Fever."
It's lights out on Ted Nugent's scheduled performance at an Army base in Kentucky.
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is in a coma and has pneumonia, the latest turn in health issues that include a recent battle with colon and liver cancer, according to a message Saturday on his website.
Walking into Cleveland, Ohio's Public Auditorium for the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night, it was hard to not think of the Titanic striking an iceberg on the very same day 100 years ago.
Nicki Minaj is a purist's nightmare.
For the second straight year, Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of County Music Awards while a couple marries onstage.
Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert scored early wins Sunday night as county music stars aligned in Las Vegas, vying for top honors at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs was humbled and honored to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The banjo, for years in the background, stepped out of the shadows in the steady hands of Earl Scruggs.
Earl Scruggs, whose distinctive picking style and association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88.
When Bob Dylan's self-titled debut LP hit shelves on March 19, 1962, it didn't sound anything like the popular music of the time.
Deep and heavy beats vibrate large subwoofer speakers, hip hop artists grab the mic with one hand and gesture passionately with the other as thousands of fans rap along and dance in unison. You would be forgiven for thinking this was a typical urban concert in the U.S. -- but it's thousands of miles away in the tiny African nation of Gabon.
When I think of Brooklyn, I think of Christopher Wallace -- known to most as the Notorious B.I.G., or Biggie Smalls -- the artist whose life was cut short 15 years ago on March 9.
SInger Jill Scott and actress Niecy Nash say people should let Chris Brown and Rihanna resolve their issues on their own.
Lionel Richie's got once, twice, three times the friends you do.
In a message on Facebook, Taylor Swift asks Kevin McGuire to be her date to the Country Music Awards in April.
Expressing apologies that she can't accompany him to prom on his birthday, country music beauty Taylor Swift on Friday asked an 18-year-old student with cancer to be her date to the Academy of Country Music Awards in April.
Singing sensation Adele continued rolling in the prizes at the Brit Awards in London, but she made headlines Wednesday for something else: she gave the middle finger when she was cut off during the live broadcast.
President Barack Obama complained Tuesday that he doesn't get out much. Then he noted he doesn't have to when B.B. King and Mick Jagger come to play a concert at his house.
President Obama joins B.B. King, Mick Jagger and other blues and rock legends at a performance in the White House.
A look at what stars are wearing on the 2012 Grammy Awards red carpet in Los Angeles.
With nothing more than a piano, a little black dress and a microphone, Adele rouses crowds using her emotions and her voice.
You might think you have all the answers to the 2012 Grammys -- who's nominated, who's gonna win, who's gonna perform, who's gonna make awkward banter with LL Cool J, who's gonna make an overt pass at the newly single Katy Perry -- but trust us, there are still more questions than there are answers.
In a 1995 interview, Don Cornelius explains why "Soul Train" succeeded despite the difficulties.
Don Cornelius, the founder of the "Soul Train" television show, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head Wednesday, authorities said. He was 75.
If you've cast Kellie Pickler as either an "American Idol" runner-up, pop-country musician or both -- it's time to re-evaluate.
Adele's vocal cords have healed from surgery in November, allowing the 23-year-old British songstress to perform on the Grammys stage next month, she and the Recording Academy confirmed Tuesday.
Taylor Swift gets a chance to extend her reign as the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year, but she's competing with four-time winner Kenny Chesney and nominees Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.
Add a new one to the irate reactions triggered by incessant ringing of a cell phone: bringing one of the world's great symphony orchestras to a dead stop in mid-performance.
The New York Philharmonic conductor stopped the orchestra mid-performance when a cell phone kept ringing. WCBS reports.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with cancer, a statement from the English heavy metal band said.
The times they are a-changin'. For the first time in history, digital music sales topped the physical sale of music.
Who walks away from $10 million?
Even though Kanye West walked off with the most Grammy nominations Wednesday night, the chatter backstage was all about Adele.
The biggest stars in music tell CNN how it feels to be nominated for the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
The United Nations' cultural organization recognized mariachi music Sunday in a move that Mexican authorities hope will help preserve the well-known tradition.
Taylor Swift won three trophies at the 39th annual American Music Awards Sunday night, but the singer's ability to act surprised and excited may be worthy of an Emmy.
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj were among the big winners at the 2011 American Music Awards.
The Georgia-born country star goes into Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards show with five nominations.
On November 8, 1965, 48 American soldiers lost their lives during "Operation Hump" after the 400 men of the 173 Airborne Brigade were ambushed by roughly 1,200 Viet Cong fighters.
There's a standing joke that if you play a country song backward, the singer gets re-hired, wins back his girl, finds whatever he's lost, quits crying and leaves the bar.
Influential British rock band The Stone Roses announced on Tuesday they will reform for several concerts next year after a 15-year hiatus.
The rapper hung out with BeyoncÃ©, Jay-Z and Diddy while in N.Y.C.
"I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone and I'd love to do it again," the singer says of her acting debut
This week, "American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery releases his debut album, "Clear as Day."
Sylvia Robinson, a singer-songwriter who went on to become a pioneer in the hip-hop music business, introducing the seminal "Rapper's Delight," died Thursday in New Jersey of congestive heart failure. She was 76.
The band gets a long-awaited invitation onstage from Vince Gill
"There is a great deal of sadness, but it's really celebratory," R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills says, describing his conflicting emotions the day after he, guitarist Peter Buck and singer Michael Stipe announced they were disbanding after 31 years together.
During the days leading up to the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's landmark album "Nevermind" on Saturday and the grunge album's deluxe reissue the following Tuesday, you're going to hear a lot about how "Nevermind" changed everything:
When it comes to rock 'n' roll on the radio today -- outside the ghetto of rock-only stations --- to paraphrase punk patriarch Lou Reed, there's almost nothing going down at all.
Jason Aldean and Keith Urban are also performers on "Country Music's Biggest Night"
Rapper T.I. walked out of a federal prison Thursday to return to an Atlanta halfway house where he will spend the last 14 days of an 11-month prison sentence for a parole violation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Jay-Z's sixth album, "The Blueprint," hit record stores on the fateful morning of September 11, 2001.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the Country Music Awards Nov. 9
The nominations are in for the 45th annual Country Music Awards, and Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are among the recognized artists.
T.I., who walked out of a federal prison in Arkansas Wednesday and joyously tweeted "The storm is over & da sun back out," woke up back in a prison Friday morning.
Rapper T.I. walked out of a federal prison in Arkansas Wednesday morning, 10 months after he began serving a sentence for violating his parole on a gun conviction, a prison official confirmed.
The rapper plays the piano, eats bugs and stirs up controversy
MTV has long since moved away from being a "music channel."
It's been a decade since the tragic death of R&B star and budding actress Aaliyah Dana Haughton.
The male half of Motown hitmakers Ashford & Simpson had battled throat cancer