MUSIC

Bob Welch, Early Fleetwood Mac Guitarist, Dies at 65

Bob Welch, who played with Fleetwood Mac before launching a solo career, was found dead today (June 7) of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Nashville police. He was 65. Welch’s wife found the guitarist and vocalist with a gaping chest wound at their south Nashville home around 12:15 p.m., police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters...
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Ahmet Ertegun's Legacy Secured With Oxford University Fund

When those in the know talk about the major behind-the-scene players in the music business, three names always come up: Clive Davis, Mo Ostin and Ahmet Ertegun. Ertegun’s legacy was secured in February when his widow gave $26 million to Oxford University. The money will pay for at least 35 graduate scholarships every year through the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Scholarship Fund....

Hunger Games Soundtrack Soars to Top of Charts

Taylor Swift, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5 and other top groups have helped power “The Hunger Games” soundtrack up the charts at iTunes and .com, a solidly positive sign–as if it needed one–for the movie, which opens on Friday (Mar. 23). Sellouts are predicted nationwide. The Hunger Games album went on sale at midnight today (Mar. 20) and rose to No. 4 on iTunes best-selling albums list. It hit No. 5 on amazon’s list and shot to No. 1 for soundtrack albums....

Justin Bieber Wants Fans to Pick 'Boyfriend' Cover

Justin Bieber will be releasing his new single “Boyfriend” in less than 10 days and wants fans to pick the cover. He’s posted two choice on his Web site and fans can Tweet their favorite. The cover with the most Tweets will go on the record....

Monkee Davy Jones, Singer, TV Actor, Dies Suddenly at 66

UK singer Davy Jones, who with three bandmates parlayed an American television comedy show into a major music career as The Monkees, died suddenly this morning (Feb. 29) of a massive heart attack at his Florida Home. He was 66. Jones’ death came as a shock to almost everyone. Publicist Helen Kensick confirmed that he died unexpectedly in sleep, leaving behind four children all adults....

Jennifer Hudson Best for Whitney Houston Biopic; Here's Why

Whitney Houston's sudden death was shocking, but what a story. Not surprisingly, a biopic is already being talked about and a number of top stars are being mentioned for the role. But here's who's likely to get it. Rihanna, who just turned 24, has been reported to be the favorite for the role, and bears some resemblance to the young Whitney. But in reality, her chances are pretty slim....

Rihanna, Chris Brown American Idol Hookup Talks Rumored

Rihanna and Chris Brown may be reuniting live for a performance on “American Idol,” which is suffering through its worst ratings since the show’s first season. The couple may be scorned, but they are the hottest act going at the moment. Their appearance is reportedly in the talking stage and American Idol may be floating the rumors to see what kind of reaction it draws. But the show needs help, big time....

Lindsay Lohan, Jack White to Tackle Saturday Night Live

Lindsay Lohan is taking another stop in her comeback effort, She's landed a return spot as host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." She also will have a powerful music guest, Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes. The move will give her a chance to regain control of her image. Since her DUI arrest in 2007 and the string of legal problems that followed, she's been a creature of the tabloids....

Miley Cyrus Artfully Covers Bob Dylan on Kimmel (watch!)

Miley Cyrus is fast becoming the voice of her generation for Bob Dylan's legacy. She performed a moving version of his song "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Go figure. Cyrus, 19, is one of a number of artists who cover Dylan songs on Amnesty International's benefit compilation Chimes of Freedom....

Adele Sweeps Six Grammys; Sings Rolling in the Deep (watch!)

The Grammys. Adele. End of story. The UK songstress made things simple at last night’s award show. She won all six awards for which she was nominated including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Her celebratory comeback was highlighted by a stirring performance of “Rolling in the Deep” from her album 21, the best selling of 2011, with more than 17 million sold....

Adam Lambert's Mercury Falling, Not Joining Iconic Rock Band

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert sent temperatures soaring when he intimated that he was joining iconic rock band Qeeen as frontman, only the second since the death of Freddie Mercury. But guess again. "The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs," Lambert told the UK's Daily Star. It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of."...