Music

Rapper Petey Pablo released from prison

March. 13 (UPI) — Rapper Petey Pablo was released from prison on Thursday morning.Pablo first came to fame in the early 2000s with songs such as “Raise Up” and “Freek-a-Leek.” The performer was arrested on September 11, 2010 at Raleigh…

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Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page will receive honorary doctorate from Berklee

March. 13 (UPI) — Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Berklee is considered one of the most prestigious music schools in the country, and is the largest independent college…

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Neil Young’s PonoMusic music service will debut this week

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10 (UPI) — Neil Young will debut his music service, PonoMusic, and its accompanying device later this week. The 68-year-old musician has long complained about the way music sounds in the digital age, and seeks to remedy…

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Skrillex unexpectedly releases new album

March. 11 (UPI) — In keeping with the current trend for surprise albums, DJ and electronic music star Skrillex unexpectedly made his new album Recess available to stream ahead of its March 18 release date. The six-time Grammy winner put…

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Kylie Minogue’s new album ‘Kiss Me Once’ is available to stream

LONDON, March 10 (UPI) — Kylie Minogue has made her new album Kiss Me Once available to stream one week ahead of its release date. The upcoming release is the Australian pop star’s twelfth album and follows 2010’s Aphrodite. Kiss…

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Diddy remembers Biggie Smalls 17 years after his death

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) — New York-based rapper Biggie Smalls, born Christopher Wallace and also known as The Notorious B.I.G., died 17 years ago in a March 9, 1997 drive-by shooting after a party in Los Angeles. Diddy, born…

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Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin shine in ‘Women of Soul’ at the White House

Some of music’s most profound voices came together at the White House Thursday night, honoring legends such as Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle and transforming the presidential estate into a melodious church brimming with soulful jubilation. The 12th program in…

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Adam Lambert to join Queen for summer tour

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) — Adam Lambert will join original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor for a summer touring North America, starting with a performance at Chicago United Center on June 19, the trio announced in a…

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Ashanti releases first album in nearly six years

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) — Ashanti released her first album in nearly six years on Tuesday. The album, BraveHeart, taps into Ashanti’s R&B roots and features collaborations with Rick Ross and Beanie Man on two of the record’s lead…

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Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban Will Perform at ACM Awards

They’re not only happy to be nominated – they’re happy to take the stage and rock out. Academy of Country Music Award nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry will…

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