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Billy Joel to Receive "Once in a Century" Honor from Performing-Rights Organization ASCAP
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Image Courtesy of Myrna SuarezBilly Joel is among the respected music artists who will receive a prestigious honor this fall from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.  The stars will be presented with the ASCAP Centennial Award at a November 17 gala celebrating the performing-rights organization's 100th anniversary at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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The Zombies Launch Crowdfunding Campaign in Support of Upcoming Studio Album
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Jacob Blickenstaff/TCI ArtistsThe Zombies' current U.S. tour wraps up this Sunday in San Francisco, and the band then plans to turn its attention toward recording its next studio album.  In conjunction with the new project, the legendary British Invasion group has launched a Pledge Music crowdfunding campaign that will allow participating fans to check out audio of some of the new tunes and video of the band members in the studio.

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Judas Priest's Rob Halford Talks Temptations and Sobriety
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Image Courtesy Epic RecordsRob Halford sat down with the folks at Classic Rock Revisited this week to discuss the difficulties and rewards of being sober.

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Randy Bachman Shares Stories About His New DVD/CD Set, "Every Song Tells a Story"
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Independent Label Services GroupRandy Bachman's music career spans more than 50 years and includes membership in two major rock bands, The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, so it's not surprising that the singer/guitarist has quite a few great stories to tell.  The 70-year-old Canadian rocker shares some of these anecdotes, and plays many of the classic tunes he wrote or co-wrote, in an aptly titled new concert DVD/CD called Every Song Tells a Story.

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Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Albums "The Cry of Love" and "Rainbow Bridge" to Be Reissued in September
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:20 am

Experience Hendrix/Legacy RecordingsTwo out-of-print posthumous Jimi Hendrix albums, The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge, will be reissued on September 16 and will be available on CD, vinyl and as digital downloads.  Both records have been remastered by Bernie Grundman using the original analog master tapes.

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Entertainment

Nick Cannon Confirms He and Mariah Carey Are Living Apart
Posted: August 21, 2014

ABC/ Jeff Neira(LOS ANGELES) -- On Thursday Nick Cannon discussed the rumors that his marriage with wife Mariah Carey is on the rocks.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Does Ice Bucket Challenge in Bikini, Nominates Ex Chris Martin
Posted: August 21, 2014

Phil McCarten/FOX © 2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. (LOS ANGELES) -- They may have split, but Gwyneth Paltrow wasn't above involving her ex, Chris Martin, when she did the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Association.

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Beyonce’s Mom Quashes Divorce Rumors: 'Everything’s Perfect'
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Eric McCandless/CBS(NEW YORK) -- If mom knows best, then Beyonce and Jay Z are doing just fine.

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp Split
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- John Mellencamp and his longtime girlfriend, actress Meg Ryan, apparently have called it quits. 

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Julianne Hough Joins "Dancing with the Stars" Judges' Panel
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 1:51 pm

ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) -- Two-time Dancing with the Stars champ and former pro Julianne Hough is trading in her dancing shoes to join the show's judges' panel. On Thursday's Good Morning America, Hough explained why she's returning to the ABC dancing competition, which will also see her brother Derek competing this season.

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