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Kelsea Ballerini Remotely Crashes CMT Awards Monologue After Testing Positive for COVID-19

The 2022 CMT Music Awards kicked off Monday (April 11) night at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium with a “Wild Hearts” performance from Keith Urban and a rain-soaked duet between Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson on “Never Say Never.” After that, Anthony Mackie hit the stage to announce that even though co-host Kelsea Ballerini was unable to […]

Dolly Parton Opens 2022 ACM Awards By Sending “Love and Hope” to Ukraine

Hosting the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas alongside Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett on Monday night, Dolly Parton opened the 2022 ACM Awards with a nod to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. “I don’t want to be political and this is not. I’d rather pass a kidney stone than do […]

Betty Davis, Boundary-Smashing Funk Singer, Dead at 77

Betty Davis, the pioneering funk singer who released three albums of raw, gritty and sexually liberated music in the ’70s, has died at age 77, Rolling Stone has confirmed. Her chart presence was slight – she notched just two singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the No. 66-peaking 1973 single “If I’m In Luck I Might […]

Jay-Z, The Go-Go’s, LL Cool J Set to Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On Wednesday morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced which of this year’s nominees will be inducted at the 2021 ceremony on Oct. 30 in Cleveland, Ohio. Alt-rock veterans Foo Fighters, new wave pioneers The Go-Go’s, East Coast hip-hop icon Jay-Z, singer-songwriter north star Carole King, mercurial rock savant Todd Rundgren and Queen […]

Al Schmitt, Legendary Recording Engineer, Dies at 91

He worked with artists including Jefferson Airplane, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Dr. John, Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne and Bob Dylan.

Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among First-Time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Other noteworthy acts on the ballot include Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick.

Whitney Houston Inducted Into Rock Hall of Fame: It’s “Something She Always Wanted,” Her Aunt Says

The singer's mother and aunt accepted the posthumous honor in a special that aired on HBO on Saturday night. Other inductees included the late Notorious B.I.G., the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex and Depeche Mode.

MTV VMAs Reveal 3 New Fan-Voted Categories, Pre-Show Performers

Ava Max, CNCO and Megan Thee Stallion will tear up the 2019 VMAs red carpet with pre-show performances. The VMAs are also introducing three new fan-voted categories this year: best group, best power anthem and song of summer, which fans can vote on via Instagram on MTV's IG story.

Grammys Surprises and Snubs: Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, One Direction Alumni and More

Donald Glover also was a surprise nominee, while Lady Gaga didn't feel much love from the Recording Academy.

Joey Fatone Reacts to Adele Breaking *NSYNC’s Record: “I Even Bought the Damn Album”

In slightly more than three days, Adele's '25' surpassed *NSYNC's 'No Strings Attached' by moving 2,433,000 in pure album sales.

Pope Francis to Release Rock Album ‘Wake Up!’

Francis' foray into music is a Vatican-approved album.

Eminem Comes Out as Gay in Sony’s ‘The Interview’

Is this what North Korea didn't want us to see?