Morrissey announces world tour with Boulder date
Big mouth strikes again! Iconic ex-Smiths lead vocalist Morrissey has been given a clean bill of health despite a string of health complications that forced many show cancellations, and is set for a world tour as Consequence of Sound notes, including a stop in Colorado.
Watch Broomfield karaoke star John Hetlinger sing with Drowning Pool
It's one thing to passionately belt out your favorite jams on karaoke night over at your local watering hole on a Tuesday night. It's another to belt out said tune with the actual artist.
AEG Live to roll out walk-through metal detectors at venues starting tonight
In the coming months, music promoter AEG Live Rocky Mountains will roll out walk-through magnetometers at all of their leased venues. Tonight's Lyle Lovett and Emmylous Harris show at the 18,000 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, which AEG has controlled since 2013, will be the first event to feature the new security measure.
Edison announces debut LP “Familiar Spirit”
Sarah Slaton wears many hats. From a burgeoning solo artist, Spokesbuzz development director, manager at the Vinefield agency and now, to band ringleader with a full-length album.
Riot Fest adds Julian Marley, Devotchka 2 Chainz and more
Note: An earlier edition of this article said that the Flaming Lips had been added to Denver's Riot Fest. They were only added to Chicago's version of the festival.
Justin Timberlake apologizes for response to racial tweet
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake, who praised actor-activist Jesse Williams' moving speech at the BET Awards, has apologized for responding to a tweet claiming he appropriates black culture.
Led Zeppelin off the hook for “Stairway to Heaven” riff
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury has decided the band Led Zeppelin did not steal the opening to its classic anthem "Stairway to Heaven." The federal jury reached its verdict Thursday, settling a point that music fans have debated for decades but didn't find its way to court until two years ago.
Tom Morello to launch national anti-TPP tour in Denver
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Golden Globe nominated actress Evangeline Lilly are coming to Summit Music Hall on July 23 to launch a nationwide concert tour to combat the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Grammys tweak rules, allow streaming-only albums
The Recording Academy has made a few amendments to their Grammy award guidelines, including one significant rule change dealing with what makes an album eligible for a Grammy nomination.
Lil Wayne in stable condition, set to perform on Saturday
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A publicist says rapper Lil Wayne has left an Omaha hospital and intends to perform Saturday night as scheduled. The 33-year-old New Orleans native was hospitalized after his private jet was forced by a medical emergency to land Monday at Omaha's Eppley Airfield.
Led Zeppelin lawsuit begins trial today
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Generations of aspiring guitarists have tried to copy the riff from Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Starting on Tuesday, a Los Angeles court will try to decide whether the members of Led Zeppelin themselves ripped off the riff.
Bon Iver to debut new music this summer
Justin Vernon's wounded singer-songwriter project Bon Iver has gone without a new music since 2011, when they released their obtuse beauty of a self-titled sophomore album.
Ed Sheeran target of $20 million copyright lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is facing a $20 million lawsuit alleging he used another song as the basis for his international hit "Photograph." The suit accusing him of copyright infringement was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles by Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard, composers of the song "Amazing." City News Service cites court documents that say "Amazing" and "Photograph" are nearly identical in pitch, tempo and structure.
Watch: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats ain’t “Wasting Time” in new video
It appears as if the State of Colorado Department of Tourism contracted Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats as the new face of a stellar campaign to spur up interest in the Centennial State (and if Rateliff's daily denim uniform has anything to say about it, sponsored by Levi's).
Joe Walsh preps tour, adds second Colorado date
Joe Walsh fans: You're on notice. The so-called "Walsh Toor" is coming for an extra helping of that Colorado mountain air this summer with dates at two scenic ski destinations.
Riot Fest Denver announces 2016 initial lineup, headliners
The rock 'n roll rodeo that is Riot Fest Denver is set to return in a big way this year. The festival just announced the lineup for both its Denver and Chicago events, and both are brimming with a dizzying amount hip-hop, punk and alt-rock talent.
Country songwriter Guy Clark dies at 74
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Guy Clark, who wrote hits like "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," has died. He was 74.
Sturgill Simpson plots two-night return to Denver
Renegade country is going through a renaissance. And why not? Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton are leading the charge in an otherwise saturated market that is slowly making its way towards the center where country meets Top 40.
Highlights: Drake embaces inner meme on SNL
It doesn't seem that long that Drake was best known as Wheelchair Jimmy in Canadian television's coming of age show, "Degrassi High." Toronto's first citizen has made large strides since those awkward days of his on-screen prepubescent school years to become one of the leaders in Canadian pop culture, and if the charts have anything to say about it, American music.
The original Misfits to reunite at Denver’s 2016 Riot Fest
The original lineup of famed horror punk band the Misfits will perform together for the first time in more than three decades at this year's Riot Fest music festival.
Colorado inmate claims Prince is his father, seeks DNA test
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Colorado prison inmate has filed a paternity claim with a Minnesota court against the estate of Prince, the latest claimant in what could grow into a long line of people asserting that they're entitled to a piece of the musician's fortune.
Radiohead share new single, announce album release date
Radiohead have announced the release date for their ninth, still-untitled album. According to a release, Radiohead's new album will come out digitally on May 8 at 2 p.m.