Death of Emerson, Lake and Palmer keyboardist ruled a suicide
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A coroner's official says the death of keyboardist Keith Emerson, co-founder of the seminal progressive rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has been ruled a suicide.
Analysis: Vertex festival lineup goes for Colorado music fans’ sweet spot
In case you missed it, the veil has been lifted on Colorado's new 20,000-person music festival. It's called Vertex, and features a mixture of jam, electronic and general-interest acts, a genre split neatly summed up by its headliners: the Trey Anastasio Band (two sets), ODESZA and the Alabama Shakes.
Buena Vista’s Vertex festival initial lineup and headliners announced
After getting its permit approved last week, Buena Vista's four-day, 20,000-person music festival has chosen a name and released the initial lineup of its inaugural event.
Finally: Kanye West and Mumford & Sons team up on collaborative album
NEW YORK (AP) — Mumford & Sons and Kanye West will participate in a collaborative album inspired by fans and activists from the advocacy organization, Global Citizen.
Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional to play Red Rocks
The Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour is the latest in a line of liquid-based brands organizing shows in Colorado this year. The guarana-infused beverage will bring vintage emo acts Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday to Red Rocks on July 6, and in the process, hope to prove an exception to the rule that you shouldn't mix uppers and downers.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Keith Emerson has died
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Emerson, the keyboardist and founding member of the 1970s progressive rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died Thursday at home in Santa Monica, California.
Flobots want you to sing on their new album tomorrow
Forward-thinking hip-hop outfit Flobots have started work on "NOENEMIES," its new double-album of protest music that's set for release later this year. As we reported in our feature with the group, "NOENEMIES" will feature one disc of Flobots-style studio music, and one of live protest songs.
50 Cent says the Secret Service is after his fake money
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — 50 Cent says the Secret Service is now asking him about the wads of "prop" money that drew questions from the judge in his Connecticut bankruptcy case.
Former Vampire Weekend member Rostam shares “Gravity Don’t Pull Me” video
Earlier this year, Rostam Batmanglij, the creative force responsible for the infectious beats fans grew to love as Vampire Weekend, announced he was leaving the band.
Audioslave’s Chris Cornell gives the Rolling Stones advice on playing Cuba
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cornell remembers the challenges that he and members of Audioslave faced when they were planning a free concert in Havana a decade ago, and he's encouraging the Rolling Stones to tell their musician-friends to perform in the country that once persecuted young people for listening to rock music after the band visits later this month.
Don McLean’s wife files for divorce
CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The wife of "American Pie" singer and songwriter Don McLean has filed for divorce in Maine. A lawyer for Patrisha McLean says the legal papers filed Thursday cite "adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, and irreconcilable differences." The two have been married for 30 years.
Sony poised to drop Dr. Luke amid Kesha scandal
Sony Music is poised to drop Dr. Luke in light of public pressure resulting from Kesha's allegations of sexual abuse, TheWrap reports. Kesha filed an injunction against Dr.
Ryan Adams, Oh Hellos round out 2016 Telluride Bluegrass lineup
Lyons, Colo.'s Telluride Bluegrass Festival revealed its full lineup today, adding Ryan Adams, the Oh Hellos, Houndmouth and more to its initial list of performers.
George Martin, the “Fifth Beatle,” has died
LONDON (AP) — George Martin, the Beatles' urbane producer who guided, assisted and stood aside through the band's swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural revolutionaries, has died, his management said Wednesday.
The Broncos’ DJ Bedz to join Flo 107.1
DJ Bedz, the DJ for the Denver Nuggets, the Broncos and 95.7 The Party, has officially signed on to become the midday personality on Flo 107.1 (KFCO), the city’s throwback hip-hop and R&B station.
Built to Spill, Doomtree among Project Pabst night shows
On May 20 and 21, Project Pabst will bring Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, Courtney Barnett, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires and more to RiNo for Denver's first annual iteration of the beer-sponsored music festival.
Permit approved for 20,000-person Buena Vista music festival
After weeks of deliberation, the special events permit for Madison House Presents' proposed 20,000-person musical festival in Buena Vista was approved this morning. The festival is set for August 4-7 on a 274-acre ranch on the west edge of Buena Vista.
Doctors to AC/DC’s Brian Johnson: Leave tour or go deaf
LOS ANGELES (AP) — AC/DC are postponing the remaining dates of their U.S. tour because of lead singer Brian Johnson's possible hearing loss. The band says in a statement that doctors have advised the "Back in Black" singer to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.
Ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman diagnosed with prostate cancer
LONDON (AP) — The Rolling Stones press office says the band's former bassist Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Kanye West beefs with CDs, says “Yeezus” was his last
In case you very understandably don't care about Twitter, in recent weeks, Kanye West has embraced the social media platform's status as everyone's favorite medium for unfiltered, stream-of-conscious insanity.
Wife of former Eagles member dies in accidental self-shooting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities say the wife of former Eagles band member Randy Meisner was killed when a rifle she was handling accidentally discharged and shot her in the head.
Pretty Lights will return to Telluride Town Park in 2016
After playing two nights there in 2015, Colorado EDM godfather Pretty Lights has announced he'll return to Telluride this year for another back-to-back run of shows.