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May 05, 2011, 09:09 ET

WAR Will Be Everywhere During Band's 40th Anniversary Year Following Deal With Universal Music Enterprises

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) has acquired the rights to the extraordinary catalog of WAR, the band that created such oft-covered and...

May 04, 2011, 06:00 ET

FROM AMERICA'S GREATEST ROCK & ROLL BAND AEROSMITH’S 'TOUGH LOVE: BEST OF THE BALLADS' FEATURES THE KEY CLASSICS "DREAM ON," "CRYIN'," "LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR," "LIVIN' ON THE EDGE" AND MORE IN STORES MAY 24, 2011

For more than 30 years, Aerosmith has defined American Rock "N" Roll. Aerosmith has laid down some of the most impassioned ballads in history...

Apr 13, 2011, 09:00 ET

First Three Landmark Albums From Rock Icons The Kinks Set for Release in Two-CD Deluxe Editions Featuring Rarities, Single Versions and More

One of the most important and influential artists in rock history, The Kinks have been credited by many as the crucial Sixties genesis for...

Apr 11, 2011, 15:45 ET

40th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's Landmark What's Going On Album Celebrated With Super Deluxe Edition and Events

On May 21, 1971, Motown Records released an album unique to its vast, already classic catalog: a suite of protest songs, railing, albeit softly and...

Apr 11, 2011, 15:13 ET

Dean Martin "Cool Then, Cool Now" Hardcover Book and Musical Collection to be Released June 7 by Universal Music Enterprises

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) has announced the release of a new 60+ page hardcover book and musical collection titled "Cool Then, Cool Now,"...

Apr 11, 2011, 05:00 ET

SUCCESS OF JANET JACKSON'S 'NUMBER ONES TOUR' PROMPTS EXTENSION OF U.S. AND EUROPEAN LEGS UNTIL FALL

As a result of massive sellouts for performances in Asia and North America, the JANET JACKSON 'Number Ones: Up Close & Personal Tour' is being...

Mar 22, 2011, 09:00 ET

New 'Best Of' Albums Star Country's Josh Turner and Billy Currington

Josh Turner and Billy Currington have more in common than just being two of country music's brightest young stars.  The debut album for each...

Mar 15, 2011, 19:47 ET

New Icon Releases Include 'Best of' for Eric Clapton, The Who, B.B. King, Sublime, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, and Quincy Jones Plus First Greatest Hits Collection From R&B Star Avant

The greatest and the latest are featured among the newest releases in the Icon "best of" series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).  Each...

Mar 15, 2011, 15:53 ET

Soundtrack to Universal Pictures' Comedy-Adventure 'Paul' Stars the Weird and Wonderful

Sure the soundtrack to Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy-adventure Paul features classics such as Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me," Bill Withers...

Mar 07, 2011, 09:00 ET

'45 x 45s' From the Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band In The World!

In every single way, The Rolling Stones are the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band In The World. They created the blueprint for guitar groups. They took...

Mar 04, 2011, 09:00 ET

Brazilian Musical Icon Sergio Mendes Celebrates 50 Years of Recording With First Major Retrospective

Whether economically or culturally, Brazil is hot!  For Sergio Mendes, Brazil's most popular musical export, the time has arrived for his...

Mar 04, 2011, 09:00 ET

30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Rush Masterpiece Moving Pictures Features Audiophile Surround Sound Mix, Music Videos, Rare Photos and More

Acclaimed as one of rock's greatest albums, Rush's Moving Pictures masterwork celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a spectacular Moving...

Mar 02, 2011, 09:00 ET

Musical Companion to Golden Globe and Emmy Winning TV Series 'Mad Men' Features Pop Hits and Rediscovered Tracks from the Early '60s

If you were in the early '60s milieu of "Mad Men," the groundbreaking AMC series about the glamorous and ego-driven Golden Age of advertising, what...

Feb 16, 2011, 12:02 ET

Hollywood Stars Read Immortal Poetry Set to Classical Music on Inspirational 'Words For You' Album

A unique album featuring great poems recited by great voices--from Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Ruby Dee, and Amber Rose Johnson to James...

Feb 04, 2011, 14:26 ET

Soul Great and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Solomon Burke's Final Album, 'Hold On Tight,' Makes U.S. Debut

Considered by many to be the greatest male soul singer of all time, a large man with a larger-than-life personality, Solomon Burke recorded his...

Jan 27, 2011, 19:45 ET

Bob Marley Celebrates a Birthday

Universal Music Enterprises and Tuff Gong Records team up to present Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre,...

Jan 27, 2011, 17:59 ET

Klaus Voormann Nominated for Grammy® Award for VOORMANN & FRIENDS - A SIDEMAN'S JOURNEY DELUXE

Voormann & Friends - A Sideman's Journey (UMe/USM/Mercury) is an extraordinary album project by renowned German graphic designer, illustrator,...

Jan 24, 2011, 16:56 ET

Derek and the Dominos' 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' Turns 40!

In the world of rock there are recordings that truly resonate in historical importance and continue to cast an enduring shadow of influence. Layla...

Jan 21, 2011, 09:00 ET

Traffic Releases Deluxe Edition of John Barleycorn Must Die March 8th, 2011

John Barleycorn Must Die is the Traffic album that almost never was, but which is now commonly regarded as their definitive work. By 1970, still...

Jan 05, 2011, 15:48 ET

First Two-CD Greatest Hits Collection From Sheryl Crow and First Compilation From Vanessa Carlton Headline Newest Releases in Icon Series

The new year kicks off with more than a dozen new releases in the Icon series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) featuring great artists and...