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19 Oct, 2011, 09:00 ET Legendary Etta James Retires With the Release of Her Final Studio Album The Dreamer on October 25

For over half a century, Etta James has all but defined the role of the quintessential rhythm & blues vocalist. She transcends all musical...


18 Oct, 2011, 16:25 ET Rush to Release "Sectors" Three Box Sets Spanning Entire Mercury Records Era on November 21, 2011

With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart – are not...


18 Oct, 2011, 09:00 ET Universal Music Enterprises to Release One-Time Vinyl Pressings of All 8 of ABBA's Original Studio Albums October 18, 2011

It's hard to imagine how different today's music charts might look without ABBA. From the moment they swept to glory at Eurovision in 1974, the...


17 Oct, 2011, 09:00 ET George Strait - Icon

With a career spanning more than three decades, the Grammy®, CMA and ACM award-winning country music star George Strait has earned the most...


13 Oct, 2011, 09:00 ET Carl Thomas Returns With His Highly Anticipated New Album Conquer on Verve Forecast/UMe, December 6, 2011

"I am back!" declares the Grammy® nominated, platinum-selling R&B artist Carl Thomas. After a brief personal hiatus, Thomas returned to...


12 Oct, 2011, 09:00 ET The Puppini Sisters Announce New Album Hollywood out November 7, 2011 on Verve

The glamour and lights of Hollywood's golden age are celebrated with The Puppini Sisters' new album, set for release on November 7 via Verve....


21 Sep, 2011, 17:08 ET Alice Cooper Debuts Top of the Charts With Welcome 2 My Nightmare

The founding father of modern horror rock music explodes onto the Billboard 200 this week landing at #22.  With a music career that started...


20 Sep, 2011, 16:20 ET Mike Oldfield's "Incantation," Thin Lizzy's "Bad Reputation," Sandy Denny's "North Star Grassman and The Ravens" the Latest to Receive Expanded Deluxe Treatment

On September 20, 2011 Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release Mike Oldfield's Incantation - Expanded Edition (1 CD), Thin Lizzy's Bad...


14 Sep, 2011, 13:00 ET Rolling Stones - Some Girls - Bigger Than Ever!

Universal Music Group and The Rolling Stones are pleased to announce the release on November 21, 2011 of the re-mastered, expanded, Super-Deluxe,...


13 Sep, 2011, 17:30 ET The Temptations' Hit "Power" Gets Remixed in Blackberry PlayBook Commercial

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is pleased to announce that they will be releasing the remix of The Temptations hit song "Power" on September...


13 Sep, 2011, 09:00 ET The Estate of Tupac Shakur and Universal Music Enterprises Mark the 15th Anniversary of 2Pac's Passing

On September 13, 1996, the rapper, poet and social justice activist Tupac Shakur passed away, having sustained injuries from a brutal and shocking...


10 Sep, 2011, 11:00 ET Back at it: WAR.COM

WAR's first album in more than 15 years, titled WAR.COM, will be released by UMe early next year. The Southern California natives are best known...


08 Sep, 2011, 15:11 ET "Buddy Holly Day" Celebrated in Los Angeles and Worldwide in Honor of Historic 75th Birthday

On the actual anniversary of Buddy Holly's birth, September 7th, 2011, "Buddy Holly Day" was officially declared in Los Angeles with celebrations...


08 Sep, 2011, 08:00 ET STING: THE BEST OF 25 YEARS To Be Released October 18, 2011

Cherrytree/A&M Records/Universal Music Group is pleased to announce STING: THE BEST OF 25 YEARS, slated for release on October 18, 2011....


05 Sep, 2011, 22:00 ET Alice Cooper Live at Whisky A Go-Go

In the midst of the "No More Mr. Nice Guy" world tour, Alice Cooper will treat fans to a special performance at the legendary Whisky a Go-Go...


31 Aug, 2011, 08:00 ET The Who Announce Full Details and Track-Listing for the Release of 'Quadrophenia: The Director's Cut' Boxset

A stunning 'Director's Cut' of the landmark 1973 album produced, authorized and overseen by Pete Townshend. Considered by Pete Townshend...


30 Aug, 2011, 09:00 ET Buddy Holly: 75 and Timeless

September 7, 2011, marks the 75th birthday of the great Buddy Holly.  In only 18 months, from when Buddy Holly and the Crickets hit the charts...


23 Aug, 2011, 09:00 ET George Strait - Icon

 With a career spanning more than three decades, the Grammy®, CMA and ACM award-winning country music artist George Strait has earned the...


10 Aug, 2011, 16:43 ET He's Still the King of Rock 'N' Roll! Elvis Presley Debuts #1 on the Billboard Chart

It looks like all of America –– is rockin' to Elvis: The Great Performances as it debuts at the top spot - #1 – on Billboard's...


10 Aug, 2011, 11:00 ET For the First Time on DVD The Ed Sullivan Show Motown Collections

The relationship between Berry Gordy's Motown label and The Ed Sullivan Show made music and television history. Soon after the Supremes' debut on...