Earl Scruggs died Tuesday night in a Nashville hospital at the age of 88. Scruggs is known for inventing the three-finger-banjo-picking "Scruggs style" of playing and for his part in creating the bluegrass genre.
Released in August 1975, "Born to Run" proved to be a career defining song and album for Bruce Springsteen. As Springsteen prepares for another international tour, it's hard to imagine where his career started.
The Whitechapel Foundry has been making bells for more than four centuries. They've made the bell atop Big Ben, in Westminster Abby and a host of less prominent ones as well. Now, the foundry's employees are enjoying some very high-profile work -- a series of bells for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee and another bell for the Olympics.
Austin's annual music festival and conference South by Southwest came to a close Sunday. In recent years, the popularity of SXSW has grown exponentially, bringing international musicians and record numbers of attendees to the state capital.
The San Francisco Mixtape Society meets monthly and is dedicated to sharing music in person. Attendees make their own mixes of music and share them with the group to be judged and raffled. The growing popularity of an old music sharing medium stands out in an increasingly digital world.
The perception of domestic abuse, especially among young people, has become a hot topic after Chris Brown took home the Grammy for Best R&B Album at this year's award ceremony. Some fans took to Twitter, not only forgiving the singer, but also claiming they would be willing to submit to abuse from Brown.
New research out of the United Kingdom has found that sound can have a striking impact on how people taste food they're eating. Depending on the music playing, people can view the same food entirely differently, in terms of whether it's sweet or bitter.
Sunday's Grammy Awards may be the first in some time to see protesters. They're angry over the removal of 31 categories from the awards event. But if you're more interested in the music, you may enjoy Richard Savino's El Mundo, nominated for Best Small Ensemble Performance.
Western Union is offering you the opportunity to compose and send your own singing telegram, via the web. Rather than sending employees out with the telegrams, senders can do a duet with a famous singer using a basic template. The telgram is then delivered via email.
Republicans have had run-ins with songwriters and bands for using their music at campaign events. Mitt Romney got dinged for using a K'Naan song, while Newt Gingrich was asked to stop using "Eye of the Tiger."