EMI Australia, the record label of Bob Seger down under, will not release his latest album, Ride Out, according to reports. According to Noise 11, Seger has "seven Top 30 albums in Australia," which include The Bob Seger Collection, Against the Wind, Night Moves, Stranger in Town, Nine Tonight, The Distance and Like a Rock.
Stevie Wonder was among the artists honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers [ASCAP] with the Centennial Award for "incomparable accomplishments." The honors gala went down Monday in NYC and marked the 100th anny of the organization. Others to get the award were Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim.
Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean are set to take the stage at the upcoming American Country Countdown Awards. The TV version of the radio countdown show, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, is hosted by Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.
Mark Ronson has released the music video for "Uptown Funk," his collaboration with Bruno Mars from his upcoming album, Uptown Special, due January 27. In the video, directed by Mars and Cameron Duddy, the pair get a shoeshine and new hairdo while jamming to the feel good tune.
Lionel Richie has musical interests which may surprise some of his fans. Speaking with Billboard, Richie said that Metallica is his favorite loud band. "Metallica. They play their asses off. It's sophisticated loudness. And Foo Fighters are brilliant." He also talked about his friendship with Frank Sinatra, who gave him some valuable life advice.
Bruce Springsteen has launched a new vertical on his website dedicated to selling official recordings of his live shows. Brad Serling, CEO of nugs.net, says that, after some convincing, the Boss bought his pitch for the project. "It was Bruce looking at YouTube and seeing fan-generated content from his recent shows, as well as archival stuff," he told Backstreets.