Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com

Third Eye Blind celebrates 20th anniversary

In recognition to their fans for 20 years down, Third Eye Blind (3eb) will, for the first time in their storied history, play their debut album, considered one of the great rock records of all time, in its entirety, as…

2CELLOS announces film theme album ‘Score’

2CELLOS

2CELLOS, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks album Score, available March 17th. Bringing 2CELLOS’ game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary…

Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper announce joint tour

Two of music’s most acclaimed artists and powerhouse live performers will tour together this summer when Rod Stewart is joined by special guest Cyndi Lauper for an 18 city tour beginning Thursday, July 6th. Produced by Live Nation, the tour…

Thomas Rhett extends 2017 Home Team Tour

One of Rolling Stone’s most anticipated tours of this year just became more explosive as GRAMMY nominee Thomas Rhett extends his first-ever headlining 2017 Home Team Tour. After drawing capacity crowds overseas last year, he returns as a “force to…

Lady Antebellum returns with new music, tour

Honing in on the melodious foundation that first brought the multi-Platinum trio together, Lady Antebellum returns to radio airwaves with “You Look Good,” while concurrently announcing it as the debut single off their sixth studio album Heart Break, to be released…

U2 sells more than 1 million tickets in 24 hours

With over 1.1 million tickets sold in 24 hours, U2’s highly anticipated The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has added three North American dates due to overwhelming demand, in addition to the previously announced four new dates added in London, Rome,…

Justin Bieber Ferrari available at auction

Craig Jackson’s Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, has announced that Grammy award-winner and international music icon Justin Bieber will auction his custom Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Edition during the 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, to be held January 14-22…

Garth Brooks announces Lubbock tour stop

For the first time in 20 years, The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is coming to Lubbock, TX. The tour is presented by Amazon Music Unlimited. The concert will be Saturday, April 1st at 7 pm at United Supermarkets…

U2 adds more 2017 North American tour dates

U2 has added three more dates to the North American leg of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. After record ticket demand this morning (Jan 17th), second and final nights have been added for Los Angeles on May 21st, East Rutherford…

U2 sells out every 2017 European tour date

Following last week’s announcement that U2 will return to select stadiums this year with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, Live Nation has just confirmed that the tickets for all eight UK and European performances are now sold out. Due…

Green Day announces Wrigley Field tour stop

Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day has announced that they will perform at Chicago’s Wrigley Field for the first time in their career on August 24th as part of the Revolution Radio tour, with special…

U2 adds additional Joshua Tree 2017 tour dates

U2 has added four additional dates to the European leg of its The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour. The dates were added due to overwhelming demand after Monday’s (Jan 16th) public on sale. The four shoes are second shows added to Twickenham,…

More stars added to Randy Travis tribute concert

Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8th will be Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy and Phil Vassar. Tickets for the highly anticipated event are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the…

Erykah Badu honored at Essence Black Women in Music

Time Inc.’s Essence, the preeminent brand for African-American women, will host its highly anticipated eighth annual “Black Women in Music”—an official GRAMMY Week event—on Thursday, February 9th in Los Angeles. The invitation-only soiree will salute the year’s extraordinary GRAMMY nominees…

Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla announce tour

Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, Def Leppard announce they will return to the road this spring for a three month run across North America. The Live Nation promoted outing will storm…

Weird Al details career-spanning box set

“Weird Al” Yankovic, rock music’s legendary satirist, is partnering with Legacy Recordings and PledgeMusic for the release of Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic, a career-spanning box set. The ultimate tribute to one of the most prolific…

Discogs hits 8 millionth mark with 326k contributors

The website is the world’s largest physical media collection Discogs celebrates an important milestone in reaching eight million releases via the sites 326,000 contributors over the weekend. Born in 2000, it has taken the world’s largest database of physical music…

Bon Jovi recruiting local acts as tour openers

Bon Jovi is recruiting 31 local artists to open for them during their 2017 This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Jon Bon Jovi made the announcement during a Facebook Live Q&A event on Tuesday (Jan 10th). “It’s getting harder and…

Green Day announces two Texas tour date changes

Due to a scheduling conflict, there has been a date change for two upcoming dates on Green Day’s 2017 Revolution Radio Tour. The revised dates are as follows: 9/8 Austin, TX  -Austin360 Amphitheatre 9/9 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center On Monday…