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

Greg Lake dies at 69

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) and King Crimson has died at the age of 69. Lake passed away on Wednesday (Dec 7th) from a “stubborn battle with cancer,” his manager Stewart Young says. “Yesterday, December 7th, I…

Metallica to play intimate Los Angeles show

Metallica will perform an intimate show at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, December 15th. The band made the announcement on Wednesday (Dec 7th) as they prepare a trip to the Southland for media appearances in support of Hardwired…To…

Jackson Browne announces 2017 European tour dates

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces a June 2017 full band tour in Ireland, Scotland and England. The tour begins on June 12th at Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland for four nights, and includes a Royal Albert Hall show in London, England.…

Goo Goo Dolls donate proceeds from signed memorabilia

All proceeds are going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Recently, the Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and Robby Takac visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood…

Lila McCann announces PledgeMusic campaign

Nearly 20 years after taking country music by storm as a 15-year-old sensation with her hits “Down Came a Blackbird” and “I Wanna Fall In Love,” singer-songwriter Lila McCann is launching a PledgeMusic campaign centered on her highly anticipated upcoming…

Guns N Roses announces 2017 tour dates

The resurgent Guns N’ Roses and their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continue to show no signs of slowing down as the legendary band storms into 2017 with more than 30 stadium shows lined up across Europe and…

Reunited Ratt, Dokken headline M3 Rock Festival 2017

M3 Rock Festival, the definitive, can’t-miss annual gathering of heavy metal bands and those that love them, will turn back clock to the 1980s once more at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th.…

Garth Brooks set for 5 shows in Cincinnati

Garth Brooks has sold over 70,000 tickets for U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Tickets are still selling for Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22nd. If you live in Ohio or Kentucky, this will be your last chance to see…

Bon Jovi adds THINFS tour dates

Bon Jovi has added dates to its 2017 This House Is Not For Sale Tour. The new dates pick up a few days after the original set of dates on March 26th in Chicago. St. Paul, Detroit, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with dual nights…

Reba, Brooks & Dunn extend Las Vegas residency

Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas surpasses Shania Twain’s Shania: Still The One as the longest-running country music residency at Caesars Palace since The Colosseum opened in 2003, thanks to newly added dates. The trio extend their two-year residency…

Garth Brooks announces Edmonton show

For the first time in 21 years, The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is returning to Edmonton, AB, Canada. The concert will be Saturday, February 18th at 7 pm at Rogers Place. Tickets will be on sale Friday, December…

Dollywood threatened by East Tennessee wildfires

Wildfires in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains have affected many areas of Sevier County, Tennessee including Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme part and resort in Pigeon Forge, TN. As the cities continue to assess the damage and impact of the…

The Bee Gees sign long-term deal with Capitol Records

The Bee Gees, one of the world’s most commercially successful and acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, has signed a long-term worldwide agreement with Capitol Records that encompasses the legendary trio’s entire catalogue of recorded music, it was…

Kenny Chesney sets Boston as only 2017 shows

Kenny Chesney can’t get enough of Boston. With his August 25, 2017 show at Gillette Stadium not even on sale yet, the buzz surrounding the eight-time Entertainer of the Year’s only stadium appearance of 2017 is so strong that a…

Billy Joel celebrates 3 consecutive years at MSG

The Madison Square Garden Company has announced the 37th consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel. The January 11th show is part of his residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with…

Taylor Swift teams with AT&T for Taylor Swift NOW

Fans have a new destination for unique and never seen Taylor Swift content, Taylor Swift NOW – only with AT&T. Taylor Swift NOW is a video experience created exclusively by AT&T and Swift. It will showcase unique videos, concert performances,…

Metallica ‘Hardwired’ at No 1

Metallica’s 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self Destruct, debuted at No. 1 around the world today (Nov 28th) selling over 800,000 albums worldwide. In addition to the United States, Hardwired…To Self Destruct is No. 1 on the album charts in: Australia,…