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John Mayer, Dierks Bentley to play Levon Helm benefit concert

John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm.

The “Love for Levon” benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, and Joe Walsh. READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Californication,' 'The Game,' 'CSI' and more music-on-TV moments this week

The latest spate of first-run episodes certainly kicked off 2012 with a bang, and boy have we got a supersized Jukebox for you this week, music fans.

Despite how messy things were on screens, the music underpinning them all ended up falling into fairly neat categories. We’ll start with the juiciest hook-ups from The Vampire Diaries and Body of Proof; unfortunately, every relationship must end, and that’s where Jersey Shore and Californication enter the fray.

Somewhere between all that making out and breaking up, fights raged across the networks on Suburgatory, CSI: NY, Mob Wives, The Game, and Once Upon a Time. Peace was made on How I Met Your Mother, Nikita, Grey’s Anatomy, and CSI: Miami. That leaves only Queen V — Victoria Grayson.

The deliciously diabolical Revenge puppet-master belongs in a category all her own. How did music ranging from indie rock to rap figure into all this coming together and falling apart?  Keep reading… (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

Patty Griffin sings Cy Coleman (plus details on her next album): It's an EW exclusive!

She teased us with guest spots on two country records this year, backing Dierks Bentley on “Beautiful World,” and Jack Ingram on “Seeing Stars,” and proving herself to be precisely the earthy collaborator these country boys need to cut through Nashville’s oft-oily sheen. But for rabid Patty Griffin fans like yours truly — sitting here waiting since 2007’s Children Running Through for new music — that’s not enough. Thankfully, details on her upcoming gospel album are finally starting to sneak out: Recorded in the Nashville Downtown Presbyterian Church, the current title seems to be, appropriately, Downtown Church. It was produced by Buddy Miller, it’s slated for an early 2010 release, and the folkie’s dream list of guest vocalists includes Buddy, Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Raul Malo, and Jim Lauderdale. Amidst the classic gospel songs and hymns, there will be two new songs penned by Patty. And if you head to, you can check out some live videos of her performing songs presumed to be on the album. (Hey, Radiohead‘s not the only band with minutia-obsessed fans.)

I’ve scored one more treat for all my fellow Patty lovers: A preview of her contribution to upcoming compilation album The Best Is Yet to Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman. The Great American Songbook composer finds himself lovingly feted by some amazing ladies — besides Patty, the album includes renditions of Coleman favorites from Fiona Apple, Jill Sobule, Madeline Peyroux, Sam Phillips, Nikka Costa, and more. It’s out September 15th, but you can stream Griffin’s mournfully minor-key reinterpretation of the title track right here, right now. Give a listen, and let us know what you think in the comments… and anybody got any more Patty scoop to share?

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