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A few years ago Miley Cyrus learned firsthand the perils of unguarded moments in the digital age whe[...]
Kevin Parker recorded Tame Impala's psychedelic masterpiece Lonerism mostly alone in a Paris apartme[...]
Prancercising is America's favorite new craze and John Mayer is hopping on the bandwagon in the lyri[...]
It's not the most original conceit: blending rappers with the Beatles to create a new work. It's how Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton first made his name in 2004 with his "Grey Album,' which mixed a cappella recordings of Jay-Z rapping from his "Black Album" with reworked songs from the Beatles' self-titled record known as "The White Album."
On his new disc Sound the Alarm Booker T Jones' organ pops with the same ripeness that it did on Boo[...]
John Mayer made a lot of noise about moving beyond his tabloid-victim past with last year's revealing, stripped-down "Born and Raised."
It's been less than a week since the parody account FeministTaylorSwift appeared on Twitter but it's[...]
Another brick in the wall -- the one that's separated Pink Floyd fans from the band's music on Spotify -- has come down.
Moby has offered independent filmmakers what seems too good to be true but isn't his entire catalog [...]
An anti-poverty painting by Thom Yorke and longtime friend Stanley Donwood – who's responsible[...]
Katy Perry says she's still "madly in love" with John Mayer and gets candid about her marriage to ex[...]
Growing up in Manhattan Sadie Dupuis realized early that she wanted to be more than just another "ea[...]
Ahmir "Questlove" ThompsonMo' Meta Blues The World According to QuestloveGrand Central PublishingFou[...]
"It's taken awhile for this thing to come together" rapper Bernard Freeman aka Bun B tells Rolling S[...]
Chief Keef had a busy day in court on Monday The Chicago rapper appeared in a Skokie Illinois courth[...]
Sometimes maybe late at night on location after he's put down his guitar or closed one of the four o[...]
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are set to release their next self-titled album on July 23rd ju[...]
Deer Tick's upcoming fifth album Negativity takes as somber a tone as its title as frontman John McC[...]
Love Usher and Nicki Minaj? That probably means you prefer Pixar films to other kids' movies, according to a new study by Echo Nest.
Quadron introduced viewers to its smooth and intimate sound last night when the Danish duo made thei[...]
With a new album due this summer Drake weighed in on music money and last year's dust-up with Chris [...]
Artist Nugent & BelleSong "Doves" Album Seeing Stars "We wanted to write a song about the frene[...]
Teenage Bottlerocket had an opulent concept for their video for "Freak Out!" but it quickly gave way[...]
Happy, with a streak of sad — that's the hallmark of the classic pop songs created by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. The duo headline the Bowl on Sunday.On a Tuesday afternoon in the basement studios of Capitol Records, She & Him were recording a volley of live tracks for a few radio station sessions. Singer Zooey Deschanel finished an umpteenth take of the duo's single "I Could've Been Your Girl," and she felt that something was sounding a little false.
THE Boomtown Rats will play Newcastle 02 Academy later this year as part of a reunion tour.
In 2008 this cult-beloved Icelandic band upended expectations with "Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust," a set of relatively concise art-pop songs that suggested, after a series of increasingly tedious space-rock albums, that Sigur Rós had developed an interest in rhythm and energy. Predictably, reaction among the group's cult was mixed, and last year it backtracked with the typically sluggish "Valtari." All hope for excitement, it seemed, was lost.
The rap artist's latest album is a self-examining record that is long on workman-like singles.If the self-mythologizing of "Yeezus" is a little much for you, how about a rap album where the MC is bummed that he disappointed his hero? J. Cole's "Born Sinner" is at the other end of the universe from Kanye West's latest — a quieter, self-examining rap record that's short on audacity but long on workman-like singles.
Drake may not be making any new friends lately, but he's more than happy to invite several thousand fans over for a new arena tour.
Mumford & Sons bassist on the mend after brain surgery (Reuters) - British folk band Mumford & Sons' bassist Ted Dwane posted a message on Monday saying he was recovering after brain surgery to remove a blood clot. Dwane posted a picture of himself with a shaved head on the band's official website with the caption, "Bear with a sore head! Thanks so much for all the well wishing, it seems to be working! I'm home. ...
Mumford & Sons' bassist Ted Dwane is out of the hospital and thanked fans for their support foll[...]
By Ellen Sowerby LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran British rock bands Motorhead and Black Sabbath were crowned the kings of heavy metal on Monday, winning the top accolades at the UK's top metal music awards, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Motorhead, best known for its 1980 hit "Ace of Spades", received the Golden Gods awards at the 11th annual ceremony for making a significant contribution to the rock and heavy metal industry over nearly four decades. Black Sabbath won the award for best album for "13" which soared to No. ...
Even though Bonnaroo has broadened its base over the years the festival – which wrapped up las[...]
Pink Floyd has held out against Spotify for quite some time but now the rockers' catalog has arrived[...]
Britney Spears debuted a new single Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show, and though she's dropped the fake English accent she put to such good use in her and will.i.am's " Scream & Shout ," the pop star definitely hasn't lost her taste for booming dance beats.
There are musicians who use mystery as a marketing scheme Then there's Madlib the unseen who adopts [...]
Chris Brown's new track with Aaliyah has just received the visual treatment and the deceased si[...]
Fifteen years after the release of his last album Julian Lennon was ready Friday night to celebrate [...]
One of the many striking and often shocking metaphors within “Yeezus,” the new album from rapper Kanye West, arrives halfway into the 10-song release, during a song called “I’m in It.” It involves a quote by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Thank God almighty, free at last,” raps West, referencing a phrase from 50 years ago that the civil-rights leader used in relation to the plight of African Americans.
Almost 30 years since their last show in Belfast, The Boomtown Rats – Bob Geldof on vocals, Pete Briquette on bass, Simon Crowe on drums and Garry Roberts on guitar – have confirmed a return to the city to play the Ulster Hall on Friday 18 October. Tickets go on sale Friday 21 June at 9.00am. read more
Reggae legends Misty In Roots play Newcastle this weekend. MATT McKENZIE will be there
LAST time I was at a Bon Jovi concert, I was a rebellious teen. Head-banging and leather jackets were in and Jon Bon Jovi’s hair was a poodle perm.
By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning singer Adele and Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson were among more than 1,000 people recognized by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in her Birthday Honors List on Friday. Marking the monarch's official 87th birthday, the honors went to 1,180 recipients from all walks of life, from a beekeeper and a whisky maker to diplomats, artists and business leaders. London-born Adele, 25, was awarded an MBE - member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - for services to music. ...
By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning singer Adele and Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson were among more than 1,000 people recognised by The Queen in her Birthday Honours List on Friday. Marking the monarch's official 87th birthday, the honours went to 1,180 recipients from all walks of life, from a beekeeper and a whisky maker to diplomats, artists and business leaders. London-born Adele, 25, was awarded an MBE - member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - for services to music. ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Deal, the bass player behind some of the Pixies' biggest hits, has left the 1980s alternative rock band, its remaining members said on Friday. Deal's pulsing bass and understated singing punctuated the influential group's early songs, which won critical acclaim for their quick bursts of sound and wild guitars. "We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies," the band's singer-guitarist Black Francis, drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago said in a statement posted on their Facebook page. ...
(Reuters) - Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), a songwriters' rights organization, is suing Pandora Media after the Internet radio company rejected a request to pay a higher license fee for playing songs across various devices, including mobile phones. In a lawsuit filed with the Manhattan federal court on Thursday, BMI said it had proposed an increase in Pandora's fees "consistent with market rates to reflect the explosive growth of the Internet music streaming marketplace. ...
MUSIC hall madness with added slapstick, stand-up and – above all – some really fine songs were packaged into an evening high in quality and entertainment.
British singer George Michael writing new album LONDON (Reuters) - British singer George Michael is writing a new album while he recovers from head injuries sustained during a car accident last month, his spokeswoman said on Thursday. The 49-year-old former Wham! frontman has been recuperating at home after nearly two weeks in hospital. British media reported that Michael fell out of a car at speed on a busy motorway outside London during rush hour on May 16. News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from wife Wendi (Reuters) - News Corp. ...
By Constance Watson LONDON (Reuters) - British singer George Michael is writing a new album while he recovers from head injuries sustained during a car accident last month, his spokeswoman said on Thursday. The 49-year-old former Wham! front man has been recuperating at home after nearly two weeks in hospital. British media reported that Michael fell out of a car at speed on a busy motorway outside London during rush hour on May 16. "He's doing extremely well," Michael's spokeswoman said. "He is writing a new album." There was no release date for the new material. ...
He never cracked the US and few outside the French-speaking world have heard of him, but at home rocker Johnny Hallyday is a national treasure whose 70th birthday on Saturday will be celebrated in front of 20,000 adoring fans.
Todd Rundgren is an elder statesman of American rock and this concert followed the release of his 24th studio album, State.