Disbanding alternative dance act LCD Soundsystem in 2011, right at the peak of its commercial success, was a difficult decision for frontman James Murphy. But it's one that has allowed him to embark on a number of projects he never had time for when the group was active. His latest and most creatively rewarding endeavor [...]
Kelly Clarkson has been prepping all season long to get her fans into the holiday spirit! The superstar will be airing her "Cautionary Christmas Tale" TV special Wednesday, a comedic musical take on the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol." In addition to her own soaring vocals and sparkling personality, Clarkson's recruited some of her best country pals to further liven up the production, including Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, and more. For those little Cratchits out there who can't wait for the actual telecast, Yahoo Music is feeling holly and jolly: We've got an exclusive look at one of the most spine-tingling numbers in the program.
For anyone who didn't get enough "partyin', partyin' yeah!" done on "Friday," "Saturday" has arrived ... and there's no sign that the party will stop anytime soon. Rebecca Black has released the follow-up to her infamous "Friday" video, which went viral on YouTube and has been viewed a few hundred million times. Not surprisingly, the [...]
Adam Lambert has had a crazy year, highlighted by a critically heralded headlining set with Queen at the iHeartRadio Festival, a recurring role on "Glee," and a co-write on Avicii's hit album…and marked by a split from his longtime record label, RCA. As 2013 comes to a close, Yahoo Music caught up with him in [...]
I'd like to think that George Harrison wrote his 1971 chart-topper "My Sweet Lord" about New Zealand teen sensation Lorde, but there are a few problems with that thought. First, Lorde spells her name with an "e" at the end. Secondly, although "My Sweet Lord" did top the charts in Lorde's native New Zealand, Harrison [...]
Perhaps in an effort to compete with Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman for weirdest pop culture has-beens, ex-child star Macaulay Culkin — who last received IMDb screen credit credit in 2010 for voiceover work for for the "Robot Chicken DP Christmas Special" — has been spending time paying musical tribute to two of his favorite [...]
There has been much speculation of late that Garth Brooks would be back in 2014. Fans can finally rejoice: The superstar himself has just confirmed he is, indeed, planning his official return.
Get a Taste of Culinary Beats! Dream-Pop Band St. Lucia Cooks With Award-Winning Chef Ricardo Zarate
What could be a more satisfying experience than hearing some great music from a hot up-and-coming band? Well, it's hard to beat including another element of sensory input to that: How about adding some exotic cuisine from an award-winning chef to the mix? If that sounds tasty--it certainly was just that, when chef Ricardo Zarate, the ambassador of Peruvian cuisine in America, recently met up with dream-pop outfit St. Lucia in Los Angeles to share their respective arts with each other.
It looks like the dark shadow cast over SeaWorld by "Blackfish" isn't passing just yet. Heart is the latest in a string of bands slated to perform at the aquatic amusement park to withdraw because of the CNN documentary that first aired in October. Heart has chosen to decline their forthcoming performance at SeaWorld on [...]
"American Idol" rocker James Durbin is back with an anthemic new single, "Parachute," and we have a feeling you'll love its new lyric video to bits. Or, more specifically, to 8-bits. Celebrating James's love of all things '80s, the "Parachute" lyric vid is a loving and very faithful homage to retro arcade [...]
It's that most wonderful time of the year: holiday radio concert time! Yes, 'tis the season for all the hottest alt-rock bands in the land to work the radio-gig circuit, and this past weekend they made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles to play KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas at the newly renovated Shrine Auditorium. The two-night [...]
The Trevor Project hosted the 15th annual TrevorLIVE benefit at the Hollywood Palladium on Dec. 8, 2013. And before they headed to the stage, these celebrities stopped by the Purple Room to give us a special animated portrait.
By now, you probably know the basics about this year's Grammy nominations, which were announced on Friday. Jay Z has more nominations than any other artist (nine). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have the most in the marquee categories (three). Daft Punk is the only act to be nominated for both Album of the Year and [...]
Bing Crosby's version of "White Christmas" is not just the biggest selling Christmas single of all time, it's the biggest selling single of all time, period. Christmas or not. But Bing recorded the song way before digital downloads took over the music business. Since 20013, Nielson Soundscan began tracking digital downloads as well as point [...]
The Santa Claus we know today is largely based on the Dutch figure "Sinterklaas", who was based on the real-life Saint Nicholas, a Greek bishop from the 4th century. Nicholas is a saint that is said to have been responsible for great miracles, including bringing the dead back to life. One of the most popular [...]
Heavy Metal is not a genre you think of when Christmas comes to mind. That's why a heavy metal playlist of Christmas songs was so appealing to me. What could be better than taking sentimental, feel-good, pure as the driven snow Christmas songs, and adding a good dose of darkness and electric guitars? Okay, maybe [...]
Every Christmas season brings a rush of artists releasing Christmas albums. Each one trying to leave their mark on history. The majority are remakes of Christmas song classics, but there are also brand new Christmas songs released each year. Creating a "hit" Christmas song is very hard to do. I think the reason is because [...]
The frontrunner stumbled. Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience—The Complete Experience seemed to be the album to beat for Album of the Year at the upcoming 56th annual Grammy Awards. But when the nominations were announced on a live TV special Friday night, the man whose current hit is "TKO" was M.I.A. in the marquee categories. [...]
Sure, we're all aware of the fact that Taylor Swift has been working progressively to prove to the world that she's not a kid anymore -- in fact, she's going to turn 24 next week. That said, the country/pop crossover superstar managed to pull off her most risque antic yet at the Grammy Nominations concert aired live Friday night on CBS.