Steven Tyler recently freely admitted that he was stoked to leave "American Idol" after two seasons, and frankly, when he was on the show, his lack of legitimate critiques and his perpetually glazed-over expression made it obvious that the job was "not his cup of tea." I wasn't sad or surprised to hear he was going back to doing what he's always done best--rocking out with Aerosmith--and neither were several of Season 11's contestants. "He doesn't belong behind a table judging people. You can tell--he lights up like a Christmas tree when he's onstage getting to sing," 10th-place finalist Erika Van Pelt told Reality Rocks. "I feel like ['Idol'] is not where he's supposed to be," concurred sixth-placer Elise Testone. And fifth-place country girl Skylar Laine said, "With Steven, it's better for him. He has to be a little bit more reserved on the show, and now he can go out there and focus on his first love, which we all know is Aerosmith."
Well, I just want to publicly state that I (to borrow a catchphrase from as-of-this-writing remaining "Idol" judge Randy Jackson) one-hundred-thousand-million percent agree with Erika, Elise, and Skylar. While I still kind of resent Steven for probably accepting the "Idol" gig simply to further his own musical career comeback, and for never taking the judging job seriously or, you know, offering any actual constructive criticism...I can't really resent him when he and the newly revamped Aerosmith are putting out songs as all-out awesome as "Lover Alot," which just premiered today.
Obviously, leaving "Idol" was THE best career move Steven could have made, and "Idol's" ever-so-slight slight loss is the rock 'n' roll world's very stadium-sized gain. "Lover Alot" is classic 'Smith, and I love it [sic] alot. Have a listen:
(The following song contains explicit language.)
Aerosmith's first album in 11 years, Music From Another Dimension, is due out in November. (Ironically, the album will include a duet with none other than "American Idol" darling Carrie Underwood.) Let's hope the rest of the tracks rock as hard as this!
Aerosmith, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige and seven other superstar artists will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 22. Green Day, Lil Wayne, Rihanna and Miranda Lambert are among the acts playing Friday, September 21, the event's opening night. The shows begin at 7 p.m. PST and will be streamed exclusively on Yahoo! Music.
Pink definitely knows how to leave a crowd speechless! The 34-year-old performer did just that on Tuesday at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music Awards in New York City when she was honored as Billboard Magazine's Woman of the Year … Continue reading →
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's most popular musician — a man whose international career has been built on music inspired by Balkan and Gypsy tunes — is searching for talented Roma children to help them get an education in music.
Hey kids, rock 'n' roll. Soundwave, the Mark Cuban-backed music discovery app that tracks the listening habits of you, your friends and other users you follow, has added support for YouTube. Users can ...
Adam Pally hasn't had a chance to show off his love of hip hop and rap on "The Mindy Project," but he showed his mic skills on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He did admit to one big problem, though, He can't sing along to most of the songs he likes because of the prevalent use of the n-word, which he's not…
It's been a dramatic year for The Pixies, who just announced the hiring of the band's third bassist since June. Following the departures of Kim Deal and Kim Shattuck, Paz Lenchantin joins The Pixies as the band's newest member. After 25 years of work with The Pixies, Deal quit the band in June.
Arcade Fire, Zoé, Nine Inch Nails, Los Bunkers, Los Tigres del Norte, Calle 13, La Maldita Vecindad and Placebo are among bands who will play the 15th edition of the massive Vive Latino Festival, set for Mexico City in March.
No one expected the infamous pundit Bill O'Reilly to introduce a Herbie Hancock tribute in Washington D.C. on Sunday night, but before saying a word about the new honoree at the Kennedy Center's annua[...]
Here is my 11th annual list of music that you may have missed and might like. As in previous years, this list is for those who want to hear new music but don't get a chance to discover as much as they'd like.
Selena Gomez was so displeased when her performance at the 2013 Jingle Ball concert went awry Friday (Dec. 6) that she cursed and stormed off the stage before finishing her set. The 21-year-old singer took to the Staples Center stage in Los Angeles Friday night to perform in KIIS FM's annual…
Calvin Broadus has called himself Snoop Dogg for his rap, Snoop Lion for his reggae, and now Snoopzilla for his funk. His new name is a tribute to legendary Parliament/Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collin[...]
Calling Jake Clemons the Little Big Man may hit a bit close to home, but the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons has certainly established a featured spot in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- playing his uncle's horns, no less -- and is now giving the world an early taste of his own music.
Well folks, we are down to the Top 5 on NBC’s “The Voice.” There are no more instant saves or second chances, so cradle your heating pad and wrap up in a warm blanket. The show opened to find coach Adam Levine dressed like he should be sitting by a fire singing about chestnuts and coach Blake…
The concert that began as an internet rumor finally came to reality yesterday, as Metallica became the first major music act to perform in Antarctica. The long-running metal act performed an hour-long set inside a dome close to the heliport of Carlini Scientific Base.
He and his music partner Ryan Lewis just picked up an impressive seven Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, Song of the Year for Same Love and Album of the Year for The Heist. Here are five things you probably don't know about Macklemore, whose birth name is Benjamin Haggerty.