Way back in 1996, when the Interweb was scarcely more than a jumble of ones and zeroes, visionary Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo, who was Duran Duran's guitarist at the time, started a surprisingly prophetic experimental/electronic side-project called TV Mania. It took 17 long years, but finally TV Mania's first proper album, Bored With Prozac and the Internet?, got an official release this year--and the music's sonics and subject matter resonate even more now than they would have during the 1990s' startup era. A pastiche- and loop-heavy concept album about a pharmaceutical- and video-game-addicted family that "gives away their freedom to scientists in exchange for reality show fame," TV Mania's Bored… is anything but boring, and it sounds shockingly of-the-moment in 2013.
Yahoo! Music is excited to premiere the fascinatingly arty video for TV Mania's "Beautiful Clothes," a song exploring the aforementioned fictional family's daughter's "obsession with fashion and how it spins out of control under the public gaze." The first music video that Nick Rhodes has ever directed, incredibly, "Beautiful Clothes" features raw, racy visuals that are reminiscent of classic Duran clips like "Girls on Film," "The Chauffeur," "Electric Barbarella," and "Girl Panic!," with an added voyeuristic vibe that completely suits the TV Mania album's Internet-infatuated/saturated theme.
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 →
Albert Hammond Jr. is set to join 19-year-old English rocker Jake Bugg out on the road early next year. The Stokes guitarist is currently wrapping up the European leg of a solo tour in support of his[...]
At the "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of "Inside Llewyn Davis'" concert event in New York this past September, The Punch Brothers -- Chris Thile, Gabe Witcher, Noam Pikelny, Chris Eldridge and Paul Kowert -- acted as the evening's de facto house band, lending support to legendary…
R. Kelly is set to collect his 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The singer's latest album, "Black Panties," is on course to sell around 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15 -- so say industry forecasters.
Starbucks has released the tracklist for the chain's latest Valentine's Day compilation in their annual series Sweetheart: Our Favorite Artists Play Their Favorite Love Songs. The 13-song set, featuri[...]
Last month, just a week before Thanksgiving, Season 10 American Idol Scotty McCreery gave a select group of lucky fans something to be extra thankful for: An intimate concert at Durham, N.C.'s historic Carolina Theater.
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On “The X-Factor” Wednesday, a performance of Sara Bareilles’ “Gravity” left Demi Lovato in tears. Asked by a Twitter follower the reason why she had such a strong connection to the song, Demi gave a touching answer: her father. Meanwhile, Lovato wasn’t the only one crying after Alex and Sierra's…
The legal battle between the Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox, the toy startup that used the New York hip-hop trio's song "Girls" for a commercial without permission, intensified Tuesday. In suing the comp[...]
It's the second week of December, which means that the holiday music season has ramped up to absurd levels. It's impossible to go anywhere without hearing some sort of festive song, whether it's a Christmas tune like "Jingle Bells," a … Continue reading →
In a week that saw just one newly released title slip into the U.S. top 10, Garth Brooks captured the No. 1 position with his budget-priced boxed set. “Blame It All On My Roots” secured the top post with a 146,000-copy week, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending Dec. 8. The…
In early 2012, Mac Miller began working with super-producer Pharrell Williams on a joint-EP the two began referring to in interviews as Pink Slime. As Miller told Rolling Stone shortly thereafter, the[...]
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Dec. 2, to Sunday, Dec. 8, via Facebook, ...