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 →
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.