“So much of our culture right now is people at work looking for a good reason to stop working. They just want to take a break, so they’re grazing on viral videos. I feel like this Dial-a-Song project fits in with that, but hopefully it’s a little more meaningful than that and will have some longevity. And who knows? Maybe some people young people will even discover who we are from this.”
It’s never easy when a band loses a longtime founding member, especially when that member produced nearly two decades' worth of the band's distinctive albums and co-wrote many of their biggest hits. But Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard doesn't seem fazed by the departure of guitarist Chris Walla.
getting sued. After similarities emerged between “Uptown Funk” and The Gap Band’s 1979 song “Oops Up Side Your Head," Ronson and Mars ended up having to concede co-writer credits to all five members of the '70s funk group.
Veteran singer/songwriter Martin Sexton's latest album, Mixtape of the Open Road, features six cassettes on the cover. The "mixtape" in the title is just a concept, but Sexton stayed true to the model by releasing the album on the mostly abandoned format, as well as CD, vinyl and digitally. And to Sexton's surprise, tapes of the album have sold well.
U2 is kicking off their “Innocence and Experience” tour on May 14, and fans can expect at least two big changes from previous tours: Frontman Bono won’t be rocking out on guitar, but he will be rocking some new blonde hair.
Think it's impossible to synopsize the entire career of a pop megastar in one fell swoop? Well, singer, YouTube sensation, and American Idol alum Todrick Hall takes a pretty good stab at that particular feat: In only four minutes, Hall actually managed to perform all five of Beyoncé's albums, slicing and dicing more than 70 of Queen Bey’s songs to fit the timeframe.
As if Sam Smith’s songs weren’t depressing enough, he just broke some news that’s making him – and his fans – even sadder. He posted on Instagram this week that he’s canceling the rest of his Australian tour due to a small hemorrhage on his vocal cords.
Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins are one of the pioneers of alternative rock, and now the singer/songwriter is using his expertise for a brand new gig.
AC/DC did it. Van Halen, too. After their initial success, both bands were able to rise from the ashes with a new lead singer, who led them to the biggest commercial triumphs of their careers. It remains to be seen if Stone Temple Pilots can recapture their past glory with their new frotnman, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, but as far as guitarist Dean DeLeo is concerned, they already have.
BoDeans' frontman Kurt Neumann has spent the last 25 minutes talking about the ups and downs of his band over its 32-year career. At this point, he's the band's only original member, but that hasn't slowed him down. BoDeans just released their 12th studio effort, appropriately titled I Can't Stop, and the singer/guitarist points a song on the album that sort of sums up his situation.
The Black Keys have plenty of hits under their belt, but frontman Dan Auerbach is hoping for a different kind of knock-out with an upcoming new solo project.
What do you get when you mix Heidi Klum, a hot “Game of Thrones” star and an empty bedroom? Why, the latest music video from Sia, appropriately called “Fire Meet Gasoline."
Like many teenage artists who make it through the difficult years of adolescence and into adulthood, Halestorm is letting loose and intentionally thwarting expectations by doing things its own way without any concessions to its label, fans or the media. That doesn’t mean front woman Lzzy Hale doesn’t sometimes question her impulses. But after a brief moment of hesitation, she usually throws caution to the hurricane and storms ahead with twice the determination
More than two months after Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, people have stopped talking about the enormous gold-plated lion and the cameos from Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott – but they’re still talking about “Left Shark."
The 1980s was the golden age of music video. It's no wonder, then, that so many musical acts today, like Walk the Moon, still look to this decade of big hair, big shoulderpads, and big fun for video inspiration.
Kodaline has been building buzz and amassing fans on both sides of the pond since “All I Want,” the lead single from their debut album, skyrocketed in 2013. The romantic ballad could be heard all over the place, from popular television shows Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family to the feature film The Fault In Our Stars,and a heartfelt cover by pop star Ellie Goulding.
A trio of girl rocking out to tunes by Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica is the latest kids-gone-viral story to hit the Internet. And not only are these girls talented, they are extremely young to be displaying such metal prowess. The band, dubbed the Warning, is made up of three Mexican sisters: 10-year-old Alejandra, 13-year-old Paulina, and 16-year-old Daniela.
Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs burst onto the Britpop scene back in 2005 with "I Predict a Riot"...and their prediction pretty much came true, with enthusiastic fans making them one of the biggest acts in the United Kingdom. The Chiefs have continued to rule since then, releasing five albums and winning three BRIT Awards; frontman Ricky [...]
When Sixx: A.M. play the Vic Theater in Chicago, Illinois on April 20, it will mark the second time in eight years that the hard rock supergroup has performed in the windy city (the concert which also features cello-based metal band Apocalyptica, will stream on Yahoo! Music starting at 9:15 p.m.) Of course, Sixx: A.M., which features Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, haven’t played anywhere but Los Angeles more than once; the band’s only full tour was way back in 2008 as part of Crüe Fest.