- Wendy Geller at Maximum Performance2 days ago
How would you like to have an absolutely free, all-access, front-row seat to a different concert every single day... all year long ? If that sounds too good to be true, Yahoo and Live Nation have very good news for live music lovers. They've teamed up to offer the brand-new Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen, and have just announced an all-star lineup of shows fans can stream wherever and whenever on their preferred platform (including iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV).
The live concert streams will kick off on July 15 with "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band" at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The show will feature the group delivering two sets, performing both electrically and acoustically, bringing all the excitement of a DMB summer show to the comfort of fans' homes.
Additional shows confirmed for the new channel include sets from Usher, Gavin DeGraw, Common, the Neighbourhood, MKTO, the Kooks, Airborne Toxic Event, Three Days Grace, the Fray, and many more; as well as special performances such as:
--Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, KISS, streaming live from their 40th Anniversary Tour
- Lyndsey Parker at Maximum Performance2 days ago
When most people look back on the music of 1980s L.A., they think of the Sunset Strip, with its big pop-metal riffs and bigger pop-metal hair. But then, there was X, the '80s punk-rock icons who always marched to the beat of DJ Bonebrake's own drum, and who also set the Strip on fire back in the day — literally .
This Thursday, as the group performed the first show of a four-night residency at Sunset Boulevard's famous Roxy club — playing their Slash Records 1980 debut Los Angeles in its entirety — frontman John Doe reminisced between songs about the good old days, when he and the band's Exene Cervenka, DJ Bonebrake, and Billy Zoom used to hang out at Sunset and San Vicente, "getting loaded." One time, they even started a bonfire in a dumpster behind the now-defunct Peaches Records & Tapes, and the flames raged unexpectedly out of control, causing firefighters to race to the scene. "It was the best free entertainment you could ask for," Doe grinningly told Thursday's Roxy audience — although he did warn the children in the all-ages club (in attendance with their graying-punk parents) not to start Hollywood dumpster fires of their own.
- Lyndsey Parker at Maximum Performance5 days ago
To many fans of a certain age, Richard Marx will forever be the mullet-haired piano man who belted out '80s prom ballads like "Right Here Waiting" and "Hold On to the Nights." And it's understandable that those classic songs are so popular. But as Richard releases his first studio album in six years — hot on the heels of his hilarious surprise duet with Ryan Seacrest on American Idol — he's introducing himself to a whole new generation.
How fitting, then, that when Richard came by Yahoo Music to perform some new music, he had his son Lucas join in for an acoustic performance of his current single, "Whatever We Started." Their cross-generational harmonies sounded heavenly, and their performance was proof that talent runs in the Marx family.
- Chris Willman at Maximum Performance11 days ago
As we head into 4th of July weekend, let's pause to remember some of the standout celebrities who've tested their lungs with the national anthem. When the smoke clears, is there proof through the night that their careers are still there? Which singers can we see realizing midway through their performances that they're the bombs bursting in air?
Before we get to the 10 best modern renditions of Francis Scott Key's classic, here are 10 duds that'll make you very, very glad that no one in recorded history has ever sung all four verses of the song.
WORST NO. 10: STEVEN TYLER
Say what you will about the rocker-turned- Idol judge, but unlike most of the others on our worst list, he actually hits all the notes he goes for. But when you've got a voice so inherently unsuited for the anthem, that's not necessarily a good thing. And he does flub (and then quickly correct himself) on one line, singing about "the hooooo-laaaaand of the free." If you're a fan, anyway, the Aerosmith frontman's go-for-broke chutzpah here works... almost.
WORST NO. 9: KERI HILSON
She's got the chops for the song... but not, obviously, the photographic memory.
- Billy Johnson, Jr. at Maximum Performance13 days ago
In between performing songs Monday night at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Trey Songz, the R&B ladies man offered his adoring female fans valuable advice about relationships. When asked to list his favorite qualities in women, the "Na Na" singer mentioned independence. "I love a woman who can match my intellect. I love a woman who has own her ambitions," he said. "I find a lot when I'm dealing with women, they have their own goals going for them and they have the reasons I fall for them. They get caught up in my world and they lose their ambition."
[Related: 5 Fun Facts About Trey Songz]
Trey warned women about putting their own interests on the backburner for their partner. "To the women out there, never lose yourself in a man, ever," Trey said. "You lose the man while you are doing it."
- Khalil Garriott at Maximum Performance13 days ago
Trey Songz isn't even 30 years old, yet he's incredibly about to release his sixth album, Trigga . He'll be celebrating with the iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Trey Songz, and you can watch the livestream performance at Burbank's iHeartRadio Theater tonight at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT!
It's hard to believe this three-time BET Award winner has been in the music business for nearly a decade. Trey put himself on the R&B map thanks to megahits like 2009's "I Need a Girl" and 2010's Nicki Minaj-assisted "Bottoms Up," and in addition to his singing success, he's added songwriter, rapper, producer, and actor to his repertoire.
- Lyndsey Parker at Maximum Performance13 days ago
On Sunday night, Los Angeles's Hollywood Bowl hosted its greatest Scandinavian dance party since last year's ABBA Fest, as Sweden's Robyn and Norway's Röyksopp teamed up for a co-headlining show at KCRW's World Music Festival.
Röyksopp and Robyn first came together in 2009 for "The Girl and the Robot" (off Röyksopp's Junior album), and reunited a year later for "None of Dem" (from Robyn's fantastic Body Talk EP series). It was a case of two great tastes that tasted great together, like peanut butter and jelly — or like lutefisk and Wasa bread, as it were. Anyway, this year, the two thrillingly joined forces once more, for their fittingly titled Do It Again EP. And when they played almost the entirety of that release — along with their own 45-minute solo sets — at the Bowl, L.A. fans were partying like merry Vikings in the aisles. Vikings brandishing glowsticks, that is.
- Maria Murriel at Maximum Performance14 days ago
Nick Cannon led a sweaty crowd through two sweltering Miami nights at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party this weekend at the Fontainebleau Hotel, featuring performances from Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, Neon Trees, Magic!, and Tiësto. If you missed all the DJ cameos and crunk dances during Yahoo Screen's livestream, here were the biggest moments of the splashy soiree:
J.Lo Danced Again and Again. Jennifer drove her show with so much force, not even a banged-up knee could stop the 44-year-old diva. After asking the crowd, "Can we take it back to the J.Lo days for a minute?" she lunged into a modernized rendition of her 2001 hit with Ja Rule, "I'm Real." A literal lunge by the "On the Floor" singer onto the floor during this number resulted in what looked like a nasty knee scrape; video cameras on the scene cut away quickly at J.Lo's dramatic knee-drop moment, but fans in the audience couldn't help but notice that the singer's left leg started bleeding shortly thereafter.
- Amy Lopez at Maximum Performance15 days ago
Summer has officially kicked off, and it's time for some fun in the sun. Join us on Saturday , June 28, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, as Yahoo and iHeartRadio team up to stream iHeartRadio's Ultimate Pool Party, hosted by Nick Cannon!
Not in the Miami area? No problem! The performance will belivestreamed on Yahoo Screenand the starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT this Saturday.
Ed Sheeran Previews New Album at iHeartRadio Release Party, Reveals He'd Call Gavin DeGraw in a PinchLaura Ferreiro at Maximum Performance20 days ago
To the casual observer, it may appear that mild-mannered singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran rose to stardom overnight — coming out of nowhere to top charts, duet with Elton John at the Grammys, and tour with bestie Taylor Swift. Truth is, he spent several years playing small pubs, clubs, and cafés in his native England, honing his chops, before anyone took notice.
This week, Sheeran, 23, releases his sophomore album, X , which was produced by some of the biggest names in the business, including Rick Rubin and Pharrell. To celebrate, he performed for 400 lucky fans at an iHeartRadio Album Release Party in Burbank, Calif. In addition to playing a satisfying mix of hits from his first album, + , and previewing a handful of new tracks, he shared some surprisingly juicy tidbits during an interview with host Mario Lopez.
Here are eight of the night's most amusing/interesting highlights: