• The electronic glam rock band Empire of the Sun is known for amazing theatrical performances and catchy upbeat synthpop.  So before the May 20 live stream for Yahoo! On the Road, here are five songs to stream for your next dance party.

    Walking on a Dream – The epitome of retro throwback ‘80s pop music.

    Alive – This will be the first single from Empire of the Sun’s upcoming album, Ice on the Dune, which is out next month.

    Half Mast – The intro to this song is reminiscent of the ‘80s favorite “Goodbye Horses.”

    We Are the People – Check out the psychedelic music video, shot in Mexico and inspired by the Mexican festival, Day of the Dead.

    Country – A groovy tune that sounds like a nod to ‘70s experimental rock.

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  • Imagine Dragons Establish Cancer Foundation for Fan

    Tyler Robinson, who passed away when he was only 17, left a lasting impact on the lives of Imagine Dragons and their music. On Wednesday night during Imagine Dragons' Yahoo! On The Road tour date in St. Louis, Missouri, singer Dan Reynolds gave a heartfelt shout out to Robinson, just a day after what would've been Robinson's 18th birthday.   

    Many fans know of Robinson because the band has dedicated their song, "Demons," to him, but not many are aware of how the teen originally connected with the rising super stars. The musicians shared the story with Ben Lyons before their show. "We were playing a small club," said guitarist Wayne Sermon. "There happened to be this kid in the audience, Tyler Robinson, who was just a fan of the music. We found out after the show that he had been battling cancer for a while. We met with him and were instantly struck by his character."

    (Photo courtesy of The Tyler Robinson Foundation)(Photo courtesy of The Tyler Robinson Foundation)

    Robinson had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma at 16. He spent a year undergoing treatments and one of his favorite lyrics during that period was from "It's Time," where Imagine Dragons sings that the "road to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell." The band formed a friendship with the teen and dedicated the song to him at a show. 

    "We stayed in constant contact with him. He came to another few shows. And all of the sudden it just struck," said Sermon. "The cancer had come back. He was in remission for a while, and within a day he was in the hospital and had passed. We wanted to use his name to spread a positive message. We felt like that was the right thing to do."

    When Robinson passed away in March, Sermon said the group started the Tyler Robinson Foundation to help families with children who are battling cancer "pay for the expensive costs" associated with the treatment. At the time of his death, the band was also in the midst of editing their video for the song, "Demons," and they dedicated that song to the young fan. At the Yahoo! On the Road show, they encouraged the audience at The Pageant and watching online to donate to the newly established cancer foundation, or any other cause to help find a cure.

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  • (Columbia Pictures, Getty Images)Thanks to Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson is feeling a bit of poetic justice.

    The Yahoo! On the Road rapper samples Janet’s sexy, 1994 No. 2 smash “Anytime, Anyplace” for his song “Poetic Justice,” a play on the pop star’s lead role in the 1993 film of the same name.

    In an interview with Billboard magazine, Janet said she is a fan of Kendrick’s reworking of her track from her “janet.” album.

    “I love Kendrick’s ‘Poetic Justice’,” Janet told Billboard. She added that she has always wanted her music to inspire other artists.

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  • What’s On Your Playlist – Ohio State University

    Where is rapper Flo Rida from? What's Snoop Dogg's new name? Jonathan Sollis and Ben Lyons stop by Ohio State University to see what you know! Students do the "Dougie" and other classic dance moves for a chance to win tickets to the Kendrick Lamar concert in Cincinnati.

    Ohio State University Playlist:

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  • What’s On Your Playlist – University of Cincinnati

    Yahoo! On the Road visits the University of Cincinnati with Julian McCullough to find out what date songs are on locals' Spotify playlists. Watch McCullough test locals on their dance ability as they try to win tickets to Kendrick Lamar.

    Spotify Playlist: Cincinnati

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  • What’s On Your Playlist – Washington, D.C.

    Follow Yahoo! On the Road to Washington, D.C. and find out what locals are listening to on their Spotify playlists.  Watch Michael Yo as he discovers guilty pleasure songs and how much locals know about pop culture trivia.

    Spotify Playlist: Washington, DC

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  • Meghan and Lauren Interview Owl City

    Internet sensations Lauren Elizabeth and Meghan Rosette chats with Owl City before his On The Road performance at The Pageant in St. Louis.

  • Meghan and Lauren Interview Imagine Dragons

    Internet sensations Lauren Elizabeth and Meghan Rosette chat with Imagine Dragons before their On The Road performance at The Pageant in St. Louis.

  • Yahoo! On the Road: Owl City Interview

    Ben Lyons chats with Owl City's Adam Young before his On the Road performance at The Pageant in St. Louis.

  • Yahoo! On the Road: Imagine Dragons Interview

    Ben Lyons chats with Imagine Dragons before their On The Road performance at The Pageant in St. Louis.

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