Best of 2013

  • Kaiser Chiefs Sling Their ‘Bows & Arrows’ at Yahoo Music

    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…

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  • Sixx: A.M. Earn Some Stage Time, Hunger for More

    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.)…

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  • Hey Mama? Nicki Minaj Disappoints at Coachella Weekend Two

    Nicki Minaj walked on-stage during two separate shows yesterday – David Guetta and Drake - drawing cheers from a crowd that obviously expected her to perform. However, disappointingly, Nicki’s appearance was only that – an appearance.

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  • Kanye, Taylor Swift Top 'Influencers' on Annual Time List

    'Time' magazine just revealed their annual list of the "100 Most Influential People" and both Taylor Swift and Kanye West made the cut.

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  • Iration Is 'All About Love'

    "What is there that's a more universal theme than love? Not just love between a man and a woman. It's love of your home, love of your family, losing love, finding love, love of a pet. These things that affect and change you."

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  • RX Bandits on 'The Wire,' Prog-Rock, and Slash

    "The last person I ever studied on guitar — and this is going to sound pretty silly — is Slash. I started going on YouTube watching Guns N' Roses over the years and learning all the solos."

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  • Bad Religion Celebrates 35-Year Anniversary With a 'Battle For the Centuries'

    On average, Bad Religion has maintained an arsenal of 50 songs for any given tour. For The Battle of the Centuries, the group significantly ramped up its repertoire and put together a list of 160 songs to choose from. "Every night I want people to go, 'Wow, I didn't even know you knew that song!'…

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  • Drake Feels the Love Regarding Coachella Kiss With Madonna

    The biggest news out of Coachella this past weekend wasn’t the music, but an especially “tender” moment between headliner Drake and Madonna. The excessive, oxygen-depriving kiss lasted nearly 10 seconds and after coming up for air, Drake looked not only traumatized – but disgusted.

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  • Mumford and Sons Not Digging the 'Tidal' Wave

    Jay Z’s new streaming service Tidal already has an A-list roster of supporters including his wife Beyonce, along with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Deadmaus, Kanye West and many more. But even with all that starpower, there still are some critics; one standout being folk rock band Mumford and Sons.

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  • James McMurtry Writes What He Sees 'Through the Windshield'

    James McMurtry grew up in a family of storytellers, so it's no surprise that his songs weave compelling, true-to-life tales of people from all walks of life. Whether singing about veteran farmers, fishermen, or slices of life in different parts of the world, the veteran alt-country troubadour…

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  • Selena to Join Exclusive Posthumous 'Hologram Club'

    Successful artists can expect their music to outlive them, but holograms have given new meaning to the phrase “life after death”. And following in the footsteps of Tupac and Michael Jackson, Mexican-American superstar Selena is the latest to get a high-tech reincarnation.

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  • Delta Rae Mixes Family With Fiction on 'After It All'

    For Delta Rae, it's mostly a family affair. The folk-rock band sprung out of Durham, North Carolina with brothers singer/guitarist Ian and singer/keyboardist Eric Hölljes and younger sister singer Brittany Hölljes, as well as non-family members singer Elizabeth Hopkins, drummer Mike McKee and…

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  • Kanye West Raps With Late Mom in Touching Unearthed Video

    It’s probably safe to say that very few moms can rap to a Kanye West song – that is, except for Kanye West’s mom. Old footage has surfaced of a smiling West and his late mother Donda rapping along to his Late Registration track “Hey Mama” – be prepared to grab some tissues, because the video is…

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  • Sam Smith, Taylor Swift Leaders of 2015 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    Several of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards finalists were just announced Tuesday morning, and leading the pack are two standouts: one of last year’s breakout stars, and every year’s most dependable award winner.

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  • Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and fun. Shares His Favorite Musical Memories

    Strange Desires, the debut album by Jack Antonoff's project known as Bleachers, was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2014. While Antonoff first gained notice with the band Steel Train and later found mainstream success in fun., Bleachers offered a much more personal look into Antonoff's life…

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  • At the Gates Return From 19-Year Recording Break to Lead Melodic Death Metal Charge

    While countless bands the U.S. playing melodic death metal today, including The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver and Unearth, the movement was born in the early ‘1990s in Gothenburg, Sweden when a group of friends who loved both Iron Maiden and Morbid Angel formed bands that combined the best…

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  • DMX Allegedly Robs Man on Easter Sunday

    DMX is arguably one of the most intimidating and in-your-face rappers out there – he’s someone you probably wouldn’t want to say no to – which might be why police are investigating him for allegedly robbing a man at a Newark gas station.

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