Best of 2013

  • Steve Aoki Mixes Intellect and Fun on New Tour

    "I don't want to go into this intellectual realm where it goes right over people's heads. So I've got to keep that fun element there. So I'm mixing in the cake still, but I'm not doing it as much."

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  • U2's Iconic Joshua Tree Vandalized

    U2 fans around the world are shaking their heads today after it was reported that the iconic Joshua tree made famous from their fifth album had been deliberately damaged.

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  • Punch Brothers on Defying Genres, Working With T Bone, and Staying Open to Unexpected Opportunities

    There are numerous bands that defy easy genre classification, choosing instead to draw on several different genres and styles to define their own unique sound. One such band is Punch Brothers. Drawing on elements of bluegrass, jazz, classical, pop and roots music, the Brooklyn-based five-piece is…

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  • Jessie's Girl: Then and Now, Still a Classic!

    Rick Springfield is a man of many artistic hats, having achieved pop culture fame as both an ‘80s hitmaker and a soap opera star (as well as accomplished actor in other theatrical and film projects). However, no matter how many notches he has raked up on his resume, the ultimate Springfield…

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  • Stick to Your Guns Support Higher Education Through Hardcore

    "I know there are so many people that feel the way I feel and turn to this music because there's community here. And if we can help them get through the day or help them make sense of their lives, then we've done our job."

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  • Weird Science: Steve Aoki Talks Throwing Cakes, Interviewing Visionaries, and Ties to Benihana

    On the surface, Steve Aoki has been pegged the longhaired, wild and crazy EDM DJ/producer who throws cakes into the audience during his concerts. There's some truth to these accounts, but they only reflect the more lighthearted aspect of his personality.

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  • Gavin Rossdale Dishes on New Bush Album and a Milestone 20th Anniversary

    "How exciting it is to be able to still be getting to make music, because it's a slippery slope even to get going, let alone to have a career," Rossdale notes. "We're blown away by that. The 20 years is a real surprise, because no one ever feels you'll be aware of that amount of time in your life.…

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  • Yahoo Live Week 20 Highlights: Once in a Lifetime

    You’ll find hip-hop (G-Eazy), punk (Silverstein), roots-rock (Dave and Phil Alvin), ska (Less Than Jake), New Orleans soul (Galactic)… and even “jam-tronica.” What’s that? Let’s find out!

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  • One, Two, Three and to the Four: Watch Out Dr. Dre, AARP is at the Door

    Happy 50th birthday to Dr. Dre! Apparently it wasn’t enough for the straight-outta-Compton rapper to top the Forbes highest-paid musicians list recently, or simply just be recognized as one of the most influential players in the rap game. This week he did what all the cool kids in music are doing.…

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  • Foo Fighters Forced to Cancel Charity Concert Due to Serious Accident

    Foo Fighters fans in New Zealand were disappointed Thursday when the band was unable to perform at a charity fundraising concert in Auckland. The Frontier Touring Company shared the news late Wednesday night in a post on Facebook, explaining “A truck carrying essential band equipment was involved…

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  • Blink-182's Tom DeLonge: Aliens Exist (For Real)

    In the past few weeks, the members of Blink-182 have gone head to head over social media making fans wonder if there would ever be new Blink music again. Now thanks to founding member Tom DeLonge, fans are asking less about the band’s relationship status, and more about the guitarist’s mental…

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  • 7 Actually Great Singles By 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestants

    Here's your party playlist for the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Yahoo Live stream on Thursday, Feb. 19, composed entirely of actually decent singles by actually musically talented 'Drag Race' alumni.

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  • Datsik Mixes It Up With Hip-Hop Greats & Lana Del Rey Remix

    The Canadian DJ known as Datsik may be best known for dubstep, but lately the artists born Troy Beetles has been taking it old school by going back to one of his first musical loves -- hip-hop.

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  • Pharrell Williams Gets Literary With Children's Book Plans

    Pharrell Williams certainly wears many hats. Singer, songwriter, producer, fashion designer...and now, he can soon add "children’s book author" to the list. On Tuesday, the world learned that Pharrell has signed an agreement to release four picture books, the first of which will be inspired by his…

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  • Yahoo Live Week 19 Highlights: I Know This Much is True

    The nightly Yahoo Live concert series has never gotten “Smooth”-er or “True”-er than when bringing Santana and Spandau Ballet concerts to your computer or smartphone screen in real time.

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  • The Revivalists Stay Vibrant on the Road

    "I really couldn’t be in this band if I didn’t like the guys I was touring with. It’s like you’re married to the dudes. Who wants to have a bad marriage?”

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  • It's Not 'Too Late' For Drake: Rapper Drops Surprise New Album

    The rap world’s been wondering where Drake is gonna land with all of the recent Young Money drama, and yesterday he just may have shown his hand. After releasing a very deep short film called Jungle on his website in the morning, Drizzy shocked everyone last night, by dropping a full length album…

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