Best of 2013

  • Meghan Trainor Dishes All About That Bass, and So Much More

    "I still wake up every day not believing that I'm 'famous,' but then I'll go online or try and go out to dinner with my brothers, and then it hits me."

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  • Wanna Hear New Wu-Tang? You'll Have to Wait 88 Years

    Last spring it was reported that the Staten Island group had been working on a secret album for years. There is apparently only one copy, and it’s being kept in a Moroccan vault until it’s auctioned off to the highest bidder. But now it’s officially at auction on a site called Paddle 8, and it…

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  • Joshua Radin: A Modern-Day Cupid

    Some might say that Joshua Radin has one of the biggest hearts of anyone in the music business, and they wouldn't be far off. Not only has the singer-songwriter's romantic and emotionally raw music soundtracked countless interludes in films and TV shows including Dear John, Scrubs and Grey's…

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  • August Burns Red Comes in Like a Metalcore Wrecking Ball

    Fan flack about “Wrecking Ball” never concerned August Burns Red, who were way too busy working on their new album Rescue & Restore to worry about whether people liked their Cyrus cover. The new record is a natural extension of the forward-thinking metalcore of the band’s 2011 album Leveler,…

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  • Casey Jones, You Better Watch Your Wallet: Grateful Dead Tickets Top Out at $100K+

    Hippies everywhere are gathering in 2015, as this year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, but also the 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death. Given this, it comes as no surprise that tickets for the Dead’s Fare Thee Well anniversary shows, which will happen over three days…

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  • Kelly Clarkson Defends Cover of Tokio Hotel Song

    Kelly Clarkson is having an amazing year. She’s happily married; a new mom to daughter River Rose; and her seventh album, Piece by Piece, is dropping March 3. Unfortunately, some people in social media are trying to rain on her parade: Earlier this week, Clarkson released the song “Run Run Run” off…

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  • 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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  • Shonda Rhimes Thinks Gaga's 'Sound of Music' Was 'Scandal-ous'

    There was no shortage of incredible moments at the 87th annual Academy Awards Sunday night. But the winner for most social media love was of course, the mother monster herself, Lady Gaga.

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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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  • Greensky Bluegrass Indoctrinates a New Bluegrass Generation

    Some might say that Greensky Bluegrass is a bluegrass band for those who don't typically like the genre (and for those that do, too). The five-piece band, based in the unlikely locale of Kalamazoo, Mich., prides its on breaking rules and forging its own path.

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