Best of 2013

  • Zayn Takes Solo Career in Different Direction

    Yesterday, producer Naughty Boy shared a demo featuring the ex-boy bander called "I Won’t Mind." And unlike the massive stadium anthems of 1D, Zayn's first solo song is going in a different direction.

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  • Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Madonna and Others Align for New Streaming Service

    In case you forgot, Jay Z's not a businessman, he’s a business, man. And his newly-acquired streaming service, Tidal, is about to make major waves in the music business.

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  • The Tedeschi Trucks Band Really Are Married to the Band

    You may have heard it before. A band member gripes about how tough it is being in a band, comparing it to being married to their three band mates. While there may be some truth to that, for Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, the husband and wife guitarist and singer/guitarist fronting the Tedeschi…

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  • Sean Hayes and Husband Flawlessly Lip Sync to Iggy Azalea's 'Trouble'

    "Will and Grace" alum Sean Hayes nailed a lip-sync cover of Iggy Azalea's song "Trouble." He played the role of Iggy while his husband lip synced to Jennifer Hudson's soaring vocals.

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  • Apple To Release Subscription-Based Music Service

    In a move that will shake up the streaming music industry – sorry, Spotify - Apple will be releasing their own subscription-based service, due out sometime this year.

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  • Andy Grammer: Honesty is the Best Policy

    "For this record especially it was about being brutally honest in the songs. I wrote one song about waiting until marriage to have sex. Holy crap, who writes about that?"

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  • Library of Congress Inducts Doors, Baez, Radiohead, Lauryn Hill Into Archives

    Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 songs or albums to be inducted into their archives and the latest batch of honorees include contemporary classics from Radiohead and Lauryn Hill, plus older gems from Joan Baez and the Doors.

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  • Black Sabbath Announces Very Last Show Ever

    Bad news for headbangers everywhere: One of the forefathers of heavy metal is calling it quits. Black Sabbath will be playing their final show later this year -- November 22, to be exact, headlining the second day of Ozzfest at Japan’s Makuhari Messe venue outside Tokyo.

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  • When Kendrick Met Kramer: Lamar's New Song Mixes Up With 'Seinfeld' Theme

    Last week, Kendrick Lamar surprise-released his new album “To Pimp a Butterfly”, which includes the funky bass-driven song “King Kunta." And with the Internet being the Internet, it was only a matter of time before somebody mashed it up with another funky bass song ... no, not Meghan Trainor's "All…

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  • Drake: Rapper, Actor, Designer...Curator!

    If you’re a Drake fan, then you know he enjoys rapping about the finer things in life. But until now, he hasn’t been that closely attached to the art scene -- unless you consider his line of Nike sneakers to be art.However, that all changed when it was announced this week that Drake would be…

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  • From Chic to Daft Punk: Nile Rodgers Has Always Been One to 'Get Lucky'

    Whether you are a fan of disco, EDM, funk, soul, or pop, the news of a new Chic album -- the first since 1992 -- is cause for literal dancing in the streets, as there’s a good chance the ensemble that brought some of the most memorable hooks of the disco era (“Le Freak,” “Good Times”) will once…

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  • You And I Go Hard at Each Other: Adam Levine Accidentally Clocks Fan With Mic

    Getting hit by a flying microphone isn’t something most people would actively wish for... but what if that microphone were being held by Adam Levine? Frustrated by sound problems at a recent Toronto show, the Maroon 5 frontman chucked his mic to the ground, which then apparently rebounded and…

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  • Black Joe Lewis Is Back at SXSW on His Bike, With Mixed Feelings

    The annual SXSW Music Festival is a strange deal for Black Joe Lewis. For one, he's a local, so he's experienced Austin without all the industryites, wannabes and spring breakers. Then again, his big break was tied to the confab, when Esquire included him and his band, then known as the Honeybears,…

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  • Meghan Trainor's 'Husband': Worst Song of 2015?

    Meghan Trainor was unquestionably one of the biggest break-out stars of 2014 with her smash hit “All About That Bass." And while that song may have been a step forward for body image standards, some critics are calling her latest a big step back for women.

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  • Nile Rodgers and CHIC Set to Bring Good Times Live From London

    Rodgers is currently preparing the first new CHIC album in nearly 25 years, and is taking CHIC on the road throughout the year to commemorate the project. On March 20, Yahoo Live will live stream CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers: I'll Be There Tour from the Roundhouse in London.

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  • Azealia Lords it Over Lorde in Playboy Interview

    To some people, Azealia Banks is better known for her online cat fights with Lady Gaga, Lily Allen and Iggy Azalea than her actual music – which just might have inspired her “Playboy” cover photo-shoot.

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  • Flogging Molly: More Than a St. Patrick's Day Band

    The third week in March is a big one for Flogging Molly. The veteran seven-piece Irish-American punk outfit will be wrapping up its first-ever Salty Dog Cruise on Monday (March 16) before taking a quick breather and hitting the stage again on St. Patrick's Day with a special home-coming gig at the…

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