Best of 2013

  • Ya Gotta Have Faith: Adele Nails George Michael Costume for Birthday Celebration

    Having an 80s-themed birthday party is hardly a new idea, but superstar vocalist Adele went into overdrive for her 27th (which fell on May 5) by dressing up as singer George Michael.

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  • Live Nation Launches National Concert Day With New York Gala Event

    To celebrate this year's bountiful summer concert season, Live Nation declared Tuesday, May 5 the first National Concert Day and staged a party at New York City's Irving Plaza, featuring performances by Kid Rock and Florida Georgia Line to celebrate.

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  • Shouldn't That be 'Exit Sandman'? YouTuber Records Metallica Classic Backwards

    Ever wonder what Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” would sound like played -- and sung -- entirely backwards? It's OK -- that particular conundrum never entered our mind before, either; that is until YouTuber Rob Scallon took it upon himself to do just that.

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  • They Might Be Giants Hope to Build a New Career Arc 25 Years After ‘Flood’

    “So much of our culture right now is people at work looking for a good reason to stop working. They just want to take a break, so they’re grazing on viral videos. I feel like this Dial-a-Song project fits in with that, but hopefully it’s a little more meaningful than that and will have some…

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  • Death Cab for Cutie Embraces the Chaos

    It’s never easy when a band loses a longtime founding member, especially when that member produced nearly two decades' worth of the band's distinctive albums and co-wrote many of their biggest hits. But Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard doesn't seem fazed by the departure of guitarist Chris…

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  • The 'Oops!' That Funked Up Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

    getting sued. After similarities emerged between “Uptown Funk” and The Gap Band’s 1979 song “Oops Up Side Your Head," Ronson and Mars ended up having to concede co-writer credits to all five members of the '70s funk group.

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  • Bono Preps for U2 Tour: No Guitar, Blond Locks

    U2 is kicking off their “Innocence and Experience” tour on May 14, and fans can expect at least two big changes from previous tours: Frontman Bono won’t be rocking out on guitar, but he will be rocking some new blonde hair.

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  • 'American Idol' Alum Performs All of Beyoncé's Albums in Four Minutes Flat

    Think it's impossible to synopsize the entire career of a pop megastar in one fell swoop? Well, singer, YouTube sensation, and American Idol alum Todrick Hall takes a pretty good stab at that particular feat: In only four minutes, Hall actually managed to perform all five of Beyoncé's albums,…

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  • Sam Smith Cancels Tour Dates Due to Vocal Cord Hemorrhage

    As if Sam Smith’s songs weren’t depressing enough, he just broke some news that’s making him – and his fans – even sadder. He posted on Instagram this week that he’s canceling the rest of his Australian tour due to a small hemorrhage on his vocal cords.

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  • Stone Temple Pilots Rise Again With Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

    AC/DC did it. Van Halen, too. After their initial success, both bands were able to rise from the ashes with a new lead singer, who led them to the biggest commercial triumphs of their careers. It remains to be seen if Stone Temple Pilots can recapture their past glory with their new frotnman,…

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  • BoDeans 'Roll With the Punches' on 'I Can't Stop'

    BoDeans' frontman Kurt Neumann has spent the last 25 minutes talking about the ups and downs of his band over its 32-year career. At this point, he's the band's only original member, but that hasn't slowed him down. BoDeans just released their 12th studio effort, appropriately titled I Can't Stop,…

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  • Black Keys Frontman Has 'Fighting' New Project

    The Black Keys have plenty of hits under their belt, but frontman Dan Auerbach is hoping for a different kind of knock-out with an upcoming new solo project.

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  • Betty Who Knows Exactly 'Who' She Is

    "I'm not Britney Spears circa 2001 — no part of me wants to take off all my clothes at the VMAs. I think that makes me kind of a wholesome role model."

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  • New Sia Video Stars Heidi Klum, GoT Hunk...But Where's Maddie?

    What do you get when you mix Heidi Klum, a hot “Game of Thrones” star and an empty bedroom? Why, the latest music video from Sia, appropriately called “Fire Meet Gasoline."

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  • Halestorm Grow Up, Discover ‘The Wild Life’

    Like many teenage artists who make it through the difficult years of adolescence and into adulthood, Halestorm is letting loose and intentionally thwarting expectations by doing things its own way without any concessions to its label, fans or the media. That doesn’t mean front woman Lzzy Hale…

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  • Jumping the Shark: Katy Perry Fails to Secure 'Left Shark' Trademark

    More than two months after Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, people have stopped talking about the enormous gold-plated lion and the cameos from Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott – but they’re still talking about “Left Shark."

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  • 19 Great 1980s Music Videos Not Actually From the 1980s

    The 1980s was the golden age of music video. It's no wonder, then, that so many musical acts today, like Walk the Moon, still look to this decade of big hair, big shoulderpads, and big fun for video inspiration.

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