Best of 2013

  • North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne Get Spontaneous With 'Freedom & Dreams'

    It's early March and Luther Dickinson, guitarist/vocalist of the North Mississippi Allstars, is buzzing. A few weeks ago, his band -- which also includes his drummer/vocalist brother Cody -- released Freedom & Dreams, their collaborative album with New Orleans singer/guitarist Anders Osborne. The…

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  • It is My Duty to Completely Drain You: Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Has Hefty Price Tag

    Calling all Nirvana fans, if you want the ultimate memorabilia, then you’re in luck. For the bargain price of four hundred thousand dollars, you can own Kurt Cobain’s childhood home.

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  • Iggy Azalea's Glad She Didn't Win Grammy: 'People Already Hate Me Enough'

    For most musicians, winning a Grammy is the ultimate in career recognition. Unless, of course, you happen to be rapper Iggy Azalea, who wanted no part of the Best Rap Album award she was up for in February. Although the rapper acknowledges she was happy to be “thought of” in the category (where she…

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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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  • 11 Reasons Why Meghan Trainor Is About More Than Just That Bass

    You may think you know Meghan Trainor, but doing an "all about" this singer's fascinating rise to fame takes a little longer than a tutorial in mere bass. There's a lot more to her than her ubiquitous, treble-free summer 2014 hit. If you want to cram for a pop quiz about the past year's top pop…

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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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  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters Rock on With or Without Albums

    Last year, Big Head Todd & the Monsters released their 14th album, Black Beehive. The album, named for the title track inspired by the late Amy Winehouse, received a four-star rating from the All Music Guide, the band's highest since their 1993 breakthrough album Sister Sweetly. Unfortunately for…

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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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  • Rihanna AWOL From BRIT Awards; Kanye Saves the Day

    Wednesday marks the 2015 BRIT Awards, and it wouldn’t be an awards show if Kanye West wasn’t involved in some sort of controversy. But this time it seems that Yeezy is saving the day!

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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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