Best of 2013

  • 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 Teschi…

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  • After Totaling Van, Motionless in White Bounce Back to Fulfill Dreams

    Motionless in White’s latest release, Reincarnate, expands upon the growth of Infamous, featuring a wider variety of tempos, a more memorable array of riffs and numerous vocal styles, including roaring, moaning and even rapping.

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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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  • 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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  • Creativity and Perseverance Lead Big Data to Big Success

    "I've done so many projects over the years, but they weren’t 'quit my day job' projects, I had a good feeling about Big Data. Now I just passed my one-year anniversary of quitting my day job."

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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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  • 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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  • Voices Soar on The Sing-Off Live Tour

    It's difficult to explain why a gorgeous singing voice can resonate with us on such a deep, emotional level and induce goose bumps in even the most jaded of music critics. This is something that The Sing-Off has illustrated time and again. The a cappella performances on the popular NBC music…

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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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  • 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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  • Kendrick Lamar Drops Surprise Album, Fans (And Taylor Swift) Go Crazy

    Two years ago, Beyoncé dropped a new album out of nowhere -- and since that earth-shattering phenomenon, releasing music by surprise has become more and more common. In February, Drake unleashed his unexpected mixtape, followed by this week's big shocker: A new set from rapper Kendrick Lamar.

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  • Yahoo Live Week 22 Highlights: Two Turntables, a Microphone, and Much, Much More

    If you require more than two turntables and a microphone to keep you glued to your screen, fear not: We’ve also got old-school rock from Rick Springfield and Big Head Todd, as well as everything from hardcore punk to neo-bluegrass. Pick a groove, any groove.

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