Best of 2013

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Don't Believe Mrs. Obama Can Dance? Just Watch!

    While the President got ready for his sit-down interview with Jimmy Kimmel this week, the First Lady was getting all kinds of funky with Ellen.

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  • Yahoo Live Week 21 Highlights: Living La Vida Loca

    f you like Puerto Rico, you’ll love this roundup of performance clips excerpted from Yahoo’s nightly concert webcasts, since we managed to bring you Ricky Martin and Gilberto Santa Rosa all in the same week.

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  • Becoming Big Gigantic

    Big Gigantic will return to the stage this Saturday when they perform at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. We're giving away a pair of tickets to that show, though Yahoo Live will also be streaming the concert for free. In the meantime, here's a look at our recent feature on Big Gigantic, which…

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