With Tim McGraw hitting No. 1 (again), Garth Brooks about to release a new box set, and others like Joe Diffie and Marty Brown gaining new fans, we have to wonder: Is country music in the midst of a 1990s comeback?
For the Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Heights, the VMAs at Barclays Center were one block party that caught residents very unaware.
On this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Cups” reaches its highest peak yet, jumping one spot to No. 8 after finding a home on both pop and adult contemporary radio.
But in truth, the marriage of duel identities — Jenny from the block and a pop diva — has been messy and at times appeared disingenuous.
2013 turned into a rap battle ground when, just two days before the release of Kanye’s feverishly hyped ‘Yeezus,’ a commercial aired during Game 5 of the NBA Finals revealing details regarding Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail.’
Originally written in support of Washington state’s legalization of same-sex marriage, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” is posed to become not only the duo’s next big hit but also an anthem for marriage equality.
For those who feel Taylor Swift’s lyrics are a little antiquated in their view of romance, a new Twitter handle is giving them a feminist upgrade.
How does a man, who turned 40 in April and has been in the business since the mid-’90s, stay relevant after all these years? His recent collaborators sound off.
So how did an indie label started by two lawyer dads with no hipster cred manage to get generation after generation of preteens to propel them towards the top of the charts?
With his new album Yeezus, Kanye West evolves into an iconoclast who loves to hate.
How hard is it exactly for a popular band to maintain the love with a new singer?
QOTSA mastermind Josh Homme is a rock and roll contradiction, combining heavy metal thunder with NPR intellectualism. After nearly dying during routine surgery, he may have just crafted his band’s finest full-length to date.
Cave has always been the morose man’s idol; a modern day Charles Bukowski who tosses off lyrics rife with darkness, despair and perversions.
An uncommon phenomenon hit the country music charts at the beginning of 2013: two top-selling singles — respectively from Carrie Underwood and The Band Perry — that are also murder ballads captured the public’s attention.
Daft Punk have quite successfully captured the imagination of not just the music world but the pop culture public at large, and done so in a way that both steals a page from KISS and strives for classic album status.
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