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  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: Untouchables?

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: Untouchables? | ARTICLE

    The halfway point of the quarterfinals has arrived for America's Got Talent. Already eight acts have been put through to the semifinals. For those keeping score at home, that means we have 24 acts left, all vying...

    July 18, 2012 10:35 AM ET
  • Vampire Weekend Close Out Pitchfork Festival With New Material

    Vampire Weekend Close Out Pitchfork Festival With New Material | ARTICLE

    "It's been a long time since we played shows and a really long time since we played festivals," Ezra Koenig told the rowdy Pitchfork Music Festival crowd on Sunday night in Chicago's Union Park. "But you seem...

    July 16, 2012 1:35 PM ET
  • A$AP Rocky on Weed Crimes, Lana Del Rey and the Virtues of Being Weird

    A$AP Rocky on Weed Crimes, Lana Del Rey and the Virtues of Being Weird | ARTICLE

    A few hours after his rain-soaked performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on Friday, A$AP Rocky still can't come to grips with what went down midway through his set: a few minutes after he stagedove...

    July 14, 2012 12:35 PM ET
  • With Steven Tyler Leaving, What's Next for 'American Idol'?

    With Steven Tyler Leaving, What's Next for 'American Idol'? | ARTICLE

    Days before he announced that he would be stepping down from his post as a judge on American Idol, Steven Tyler was guarded about his future on the hit reality-singing competition. "I don't know," the

    July 13, 2012 9:10 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Advancing Acts Are . . .

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Advancing Acts Are . . . | ARTICLE

    With another round of quarterfinal performances in the bag, the time had come for another America's Got Talent results show on Tuesday. While there’s always the potential for underdog acts to advance – after all, you never...

    July 12, 2012 10:25 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Madness Continues

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Madness Continues | ARTICLE

    The quarterfinals are now in full swing on America's Got Talent. This week a dozen new quarterfinalists are performing for America's votes, each hoping to join Edon, The Scott Brothers, Maurice and Shanice Hayes, and David Garibaldi...

    July 11, 2012 9:45 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Superfan Creates Band's Setlist

    Pearl Jam Superfan Creates Band's Setlist | ARTICLE

    Brian Farias knows that there are people who have seen Pearl Jam more than the 108 times he has. However, on June 27th, the 46-year-old Rhode Island native did something that diehard fans of the band...

    July 6, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Results Are In

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Results Are In | ARTICLE

    Since Monday was the first night of live performances for this season of America's Got Talent, Tuesday evening naturally brought the first results show. Personally, we're a huge fan of these sort of nights: you know,...

    July 4, 2012 9:40 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: ... And We're Live

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: ... And We're Live | ARTICLE

    The time has finally come: America's Got Talent is now live. Well, not right now. But it was last night. Over two hours on Monday, 12 of the remaining 48 contestants performed for the 3,000 fans who packed...

    July 3, 2012 12:25 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: Melissa Etheridge, 'Falling Up'

    Song Premiere: Melissa Etheridge, 'Falling Up' | ARTICLE

    Twenty-four years after releasing her debut album, Melissa Etheridge says she's hit her creative stride. "To actually be creating at the peak of my creative abilities is very exciting for me," the 51-year-old...

    July 2, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Best Coast Talk Fleetwood Mac 'Rhiannon' Cover, Iggy Pop Collaboration

    Best Coast Talk Fleetwood Mac 'Rhiannon' Cover, Iggy Pop Collaboration | ARTICLE

    While demo'ing songs for The Only Place, Best Coast's new album, singer Bethany Cosentino sat down at an electric keyboard and, "just as a fun thing," banged out a cover of "Rhiannon," her favorite Fleetwood Mac song....

    June 28, 2012 4:40 PM ET
  • 'America’s Got Talent' Recap: The Battle Rages On

    'America’s Got Talent' Recap: The Battle Rages On | ARTICLE

    With 28 of Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel’s favorite acts already through to the live show next week in New York City, a slew of remaining hopefuls, dubbed the "Standbys," performed on Wednesday night's episode...

    June 28, 2012 8:30 AM ET
  • Louis C.K. on 'Chasing the Chicken' in the New Season of 'Louie'

    Louis C.K. on 'Chasing the Chicken' in the New Season of 'Louie' | ARTICLE

    Louie, comedian Louis C.K.'s brilliantly awkward sitcom that kicks off its third season Thursday on FX, centers around a divorced, middle-aged comedian with two kids and a generally miserable outlook on life. For anyone who's seen the...

    June 28, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: On to the Next One

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: On to the Next One | ARTICLE

    On Monday night’s episode of America’s Got Talent, the first of three days of competition in Las Vegas to determine which 48 acts will advance to the live shows in New York City, the front-runners performed for...

    June 27, 2012 12:10 PM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: Welcome to Vegas

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: Welcome to Vegas | ARTICLE

    Adios, auditions; hello, real competition. Over three nights this week, America's Got Talent judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne will have the unenviable task of whittling down the crop of contestants now in Las Vegas...

    June 26, 2012 10:35 AM ET
  • 'Big Easy Express' Captures Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe on Railroad Revival Tour

    'Big Easy Express' Captures Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe on Railroad Revival Tour | ARTICLE

    In the opening scene of Big Easy Express, Jade Castrinos, singer for folk troubadours Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, is seen frolicking between train cars. The setting is last spring's Railroad Revival Tour, a multi-day...

    June 25, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Wayne Coyne on Erykah Badu: 'I Knew She Was an Unpredictable Freak'

    Wayne Coyne on Erykah Badu: 'I Knew She Was an Unpredictable Freak' | ARTICLE

    The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, the experimental rock crew's collaborative album featuring everyone from Bon Iver and My Morning Jacket's Jim James to Ke$ha and Nick Cave, was first released to limited retailers as part...

    June 22, 2012 1:20 PM ET
  • Flaming Lips Nearly Done With New Studio Album

    Flaming Lips Nearly Done With New Studio Album | ARTICLE

    Wayne Coyne says the Flaming Lips are nearly finished recording their new studio album, a collection of brand-new material the Oklahoma psych rockers have been touching up at a studio in Buffalo, New York and hope...

    June 21, 2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Snooki and JWoww Play 'Would You Rather?'

    Snooki and JWoww Play 'Would You Rather?' | ARTICLE

    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley have only been famous for two-and-a-half years. But in the world of reality TV, that's practically a lifetime. Now, after six seasons of MTV's Jersey Shore, Snooki and JWoww are...

    June 21, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • Album Premiere: The Offspring Stretch Out on 'Days Go By'

    Album Premiere: The Offspring Stretch Out on 'Days Go By' | ARTICLE

    On their earliest recordings, the Offspring worried about varying genres within a single album. But now, as frontman Dexter Holland tells Rolling Stone, checking in by phone from Amsterdam, the Orange County punk rockers have no problem...

    June 19, 2012 12:00 PM ET
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