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  • Jennifer Lopez Talks 'Idol,' Her New Album and What She Thinks of Steven Tyler

    Jennifer Lopez Talks 'Idol,' Her New Album and What She Thinks of Steven Tyler | ARTICLE

    It’s been a big week for Jennifer Lopez. Yesterday she released a new single, "Papi," while People magazine called her "The Most Beautiful Woman In The World." That’s in addition to her previous single "On The...

    April 20, 2011 10:40 AM ET
  • Thom Yorke Performs Last-Minute DJ Set at Los Angeles Club

    Thom Yorke Performs Last-Minute DJ Set at Los Angeles Club | ARTICLE

    The Twitter rumors about Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's DJ set at Los Angeles club The Airliner began early Wednesday afternoon. Radiohead hasn't played any solo shows or announced any tour plans as of yet to promote...

    March 10, 2011 10:50 AM ET
  • Warner Music Group Celebrates at Exclusive Grammy After-Party

    Warner Music Group Celebrates at Exclusive Grammy After-Party | ARTICLE

    The Grammys after-party for the Warner Music Group felt particularly festive this year. The company's various labels managed to snag a significant number of awards, and attendees included Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Muse...

    February 14, 2011 11:20 AM ET
  • A-List Talent Rocks Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party

    A-List Talent Rocks Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party | ARTICLE

    “How incredible is it that this man throws a party that is more anticipated than the Grammys themselves?” mega-producer David Foster (Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) asked the crowd early on during the 2011 edition of legendary music...

    February 13, 2011 1:25 PM ET
  • Bruno Mars Celebrates His Seven Grammy Noms With Star-Studded Concert

    Bruno Mars Celebrates His Seven Grammy Noms With Star-Studded Concert | ARTICLE

    In Los Angeles, the celebratory mood surrounding the Grammys doesn't wait for the official ceremony on Sunday. On Friday night, music-industry parties were in full...

    February 12, 2011 5:38 PM ET
  • Foo Fighters Reunite, Play New Songs at Secret Show

    Foo Fighters Reunite, Play New Songs at Secret Show | ARTICLE

    Fans got the next best thing to a Nirvana reunion Tuesday night when the band’s three surviving members performed together for the first time since Kurt Cobain passed away. The occasion was...

    December 23, 2010 10:00 AM ET
  • The Specials Return to the States With Powerful, Precise L.A. Set

    The Specials Return to the States With Powerful, Precise L.A. Set | ARTICLE

    It's fitting that the Specials chose Los Angeles as the location for their first reunion shows in the United States in nearly three decades. Southern California has long proven to be the American ska scene's ground zero,...

    April 16, 2010 8:25 AM ET
  • Close Up: Beck's French Connection

    Close Up: Beck's French Connection | ARTICLE

    I can't compose music or write lyrics, and I'm not a trained musician," says French actor and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg, smoking a cigarette at...

    January 21, 2010 12:00 PM ET
  • Thom Yorke Dances Up a Storm at Official Debut of New Solo Band

    Thom Yorke Dances Up a Storm at Official Debut of New Solo Band | ARTICLE

    Thom Yorke likes to boogie, and he wants you to, too. "I hope you dance, because this is a dance record," he said by way of introducing "Skip Divided," one third through the first of a two-concert...

    October 5, 2009 8:22 AM ET
  • Danger Mouse, The Shins' James Mercer Explain the Birth of New Band Broken Bells

    Danger Mouse, The Shins' James Mercer Explain the Birth of New Band Broken Bells | ARTICLE

    When Danger Mouse and the Shins' James Mercer met backstage at Denmark's Roskilde festival five years ago, the unlikely duo quickly discovered a mutual fandom. "As soon as I heard the Shins, I wanted to do something...

    September 30, 2009 9:24 AM ET
  • In the Studio: Fall Out Boy Face Fame on New CD

    In the Studio: Fall Out Boy Face Fame on New CD | ARTICLE

    "This is the first time the paparazzi made it to the gate!" Pete Wentz exclaims, rushing into the L.A. studio where Fall Out Boy are working on the follow-up to 2007's platinum Infinity on High....

    September 4, 2008 8:45 AM ET
  • Parachutes

    Parachutes | ALBUM REVIEW

    Who will be the next Radiohead? Or the next Verve, or Travis? In England, the answer on everyone's lips is Coldplay. On its debut album, Parachutes, this youthful quartet resembles each of the above bands. Coldplay make...

    October 4, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Listener Supported

    Listener Supported | ALBUM REVIEW

    With Listener Supported, Dave Matthews Band fans finally get a live album they can be proud of. 1997's flaccid Live at Red Rocks captured the band before its onstage incarnation clicked into the top-grossing, well-oiled concert behemoth...

    February 4, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Remembering Johnny

    Remembering Johnny | ARTICLE

    Bob Dylan I was asked to give a statement on Johnny's passing and thought about writing a piece instead called "Cash Is King," because that is the way I really feel. In plain terms, Johnny was and is...

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Cure Find New Life

    The Cure Find New Life | ARTICLE

    "The Cure are the Led Zeppelin of the fucked-up generation," says Carlos Dengler, bassist for Interpol. "They will never get old." Dengler's band opened for their musical idols at the KROQ Inland Invasion show last month in Los...

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Great White Will Tour

    Great White Will Tour | ARTICLE

    It was pretty clear that the haze surrounding the stage arrived via smoke machine, but it appeared ominous anyway, considering the setting was a benefit concert for Ty Longley, the late guitarist of Great White. The band is at the...

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Pink Hits the Road

    Pink Hits the Road | ARTICLE

    "This is going to be small, intimate and sexy," Pink says. "Intimacy is what I'm looking for." Then she cackles: "It's going to be just a big striptease." When it comes to Pink's first solo headlining tour across...

    May 1, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • U-God of Wu-Tang Clan

    U-God of Wu-Tang Clan | ARTICLE

    Latin Ladies Shakira is at the top of the Latin-ladies list right now. Her song is so catchy, and her little hip movements catch me out there. I live in the Latin-lady capital, New York City, and...

    January 8, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Silver Side Up

    Silver Side Up | ALBUM REVIEW

    If you listen to modern-rock radio, then you've heard Nickelback. This Canadian quartet's second album, Silver Side Up, sounds powered by Fuel, motivated by Creed and stained by, uh, Staind. Nearly every song seems trapped in the...

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Crystal Days (1979-1999)

    Crystal Days (1979-1999) | ALBUM REVIEW

    Never as pretty as the Smiths, as anthemic or grand as their rival U2 or as suicidal as Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen fell between the U.K. post-punk cracks at the dawn of the Eighties. But...

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM ET
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