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  • ClearChannel’s iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Katy Perry

    October 16, 2013 10:35 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    To say there's been a lot of anticipation surrounding the release of Katy Perry's third studio album, PRISM — well, that's kind of like saying pumpkins are popular around Halloween. The pop star has made an enormous "roar" in the months preceding her October 22 album release, with stunts ranging from a huge shiny gold van touting the date across the nation, to a slate of listening parties and social media contests. Given the success of the three singles already out from t...  | More »

  • Andrew Bird Turns Up the Volume at the ‘Quietest Show on Earth’

    October 11, 2013 10:45 AM ET
     |  Laura Ferreiro

    It's not often that going to a concert involves hiking through the desert for two hours with the performing musicians, dodging rattlesnakes, and getting stung by cactus plants, but that's exactly how the "Quietest Show on Earth" featuring Andrew Bird and Tift Merritt began. The unique show, which took place October 8 in Joshua Tree, was originally supposed to happen in the middle of Joshua Tree National Park, and was nearly canceled because of the U.S. federal government shutdown t...  | More »

  • Video: Hanson Talk Miley, Boy Bands

    September 24, 2013 11:55 AM ET

    Hanson were in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 21 to attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival, where Yahoo Music had the chance to chat with Isaac, Taylor, and Zac. And they had a lot to say about how they (perhaps unlike ex-teen star/iHeart performer Miley Cyrus) managed to make a smooth, embarrassment-free transition into adulthood. "The truth is, we were always in it for the music. We always have been, even when Zac was 11 years old high on sugar," said Taylor. "I think that's a huge p...  | More »

  • Video: Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Boogie Wonderland'

    September 10, 2013 4:05 PM ET

    Earth, Wind & Fire members Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson covered a lot of ground during a recent three-part interview with Yahoo! Music to promote their new album, "Now, Then & Forever," that includes the hit lead single "My Promise." The band celebrating more than 40 years in the music business, shared some interesting stories about a few of their milestone achievements. Their 1979 song "Boogie Wonderland," for instance, has a compelling backstory. The soul band k...  | More »

  • Video: KT Tunstall Returns With New Performance

    August 30, 2013 2:12 PM ET

    If any artist were deserving of a break, KT Tunstall certainly found herself in that position at the beginning of 2012. Having wrapped up a world tour in support of her last studio album, 2010's Tiger Suit, Tunstall intended to take things easy for a bit-- reassess her career, musical direction, take a general overall breath or two. Instead, the musician found herself yet again being led by her art. Instead of taking the rest she was initially hoping for, she was compelled to travel to ...  | More »

  • 12th Annual Bang on a Can Summer Festival Marathon

    August 8, 2013 3:55 PM ET
     |  Tristram Lozaw

    Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, John Adams, and Terry Riley are among the modern music heroes that have been feted by Bang on a Can at their Summer Festival in the Berkshires. Tonight, electronic mastermind Aphex Twin gets the treatment –his trippy, transistorized clips translated into modern scores for classical instruments. Crossing over musical genera to connect and mess with the work of Aphex Twin make perfect sense for Bang on a Can. The New York-based, downtown-modern collective has ...  | More »

  • HARD Summer 2013: Six Acts to Remember

    August 6, 2013 5:35 PM ET
     |  Marisa Okano

    On the weekend of Saturday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 5th, a vibrant crowd of SoCal electronic dance music lovers flocked to the downtown grounds of this year’s HARD Summer music festival. Headliners including Knife Party, Empire of the Sun, Justice, Duck Sauce and Dog Blood moved the energetic masses across the venue that wowed with a personality all its own. The Los Angeles State Historic Park, located smack dab in the center of the city’s quirky Chinatown district, served on...  | More »

  • Video: Fitz & The Tantrums’ Dreamy Performance

    August 2, 2013 4:15 PM ET

    The funky rock 'n' soul collective Fitz & The Tantrums, led by dashing blue-eyed soulman Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick and fiery R&B goddess Noelle Scaggs, has finally followed up 2010's Pickin' Up the Pieces with the long-overdue sophomore album, More Than Just a Dream. And with a new major label, Elektra Records, and an updated sound that owes as much to the '80s and it does to the '60s, the band is about to blow up, big-time. The Tantrums' story is ...  | More »

  • Nilsson & Jimmy Webb: Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend

    July 25, 2013 7:15 PM ET
     |  Craig Rosen

    Ringo Starr called him "his best friend." John Lennon said he was "my favorite group." He was Harry Nilsson and although he was one of the greatest singers and songwriters of the '60s and '70s, he's all but unknown to the general public in 2013 — so much so that director John Scheinfeld titled his 2010 documentary, Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? RCA/Legacy is working to rectify this oversight with the July 30 release of The RCA Albums...  | More »

  • The Zombies: Then, Now, and Forever

    July 4, 2013 10:55 AM ET
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Though the term “British Invasion” now seems quaintly historic—it was, after, a musical event that took place on these shores in the early ‘60s—its relevance remains well into the 21st Century. Prime evidence? Most certainly the Zombies, the sophisticated, surprisingly advanced group whose earliest hits—1964’s “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No”—were only the prelude to a glorious career that culminated with 1968&r...  | More »

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