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  • Catching Up With Jesse Camp

    July 30, 2014 5:15 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    When Jesse Camp — the infamously haystack-haired, lanky-legged winner of MTV's 1998 "Wanna Be a VJ" contest — resurfaced last month on a Hollywood red carpet, after years of relative seclusion, the Internet was instantly abuzz. The now-34-year-old Jesse (flatter-haired and slightly grizzled, but still rocking his signature St. Mark's Place street-urchin look) had become an overnight MTV sensation nearly half his lifetime ago, only to drop out of sight just as quickly &m...  | More »

  • Petty Rocks, Heartbreakers Roll!

    July 29, 2014 1:30 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye (Reprise) There is something that has become disturbingly retro about being a very good rock ‘n’ roll band: It’s almost a veiled insult, a subtle dig at taking a back-to-the-basics approach rather than, say, a more enlightened, exploratory aesthetic push forward. So calling TP & company a very good—one of our best—rock ‘n’ roll bands in some ways seems like a damning them w/faint praise move. And yet...  | More »

  • Video: X-Factor's Alex & Sierra Visit Yahoo Music

    July 28, 2014 10:40 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    It seems like just the other day, Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton were singing A Great Big World's "Say Something" through tears in the X Factor Season 3 winner's circle. But now they're here at Yahoo Music, singing "Scarecrow" (available on iTunes now) and "All for You," new original tracks they co-penned for their upcoming debut album. While The X Factor USA is no more, Alex & Sierra's future is looking bright. They've been working with everyone from Jason Mraz...  | More »

  • Ben Watt's Second Act: Here's 'Hendra'

    July 25, 2014 12:25 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Dave DiMartino

    In a world where the typical career cycle of most pop musicians includes a few singles, maybe an album or two, and then unavoidable oblivion, Ben Watt hasn’t been paying attention. He’s in it for the proverbial long haul. And when the gap between your first and second album is 31 years, that’s one hell of a haul. The delightful Hendra, Watt’s unexpected, just-released new album, further delivers on the promise offered by Watt’s earliest works. His initial single...  | More »

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