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  • Watch Emma Stone on 'In Search of The Partridge Family'

    May 5, 2014 3:45 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," starring It-Girl Emma Stone, comes out May 2. But you know what's really amazing? The fact that she was almost The New Laurie Partridge, and that she got her start on an "American Idol"-style VH1 singing competition called "In Search of the New Partridge Family" 10 years ago. [Related: All-Stars Perform at "Spider-Man" Afterparty] Come on, get happy, and watch one of her performances from that long-forgotten show, of Meredith Brooks's '90s empowerm...  | More »

  • Neon Trees’ ‘Psychology’ Wins On Dual Fronts

    May 2, 2014 11:55 AM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Dave DiMartino

    The success of Neon Trees’ new “Pop Psychology” album—which enters the Billboard charts this week at No. 6--on one hand illustrates that good, carefully crafted rock ‘n’ roll music still can draw a significant audience. And on the other? Publicly acknowledging that you’re a gay Mormon in Rolling Stone isn’t necessarily bad for business. The Provo, Utah-based band--whose sharp, colorful modern pop has never sounded smarter on this, their third...  | More »

  • Why August Alsina's 'Testimony' Isn't Very Happy

    April 30, 2014 11:05 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    August Alsina's debut album, "Testimony," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, but he hasn't had a chance to consider the significance of that feat."Honestly, I haven't had time to stop and really get my thoughts together, I've been moving around so much lately," the "I Luv This" singer tells Yahoo Music during a telephone interview the day the chart ranking is released. "It's kinda the wack part about this s---, that you don't really have the oppor...  | More »

  • Damon Albarn’s Mechanical World

    April 29, 2014 10:15 AM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots (Warner) That Damon Albarn still seems not only relevant but downright innovative in 2014, so many years after the accelerated rise & fall of Britpop in the early ‘90s, is a very good thing—and maybe the best possible argument for talented people to minimize overexposure to ensure career longevity. Translation: Though his former band Blur debuted with their album Leisure in 1991, and Albarn’s celebrated side-projects have included Gorillaz, ...  | More »

  • Born to Do It: The 'American Idol' Top 5 Talk Musical DNA

    April 28, 2014 10:10 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Last year on "American Idol's" rival show "The X Factor," a contestant named Bree Randall claimed she was "literally born to do this! — a semantically incorrect sentence that was ultimately her undoing. But when it comes to the current crop of contestants on "Idol" Season 13, there's actually some truth to that statement. Music truly seems to be in their DNA. [Related: Season 11 'Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Premieres New Video] Alex Preston has the most famous mu...  | More »

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