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October 4, 2013 6:25 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson, Jr.
Bangerz is the perfect name for Miley Cyrus's fourth album due out on Oct. 8. The 13-song record (16 on the deluxe version) is packed tight with hit records. Yes, the public is tired of Miley's pathetic attempts to receive attention by any means necessary whether twerking, swearing, fondling dwarves or wearing revealing outfits, but the former child star has a secret weapon – talent. Miley can sing and is wildly creative. Her obnoxious outbursts paired with production genius... | More »
October 3, 2013 7:15 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country
Given the number of country luminaries singer-songwriter Amos Lee has befriended or worked with the years -- Willie Nelson, Zac Brown and Alison Krauss among them -- one thing about his latest album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, comes as a surprise. It's the very first set he's recorded in Nashville. "Yeah, this is the first time," Lee says with a smile. He explains that it was a key member of his recording team that ultimately brought him to Music City. "What drew us to Na... | More »
October 2, 2013 4:30 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson, Jr.
Here's a challenge for a couple contemporary R&B and gospel singers – turn Foreigner's 1984 No. 1 Brit-pop ballad "I Want To Know What Love Is" into a church song. The task apparently came easy for Ruben Studdard and Le'Andria Johnson, who mastered the art of covering songs during their successful stints on singing competitions "American Idol" and "Sunday's Best." Ruben and Le'Andria perform the song as a spirit-filled duet for Paul Porter's album F.R... | More »
October 1, 2013 5:20 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week| Dave DiMartino
As a thinking, feeling music fan who likes to think he’s completely at one with the current music scene, I’d like to offer up a recap of this past week’s major events! 1)Badfinger are back in a big way thanks to a TV show everyone in the world but me watches! 2)Miley Cyrus apparently likes pot enough to rave about it to the press--but clearly has never smoked it and then looked in the mirror while wearing her Minnie Mouse ears! 3) The otherwise mellow and laidback Kanye W... | More »
September 30, 2013 3:55 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country| Lyndsey Parker
"American Idol" Season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry is about to release a new album, Baptized, and while its new sound — poppier, cleaner, lighter, even downright folksy in parts — will likely win his eponymous band new fans, it's also inevitable that it'll alienate some aficionados of the angst-ridden, hard-charging signature sound of Daughtry's first three LPs. Already the album's lead single, the EDM-tinged "Waiting for a Superman," has polarized Daughtry'... | More »