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  • Benmont Tench: I, Heartbreaker!

    February 19, 2014 3:35 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Though this purports to be a weekly recap of the week’s best, most exciting and best-decorated album releases, there are those certain times when, to be blunt, your guess is as good as mine! Back before my friend Larry invented the Internet, most music critics dealt in a world of print publications with three-month album review lead times, advance cassettes, promises not to leak said cassettes to over-eager radio stations, and a well-orchestrated publicity and promotion plan perfectly ...  | More »

  • Video: Bonnie McKee's Yahoo Performance

    February 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance

    You might be left with a headache and a heartache after the long weekend bookended by Valentine's Day and President's Day. But a live performance from the most rock 'n' roll pop star out there, Bonnie McKee, is sure to be your cure-all. [Related: 3 Things We Learned About America From Bonnie McKee's 'American Girl' Music Video] The hitmaker behind Katy Perry, Taio Cruz and Britney Spears (just to name a few) stopped by the Yahoo Music studio a while back t...  | More »

  • Video: 'Idol' Lessons Learned From Randy Jackson

    February 17, 2014 5:30 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    Randy Jackson may no longer be a judge on "American Idol," but the Dawg is still in the house this season, albeit in a mentoring role. With the show now down to a top 31, Randy is back to whip these contestants into shape via his intensive boot camp program, with handpicked assistants Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert (two of "Idol's" most successful non-winners) joining in. And as someone who's been through his workshop, I can tell you, Randy has not gone soft during his hiatus from ...  | More »

  • Exclusive! Idol Candice Glover’s Music Speaks at Yahoo

    February 14, 2014 5:25 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Season 12 "American Idol" champion Candice Glover is finally about to release her debut album, "Music Speaks," on Feb. 18, just a new crop of "Idol" hopefuls go through the Hollywood Week ringer. Will any of those Season 13 contestants deliver as dynamite a performance as Candice's cover of the Cure's "Love Song," a tour de force so memorable, it was included on "Music Speaks" due to fans' popular demand? We shall see, but let's just say the next "Idol" winner has a lot to...  | More »

  • Are You Ready to "Party" With Jon Pardi?

    February 13, 2014 11:45 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Wendy Geller

    There are plenty of talented young songwriters in Nashville, so suffice to say that it's not an easy task standing out in Music City. That didn't scare or intimidate rising star Jon Pardi, however, who says he came to the town to write some good ol' raucous country. The California native (he was raised in a city just a short distance from the state capitol) grew up listening to his grandma's favorite classic country, and knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue mus...  | More »

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