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  • Video: Kaiser Chiefs Sling Their ‘Bows & Arrows’

    April 1, 2014 5:50 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance

    Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs burst onto the Britpop scene back in 2005 with "I Predict a Riot"...and their prediction pretty much came true, with enthusiastic fans making them one of the biggest acts in the United Kingdom. The Chiefs have continued to rule since then, releasing five albums and winning three BRIT Awards; frontman Ricky Wilson was even recently recruited to judge "The Voice U.K." alongside legends Kylie Minogue and Sir Tom Jones. So imagine the thrill when the Kaiser Chiefs recent...  | More »

  • Have a Happy Dio!

    March 31, 2014 4:55 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Various Artists: Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life(Rhino) When all of music rushes by in a confusing blur, and this week’s superstar is next week’s has-been, there’s a certain comfort to be had in those musicians truly iconic—and boy, is that an overused term—in their genre. And so it is that the pint-sized, highly respected, golden-throated metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, here in 1942 and gone in 2010, is in the public eye once more. This well-meaning ...  | More »

  • Video:  Sheryl Crow on Going Country

    March 28, 2014 1:45 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Some may have been surprised when superstar Sheryl Crow -- who's best known for her pop-oriented slateof hits, such as "All I Want to Do" and "Soak Up the Sun" -- decided to make a move to country music with her latest album, "Feels Like Home," which has pushed her firmly into the ranks of country awards shows, peer recognition, and a new fanbase. Turns out that the genre has never been far from the Missouri native's heart: "I've just never been interested in the whole format ...  | More »

  • Run-DMC, Hip-Hop's Greatest Trio, Was Almost a One-Man Show

    March 26, 2014 10:55 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    Run-DMC, hip-hop's most famous rap trio, was almost a solo act. Darryl "DMC" McDaniels had to win the approval of the group's manager to secure his spot, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee told Yahoo Music Wednesday on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Run-DMC's self-titled debut album. DMC's revelation is surprising, considering the group's massive success. Along with Joseph "Run" Simmons and their late DJ, Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, Run-DMC's self-t...  | More »

  • Shakira Sings, Dances, Is Most Popular Person On Earth, Etc.

    March 25, 2014 12:25 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Shakira: Shakira. (RCA) Certainly more important than the fact that Colombian pop superstar Shakira has a brand new album out is the unexpected news that she has recently become the most popular person on Facebook on the entire planet—with over 86.2 million followers, according to a popular rewritten press release! Adds the tempestuous singer: “I always wanted to have a lot of friends, but never imagined it would be so many!” So let’s get real: Even if this brand new a...  | More »

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