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May 14, 2013 12:30 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week| Dave DiMartino
I’m not sure what it may mean as far as the record industry is concerned, but this week was significant indeed. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the present-day music biz realizes that the buzz on Random Access Memories, the soon-to-be-released album by helmet-wearing French space dudes Daft Punk, has been bordering on the absurd since initial track “Get Lucky” emerged during Coachella weekend. This morning it was announced that the entire album could be heard f... | More »
May 13, 2013 12:25 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks| Lyndsey Parker
"American Idol" Season 12 is at long last limping to its May 16 finish line, and while either Kree Harrison or Candice Glover will make a fine winner, there are many shocked people out there who think third-place finalist Angie Miller was robbed. However, I think there are a few other contestants who really got robbed this season--contestants who, unlike Angie, didn't even make the top 10. Let's hope some of these singers audition for "The Voice" (or "The X Factor," or "The Glee Pr... | More »
May 10, 2013 11:05 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson Jr.
I never thought I’d say this, but, Thank You IRS. While Lauryn Hill has downplayed the role her recent tax debt has in her grudged decision to release new music, her fans couldn’t be happier to welcome her return. The angst behind her new song, “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix),” is its much-needed fuel. In a letter posted on her MsLaurynHill Tumblr page over the weekend, the former Fugees front woman cited today’s unchecked unhealthy paradigms – in addi... | More »
May 9, 2013 5:15 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country| Wendy Geller
Countless male football fans were disappointed last month when Faith Hill made the announcement she'd be retiring as the sexy opening number for NBC's "Sunday Night Football." However, they'll no doubt perk right up again when they hear who her replacement is--it's yet another country-music beauty, Carrie Underwood. The six-time Grammy Award winner and "American Idol," who was officially named the new "SNF" opener on Tuesday, says she's "thrilled" and "honored" that ... | More »
May 8, 2013 5:10 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson, Jr.
I enjoyed watching Rihanna’s 777 Tour documentary on Fox Monday. But it could not have been an easy feat cramming footage from her travels to seven countries in seven days with 250 passengers into a one hour special. [Related: My 777 Tour Flickr gallery] It’s not surprising that 777 Tour alumni like myself would have their own list of moments that were not captured in the film. Below, I’ve compiled five of my 777 Tour highlights that were not chronicled in the movie: 1) ... | More »