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October 8, 2013 5:05 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week| Dave DiMartino
Readers who perhaps have paid scant attention to the latest in music trends—who have heard they might like Mumford & Sons, say, but aren’t quite sure there are any record stores left in which they might purchase their popular album—should be reassured by the familiar names topping this week’s new releases list! With the likes of Korn, Alter Bridge, and the new, improved Stone Temple Pilots—now featuring Chester Bennington of Linkin Park!—it’s alm... | More »
October 8, 2013 1:13 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
Allison Iraheta, who four years ago made a massive impression as the 16-year-old rocker chick with the old-soul voice on "American Idol" Season 8, is finally back — and this time, she's all grown up and making an even more massive impression on tastemakers like Duran Duran's John Taylor, the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones, Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan, Slash, DMC of Run-DMC, her old "Idol" pal Adam Lambert, and even the legendary Paul Williams, all of whom have sung the pr... | More »
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 »