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  • Video: Lady Antebellum On Going 'Downtown'

    June 12, 2013 1:52 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Lady Antebellum have been enjoying the spunkiest and sauciest hit of their career with the chart-topping single "Downtown," even as the videos and promotional appearances for it feature Hillary Scott looking ever-so-more pregnant. As the band takes the stage for an exclusive Yahoo! Music performance, the average viewer might not notice Scott's expectancy all that much, thanks to the miracles of slimming black. Still, there is that moment when Scott pleads "I don't know why you don&...  | More »

  • Even Blacker Sabbath!

    June 11, 2013 6:27 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    It’s an inspiring week in the world of pop music! Rocker Lenny Kravitz caused a hubbub this weekend playing his unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll before a bewildered country music audience at the CMA Music Festival! Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ extended “club gig” at LA’s Fonda Theatre was shut down by fire marshals Saturday night due to overcrowding! The week’s most-anticipated new release? By none other than up-and-coming rockers Black Sa...  | More »

  • 4 Ways Swedish Producer Per Blankens Could Turn ‘American Idol’ Around

    June 10, 2013 6:15 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    On Monday, only two days after Fox confirmed that longtime "American Idol" producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are leaving the show, it was announced that Per Blankens, "Swedish Idol's" producer and show runner for the past five seasons, has been hired to retool and hopefully revive the U.S. version of the flagging franchise. Will Blankens be the man to turn "American Idol" around? That obviously remains to be seen. But I'm tentatively optimistic. Here's what I'm hopi...  | More »

  • Taylor Swift Channels '60s Icon On Stage With the Stones

    June 7, 2013 8:00 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Wendy Geller

    Forget about playing Joni Mitchell. Taylor Swift should set her sights on portraying Marianne Faithfull instead. The blond superstar did an admirable job of channeling the '60s icon Monday night, when she joined the Rolling Stones on stage for a rendition of "As Tears Go By."  The ballad, of course, was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but was released first by Faithfull in 1964 before the Stones dropped their own version a year later. In addition to the song, Faithfull ...  | More »

  • Queens For a Day!

    June 6, 2013 5:25 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    It’s been a busier week than I’d like, meaning: I missed the opportunity earlier today to take a bus trip to Santa Barbara to watch former blond reggae rocker Sting perform all the songs that will comprise his soon-to-come, self-composed Broadway musical—dudes, this is not fiction! I awoke to a suggestion that Miley Cyrus’s new “risqué” single artwork was one of the biggest music stories of the day! And, perhaps mostly, we decided to start up a li...  | More »

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