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  • Strypes & Stars Forever!

    March 18, 2014 10:50 AM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    The Strypes: Snapshot (Island/Def Jam) This week sees the release of the debut set from Irish quartet the Strypes, a young, tight and exciting combo of the sort that arises every few years and excites the hell out of generations both young and old. Rocking with stunning precision, with attitude to spare, a charismatic lead vocalist, and nary a wasted note, the band boasts an efficiency and power that can’t help but impress younger music fans; older music fans, on the other hand, might...  | More »

  • Video: Spandau Ballet Return to the U.S.

    March 13, 2014 3:45 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance

    Spandau Ballet has — as the lyrics of their signature hit, "True," attest — "come back again." A full 28 years since their last U.S. performance, the British New Romantic pioneers took the stage at Austin's Vulcan Gas Co. Wednesday night as part of the annual South by Southwest festival, delighting the audience with an 11-song set including hits "Gold" and, of course, "True." Spandau Ballet was not only in town to revisit an American stage — the band was also promotin...  | More »

  • Video: You Really Can't Slow Sara Evans Down

    March 12, 2014 9:55 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Sara Evans has been having a very busy day. By the time she arrives at the Ram Country studios to perform music from her brand-new album, she's already done five straight hours of radio interviews, and is understandably feeling a little bit on the wilted side. Given that, one can't begrudge her the red solo cup in her hand...which she admits, with a smile and without apology, contains a beer. It's this sort of casual, down-to-earth attitude that makes Evans adorable -- and ac...  | More »

  • Dierks Bentley: A Q&A About Life, Death, and Picking Singles

    March 11, 2014 5:51 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Chris Willman

    In a genre that prides itself on being real, Dierks Bentley remains among the real-est, whether he’s doin’ a lot of leavin’ or a lot of rising. With this week’s release of his seventh album, "Riser," Bentley again proves himself one of the best and most relate-able country stars we’ve got. It’s a collection that covers even more territory than usual, including the subjects of being a parent, losing a parent…and, not to stray too far from the country ...  | More »

  • See Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Nasty Boy' Reinterpreted as Family Sitcom

    March 10, 2014 10:25 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    March 9 is a sad day for Notorious B.I.G. fans. It's the anniversary of his 1997 death to a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. But producer David Catalano has given the late rap star's followers a reason to smile.On Sunday, Catalano released "Nasty Boy," the sixth episode of his hilarious webisode series "The Smalls Family." For the new segment, characters Tess Strohm (Katie Smalls), James Hook (Big Poppa) and Jill Bresnahan (Step Momma Smalls) transform Biggie's boastful freaky...  | More »

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