Before the Shins, there was Flake Music. No, it's not a great name for a band by any stretch of the imagination, but don't let that throw you. Their sole album, 1997's "When You Land Here, It's Time to Return," is basically the Shins' debut album with another band's name on it.
It's hard to believe that it's already been three years since the tragic death of Amy Winehouse. But her family continues to keep her musical spirit alive -- father Mitch Winehouse today (July 29) announced plans for a solo album made with his daughter in mind.
Last week, Billboard sat down with Farrell at his home for a wide-ranging interview. In this portion of our conversation, held over duck tacos and michelados, Farrell takes us through the 2014 Lollapalooza lineup, as well as shares the story of how he first bonded with Kings Of Leon, who will close out this year's festival.
With his clean-cut looks, cherub face and clear, controlled vocals, Hunter Hayes is country's rising golden boy. And his just-dropped "Tattoo" video is a perfect example why he's leading country music's youth revolution.
Audra McDonald has propelled her new Broadway show into profitability. Producers of the play "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" said Tuesday that they have recouped their $2.6 million initial investment.