1. Hozier and Taylor Swift’s Mutual Admiration Society and More Insider Scoop

    November 14, 2014 4:28 PM EST What’s Cooking With Hozier And Taylor Swift? Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as Hozier , has formed quite a mutual admiration society with Taylor Swift . In early October, 24-year-old Swift shared an Instagram of herself enthusiastically air-drumming along to Hozier’s performance of …

  2. Album Review: Weezer’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright in the End’ Attempts Return to Peak Power-Pop Condition

    September 23, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Everything Will Be Alright in the End  may be  Weezer 's best album since 2002's Maladroit , but its competition within the band's catalog isn't exactly steep. Weezer Talks New Music at iHeartRadio Fest: 'We Wanted To Make a Very Deep Album' Instead of…

  3. Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need To Know

    May 08, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Modern Baseball, Candy Hearts and more are setting new trends in power chords, mosh pits and angst. In case you haven't noticed, pop-punk isn't dead. But even if you weren't aware, it's completely understandable. The mainstream music scene -- major labels, Top 40 radio…

  4. Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino Vamp on 'Let's Boot and Rally'

    July 05, 2012 7:36 PM EDT Iggy Pop and Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino have teamed up for "True Blood." The unlikely pair duets on the song "Let's Boot and Rally," a track written for the HBO vampire drama by the show's music supervisor, Gary Calamar, and songwriter James Combs. …

  5. Best Coast Team With Jon Brion, Urban Outfitters for Sophomore Album

    May 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino still writes all of her songs in her bedroom in Los Angeles, describing the setting as her "safe place." As the indie-pop duo continues developing a national identity and prepares for another U.S. tour, Cosentino feels most relaxed in her native…

  6. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills…

  7. Best Coast's Cosentino Launching Clothing Line

    March 01, 2012 8:18 PM EST Bethany Cosentino is bringing her style to Urban Outfitters, the Best Coast rocker revealed on Twitter on Thursday. The indie singer will launch her debut clothing line for the brand in May, following in the footsteps of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, who previously designed for Urban…

  8. Best Coast Addresses Lineup Changes

    December 09, 2011 8:25 PM EST Best Coast has responded to the departure of drummer Ali Koehler on Facebook . The lineup change caused an online stir upon its announcement on Wednesday. Music blog Hipster Runoff broke the news, posting a photo of the band performing with a new drummer. "Best Coast has and always will…

  9. Twitter Tips From Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino

    October 13, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Bethany Cosentino, frontwoman of lo-fi indie act Best Coast , spends a lot of time on her Twitter account . Thanks to her, shall we say, low-maintenance approach to an Internet presence (including but not limited to conversations with boyfriend Nate Williams of fellow lo-fi act Wavves ,…

  10. Best Coast Premieres Drew Barrymore-Directed, Star-Studded Video

    August 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT The latest collaboration from SoCal indie princess Bethany Cosentino (aka, Best Coast leader) doesn't involve Wavves , Weezer's Rivers Cuomo or Snacks the Cat , but someone a bit less predictable: Drew Barrymore. Best Coast and Barrymore teamed up for the latest MTV Supervideo, with…

  11. Top 20 Coachella 2011 Tweets

    April 18, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Coachella 2011: We came, we saw, we tweeted -- and so did our favorite musicians, both as fans and performers during the festival's three-day showing in the California desert this past weekend (Apr. 15-17). Now read our round-up of the best celeb tweets from Coachella 2011, many of which…

  12. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Sunday that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Coachella…

  13. Weezer Kicks Off Nostalgic 'Memories' Tour in Los Angeles

    November 29, 2010 6:38 PM EST There may be only a few '90s-era alt-rock stars left, but none has had a more unique path to sustained relevance than Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates in Weezer . Consider: After their self-titled breakthrough (now known as "The Blue Album"), which was a mainstay of MTV and radio…

  14. Billboard Bits: Beyonce's Parents Call Off Divorce, Taylor Swift Admits to Giving Bad Advice

    November 16, 2010 6:46 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce's Parents Not Divorcing; Britney's Parents Reconcile A pair of pop stars have watched their parents undergo recent relationship changes. Matthew and Tina Knowles, the mother and father of Beyonce …

  15. blink-182's Mark Hoppus Interviews Wavves

    October 25, 2010 7:37 AM EDT With three albums out in just two years' time, San Diego surf-rock trio Wavves has quickly made a name for itself beyond mere hype. While blink-182 's Mark Hoppus is just one of the band's growing number of fans, our guest editor had some burning questions for the man behind…

  16. Best Coast Rides 'Crazy' Wave of Blog Buzz to Success

    August 16, 2010 2:45 PM EDT She's a breezy California surf rocker, a throwback '90s indie queen and a savvy Twitter star all rolled into one. But Best Coast singer-songwriter Bethany Cosentino is something else too: a certifiable "It" girl. The California-based Best Coast -- comprising Cosentino and…

  17. Best Coast, "Crazy For You"

    August 13, 2010 12:02 PM EDT "I want you." "I miss you." "I wanna be with you all the time." "Wish he was my boyfriend." The ideas on Best Coast 's debut album, "Crazy for You," don't get much more complicated than these. Led by Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno,…

  18. Kid Cudi Has a Big Head in 'All Summer'

    July 14, 2010 6:17 PM EDT K id Cudi has a big head -- literally -- in the new video for "All Summer," the alt-rapper's Converse-approved single with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino. In the clip, Cudi, Batmanglij and Cosentino do chores and jam out in…

  19. 10 Buzz Bands To Watch

    July 13, 2010 11:58 AM EDT These ten artists are rising stars doing their own thing who ready to burst into wider public consciousness this year. Read, listen, rock out. Wavves Latest Album: 'King of the Beach' After breaking out last spring with its eponymous sophomore album, Nathan Williams and his noise…