1. Katy Perry Soaks Up Some Sun in a Yellow Bikini

    June 10, 2014 12:18 PM EDT Summer is (unofficially) here, because when Katy Perry shares a tropical swimsuit pic, it only heats things up. Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Outfits: Roberto Cavalli, Jeremy Scott & More Talk Designing The pop singer took some (well-deserved) time off to relax and take some time off…

  2. The Strokes Deliver Passionate Set During First Concert Since 2011 at New York’s Capitol Theatre

    June 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT It was easy to get skittish before the Strokes’ concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., on Saturday night (May 31), the band’s first performance since late 2011.  For one thing, the set list possibilities were completely up in the air. Would the Strokes focus, on material off…

  3. Coachella Party Guide: The Festival's Most Exclusive Events

    April 08, 2014 7:45 PM EDT Parties by Adidas, H&M and Lacoste are among the most sought-after invitations for the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which kicks off this Friday (Apr. 11) in Indio, California. Before you head to Coachella, check out our round-up of the hottest parties,…

  4. YouTube Music Awards Director Spike Jonze Says 'Even If It's Messy, It'll Be Live'

    November 01, 2013 6:30 PM EDT The YouTube Music Awards air this Sunday, Nov. 3, live at 6 p.m. on YouTube -- and creative director Spike Jonze still isn't quite entirely sure what to expect. "None of us have done anything live before or an awards show -- in a way we're all like amateurs on YouTube…

  5. The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti Makes His Move For Interactive Art

    October 31, 2013 6:42 AM EDT People listen - sometimes really carefully - to music, and Fabrizio Moretti, drummer of rock band The Strokes, certainly appreciates that. But, he says, it's a one-way conversation. Moretti yearned to have more of an artistic dialogue with the public, so he started one outside the Rag …

  6. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': Track-By-Track Review

    October 21, 2013 2:51 PM EDT Katy Perry released her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," at the age of 25, but the 2010 effort pristinely captured the chirpy buoyancy of youth through gooey synth-pop. There was a reason that "Teenage Dream" spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 …

  7. Madonna to Release Short Film Via BitTorrent

    September 17, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Curated by Vice Media, Madonna's "secretprojectrevolution" is a 17-minute film to be released on Sept. 24 On Monday, Madonna held an AMA session on Reddit and hinted at an "ambitious" project called "secretprojectrevolution." Here are the details of her…

  8. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Album Preview: 10 Things You Need To Know

    September 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT All the song titles, collaborators and lyrical tidbits we can share following a New York listening session of the new album. Hours after Katy Perry released her "Roar" music video to the world at large, the pop superstar unveiled the majority of her hotly anticipated third…

  9. Man Charged in Burglary Attempt of Kid Rock's home

    August 06, 2013 11:33 PM EDT A 43-year-old man has been charged with trying to break into musician Kid Rock's home. Brian D. Keith of Oakland County's Independence Township was arraigned by video Tuesday in District Court in Clarkston on felony charges of attempted home invasion and malicious destruction…

  10. Justin Bieber’s Former Pet Monkey Out of Quarantine

    June 28, 2013 1:32 AM EDT Mally the monkey, Justin Bieber's former pet, has emerged from quarantine at his new German home three months after the pop star brought him to the country. The 6-month-old capuchin monkey moved Wednesday into a new enclosure at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, in northern Germany.…

  11. DJ Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe's ‘Summer of '93' Cory Enemy Remix: First Listen

    June 11, 2013 4:49 PM EDT What do you get when you mix an internationally renowned DJ and a classically trained violinist? An ultra glamorous mash-up perfect for any dance party. DJ Mia Moretti, mixer for fashion houses like Rebecca Minkoff, and violinist Caitlin Moe have expanded their creative collaboration,…

  12. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Stylish DJ, Mia Moretti

    April 30, 2013 12:32 PM EDT The Hook’s Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. caught up with DJ Mia Moretti to talk all things fashion and music. DJ’s are sometimes the best dressed at a party. With headphones as their main accessory, big names like Solange and Samantha Ronson rock killer threads that inspire many while…

  13. The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine': Track-By-Track Review

    March 25, 2013 1:20 PM EDT When the Strokes released "Angles" in 2011, Julian Casablancas and his loyal subjects -- er, band mates -- were officially in comeback mode. The return-to-form LP did what it had to do -- prove the one-time saviors of rock 'n roll could still rock, even as thirtysomething…

  14. Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Added to VH1 Divas Lineup

    November 29, 2012 1:50 PM EST VH1 is expanding its roster of Diva-worthy performers, adding Kelly Clarkson , Pitbull , Melanie Fiona and Metric to the network's annual Divas show. The artists join previously announced performers Ciara , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks as they all pay…

  15. DJ Mia Moretti Mixes for Rebecca Minkoff at Fashion Week

    September 13, 2011 12:15 PM EDT The Hook caught up with DJ Mia Moretti backstage at the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 show to get her tips on mixing hot sounds for the runway. Her process, I learned while we both lusted over the shoes in the collection at Fashion Week, comes in three stages. 1) "First I went into the…

  16. The Strokes Get Trippy In 'Taken For A Fool' Video

    July 08, 2011 12:35 PM EDT In the Strokes' new video for "Taken For a Fool," frontman Julian Casablancas -- clad in classic leather jacket and American flag tank top -- mugs for the camera as he and the band perform the track from their comeback record, "Angles. The overall effect is garage rock…

  17. Top 10 Garage Rock Revival Bands: Where Are They Now?

    March 23, 2011 9:00 AM EDT After five long years, the Strokes have returned with "Angles," their fourth album out this week on RCA Records. It marks the comeback of a group whose debut album, 2001's "Is This It," was crucial in the garage rock revival that invaded U.S. shores and brought fuzzed…

  18. The Strokes: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:09 PM EST The Strokes "Angles" March 22 Despite reports of friction in the Strokes camp-borne out, perhaps, by the five-year break between albums-frontman Julian Casablancas has positive thoughts about the making of the New York quintet's fourth album, a 10-song effort that's due…

  19. Watch: The Strokes Discuss the Art of the Mixtape

    December 16, 2010 2:39 PM EST Remember the days of cassette tapes? Well The Strokes do, and in the first interview footage of the band in more than three years, its members talk about their experiences making mixtapes and musical beginnings. Video: The Strokes Discuss the Art of the Mixtape Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr…

  20. Drew Barrymore Whips Up Soundtrack For Directorial Debut

    September 11, 2009 10:59 AM EDT Drew Barrymore is as excited about putting together the music and executive producing the soundtrack for her new film, "Whip It," as she is about making her directoral debut. "What was so exciting was to finally get to make a film that I could make an ultimate mixtape for and…

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