1. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  2. Big Day Out Bounces Back With Killers, Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    January 21, 2013 2:45 PM EST With its disastrous 2012 trek now a dusty memory, the Big Day Out and its huge U.S. artist contingent rumbled into the Gold Coast on Sunday, where the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Animal Collective and the Bloody Beetroots filled it up.   The Chili Peppers are veterans of…

  3. The Sex Pistols' 'Never Mind The Bollocks' at 35: Classic Track-By-Track

    October 26, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Chart Article The Sex Pistols' 'Never Mind The Bollocks' At 35 by Gary Graff The Sex Pistols, circa October 1977 "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" may not be the best punk rock album ever, but it is the most important -- and certainly ONE of the…

  4. Austin City Limits 2012: Chili Peppers 'Mess With Texas,' Avett Bros Rock Sunday

    October 15, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A weekend of mud, sweat and beer came to a close Sunday with a nearly two-hour headlining set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Austin City Limits 2012. "We came here specifically to mess with Texas," frontman Anthony Kiedis told the Austin crowd after kicking off the final set of the…

  5. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers to Release 18 Unheard Singles

    June 18, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced Monday (June 18) that they would be debuting a surge of previously-unreleased singles over the next six months. The 18 new songs will be available as nine double-sided singles, available worldwide in both digital and 7" vinyl format. "Some songs…

  7. Paul McCartney, Elton John Set for Royal Tribute

    February 07, 2012 5:54 PM EST Some of the world's biggest pop stars will perform in front of Buckingham Palace on June 4 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, palace officials said Tuesday. The lineup will include former Beatle Paul McCartney , singers Elton John and Shirley Bassey and popular boy…

  8. Track Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Monarchy of Roses'

    November 30, 2011 8:00 AM EST RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS "Monarchy of Roses" (4:11) Producer: Rick Rubin Writers: Red Hot Chili Peppers Publishers: Wagging Dog Tail Music (BMI), Earl Grey Songs (ASCAP) Warner Bros. Red Hot Chili Peppers have embarked on something new with "I'm With You," their 10th…

  9. Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce First 2012 Tour Dates

    November 28, 2011 1:35 PM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the first half-dozen dates over their 2012 world tour in support of their 10th studio album, "I'm With You." The band's first large-scale U.S. tour since 2007 will kick off Jan. 25, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets for the six shows go…

  10. Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'I'm With You': Track-By-Track Review

    August 30, 2011 11:25 AM EDT In a nearly 30-year career, Los Angeles poster boys Red Hot Chili Peppers have been christened punk-funk pioneers, genre-bridging party-starters, intricate virtuosos, stadium-ready rockers, introspective balladeers and sunny elder statesmen of rock. Having weathered bandmate departures,…

  11. Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock New Songs at Private Club Show

    August 23, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Seven songs from the Red Hot Chili Peppers ' 10th album, "I'm With You," made it into the punk-funk icons' 90-minute set Monday night at a private show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. "I'm With You" will be released Aug. 30, and the same day the…

  12. Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'I'm With You' Tracklist Revealed

    June 13, 2011 11:22 AM EDT Just one week after the Red Hot Chili Peppers made the initial announcement of tenth studio album "I'm With You" on its official website , the band has now released a full tracklist for the Aug. 30 set. It is as follows: "Monarchy of Roses" "Factory of Faith"…

  13. Uncharted Territory: DJ BL3ND Still On Top, Childish Gambino and Zaz Debut

    May 01, 2011 9:42 PM EDT Another week, another Uncharted ranking. A decent handful of newbies and several surprise shuffles make this week's chart one worth discussing. It's no surprise that DJ BL3ND and Traphik continue their strangleholds on the top two positions; with BL3ND's 130,000 SoundCloud…

  14. Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons to Play Coachella: Sources

    January 18, 2011 5:35 PM EST A rcade Fire , Mumford & Sons and PJ Harvey are booked to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Apr. 15-17) in Indio, Calif., sources confirm to Billboard.com. The Canadian band, English folk act and U.K. singer/songwriter are the first big-name acts attached to the fest.…

  15. The-Dream Addresses Christina Milian Split in New Letter

    July 16, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Days after confirming his separation from wife Christina Milian , The-Dream has written a letter to his fans explaining that the split was not triggered by an affair and that he was so distressed about his marital problems at one point, he considered taking his own life. "Its easy to say…

  16. Elton John Given Warm Welcome In Morocco Despite Islamist Uproar

    May 27, 2010 11:36 AM EDT E lton John defied hostile Islamists to headline Morocco's biggest music festival and received a rapturous welcome from a crowd of thousands. Politicians from the opposition Islamist PJD party said the gay British star was not welcome in the conservative north African kingdom and that…

  17. Christina K.

    January 07, 2009 1:18 PM EST Christina K. 's story is, first and foremost, one of risk. While still in high school, the producer/songwriter/singer started out making beats in a makeshift production studio (her living room in Maryland, N.Y.) then took a chance and moved to New York. There, she began meeting with…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the year f 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards,…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the year f 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards,…

  20. PIANO

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST New York Times staff reporter Barron follows a Steinway Model D concert grand piano from warehouse to concert hall. New York Times staff reporter Barron follows a Steinway Model D concert grand piano from warehouse to concert hall. The main character in this story, which began as a series of…

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