1. Exclusive Song Premiere: Arty's 'Night Like This'

    December 18, 2014 2:26 PM EST While Arty ’s first album release remains on the horizon, he’s returned with a holiday treat to tide over his fans. This week, the young Russian artist will give away “Night Like This,” a “really special record” that finds its origins in an evolving 2012 project. Opening with serene pads…

  2. 'Dimebag' Darrell: 10 Years Later, a Look Back at the Murder of the Last Guitar God

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST On Dec. 14, 2004, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott , former guitarist of influential metal band Pantera , lay in repose at the Moore Funeral home in Arlington, Texas, head resting on the pillow of the gaudy Kiss Kasket he had once asked to be buried in. A black-and-yellow Charvel "…

  3. Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    August 29, 2014 12:00 PM EDT If Blur hadn’t made it big, frontman Damon Albarn would’ve been A-OK. He’s a clever guy from a good family, and one way or another, this handsome, multi-talented Londoner was going to leave his mark on the world. The same is not necessarily true for Noel and Liam Gallagher, the brothers…

  4. Zero 7, 'Simple Science': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 10, 2014 11:28 AM EDT Listen to the title track from the U.K. group's upcoming EP. British electrip-hop duo Zero 7 are coming back with a four-song EP, "Simple Science," due Aug. 18 via Make Records. The announcement of their first outing since 2010's "Record" also happens to coincide…

  5. Hootie & the Blowfish's 'Cracked Rear View' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    July 02, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Everyone remembers Hootie & the Blowfish as a good-time, crack-a-brew, "Dude, where's my hacky sack?" sort of band, and that's a testament to the undeniable charm of two songs: "Hold My Hand" and "Only Wanna Be With You." Both helped the South…

  6. Coachella 2014: Julian Casablancas Polarizes, Future Islands Dominate With Saturday Afternoon Sets

    April 13, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Coachella 2014! • Photos: Live at Coachella • Photos: Backstage at Coachella • Jay-Z & Beyonce Invade • Lorde Makes Desert Debut • Muse Stays Epic, Covers Nirvana • Skrillex Takes Control • Coachella Livestream: Watch the Fest • Outkast' s Coachella Comeback • 23 Hot Coachella…

  7. Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Change-Up: The Big Bet On Her R. Kelly Duet

    October 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT "Venus" was supposed to be the second single from "ARTPOP" -- until "Do What U Want" was released and quickly changed plans. Inside an unexpected move from one of the world's biggest pop stars. At 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday morning (Oct. 21), Lady Gaga…

  8. The Top 10 Dance-Pop Collaborations of All Time

    October 01, 2013 12:12 PM EDT When Zedd brought Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams on his “Stay The Night,” the DJ was following a long tradition of electronic artists collaborating with established artists from other genres to make a hit. From Grammys to record-setting chart runs, these partnerships can bring…

  9. Penn Badgley Talks Becoming Jeff Buckley In 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' at Tribeca Premiere

    April 24, 2013 7:30 PM EDT "Greetings From Tim Buckley," a new film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival Tuesday, is a biopic of famed 90s rock singer Jeff Buckley -- just not in the traditional sense. Rather than chronicling his most famous period (the release of his acclaimed debut "Grace"…

  10. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    March 16, 2013 1:14 PM EDT A song-by-song journey through Pink Floyd's ambitious psychedelic masterpiece, which was released 40 years ago. "'The Dark Side of the Moon' was an expression of political, philosophical, humanitarian empathy that was desperate to get out," Pink Floyd's…

  11. Track Review: Beach House, 'Myth'

    March 31, 2012 8:30 AM EDT BEACH HOUSE "Myth" (4:18) Producers: Beach House, Chris Coady Writer: Beach House Publisher: Chrysalis Label: Sub Pop Records It's been two long years since Beach House , Baltimore's premier space-pop duo, blew our minds with its masterful third album, "Teen Dream.…

  12. Sleigh Bells 'Reign of Terror': Track-By-Track Review

    February 22, 2012 4:15 PM EST When listeners first encountered Sleigh Bells in early 2010 (or late 2009, if they were ahead of the curve), most were not sure what to think. Pummeling electronic beats, hardcore guitar arpeggios, angelic female vocals, no choruses. It defied logic, yet somehow, it worked. The sound was…

  13. Neil Diamond, "Dreams"

    November 05, 2010 4:56 PM EDT Given his role as one of pop's most respected songwriters, Neil Diamond might be expected to fill a covers album with underappreciated obscurities by tunesmiths less highly regarded than he. Well, perhaps next time. On "Dreams," Diamond hunts bigger game, offering up stripped…

  14. Goo Goo Dolls, "Home"

    June 25, 2010 11:13 AM EDT Alt-rock trio the Goo Goo Dolls built a radio legacy from the late '90s into the aughts, notching 13 top 10 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. While the band's new single, "Home," doesn't capture the same sentimental charm as "Iris" or …

  15. Air, "Love 2"

    October 27, 2009 11:55 AM EDT Few bands live up to their names as well as Air . The French electronic duo makes gravity-defying disco-pop that can be as foreboding as it is frothy (see the 2000 soundtrack to "The Virgin Suicides"). Air's fifth studio album, "Love 2," hinges on Joey Waronker, a…

  16. Moby, "Wait For Me"

    July 13, 2009 11:54 AM EDT An about-face from last year's dancefloor-ready "Last Night," Moby 's ninth studio album, "Wait for Me," is a study in melancholy. Listeners won't hear reverberating 4/4 kick drums, hooky choruses or cooing club girls. And, unlike 1999's groundbreaking …

  17. R.E.M. / May 29, 2008 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Wow." It's a word that pops up a lot in the 2008-era R.E.M. milieu.It's repeated in the lyrics of two new songs from the band's recently released 14 studio album, "Accelerate," a fact that led bassis "Wow." It's a word that pops up a lot in…

  18. Summers' Slate: Two Books, Album, Soundtrack

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Police guitarist Andy Summers has seen it all during his five decades in music, and he's preparing to share his memories with the world. Former Police guitarist Andy Summers has seen it all during his five decades in music, and he's preparing to share his memories with the…

  19. Bill Frisell Quintet / Jan. 23, 2005 / Los Angeles (Jazz Bakery)

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Bill Frisell began his one-night stand Monday at Los Angeles' Jazz Bakery leading his quintet in a loose-limbed, lowdown, shoes-off treatment of "You Are My Sunshine," taken at a sexually ev Guitarist Bill Frisell began his one-night stand Monday at Los Angeles'…

  20. The Hours: Music From the Motion Picture

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the Kronos Quartet disc of Dracula and other examples prove, a Philip Glass film score can often be a powerful experience without the cinematic images. As the Kronos Quartet disc of Dracula and other examples prove, a Philip Glass film score can often be a powerful experience without the…