1. 5 Seconds of Summer Celebrates Winning 'Worst Band' Award

    February 19, 2015 10:30 AM EST “I'm so damn happy right now,” Michael Clifford gushed on Twitter after 5SOS was bestowed with the “honor.” 5 Seconds of Summer was just named "worst band" at an actual awards show -- and the Australian pop-rock quartet could not be more thrilled. During the 2015 NME Awards ,…

  2. 5 Things Tom DeLonge Thinks About Aliens

    February 17, 2015 6:55 PM EST But he's still not interested in searching for intelligent life in Mark Hoppus or Travis Barker. Blink-182 expat/ Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge has come a long way from writing "Aliens Exist," or at least that's what he wants you to think in a new interview…

  3. Inside the Legal Fight Over FKA Twigs' Stage Name

    February 06, 2015 2:30 PM EST As FKA Twigs , acclaimed British singer Tahlia Barnett has one of music's most memorable monikers. The question is: Will she be able to keep it? In April 2014, just prior to her live American debut, the 27-year-old, then known simply as Twigs, was slapped with a lawsuit by Linda and…

  4. Blink-182's PR Debacle: Publicity Vets' Advice for the Battling Band

    February 06, 2015 11:00 AM EST With all the subtlety of a squawking married couple, Blink-182 aired its dirty laundry on Jan. 26. In spectacularly public fashion, singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge announced he was leaving the band indefinitely , after which bandmates Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass) and Travis Barker (drums) issued a…

  5. Quotes of the Week: Lady Gaga Apologizes for Eating Pizza, Taylor Swift Is Blown Away By Madonna and More

    January 30, 2015 5:57 PM EST "Oh my god what am I doing with my life?" -- El-P The Run the Jewels producer-rapper, captioning an Instagram video showing him working on beats for Meow the Jewels, a Kickstarter-funded joke-remix album entirely composed of cat sounds. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete…

  6. Blink-182 Soap Opera: What Other Bands Can Learn

    January 28, 2015 6:00 PM EST Full-time force or part-time nostalgia? It’s a crossroads that veteran bands often struggle with, and it’s what ultimately wrecked Blink. What went down among Mark, Tom and Travis never should have been put on blast for the Internet at large. Tom doesn't want to play with Mark and…

  7. Mark Hoppus: Blink-182 Was Never Going To Part with Travis Barker

    January 28, 2015 2:08 PM EST Despite the claims of Tom DeLonge, the drummer was never considered in danger of losing his spot in the band. As the battle between Blink-182 members rages on, bassist Mark Hoppus has clarified in a new interview that the group was never going to part with drummer Travis Barker, despite…

  8. Tom DeLonge on Blink-182 Split: 'Never Planned on Quitting, Just Find it Hard as Hell to Commit'

    January 27, 2015 7:10 PM EST After Blink-182 founding member Tom DeLonge released a somewhat convoluted response denying he had recently quit his longtime band, the guitarist took to Facebook Tuesday to clarify what went down.  In a lengthy post, DeLonge claimed he had tried to regroup the trio through a personal…

  9. Blink-182's Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker Expose Tom DeLonge in Tell-All Interview

    January 27, 2015 10:30 AM EST Barker implies the band only reunited because of his near-death in a plane crash. First, Tom DeLonge was out of Blink-182 . Then he said he wasn't . Either way, the veteran pop-punk band clearly has its dysfunctions, so bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker cleared the air…

  10. Tom DeLonge Didn't Quit Blink-182: Update

    January 26, 2015 2:33 PM EST The guitarist corrects an earlier report that he'd left the band. Despite reports earlier today (Jan. 26) that Blink-182 had lost its longtime guitarist, Tom DeLonge maintains he hasn't left the band.  DeLonge stated his case via a post on his official Facebook page,…

  11. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  12. Top 10 Rock/Alternative Christmas Songs That Don't Suck

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST …And one Hanukkah Song (we did our best!) Let’s get this out of the way: there are an awful lot of terrible rock covers of Christmas songs. Lots of genres are guilty of this, but being that Relient K and Bowling For Soup have both done entire Christmas albums, modern guitar music needs to…

  13. Exclusive: Mod Sun Premieres Ode to Marijuana 'Never Quit' ft. Travis Barker

    December 17, 2014 11:21 AM EST "No matter the amount of negativity you're presented with, five minutes from now could be your best moment," says Mod Sun, and his music reflects this attitude. The rapper's 2012 project was titled Happy As Fuck;  he named his book Did I Ever Wake Up? . Even his artistic…

  14. D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah,' and Why Waiting 14 Years For Music Isn't a Bad Thing

    December 16, 2014 4:55 PM EST Imagine going to a steakhouse, ordering the best steak in the restaurant after being told the best steak will take an hour to properly cook, waiting impatiently as everyone around you gets their food before you, angrily wondering why YOUR steak has to take so damn long... and then…

  15. 5 Things We Want to See Charli XCX Do on 'SNL'

    December 13, 2014 11:00 AM EST After notching a Top 10 hit of her own, “Boom Clap,” to follow featured turns on smashes like Iggy Azalea ’s “Fancy” and Icona Pop ’s “I Love It,” Charli XCX is primed for her Saturday Night Live debut on Saturday night (Dec. 13). The timing couldn’t be more perfect: the U.K. singer…

  16. Year in Music 2014: The 10 Best Rock & Alternative Singles

    December 11, 2014 1:15 PM EST From rock, punk, folk, metal, and whatever Grimes is, here are our 10 favorite tracks from 2014. 10. Fireworks, “Bed Sores” These days, it seems pop-punk is so far from being cool that it might be on the verge of being really freaking cool. In other words, the mainstream’s been ignoring…

  17. Christmas Music for People Who Hate Christmas Music

    December 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST Even if you don't like 'Jingle Bells' -- just like Sam Smith -- there's still seasonally appropriate music for you. The Christmas Spirit isn't inside everyone. In fact, there are plenty of people who would prefer to fall asleep now and wake up when December ends.…

  18. Exclusive: Hear Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' in 20 Different Styles

    December 02, 2014 10:00 AM EST Second Songs puts Christmas music on steroids. Anthony Vincent, the man behind 10 Second Songs, has made a video to please both Christmas music lovers and the grinches who can't stand the stuff. In his latest clip, he sings Mariah Carey 's seasonal classic "All I Want For…

  19. Angels & Airwaves Song Premiere: Hear 'Tunnels' From 'The Dream Walker'

    December 01, 2014 12:14 PM EST Tom DeLonge discusses his "art project" of a side group and gives an update on blink-182's next record. The fifth time's the charm for Angels & Airwaves -- at least insofar as group founder and blink-182 principle Tom DeLonge's dream to make the group "an…

  20. Musicians React to Giants' World Series Win

    October 30, 2014 12:30 AM EDT The World Series is done and dusted. Elite club baseball is finished for another season (spoiler alert: the Giants beat the Royals in Game 7). San Francisco fans can rejoice, and the ban on Lorde's "Royals" is now lifted .   Musicians pitched in with their own special moments…

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