1. Taylor Swift's Five Most Personal Lyrics

    September 09, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Your move, 'Bad Blood.' The Taylor Swift   Lyric Guessing Game for 1989 began in earnest Monday, when Swift talked to Rolling Stone about her new song "Bad Blood," which addresses an unidentified female celebrity who stabbed her in the back. The Internet zeroed in on Katy…

  2. Jean Shepard Reflects on Her Life 'Down Through The Years'

    June 26, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard is in a reflective mood these days, and much of that stems from releasing her long-awaited autobiography, "Down Through The Years." She admitted to Billboard that it has been a work in progress – for a while. “I’ve been working on it…

  3. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony Debuts on HBO

    June 01, 2014 12:39 PM EDT The hullabaloo Kiss raised over the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony gave HBO an added bonus to promote its three-hour, 15-minute edited version of last month’s ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROCK HALL CEREMONY • Review:   Debts Repaid at…

  4. Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' Video Gets 'Favorable' Reactions in Japan

    May 02, 2014 6:01 PM EDT No offense taken in Tokyo, where the controversial video has received positive reviews. While Avril Lavigne's "Hello Kitty" video has raised the hackles of plenty of Western pundits, thanks to imagery that many perceive as culturally insensitive -- robotic, creepy girls in a…

  5. Avril Lavigne 'Hello Kitty' Video Is An Embarrassment In Any Language

    April 22, 2014 5:34 PM EDT Why, Avril? Why? "Hello Kitty" is the weakest song on Avril Lavigne's fifth studio album, a grating earworm that squeezes Gwen Stefani's Japan fetishization into an even more unseemly package. But in a lot of ways, its music video, which wormed its way onto…

  6. Bruce Springsteen Makes It Right, Inducts The E Street Band Into Rock Hall

    April 11, 2014 10:20 AM EDT The long-awaited induction of Bruce Springsteen's veteran sidemen, the E Street Band, took place at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The bandleader himself inducted his bandmates past and present, taking the crowd through the long history of friendship and comradeship, hard times…

  7. Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would be an evening of debts repaid, honor restored…

  8. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: Focus on 'Frenemies' Hints At a Maturing Series

    February 26, 2014 1:47 AM EST After a lengthy hiatus “Glee” returns to address the prickly topic of Frenemies. Drama is “Glee’s” middle name, and shifting alliances, friendships and relationships is the bread and butter of the series, but this episode deals head-on with this particular dilemma -- what if the enemy you…

  10. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Tour: 8 Things to Expect

    January 16, 2014 3:13 AM EST After Miley Cyrus dominated 2013's headlines with shocking awards show moments on international stages -- twerking with teddy bears in Brooklyn, smoking a joint in Amsterdam and singing with space kittens in Los Angeles -- the possibilities are unlimited for what the singer will do on…

  11. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Episode Spells a Return to Fun

    November 08, 2013 1:22 AM EST Plus, Adam Lambert shows up to "Marry the Night" Even with weeks of buffer from the Cory Monteith memorial episode, the latest show has you dreading the elephant in the room right from the opening line, “and that’s what you missed on Glee.” Healing takes time, but this episode…

  13. Avril Lavigne, 'Avril Lavigne': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 4:33 PM EST "A first taste like honey, you were so yum/Can't wait for a second, cause it's so fun," is a line from the song "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," off Avril Lavigne's self-titled fifth studio album. It's a line that's cutesy and cloying,…

  14. 'Glee' Recap: Beatlemania and Demi Lovato Shine as Story Shifts to New York

    October 04, 2013 9:40 AM EDT The Beatles onslaught continues on “Glee,” this time focusing on the more experimental later years of the group. This parallels into our players maturing and gaining confidence, with varying degrees of success. Or, well, pretty clear-cut lines of success. The young adults in New York are…

  15. 'Glee' Recap: New Beginnings Abound In Beatles Tribute

    September 27, 2013 5:33 AM EDT After "Glee’s" rough summer, and the loss of star Cory Monteith, there’s no way everything they do this year and next won’t be shadowed by the what-ifs. "Glee" is now a completely different show from whatever creator Ryan Murphy intended, for better or for worse. It…

  16. Ryan Hemsworth Reveals 'Guilt Trip' Tracklisting, Talks Album's Diversity

    September 10, 2013 3:42 PM EDT The Canadian DJ/producer talks about his new label and making an eclectic record. Ryan Hemsworth Plenty of DJs have nicknames, but only Ryan Hemsworth is known as both the “Remix Ryan Gosling” and the “Internet Zack Morris.” As for what these appellations mean is anyone’s guess; both were…

  17. Will.i.am and 2NE1 'Gettin' Dumb': Listen to the K-Pop Collaboration

    April 16, 2013 5:20 PM EDT It has long been rumored that Will.i.am's anticipated "#willpower" album would feature K-pop act 2NE1 -- a move that would bring the growing genre closer to the West. Many names were thrown out in the Black Eyed Pea's fourth solo effort -- like British darling Cheryl…

  18. Avril Lavigne: New Album Is 'All Over The Place'

    April 10, 2013 3:51 PM EDT Singer's fifth full-length will include pop-rock tunes, piano ballads and a Marilyn Manson collaboration. First, a clarification: when Avril Lavigne kicks off her new single "Here's To Never Growing Up" with the line "Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs,"…

  19. Lisa Loeb 'No Fairy Tale' Video Premiere Plus 9 Stories on What She's Been Up To

    January 31, 2013 10:08 AM EST It's been nearly nine years since Lisa Loeb last released a pop record (2004's "The Way It Really Is") -- not that she intended to take such a long gap. The singer-songwriter who made cat glasses famous with her 1994 megahit "Stay" returned to music-making…

  20. 'Glee' Recap: 'Grease' Is the Word as Finn Takes Root

    November 09, 2012 8:50 AM EST Since "Glee" has been on hiatus we've had a World Series, a Hurricane and a Presidential election -- so it's no surprise that a That's What You Missed on "Glee" is more useful than ever now. Last we left off everyone was breaking up after the distance of…

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