1. Candid Covers: Civil Twilight Sings Beck

    July 10, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When South African rock group Civil Twilight moved to L.A., one of their first gigs sent them into the desert to a military base. "That was the first time we listened to ( Beck's 'Sea Change') all the way through," vocalist Steven McKellar recalled. "That was the…

  2. Candid Covers: Edens Edge Sings Brad Paisley

    July 03, 2012 11:55 AM EDT When country trio Edens Edge -- Hannah Blaylock, Cherrill Green and Dean Berner -- went on tour with Brad Paisley last year, they practiced a version of the country superstar's "Whiskey Lullaby," in preparation for the night when Paisley would join them onstage. They did, and …

  3. Candid Covers: Yuna Sings Incubus

    June 19, 2012 11:50 AM EDT "I grew up in Malaysia, and all the kids there, they love Incubus. And 'I Miss You' is kind of like one song everybody knows," said indie rock songstress Yuna, before launching into a cover of the band's late-'90s track. Even today, she still looks back on those…

  4. Graceland (the Tourist Attraction) Turns 30

    June 13, 2012 9:30 AM EDT When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.…

  5. Lisa Marie Presley OKs 'Hologram Elvis,' but 'No Definite Plans Yet'

    June 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Singer Talks New Album and Tour for 'Storm & Grace' L isa Marie Presley is all good with her father being turned into a virtual image ala Tupac Shakur at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Core Media Group, which owns Elvis Presley 's name and…

  6. Candid Covers: Delta Rae Sings Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain'

    June 12, 2012 12:00 PM EDT North Carolina folk rock band Delta Rae has a lot in common with Fleetwood Mac , blending male and female vocals in a soft rock, bluesy style both on their own music and for their cover of "The Chain." Watch them perform the song and talk about how a small moment with Fleetwood Mac…

  7. Candid Covers: Scars on 45 Sing the Cure's 'Friday I'm in Love'

    June 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT When Scars on 45 started out, female vocalist Aimee Driver wasn't part of the band. That is, not until they heard her sing the Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" and decided her voice would be perfect for the group. Below, watch the British indie-pop band recall that small…

  8. Foo Fighters Drummer Scores Iggy Pop Role in 'CBGB'

    June 05, 2012 9:45 AM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop ; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork and The Borgias actress Mickey Sumner as…

  9. Candid Covers: Cher Lloyd Sings Usher's 'OMG'

    May 29, 2012 11:50 AM EDT U.K. songstress Cher Lloyd got her start on the seventh season of "The X Factor," where vocal coach Savan Kotecha inspired her to cover Usher's "OMG." Below, watch the 18-year-old star perform the cover and talk about this small moment that changed the big picture in…

  10. Lady Gaga's 'Simpsons' Turn, Tour Controversy Spark Billboard Chart Gain

    May 24, 2012 10:11 PM EDT Lady Gaga rises makes a big jump back into the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart (climbing 14-5) thanks to the momentum generated by her guest appearance on Fox TV's "The Simpsons" (May 20). The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook,…

  11. 'American Idol': Joshua Ledet Goes Home

    May 18, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Continue on to Compete in Next Week's Finale For the third straight year, "American Idol" will have a guy-girl matchup in its finale. Joshua Ledet both crooned and downright shrieked his way into the top three this year, showing a passion…

  12. Alan Rickman to Play CBGB Founder in Biopic

    May 14, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Alan Rickman has signed on to play the legendary owner and founder of CBGB in Randall Miller and Jody Savin's project revolving the seminal New York rock club. Miller will direct the picture from a script he and Savin wrote together. They hope to begin shooting in June. Rickman will play…

  13. Jimmy Fallon Debuts 'Blow Your Pants Off' Album Cover

    May 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Album From 'Late Night' Host Set for June 12 Last night NBC's "Late Night," Jimmy Fallon unveiled the cover for his upcoming "Blow Your Pants Off" album, which will feature appearances from Justin Timberlake , Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen . The…

  14. Ed Helms: Bluegrass Ambassador, Tiger Bed Maker, 'Office' Optimist

    May 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Talks L.A. Bluegrass Situation, John C. Reilly's Great Voice & the 'Work Cut Out for Us' If 'The Office' Gets Another Season The 3rd annual L.A. Bluegrass Situation will be taking place this weekend. Conceived by Largo proprietor Mark Flanagan and comic actor Ed…

  15. K-Pop Hot 100: Sistar Clocks In Another Week On Top

    May 01, 2012 8:00 PM EDT South Korea appears to be in love with Sistar's latest album and its concept if the newest K-Pop Hot 100 Chart if anything to go by . The femme fatale theme exudes perilous sexiness and confidence. Sistar's latest groovy single "Alone" holds on at No. 1 for a second…

  16. Lenny Kravitz Reissues 'Mama Said,' From When His Life Was 'Spinning'

    April 29, 2012 10:05 PM EDT Talks Breakthrough Album, New Music and Being Recognized as 'The Guy in 'The Hunger Games' Creating a new Deluxe Edition of his platinum 1991 sophomore album "Mama Said" -- which comes out June 5 -- sent Lenny Kravitz back to a time when the rocker says "my world…

  17. TLC Plans Reunion Tour, New Album

    April 25, 2012 5:02 PM EDT In honor of the 20th anniversary of TLC , surviving members Tionne " T-Boz " Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas have a new album, a VH1 made-for-TV movie series, and a reunion tour in the works. A reunion tour may seem unfathomable without the group's late third…

  18. Remembering Left Eye, 10 Years After Her Death

    April 25, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Ten years ago today (April 25), hip-hop and R&B lost a great soul too soon. Rapper, singer, dancer and songwriter, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes lost her life in a fatal car accident in Roma, Honduras at the age of 30. Honduran Villagers Mourn TLC's Lopes Lopes was was working on a…

  19. Linda Ramone Q&A: Johnny Was Intense, Angry, Smart, Republican

    April 17, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Johnny Ramone died in September of 2004 at the age of 55 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Born John William Cummings in Queens, New York the punk rock legend was a singular personality. An avid collector of movie posters and baseball cards, an outspoken Republican -- he mentioned…

  20. Musicians Hit Sour Note on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    April 02, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider fired and Aubrey O'Day storms off, leaving Clay Aiken the show's lone survivor (maybe?) among musical acts. Sunday night will go down as the day the music (maybe/mostly) died on the 2012 season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," as Debbie…

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