1. Arctic Monkeys Conquer America: Alex Turner Q&A

    June 27, 2014 3:50 PM EDT Frontman Alex Turner discusses the band's Stateside stardom, moving to America and the prospect of new music In 2014, America finally went ape for Arctic Monkeys. At home, in England, where all five of their albums have topped the charts, the four lads from Sheffield have been revered…

  2. Jack Antonoff's Bleachers Deliver Tight, Assured Live Debut at SXSW

    March 13, 2014 5:33 AM EDT Jack Antonoff was the biggest rock star in the room Wednesday night at Palladia’s Epic.Awesome.Showcase at Austin’s Cedar Door. But the fun. guitarist, playing the first-ever live show with his new band, Bleachers, had no use for big rock star trimmings. “Can you guys turn off the smoke? I…

  3. Oscars Performances: 10 Awesome Academy-Awards Music Moments

    February 28, 2014 3:30 PM EST When the Oscars roll out the red carpet this Sunday (March 2), it will be a show whose musical oomph is heavy. This year's awards will be packed with singing from Pharrell Williams, Karen O., and U2. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' The…

  4. Will.i.am: 'Work Bitch' Reflects Britney Spears More Than Her New Album

    October 11, 2013 1:57 PM EDT "We felt that song needed to come out to keep the foundation on what Britney represents," the Black Eyed Peas frontman tells Billboard. Britney Spears' latest single "Work Bitch" flies back into the Top 20 of the Hot 100 this week -- thanks, in part, to the debut…

  5. CODE Picks of the Week: Drake, St. Lucia, The Aston Shuffle and More

    September 13, 2013 2:52 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Drake: “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Kastle Remix) It’s been about a month since Drake dropped “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” his crooning…

  6. B.A.P Goes 3-for-3 With 'Coffee Shop,' 'Hurricane' & 'Badman' Singles

    August 06, 2013 8:25 PM EDT After wrapping their U.S. tour, the six-member boy band prepared three singles and music videos ahead of their just-released "Badman" EP. B.A.P continue to prove themselves as one of the hardest-working K-pop acts with their latest EP, "Badman," out today. "B.A.P is…

  7. CODER Picks of the Week: Lucas Nord & Tove Lo, Helix, Alex Sibley & More

    June 07, 2013 2:57 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Lucas Nord featuring Tove Lo: “Run On Love (Radio Edit)”   The bright chords that open this tune, leading directly to Tove Lo’s Sia…

  8. Ne-Yo, 'R.E.D.': Track-By-Track Review

    November 06, 2012 10:50 AM EST After getting admittedly "too cool for the room" with 2010's experimental "Libra Scale," it's nice to hear Ne-Yo return to his core of melodic R&B on his fifth studio album "R.E.D." -- not to mention build on his ever-expanding dance-pop footprint…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Phillip Tops As the Final Three Perform

    May 17, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Despite persistent rumors that judge 5. Joshua Ledet - "I'd Rather Go Blind" Commanding shriek, passionate performance, wonderful vocal runs... as far as Joshua's renditions go, this was your run-of-the-mill vocal clinic of a performance. It just seemed too safe, in the…

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Joshua, Hollie Steal '60s/Britpop Night

    May 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Five remain on the 11th season of "American Idol," and the competition has rarely been this fierce. Weeks ago, it seemed as though the show had its clear favorites. The Dave Matthews -loving Phillip Phillips was touted as a future star almost every week, as was alt-rocker Colton…

  11. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: Ricky Martin Is Sexy and He Knows It

    February 08, 2012 10:30 AM EST For all that last week was about ambition and goals, with characters pontificating the facts of their circumstance at each other instead of with one another, this week followed through with characters who actually talked to one another -- or had good reason not to. So while on the one hand…

  13. 'American Idol' Caps Off Auditions in St. Louis

    February 03, 2012 12:20 PM EST St. Louis was the Gateway City both literally and metaphorically last night. As the final stop on the "Idol" audition tour, the St. Louis auditions were the gateway to a better place: Hollywood Week. And after three weeks of (mostly) lackluster episodes, a change sure could do "…

  14. The Year in Rock: Who's the New Kid?

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST The fragmented genre of rock has morphed into one side of a hyphenate, paired with every other genre under the sun as to say, "this music has guitars." The industry, too, plays its hand in the over-categorization of rock, from the Grammys (which has "Rock," "…

  15. Casey Abrams Saved by Judges on 'American Idol'

    March 24, 2011 10:01 PM EDT While fans expected one contestant to be sent packing on tonight's (Mar. 24) "American Idol" elimination, the episode's outcome was more about coming than going. All 11 contestants will be joining the "American Idol" tour this summer -- including unlikely sex…

  16. Sonic Youth / July 3, 2009 / New York (United Palace Theatre)

    July 13, 2009 6:54 PM EDT After returning to its indie label roots with the June release of "The Eternal," Sonic Youth rang in Independence Day weekend in the same city where it began causing an alt-rock ruckus more than 30 years ago. This time, the quintessential downtown band took the party uptown to the…

  17. Sonic Youth / July 3, 2009 / New York (United Palace Theatre)

    July 09, 2009 6:46 PM EDT After returning to its indie label roots with the June release of "The Eternal," Sonic Youth rang in Independence Day weekend in the same city where it began causing an alt-rock ruckus more than 30 years ago. This time, the quintessential downtown band took the party uptown to the…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2008 2:28 PM EST HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Hello Fred, I'm afraid it might get lost in the shuffle but it certainly was a milestone at the time. But it is just 10 years since the Hot 100 dropped its rule of commercial availability. On Dec. 5, 1998, the Hot 100 featured, for the first time ever, radio-only…

  19. Yaz / July 17, 2008 / New York (Terminal 5)

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The oomph behind Yaz's music was always Alison Moyet's voice. Her bluesy alto and torch-singer flair is what distinguished the band from the pack back in the day. It's also the reason why the room was In some ways, walking into the Terminal 5 club during Yaz's second of…

  20. Behind The Scenes At Sub Pop 20

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Is director Cameron Crowe a secret Sub Pop A&R man? During "the Grunge Years," the former Rolling Stone scribe gave us "Singles," a valentine to the Seattle scene with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Je Is director Cameron Crowe a secret Sub Pop A&R man? During …

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