Nicole Pajer

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Nicole Pajer is a frequent contributor to Billboard. She has also written for Rolling Stone, AOL Music, Fuse, VH1, Men's Journal, The Red Bulletin, Hemispheres, Grammy.com, Emmys.com, The Honda Civic Tour, Cesar's Way, and more.

Backbeat: Avicii Warms Up the Crowd at Vanguard for Pre-Grammys Party

Backbeat: Avicii Warms Up the Crowd at Vanguard for Pre-Grammys Party

Thousands packed Vanguard on Thursday night in Los Angeles for the nightclub’s official reopening party. Around 1:15am, Avicii rolled up his sleeves, strapped on his headphones and took the stage. He revved up the crowd, kicking off his set with high energy tunes while a lively audience tossed around glow sticks and brought out a swath of Swedish flags.
Nico Vega Bring 'Fury' on New EP, Release 'Lightning' Video

Nico Vega Bring 'Fury' on New EP, Release 'Lightning' Video

Aja Volkman may have recently had a baby with her Imagine Dragons husband, Dan Reynolds, but that isn't stopping her from touring. The Nico Vega singer is in the process of packing up the couple's five-month-old baby, Arrow, and hitting the road. "I'm taking my daughter on the road with us. Please don't judge me!"
Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM

Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM

The Who's Pete Townshend was honored at this year's 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, where he was presented with the Les Paul Award. The evening, which took place inside the Pacific Ballroom of the Anaheim, California Hilton, brought out industry icons like Slash, Eric Burdon (The Animals), and John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoon), as well as family and friends of the iconic guitarist.

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