Six years ago, Robin Thicke had a hit that blew up the charts -- and, almost, his life. Then, last November, his house burned down. But he’s putting that all behind him as he readies his comeback album: “Regret is boring.”
Luke Bryan may have pioneered bro country, but with his tragic family history, he knows heartbreak as intimately as any of the
genre’s greats. And now -- coming off his first season on 'American Idol' and about to embark on his latest stadium tour -- he’s wondering if it’s finally time to give up songs about “hunting and fishing.”
In the midst of their third huge co-headlining tour, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw -- country’s reigning power couple -- get candid about their complicated childhoods, views on gun control and 20-year union: “There was a missing link within our souls."
Beneath the surface of his masterful radio hits, Petty, who died Oct. 2 at age 66, artfully synthesized a range of uniquely American tropes -- Los Angeles and the South, ennui and ambition, tradition and reinvention -- reducing rock to its essence even as he expanded its boundaries.
The modern outdoor music extravaganza was born 50 years ago this June, when Jimi torched his ax and Janis won over industry suits at the Monterey International Pop Festival. On the eve of its first-ever reboot, co-founder Lou Adler, Art Garfunkel, Steve Miller and more recall how a few hippies narrowly averted a Fyre Fest-like disaster as they kicked off the Summer of Love.
About to be honored at the Billboard Music Awards as an Icon (a word she dismisses) for an astonishing body of music (little of which she likes), Cherilyn Sarkisian looks back at the six decades in which she has had No. 1 singles, among many other achievements, with her peerless mix of cutting honesty, humor and humility: “Things just didn’t come easily to me”