Soul singer Leon Bridges' music is often likened to that of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke -- and his penchant for mid-century fashion would have blended right in on their album covers, too. "For inspiration, I go online and search 'Chicago 1950s' or 'New York 1950s.' I love how back then wearing a suit was the norm and the way they dressed was clean and it fit," says Bridges, 26. "Especially compared to skinny jeans."
On "Uma Thurman," Fall Out Boy's most recent hit single, which reached No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band samples the theme to 'The Munsters,' the playfully macabre '60s sitcom that one could also compare to FOB's darker approach to style. "I wear head-to-toe black all the time; I dress like Danzig," admits guitarist Joe Trohman, 30.
Musicians love to drop weight fast, sometimes by any means necessary. So Billboard asked David Allen of David Allen Nutrition in Woodland Hills, Calif., who has worked with Zac Efron and Janet Jackson, to weigh in on some current (and crazy) diets.
As The Long Winters' leader and a Death Cab for Cutie collaborator, Roderick, 46, is a Seattle rock vet. But now, he's hanging up his guitar to run for city council on a platform of putting the arts first.