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  • Best indie rock albums of the year so far

    Best indie rock albums of the year so far

    To rate an album is to engage in a highly subjective judgement that can only be attributed to the rater. One likes to think that his or her particular judgement is more nuanced and helpful than that of the next rater, and sometimes that may be the case. But, one can only guarantee to represent the...
  • Queens of the Stone Age rock their shows with festivals and international tours

    Queens of the Stone Age rock their shows with festivals and international tours

    The founding member, lead singer and guitar player of rockers Queens of the Stone Age curated the band when his former band, Kyuss, dissolved. Josh Homme as been going strong with the band since. Their name was given by their producer, Chris Goss, and is a play on words for both sexes; male and...
  • Justin Timberlake's second 20/20 tour pleases avid fans for another chance

    Justin Timberlake's second 20/20 tour pleases avid fans for another chance

    From his early beginnings in the Mickey Mouse Club with fellow successful comrades, including Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera and Keri Russell, Justin Timberlake has left his mark on the pop and hip-hop culture scene quite indelibly. Originally from the suburbs of Memphis, Tenn., Timberlake's early...
  • Daddy Yankee starts his King Daddy tour in Europe

    Daddy Yankee starts his King Daddy tour in Europe

    The most important icon of Latin urban music, Daddy Yankee, inaugurated his European tour in Calabria, Italy May 23. His King Daddy 2014 tour will take him to 17 cities before heading back to the United States. For the fourth year in a row, Daddy Yankee has conquered thousands of European fans with...
  • Chad Hoopes plays Mendelssohn and Adams on debut for the Naive Classique label

    Chad Hoopes plays Mendelssohn and Adams on debut for the Naive Classique label

    Violinist Chad Hoopes maintains a heroic stance as soloist against the 60 member MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra on his debut recording titled Mendelssohn Adams (Naïve Classique, 2014). The program features all three movements of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 64 and...
  • Sanya G's unstoppable new single, 'Magic' is a 'light, summer love song'

    Sanya G's unstoppable new single, 'Magic' is a 'light, summer love song'

    Not only is Sanya G an accomplished songwriter with a phenomenally powerful voice, but she is also a striking model with a devastatingly edgy sense of fashion. Sanya delivers an insanely high level of energy and radiates an irresistible passion for life in everything that she does. It’s easy to see...
  • Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack & more added to 2014 CMT Awards lineup

    Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack & more added to 2014 CMT Awards lineup

    The 2014 CMT Awards is shaping up to be the must-see event of the year! Dierks Bentley and Lee Ann Womack are among the newly added performers for this year's live show, to take place at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on June 4. Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Kacey...
  • Top five candidates to replace Brad Maddox as WWE Raw General Manager

    Top five candidates to replace Brad Maddox as WWE Raw General Manager

    After close to a year of serving as WWE Raw General Manager, former Florida Championship Wrestling standout Brad Maddox was fired from the job during the May 26 episode of Monday Night Raw in Knoxville. WWE head honcho Stephanie McMahon made the surprising announcement, just moments after Maddox was...
  • Kenny Rogers to host Children's Center benefit concert on June 1

    Kenny Rogers to host Children's Center benefit concert on June 1

    Kenny Rogers' legacy goes much further than his musical catalog of hits. His heart, more than anything, has marked him as one of the true pioneers of country music. Through his Children's Center (established in 1973), the singer has helped countless youth with special needs and their families get...
  • Mysteryland makes a  historic inaugural debut at the official Woodstock grounds

    Mysteryland makes a historic inaugural debut at the official Woodstock grounds

    Over the course of the past weekend on Friday May 23 through Sunday May 25, the longest running electronic dance music festival Mysteryland, made its historic United States debut by becoming the first music festival to ever grace the historic Woodstock grounds since the legendary 1969 music event...
  • Duncan Sheik to play select group of northeast tour dates

    Duncan Sheik to play select group of northeast tour dates

    Duncan Sheik is probably best known for his tremendous success with “Barely Breathing.” The song immediately established him as a talented songwriter with a knack for writing music that was uniquely his own. He struck a nerve that resonated with the nation ... and beyond. Now, both a Grammy and a...
  • 2NE1 releases colorfully chic music video for 'Gotta Be You'

    2NE1 releases colorfully chic music video for 'Gotta Be You'

    K-Pop act 2NE1 premiered its music video for the single "Gotta Be You" on May 20. In the colorful music video, the ladies team up with fashion designer Jeremy Scott on the pop art-inspired project. "Gotta Be You" is the latest single from 2NE1's EP Crush. It follows the two music videos the girls...
  • What should New York Jets fan do with Mark Sanchez's 'Butt Fumble' jersey?

    What should New York Jets fan do with Mark Sanchez's 'Butt Fumble' jersey?

    According to a May 25 report from NESN, California resident and lifelong New York Jets fan Jake Hendrickson shelled out over $800 for the infamous "butt fumble" jersey Mark Sanchez wore in 2012 during a primetime Thanksgiving night game against the New England Patriots. After six days of intense...
  • Lana Del Rey debuts new songs, performs at Kim and Kanye wedding festivities

    Lana Del Rey debuts new songs, performs at Kim and Kanye wedding festivities

    While the rest of us are grilling burgers, soaking up sun, and lollygagging about on Memorial Day, Lana Del Rey is getting her grind on. The “Summertime Sadness” singer debuted two new songs on Sunday, just two days after performing for rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian prior to their nuptials in...
  • Project 46 discuss their emerging success in an exclusive interview

    Project 46 discuss their emerging success in an exclusive interview

    On May 22, electronic dance music duo Project 46 brought their recently announced North American ‘Collide’ tour to New York City in the third annual 'Sean Lives On' benefit concert held at the Highline Ballroom this past Thursday. With one-hundred percent of the proceeds donated to the Winthrop...
  • Kylie Minogue shines bright like a diamond on charity single 'Crystallize'

    Kylie Minogue shines bright like a diamond on charity single 'Crystallize'

    Australian pop star Kylie Minogue premiered the music video for her charity single "Crystallize" on Monday (May 26). In the dazzling music video, a young girl sings and dances to the new track. Producer Dev Hynes (Solange Knowles, Sky Ferreira) penned "Crystallize" with Babydaddy of the Scissor...
  • Lemmy Kilmister joins The Band Perry; and other musical pas de faux

    Lemmy Kilmister joins The Band Perry; and other musical pas de faux

    There are three grand essentials for happiness: something to do, something to love and something to hope for. There isn't a more tailor-made maxim for the pursuit of musical fulfillment. Particularly that last little tidbit. But since music has been around since the beginning of mankind, it takes a...
  • Michelle Lewis releases ‘The Parts of Us That Still Remain’

    Michelle Lewis releases ‘The Parts of Us That Still Remain’

    Hailing from Boston, angelic-voiced Michelle Lewis picked up her father’s acoustic guitar at 14 and quickly realized there was no turning back. The artist refined her natural abilities at Berklee College of Music and proceeded to record her debut album “This Time Around” and embark on her first...
  • Florida Georgia Line are successful at crossing the Country-Pop line

    Florida Georgia Line are successful at crossing the Country-Pop line

    Due to their band name, non-stop touring, charm and good-looks, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, have built a successful duo partnership with their country pop act, Florida Georgia Line. While attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., they met through a mutual friend and discovered they both...
  • Lauryn Hill: Bonnaroo 2014 must-see artist

    Lauryn Hill: Bonnaroo 2014 must-see artist

    Lauryn Hill's soulful voice defined a generation. Through personal storytelling and brilliant songwriting, she is able to tap into the essence of what it means to be a beautifully flawed yet utterly capable human being. When Ms. Lauryn Hill takes the stage at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in...
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