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  • From YouTube to 'The Voice,' Christina Grimmie takes it all by storm

    From YouTube to 'The Voice,' Christina Grimmie takes it all by storm

    Christina Grimmie has yet to meet a format she doesn't like. After achieving YouTube fame under the handle "zeldaxlove64," the 20-year-old pop singer from New Jersey breezed onto NBC's "The Voice" in season six and was considered a favorite to win it all on her way to a third-place finish. Whether...
  • Something isn't always wrong when Toad the Wet Sprocket is on stage

    Something isn't always wrong when Toad the Wet Sprocket is on stage

    When it comes to hearing the sounds of the '90s, Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of the first names that will pop into the minds of many. Throughout that decade, they not only released four huge albums, but were a big part of pop culture in ways that so many bands only wished they could have been back...
  • Why Adam Lambert is the perfect Freddie Mercury stand-in for Queen's tour

    Why Adam Lambert is the perfect Freddie Mercury stand-in for Queen's tour

    Pop-rocker Adam Lambert will join forces with Queen this Thursday for the legendary rock group's upcoming tour. The decision for Lambert to fill in the late Freddie Mercury's shoes on the road had actually been one in the making. The connection between the two acts goes all the way back to Lambert's...
  • 'Weird Al' to release new album, Iggy Azalea parody, star-studded music video

    'Weird Al' to release new album, Iggy Azalea parody, star-studded music video

    Big news for those into music and comedy: The prince of pop music parody, “Weird Al” Yankovic, is set to issue his 14th studio album. Mandatory Fun will hit stores on July 15, Yankovic revealed via Twitter, and its lead single and video will be a send-up of an Iggy Azalea track, most likely her #...
  • Complete guide to the must-see artists at the 2014 Firefly Music Festival

    Complete guide to the must-see artists at the 2014 Firefly Music Festival

    This weekend’s Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands in Dover, DE, boasts one of the summer’s most impressive festival lineups. We’ve made things easy for you by spotlighting five headliners, five mid-tier acts, and five lesser-known bands that are worth seeking out during the event, which runs...
  • Listen: Maroon 5 returns to a rockier sound on new single 'Maps'

    Listen: Maroon 5 returns to a rockier sound on new single 'Maps'

    Pop-rock group Maroon 5 premiered the new single "Maps" on Monday (June 16). The band leaves behind the electronic sounds of 2012's Overexposed album for something more rock-leaning on this latest release. "Maps" is the first single from Maroon 5's forthcoming album V. Frontman Adam Levine penned...
  • Turn off the radio and go see the awesomeness of Cowboy Mouth live

    Turn off the radio and go see the awesomeness of Cowboy Mouth live

    For an evening of entertainment that will have you exhausted in a big-time way by the time all is said and done, you've got to get tickets to Cowboy Mouth. For almost 25 years, the band from New Orleans has been jamming out to audiences around the world and they are one of the most entertaining live...
  • Brain McKnight great voice has only gotten better over the years.

    Brian McKnight's easy sound makes for a relaxing and enjoyable performance

    For over 25 years, Brian McKnight has been delivering some of the greatest sounds and smoothest songs that you'll ever hear. His talent knows not a single bound and he shows it in his live performances which will go down as one of the greatest experiences you'll ever have. The multi-time Grammy...
  • Lionel Richie and James Taylor are this week's best bets in concert

    Lionel Richie and James Taylor are this week's best bets in concert

    The list of this week’s best concert tours across America features two legendary singers whose music encompasses rock, soft pop, country and soul music. Both James Taylor and Lionel Richie began their careers more than 40 years ago and are still going strong today. Taylor and Richie are the biggest...
  • Sky's the limit for teen songstress Caroline Pennell after 'The Voice' success

    Sky's the limit for teen songstress Caroline Pennell after 'The Voice' success

    Every reality TV singing competitions have no shortage of teenagers who think they're going to be the next superstar, but it's rare that one of them actually is one. Caroline Pennell was just 17-years-old when she appeared on season five of NBC's "The Voice" in 2013, but it was clear from the start...
  • 'The Voice' alum Charlotte Sometimes reinvents herself as Laces

    'The Voice' alum Charlotte Sometimes reinvents herself as Laces

    Under her original stage name Charlotte Sometimes, New York/New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Jessica Charlotte Poland won a loyal fan following with her creativity and even impressed country music hitmaker Blake Shelton. Now after five years as Charlotte, Jessica has hung up that identity and...
  • Former 'Voice' artist Angel Taylor emerges out of the spotlight

    Former 'Voice' artist Angel Taylor emerges out of the spotlight

    When she first took the stage in season two of NBC's "The Voice" in 2012, Angel Taylor blew the audience - and four music superstars - away. The Southern California native turned all four chairs with her audition cover of Adele's "Someone Like You," choosing Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine as her...
  • Here comes a blast of '80s nostalgia: Culture Club confirm reunion and tour

    Here comes a blast of '80s nostalgia: Culture Club confirm reunion and tour

    For children of the '80s, pop music news doesn't get much cooler than this: Culture Club are reuniting with a new album and tour. Boy George and his mates appeared on British television to discuss their decision to get back together, 30 years after the height of their popularity and nearly 15 years...
  • Huey Lewis and the News remain pop culture rock icons

    Huey Lewis and the News remain pop culture rock icons

    Huey Lewis and the News broke onto the scene at the start of the '80s with the power pop that was an instant hit in the era of the yuppies. However, while Huey Lewis and the News was a strong part of the '80s pop era, the music the band put out remained consistently strong and remains fresh three...
  • Devo embarks on U.S. tour with rare, early music to honor Bob Casale

    Devo embarks on U.S. tour with rare, early music to honor Bob Casale

    Though Devo might be best known for it’s '80s hit, “Whip It,” and the cutting edge sound associated with that classic pop track, the truth is, the band was a pioneer so far ahead of its time that it never received the recognition it so rightly deserved. In the 70s, Devo was playing an aggressive...
  • Britney Spears' 'Alien' gets the acoustic treatment by Country Club Martini Crew

    Britney Spears' 'Alien' gets the acoustic treatment by Country Club Martini Crew

    Britney Spears' song "Alien" from last year's Britney Jean album was given the acoustic treatment on Thursday (June 12). Remixer Country Club Martini Crew stripped the track of all its electronic production and allowed Spears' voice to shine on his beautiful take. "Alien" is a track from Spears...
  • On the rise: Sia swings into the Billboard Hot 100 top 40 with 'Chandelier'

    On the rise: Sia swings into the Billboard Hot 100 top 40 with 'Chandelier'

    Australian singer-songwriter Sia scored her first top 40 hit in the U.S. this week with "Chandelier." The dark party anthem climbs to no. 37 on the Hot 100 chart, Billboard reported on Thursday (June 12). Sia is most known for penning top 40 hits for other artists like Rihanna, Flo Rida and David...
  • Emerging artist spotlight: Canadian band finds MAGIC! with reggae-pop style

    Emerging artist spotlight: Canadian band finds MAGIC! with reggae-pop style

    The idea of a chilled-out Canadian reggae fusion group achieving success in today's EDM/dance-pop dominated culture sounds somewhat far-fetched. But when the lead singer of the band is a universally-respected, Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, suddenly the notion starts to make a little more...
  • Tina Turner overcomes a life of hardship to become a star

    Tina Turner overcomes a life of hardship to become a star

    "My name is Tina Turner, and my husband and I have had an argument. I have 32 cents in my pocket. If you give me a room I promise you I will pay you back as soon as I can." Those were the words of Tina Turner, a soulful singer who endured more than anybody could ever fathom. Turner had walked into...
  • Inspiring pop star Tiffany Houghton to tour with MKTO this summer

    Inspiring pop star Tiffany Houghton to tour with MKTO this summer

    Tiffany Houghton is a bubbling fountain of positivity. Despite all that she’s been through, her innocence, sincerity, and remarkable perseverance continually percolate inside her. Just talking to this vibrant young woman blasts your being with such positive vibes that you can’t help but feel both...
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