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  • The Monkees fought a lifetime to overcome their television roots

    The Monkees fought a lifetime to overcome their television roots

    If a band ever hated the success they achieved, it was The Monkees. While they were beloved by an entire generation, they were also considered a packaged band that was often seen as a joke. That made The Monkees a band that spent most of their careers fighting for legitimacy. The Monkees were formed...
  • The Pet Shop Boys are the greatest dance act in pop history

    The Pet Shop Boys are the greatest dance act in pop history

    The Pet Shop Boys, the British synth duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have become the greatest dance act in pop history if you measure by longevity and consistency. The Boys have been recording and performing since the mid-1980s, which is all the more remarkable considering that Tennant, a former...
  • PSY gets drunk with Snoop Dogg in wild 'Hangover' music video

    PSY gets drunk with Snoop Dogg in wild 'Hangover' music video

    K-Pop phenom PSY returned to the music scene on Sunday (June 8) with his single "Hangover." He steps out for a more hip-hop-leaning affair on the new track with rapper Snoop Dogg. "Hangover" is PSY's first major release since last year's single "Gentleman." Both tracks followed his worldwide...
  • 3OH!3 is one of the hardest working groups in America

    3OH!3 is one of the hardest working groups in America

    The success of Colorado based electronic pop duo 3OH!3 can be attributed to their relentless hustle. Formed in 2004 by Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte, 3OH!3 released their self-titled independent debut in 2007. The album’s success led to the group being signed to Atlantic’s Photo Finish Records...
  • 'Boom Clap': The sound of Charli XCX's breakthrough single in the U.S.

    'Boom Clap': The sound of Charli XCX's breakthrough single in the U.S.

    U.K. singer-songwriter Charli XCX is making her mark in the the U.S. with thunderous love track "Boom Clap." Her song contribution to the film The Fault in Our Stars is currently sitting within the top 10 on iTunes' music store. Charli XCX has been putting out music since the release of her EP You...
  • My Chemical Romance leaves fans hoping for a reunion

    My Chemical Romance leaves fans hoping for a reunion

    Just after the turn of the 21st century, a rock band for the new millennium signed with Eyeball Records and made their first album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. My Chemical Romance brought punk rock and what some classified as an "emo" mindset to the table, but after four...
  • Lana Del Rey loves New York City and shuts down her haters on 'Brooklyn Baby'

    Lana Del Rey loves New York City and shuts down her haters on 'Brooklyn Baby'

    Indie pop singer Lana Del Rey premiered her new song "Brooklyn Baby" on Sunday (June 8). Instead of obsessing over bad boys and Hollywood, she sings her praises to New York City on the glowing rock track. "Brooklyn Baby" is the latest song to be premiered from Del Rey's forthcoming album...
  • Davy Jones: More than just a Monkee

    Davy Jones: More than just a Monkee

    Davy Jones (b. 1945) was born in Manchester, England, but became a pop sensation and television star throughout the world with the hit show, The Monkees, in 1966. He was every teenybopper's dream with his sweet voice, plaintive lyrics, and boyish good looks. But not everyone knows that he was a...
  • Singer-songwriter Dia Frampton successfully re-emerges as solo artist

    Singer-songwriter Dia Frampton successfully re-emerges as solo artist

    Dia Frampton had already experienced musical success as the lead singer of Meg & Dia, the band she formed with her sister Meg Frampton. At the height of their popularity, they had performed on the Warped Tour, released two albums under a deal with Warner Bros. Records, and their single "Roses...
  • Top concert tours of the week include Elton John, Kelis

    Top concert tours of the week include Elton John, Kelis

    Summer concert season is well underway, so there's no excuse for not getting off the couch and getting out to a show. The second week of June has plenty of awesome live concerts, including shows from an emerging rap star, an irresistible neo-soul and retro-pop act, and one of the most legendary...
  • Duran Duran survives '80s teen-idol craze for next phases in the band's career

    Duran Duran survives '80s teen-idol craze for next phases in the band's career

    If you heard the sound of screaming teenage girls in the early-to-mid-1980s, then chances are it had something to do with Duran Duran. Unlike many of their teen-idol peers who came out of the same British Invasion explosion of the era (Culture Club, Spandau Ballet, Wham!, to name a few), Duran Duran...
  • Alicia Keys goes from piano-playing prodigy to international superstar

    Alicia Keys goes from piano-playing prodigy to international superstar

    Alicia Keys is the kind of prodigy who comes around only a few times every decade: A multi-instumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer who crosses over several genres, wins several Grammy Awards for her first album, and has the kind of staying power that people predict will last for decades. A...
  • 'The Voice' alum Chris Mann brings classical training, star qualities to music

    'The Voice' alum Chris Mann brings classical training, star qualities to music

    When Chris Mann appeared on NBC's The Voice, he surprised audiences as the show's first (and only to date) opera singer. Yet his ability to blend his classic training with popular music - plus charisma and a healthy dose of movie-star good looks - propelled him all the way to being the last artist...
  • Beyoncé is an avatar of feminine power

    Beyoncé is an avatar of feminine power

    Beyoncé Knowles doesn't occupy a stage — she dominates it. When she's not popping and locking with her backup dancers, she's standing front and center, feet planted wide, hips cocked to one side. She owns it. Owns what? Everything. Beyoncé owns the stage. She owns her body. She owns her audience...
  • Jason Mraz's music, live performance will have you smiling and happy

    Jason Mraz's music, live performance will have you smiling and happy

    The music of some artists can be considered your favorite or your type or what you simply like to hear in your ears. One question though...does it make you happy and feel good? That is what the music of Jason Mraz does and even if you don't know all of his songs, you're always bound to get a smile...
  • Rascal Flatts brings heart, soul, and excitement to every performance

    Rascal Flatts brings heart, soul, and excitement to every performance

    Some people will hear the name Rascal Flatts and automatically dismiss them because they simply "don't like country music." They should be willing to give everyone a chance though because Rascal Flatts isn't just country and they aren't even just pop. They're a mixture of both with even more genres...
  • Michael Jackson continues to thrill the world years after he's gone

    Michael Jackson continues to thrill the world years after he's gone

    "The King of Pop" is known by virtually every single person on the planet, no matter their age. Michael Jackson began his career before even hitting the age of 10, and he would have continued late into his life had it not ended far too soon in 2009. Still, he is often looked at as the most famous...
  • New band Youngblood Hawke offers smooth, breezy songs

    New band Youngblood Hawke offers smooth, breezy songs

    If you’re looking for a new band to check out, then consider giving Los Angeles-based indie pop band Youngblood Hawke a listen. From its upbeat sound to its let’s-get-up-and-go lyrics, the band has a fresh and fun new sound that is also getting coverage. The six-person band, named after the 196...
  • Emerging artist spotlight: Rixton breaks through with 'Me and My Broken Heart'

    Emerging artist spotlight: Rixton breaks through with 'Me and My Broken Heart'

    Scooter Braun’s pop music factory keeps churning out superstars. The record label honcho and artist manager, whose roster of clients includes Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy, and the Wanted, has another success story with Rixton, four young men from Manchester, England, who have...
  • Lana Del Rey details a toxic relationship on 'Ultraviolence' title track

    Lana Del Rey details a toxic relationship on 'Ultraviolence' title track

    Indie pop singer Lana Del Rey premiered the new track "Ultraviolence" on Wednesday (June 4). Familiar strings back Del Rey as she sings about being caught up in an unhealthy relationship. "Ultraviolence" is the latest track Del Rey has premiered from her album of the same name. She previously...
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