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  • Justin Bieber releases remix of 'All About That Bass'

    Justin Bieber releases remix of 'All About That Bass'

    It's been a minute since "As Long As You Love Me" singer Justin Bieber released new music. However, today, the 20-year-old sensation decided to catch listeners off guard, with the release of Maejor Ali's "All About That Bass" remix, which Bieber is featured on. Originally performed by Meghan Trainor...
  • DJ GingerAle is bringing warmth and melody back to music

    DJ GingerAle is bringing warmth and melody back to music

    Sergej Schimpf is the young German DJ who goes by the moniker DJ GingerAle. The artist is bringing a revitalizing warmth and respect for melody back to music. His human touch has been earning him worldwide attention as his tracks are charting in 20 countries and he has over 1.5 million views on...
  • Rufus Wainwright's powerful voice enraptures admirers, audiences, 'Shrek' fans

    Rufus Wainwright's powerful voice enraptures admirers, audiences, 'Shrek' fans

    Rufus Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter. Despite battling the aftereffects of a brutal attack when he was barely a teen, struggling with an addiction to crystal meth and temporarily going blind, Wainwright has endured in the music business thanks to dogged perseverance and sheer...
  • Listen: Taylor Swift works with Jack Antonoff on breathtaking 'Out of the Woods'

    Listen: Taylor Swift works with Jack Antonoff on breathtaking 'Out of the Woods'

    Country-singer-turned-pop-superstar Taylor Swift released the newest track, "Out of the Woods," from her upcoming album on Monday, Oct. 13. She wrote the exhilarating 1989 cut with fun.'s Jack Antonoff and it seems to be inspired by her one-time, rocky romance with One Direction's Harry Styles. "Out...
  • Japanese Pop group Cheeky Parade perform at CBGB Festival

    Japanese Pop group Cheeky Parade perform at CBGB Festival

    Although the legendary music venue closed down in 2006, the legacy of CBGB & OMFUG (that's Country, Bluegrass, Blues, & Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers). The 3rd annual CBGB Music & Film Festival began this Wednesday, October 8, with shows at various clubs around New York City...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Cheeky Parade

    Exclusive: Interview with Cheeky Parade

    The all-girl J-pop group Cheeky Parade just completed their world tour by spending several days in New York City. After performing on the Times Square main stage at the CBGB Music & Film Festival this Sunday, October 12, AXS spoke with the group for an exclusive interview. Cheeky Parade's...
  • John Barrowman: 'Arrow' star's not-so-secret identity as music and theatre star

    John Barrowman: 'Arrow' star's not-so-secret identity as music and theatre star

    John Barrowman is currently starring as Malcolm Merlyn, the arch-nemesis of Oliver Queen, on The CW's hit TV series "Arrow." But when he's not portraying the Dark Archer, he's an internationally popular recording artist and stage actor who was recently honored by the Queen of England. Well before...
  • One Direction, Lorde, Kylie Minogue and more sing 'God Only Knows' for BBC Music

    One Direction, Lorde, Kylie Minogue and more sing 'God Only Knows' for BBC Music

    A ton of musicians famous on both the U.S. and U.K. fronts premiered a music video for their cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" on Oct. 7. The eclectic bunch includes One Direction, Kylie Minogue and Lorde to the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Coldplay's Chris Martin and the original Beach Boy...
  • Listen: Marina and the Diamonds returns with new offering 'Froot'

    Listen: Marina and the Diamonds returns with new offering 'Froot'

    U.K. singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds premiered her new single "Froot" on Oct. 10. The electro-pop offering previews her upcoming album of the same name. "Froot" is Marina and the Diamonds' first single since she put out her second album Electra Heart back in 2012. She worked with major pop...
  • Five essential Taylor Swift songs to learn before Jingle Ball in NYC

    Five essential Taylor Swift songs to learn before Jingle Ball in NYC

    This Thursday, New York Top 40 Radio station Z100 announced the line-up for their annual Jingle Ball event. The 19th annual Jingle Ball will take place on December 12 at Madison Square Garden, and the list of performers at the star-studded event is sure to please fans of all genres of music: Taylor...
  • Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, Major League, & PVRIS to stop on Long Island

    Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, Major League, & PVRIS to stop on Long Island

    In just a few days, Tallahassee, Florida, pop-rock band Mayday Parade will head out on their North American headlining tour entitled The Honeymoon Tour, where they will be joined by Australian pop-punk band Tonight Alive, New Jersey punk/alternative band Major League, and Boston alternative/pop-rock...
  • Exclusive: Nicol Concilio talks Katy Perry, pizza, and New York City

    Exclusive: Nicol Concilio talks Katy Perry, pizza, and New York City

    Though she's only 21 years old, singer Nicol Concilio has big dreams: a recent Katy Perry concert at Madison Square Garden inspired the Westchester, New York, native to keep doing what she's doing because "[t]he hard work and all the steps that I'm doing right now to get where [she] is definitely...
  • Listen: Kylie Minogue premieres cover of Kim Carnes' 'Bette Davis Eyes'

    Listen: Kylie Minogue premieres cover of Kim Carnes' 'Bette Davis Eyes'

    Australian pop star Kylie Minogue's cover of Kim Carnes' '80s hit "Bette Davis Eyes" premiered on Oct. 7. She recorded her electro-pop take for the BBC Radio 2 program Sounds of the '80s. According to Idolator.com, Minogue's unexpected cover of "Bette Davis Eyes" was premiered during a U.K. radio...
  • Katy Perry to reportedly play Super Bowl halftime show in 2015

    Katy Perry to reportedly play Super Bowl halftime show in 2015

    Pop superstar Katy Perry's next stage will be one of the biggest in the world, the Super Bowl halftime show, according to various reports published on Thursday, Oct. 9. Other contenders for the coveted gig reportedly included Rihanna and Coldplay. Billboard was one of the first to report that Perry...
  • 5 European acts to catch at CMJ

    5 European acts to catch at CMJ

    In less than two weeks the 35th annual CMJ Music Marathon will begin. From October 21 to 25, more than 1400 artists from all over the world will perform at over 80 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn. With so many performances going on it can be hard to decide who to watch; check out our list of...
  • 5 more New York acts to catch at CMJ

    5 more New York acts to catch at CMJ

    With festivities set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 35th annual CMJ Music Marathon is just over two weeks away. Over the course of five days, more than 1400 artists from around the world will perform at over 80 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. With such a large variety, there's something for...
  • Album review: Betty Who delivers dazzling dance debut 'Take Me When You Go'

    Album review: Betty Who delivers dazzling dance debut 'Take Me When You Go'

    After a year-and-a-half of buzzworthy EPs, Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who released her first full-length album Take Me When You Go on Oct. 7. The 13-track record pulls from the best of her aforementioned EPs and rounds them out with new bops, making up one dazzling dance debut. She channels...
  • Christina Grimmie to perform City of Hope benefit at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood

    Christina Grimmie to perform City of Hope benefit at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood

    It’s impossible not to like Christina Grimmie. The girl radiates light on a level that would make even Princess Zelda envious! She has a golden, seemingly limitless reserve of pure magic that just brightens the world to reflect what’s in her heart. In other words, she’s one of the heroes. And, at...
  • Don't call Chairlift a one hit wonder

    Don't call Chairlift a one hit wonder

    Synth pop band Chairlift has a serious problem that affects many outré musical groups. They produced one single, 2008’s ubiquitous “Bruises,” that became so big, it has essentially defined the band for the majority of music fans. But, as opposed to Lou Bega or The Buggles or a million other bands...
  • Ariana Grande will soon bring her everything to SoCal

    Ariana Grande will soon bring her everything to SoCal

    The jury will likely be out when Ariana Grande arrives for shows on April 8 at the Forum in Inglewood and April 10 at Honda Center in Anaheim. Yes, she’s the latest sensation in a long line of young divas, but does she have staying power? Both Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez have traveled down a...
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