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  • 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...
  • Gavin DeGraw wears many musical hats

    Gavin DeGraw wears many musical hats

    Gavin DeGraw wears many hats: a fedora, a knit beanie, a newsboy cap, etc. As a performer, the same holds true. DeGraw excels as a showman because he is a singer with a wide vocal range, a pianist, a guitarist and a dynamic performer. He can rock and he can pop -- as evidenced by his chart-climbing...
  • Britney Spears overcomes child star syndrome to revive her career

    Britney Spears overcomes child star syndrome to revive her career

    At one time, there was not a bigger musical star on the planet than Britney Spears. That makes it refreshing to know that, after years of mental instability and a wild lifestyle, Spears was able to climb out of the hole she dug for herself and reclaim her spot as one of the best selling performers...
  • Brian Wilson overcomes mental illness to return as a musical genius

    Brian Wilson overcomes mental illness to return as a musical genius

    While The Beach Boys were one of the most popular bands in the world for many years, their success always nagged at their most talented member, Brian Wilson. Thanks to his eccentricity and numerous nervous breakdowns, Brian Wilson left his band and has since worked on a critically acclaimed career...
  • Weezer combines new songs with old favorites for a great performance

    Weezer combines new songs with old favorites for a great performance

    That immediate opening of "Buddy Holly" is something that makes everyone smile because the chances are they are thinking of the fantastic "Happy Days"-themed video from Weezer. Luckily for fans, that's one of the many songs they typically play in concert. And it's only part of the reason why you...
  • The Grammy Awards are finally ok with sampling

    The Grammy Awards are finally ok with sampling

    It took until the year 2014, but the Grammy Awards have finally announced that samples are acceptable in the major songwriting categories. For years, songs featuring samples and interpolations were ineligible (at least in theory) for the major songwriting awards – Song of the Year, Best Rock Song...
  • Michael Bublé rides the waves of success with his latest tour and album

    Michael Bublé rides the waves of success with his latest tour and album

    Michael Bublé has become a household name around the world. The charismatic Canuck crooner's 2013 studio album To Be Loved topped the charts in 17 countries and the supporting tour continues to earn the four-time Grammy winner rave reviews. Propelled by his self-penned lead single, "It's a Beautiful...
  • The soothing sounds of Damien Rice will relax and educate you

    The soothing sounds of Damien Rice will relax and educate you

    Concerts don't have to be full of loud music, bright spotlights and dancing wildly. Sometimes, it is just great to sit in your seat, take in the soothing music and let it relax you. That's exactly what you get when attending a Damien Rice concert as he has album after album of serious tunes that...
  • BJ Thomas on tour, plans new recordings

    BJ Thomas on tour, plans new recordings

    Odds are that some evening this week, the sound of a sitar will fill an audiorium, an audience will cheer and BJ Thomas will launch into “Hooked on a Feeling.” About 50 years after his career began, Thomas still performs at about 50-70 one-nighters per year. “It keeps me busy,” he told AXS.com. “It...
  • Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry

    Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves perform a duet of 'Roar' on 'CMT Crossroads'

    Pop superstar Katy Perry recently teamed up with rising country artist Kacey Musgraves for a special duet of "Roar." The two singers will perform their hits together for an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads. "Roar" is only a taste of what's in store for the full show. MTV premiered the performance...
  • Boyz II Men may now be only a trio, but they are better than ever

    Boyz II Men may now be only a trio, but they are better than ever

    In the early '90s, Boyz II Men was one of those groups that was up-and-coming and had a great sound, awesome tracks, and released hits in which you always knew the words. Now, over 20 years later, they may have one less member and aren't up-and-coming, but everything else still rings true about them...
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene never reunite after 2012 hiatus

    Selena Gomez & The Scene never reunite after 2012 hiatus

    Selena Gomez & the Scene released their first album, Kiss & Tell, in September of 2009. The album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200. Their second album, A Year Without Rain, was released one year later and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. In June of 2011, their third...
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