Thanks for killing the headphone jack, Apple. Now we can look forward to a whole new wave of musicians and celebrities slanging bluetooth/wireless earphones — like these stethoscope-looking joints from… More »


The world is ready for Lady Gaga again, but Lady Gaga does not seem ready for the world. A day before Gaga’s ostensible comeback album Joanne is set to drop,… More »

After a five-year hiatus, Black Eyed Peas have reunited for an all-star remake of their 2003 song “Where Is The Love?” to end gun violence. On the new version, entitled… More »

Every time Drake’s bubble seems ready to burst, it just gets bigger instead. … More »


Hey you! Out there in the cold, getting lonely, getting old: Everything you grew up on is classic rock now. It’s something every generation has to grapple with, but like… More »

Once upon a time there was a band called the Jonas Brothers. They were called that because they were three brothers, and their last name was Jonas. With the help… More »

In the early weeks of 2015, the five-woman pop group Fifth Harmony released Reflection, their extremely promising debut LP. I was smitten, calling it the first great pop album ofMore »


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Are you going to be interviewing Do you wish you had a handy little guide to interviewing If you answered yes to one or both of those questions,… More »

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Dr. Dre is starring in Apple’s first original TV series, the forthcoming scripted drama Vital Signs, and now the tech giant has enlisted another rapper/producer for their next project. Black… More »

The Global Citizen Earth Day rally is taking place today on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to draw awareness to the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and to put… More »


I have a friend who once interviewed Black Eyed Peas frontman and human clown Will.I.Am, and she swears that he’s a great person who works tirelessly for disadvantaged people. Well,… More »

Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson, the pop singer known as Tove Lo, emerged out of Sweden last year with “Habits (Stay High),” a song that pulled no punches in its description… More »

Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine has noted several times lately that the polka medleys have always been the best part of Weird Al Yankovic’s albums, and he might have a point. More »


Credit: onstage during Fox's "American Idol" XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

The question is not so much “How did Paramore end up on American Idol?” as “Why did it take them so long to get there?” As I explained at lengthMore »

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In recent years, pop music’s landscape has been transforming more rapidly than ever. But even as genre boundaries collapse and notions of good taste invert and guitars become inherently retro,… More »