If the Grammy Awards are indeed 'Music's Biggest Night,' then it's no wonder that the industry itself is in so much trouble. Despite the Academy's best efforts in recent years to draw the "alternative" music fan into the mainstream self-congratulatory love fest that is the Grammys -- even going so f ... More >>
A strong cast shines in the contemporary Elton John and Tim Rice musical
Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.
The trippy debut album from Night Moves is streaming online a week ahead of its official release. Colored Emotions is the band's Domino Records debut, and it possesses a wealth of sonic influences that hearken back to the psychedelic '70s, as well as a pretty sizable revival about a decade ago.Erik ... More >>
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Levon Helm, best known for his association with the Band, has just passed at the age of 71.Dear Friends, Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank you fans and music lovers who have ma ... More >>
Fun.With Miniature TigersMyth, MaplewoodFriday, April 13, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.In the early going, frontman Nate Ruess alerted the audience at Myth that this show was "the biggest headlining show Fun. has ever done" -- and the proceedings played out that way. After initially be ... More >>
With Valentine's Day falling on a Tuesday this year, we're guessing that many folks will procrastinate on putting together any special plans. But just because you elected to wait until Monday doesn't mean that you can't still plan something awesome for your sweetheart. Looking for ideas? We've p ... More >>
Twin Cities native producer Jimmy Jam took to the airwaves yesterday to discuss the legacy of the late Soul Train founder Don Cornelius. Speaking to KCRW's Steve Chiotakis in Los Angeles, Jam noted that he'd just attended an event with Berry Gordy and Quincy Jones, and noted that Cornelius belong ... More >>
On this day in country music history - July 14, 1973 - Phil Everly threw a dang old fit, smashing his guitar after performing the song, "('Till) I Kissed You" and walking off the stage, effectively breaking up the Everly Brothers while performing at Buena Park, California's Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>
I know, I know: I missed a couple weeks there, didn't I? Settling into a new year is always an awkward proposition for me - the date change, transitioning into a whole new set of releases, the January blahs. I'm over all that shit now, though, so let's kick off 2011 with a (belated) bang, shall w ... More >>
As I culled through lists of new and upcoming releases from new and up-and-coming country artists, I couldn't help but notice a pattern: many were by women, and most of those by women who seemed to be taking country in a slightly new direction (occasionally, the "new" direction one that count ... More >>
If there's a Guinness record for "most pop artists performing on a pop single," it's probably held by "We Are The World" or its lame-ass sequel from earlier this year. But "All of the Lights" - the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - boasts a longer and more random guest list t ... More >>
If our Twitter stream is any indication, peeps are in a funk today and could use some cheering up. Not to worry, though -- Gimme Noise has got you covered. As you clamber up out of the post-Election Day haze, take a few minutes to watch some of our favorite over-the-top cute or otherwise serotoni ... More >>
And just like that, as if by magic, we awaken into a world where Russell Brand and Katy Perry can flaunt an Indian marriage license, where Brett Favre got whipped in his old backyard, where the Yankees aren't headed to the world series, and where world peace remains as elusive a possibility as ev ... More >>
Proudly gay pop icon Elton John last month played Rush Limbaugh's most recent wedding, obviously bringing into question Elton's valuation of morals over-- do we really need to spell this out for you? Bottom line is it was a sellout for the record books. Here's some other sad cases of how th ... More >>
For your Friday enjoyment, Elton John (sort of) sings "Mullet in the Wind," in recognition of Jared Allen cutting off his famous locks. Hat tip: MinnPost.
One thing's for certain-- half of this will be the best show yet of 2009.
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With Black and Blue, the Backstreet Boys' grand cultural moment may have come to an end. And yes, it was so a grand moment.
The Road to El Dorado turns the rape of the Americas into a ride through the Magic Kingdom
Ky Michaelson has gone 180 mph on a snowmobile, hurled men off tall buildings, and blown tons of metal into the stratosphere. Are you ready for the biggest stunt of all?