"Leave Britney Alone," a sobbing defense of Crocker's fallen idol Britney Spears after she was mercilessly blasted in the media for her disastrous MTV Video Music Awards performance, went viral in an era before that term even existed.
Along with Donald Fagen, Walter Becker co-founded the pop combo Steely Dan in the early ’70s, earning chart success, Grammys, and lasting influence on pop music. In this interview from 1994, Dan DeMartino, author of “Do It Again: The Steely Dan Years,” talks to Becker about the Steely Dan mystique, producing, and his solo career.
Elton hasn’t performed “Candle in the Wind 1997” since Diana’s funeral service — not even at the all-star Concert for Diana, a benefit concert at Wembley Stadium in 2007.
The Elvis Presley Friendship Club hosts an impersonator gathering every year on August 16th in honor of Elvis Presley's death anniversary.
The entertainer, whose very presence was a kind of comfort food for generations of Americans, just took a while to become as comfortable with himself as we all were with him.
Yahoo Music talks to band members about "Hysteria," which was born of tragedy and unusual circumstances and has sold more than 30 million copies to date.
Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill pens an exclusive essay for Yahoo Music about losing her husband and her fears about future health care for herself and their son.
The first album by Guns N’ Roses has stood up over the decades because the band played as hard as they partied and their music blended melody with mayhem.
Interviews with the Linkin Park frontman over the course of 13 years revealed two main themes: songwriting, and artists Bennington admired.
It’s not a major revelation that Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, who took his life sometime between the evening of July 19 and the morning of July 20, had a dark past. One of Linkin Park’s biggest hits, “Crawling” (“Crawling in my skin/These wounds, they will not heal/Fear is how I fall/Confusing what is real”), from their 2000 breakthrough debut, Hybrid Theory, was a blunt reflection about addiction. “That’s one of the most literal songs I ever wrote,” Bennington told me in 2009.
The term “shoegazer” was conceived as a joke, and the scene was in its prime for just a few years, but the music has influenced bands over the decades.
In 1990, when a rising New York singer-songwriter named Lori Carson released her Hal Willner-produced, critically acclaimed debut for Geffen Records, it featured a surprising guest star: one of Carson’s childhood idols, Gregg Allman. In the late ‘80s, I was making my first record, Shelter, with producer Hal Willner, and we were looking for someone to sing on “Imagine Love,” a ballad that would close the album. “What about Gregg Allman?” I asked — and Hal flipped for the idea.
President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of children and nuns from the Convent of Mercy as he arrives from Dublin by helicopter at Galway’s sports ground, Ireland, June 29, 1963. On Nov. 22, 1963, the Beatles released their second album, the Beach Boys played to a record-breaking crowd in Marysville, CA, and Elvis Presley wept with gal pal Ann-Margret as they watched the shocking news on television about President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. As we recognize JFK’s 100th birthday this week, here are some of our favorite musical nods to Kennedy and the tragedy that shattered Camelot.
Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has been covered by everyone from k.d. lang to Bob Dylan to Bono. But Tim Buckley's haunting version made it a standard.
Cameron Crowe recounts how hanging out with the Allman Brothers for a 1973 Rolling Stone cover story inspired the fictional rockers in “Almost Famous.”
From the mid-’60s onward, Allman did most everything an immensely talented rocker could ever do. And left behind much of the best music of the Southern genre.
The news of Gregg Allman’s death got me listening to his music on repeat. In that regard, today isn’t much different than any other day -- just more so.
The centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth is on Monday, and to mark the occasion, PBS stations are presenting “JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala.” The program is a one-hour documentary about the parade of showbiz A-listers who threw a big bash for the then-incoming President on Jan. 19, 1961. There had been previous star-filled inaugural... Read more »
It was 50 years ago today, the Beatles taught the world to play. That’s of course a twist on the opening lyrics to the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was released 50 years ago, on May 26, 1967.
Chris Cornell as he performed with Soundgarden in Detroit at the Fox Theatre on May 17th, 2017. There was no way anyone could possibly know that just hours after Soundgarden ended their last energetic, enthralling show in Detroit with a medley of “Slaves and Bulldozers” from 1991’s Badmotorfinger and the gospel song “In My Time of Dying” (made famous by Led Zeppelin), vocalist Chris Cornell would commit suicide by hanging himself at the MGM Grand hotel. Soundgarden had played “In My Time of Dying” before, so perhaps it was just a tragic coincidence that it would be the last song Cornell would ever perform.
Chris Cornell, who tragically passed away Wednesday age 52, was one of the greatest rock vocalists (or vocalists, period) ever to pick up a mic. A Robert Plant for the grunge generation, he was named rock’s greatest singer by Guitar World and fourth-best singer in heavy metal history by Hit Parader, and he came in at No. 9 on Rolling Stone’s “Best Lead Singers of All Time” list. Whether fronting Seattle heroes Soundgarden and supergroups Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, or belting out an epic Bond theme with a license to thrill, Cornell’s iconic voice was always louder than love.
It might be a stretch to say that the Singles soundtrack was to grunge what Saturday Night Fever was to disco — but not by much. Songs from that 1992 compilation by the likes of Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees, and Mother Love Bone may not have been as omnipresent in pop culture as the Bee Gees’ hits were in the ‘70s, but they did attract millions of listeners to the then-burgeoning Seattle scene. Whatever the case, it’s safe to say that Cameron Crowe’s iconic ‘90s film and its accompanying soundtrack helped introduce the “Seattle sounds” to the rest of America — and the world.
Was there ever any album that embodied all things grand and glamorous about the escapist, excessive, exotic, erotic, aspirational ’80s more than Duran Duran’s Rio?
Entertainment news headlines and entire television shows have been devoted to the famous backsides of the Kardashian sisters, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, and the nightmares of botched butt injections. Of course, Mix was not the first celebrity to use his platform to acknowledge the natural, curvaceous beauty of women, particularly women of color.
In honor of the greatest film trilogy of all time, we're looking back on the disco-fied version of the Star Wars theme song that ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 1977.