During a visit to Build Series in New York City, the guitarist showed off his sense of humor, and addressed some more serious, timely issues, such as misogyny and racism.
On Dec. 12, Smithereens singer Pat DiNizio passed away at age 62. In tribute, we're running Yahoo Music's interview with the New Jersey powerpop hero from 2014.
The songs “Water Guns” and “Papi” from Hall’s 2016 visual album, “Straight Outta Oz,” anticipated issues dominating the news today. His next album is slated for March 2018.
Anyone of a certain age — or anyone who's heard of MTV, period — is familiar with the iconic 1984 synthpop hit “Take on Me” by Norwegian band A-ha. Recently reborn in a raw, stripped-down version, it's become an internet sensation.
The singer, who has been in the spotlight for years, says she earlier thought, “Wow, my worst nightmare might come true. Instead of people caring about music, people are going to care about who’s snogging who.” Now she’s refocusing on more important issues.
“The words ‘novelty act’ got thrown around a lot, because we had humor in our music. Sure, we presented ourselves in a pretty goofy way at times. We do that less now. But we're also older now.”
The singer-songwriter, who has a number of albums and awards under her belt, recalls being part of a big group of country women who recorded and toured and turned up on radio. Now, she says, the women are still out there but the radio play isn’t.
“We can relate to each other because we're just cut from a different cloth. … I think artists, the way we view the world, the way we interpret it, the way we internalize it, the way we spit it back out in our creativity, in all of that and everything that comes along with it, with the job, it's easy for us to relate to each other. That was how we connected.”
"It didn't feel like a setback, but it felt like, ‘Oh, this is getting tougher. … I'm going to have to go through this.’ But, yeah, I do feel like I have a different lease on life.”
"Each animal is given to an appropriate cultural match. … They provide an economy for families [in need]," the singer says of her charity partnership.
Brooks has just released "The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years," the first volume of a five-part anthology chronicling his extraordinary career.
"I've dedicated this album to my grandmother, and I prayed over this album. I said, 'With this album, let families come back together again, because they're breaking up.'"
Two and half years ago, in August 2015, Gwen Stefani was in a dark place, as her 13-year marriage to the father of her three children, Gavin Rossdale, whom she’d been with since 1995, came to a shocking end. Spending their third holiday season together, the couple’s celebration plans this year include Thanksgiving weekend at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch, Christmas in Los Angeles, and, of course, a feel-good duet on the title track of Stefani’s new holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas. Shelton will also appear on Stefani’s holiday special, airing Dec. 12 on NBC.
A Yahoo interview with David Cassidy in 1998, when his life and career appeared to be on the upswing.
Hutchence has inspired no fewer than six songs, written and recorded by his peers who knew him best: Smashing Pumpkins, Berlin, U2, Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, and the Church.
The Beach Boys' Mike Love recently stopped by BUILD Series in New York City to discuss a variety of topics, including his new solo album, "Unleash the Love" (released Nov. 17). In an untimely twist, Charles Manson, whom Love detailed meeting in his 2016 memoir, "Good Vibrations," died the night before the interview.
The Swedish singer first gained attention by being frank, and her new album continues an unedited journey through the stages of a relationship. In a recent interview in AOL’s Build Series, she talked about her new songs and her approach.
“I think that Liam knows very well that there isn't going to be a reunion. So, it gives him absolute immunity to play his fans by saying, ‘I'll do it!’ He knows it's not going to happen. So, he can do the little f***ing dance and play to the gallery all he f***ing likes. He doesn't want no reunion either, but he wants everybody to think that he does.”
Yahoo Entertainment talked to Clark about the theme song and find out what superpowers the Austin, Texas, virtuoso employed to make the cover such a raging success.
While Haircut 100 rode the Second British Invasion of the early ‘80s with pop-funk bangers like “Favourite Shirts” and “Love Plus One," the now 56-year-old troubadour’s current music reflects his quieter, calmer lifestyle.
“Maybe we were just a little too weird. I'm proud of that identity. And I'm proud that even though we're getting a certificate from the City of L.A. or we're at the Grammy Museum, we're still not quite ready for prime time. That’s beautiful.”
Billy Ray Cyrus has captivated audiences with his distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage presence over nearly three decades, achieving worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. The Flatwoods, Kentucky native is a bonafide music icon and has exemplified how Nashville’s take on the music business changed for country artists. During a visit to New York City, Cyrus sat down with BUILD Series to discuss his new album, Set The Record Straight, as well as raising children who are musically schooled and adept individuals.
Lauper talked to the Build Series about her new song, “Hope,” and its cause, as well as her 30-plus year career and history as an outspoken artist for change.
"I Believe in You" combines Parton's cheery vocals with a variety of gentle thoughts and lessons aimed at the younger set. Yahoo Music is pleased to exclusively premiere Parton's track-by-track discussion of three of the record's standout songs.