Interviews with the Linkin Park frontman over the course of 13 years revealed two main themes: songwriting, and artists Bennington admired.
On Monday, the music world was rocked by an explosive exposé in BuzzFeed claiming that controversial R&B star R. Kelly (a man with a long history of alleged sexual misconduct) has “brainwashed” at least six young women — all of them aspiring singers, hoping he could mentor their careers — and is keeping them in a “cult” in his Chicago and Atlanta homes. Kelly’s record label, RCA, has yet to respond to Yahoo Music’s request for comment.) Veteran music journalist Jim DeRogatis worked on the shocking article, which can be read here, for nine months — but DeRogatis’s history with Kelly actually dates back two decades. Seventeen years ago, when DeRogatis was a Chicago Sun-Times pop critic who had chronicled local hero Kelly’s rise from subway busker to superstar, he received an anonymous fax alerting him about an ongoing investigation of Kelly by the Chicago Police Department’s sex-crimes unit.
His nods to French DJs Daft Punk and Justice are no surprise, but Aoki’s tastes are impressively diverse, from the Beatles to Weezer to hardcore and West Coast rap.
At age 56, Alison Moyet has lived a rich life — many lives, in fact. She’s been a French peasant girl in the British suburb of Billericay, Essex; the big, booming contralto of synthpop duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in America); a multiplatinum solo diva and two-time BRIT Awards winner for Best Female Artist; a wife; a mother; a feminist; a plus-size role model of sorts; and, most recently, an art student who lives modestly and in relative obscurity in Brighton, England. But along the way, through all her guises and life stages, Moyet has always felt other. ...
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.
Shirley Manson and Butch Vig of Garbage reflect on their 20-plus years as a band and their new retrospective book, "This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake."
“I think there’s been talk that I’m going to be a judge [on American Idol] every year since I’ve been off the show,” chuckles Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, when he’s asked about recent rumors that he’ll be joining his pal and Direct Management roster-mate Katy Perry behind the judges’ table on ABC’s Idol reboot. “I don’t know where this talk comes from! I don’t think I’m going to be a judge on American Idol. Lambert is forever grateful for his Idol experience (“I owe the show the world,” he says), but the man hardly has time to commit to a regular TV gig right now.
As rumors swirl that Lionel Richie is being tapped to judge next year’s American Idol reboot, the contestant who changed the Idol game by covering Richie’s song “Hello,” Season 7 champion David Cook, has some thoughts about the series’ revival — and whether he’d ever want to be an Idol judge himself.
“My fans have been extremely patient, and if I could do anything to reward that, I’d like to,” American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook tells Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks, referring to his past lengthy recording hiatuses between releases. “They waited four years for [the 2015 album] Digital Vein, and I promised them at that CD release party that I wasn’t going to make them wait four years again. I’m inclined to keep that promise.”
Ariana's proud big brother, Frankie, has been on Broadway as well as reality TV. Now he's launching his own pop music career with his first single, “Queen.”
One connection a casual listener probably wouldn’t make is… Metallica. “And a friend of mine was dating Kirk Hammett — so the age gap there was lessened by the fact that she was older than I was, and then he was older than her.
For Cornell Broadus, the handsome 20-year-old son of rapper Snoop Dogg, the hardest part about designing his debut fashion collection, presented on the runway in L.A. on Saturday, was "convincing my dad."
Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood. “I think a lot of those years back then [with] the success, it was kind of a mixed bag because personal lives were often in turmoil and it was a bit difficult to appreciate,” Buckingham tells Yahoo Music now.
Until recently, Seattle’s Holly Figueroa O’Reilly was best known as a self-proclaimed “Grammy-losing songwriter” and the founder of the women-in-music organization Indiegrrl. But since O’Reilly took on Donald Trump under her snarky Twitter handle @AynRandPaulRyan, she has found a different sort of voice, even serving as a national organizer for last weekend’s March for Truth rallies. ...
Singer Katy Perry is used to fielding questions from the press, but it’s a whole lot cuter when the journalist is a 7-year-old. In a recent interview for W magazine, Perry spoke to Poppy Browne, a budding young reporter who wasn’t afraid to ask the tough questions. Browne is a second-grader at Village Community School in New York City and the daughter of W’s features director, Alix Browne.
JANUARY 20: Recording Artist Scott Stapp performs at Webster Hall on January 20, 2016 in New York City. Scott Stapp’s troubles have been well documented, particularly by the tabloids, in recent years. Stapp also texted his wife, Jaclyn, bizarre and threatening messages like “Florida is not safe.
'Girls' music supervisor Manish Raval on securing the first use of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," a new Robyn song, and a thank you from Paul McCartney.
Yahoo Music recently spoke at length, and incredibly candidly, with Pierce about the Drums’ lineup changes, his bittersweet wedding day and painful divorce, his difficult childhood, his rejection of God and religion, Trump, Chechnya, the PWR BTTM sexual assault scandal, and his “steady, slow climb toward what hopefully is all-around healing.” This man’s thoughts, abysmal or otherwise, are pretty deep.