The Voice Season 13 Battle Rounds kicked off this week, and today on The Day After, my co-host, Season 9 finalist Jeffery Austin, break down the first batch of Battles — the good, the bad, and the pitchy. (Spoiler: We also talk about RuPaul’s Drag Race, a lot. Maybe it’s time to start a Day After series for that show!)
Haley Reinhart was only 19 years old when she competed on American Idol in 2011, but viewers could tell right away that she was an old soul. Having been raised on classic ’60 and ’70s music since was a little kid hanging out with her parents’ band, Midnight, in Chicago clubs — a childhood she admits was “badass” — Reinhart brought fire, soul, and life experience to her Fleetwood Mac and Elton John covers. Reinhart later released two albums of originals, Listen Up! and Better, that were distinctively retro in feel, à la Amy Winehouse or Duffy.
Yahoo Music is excited to debut young country star Olivia Lane’s newest single, "Devil and You," for fans to get a taste of her infectious sound.
The Voice Season 13 Battles Rounds continued apace Tuesday, zipping by with no time to spare thanks to this episode being a mere hour long. As a result, no contestant was safe from the threat of getting montaged — not even a former pro football player, a YouTube sensation with 50 million-plus views, or two of Team Miley’s superstar ladies.
In 2015, the Wu-Tang Clan made one copy of a double album and sold it at auction, to a business executive who later became notorious. In an interview, Clan member RZA talked about the thinking behind the sale.
Yahoo Music is pleased to debut a performance of Doyle Bramhall II's track “November,” which features Adam Minkoff accompanying him on piano.
Let the Battles begin! On Monday, The Voice Season 13 moved on from the Blind Auditions to the Battle Rounds, with guest advisers Kelly Rowland (for Team J.Hud), Rascal Flatts (Team Blake), Joe Jonas (Team Adam), and good ol’ Billy Ray Cyrus (helping out daughter Miley). The night commenced with a surprising (and surprisingly steal-free) verdict, and concluded with a tasteful tribute of sorts to the late Tom Petty (who, come to think of it, would have made an excellent Voice adviser) and a double-steal. In the other: Meagan, the dynamite diva whose face, according to fashionista Miley Cyrus, ought to be emblazoned on Voice T-shirts.
On Oct. 6, Dhani Harrison released "In Parallel," his first official solo album under his own name. It should have been a celebratory occasion for the 39-year-old singer-songwriter, son of late Beatle George Harrison, who until now had maintained a relatively low profile playing in his indie dream-pop band thenewno2 and in the power trio Fistful of Mercy alongside Joseph Arthur and Ben Harper, as well as composing music for film and television. However, four days before In Parallel’s release, Dhani tragically lost a dear friend and mentor, Tom Petty — the first person who got to hear the finished album in full.
For those who have been following the music career of gold-selling country-pop singer/songwriter Jessie James Decker, it seems like quite a long time between the release of her self-titled 2009 debut album, , and her second full-length set, Southern Girl City Lights, which just came out this month. In addition to her hit reality TV series, E!’s Eric & Jessie — a humorous romp through day-to-day adventures with her NFL star husband Eric Decker — she’s launched fashion lines, mans a beauty tutorial channel on YouTube, and holds it all down as supermom to two preschoolers (with a third baby on the way next spring!). The singer related one such moment, when she was seeking to be involved in one of country music’s several annual awards shows.
If you are, for some reason, ever in need of an extra shoe, Dave Grohl has your back. Or, more accurately, foot. At a recent concert, the Foo Fighters frontman helped out a fan suffering from a broken ankle and in need of a little foot protection. SEE ALSO: Dave Grohl trolled Christopher Walken and no one ever noticed, until now During a backstage meet-and-greet with the Foo Fighters, fan @sabrynsucks showed up on crutches, due to an ankle injury. Per the fan's now-viral tweet, Grohl's own orthopedic doctor informed her that if she doesn't wear shoes while on crutches, her ankle won't heal. (Grohl famously has had his fair share of experience with serious leg injuries.) tonight dave grohls orthopedic doctor told me if i didn't put a shoe on my foot it wouldn't get better. so dave gave me one of his shoes? pic.twitter.com/updeujumtx — sabryn (@sabrynsucks) October 13, 2017 Being the cool dude that he is, Grohl stepped up and offered the fan one of his hightop sneakers to wear over her ankle brace. If this man isn't the nicest rockstar in the world, we don't know who is. WATCH: You won’t believe how happy this 9-year-old Irish Setter is with her new custom prosthetic leg
The Voice Season 13 Blind Auditions wrapped up this Tuesday, with coach Miley Cyrus making herstory with the series’ first-ever all-girl team. Today on The Day After, my co-host, Season 9 finalist Jeffery Austin, and I look at Miley’s 12 contestants, as well as the members on Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Jennifer Hudson’s teams, and we make our predictions for the season going forward.
To launch Season 11 of their acclaimed animated series Squidbillies, Adult Swim has brought on Grammy-winning rock/country/folk artists Steve Earle to record his own version of the show’s theme song, which will air Sunday, October 15 — as well as find Earle voicing a character in the episode. Yahoo Music is excited to debut the first listen to Earle’s take on the theme, which marks the firstof a series of artists who have put their own spin on it for the forthcoming season. Additional renditions to come include a diverse bunch: Ty Segall, Bob Mould, Against Me!, Weird Al, John Prine, Camper Van Beethoven, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Matthew Kaminski (the Atlanta Braves organist).
“I think Miley's more of an ally than, say, Katy Perry, who most definitely panders to the gay community,” says Sharon Needles, before reciting some of Perry’s more offensive lyrics.
No coach on “The Voice” has assembled an all-female team of singers in the show’s previous 12 seasons. It’s likely a female coach will win this season, but it won’t necessarily be Miley.
In a blistering original rap during the Hip Hop Awards show, Eminem tackled the president’s handling of some big issues, and he spoke to fans of his who also support Trump.
Nancy Wilson, a founding member of Heart, has teamed up with a former member of Prince’s band to form a rock-soul supergroup. Yahoo Music is excited to premiere a video from the new outfit.
"Voice" producers have turned to Snapchat to seek out new talent. And with Snapchat contest winner Ignatious Carmouche, they may have found someone who can win IRL.
The Cadillac Tramps influenced many iconic '90s bands including Social Distortion, 311, Sugar Ray, No Doubt, and many more. Here's a sneak peek at the documentary detailing their story.
Walsh's new album contains no traditional instruments or lyrics — it uses only a fascinating mix of vocal and body sounds. Yahoo Music is pleased to debut the video for the album's song "Boadicea," which beautifully shows off this unusual approach.
Premiering on Halloween 2010, in 120 countries simultaneously, The Walking Dead became a cultural zeitgeist practically overnight. Now, the show’s equally iconic soundtrack, featuring the work of award-winning composer Bear McCreary, is set to be released Oct. 20. For this long-awaited release, McCreary selected both his personal favorites from the first seven seasons, along with those most frequently requested by fans.
Beloved Australian icons the Church released their 26th album, Man Woman Life Death Infinity, on Friday (Oct. 6). This marks their second effort with a rejuvenated line-up, including Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug. Singer, lyricist and bassist Kilbey explains this is what he terms the band’s “water record” — “I guess water is my element,” he notes.
Singer Justin Hawkins has Queen drummer Roger Taylor tattooed on his ring finger. Now he has Roger’s son Rufus Tiger Taylor pounding tubs for the Darkness.
Guitarist Thorp Jenson is gaining attention with his self-produced debut, "Odessa," a singer-songwriter’s workbook of soulful, free-spirited rock anchored with intriguing storytelling.
Former Doobie Brother singer Michael McDonald talks about his new role as the coolest cat in town, including recording — and gigging — with Thundercat.