How do you keep an impatient music star in the room while you write hit songs? Try a suitcase full of Legos. That’s just one of the fascinatin’ facts in this truly …..
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When Al Stewart sat down to write ‘The Year of the Cat,’ his first lyrics were about a British comedian… and then Princess Anne.
Drug overdoses, but also rare forms of cancer and plane crashes. The good do die young.
“Famous rock drummer” is Steve Gadd‘s job title, but you can also call him “that guy who played drums on 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.” Here he is in younger …..
Frank Sinatra is 100 years old today, and Stephen Holden has a terrific notebook that captures so many truths about the man. Holden runs through a recap of all the …..
While the current leader of the Catholic Church has been a metaphorical rock star since his election, he’s now a literal one. With the release of Wake Up, a multi-lingual recording …..
The 1943 Bing Crosby hit is still playing (and paying off) over 70 years later.
He’s one-fifth of the boy band One Direction, and Harry Styles is in our files.
Before he performs it at the Grammy Awards on January 26th, watch Macklemore sing “Can’t Hold Us” on a New York City bus.
She’s had 43 songs reach Billboard’s pop Top 40 — and she was only born in 1989. How does Taylor Swift do it?
Well, heck, watch this video of Ann and Nancy Wilson performing “Stairway to Heaven,” and you’ll probably cry, too.
Meet the two lads who left the band just before John, Paul, George and Ringo hit it big.
Meet the superproducer for the biggest superband in pop music history.
The lads from Liverpool released their first album on March 22, 1963.
The pop singer has found the perfect accessory for a Brooklyn Nets baseball cap.
What if Charlie Brown is really a young Eminem?
Frank Zappa died in 1993. Had he lived, he’d be celebrating his 62nd birthday. In his honor, watch an interview and listen to a song.
The famed Indian sitar player has died in San Diego at age 92.
Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died from heart failure, a day before his 92nd birthday.
Can you name these future music stars?
To which world leader did he teach the horsey dance?
At the American Music Awards Jenny McCarthy clutched Justin Bieber as if she needed his life essence to stay young.
Juan Luis Guerra won another Latin Grammy this week. Read our new biography of this Dominican star.
Idris Elba — Stringer Bell from The Wire — directs and stars in a new music video from Mumford & Sons.
Maybe you’ve seen the Bob Dylan “screen test” film by Andy Warhol. If not, Who2 will save you the trouble. We’ll also try to find out if Bob Dylan hated Andy Warhol.
The songwriter was the true master of the light lyric.
The New Yorker has a terrific profile of Bruce Springsteen, “We Are Alive” by David Remnick.
She was the first woman to have a top hit in country music. Now Kitty Wells has died in Nashville at the age of 92.
According to a new poll, the UK’s top pop song of the last 60 years is “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
For Sir Paul’s 70th birthday, The Guardian goes to its archives and a Manhattan gallery shows some grand old photos.
While I was sleeping last night, Drake threw bottles and punches at Chris Brown in a bar fight over Rihanna. What did I miss?
Who’s Reggie Watts? Find out!
Kanye West turns 35 years old on June 8th. To celebrate, here’s our gallery of Kanye stickers by KanyePDX, a sticker graffitt artist — slaptagger — from the Pacific Northwest.
Robin Gibb, singing star of the Bee Gees, finally lost his battle with cancer yesterday in England.
Loretta Lynn is three years older than we all thought she was, according to the Associated Press.
The disco queen has died at the very young age of 63. We’ve got a new biography and photos.
In honor of the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch, we’ve gathered a few choice Beastie Boys videos and put them in one spot.
Adam Yauch, also known as MCA of The Beastie Boys, has died from cancer at the age of 47.
A simple gallery of some musical greats, from the book Hip Hop Immortals: The Remix.
Yay! Beyoncé’s on the internet! Here are six great photos of B. from her very own Tumblr (and one more, just because it’s cool).
Jim Marshall, the man behind rock music’s biggest, loudest amplifiers, has died at the age of 88.
From History Today, a list of famous bands named for historical people or events.
Just because… it’s a great video, and a catchy song.
Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, is dead at the age of 66.
In honor of Black History Month, we’ve added another activist-entertainer to our files: Odetta, the folk singer who came to fame in the 1960s for her powerful voice in protest songs.
Pop star Taylor Swift sings in Chicago last week during her Speak Now world tour.Swift often paints the number 13 on her hand before concerts.
Ever wonder what Merv Griffin did for work before he became a talk show host and inventor of Jeopardy? Here’s your answer.
We mentioned “Muskrat Love” in our earlier post about the late Dan Peek.
Super-enthusiastic reviews for Paul McCartney’s concerts at Yankee Stadium this weekend. McCartney even worked in a baseball joke for the crowd: “Who’s this Derek Jeter guy?