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Weekend Rock Question: What’s the Best MTV VMAs Performance?

The MTV Video Music Awards air live from the Los Angeles Forum this Sunday night, and as usual, the awards themselves will almost be an afterthought: The big moments will all come from the performances. Everyone remembers the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke twerk-heard-around-the-world from last year, but how many recall that Justin……

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‘Jimi: All Is by My Side’: Photos From the Set of the Hendrix Biopic

John Ridley earned his first Academy Award this year for his 12 Years a Slave screenplay, and now he’s in the director’s chair for Jimi: All Is by My Side, a biopic tracing a year in the life of Jimi Hendrix with Outkast’s André Benjamin in the title role. Scenes take place……

Songwriter Spotlight: Troy Verges

Troy Verges humbly credits his success to serendipity. The Louisiana native was a student at Nashville’s Belmont University when he saw a flyer posted on a corkboard for an internship at Patrick Joseph Music, which at the time was on a hot streak with a roster that included Matraca Berg,……

Basement Jaxx Turn Up on Energetic, Hopeful New ‘Junto’

When Basement Jaxx first rose to stardom, the duo was unsatisfied with the state of dance music, describing it as “linear” and “close-minded” and giving their debut album a bold title: “Remedy.” “Most dance music is very shiny and so robotic,” Simon Ratcliffe, one of its members, told Rolling Stone……

Sturgill Simpson Extends Fall Tour

Sturgill Simpson continues to tour worldwide and has added several dates to the trek that will continue into the fall. The singer-songwriter, who has a sold-out headlining gig at the fabled Troubadour in L.A., also has numerous club dates throughout the Southeast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Midwest. In addition to……

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Man Dies After Alleged Altercation at Hank Williams Jr. Show

A concertgoer at a Sunday night Hank Williams Jr. concert in Michigan died after a tragic fall in the concourse of the DTE Energy Music Theatre about an hour northwest of Detroit. The fall occurred after the victim, 55-year-old Robert Kobe, was apparently pushed by a 15-year-old family friend, according…

Inside Gerard Way’s Crusade to Change American Music

When he was fronting My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way was the driving force behind high-minded (and color-coordinated) concept albums like The Black Parade and Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. But in the four years since the group’s last proper record, Way lost his band, his patience…

Garth Brooks Makes Concert History, Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Garth Brooks is at it again. The country superstar, who will be returning to the road in September, has added one last show to his Chicago run, bringing the total to 11 concerts there. Tickets for the 10:30 p.m. show on Friday, September 5th, at Allstate Arena go on sale…

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Set for Chart Battle

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj didn’t even hit the charts this week, but both established a blueprint (or, you know, a pinkprint) for the fall record-buying schedule. If they sell as well as gigantic pop stars ought to sell, maybe they can reverse the persistently sad trend of 2014—album sales have been…

31 Most Outrageous MTV VMAs Moments of All Time

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America’s awards-show family — and the fact that they’re 31 years old this year hasn’t slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and shaking up the pop music world. Here are 31 moments…

Carrie Underwood Tackles 11 Players for ‘Sunday Night Football’ Video

When Sunday Night Football returns to NBC next month, country superstar Carrie Underwood will be joined by 11 NFL players for “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme to the highly rated primetime program. (See the complete list of participating players below.) Underwood, who made her SNF debut last…

Trisha Yearwood Readies New Album, Tour With Garth Brooks

If Garth Brooks stands to reign as the King of Country Comebacks in 2014 and 2015, his better half, Trisha Yearwood, stands to reign as the queen. A little more than a month after Brooks announced he’s coming out of retirement this fall with a tour and album, Yearwood announced…

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