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Bruno Mars Earns More Money Than You Might Think

Bruno Mars Money

Bruno Mars is still a relatively fresh face in the music business, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t making serious money at the moment. The singer was one of the many celebrities profiled in Parade magazine’s “What People Earn” article. Mars is just one of many musicians who are adding tons of zeroes to their… Read more »

Justin Timberlake Nominated for 11 Billboard Awards, Extends Tour

Justin Timberlake announces new US tour dates

Nominees for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards were announced yesterday, with Justin Timberlake topping the list, having the most albums nominated (both part one and two of “The 20/20 Experience”). Other leading artists at this year’s awards ceremony include Imagine Dragons, Lorde, and Katy Perry. With his 11 nominations, chances look good for Justin to… Read more »

Gene Simmons Compares KISS To Jesus As Band Enters Rock Hall Of Fame

Gene Simmons of KISS

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the other members of KISS were finally inducted, after months of controversy, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday night. Despite the incessant stream of criticism directed toward the Rock Hall by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley leading… Read more »

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Of Nirvana On Jimmy Fallon – Video

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic on fallon

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic drop into Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” ahead of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the posthumous induction of their former bandmate Kurt Cobain. The trio made up the legendary band Nirvana which is credited, at least partly, for changing the face of rock music… Read more »

Kurt Cobain’s Legacy Is Often Overlooked

Kurt Cobain influenced rock music

Kurt Cobain committed suicide 20 years ago but his legacy lives on. Kurt Cobain left behind a collection of power chords that many beginning guitar players are still learning for the first time. Many current musicians, including Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Australian songwriter Courtney Barnett, recognize Kurt Cobain’s impact on music. According to… Read more »

Were Dave Clark Five The Poor Man’s Beatles?

Dave Clark Five Posing For Picture

The Dave Clark Five appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 18 times and knocked ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ of the top spot, so why are they often referred to as ‘the poor man’s Beatles?’ As band names go the Dave Clark Five is pretty lame. It doesn’t quite have the elemental majesty of… Read more »

Imagine Dragons Nix Festival To Finish Up Album No. 2

Imagine Dragons Relaxing in Mexico

Imagine Dragons have been on a whirlwind tour through much of the world over the past two years on the heels of their inaugural big-label EP, Continued Silence, and the singles “It’s Time” and “Radioactive,” which just earned the band a Grammy for Best Rock Performance. But all that isn’t enough for Imagine Dragons. They… Read more »

Chris Brown Assault Case: Who Punched The Fan In The Face?

Chris Brown

Chris Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy are facing misdemeanor charges relating to an incident last October in which a fan of Brown was allegedly punched in the face outside Washington’s W Hotel. In court on Monday, Police Detective Kimberly Metivier testified that at the time of the incident Hollosy yelled out to officers on… Read more »

New Tribute Album Covers Bob Dylan’s Most Maligned Era: The 80s

Bob Dylan in the 80s

Bob Dylan has had a level of influence on contemporary music shared by only a handful of songwriters in the last half century. From his folk days in New York’s Greenwich Village in the early 60s to his recent string of top shelf albums that started with 1997′s Daniel Lanois-produced Time Out of Mind, Dylan… Read more »

Jared Leto Is ‘Anti’ Rock, Says Subways’ Billy Lunn

Jared Leto Is Not Rock, Says Billy Lunn

Jared Leto has been on a hot streak these past few months. He won an Oscar for his supporting role in Dallas Buyers Club back in March, and his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, just finished the eighth leg of their Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams Tour. But The Subways lead singer, Billy Lunn, thinks… Read more »