If you missed the MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday night, don't fear, as the night's winners were no surprise to many and Miley Cyrus' hosting was almost what you would expect from the eccentric pop star. Following a trend of the last few years, the show didn't go on without surprises and at times uncomfortable moments.
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From bands like Metalachi to Ryan Adams giving Taylor Swift songs a Smiths makeover, the inventiveness of an idle musical mind just never ceases to astound.
Here are five cheap music shows to check out around town this weekend.
A compilation of never-before-heard audio recordings by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain now has a release date: November 6, the director of his film biography said.
Since winning "American Idol" nearly 15 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has proved to be the show's flagship act.
When it comes to live music, there are few things as thrilling as being able to catch a band you love performing one of its albums in its entirety, especially when that offering also happens to be a classic.
At a listening session in New York seen in the opening moments of "I'm Just Being Honest," a short documentary focusing on the ascent of Nayvadius Wilburn — known better as Future, his stage name — LA Reid can be heard singing the rapper's praises to a selection of scribes.
It's Sunday morning, somewhere in San Francisco. Jonny Pierce from the Drums has just spent the better part of the past half-hour reflecting on his childhood and his subsequent estrangement from his parents.
You think you know Dr. Funkenstein. And your bop gun is loaded for the return of the Mothership, when George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic play Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq on Tuesday.
A partial ceiling collapse during a concert at a historic Minneapolis music venue sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night.
In Iceland, elves live in mountains. They're called "huldufólk" for "hidden people." Some Icelanders tell tales of seeing elves in the night, playing the family pianos perhaps, but mainly elves dwell in geology or, if you prefer, mythology. And whoever I find from Iceland, I ask if they believe in elves.
Lee Ann Womack will forever be linked to the monster crossover hit of 2000. But the Texas singer who helped get us used to figuring out if a song (or its singer) is "country" or "pop" has left the pop side of that divide to the youngsters, returning to the traditional country that inspired her.
A case in which pop star Shakira's 2010 hit single "Loca" was found to be an illegal copy of a Dominican songwriter's work came crashing down on Monday when a U.S. judge said the songwriter had lied to the court and the cassette tape on which his claims were based is a fake.
Reckless in Vegas went Vegas before they ever came — or, in leader Michael Shapiro's case, came back — to Vegas.
If you happen to spot Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis in Las Vegas, don't interrupt them. Not if you want to see a musical biography of Franklin on Broadway.
There are four new Las Vegas shows going on sale at the end of the week, but before we get to that, there's some other breaking concert announcements you should be aware of.
You know your lineup is stacked when the first night of your three-day festival closes with Stevie Wonder, Hozier, Major Lazer and Atmosphere.
Here's a summary of affordable music around town this weekend.
Rapper Busta Rhymes was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly throwing a protein drink at an employee at a New York City gym, police said.
When Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few years back, Chris Cornell delivered the introductory speech.
Ronda Rousey, who beat the ever-loving crap out of Bethe Correia last weekend, is known for her terrifyingly brief fights that end in less time than it will take you to read these words. That one took 34 seconds, and her first fight as an amateur took only 23.
Travel back, back in time, and rekindle the memory of seeing Taylor Dayne at Sunset Station in 2000.
If you've heard Fall Out Boy's latest single, "Uma Thurman," it doesn't sound like anything else on the radio right now. And that was kind of the goal, says bassist Pete Wentz — not to be consciously contrarian, mind you, but to make music unique and distinctive to Fall Out Boy, like the great acts that have come before it.