It's hard being an American Idol contestant. It's hard enough to perform for judges, with an audience behind them, and an even bigger one unseen that's analyzing every gesture and head nod. It's hard knowing you're performing on a show that's almost old enough to be a teenager, which is venerable in ... More >>
I love Christmas. It's awesome. Baby magic-types being born, giant trees in your living room, socks full of socks brought to you by an old man stranger -- what's not to like?
Welp, there's just this one thing: the thing that sucks about Christmas is that people keep writing songs about it. And jus ... More >>
By Chaz Kangas
Last week, rapper Lil Wayne added to his already-quite-substantial legacy by breaking Elvis Presley's record for most songs on the Hot 100 charts by a solo artist. Immediately, however, many began squawking that this record deserved an asterisk, a la Roger Maris' 61 home runs.
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Ry-guy Ryan Cabrera is a dude who was born in the Dallas area who used to date Ashlee Simpson and got signed to her father Joe Simpson's management company and made something of a blip on the national pop culture radar in 2004, when his song "On The Way Down" started blowing up Total Request Live ... More >>
DanielsonDaniel Smith, the frontman and creative force behind indie rock project Danielson, likes to play dress up. This is no secret -- he and the band have sported everything from nurse costumes to police ensembles on stage over the course of their 15-plus years on the road. But the most impres ... More >>
During the holidays, artists tend to release disposable singles to cash in on the season. To my mind, no one ever buys these singles for themselves, they always get them as a gifts. We're too busy buying albums on Best of the Year lists for ourselves.
Anyway, this year, we're treated to a few new ... More >>