Soul Music

Is the Rock Star Dead?

We speak with rock critic David Hepworth, author of 'Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars,' about the rise and fall of music's chaotic anti-heroes.<p>When rock stars were at their peak in the 1970s, Elvis Presley could show up at the White House, demand to see Richard Nixon, and stroll …

Buddy Holly

Dancing On Ice fans call out Lemar after he 'breaks' show rule during Disco Week

Dancing On Ice: Viewers called Lemar out for breaking a show rule during Disco Week [ITV]<p>On the episode of Dancing On Ice, Lemar performed to …

Lionel Richie

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2018: Lineup coming Tuesday | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell will be announcing its music lineup on Tuesday (Jan. 23). The festival will run April …

Festivals

The Final ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Trailer Shows Ian McDiarmid Reprising His Role As The Emperor

On Anderson East’s ‘Encore,’ An Aspiring Soul Singer Steps Into His Own<p>Elias Leight 01.16.18 4 days ago<p>Mannywellz ‘Soulfro’ Is The Independent Nigerian Pop You Need To Hear Today<p>Aaron Williams 01.12.18 1 week ago<p>Jeff Rosenstock’s Album ‘Post-’ Is The Anthemic Message Of Hope We Need To Start 2018 …

Celebrity News

The-Dream: Love/Hate Album Review

It was Terius Nash’s mother who taught him to feel music: Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Michael Jackson, of course—“Man in the Mirror” was the one he’d always come back to. Some fans had never considered MJ’s mortality until the day he died; but for Nash, that was exactly his appeal. “I’d completely …

Otis Redding

Music companies plan parties for Grammy week

The music world is about to descend on Gotham for The 60th annual Grammy Awards, but not everybody is in the party spirit.<p>Industry hands are …

Cardi B

Queen, Tina Turner among Grammy honorees

Rock legends Queen and Tina Turner are among those set to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys.<p>Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, …

Cleveland

Listen to DJ Dan's DJcity Podcast Mix - DJcity EU News - Music and news for DJs and producers

From Réunion Island, DJ Dan was a finalist in the 2017 and 2016 Red Bull 3Style France championships. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast below as …

DJs

You Love Listening To Fleetwood Mac? Science Says This Says Something Unexpected About You

Your penchant for soft rock may be a giveaway, scientifically speaking.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in</i> <i>cheek.</i><p>Admit it.<p>When no one's around, your favorite Spotify playlists bathe your soul like a week-long yoga retreat.<p>Everyone things …

Fleetwood Mac

Fredo Santana dies: Other stars to join the tragic 'Club 27'

The reported death of American rap star Fredo Santana adds another name to the pop culture myth ‘Club 27’ - the list of celebrities who died …

Kurt Cobain

Why is Jessie J a contestant on a Chinese talent show?

Jessie J is no stranger to talent shows as she featured on the ITV hit programme The Voice UK as a judge for the first two series.<p>She’s clearly made …

Whitney Houston

Paula Cole Discusses Backlash From Winning The 1998 Best New Artist Grammy

Twenty years ago, Paula Cole heard her name called, went up to the stage, and took home the Grammy Award for best new artist. It was an amazing …

Music

Digging Deeper: Curtis Mayfield

A unique tuning, ingenious use of intervals, and some deft wah work all combine to create some of the most soulful rhythm parts ever recorded.

Guitar

Tom Petty, Prince & More Music Stars Who Sadly Died From Overdoses — See Pics

It’s just been revealed that Tom Petty died of a drug overdose last year. Let’s take a look back at other celebs who tragically died in similar …

Tom Petty

Vinyl Junkie, #1

<i>‘What goes around come around; what’s good enough’ll always be ruff’</i><p>Some wise words that apply to Weldon Irvine Jnr: composer, lyricist, musical …

Jazz

Iconic Club Imperial venue, where Ike and Tina Turner played, could be demolished

North St. Louis building housed George Edick's popular music club. It was bought at a delinquent tax auction this summer.

Tina Turner

One to watch: Daniel Caesar

Two Grammy nominations, a stellar fanbase and marriage proposals aplenty point to a superstar in the making<p>As endorsements go, being picked twice by Barack Obama on a list of his favourite songs of 2017 isn’t a bad way to head into a new year for Daniel Caesar. The R&B-soul artist released his …

Music

Chance The Rapper Net Worth 2018 - How Rich is Chance The Rapper?

Chance The Rapper Net Worth 2018 – How Rich is Chance The Rapper?<p>Home » Net Worth » Chance The Rapper Net Worth 2018 – How Rich is Chance The …

Award Shows

Live Review: St. Vincent Was Gritty in Pink at The Moore Theatre in Seattle

by Zach FrimmelSt. Vincent at the Moore Theatre on Thurs., Jan. 18. Travis TrauttSt. Vincent warrants a strong obsession. Seattle’s oldest theater, …

Seattle

The Stella rise of this Perth musician

AS STELLA Donnelly took to the stage at Fremantle Arts Centre last Sunday, it looked like Armageddon was approaching. A dark ash cloud was bearing …

Fremantle, Australia

What’s your favorite song by a one-hit wonder—that’s not the hit? 

<i>Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your</i> …

Curtis Mayfield

The New Heavies

Six rising artists putting their own spin on blues and soul<p>Leon Bridges<p><i>Soul’s Young Prince</i><p>Leon Bridges has such a silky-smooth voice that after posting one song online, the twenty-five-year-old had record execs salivating and became the subject of a ferocious bidding war. A showcase at the Stone …

Fats Domino

Five classic songs that got sex right

Sex has always been a staple in pop – but what artists can get away with in their songs has changed out of all recognition. Here is the evolution of getting in on over five decades of music<p><b>1960s</b><p><b>The Shirelles:</b> Will You Love Me Tomorrow<p>When Carole King and Gerry Goffin were asked to follow up the …

Music

Def Leppard's Phil Collen: these are the 10 guitarists that blew my mind

<b>2018 is going to be a big year for Phil Collen. Right now, he’s on the G3 tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci – an invitation only awarded to</b> …

Guitar

Dolly Parton now holds two Guinness World Records

Dolly Parton, the winner of countless awards over a career that spans decades, can now boast an accolade that precious few can. She currently holds …

Dolly Parton

George Clinton’s Parliament release first new single in 38 years

New album Medicaid Fraud Dog on its way soon<p>George Clinton has revived his Parliament moniker for the first time since 1980. You can hear the single …

George Clinton

Every Grammy award-winning best song from the year you were born

Each year, the Grammys honors recordings and music videos that were released during their year of eligibility and chosen as winners by members of The Recording Academy (so even though the 60th annual Grammys is taking place in 2018, it honors music from 2017).<p>As stated on the Grammys official site, …

Lionel Richie

Flashback Review: Common’s Eclectic ‘Electric Circus’

<b>Common</b> progressed throughout the ‘90s going from an underground rapper with a small but loyal fan base in the South Side of Chicago to a majorly …

Rap & Hip-Hop

3 Reasons Bruno Mars' 'Finesse' Is Bigger For Him Than Just One Hit Single

Perhaps the biggest story on the U.S. charts this week is the incredible rise of Bruno Mars’ new single “Finesse,” which has jumped from just inside the Top 40, where it debuted last frame, all the way to No. 3. The ‘90s-leaning tune, which features Cardi B on the single version, is now a certified …

Lionel Richie

This British Actor Is About to Become the Next Liam Hemsworth

It’s hard not to see the comparisons.<p>It goes without saying that Alex Roe is one of those guys you won’t soon forget. For starters, the actor—who …

Liam Hemsworth