Music Times writers share an office area of roughly 45 sq. ft, which makes having face-to-face conversations totally impossible. Junk Mail is these millenials' attempt to discuss and review the week's hottest album releases... without needing to look at each other. This week: Carolyn Menyes, Kyle Dowling, and Caitlin Carter email back and forth about 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled debut album.
If you're in the mood, don't turn these songs on, because they will turn you off. Here are the 10 least sexy songs with "Sex" in the title.
Music Times looks at six albums from huge performers that have recorded live records at the historic Tokyo music venue.
On this day in music history, Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, R. Kelly, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, Survivor and Jim Reeves all made the news. Read this
In an interview with Barefoot Sound, R&B record producer Ian Cross confirmed that pop superstar Janet Jackson is currently in the studio working on a new album, which would be her eleventh overall, and her first since 2008's Discipline. Read this
In addition to curating the artists for the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde has also expanded her North American tour by four dates. According to a press release, the "Royals" singer will now be bringing her tour to Atlanta before making a stop at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. She will also be playing additional show at the Greek Theatres in Berkley and Los Angeles. Read this
The final song ever composed and recorded by the late Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb will be released this September, on the posthumous album 50 St. Catherine's Drive. The song is titled "Sydney," named for Sydney, Australia, and was recorded onto an iPad in 2011, about nine months before Gibb passed away of liver and colon cancer at age 62. The song will appear as the last track on 50 St. Catherine's Drive in its unfinished demo form. Read this
Continuing his trend of politely engaging in bizarre, inexplicably music-related questions during his current Guardians of the Galaxy press tour, actor Vin Diesel treated Capital FM to a semi-karaoke rendition of Sam Smith's smash hit "Stay With Me." Though I personally thought that Diesel's take on the song was pretty cringe-worthy and nothing to be at all impressed about, Sam Smith apparently thought it was "amazing," and I suppose his opinion is more important than anyone else's. Read this
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Famed guitarist Dick Wagner died of respiratory failure this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. at 71 years old today.Read more »
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