After her band Strip Darling went on a self-prescribed hiatus roughly two years after their debut LP, singer Jacque Ryal was inspired to write a plethora of pop songs at her home base, The Music Building, the historic rehearsal studio where Madonna got her start. "It was time to stop, break musical habits, redefine what I want," she said in a statement. "It is time to reinvent, dance, wear pink lipstick and use hairspray again." Out of this desire, Ryal was born -- her eponymous story of self-discovery and finding one's own rhythm.
To celebrate FXX's massive "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon, which I will be watching as much of as I possibly can, I've compiled a list of some artists who have been influenced by The Simpsons in some way, whether it's through their band name, a song title, or even the name of their home studio.
Most of this weekend's music media attention went toward the Video Music Awards but Monday night's Emmys feature a few musical categories of their own. Music Times checks out all of the contenders for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and checking our results against what the Emmys opted for.
Don't mess with the Kardashian clan. Evidently, they don't handle dealing with each other's ex flings very well. Read this
Britney Spears responded to a fan who says her music helped him get through a tough period in his life. Read this
Double albums are often seen as exercises in self-indulgence, so the only time an artist can usually get away with releasing one is well into their career, such as the Beatles' "White Album" or Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti. However, there have been some artists who where so confident in themselves that they chose to release double albums right off the bat. Here are six artists who debuted with double albums. Read this
Deadmau5 is selling his famous 'Purrari.' Here's a list of other famous vehicles associated with their owners, ordered roughly by price paid. Read this
Things seem to be looking up for The X Factor (UK) following the return of original creator Simon Cowell. Ratings were higher during Saturday's showing than in the previous two season debuts for the show. The show brought in an average of 9.5 million viewers according to reports from The Hollywood Reporter. Read this
Playing live for the first time since Aug. 2 in Montreal, Cole opened his set with "Be Free," his tribute to Feguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown.Read more »
Jay Z's Made In America Festival finishes up on Sunday in two locations: Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Kanye West flew across the country to play L.A. after headlining Saturday night's Philly show.Read more »
The band's Reflektor tour finally wrapped up on Saturday night in Montreal, where they continued their tour-long tradition of playing music made by hometown artists.Read more »
Several artists helped make Day One of Philadelphia's Made In America festival a success, but let's be real: Most people were waiting all day for Kanye West.Read more »
Time has proven that CD's aren't nearly as hardy as we would've liked to believe, and researchers fear that less popular genres such as classical and world music discs might not survive as a result.Read more »