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.
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
Just because Taylor Swift can't get enough publicity we suppose, the performer will be jumping on the cast of The Voice next season in the role of mentor, according to US Weekly. Read this
Earlier this week, it was announced that Martin Scorsese would be directing a biopic about punk legends the Ramones, which is set for release in 2016. Here are some people who I think should play the movie's lead roles.Read more »
The band cancelled a slew of dates this month after drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs in a tour bus accident.Read more »
The lack of emphasis on the band — no original releases since 2012's Battle Born — and news of Flowers' second solo release still had fans worried.Read more »
Interpol and The Strokes have been viewed as rivals since releasing debuts in the early 2000s, and Interpol frontman Paul Banks confirmed the sentiment in a recent interview with The Guardian.Read more »
Depending on which Nashville publication you read, Studio A on Music Row might still have a chance at survival.Read more »