Our own Holly Gleason assesses the star power, pageantry and musical might on display at the ACMs, and ponders "BroCo," girl crushes and other hot issues.
HITS' Samantha Hissong braves the desert for the second Coachella weekend, returning with exclusive pics and a recap.
Among the biggest moments at Sunday night's ACMs was the performance of controversial hit "Girl Crush" by Capitol Nashville's Little Big Town. The Vocal Group winners' performance clearly resonated with the studio and home audiences as well as consumers...
"Spacin'" Scott Mason, a longtime player at L.A. flagship station KROQ, has died. Mason "a fixture" at the station from its earliest days, according to a Facebook post from fellow KROQ vet Richard Blade; an on-air standard-bearer and programmer, he also helped create (and initially hosted) what became the hugely successful Love Line call-in show and served as West Coast Director of Engineering for CBS Radio. He battled health problems over the years, and prompted a kidney donation from the station's Gene "Bean" Baxter. "He helped lay the foundation that built KROQ and changed music forever," noted Blade. "He will be sadly missed."
Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and more will be partying poolside for the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party in Vegas next month...
The latest entry in our roundup of bubbling-under artists, aka The B-Side, highlights the absurdly catchy "Rainbow" by indie singer/songwriter Boh Doran. Check it out, but don't blame us when it lodges in your brain like a hatchet.
Muse and Foo Fighters will headline successive days of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend fest in Norwich next month, with Sam Smith, Rita Ora, George Ezra, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy and 5 Seconds of Summer among the acts...
Miranda Lambert was the big winner at the highly watched ACMs, taking home the top prize for Album, Song, and Female Vocalist of the year while Entertainer of the Year once again went to co-host Luke Bryan. Taylor Swift, who was among the Milestone Award winners, bade the genre a gracious farewell...
“Whenever I’m on the verge of a #1 album, I like to gather my team in a straight line in a sparsely furnished room,” notes Island chief David Massey, who looks forward to a chart-topping bow this week by artist Shawn Mendes. Click the link for the full lineup.
"I love all of you," declares Def Jam ruler Steve Bartels during this ecstatic Coachella photo op with manager Amy Thompson, promo legend Richard Palmese and artist Alesso. "Now has anyone seen my glowstick?" Later, Madonna stopped by and made out with everyone.
Lining up for Mendes. (4/20a)
THE 2015 ACMs:
WINNERS AND MORE
Miranda wins big, Taylor says goodbye and Little Big Town sells. (4/20a)
RECORD STORE DAY: EAST BAY GREETINGS
No, we don't have copies of the Metallica cassette. Stop asking. (4/18a)
Massey, Palmese and pals on a natural high at Coachella. (4/20a)
YOUR HOT NEW RELEASES, BUDDY
Rihanna, PItbull, Kid Ink and more. (4/20a)