NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Russian expert breaks down Putin’s NYT op-ed piece

Russian and Eurasian scholar, and former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Stephan Sestanovich isn’t so much criticizing Russian President Vladmir Putin’s New York Times op-ed discouraging U.S. military action in Syria, as he is Putin’s inability to put his … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, LATIN & WORLD, MUSIC

What’s On: Art Bell’s Dark Matter, Hispanic Heritage Month and Grouplove

September always proves to be one of our most action-packed months here at SiriusXM; you could say we catch a bit of the back-to-school fever. And this year is proving to be no different. Today we’ve got the epic return … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

Hear 24/7 Metallica hits, rarities and concerts, starting… now

One, Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets… each song opens with a guitar riff that is pure, unadulterated Metallica. Each song is its own masterpiece and could stand alone in the pantheon of rock hits, but together, they are an epic … Continued

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC, POP CULTURE

Tweet of the week: Mikey Piff bonds with Kanye

Kanye West doesn’t open up to just anybody, but SiriusXM Hits 1 host Mikey Piff got into the circle of trust and here’s the pic to prove it. The time @KanyeWest opened up to me like we were besties. #TBT … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE, TV

LISTEN: Alyssa Milano tells Heather Locklear ‘frosting’ story

She talks about her favorite show to work on and why she loves acting in dramas. But the best part of this Entertainment Weekly Radio interview with Alyssa Milano is her “great visual memory” of a pregnant Heather Locklear on … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

Sleigh Bells debuts newest single on SiriusXM U

Brooklyn-based indie-pop duo Sleigh Bells’ third studio album, Bitter Rivals, isn’t dropping until October 8, but singer Alexis Krauss wanted to make sure SiriusXM listeners heard the title track first, so she came in for a late-night premiere party with SiriusXM … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE

Lance Bass’s stealth plan to propose to boyfriend is almost foiled

Afterer an amazing week, including the ‘NSYNC reunion at the MTV VMAs, Lance Bass decided his trip to New Orleans was the perfect time to propose to boyfriend Michael “Turkey” Turchin. The problem was how could he get away from … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP, POP CULTURE

Lady Gaga: I’m not a French fry, I’m foie gras’

In true Lady Gaga fashion, her newest album ARTPOP has proven to be both a perfect specimen of pop music as well as a commentary on pop music itself, and that’s exactly what she intended. “Fame for me was always … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE

Frank DeCaro mourns Michael Douglas/Catharine Zeta-Jones split (sort of)

They may be rich, they may be glamorous and she may have won an Oscar for Chicago (because she was able to dance while pregnant, says Doria), but even their marriage can fall in the face of so much hardship. … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP, POP CULTURE

LISTEN: Justin Timberlake talks ‘NYSNC reunion, twerking, Miley Cyrus and making babies

He accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, he reunited with his former bandmates from ‘NSYNC and probably most memorable of all (at least for MTV VMA audiences) he watched Miley Cyrus twerk. Then Justin Timberlake came into the studios to … Continued