MUSIC, POP, ROCK

WATCH: Bastille performs Pompeii acoustically

The giant talent that is Bastille shines through in this clip of their recent live acoustic performance of Pompeii for the Alt Nation crew in New York. Singer Dan Smith delivers powerful vocals despite being under the weather. If they … Continued

MUSIC, POP

WATCH: Lorde gives us the Royals treatment

New Zealand sensation Lorde took time out of a whirlwind US tour to stop by The Spectrum and deliver this positively regal performance. How can so much talent fit inside someone so young? We are royally curious. We love her … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP

Hits 1: Weekend Countdown (9/7/13)

The queen of the jungle, Katy Perry, is back with her new single Roar – swinging right in at Number 1 this week! While Imagine Dragons and Robin Thicke fall in line right behind her, proving you can’t keep a … 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, 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, 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

ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP, POP CULTURE

Lance Bass gabs about ‘NSYNC reunion: Bickering, vomiting and a big ‘ol love fest

From trying to pull one over on his fans about the reunion, and preparing the seriously difficult dance moves; to a fight with ‘NSYNC bandmate Kris Kirkpatrick backstage before the show, and almost vomiting onstage DURING it, Lance Bass says … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP

HITS 1: Weekend Countdown (8/24/13)

The SiriusXM Hits 1 Weekend Countdown is back with the nation’s top hit songs! Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive just can’t be beat, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines is still setting the summer on fire, followed by Maroon 5′s Love Somebody at number … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP, POP CULTURE

American Top 40 Flashback: 1975

It’s September 1975. A gallon of gas costs 44 cents (what an outrage! Those OPEC guys are really gouging us), and the price of a new home has already doubled since the ‘60s to an average of $33,000. The president … Continued

DANCE/ELECTRONIC, MUSIC, POP

Lady Gaga strips down for new album

Ever since she had hip surgery earlier this year, Lady Gaga has been hiding out of the spotlight in very un-Gaga-like fashion. But everyone hoped it was only temporary, like a mad scientist sequestered in her lab to toil away … Continued