Blink-182: You Were Never That Good, But I Really Loved You Anyway

The year was 1999 and American middle school girls were faced with a politically fraught choice: Backstreet Boys or *N Sync? Lines were drawn and friendships destroyed as 11-14 year-olds scrambled to choose sides. But then there were those of us who refused to believe that this was it, who refused to conform to this… » 1/28/15 4:50pm Yesterday 4:50pm

Corny Old Ne-Yo Is Still So Good to Us, For Us

Ne-Yo is so much of a gentleman that it's almost sickening. So courteous that it's corny. He's in a field of nasty singers and he's the old, randy R&B dude who parties responsibly. He still refers to you as a lady. He has an album titled Year of the Gentleman (still my favorite Ne-Yo album), and always looks like he's… » 1/28/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Here is Charli XCX Singing 'Boom Clap' in Japanese

How much does pop princesa Charli XCX know and love her fanbase? Definitely enough to try her hand at singing "Boom Clap," one of last year's biggest hits, in Japanese, for special release of Sucker on Warner Music Japan. Unsure how she fared as my Japanese is a little rusty, but at least two people in the always… » 1/28/15 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

Here's Your Quiet Storm Sex Jam For the Weekend

In August, Melisa Young released one of last year's best mixtapes, DUSK2DAWN: The Diary of Jane Jupiter. It was criminally slept on, not least because Young was trying on a new alter ego in the form of Jane Jupiter—older and wiser, she had outgrown Kid Sister, the moniker under which she first became popular—but also,… » 1/23/15 6:50pm Friday 6:50pm

Train Advocates For Stealing From Elderly People in New Video

The Grammy-award winning band Train, a group that has been producing music for over two decades, might be known best for their moving songs about women who are named after states who walk around in unusual but beautiful bodies. But their latest song is causing controversy for encouraging young people to steal from and… » 1/23/15 2:34pm Friday 2:34pm

Fifty Shades Getting All Your Fave Musicians Into Bondage, Rough Sex

The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack is hot as HEAAAYYYLL, and as its accompanying videos roll out, there is something we've noticed: this music is getting all your fave musicians in the MOOD. To do something NAUGHTY. To their OWN MUSIC. Terius "The-Dream" Nash's "Kelly's '12 Play'" this ain't. » 1/22/15 5:50pm 1/22/15 5:50pm

Cool 1978 Teen Explains Why Music Sucks If You Can't Dance to It

Times Machine dot NYTimes dot com, the archives for the New York Times, has just brought our attention to a 1978 trend piece on disco music, and how "Teen-Agers" were super into it. In a profile of the club Guys and Dolls, where area teens could go get their Hustle on, a then-15-year-old called Thomas Castaglia… » 1/21/15 10:15pm 1/21/15 10:15pm

Charli XCX and Rita Ora Go Full Thelma & Louise in New Video

Charli XCX and Rita Ora's new "Doing It" video is a spaghetti western of a bank robbery, two high-contrast pop stars bum-rushing a gas station and rolling around the desert in their pink trucks. It's not quite as fatalist or committed as Thelma & Louise, insofar that they do not die in the end. But Charli seems super… » 1/20/15 3:15pm 1/20/15 3:15pm

Nicki Minaj Showed Rare, Genuine Superstar Tears in My Time Again

On Sunday night, MTV aired its Nicki Minaj documentary My Time Again, the follow-up to 2010's My Time Now, which we all remember as the origin of her infamous pickle-juice snub and bitch-versus-boss analogy. Back then, in that special, she came across tough and guarded, and (to us) the extent of her relationship with » 1/19/15 3:00pm 1/19/15 3:00pm

Deborah Cox on Nailing Whitney's Classic Songs For the Lifetime Biopic

There's no higher pressure than trying to match the Voice. So in order to sing like Whitney Houston for Lifetime's Whitney biopic and actually pull it off, Deborah Cox had to do some acting of her own. No one can hold a torch to those crisp, godly vocals, but Cox comes awfully close with her renditions of Houston's… » 1/16/15 5:00pm 1/16/15 5:00pm

PornHub Glazes Winners of 'Ultimate' Theme Song Competition

It seems like PornHub is everywhere these days. On your iPhone, your iPad, your Chromecast and on billboards. It's on Youtube with a hot single crooned by porn stars (thanks for all the press releases, PornHub) and now it's finished it's first song competition, where real people wrote real songs in order to win real… » 1/16/15 12:50pm 1/16/15 12:50pm

Jessie Ware Kills It, Yet Again, With Cover of Labrinth's "Jealous"  

In an age where lukewarm live efforts and artistic renown are not mutually exclusive, Jessie Ware is a rare bright spot; each performance comes gift-wrapped in a cloud of raw, shimmering vocal perfection, and the British singer's recent trip to BBC's Live Lounge proves no exception. (If you haven't checked out her… » 1/15/15 9:41pm 1/15/15 9:41pm

Ellen Page, Connie Britton and More Sing in New Sleater-Kinney Video

In case you were wondering how the majorly increased visibility of Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) would affect the reunion of Sleater-Kinney after nine years, here is your answer: they are famous and can now get people like Connie Britton, Ellen Page, Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Silverman, and Norman Reedus aka hellooooo… » 1/15/15 4:52pm 1/15/15 4:52pm