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10 Bands Shaping The Post-Nirvana Era

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

We need time to evaluate a particular band's influence and their place in history. Does their music stand up to the scrutiny of year after year and how does it measure up to the great ones that came before?

Dog Ears Music: The Ides of March and Other Betrayals Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature tracks from U2, the Black Keys, Manu Chao, Bob Dylan, Blonde Redhead, and more.

CD of the Week: Ron Sexsmith

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

His voice always brings a melancholy air, a blue-ish tinge to all he sings. But here the arrangements practically rock out, especially for an act whose mellowness is one of his chief attributes.

Chris Martin Heartbroken By Parents' Divorce

Yahoo! News UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

The Coldplay frontman is said to be finding it "incredibly difficult emotionally" to come to terms with the end of his mother and father's 30-year mar...

PHOTOS: Gwyneth Paltrow: 'It Was Strange' To Date Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Gwyneth Paltrow is in love with and happily married to "genius" Coldplay singer Chris Martin, but she admits that her previous Hollywood relationships...

Live & Dangerous: Great Concerts From Around The World

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Who: Lady Gaga What: The Monster Ball Tour Where: Bercy - Paris, FR When: 12/19/10 Why: One of the most talked about performers and tours of the year....

"We Have No Secrets": A Revealing Playlist for All Your WikiLeaks

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Until Julian Assange document drops his debut album on the WikiLeaks Records label, here's my own very revealing soundtrack for all your assorted and sundry leaking needs.

De-Evolution and Indie Revolution: Conversations With Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and OK Go's Damian Kulash, Plus Comic-Con Gets Loopz-y

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

There is this cool little gizmo called a "Loopz" that creates sounds and beats depending on the user's physical interaction with it. An entity calling themselves The Loopz Band will be performing at Comic-Con.

Keane Takes the Night Train -- and Saves Indie Rock

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

When it comes to Keane, most music lovers have an opinion: detractors think they're too fey, fans think they're the next biggest band on earth.

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

The Best Hoaxes In Music History

MTV News | Photo: David Montgomery/Getty Images | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If, by chance, you happen to read something Thursday (April 1) about Led Zeppelin reuniting or Jim Morrison coming out of hiding, don't believe it. As...

Music Unites Youth Choir Records Original Song at Tainted Blue Recording Studio

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

The Music Unites Youth Choir was given the opportunity this past week through New York charity Music Unites to visit Tainted Blue Recording Studio in ...

"Let's Get Lost": A Final Playlist for an Island Full of Great Memories

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

More than any other show in recent memory, Lost required our full attention and rewarded that sort of dedicating viewing with its singular elusive excellence.

From Built to Spill to "Bridge Over Troubled Water": A Playlist for BP

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Wild

Seeing that horrifying video of BP's oil spill was a sickening experience. So here's some music for BP to put on their big hit video, or just to choke on as this disaster continues. And if you ever screamed "Drill, Baby, Drill," then this one's for you too.

"Let's Get Lost": A Playlist for Island-bound Lost Fans

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I really love Lost. And as our shared excitement builds, here are some TV Island Discs to celebrate our time on the Island.

Introducing the Green Music Group

Adam Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Adam Gardner

Green Music Group is an environmental coalition of musicians, industry leaders and music fans uniting in one voice to bring about widespread environmental change within the music industry and around the globe.

"Getting Better": A Playlist for President Obama on the Anniversary of Election Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Rome wasn't built in a day, and apparently the United States won't be completely rebuilt in a year either. But here's to things at least "Getting Better."

Coldplay Launches Career-Spanning eBay Charity Auction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

British rock band Coldplay is cleaning house, and for a good cause. The band has decided to auction many of the instruments and memorabilia collected ...

Coldplay Donates One Million Pounds To Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Chris Martin is sending a message to Bono: We can make an impact too! This week Martin's band Coldplay donated one million pounds to British organiza...

Coldplay Settles Satriani Copyright Lawsuit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Joe Satriani's copyright infringement lawsuit against Coldplay has been settled, Satriani's rep tells Billboard. Last December, Satriani sued the Brit...

Bigmouth Strikes Again: A Post-VMA Playlist for Kanye West

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist for Kanye to play while he works on his manners -- until the next award show.

Global Beat Fusion: Carmen Rizzo Tackles Tuvan Throat Singing

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Envision powerful and tasteful low-end, percussively intelligent, moving and sweeping in the landscape while strings and voices grace the surface.

"Idiot Wind": A Mind-Expanding Playlist for Glenn Beck

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Wild

Glenn Beck started out as a Top 40 DJ, so on behalf of all the lefties out there who are busy ruining this great nation, here's my personal playlist for this fallen jockey who just keeps steering to the right.

All Points West Highlights: Who Rocks Hardest? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Despite rain delays and muddy fields, the show went on at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival in Liberty State Park this past weekend. Featur...

New Tunes On Monday: George Harrison, Rob Thomas, Among The Oak & Ash, and Survivor (Kind Of) Plays Jeremy's Wedding

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new collection Let It Roll/Songs By George Harrison is going to thrill those waiting for an album that combines his solo Apple recordings with Beatles titles and tracks from the Dark Horse years.