More big-name musicians must step forward and say: "There's always more money, but I only have one name. And I won't have people shouting my name in states where there are citizens who have no rights."
Brian Setzer: "I'm kind of an anomaly there, I never really fit into anybody's box. I don't know how I got those Grammys because I am certain there's not a rockabilly category. They just kind of squeezed between the cracks somehow."
Since her memorable appearance on Skrillex's "Bangarang," Sirah's been focused on even more high profile projects, including her "Up & Down" video. Spin magazine included Sirah in its "50 Biggest White Girl Rap Moments of All Time" list.
"I wrote a song about my high school girlfriend who broke my heart and have been milking it ever since. The irony of it is, it's the very first song I ever wrote and it's the song that's pinned on my back, kind of like 'kick me.'"
Frontman Michael Fitzpatric just went through a shattering break-up, feeling as though he was about to lose his mind, when writing songs became medicinal. His album Pickin' Up the Pieces acted as part of the self-healing process.
John Hiatt's new album Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns kicks off with a pretty universally themed song, "Damn This Town." It's true, no matter what town you grow up in, every kid can't wait to get out of it.
This weekend, the legendary R&B songwriting team will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of the 3500 songs they've produced over their 35-year partnership. In this interview, they reflect on their extraordinary careers.
Filled to the brim with radio staples like "Sara Smile," "Maneater," "Rich Girl," and about 25 other significant charters, Hall and Oates' new 74-track assembly truly is one of the best box sets ever released.