Abba walked away and never looked back. If Phil Collins' recent, will-he-or-won't-he retirement contremps has taught us anything, it's that walking away from rock and roll stardom is more difficult, and more unusual, than it seems. Almost no one ever...
Esperanza Spalding: Best Non-Bieber. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) It's been three days since little-known jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding upset Justin Bieber for the Best New Artist trophy at Sunday night's Grammy awards, commencing a YouTube/Twitter/blogosphere freakout the likes of which we have...
It's Fergie, Will.I.Am. and, um, the other ones! (Getty Images) Well, it wasn't the worst Super Bowl halftime show in history. (This was. Let us never speak of it again). It wasn't even the worst halftime show recently (how could...
These two could definitely find some things to talk about. It wasn't as momentous as the time Edgar Allen Poe met Charles Dickens. And it certainly wasn't as mind-boggling as this. But the recent pairing of alt-country's professional strange person...
| February 3, 2011; 12:05 PM ET |
Categories: Riffs | Tags: Arcade Fire, Bonnie Prince Billy, Brandon Flowers, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Flaming Lips, Justin Bieber, Killers, Lady Gaga, Michael Stipe, Morrissey, R. Kelly, REM, Smiths, Stevie Nicks, Will Oldham, Win Butler
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Jay-Z played Glastonbury and the world didn't end. Like seemingly everything Kanye West does, the announcement that the controversial rapper was going to headline April's Coachella festival caused a pop cultural kerfuffle. Many online commenters went so far as to...
The just-announced lineup for this year's Coachella festival serves up few OMG-Pavement-is-getting-back-together-type surprises, relying instead on a predictably solid mix of indie, dance and hipster-approved soul acts Passes for the fest, which go on sale Friday morning, will set...
| January 19, 2011; 12:30 PM ET |
Categories: Riffs | Tags: Big Audio Dynamite, Bright Eyes, Caifanes, Coachella, Death From Above 1979, Duran Duran, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, London Suede, Mumford & Sons, Suede, The Arcade Fire
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