In his early days, garage rocker King Khan was known for onstage antics that were so outlandish he was banned from several clubs.
Now a 36-year-old father, Khan has grown up a bit, although he did moon Lindsay Lohan during a performance in Cannes in 2010.
amNewYork spoke with Khan about his stage show and his soul-influenced new album "Idle No More."What inspired "Idle... » more
The Jonas Brothers pop-rock band, which formed in 2005 and soared to fame as members of Disney's stable of teenage stars, has decided to call it quits for now, a band representative said on Tuesday.
The decision by the New Jersey-raised brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick came less than three weeks after they canceled their concert tour citing a rift in the band. The trio told People magazine it... » more
After two ridiculous victories for the old guard (Herbie Hancock; Robert Plant & Alison Krauss), the often hidebound Grammy voting bloc gave in to youth, giving Taylor Swift the 2010 Album of the Year award.
Seemingly giddy with freedom, they then lifted up Arcade Fire in 2011, surprising those who thought their nomination was, at best, a nod to relevancy. "The Suburbs" may not... » more
Maybe it's the emotion behind some of his songs, or maybe there are just more south-of-the-border Degrassi fans than one would imagine, but Drake will always carry the “rapper/actor” tag in the minds of many. That puts him in pretty good company; many of hip-hop's biggest stars have balanced careers behind the microphone and in front of the camera. Here's a breakdown of some of the best to do it,... » more
It's been just five years since Michael Fitzpatrick and James King started rounding up musician friends to put together a collective. In the time since, the band, Fitz and the Tantrums, has put out two albums, toured the world and seen songs such as "Out of My League" and "Money-Grabber" featured across media.
"When I look back on the last five years, it feels like... » more
The Black Crowes have always had respect for their elders.
Over the years, the band, featuring Chris Robinson, left, has toured with many of its influences including Tom Petty, the Who and members of Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead.
For its four-night stand at Terminal 5 starting tomorrow, the group has handed opening slots to some of its lesser-known favorites from the past.
Here's... » more
Kelly Killoren Bensimon goes backstage to chat about Kanye and music with Austin Mahone:
Holiday season fever is already here, and with that comes many a teenager’s favorite event: the Z100 Jingle Ball on Dec. 13.
And this year’s lineup is filled with stars, including Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Selena Gomez. This... » more
Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top spot of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, notching her fourth chart-topping record.
"Bangerz," which features Cyrus experimenting with hip hop, dance and R&B influences, sold 270,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
Former Disney star Cyrus, 20, has captured headlines with a series... » more
You think that you've got "haters"?
Try being one of the biggest-selling instrumental music songwriters and performers in history, yet also being a go-to punch line. Saxophonist Kenny G has reportedly sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, but he's found a way to take his place in pop culture -- as the butt of a thousand jokes -- in stride.
amNewYork spoke with Kenny G... » more
In New York, you can see a great band just about any night of the week. Still, there’s something special about the CMJ Music Marathon, when more than 1,200 bands take over 80 venues hoping to be discovered.
Here are six artists to keep an eye on.
John Murry Murry was born in Elvis’ hometown and is a second cousin of author William Faulkner. His debut album, “The Graceless Age,” is intense... » more