Thankfully, no inescapable earworms so far…but is this a good thing?
For the whole of the 1980s, singer Belinda Carlisle was the symbol of success, first as the lead singer for the groundbreaking band The Go-Go’s, then as a hitmaking solo artist. Lately we hadn’t heard as much from Belinda as we used to. This has recently changed for a couple reasons. Universal Music is releasing a Belinda Carlisle solo retrospective as part of their Icon series, and Carlisle put out an unflinching memoir titled Lips Unsealed in 2010. The latter openly chronicled all areas of her life, including harrowing details of her difficult childhood, her rise from Dottie Danger and role as one-time drummer for the punk band Germs, her eventual ascension to pop’s heights and concurrent depths behind the scenes. Popdose had the opportunity to catch up with Carlisle to talk about the Icon disc, her solo years, and to speculate on what life would be like for the Go-Go’s had they started in the Aughts instead of the Eighties. She responded with grace and was humble about her influence which, in the power-pop genre, is …
Does Taylor Swift’s song have the same weight as Gloria Gaynor’s?
There are some big names in the pop and dance Grammy categories this year, including one of 2012’s big winners, Skrillex.
Good news: we have brand spankin’ new columns to go with our shiny new year! Drews and Don’ts is a new weekly endeavor, wherein our very own pop-culture-and-list-obsessive Andrew Ratliff writes a bite-sized list for everyone to enjoy and/or argue over. We’ve all experienced it before, albeit to different degrees: that immediate, gut-level reaction to hearing a fabulous song for the first time. “My lord!,” we exclaim, “this is a delight! I’ll cherish this song forever, and cannot envision a world […]
In which Carly Rae Jepsen and a plastic Ukranian woman remind us of “The Facts of Life”
Oh crap. Who let the Bega in?
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences spreads the love this year-as 6 artists head the list of nominees for the 55th Grammy Awards.
This year’s Grammy nominees are being announced tonight. We reveal who we think will come out on top in the major categories.
We’re back in the business of live blogging award shows! Check out our blow by blow of this evening’s American Music Awards ceremony.
There’s no maybe about the fact that this release date is packed to the goods with music. Everyone from Band of Horses to Michael Jackson (twice!) Check out the highlights and stream some of the albums in this week’s new, improved New Release Report!
The first of two parts on female artists in popular music and their relationships to the political, either through their music or image.
Adam Young’s confidence is growing. Is his music suffering as a result?
The 43rd edition of the “Now That’s What I Call Music” series, featuring the smash hit “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, is today’s key new release.
As we will learn in this, the fourth and final installment in AM Gold: 1975, few things inspire passion and raw emotion in us like… Glen Campbell and Carly Rae Jepsen?