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‘The Voice’ Season 25 Blind Auditions, part 2: A night of hot air and a couple of hot performances By

When we last left The Voice Season 25, harmonic girl group OK3 had earned a four-chair turn (or five-chair turn, if you count new coaching duo Dan + Shay as two separate, salient entities)...

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‘The Voice’ Season 25 premiere: Do Dan + Shay stand a chance against Chance? By

The Voice returned Monday, now with three times the country and 50 percent less girl power. As the series welcomed its first-ever coaching duo, Dan + Shay — along with returning...

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‘American Idol’ Season 22, week 2: Ziggy stardom and the auditioners from Mars By

  The American Idol Season 22 auditions continued apace Sunday (seemingly brought to you by the Santa Barbara Tourism Board, as California Gurl Katy Perry took her fellow judges Lionel...

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Katy, dim the lights: Perry’s final ‘American Idol’ season begins By

And so, it begins… and ends. American Idol is back, but Katy Perry is the show’s one-that-got-away. Soon, we’re no longer gonna hear her roar. She’s no longer chained to...

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Who should be in Rock Hall’s Class of 2024? I have thoughts! By

  The nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 have been announced, and it’s certainly an interesting mix, spanning decades and genres, with 10 of...

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Mayte Garcia talks finding love again, finding herself, and finding peace with Prince’s legacy though charity, book, and biopic: ‘Wow. I survived that.’ By

It’s been almost eight years since Prince died, on April 21, 2016. His first wife, dancer/actress/author/philanthropist Mayte Garcia, learned the shocking news that day via a phone call from — of...

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Macklemore looks back on historic Grammy night, backlash 10 years later: ‘I didn’t know how to handle it at the time’ By

Ten years ago, at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, Macklemore made history when he, his musical partner Ryan Lewis, “She Keeps Me Warm” singer-songwriter Mary Lambert, and...

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Celebrating 15 years of Adam Lambert By

Fifteen years ago, on Jan. 20, 2009, I wrote for the first time (admittedly somewhat fawningly/cringe-worthily) about Adam Lambert, when his Season 8 American Idol audition aired.  And not to gloat too...

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic on how he helped get ‘Jeopardy!’ back on the air, what Queen made him cut from ‘Weird,’ and that one time radio banned him By

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s Emmy- and Grammy-nominated biopic spoof, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, takes more liberties with the facts that even typical tall-tale rock ‘n roll biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody or Rocketman....

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Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan recalls meeting his ‘lighthouse’ Susan Holmes McKagan 27 years ago: ‘I didn’t know if I could date a woman again’ By

The rocker opens up to me about sobriety, panic attacks, his new album and how he and his wife still “dig each other in every specific way you could imagine.”...

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