Flashback to When a Bewildered ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Performed ‘Eat It’ on a Japanese TV Show with Sumo Wrestlers and a Giant Lobster

Flashback to When a Bewildered ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Performed ‘Eat It’ on a Japanese TV Show with Sumo Wrestlers and a Giant Lobster

“Eat It” was a career milestone for Weird Al Yankovic — one that helped his career explode on a global level and help set in place the decades of parodies and irreverent material that would come. Back in the mid 1980s, Yankovic was big on self-promotion, as all artists are. The particular attention being given […]

Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a  reissue package in the fall, and their latest self-titled album is out on March 16. Of course, one cannot think of Stone Temple Pilots without visualizing longtime vocalist Scott Weiland or the […]

Andrew W.K. Wants You to Know ‘You’re Not Alone’ in the Search for Life’s True Meaning (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. Wants You to Know ‘You’re Not Alone’ in the Search for Life’s True Meaning (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. has been many things over the years — he can count jubilant hard rock vocalist and piano player, motivational speaker and political movement founder among his job descriptions. But it all started with the music, specifically his 2001 debut album I Get Wet, a barrage of riffs and energy that exploded with the […]

98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons on the ‘Boy Band’ Stigma and 20+ Years as a Group (Interview at the NAMM Show 2018)

98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons on the ‘Boy Band’ Stigma and 20+ Years as a Group (Interview at the NAMM Show 2018)

The NAMM Show brings together musicians and industry insiders from throughout the musical spectrum. For a weekend in Southern California, the entire music business comes together to celebrate music — and learn about the latest and greatest products from top manufactures. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with musicians there for the fun. […]

Behind the YouTube Success of ‘Ten Second Songs’ with the Man Himself, Anthony Vincent (Interview at NAMM 2018)

Behind the YouTube Success of ‘Ten Second Songs’ with the Man Himself, Anthony Vincent (Interview at NAMM 2018)

Over the past few years, it’s been nearly impossible to peruse social media without coming across one of Anthony Vincent’s YouTube videos — you probably know him by the name of his video series, Ten Second Songs. In each clip, Vincent delights the viewer with a variety of different musical styles, all singing parts of […]

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