How awesome is "Big Pimpin'," by Jay-Z? Really awesome. But some folks argue that its awesomeness comes courtesy of an unlicensed sample, and they'd like to be compensated. A new round of legal claims has been brought against HOV by a handful of heirs and music publishers who argue that the track ... More >>
Katy Perry won't let another number-one single get away.This Friday, on the magical, mystical date of 11/11/11, Katy Perry is planning to premiere the video for her sixth single, "The One That Got Away," from Teenage Dream, the album that keeps on producing hit singles. In an attempt to break ... More >>
Maroon 5 guitarist James ValentineSince releasing Songs About Jane, its breakthrough album in 2002, Maroon 5 (due tonight at Red Rocks with Train and Gavin Degraw) has earned four Grammy Awards, been nominated for five more, toured the world and made young girls (and probably boys) fall in lo ... More >>
All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>
No doubt Hawkins will put a good spin on things...Last month, a spokesman for the CU Buffs maintained that the well-documented turmoil swirling around the return of embattled Coach Dan Hawkins hadn't really hurt recruiting. But with national signing day coming up on Wednesday, at least one i ... More >>
Apple Jacks Gliders Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Corn, wheat and oat flour provides the foundation for this crunchy treat, but the colors of the pieces, which include "limited edition" gliders (a.k.a. puffy triangles with a whole in the middle) along with the fam ... More >>
The Denver Film Society hosts an Oscar-night bash.
Photo: Chad Fahnestock Coldplay, Jon Hopkins, Sleeper CarFriday, Nov. 21, 2008Pepsi CenterBetter Than: A rock show where the band stays rooted in one spot.Making an arena rock show personal may seem like an impossible task, especially for any band playing to thousands of fans in the airy expanses of ... More >>
Round 'em up. Today in Backbeat Online: • Chris Martin, seen here, is at the center of our live review of Coldplay at the Pepsi Center. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout experiences a renaissance. • Hotties provide an important element in Synthetic Elements' new video. Today in Cafe Society: ... More >>
Only by the Night
How the hype played out in the 50 Cent vs. Kanye battle royal.
Island Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella
Kiefer Sutherland comes to this singer-songwriter's rescue.
A pop-quiz in honor of Hova and Balboa both coming out of retirement.
Fiona Apple and Chris Martin have their games down Cold.
Sunday, February 19, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Apparently, Dressy Bessy is electrifying compared to Coldplay.
Friday, August 12, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Born in the Flood's passionate rock sets a high-water mark.
From the week of July 7, 2005
Achilles Heel (Jade Tree)
Reason EP (Self-Released)
The Skylark Lounge gets a green light on its move to a new nest.
Chris Martin expects people to hate him. So why is Coldplay feeling so much love?
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.