Our latest Comment of the Day comes complete with a video! Yep, Square State's Zappatero reached out to let us know that shmucky Representative Mike Coffman, pilloried by Rachel Maddow and her MSNBC colleagues for his recent birther remarks, was tattooed again over the weekend by Bill Maher. The HBO ... More >>
Now you can smell like a teen girl in love with Justin Bieber.Smelling like a rock star wasn't always considered a good thing. But now that The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is the face and inspiration of Azzaro's new perfume, Decibel, and Prince has to pay $4 million to a company over his fail ... More >>
The IRS loves leaning on rich people for tax evasion. Case in point, reports have surfaced that Lil' Jon (whose house was just foreclosed on in August) is on the hook for $638,000. It's certainly not easy to do taxes if you're a musician -- or any type of entertainer for that matter -- which ... More >>
Kiernan MaletskyThe cover's off the grill, the windows are down and sweet freedom is on the horizon. Ahh, summer is coming. And while it's still early, there have already been more than enough entrants in the summer jam sweepstakes to make a short list. A few ground rules: 1. Must have been ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list ... More >>
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony talk about making El Cantante.
Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not.
The Soul of John Black gets by with a little help from its friends.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Sticks and Stones (MCA)
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.
Scorsese's New York is alive and kicking in Bringing Out the Dead, but the vital signs are weakening.
Despite a potentially huge audience, Denver's Spanish-language radio languishes.