The Troubling Downfall of Aaron Carter, America’s Middle School Sweetheart

Pop singer Aaron Carter has spent his adult life plagued by health and money crises, a DUI arrest, and a strained relationship with his family. But how did he get here?

Another Top 10 Song Meanings Everyone Gets Wrong

We decided to set the record straight once again on some of your favorite songs. Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down Another Top 10 Song Meanings Everyone Gets Wrong.

Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of shortcuts

As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation buttons, as 9to5 Google spotted, Mountain View has added th…

Don Henley’s life by his songs

Don Henley's professional music career began 46 years ago when the Eagles released their first LP, but he didn't become Don Henley until he wrote and sang lead vocals on the Western-infused ballad "Desperado" in 1973. After a not-so-long run with the Eagles (the band broke up in 1980), he embarked on a hugely successful solo career that found him gradually segueing from a hard rock sound to a more soulful and ruminative aesthetic. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, let's take a look back at the most memorable songs and achievements of the one and only Don Henley.

Chester Bennington and Linkin Park: A Musical Legacy of Darkness and Hope

The loss of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, found dead of an apparent suicide at his home in a Southern California coastal community, leaves a hole in the hearts of family, friends, and fans, but also a strong musical legacy — with Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, and numerous projects — that can both comfort and offer clues to the demons that haunted the prolific and popular frontman. In both interviews and music, the 41-year-old …

Aphex Twin is the latest artist to open an online record store

Aphex Twin is opening an online record store. For his own music, of course. The Vinyl Factory reports that Richard D. James has started his direct-to-fans store with reissues of his back catalog including … I Care Because You Do and newer stuff lik…