| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
To the pop cognoscenti, the French dance-music duo Daft Punk exists as an ideal, modern musicdom's most consistent, influential, enigmatic trailblazer, in addition to being crowned the major winner of the 2014 Grammy Awards by scoring record of the year...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
On a night dominated by unlikely musical collaborations of all kinds – from a mini-Beatles reunion to Stetson-wearing Madonna jamming with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at a wedding – the Grammys also found time Sunday to hand out a few awards....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A few things dominated the pop music conversation this year. A British boy band, a pop comeback king, a pair of hip-hop outliers and a NSFW music video –- all of which drives the nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards, which were announced...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:04 AM
French dance duo Daft Punk, who have thus far resisted touring in support of its hit 2013 album "Random Access Memories," have booked at least one live date in 2014. The act was among the first wave of performers unveiled for the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In his penthouse condo on the toniest block of Westwood, one of the world's biggest dance music producers kicks back at his dining room table in an all-black Armani ensemble. A spread of magazine covers, featuring the producer's face, stares up at him...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Katy Perry's "Prism" is a shimmering, dynamic, heavy-duty modern pop album that's as unapologetically bent on moving bodies as it is on moving units. Longer by one song than her mega-selling 2010 record "Teenage Dream," the 28-year-old's follow-up is so...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"I think I started with drums," says Pharrell Williams. He launches into the strong, clean, distinctive beat to the "Despicable Me 2" song "Happy" with his hands slapping his lap, then vocally adds more and more percussion sounds: "You know what I mean?"...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:35 PM
All eyes may be on the robots of Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and their sprawling, collaborative Grammy set, but the lineup for the awards telecast just got a new jolt of star power.
Avant-pop singer Lorde and Katy Perry are among the acts recently...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof.
Most prominently, the major nominations for...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:20 PM
For more than three decades, the Grammys' longtime executive producer Ken Ehrlich has navigated a gamut of hurdles to pull off the annual telecast. A dizzying lineup of talent has been confirmed for Sunday's ceremony, including Paul McCartney, Beyonce,...