| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:24 PM
In the 1990s, the Silo Nightclub in Reading was the place for the under 21 crowd to dance at its weekly underage nights.
There, a 15-year-old Jon Gosselin met DJ Koolie Kirk.
"I idolized him," says the former star of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus 8." "We'd...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Sometimes, bigger still is better.
There were many great concerts by smaller or lessor-known acts at smaller venues this year, but among the 163 shows I attended this year it’s not a coincidence that mostof the year’s best were the biggest...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:32 PM
It's official: Boy bands — and the men who used to be in them — are big business again.
Concert tours by One Direction and Justin Timberlake made more money than all other road shows in 2014, according to the industry publication Pollstar,...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
At a time when practically every sound in pop music is available to stream or own at a moment's notice, maybe it's no surprise that consensus is hard to come by when you gather eight people in a room and ask for their favorite records of the year....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:44 PM
'N Sync made one. Justin Bieber too. Hanson even released one the same year as its major-label debut (and it's pretty great).
Yet in a move that seriously bucks tween-idol tradition, One Direction -- the British boy band not generally known for...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Television offers a range of New Year's Eve celebrations if you decide to stay in Wednesday night. Those telecasts lead off the week's highlights:
ABC has a traditional edge with the lumpily titled "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:07 AM
Who is the last girl group to really make it big in the music industry?
I asked this question to the five members of girl group Fifth Harmony — who won MTV’s “Artist to Watch” award at the MTV Video Music Awards in August and...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 6:22 PM
Everyone geeks out over someone, particularly those whom others geek out over.
John Lennon, introduced to Jerry Lee Lewis, fell to the ground and kissed the Killer's shoes.
Even Charles Dickens wrote fan letters to George Eliot so barely contained...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Dr. Dre can easily bank on being Forbes highest-paid musician of 2014.
The self-proclaimed "first billionaire of hip-hop," producer and mogul leads the magazine's annual earnings list with $620 million before taxes, which he primarily amassed not from...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:55 AM
When heavy metal parody band Steel Panther played Allentown’s PPL Center in October, opening for Judas Priest, the sparse crowd’s reaction was underwhelming.
When Steel Panther headlined its own show Tuesday at Philadelphia Theatre of Living...