Music videos service Vevo is losing its boss, with president and chief executive Rio Caraeff confirming this week that he’ll leave the company at the end of 2014. But the press release announcing his departure includes an interesting statistic which, to me, is even more facinating - Vevo has...

Crackle’s original music series, “Playing It Forward,” is a special documentary-style music series produced by Team Downey, an entertainment company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, as well as veteran music producer/composer Tony Berg and Kevin Lake. The “Playing It Forward” music movement showcases surprise street performances...

Once you get over the shock of, you know, hearing Teller actually speak, since part of his bit is never to speak, watch closely as you might miss a great lesson. In this clip, from a documentary Penn and Teller's Magic & Mystery Tour, you get to hear Teller...

A new theme park in Orlando, Florida, called Skyplex is scheduled to break ground in 2015 and open in 2017. The signature thrill ride will be the tallest roller coaster in the world, the Skyscraper, that will plunge from more than 500 feet above ground. It's not open yet,...

From his humble roots in the unlikely town of Butte, MT, Evel Knievel rode his motorcycle and guts to an unparalleled level of worldwide glory and fame, much of which he still carries with him today: King of the Daredevils, The Last of the Gladiators, The Godfather of Extreme...

It's hard to watch John Cusack's portrayal of a record shop owner in "High Fidelity" without feeling at least a little uncomfortable because some parts are so real. The otherwise breezy romantic-comedy is quite a sweet film about loneliness, records and how much we all wish John Cusack characters...

hile the whole world is talking about Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and other digital music services, a long-forgotten medium has come back from near-extinction: the LP. In 2013, 6.1 million vinyl albums were sold in the United States, up from less than a million in 2005 and 2006. The same...

After teasing the news over the weekend, sound maestros '68 have debuted another brand new music video today for the song "Track 5," exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine. http://youtu.be/zb8BpWq_UVI Few bands can tout the kind of touring history '68 can over the course of their year long tenure. Adding to...

http://youtu.be/Q4JZIfx36Bg DiS: Has the recent announcement about Beady Eye splitting up accelerated the reunion? Mark Gardener: I can't really answer any questions about Beady Eye but I can say that these shows have been in the planning for quite some time. It certainly made life easier for Andy Bell because he...

"I like Pope Francis and I’m happy to sing for him. Anyone who would confine me to a line from 20 years ago is a fool!” (Much applause.) “I had a strong religious upbringing, and the first word on my first LP is Jesus. I did a lot of...

From FYI Music News: Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan will start adding streams and track downloads to the formula behind the Billboard 200, starting 11/30. A new chart incorporating sales and listening data will be published on Billboard’s website on 12/04 and in the print edition available on 12/13. The so-called consumption...

From Bloomberg: The chef with the job of keeping everyone well fed this time is Sam Letteri, who has previously worked with Take That, Elton John, Depeche Mode, Jamiroquai, and Rihanna. He studied at Westminster College in London and got into the music business working at Ibiza Rocks with Popcorn Catering...

From The New Yorker: “We’ve never really been a critics’ darling or anything like that,” Chad Kroeger told Billboard, in 2011. “The people speak. We sell a lot of records and fill a lot of arenas, and we don’t hear many complaints.” This, for many years, was the band’s standard...