Ray Davies News
Music Reviews: Dion, Eliot Sumner, Pete Astor and Lissie
So this week I was going to review the new Kanye West album, “The Life Of Pablo.” Then he kept changing the name of the record. It was out for a while and then pulled and he is still completing it. When and if he settles on a final version, then I will write a review. In the meantime, this week
What Makes Duran Duran's New Album 'a Triumph'
This week is jam-packed with excellent releases. Duran Duran puts out their first album in four years, blues-guitarist turned buzz-bin hopeful Gary Clark Jr. releases his second major-label album, British band the Libertines return after an 11-year hiatus, pop singer Leona Lewis celebrates a new
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Muse, Of Monsters And Men, Sharon Van Etten, Tamia, Ash and More
This week veteran arena-alt-rockers Muse continue to march toward the apocalypse on its latest offering, Icelandic sensation Of Monsters And Men return with a second album, singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten hands in a stirring five-song EP, R&B singer Tamia returns to the major label ranks,
Music Reviews: The Latest From Jessie J, Idina Menzel and More
This week British pop songstress Jessie J drops her third album, "Frozen” star Idina Menzel gives us an early start to the holiday season, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke drops his latest dance-flavored album, Something Corporate/Jack’s Mannequin front-man Andrew McMahon goes solo, the members of
Shaun White's Big Loss at the Olympics
Nearly half the country prepares for the worst winter has to offer as treacherous storm approaches.
Instant Index: 24 People in New York and Italy Under Arrest in a Mafia Bust
George Stephanopoulos reveals the stories people have been buzzing about all week
Spice Girls Dazzle at London 2012 Closing Ceremony
The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics brought a dash of traditional British pomp and culminated with a number of performances by English pop and rock super stars and a show-stopper by the beloved Spice Girls. In contrast to director Danny Boyle’s divisive opening...
Celebrity Vigilantes? Stars Crime-Fighting in Hollywood
There are some celebrities you just don't want to push around. Turns out celebutante Nicky Hilton is one of them. The hotel heiress was standing outside an IHOP in West Hollywood at 5 a.m. Saturday when a homeless man shoved her from behind onto the hood of a car. When a waitress ran out to see
Ray Davies ’ “Working Man’s Café”
Even as a younger man leading the Kinks, Ray Davies was always a literate curmudgeon discussing society’s conventions. His songs have often been filled with detailed observations peppered with cynicism and venom, but not completely without hope. So, it comes...
SXSW: Seen and Heard
Amid all the glad-handing, panel discussions, schmoozing, and free booze 'n' barbecue parties, the annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas, is, at the core, about hearing music and designating which acts will enjoy the all-important "buzz" during the coming year.