• Why Steve Perry Turned Down Eddie Van Halen’s Jam-Session Invite

    Why Steve Perry Turned Down Eddie Van Halen’s Jam-Session Invite0

    Steve Perry has revealed that Eddie Van Halen invited him to a jam session in 1985, but he ultimately turned down the guitarist because he feared what it might lead to. The singer said the informal offer was made after David Lee Roth‘s departure from Van Halen and during a time when Perry was considering leaving

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  • Why Ava Max Wants to Write More Empowering Songs Like ‘Kings & Queens’

    Why Ava Max Wants to Write More Empowering Songs Like ‘Kings & Queens’0

    Below, Ava Max talks about her blockbuster year — and promises Billboard that there’s much more music to come, including a deluxe version of Heaven & Hell. How did “Kings & Queens” come together? It took about a year because we changed the song so many times. I wanted to make it about female empowerment

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  • Ruby Fields’ manager on live music restrictions amid COVID0

    Ruby Fields has turned a pretty grim year into pretty creative one. But the road ahead is a tricky one for every Australian artist trying to make a buck from gigs. The winners will be nimble. That’s the verdict of manager Aaron Girgis, whose indie rock outfit has just completed a sold-out run of five

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  • Record Of The Week: Guy Sebastian, ‘T.R.U.T.H.’

    Record Of The Week: Guy Sebastian, ‘T.R.U.T.H.’0

    Guy Sebastian‘s ninth album release, T.R.U.T.H., arrived surrounded by accolades last week. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘teads-outstream’); }); The LP’s second single ‘Choir’ became his biggest radio single to date.  It also picked up multiple ARIA Awards last year, including the coveted Song of the Year ARIA and is certified 3x Platinum. Sebastian later scored another Top

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  • Why Jon Bon Jovi ‘Won’t Ever Go Back to the City of Buffalo’

    Why Jon Bon Jovi ‘Won’t Ever Go Back to the City of Buffalo’0

    There was a time when Jon Bon Jovi was ready to become a permanent fixture in Buffalo, N.Y., but a negative experience – spurred by Donald Trump – led the rocker to vow he’d never set foot in the city again. It was 2014 when the NFL’s Buffalo Bills were up for sale. Bon Jovi,

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  • SPIN Daybreaker: 14 New Songs You Should Know

    SPIN Daybreaker: 14 New Songs You Should Know0

    Do you love new music? Are you looking to find your new favorite artist but are having trouble sifting through the massive number of new releases out there? Don’t worry, we got you covered. We’re selecting our favorite new tracks and delighted to share with you our new weekly center for discovery: SPIN Daybreaker. This

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