6 Essential Monkees Songs To Play Right Now

For fans of The Monkees, December 30th is a big day: It’s the birthday of both Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith! Critics be damned, The Monkees put out some of the best pop songs of the 60s.  (They certainly had some of the best songwriters at their disposal. Looking at you Neil Diamond!)  So, in…

R&B's Hottest Collaborations of 2019

The year of 2019 brought about a lot of dope music, R&B included. Some of R&B's best music of the year came in the form of collaborations. From Daniel Caesar and Brandy to H.E.R. and YG, take a look at some of R&B's hottest collaborations of 2019. "Love Again" by Daniel Caesar ft. Brandy Daniel…

Dexter Holland & 12 Other Rock Stars with College Degrees

Plenty of rock stars have honorary college degrees, but how many actually earned their degrees? More than you think and in some surprising fields! One of those rock stars is Offspring frontman Dexter Holland, who celebrates a birthday today (December 29) and is among the few doctorate recipients in the gallery below. Scroll through to see who else pursued higher education!

Neil Giraldo & 4 Other Artists with Alcohol Brands

More and more, some of the biggest artists in music are branching off and launching their own brands of alcohol. Whether it's beer, wine or a spirit, it seems like every month, news comes out about a new artist with their own branded alcohol. Guitarist Neil Giraldo, who celebrates his birthday today (December 29), is…

5 Cocktails To Raise In Honor Of Lemmy Kilmister

Legendary Motörhead frontman/bassist Lemmy Kilmister passed away four years ago today (December 28), but this should not be a sad day. Instead, you should raise a glass in his honor. While Lemmy was known for slinging Jack & Cokes on the daily to the point where after his death there was a campaign to change the drink’s name to…

8 Incredible Classic Rock Instrumental Tracks

Lyrics-shmyrics!  Who needs words to rock out anyway?!  In honor of Edgar Winter’s birthday today (December 28), here’s a handful of some of the best classic rock instrumental tracks.   Edgar Winter Group – “Frankenstein” Booker T and the MG's –"Green Onions" Van Halen – “Eruption” Jeff Beck – “Beck’s Bolero” Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Wizards…

Stone Sour Rolling Out Demos, Unreleased Tracks Every Week in 2020

Stone Sour will be releasing new music in 2020, but it's not the usual album release cycle fans are used to. Guitarist Josh Rand tells Billboard the band will be releasing one previously unreleased track or demo every week in the New Year. The various tracks range from the present to back when the band…

FLASHBACK: Mick Jones, Lou Gramm Join Billy Joel at MSG Residency Gig

Foreigner's Mick Jones celebrates his birthday today (December 27), and while he's the only original member of Foreigner still in the band, there has been a number of performances in recent years where he reunited with singer Lou Gramm. One of those performances took place on January 11, 2018 before a sold-out crowd at Madison Square…

Hip-Hop's Biggest Moments of 2019

Hip-hop has had some stellar moments in 2019 as well as some that were not so great. From shocking deaths to shocking claims, below are some of hip-hop's biggest moments of 2019.

FLASHBACK: Lars Ulrich’s Rock Hall Acceptance Speech

Today (December 26) is Lars Ulrich’s birthday, and since we’re approaching the announcement of the 2020 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it seemed appropriate to look back at 2009 when Metallica was inducted. Lars’ speech was short, straight to the point and incredibly poignant, especially at the end when he…