Embrace streaming or die! The Struts have no qualms about music’s next step

They’ve played with Mötley Crüe and The Rolling Stones, but acclaimed rock saviors The Struts aren’t letting it get to their heads, and they know the real future lies in streaming.
Movies & TV

David Bowie could have been Gandalf in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy

Legendary musician and artist David Bowie was an early favorite to play Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings movies but couldn't make time for the films, according to franchise casting director Amy Hubbard.

I never appreciated music until I heard the golden voice of a Vocaloid

Although I didn't fully understand the impact it would eventually have, it took the crazy technology behind digital singer Hatsune Miku to finally make me appreciate music, after it had barely played any role in my life at all.

Garth Brooks' entire discography is coming to Amazon Music Unlimited

After years of holding out, Garth Brooks teamed up with a streaming service. Amazon managed to lock him down, and now his entire catalog will soon be available exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited.
Product Review

House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable Review

House of Marley stirs it up with a beautiful, entry-level turntable.

Controlling the sound between wireless earbuds makes all the difference

Today Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors introduced MiGlo NFMI, the company's latest ear-to-ear wireless component that coordinates the sound between ears for true wireless earbuds, hoping to help usher a more consistent wireless future.
Product Review

IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors Review

Small sound, high fidelity: iLoud's Micro Monitors bring clear sound anywhere.
Home Theater

The Honeycomb HC-1 Bluetooth speaker follows nature’s blueprint for unique design 3:37

Honeycomb debuts its first audio product, the HC-1 Bluetooth Speaker. We take a hands-on look to find out whether the HC-1's unique design and ample feature set are enough to help it stand out from the busy crowd.

This one goes to eleven — Metallica does 'Enter Sandman' at Gelson's in Hollywood

You know that riff. A delicate guitar segues into a slashing riff, with monster bass and drums. Yes, it's Enter Sandman from Metallica. Oh, uh, and they're live at Gelson's market in Hollywood.

5 songs you need to stream this week: Madvillain, The Flaming Lips, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Madvillain, The Flaming Lips, and more.

Tony Bennett celebrates 90 with a new album, book, and upcoming TV special

There are legends, and then there's Tony Bennett. At 90 years old, the crooner shows no signs of stopping. With a new album, book, and NBC TV special, the singer is in more demand than ever.

EBay's auctioning Bruce Springsteen's ride, a yellow '57 Chevy convertible

Bruce Springsteen fans and rock and roll collectible investors take note: the Boss's yellow '57 Chevy Bel Air convertible is up for auction on eBay Motors. The mechanical and electrical systems are overhauled but the body and frame are…