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Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/07/2014

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Interview: Lorde Wins Rookie of the Year — And Blows Away the Competition

Lorde titled her debut LP Pure Heroine, a fine if not dangerous play on words, pairing the slink and sex of broken rock n’ roll dreams with a model of feminine power. Little did she know that “Pure Heroine” would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

12/19/2013

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Q&A: Mary Lambert Spins Success of Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ Into Issues-Driven Solo Pop

“I just want my music to be accessible and for people of any demographic to enjoy it, and I try to approach that in songwriting and in the way that it’s crafted. I love pop music and I want to be able to make pop music with depth, that’s maybe heavier,” Lambert said.

12/17/2013

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GRAMMY Gourmet: Josh Homme On His Kinship With Anthony Bourdain

For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Homme about his relationship with Bourdain, his favorite recipe (sorry folks, recipe’s secret), and advice for all those aspiring chefs out there.

12/11/2013

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John Mayer Talks New Single ‘Who You Love’ and ‘That Photo’ with Katy Perry

“You should take your head out of the equation a little bit when it comes to matters of the heart,” he said.

12/06/2013

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Interview: Travie McCoy Talks Collaborating with Jason Mraz on New Single, ‘Rough Water’

“[‘Rough Water’] features the one and only Jason Mraz. I’m stoked to finally get to work with him, I’ve been a fan of his forever,” Travie McCoy said.

12/06/2013

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Interview: Emblem3 Are Absolutely Not What You Expect

“Maybe someday we’ll film a music video fully naked,” Wesley Stromberg deadpans. “Blink-182 did that.”

11/27/2013

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Interview: On Gavin DeGraw’s ‘Make A Move’, He Doesn’t Want to Be Anything But a Co-Writer

“I don’t want to be someone’s dog walker and I don’t want to bartend and I don’t want be a waiter and I don’t want to be bellhop or work at a newsstand anymore, or any of those jobs that I was doing,” he said.

11/20/2013

Jason Mraz (L) and Hunter Hayes (photo credits: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for BMI)

Jason Mraz Says Hunter Hayes Duet Came Out of Chance Meeting

“We talked about collaborating, he emailed me a song he was in the process of working on, I lent my two cents, all by email. Then a couple of months later, we found ourselves appearing on each other’s stages.”

11/08/2013

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What If Michelle Obama Wrote an Open Letter To Kanye West?

Grantland writer Rembert Brown decided to pen a letter to Kanye West in First Lady Michelle Obama’s stead, complete with struck-through asides and a whole lot of shade. Read satire at its best.

10/31/2013

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