Lyndsey Parker

  • Noel Gallagher: 'If Paul McCartney Writes Oasis's Comeback Single, It's On'

    Lyndsey Parker at Live Nation 9 hrs ago

    On June 2 at 5:10 p.m. PT/8:10 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Noel Gallagher's concert from the House of Blues in Cleveland. Tune in HERE to watch!

    Noel Gallagher has made some of the best music of his career (with his new collective, High Flying Birds) since his acrimonious split with brother/Oasis bandmate Liam Gallagher in 2009. And despite the title of his latest album, Chasing Yesterday , he's looking straight ahead, with seemingly little desire to revisit his Britpop past. He's not looking back, in anger or otherwise. But that doesn't stop Oasis fans, even famous ones like Sir Paul McCartney, from speculating and hoping that one day, an Oasis reunion will finally happen.

    NOEL GALLAGHER: I did read that, yeah.

    So, what did you think of that? That's some pretty major encouragement right there.

    How do you feel about this near-constant clamoring for an Oasis reunion, even after all these years?

    Why do you think this is the case?

  • 19 Great 1980s Music Videos Not Actually From the 1980s

    Lyndsey Parker at Live Nation 1 mth ago

    On April 30 at 7:40 p.m. PT/10:40 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Walk the Moon's concert from the House of Blues Houston. Tune in HERE to watch!

      The 1980s was the golden age of music video. MTV was brand-new, there were no rules, and video directors dreamed in neon. It's no wonder, then, that so many musical acts today, even ones that were born after the '80s ended, still look to this decade of big hair, big shoulderpads, and big fun for video inspiration.

    None of the videos below — no, not even the glorious one by The Hoff — were shot during the '80s. They're all post-2000. But all of them look like they could have been in high-rotation back when Martha Quinn was still everyone's favorite VJ. Watch 'em all and get ready to party like it's 1989.

    19. Walk the Moon, "Shut Up and Dance"

    18. Tinted Windows, "Kind of a Girl"

    17. Little Boots, “Taste It”

    16. Private, "Secret Lover"

    15. Blood Orange, "You’re Not Good Enough"

    14. Stars, "We Don't Want Your Body"

    13. Gerard Way, “Millions”

    12. Gnarls Barkley, "Run"

  • Kaiser Chiefs Sling Their ‘Bows & Arrows’ at Yahoo Music

    Lyndsey Parker at Live Nation 1 mth ago

    On April 25 at 9:50 p.m. PT/12:50 a.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Kaiser Chiefs' concert from the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Tune in HERE to watch!

    Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs burst onto the Britpop scene back in 2005 with "I Predict a Riot"... and their prediction pretty much came true, with enthusiastic fans making them one of the biggest acts in the United Kingdom. The Chiefs have continued to rule since then, releasing five albums and winning three BRIT Awards; frontman Ricky Wilson was even recently recruited to judge The Voice U.K. alongside legends Kylie Minogue (later Rita Ora), will.i.am, and Sir Tom Jones.

    So imagine the thrill when the Kaiser Chiefs recently visited Yahoo HQ to treat our staff to an intimate acoustic performance of three new songs ("Coming Home," "Misery Company," and "Bows & Arrows") from their fifth album, Education, Education, Education & War . If you're not already familiar with the group, do yourself a favor and educate yourself, by checking out the clips below!

  • Pentatonix on Their Pitch-Perfect, Platinum Career

    Lyndsey Parker at Live Nation 2 mths ago

    On March 15 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Pentatonix's concert from the  Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT. Tune in HERE to watch!

    Three and a half years ago, a little group called Pentatonix won a little a cappella competition called The Sing-Off . The niche TV talent show was (thankfully temporarily) canceled soon thereafter, but Pentatonix weren't destined to languish in obscurity like so many other reality alumni. Instead, they became pop superstars, ironically going on to greater success than many winners of bigger shows like American Idol and The Voice .

    "Our [first] album came out and it was in the iTunes category of pop. It got to number one for about a week or two. Just to see that higher than people we really like, such as Justin Bieber, it gave us validation that we can continue going forward with what we're doing. It could be successful in the mainstream," recalls the group's beatboxer, Kevin Olusola.

    "I think for right now we're going to stick to our sound," asserts Kevin. "It's working, and if it's not broke, don't fix it. And it makes us unique!"

  • David Cook, 'Idol's' Middle Child, Grows Up

    Lyndsey Parker at Live Nation 2 mths ago

    On March 9 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream David Cook's concert from the Gramercy Theater in New York City. Tune in HERE to watch!

    We're in Season 14 of American Idol now — which, if you do some easy math, incredibly means that David Cook's watershed win marked the halfway point in the series' history. ("Yeah, I'm the middle child," he jokes.) David's season was historic in many ways: It was the first season in which contestants were allowed to play instruments, which was hugely game-changing, and not only was David the first rock artist to win the show, but his creative cover songs redefined what an Idol could (or even should) be.

    David's influence on the show is still being felt — he even mentored last season's finalists, giving them pointers on how to modernize '80s songs — but seven years, two LPs, and more than 1.6 million album sales later, he's as humble and self-effacing as ever.

  • 7 Actually Great Singles By 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestants

    Lyndsey Parker at Live Nation 3 mths ago

    On Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream the "RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons" concert from the House of Blues in Chicago. Tune in   HERE   to watch!

    The competing queens on RuPaul's Drag Race are known for lip-synching for their lives, but sometimes, when they try to sing live, they #$%& it up, to semi-quote Ru. Many Drag Race alums have released aggressively Auto-Tuned singles after sashaying away from the show, but only a few of them have proven to have the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to become real-life pop stars.

    But interestingly, two of this last season's Drag Race finalists, Courtney Act and Adore Delano, are talented live singers — in fact, before making it to the Drag Race top three, they competed on Australian Idol and American Idol , respectively.

    So to celebrate this week's RuPaul's Drag Race Battle of the Seasons live stream concert on Yahoo Live, here's a party playlist of actually decent singles by actually musically talented Drag Race alumni. You betta werk!

    7. Alaska 5000, "Your Makeup Is Terrible"

  • Watch Big Sean's Entire Epic Pre-Grammy Concert Featuring Kanye West, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber & More

    Lyndsey Parker at Live Nation 3 mths ago

    Hundreds of A-list music stars flocked to Los Angeles this Grammy weekend, but even with that packed party schedule,  the place to be Saturday night was Big Sean's epic pre-Grammy concert, which streamed exclusively on Yahoo Live.

    Onstage at the Sunset Strip's House of Blues, the of-the-moment  Dark Sky Paradise   rapper and boyfriend of Ariana Grande was joined by Kanye West, Chris Brown, J. Cole, Tyga, Meek Mill, YG, and even Justin Bieber. Spectators in the sold-out crowd included Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Calvin Harris, and Demi Lovato.

    The replay of the full concert will run here in a loop exclusively for 24 hours, so if you weren't lucky enough to be in the audience Saturday, here's your chance to catch this historical set! (Warning: Contains strong language.)

  • Spandau Ballet: Still Gold After All These Years

    Lyndsey Parker at Live Nation 4 mths ago

    On Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m. PT/11:30 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Spandau Ballet's concert from the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Tune in HERE to watch!

    Most fans — American fans, at least — know 1980s dandies Spandau Ballet for their Hot AC prom ballads, like "True" and "Gold." Both songs have of course stood the test of time (and even sound fantastic stripped of their '80s gloss, judging by the circa-2014 acoustic versions seen here). "True" has even become a true pop-culture phenomenon — sampled by Nelly, Lloyd, P.M. Dawn, and Girl Talk; covered by the Backstreet Boys, Silkk the Shocker, Fergie, and Paul Anka; and hilariously featured in The Wedding Singer and Modern Family .

    YAHOO MUSIC: A lot of people know Spandau Ballet from ballads like "True." But you were a major part of the U.K. new wave scene. Let's go back to the beginning and talk about the legendary London club where you got your start, the Blitz.

    JOHN : How many people did the Blitz hold? A hundred? A hundred and 50, tops.

    You mentioned Duran Duran. Is it true you had an ongoing rivalry with them?

  • Citi Culinary Beats: Ella Henderson Enjoys Some Sqirl Talk With Chef Jessica Koslow

    Lyndsey Parker at Backstage 4 mths ago

    On Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Ella Henderson's special birthday/record release concert from the Diamond Horseshoe Theatre in New York . Tune in HERE to watch!

    Music fans across the pond already know Ella Henderson, a finalist and fan favorite two years ago on The X Factor U.K. : Her song "Ghost," which was co-written by Ryan Tedder, entered the British singles chart at No. 1 and became the U.K.'s fastest-selling debut single of 2014 so far. In America, of course, Ella is just getting her start; however, with talent like hers, the 1 8-year-old songstress has a great chance of enjoying the same Stateside success as X Factor U.K. alums like Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd, and One Direction.

    Still, as the two creative ladies bonded over kale tabbouleh and other fresh, locally sourced dishes, they found out they had a lot in common. See what the girls got up to at Sqirl, enjoy the Sqirl talk, and check out Ella's very tasty performance of "Ghost," too.

     

  • Chase Rice is Chasing the American Dream

    Lyndsey Parker at Backstage 5 mths ago

    Chase Rice is only 28 years old, but he's already lived out a lifetime of adventures. He's been a college football star, a NASCAR pit crew member, a reality TV competitor, and the co-writer of the best-selling country digital song of all time, Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise." And on top of all that, he's launched his own successful solo country career, with the EP Ready Set Roll and full-length album Ignite the Night . Clearly, this guy plays to win.

    "Backstage with Citi" recently sat down with Chase to talk about how injury and loss actually opened up a whole new unexpected career for him… and how he's been running with that ball, so to speak, ever since.

    YAHOO MUSIC: Before you got into country music, you played football. Is that something you envisioned doing as your career long-term?

    Had you played music at all before, like for fun, as a kid, or anything like that?

    Was there a moment when you realized this country thing was really going to be a successful career for you?

    You've done a lot with your life already. Is there something you haven't tried yet that you want to do?