Jesse Jo Stark Seduces Skeleton Man in Racy ‘Fire of Love’ Video

Jesse Jo Stark, the brooding singer-songwriter who was one of Guns N' Roses opening acts last year, released a seductive new video for "Fire of Love." Directed by Chuck Grant, Lana Del Rey's sister, the clip shows the singer writhing around skulls and rocking out in an empty theater. 

Stark called

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Sasha Spielberg on New Buzzy Lee EP and Acting in Her Dad’s Movies

"I can kind of be a chameleon," says Sasha Spielberg. At 27, Spielberg has been making music for nearly a decade – first in Wardell, an indie-folk act with her brother Theo, and then in Just Friends, an electro-pop collaboration with her friend, producer Nicolas Jaar. Yet she's a woman of many talents: Spielberg has acted in several films (with roles like "Woman with Package" in The

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How American R&B Songwriters Found a New Home in K-Pop

Claude Kelly, who has helped craft Grammy-nominated singles for Bruno Mars, Tamia and Ledisi, earned his first publishing deal as a songwriter in 2007. Around the same time, he started to notice dispiriting new constraints in R&B writing sessions. The genre was paring down rapidly to keep pace with hip-hop, deemphasizing melodic complexity and embracing the austere loops and rhythmic

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7 Pop Music Remakes That Never Should’ve Happened

It's easy to guess what might motivate an artist to create an entirely new version of a hit song, often many years later. Maybe they didn't feel like they got it right the first time. Maybe, like Def Leppard, it's about sticking it to your publishing company. But nine times out of 10, these re-creations smell like desperate grabs at past glory. It's a seemingly surefire plan, right? Just take

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