Miami Northwestern High's defensive coordinator stood before his players last month with a marker in his hand and a board full of plays at his back. "Any time in this game we're going to check goal line, I'm going to go Eagle," he yelled, referring to a blitz call. "We're going to hit the quarterback all night." The players nodded. Some smiled. Some scowled.
Mumford & Sons confirmed that their second album will released on September 24 in an interview conducted by 3FM backstage at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands yesterday.
Brooklyn noise-pop duo Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, aka Sleigh Bells, may have just released "Reign of Terror," the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Treats," but, believe it or not, they have only written one song together so far.
Jason Mraz reveals why he "Won't Give Up" on issues close to his heart on his new album, "Love is a Four Letter Word."
Madonna scored her eighth number-one on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with her latest release, "MDNA."
Madonna insults hydrangeas and flower lovers counterattack. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Whitney Houston, who ruled the pop charts during the 1980s and '90s, will be laid to rest Saturday following a funeral at her childhood church in Newark, New Jersey.
Madonna will premiere the video for "Give Me All Your Luvin," the first single from her new album MDNA, on this Thursday's episode of "American Idol."
This week's special unveiling the top Grammy nominations was a 60-minute encapsulation of the year in music: There was Lady Gaga, of course, a Nicki Minaj sighting, a glimpse of Katy Perry and another of Bruno Mars.
Even though Kanye West walked off with the most Grammy nominations Wednesday night, the chatter backstage was all about Adele.
The biggest stars in music tell CNN how it feels to be nominated for the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
Singer Amy Winehouse's untimely death sparked a whole lot of "Rehab" this past week.
â¢ Jennifer Lopez had the sweet support of hubby Marc Anthony while celebrating the release of her new album, Love?, in Hollywood. "Marc was doting on her and melted every time she acknowledged him," says an onlooker who attended the BlackBerry PlayBook-hosted bash. "He was totally supportive of her on her night." Anthony also snapped pictures of guests.
An early listen to Born This Way promises more club-friendly anthems
The country stars nab record and song of the year, while Arcade Fire earns album of the year
Last September, R.E.M. wrapped up the final session for their new album, "Collapse Into Now," in Nashville.
English pop singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield talks fans, her new album and who she's collaborating with this year.
Music producer and promoter Don Kirshner, who found songs for The Monkees to sing and whose live TV rock show helped wean 1970s audiences off lip-synched programming, died Monday in Boca Raton, Florida, his publicist confirmed Tuesday.
From Alicia Keys to Sade, which artist was overlooked at this year's Grammy nominations
Weigh in on the major Grammy nominees before the Feb. 13 ceremony in L.A.
The rapper nabs 10 nods, while the country trio and Lady Gaga earn six
The singer hugs her mom and belts out Christmas songs for Dec. 13 show
There's plenty to choose from, including Jessica Simpson, Kanye West and the Burlesque soundtrack
PEOPLE.com takes a sneak peek at the country duo at work and the stories behind their new songs
It all started with an acoustic guitar and a MySpace page. John Vesely, better known as Secondhand Serenade, began as a one-man acoustic act. Making a name for himself with his honest tales of love and loss, Vesely utilized the then-budding social networking empire to make his music known.
Secondhand Serenade's John Vesely talks about the progression from his first acoustic album to working with a full band.
Adam Levine is dangling from a crane, 6 feet above traffic in downtown Los Angeles. Gingerly, the Maroon 5 front man is lowered onto the asphalt, where he falls onto his back and plays possum. "Cut!" yells the assistant director.
"Misery" loves company. CNN's Denise Quan takes us behind the scenes with Maroon 5 on the set of their new video.
The family friends will team up for a duet on Good Morning America Friday
Steve Miller admits he has no idea why it took him 17 years to release a new studio album. He also admits he was in no rush to do so.
Christina Aguilera likes to reinvent herself with each album. But for her fourth CD, "Bionic," she seems to be morphing into Lady Gaga. Interestingly, the 29-year-old singer name-checks a few artists who inspired her new turn as a dance diva, but the word "Gaga" never passes her lips.
Christina Aguilera on her new CD, her new sound and why she can't stand "phony baloneys."
The mood is light in the hotel suite overlooking the Pacific as members of Stone Temple Pilots chat about their kids, weigh in on a proposed video game and debate the merits of the new and improved Domino's Pizza.
Stone Temple Pilots read "Between the Lines" to deliver its first CD in nearly a decade. CNN's Denise Quan reports.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger played down his status as an iconic rock 'n' roller during an interview to be broadcast Tuesday night, crediting his band's longevity to luck, hard work and loyal fans.
Mick Jagger talks about the continued success of The Rolling Stones. See more on Larry King Live, May 18th at 9pm ET.
The singer is depicted as a devilish dominatrix in the single's cover art
Corinne Bailey Rae used music to overcome the loss of her husband. CNN's Denise Quan reports.
She was the darling of the 2007 Grammys, with three nominations -- including best new artist -- under her tiny vintage belt.
BeyoncÃ©, Kings of Leon and the Black Eyed Peas also win big at Sunday's telecast
Country music singer Taylor Swift celebrates after winning the Grammy for album of the year.
Taylor Swift won the biggest Grammy of the night, album of the year for her CD "Fearless."
The stage is set for megawatt-star performances at the Jan. 31 telecast
Is the stage set for another showdown with Kanye West? But look out for Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas
Adam Lambert's suggestive American Music Awards performance hasn't hurt sales of his first album.
Her hips may not lie, but Shakira's fingernails sure know how to do some damage. The pop singer has gone all wolflike for her new album, out Monday.
Singer-songwriter Shakira talks about her new album and reflects on her voice, which she doesn't think sounds like a goat.
Backstage in a dressing room at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, lit by bright "Hooray for Hollywood" lights along the mirrors, Alicia Keys stands.
Having been in love both on and off screen, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova know a lot about bittersweet romance.
A newly-released Michael Jackson album is drawing devoted fans back to stores today, ahead of a week of celebrations in memory of the pop singer.
Michael Jackson's new record releases with little fanfare, but big hopes for holiday sales. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.
Nearly two years after the death of her husband, the British singer's CD will hit stores
"The wait is ova. Nov. 23 09," the "Umbrella" singer teases on her Twitter page
Pop stardom has its privileges.
The name "Vampire Weekend" describes the band perfectly: distinctive and eccentric.
Vampire Weekend talks to CNN about their sophomore album and how they came up with their band's unusual name.
Regina Spektor has pretty pale blue eyes, but you won't see them if she's performing.
Sean Kingston was talking about his hit song "Fire Burning" when his cell phone suddenly started to ring. The device blasted a familiar tune.
Mat Kearney's "Closer to Love" is the first single from his new album, "City of Black and White."
Jazz musician Diana Krall talks to CNN's Shanon Cook about the bossa nova spin on her new album, "Quiet Nights."
The home life Diana Krall shares with husband (and fellow musical brain) Elvis Costello and their 2-year-old twin boys is a little nutty.
Twenty-five years ago, America discovered "one of England's loudest bands," courtesy of documentarian Marty DiBergi and his film, "This Is Spinal Tap."
CNN's Denise Quan talks with country singer Jason Aldean about his new album "Wide Open."
Kevin, Joe and Nick will release a new album in June before kicking off a trek across three continents
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss talk about their win for record of the year for "Raising Sand."
The unlikely alchemy of a hard-rock legend and a bluegrass superstar created Grammy gold Sunday night, as Robert Plant and Alison Krauss picked up five awards -- including album and record of the year -- for their work, "Raising Sand."
As a concert, the Grammy Awards are often well worth watching. Witness Sly Stone coming out of retirement, or the raucous tribute to the Clash's Joe Strummer a few years back, or even the hushed opening by a reunited Simon & Garfunkel in 2003.
• Drew Barrymore, waiting in line at the bar during the Autolux concert at Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theater. The actress, who's frequently in the audience at indie rock shows, was there to check out the shoegazer band, and wore her platinum-blonde hair long and straight. And she had a plus-one, whom our onlooker describes as a "40-smething rocker type."
The rapper Common wants to take hip-hop in a new direction, he says, and he has an unsuspecting ally -- President-elect Barack Obama.
The Jonas Brothers, Kanye West and John Mayer are also recognized during the primetime nominations special
The singer streams I Am ... Sasha Fierce for fans on MySpace
The Oscar-winning actor and his country-rock band will release their first album
He gives an inside look at an all-night New Kids on the Block recording session
The Wizards of Waverly Place star calls it "The best album of 2008"
The singer reveals the artwork for her upcoming record Do You Know
The pop star will be spending the summer in the studio, says her manager
Billy Joel performs "Piano Man" on Target-exclusive version of "The Stranger 30th Anniversary Edition" DVD.
You might not have wanted to bet on Billy Joel in the summer of 1977.
The singer premieres Hard Candy on MySpace days before its official launch
The singer was recording a new album when Bobby Brown's allegations hit
The pop star wears a championship belt in the suggestive new artwork
It looked like it was going to be all Amy Winehouse -- until the end.
Membership doesn't always have its privileges. Just ask disappointed kids who paid $29.95 to join the Miley Cyrus Fan Club, which allegedly promised access to concert tickets for the Hannah Montana star's concert tour.
Billy Ray Cyrus, father of the teen who plays Hannah Montana, says the show's ticket prices are beyond their control.
It's 7 p.m. Homework is done, and cheerleading practice is over.
Three months ago, Kevin Wall sold his Mercedes. He still misses it. "It was a brand-new, unbelievable car," Wall says. "I had to take a financial hit to get rid of it."
Kelly Clarkson has parted ways with her manager, Jeff Kwatinetz of the Los Angeles-based company The Firm, PEOPLE has confirmed.
A fire destroyed a Northern California lodge popular with celebrities, abruptly halting holiday vacations for Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal and a dozen or so other guests.
British soul singer Lemar beat Mariah Carey for Best Album at this year's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards.
A longtime chameleon, he's changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph -- and back again -- performed without pants, written sexually explicit songs and found God.
A jet-lagged but cheerful Rufus Wainwright played just five songs to avid fans in London but he was still applauded enthusiastically.
Irish rock band U2 have called in the police after a copy of songs from their new CD disappeared while they were posing for the cover photo.
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