I’m going to start saying “That’s my balls” this year. I mean, I need something newer than your typical “YEAH!” in my very worst impression of Dave Chappelle’s ‘Lil Jon impression…

Kelly Clarkson says “No!” on letting American Idol contestants use her songs for the upcoming season. You go girl…

It was an interesting couple of nights of music at the Chicago House of Blues last weekend: James Brown on Thursday, Anthrax on Friday, and Trippin Billies (DMB cover band) on Saturday.

The new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Stadium Arcadium, will be released May 9. I first posted about this here, and here’s the story on Billboard.com.

The Boston Herald reviews the Toubab Krewe show from Monday night.

Note to any fledgling musicians (or professional musicians for that matter): READ THIS ARTICLE. (via BurningOak.com). If you don’t agree with what this guy has to say, I’m already envisioning your music career’s slow death and sputter-out…