There’s something delightfully cheesy and jaw-droppingly awesome about Pentatonix. If you’ve seen their YouTube-owning a cappella covers videos, then you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve witnessed them sing in person, you probably wanna strangle me for the “cheesy” jab — these five are that impressive in real life, and they’re a lot of fun to talk to as well.
I sat with Machine Gun Kelly to retrace a week in the hard-living MC’s life. Now I feel like I need a shower. Naked groupies, mushroom trips, and Puff Daddy are only half of the story. There wasn’t even room for the $2000 he dropped on an ax-shaped weed pipe. Photo by Casey McPerry.
A week in the life of Disturbed bassist Dan Donegan is endearingly, excellently mundane.
At the heart of the respective careers of Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers (both solo and, um, brolo) is one man who never went to college — instead he went on tour with Britney Spears, then moved to L.A. to build a small empire. Read Phil McIntyre’s story. Photo by Yu Tsai.
Have you heard “Here” yet? Go ahead, we’ll wait. It’s been a while since an introvert’s anthem became a genuine hit, and this one’s author, Alessia Cara, couldn’t be more perfect for the role. She’s deeply talented and yet to her, fame is “the coolest fluke ever.” Photo by Meredith Jenks.
To interview alt-pop riser Halsey is to stand in the eye of a tornado and watch as the words fly by. She’s a fast-talker, yes, and a thorough one. In our hour and change together, I probably got off about four questions. But one of those stopped her in her tracks. Photo by Lucy Hewett.
Some folks have so much going on that a Day in the Life simply isn’t enough. I sat down with L.A. producer-on-the-rise Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo, Lunchmoney Lewis, Robin Thicke, Icona Pop) to trace an entire week’s worth of studio sessions, release parties, and — yep — grade-school plays.