David Cope didn’t set out to make anyone mad. In 1980, the composer envisioned a tool to help cure his creative block: a machine that could keep track of all the sounds and loose threads running through his mind, find similarities, and produce an entire piece of music inspired by it. So he built it.
Ever notice how you feel more productive while listening to a great song? It's not just you. Researchers just discovered that a certain type of solar panel works most efficiently when exposed to the acoustic vibrations of pop music. Crank it up!
Back in 2006, teenagers listed to clips from 120 unknown artists as part of a scientific study. One of those artists happened to be future American Idol winner Kris Allen. Could this study have predicted his future success?
The highly anticipated annual mashup of all the year's poppiest songs is here: DJ Earworm's United States of Pop. It's a skillful collection of all the songs that you loved and loved to hate in 2010.
"Breaking News," the first single from Michael Jackson's forthcoming posthumous album Michael, is pretty awful. But that might not be Michael's fault! While Sony insists the track's legit, Jackson's nephews say that it actually isn't MJ singing at all. Controversy!
Lady GaGa was already our favorite zombie cyborg, but her latest photoshoot, released in a booklet with the ultra-limited edition of Fame Monster, shows her at her most science-fictional and bizarre, including a weird porno Metropolis pastiche. Possibly NSFW.