Top Ten: Music News Stories Of 2012

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We publish a lot of music news stories here at radioalice.com each day. Now lets look back at the most popular stories on the site in 2012.


Tristanprettyman4x31. Talking Break-Ups & Hooking Up At Trader Joe’s With Tristan Prettyman
Tristan Prettyman has been making music for years, but has never made a record as raw and emotionally wrought as this one (Cedar and Gold, out in September.) Click here


5) TAYLOR SWIFT2. It’s National Text Your Ex Day: 10 Song Lyrics To Text Your Ex
Today is National Text Your Ex Day. Whether you’re on good terms with your ex or never want to see the guy again, here are 10 lyrics for the occasion. Text away! Click here


(Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)3. Kendrick Lamar On Working With Dr. Dre And Lady Gaga
Gearing up for the October 22 release of good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar recently sat down with 101.5 JAMZ/Phoenix and explained how he came to collaborate with Dr. Dre and when he thinks we’ll hear his music with Lady Gaga. Click here


The Voice4. ‘The Voice’ Pays Tribute To Sandy Hook With Touching “Hallelujah” Tribute
It’s only been days since 26 young children and teachers were taken from this Earth during the Sandy Hook shooting and many shows are doing their part to pay tribute. One of the first was Saturday Night Live who opened the show with the New York Children’s Choir singing “Silent Night.” Click here


katyperry630 06 Top Ten: Music News Stories Of 20125. Paul Ryan’s Daughter Dresses As Obama Supporter Katy Perry For Halloween
Last night, Paul Ryan traded the campaign trail for a trick-or-treat route, celebrating Halloween with his three children, wife, sister-in-law, niece and invited members of the press in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. It was a routine affair with just one exception – his daughter’s costume. Ten-year-old Liza dressed as Katy Perry, who recently performed at an Obama campaign event. Click here


Taylor Swift at the Ed Sullivan Theater6. Taylor Swift Sings, Answers Fan Questions For ‘Live From New York’
Several hundred very lucky fans of Taylor Swift got a special treat in New York the week her new album, Red, was released. The singer performed an intimate set at the famed Ed Sullivan Theater, in a show simply titled Live from New York City. Click here


(Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)7. Kimbra Shows Her Love Of Cinematography In Creative Music Videos
You may recall Kimbra from Gotye’s popular “Somebody That I Used To Know.” She not only is a guest vocalist on the track but took part in the infamous body painted music video. She recently talked with CBS Local about escaping music into the world of cinematography and how the concepts behind some of her videos came about. Click here


The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show8. Chris Brown Chin-Checked In Reported Brawl With Drake’s Crew
Young Money MC Drake and R&B-pop dance dynamo Chris Brown reportedly got into a physical altercation Wednesday night at a New York nightclub. Click here


Blur's Damon Albarn (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)9. Damon Albarn Says ‘Unlikely’ Gorillaz & Blur Will Record New Music
Damon Albarn, most famously known for Britpop band Blur and experimental rock group Gorillaz, said in an interview with The Guardian that fans probably won’t be getting a new version of “Song 2? or “Clint Eastwood” in the near future–or at all. Click here


taylorswift630 09 Top Ten: Music News Stories Of 201210. Taylor Swift ‘Loses Her Balance’ In ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ Video
Those words come from a softly punked-out and slightly dazed Taylor Swift, in the two-minute-long spoken-word flashback at the beginning of her latest music video, “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Click here

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