Train Reveal the Secret to Their Success

Posted Dec 30th 2010 at 10:00 AM by Melinda Newman

When it came time to record their latest album 'Save Me, San Francisco,' Train made sure that their musical intentions were pure. The result? First single 'Hey, Soul Sister' was the most downloaded song on iTunes in 2010, selling more than 4.6 million copies. It is also the biggest song in the band's decade-plus career. For Train frontman Pat Monahan, that's no coincidence. "Being the most d...

Train Discuss Falling in Love, Writing for Their Fans

Posted Dec 29th 2010 at 01:00 PM by Melinda Newman

During a recent AOL Sessions taping, Train lead singer Pat Monahan gave a little insight into the male psyche. The group's hit 'Marry Me' takes place completely within the mind of a fellow who contemplates what life would be like with a woman he's never even spoken to. "I don't know how women work, but men, the ones that I know, we tend to fall in love several times a day," he reveals. "[It's] ...

Train Are Back on Track and Moving Forward After the Band Almost Broke Up

Posted Dec 21st 2010 at 05:30 PM by Melinda Newman

After 2006's 'For Me, It's You,' Train had run off the rails. Despite more than a decade of hits including 'Drops of Jupiter,' 'Calling All Angels' and 'Meet Virginia,' the band's three core members, Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood, were feeling burnt out and more than a little tired of one another. They parted ways with their future as a band very uncertain. But after spending ...

Melissa Etheridge Predicts End of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Posted Sep 30th 2010 at 10:26 AM by Melinda Newman

Despite the US Senate's Sept. 21 vote not to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the ban on gays serving openly in the military, Melissa Etheridge remains optimistic that the country is progressing toward equality. "I know that we as a country and we as a world are moving forward into understanding that you can't legislate people's choices and what one person considers good and what one person consi...

Paula Cole Makes Peace With Her Family on 'Ithaca'

Posted Sep 21st 2010 at 11:00 AM by Melinda Newman

The great American author Thomas Wolfe famously declared you can't go home again, but don't tell that to Paula Cole. After years of rebelling against her Rockport, Mass., childhood and everything it represented, the singer-songwriter moved back to her hometown in 2008. "The ego dreams of the teenager and the 20-year-old want you to go far afield and conquer the world. I rejected my hometown," C...

Sara Bareilles Turns 'Mantras' Into Hits -- Exclusive Video

Posted Sep 1st 2010 at 11:50 AM by Melinda Newman

While the rest of us are stuck chanting affirmations to ourselves into the bathroom mirror to make ourselves feel better, Sara Bareilles turns hers into hit tunes. "I'm definitely someone who writes songs to myself because I need to say those mantras over and over again," she tells PopEater. "I need to live those words." Take current hit, 'King of Anything,' for example: The sprightly song, whe...

Christina Aguilera Speaks Out for Women on 'Bionic'

Posted Jun 10th 2010 at 10:00 AM by Melinda Newman

Christina Aguilera is woman, hear her roar. She calls her new album 'Bionic' for its often futuristic sound, but also because she feels women today have to be almost superhuman to get everything done. "I always am in support of strong women and trying to encourage them to not be ashamed of anything to do with their sexuality or labels and all that crap that has been put upon us for centuries no...

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