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Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly & Top 10 NBC's The Voice light up Universal CityWalk Christmas tree
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly & Top 10 NBC's The Voice light up Universal CityWalk Christmas tree (photo credit Nicole Hanratty)
November 24, 2014—Hollywood, CA—The hottest stars on television from NBC's The Voice took over Universal CityWalk hosted by Carson Daly last night in a brilliant Christmas tree lighting ceremony with 200,000 sparkling lights with a standing room only crowd. Even with all of those lights, nothing was shining brighter than the future stars of the music industry—the top 10 finalists of NBC's The Voice along with surprise appearances by coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. SEE MORE

Top music choices for holiday gifts this season

This is the last Sunday morning for at least six or seven weeks you will wake up NOT hearing seeing or being bombarded with images of the holidays. While today can be all about your morning coffee, the news and football next Sunday will officially start the shopping season. We thought we would kick off now and get you started with a list of the
hottest new songs and best album releases—including Christmas music and soundtracks—on the EDM, electronic, indie music, alternative music, hip hop and pop rock music charts to ensure you show up (or send off) the perfect holiday gifts. Check them out here!


A Very GRAMMY® Christmas show moments to remember
Airing on CBS December 5, 2014 the A Very GRAMMY® Christmas Concert was taped on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Shrine Auditorium. An evening to remember, the evening's performers included Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Tim McGraw, Pharrell Williams and Mary J. Blige with host LL Cool J. Life of a Rock Star has the inside hot moments from the taping.
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Capital Cities entertains their audience wrapping up two year tour (photo credit:  Nicole Hanratty for lifeofarockstar.com)
Capital Cities lights up their audience wrapping up two year tour
The Fonda Theatre—November 20, 2014—"Ain't nobody gonna tell me how to love,"
Capital Cities sings out [lyrics from "Tell Me How To Live" by Capital Cities] and immediately they have the crowd in the palm of their hands. Totally unexpected—their live show differs from so many overly done shows that require hallucinogenic drugs to enjoy—Capital Cities uses real instruments (allowing their horn player to be the star that he is) and oozes with passion to entertain their audience.

ROCK STAR COOKING
Olga Valentina cooking up success and delicious holiday recipes with her dreams
Olga Valentina cooking up success and delicious holiday recipes with her dreams
Ever wanted your dreams analyzed? Life of a Rock Star is excited to bring you the secret to chef Olga Valentina's success that is woven deep inside of her dreams. The beauty from Moscow opened up about her ambitions and drive to create a cooking show that is teaching a hip younger crowd how to turn the kitchen into a spicy spot to gather. Be sure to check out Olga's holiday recipes as well!
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ROCK STAR TRAVEL REVIEW

The New York Palace makes NYC Sweet 16 trip of a lifetime
The New York Palace makes NYC Sweet 16 trip of a lifetime
Your dad is not supposed to die when you're just about to turn 16. But my daughter's father did. He and I had been planning a fantastic friend filled birthday vacation to New York for her 16th birthday since summertime.

One month prior to the big trip, my daughter and I were en route to watch my nephew's Pop Warner football game. Our phones kept alternately ringing from a blocked caller. We didn't answer. Then "Daddy" popped up as the caller ID on my daughter's screen and we both thought it had been him calling all along, perhaps from someone else's phone. I told her to answer.
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TOP 10 INDIE BANDS
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Top 10 Indie Bands to Innovate Your Fall Playlist
Looking for new indie bands? Life of a Rock Star knows that as summer fades your playlists need a splash of something fresh to liven up your fall music mood. We asked LOAR contributor Jake Castillo to compile a list of "Top 10" best indie bands. Check out his picks of this fall's best indie rock bands and new indie pop bands to follow.

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