• Veteran singer Kim Heung Kook asks if EXO's 'Growl' is a song about animals

    September 20, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    Although EXO's "Growl" is a song that may be a familiar tune to the younger generation familiar with the idol world, it definitely turned out to be a brand new experience for veteran singer of "Swallowtail Butterfly" ("Horangnabi"), Kim Heung Kook!During the tvN Chuseok special 'Eight Provinces Wandering Band', Yoon Jong Shin asked the daughter of a family in the area who joined the band's tent, "Who is your favorite singer?" The girl r

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  • Mnet makes its decision about whether to broadcast 'Band Generation' after finalist Galaxy Express' Lee Joo Hyun's arrest

    July 6, 2013 @ 2:11 am

    Mnet has made their decision regarding the airing of their upcoming episode of 'Band Generation, after Rock band Galaxy Express' Lee Joo Hyun (35) was arrested on the 2nd for smoking marijuana.If you recall, Mnet was previously left in a sticky situation since Galaxy Express just finished filming the final round for Mnet's reality show 'Band Generation', which was scheduled to air the footage on the 9th.The show wasn't su

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  • WBW: 10 Groups That Never Quite Made It

    July 3, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    Popularity in K-pop is a fickle thing. Why some groups make it big and others don't is a mystery and companies are spending big bucks to try and crack that code as the industry becomes more and more saturated. K-pop's history is littered with the stories of groups and artists that had the talent but never found their groove. Today's Way Back Wednesday will revisit some of the best of the ones that never quite made it. Keep SixEven before YG En

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  • 'Band Generation' finalist Galaxy Express' Lee Joo Hyun arrested for smoking marijuana + Mnet reviewing the situation

    July 3, 2013 @ 2:27 am

    Rock band Galaxy Express' Lee Joo Hyun (35) was arrested on the 2nd for smoking marijuana.Following the news of Lee Joo Hyun's arrest, cable channel Mnet has been left in a sticky situation since Galaxy Express just finished filming the final round for Mnet's reality show 'Band Generation', which is scheduled to air the footage on the 9th.An Mnet representative commented on the 3rd, "After hearing the news today, the staff of 'Band Generation' ar

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  • 'Top 10' contestants from 'K-Pop Star 2' perform a special stage

    April 7, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    Although the final episode of SBS's 'K-Pop Star 2' focused on the battle between Bang Ye Dam and Akdong Musician, the show also took a moment to look back on some of its most memorable contestants. Inviting former 'top 10' contestants Raccoon Boys, YouU, 2000 Won, Shin Ji Hoon, Andrew Choi, Sung Soo Jin, Choi Ye Geun, and Lee Jin Woo, they stood together one final time as fellow 'K-Pop Star 2' contestants, performing YB Band's "I Am a Butt

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  • Winners of the 2012 allkpop awards presented by Naver BAND!

    February 1, 2013 @ 1:47 am

    2012 was the mark of the third annual allkpop awards presented by Naver BAND. Over 8.6 million votes were cast by international K-Pop fans all over the world and the results are in! 2012 was an amazing year for K-Pop, as it's witnessed explosive international growth unprecedented in its history. Some highlights include Girls' Generation bringing the heat to 'The Late Show with David Letterman', Big Bang's Worldwide tour, and Psy's "Gangnam

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  • Rapper 1sagain forms '1sagain Band' to release MV for "Love Is Over"

    January 18, 2013 @ 3:07 am

    After releasing his last single in the summer of 2012, rapper 1sagain ('once again') has revealed a music video for the release of his single, "Love Is Over"! The song depicts a situation in which a man falls in love with the girlfriend of his friend. With its acoustic guitar sounds fused with a hip hop beat, the track is brought to you by the recently formed '1sagain Band', which is made up of the rapper, vocalist Illy, and guitarist Jo Sung

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  • Members of INFINITE, B2ST, SHINee, 2AM, CNBLUE, B1A4 to form 'Idol Super Band' for '2012 KBS Music Festival'

    December 26, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    An insider with KBS announced on December 26th that "INFINITE's L will be forming a rock band with some of the members from other boy groups for the '2012 KBS Music Festival'. They will be performing hits from the 90's." The insider revealed that the name of the band will be the 'Idol Super Band' and will include L, B2ST's Yoseob, 2AM's Changmin and Jinwoon, SHINee's Jonghyun and Taemin, CNBLUE's Minhyuk, and B1A4's Jinyoung. The '2012

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  • Big Bang and 2NE1 make MTV Style's list of 'Best Band Style of 2012'

    December 8, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Big Bang and 2NE1 have made MTV Style's list of the 'Best Band Style of 2012'. The two YG Entertainment groups are the only Asian artists to make the list of 10, which includes One Direction, The Wanted, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Destiny's Child, Fun, HAIM, and No Doubt. MTV wrote on 2NE1: "K-Pop had a GIGANTIC year in 2012, partly because of 'Gangnam Style' and partly because the genre is CHOCK FULL of boy bands and girl groups.

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  • Join Naver's 'Band' with SHINee's Minho and f(x)'s Sulli!

    November 30, 2012 @ 5:01 am

    You may remember SHINee's Minho and f(x)'s Sulli's promoting the Naver's mobile application 'BAND', with their drama 'To The Beautiful You' ('For You in Full Blossom'). The two previously released a promotional video showing Minho and Sulli behind-the-scenes while filming. They acted like a real couple backstage, smiling brightly as they playfully argued. Sulli had uploaded photos of Minho behind-the-scenes onto the application 'BAND'. When

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