Pop Music

TRAILER: George Michael: Freedom

Rolling Stone reports: Showtime has shared the first trailer for their upcoming documentary George Michael: Freedom. The late singer himself provided narration for the film, which serves as his final work. Through unseen archival and private home footage, as well as Michael’s own anecdotes, the documentary focuses on Michael’s entire career but especially the height of his fame leading up ...

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Husker Du’s Grant Hart Dies Of Cancer At Age 56

Rolling Stone reports: Grant Hart, drummer and singer of the seminal alternative rock band Hüsker Dü, has died at 56 after being diagnosed with cancer. The news was confirmed by his bandmate Bob Mould in a lengthy Facebook post. The St. Paul, Minnesota-born Hart formed Hüsker Dü – Danish for “Do you remember?” – in the late Seventies along with ...

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Stevie Wonder: Anyone Who Believes There’s No Such Thing As Global Warming Must Be Blind [VIDEO]

“We’ve come together today to love on the people who have been devastated by the hurricanes. When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences, and no political persuasions. It just loves. As we should begin to love and value our planet. And anyone who believes that there’s no such ...

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Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Dies At Age 67

Rolling Stone reports: Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67. Becker’s official site announced the death; no cause of death or other details were provided. “Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard ...

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Journey Member Jonathan Cain Claims Band’s Smash Don’t Stop Believin’ Is Actually About Jesus [VIDEO]

From the right wing Christian site Charisma News: Jonathan Cain—songwriter and keyboard player for the band Journey—revealed on The Jim Bakker Show the Christian roots of the band’s biggest hit. His father imparted some Christian wisdom to him, including the phrase “Don’t Stop Believing.” He shares his testimony and performs the song live in this clip. Cain is married to ...

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David Crosby To Ted Nugent: You’re Not In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Because You Totally Suck

The Associated Press reports: David Crosby says fellow rocker Ted Nugent has been kept out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because he’s not good enough, not because of his politics. Crosby responded to a fan’s question about whether political correctness kept Nugent out of the Hall by saying that Nugent “just isn’t good enough.” He also used ...

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Country Legend Glen Campbell Dies At Age 81

Rolling Stone reports: Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell’s record label, confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, ...

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Pop Singer Aaron Carter Comes Out As Bisexual

The New York Post reports: Aaron Carter came out as bisexual in a revealing Saturday-night Twitter note to fans. “I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-year-old I started to find boys and girls attractive,” he wrote. Carter, 29, started off by saying he needed to get something off his ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: A Future Broadway Star Is Born

The Houston Chronicle reports: This time Idina Menzel didn’t want to “Let HIM go.” The “Frozen” singer and Broadway legend was closing out her Grand Prairie show and invited children to join her on stage to sing along to “Let It Go. Menzel nonchalantly began talking with Luke, the only boy on stage, and asked if he knew the song ...

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Rock Hall Of Fame Rapper Charged With Murdering Homeless Man He Claims Was “Hitting On Him” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death after a passing remark made him think the man was hitting on him, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was walking in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday near where he worked security and ...

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Rapper Jay-Z’s Mother Comes Out As Lesbian

The HuffPost reports: Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s mother, came out as lesbian in a new track featured on the rapper’s just-released “4:44” album. The song, “Smile,” features both Jay-Z and his mother discussing her sexuality. It is the first time that either of them has publicly addressed her sexual identity. “Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian / Had to ...

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Yoko Ono Gets Songwriting Credit For Imagine

The New York Daily News reports: It’s a double fantasy. More than 45 years after the release of the 1971 John Lennon classic, “Imagine,” Yoko Ono is getting a songwriting credit for the top song of her husband’s solo career. Lennon himself admitted that he swiped the idea for “Imagine” from a book of Ono poems. In a BBC interview ...

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SWERLK: Scissor Sisters And MNDR Release Charity Dance Single In Advance Of Pulse Anniversary [VIDEO]

Via press release from GLAAD: Today MNDR and Scissor Sisters release a charity single called “SWERLK.”  Proceeds from the single will go to Contigo Fund, which emerged from the Pulse mass shooting and offers financial support to organizations working to heal, educate and empower LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants and people of color, as well as those working to end ...

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REPORT: Russian Hackers Are Posting Comments On Britney Spears’ Instagram Account To Share Strategy

Vox reports: In order to hack foreign governments, military officials, and embassies, Russian hackers are now using Britney Spears in their operations by posting cryptic comments on her Instagram photos. Hackers at Turla, a group believed to be linked to Moscow, are using Instagram comments on Britney Spears’s photos to control their hacking operation, said researchers at Slovakian security firm ...

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Coming In 2018: Cher, The Broadway Musical

Billboard reports: The musical version of Cher’s life is coming to Broadway in 2018, the singer herself announced Tuesday. Jason Moore, who previously directed the stage musical Avenue Q as well as the popular a cappella film Pitch Perfect, is directing the show, which is based on the singer’s life and career, according to reports from the New York Post. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: One Love Manchester Benefit Concert

US Weekly reports: Ariana Grande will headline a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday, June 4, to raise money for the victims of the May 22 terror attack at her concert. The One Love Manchester event will be broadcast live from the sold-out Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, which is located just a few miles away from the ...

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Manchester Benefit Concert To Air Worldwide

Variety reports: ABC will air Ariana Grande’s One Love benefit concert Sunday, one of a host of international broadcasters that have signed up to air the live event dedicated to helping victims of the Manchester attack. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is coordinating the international effort and has placed the concert with broadcasters in 38 countries so ...

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Babs Wishes You Happy LGBT Pride Month

“The first time I ever sang for a paying audience was at a gay club, The Lion, in Greenwich Village. I was 18 years old and had never been in a nightclub before. The gay community supported me from the start, and I will always be grateful. Decades later, I remember sitting in a theater and watching Larry Kramer’s play, ...

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MANCHESTER: Galaxy Of Top Pop Acts Reportedly To Perform At Ariana Grande’s Benefit Concert For Victims

TMZ reports: Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert this Sunday will feature huge acts, including Coldplay and Miley Cyrus … TMZ has learned. Sources connected with the event tell us the charity concert will be held at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester … the same place Beyonce performed last July. In addition to Coldplay and Miley, Pharrell and Take That ...

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Rocker Gregg Allman Dies At Age 69

From the Hollywood Reporter: Gregg Allman, the soulful singer-songwriter and rock ‘n’ blues pioneer who founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother, Duane, and composed such classics as “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and the epic concert jam “Whipping Post,” has died at age 69. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010. ...

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