Pop Music

REPORT: Elton John To Play Trump’s Inauguration
UPDATE: Elton’s Rep Denies Claim By Trump Advisor

The New York Post reports: Elton John will perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, claimed a key adviser, who championed the billionaire as the first president ever to enter the White House with a “pro-gay rights” stance. “Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration,” Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the presidential transition team executive ...

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Trump Fan Kanye West Hospitalized For “Exhaustion” After Bizarre Rant Followed By Tour Cancellation

People Magazine reports: Kanye West was hospitalized for exhaustion on Monday, and a source tells PEOPLE he “feels like he’s under spiritual attack.” Hours after West, 39, canceled the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo tour, the rapper went to the hospital following the advice of his doctor, a source says. “He feels like he’s under spiritual attack, and ...

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SACRAMENTO: Trump Fan Kanye West Enrages Arena Crowd By Ending Show After 30 Bizarre Minutes

Including an attack on Hillary. The Sacramento Bee reports: The Kanye West show was billed as one of the biggest concerts booked for the new Golden 1 Center. But within minutes of the music starting, the streets and sidewalks near the arena erupted with chants and cussing aimed at the hip hop megastar. After just two songs and about 30 ...

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Postmodern Jukebox – Bizarre Love Triangle [VIDEO]

Here’s a lovely break from Trump TV. Postmodern Jukebox today posted a “Burt Backarach-style” take on New Order’s 1986 dance classic, Bizarre Love Triangle. Vocals are by acclaimed Chicago-based jazz singer Sarah Marie Young. I kept waiting for her to break into Jodi Long’s rant about reincarnation, which made New Order’s video for the track especially memorable. Watch below.

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Dance Music Pioneer David Mancuso Dies At Age 72

The Guardian reports: David Mancuso, DJ and pioneer of New York dance culture, has died aged 72. Kid Recordings owner Craig Shifty announced the death on Facebook on Monday, writing: “He will be greatly missed, but, thankfully, he left the world a lasting vibrant legacy that continues to inspire and influence countless generations of music lovers and clubbers.” Cause of ...

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Singer/Songwriter Leon Russell Dies At Age 74

ABC News reports: Notable singer and songwriter Leon Russell passed away Sunday in Nashville. He was 74. Russell’s wife, Janet Lee Constantine, said that he died in his sleep, according to a statement on his website. Earlier this year, Russell had to postpone 28 concerts between July and September after suffering a heart attack. Still, his website said then in ...

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Giorgio Moroder – Good For Me [AUDIO]

Via Entertainment Weekly: At 76 years young, Giorgio Moroder isn’t slowing down. The disco pioneer is following the success of his 2015 comeback album Déjà Vu by gearing up for more and more new music. EW has the exclusive premiere of Moroder’s new single “Good for Me,” released Thursday, with singer Karen Harding handling vocal duties. “My goal is to ...

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Leonard Cohen Dies At Age 82 [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, has died at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement read. “We have ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Jon Bon Jovi, Springsteen, POTUS, And FLOTUS Rally With Hillary On Philly’s Independence Mall

The rally begins at 7PM and the line to get in is over 1.5 miles long at this writing. I’m posting this a bit early as a heads-up. Via NBC News: Bruce Springsteen is set to join a powerful lineup of guests that includes President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Jon Bon Jovi on ...

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The Hamilton Mixtape: Lin-Manuel Miranda Previews Pop Star Covers From The Broadway Smash [AUDIO]

A pleasant diversion from election news. USA Today reports: Look at where we are, look at where we started. We started with Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping about Alexander Hamilton at the White House one evening and now we have artists like Kelly Clarkson, The Roots and Busta Rhymes putting their personal spins on the incredible songs from Hamilton. The Hamilton Mixtape, ...

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Jennifer Lopez To Star In NBC’s Bye Bye Birdie Live!

Via Playbill: NBC-TV has announced that its 2017 holiday live Broadway musical broadcast will be Bye Bye Birdie Live! and its star will be pop songstress Jennifer Lopez, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. She will sing the Charles Strouse/Lee Adams score, which includes “Spanish Rose” for her, and “Put on a Happy Face” for her yet-unnamed leading ...

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Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize

The Telegraph reports: “Isn’t that something…?” Bob Dylan isn’t exactly making a big deal out of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. But at least the 1960s trailblazer is finally acknowledging his becoming the first musician to be granted admission to the world’s most elite literary club. When I ask him about his reaction to hearing the news a ...

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Pussy Riot Grabs Back With Music Video Depicting Horrifying Vision Of Donald Trump’s America [VIDEO]

This is REALLY something. Watch this. Rolling Stone reviews: Pussy Riot launch a no-holds-barred assault on Donald Trump’s candidacy in their new video for “Make America Great Again.” “YOU decide elections,” the video’s captions reads, “and if we get together, we could blow this shit up, take action and reverse this erosion of rights. Because fuck it.” The “Make America ...

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ABBA Announces 2018 “Virtual And Live” Event

The Guardian reports: It still seems unlikely a full public Abba reunion will ever happen, but the Swedish quartet are pushing themselves back towards the spotlight. Four months after they performed together for the first time in more than 30 years – at a private gala event in Stockholm in June – they have announced that they will launch a ...

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Carpool Karaoke With Lady Gaga [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Lady Gaga hitched a ride with James Corden Tuesday in the latest installment of Carpool Karaoke, where the singer also discussed the Super Bowl, recording “Pokerface” and her massive collection of Michael Jackson-worn clothing. Gaga, who recently received her driver’s license for the first time, then takes the wheel of the Carpool Karaoke mobile, but her inability ...

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Dead Or Alive’s Pete Burns Dies At Age 57

The Mirror reports: Pete Burns has died unexpectedly of a heart attack, his manager has confirmed. The star rose to fame in the 80s appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 4. In a statement on Twitter, Pete’s manager wrote: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that our beloved Pete Burns of (Dead Or ...

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Cher & James Corden – I Got You Bae [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reviews: Cher joined James Corden Thursday to perform “I Got You, Bae,” a modernized version of Sonny & Cher’s 1965 hit “I Got You Babe,” on The Late Late Show. “I’m going to do one of my favorite songs tonight,” the singer told the crowd. “But I want to do it in a different way.” Corden walked out ...

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Le Tigre – I’m With Her [VIDEO]

Spin Magazine reports: The Hillary Clinton campaign is now also notable for the reunion of Le Tigre. Because nothing is more punk than political endorsement, the trio has returned with “I’m With Her,” a pro-Clinton dance number that’s also their first new single in a decade. The four-minute jam features lyrics like, “She’s with us / We won’t stop” and ...

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Rock Hall Of Fame Nominations: Depeche Mode, Chic, Journey, Joan Baez, Kraftwerk, MC5, ELO, Others

Cleveland.com reports: Recent changes to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee seems to have benefitted longtime snubs and older fan favorites. Last year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, which handles its annual nominations, dismissed more than a dozen of its members. The changes have led to the committee focusing part of its attention on ...

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Funny Or Die Takes On Trump [VIDEO]

People Magazine recaps: Will.I.Am has a serious message about Donald Trump. The Black Eyed Peas frontman did not hold back in a new music video — in collaboration with Funny Or Die — called “GRAB’m by the P—-,” in which he condemned the GOP nominee for the controversial remarks that have marred his campaign — particularly the infamous hot-mic video ...

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