Tag Archives: pop music

Trump: Aretha Franklin’s Voice Was A Gift From God

Click On Detroit reports: President Donald Trump tweeted about the passing of Aretha Franklin on Thursday. Trump, joining the chorus of reaction and tributes around social media, said, “She was a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God.” The legendary soul singer met with, performed for and was honored by many of the presidents during her long career. In ...

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BREAKING: Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Dies At 76

TMZ reports: Aretha Franklin, known for having one of the greatest voices in music history, and for hits like “Respect,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” died Thursday after a long battle with cancer, TMZ has learned. Sources close to the singer tell us Aretha passed away in her Detroit home where she was under hospice care. ...

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Relatives Say Aretha Franklin Is “Gravely Ill” [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Aretha Franklin is reportedly “gravely ill” in Detroit, where friends and family have gathered around the Queen of Soul. Showbiz 411 first reported on Franklin’s condition Sunday night, with Detroit news anchor Evrod Cassimy – who broke news of Franklin’s impending retirement in February – confirming that Franklin’s family informed him Monday morning that Franklin is “gravely ...

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Kanye Goes Silent When Jimmy Kimmel Asks: What Makes You Think Trump Cares About Black People?

NBC News reports: Rapper Kanye West isn’t known for holding his tongue, but at one point in a meandering interview on TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday, one question brought silence. Kimmel, a near nightly critic of President Donald Trump, hammered the performer over his support for Trump, whom West once described in a tweet as “my brother.” Kimmel asked, “I ...

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Cher Releases First Single From ABBA Covers Album

Rolling Stone reports: Cher has debuted “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight),” the first single off her forth ABBA cover album Dancing Queen. Produced by her longtime collaborator Mark Taylor — who was behind her massive hit “Believe” — the track sees the diva meshing her penchant for Nineties-esque house with plenty of faithfulness to the original material. She ...

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Britney Spears Sparks Criticism With Pride Tweet

The Huffington Post UK reports: Britney Spears has raised eyebrows with her latest tweets, which has sparked accusations of “exploiting Pride” to sell her latest perfume. Over the weekend, Britney gave her first UK live performance in two years at Brighton Pride, where her show received huge praise from fans. However, shortly after the event, a tweet was posted on ...

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UTAH: Concert Raises $1M For LGBTQ Youth [VIDEO]

The Herald Extra reports: As Imagine Dragons neared the end of a hot, busy summer day and upbeat onstage rock set Saturday night in Salt Lake City, a full crowd proudly displaying rainbow colors and flags cheered as frontman and LoveLoud founder Dan Reynolds announced that the 2018 festival had reached its goal of raising more than $1 million in ...

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German Astronaut Beams Into Kraftwerk Gig [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart. Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst “dropping in” for a live performance from the International Space Station. Using a tablet computer with a virtual synthesizer, ...

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Panic! At The Disco Frontman Comes Out As Pansexual

The New York Post reports: After being a champion for the LGBTQ community for years, Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie is opening up about his own sexuality. “I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person,” Urie, 31, said in ...

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Madonna Ordered To Stop “Harassing” Neighbors

The New York Daily News reports: A Manhattan judge has told Madonna to take a bow from her suing her co-op board. The pop star can no longer seek documents from her Central Park West co-op board explaining why they changed the rules to bar her kids from using her posh $7.3 million pad, a state supreme court judge ruled ...

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Rite Aid Tries Barry Manilow To Chase Away “Loiterers”

The New York Post reports: He writes the songs that make people run. Some Rite Aid stores in California have taken to blasting Barry Manilow tunes as part of a plan to make loiterers scramble. Employees said that the drugstore chain has been testing the tactic of playing songs by the 75-year-old crooner outside their stores — over and over, ...

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Jackson Family Patriarch Joe Jackson Dies At 89

People Magazine reports: Joe Jackson, the music manager and father of 11, died early Wednesday morning, TMZ reports. He was 89. The Jackson family patriarch had been battling terminal pancreatic cancer and was “not doing well” as of late, a source previously told PEOPLE. In 1963, Joe noticed his children’s musical talents after he discovered son Tito’s guitar talents. Soon ...

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St. Vincent – Fast Slow Disco [MUSIC VIDEO]

Midday sweaty bears disco break! Rolling Stone reports: St. Vincent has unveiled a visceral, sexy new video for “Fast Slow Disco,” a reworking her Masseduction cut “Slow Disco.” The Zev Deans-directed video finds St. Vincent performing the song in a packed gay club, sweating, dancing and singing alongside a throng of men clad in either leather, or very little else. ...

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TRAILER: Lady Gaga In A Star Is Born

People Magazine reports: Lady Gaga is ready for her big screen debut! The musician stars alongside Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born — a remake of the 1976 film starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Gaga plays an aspiring singer whose career begins to take off after she meets Cooper’s washed up country singer Jackson Maine. The first trailer ...

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YouTube Cans Pogo Clip For Hate Speech Violations

YouTube has removed popular musician and remix artist Pogo’s anti-gay rant for hate speech violations after the clip went wildly viral and spawned headlines on dozens of news and music sites. Yesterday afternoon Pogo, whose real name is Nick Bertke, posted a response in which he claims that the entire rant, in which he celebrated the Pulse massacre, was some ...

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Popular YouTube Artist Pogo Reveals That He Finds Gays “Disgusting” And Celebrated Pulse Massacre [VIDEO]

As longtime readers know, over the last decade I’ve posted many of Australian musician Nick Bertke’s truly amazing videos and even blogged about his ten-year banning from the US in 2011 for not having a valid work permit. Berkte’s clips typically get many millions of views. Bertke originally posted his innovative compositions on a YouTube channel titled “Fagottron” – leading ...

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Worshiping At “The Church Of Beyonce” [VIDEO]

Vice reports: Beyoncé is undeniably the most powerful force in pop culture. So it makes sense that someone decided to bring her music and philosophy into church, where it belongs. Broadly recently attended a jam-packed Beyoncé Mass held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, which was organized by reverend and theologian Yolanda Norton, who teaches a class on Beyoncé and ...

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The Queen/Freddie Mercury Trailer Is Here [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: Rami Malek is out from behind the computer and rocking the mic with style in the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. In the upcoming Queen biopic, the Mr. Robot star takes on the role of legendary rocker Freddie Mercury. The journey to the big screen hasn’t been an easy one for Bohemian Rhapsody. First, after years of ...

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Man Shouting About “Nazis Of The UK Media” Crashes Eurovision Stage During UK’s Performance [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: A man stormed the stage while the UK’s entry, SuRie, was performing at the Eurovision Song Contest. SuRie was singing her song Storm when a man wearing a rucksack ran onto the stage, grabbed her microphone, and appeared to say: “Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom.” He was swiftly dragged off stage and SuRie continued ...

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LIVE VIDEO: 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Finals

NBC News reports: Today, the EU is more fragile than at any point since its founding in 1993, and yet Eurovision is still one of the highest rated global events of the year, beating out more U.S.-centric events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl handily. Eurovision encourages songs to stay “universal” in their messaging.  But most that perform are ...

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