Tag Archives: pop music

AUSTRALIA: Cher Set To Headline Sydney Mardi Gras

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: You better Believe it – it’s looking like superstar singer and actress Cher will headline Sydney’s 40th gay and lesbian Mardi Gras in March. While it is understood a contract is yet to be signed, sources close to the event have told Fairfax Media the 71-year-old gay icon is almost locked in to perform at ...

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Kid Rock Sued By Circus In Trademark Beef

Billboard Magazine reports: Kid Rock is in legal hot water for using the phrase “The Greatest Show on Earth” without permission from its trademark owners. The phrase belongs to Feld Entertainment, longtime owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which took the touring extravaganza off the road earlier this year, but retained all intellectual property for the ...

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Donna Summer Musical Set For Broadway Bow

From the Hollywood Reporter: Broadway’s gotta have some “Hot Stuff” next spring. Producers Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers confirmed Tuesday that Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will begin previews March 28 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ahead of an April 23 opening. The bio-musical tracing the life and career of the singer, who teamed with music producer Giorgio Moroder and Casablanca ...

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Conchita Wurst & Ina Regen – Heast As Net [VIDEO]

This is GORGEOUS. ESC Today reports: Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita and dialect artist Ina Regen have interpreted Heast As Net (Don’t You Hear It), a song in Austrian dialect originally sung by popular folk musician Hubert von Goisern and his band Die Alpinkatzen. Heast As Net is a bittersweet song, about time that passes by, leaving only memories. Transitoriness and ...

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Actor/Singer Jim Nabors Dies At Age 87

From the Hollywood Reporter: Jim Nabors, who starred as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and on his own sitcom before retiring the wide-eyed, countrified character at the height of his popularity, has died. He was 87. Nabors died early Thursday morning, Hawaii News Now reports. A native of Alabama, Nabors also recorded more than two dozen albums with ...

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2018 Grammy Nominations: Daddy Yankee, Jay-Z, Leonard Cohen, Khalid, Glen Campbell, Bernie Sanders

NPR reports: Hailed as music’s biggest night, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards will return to New York City, taking place at Madison Square Garden Jan. 28. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s crossover smash “Despacito” was well-received by the Academy; after taking home four awards at the 18th Annual Latin Grammys held earlier this month, the track has been nominated in ...

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70s Teen Idol David Cassidy Dies At Age 67

Variety reports: David Cassidy, pop culture idol of the 1970s, has died as a result of complications from dementia. The musician and actor was 67. His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, ...

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TRAILER: Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic!

Via press release: With a career spanning six decades, Barbra Streisand is a legend of both stage and screen with a loyal, loving fanbase. In the Netflix film concert event she is joined by an exciting roster of special guests, including a special duet with Jamie Foxx, as she takes audiences on a journey of her life’s work, like a ...

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Actress/Singer Della Reese Dies At Age 86

Variety reports: Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom in the ‘50s and ‘60s to a long career as a popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel” and other shows, died Sunday night at her home in California. She was 86. “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning ...

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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Dies At Age 64

Rolling Stone reports: Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that ...

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Gene Simmons Permanently Banned From Fox News

The Daily Beast reports: According to a knowledgeable Fox News source, Simmons showed up on the 14th floor to do a book-plugging interview with FoxNews.com’s entertainment section, but instead barged in on a staff meeting uninvited. “Hey chicks, sue me!” he shouted, and then pulled open his red velvet shirt to reveal his chest and belly, according to the source. ...

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Rock Legend Fats Domino Dies At Age 89

The Washington Post reports: Antoine “Fats” Domino, the jovial New Orleans entertainer whose bluesy singing and boogie-woogie piano style helped launch rock-and-roll in the 1950s with such rollicking songs as “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and “I’m Walkin’,” died Oct. 24. He was 89. Among the early rockers, Mr. Domino was rivaled only by Elvis Presley in record sales. ...

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Kid Rock Confesses Senate Bid Was A Prank

After dozens and dozens of fawning profiles across Teabagistan, today Kid Rock confesses that his Senate candidacy was a prank. The Detroit Free Press reports: Mocking people who took the idea seriously, Kid Rock said Tuesday morning he’s not running for U.S. Senate. “Fuck no, I’m not running for Senate. Are you kidding me?” Rock said on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM ...

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Elton John Blasts GOP Rep’s HIV Quarantine Comment: Horrific, Discriminatory, And Astonishingly Ill-Informed

Politico reports: Elton John Monday condemned Georgia state Rep. Betty Price, wife of former HHS Secretary Tom Price, for making comments suggesting that HIV patients be quarantined. The singer, an advocate for HIV patients, said that Price’s comments captured on videotape during a legislative meeting last week are “horrific, discriminatory, and astonishingly ill-informed.” “As a doctor and elected official from ...

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Deep Dive: 25 Years Of Madonna’s Erotica And Sex

This week it’s been 25 years since the simultaneous release of Madonna’s Erotica album and her still controversial S&M-filled coffee table book, Sex. Legendary Rolling Stone critic (and longtime JMG reader) Barry Walters has written a deep dive into their legacy and how they addressed the then-raging AIDS pandemic, which tore through Madonna’s inner circle. Walters unpacks quite a bit, ...

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Rapper Eminem Unleashes On “Racist” Trump [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The rapper Eminem struck out at President Trump in a video that played at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, accusing the president of racism, hypocrisy, disrespect of military veterans and more in almost five minutes of furious freestyle rap. He also excoriated Mr. Trump for his responses to the recent violence in Charlottesville, ...

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Morrissey Backs Extremist Homocon UKIP Activist

The Guardian reports: During a live set being broadcast on BBC 6 Music to promote his new album this week, Morrissey decided to veer away from traditionally appropriate crowd patter such as, “This is a new song,” and “Woo!” to gravely discuss his views on the UKIP leadership contest. “I was very surprised the other day – it was very ...

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Rocker Tom Petty Dies Of Cardiac Arrest At Age 66

CBS News reports: Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed. The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support, ...

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BACKFIRED: Macklemore’s 2012 Pro-Gay Anthem Hits #1 On Australian Charts After Slam By Tony Abbott

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Calls from politicians, including a former PM, and others to ban US hip hop artist Macklemore from singing his hit Same Love at the NRL grand final have seemingly backfired, with the song shooting to the top of the Australian iTunes charts. Despite being first released in 2012 by the Seattle-based rapper and his co-writer ...

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AUSTRALIA: Tony Abbott Backs Call To Ban Macklemore From Singing Hit Pro-Gay Song At National Rugby Final

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Former prime minister Tony Abbott has backed a call from same-sex marriage opponents to ban American rapper Macklemore from performing his pro-gay song Same Love at the NRL grand final. Former player Tony Wall, who played first grade briefly in the mid 1990s, is petitioning NRL boss Todd Greenberg to halt the half-time performance and ...

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