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Drama At Germany’s Eurovision Contest

The BBC reports: The winner of the search to find Germany’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant turned down the chance to represent his country on live TV. Andreas Kummert initially thanked the public for selecting his song Heart Of Stone as Germany’s entry. But, shortly afterwards, he took the microphone from presenter Barbara Schoneberger and said: “I’m really not in the ...

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Trial Concludes In Gaye Estate Vs Thicke

The children of the late Marvin Gaye are suing Robin Thicke for the profits of Blurred Lines, which has sold 15 million copies, earning $5M each for Thicke and its songwriter Pharrell Williams, who testified yesterday as the trial ended. Williams said after the song was released, he saw similarities between “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s work but said that wasn’t ...

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This Is An Ad For Something

AdWeek names this their “Ad Of The Day:” Air France embarks on a lavish flight of fantasy in this trippy 45-second global commercial by BETC Paris. Directed by film collective We Are From LA (which also directed Pharrell’s “24 Hours of Happy” video, as well as Evian’s “Baby & Me,” also by BETC), the action takes place inside an oversized, ...

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Eurovision 2015: Greece’s Entry

Via Eurovision: In tonight’s programme from the Enastron Music Hall in Athens. The hosts presented the five songs that were in contention for EuroSong 2015, a 50/50 mix of Jury and televoting determined that Maria-Eleni Kyriakou would represent Greece in the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday the 19th of May. Maria-Eleni Kyriakou is of Cypriot origin, ...

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AUSTRALIA: Eurovision Entry Named

Well, it’s not Kylie.   Guy Sebastian has been named as Australia’s entrant for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. At an event at the Sydney Opera House, the host broadcaster SBS announced Sebastian would be heading to Austria in May. Australia was offered a wildcard entry to compete in the prestigious competition, while Australians will also be able ...

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Madonna Announces 2015 Tour Dates

Madge’s last tour in 2012 was the top-grossing concert tour of that year, taking in an estimated $305 million. Her tours in this century alone have grossed over 1.2 billion. Ticket sales for the Rebel Heart tour begin tomorrow for Madonna fan club members and open to the general public on Monday when buyers will also get a “super deluxe” ...

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Eurovision 2015: Finland’s Entry

Via BBC News: A punk band made up of men with learning disabilities is to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest. The quartet, named PKN, was chosen by Finnish viewers on Saturday and has now been ranked by bookmakers as among the favourites for the contest. The group, whose members have Down’s syndrome and autism, will perform their 85-second ...

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Eurovision 2015: Ireland’s Entry

Via the Irish Times: Molly Sterling, a 16-year-old schoolgirl from Nenagh in Co Tipperary, has won Eurosong on the The Late Late Show and will represent Ireland at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna this May. The song, Playing with Numbers, co-written by Greg French, was announced the winner when it topped the scoreboard, which comprises a combination of ...

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Madonna Ties Billboard Chart Record

Via Billboard: The Queen of Pop reigns again with ‘Living for Love,’ tying with George Strait, the King of Country, for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart. Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where “Living for Love” lifts 2-1. With the coronation, Madonna equals George Strait, who’s logged ...

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TRAILER: Love & Mercy

Stereogum recaps: Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson is one of the most legendary figures in music, a guy who wrote and produced dozens of classic songs and helped shape the album as music’s preeminent artistic statement. He’s also a bit of an oddball, which makes him an ideal subject for a Hollywood biopic. Just such a movie is coming to ...

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Open Thread Thursday

What was the first record you ever bought? Mine is above.

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Madonna Falls Off Stairs At Brit Awards

The BBC reports: Pop star Madonna has fallen off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards. The singer tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly, apparently after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing at the start of her routine. However, she recovered and returned to the stage to finish her song, ...

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Madonna Vents On Ageism

“It’s still the one area where you can totally discriminate against somebody. and talk shit. Because of their age. Only females, though. Not males. So in that respect we still live in a very sexist society. No one would dare to say a degrading remark about being black or dare to say a degrading remark on Instagram about someone being ...

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2Cellos – Hysteria

This is a cover of the 2003 alt-rock hit by Muse. RELATED: Justin Theroux of The Leftovers and Jennifer Aniston fame stars in the original Muse video.

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First Ladies Of Disco – Show Some Love

Every gay man of a certain vintage is very familiar with these ladies. Via Eurweb: In case you haven’t heard, Disco queens Evelyn “Champagne” King, Martha Wash and Linda Clifford have come together as the “First Ladies of Disco.” Look for the ladies to soon be out and about promoting their new single “Show Some Love” which is is set ...

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U2 – Every Breaking Wave

Clip description: From U2’s latest album Songs Of Innocence, the video for ‘Every Breaking Wave’ is directed by Belfast-born Aoife McArdle and drawn from her 13-minute short film of the same name. Set against the social and political turmoil of early 1980s Northern Ireland where McArdle grew up, the film ‘Every Breaking Wave’ is built around themes of emotional abandon ...

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Eurovision 2015: Serbia’s Entry

Finally an entry I kind of dig. Serbia gives us a diva wailer who opens slow then launches into full-on club stomper. Three years ago Bojana Stamenov, now 28, nearly won Serbia’s Got Talent with a truly smokin’ take on Chaka Khan’s I Feel 4 U.  In the second clip below are the 16 entries selected to date. So far ...

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Eurovision 2015: Italy’s Entry

Pop opera trio Il Volo won Italy’s Eurovision contest last weekend and since I’m not finding a clip of that performance, below is the rather odd production clip for their entry, which already has over 6M views and has spawned a viral parody. So far about half of the competing nations have selected this year’s winners and with the slight ...

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Sleater-Kinney – A New Wave

Via Rolling Stone: If there’s a riot grrrl poster child for the 21st century, it’s Tina Belcher, the 13-year-old, butt-loving, self-proclaimed “smart, strong sensual woman” at the heart of Fox’s animated show, Bob’s Burgers. And if she needed an anthem, she got one in the form of Sleater-Kinney’s “A New Wave.” Sleater-Kinney teamed up with the Bob’s Burgers crew for ...

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Pussy Riot – I Can’t Breathe

From their clip description: Pussy Riot’s first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror – killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all ...

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