Pop Music

Neil Young Wants To “Vote His Conscience” On Trump But Pot Rule Made By Sessions Slows His Citizenship

Rolling Stone reports: “I want to be a dual citizen and vote. When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed,” rocker Neil Young wrote Friday on his site. “Recently however, I have been told that I must do another test, due …

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Kanye West Demands That His Wife And Daughters Dress “Less Sexy” Now That He’s A “Servant Of Christ”

The Christian Post reports: Kim Kardashian West revealed that she has come to a compromise with husband and newly professing Christian Kanye West on whether she dresses “too sexy” in public as she honors his faith journey. “He is my husband so I obviously want to honor him and what he’s feeling,” Kardashian West said on The Real Tuesday when …

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Sam Smith Covers Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”

New Music Express reports: Sam Smith has unveiled their cover of Donna Summer’s seminal disco hit ‘I Feel Love’. Smith’s cover offers a modern spin on Summer’s 1977 classic hit and will be featured in the Christmas campaign for US retail store Target. “As a queer person ‘I Feel Love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer …

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Carly Simon Recounts Time “Repulsive” Trump Was “All Over Me Like Ugly On An Ape” At Manhattan Luncheon

Yahoo Entertainment reports: Carly Simon may have had a strong bond with at least one important White House figure — her latest book, Touched by the Sun, documents her close friendship with former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis — but Donald Trump certainly wasn’t it. Though Simon doesn’t say precisely when the Trump encounter happened, it was at a New …

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Kanye Bus Blasts “Jesus” Tracks On Manhattan Streets

Uproxx reports: It took much longer than expected, but Kanye West’s new album, Jesus Is King, is finally here. The Christian-themed album was originally set to be released around this time last month, but its release date was pushed back multiple times. Kanye has started promoting the record with a big blue Jesus Is King bus that’s driving around New …

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Springsteen: Life Under Clueless Trump Is Frightening

CBS News reports: Legendary singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen says Americans are living in “a frightening time” because of the country’s leadership. In an interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, Springsteen responded to President Trump’s comments at a Minneapolis rally earlier this month on how he “didn’t need little Bruce Springsteen” and other celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay …

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TRAILER: Kanye West’s IMAX Jesus Is King [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: Kanye West will release an IMAX-only Gospel-themed film titled “Jesus is King,” based off of the Sunday services that the famed rapper has been overseeing this year. A trailer for the IMAX release was uploaded to West’s official YouTube account, getting as of Monday afternoon over 240,000 views and more than 13,000 likes. The video opens …

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2020 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Whitney, Kraftwerk, Depeche, NIN, Biggie, Pat Benatar, T. Rex, And Others

Billboard Magazine reports: On Tuesday (Oct. 15), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for the Rock Hall Class of 2020 — and of the 16 artists shortlisted, nine are first-time nominees. Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy and Whitney Houston are up for the honor …

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Twitter Boots Another Trump Clip Over Copyrights

Buzzfeed News reports: The publisher of rock legends Queen forced President Trump to take down a campaign video that used “We Will Rock You” as its soundtrack. The video, featuring Trump speaking to supporters at rallies, was posted on Oct. 9, and it used the song in its entirety. At that time, a representative for the band told BuzzFeed News …

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Prince’s Estate: The Trump Campaign Lied To Us

The Washington Post reports: As President Trump walked offstage from a campaign rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, thousands of supporters in Make America Great Again gear bobbed along to the familiar guitar licks of hometown star Prince’s “Purple Rain.” The singer’s estate, though, was less thrilled to hear the track. In fact, in a tweet shortly …

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Shakira And J-Lo To Headline Super Bowl 2020 Show

NFL.com reports: Let’s get LIV! Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation has announced artists Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform for the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV halftime show on February 2, 2020 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Pepsi and the NFL collaborated with Roc Nation to bring these two icons together for the first time ever, …

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Ric Ocasek, Frontman For The Cars, Dies At Age 75

The Associated Press reports: Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like “Just What I Needed,” was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment. The New York Police Department said that officers found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. after responding to a 911 call. …

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80s Rocker Eddie Money Dies At Age 70 [VIDEO]

The Wrap reports: Musician Eddie Money died Friday following a battle with Stage 4 esophageal cancer, TheWrap has learned. He was 70. His family said in a statement: “The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine …

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White House Responds To Taylor Swift: We “Absolutely Oppose” Discrimination And Also Oppose Equality Act

CBS News reports: Taylor Swift called out the White House during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards Monday night for failing to respond to a petition she circulated about passing the Equality Act — and the White House responded, but with a statement it used in May. “It now has half a million signatures, which is five …

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Taylor Swift Promotes Equality Act At VMAs [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Taylor Swift opened the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday with performances of “You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover.” The performance began with Swift, Todrick Hall and Dexter Mayfield sitting on lounge chairs as she sang the opening lines to “You Need to Calm Down.” Dancers dressed in colorful ensembles moved around the stage …

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Hillary Dittos Singer Lizzo: Yes, I’m 100% (That Bitch)

USA Today reports: There are many on Twitter “with her” after Hillary Clinton responded to a tweet from singer Lizzo Wednesday. The day prior, the “Juice” singer tweeted a clip from a Democratic presidential debate with then-candidates like Clinton and Bernie Sanders on their feet for the national anthem. Only instead of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” plays instead: …

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MAGA: Kid Rock Makes Vulgar Attack On Taylor Swift

The Wrap reports: Kid Rock trended on Twitter Friday after sending a crude tweet about Taylor Swift, implying her recent decision to speak out about LGBTQ rights, among other things, is a ploy to be cast in movies. Swift, who stars in the upcoming “Cats” movie and was just announced as a performer for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, …

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Rocker Tommy Lee Goes Viral With Anti-Trump Rant

“You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again because we are going to pay you back so fucking hard for all of this shit. Planned Parenthoods on every damn corner. We’re going to repaint Air Force One, pussy hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible Belt 6 days a week, tossing birth control …

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Rammstein Members Defy Law With Moscow Kiss

The Independent reports: Two members of Rammstein kissed onstage in Moscow as a sign of defiance at the country’s notoriously anti-LGBT+ stance. Guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe were seen moving towards one another before kissing during a performance of “Aüslander”. The German heavy metal band posted a photo of the moment on their Instagram page with the caption: “Russia, …

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Gay Rapper Lil Nas X Breaks All-Time Pop Music Record With 17th Consecutive Week Atop Billboard’s Chart

Buzzfeed News reports: Lil Nas X on Monday conquered one of the longest-held records in pop music history. With “Old Town Road” securing an astounding 17th week atop the Billboard Hot 100, the rapper has officially broken the record first set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which ran for an impressive 16 weeks. That iconic …

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