Pop Music

Beyonce Tops 2021 Grammy Nominations With 9 Nods

Entertainment Tonight reports: Beyoncé is the 2021 GRAMMY Awards most nominated artist with nine nominations. Even more impressively, the singer pulled out front this year without even releasing an album. Instead, Queen Bey is being recognized in major categories — including Song of the Year and Record of the Year — for her Black Lives Matter anthem, “Black Parade” and …

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Dolly Parton Partly Funded Moderna’s COVID Vaccine

The Guardian reports: It’s truly the greatest gift of all: a $1 million donation by Dolly Parton to coronavirus vaccine research supported the development of the Moderna vaccine, which shows 95% protection from the virus. In April, Parton donated to research after her friend Dr Naji Abumrad of the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation at Vanderbilt University in …

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Bruce Springsteen: “It’s Time For An Exorcism” In DC

The New York Daily News reports: Bruce Springsteen asked his fans to perform an exorcism on the White House and vote out President Trump. “It is time for an exorcism in our nation’s capital,” Springsteen told his SiriusXM audience. “Welcome to our Halloween/Election Day monster mash. This is Vol. 14 of ‘From My Home to Yours’ titled ‘Farewell to the …

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Springsteen Lends Song To Anti-Trump Ad [VIDEO]

New Jersey Arts reports: Don Winslow has released, via his Twitter account, his new anti-Trump video, “America Needs Pennsylvania,” which is set to the music of Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia,” with The Boss’ permission. The video’s release is planned to coincide with a trip today by Trump to Pennsylvania, which is considered a swing state. It uses grim images …

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Rocker Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer At Age 65

Yahoo Entertainment report: Eddie Van Halen, whose innovative and explosive guitar playing kept the hard rock band that bore his family name cemented to the top of the album charts for two decades, died on Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 65. Van Halen’s son Wolf announced the news. “He was the best father I could …

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Singer/Activist Helen Reddy Dies At Age 78 [VIDEO]

Sydney’s ABC News affiliate reports: Australian legend and activist Helen Reddy has passed away at the age of 78 in Los Angeles. The Melbourne-born singer is best known for her hit song I Am Woman, which has gone on to become a feminist anthem. “Helen Reddy’s story is an amazing one, a great story of talent and determination,” said entertainment …

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Village People Frontman Threatens To Sue Media Orgs “Or Anyone Else” Who Says “YMCA” Is About Gay Sex

Out Magazine reports: The heterosexual frontman for the Village People wants you to know the iconic song “YMCA” is not about illicit gay sex, warning he’s going to sue anyone who suggests otherwise. “I will sue the next media organization, or anyone else, that falsely suggests Y.M.C.A. is somehow about illicit gay sex,” Victor Willis warned via Facebook, later adding …

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Kid Rock To Headline Michigan Rally With Trump Junior

USA Today reports: Kid Rock will join Donald Trump Jr. in an event to promote the president’s reelection campaign Monday. The two will also be joined by Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump Jr.’s girlfriend who serves as President Donald Trump’s senior adviser. The event will take place at Bumpers Landing Boat Club in Harrison Township at 7 p.m. This will be the …

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Trump Sued Over Use Of 80s Hit “Electric Avenue”

The New York Post reports: The musician who wrote reggae classic “Electric Avenue” sued President Trump for copyright infringement for using the song in a Twitter video that bashed Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Songwriter Eddy Grant filed the suit in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, claiming he has suffered and will continue to suffer if the video continues to spread across …

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LGBTQ Biden Event Headlined By Cher Raises $2 Million

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: “So ask yourself, do you believe in life after Trump?” That was the question asked by Cher, paraphrasing the title of her iconic song, at the virtual LGBTQ fundraiser she headlined for Joe Biden on Monday evening, according to a pool report. “Hi, it’s me,” Cher said at she appearing at end of …

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Devo Frontman Reveals His Near-Fatal Case Of COVID

Rolling Stone reports: Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh spent 18 days at L.A.’s Cedar-Sinai hospital battling Covid-19 in June, he revealed in a harrowing interview with the Los Angeles Times.  Mothersbaugh thinks he may have contracted the virus in late May while working near strangers at Mutato, his music production company. He dismissed early symptoms as mere fatigue, but called in …

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Taylor Swift Roasts “Blatant Cheat” Trump Over USPS

Billboard Magazine reports: Taylor Swift is slamming President Donald Trump over his handling of funding for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The 30-year-old pop superstar took to Twitter on Saturday (Aug. 15) to criticize Trump over reports that he is deliberately withholding billions of dollars in funding for the USPS as part of a …

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Outraged Ben Shapiro Reads Lyrics To Cardi B’s Single

Ben Shapiro is very upset about Cardi B’s new single: Here are some of the lyrics. You ready? Whores in this house. There’s some whores in this house. There’s some whores in this house. There’s some whores in this house. Hold up. I said certified freak, seven days a week. Wet ass p-word make that pull-out game weak. Yeah you …

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Smash Mouth Plays To Thousands At Sturgis Rally

New Music Express reports: Thousands of fans gathered in Sturgis, South Dakota at the weekend to watch Smash Mouth in concert despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The show on Sunday (August 9) was part of this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a 10-day festival estimated to attract 250,000 motorcycle enthusiasts. Footage from the concert showed little in the way of social …

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Neil Young Sues Trump For Copyright Infringement

Law & Crime reports: Canadian-American folk rock artist Neil Young filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in federal court on Tuesday over the unauthorized use of two of his songs at a recent campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free …

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Madonna Hails “Demon Sperm” Doc As Her “Hero”

“The Truth will set us all Free! But some people dont want to hear the truth. Especially the people in power who stand to make money from this long drawn out search for a vaccine. Which has been proven and has been available for months. They would rather let fear control them and let the rich get richer and the …

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Kanye West Claims He’s Seeking Divorce, Wife Kim Kardashian Begs For Empathy For His “Bipolar Disorder”

Page Six reports: Kanye West claimed he is trying to divorce his wife, Kim Kardashian, while also accusing her mother, Kris Jenner, of engaging in “white supremacy” in the latest rant from the outspoken rapper. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” West wrote on Twitter early Wednesday. West …

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Kanye West Claims Wife Wants To Have Him Committed

Reuters reports: Rapper Kanye West posted a series of tweets late on Monday claiming his wife was trying to have him locked up on medical grounds, comparing himself to Nelson Mandela and suggesting the movie “Get Out” was based on his own life. The late night flurry of activity on West’s official Twitter account – the bulk of which was …

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Another Trump Ad Booted For Copyright Infringment

Yahoo Entertainment reports: Linkin Park fans were furious Saturday, when President Trump retweeted a fan-made re-election campaign ad that used the alternative rock band’s music — noting that late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was vehemently anti-Trump and had believed that the president was “a greater threat to the USA than terrorism.” The controversial two-minute video in question — which …

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Kanye West Tweets His Face On Mt. Rushmore: “2020”

Fox News reports: Kanye West shared a photo on Twitter that shows his face edited onto Mt. Rushmore amid his ongoing presidential bid. “2020,” he wrote, along the edited image. The tweet comes just one day after the 43-year-old rapper filed a document with the FEC that seemingly confirms he’s moving forward. The filing comes on the heels of reports …

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