Pop Music

Deep State Plant And Her Pro-Vax BF Win Super Bowl

The Associated Press reports: With the run she’s having, how could Taylor Swift be on anything other than the winning side? She embraced her boyfriend Travis Kelce and the couple locked lips on the field at Allegiant Stadium after his Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in the Super Bowl. Moments earlier, Swift smiled with her eyes …

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Donna Summer’s Estate: Kanye Stole Her Song Too

The Wrap reports: Kanye West came under fire on Saturday after Bruce Sudano, the widower of Donna Summer, accused the rapper of illegally sampling her song “I Feel Love” after Ye’s official request was denied. On the Vultures track, the lyric “Oh, I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive” is seemingly set to the melody of Summer’s “I Feel …

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2024 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Cher, Mariah Carey, Sinead O’Connor, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, Sade, & More

Billboard Magazine reports: The 2024 Rock Hall nominees are: Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige; powerhouse singer-songwriter Mariah Carey; half-century-plus pop icon Cher; roots rock jam band Dave Matthews Band; hip-hop pioneers Eric B. & Rakim; stadium rock hitmakers Foreigner; arena-filling guitar (and talk box) pro Peter Frampton; alt hard rockers Jane’s Addiction; funky R&B legends Kool & the …

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Ozzy Osbourne: “Antisemite” Kanye Stole My Song

The New York Post reports: The Osbournes are furious over Kanye West sampling a Black Sabbath song on his new album, with Ozzy claiming he expressly refused permission for the rapper to do so. The former rock star’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, who was raised Jewish, told TMZ on Friday that “Kanye fucked with the wrong Jew this time,” adding that …

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Deep State Plant Breaks Album Of The Year Record

The New York Times reports: Taylor Swift already has more No. 1 albums than any other woman (12), as well as the highest-grossing tour in history (an estimated $1 billion and counting). Now she can count another major achievement: four Grammy Awards for album of the year — more than any other artist in the 66-year history of the prize. …

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Japanese Embassy: Swift Will Make The Super Bowl

“The Embassy of Japan in the United States is aware of recent media reports concerning the steps Taylor Swift will need to take to travel from Tokyo after her concert on February 10th to Las Vegas in time to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play in Super Bowl LVIII. “Despite the 12-hour flight and 17-hour time difference, the Embassy can …

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NFL Strikes Licensing Deal With Maker Of Swift’s Jacket

The sports business site Sportico reports: The NFL has reached a licensing deal with the designer of Taylor Swift’s viral custom puffer jacket, Kristin Juszczyk, the wife of San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk. Juszczyk has been granted a license to use NFL marks in men’s and women’s apparel designs, the league said, declining to disclose financial terms. She previously …

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Taylor Swift’s Boyfriend Is Going To The Super Bowl

Fox Sports laments: Kansas City Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce truly set the tone in the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens with an impressive touchdown grab to get his team ahead first on the road. And of course, Taylor Swift was ecstatic in her suite after watching it all unfold. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes went 5-for-5 on …

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The Smiths’ Johnny Marr To Trump: Stop Using My Song

Politico Europe reports: Donald Trump isn’t known for his love of classic British guitar band The Smiths — even though they have a song called “Bigmouth Strikes Again” that could be an ideal soundtrack for his planned return to the White House. But a Smiths song — “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” — was played at …

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Taylor Swift Helps NFL To Record Playoff Viewership

The Messenger reports: Sunday’s NFL showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills is officially the most-watched playoff game ever. Pop superstar Taylor Swift notably supported her boyfriend Travis Kelce at the game, which his team won 27-24. According to CBS, the NFL Divisional Playoff Game surpassed 50 million viewers, averaging 50.393 million throughout the game. Viewership peaked …

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Grand Ole Opry Apologizes For Drunken Dolly Tribute

CBS News reports: Singer Elle King took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry for a Dolly Parton tribute on Friday, admitting to the crowd she was hammered before botching the words to a Parton song. The expletive-laden performance, which occurred on Parton’s birthday, was criticized by audience members and prompted an apology from the venue. Videos on social media …

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Jazz And Disco Legend Marlena Shaw Dies At Age 81

New Music Express reports: Marlena Shaw, the US soul and jazz vocalist best known for her hit ‘California Soul’, has died at the age of 81. The news was confirmed by Shaw’s daughter Marla on her official Facebook page last night (January 19). Shaw’s signature song ‘California Soul’ was recorded as a humble album track on her 1969 LP ‘The …

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Elton John Achieves EGOT Status With Emmy Win

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Elton John is the latest member of the EGOT club, scoring his first Emmy for best variety special (live). The 2023 Emmy Awards win for the musician’s Farewell From Dodger Stadium special, which he secured during Monday night’s telecast, joins his Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. John was recovering from a knee operation and couldn’t attend …

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Dolly Parton Gifts Guitar To Texas Drag Queen/Activist

The Messenger reports: Dolly Parton paid a debt of gratitude to a fellow big-haired, blonde icon doing important political work in the state of Texas. The country music legend sent a custom guitar to drag performer Brigitte Bandit, who has been a fierce advocate for the rights of drag queens and queer youth in her home state. “Never did I …

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Dionne Warwick Blasts Claim She’ll Appear At RFK Gala

The Daily Beast reports: Dionne Warwick batted down a report that she intends to grace a fundraiser for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with her presence later this month, calling it “absolutely ridiculous.” The Daily Mail reported last week that Warwick would be among a star-studded roster of “well wishers” at the “multi-million dollar” gala for the presidential hopeful, including Martin …

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Musk Attacks Green Day For Anti-MAGA Lyric Change

The Messenger reports: While playing their 2004 hit “American Idiot,” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tweaked the song’s original lyrics to make a political statement. Instead of “I’m not a part of a redneck agenda,” he sang, “I’m not a part of the MAGA agenda.” Elon Musk was not a fan of the change, replying to a tweet from …

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Green Day Rips “MAGA Agenda” In NYE Performance

The Huffington Post reports: Green Day tweaked one of their best-known songs to lash out at Donald Trump and his supporters during a televised New Year’s Eve performance on Sunday night. “I’m not a part of the MAGA agenda,” singer Billie Joe Armstrong belted out during “American Idiot” on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC. The line is …

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Time Magazine’s 2023 Person Of The Year: Taylor Swift

TIME Magazine reports: Taylor Swift’s accomplishments as an artist—culturally, critically, and commercially—are so legion that to recount them seems almost beside the point. As a pop star, she sits in rarefied company, alongside Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Madonna; as a songwriter, she has been compared to Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Joni Mitchell. As a businesswoman, she has built …

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Taylor Swift Ranked As Nation’s Most Popular Person

NBC News reports: Pop star Taylor Swift notched the highest net favorability rating of any figure tested in the latest NBC News national poll, with 40% of registered voters saying they have a positive view of Swift, versus only 16% holding a negative opinion. Seventeen percent of those surveyed reported having “very positive” views of Swift, while 22% had “somewhat …

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Singer Pink To Give Away Banned Books At FL Concerts

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Hitmaker P!nk has teamed with free-speech advocates PEN America and will distribute banned books at her first couple of concert stops in Florida this week. P!nk, known for chart-topping hits such as “Raise Your Glass,” “Get This Party Started” and “So What,” kicks off the Florida leg of her current tour in Miami on Tuesday, with …

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