Pop Music

Chris Martin Carpool Karaoke [VIDEO]

The Daily Mail recaps: Chris Martin shows off his incredible impression of Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger in James Corden’s latest instalment of Carpool Karaoke. The newly-released longer-length clip shows the Coldplay singer hitching a ‘400 mile’ ride with the television host from LA to the Bay area ahead of his Super Bowl performance on Sunday. James can be seen …

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Adele To Donald Trump: Stop Using My Music

A few days ago Adele’s label brought the copyright hammer down on Mike Huckabee’s cringeworthy take on her megahit Hello. Today she’s telling Donald Trump to stop using her songs at his hate rallies. Via the Independent: Adele has told Donald Trump that he does not have permission to use her songs at campaign rallies after fans expressed their anger …

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Coldplay & Beyonce – Hymn For The Weekend [VIDEO]

Stereogum reviews: The clip, from director Ben Mor, features Coldplay performing at what appears to be an Indian street fair and wandering into the city while fireworks explode above. Beyoncé never appears onscreen with the boys; instead, she plays some sort of Bollywood screen queen, which is some pretty decent casting if you ignore the whole cultural-appropriation angle. It’s a …

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Parlour Tricks – Broken Hearts / Bones [VIDEO]

What a lovely track. NPR raves: The perfect music video makes me fall in love with a song by breathing life into its story. Here is a perfect music video. The band is Parlour Tricks, a band in love with radio pop, something I don’t always embrace, but that’s where the video worked it’s magic. I madly love the story …

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Kanye West Has A Message About His Ass

FLASH FORWARD: Anderson Cooper moderates the 2020 presidential debate: “Mr. West, in 2016 you declared your opposition to assplay. Your opponents have accused you of flip-flopping. Have you changed your position and if so, why?” West’s tweets from last night have something to do with a flame war he’s been having with his ex, Amber Rose. The full nonsense is …

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Jefferson Airplane Founder Paul Kantner Dies At 74

We couldn’t get out of January without losing another rock legend. Billboard reports: Jefferson Airplane guitarist, vocalist and founding member Paul Kantner has died. He was 74. Kantner passed away on Thursday (Jan. 28) of multiple organ failure, following a heart attack earlier in the week. From 1965-1972, Jefferson Airplane was a pioneer in the Bay Area counterculture psychedelic rock …

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Shamir – Hungry Like The Wolf [AUDIO]

Gay favorite Shamir will join Duran Duran on their North American tour. Stereogum reviews his lovely take on their classic 1982 US breakout hit: We already know that he’ll be playing festivals like Coachella, Sasquatch, and Bonnaroo, and now it looks like he’ll spend his spring opening for ’80s new wave gods Duran Duran on a North American tour. To …

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WASHINGTON DC: Jesus Sends Holy Blizzard To Ruin Annual Anti-Abortion March [VIDEO]

Last year an estimated 800,000 attended the annual anti-abortion march in Washington DC. Yesterday’s attendance was 3% of that according to a protester who has attended every year since 1979. The Hill reports: Frigid temperatures and an earlier-than-expected snowstorm diminished turnout, but not spirits, at the annual March for Life rally in Washington on Friday. Tens of thousands of the …

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Pet Shop Boys – Inner Sanctum [AUDIO]

Squee! Via Digital Spy: The only thing bigger than the news Pet Shop Boys have a brand new album out later this year, is the actual dance anthem they are leading it with. The British duo have released Inner Sanctum as the first taster from their upcoming album Super, which will be released on April 1. In true PSB style, …

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Rocker Glenn Frey Dies At Age 67

Man, 2016 has been hard on the entertainment world. TMZ reports: Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, has died TMZ has learned. Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We’re told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. Glenn co-wrote and sang most of …

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Cher Donates 180,000 Bottles Of Water To Flint

Entertainment Weekly reports: Cher is pitching in to help out Flint, Michigan, during the city’s ongoing water crisis. As part of a partnership with Icelandic Glacial, Cher is donating 181,440 bottles of water to Flint after the discovery of lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. According to a press release, the bottles will be shipped out on Monday and …

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Alex Newell – This Ain’t Over [VIDEO]

Alex Newell, who played the trans character Unique on Glee, is out with a great new dance track. Via press release: Big Beat recording artist Alex Newell has announced the release of his much-anticipated debut EP. “POWER” arrives at all DSPs on Friday, February 19th. “POWER” is preceded by the extraordinary new track, “This Ain’t Over,” which premiered yesterday, January …

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Final David Bowie Album Blackstar To Debut At #1

David Bowie’s just-released album Blackstar will debut at #1 on Billboard’s album chart next week. It will be his first topper on that chart. Billboard reports: The set, which was released through ISO/Columbia Records on Jan. 8 (Bowie’s 69th birthday), could sell perhaps 130,000 albums in the week ending Jan. 14, according to industry forecasters, and debut at No. 1 …

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Carpool Karaoke With Adele [VIDEO]

I just love these. From the Guardian: By now, there is a good chance you have seen the YouTube video of James Corden and Adele singing songs together in a car. Thanks to endless shares and retweets on social media this morning, the video is currently inescapable. About 100,000 people an hour are viewing it. Someone could upload a video …

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Taiwanese Animators On David Bowie [VIDEO]

YouTube’s popular Taiwanese Animators abandoned their usual snark and bombast for a comparatively somber tribute to David Bowie. Watch below.

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David Bowie Dies Of Cancer At Age 69

Well, fuck. The BBC reports: Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer. His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said, asking for privacy for his family. …

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6 Pack Band – Hum Hain Happy [VIDEO]

1.2 million views in 48 hours. Pink News reports: India’s first trans pop band has released its début single. Hum Hain Happy is a Bollywood inspired cover of Pharrell Williams’ ridiculously catchy 2013 hit Happy. The band, who sing in Hinglish – a blend of Hindi and English – is comprised of six trans women from Mumbai, who were selected …

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Coachella Announces 2016 Lineup

It’s a year of reunions for the headliners. Via Billboard: Coachella announced its official lineup for 2016 on Monday (Jan. 4), with headliners Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris atop the bill. The two-weekend festival is scheduled for April 15-17 and 22-24. A Guns N’ Roses reunion for the event had previously been confirmed to Billboard via multiple …

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Singer Natalie Cole Dies At Age 65

Well, damn. Via the New York Daily News: Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and “Unforgettable,” died at age 65. “Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year’s …

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Aretha Franklin Brings Down The House In Kennedy Center Honors Tribute To Carole King [VIDEO]

All hail the Queen of Soul! Hail, yeah. Carole King’s reactions are priceless. Vulture recaps: Aretha Franklin graced the Kennedy Center Honors stage to pay tribute to Carole King, one of six honorees this year. Aretha received that same honor more than two decades ago, but if you think she deserved it then, hoo boy, just look at her now: …

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