Pop Music

Rocker Scott Weiland Found Dead

Billboard reports: Scott Weiland, the former frontman for rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died, his Facebook page confirmed early Friday morning (Dec. 4). “Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts,” …

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DJ Earworm – United State Of Pop 2015 [VIDEO]

DJ Earworm’s hotly anticipated annual mashup of the year’s biggest-selling pop singles is out today. Billboard reports: Each year since 2007, DJ Earworm (real name Jordan Roseman) has taken the biggest tunes of the year and combined them into one ultra-catchy, viral-ready mash-up called “The United State of Pop.” This year, the challenge got even more involved: Instead of the …

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Sinead O’Connor Under Suicide Watch

Sinead O’Connor has been hospitalized under a suicide watch after posting a rambling Facebook message this afternoon in which she claimed to have overdosed because her husband and children have abandoned her. Irish news outlets have tweeted that O’Connor was found “safe and sound and is getting medical assistance.” O’Connor has apparently lost custody of her children, which appears to …

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IRELAND: Panti Bliss Moves In Mysterious Ways For U2 At Dublin Concert [VIDEO]

Entertainment Ireland reports: It was a night for the locals as U2 welcomed a few familiar faces on stage at 3Arena last night. During a performance of Mysterious Ways, the stage got 100% more fabulous when Panti Bliss strutted on stage and shook what God gave her. As the song finished up, Bono and Panti shared a few words on …

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M.I.A. – Borders [VIDEO]

British rapper and Oscar nominee M.I.A., whom you may best know from her bird-flipping 2012 Super Bowl performance with Madonna, addresses the refugee crisis in the video for her latest single. Newsweek reviews: It’s a visual feat, with striking images depicting hundreds of sullen people perched on boats, scaling fences, walking in the ocean and running across fields, mimicking the …

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Eagles Of Death Metal Speak Out About Paris Massacre, Vow To Complete Their Tour [VIDEO]

The A.V. Club reports: In the interview with Vice, they talk about the attack on the Bataclan, the carnage and heroism they witnessed there, and the future of Eagles Of Death Metal. “Our friends went [to the Bataclan] to see rock ‘n’ roll and died. I want to go back there and live,” band co-founder Jesse Hughes says. Going forward, …

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Adele, Jimmy Fallon, & The Roots – Hello [VIDEO]

“Hey Joe, how about ANOTHER Adele post?” Don’t mind if I do. Watch below as she sings along to the “classroom instruments” accompaniment of the Roots and Jimmy Fallon.

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VIRAL VIDEO: Adele’s Hello In 25 Styles

300,000+ views overnight for this guy’s take on Adele’s smash in the styles of Prince, The Police, Pink Floyd, Etta James, Janis Joplin and many, many others.

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Adele’s 25 Smashes All-Time Album Sales Record

Some time last night Adele’s third album, 25, surpassed N-Sync’s 2000 release No Strings Attached to break the all-time single week sales record since the industry began using SoundScan in 1991. By the Thursday night end of the sales week, 25 is expected to have sold nearly three million copies versus the 2,416,000 copies sold in the first week of …

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Who Is Fancy – Boys Like You [VIDEO]

Gay singer/songwriter Who Is Fancy did a big reveal on the Tonight Show earlier this year about months of puzzling about his identity. Today he’s back in a collaboration with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor with an accompanying animated clip in which all three have the hots for the pool boy. The trio will debut the track tonight during the …

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Pentatonix Sings Star Wars Theme At AMAs [VIDEO]

Mashable recaps: Your favorite a capella group has joined the dark side. Pentatonix performed a rousing tribute to Star Wars at the American Music Awards, recreating the film’s classic theme music. The performance was introduced by Harrison Ford, and was later boosted by legendary composer John Williams, who came out conducting a full orchestra. Watch below.

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Sarah Palin Sends Gushing Note To Adele Thanking Her For Crediting Her Success To Sarah Palin

The biggest story in the entertainment world is yesterday’s release of Adele’s hotly-anticipated third album. So of course Sarah Palin is trying to tie her new book to that media juggernaut by promoting a message to Adele she wrote in a copy of her book. Palin’s ploy comes because last night Adele attributed her US success to Sarah Palin. People …

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The Science Of Earworms [VIDEO]

An interesting explanation of the Zeigarnik Effect and the most successful cures for pop music earworms.

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Adele Enters Adele Impersonation Contest [VIDEO]

This is SO great. Vulture recaps: Adele’s sense of humor may not always translate in her songs, but trust us, it’s there even when she’s not drunk-tweeting. During a BBC special that aired in the U.K. on Friday night, Adele appeared in a sketch for Graham Norton — or at least they say that’s Adele. Meet Jenny: an Adele impersonator …

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Janet Jackson [VIDEO]

On Spike TV’s Lip-Sync Battle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt donned Janet Jackson’s paramilitary drag for a spot-on take on 1989’s Rhythm Nation. JGL stars in the new comedy The Night Before with Anthony Mackie, who opens the clip below with his take on MC Hammer’s 1991 hit 2 Legit To Quit.

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Carly Rae Jepson – Last Christmas [AUDIO]

I didn’t really have an opinion on Ms. Jepson until she performed at Freedom To Marry’s “going out of business” party, where I found her totally charming. Today we get her cover of Wham!’s 1984 holiday classic, which was kept from the top spot that year by Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? – which also featured George Michael. …

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Huckabee Sued Over Music At Kim Davis Rally

A member of Survivor yesterday filed a lawsuit against Mike Huckabee for playing Eye Of The Tiger during the rally celebrating Kim Davis’ release from jail. Politico reports: Rude Music, operated by founding Survivor member and song co-author Frank M. Sullivan III, filed suit in an Illinois federal court Wednesday alleging that the former Arkansas governor violated a copyright in …

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TRAILER: A Christmas Melody

Starring and directed by Mariah Carey. From Hallmark, who sets up the trailer: A Christmas Melody revolves around Kristin (Chabert), a beautiful, stylish divorcee who is a talented clothing designer, and her young daughter, Emily (Strazza). Kristin has just had to close her small Manhattan boutique to return to her Ohio home town and live in her parents’ former home. …

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Adele – When We Were Young [VIDEO]

This morning Adele released a live video for the second single from her album, 25, which launches on Friday. Watch below. Her first single from the album debuted at #1 in dozens of countries and broke the record for the most digital downloads in its first week in the US.

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Disclosure & Lorde – Magnets [VIDEO]

Last night house music kingpins Disclosure were joined by Lorde to perform their latest hit on Saturday Night Live where the chugging track was livened up with all-female drum line. Later in the show Sam Smith joined the band to perform their dance hit from this summer, Omen. Smith first came to wide notice with Disclosure’s 2012 monster smash, Latch. …

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