Tag Archives: pop music

Kid Rock Loses Restaurant After Drunken Vulgar Rant

NBC News reports: Kid Rock won’t renew his licensing agreement for Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant, the owners of the sports arena in which it’s housed said Wednesday. The news comes after the singer and musician was recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey. Chris Granger, president of sports and entertainment for Ilitch Holdings, said in a …

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Kanye West Issues Bizarre Chick-Fil-A Music Video

The Hollywood Reporter reports: The day after teasing its world premiere on Twitter, Kanye West dropped the music video for “Closed on Sunday,” the fourth track from his latest gospel-rap album, Jesus Is King, today. The song includes multiple references to famous fast food outlet Chick-fil-A, which is traditionally closed Sundays. The bizarre video, a little less than three minutes …

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Hungary Pulls Out Of “Homosexual Flotilla” Eurovision

The Telegraph reports: Hungary has pulled out of next year’s Eurovision song contest amid speculation the decision was triggered by a backlash to the competition’s LGBT-positive messaging. While no official reason has been given for the withdrawal, sources within Hungary’s public broadcaster reportedly believe it is due to a rise in homophobic rhetoric within the country around the contest, with …

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UN To Honor Cyndi Lauper’s LGBTQ Youth Advocacy

Variety reports: The United Nations will award Cyndi Lauper with the first High Note Global Prize award for her promotion of human rights and impacting work to prevent and end homelessness for LGBTQ youth, the organization announced today. On U.N. Human Rights Day — which is December 10 — the High Note Global Prize will be presented to Lauper by …

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So Louie Gohmert’s Daughter Did A Song About Him

Roll Call reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert has three daughters. Caroline, the middle child, is a musician who lives in California under the artist name BELLSAINT. And her latest single is called Much Like My Father. “Everybody loves you / But there’s poison in the water / You get away with everything / Much like my father,” BELLSAINT begins. “I don’t …

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Kanye West At Joel Osteen’s Texas Megachurch: I’m The Greatest Artist That God Has Ever Created [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: “I know that God’s been calling me for a long time and the devil’s been distracting me for a long time,” he said while standing with the pastor in Joel Osteen’s megachurch. “Because every time I stand up, I feel that I’m standing up and drawing a line in the sand and saying, ‘I’m here in service …

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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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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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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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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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Kanye: Satan Controls Your Mind With Social Media

The Christian Post reports: Kanye West hosted one of his popular Sunday Service events in Salt Lake City over the weekend as the town simultaneously held a popular Mormon conference. While there, he led thousands in a spiritual warfare prayer against the devil and talked about the evils of the media. The popular emcee set up for Sunday Service across …

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Kanye West Says He’s Only Doing Gospel Music From Now On, “Closed On Sunday” Track Hails Chick-Fil-A

Fox Business reports: Rap legend Kanye West said he will only make gospel music going forward — no more secular music, according to a Chicago music promoter who was in the room. West reportedly made the comment Saturday at a listening party in Chicago for his new album “Jesus is King: A Kanye West Experience.” “Kanye also announced that he …

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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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