Tag Archives: pop music

Producer/Killer Phil Spector Dies In Prison At Age 80

Rolling Stone reports: Phil Spector, a monumentally influential music producer whose “Wall of Sound” style revolutionized the way rock music was recorded in the early 1960s, died Saturday at the age of 80. Spector’s life was tumultuous and ultimately tragic; as groundbreaking as his studio accomplishments were, those achievements were all but overshadowed by his 2009 conviction for the murder …

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REPORT: Kanye West And Kim Kardashian To Divorce

Page Six reports: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are over. Multiple sources tell Page Six that “divorce is imminent” for the Hollywood couple, with Kardashian hiring divorce attorney to the stars, Laura Wasser. “They are keeping it low-key but they are done,” says a source. “Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.” Kim, 40, hasn’t been …

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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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OK Jail Guards Charged With “Baby Shark” Torture

Buzzfeed News reports: Two former Oklahoma County jail guards and their supervisor were charged Monday with cruelty to prisoner offenses for allegedly forcing inmates to stand for hours while listening to the children’s song “Baby Shark.” In November and December last year, Christian Miles and Greg Butler Jr., both 21, forced four inmates to stand alone in rooms handcuffed to …

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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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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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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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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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Top Touring Exec: Don’t Expect Concerts Until 2022

“Look, the whole thing is a shit show. Whether it’s testing or it’s the government, it’s too infinite of a well to go down. But in my humble opinion, it’s going to be ‘22. It’s going to take that long before what I call the ‘germaphobia economy’ to be slowly killed off and be replaced by what I call the …

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REPORT: Kanye West’s Presidential Bid Is Already Over

Fox News reports: Kanye West has dropped his 2020 presidential bid, according to a new report. The 43-year-old rapper’s campaign has reportedly been suspended less than two weeks after he shocked the nation with a tweet that confirmed his decision to run for president of the United States in November. According to a new report from Intelligencer, a “get-out-the-vote specialist” …

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Trump Calls Kanye 2020 A “Great Trial Run” For 2024

RealClearPolitics reports: Donald Trump takes Kanye West seriously. In an Oval Office interview Tuesday, the president told RealClearPolitics he has been watching intently as the music mogul mulls a bid for the White House. The two are friendly, and Trump welcomed him to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue before the 2018 midterms. As Trump noted, the window of opportunity may have passed: …

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