Tag Archives: pop music

Cyndi Lauper – Hard Candy Christmas [AUDIO]

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hearing Cyndi Lauper perform this Dolly Parton classic at her annual Home For The Holidays concert for homeless LGBT kids. Cyndi has now released the track. Rolling Stone reports: While recording her upcoming country album in Nashville, Cyndi Lauper’s hotel featured an inspirational phrase above the artwork. In lights, it said, “What Would …

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Twisted Sister Turns On Trump

A couple of weeks ago Twisted Sister granted Donald Trump permission to use their 80s anthem We’re Not Gonna Take It at his campaign rallies. Now lead singer Dee Snyder is rethinking things in the wake of Trump’s proposed Muslim ban. “What’s going on now is really making me question allowing the song to continue to be used,” Snider said …

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Madonna Sings Imagine In Paris [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Madonna stepped off the stage after her Paris concert on Wednesday night and headed to another performance. But unlike her sold-out show at the AccorHotels Arena, this one had just a small crowd of onlookers, swaying and snapping photos with their cell phones. It started with an announcement the Material Girl sent to fans on Twitter, inviting them …

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Pharma Douche Spends $2M On Rap Album (Because Nobody Else Will Be Able To Have It)

He really loves being America’s most notorious douchebag. Pitchfork reports: Last month, reports emerged that Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, had been sold for “millions.” Now, Bloomberg has revealed the buyer’s identity: Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli. Shkreli is the former hedge fund manager (and Collect Records associate) who made headlines this year for increasing …

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Swag Tuesday: Encyclopedia Madonnica 20

For today’s Swag Tuesday, my buddy Matt Rettenmund has provided us with three copies of the 20th anniversary updated edition of his smash 1995 book, Encyclopedia Madonnica. From the description: Encyclopedia Madonnica 20 by BoyCulture.com’s Matthew Rettenmund is the 20th-anniversary revision of the definitive book on all things Madonna. Covering everything from birth to “Bitch I’m Madonna,” the 584-page, full-color …

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FRANCE: Eagles Of Death Metal Joins U2 At Paris Concert To Perform People Have The Power [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have appeared on stage in Paris, less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance in the French capital. The band took to the stage to perform at the end of a U2 concert at the AccorHotels Arena. “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we …

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Kylie Minogue – Every Day’s Like Christmas [VIDEO]

The newest single from Kylie Minogue’s holiday album was written by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and the production video features lots of PDA with Kylie’s real-life boyfriend Joshua Sasse. As an extra-gay bonus, the track has also been remixed by 80s disco kingpins Stock Aiken Waterman (Donna Summer, Dead Or Alive, Bananarama). Both clips are below.

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USAF Band At DC’s Union Station [VIDEO]

Starting with a lone drummer and eventually growing to become a full orchestra with a large chorus and dancers, the United States Air Force band performed at DC’s beautiful Union Station in a holiday tribute to the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. You’ll like this if you enjoy big band music from that era. And maybe even if …

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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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Twister Sister’s Dee Snyder Gives Trump Permission To Use We’re Not Gonna Take It At Campaign Rallies

The Hill reports: Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider says he gave Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump permission to use the band’s hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” on the campaign trail. “He called and he asked, which I appreciated,” Snider told Canadian Business in a recent interview. “I said, ‘Look, we don’t see eye to eye on everything — there …

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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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