Tag Archives: pop music

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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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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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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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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David Bowie – Blackstar [VIDEO]

This is weird, even for Bowie. So of course I love it. Via Pitchfork: David Bowie is preparing to release new album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) on January 8. Ahead of the record, he’s shared a 10-minute video for its title track, via Palladia. The clip, directed by sometime Breaking Bad director Johan Renck, begins in space and gets crazy. There’s …

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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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White House Names Stephen Sondheim & Barbra Streisand As Presidential Medal Of Freedom Honorees

The White House announced today that Stephen Sondheim and Barbra Streisand will be among those honored this year with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. Via press release: Today, President Barack Obama named seventeen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions …

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