Tag Archives: pop music

Shamir – Hungry Like The Wolf [AUDIO]

Gay favorite Shamir will join Duran Duran on their North American tour. Stereogum reviews his lovely take on their classic 1982 US breakout hit: We already know that he’ll be playing festivals like Coachella, Sasquatch, and Bonnaroo, and now it looks like he’ll spend his spring opening for ’80s new wave gods Duran Duran on a North American tour. To …

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Pet Shop Boys – Inner Sanctum [AUDIO]

Squee! Via Digital Spy: The only thing bigger than the news Pet Shop Boys have a brand new album out later this year, is the actual dance anthem they are leading it with. The British duo have released Inner Sanctum as the first taster from their upcoming album Super, which will be released on April 1. In true PSB style, …

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BROADWAY: Bette Midler To Star In Hello Dolly Revival

Playbill has the news: Stage and screen star Bette Midler has announced that she will play Dolly Gallagher Levi in a Broadway revival of the blockbuster 1964 musical, Hello, Dolly! Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks will direct, and Tony winner Warren Carlyle will choreograph the production, which will begin Broadway previews March 13, 2017, and open April 20 at …

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Rocker Glenn Frey Dies At Age 67

Man, 2016 has been hard on the entertainment world. TMZ reports: Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, has died TMZ has learned. Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We’re told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. Glenn co-wrote and sang most of …

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Cher Donates 180,000 Bottles Of Water To Flint

Entertainment Weekly reports: Cher is pitching in to help out Flint, Michigan, during the city’s ongoing water crisis. As part of a partnership with Icelandic Glacial, Cher is donating 181,440 bottles of water to Flint after the discovery of lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. According to a press release, the bottles will be shipped out on Monday and …

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Alex Newell – This Ain’t Over [VIDEO]

Alex Newell, who played the trans character Unique on Glee, is out with a great new dance track. Via press release: Big Beat recording artist Alex Newell has announced the release of his much-anticipated debut EP. “POWER” arrives at all DSPs on Friday, February 19th. “POWER” is preceded by the extraordinary new track, “This Ain’t Over,” which premiered yesterday, January …

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Adam Lambert To Play Eddie In Rocky Horror Reboot

Adam Lambert will play the role immortalized by Meatloaf in the coming television reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Yahoo reports: “I grew up watching Rocky Horror but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision,” Lambert said. “Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! …

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Loretta Lynn – Everything It Takes [AUDIO]

Pure gold for classic country fans. Via Rolling Stone: Loretta Lynn’s upcoming album, Full Circle, finds her revisiting some of her biggest hits and debuting a few fresh numbers. One new composition is “Everything It Takes,” a light, folky country song that she tells Rolling Stone is a “woman song — something more for a woman.” The lyrics tell a …

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Final David Bowie Album Blackstar To Debut At #1

David Bowie’s just-released album Blackstar will debut at #1 on Billboard’s album chart next week. It will be his first topper on that chart. Billboard reports: The set, which was released through ISO/Columbia Records on Jan. 8 (Bowie’s 69th birthday), could sell perhaps 130,000 albums in the week ending Jan. 14, according to industry forecasters, and debut at No. 1 …

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Carpool Karaoke With Adele [VIDEO]

I just love these. From the Guardian: By now, there is a good chance you have seen the YouTube video of James Corden and Adele singing songs together in a car. Thanks to endless shares and retweets on social media this morning, the video is currently inescapable. About 100,000 people an hour are viewing it. Someone could upload a video …

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Taiwanese Animators On David Bowie [VIDEO]

YouTube’s popular Taiwanese Animators abandoned their usual snark and bombast for a comparatively somber tribute to David Bowie. Watch below.

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David Bowie Dies Of Cancer At Age 69

Well, fuck. The BBC reports: Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer. His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said, asking for privacy for his family. …

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TRAILER: Elvis & Nixon

This actually looks pretty good. Via Indie Wire: How do you make an entire movie about a one-day visit to the White House by an aging rock n’ roll icon and the Commander-In-Chief of the U.S.? Well, that’s what filmmaker Liza Johnson tries to pull off in “Elvis & Nixon,” the true story of the morning of December 21, 1970, …

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6 Pack Band – Hum Hain Happy [VIDEO]

1.2 million views in 48 hours. Pink News reports: India’s first trans pop band has released its début single. Hum Hain Happy is a Bollywood inspired cover of Pharrell Williams’ ridiculously catchy 2013 hit Happy. The band, who sing in Hinglish – a blend of Hindi and English – is comprised of six trans women from Mumbai, who were selected …

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Coachella Announces 2016 Lineup

It’s a year of reunions for the headliners. Via Billboard: Coachella announced its official lineup for 2016 on Monday (Jan. 4), with headliners Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris atop the bill. The two-weekend festival is scheduled for April 15-17 and 22-24. A Guns N’ Roses reunion for the event had previously been confirmed to Billboard via multiple …

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Kylie Minogue – Off With His Shirt [VIDEO]

In tonight’s season debut episode of ABC’s Galavant, Kylie Minogue guest stars as the queen who performs a camp disco number with real-life boyfriend Joshua Sasse. Gay references abound: “Don’t be shy boys / go to town / I’ll bet that chest / Is heaven blessed.” Also: “Save some room, boys, for dessert / Oh, off with his shirt.” Watch …

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Singer Natalie Cole Dies At Age 65

Well, damn. Via the New York Daily News: Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and “Unforgettable,” died at age 65. “Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year’s …

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Aretha Franklin Brings Down The House In Kennedy Center Honors Tribute To Carole King [VIDEO]

All hail the Queen of Soul! Hail, yeah. Carole King’s reactions are priceless. Vulture recaps: Aretha Franklin graced the Kennedy Center Honors stage to pay tribute to Carole King, one of six honorees this year. Aretha received that same honor more than two decades ago, but if you think she deserved it then, hoo boy, just look at her now: …

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Spotify Hit With $150M Class Action Royalties Lawsuit

Vocativ reports: Spotify is facing a $150 million class action lawsuit—led by David Lowery, the frontman for the band Cracker—arguing that Spotify hasn’t been securing the proper licenses for all of the music it offers, and hasn’t been paying royalties to all deserving parties. Using his own tracks as examples, Lowery claims that Spotify has been willfully operating in this …

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The Three Degrees – TSOP / Dirty Ol’ Man [VIDEO]

Backed by a full orchestra, 70s disco divas The Three Degrees performed a medley of their hits last week at the Max Proms in the Netherlands. The group is due to release a tribute to Philly soul/disco which includes covers of hits by The O-Jays, The Trammps, McFadden & Whitehead, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and more. Their lineup …

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