Tag Archives: pop music

CUBA: Rolling Stones To Play Free Concert

From the band’s announcement: The Rolling Stones will perform a groundbreaking concert in Havana, Cuba on Friday March 25, 2016. The free concert will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana and will be the first open air concert in the country by a British Rock Band. Always exploring new horizons and true pioneers of rock, the Stones, …

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Kylie Minogue Throw Legal Shade As “Secondary” Reality Star Kylie Jenner Tries To Trademark First Name

Kardashian clan member Kylie Jenner has filed federal trademark applications for her first name. Not having it is gay icon Kylie Minogue, whose representation has fired back with enough legal shade to put Hollywood’s sunblock vendors out of business. Minogue’s opposing filing pointedly notes that Jenner is “home-schooled” and calls her a “secondary reality show personality” who only plays a …

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Five More Eurovision Song Contest Entries Selected: Finland, Norway, Moldova, Slovenia, Hungary [VIDEOS]

Last night was what some Eurovision fans call “Super Saturday” in which five more nations chose their entry for this year’s contest in Stockholm. Below are the winning performances from Finland, Norway, Moldova, Slovenia, and Hungary. I quite like Finland and Slovenia this year. The final video below is a ranking from one of Eurovision’s many rabid fanboys. As you …

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BRITAIN: Eurovision 2016 Entry Chosen [VIDEO]

My usual annual slew of Eurovision posts have taken a backseat this year to the presidential race. To catch up a little bit (many other entries are also in the comments), this happened last night in Britain: Pop duo Joe and Jake have been selected to represent the UK at May’s Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. The singers, both former …

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Brit Awards Pay Tribute To David Bowie [VIDEO]

If you were unhappy with the Bowie tribute at last week’s Grammy Awards, this one might please you. Gary Oldman and Annie Lennox paid heartfelt tribute to Bowie, the British rock legend who died unexpectedly from cancer last month. “David, you were mortal but your potential was superhuman and your remarkable music is living on. We love you and we …

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The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Gaga [VIDEO]

Quite a production. Clip recap: At the 2015 Oscars, Lady Gaga performed a medley of songs from The Sound of Music to mark the 50th Anniversary of the classic movie. In return, the cast of The Sound of Music pay their thanks to the ‘Mother Monster’ by performing their take on some of Lady Gaga’s hits. (Via Towleroad)

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Massive Attack – Voodoo In My Blood [VIDEO]

One of my favorite bands from the early 90s is back with a truly freaky and disturbing video for their new single. Rolling Stone reviews: The Ringan Ledwidge-directed video itself merges the menacing ball from Phantasm and the maniacal subway scene from Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession. In “Voodoo in My Blood,” recorded with Scottish rap-pop group Young Fathers, Gone Girl actress …

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Postmodern Jukebox – Sorry [VIDEO]

Today’s Postmodern Jukebox cover is a swinging Motown-flavored take on Justin Bieber’s recent chart-topper. Lead vocals are by Broadway’s Shoshana Bean, who succeeded Idina Menzel in Wicked. The wonderfully animated backup singer on the left is Luke Edgemon, who competed on season four of The Voice. Edgemon is openly gay and also played one of the Dalton Academy Warblers on Glee.

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New Country Single: Wheeler Walker Jr. – Which One O’ You Queers Gonna Suck My Dick? [AUDIO]

This track is from what Rolling Stone calls “country’s filthiest new album.” They write: Keen-eyed comedy fans may recognize Wheeler Walker Jr., a reclusive country singer obsessed with jerking off, as stand-up comic Ben Hoffman, the former host of Comedy Central’s The Ben Show. As Walker, he releases his debut album Redneck Shit on Friday. A mix of sketches and …

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Cyndi Lauper – Heartache By The Numbers [VIDEO]

Cyndi Lauper’s star-studded album of country western classics, Detour, is coming and today she’s offering a free download of the first single with pre-orders. From the press materials: Lauper sounds right at home from the start, beginning with the album opener, “Funnel Of Love,” a track Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, recorded in 1960. Another highlight is the rollicking …

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Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [AUDIO]

Wow, this is great. From Idolator: The Pet Shop Boys have consistently remained one of the most sophisticated acts in the popular music arena for the past three decades, and the first single from upcoming album Super (out April 1) doesn’t betray any signs of them gliding off track at all. With “The Pop Kids,” we get a vivid story …

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Prince Protege Vanity Dies At Age 57

Prince protege Vanity, whose bawdy chart-topping 1982 single Nasty Girl dissed any lover who didn’t have “seven inches or more,” has died at the age of 57. Vanity (real name Denise Matthews) had long battled kidney ailments stemming from her descent into crack cocaine addiction in the early 90s. Following a successful stint in rehab, she became a born again …

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Gaga Performs Grammys Tribute To Bowie [VIDEO]

Rolling Stones raves: Lady Gaga paid tribute to David Bowie with a transformative performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony. Bowie died last month from a long battle with cancer, with his death coming days after his 69th birthday and release of his final album Blackstar. Filled with special effects, costume changes and an appearance from Let’s Dance and Black …

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SNL: The Day Beyonce Turned Black [VIDEO]

Mediaite sets up the clip: The surreal streak that ran through this week’s Saturday Night Live cold open continued into the show’s first sketch, a filmed piece that lampooned the collective freakout over Beyoncé‘s Super Bowl 50 halftime show and overall blackness. Cut like a horror movie trailer, the white characters are increasingly shocked and horrified to find out that …

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Red Lobster Cashes In On Beyonce

Beyonce’s new single Formation contains this immortal line: “When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster.” Immediately following her Super Bowl performance of the song – albeit a cleaned up version – the Twitterverse hovered over Red Lobster’s feed, hoping for an amusing or at least meme-worthy reaction. But it was a long eight hours before …

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OK Go – Upside Down And Inside Out [VIDEO]

This is so cool. OK Go’s new zero gravity video has left tech sites with dropped jaws. Via TechCrunch: OK Go, who is famous for producing highly creative and meticulously choreographed videos, partnered with Russian airliner S7 Airlines for this gravity inspired performance. To create the video, the S7 Airlines plane flew up and down in a wave-like path. This …

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Lana Del Rey – Freak [VIDEO]

Via Consequence Of Sound: Last night Lana Del Rey released her new video for “FREAK” starring Father John Misty’s J. Tillman. Throughout the video, the two take acid and hallucinate. Following a screening in Los Angeles, Del Rey revealed that the video was inspired by Tillman’s own experiences with acid. “I had so much fun making this video inspired by …

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Wingnuts To Protest “Racist” Beyonce At NFL Offices Over Her Super Bowl Tribute To Black Lives Matter

Teabagistan is been up in arms all week about Beyonce’s tribute to the Black Lives Matter during the Super Bowl halftime show. Next week there will be a protest outside NFL headquarters in Manhattan. From the New York Daily News: Beyoncé haters are ready to get in formation. The anti-Beyhive is planning to protest the “Drunk in Love” singer outside of …

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Elton John Carpool Karaoke [VIDEO]

E Online sets up the clip: James Corden needed a ride Sunday night. Thankfully, he happened to be in a car — Elton John’s car, in Elton John’s garage, to be precise. In the Super Bowl 50 edition of CBS’ The Late Late Show, the host took the music legend for a drive down memory lane. With John sitting shotgun …

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Lady Gaga Wows Nation At Super Bowl 50 [VIDEO]

Social media tonight erupted with lavish praise from the left and the right after Lady Gaga’s live performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl 50. Today reports: At Super Bowl 50, Lady Gaga hit all the right notes. The singer kicked off football’s biggest night of the year with a stirring, 2-minute, 28-second rendition of the American National Anthem …

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