Tag Archives: pop music

Buzzcocks Play Seth Meyers

The late 70s punk sensation Buzzcocks played Late Night With Seth Meyers on Monday, where they ripped through their 1978 hit Ever Fallen In Love. Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley came out as bisexual in 1981 and that year he went solo, releasing the dance smash Homosapien, which was banned by the BBC for “explicit references to gay sex.” (“I’m a …

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Adam Lambert – Ghost Town

Yahoo Music raves: I have heard the future of pop. It sounds a bit like ’90s pop. It also sounds amazing. It is “Ghost Town,” the forthcoming single by Adam Lambert, and true to its title, it is hauntingly catchy. Fitting right into the current pop spectrum alongside Years & Years, Disclosure, and Clean Bandit, the beat-tastic, remix-ready “Ghost Town” …

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IRELAND: Grammy-Nominated Pop Star Hozier Is “Straight Up” For Marriage

Irish pop star Hozier’s smash single Take Me To Church was nominated for the 2015 Grammy for Song Of The Year. The track, which topped the charts in dozens of countries, reaching #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100, was propelled by its video which depicted a violent gay-bashing. The clip now has 183 million views. Below Hozier explains his support for …

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At The 2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Inductions

Among this year’s inductees were Joan Jett, Green Day, and Ringo Starr, who had previously been inducted with the Beatles.

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Giorgio Moroder Featuring Sia – Deja Vu

Stereogum raves: Italo-disco god Giorgio Moroder is coming back later this year with Déjà Vu, his first new album in forever. It’ll feature things like the Kylie Minogue-collab single “Right Here, Right Now” and Britney Spears covering Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner.” The album’s title track hit the internet today, and it’s got Sia tapping into some inner disco queen that …

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Garbage – The Chemicals

Released on 10″ vinyl for Record Store Day.

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Jennifer Hudson: Carpool Karaoke

Bits like this are why Corden’s show is so hot right now.

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Percy Sledge Dies At Age 74

Via the Associated Press: Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. Dr. William “Beau” Clark, coroner for East Baton Rouge Parish, confirmed to The Associated Press that Sledge died early Tuesday morning, about …

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Jungle At Coachella 2015

Last night I was bouncing between Coachella’s three live-stream channels and landed on the show by British nu-soul collective Jungle, who are justifiably described as Massive Attack meets Brand New Heavies. Jungle has a well-deserved reputation for being a great concert act, so you might enjoy this rendition of their 2014 single, Busy Earnin’. (Especially the percussionist.)

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Mamma Mia To Close After 14 Years

Playbill reports: The long-running Broadway production of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ international hit musical Mamma Mia!, which currently plays the Broadhurst Theatre, will close September 5, producers announced April 9. Mamma Mia! will have played 5,765 performances on Broadway, making it the eighth longest running show in Broadway history. It premiered Oct. 18, 2001, at the Winter Garden Theatre, …

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Kadie Elder – First Time He Kissed A Boy

This wonderful track from Danish pop trio Kadie Elder first hit YouTube back in October but has popped up in my social media feeds several times in the last few days. The song and its clip are far too good not to post even though it’s “old” by blogging standards. There’s a definite 80s feel here, but I can’t put …

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Madonna Makes Her Stand-Up Debut

Via The Week: “Will you laugh if my jokes suck?” Madonna asked Thursday’s Tonight Show audience, after Jimmy Fallon invited her to try her hand at stand-up comedy. The response suggested that Madonna could bomb and still feel good about herself, but she wasn’t half bad, at least for a newbie. The setup was that Madonna said she wanted to …

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Barry Manilow Got Married

People Magazine reports: Looks like they made it. Barry Manilow and his longtime manager Garry Kief tied the knot last year in a private ceremony, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE. “It was a surprise,” a friend of the couple says of the wedding, which was held at Manilow’s Palm Springs home and attended by “20 to 30 guests” who had …

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Who Is Fancy – Goodbye

After months of internet puzzling and dozens of YouTube cover versions of the single Goodbye, the mystery artist known as Who Is Fancy unveiled himself last night. As it turns out, Fancy is a somewhat fey bear. Who is Fancy? Don’t worry, we all know who Fancy is now. Last night (April 7), the mysterious artist behind the track “Goodbye” …

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Dana International – Diva

This weekend the BBC aired a 60th anniversary Eurovision celebration concert where previous champions performed their winning entries. Transgender pop star Dana International sang her 1998 winner, Diva. You’ll note that audience appears to be overwhelmingly male. Ahem. The full show is here, but may not last long. RELATED:  There was a minor gay rights skirmish during the show when …

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INDIANA: Rihanna Slams RFRA Battle To NCAA Concert Crowd, “Fuck That Shit”

Pop superstar Rihanna performed at the NCAA March Madness Music Fest in Indianapolis this weekend where she denounced the RFRA battle. Via Yahoo Music: Rihanna also used her headlining performance to slam Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Although the bill was amended to make it less discriminatory toward the LGBT community, Rihanna still unloaded on the RFRA in …

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Viral Video Of The Day

Over 12M views in three days.

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Sia – Big Girls Cry

Via Billboard: The third part of Sia’s video trilogy with “Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler has landed and – just like her controversial promo for “Elastic Heart,” which also featured actor Shia LaBeouf and drew criticism for its provocative content– it’s a powerful and visually striking piece of film. The difference this time around is that 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler performs …

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TRAILER: Amy

Via Pitchfork: Four years after her untimely death, Amy Winehouse is being remembered with Amy, a two-hour documentary which arrives in British theaters July 3, and will receive a U.S. release in the summer. It’s directed by BAFTA-winning director Asif Kapaida (best known for Senna, 2010’s biopic about the late Brazillian racing champion Ayrton Senna), and tells Winehouse’s story through …

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Wilco Cancels Indianapolis Concert

For those unaware, Wilco is a two-time Grammy-winning band whose last five albums reached the top ten of the Billboard chart. To date they’ve sold 2.5 million albums. Here they are performing a fan favorite on Letterman last year.

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