Caleb Kennedy is no longer in the running to become the next American Idol after a video surfaced online in which the contestant is seated next to someone wearing what looks like a Ku Klux Klan hood. “Hey y’all, this is gonna be a bit of a surprise but I am no longer gonna be […]
This is the most woman-heavy and diverse class in Rock Hall history, with fans celebrating several long-overdue accolades.
British dance pop superstar Dua Lipa reopened Britain for live music by performing a frantically choreographed hits medley in a swishy Union Jack mini skirt. After a year without concerts, the thing that struck me most was the sheer ear-shaking, bone-rattling volume pumping out of the giant PA as the 25-year-old sensation – who took hoome two awards – energetically cavorted with what host Jack Whitehall referred to as “a bubble of dancers.” I’ve never enjoyed the risk of tinnitus quite so much. Forget face coverings – it’s time to get the ear plugs out of storage. Live gigs are back. Well, almost. The Brit awards ceremony at the O2 Arena in London was the first indoor large scale music event to take place in Britain since the original lockdown in March last year. It was part of the government’s Events Research Programme, following a small outdoor festival and nightclub rave staged in Liverpool last month, meaning that the invited audience was not required to wear face coverings or to socially distance. Nevertheless, with just 4,000 people occupying the vast space built for 20,000, the O2 looked about as crowded as an agoraphobia convention in an aircraft hanger. Although the extra floor space was well used with two flashy multicoloured sets, with exuberant designs, it will be a relief when people are confident enough to get back onto the dance floor and maybe even into the mosh pit. Caution was still much in evidence. Even the celebrity nominees were seated on small tables with only one guest. The audience mainly comprised frontline workers, with music industry guests and assorted professional freeloaders (like me) comfortably sectioned off in the O2’s VIP suites. To gain entry, we had to show a negative test result from the previous 36 hours, and agree to be tested again the following day. It was also broadcast on ITV if you didn’t fancy submitting to having your tonsils and nasal cavities repeatedly prodded and probed. But everything moved efficiently, without queues or holdups. There are some advantages to small numbers. The ceremony kicked off with pop-rock superstars Coldplay broadcasting from the a barge on the Thames, which might have looked good in TV but honestly felt a bit of a cheat to everyone gathered inside the building.
If Rob Lowe and his sons can investigate the paranormal (R.I.P., The Lowe Files!), what’s stopping Demi Lovato from doing the same? Absolutely nothing, according to Peacock. The streamer has ordered Unidentified With Demi Lovato, a four-part unscripted series in which Lovato, her sister Dallas Lovato and her “skeptical” best friend Matthew Scott Montgomery will […]
When Blake praised contestant Cam Anthony during Monday's Live Playoffs, he (inadvertently?) threw shade at his own show's track record.
“In that era of drugs and gang violence, to see 21 years old was a blessing... because a lot of us wasn't making it to that number,” says the rap icon, who's working on an autobiographical series about those "indefinitely dark" times.
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Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde will release Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan on May 21, which happens to be a few days before Bob Dylan turns 80. The nine-song covers set will include interpretations of such Dylan songs as "You’re a Big Girl Now," "Love Minus Zero / No Limit," "Don't Fall Apart on…
In the days after DMX’s death from a heart attack last month, several people close to the veteran rapper said that he recently had completed a new studio album, but did not provide further details. Some details arrived on Monday from his longtime friend and producer, Swizz Beatz: “Exodus,” an album of all-new original material, […]
Katy Perry also threw some subtle shade, telling Arthur Gunn, "I did want to sing along with you, Arthur, but I didn't know that melody."
After 27 years following the death of iconic rocker Kurt Cobain, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a file containing correspondences about theories relating to the music icon's passing.
Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen, who famously appeared in several music videos for the rock group Whitesnake in the ‘80s, has died. The Orange County, Calif. coroner’s office, which listed her as Tawny Finley, stated that she died at her home in Newport Beach on Friday morning, but a cause of death has not been revealed. […]
Lloyd Price, the ‘50s R&B vocalist whose early singles were among the first to attract attention from the nascent rock ‘n’ roll audience, died Thursday. He was 88. Maxwell Entertainment owner Rickey Poppell posted the news on Facebook, saying, “My friend and Lloyd Price’s manager, Tom Trapani, just called to let me know that our […]
The upcoming Hulu limited series is a comedic take on the true story behind the release of the first ever viral video in history — the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.
The family of Chris Cornell and a doctor who they alleged over-prescribed him drugs before he died have agreed to a settle a lawsuit. Court documents filed by attorneys for the rock singer's widow, Vicky Cornell, and their children, Toni and Christopher Nicholas Cornell, said a confidential settlement had been reached. The documents were filed in April, but they had gone unnoticed before City News Service reported on them Thursday.
If you're a rich person who's been wondering when you'd finally be able to show off your wealth by purchasing locks of Kurt Cobain's hair, well, you're a creep. That said, apparently, you're a lucky creep. As of today, six locks of the Nirvana legend's hair will be available as (hopefully) the weirdest lot in…
"I think we need more stories of good happening in the world. And certainly my mom has been a great example of that," says Dan of his appearance on 'From Cradle to Stage' with mother Christene.
According to recent reports, Childish Gambino is getting sued by a rapper who claims his Grammy award-winning song, “This Is America” is a rip-off of a lesser-known song. Kidd Wes (Emelike Nwosuocha) found Childish Gambino’s Record of the Year-winning hit song a little too similar to his own. Per TMZ, the rapper released a song in 2017 entitled “Made in America,” which he claims sounds eerily similar to Childish Gambino’s smash hit.
Platinum-selling performers of part-Asian descent, including R&B singer Jhené Aiko and rapper Saweetie, will perform on a TV special produced by The Asian American Foundation, the newly formed organization launched to improve AAPI advocacy. TAAF announced Thursday that English icon Sting will also perform at “See Us Unite for Change — The Asian American Foundation in service of the AAPI Community.” It will air on May 21 on a number of channels, including MTV, BET, VH1, Comedy Central as well as Facebook Watch.