Decades before 'Lip Sync Battle' or RuPaul demanded that drag queens lip-sync for their lives, there was 'Puttin’ on the Hits.'
Eddie Money, the prolific singer and songwriter whose songs "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Shakin'" and "Take Me Home Tonight" soundtracked popular music in the 1980s, died Friday (Sept. 13). He was 70. A statement provided by his family reads: "The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this […]
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To be willing to hand the reins over to another songwriter demonstrated the OneRepublic frontman's trust in the 'Songland' process — a trust shared by NBC, which just renewed the show.
Daniel Johnston, the legendary Austin-based singer/songwriter and visual artists who was the subject of the 2005 documentary “The Devil & Daniel Johnston,” has died from a heart attack Tuesday night at the age of 58. Johnston’s manager, Dick Johnston, confirmed the news of Johnston’s death to TheWrap.Johnston’s lo-fi, quirky folk tunes were covered by the likes Tom Waits, Pearl Jam and Yo La Tengo. Kurt Cobain could be counted as a supporter, most notably when he was spotted wearing a t-shirt sporting Johnston’s “Hi How Are You” album cover.Born in Sacramento before moving to West Virginia and finally settling in Austin in the 1980s, Johnston first rose to prominence in Texas for his home-recorded albums, beginning with 1981’s “Songs of Pain.” He had 17 albums overall. Johnston’s last album, 2012’s “Space Ducks,” featured a slew of guest musicians including Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Eleanor Friedberger, Deer Tick, Fruit Bats, and Lavender Diamond.Also Read: Haley Smith, Former 'American Idol' Contestant, Dies at 26In 2005, “The Devil & Daniel Johnston” doc sparked new interest in the singer. The film outlined Johnston’s struggles with manic depression and schizophrenia. It also showcased an immensely talented songwriter who was embraced by a rabid cult following.In recent years, according to the Austin Chronicle, his physical health deteriorated — which included falling, hospitalization and frequent adjustments to his medication, his sister Margy Johnston said.His final tour took place in 2017, where he was supported by the likes of Jeff Tweedy & Friends, Built To Spill, the Preservation All-Stars, Ben Lee, the Districts and Modern Baseball.Also Read: Roky Erickson, 13th Floor Elevators Singer, Dies at 71A tribute to Johnston, which took place in Austin in January to celebrate his 58th birthday featured the likes of Flaming Lips, the Black Angels, Gavin DeGraw, Bob Mould among others.Johnston had been working on a new album with Austin-based producer Brian Beattie for “years” he told the Chronicle and Vulture reported in April that the album would be titled “If.”Read original story Daniel Johnston, Legendary Austin Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 58 At TheWrap
When transgender actress Alexis Arquette died, Petty comforted Alexis’s sister... and later paid tribute to Alexis at his final concert.
As Squeeze celebrate their anniversary, they still have mixed feelings about being compared to Lennon & McCartney by Rolling Stone, which turned out to be a double-edged sword.
Talinda, the widow of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, has found love again, taking to Instagram to announce she's engaged to her "angel on earth."
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It was a roller-coaster night for the pop star, starting with a surprise reunion with his former Berklee College of Music classmate.
Patience from the viewer is required in this telling, which is more of a character-driven, coming-of-age fictionalized account than a musical drama.
Jordan Pruitt, a contestant on the third season of "The Voice," has filed a lawsuit accusing her former manager, Keith Thomas, of sexually abusing her beginning when she was 14 years old. Pruitt also sued her former record label, Hollywood Records, and its parent company, the Walt Disney Co., alleging that they had failed to […]
"It was the sheer fear of not being able to [sing], because I love it, that drove me to find a solution."