It's all men competing for the top prize of Entertainer of the Year, while five women dominate Single of the Year at the 56th ACMs
"When you sing those lyrics, it lives again. And I think I've been blessed with the gift to do that and not get harmed by it."
Dave Philips, who played guitar for The Pixies’ Frank Black, The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard and others, died Feb. 22 of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 52. The instrumentalist, songwriter and sideman became a go-to guitarist for some of post-punk and alt-rock’s most influential figures. “Not only was he a […]
"We may have been in the hippie generation, but we had no problem with a little sex and violence up onstage. ... We were not peace and love," says the Motor City legend.
The Paramount Plus digital service will soon have a vintage MTV Networks look to some of its offerings, as the MTV series “Unplugged” and “Yo! MTV Raps” and VH1’s venerable “Behind the Music” are all set to be revived as streaming offerings, it was announced Wednesday afternoon. A new music-based unscripted show is on tap […]
The special was dedicated to the ARMY, with BTS expressing frustration over not being able perform in person for their fans, mingled with their gratitude for the 'Unplugged' opportunity and hopes for a return to normalcy in 2021.
The 10-year-old rock phenom Nandi Bushell dropped her latest cover on Sunday — an enthusiastic rendition of Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge" — and she got the stamp of approval on it from none other than Flea himself. The legendary RHCP bassist tweeted "always love to Nandi!" after the young prodigy tagged him…
The Weeknd is one of the great serial collaborators of this era, and he is generous with his praise about the artists he’s worked with, who range from Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey to Travis Scott and SZA. But when asked about Daft Punk — who announced their breakup on Monday, and with whom […]
Obama and Springsteen also discussed the rocker's friendship with Clarence Clemons on their new podcast about race.
The annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala, which has taken place the night before the Grammy ceremony since 1976, has been postponed for several weeks, as Davis has been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, a serious but temporary condition that causes sudden weakness in facial muscles, among other symptoms. A rep for Davis tells Variety that the […]
In the first look at the HBO documentary film “Tina,” Tina Turner recalls losing her mother when she was young, having watched her look out the window of their home until one day she wasn’t there and never came back. Turner explains how this memory shaped her and helped the music legend overcome hardship throughout her career. “I wanted her to come for me. I waited. She never did,” Turner says in the trailer. “And it’s all right. You know why? I’m a girl from a cotton field. I pulled myself above the destruction and the mistakes, and I’m here for you.” “Tina” comes from directors Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin, who are the directors of the Oscar-winning “Undefeated,” and it will document Turner’s early rise to fame, her personal and professional struggles and her resurgence as a phenomenon in the 1980s. The documentary debuts on HBO on March 27. Also Read: Edgar Wright's 'The Sparks Brothers' Acquired by Focus Features “Tina” begins in the fall of 1981 when she sits down for an interview with Carl Arrington for People Magazine, five years after she had filed for divorce from Ike Turner and had already recorded hits like “A Fool in Love”, “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary.” In that interview, she would reveal that her supposedly healthy marriage was full of abuse and torture she had suffered during her marriage and how she made her escape after years of trauma, and the article would be the first of many that would paint her as a survivor. The film then shows how she spent years performing in Vegas before finally hitting it big again with her album “Private Dancer” and her No. 1 single “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” “Tina” shows how Turner continued to privately wrestle with her own survivor narrative even as she performed with superstars and in front of record crowds. It concludes with Turner taking a bow at the opening night of the Broadway musical about her life. Others interviewed for the film include Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, journalist Kurt Loder who co-authored “I, Tina,” playwright Katori Hall and husband and former record executive Erwin Bach, among many others. Check out the first teaser for the film above. Read original story Tina Turner Says She Pulled Herself ‘Above the Destruction and the Mistakes’ in Doc Teaser (Video) At TheWrap
Here are our pop culture picks for Feb. 22-28, including the best deals we could find for each.
Barack Obama sat down with Bruce Springsteen for a series of wide-ranging conversations that will hit Spotify as an exclusive original podcast — the newest entry in the company’s expanding slate of audio programming. “Renegades: Born in the USA” is an eight-episode podcast featuring the former president and The Boss, who have been friends for […]
Daft Punk, one of the most influential and popular groups to emerge in the past 30 years, have announced their retirement via a video titled “Epilogue” posted Monday morning. The duo’s longtime publicist officially confirmed the split to Variety and declined to provide further details. The eight-minute clip features the duo — Thomas Bangalter and […]
'Idol' fans were mad when the judges' decision to put through two novelty acts took a spot from a memorable singer with actually serious intentions.
'Control' is back at No. 1 — a cause for celebration coinciding with the LP's 35th anniversary, Black History Month and the Super Bowl-inspired holiday Janet Jackson Appreciation Day.
The abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson have taken a new turn with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stepping into the case. “The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau is investigating allegation(s) of domestic violence involving Mr. Brian Warner also known as ‘Marilyn Manson,’ who works in the music industry,” the Department said […]
"They were figuratively (no weight jokes) the biggest act in hip hop at some point in time," wrote Questlove. "Like the first act that showed this culture might have some real international legs to it"
"I'm a little reserved to tell you everything about my life. Some of it's downright embarrassing, and I've got kids now."
The country legend and philanthropist said she's asked leaders to "remove the bill from any and all consideration."
An early 'deejay' widely credited as the pioneer of a style known as "toasting", a rhythmic way of speaking over a reggae record that later evolved into rap.