Singer-songwriter David Olney has died at age 71, after falling silent and dropping his head in the midst of a performance at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida Saturday night. Some news reports said he "collapsed" on stage, but that isn't quite true: Olney simply became still on his stool, leading some audience members and […]
Almost 40 years after it bombed at the box office, this cult classic is finally getting its due.
The rapper’s eleventh studio album, "Music To Be Murdered By," was released Friday as well as the video for the track “Darkness,” which calls for an overhaul of U.S. gun laws.
In his devastating new “Monsters” video, an anguished Blunt stares down the lens, his eyes welling up with tears.
Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan is out after less than a year on the job and less than two weeks before the group’s biggest event: the 2020 Grammy Awards.According to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the news, Dugan stepped down entirely after the group’s board placed her on administrative leave to investigate “a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team.”“In light of concerns raised to the Recording Academy Board of Trustees, including a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team, the Board has placed Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan on administrative leave, effective immediately,” the organization said in a internal memo first published in full by Variety.Also Read: Apple to Release 'The Banker' in March After Conclusion of Misconduct Review“The Board has also retained two independent third-party investigators to conduct independent investigations of the allegations. The Board determined this action to be necessary in order to restore the confidence of the Recording Academy’s Membership, repair Recording Academy employee morale, and allow the Recording Academy to focus on its mission of serving all music creators,” the memo continued. “Board Chair Harvey Mason Jr. will serve as interim President and CEO pending the conclusion of the investigation. The Recording Academy Board of Trustees is committed to fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace, music industry, and society.”Details about the accusation of misconduct have not been made public. Representatives for the Recording Academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.Dugan was the first woman to serve in the Grammy Awards organization’s top job. She replaced Neil Portnow, who had served in the role since 2002 but stepped down in 2018 after an open letter from a group of female music executives called for his resignation. The group cited the lack of female representation at the 2018 Grammy Awards, and Portnow’s comments during the post-ceremony press conference where he said that women need to “step up” if they want to improve the gender imbalance in the music industry.Read original story Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan Out Following ‘Misconduct’ Accusation At TheWrap
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“Why does everybody need me to stay?” Mac Miller asks on the first single from his latest release. Miller's 12-track album is heartbreakingly sublime, a portrait of a wry and honest musician acknowledging his demons but looking past them. Miller died of an accidental drug overdose in 2018 at 26 and was working on “Circles” as a sort of companion album to his Grammy-nominated “Swimming.” Producer Jon Brion, who worked on “Swimming” and also produced for Kanye West and Dido, was asked to finish Miller's work.
Musgraves and Kelsea Ballerini are speaking out after a country station admitted it won't play two female artists in a row.
Women and hard rock in general were passed over, as were almost all of the top rankers in the Hall's fan vote.
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The 2020 NAACP Image Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning and, while it was no surprise to see Beyoncé nominated for eight awards, it's the recognition for her daughter Blue Ivy that has people talking. The mother-daughter duo was nominated for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration for the song "Brown Skin Girl" from "The […]
Edd Byrnes, star of the 1950s and '60s TV hit "77 Sunset Strip" who went on to co-star in the 1978 smash "Grease," has died, the actor's son, Logan Byrnes, confirmed Thursday via Facebook. He was 87. Byrnes died at his home in Santa Monica, according to Logan Byrnes, who is a news anchor for […]
“These two iconic, legendary, English f***ing rockers that have been through it all are singing about the end of their lives: ‘I don't want to die an ordinary man.’"
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson advised Eminem to not go back at Nick Cannon’s recent diss records, which are generally considered to be underwhelming efforts by the “Masked Singer” host to bury a man considered to be the greatest battle rapper of all time.“I told him don’t even say nothing to him,” Jackson told TheWrap Wednesday at ABC’s Television Critics Association press tour day. “The record is terrible.”Cannon and some friends have actually dropped two diss tracks attacking Eminem: first “The Invitation” and then “Pray for Him.” Neither song has been particularly well-received by the internet.Also Read: Nick Cannon Drops Another Eminem Diss Song, 'Pray For Him,' and the Internet Isn't Budging (Video)For his part, all Eminem has contributed to this war of words (you know, besides those old songs about Cannon’s ex-wife Mariah Carey, that verse on Fat Joe’s “Lord Above,” etc.) is a few tweets.Jackson, who stars on and executive produces upcoming ABC drama “For Life,” helped to keep it that way.“You can’t argue with a fool,” Jackson explained the reasoning behind his advice to Marshall Mathers, who helped launch 50 Cent’s rap career into the stratosphere with 2003 album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” (Shady-Aftermath-Interscope Records). “When you understand that a person is not registering even when they’re losing, then the argument goes forever. So you should just stop.”Also Read: WWE Stars Jimmy and Jey Uso, Naomi, and All of The New Day to Guest on 'Wild 'N Out' Season 14 (Exclusive)Wise words from a man who previously dedicated so much time to lyrically and physically sparring with Ja Rule — you know, the gravelly-voiced rapper who was at least partially responsible for that whole Fyre Festival disaster. It was never a fair fight, but we suppose that one had to theoretically be a closer contest than Cannon vs. Marshall Mathers.“For Life,” created by Hank Steinberg, is based on the real-life story of Isaac Wright, Jr., a prisoner who becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. “For Life” also stars Timothy Busfield and Indira Varma.The series debuts Tuesday, Feb. 11 on ABC at 10/9c. Read original story 50 Cent Says He Advised Eminem to Not Respond to Nick Cannon: ‘You Can’t Argue With a Fool’ At TheWrap
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