In the latest episode of 'Record Players,' the longtime friends go old-school vinyl-shopping and reminisce about meeting on Myspace in 2006.Their shopping list, top 8 friends »
Five Foot Two accomplishes what Joanne couldn’t, revealing what remains when Stefani Germanotta steps out of Lady Gaga drag.
An opportunity like this comes once in a lifetime. And you better believe a couple of industry veterans like Right Said Fred know it. The sibling duo best known for their 1991 hit “I’m Too Sexy” got an unexpected windfall earlier this year when Taylor Swift interpolated “Sexy” for her “Look What You Made Me Do” single, giving brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass a songwriting credit on the single that just logged its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100.
It wasn't exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company's new drink called "John Lemon". The company has now agreed to change its drink's name to "On Lemon", after lawyers acting for Ono wrote to distributors warning they faced costs of up to 5,000 euros ($5,998) a day and 500 euros for every bottle sold if they infringed the trademark. Lawyers acting for the beverage firm denied it had infringed the late star's rights, but Ono's lawyers pointed to a Facebook post from John Lemon Ireland, which featured an image of the iconic singer.
The Voice top four finalist Jeffery Austin stood out on Season 9 for his plaintive balladry, but his new single, “Bulletproof,” is unexpectedly effervescent. The synth-driven track, mixed by Peter Mokran (Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Prince, Flaming Lips) and co-written/produced by Sayers Club music director Nick Rosen (Bruno Mars, Macy Gray, Feist), still addresses Austin’s go-to topics of heartbreak and loss — but its uptempo chorus gives off an ‘80s vibe a la Bleachers or Carly Rae Jepsen, and the song showcases entirely new facets of the crooner’s vocals.
Hall and Butler co-authored the song but it was recorded by girl group 3LW and released to the public in May 2001. It was on top of the Billboard Hot 100 list and according to the suit, helped “springboard” the career of 3LW. Both Hall and Butler are legal and beneficial owners of the musical composition.
With a music festival to help inaugurate, rock band X Ambassadors is heading back to Ithaca, New York, where its members grew up. The band sat down recently to discuss the festival, the evolution of their sound, and how they plan to do Ithaca proud this weekend.
For those of you who are unaware, Tuesday, Sept. 19 is the 16th annual National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Maybe it’s even cooler — because Santa Claus is awesome and all, but he’s not as awesome as Captain Jack Sparrow, is he? Only two stylish, A-list wenches like these could come up with a trend like Pirate Chic.