“Lord, take Chester in your arms and please re-unite him with his family and all of us one day. Fans widely criticized Welch, who has successfully battled depression himself, for his remarks about Bennington. Love you Chester.
Singer/songwriter Nora Rothman was clearly born to be an entertainer. Now 26 years old, Rothman has honed a soulful folk sound that is uniquely her own. After taking a break from music to work as a field organizer for Hillary Clinton, Rothman has ramped back up in the music world and has released her debut self-titled EP July 21, a three-song set that shows off her vocal range and carefully crafted songwriting.
Louise Goffin, the daughter of iconic writing duo Carole King and Gerry Goffin, is keeping quite busy in her role as a Grammy nominated producer/singer-songwriter this summer. “This song was inspired by a photograph I saw when I was younger, with the caption ‘5th of July’ underneath it,” Goffin explains.
Fans were still grieving this morning (Thursday, July 20) over the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell — who died of an apparent suicide by hanging on May 18, and would have celebrated his 53rd birthday today — when news broke of yet another shocking loss to the rock community: the tragic passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, at age 41. According to various reports, Bennington’s death is also being investigated as a suicide by hanging. It is unclear if Bennington, who had battled addiction and depression and was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, might have been triggered by the birthday of his good friend Cornell.
On what would have been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday, let's take a look at the charitable legacy he left behind.
On Monday, the music world was rocked by an explosive exposé in BuzzFeed claiming that controversial R&B star R. Kelly (a man with a long history of alleged sexual misconduct) has “brainwashed” at least six young women — all of them aspiring singers, hoping he could mentor their careers — and is keeping them in a “cult” in his Chicago and Atlanta homes. Kelly’s record label, RCA, has yet to respond to Yahoo Music’s request for comment.) Veteran music journalist Jim DeRogatis worked on the shocking article, which can be read here, for nine months — but DeRogatis’s history with Kelly actually dates back two decades. Seventeen years ago, when DeRogatis was a Chicago Sun-Times pop critic who had chronicled local hero Kelly’s rise from subway busker to superstar, he received an anonymous fax alerting him about an ongoing investigation of Kelly by the Chicago Police Department’s sex-crimes unit.
On Tuesday, July 18 the BUILD Series presented an exclusive live performance and fashion show in Manhattan with Grammy-nominated EDM superstar and fashion designer Steve Aoki, to announce the Spring/Summer 2018 Dim Mak Collection (Aoki’s sixth collection for DIM MAK, his street-influenced menswear brand) and the release of his fourth album, the hip-hop-heavy KOLONY.
Justin Timberlake aided an injured fan who had been struck by a golf ball at the celebrity tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Back on Season 2 of The Voice, punk went pop when Juliet Simms, a Warped Tour veteran and former frontwoman for Automatic Loveletter, competed and made it all the way to the finale. Now she has teamed with her husband, Black Veil Brides singer Andy Black (also known as Andy Biersack and Andy Six) for the seventh installment in Fearless Records’ Punk Goes Pop compilation series, dueting on Adele’s “When We Were Young.” Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks is excited to premiere the rock ‘n’ roll couple’s gorgeous black-and-white video for their rendition of the 25 tearjerker today. “[Esteemed producer and Goldfinger singer/guitarist] John Feldmann and his excellent studio engineers helped us craft a rendition of the song that we both feel represents our love of the theatrical romantic ballads of a bygone era in music, while retaining a modern ‘rock’ feel throughout.
Louisiana-bred, Los Angeles-based artist Rod Melancon is proud to represent the South, but at the same time is interested in challenging any audio stereotypes of the region. Melancon does just this on his recently released second album, Southern Gothic, which takes listeners on a journey into the dark, and often twisted, night of the soul through a collection of cleverly written songs. Recorded over the course of two years, the album represents is the restless yearning of a young, new South, as well as dives deeper into the roots of Melancon’s own imagination nurtured in the badlands and bayous of his home.
Psy's 2012 viral megahit "Gangnam Style" has been surpassed by Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, as YouTube's most-watched clip.
LL Cool J reached out to former co-star Maia Campbell after a disturbing video surfaced that showed the actress in a disheveled state at a Georgia gas station. In the video, a toothless Campbell tells a stranger, “I want some crack.”
Shirley Manson and Butch Vig of Garbage reflect on their 20-plus years as a band and their new retrospective book, "This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake."
Tupac died in 1996 after a shooting, but details of his breakup with Madonna are only now emerging. The two dated during the early '90s.