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Erykah Badu Says She Wants To Pray For R. Kelly During Chicago Show

Erykah Badu performed last night at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and during her set, she took a moment to say she’s “puttin’ up a prayer right now” for R. Kelly, as TMZ points out. In fan-shot video footage of the moment obtained by TMZ, Badu says she wants to send a prayer … More »
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Erykah Badu, R. Kelly, Aragon Ballroom, TMZ Badu


Conservative Commentator Tomi Lahren Insulted Cardi B’s Intelligence and Sparked an All-Out Twitter Feud

"Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted?"
Tags: Twitter, Music, News, Uncategorized, Bronx, Cardi, Tomi Lahren, Onetime


Ja Rule Criticizes New Fyre Festival Documentaries

Netflix and Hulu both released documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival this past week. Fyre Fraud and Fyre follow the failed music festival and its co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule. The audience response was generally positive. Ja Rule, on the other hand, had some qualms. He tweeted, "I … More »
Tags: Music, News, Netflix, Hulu, Ja Rule, Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, Fyre Fraud


Watch Kanye West Debut New Song “We’ll Find A Way” At Second Sunday Service

Kanye West has been keeping us on our toes waiting for his much-anticipated new album Yandhi. Its release was initially announced for September and then postponed to Black Friday. He did not release it in November and the album has been postponed indefinitely. But today, we hear a new song. Kanye … More »
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West


AEG Confirms No Panorama Festival This Year

The AEG and Goldenvoice-backed Panorama Music Festival will not return in 2019, ending weeks of speculation about the three-year-old New York City festival on Randall's Island. More »
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Aeg, Panorama, Randall, AEG Live


Kanye West Reportedly Interviewed For David Letterman’s Netflix Talk Show

Kanye West has reportedly been interviewed for David Letterman's Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, per Vulture. The talk apparently took place this past Monday at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Sources tell Vulture that a lot of the discussion involved mental health. Reports from attendees … More »
Tags: Music, News, David Letterman, Los Angeles, Kanye West, Netflix, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center


R. Kelly Dropped by RCA Records After Documentary Furor

Kelly, once one of the biggest and most influential stars in pop music, has been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct since the mid 1990s.
Tags: Music, News, Rca Records, Kelly, Sony Music, R, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program


Sony, R. Kelly Agree To Part Ways

Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways, sources tell Billboard. The news comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer. Reps for Sony and R. Kelly could not be immediately reached. Kelly had been signed to Jive since the beginning of … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sony, R. Kelly, Kelly, Jive


R. Kelly’s Manager Surrenders on Threat Charge

Henry James Mason was wanted on charges he threatened a father who accuses the R&B singer of holding his daughter captive.
Tags: Music, Television, News, Georgia, Kelly, R, Crime and Criminals, Atlanta (Ga, Documentary Films and Programs, Timothy Savage, Joycelyn Savage, Lifetime Television, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program, Henry James Mason


Linda Waterfall, beloved and talented Seattle singer-songwriter, dies at 69

Over a career that spanned five decades, Ms. Waterfall released 13 albums, was in the bands Entropy Service and Skyboys, wrote choral works and taught songwriting at Cornish College of the Arts and the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Obituaries, Seattle, Local News, Cornish College Of The Arts, Skyboys, Linda Waterfall, Entropy Service


Trailer for "Lords of Chaos," the horror-thriller about Norwegian black metal and murder

In the early 1990s, the burgeoning black metal scene in Norway was plagued with jealousy, violence, arson, and eventually murder. Lords of Chaos, named after Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind's excellent non-fiction book, is a new film coming to theaters February 8 that tells the story of those loud, weird, dark times. Jonas Åkerlund directs and the cast includes Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, and Valter Skarsgård.
Tags: Video, Music, Metal, Movies, News, Norway, Michael Moynihan, Black Metal, Jonas Akerlund, Didrik Søderlind, Rory Culkin Emory Cohen Jack Kilmer Sky Ferreira


Fans Unearth Post Malone’s Old Emo SoundCloud

Post Malone is ostensibly a rapper, but he doesn't really seem to care all that much about rap music. He started out playing guitar, and he still has a tendency to break out acoustic covers of Nirvana and Green Day songs at his shows. He has tattoos of people … More »
Tags: Music, News, Post Malone, Malone


Gladys Knight Will Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl, Addresses Kaepernick Controversy In A Statement

There's always a lot of speculation about musical performers at the Super Bowl, but this year, for the first time I can remember, there's also a shitstorm of controversy. After the NFL effectively blackballed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick -- every NFL team, even those that sorely needed a half-decent quarterback, refused to … More »
Tags: Music, News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Super Bowl, Gladys Knight


Stephen Malkmus’ Shelved Electronic Album Groove Denied Out In March

In interviews promoting last year's Sparkle Hard, Stephen Malkmus repeatedly mentioned that he had recorded an electronic album. As he put it in a Q&A at the Matador Records offices last fall, "Every artist goes through this, and finally I did." However, the album remained in limbo because it had inspired "a lot of trepidation … More »
Tags: Music, News, Stephen Malkmus, Matador Records


Thom Yorke Announces New Classical Composition “Don’t Fear The Light”

Thom Yorke has been busy. Last year, he debuted his first ever film score for Luca Guadagnino's buzzy but ultimately disappointing Suspiria remake. Yorke's theme, "Suspirium," was included on the Oscar's shortlist, and on Tuesday (1/22) we'll find out if it's a sure nomination. Soon after Suspiria came out, Yorke talked about a … More »
Tags: Music, News, Thom Yorke, Bryce Dessner, Luca Guadagnino, Yorke, Suspiria, Katia & Marielle Labeque


Making a song from the Tropic Thunder "I'm a Dude" with Teenage Engineering's amazing OP-1

It's a very expensive wee gadget, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 [Amazon link]! Yuri Wong is an expert with its sampling and sequencing tools, and this video he uploaded is a fascinating illustration of how powerful and approachable they are. Download the mp3: https://gum.co/imadude [Logic Project download link below] I'm a fan of Tropic Thunder, especially Robert Downey's character of Kirk Lazarus and his brilliant line, "I'm a dude, playing a dude, disguised as another dude." Thought I'd play...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Video, Music, News, Robert Downey, Kirk Lazarus, Yuri Wong


Making a song from the Tropic Thunder "I'm a Dude" quote with Teenage Engineering's amazing OP-1

It's a very expensive wee gadget, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 [Amazon link; a used one from eBay is much cheaper]! Yuri Wong is an expert with its sampling and sequencing tools, and this video he uploaded is a fascinating illustration of how powerful and approachable they are. Download the mp3: https://gum.co/imadude [Logic Project download link below] I'm a fan of Tropic Thunder, especially Robert Downey's character of Kirk Lazarus and his brilliant line, "I'm a dude, playing a dude, disgui...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Video, Music, News, Ebay, Robert Downey, Kirk Lazarus, Yuri Wong


Watch Miley Cyrus belt out Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven" at Chris Cornell tribute

At last night's "I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" concert in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus belted out Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven" backed up by Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Josh Freese and Brendan O'Brien. By all accounts, Cyrus's surprisingly fierce performance was a highlight of an incredible and emotional evening. (via Billboard) View this post on Instagram Say Hello to Heaven... h...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Los Angeles, Rock, Miley Cyrus, Chris, Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam, Cyrus, Brendan O Brien, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Josh Freese


Lorna Doom, bassist for the Germs, RIP

Lorna Doom, badass bassist of influential Los Angeles punk band the Germs, died yesterday. Formed in 1976, the Germs -- Doom, Darby Crash, Pat Smear, and Don Bolles in the classic line-up -- were at the center of the early Hollywood punk scene that spawned Black Flag, X, Fear, the Go-Go's, and so many seminal acts. From the Los Angeles Times: Born Teresa Ryan, Doom became an icon of the U.S. punk explosion despite having to learn her instrument after already joining the band. Along with her ...
Tags: Post, Music, Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Punk, West Coast, Teresa, Belinda Carlisle, Penelope Spheeris, Don Bolles, Lorna Doom, Teresa Ryan Doom, Slash Records


Vampire Weekend Reveal Plans For Double Album, Releasing Two Songs Next Week

Vampire Weekend have finally unveiled some information about their long-awaited fourth studio album. In an Instagram post, Ezra Koenig said that the album's title has the initials FOTB and that it's 18 songs and 59 minutes long. The first two songs will be out next week -- they have the initials "hh" and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Vampire Weekend, Ezra Koenig, FOTB


Court Rules Elon Musk Cannot Shield Grimes From Testifying In Tesla Lawsuit

The US District Court Of Northern California is allowing subpoenas to be served to Grimes (real name Claire Boucher) and Azealia Banks over their involvement in Tesla's investor lawsuit, as Business Insider reports. A lawyer for the firm representing the investors says that they plan to file document preservation subpoenas for Grimes, Banks, … More »
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, News, US, Tesla, Azealia Banks, Grimes, Northern California, Claire Boucher, Grimes Banks, Tesla Lawsuit


Seattle-area music and nightlife events, Jan. 18-24: ‘Cry & Roar IX’, Fruit Bats and more

Almost every night of the week, Seattle’s stages offer a roster of regional indie-folk artists, do-it-yourself punk bands and homegrown comedians, as well as nationally touring pop stars. To that end, choosing something for your night out can be a daunting task. This weekly guide can help by filtering for recommended shows, select dates and […]
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Events, Seattle, Nightlife


To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet

A team in Cremona, Italy, wants to preserve every note from the world’s finest instruments before they become too fragile to play. But perfect recordings need silence. Lots of it.
Tags: Music, News, Classical Music, Musical instruments, Antonio, Cremona (Italy, Stradivari, Violins and Violas


Doctors: A ‘Sentimental Journey’ in the Cancer Clinic

I am a firm believer in the ability of music to help people express their emotions, hopes and fears, making their medical conditions more tolerable.
Tags: Music, News, Hospitals, Doctors, Hospice Care


Living With Cancer: A Cancer Rap, With Thanks to Nina Simone

After too many cancer-related setbacks and deaths I started belting Nina Simone’s protest with new words, invigorated by her spirit of indignant fury.
Tags: Music, News, Cancer, Nina Simone, Simone, Nina, Race and Ethnicity, Poetry and Poets


Bonnie Guitar, pioneering Renaissance woman in music, dies at 95

The Washington native and country music star forged her own path in a male-dominated industry during the 1950s and 1960s. Even in her 90s, she performed marathon sets at the Businessmen's Club in Soap Lake, where she made her home for the last 35 years.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Washington, Obituaries, Local News, Soap Lake, Bonnie Guitar, Businessmen s Club


Austin’s Media Tech Incubator Readies for First Group of Startups

Austin—An incubator for startups that are developing a media product is in its final week of accepting applications.Called Collective, the incubator is focused on startups that are working on innovating the media space, which includes augmented and virtual reality, publishing, news, public relations, video games, music, sound, film, marketing, advertising, radio, and podcasting, the group says. The incubator is a part of the Austin Community Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropy organization, an...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Publishing, Music, Texas, News, Media, Video Games, Film, Incubators, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Social Media, Startup, Public Relations


Lil Wayne & Childish Gambino to Headline 2019 Broccoli City Festival

6lack, Ella Mai, Lil Baby, Gunna and more will also take the stage in Washington, D.C.
Tags: News, Washington, Jazz, Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Ella Mai Lil Baby Gunna


Travis Scott Consulted Colin Kaepernick Before Accepting Super Bowl Gig: Report

Last month, word leaked out that Travis Scott would join Maroon 5 at this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show. That news has recently been confirmed, and it's led many, including public figures like Meek Mill and the Rev. Al Sharpton, to criticize Scott. After every NFL team refused to sign the former San … More »
Tags: Music, News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Super Bowl, Travis Scott, Rev Al Sharpton



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