• Patti LaBelle to Perform at 2015 BET Honors

    Patti LaBelle to Perform at 2015 BET Honors

    Patti LaBelle is part of the entertainment lineup for the 2015 BET Honors, which will be held tonight at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.  Other artists scheduled to perform during the eighth annual gala include Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and K. Michelle. Among the celebrities who will be recognized at this year’s BET Honors are Kanye West, Usher Raymond and Phylicia Rashad.  West will be bestowed with the Visionary Award, Usher will be presented with the Musical Arts Award and Phylicia will receive the Theatrical Arts Award. Wayne Brady will host the event,… Read more

  • Bob Dylan to Give 50,000 Free Copies of His New Album to "AARP" Magazine Readers

    Bob Dylan to Give 50,000 Free Copies of His New Album to "AARP" Magazine Readers

    On Thursday, a lengthy new interview Bob Dylan gave with AARP magazine that focused mostly on his upcoming standards album, Shadows in the Night, premiered online at AARP.org.  Now, the AARP organization has announced that the folk-rock great will be giving away free copies of the album to 50,000 of the magazine’s readers. According to the AARP, a U.S.-based interest group for people aged 50 and over, the CDs will be sent out to randomly chosen subscribers. During the interview, Dylan’s first in nearly three years, he talked about his desire to give away copies of the album, which features… Read more

  • Mike Tyson Explains His "Crazy" Contribution to Madonna's New Song "Iconic"

    Mike Tyson Explains His "Crazy" Contribution to Madonna's New Song "Iconic"

    Many were left scratching their heads when news broke that boxing legend Mike Tyson would be featured on a song on Madonna‘s upcoming album, Rebel Heart.  Now the nature of his contribution to the track “Iconic” has been revealed.  “Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go,” Mike tells Rolling Stone.  “I didn’t know what the hell I was going there for.  I’m just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna.  She has her producer there and I go into the studio and I didn’t know if she wanted me to talk or rap. … Read more

  • Carlos Santana's Nephew Advances to "American Idol" Hollywood Round

    Carlos Santana's Nephew Advances to "American Idol" Hollywood Round

    Is Carlos Santana the uncle of the next “American Idol”?  Could be!  The guitar legend’s nephew Adam Lasher was among the contestants that were shown trying out for Fox’s singing competition show on Thursday’s American Idol episode, which was taped in New Orleans. Lasher, who hails from Danville, California, chose to sing an original song for the audition, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.  Judge Keith Urban loved his voice and his artistry.  Fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. agreed and all three voted “yes” for Adam to advance. Prior to his audition, Adam told host Ryan Seacrest that… Read more

  • Star-Studded 2005 Tribute to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" Reissued with Bonus Tracks

    Star-Studded 2005 Tribute to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" Reissued with Bonus Tracks

    In 2005, a tribute to Pink Floyd‘s 1979 concept album The Wall titled Back Against The Wall was released that featured an extraordinary lineup of rock stars, including past or current members of Yes, Styx, Toto, The Doors, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and more.  To mark its 10th anniversary, the two-CD set was reissued this week with new artwork and several bonus tracks, while the collection also has been released on vinyl for the first time. Among the interesting collaborations that appear on Back Against The Wall are a version of “Don’t Leave Me Now” featuring Styx’s Tommy… Read more

  • Mötley Crüe Adds Second L.A. Date to Farewell Tour

    Mötley Crüe Adds Second L.A. Date to Farewell Tour

    Mötley Crüe will wrap up their farewell tour on New Year’s Eve with a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. If you can’t make it to that show, which is nearly sold out, you’ll have the opportunity to see them live in the same venue the night before. The band has announced they’ll perform at the Staples Center on December 30. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Saturday morning at 10 a.m. local time. At that same time, a limited number of tickets for the New Year’s Eve concert will also be released. Complete ticket… Read more

  • Ex-Utopia Bassist Kasim Sulton Says He's "Very Proud" of New Solo Album, "3"

    Ex-Utopia Bassist Kasim Sulton Says He's "Very Proud" of New Solo Album, "3"

    Veteran rock bassist Kasim Sulton recently released his third solo album, the aptly titled 3, a collection of finely crafted pop and rock tunes. The 59-year-old musician says he’s “very proud” of the record, which he recorded with the help of some famous musical friends and associates. Sulton probably is best known as the longtime bassist for Todd Rundgren‘s old group Utopia, and he also has toured and recorded with such other artists as Meat Loaf, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The New Cars and Blue Oyster Cult.  For 3, Sulton called on all of his former Utopia band mates… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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