Posts Tagged ‘family’

Lita’s sons thought she’d kill them – sheriff report

Lita Ford’s sons didn’t want to be left with her because they feared she’d kill them, according to a sheriff report.

Hinder hire 4th singer in 2 years

Hinder have recruited vocalist Marshal Dutton after parting ways with Nolan Neal – making Dutton the band’s fourth frontman in two years.

Rush tour likely to be last of its kind

Rush say their 40th anniversary tour is likely to be the last of its kind.

Rascal Flatts Announce Riot Tour 2015 With Opener Scotty McCreery

Bad news for country fans: Rascal Flatts’ club residency in Las Vegas, which launches on February 25th at the Hard Rock Hotel, will not be extended past its original closing date of March 14th.  Rascal Flatts Place Bets on Las Vegas Residency Better news for country fans: after leaving the Las Vegas Strip, Rascal Flatts will head back to Nashville and start rehearsing for coast-to-coast summer shows. The Riot Tour kicks off May 29th in St. Louis, trading the cozy intimacy of the Vegas shows — which will feature scaled-back production and enough room for 4,000 concertgoers — for the super-sized spectacle provided by more than 30 amphitheaters and outdoor festivals. American Idol champ Scotty McCreery joins the tour as the Flatts’ opening act, with The Voice ‘s Craig Wayne Boyd scheduled to open all nine shows of the band’s Vegas residency.  Dates for the summertime tour have yet to be announced, although a preliminary list of cities — including strongholds like Boston and Phoenix, as well as relatively new tour stops like Cozumel, Mexico — has already been released. (See below.) Hitting the road two months after the Las Vegas shows won’t give Rascal Flatts much time to work on a follow-up to Rewind , the band’s chart-topping album from the second quarter of 2014

‘Weird Al’ Declares ‘Mandatory’ World Tour

“Weird Al” Yankovic will spend much of this year on the road, touring all over North America and hitting select European, Australian and New Zealand cities in support of his 2014 album, Mandatory Fun . 20 Best Pop Albums of 2014 While the king of pop parody already scheduled a set at this year’s Governors Ball in New York City, the singer announced the “Mandatory World Tour” on his website with a 30-second clip, which called on citizens of the world to “enlist in the greatest musical spectacle ever seen.” Toggling between footage of Soviet-era Russia and classic “Weird Al” clips, the voiceover promised music, humor and fun, and closed with the friendly reminder: “It will rock your world. Be there — it’s mandatory!” The “Mandatory World Tour” begins its North American leg on May 12th with a five-night stint at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood and wraps up in Laughlin, Nevada on September 18th at Harrah’s Laughlin — Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater (a full list of dates is below).

Watch Ray Scott Cover Merle Haggard’s ‘That’s the Way Love Goes’

As Ray Scott gears up to release the next single from his eponymous new album, the traditional vocalist with the Mississippi-deep baritone is aiming to give country fans a taste of his influences and, in some cases, an education. Scott has recorded a series of six videos of him interpreting songs by some of the genre’s greats. Today, Rolling Stone Country premieres his version of Merle Haggard’s “That’s the Way Love Goes,” with other performances on tap for the coming weeks. 25 Best Country Songs of 2014 “The song that we’re releasing next is ‘Ain’t Always Thirsty,'” Scott says of his upcoming single, the follow-up to “Drinkin’ Beer.” “It is an extremely country song

Justin Bieber Getting Comedy Central Roast

Justin Bieber will be roasted in an upcoming special scheduled to air on Comedy Central on March 7th, Us Weekly  reports. Justin Bieber’s Wild Decline: A Timeline The 20-year-old singer has reportedly wanted to be the butt of the joke for years, according to a source at Comedy Central, who told Ryan Seacrest’s website: “Justin has been asking us for years to roast him, so we kept telling him to create some more material and we’re thrilled he listened.” As far as targets go, Bieber’s an easy one. The singer’s antics have made for plenty of comedic fodder over the years, and just this past weekend his ridiculous Calvin Klein ad campaign was parodied throughout Saturday Night Live . Donning a pair of tiny tighty whities, Kate McKinnon offered up an outrageous impersonation of the singer, mugging for the camera one instant then running around, yelling and trying to pants Cecily Strong the next

Flashback: Neil Young Covers ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in 1977

When Lynyrd Skynyrd released “Sweet Home Alabama” in 1974, it was seen, among other things, as a clear swipe at Neil Young. He was very critical of the South in his recent songs “Southern Man” and “Alabama,” and it’s hard to get less ambiguous than Ronnie Van Zant’s lyrics: “Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her/Well, I heard ol’ Neil put her down/Well, I hope Neil Young will remember/A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow.” 35 Years After Tragedy, Lynyrd Skynyrd Still Carries On A couple of years after the song came out, though, Van Zant clarified the group’s intentions. “We wrote ‘Sweet Home Alama’ as a joke,” he said. “We didn’t even think about it. The words just came out that way.

Dimebag Gasoline video surfaces after 15 years

Previously unseen footage of Dimebag Darrell performing with Gasoline has been released.

Watch Thomas Rhett Put Country Spin on Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’

It’s the second day of the Anything Goes Tour, and Thomas Rhett — who’ll be spending the next nine months on the road, opening for Florida Georgia Line — is gearing up for soundcheck.  Thomas Rhett: New Album Behind the Scenes On the setlist for tonight’s show are hits like “Get Me Some of That” and “It Goes Like This,” as well as Lee Brice’s “Parking Lot Party,” which Rhett co-wrote with his dad in 2012. For the finale, he’s worked up something a little different: a cover of the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars chart-topper “Uptown Funk.” “I’m obsessed with Bruno Mars’ records,” he tells Rolling Stone Country , several hours before showtime. “I’d give my right leg to be able to sing like that dude.” Last month, with the American Country Countdown Awards looming just around the corner, Rhett decided to turn his fascination with Mars’ music into fuel for an unusual PR campaign. Looking to drum up some extra votes for the ACCA’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year award, he Tweeted his fans on December 10th, promising to record his own version of “When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars’ blockbuster power ballad from 2013 — if 3,000 followers showed their support by retweeting the post

A$AP Mob Founder A$AP Yams Dead at 26

A$AP Mob founder Steven Rodriguez, better known in the music world as A$AP Yams or Yamborghini, has died, his label confirmed in a statement. He was 26. While cause of death and other details remain unknown, nearly every member of the A$AP Mob, the Harlem hip-hop collective that Yams established and helped bring to prominence, have taken to social media to mourn their founder. “You will be missed Bro.

Frank Ocean Shares Soulful Aaliyah Tribute ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’

January 16th marked what would have been Aaliyah’s 36th birthday, and to remember the late R&B singer, Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr to share his stripped-down, soulful rendition of “At Your Best (You Are Love),” an Isley Brothers track from 1976 that was covered by Aaliyah in 1994. The Channel Orange  singer’s falsetto shines on his take on the Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number single, and at song’s end, we hear what sounds like an unrelated snippet of new music from Ocean. Ocean refers to his version as “You Are Luhh” on Tumblr, which is where the “Thinkin Bout You” singer has sporadically been dropping new music as fans await the follow-up to the singer’s 2012 breakthrough Channel Orange . In late-November, Ocean unveiled his lo-fi, atmospheric “Memrise,” a two-minute track that represented the first new solo material from Ocean in nearly two years

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