Posts Tagged ‘festival’

On the Charts: Maroon 5, Jeezy Dominate Another Lackluster Sales Week

Finally, some megastar albums come out — Maroon 5’s  V  and Jeezy’s  Seen It All: The Autobiography  — but they move the overall sales needle not even a tiny bit. Album sales are still down 15 percent, track sales are still down 13 percent, and so it shall probably be through the rest…

Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs, Anna Calvi Lead Mercury Prize Nominees

The panel that decides the Mercury Prize has announced the 12 albums shortlisted for the honor, which will be awarded next month. Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn’s solo record Everyday Robots , electro R&B artist FKA Twigs’ LP1 , funky pop group Jungle’s Jungle and indie rocker Anna Calvi’s One Breath …

Justin Bieber Strips, Gets Booed at Fashion Rocks

To the delight of very few people gathered at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Justin Bieber awkwardly stripped down to his Calvin Klein underwear on Tuesday night during a live CBS telecast of the cross-medium special event “Fashion Rocks,” drawing out annoyed boos from the crowd. As Today Show  correspondents pointed out in their roundtable discussion, Bieber’s…

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Britney Spears Breaks Down the Pros and Cons of Dating Her on ‘Fallon’

Britney Spears and her year-long boyfriend David Lucado recently went through a very public breakup after video of Lucado cheating on the singer surfaced. While some artists may retreat into privacy following embarrassing moments like these, Spears instead confronted the situation head on and humorously by stopping by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to alert…

Watch Interpol Perform Live at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Backstage before their show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Interpol’s Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino went back and forth about the process of revisiting their old records to prepare for tour.  “I popped on Our Love to Admire just to familiarize myself with some songs that we might play at some point,”…

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Hear James Murphy’s US Open Remixes

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy kept busy during the US Open by using an algorithm he devised to create 14 experimental music pieces by “remixing” the tournament matches themselves. He made the pieces, which sound like free-form synthesizer video-game jams with rhythms and bleeps volleying around like tennis…

Flashback: Van Halen Play a Tiny Basement Club In 2012

On January 2nd, 2012 journalists across New York received an invitation to a mysterious Van Halen event at New York’s Cafe Wha?, a basement club in Greenwich Village that seats a mere 250 people. It was initially thought to be a press conference announcing their first album with David…

Avicii Cancels Tour Due to Health Concerns

Avicii has canceled his entire slate of gigs for the remainder of 2014 because of lingering effects of the gall bladder surgery the DJ had in March. Billboard confirmed with Avicii’s reps that health concerns forced Tim Bergling to withdraw from all his upcoming tour obligations. The DJ was scheduled to headline Atlanta’s…

Watch Lee Ann Womack’s Mysterious ‘The Way I’m Livin” Video

Lee Ann Womack’s “The Way I’m Livin'” video starts out with a seemingly wholesome couple, dressed in Little House on the Prairie -worthy garb, taking a drive through the country. But just a few seconds in, we see the way they’re living is a lot more complicated than the Ingalls family. “I…

Robert Plant: I Want to Record With Jack White

Robert Plant participated in a Facebook chat Tuesday morning to discuss his new album Lullabye and… The Ceaseless Roar , Nilgiri tea and European football, and revealed that he wants to record with Jack White in Nashville next week. “Would you consider working with Jack White at Third Man Records to record…

6 Things We Learned From the New Bob Dylan Tell-All

Not many people get close to Bob Dylan, but Victor Maymudes – who was Dylan’s road manager in the mid-Sixties and again from 1986 to 1996 – certainly did. Maymudes died in 2001, but he left behind hours of interview tapes, which his son Jacob has turned into a…

Hear Kirk Hammett and Exodus Reunite on Searing ‘Salt the Wound’

More than three decades after Kirk Hammett departed Exodus – the Bay Area thrash-metal group he helped found – to join a bunch of upstarts called Metallica, the guitarist has returned to his roots. For the first time ever, Hammett made a proper studio recording with the band, playing a…

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