From John and Yoko to Tupac, PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank series has taken music journalists’ unheard audiotapes and fused them with clever animation. Now the series has unveiled yet another amazing interview: An intimate conversation with Michael Jackson from January 1980, years before Thriller and his ascension to the King of Pop. In the interview, Jackson – and, in a way, his sister Janet – discuss labeling music, perfectionism, meeting Quincy Jones and godliness while chatting with music historian John Pidgeon. Michael Jackson: Intimate Photos From the King of Pop’s Teenage Years “I do deeply believe in perfection
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9.16.14 – Briefly hits No. 1 on iTunes…
This past weekend, Little Big Town and the legendary Kenny Rogers performed “God Bless America” on the Star Spangled Spectacular on PBS. Enjoy!
Eminem doesn’t usually involve himself with New Zealand politics, but the rapper and his publishing company have filed a copyright infringement suit against the National Party after current prime minister John Key used the rapper’s “Lose Yourself” in a reelection campaign ad without permission. While the National Party has since stopped using the 8 Mile cut in its advertisements, Eminem is seeking unspecified damages, the Guardian reports. Eminem & Rihanna Launch Rebellious, Unpredictable Tour Eminem was never approached about giving permission for the use of “Lose Yourself” in the ad. “It is both disappointing and sadly ironic that the political party responsible for championing the rights of music publishers in New Zealand by the introduction of the three strikes copyright reforms should itself have so little regard for copyright,” Eminem’s publishers said in a statement
Chris Young proved the age-old adage that everything is bigger in Texas when he headlined a sold-out show at Billy Bob’s Ft. Worth over the weekend to a capacity crowd of nearly 6,000 fans. The date marks his second sold out show at the venue and his first play in the market in nearly three […]
Canadian trio The Tea Party have premiered their video for Water’s On Fire with TeamRock.
Country Music’s Biggest Night™ is bringing together the biggest names in Country Music with today’s announcement of performers for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” – each one a nominee for CMA Entertainer of the Year. Three-time nominee Luke Bryan, nine-time nominee Miranda Lambert, three-time nominee Blake Shelton, and four-time nominee Keith Urban are all scheduled […]
Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has slammed “exhibitionist” musicians who put too much sex in their acts, saying they’re more like porn stars than pop stars.
Dream Theater have released another clip from their Breaking The Fourth Wall live DVD.
We scoured the great and good of new rock’n’roll to compile the smokin’ selection that features on the free CD attached to the front cover of Classic Rock 202. Here’s the details…
‘Exclusive video about the song’s origin’