25 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Britney Spears was one of the headlining performers at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Saturday night (Sept. 24). She was also a hot...
25 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
DOZENS of police officers were called to the Listen Out music festival in Perth after reports up to 200 people were trying to jump the fence.
25 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Since Day 2 of three-day weekend festivals falls on the Saturday, it makes sense that is usually the most raucous lineup of the weekend. At downtown...
25 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
SAUCY Spice was a nickname which could have applied to each of the five Spice Girls, as a wardrobe misunderstanding meant they pulled on kinky S & M outfits to film one of their first music videos.
25 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
IT’S that time of the year when all the superstars come out to play with new music.
25 September, 2016 - NME.com
Last month, Drake revealed that his film Please Forgive Me would arrive on September 30. Apple Music later tweeted an image of the film, writing: ".@drake coming soon. Exclusively on Apple Music. #PleaseForgiveMe". Drake has taken to Instagram today (September 25) to reveal that the film will be dropping tonight, sharing an image of Please Forgive Me with the caption "tonight". The poster confirms that the film is directed by Anthony Mandler, who has worked with the Toronto artist on several of his videos, and scored by Drake's longtime collaborator Noah "40" Shebib. Tonight A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Sep 25, 2016 at 5:26am PDT Meanwhile, Drake revealed at a gig last Friday (September 16) that he has been working on new music, recording "six, maybe seven new songs". He shared the news on stage in Tacoma, Washington, telling the crowd: "I been on this tour and I've been recording new music. I'm about like maybe six or seven new songs in. Just getting warmed up. I don't know where they're going to end up or what it’s going to be, but I can’t wait to come back to motherfucking Tacoma and play all that shit for you." Meanwhile, Kanye West recently confirmed that he and Drake are making a joint album, five years after West and Jay Z’s joint album 'Watch The Throne'.
25 September, 2016 - NME.com
Sherlock series four is set to return to our screens in January 2017 and the BBC have revealed the titles of the first two episodes. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman recently finished shooting the new three-episode series where they will be joined once again by Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan, as well as by a new villain played by Toby Jones. Taking to Twitter to share the news, BBC One wrote: "We can confirm that the titles of #Sherlock Series Four, episodes one and two are 'The Six Thatchers' and 'The Lying Detective'." No further details of the episodes have been announced. We can confirm that the titles of #Sherlock Series Four, episodes one and two are 'The Six Thatchers' and 'The Lying Detective'. pic.twitter.com/aNFzcSU41H— BBC One (@BBCOne) September 25, 2016 As pointed out by Digital Spy, 'The Six Thatchers' could be linked to Doyle's 'The Adventure Of The Six Napoleons', whilst 'The Lying Detective' may be a spin on the book series' 'The Adventure Of The Dying Detective'. The BBC previously revealed that series four will begin with Cumberbatch's title character "back once more on British soil as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge - becoming parents for the first time". The show's last series, which also consisted of three episodes, aired in 2014. Cumberbatch and Freeman first played Doyle's iconic characters in 2010.
25 September, 2016 - Yahoo.com
From old-school legends U2, Sting, Billy Idol, and Tears for Fears, to new boys in town like twenty one pilots, Sam Hunt, and Zedd, to pop divas Britney Spears and Ariana Grade, this year’s iHeartRadio festival attracted all types to Las Vegas. Check out the onstage highlights on the MGM Grand.
25 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Keep calm but fight the power. Under the glow of the Washington Monument, The Roots, Public Enemy and Living Colour delivered a rousing free concert...
25 September, 2016 - MTV.com
Usher brought Ludacris and Lil Jon out for his iHeartRadio Fest closing set for a performance of "Yeah!" on September 24.
25 September, 2016 - NME.com
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has revealed why Princess Leia and Han Solo split up. After getting together in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, last year's release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw that Princess Leia and Han Solo had split up. The Force Awakens never explained the reasoning for the split, with most fans assuming it had something to do with Kylo Ren siding with the dark side. However, speaking at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo, Fisher finally revealed the reason for the break-up. Getty As pointed out by Digital Spy, Fisher said, "He smuggled way too much. And girls, I know you don't want your husband smuggling, do you?" She continued, "Hanging out with the hairy guy [Chewbacca] too often. I think there are a lot of problems with that. He wouldn't take me on the hyperspace thing enough," she said, before adding, "that's a euphemism." Meanwhile, Disney chief executive Bob Iger has confirmed that the third film in the stand-alone "anthology" of Star Wars films will be released in 2020. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference last week (September 21; as reported by The Guardian), Iger confirmed that he'd hired a writer for the as-yet-untitled film; a project that appears to be at its earliest possible stage.
Country Singer Jean Shepard Dies; Was Grand Ole Opry Staple
25 September, 2016 - Yahoo.com
Jean Shepard, “the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry” who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82. Spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said in a news release that Shepard had entered hospice care last week and died in Nashville.
25 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
If T Bone Burnett’s message in his two fiery speaking appearances at the Americana Music Festival & Conference this week could be summed up...
25 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
It’s been a little over a year since One Direction did the unthinkable, announcing an indefinite hiatus, reassuring fans they would get back...
25 September, 2016 - NME.com
Jimi Hendrix's younger brother Leon Hendrix has opened up about their family life and the inspirations which led to Jimi's music career. Leon Hendrix's book 'Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story' was published in 2012. He also plays in the Leon Hendrix Band, who have released two albums. Speaking to The Guardian, Leon says that Jimi "looked after" him, explaining that he "never missed a meal". He continued, "he looked out for me like an elder-brother-father; he made me what you English call ‘tea’ and made sure I was okay. And sometimes, we used to sneak off to Mom’s for dinner." Getty Leon says the music simply came from inspiration, explaining, "as in ‘spirit’, as in ‘in-spirit-ation’. It’s in the wind. I was there when Jimi was a boy, and he’d play with a broom, his first guitar. And Pa would come home and see the straw and shit from the broom on the floor, because Jimi’d been doing acrobatics with his his broom-guitar, and Jimi’d get a whuppin’." He continued to explain that "music has no body," remembering that when Jimi was playing, he’d "try to conjure up the sound with his fingers – where is it?". "Once, when we were little, Jimi took a radio apart, trying to find the music inside it. We lost the screwdriver behind the sofa and couldn’t put it back together, and that was another whuppin’," he said.
25 September, 2016 - NME.com
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder shared the stage last night (September 24) at New York's Global Citizen Festival. The pair came together to perform three songs; Pearl Jam’s 'Nothingman', Crowded House’s 'Don’t Dream It’s Over', and Patti Smith’s 'People Have The Power'. Taking place in Central Park, the festival also welcomed performances from Rihanna and Metallica, with hosts including actors Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris. Eddie Vedder and his Pearl Jam bandmates duetted with Beyoncé during the 2015 Global Citizen Festival for a cover of 'Redemption Song' at the festival. Meanwhile, Coldplay have just released a Blu-Ray edition of their album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ (September 23). The release sees the album presented in 5.1 Surround Sound, which Coldplay’s producer says is the ultimate format for the album. Rik Simpson, who co-produced ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ with Stargate, said: “The album was always conceived by the band as a dreamlike, kaleidoscopic sweep of music so it was fantastic to be able to take it to its furthest conclusion with a trip into a surround-sound dreamscape.”
25 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
To reward the tens of thousands of volunteers who have put in time to help make the world a better place, the 2016 Global Citizen Festival put on a...
25 September, 2016 - NME.com
Morrissey covered the Ramones last night (September 24) during his performance at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre. Morrissey curated a special Ramones record store day release in 2014, with the compilation described on the RSD website as 'Morrissey's experience of listening to the band for the first time'. Last night, he covered the Ramones' 'Judy Is A Punk' during the encore of his performance. You can watch a fan-filmed video below. As pointed out by Dangerous Minds, Morrissey wrote in an 1976 issue of Melody Maker, "The Ramones are the latest bumptious band of degenerate no-talents whose most notable achievement to date is their ability to advance beyond the boundaries of New York City, and purely on the strength of a spate of convincing literature projecting the Ramones as God’s gift to rock music." However, it was pointed out by Punk News that Morrissey later regretted his comments, stating "Three days after writing that Ramones piece, I realized that my love for the Ramones would out-live time itself. And it shall." Meanwhile, Morrissey launched an MPORIUM pop-up shop at Sugar Mutts Rescue this weekend. A percentage of profits will be going to the dog adoption center in Brooklyn, New York.
25 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
It would almost be too easy for Morrissey to get on stage these days and talk current events. Since his time fronting The Smiths, the pompadoured god...
25 September, 2016 - NME.com
Nirvana's 'Nevermind' was released on September 24 1991, marking this weekend as it's 25th anniversary. The album cover features an infant Spencer Elden, who has recreated the pose for the album's anniversary. Elden – who is now 25 years old – jumped into a pool at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, California, with the photo taken by John Chapple. "I said to the photographer, 'Let’s do it naked.' But he thought that would be weird, so I wore my swim shorts," Elden told the New York Post. You can see the anniversary image below. Spencer Elden, the baby on Nirvana's Nevermind, recreates album cover 25 years later. pic.twitter.com/EpvzhtDcvC— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) September 24, 2016 He continued to tell the New York Post, "The anniversary means something to me. It’s strange that I did this for five minutes when I was four months old and it became this really iconic image," he said Speaking to The Guardian in 2015, Elden said "I don’t think my parents really gave my taking part in this shoot too much thought. They knew who Nirvana were, but weren’t really into the grunge scene. I was four months old and my dad was attending art school at the time, and his friends would often ask for help with their projects." He continued, "so his friend the photographer Kirk Weddle called him and said, “Do you want to make some money today and throw your kid in the pool?” And he agreed. My parents took me down there, apparently they blew in my face to stimulate my gag reflex, dunked me in, took some pictures, and pulled me out. And that was it. They were paid $200 and went to eat tacos afterwards. No big deal."
25 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
If T Bone Burnett’s message in his two fiery speaking appearances at the Americana Music Festival & Conference this week could be summed up...