Alan Parsons’ ‘The Secret’ Features Steve Hackett


"The writing and recording sessions are going incredibly well."

The Grammy-winning longtime leader of the Alan Parsons Project, also the producer and engineer of countless classic albums and artists, says: “I met Jason two years ago through a neighbour who grows coffee on his ranch. Jason wanted to grow coffee himself and our neighbour, Jay was kind enough to introduce us since we had mutual musical interests.

“For ‘Miracle,” continues Parsons, “Jason recorded his vocals in…

Prince superfans share their favorite moments


"We approached Mr. Park and told him the story about his kids hanging out and his daughter’s favorite character not being Darth Maul."

De Angela L. Duff
Traveling to Paisley Park in April has become an annual pilgrimage. This year it was hard to not be at Paisley Park on April 21. I had grown used to being there the past two years. Because Celebration was later than usual due to Easter, I was anxious to get there this year.

The day one highlight for me was by far Jesse Johnson’s…

Demi Lovato Hires Scooter Braun as New Manager


"Just left what’s possibly my favorite place on Earth with my best friends. Bora Bora is literal heaven on Earth. I may be posting a lot of pics in the next few days. I’m sorry in advance."
Demi Lovato has signed with Scooter Braun for management. The singer posted a photo of the two on Insragram, writing, “Dreams came true for me. I officially have a NEW MANAGER. And not just any manager but the one and only” Scooter Braun. “Couldn’t be happier, inspired and excited to begin this…

Florence + The Machine Play 'Game of Thrones'


"When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me."
Florence + the Machine's version of the Game of Thrones song "Jenny of Oldstones" made its debut in the show's end credits during this season's second episode, but last night (May 10) Florence Welch and her band performed the track live for the very first time.

"I'd like to dedicate this next song to Arya Stark, who saved us all," Welch said during her performance at the FORM Arcosanti festival in Arizona.

Florence and…

Britney Spears Attends Court Hearing About Conservatorship


"My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal. But don't worry -- I'll be back very soon."
Britney Spears appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom with both her parents Friday to speak to the judge overseeing the singer’s decade-long conservatorship.

Judge Brenda Penny cleared out her courtroom prior to the hearing so that only Spears, her mother Lynne and her father Jamie – also Britney’s conservator – and their lawyers were in…

Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date


Mariah Carey discusses bipolar disorder
Megastar Mariah Carey has shared the fact that she was diagnosed 17 years ago with bipolar disorder. "The interview marks one of the first instances in which a celebrity of Ms. Carey's stature has acknowledged her struggles with mental illness," writes the New York Times about Carey's conversation with People magazine for an upcoming cover story.

"I didn't want to carry around the stigma of a lifelong disease that would define me and potentially end…

Aretha Franklin awarded honorary Pulitzer Prize


"For her indelible contribution to american music and culture for more than five decades."
Aretha Franklin has earned a Pulitzer Prize, which cites her posthumously for her extraordinary career.

The Queen of Soul, who died last summer, has thus become the first woman to be singled out for an honorary Pulitzer.

The distinction has previously been awarded to Bob Dylan and John Coltrane, among others.

Franklin's special citation highlights "her indelible contribution to American music…

Ozuna Takes Over Latin Categories


The 2019 Billboard Music Awards took over the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday night and Latin artists won big during the star-packed broadcast.

Ozuna dominated the Latin categories, taking home the award for top Latin artist while his sophomore album, Aura, won for top Latin album. J Balvin and Bad Bunny were also winners, taking home some gold alongside Cardi B for best rap song for their collaboration on the rapper's "I Like It” while “Te Boté” by Nio García, Casper…

Cardi B Talks BBMAs Wins, Being a Mom


"My daughter be seeing me and is simply be so enjoyable and is so cute," she provides. "I really like her. She’s so particular."

Cardi B spoke with Billboard’s Keith Caulfield backstage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 1), chatting about her six BBMAs wins, being a mother, and when fans can expect some new music from her.

Speaking of winning the Hot 100 song of the year for her Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You,” Cardi B tells Billboardthat it was a…

Here are the musicians performing at the Oscars


There's only one true Queen, though...yes, I mean Queen, the band. They'll be there, with Adam Lambert taking the late Freddie Mercury's place on lead vocals, to play a song from the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. They haven't said which one, but...come on.
It all sounds pretty exciting, but don't get too excited: to keep things moving, each performance may be as short as 90 seconds. (Esquire)
Billie Eilish announces intimate acoustic shows
Young singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is one of the…

Ciara Releases New 'Beauty Marks' Album Featuring Kelly Rowland & Macklemore


Ciara confirmed weeks ago that her new album ‘Beauty Marks‘ would arrive this May, and as promised, the album made its way online on Friday (May 10). The new album is the follow up to 2015’s ‘Jackie.’



Ciara just dropped her seventh studio album, Beauty Marks. After leaving her longtime label, Epic Records, in 2016, the singer established her own record company: Beauty Marks Entertainment. The move was a bid to release music on her own terms, and this…

Kanye West gets booed at Bonnaroo


"It's not the stage hands' fault; that stage was set up for well over an hour before Kanye decided to grace us with his presence."

Although the rapper managed to kick off his show on time this year, apparently that didn’t matter much to some folks in attendance. According to people who attended the event, Kanye received plenty of boos at various points during the performance. This probably wasn’t the sort of reception West had anticipated.
Entertainmentwise reported that Kanye received…

Myspace loses 50 million songs


We have a special place in our hearts for Myspace. It wasn't the original social network, but it was the first to reach mass appeal and was a big part of what helped Metal Injection succeed in the early days, in terms of promotion.

Hope you had a backup: Myspace has confirmed losing data for 50 million songs uploaded to the platform between 2003 and 2015. Also in the news today: remembering Dick Dale, Shawn Mendes cleans up at the Junos, Neil Finn leaves social media in wake of Christchurch,…

Moody summer vibes on Lana Del Rey's new single


If you were lucky enough to attend Coachella over the weekend, she debuted the track in full Sunday night.

Do you know what time it is ninjas? It’s time for another Lana Del Rey remix to make those moody Mondays not so moody. We know, Lana is pretty much the Adele of 2014, but we don’t see her fading off anytime soon because a) Lana has fiery redhair (biased) and b) her eerie, sadgirl music makes it more fun for producers to spice things up a bit. Today we are stoked to give you the…

Grandmaster Flash wins Polar Music Prize


"It is such an honour because a lot of times in our culture, what we do as DJs gets overlooked."

A pioneer of hip-hop, a violin virtuoso and a street music charity are the winners of the 2019 Polar Prize, the prestigious Swedish music equivalent of the Nobel prize. Joseph Saddler, aka Grandmaster Flash, the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and The Playing For Change Foundation, will receive their awards from the Swedish king in Stockholm in June.

The winners will each receive one million…

New releases from Amanda Palmer, Stella Donnelly


"A lot of the themes on the record are about being alone and facing the slings and arrows of existence. I write about abortion, I write about motherhood, I write about miscarriage. It's not an easy record."

On March 1, the Geelong Women Unionists Network kicked off a week of International Women’s Day celebrations in Victoria. A week later, on the day itself, acclaimed U.S. singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer released her “hyper-personal, accidentally feminist, extremely direct” new…

NASA sends Mars rover off with Billie Holiday


"We were really enjoying ourselves, you know, as part of making it fun for us and fun for the public, too."
This one was just too sweet to pass up, so even though it happened last week, I figured we'd talk about it, in case you missed it. Last week, you may have heard that the Mars Opportunity rover sent out a final message: "My battery is low and it's getting dark." While that is just a poetic translation of the data dump that the robot sent to indicate low battery, the way NASA responded to…

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner talks Bonnaroo


"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and “Fake Tales of San Francisco,” Arctic Monkeys."

I came to Bonnaroo for the music, but I believe it is the people of Bonnaroo that set the festival apart. Despite their variety, Bonnaroovians are all united by their love for music. People of all kinds spend a weekend becoming one giant family. I am accustomed to the curt disposition of New Englanders. Perhaps it is being out of New England, but more likely the joy that permeates throughout…

Who's inducting who into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


"There’s obviously been a lot of people who have played a part in the Cure, for better or for worse."

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was an overstuffed sonic bonanza with seven worthy and diverse inductees — Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, the Zombies, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, and the Cure — getting the opportunity to bask in the honor, whether they actually wanted to or not. Vulture was lucky enough to be reporting from all over the Barclays Center when the ceremony…

Ellie Goulding covers the Weeknd


"I didn't necessarily think about the context... I just really love the way [The Weeknd] sings in this song," said Goulding. "It's very meaningful and very heartfelt."

Three years after Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd scored smash hits from the Fifty Shades soundtrack ("Love Me Like You Do" and "Earned It," respectively), the former artist has paid tribute to the latter with a cover that's appropriately all hot and bothered.

While visiting BBC Radio 1's famed Live Lounge on…

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