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The 15 Best Pop Music Shade-Fests Of 2014

Oh boy, did the shade run rampant this year in music! Blame social media or blame the artistic ego, but whatever the reason, we got our fair share of beef happening in the streets. Sometimes it’s fun to witness — especially when it comes down to picking sides. But what happe…

By: Kathy Iandoli / December 22, 2014

‘Glee”s Chord Overstreet Dedicates Song To Cory Monteith: Morning Mix

:: Glee’s Chord Overstreet concluded a recent show with a live rendition of Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” a song that he had performed with co-star Cory Monteith. “I had recently been through a lot of stuff, losing a really, really dear friend of mine, so I want to play this song for him,” Overstreet said. [Entertainmentwise]…

By: Christina Lee / July 22, 2013

Ciara Gets Into The Groove On ‘106 & Park’

Ciara occasionally paused during her interview on 106 & Park yesterday to get her groove on and bust a few moves—like when she mentioned her collaboration with Usher on just-released album Basic Instinct, and the audience started chanting, “CiCi! CiCi! CiCi!” The flexible diva also explained, “On Basic Instinct, this album, I really wanted my…

By: Robbie Daw / December 15, 2010

No. 38: Say Anything, “Got Your Money”

This is the last time we’re gonna take down a rock band for mishandling a rap song, we promise.

By: Christopher R. Weingarten / October 28, 2009

The Collective Soul/Gavin DeGraw Throwdown In Myrtle Beach: Heaven, Let Your Punches Shine Down

Gavin DeGraw and Collective Soul, who have been touring together, took some time out of their busy schedule to engage in a blood-shedding brawl with some hecklers at the House Of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sunday night. If the account on DeGraw’s Twitter is to be believed, the whole thing appeared to be…

By: Maura / July 14, 2009

Freestyle Music Park Gets Stuck Between A Hard Rock And A Courtroom

Well, there go my plans for this weekend: The original owners of Hard Rock Park, who lost the South Carolina music-themed amusement park as the result of bankruptcy proceedings last September, are suing the people who have rebranded it as Freestyle Music Park for trademark infringement and unfair competition–and the legal proceedings may delay the…

By: Maura / May 20, 2009

Freestyle Music Park: If It’s Too Nauseating, You’re Too Old

The rebranding of the befallen-by-bankruptcy Hard Rock Park concludes this Saturday, when Freestyle Music Park opens its doors in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Above, an ad for the park and its sickness-inducing Time Machine Coaster. Will the promise of getting one’s hair and innards completely whipsawed around result in people snapping up enough $29.95 tickets to…

By: Maura / May 19, 2009

Freestyle Music Park Apparently Has No Interest In Being An Amusement Park About Freestyle Music

The above clip, Dan Hartman’s “Name Of The Game,” is being embedded in honor of this kinda-sad news about the recently rebranded Freestyle Music Park: “John Stine, the director of sales and marketing for the park, said the park’s new owners, FPI MB Entertainment, was aware that the genre existed, but it did not have…

By: Maura / April 27, 2009

Myrtle Beach, S.C., may be burning, but that didn’t stop the owners of the amusement park formerly known as Hard Rock Park–still musically inspired, but now called Freestyle Music Park–from unveiling its new rides for kids today. The area is called Kids In America; the rides, Get Off My Cloud, Fly Like an Eagle, Wheel…

By: Maura / April 23, 2009

Hard Rock Park Flips The Dial To Freestyle

The new owners of the bankrupted music-themed amusement park Hard Rock Park are planning on keeping the roller coasters in Myrtle Beach rattling and rolling under a new name: Freestyle Music Park. As it turns out, 81% of people responding to a local paper’s poll hate the name, even though it’s supposed to honor the…

By: Maura / April 13, 2009

The Mysteries Behind R. Kelly’s Leaks (Album Division)

On Monday night, a collection of songs purporting to be R. Kelly’s 12 Play: Fourth Quarter showed up on a few of the leak blogs I read, prompting Vulture to send itself into a tizzy, and Digital Music News to cluck its tongue about the early release’s effects on the biz. But 12P4Q doesn’t eve…

By: Maura / July 30, 2008

VH1’s Viewers Sure Do Like Looking At Jess Mariano When He’s Not Wearing A Shirt

I mean, it’s the only explanation for Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)” being the channel’s No. 1 video for 2007. Right? Right? Also in the top five: Daughtry’s “It’s Not Over,” Pink’s “U + Ur Hand,” “Umbrella,” and that Maroon 5 video where they’re getting their Hall & Oates on while on a plane.

By: Maura / December 13, 2007

Kid Rock Goes From Waffle House Scraps To Flame Wars

Industry pundit Bob Lefsetz, as he is wont to do, wrote a long, splenetic screed about Wednesday night’s CMA Awards to his mailing list, and included within was a reference to fast-forwarding through parts of the show, with the (completely understandable!) reasoning “Fuck Kid Rock.” Well apparently Kid doesn’t take kindly to being both dissed…

By: Maura / November 9, 2007

“Blender” Turns The Tables On Kanye West

Once again, we present Rock-Critically Correct, a feature in which the most recent issues of Rolling Stone, Blender, Vibe and Spin are given a once-over by an anonymous writer who’s contributed to several of those titles–or maybe even all of them! After the jump, a look at the new issue of Blender:

By: anono / September 21, 2007

The Hamburglar Steals Twista’s Dream Of Performing In A Parking Lot

Twista couldn’t fast-rap his way out of this one. McDonald’s
dropped the quick-talking rapper from the Chicago stop on its McDonalds Live parking-lot concert series thanks to pressure from an old Idolator friend: noted billboard advertiser St. Sabina Catholic Church and its pastor, Michael Pfleger.

By: dangibs / July 30, 2007

Idolator’s Kells Digest: No To Sparkle, Yes To Calista

R. Kelly and Idolator clearly have a special relationship. We certainly hope that you come here for all your R. Kelly-related news, but even the most dedicated observer can get buried in material, not unlike the guy somewhere who collects Lil’ Wayne freestyles.

By: dangibs / July 2, 2007

How “Overrated Music” Became This Week’s Biggest Angle In The World

Welcome to another edition of Track Marks, in which your Idolators perform an autopsy on the latest band burning up the MP3-blogger charts. Today, however, we’ll take a look at one of the week’s most popular listicle subjects:

Artists: Music journalists and bloggers looking for something to write about in a sorta-slow news cycle.

By: Maura / June 20, 2007

Idolator Live-Blogs The American Music Awards

Welcome to Idolator’s first-ever live-blog, which is taking place to honor the American Music Awards, the annual parade through pop’s middle of the road. The AMAs, for those of you who might not know, are a Dick Clark-produced celebration of the music industry’s most fan-beloved offerings. To break it down for you, numbers-wise: The AMA…

By: Maura / November 21, 2006

Idolator Celebrates The NBA: Our Favorite Rapping Basketball Stars

We’re still a bit gunshy about the sports/music convergence after enduring Trace Adkins’ national anthem during the World Series, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t note two basketball-related happenings this week: the opening of the 2006-07 NBA season and the long-awaited release of Sacramento King Ron Artest’s album, My World. To honor the confluence…

By: Maura / November 2, 2006