According to the publisher, Horovitz and Diamond are “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience.” So what exactly does that mean? Well, the book “will be loosely structured as an oral history. It will also have contributions by other writers, as well as a strong visual component.” More »
Posts tagged "Adam Yauch"
:: Following in John Legend‘s footsteps, Alicia Keys is the latest artist to announce her new album — just in time for her upcoming VMA performance. Echoing The Hunger Games, the R&B songstress’s forthcoming LP is titled Girl On Fire. [Rap-Up]
:: American Idol winner Scotty McCreery took a hard fall off a stage during a live set. “Dagum @BradPaisley pranked me again,” tweeted the singer after his tumble. “He narrowed up the stage on me for my last song….. #MeetTheCrowdNight #ImOk.” [Celebuzz]
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Yauch, who died in May after a long bout with cancer, stipulated in his will that his image and music could not be used for advertising purposes. His wife, Dechen Yauch, has the right to sell and manage his artistic property, as long as his music and image not be used for commercial use.
Monster’s 2012 Ruckus in the Rockies promo video appeared on the company’s website in May 2012, and used Beastie songs like “Sabotage,” “So What’cha Want” and “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun.” Mike D, Ad-Rock and the estate of Yauch are seeking unspecified damages, alleging copyright infringement and a host of other intellectual property violations. [Via MTV]
:: Pink has been added as one of the performers at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Expect the pop star to perform a new track off her upcoming album The Truth About Love. Think she can top her high-flying trapeze act (performing “Sober”) from three years ago? [MTV]
:: Jordin Sparks was no doubt inspired by the time she spent with Whitney Houston during the making of Sparkle — the singer says her new album is influenced by “early Mariah, early Whitney” recordings. [Popjustice]
:: Adam “MCA” Yauch‘s will stipulates that “his image, music, and any art he created could not be used for advertising”, which means you won’t be hearing any Beastie Boys songs shilling iPads. [AV Club]
:: M.I.A. has sorta revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming album Matangi. We hesitate calling this an official tracklist since half the song titles are obscured and we don’t see “Bad Girls” anywhere on there. [Punchbowl Blog]
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:: When John Legend‘s model fiancée Chrissy Tiegan criticized Chris Brown‘s Billboard Music Awards performance on Twitter (hey, join the club, Chrissy!) she probably had no idea she would be recieving death threats (and worse) from members of Team Breezy. “Lets stop sending death threats!” Brown tweeted today to his followers. “I know y’all bout that life but it’s the wrong message! Ur turning haters into victims!” [ONTD]
:: Legend, who also performed during the awards show, supported his lady. “Every artist has to be ok with the fact that some people won’t like their work. All critics aren’t ‘haters,’” he tweeted, likely in reference to Brown’s comment. “And don’t ever tell me to put my ‘bitch on a leash’. She’s a grown woman with her own mind and her own opinions and this is not 1950.” You tell ‘em, John. [E! Online]
:: Lea Michele surprised David Letterman by admitting she has 14 secret tattoos hidden all over her body. And as evidenced by her revealing outfit, clearly none of them are located her boobs. [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: 2 Chainz was arrested at New York’s LaGuardia airport on Tuesday (May 22) for possessing “brass knuckles” in his bag. Metal knuckles are viewed as a weapon, though the rapper’s friend Big Sean says they were strictly used for fashion: “2 chainz ain’t have no brass knuckles, it was a 4 finger ring that spelled hood,” he wrote. “We had a shoot yesturday n he was rockin em.” [MTV]
:: Brooklyn residents want to rename Squibb Park to tribute Beastie Boys‘ Adam Yauch. The park, located in Brooklyn Heights, is currently undergoing renovations to become a skateboarding facility. [Billboard]
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