Posts tagged "Blondie"

Dr. Dre Tops Forbes 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List: Morning Mix

:: With business ventures like Beats by Dre, there’s no doubt that Dr. Dre is bringing home some serious bank! So much so, in fact, that he has topped Forbes “2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list. The rap mogul made $620 million, while Diddy and Jay Z tie the number two spot with $60 million. [Forbes]

:: 2014 marks Blondie‘s 40th year in the music business, and the band’s frontwoman Debbie Harry celebrated the occasion with an exhibit at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery. [Hollywood Reporter]

:: The Recording Academy will be honoring Bob Dylan at their 25th annual MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute concert in February 2015. The acts lined up for the special night include Beck, the Black Keys, Jack White, Norah Jones, and many more. [Rolling Stone]

:: Sam Smith is having a great year, and his latest honor is four nominations at this year’s MOBO Awards – which will take place on October 22nd in London’s Wembley Arena. Artists like FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Katy B and Ed Sheeran also have various nominations. [NME]

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Debbie Harry Speaks Out On Celebrity Elevator Violence At ‘The Daily Show’: Watch

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Real Talk, Debbie
Blondie‘s Debbie Harry recently cut to the heart of the Solange-Jay Z elevator fight: “If private elevator violence isn’t stopped, the day may soon come where celebrities have to take the stairs,” she said, in a fake PSA filmed for The Daily Show. “Do you want to live in that world? I know I don’t.”

Blondie was the Daily Show‘s musical guest on May 13, though like the general public, the new wave pioneers could not escape the media frenzy following the Met Gala incident. The episode aired right as details continue to surface, too. The New York Standard Hotel employee who leaked the footage was caught and fired, according to AP. In far less believable news, New York Daily News reports that the fight started when Jay Z made plans to attend a Rihanna-hosted after-party without Beyonce. More »