:: Beyonce and Tina Turner are rumored to be performing at Oprah Winfrey’s 60th birthday party in January. Sounds about right. [VIBE]
:: If his morose music is any indication, Morrissey’s autobiography should be anything but a light read. I wonder if he will address his long-questioned sexuality in the page-turner. [Spin]
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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend — and so are VMA moonmen.
In case you haven’t heard by now (err, that’s impossible), the MTV Video Music Awards are coming up on Sunday. We’re all super stoked to see which acts will win — especially the Best Female Video category, which sees Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato,… More »
Tina Turner celebrated her marriage to music executive Erwin Bach today with a Buddist-inspired party at her Swiss lakeside estate. Authorities have temporarily barred boats from sailing nearby to prevent potential accidents by onlookers.
More than 120 guests — including David Bowie, Sade and Oprah Winfrey — wore white as they joined the… More »
Did You Hear?
:: Ed Sheeran was spotted backstage at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom hanging out with (wait for it) J. Cole and Mac Miller. Could this have something to do with Ed’s supposedly hip-hop-influenced next album? [Vibe]
:: Justin Bieber continues to channel his inner bad boy, as the pop star got yet another tattoo, but this one… More »
Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange is blowing our minds, and we’re still trying to piece our brains back together three days after its surprise midnight release. But the one thing we know immediately is that “Pyramids” is a song for the ages. Over the course of 10 minutes Ocean crafts an epic dreamscape of love and… More »
For the re-release of the Nintendo 64 game “Goldeneye 007″, Nicole Scherzinger covered the classic James Bond theme “Goldeneye”, originally recorded by no less than Tina Turner. How does Nicole’s version stack up against the music icon’s? Surprisingly well! Listen below.
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In tonight’s episode of Glee, the crew practices their assignment of performing a duet, and Artie’s love triangle with Tina and Mike gets more complicated. After the jump, voila your song spoilers for “Duets”, including some big band classics, more tunes from A Chorus Line, and a cover of one of our favorite duets between… More »
My post on James Brown’s “Living In America” reminded me of a sorta-sketched-out theory I have about the evolution, and devolution, of recent years’ musical landscape: There are few musical icons from the glory days of rock and pop who didn’t make at least one indescribably awful career choice during the 1980s. (Some of the… More »
Larry Levine, Phil Spector’s longtime engineer, died on his 80th birthday Thursday, according to a statement released by his family. Levine’s first collaboration with Spector was on the Crystals’ “She’s A Rebel,” and the two worked together on hits by the Righteous Brothers, Darlene Love, and Ike & Tina Turner. (He was there for those… More »
The Association Of Music Producers is arguing that the NARAS should create two new Grammy awards: one for best original song in an advertisement, and one for best original score. Shouldn’t a freestyle regarding the glory of Sprite garner the performer a Clio instead, you might ask? Perhaps, but the AMP feels that the commercial… More »
Mathew Knowles has responded to Aretha Franklin’s miffedness over his daughter calling Tina Turner “the Queen” during Sunday night’s Grammy ceremony. Quoth the dad of Beyonce: “As a manager I am not taking something this ridiculous to Beyonce. Beyonce referred to Tina Turner as a ‘queen,’ … More »