Music

01
Dec
GoldieBlox responds to Beastie Boys letter, pulls offending ad

It’s looks like the little legal kerfuffle between the Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox is coming to its conclusion. It all began when GoldieBlox, a company that sells educational toys for young girls, appropriated the Beasties favorite “Girls” in one of their commercials, which quickly went viral. The Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock — noting the trio’s longstanding commitment to keep their songs out of ads (which was also a... [read news]

25
Nov
Beastie Boys respond to GoldieBlox lawsuit with open letter

The Beastie Boys see GoldieBlox’s lawsuit, and now they’re fighting back — with an open letter. The group’s surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock responded to the company that appropriated the Beasties classic “Girls” today. Read it below:   Like many of the millions of people who have seen your toy commercial “GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg & the Beastie Boys,” we were very impressed by the creativity and the message... [read news]

24
Nov
Willie Nelson suspends tour after three hurt in band bus crash

Singer Willie Nelson has suspended his tour after three members of his band were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Nelson was not aboard in the weather-related accident around 3:30 a.m. CST Saturday on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas. A statement posted on Nelson’s website, hours after the accident, says this... [read news]

22
Nov
American Music Awards: Rihanna to receive first ever ‘AMA Icon Award’

Rihanna will receive the first ever “AMA Icon Award” and perform at the 2013 American Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE on Sunday, dick clark productions announced. Also scheduled to perform are Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Macklemore Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, TLC and this... [read news]

21
Nov
Jackson Browne to perform with School of Rock students

While some may think of him more as a folkie, don’t forget that Jackson Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. And on Sunday, the acclaimed singer-songwriter will be performing at West Hollywood’s Troubadour with School of Rock Students for the Rock School Scholarship Fund. The student are from the West L.A. and Burbank branches of the school, which for 15 years has offered music education programs... [read news]

20
Nov
Rapper apologises for 'boneheaded' stage dive

An American rapper has apologised for a "boneheaded" dive off a 35ft lighting rig during a London gig that put him and two of his fans in hospital. According to a posting on his Facebook page, George Watsky injured a man and broke a woman's arm when he landed on top of them at Alexandra Palace. The 27-year-old said his actions were "stupid and wildly irresponsible" and that he had "no excuse". Footage of the jump and its aftermath has been... [read news]

19
Nov
'Back to Brooklyn,' music review

Setting figures big in Barbra Streisand’s “Back to Brooklyn” concert. Recorded over two nights in October 2012 at the Barclays Center, the disc and its accompanying DVD capture Streisand’s first-ever concert in the borough of her birth. Throughout the long evening, Streisand made loving reference to an area of the city she couldn’t wait to escape 50 years ago. Images of her high school (Erasmus), the theater she attended (Loews... [read news]

18
Nov
Garrix beats Lily Allen to number one spot

Lily Allen has missed out on another UK number one single with her cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know. The track, used in this year's John Lewis Christmas advert, sold 12,000 fewer copies than Animals, the debut single from Dutch DJ Martin Garrix. The 17-year-old said claiming the top spot in this week's chart was "really beyond expectations". Ellie Goulding's BBC Children in Need single How Long Will I Love You? enters the rundown at... [read news]

17
Nov
Lady Gaga scores third British No. 1 album with ‘Artpop’

Lady Gaga scored her third British number one album on Sunday with "ARTPOP", knocking U.S. rapper Eminem off the top spot, the Official Charts Company said. Lady Gaga, known for her extravagant costumes and estimated to have earned $80 million in the past year, also entered the singles chart at number nine with "Do What U Want" - a collaboration with U.S. artist R Kelly. Eminem hung on to second place in the album chart, holding off new... [read news]

16
Nov
Britney Spears to duet with sister Jamie Lynn Spears on 'Britney Jean' album

Britney's back, and she's bringing her sister with her. On Wednesday, the 31-year-old singer tweeted the tracklist to her upcoming album "Britney Jean" and revealed some special guest stars. Jamie Lynn Spears, 22, is slated to join her sister on the song "Chillin' With You." Jamie Lynn Spears concurred, tweeting, "I'm excited to work with my sis, but even moreee excited for y'all to hear what I've been working sooo hard on the past 5... [read news]


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