Monthly Archives May 2013

Marvin Junior, Dells Singer, Dead at 77

May 31, 2013 Music

Dells singer Marvin Junior died on Wednesday from kidney and heart problems at his home in Harvey Illinois the New York Times reports He was 77 Junior who was once called "Iron Throat" by the Temptations' David Ruffin helped form the doo-wop and R&B group as a high-schooler in Harvey...

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Jermaine Dupri May Lose Song Rights in Lawsuit

May 31, 2013 Music

Jermaine Dupri may lose the rights to some of his So So Def label's music thanks to a $19 million lawsuit According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the mogul is being sued by SunTrust bank for defaulting on a $49 million loan from 2010 The bank says that Dupri backed up the...

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Song By a Solo Beatle?

May 31, 2013 Music

The Beatles began recording solo projects before the group even split up George Harrison released the soundtrack to Wonderwall in late 1968 almost at the exact same time that John Lennon and Yoko Ono unveiled Two Virgins Neither release was a commercial juggernaut but after the Beatles split in 1970...

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Fun.’s San Francisco Concert Streaming

May 31, 2013 Music

Tonight fun are going to rock San Francisco's Nob Hill Masonic Center If you can't make it though you're in luck - come back here at 9 pm PST to catch a stream of the "We Are Young" stars' set as it unfolds Video Fun Wonder 'Why Am I the One' The...

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Chester Bennington on Stone Temple Pilots: ‘Gonna Make a Lot of Music Together’

May 31, 2013 Music

Stone Temple Pilots and Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington first revealed their surprising collaboration recently at LA radio station KROQ's annual Weenie Roast show Last night the two acts joined forces at the annual MAP/MusiCares Fund Benefit Concert in LA where Bennington was presented the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for...

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Mumford & Sons, Muse, Blur Back War Child Charity Effort

May 31, 2013 Music

Mumford & Sons Muse and Blur are among the latest bands backing the War Child charity's efforts to win a grant of £500000 (around $760000) The groups have thrown their support to War Child in hopes that fans will vote for the charity and award them the hefty prize Q&A Damon...

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Billy Joel Surprises With Two Songs at High School Graduation

May 31, 2013 Music

Billy Joel surprised an assembly of students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens on Thursday when he showed up to answer questions and perform a pair of songs on different pianos at the school for 400 students  Joel appeared with Tony Bennett who opened the school through...

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Boston Strong: Aerosmith, James Taylor, J. Geils Band Anchor All-Star Concert

May 31, 2013 Music

The city of Boston is known for many things – its revolutionary history and higher education its trophies and ground balls between the legs its provincial past and progressive future After this year's Boston Marathon the city has also been recognized for its collective pride and resiliency which were celebrated...

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Cassius Create Summer Soundtrack on ‘Sunchild’ – Song Premiere

May 31, 2013 Music

Putting together "Sunchild" for the Ed Banger records Ed Rec Vol X compilation wasn't the easiest task for French electronic duo Cassius With a deadline looming they were about to abandon the track altogether before Boom Bass called up his partner Philippe Zdar and told him to meet him...

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Boards of Canada Return With ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’: Track-By-Track

May 31, 2013 Music

You really couldn't ask for a better time for a pair of electronic icons to emerge from hibernation Daft Punk's Random Access Memories and Boards of Canada's Tomorrow's Harvest – announced within months of each other under similarly secretive circumstances – represent each artist's first full-length statement in eight long...

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