Monthly Archives December 2013

Allman Brothers Band Whip Up Another Beacon Theatre Run

December 31, 2013 Music

Even Gregg Allman seems surprised the Allman Brothers Band are facing their 45th year as a band “Where did it all go right?” he says with a laugh The band will celebrate the milestone by – what else? – returning to New York’s Beacon Theatre for a ten-show residency beginning...

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Fortress Social Club Rock a House Party – Premiere

December 31, 2013 Music

The members of Fortress Social Club make no bones about it – they want you to crack a beer and enjoy their music Which makes the video for their spirited soulful "I'm Not a Praying Man But " – shot live during a house party with a...

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Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells, Secret Machines Dead at 35

December 30, 2013 Music

Benjamin Curtis the former Secret Machines guitarist and Tripping Daisy drummer who most recently made up half of the dream-pop duo School of Seven Bells died at age 35 last night in New York City He had been battling T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the...

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Beyonce Responds to NASA Astronauts Angry Over Challenger Sample

December 30, 2013 Music

Beyoncé has responded to complaints from a NASA employee and a widow of astronaut who died in the 1986 space shuttle Challenger explosion about her use of a sample from that fated mission in the song "XO" a track on her "visual album" Beyoncé The Ultimate Guide to Beyoncé's Surprise New...

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Nicki Minaj Brings Hypnotic Sex Talk to ‘Boss Ass Bitch’ Remix

December 30, 2013 Music

Nicki Minaj isn't done turning heads in 2013 The rapper-singer has posted a remix of PTAF's viral rap sensation "Boss Ass Bitch" which replaces the original's innuendo-filled rhymes with her own manic sex talk and breakneck brags Minaj posted the track (available below) on her website today as a free...

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Flaming Lips Share Psychedelic ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ Cover

December 30, 2013 Music

It's a match made in psych-rock heaven The Flaming Lips have shared a trippy interpretation of the Beatles' classic "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" Lips frontman Wayne Coyne posted the six-minute cover yesterday on his Instagram account; the track was recorded as a preview of the band's upcoming New...

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U2 Pick Up Sonny Bono Visionary Award for ‘Mandela’ Track

December 30, 2013 Music

U2 will engage in some Bono-on-Bono action this weekend when all four members accept the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday Previous recipients include filmmakers Quentin Tarantino Baz Luhrman M Night Shyamalan Gus Van Sant and Danny Boyle among others The group's foray into cinema this...

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Bruno Mars, Rihanna Are Most Pirated Artists of 2013

December 30, 2013 Music

Bruno Mars and Rihanna were illegally downloaded more than five million times each in 2013 making them the two most-pirated artists of the year According to Musicmetric which analyzes BitTorrent data Daft Punk Justin Timberlake and Flo Rida rounded out the top five musicians Kanye West Eminem Jay Z Drake and Pitbull...

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Is Courtney Love Reuniting Hole?

December 30, 2013 Music

Are Courtney Love and Hole ready to live through another reunion? A new photo suggests they are The alt-rockers led by Love – who rose to fame in the early Nineties with their debut Pretty on the Inside and their hit follow-up Live Through This – haven't recorded with their most famous...

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10 Best Moments From the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors

December 30, 2013 Music

On December 8th the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors inducted Herbie Hancock Martina Arroyo Shirley MacLaine Billy Joel and Carlos Santana at a special event attended by the President and First Lady along with other Hollywood and political elites The tribute concert aired on CBS last night so RS whipped...

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