Monthly Archives June 2014

Janis Joplin Stamp Artwork Unveiled

June 30, 2014 Music

Earlier this year Rolling Stone reported on a series of musical stamps coming out this year that took years of planning to come to fruition Now that the Jimi Hendrix stamp has been officially released as the first offering of the United States Postal Service's Music Icons series the agency has...

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Chromeo Showcase Funky Fake Airline in Funny or Die Video

June 30, 2014 Music

Electro-funk act Chromeo invite you to "fly safe stay funky" in a new Funny or Die video promoting their fake Canadian airline Mallard Air The group started the ongoing gag earlier in June claiming to have invested money in the fledgling company; this goofy new clip (which all but confirms the news...

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Reaching Out: The Best Michael Jackson Slow-Jams

June 30, 2014 Music

As Jackson famously once said "I'm a lover not a fighter" These tracks prove that he was as adept at drama-drenched ballads and feel-good anthems as he was with glossy nightclub roof-raisers

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Madonna Aims to Help Detroit Hometown by Funding Charities

June 30, 2014 Music

Madonna will help out her home city of Detroit by contributing funds to three organizations attempting to improve conditions in the Motor City The Best Madonna Songs of All Time as Chosen by Rolling Stone Readers The Downtown Youth Boxing Gym offers after-school boxing and educational mentoring to 65 kids in Detroit's...

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Beyonce, LeBron James, Dr. Dre Lead Forbes Celebrity 100 List

June 30, 2014 Music

Beyoncé is already the queen of pop music but now she's the queen of pop culture The singer has claimed the top spot on Forbes' new Celebrity 100 list which ranks the most successful celebrities from "movies TV music sports books and modeling based on money and fame" Dominant Miami Heat forward...

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Doobie Brothers Help Zac Brown Band Bring ‘Funky Dixieland’ to Boston

June 30, 2014 Music

Zac Brown Band kicked off a two-night stand at Boston's Fenway Park last weekend by rolling out a few surprises including a rare cover of the Doobie Brothers' chart-topping classic "Black Water" — performed with a little help from the Doobies themselves Zac Brown Band's Fenway Park Shows Deemed 'Best Nights...

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Bon Iver Employs Electronic Choir for New Track ‘Heavenly Father’

June 30, 2014 Music

Zack Braff got his soundtrack game on lock A decade after injecting indie rock into the mainstream with Garden State the actor/director returns with his new film Wish I Was Here that’s accompanied by more great tunes The Shins' exclusive contribution to WIWH was revealed two weeks ago and now...

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Blake Shelton ‘Eyes’ Record-Setting Song

June 30, 2014 Music

Miranda Lambert is getting ready to celebrate her latest Number One single "Platinum" at a Nashville party Monday night but it's her husband Blake Shelton who currently sits atop the country charts with "My Eyes" featuring Gwen Sebastian The hit becomes Shelton's 12th consecutive Number One and continues his record-breaking...

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Jack White Trolls Glastonbury With Metallica Cover

June 30, 2014 Music

Jack White's Glastonbury setlist looks svelte when compared to the mammoth 26-song performance he dropped on Bonnaroo two weeks earlier but his Glasto gig did feature one big surprise A nod to controversial headliners Metallica The heavy metal gods' selection as Glastonbury headliner was met with skepticism and anger from...

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King Diamond Returns (With Human Bones) After Death-Defying Decade

June 30, 2014 Music

He joined the Church of Satan before Marilyn Manson was old enough to drink He went beer-for-beer with Metallica during their "Alcoholica" period He laid the groundwork for Scandinavia's fire-breathing extreme metal bands using human bones for a microphone stand and exploding ontage effigies with his early Eighties breakthrough group Mercyful...

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