Monthly Archives November 2014

Paul Stanley Says Kiss ‘Screwed Over’ by Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 30, 2014 Music

Kiss' performance was among the highlights at this year's 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sure, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's performance of "Rock and Roll All Nite" was clearly lip-synched, but it was an unexpected surprise to see the Destroyer crew in full makeup aboard a float cruising alongside giant balloons of Pikachu and Spongebob Squarepants. However, guitarist Paul Stanley wasn't too happy following Kiss' Thanksgiving appearance.



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"Bluntly, We were screwed over & misled by the exec in charge of #MacysThanksgivingDayParade. We ALL deserved better," the guitarist tweeted the day after Thanksgiving. Stanley never elaborated why he was upset about the performance but Ultimate

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Lionel Richie Recruited for Distinguished Sunday Slot at Glastonbury 2015

November 30, 2014 Music

The Sunday "teatime" slot at the Glastonbury Festival is usually reserved for music royalty, as legends like Leonard Cohen, Brian Wilson, James Brown and Paul Simon have all performed in the long-running fest's closing afternoon set. The first major artist to be announced for next year's Glastonbury, and the performer selected for that distinguished Sunday afternoon slot in June 2015, is Lionel Richie, the Guardian revealed.



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"I'm really excited to play Glastonbury next year as it's one of the most iconic festivals in the world," Richie said in a statement. "It has a phenomenal history and the alumni of artists who have previously played is incredible so I'm honored to be joining that club.

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Eagles Sue Concert Footage Archivist Over Bootleg Performances

November 30, 2014 Music

Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the Eagles have sued a concert footage archivist, accusing the man of violating their copyright after screening unlicensed Eagles footage at a Connecticut theater in October. In a suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, lawyers for Frey and Henley accuse William Shelley of charging admission to show a bootlegged concert of the "Hotel California" rockers, the New York Daily News reports.



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The Eagles are not only seeking to reclaim their concert footage from Shelley, they're also reportedly trying to seize his entire extensive archives. According to the Guardian, the Shelley Archives house more than 100,000 reels of 35mm and 16mm film, or more than 10,000 hours of rare

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Busta Rhymes Bloodied in Stage Fall After Going Too ‘Hard’

November 29, 2014 Music

Busta Rhymes was left bloodied after falling off the stage in the early morning hours Friday. The rapper was making a surprise appearance at O.T. Genasis' concert at New York's Webster Hall when the incident occurred. In a video of the incident posted by World Star Hip Hop, we see the rapper, cigar and alcohol in hand, headbanging so violently at the edge of the stage that he slipped and fell forward into the crowd.



Security and members of Rhymes' entourage rushed into the audience to check on his wellbeing as wekk as clear some space between the rapper and the crowd. Upon standing back up, Rhymes staggers momentarily before bringing his hands, sans cigar and alcohol, to his head.



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Watch Jack White Talk Paramount Records Set on ‘CBS This Morning’

November 29, 2014 Music

In addition to Jack White's own prolific music career, the Third Man Records founder has also adopted the role of archivist and music historian thanks to his mammoth Paramount Records collection. Last year, Third Man and Revenant Records teamed up for The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), which documented how a Wisconsin-based furniture company became the producer of thousands of influential "race records." With Volume Two (1928-32) set to arrive on December 1st, the Lazaretto singer visited CBS This Morning to discuss the massive undertaking.



Jack White on His Massive Paramount Records Set


"You can sit down on a Sunday and spend seven hours with it and you've still only gotten through about 5 percent of it," White told

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Hear Frank Ocean’s Atmospheric ‘Memrise,’ His First New Song in Two Years

November 29, 2014 Music

While much of America recovered from their Thanksgiving feasts or lined up for Black Friday shopping, Frank Ocean was quietly sharing new music. Friday morning, the Channel Orange singer uploaded "Memrise," a lo-fi track that finds Ocean serenading a lover and marks his first new solo material in nearly two years.



The two-minute-long song is divided into three sections: An atmospheric opening where Ocean harmonizes with multiples layers of his own voice, a speak-sung middle verse that's reminiscent of TV on the Radio, and a coda where the singer finally unfurls his Grammy-winning voice as he sings, "Don't go plastic on me / Nothing's set in stone." It's unclear whether "Memrise" was just a Black Friday gift to fans or a sneak preview at the singer's next

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Scott Stapp: 60-Day Psychiatric Hold Requested for Creed Singer

November 29, 2014 Music

A distraught Scott Stapp posted a video on Facebook November 26th claiming that he was now penniless and homeless. While Stapp assured fans he was clean and sober in the rambling 15-minute video, divorce papers filed by his wife Jaclyn Stapp suggest otherwise. Now, more details about the Creed singer's descent have emerged, including a report that Stapp was placed on a temporary involuntary psychiatric hold earlier this month.



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According to TMZ, after Scott Stapp posted his video online Wednesday, his wife Jaclyn Stapp filed legal documents to have her husband committed for 60 days so he can receive the help he requires. This comes after Jaclyn Stapp stated in a divorce petition that the

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Billy Joel’s Biographer Compiles an Ultimate Piano Man Playlist

November 28, 2014 Music

It's not like he ever really went away, but Billy Joel's return to the full flush of stardom has become all the more evident with his recent honors, including an ASCAP Centennial Award and the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize. He recently announced further shows in his record-breaking residency at Madison Square Garden, with dates scheduled well into 2015. Accompanying his always robust showing in the marketplace has been a kind of refresher course for former critics, with all manner of influential publications rediscovering an artistry within his songbook that as long taken for granted.



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Thus the time seems right for a scan through Joel's body of work. What follows is just an observer's opinion of

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Creed’s Scott Stapp Reveals He’s Homeless in Jarring New Video

November 26, 2014 Music

Creed's Scott Stapp has apparently fallen on some hard times. Fifteen years after the band's Human Clay sold over 11 million copies, the lead singer now finds himself "penniless" and reduced to living in a Holiday Inn, Stapp says in a jarring 15-minute video that he posted on his Facebook page (via TMZ).


 
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Stapp opens his testimonial by assuring fans that he's not under the influence. "I'm sure you've heard the many rumors and slanderous, libelous accusations over the last few weeks," Stapp says. "First, I was dead. That came out obviously that it was a hoax. Then there were rumors that I'm on drugs and drinking and relapsed and in rehab, all these other things. That's also a lie…I'm sober as can be.



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Garth Brooks Remains Number One, Cancels TV Appearances

November 26, 2014 Music

Garth Brooks may be a Man Against Machine, but the machine certainly isn't against him — for the second week in a row, the pride of Oklahoma tops the Billboard Country Albums chart, proving that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder. It had been since 2001 that Brooks released a record of all new material, but he's having no trouble reclaiming the throne from newer stars like Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt. Man Against Machine debuted last week with 130,000 units sold and this week moved 62,000.



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To add to the momentum, Brooks' new single "Mom," a sweet acoustic ballad from the perspective of God to an unborn child, is currently the most added song on country radio. Brooks debuted the track on Good Morning

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