Archive for December, 1969

Exclusive: Will.i.am Explains His ‘Disgust’ for New Michael Jackson Album

December 31st, 1969
In an interview in the December 23 issue of Rolling Stone, Austin Scaggs asked Black Eyed Peas mastermind Will.i.am about his "disgust" for Michael, the posthumous Michael Jackson album released Monday. "Hell, yeah, I feel that way, and I'll tell you why," Will told Rolling Stone. "A couple of months ...

Video: Jamie Foxx Performs New Song With Drake

December 31st, 1969
Monday was Jamie Foxx's 43rd birthday, and he celebrated it on Ellen with a performance of a new track, "Fall for Your Type," from his forthcoming album Best Night of My Life (scheduled for release December 21). Foxx is accompanied by a full band, backup singers and two female dancers ...

Video: Robyn Shakes Up Peace Prize Event

December 31st, 1969
Robyn just completed her second North American tour of the year, and she brought that same energy to a sedate-seeming crowd at Saturday's Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway. Introduced by Anne Hathaway, Robyn lulled the audience by opening with a gentle reading on the traditional Swedish folk song, ...

DJ Premier Releasing Gang Starr Material

December 31st, 1969
DJ Premier — one-half of the pioneering hip-hop duo Gang Starr — is preparing an album of unreleased material from the group as well as a live DVD, he told XXL magazine. Premier and his partner in the group, Guru, who died in April, had had a rocky relationship in ...

Nicole Richie, Joel Madden Say “I Do!”

December 31st, 1969
Nicole Richie and her boyfriend of four years, Joel Madden, said "I do" in a winter-themed ceremony Saturday in Beverly Hills, her rep confirms to UsMagazine.com. Held at the home of Nicole's father, Lionel, the black-tie evening event was attended by approximately 150 family members and friends, including Khloe Kardashian ...

Exclusive: Find Out Which Star Officiated Nicole Richie’s Wedding

December 31st, 1969
Yo! When Nicole Richie and Joel Madden exchanged vows in Beverly Hills on Saturday, they had a very special man of the cloth helping them out: Rev. Run! "Joel and Nicole have looked up to Rev. Run, so they wanted him to officiate," a guest of the wedding tells UsMagazine.com ...

Teddy Riley Slams Quincy Jones On ‘Michael’ Criticism

December 31st, 1969
Longtime Michael Jackson collaborator Teddy Riley — who produced several songs on the posthumous Michael LP, which comes out today — has fired back at Quincy Jones for saying that there was "no way" the album should have been released. "Look at his age. He can barely hear you talk. ...

Watch: Paul McCartney Takes Over ‘SNL’

December 31st, 1969
Just two days after singing a new breakfast-oriented version of "Yesterday" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live — where he sang more songs and appeared in more skits than any musician in recent memory. Rolling Stone Picks The Top Ten ...

Exclusive Listen: Live Version of White Lies’ New Single ‘Bigger Than Us’

December 31st, 1969
London's White Lies are renowned for their fusion of dance beats and roaring guitars, and the band's new single "Bigger Than Us" — off their second album Ritual, out January 18 — showcases their talents brilliantly. This exclusive live version of "Bigger Than Us" was recorded in Mexico for Sesiones ...

Watch: McCartney, Fallon Duet on ‘Yesterday’ Parody

December 31st, 1969
Paul McCartney visited Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Thursday night and paid tribute to the origins of "Yesterday" — which was first called "Scrambled Eggs" — by performing a food-themed reinterpretation of the Beatles classic with Fallon. McCartney was also inspired to discuss an important moment in Beatles history. "The ...