Archive for December, 2011

Free Download: The Hives and Cyndi Lauper’s Raucous ‘A Christmas Duel’

December 23rd, 2011
Click to listen to The Hives & Cyndi Lauper's 'A Christmas Duel' Swedish garage rockers the Hives recently teamed up with pop icon Cyndi Lauper to celebrate the holidays with "A Christmas Duel" a blazing number that's much more fierce and raw than your typical Christmas carol Random Notes It may seem an...

Listen: Taylor Swift’s ‘Hunger Games’ Ballad ‘Safe and Sound’

December 23rd, 2011
Taylor Swift gave her fans an early Christmas present last night by tweeting a link to "Safe and Sound" a new song she recorded for the Hunger Games soundtrack with folk duo the Civil Wars The song a dark ballad featuring harmony vocals from Joy Williams and John Paul White...

Tyler the Creator Detained

December 23rd, 2011
Tyler the Creator – frontman for the provocative hip-hop group Odd Future – was arrested last night for bad behavior during a set at the Roxy club in Los Angeles The 20-year-old rapper (born Tyler Okonma) was detained after trashing some of the venue's sound equipment and allegedly attacking the...

‘X Factor’ Stagehands Injured at Finale Taping

December 23rd, 2011
Three stagehands on the set of the X Factor finale in Los Angeles were injured when a stair riser came unhinged and struck them from above in the final minutes of the broadcast The riser hit two of the stagehands in the head and another in the elbow The workers...

Spanish Man Arrested For Madonna Leak

December 23rd, 2011
A 31-year-old Spanish man has been arrested in connection to the leak of "Gimme All Your Luvin" the first single from Madonna's next album The pop icon's lawyer's traced the leak of the track to the unidentified man described by Spanish police as a "big Madonna fan" Madonna disagrees with...

Matisyahu Apologizes for Attacking Photographer

December 22nd, 2011
Matisyahu reportedly kicked a photographer in the face during a concert on Wednesday night breaking her camera's flash in the process The singer was performing the second of his Festival of Light Hannukah gigs at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn "Sorry about last night I totally snapped" Matisyahu...

R. Kelly: ‘There Is No End’ to ‘Trapped in the Closet’

December 22nd, 2011
R Kelly has headlined arenas around the world but the singer/producer felt like a rookie when he took the stage to perform "I Believe I Can Fly" with Melanie Amaro on last night's X Factor "Tonight man I felt like I was just starting out" Kelly told Rolling Stone backstage...

Justin Bieber Hosts an Intimate, Acoustic Winter Wonderland

December 22nd, 2011
Pop heartthrob Justin Bieber delivered a Christmas miracle to his young fans last night with a rare intimate theater concert at Toronto's Massey Hall The acoustic performance was taped for the Canadian television special Justin Bieber Home for the Holidays which airs tonight on MuchMusic/CTV and proceeds from the sold-out...

Courtney Love Challenges Eviction in Manhattan Court

December 22nd, 2011
Courtney Love has asked a Manhattan Housing Court judge to shoot down her landlord's bid to have her evicted from her West Village apartment Love's attorney Eric Sherman appeared in court yesterday to file a motion requesting that the matter be dropped entirely since the rocker has caught up on...

‘X Factor’ Recap: Melanie Amaro and R. Kelly Conquer All

December 22nd, 2011
"There is no second place prize" Josh Krajcik explains to those of us who don't know how finales work Boom for the grand close of The X Factor we're in familiar territory from the start Steve Jones who reportedly may not becoming back for season two ("Nooooo!" –you) lets us...