Archive for September 10th, 2012

Report: John Mayer Hit With Lawsuit Over Ponzi Scheme

September 10th, 2012
John Mayer has been reportedly hit with a lawsuit over his connection to a $100 million Ponzi scheme according to TMZ The Seattle-based scheme was unraveled earlier this year when its mastermind Darren Berg was slapped with an 18-year prison sentence for stealing more than $100 million from investors through...

Snoop Lion Endorses Obama

September 10th, 2012
During a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival for his documentary Reincarnated Snoop Lion (as hip hop star Snoop Dogg now calls himself since embracing Rastafari and reggae music) told reporters he fully backs President Barack Obama in his bid for re-election "Let me begin Obama for four more...

Q&A: James Taylor on His Next (Last?) Album and Performing at the DNC

September 10th, 2012
James Taylor was back in North Carolina last week performing a 16-minute set for a crowd of delegates and other politicos on the final night of the Democratic National Convention The singer opened (of course) with "Carolina in My Mind" in tribute to the state where he was raised It...

Song Premiere: Kreayshawn, ‘Twerkin!!!’ feat. Diplo and Sissy Nobby

September 10th, 2012
Click to listen to Kreayshawn's 'Twerkin!!!' feat Diplo and Sissy Nobby Kreayshawn pays a rowdy wobbly tribute to booty shakin' on her new track "Twerkin!!!" Over a swirling beat that morphs with intensity the Bay Area MC defiantly weaves her high-pitched flow to describe impressive back-end dance moves Diplo steps out...

Flashback: Simon and Garfunkel Reunite on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1975

September 10th, 2012
Saturday Night Live didn't have very many rules in its first season The second episode of the show was hosted by Paul Simon who agreed to reunite with Art Garfunkel for the musical segment The only problem was that Randy Newman and Phoebe Snow were already booked Lorne Michaels decided...

Emmanuel Jal Beaten, Robbed by South Sudanese Police

September 10th, 2012
Rapper and South Sudanese peace activist Emmanuel Jal was beaten and robbed Saturday by police in Juba South Sudan in an apparently unprovoked incident of police brutality Jal's publicist said Police stopped Jal around 930 pm and took his cellphone then five officers beat him until he lost consciousness while...

Mumford & Sons Match Grandeur of Red Rocks on ‘I Will Wait’

September 10th, 2012
In their new video for "I Will Wait" Mumford & Sons get the cinematic treatment at Colorado's storied Rock Rocks Amphitheatre Behind the backdrop of the beautiful venue and a sea of enthusiastic fans the folk band deliver their latest single with epic energy Panoramic shots wash over the audience...

Green Day Launch First Leg of North American Tour in November

September 10th, 2012
Green Day have announced North American tour dates for their upcoming album trilogy ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! The band kicks off a seven-date initial run November 26th in Seattle before returning to the road January 7th in Green Bay Wisconsin and wrapping up February 8th in Las Vegas Presale for Green Day's...

Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters Dead at 84

September 10th, 2012
Dorothy McGuire Williamson who with her sisters Phyllis and Christine formed the Fifties vocal trio the McGuire Sisters has died at her son's house near Phoenix The Associated Press reports She was 84 Williamson had Parkinson's disease and age-related dementia The McGuire Sisters were as well known for their matching outfits and...

Jay-Z Adds Verse to Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’ at London Paralympics

September 10th, 2012
Jay-Z joined Coldplay onstage last night at the 2012 London Paralympics closing ceremony adding an inspiring verse to the Brits' single "Paradise" After packing uplifting lyrics and gold-medal braggadocio into a guest spot that threw props to Gabby Douglas Ryan Lochte and Serena Williams the rapper took to his website to...