Archive for December 7th, 2012

Notorious B.I.G. Autopsy Report Released

December 7th, 2012
After 15 years the Notorious BIG's autopsy report has been released according to the Associated Press The report shows the rapper born Christopher Wallace was shot four times during the drive-by on March 9th 1997 but was killed by only one bullet that tore through his heart left lung and...

Psy Apologizes for Anti-American Performances

December 7th, 2012
"Gangnam Style" singer Psy issued an apology Friday in reponse to widespread reports about his participation in two anti-American concerts a decade ago in his native South Korea According to several reports in Korean media outlets in 2002 Psy smashed a model of a US tank into the stage at a...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Album of 2012?

December 7th, 2012
The editors of Rolling Stone recently selected their favorite albums of 2012 Their picks include Jack White's Blunderbuss Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Frank Ocean's Channel Orange and Azealia Banks' 1991  The 50 Best Albums of 2012 Now it's your turn What was your favorite album of the year? There's a lot to...

Rolling Stones Join ’12-12-12′ Sandy Benefit Concert

December 7th, 2012
The Rolling Stones have taken up their invitation to the "12-12-12" Sandy benefit concert December 12th at Madison Square Garden The rockers announced the news on Twitter and they'll join a packed lineup Paul McCartney Eric Clapton Bruce Springsteen Bon Jovi Billy Joel the Who Dave Grohl Kanye West and Coldplay's Chris...

Surreal Kurt Cobain Tribute Staged at Art Basel

December 7th, 2012
Countless tributes to Kurt Cobain have been staged since the Nirvana deity's death 18 years ago But few have likely been as unusual as "Kurt" a multimedia show held at Miami's Gusman Center for the Arts in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach Thursday night For one thing "Kurt" conceived by...

The Black Keys Toast to Their Grammy Nominations

December 7th, 2012
"I'm hungover honestly" says Dan Auerbach with a laugh calling from the UK He has reason to celebrate on Wednesday the Black Keys scored five Grammy nominations – including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album – plus Auerbach was nominated for Producer of the Year for his work...

Al Walser Very Happy About Al Walser’s EDM Grammy Nomination

December 7th, 2012
When the Grammys announced the nominees for Best Dance Recording the list included expected titans like Avicii Calvin Harris Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex Then there was Al Walser whose "I Can't Live Without You" also snagged a nomination catching many fans by surprise In an interview with MTV the...

Rick Ross Cancels Tour Dates Over Gang Threats

December 7th, 2012
Rick Ross has canceled his shows in Charlotte and Greensboro North Carolina this weekend after receiving death threats from the Gangster Disciples gang The Charlotte Observer reports The North Carolina chapter of the gang warned Ross against visiting the area in a YouTube video seemingly because the rapper had "dishonored"...

Alicia Keys Gala Raises $1.3 Million to Fight AIDS

December 7th, 2012
Alicia Keys' Black Ball Redux gala last night raised $13 million for her charity Keep a Child Alive The Associated Press reports Keys got a big assist from pharmaceutical billionaire Stewart Rahr who pledged $1 million to the charity which helps those affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa The...

Jay-Z Unrecognized By Subway Passenger, Video Goes Viral

December 7th, 2012
Jay-Z's eight-night stand at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center in September was historic and a feat few of his contemporaries could pull off So it was fitting that the experience would warrant its own documentary "Where I'm From" that debuted on Jay-Z's Times+Life website Tuesday the hip-hop mogul's 43rd birthday But there's...