Archive for December 21st, 2012

Tate Stevens on Winning ‘The X Factor’ Season Two: ‘It’s Still Very Surreal’

December 21st, 2012
Last night country singer Tate Stevens was crowned the Season Two winner of The X Factor walking away with a $5 million recording contract and a Pepsi-produced video that will premiere on the Grammys in February The Belton Missouri native who was a member of mentor LA Reid's Over 25s...

Ravi Shankar Honored in Memorial Service

December 21st, 2012
About 700 people gathered yesterday in Encinitas California to say goodbye to world music pioneer and sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar Reuters reports Shankar's daughters Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar and Olivia Harrison the wife of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison were among those at the public memorial service "He completely...

Jackson Browne, Bob Weir Top All-Star ‘Jam-a-Thon’ Benefit in L.A.

December 21st, 2012
Jackson Browne called Jonathan Wilson "the jam king" and last night Browne was one of several major artists to join the Los Angeles folk-rocker at the Troubadour for a "goodwill jam-a-thon" Taking turns onstage were the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir ELO's Jeff Lynne and fellow Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont...

Scissor Sisters Frontman Will Guest on New Queens of the Stone Age Album

December 21st, 2012
Earlier this week Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears tweeted about doing "something insanely cool with some fierce Queens" and followed it up with a picture of him with Queens of the Stone Age Shears also tweeted about singing together with QOTSA frontman Josh Homme and according to Antiquietcom Shears...

Lil Reese Keeps Fans Waiting in New York

December 21st, 2012
"If I could rap I'd perform the songs for y'all I swear!" rising Houston DJ OG Chase B bantered with the fatigued crowd well past midnight at New York City's Santos Party House on Thursday night The scattered audience had braved tight security and on-and-off rain to end up waiting...

Green Day Roll Tape in ‘X-Kid’

December 21st, 2012
Kids these days with their streaming services and YouTube videos and iTunes downloads Green Day apparently miss a simpler more analog time judging by their new video for "X-Kid" a song from the band's trilogy-closing album ¡Tré! There's not a lot to look at the band presses play on a tape and lets it...

Ke$ha Clarifies Being ‘Forced’ to Sing ‘Die Young’

December 21st, 2012
After Ke$ha tweeted this week that she was "forced" to sing some of the lyrics in her song "Die Young" the singer says she chose the wrong word Some radio stations pulled the song following the Sandy Hook school shooting last week in Newtown Connecticut  Listen Ke$ha's Top Party Starters "After such...

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Tops One Billion YouTube Views

December 21st, 2012
Psy's "Gangnam Style" has already become YouTube's most watched video but this morning the smash hit hit one billion views making it the first video on the Internet to reach the marker according to Billboard The K-Pop smash hit has tallied up 65 million views a day far surpassing the...

Musicians Sought for Sandy Hook Benefit

December 21st, 2012
A music journalist and newspaper editor in Newtown Connecticut is looking for acts to perform  Sandy Hook benefit shows John Voket an editor for The Newtown Bee announced on SoundSpike that he has teamed with Connecticut promoter Keith Mahler of Premier Concerts to put together events to provide support following...

John Legend Song for ‘Django Unchained’ Is ‘About Retribution’

December 21st, 2012
John Legend was holed up in a London recording studio with Paul Epworth at work on his next album (due in May) when he was inspired to pen a song for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained soundtrack  "I had been reading about the film very early on when it was in development...