Congratulations, we've survived another day at the 104-degree Coachella Music Festival! The spirit of one-upsmanship was more apparent on Saturday as acts flexed their rolodexes to bring out some more surprise guests. But it seems the best guest stars have been the ones who are not really there. The Black Lips, in a very successful attempt to top their last set when lead singer Cole Alexander dropped trou and played his guitar with his wing wang, made a bid that even Snoop and Dre will have to work to top: A "hologram" Biggie Smalls. Well, not so much a hologram as a life-sized cardboard cutout of the deceased rapper. But hey, hologram Tupac was 2D as well, and as the band pointed out, their "hologram" you can actually touch! The cutout danced around to Smalls' "Hypnotize" as the crowd sang along and the rowdy Atlanta-based band shotgunned some more beers. Not bad for the achingly early 2:15pm slot, and not as painful to watch as junk hitting guitar strings.Read More »from Coachella 2012 Weekend 2, Saturday: Biggie “Hologram” Guests, Kaiser Chiefs’ Mid-Set Beer Run & Sia Surprises (Kind Of)
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Coachella 2012 Weekend 2, Saturday: Biggie “Hologram” Guests, Kaiser Chiefs’ Mid-Set Beer Run & Sia Surprises (Kind Of)By Tiffany Lee | Maximum Performance – Sun, Apr 22, 2012 5:35 PM EDT
Coachella 2012 Weekend 2, Friday: John Fogerty Joins The Black Keys In Levon Helm Tribute, Pulp Celebrates 420By Tiffany Lee | Maximum Performance – Sat, Apr 21, 2012 2:56 PM EDT
For the first time in Coachella history, the sprawling, heat stroke-inducing festival based in the Southern California desert made the initially insane-sounding decision to make the event even bigger: Clone itself to add a second, identically lined-up weekend. Giving the artists a chance to improve upon their first weekend performances, some took the opportunity to make tributes to the great loss of legendary rock drummer and vocalist Levon Helm of The Band. Most notably was a surprise appearance by John Fogerty during the Black Keys' set!Read More »from Coachella 2012 Weekend 2, Friday: John Fogerty Joins The Black Keys In Levon Helm Tribute, Pulp Celebrates 420
- Tiffany Lee | Stop The Presses! – Wed, Apr 18, 2012 8:29 PM EDT
Katy Perry is the latest superstar singer to shoot a homemade video of herself and friends partying along to Bieber protégé and Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen's undeniably catchy hit, "Call Me Maybe." After a video featuring Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and friends goofing along to the song went viral, thousands of YouTubers have been chiming in with their own videos, including actor James Franco.Read More »from Katy Perry Is Latest Celeb To Make Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” Cover Video
Lukas Nelson Chats And Jams With Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Plus Weir & The National’s Full Live Set!By Tiffany Lee | Maximum Performance – Tue, Apr 17, 2012 4:57 PM EDT
In anticipation for Yahoo! and TRI Studio's live stream of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real tonight at 7pm PT / 10pm ET, we've got exclusive rehearsal clips of the Willie Nelson progeny and his band hanging out with none other than the venerable Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead (not to mention a special bonus video at the end)! Watch the up-and-coming rock musician and the legendary artist jam and chat about Buddy Holly and Jerry Garcia while you get stoked for tonight's live stream!Read More »from Lukas Nelson Chats And Jams With Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Plus Weir & The National’s Full Live Set!
- Tiffany Lee | Stop The Presses! – Tue, Apr 17, 2012 1:37 PM EDT
Tupac projection at Coachella [Photo: Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella]The Tupac hologram appears to be taking on a life of its own with a Twitter account and talk of an upcoming tour with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, according to the Wall Street Journal. A source revealed that there will be discussions about a tour with the three performers. Possibilities range from a limited tour in smaller venues to a full-scale stadium tour involving other artists, with 50 Cent, Eminem, and Wiz Khalifa being named.Read More »from Tupac Hologram Already Has Tour Plans, Shakur’s Mother “Positively Thrilled” With Performance
- Tiffany Lee | Stop The Presses! – Mon, Apr 16, 2012 9:29 PM EDT
The hologram likeness of late rap superstar Tupac Shakur that wowed fans attending Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's Coachella Music Festival set Sunday night just may be joining the west coast veterans on tour, according to the Wall Street Journal.
"Representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss logistics for a tour involving the two performers and the virtual Tupac, according to a person familiar with the discussions," the Wall Street Journal reported.
If this materializes, it could have the blessing of Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, who, according to TMZ, was "positively thrilled" with the hologram performance modeled after he son.Read More »from Tupac Hologram To Tour With Dr. Dre And Snoop Dogg?
- Tiffany Lee | The New Now – Fri, Apr 13, 2012 6:41 PM EDT
From falling in love to falling apart, Midnight Hour's catchy SoCal alt-rock runs the gamut of emotions to fit wherever your swelling, wandering, or black heart may lie.
Hailing from Orange County, California, Midnight Hour formed in 2006 and became whole with a lineup of lead singer Brad Lodge, guitarists Tim Johnson and James Mitchell, bassist Jared Mitchell, and drummer Dan Ardis. Their first single "Running Away" spread like wildfire and the band quickly gained traction. But what's most interesting is that their debut album was successfully financed by a Kickstarter page, surpassing their goal by thousands, with some backers pledging $1,500 each. Oh, the power of the internet and a loyal fanbase! Since, their videos have generated over a million hits, garnered over 500 fan videos on YouTube, and of course, tons of buzz.Read More »from Midnight Hour’s Infectious Rock Shakes Up The Day At Yahoo!
- Tiffany Lee | Stop The Presses! – Thu, Apr 12, 2012 7:32 PM EDT
Frances Bean Cobain and mother Courtney Love [Photos: Steve Granitz/WireImage; Steve Lovekin/Getty Images]In the aftermath of erratic singer Courtney Love's latest Twitter rant claiming Foo Fighters/Nirvana musician Dave Grohl hit on her daughter, 19-year-old Frances Bean Cobain has cleared the air: Dave Grohl never hit on her!
Frances Bean Cobain told Us Weekly, "While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn… I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous relationship [with the Rambles' Isaiah Silva], and very happy."
Most poignantly, Cobain added, "Twitter should ban my mother."Read More »from Courtney Love Should Be Banned From Twitter, Says Frances Bean Cobain
- Tiffany Lee | Stop The Presses! – Thu, Apr 5, 2012 7:44 PM EDT
Madonna has given Yahoo! Music an exclusive video from her Ultra Music Fest surprise appearance in Miami! The pop queen came out on stage last week before Swedish DJ Avicii's set to do a little call and response with the astonished audience. Avicii kicked off the set with his remix of Madonna's single "Girl Gone Wild". You can imagine how much the audience was flipping out, and now you can watch just how massive the whole experience was!
Along with her surprise appearances, Madonna's taking over the internet! Just a week into signing up for a Twitter account for the first time ever, the pop queen has already held two Twitter chats with fans, plus celebrity friends and well-wishers. Last night's chat that Madge did from the floor of her living room included names like Anderson Cooper, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and a particularly long chat with former neighbor Lionel Richie ("the other ritchie in [her] life...").Read More »from Madonna Tweets Britney, Katy, Skrillex And Obama, Plus Exclusive Ultra Music Fest Video!
Who doesn't love Beyoncé in a bikini? The 30-year-old stunner shared a photo of herself on vacation (she didn't reveal when the hot shot was snapped). Still, no Photoshop, no lighting design, no professional photographer, no makeup artist--no problem! Just another beauty testament to the naturally gorgeous singer.Read More »from Beyoncé Shares Stunning, Makeup-Less Bikini Pic!
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