The Wanted's new single may be titled "Walks Like Rihanna," but the new video for the song isn't a tribute to RiRi. Instead, the vid offers several spot-on parodies of the '90s boy bands that paved the way for the Wanted's success.Read More »from The Wanted Lampoon ’90s Boy Bands in Hilarious New Video
- Lyndsey Parker | Stop The Presses! – Wed, May 8, 2013 2:46 AM EDT
- Stop The Presses! – Wed, May 8, 2013 12:20 AM EDT
By Jon Wiederhorn
photo: Associated Press/Chris PizzelloAnyone who has met, hung out with, or known Tim Lambesis, the frontman for Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying and an established music producer, has probably never even seen the 32-year-old singer jaywalk, let alone commit any sort of felony. Yet the soft-spoken, amiable Lambesis was shockingly arrested Tuesday, May 7, for allegedly trying to hire a hitman on May 2 to murder his estranged wife.Read More »from As I Lay Dying Vocalist Arrested For Allegedly Plotting to Have Wife Killed
- Stop The Presses! – Tue, May 7, 2013 6:47 PM EDT
By Jon Wiederhorn
Ex-Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum and a bunch of his rocker peers are teaming up to speak out about cruelty against Asian bears.
With the guidance of Animals Asia, Sorum, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, current Velvet Revolver/former GNR bassist Duff McKagan, ex-Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, and Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes have recorded a minute-long PSA to protest the practice of Asian bear bile farming.
Read More »from Velvet Revolver’s Matt Sorum and Rocker Friends Can’t Bear Bile Farming in Asia
By Jon Wiederhorn
After serving most of a two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and tax evasion, the 36-year-old rapper has received his get-out-of-jail card, but will remain in home confinement until his official July 28 release date, TMZ reported.Read More »from Ja Rule Released From Federal Prison
- Stop The Presses! – Tue, May 7, 2013 4:30 PM EDT
Peter Rauhofer, a world-renowned electronic music DJ and song remixer from Vienna, Austria, who won a Grammy in 1999 for his treatment of Cher's "Believe," died Tuesday following a fight against brain cancer.Read More »from Grammy-Winning DJ, Producer Peter Rauhofer Dies at 48
- Stop The Presses! – Tue, May 7, 2013 3:28 PM EDT
By Laura Ferreiro (additional reporting by Wendy Geller)
Photo: Mike LawrieMany A-list entertainers such as Neil Diamond have been making sure to give special love to the city of Boston in the wake of last month's tragic marathon bombings. However, Rihanna doesn't seem to be among them.
After already having postponed the Boston stop on her Diamonds world tour in March due to illness, the pop star took the stage in Beantown a full hour and a half late Monday night on her makeup date.
Rihanna offered no explanation for her late arrival--and to make matters worse, her opening act, rapper A$AP Rocky, was a no-show reportedly due to illness. By the time she took the stage, she was greeted by a chorus of boos and jeers from the frustrated and bored crowd.Read More »from Rihanna Angers Boston Fans After Making Them Wait for Hours with No Opening Act
Celebrity guests, including actress Jaime King and DJ A-Trak took to Vine to post clips (some of which have since been reposted on YouTube) of 'Ye performing some new tunes. Included in the set was "I Am God," a song that Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter told Rolling Stone features West "kind of screaming primally."
Kanye also sweet-talked his babymama-to-be Kim Kardashian via auto-tune, by singing about her awesomeness.
While reaction to the tracks is decidedly mixed, some fans are annoyed by Vine's short-clip format.
- Craig Rosen | Stop The Presses! – Tue, May 7, 2013 12:39 PM EDT
Lil' Kim (Photo: Johnny Nunez)These days Lil' Kim might be better known for her legal rather than rap battles. The one-time Queen of Hip-Hop has been countersued by an ex-business partner for $15 million for "abuse of control, gross mismanagement, corporate waste and other misconduct" in managing their company, International Rock Star Corp.
The counter complaint, filed in New York Supreme Court, is in response to a $1 million suit that Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones, filed in March against lawyer Sunny Barkats and business associate Andrew Ro.
In the new suit, Ro says that Kim's behavior made it nearly impossible for him to land endorsement deals for their company and that she stopped showing up for meetings and answering the phone when he was close to securing deals for a whole slew of products, including a vodka line, an energy drink, a social media company, a perfume label, a Steve Madden shoe line, and even a honey maker.Read More »from Lil’ Kim Hit With $15 Million Lawsuit by Ex-Biz Partner
- Wendy Geller | Stop The Presses! – Tue, May 7, 2013 10:26 AM EDT
Il Volo (Photo: Rodrigo Varela)One of the most charming things about teen operatic trio (aside from the mere fact that there exists a "teen operatic trio") Il Volo is the fact that these three lads are typical young men, despite their love of what some might consider pretty mature music. When they visited Yahoo! Music two years ago--following a showstopping performance on "American Idol"--the guys showed up in hoodies, and were full of laughs and jokes.
They also have an age-appropriate appreciation for the music their fellow "boy bands" are making--even if that music happens to be pop, not classical. Il Volo is putting out a new release, We Are Love (Special Edition), on May 28 which includes five newly recorded songs including this cover of One Direction's "Little Things." Here's an exclusive premiere of Il Volo's take on the tune. If you like the 1D ballad, all we can say is, you're going to swoon over this version!Read More »from Exclusive! See Il Volo’s Brand-New Cover of One Direction’s ‘Little Things’
By Laura Ferreiro
Mariah Carey with daughter Monroe [photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images]Mariah Carey must be one proud mama. Her daughter is kicking off her recording career before most kids can tie their own shoes. Two-year-old Monroe will be following in her mother's footsteps, appearing on Carey's forthcoming album.
The "American Idol" judge revealed the news when talking to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Monday morning. "My little girl is going to be appearing on the album, I will say that," she said. "She can't really put a complete sentence together--she was 2 years old when she started--but she did a good job!"Read More »from Mariah Carey Reveals Special Guest on Next Album
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