- Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music15 hrs ago
Jimmer Podrasky wrapped up his residency Wednesday night at Lucy's 51 in Toluca Lake, Calif. to promote his excellent return effort "The Would-Be Plans" by performing with the Rave-Ups. That's the same band he led back in the '80s when they landed a spot in "Pretty in Pink" and were inexplicably left off the soundtrack. Still, the Rave-Ups prevailed —at least for a while — landing a major-label contract with Epic Records and another high-profile gig, playing on the teen soap "Beverly Hills 90210."
During the original show's decade-long run, a number of bands, ranging from the Flaming Lips and the Cramps to Color Me Badd and Maroon 5 predecessors Kara's Flowers, also appeared on the show.
- Billy Johnson, Jr. at Yahoo Music17 hrs ago
Brutal honesty makes for great songwriting, but it can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to the media. This week, hip-hop legend Ice Cube and Def Jam Recording artist August Alsina experienced a backlash after making questionable – though honest – comments during interviews. But they are not the only hip-hop and R&B music stars to catch the wrath of social media. Drake, Kanye West, and Keyshia Cole have all made headlines for sparking controversy online. Below, we suggest alternate ways of handling each of the scenarios: Incident 1: August Alsina vs. BET's Keshia Chanté
- Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music22 hrs ago
With its lyrics about "Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece, jet planes, islands and tigers on a gold leash," it may surprise you to learn that Lorde's monster hit "Royals" wasn't inspired by P. Diddy or some other bling-loving rapper, but legendary baseball player George Brett.
Now, after months of near-misses, Lorde, 17, and Brett, 60, have connected. The two finally met on Tuesday in Las Vegas, following Lorde's concert at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
Brett called the meeting "awesome" and described the Grammy winner as "such a sweet little girl." Speaking to TMZ, the baseball legend said he had a crash course in Lorde music before the meeting: "I actually downloaded her music off iTunes and listened to in on the plane ride to Vegas."
- Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Forbes at Yahoo Music1 day ago
Back in 2007, Sean “Diddy” Combs teamed with Jay Z and 50 Cent to create a song titled “I Get Money: Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix.” Less than a decade later, rappers are closing in on ten-figure fortunes, and he’s the nearest of the bunch. Diddy leads the pack with an estimated fortune of $700 million, an increase of $120 million over his net worth last year. The change comes largely from the addition of Revolt TV—the new, music-focused, multi-platform channel of which he’s the majority owner—to his already-hefty portfolio.
- Billy Johnson, Jr. at Yahoo Music2 days ago
Season 6 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks made a surprise appearance during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Jason Derulo on Tuesday night. The singer and "Sparkle" actress joined her boyfriend on stage to perform their duet, "Vertigo," from his new album, "Talk Dirty," which was released Tuesday.
Before singing the song, Derulo announced that a "very special lady" would be joining him. After the first verse, Sparks made her entrance — looking spectacular in a floaty, pink dress with her hair styled in long, curly locks — as the crowd cheered. Sparks walked right up to Derulo and sang into his eyes, caressing his face while crooning the seductive lyrics, "The way that you please me sets this room on fire."
- Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music2 days ago
We're in the middle of Coachella madness, with weekend one in the books and weekend two coming up. The following weekend, the very same Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will play host to the country-leaning Stagecoach Festival. Some may be surprised to find Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs on the bill as a solo act. She'll be playing the Mustang Stage at 2 p.m. on April 27. In fact, just the other day, Hoffs posted on her Facebook page, "This is my kind of Manic Monday...rehearsal for Stagecoach officially starts today."
- Billy Johnson, Jr. at Yahoo Music2 days ago
Just when you think you know Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga, the Young Money crew members totally change things up and present themselves in a whole new hilarious light. The Colin Tilley-directed video for "Senile," the latest clip from their "Young Money: Rise of an Empire" compilation, shows the trio like you've never seen them before. Young Money honcho Lil Wayne makes the furthest departure from his usual persona, playing a member of a rural white family. Wayne surprisingly fits right in, even wearing a tacky shirt for a vacation photo that perfectly complements the family home's loud '70s decor.
Nicki ups her gangsta ante for her solo scenes, hanging with a circle of stone-faced, copiously tattooed bad girls and sporting a bandana, gigantic hoop earrings, and a (hopefully) fake tattoo of the word "Barbie" scrawled across her abs. As for Tyga, je shoots his most prominent scenes with the JabbaWockeeZ. Although he doesn't don a white mask like the "America's Best Dance Crew" Seaosn 1 winners, he gets in sync with the guys for a few winning moves.
- Jon Wiederhorn at Yahoo Music2 days ago
The Buffalo Bills may soon have a new part-owner, one who is said to ride a steel horse. Yup, Jon Bon Jovi is going in with a group of Toronto investors to make a bid to purchase the football team, the Toronto Sun reported.
"Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise," his publicist wrote in an email to the paper.
If Bon Jovi's bid is accepted, he may be wanted dead or alive by some of the locals, since he and his fellow financiers want to move the Bills from Buffalo — where they've been since 1960 — to Toronto.
Even then, the investors would have to hold their horses since the Bills must remain in Buffalo until 2020, according to a contract signed by the late owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. Wilson's family issued a statement following the former owner’s death stating that a "process will be established" to sell the team.
If they follow through, team Bon Jovi will be up against other bidders, including Donald Trump, who last week announced he would keep the Bills in Buffalo if his offer is accepted.
- Billy Johnson, Jr. at Yahoo Music3 days ago
Today at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Yahoo Screen, Lifetime and Clear Channel will co-host iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Jason Derulo at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, Calif. Watch the live concert and download the Yahoo Screenapp here.
Jason Derulo's song "Marry Me" is not a proposal record.
That said, it's clear why fans might think so – the 24-year-old pop star has been dating "American Idol" Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, 24, since 2012 and has become known for his romantic gestures (he gave her 10,000 roses for Valentine's Day this year). And then there's the "Marry Me" video, in which Derulo shops for an engagement ring and fantasizes about growing old with Sparks... but he does not actually propose.
- Wendy Geller at Yahoo Music3 days ago
There are many landmark moments in David J's musical career, which purveyors of the seminal goth scene will well know: He is of course one of the founding members of iconic quartet Bauhaus, continuing into trio Love And Rockets, and then into a solo direction comprising an impressive number of albums and single releases.
However, there's one thing he hasn't done yet: Namely, cover a Britney Spears song. That's all taken care of, however, on J's latest album, "An Eclipse of Ships," released Tuesday and including Spears's "Toxic" as a bonus track. Yahoo Music is excited to offer the first look at the video for this cover, which features cult fave actress Sasha Grey in an unforgettably poisonous role.
As J explains in this exclusive intro to his new video, his take on the Spears song was to make it "super sleazy" and "wounded." He also describes Grey as a "succubus-like predatory super-villainess...I am somewhat ambivalent quarry!"
Now, tell us you can't resist checking it out.