Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 11:57 PM EST on Feb, 02 2011
Jack and Meg White have called it quits. The White Stripes are ending their highly acclaimed run of rock and roll, a career that formed in 1997 when the dynamic duo first started performing together.
In a joint statement Jack and Meg said:
“We will make no further new recordings or perform live.”
Jack White in the last several years has been focusing his energies on bands The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs while building his record label Third Man Records.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 1:53 AM EST on Jan, 30 2011
Glee star Lea Michele and band Maroon 5 have both been tapped to play the Super Bowl XLV pregame show on February 6.
Lea will singer a rendition of America The Beautiful while Maroon 5 will perform a song as well, joining already confirmed singers Keith Urban and Christina Aguilera. Xtina will close the pregame show by singing the American National Anthem.
The show starts at 6PM at Cowboys Stadium and will air live to the largest sports viewership of the year.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 1:04 AM EST on Jan, 28 2011
The Black Eyed Peas will be very busy on Super Bowl Sunday, they will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, arguably the most stressful of musical performances, while also hosting the Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party.
The party will also feature producer-DJ David Guetta and various Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models, including: Christine Teigen, Anne V., Julie Henderson, and Genevieve Morton.
The event will take place at The Tower Building in the Fair Park section of Dallas.
According to the Miami Dolphins owner:
“As an NFL owner and a football fan, I cannot be more excited to join forces with Sports Illustrated for the hottest party of the season,” while adding, “It will be the kick-off to an amazing weekend in Dallas and we can’t wait to get it started.”
The Super Bowl this year with a Christina Aguilera pre-game show will kickoff @ 6PM on FOX.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 12:50 AM EST on Jan, 28 2011
When most singers want to tease us with a new song they release 30 seconds of that song and then make us wait. Lady Gaga on the other hand has decided to forgo the music all together and just release the lyric sheet for her new song Born This Way.
Gaga will release her new album this May and in anticipation of that release she decided some lyrical exposure was needed.
Word on the street is that Gaga will debut the new song at the 2011 Grammy Awards on Feb. 13. In the meantime here are the lyrics:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 2:47 AM EST on Jan, 27 2011
Laid back singer Jimmy Buffett was rushed to an Australian hospital after the singer fell head first off stage during a performance.
According to concertgoers, the singer may have been temporarily blinded by flashing lights, causing him to stumble from the edge of the stage in the middle of a song on Tuesday night.
The fall was described as a “massive face plant” which left Buffett motionless on the ground and bleeding from the head. After an ambulance picked up the singer, fans were told to go home.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 2:56 AM EST on Jan, 19 2011
If you’re a fan of the show American Idol you may recall a Texas native by the name of Alex Lambert who was voted off just before the top 12 elimination round. Lambert was talented enough that a petition eventually surfaced with 19,000 signatures to have him reinstated as the show’s wildcard and now we have come to learn that Lambert is claiming to be a homeless person on the streets of Hollywood.
Lambert’s performances of “Wonderful World” and “Trouble” were good enough for him to gain the fan support of actress Demi Moore, while garnering him a spot on Simon Fuller’s viral reality series If I Can Dream which focuses on struggling musicians, models and actors.
After the show Lambert says he found himself homeless, forcing him to Tweet:
“Ever since “IICD” ended I’ve been kinda homeless!” and “Sleepin on the street and behind buildings. I have a choice to stay and pursue my career or go back to Texas and not do music! I’m usually a strong person but I can’t take it anymore.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 2:43 AM EST on Jan, 18 2011
Lauryn Hill fans last Friday were so underwhelmed by her long-awaited tour debut that they began to walk out on the singers concert.
It probably didn’t help that according to PopEater, Hill showed up at midnight for her 9pm performance. Concertgoers than say Lauryn claimed to be tired of “playing the same music night after night” and then proceeded to perform remixes of her classics.
One fan told Sandrose.com:
“Nobody could participate because NOBODY knew the music!” while adding, “Everybody was looking around like ‘WHAT SONG IS THIS???’”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 11:22 PM EST on Jan, 17 2011
The Black Keys have canceled their Australia tour citing exhaustion as a cause for their break. The Keys were set to tour Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The Keys have also canceled stops in New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland and France, dates extending all the way through March 2011.
The group released a statement apologizing to fans for the sudden cancellations:
“An arduous year of touring and promotion has drained the band and necessitated time off. Dan and Patrick wish to thank all of you who have shown such incredible support since the release of (2010 album) Brothers and have helped make the album a success.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 2:23 AM EST on Jan, 13 2011
Lady Gaga has been announced as a performer for next months Grammy’s.
Grammy organizers had yet to announce the singers performance, but her own choreographer Laurie-Ann Gibson let the news slip out via Twitter.
Gibson’s Tweet on Jan. 11 read:
“Grammy meeting performance extraordinaire..!!! On its way… ”
A fan then asked Gibson if Gaga would be performing at the Grammy awards show to which she quickly responded with a simple “yes.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 9:39 AM EST on Jan, 03 2011
Victoria Beckham has announced that she will not be taking the stage with her former Spice Girls pals when they perform at the 2012 Olympics.
Interestingly enough, husband David Beckham had worked tirelessly to bring the Olympics to his homeland, however Beckham, who reunited with her Spice Girl friends in 2007 has said she’s simply not up to the task of performing. According to a snoop:
“There is no way Victoria will perform with the Spice Girls ever again. She’s not a spoilsport but she doesn’t feel she’s a good enough performer to go back there again all these years on.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 5:36 PM EST on Dec, 26 2010
It’s not a pleasant break-up for the band Paramore and it’s getting more ugly with band members blaming the split on frontwoman Hayley Williams.
Band member Josh Farro, just days after announcing that he and his brother quit the band took to his blog where he called the band a “manufactured product.”
“We’ve always been treated as less important than Hayley …” while adding “We toured for two-and-a-half years building our fan base, pretending to be a band that started naturally. In reality, what started as natural somehow morphed into a manufactured product of a major label, riding on the coattails of ‘Hayley’s dream.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 11:34 PM EST on Dec, 08 2010
Taylor Swift’s Speak Now Tour is the red hot ticket of the year. Swift has managed to sell out two upcoming shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in just two minutes, while also selling out the 68,000 seat Gillette Stadium in just five minutes.
After those first three shows another seven concerts sold out in the same amount of time.
The sellouts shouldn’t surprise anyone, her third album Speak Now sold more than one million copies in it’s first week of release.
According to concert promoters, the Swift tour has generated the most interest in a tour since the Hannah Montana’s Best of Both Worlds Tour which happened in 2007!
Interest is so high that additional concerts have been added to accommodate Swift fans.
When all is said and done Swift will have performed in 19 countries at 90+ shows, the first of which will start in Singapore on Feb. 9.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 11:07 PM EST on Nov, 28 2010
Coldplay is known for their more depressing meaning and sounding tunes, think “The Scientist” and “Yellow” but this holiday they are preparing for something a bit more jolly, a Christmas song.
Okay, so we don’t really know if the song is going to be all that jolly, but it should be interesting none-the-less.
The song is titled “Christmas Light” and will go up for sale starting on Wednesday, December 1st, through iTunes.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 5:38 PM EST on Nov, 27 2010
It looks like J. Lo, Danity Kane, Mary J. Blige and various other artists looking for their next big hit will have to look elsewhere. Wynter Gordon the hit making song writer behind those and other stars hits has announced that she’s exiting the third party song writing game for a while so she can focus on her own career.
According to PopEater:
After bringing Atlantic Records executives to tears during her showcase, Wynter is finally taking center stage and putting the finishing touches on her debut album, ‘With the Music I Die,’ due out in 2011.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 8:38 PM EST on Nov, 24 2010
Guns N’ Roses singer and founding member Axl Rose has filed a lawsuit against Guitar Hero creator Activision after the gaming company allegedly illegally used the bands 1987 rock hit Welcome To The Jungle in Guitar Hero III with specific imagery of one-time group guitarist Slash.
According to Rose’s law firm Miller Barondess LLP, the complaint alleges that Activision:
“fraudulently induced” Rose into allowing the company to use the song. In legal documents.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 2:36 AM EST on Nov, 23 2010
With teenie-bop pop from Justin Bieber dominating the American Music Awards it doesn’t surprise us that the show drew it’s worst ratings ever.
The telecast drew only 11.6 million viewers, 22% less than the show’s 2009 airing. The telecast was the lowest rated in the shows history and featured five award nominations for tween star Bieber.
Did you watch the show? Or were you one of the 22% who ditched the telecast after last years rather standard awards and performances.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 12:41 AM EST on Nov, 23 2010
Glee is heading to Europe for a set of concert dates. The tour was announced today by producers of the hit Fox musical-comedy. The cast will begin performing in May when production of the Glee TV series goes dark for the off-season.
Among those singers singed on for the tour are:
Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Darren Criss (Blaine).
The concert series has been named “Glee Live! In Concert!” and will features the most memorable songs from the last two seasons.
According to PopCrunch show creator Ryan Murphy said:
“We had such a great time putting together last year’s shows and the response from the fans was incredible. People around the world want to see our cast live and in person, so this European tour is our way of thanking them for the unbelievable way they’ve embraced our little show. And for everyone in America who has asked if we’ll be back to a city near them this summer, stay tuned. We’ll have some exciting news very soon.”
“Glee Live! In Concert!” 2011 Tour Dates:
June 22 Manchester, England MEN Arena
June 25 London, England O2 Arena
June 26 London, England O2 Arena
July 2 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
July 3 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
Tickets go on to the general public at 9AM Friday, Nov. 26 via www.LiveNation.co.uk….
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 1:05 AM EST on Nov, 22 2010
With rumors circulating that Miley Cyrus’ mother had an affair with singer Bret Michael’s it should come as no surprise that Miley Cyrus 86d her original plans to cover Every Rose Has Its Thorn.
According to AMA sources, Miley decided to sing Love And Forgiveness several days ago with the shows official song list changing to show her new choice in song as early as Thursday.
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Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 1:33 PM EST on Nov, 19 2010
R&B singer-songwriter Bruno Mars has become a big name in the music industry after exploding on the scene with his hit collaborations with B.o.B. for “Nothin’ on You” and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy. Now he’s back with a new single of his own.
Grenade is a solo effort by Mars from his album Doo-Wops & Hooligans.
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