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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

1/3/2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...

Tori Amos' Musical Postponed Indefinitely

10/22/2011 2:00pm EDT
Tori Amos
Tori Amos' musical has been shelved indefinitely over fears it won't be ready to hit the stage in London in April.

"The Light Princess," an adaptation of a 19th century fairytale, was scheduled to open at the National Theatre next spring, but now there's no date for the production's bow.

A spokeswoman for the National Theatre says, "Development is continuing on 'The Light Princess' and we'll announce a new date for the production in due course."

Who Are The Best Pianists In Pop Music Today?

9/22/2011 10:52pm EDT
Alicia Keys - Who Are The Best Pianists In Pop Music Today
Who are the best pianists in popular music today? September is National Piano Month and before it runs out, we'd like to honor it with our picks of current popular performers who are crafting successful pop music careers to the joy of piano lovers.

Check out our list below, if we missed a favorite pop piano performer of yours let us know iin the comment area below.

Alicia Keys

Piano player Alica Keys has found the “key” to her success has been to perfectly balance her classical discipline with her love of Hip Hop and R&B. Her piano playing style, which perfectly complements her wide ran...

Tori Amos To Release Classical Album

5/7/2011 11:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Tori Amos has gone classical after signing a new deal with music label Deutsche Grammophon. The hitmaker will release her first lyric-free album, "Night Of Hunters," in September.

Announcing her plans to top the world's classical charts on her website, the singer writes, "It's a 21st-century song cycle inspired by classical music themes spanning over 400 years.

"The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a jou...

Friends Tease Matthew Perry About His Music Tastes

2/24/2011 8:40am EST
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry's musical tastes have always set him up for ridicule because he loves mournful female singer/songwriters.

The "Mr. Sunshine" actor admits he has always been teased about his love for singers like Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.

He says, "If you're a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress at all and you sing a song about it, I will buy it and listen to it over and over again. I got beaten up for this in school."

He reveals his first concert was Culture Club, adding, "If you're a boy, dressed as a woman in emotional duress, boy do I like you."

Lilith Fair A Big Success Despite Canceled Shows

8/23/2010 10:45pm EDT
Sarah McLachlan
The summer's Lilith '10 tour has been ruled a charity success, despite the cancellation of dates - the roving all-women concert has raised more than $500,000 for North American organizations.

The tour had a shaky start as acts like Norah Jones and Kelly Clarkson pulled out amid poor ticket sales, but organizers refused to give up on Lilith - and now charity officials are saluting the efforts of co-founder Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige, the Indigo Girls and their tourmates.

Lilith '10 recently wrapped up its 23-city run and now there are plans in motion to take the concept to Australia la...

Scott Weiland Wheezes In Colorado Altitude

8/14/2010 4:00pm EDT
Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was left out of breath during the band's opening tour stop in Colorado on Tuesday after struggling to adapt to the higher altitude.

The reunited band kicked off their first big road trek in two years by hitting the stage in Morrison, a venue a mile above sea level.

The thin air caused Weiland to wheeze after rocking out to old hits like Plush, Between the Lines and Cinnamon. Taking a quick break, he told the crowd, "The altitude in this place is very interesting."

But Weiland refused to let the altitude problem slow him down and he later laun...

Jason Castro's Debut: File Under 'Worst Album Covers Of All Time'

3/16/2010 11:00am EDT
Jason Castro
Atlantic recording artist Jason Castro has unveiled details of his much-anticipated debut LP. "Jason Castro" arrives in stores and at all online retailers on April 13th.

The self-titled album will be preceded by the new single, "That's What I'm Here For." The track hit Hot AC radio outlets nationwide on March 8th. That same day would also see "That's What I'm Here For" - coupled with an exclusive rendition of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," one of the songs that helped earn him a third-runner up finish on the 2008 season of Fox's "American Idol" - go on sale at digital retailers everywher...

Angelina Jolie Named The 'Ultimate Lesbian Heroine'

7/17/2009 10:42am EDT
Angelina Jolie Ultimate Lesbian Heroine
In a recent poll published by, Angelina Jolie was named this year's "Ultimate Lesbian Heroine." The poll results spanned over 2,600 lesbians, and the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider star was proclaimed the victor.

"Angelina was the clear winner; and she also has a dark side which many lesbians like too. All of the ladies in the poll appeal to women of all ages," said a spokesman for One Poll who carried out the survey.

She was ranked above Madonna, Pink and former tennis player Martina Navratilova due to her figure, physique and fashion sense.

Some older favorites al...

Tori Amos Announces 'Sinful Attraction Tour'

5/20/2009 7:00pm EDT
Tori Amos
Tori Amos has announced her "Sinful Attraction Tour" in support of her latest album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, which hit stores Tuesday, May 19. The tour will launch this July in Seattle, with dates across the US.

Known for her dynamic live performances and ever-changing set lists, Tori is one of the most active touring artists in the world, having played over 1,000 shows since her first world tour over a decade ago.

The groundbreaking singer/songwriter released her Universal Republic debut album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, on Tuesday; and a DVD of corresponding 'visualettes...

WKRP (Links & Stuff)

5/1/2009 7:00pm EDT
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Tori Amos Offering New Single As Free Download

4/30/2009 8:22pm EDT
Tori Amos
Tori Amos is offering fans a free download of her new single "Maybe California" off her upcoming album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, due out out May 19. The song is an "early Mother's Day gift", but you don't really have to be a mom to appreciate a free download!

The download page features a special message from Tori, the "Maybe California" mp3, and a 'visualette'. Get it all here!

- And check out the video for "Maybe California" here! -

- Click here for more Tori Amos pictures -

Check out the fantastic "Big Wheel", from Tori's last album, "American Doll Pos...

Tori Amos To Release New Album, 'Abnormally Attracted To Sin', May 19

4/18/2009 9:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Tori Amos is just about ready to release her tenth studio album. Abnormally Attracted to Sin will be out on May 19th via Universal Republic. The album title is a line from Guys and Dolls, originally spoken by the character Sarah Brown. "Sin," in this case, is not necessarily what you're thinking of.

"I wanted to really investigate how we're controlled by the threat of despair," Amos said. "I wanted to look at power-how we think and how you can reclaim the right to think for yourself, to uncover what you believe in as a spiritual, sexual creature...What I am exploring with this record i...

Music Spotlight: Sia

2/1/2008 12:39pm EST
Singer-songwriter Sia is a new singer from Australia, and her new album "Some People Have Real Problems" is a real must-hear. She's relatively new in the United States but already established a rather successful career overseas.

With four studio albums to date under her belt, many may be familiar with her single "Breathe Me" released in 2006, which was featured on HBO's Six Feet Under, bringing considerable more exposure in the U.S. Sia has also lent her voice to many recording projects for the Electronic dance act Zero 7.

Her style musings on "Some People Have Real Problems,"...

Up-And-Coming Music: Lucy Walsh

9/13/2007 6:30pm EDT
Lucy Walsh
Having grown up in the distant, yet deep shadow of her famous father, Joe Walsh, a longtime member of The Eagles, songwriter/musician Lucy Walsh is finally spreading her own creative wings.

With a debut album in the works, the twenty-four year old surprises audiences by being a grounded and gifted artist in her own right. Her maturity seeps through her lyrics which spring more from self-awareness than star lineage.

A native of Santa Barbara, California, Walsh was only a toddler when her parents divorced. She was raised by her mother and step-father, who encouraged her creative dev...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 22

8/22/2007 3:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Happy Birthday to Simple Plan guitarist Jeff Stinco (1978), Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough (1973), "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley (1967; d. 2002), singer/songwriter Tori Amos (1963), Tears For Fears singer Roland Orzabel (1961), Ratt bassist Juan Croucier (1959), Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid (1958), actor Colm Feore (1958), Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux (1947), "Laverne and Shirley" actress Cindy Williams (1947), actress Valerie Harper (1940), "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx (1935), Sci-Fi writer Ray Bradbury (1920)...

Tori Amos To Tour This Fall

7/23/2007 8:00pm EDT
Tori Amos
New York, NY – After playing to sell out crowds in Europe and Australia this year, Tori Amos is heading state-side this fall for the U.S. leg of her world tour. Kicking off in Albany, NY on October 9th and finishing in Los Angeles, CA on December 17th, Amos, joined this time around by her band, will be playing close to 50 dates on this US leg.

Most recently, Tori released her 9th studio album entitled American Doll Posse on which she introduced a quartet of new alter-egos named Santa, Pip, Clyde and Isabel. The critically acclaimed album - which the New York Times called "Her most e...

Musicians Pay Homage To Ahmet Ertegun On 'The House That Ahmet Built'

6/14/2007 8:00pm EDT
Bette Midler
LOS ANGELES-Rhino Entertainment will release American Masters Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built on DVD June 12. The touching tribute features rare, private and classic clips, performances and studio sessions of Atlantic recording artists. The film is narrated by award-winning singer/actress Bette Midler.

For the last half-century, Ahmet Ertegun was hip-deep in R&B and Rock & Roll. American Masters Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built follows Ertegun's remarkable career and its impact on the evolution of the world's most popular musical genres while offering an in...

A Fine Frenzy Confirmed To Tour With Rufus Wainwright, Neko Case, Magic Numbers And Sean Lennon

6/9/2007 2:00pm EDT
A Fine Frenzy
Virgin Records' newest sensation, A Fine Frenzy, has just been confirmed to open for some of today's top artist/songwriters - Rufus Wainwright, Magic Numbers, Neko Case and Sean Lennon - in advance of her major label debut. "One Cell In The Sea", set to hit the streets on July 17, has already peaked the interest and excitement of celebrities and writers everywhere.

A Fine Frenzy is the music of 22-year old Alison Sudol, a young woman whose musical skills, creative spirit, and beguiling good looks bring to mind a youthful Tori Amos. Inspired by bands such as Aqualung, Radiohead and Cold...

A Fine Frenzy To Release 'One Cell In The Sea' July 17; Listen To The First Single

5/5/2007 9:00am EDT
A Fine Frenzy
A Fine Frenzy is the music of 22-year old Alison Sudol, a young woman whose musical skills, creative spirit, and beguiling good looks bring to mind a youthful Tori Amos. Inspired by bands such as Aqualung, Radiohead and Coldplay, Allison developed the sound of A Fine Frenzy - hypnotic piano arrangements under classical American melody fused into irresistible, atmospheric songs. But comparisons don't do justice, because A Fine Frenzy brings its own beautiful, enigmatic and ethereal singer/songwriter style. Whether with a full band, or alone on piano, A Fine Frenzy has sparked an amazing resp...

Tori Amos To Release New Album American Doll Posse; To Launch World Tour in May 2007

3/28/2007 8:00pm EDT
Tori Amos
Tori Amos has finished her 9th studio album entitled American Doll Posse. It will be released on May 1 on Epic Records. The album was written and produced by Tori at Martian Engineering in Cornwall, England. Her last studio album The Beekeeper was her fifth album to debut in the Top 10, which places her among an exclusive club of female artists that includes Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Madonna, LeAnn Rimes, Britney Spears and Barbra Streisand. Tori's most recent release is the box set A Piano: The Collection.

On May 28, Tori will launch her world concert...

Tori Amos' New Box Set, "A Piano: The Collection," Goes Digital December 19

12/12/2006 2:54pm EST
Tori Amos
All 86 tracks on Tori Amos' A Piano: The Collection will be made available online via all major online retail outlets, including iTunes. On December 5, "Walk To Dublin" from A Piano became available for download exclusively through Yahoo! Also on December 5, "Take Me With You" was released for download exclusively through MTV Urge. Now, on December 19, all 86 songs from the entire A Piano: The Collection will be available for purchase on all digital service providers, including iTunes.

At the time of her debut in 1992, Tori Amos' captivating storytelling and quirky yet sublime mix of ...

Robert Plant Albums Reborn With Nine Lives

11/8/2006 7:00pm EST
Robert Plant
Driven by an insatiable artistic curiosity, Robert Plant has spent his life as a singer and songwriter chasing new sounds, rediscovering ancient ones and bringing them both together to create something original. Throughout his career - first as a member of Led Zeppelin and then as a solo artist for the past 25 years Plant has tapped a multifarious array of inspirations that span the globe and the ages including Celtic and English folk, American blues, early rock 'n' roll, psychedelic rock and jazz as well as Arabic, Moroccan, West African and Indian music. After nine acclaimed solo albums...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 22

8/22/2006 3:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Happy Birthday to Simple Plan guitarist Jeff Stinco (1978), Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough (1973), "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley (1967; d. 2002), singer/songwriter Tori Amos (1963), Tears For Fears singer Roland Orzabel (1961), Ratt bassist Juan Croucier (1959), Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid (1958), actor Colm Feore (1958), Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux (1947), "Laverne and Shirley" actress Cindy Williams (1947), actress Valerie Harper (1940), "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx (1935), Sci-Fi writer Ray Bradbury (1920)...

Tori Amos 5-Disc Boxed Set Full of Classics & Rarities

7/21/2006 3:58pm EDT
Tori Amos
At the time of her debut in 1992, Tori Amos' captivating storytelling and quirky yet sublime mix of piano, pop, rock, and classical music were as conspicuous as her flaming-red ringlets among the dark-haired pop divas who ruled the charts. Since then, Amos' uncompromising studio albums and cathartic concerts have earned her recognition as one of the most influential artists of the past two decades while inspiring a legion of devoted fans. Rhino Records brings together Amos' classics, rarities, remixes, and previously unreleased music for A Piano: The Collection. Presented in deluxe packagin...

Tori Amos Video Collection Coming To DVD

1/19/2006 10:53am EST
Tori Amos
"Tori Amos-The Video Collection: Fade To Red" is a look at the unique and compelling videos that illustrate Tori Amos' musical vision. The DVD set features such hits as "Silent All These Years," "Crucify," "Cornflake Girl," and "A Sorta Fairytale" which co-stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody. "Fade To Red" also includes videos from her most recent CD release, "The Beekeeper" (click for review). Tori is one of the few artists who uses the video format to truly capture the essence of her music through striking images and cinematography which makes this collection a must have for any devotee or ca...

Lisa Loeb Best Of Debuts Along With New TV Show

1/6/2006 3:39pm EST
Lisa Loeb
A dozen years after exploding onto the scene with "Stay (I Missed You)" from the Gen-X movie classic Reality Bites, Lisa Loeb -- one of the most recognizable musical artists of the last decade--premieres not only her first "best of" collection but her own unscripted TV series. With E! Entertainment Television's "#1 Single" debuting in January, The Very Best Of Lisa Loeb (Geffen/UMe) will be released January 24, 2006. Heard on both is "Single Me Out," the theme song to the TV series.

Featuring 18 selections, The Very Best Of Lisa Loeb includes all of her hits from five albums from 199...

New CDs This Week (Dec. 6)

12/6/2005 11:05am EST
A number of big names are dropping new albums this week including highly anticipated fresh cuts from Korn, Lil' Wayne and Lindsay Lohan; plus new collections from Eminem, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Don Omar and a whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy release (many with reviews) for Tuesday, December 6th, 2005...

Ashanti - Collectables by Ashanti

Carl Craig - Fabric 25

Don Omar - Da Hitman Presents Reggaeton Latino

Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits

Ennio Morricone - Morricone Happening

God Forbid - Out of Misery

Heather Headley - In My Mind

Ja Rule - Exodus

Jennifer Peñ...

Charlize Theron & Nicole Kidman's Lingerie Fetches Big Bucks

10/28/2005 11:06am EDT
Charlize Theron
Mix Charlize Theron with some satin and heavy beading and the result is an $18,000 corset. Designed for the Frederick's of Hollywood Third Annual Lingerie Auction, the Oscar-winning actress' corset sold for a record amount at the event's live auction.

Ms. Theron was in good company; her corset was auctioned live along with fellow Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, whose white satin, floral and sequin design fetched $10,000. Designs by Jessica Alba (who hand-painted her creation), Tea Leoni, Sandra Bernhard and event chair, Julianne Moore were all auctioned at the Frederick's event to benef...