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Did David Bowie's Son Throw Shade At Lady Gaga?

2/17/2016 6:55am EST
Lady Gaga
One of the highlights of Sunday night's Grammy Awards for many music lovers was Lady Gaga's performance honoring the late David Bowie, who passed away from cancer in January. Gaga performed a medley of Bowie hits and had the costumes to match.

Reviews of the performance have been mostly glowing, but it turns out that one key person close to the late singer may not have been a fan of Gaga's tribute.

David Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones took to Twitter after Gaga left the stage and his tweet was cryptically critical.

"overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation ...
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Lady Gaga Honors David Bowie In A Major Way

2/15/2016 9:58am EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has tattooed David Bowie's face on the side of her body. The singer, who will pay tribute to the late star at the Grammy Awards on Monday night, shared a photo of her new ink over the weekend.

The tattoo features Bowie's face from the cover of his 1973 album "Aladdin Sane."

Lady Gaga's David Bowie tattoo by Mark Mahoney⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ugRNxPHj1Q

— Lady Gaga | ARTPOP (@stevenartpop) February 14, 2016

West Hollywood's Mark Mahoney created the tattoo. Gaga shared a pic of the ink on snapchat, writing, "this was the image that changed my life." In another shot, she wrote: "...
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David Bowie's Wife Shares Personal Message On Instagram

2/7/2016 11:14am EST
Iman Shares Update With Fans One Month After Husband David Bowie
Iman, the widow of rocker David Bowie, shared an Instagram message to fans who have wondered how the former supermodel has been holding up since her husband's untimely death.

The 60-year-old former model took to her official Instagram to offer her appreciation and thanks for all the support she has received from the legendary singer and songwriters millions of fans.

The poignant message was short and direct but spoke volumes.

A photo posted by IMAN (@the_real_iman) on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:03am PST

"'Love & Gratitude,' Iman," the photo read.

David Bowie died on Jan. 10 at age 69.

The...
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Guess Who Is Back On Top Of Billboard 200 This Week?

2/2/2016 10:02am EST
Adele Reclaims No. 1 On Billboard 200 After a Two-Week Break
Two weeks ago, David Bowie’s final album Blackstar would dethrone Adele’s record-breaking 25 after it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one. While Bowie wouldn't retain the top spot the following week, Panic! At The Disco would score its first number one album with Death of a Bachelor. Both weeks, 25 had to settle for runner-up as opposed to “ruling the roost.” Not this week friends – no sir!

After a two-week break – call it a vacation – Adele returns to a familiar, fitting spot at number one. This week marks the eight nonconsecutive weeks in the penthouse for the British powerhouse....
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David Bowie Leaves Substantial Fortune To Wife & Kids

1/30/2016 8:33am EST
David Bowie Splits $100M Estate Between Wife Iman, Two Children
Late music legend David Bowie took good care of his family during his life and also after his death. Reports state that Bowie's estate was worth $100M and that it would be split between wife Iman and his two children.

In his will, which was filed in court on Jan. 29 in Manhattan, Bowie requested his wife, their daughter Alexandria and his son from a previous marriage, Duncan Jones, would get almost all of his estate.

The New York Post's Page Six reported that Bowie's total net worth is estimated to be about $230M.

Along with Iman and his children, Bowie also reportedly left money to othe...
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David Bowie Auditioned For Role In 'Lord Of The Rings'?

1/30/2016 4:00am EST
David Bowie
David Bowie once auditioned for a role in the “Lord of the Rings.” A lot of stories about the iconic musician have emerged since he died nearly two weeks ago from cancer, but a string of surprising facts about Bowie keep popping up.

According to USA Today, Bowie possibly auditioned for the part of Gandalf the Grey. Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry the Hobbit in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, claims Bowie tried out for a part in the film.

Monaghan surmised that when he saw Bowie at a London casting agency, he assumed it was for the role of Gandalf because he couldn't imagine what else ...
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Top 15 Rappers Who Sampled David Bowie's Songs

1/26/2016 1:16pm EST
Vanilla Ice
Before the late, great Natalie Cole was even laid to rest, the announcement came down that David Bowie had died after an ongoing battle with cancer.

While the rock world was mourning the loss of Bowie, the great British actor Alan Rickman also lost a battle with cancer, and then Eagles frontman and prolific songwriter (and TV writer) Glenn Frey passed, shaking the entertainment industry to its core.

While each will be remembered for their contributions to music and film, t's almost impossible to mention David Bowie without thinking about the many artists that he has influenced over the ye...
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Panic! At The Disco Tops Charts

1/26/2016 9:48am EST
Panic! At The Disco Tops The Billboard 200 For The First Time
After being an active part of the music industry for a decade, Panic! At The Disco finally got over “That Hump” to quote Erykah Badu – scoring a number one album on the Billboard 200. That’s right; Death of A Bachelor earned Panic! At The Disco – specifically sole original member Brendon Urie – it's first career number one album. The numbers were impressive as Panic! At The Disco impacted to the tune of 190,000 units, with 89% of those units being pure sales.

Sure Urie is the only member left, but things seem to be looking up judging by the numbers and hits from the album. If you ask us, w...
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'Blackstar' Becomes David Bowie's First No. 1 Album

1/19/2016 8:39am EST
David Bowie Posthumously Scores Career First No. 1 With 'Blackst
Two unbelievable things have occurred. The first and most unbelievable thing is the fact that legendary rock veteran David Bowie is dead. The second is the fact that Bowie scored his career first no. 1 album with Blackstar. How is it that an accomplished musician like David Bowie had never previously scored a chart-topping album on the Billboard 200? Aforementioned point aside, Blackstar moved 181,000 units, with 96% of those units being pure sales. Robust numbers by all means.

Bowie’s chart topper means that the queen, Adele, has officially been toppled. 25 doesn’t move far from the pe...
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David Bowie's Son Shares Thank You Letter

1/18/2016 11:32am EST
david bowie and duncan jones
When David Bowie passed away on January 10, his son Duncan Jones was one of the first to confirm the news on his Twitter. Jones, who is a successful director in his own right, said he was going to be offline for a while, but he broke his silence over the weekend to share an emotional thank you letter written to his father by a palliative care doctor.

Jones retweeted a link from Marie Curie, in which U.K. palliative care consultant Dr. Mark Taubert wrote that Bowie's private approach to his health helped him ease a dying patient's fears.

"At the beginning of that week I had a discussion wi...
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Small, Private Ceremony Planned For David Bowie

1/15/2016 8:44am EST
David Bowie
David Bowie's family will pay tribute to the iconic singer in a private ceremony. A message on his official Facebook page thanks fans and reads: "The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony celebrating the memory of their beloved husband, father and friend.

"They ask once again that their privacy be respected at this most sensitive of times.

"We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world.

"However, it is important to note that while the concerts and tributes planned for the coming weeks are all welcome, none a...
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There Won't Be A Funeral For David Bowie

1/14/2016 10:09am EST
David Bowie Was Quietly Cremated After His Death, No Memorial Pl
David Bowie was secretly cremated shortly following his death, according to a new report. One of the singer's last wishes was to "go without any fuss" and without a funeral service or public memorial.

A New York source told British publication the Mirror: "There is no public or private service or a public memorial. There is nothing."

Bowie, 69, suffered from liver cancer for 18 months. He passed away on Sunday, and he reportedly made it clear to his loved ones that he didn't want a big production upon his death.

The insider told the publication: "In many respects you don’t need a memoria...
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Iman Coping With David Bowie's Death

1/13/2016 9:45am EST
Iman 'Holding Up' Following David Bowie's Death: Emotions 'Come
Iman is "holding up" following the death of her rocker husband David Bowie, according to a pal. The superstar died on Sunday following a battle with cancer.

Bethann Hardison, a close friend of the Somali model, told People magazine: "She's fine. We're fine. We're holding up. It comes in waves, you know. He's a great loss - not just a loss as an artist, but as a human."

In the days leading to his death, Iman posted several photos on social media that celebrated her husband.

Iman and Bowie wed in 1992. They have a 15-year-old daughter named Alexandria. According to the singer's close f...
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How Did David Bowie’s Ex-Wife Find Out About Her Former Husband’s Death?

1/12/2016 10:10am EST
Angie Bowie Learns Of Ex-Husband David's Death At U.K. 'Celebrit
David Bowie's ex-wife Angie didn't learn of her former husband's death immediately, due to her participation in the U.K. television show, "Celebrity Big Brother.'

Angie Bowie was told off-camera that her husband had passed, according to People Magazine.

The two were married for 10 years and had one child together, son Duncan Jones.

"I haven't seen him for so many years," she says in the Diary Room after being that David, 69, had died Sunday from cancer.

"I can't make a big drama out of it. I just feel like an era has ended with his passing. I'm so very sad," she remarked.

Angie Bowie...
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Guess What Adele Did Again This Week?

1/12/2016 9:24am EST
Adele Tops Billboard 200 For Seventh Straight Week   
Nothing has changed on the Billboard 200 – SHOCKER! The Queen – Adele – spends her seventh straight week at number one with her juggernaut album 25. The numbers are dwindling, but even so, moving 194,000 units (about 85% of those pure sales) in the dead of January is certainly impressive. Interestingly, Justin Bieber’s Purpose also saw six-figures worth of impact (124,000 units), though only 44% of those total were pure sales! So if you do the math, Adele is still “killing it.”

Justin Bieber hasn’t been able to beat Adele on the albums chart, but on the Billboard Hot 100, he has done the...
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David Bowie's 'Parting Gift'

1/11/2016 5:03pm EST
Producer Says David Bowie's Last Album Was A 'Parting Gift' - Fa
David Bowie's final album, 'Blackstar', was released January 8, just two days before the singer's death on Sunday. Now, one of the producers on the album has confirmed that Bowie intended the final tracks as a 'parting gift' to his fans. And the news already has many listeners dissecting each song to see if the singer planted any secrets about his final days.

Producer Tony Visconti, a longtime Bowie-collaborator who worked with the singer way back in 1969 on his album Space Oddity, wrote a message about Bowie on his Facebook page.

Visconti said Bowie was well aware that 'Blackstar' would ...
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David Bowie Delivers One Last Classic On 'Blackstar'

1/11/2016 3:30pm EST
David Bowie - Blackstar
Folks, prepare for an album that will blow your mind. That is what exactly occurs on rock vet David Bowie’s final endeavor, Blackstar. Though only comprised of seven tracks and released in the dead period known as January, Blackstar is a compelling, creative effort sure to stimulate the mind – most of all the ears. 69-year old David Bowie, who passed away January 10, sounds as potent as ever.

Opener and title track “Blackstar” is the centerpiece – the tour de force by all means. Enigmatic and chilling, “Blackstar” grips from the start and never releases the listener despite its ambitious...
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David Bowie's Wife's Tribute To Her Husband Is Amazing

1/11/2016 8:54am EST
Iman's Instagram Posts: Bowie's Wife Celebrated Life Of Husband
As tributes pour in from around the world for David Bowie, his wife Iman's are arguably the most touching. The retired supermodel appeared to hint at her grief on Instagram before the news broke of Bowie's death. He died on Sunday after an 18-month secret battle with cancer. Iman's husband was 69.

The "Let's Dance" singer died surrounded by family two days after his birthday on January 8. Reps released a statement on Facebook.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that...
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David Bowie's Death Not A Hoax, Fans Stunned - 'What A Sad Day For Music'

1/11/2016 3:14am EST
David Bowie Confirmed Dead, Death Hoax Rumors Continue To Spread
David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, died on January 10, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. Although fans suspected that his death was a social media hoax, the BBC reports that Bowie's death was confirmed on Sunday via a statement on the singer's official Facebook page.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer," the Facebook post states. "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief."

Despite his failing health, the singer who was known for hit s...
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New Music Releases To Check Out This Week

1/5/2016 11:00am EST
David Bowie performing live in Tin Machine at Brixton Academy Lo
Ah, a new year – 2016 is upon us! Furthermore, it’s January and you know what that means? Typically things start off slow in the music business in January (and everywhere else for that matter). The same can be said of 2016, though give Rachel Platten credit for releasing her Wildfire, her major label debut, on New Year’s Day. This week the main attraction is from a rock veteran – David Bowie. Otherwise, it’s a slow week for the biz as to be expected.

1) David Bowie, Blackstar (Columbia)

After returning in 2013 (The Next Day) following a ten-year hiatus, David Bowie’s hiatus between alb...
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10 Gender Bending & Androgynous Celebrities

10/16/2014 10:29am EDT
10 Gender Bending & Androgynous Celebrities
People who cross the line between male and female and are confused for being the opposite sex are referred to as androgynous. They embody sexual ambiguity. They display it in their fashion and/or in their sexual or gender identity.

Scottish actress Tilda Swinton is an ethereal, androgynous star who keeps her platinum blonde hair short and resembles a man at times.

She told the Daily Mail in 2014 she's often mistaken for being male "especially at airport security. I think I should probably wear more lipstick."

Pop star Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, has a flamboyant stage presence...
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Color Blind: Celebrity Interracial Couples

10/10/2014 1:05pm EDT
Color Blind: Celebrity Interracial Couples
For many in Hollywood, love is color blind. It's not uncommon for celebrities to date people of other races.

Halle Berry & French actor Olivier Martinez met while filming "Dark Tide" in South Africa in 2010. They tied the knot in 2013 and have a one-year-old son. Berry also has a daughter with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, a white, Canadian model.

For reality star Kim Kardashian, it's the man, not his color, that matters. She had a long-term relationship with Reggie Bush before later marrying Kris Humphries. She then settled on rapper Kanye West, with whom she has a one-year-old daug...
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10 Music Myths People Still Believe

6/22/2014 12:55pm EDT
10 Music Myths People Still Believe
Some of the greatest music myths are those that pass through generations and are still fresh and new to each set of ears that hears them. The best of the best are funny, mean and downright outrageous. But hey, you have to be pretty high on the popularity scale to get one of these things said about you, so myth or not, all press is good press. According to Webster's, a myth is a "a widely held but false belief or idea." So in no particular order, here are 10 of the greatest music myths people still believe, even after all these years.

1. Elvis Is Still Alive!

This one is one of the old...
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Singing Stars: The 22 Best Actor-Musicians

6/2/2014 7:00pm EDT
Singing Stars: The 22 Best Actor-Musicians
We recently gave you the 10 worst actors turned musicians, but it’s worth mentioning there are plenty of actors and actresses who were able to translate their talents to music as well - and vice versa for musicians breaking into the acting business. In no particular order, here are 22 of the Best Actor-Musicians.

Jennifer Hudson

Hudson was introduced to the public through American Idol, where she is still considers one of the best contestants to have ever auditioned. Despite that, the american public voted her off the show and she came in seventh place. Since then, she has won an Academ...
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We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup Charity Singles

5/19/2014 5:00pm EDT
We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup C
Since the mid 80s, there have been several one-off supergroups brought together to raise money for a great cause. While we applaud the efforts of the celebrities involved, we can't help but poke fun at them for being, well, celebrities. Join us as we break down the great celebrity supergroup singles.

USA for Africa - We Are the World

- Disassociated Star: Michael Jackson

- Star Who Doesn't Fit In: Dan Aykroyd

- Star With Barely Any Face Time: John Oates

The momma of them all, predating everything but Band Aid. Still, USA for Africa created all of the themes you see in charity music v...
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20 Pairs Of Incredible Celebrity Eyes

5/2/2014 3:00am EDT
20 Pairs Of Incredible Celebrity Eyes
There are so many beautiful people in Hollywood, that it's hard to stick out in the crowd. But having a striking set of peepers helps an actress or actor make a powerful impact on the big screen.

"New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel has some of the most striking, big blue eyes in Hollywood. It's one of the first things you notice about the quirky star.

In 2013 she was named one of the "Most Beautiful" by People magazine. During a beauty shoot she explained: "The weirdest compliment that I've ever received on my eyes was that I looked like an alien or that I looked like a doll. You know, I'll ...
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Morrissey Attempts To Bury The Hatchet With David Bowie

1/3/2014 8:58pm EST
Morrissey
Former The Smiths frontman Morrissey has attempted to end his long-running feud with legendary rocker David Bowie almost 20 years after they first fell out.

The 54 year-old singer was enlisted as the main support act on Bowie's 1995 European tour,however he quit after a few of shows and later blamed Bowie for trying to overshadow his performances.

Since then he has made several cutting remarks about his former hero in interviews, and Bowie fueled the bust-up by reportedly refusing to allow permission for Morrissey to use a photograph of them together on a release last year.

Nevertheless,...
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The 51 Best Albums Of 2013 - What Made Your List?

12/30/2013 6:00pm EST
Daft Punk
Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses. 2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed, its triumphs and flaws. One thing’s for sure – the top ten to fifteen albums are pretty close to the cream of the crop from my perspective. Here are the 50 (+1) best albums of 2013!

1) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
XL

The Ivy Leaguers outdo th...
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Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

12/9/2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...
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David Bowie's 'Love Is Lost' Video Produced For Just $12.99

11/1/2013 9:12am EDT
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David Bowie needed a video for his new single "Love Is Lost," which was released this week, so the singer picked up his camera, grabbed a couple of puppets and then wrote, shot and edited the video over this past weekend in his Manhattan office.

Bowie's assistant, Jimmy King, manned the camera and Bowie's BFF Coco Schwab helped with all the little stuff -- like running out for sandwiches -- and the three were able to complete the work and have it ready by Monday morning.

The entire production budget ended up being just $12.99 -- the amount it cost to buy the thumb drive to store the video...
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