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10 Music Myths People Still Believe

June 22nd, 2014 12:55pm EDT
Beatles
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

June 2nd, 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

May 19th, 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

May 2nd, 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

January 3rd, 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.

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

December 30th, 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

December 9th, 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

November 1st, 2013 9:12am EDT
david bowie
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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2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 1

October 11th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and some fell somewhere in between the two extremes.  As difficult as it was, as of October 7, 2013, I have compiled a list housing my favorites, least favorites, and honorable mentions.  I’m almost certain I’ve slighted someone and I’m sure there will be continual revisions, but for now, here’s what you should’ve sp...
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David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Leads 2013 Q Award Nominations

September 5th, 2013 9:36am EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie's first album in 10 years has scored him a slew of nominations at this year's Q Awards.

In March, the reclusive rock icon returned to the charts with his 24th album, The Next Day. He is now leading the way in the nominations at the magazine's annual prizegiving, with six nods under his belt.

Bowie is up for Best Track, Best Video, Best Solo Artist, Best Act in the World, and new award, Best Event for his sold-out career retrospective in London.

The 66-year-old singer will also battle for the night's top prize, Best Album, against Biffy Clyro Opposites, Daft Punk Random Acc...
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David Bowie's Rep 'Not Ruling Out' Comeback Tour

September 3rd, 2013 1:28pm EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie is supposedly feeling enormous pressure to make a concert comeback.

The legendary star is reportedly at the center of a bidding war, with promoters Live Nation and AEG allegedly vying for a multi-million dollar deal to stage his first concert for eight years next year.

It is rumored that Bowie is lined up for a huge London show - at either the Olympic Park or Hyde Park - but a new report suggests the 66 year-old singer is cautious about returning to the stage.

A source tells the London Evening Standard, "Bowie knows that the level of expectation for the shows would be huge...
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Canadian Astronaut Covers David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' From The International Space Station

May 13th, 2013 11:48pm EDT
Canadian Astronaut
On Sunday, David Bowie's 1969 classic song Space Oddity was covered by a Canadian astronaut.

230 miles above the Earth, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his version of the intergalactic hit to mark the end of his time on the International Space Station, posting his music video online ahead of his scheduled return to Earth the following day.

In the clip, Hadfield sings Bowie's track while strumming an acoustic guitar, floating effortlessly around the craft and gazing out of a window into space.

In a post on his Twitter page, Hadfield writes, "With deference to the genius of David Bowi...
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Catholic League Bashes 'Switch-Hitting' David Bowie Over 'The Next Day'

May 9th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
David Bowie
The Catholic League has released a statement reprimanding David Bowie for the religious themes in his new music video for "The Next Day."

The video, which was taken down from YouTube and then reinstated after the website admitted it made a mistake, features self-flagellation, nuns dressed as prostitutes, and priests enjoying the women's attentions. Bowie leads a band in an S&M-like club, dressed in robs similar to Christ's. It also stars Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue has now blasted the musician for the video. He writes, "The switch-hitting, bise...
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David Bowie's Controversial 'The Next Day' Video Back On YouTube After Brief Ban

May 9th, 2013 3:48pm EDT
David Bowie The Next Day
David Bowie's latest video, "The Next Day," off his comeback album of the same name, has caused a controversy over religious imagery and was briefly pulled from website YouTube.com on Wednesday.

YouTube bosses said that they made a mistke in pulling it, however, the video has returned to the site with an adult-content warning, requiring a user account and age verification for anyone who wishes to see it.

"With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call," YouTube spokeswoman Abbi Tatton told E! News. "When it's brought to our attention that a video has been ...
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David Bowie's New Music Video 'The Next Day' Temporarily Removed From YouTube

May 8th, 2013 5:07pm EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie's music video for single "The Next Day" was pulled from YouTube hours after its release, only to be allowed back on the site after YouTube said it "made the wrong call."

The video, which features Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman, features Bowie in Jesus-like garb as he sings in a band at an S&M club. Nuns, hookers, preachers, and cardinals fill the room and take part in various sins while Bowie sings.

Oldman plays a preacher that asks a barely-clothed Cotillard to dance. During the song, Cotillard gets stigmata and begins to spray everyone with blood, including a woman wearing...
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Downloadable Delights: Ten Essential Albums From March 2013

April 4th, 2013 9:57am EDT
David Bowie
In the digital age of music, it's easy to miss some of the best releases of any given month because it seems like these days, so much music comes out at the same time. With that in mind, here are the ten albums from March 2013 that you may have missed or ignored that should be obtained, as they were the best releases of the month.

10. "The Next Day" - David Bowie

David Bowie took 10 years off after releasing "Reality" in 2003, and it felt like 10 years too long. "The Next Day" contains his best songwriting since the Berlin era in the early 80's, with stand out tracks like the incre...
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David Bowie Tops British Album Charts For First Time In 20 Years

March 18th, 2013 8:09am EDT
David Bowie
Legendary rocker David Bowie has topped the U.K. album charts for the first time in 20 years following the release of his hit record The Next Day.

The last Bowie album to achieve the same level of success was 1993's Black Tie White Noise.

Bon Jovi's What About Now debuted at number two, and dropping to three was Emeli Sande's Our Version of Events. Bad Blood by Bastille fell to four and rounding out the top five was Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox.

In the U.K. singles chart, Justin Timberlake's Mirrors remained in first place, while One Direction's Comedy Relief charity track One Way O...
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David Bowie's 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' Proves That He Hasn't Aged A Bit

February 27th, 2013 9:30am EST
David Bowie - The Stars
"Where Are We Now?" is amongst the most beautiful, tender, and heartbreaking songs that David Bowie has ever released. The song is contemplative and mellow, and many fans of the Thin White Duke worried that his new album was going to be tamed and mellowed by his age. After all, almost nothing has been heard from Bowie since his heart attack ten years ago, and people really began to worry that the end was nigh for Bowie's recording career.

Luckily, "The Stars" is a triumphant return to form, a rocking anthem that would have fit on many of Bowie's 70's hit records, and shows that Bowie hasn'...
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David Bowie's V&A Exhibition Breaks London Museum Records

February 26th, 2013 8:21am EST
Daivid Bowie
A retrospective of David Bowie's colorful life and career at London's Victoria and Albert Museum has broken records after 26,000 tickets were sold for the upcoming exhibition.

Bosses at the V&A have been given unprecedented access to the rocker's personal archive for the attraction, which will feature over 60 of his outrageous stage costumes, as well as sketches and storyboards, by the man himself.

The exhibition is not due to open to visitors until March 23rd but Bowie fans have already been rushing to buy tickets.

The 26,000 pre-sale booking has broken museum records, and the collec...
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David Bowie To Re-Release 'Aladdin Sane' To Mark 40th Anniversary

February 5th, 2013 3:20pm EST
David Bowie
A re-mastered version of David Bowie's classic album Aladdin Sane will be released to mark the record's 40th anniversary.

The legend's sixth album hit shelves in 1973 and was a follow-up to his major breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

The album's sleeve artwork features the iconic image of Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust guise with a lightning bolt painted on his face.

The record, which includes tracks The Jean Genie and Drive-In Saturday, has been digitally overhauled and will be reissued on April 15th.

Bowie thrilled fans last month by releasin...
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Producer: David Bowie Is Not Dying And He Does Not Have Alzheimer's Disease

January 13th, 2013 2:42pm EST
David Bowie
David Bowie's producer Tony Visconti has spoken out to clarify long-standing rumors about the musician's health, assuring fans his boss is "not dying" and "has not lost a single brain cell".

The reclusive rock icon returned to the music scene this month to share a new song with fans nearly 10 years after his last release. He hasn't played live since 2006 and has rarely been seen out in public over the last few years, and his decision to shun the spotlight for such a long time led to intense speculation about his health.

However, Visconti, who has spent the last couple of years working on ...
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David Bowie's New Album Was Recorded Secretly Over The Last Two Years

January 9th, 2013 8:30pm EST
David Bowie
The Thin White Duke is back! After a ten year hiatus, David Bowie has returned with a new single and he's announced his 24th studio album, "The Next Day", is due on March 12.

The first single, "Where Are We Now?", was released on Bowie's 66th birthday Tuesday and the song topped the iTunes chart in the UK shortly after its release.

Bowie's rep thanked fans for giving the reclusive star a birthday to remember by sending his new song to the top.

"The response... has been incredible and what nicer way to wish David Bowie a Happy Birthday than with all the positive responses on TV, radio, ne...
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David Bowie Announces First New Album In 10 Years

January 8th, 2013 6:23pm EST
David Bowie
David Bowie has marked his 66th birthday by breaking years of silence and releasing his first new music in a decade.

The reclusive singer stepped back into the spotlight on Tuesday, the day of his birthday, to unveil a new single called "Where Are We Now?" and announce his upcoming album plans.

The song and its accompanying video has been released online and the new record, titled "The Next Day", is due to hit stores in March.

A statement posted on Bowie's newly revamped website, reads "January the 8th is of course David Bowie's birthday, a timely moment for such a treasure to appear ...
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Waiting On the End of the World: Ten Songs For the Apocalypse

December 20th, 2012 1:00pm EST
2012
December 21, 2012 marks the possible end of the Mayan calendar and somehow as a result the end of the world. So, in order to prepare for the event, why not listen to some fitting music instead of digging a bomb shelter. It will certainly make your neighbors think more highly of you.

10. "Five Years" David Bowie

Bowie's "Five Years" is a song about humanity learning that they only have five years left to exist. The song details the devestation that is felt by those who hear the news, and features a narrator who cannot comprehend the end of existence. So, when someone someday establishes ...
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From Apple To Zowie: The Craziest Celebrity Baby Names

October 21st, 2012 3:14pm EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Uma Thurman and her French financier boyfriend Arpad Busson revealed the name of their newborn baby girl this week, and the tot's title is a mouthful.

Not content with the typical first/middle/last -- or in this case hyphenated last -- name, the little girl surely has a challenging future ahead of her when it comes to filling out any types of forms.

The couple named their three-month-old Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. Where they got her nickname, "Luna," from is a mystery; but their rep says each name has a special reason and meaning.

But Uma and Arpad -- who ...
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David Bowie Denies Curating Fashion Museum Exhibit

August 31st, 2012 7:24pm EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie has distanced himself from any involvement in a new London museum exhibition about his fashion through the years.

The Ziggy Stardust hit-maker's elaborate wardrobe is the focus of an upcoming display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which was thought to have been co-curated by the icon himself.

However, reports emerged this week suggesting Bowie had withdrawn his backing for the exhibit after falling out with museum officials, and now the singer has spoken out to clear up reports, insisting the show has been made possible thanks to an independent archive of his clothes and...
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Madonna, Lady Gaga & Michael Jackson Make Fashion Icon List

April 4th, 2012 9:15am EDT
Madonna
Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and The Beatles have been named among the "All-Time 100 Fashion Icons" by Time magazine editors.

The extensive list features the "most influential fashion icons since 1923", the year the publication was born, and is split into six categories - Designers & Brands, Models, Muses, Photographers, Editors & Stylists and Style & Design.

The artists have all made the list as Muses, alongside rocker David Bowie, actors James Dean, Brigitte Bardot, Farrah Fawcett, Audrey Hepburn, late British royal Diana, Princess of Wales and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Mo...
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The Eagles To Be Honored By Berklee College

March 30th, 2012 11:46am EDT
Eagles
Iconic rockers The Eagles are to receive honorary degrees from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music.

The music school, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded honorary doctorates to influential musical figures for over 40 years, with past recipients including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

This year's honorees are the Hotel California stars, as well as bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

They will receive their degrees at a ceremony on May 12th at Boston University's Agganis Arena.
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Happy 65th Birthday, David Bowie!

January 8th, 2012 12:00pm EST
David Bowie
Music legend David Bowie will be celebrating his Golden Years on Sunday - he turns 65.

The veteran singer-songwriter has enjoyed a stellar 45-year career in showbiz, pushing the boundaries of music and performance during his 1970s heyday and stunning fans with his iconic array of stage personas including "Ziggy Stardust" and "Aladdin Sane."

Although in recent years Bowie has taken a backseat from music - his last single was released in 2006 - his back catalog of classic songs has ensured his status as one of rock's greatest ever artists.

To mark his milestone birthday, here are 10 fascin...
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Peter Gabriel Rethinking Covers Album Project

October 10th, 2011 9:40pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel is re-imagining his "I'll Scratch Yours" covers album project - because so many artists whose hits he covered on his "Scratch My Back" release aren't interested in reworking his songs.

Gabriel recorded orchestral renditions of songs by David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Neil Young and Radiohead among others for the 2010 album and he had hoped the artists would return the favor for a covers album of his own work.

But too many of the acts he honored with orchestral makeovers aren't interested in being part of the project.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I've sort of given up waiting...
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