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William Shatner Covers Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man'

October 3rd, 2011 3:30pm EDT
William Shatner
Actor William Shatner has recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's heavy metal track Iron Man for his new concept album.

The Star Trek icon is working on his third musical release, Searching for Major Tom, which features Shatner channelling David Bowie's Space Oddity character for his own take on a variety of space-themed songs, including tracks by The Police (Walking on the Moon), Frank Sinatra (Lost in the Stars) and Pink Floyd (Learning to Fly).

And Shatner's version of Black Sabbath's 1970 hit has been given the thumbs up from Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist, who add...
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Has David Bowie Retired?

August 18th, 2011 8:59am EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie has quietly retired from the music business, according to his biographer.

Paul Trynka, who has written a new book about the singer/songwriter - called "Starman," believes Bowie will only return if he can "deliver something seismic."

The author tells Spinner.com, "My heart says he'll come back but my head says he's likely not to. I think he would only come back if he thinks he could deliver something that will be seismic. If you pop back into the stage, it's got to be something that has a big explosion and lots of flashes. It would be a bit of a miracle if he comes back, but mi...
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Adam Levine Compares Himself To Sexually Questionable Bowie, Jagger & Mercury

August 16th, 2011 8:40am EDT
Adam Levine
Adam Levine recently talked about ongoing rumors suggesting he's gay.

He explained, "There's no way to hide my straightness, but if people didn't think there was a small chance I was gay, then I wouldn't be doing my job very well.

"Look at the best ones, guys whose sexuality was always questioned - Bowie, Jagger, Freddie Mercury. I wouldn't be the frontman of a band if that question hadn't come up at some point."
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Michael Jackson Voted 'The Greatest Singer Of All Time'

June 22nd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson has been named the "Greatest Singer Of All Time" in a new poll, just days ahead of the second anniversary of his death.

The "Thriller" hitmaker passed away on June 25, 2009, after suffering a cardiac arrest brought on by an overdose of anaesthetic Propofol, and fans have honored the late star by voting him into top place in a new NME.com poll.

Queen frontman Freddie Mercury came a close second, while Elvis Presley placed third.

Guns N' Roses star Axl Rose came in fourth and John Lennon rounded out the top five.

David Bowie, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and...
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David Bowie's Art Exhibition Opening In NYC

April 28th, 2011 3:25pm EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie's lifetime of work in music and film will be celebrated in an upcoming exhibition in New York.

The rock icon will be the focus of David Bowie, Artist at the Museum of Arts and Design for a two-month display.

The special show, which opens on May 9th, will feature the superstar's movie ventures, including Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars (1973), The Hunger (1983), Basquiat (1996) and a rare print of 1976's The Man Who Fell To Earth.

A statement from museum organizers reads, "From his roots in such performance-based practices as cabaret, mime and avant-garde theatre t...
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Mick Jagger & David Bowie Team Up For Rock Movie Screenplay

April 10th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger has written a script with David Bowie for a rock movie, according to a report.

The Rolling Stones legend has based the plot around rock 'n' roll managers in the 1960s and he's keen to land comedy actors to take the lead roles, reports Britain's The Sun.

A source tells the publication, "Mick has had the script in the bag for years. He has gone back to it again recently and feels now is the time to get it out there. Mick has a few famous comedians in mind to star and is starting to sound them out.

"The script is full of stuff from back in the day, which Mick and the band witnes...
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The Top 20 Dance Songs Of All Time Will Help Get You Ready For 'The Big Dance' & 'Dancing With The Stars'

March 17th, 2011 7:09pm EDT
Lady Gaga
One thing that basketball courts and ballrooms have in common are the hardwood floors, and with March Madness in full swing, it's time to dance!

Whether you're excited for the NCAA Tournament (aka The Big Dance) or if you're sitting back anticipating the next season of Dancing With The Stars, one thing's for sure - there's gonna be a whole lot of dancin' going on in the next few weeks! (And months if you're waiting for some ballroom action!)

With the two competitions getting underway - the NCAA Basketball tourney today and Monday night's premiere of Dancing With The Stars's 12th season, w...
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Minnie Driver To Sing In Her New Movie, 'Hunky Dory'

January 19th, 2011 8:17am EST
Minnie Driver
Actress Minnie Driver is set to show off her musical skills in new movie Hunky Dory by performing with a childrens orchestra.

The actress, who has recorded two albums, has never sung on film before and she admits it was a dream come true to combine her two passions.

She says, "Apart from singing the title track on the The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack this is my first time singing on film. It's the best experience I've had.

"It was incredible singing all the music from the 70s; I sang a Beach Boys song, I sang a Dusty Springfield song. My favorite was singing "Strange Magic." The orche...
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Huey Lewis Exposed As The Most Well-Endowed Rock Star

January 6th, 2011 9:29am EST
Huey Lewis
Rocker Huey Lewis is set to be exposed as the biggest man in music - below the belt - in a saucy new TV documentary.

Legendary groupie Pamela Des Barres has gathered the most famous backstage girlfriends in rock 'n' roll history to speak candidly about their conquests for VH1's "Let's Spend The Night Together."

In the film, Tura Satana talks about teaching Elvis Presley how to kiss, Lori Mattix recalls losing her virginity to David Bowie and then getting "kidnapped" by Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page and Cynthia Albritton reveals all about making plaster casts of her famous lovers' manhoods....
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Jack Black And Jason Segel Spread Holiday Cheer With Cover Of Bowie & Crosby's 'Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy' (Video)

December 8th, 2010 10:00am EST
Jason Segel and Jack Black
Jack Black teams up with his “Gulliver’s Travels” co-star Jason Segel to create “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy 2010,” their wonderful take on the holiday carol in the style of David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s famed 1977 classic. And in the spirit of the holidays, the duo is offering all their U.S. proceeds from the sale of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy 2010” to Blue Star Families (bluestarfam.org).

“Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy 2010” will be sold exclusively on iTunes beginning Tuesday December 7. Additionally, a 2-D animated video for “Little Drummer Boy” will premiere ...
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Eminem & Elton John Top Surprising Duets List

August 27th, 2010 9:35am EDT
Eminem
Eminem's bizarre 2001 Grammy Awards collaboration with Elton John has topped a new list of the Most Surprising Duets in musical history.

The odd couple beat Aerosmith and Run D.M.C., who teamed up for a rap-rock rendition of "Walk This Way" in 1986, and Dusty Springfield's 1987 chart smash with the Pet Shop Boys (What Have I Done To Deserve This) on Entertainment Weekly's new list.

Also making the top 10: Bing Crosby and David Bowie's "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy Christmas" collaboration, Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue's "Where The Wild Roses Go" and the KLF's "Justified & Ancient" due...
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David Bowie Dismisses Lady Gaga Collaboration Rumors As 'A Hoax'

August 18th, 2010 8:46am EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie has taken to his website to deny reports he's planning a collaboration with Lady Gaga.

The reclusive rocker states the rumors linking him to the pop star's new album are "untrue and a hoax."

Recent internet reports suggested the pair was working on a new song, called "Vinyl," which Bowie wrote for the "Paparazzi" hitmaker, but the "Let's Dance" star insists he has got nothing to do with Gaga's new material.

In a statement posted on his website, he writes, "When this tall story first surfaced a few days ago it was denied as a hoax in an update to the same article, and we thoug...
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Cherie Currie's Rape Scene Cut From 'Runaways' Film

March 16th, 2010 9:35am EDT
Joan Jett
Cherie Currie's teenage rape ordeal was axed from the storyline of the new "The Runaways" biopic - because writer/director Floria Sigismondi didn't want the Cherry Bomb singer to lose her innocence at the beginning of the movie.

Currie, who is portrayed by Dakota Fanning in the new film, admits there was a sexual assault that inspired her whole look, but Sigismondi didn't want to dwell on an incident before the rocker formed the band with Joan Jett.

The rock star reveals, "There were particular reasons why I cut my hair into a (David) Bowie haircut. That was because when my twin sister'...
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Fuse's 'Rock Monster March' Continues Genesis, David Bowie and Bob Marley

March 14th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Genesis
Fuse continues to be the rock music mecca this month with an extensive lineup of classic rock programming. As “Rock Monster March” rolls along, this weekend fans can view concert footage from former Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Genesis, Bob Marley and David Bowie. And all the great programming this month has been leading up to the live airing of the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!

For the second year in a row, Fuse is the exclusive television partner of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, bringing viewers front and center for the big...
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Dakota Fanning & Kristen Stewart Re-Record Runaways Songs For Soundtrack

March 1st, 2010 11:50pm EST
The Runaways
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning have put their new rock star skills to good use by re-recording four Runaways tracks for the soundtrack of the upcoming biopic about the all-girl band.

The songs will be part of the soundtrack of "Runaways - Music From The Motion Picture", alongside tunes from David Bowie, MC5, The Stooges, Sex Pistols and Joan Jett.

It's the first time either actress has contributed to the soundtrack of a movie.

Stewart, who portrays Joan Jett in the film and Fanning, who plays Cherie Currie, have revamped The Runaways' "Queens of Noise" and "Dead End Justice" together...
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Feeling Blue: Anne Hathaway Is All Legs At The 'Valentine's Day' Premiere

February 10th, 2010 6:12pm EST
Anne Hathaway Pictures, Valentine
Like her "Valentine's Day" co-star Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway used feathers as inspiration for her red carpet dress at the film's premiere in Hollywood on Feb. 8. See her pics!

Hathaway opted for a vibrant blue minidress, which was accentuated with whispy feather-like fabric around the bosom and hips. We just wish Anne paired her dress with a softer hair style.

In addition to "Valentine's Day," Anne stars in Tim Burton's upcoming film "Alice In Wonderland." Although she was originally asked to play Alice, she didn't want to play another "pretty girl in a fairy dress." She settled fo...
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Anne Hathaway Takes Underwear From Film Sets

February 5th, 2010 11:50am EST
Anne Hathaway
"I have a bra from Brokeback Mountain and now I have the White Queen's knickers (from Alice In Wonderland). They're white and frilly and I wore them the other day actually." Anne Hathaway steals undergarments from her films.

Anne turned down the title role in Tim Burton's new "Alice In Wonderland" because she was fed up with playing a "pretty girl in a fairy dress." She told Britain's GQ, "I wanted the Queen to be a cross between Debbie Harry, Greta Garbo, David Bowie, with (a) little bit of the work of Dan Flavin thrown in for good measure."

And despite rumors, Anne will not be pl...
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Tokio Hotel Talks New Album, L.A., Adam Lambert & More

November 3rd, 2009 8:16pm EST
Tokio Hotel pictures
Starpulse recently had the chance to chat with Tokio Hotel band members Bill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Georg Listing, and Gustav Schafer. The German pop quartet emerged on the American music radar when they pulled out an upset win over Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Jordin Sparks for "Best New Artist" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

The guys were great to chat with and Bill, the eccentric lead singer (who did most of the talking), let us in on one of his styling secrets, what band he's been listening to recently, Adam Lambert, and the making of their recent album, "Humanoid....
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DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...
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Our Favorite Movie Cameos

October 14th, 2009 2:20pm EDT
Our Favorite Movie Cameos
There are a lot of modern movies that love to give little winks at the audience, and one of the easiest ways to do that is through the use of cameo appearances. A cameo is when a well known celebrity or important person shows up for a brief appearance in a movie. It can be a non-speaking random role, or perhaps a whole scene that steals the show. Whatever the case may be, oftentimes in a film the cameo ends up being the most memorable part of the whole movie. Take "Zombieland" for example, out in theaters now, but there's no spoilers here. Just go see the film and you'll see. Here's a look ...
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Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...
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Zachary Quinto Takes A Hostage, VenetianPrincess Does Taylor Swift, Batman, Suge Knight & More (Videos)

September 4th, 2009 3:19pm EDT
Zachary Quinto Takes A Hostage, VenetianPrincess Does Taylor Swi
Watch some videos and clips of the latest funny, informative, viral, WTF, FAIL, and other time-wasting stuff that we gathered from around the web today. Check 'em all out!

Funny or Die's latest, "HOSTAGE: A Love Story with Zachary Quinto" (contains strong language)...

"HOSTAGE: A Love Story":

VenetianPrincess parodies Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me":

"You Belong With Me" ('Just A Zombie'):

Check out the latest video of The Script from their recent appearance at V Festival. The band was filmed on their way to the show, as well as backstage and on stage during t...
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Jessie James' Latest, Ledisi Performs, Behind The Scenes With The Script & More (Videos)

August 26th, 2009 5:20pm EDT
Jessie James
Jessie James releases her second single; Ledisi performs on a morning show; Star Wars lines read by hot girls in bikinis; and a look behind-the-scenes of The Script's upcoming video. There's also a pair from Tommy Davidson's "The Family Hour"; R. City's latest; and a few drunken fails. Check 'em all out!

Jessie James' second single, "I Look So Good (Without You)", is sure to become an empowerment anthem for single ladies everywhere. And yesterday, MTV premiered its accompanying music video! Watch it for yourself now!

"I Look So Good (Without You)"

Yesterday, Ledisi stoppe...
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Mika's Sophomore Album, 'The Boy Who Knew Too Much', Due Sept. 22

August 23rd, 2009 9:00am EDT
Mika New Album new CD The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Multi-platinum recording artist Mika will release his sophomore album, "The Boy Who Knew Too Much", on September 22nd via Casablanca/Universal Republic Records. Produced by Mika and Greg Wells (Katy Perry, P!nk), this record is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007's Life in Cartoon Motion, which sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The new album features guest contributions by Imogen Heap and Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett, and contains brilliant first single, "We Are Golden," which was unveiled with an exclusive first play on England's Radio 1 on July 20th. A video for the track, hel...
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Scott Porter Discusses 'Bandslam,' His Duet With Hugh Grant & More

August 11th, 2009 9:57am EDT
Scott Porter
Scott Porter, who stars in the upcoming film "Bandslam" (opening Friday, August 14) joins us to discuss his character, Ben Wheatly, whose musical inspiration seems to stem from a slight misinterpretation of Bruce Springsteen songs. We also catch up on what Jason Street -- Scott's character from "Friday Night Lights" -- is up to these days (not to mention we discover, in a pretty traumatic way, Scott knows a thing or two about football himself), the story behind his duet with Hugh Grant in the "Pop Goes My Heart" video from "Music and Lyrics" and why every character he plays seems to wind up...
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James Roday & Dule Hill Talk About 'Psych's' Upcoming Season

August 7th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Psych
Good news "Psych" fans, the wait is over! Your favorite fake psychic Shawn (James Roday) and his faithful wingman Gus (Dule Hill), return with their hilarious and unique brand of detective work, when the fourth season of "Psych" premieres on Friday, August 7 at 10 PM ET on the USA Network.

We had a chance to chat with the show's stars Roday and Hill, on what they have in store for fans this upcoming season, their experiences at Comic-Con, and which celebrities they would like to have on the show.

How do you guys keep this show so fresh?

Roday: It's a good question, and I think par...
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'Bandslam' Starring Aly Michalka & Vanessa Hudgens Opens Aug. 14

August 3rd, 2009 1:39pm EDT
Bandslam Aly & AJ, Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Anne Hudgens and Aly Michalka join Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter, and Lisa Kudrow in the music-driven comedy "Bandslam". When gifted singer-songwriter Charlotte Banks (Michalka) asks new kid in town Will Burton (Connell) to manage her fledgling rock band, she appears to have just one goal in mind: go head-to-head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend, Ben (Porter), at the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Against all odds, their band develops a sound all its own with a real shot at success in the contest. Meanwhile, romance brews between Will and Sam (Hudge...
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'Rob Thomas: Something To Be Tour - Live At Red Rocks' On DVD June 30

June 25th, 2009 4:05pm EDT
Rob Thomas Live At Red Rocks DVD
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado - a legendary venue that has been graced by rock luminaries from The Beatles to U2 - provides the awe-inspiring backdrop for three-time Grammy® Award-winning artist Rob Thomas in his first-ever live performance DVD. Captured in High-Definition and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound for the acclaimed PBS music series Soundstage, the 18-song concert features seven songs not seen on the original 2007 television broadcast plus the music video for "Streetcorner Symphony," which was also recorded live at this show. A must-own for every Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twe...
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'Moon' Brings Philosophical Questions To Movie-Watchers

June 12th, 2009 3:58pm EDT
Moon
Amid the summer movie madness - heavy on special effects and light on storytelling - Moon is ready to offer audience members a healthy dose of reality. But there's one catch: Moon is a science-fiction flick, which makes that previous statement a bit of an oxymoron.

Director Duncan Jones, son of music icon David Bowie and self-described sci-fi geek, set out to create a sort of throwback to earlier sci-fi films like Blade Runner and Outlander, which didn't revolve around mystifying movie-goers with scene after scene of gaudy special effects.

"There are unquestionably less of those kind ...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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