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Bryan Cranston to write memoir

April 4th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Bryan Cranston
Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston is the latest star to land a publishing deal.

The multiple-Emmy winner will lift the lid on his life and career in the book, highlighting the five seasons he spent on the acclaimed TV series as chemistry teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White.

A statement from the actor reads: "Walter White taught me a lot - some of it useful, some of it dangerous. With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad."

Cranston, who is also known for his comedic roles in Seinfeld and...

Flea Praises Bruno Mars In Open Letter To Fans Over Super Bowl Miming

February 4th, 2014 11:43pm EST
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has addressed rumors that neither he nor bandmate Josh Klinghoffer were playing their instruments live during the Super Bowl halftime show wiht Bruno Mars Sunday night.

Nothing looked amiss until eagle-eyed Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid noticed that both Flea's bass and Klinghoffer's guitar had nothing plugged into their output jacks.

"That guitar is plugged into NOTHING," he wrote on twitter. The tweet went viral, leading to much speculation over the legitimacy of the performance.

"No trickery. No choice, but no trickery," Flea first responded, b...

Flea confesses Red Hot Chili Peppers' Super Bowl set was not live

February 4th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea has confessed he and his bandmates were not performing live during the Super Bowl half-time show after fans noticed that neither he nor bandmate Josh Klinghoffer were "plugged in" for their set with Bruno Mars.

Many fans were too caught up in the moment to notice the rockers were cordless when they took the stage in New Jersey on Sunday (02Feb14), but eagle-eyed Living Color star Vernon Reid couldn't pass up the moment to poke fun at the stars on Twitter.com after he realised the stars weren't amplified.

He wrote, "That guitar is plugged into NOTHING."


Review: Super Bowl XLVIII's Music Performances Exceed Expectations

February 3rd, 2014 8:10pm EST
Bruno Mars
2014 is all about trying new things, personally and professionally – or something like that. Last year, I put my two cents in about the Super Bowl halftime show, but didn’t critique the other performances – “America The Beautiful” and of course “The Star Spangled Banner.” Rather than merely focusing on what my boy Bruno Mars did, I’mma give some analysis to Queen Latifah (“American The Beautiful”) and Renée Fleming (“The Star Spangled Banner”) as well. And yes, it is love – for the most part!

Queen Latifah

“America The Beautiful”

Queen Latifah is nothing short of a Renaissance woman....

Bruno Mars rocks out with Red Hot Chili Peppers during Super Bowl show

February 3rd, 2014 3:20am EST
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Singer Bruno Mars blended his R&B/pop style with rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers for a high energy Super Bowl half-time set on Sunday (02Feb14).

The Grenade hitmaker's spirited show brought thousands of fans to their feet in MetLife Stadium in New Jersey as he performed a rousing medley of his greatest hits.

The 28 year old, who is the youngest artist in Super Bowl history to serve as the sole performer during the half-time show, kicked off his 12-minute set with an impressive drum solo, using a custom-designed kit in honour of his late mother, Bernadette Hernandez, who died last year ...

Patti Smith To Appear On Flea's Fundraising Solo EP

July 19th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Patti Smith
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea has recruited punk icon Patti Smith for his new fundraising solo EP, which fans will decide how much to pay for.

Following Radiohead's ground-breaking sales concept, the bassist will release the Helen Burns project later this year and allow fans to pay what they want to download the tracks.

All proceeds will benefit the Silverlake Conservatory for Music school Flea founded a decade ago.

He tells RollingStone.com, "It is obscure, arty, mostly instrumental music, except when Patti Smith sings. It will be available for download at any price you want to pay...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis & Flea Surf In Rio

September 25th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Anthony Kiedis & Flea
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, sporting his new 'stache & bassist Flea, with a new purple 'do, hung ten and caught some waves in Rio de Janiero's west zone of Prainha on Friday.

The Chilis are in town for the world's biggest music festival - Rock In Rio - and are promoting the release of their latest album, "I'm With You." The band's classic album, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" turned 20 on Saturday.

This year marks the festival's return after 10 years and takes place in the 'City of Rock' venue at the future site of the planned Olympic Village when the 2016 Summer Games come to t...

Venice Beach Was THE Place To Be For Celebs This Weekend (Photos)

August 1st, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Anna Paquin
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin strolled down to the Venice Beach boardwalk for a late breakfast on Saturday. The "True Blood" couple smiled for the cameras as they made their way to a beach bar.

Rosario Dawson wore a black sundress and rode a bicycle with a group of friends on Saturday. Dawson currently stars in "Zookeeper" opposite Kevin James.

A very fit Kellan Lutz jogged along the beach on Saturday. The "Twilight" star wore a black tank top, knee-high socks, fingerless gloves and carried a pedometer.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers gave a free concert from a rooftop while filming a ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Play Secret Show In Big Sur

July 29th, 2011 9:12am EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned to the stage for the first time in four years on Wednesday with a secret outdoor concert under the stars.

The hitmakers staged an intimate gig on the lawn at the Henry Miller Memorial Library in the Big Sur, California, attended by just 300 people, most of whom were friends of the band.

It was the group's first live performance with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante, and the rockers thrilled the audience by treating them to a special preview of songs from their forthcoming album, "I'm With You."

The set opened with new...

Flea Overjoyed By Student He Taught To Play The Trumpet

July 26th, 2011 11:05pm EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea showed his soft side by breaking down in tears as he told of his work helping underprivileged children.

The bassist was also a trumpet prodigy in his youth, and he was delighted to share his skills with a young student at California's Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music school which he co-founded in 2001.

He later discovered the youngster had been accepted for a university course - and Flea wept with pride as he recalled the tale.

He tells Q magazine, "He was, like, 10. It was during a period when the Chili Peppers took six months off and ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Studio Album, 'I'm With You,' Out Aug. 30

June 7th, 2011 8:51am EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their upcoming tenth studio album, I'm With You, on Warner Bros. Records on August 30th, 2011. Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I'm With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band's previous five albums, 2006's Stadium Arcadium, 2002's By The Way, 1999's Californication, 1995's One Hot Minute, and 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album was mixed by Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman.

I'm With You is the band's first new album since the two-set Stadium Arcadium, w...

Bassist Flea Steps Out With Purple Hair; See Other Stars With Bright Locks

May 10th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea (Michael Balzary) has bright purple hair! We spotted the musician chatting on his phone while he took a walk in Soho with his daughters Clara Balzary and Sunny Bebop Balzary yesterday.

He's not the only music star who likes jazzing up his hair. Rihanna has been a bright red head for quite a while, and Katy Perry has experimented with blue hairstyles.

Nicki Minaj is one of the most outrageous colored hair trendsetters. She has a penchant for pink. Check out photos below:

Rihanna's favorite color du jour:

Katy Perry feeling blue:

One of Nicki Min...

John Entwistle Named Greatest Bassist Of All Time

April 1st, 2011 8:02pm EDT
John Entwistle
Late The Who star John Entwistle has topped a new online poll to find the best bassist.

The rocker, who died in 2002, beat out Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea and Paul McCartney in the Rolling Stone readers survey.

In naming Entwistle the top man, the publication's editors state, "His solo on My Generation is probably the most famous bass solo in rock history."

"The Who have carried on since his sudden death in 2002, but their music has lacked Entwistle's thunder and been considerably weaker as a result."

Also making the top five: Rush's Geddy Lee and Les Claypool from Primus.


Thom Yorke Rocks On Despite Explosion

April 7th, 2010 2:46pm EDT
Thom Yorke rocked on at his New York City show on Tuesday night despite a dangerous explosion near the concert venue that shut down several Broadway shows.

A manhole exploded in Times Square, prompting police to block off an area around Roseland Ballroom, where the Radiohead frontman was booked to play with his side project, Atoms for Peace.

Evening performances of Broadway shows including hit musical Jersey Boys had to be cancelled - but Yorke managed to get clearance for his concert and took to the stage with the supergroup, which features Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Ra...

Duff McKagan Joins Jane's Addiction?

January 29th, 2010 7:00pm EST
Duff McKagan Joins Jane
Former Guns N' Roses star Duff McKagan has reportedly become the latest member of Jane's Addiction - he's rumored to have stepped in to replace bassist Eric Avery.

The band reunited in 2008 after Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor convinced them to join him on tour - and they have also been back in the studio working on new material.

The reunion was marred by the recent departure of original member Avery, but frontman Perry Farrell subsequently revealed they have been working with a new "writing partner" and internet rumors have turned to McKagan.

Fansite Xiola.org is reporti...

Late Stars Remembered At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

April 6th, 2009 8:54am EDT
Metallica, Run-DMC, Jeff Beck and Bobby Womack entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday at an emotional ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.

Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker Flea inducted headliners Metallica; who were joined onstage by former guitarist Jason Newsted, and Ray Burton, the father of Cliff Burton, the band's former bassist, who died in a tourbus crash in 1986.

Eminem inducted Run-DMC, who also took the opportunity to mourn former bandmate Jam Master Jay who was murdered in 2002.

Ronnie Wood introduced Womack and then joined the soul star onstage for a duet.


We're Giving Away A Gibson Guitar To Celebrate Fuse's Rock Hall Induction Ceremony!

March 25th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Gibson Giveaway
Fuse welcomes you to an exclusive look at this year's highly-anticipated, star-studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, airing live from Cleveland Ohio's Public Hall on April 4th at 9pm ET/PT. Watch as a chosen few of music's most legendary acts including Metallica and Run DMC join fellow rock legends in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As the exclusive television partner, Fuse is the only place to get a front row seat to the induction ceremony live from Cleveland. The four hour show will carry on the tradition of recognizing the accomplishments of this year's inductees...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Extend Hiatus

February 19th, 2009 10:07am EST
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are considering doubling their year-long hiatus to allow bassist Flea to complete his music studies.

Drummer Chad Smith revealed all about the group's break plans on website MusicRadar.com last year and now he's using the same site to announce the hiatus may be extended for another year.

He says, "I think, when we're all ready to play again, when we feel like it's time to be the Chili Peppers again, we'll do it. You can't force anybody to play who doesn't want to. I'm not naming names. I'm just saying we all have to feel that the time is right to get it...

Faces Tour Off

January 23rd, 2009 11:15am EST
Rod Stewart
Fans of Seventies rockers The Faces will have to wait a while for a reunion tour - because frontman Rod Stewart insists reports of a comeback are bogus. Guitarist Ron Wood reportedly told Rolling Stone magazine that he and Stewart had spent Christmas working on new material and making plans to tour in 2009, with Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea filling in for the late Ronnie Laine.

But now the "Baby Jane" singer has dismissed the reports.

Stewart's spokesperson tells Billboard.com, "There are no plans for a Faces reunion tour this year."

And Flea's publicist adds to the confus...

Ron Wood: 'Faces Reunion Is Going Well'

December 3rd, 2008 5:00pm EST
Ron Wood
The Rolling Stones rocker Ron Wood has confirmed plans for a reunion of his 70s supergroup The Faces are going very well after a week of top secret rehearsals.

Wood, Rod Stewart, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan spent much of last week working through classic tunes with Stewart's touring bass player Conrad Korsch, replacing the late Ronnie Lane in the line-up, at an undisclosed location.

And though a tour schedule has not been confirmed, Wood is confident the rehearsals will lead to bigger things.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "We're ready to go. It's like no time has passed b...

Flea To Study Music At USC

September 30th, 2008 8:50am EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea is going back to school to study music at the University of Southern California. The colorful rocker and founder of Los Angeles' Silverlake Conservatory of Music insists he's adding to his classical knowledge because you can never know enough about the "mathematics" of composition.

The bass player, real name Michael Balzary explains, "Music is made up out of these building blocks. (I like) studying how these blocks go together and what they consist of and the math of how it works."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Goofy Rock Names

May 30th, 2008 8:58am EDT
Meat Loaf
There are lots of bizarre, random band names in the history of rock and roll, like the Strawberry Alarm Clock, the Smashing Pumpkins, and the Electric Prunes, and it may have been a little embarrassing to say "I'm a member of The Electric Prunes." But, would you be willing to say, "I am the Electric Prune?"

Here at Starpulse, we would like to pay tribute to the individuals who have the courage to sign his/her checks, or introduce him/herself at a parent teacher conference with one of the below listed names.

10) The Edge: It's kind of a cool name when you think about it. Not Ed...

Eric Avery Adds Missing Piece To Original Jane's Addiction Reunion

April 16th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Eric Avery will rejoin Jane's Addiction for their reunion at the upcoming NME Awards in Los Angeles. Warring bandmates Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro agreed to bring the group together for a fourth reformation at the awards on April 23, where the band will receive the Godlike Genius Award and play three songs.

But Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins originally had refused to confirm they'd be taking part. But Perkins has since agreed to play with his old bandmates-- and now Avery has signed up.

The appearance will mark the first time the original members of the group have played to...

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