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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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The Human League's Australian Tour Axed

October 18th, 2011 8:37am EDT
The Human League
The Human League have cancelled their Australian tour after music festival organizers reportedly failed to book visas for the band.

The group was set to headline the Rewind Festival at the end of this month, alongside fellow 1980s stars Sister Sledge and Kool and the Gang, but promoters dropped the acts from the line-up without any warning last week.

The '80s-themed event, which was recently relocated to Sydney, has now been axed altogether - and The Human League have pulled their remaining dates Down Under, blaming organizers.

In a series of posts on their Facebook.com page, the grou...
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Marilyn Manson To Mentor Austrian Reality TV Stars

January 18th, 2011 1:30pm EST
Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson is set to mentor wannabe singers on Austrian reality TV show "Helden Von Morgen."

The "Beautiful People" hitmaker has signed up to help the hopefuls on the program, which translates as "Tomorrow's Heroes," and will appear tutoring the stars in an episode to be aired later this month.

Manson follows in the footsteps of Kim Wilde and Robert 'Kool' Bell of Kool & The Gang, who have previously coached contestants on the talent show.
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Zigazig Ha! The Spice Girls Have Still Got It

February 14th, 2008 10:46am EST
Spice Girls
"So tell me what you want, what you really really want. I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna zigazig ha." And that is exactly what they did at their Return of the Spice Girls concert held on Feb. 10, 2008, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The girls are as amazing now as they were in 1996 when they released their first single "Wannabe," shaking it and moving it effortless on stage for an estimated audience of 13,000 screaming fans (mostly teenage girls and a good number of mid-20s to 30s ladies), who braved the bitter cold to pay homage ...
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You'll Keep That Lovin' Feeling With 18 New Pop Number 1's Compilations; Win Them All!

April 11th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Number 1
Great pop songs are ones you not only remember forever but remind you of the feelings you had when they shot up the charts. On three decade by decade--the '60s through the '80s--Hip-O/UMe Pop Number 1's albums in the new and ongoing UMe Number 1's series, those #1 songs and the feelings they recall are back. Love Songs Number 1's, also released April 3, 2007, brings together the ultimate love songs that topped the charts. All titles will be released in a ground-breaking environmentally-friendly packaging format. A first for the music industry, the standard package (both sleeve and tray) w...
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Deniece Williams Returns After A Decade With 'Love, Niecy Style,' Out April 24

March 30th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Deniece Williams
Deniece Williams will forever be one of the great all-time R&B divas. Processing an infectious, angelic and soulful honey -coated voice with an awe-inspiring range, Deniece Williams set the bar high for R&B singers back in the 70s and to this day her influence can be heard on everyone from Mariah Carey to Beyoncé. Her songs have been sampled by dozens of artists including Will Smith and Master P. Deniece's pure, rich and spine-tingling vocal quality, along with her impeccable diction and ability to honestly connect with any song has resulted in a vast catalog of hits. Some of her timeless a...
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Tony Hawk's Project 8 Track List Revealed

October 17th, 2006 1:49pm EDT
Tony Hawk
Activision, Inc. is rocking gamers with an all-star musical line-up for the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Project 8 video game, including the debut of a track from the highly anticipated Plus-44 album, When Your Heart Stops Beating. The track Lycanthrope, is among 56 heart-pounding songs that will be featured in-game from such artists as Wolfmother, Gnarls Barkley and Kasabian. Full List Below!

“The Tony Hawk’s Project 8 soundtrack features an eclectic collection of original and licensed music from punk rock and hip hop to metal,” said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at Activision. “T...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 5

January 5th, 2006 3:00am EST
Marilyn Manson
Happy Birthday to "Alias" actor Bradley Cooper (1975), shock rocker Marilyn Manson (1969), Dynasty actress Pamela Sue Martin (1953), Blondie guitarist Chris Stein (1950), Kool & the Gang drummer George "Funky" Brown (1949), "The Love Boat" bartender Ted Lange (1948), screen actress Diane Keaton (1946), Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao (1941), prolific actor Robert Duvall (1931), and TV "Superman" George Reeves (1914; d. 1959).
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