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LFO Star Rich Cronin Dies Of Cancer At Age 35

September 8th, 2010 9:34pm EDT
LFO
Boy band star Rich Cronin (center) has lost his battle with leukemia. The LFO star died on Wednesday, two weeks after his 35th birthday.

Cronin, who wrote LFO's 1999 hit "Summer Girls," suffered a stroke and died in hospital.

Former 'NSYNC stars Chris Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass, who were friends with Cronin, have both paid their respects online.

In a post on his Facebook.com page, Kirkpatrick writes, "Rip to a great friend rich c." Bass took to Twitter.com to write, "Sad sad day that Rich Cronin died - was a amazing guy."

Kirkpatrick and Cronin starred together in the short-lived reali...
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Hot! Hot! Hot! Your 2010 Summer Playlist

May 21st, 2010 9:00am EDT
Lady Gaga Pink
Is your iPod ready for summer? If not, here are 20 of some of the best songs, both old and new school, to help you enjoy these upcoming hot days and warm nights.

“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince: For all of you born after 1995, Will Smith, at one time, had a successful hip-hop career with his BFF DJ Jazzy Jeff. This is one of their most popular and successful songs, garnering a Grammy in 1991.

“Cruel Summer” by Bananarama: Technically, no summer should be cruel. Or without a loved one. Or without this song.

“Alejandro” by Lady Gaga: The name “Alejandro” remin...
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It's Summertime: A List of Great Summertime Songs

June 19th, 2009 12:32pm EDT
Billy Joel
Like Corrine Bailey Rae sang, "Go put your records on." The song of the same title is the perfect piece of advice for summer. Sunday marks the official first day of summer, and in case you need some new songs for those trips to the beach, barbeques, and even for still being stuck at work, here's our picks for the best summer songs.

The Beach Boys, "Come and Go With Me" (1978) - No group better embodies the spirit of summer than The Beach Boys, so picking just one of their songs isn't an easy task. Rather going for the more obvious, kitschy beach themed songs like "Surfin' Safari," "Calif...
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Turn Up the Music, Tune Out the Business

July 15th, 2008 9:00am EDT
In Rainbows
Notice: that song bumping out of your stereo is a product, you a client. You are not a fan; you are a customer. You do not enjoy the music so much as you consume it as the business of it all consumes you. Your radio, boombox, iPod, they are nothing but a digital car lot, and Clive Davis, Damon Dash, and Tommy Mottola are nothing but salespersons. Hear that bass? It does not thwump your knees in a two-step rhythm; it pumps them forward, out the door and into your local record store. "Buy! Buy! Buy!" cries the chorus. "Buy! Buy! Buy!" wails the guitar. Buy, buy, bye integrity.

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Our Favorite Summer Songs

June 24th, 2008 8:43am EDT
Rihanna
Everyone has favorite summer tunes, and since summer officially arrived over the weekend, what better way to celebrate the end of school, a day at the beach or a road trip than to listen to summer-inspired music?

Four Starpulse contributing writers have compiled lists of their favorite summer tunes (including several that were picked by more than one writer). Whether they are summer inspired, make you feel like summer, or are just cheerful tunes to listen to during the hot sticky months, we're sure they'll get you in the mood for sipping pina coladas, dipping your foot in the pool, or...
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Starpulse Looks Back At Favorite Boy Bands

December 20th, 2007 10:01am EST
N Sync
Some boy bands dance and sing while others sing and play their own instruments. Whichever type of boy band you prefer, there definitely have been a number of first-rate and very popular ones to entertain us over the years.

One cannot mention the term 'boy band' without having the Backstreet Boys come to mind. Formed in 1992, the group gave us such danceable hits as 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' and other sultry tunes like 'Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)' and 'I Want It That Way.' In October 2007 the group released their sixth album. While member Kevin Richardson may no longer be ...
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Former Boy Band Members Create New Pop Group On VH1's 'Mission: Man Band'

July 17th, 2007 9:09am EDT
N Sync
They could sing, they could dance and for almost a decade, they ruled the airwaves, maintaining a stranglehold on their bustling, female, TRL-addicted audience. They were dubbed “the Boy Bands” and during their Golden Age, the likes of 'N-Sync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and O-Town spawned a legion of imitators that seemed to multiply unchecked.

But it could not last. Trends change and now a whole generation of former Boy Band heart throbs has found themselves looking toward life after Teen Idol-dom.

Alas, it would seem the days when a snap of their fingers brought the spoils of ...
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Bjork Is Back With 'Volta' May 7

March 7th, 2007 2:08pm EST
Bjork
Musical innovator and icon Björk releases her next studio album Volta on May 7, 2007 on One Little Indian Records/Atlantic Records. Volta is Björk sixth studio album and follows the release of Medulla in 2004.

Featuring ten brand new and original tracks, Volta is entirely written and produced by Björk.

In the role of producer Björk has brought in various other musicians to work on her songs, and Volta features some of her most interesting collaborations so far with Anthony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) singing on two tracks, and Timbaland (Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, etc.) working w...
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Can Four Former Boy Band Stars Recapture Fame & Fortune?

January 11th, 2007 1:53pm EST
N Sync
During the '90s, boy bands reigned supreme and the likes of Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, 98 Degrees and O'Town ruled the airwaves, spawning a legion of imitators that seemed to multiply unchecked. As part of the boy band club, they sang, danced, and for half a decade maintained a stranglehold on their massive and overwhelmingly female audience.

But musical trends are fickle and change overnight and the boy band phenomenon couldn't last. Suddenly, a whole generation of former boy band heartthrobs found themselves looking toward life after 'teen idol-dom.' VH1's new series "Untitled Boy Ban...
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VH1 Announces New Series

October 31st, 2006 10:45am EST
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VH1 gives rockers, rappers, boy banders and fallen music execs a cozy spot in the home for music and pop culture. The network just greenlit six new series: "Irv Gotti Project," "Man Band," "ego trip's White Rapper Show," "Whitestarr Project," "Rags To Riches" and "Bridging The Gap." More info after the jump:

Irv Gotti Project

After being investigated for 3 years by the federal government on charges of money laundering and acquitted, Irv Gotti is now attempting a comeback with his label The Inc. while also juggling his responsibilities as a husband and father.

Man Band

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