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Review: The Killers 'Live From Royal Albert Hall'

November 11th, 2009 11:30am EST
The Killers-Live From Royal Albert Hall
The Killers put on one heck of a live show each and every time that they go out on stage and perform. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to see them up close and live will likely attest to the fact that The Killers as a whole are stunning, breathtaking and appear to be possessed by the spirit that is their music into putting out the absolute best show possible for their fans. Their live sound makes one realize that they are the real deal and not some band that is all studio magic.

After having spectacular high-def runs in theaters in N.Y.C. and L.A. The Killers are releasing their ...
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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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Reason Number 874 To Be Excited For 'Glee:' Sampling Queen

July 22nd, 2009 10:55am EDT
Glee
As if we weren't already counting down the days until the return of Fox's "Glee," there's now a new promo for the show. While May's pilot episode featured a show tune version of Amy Winehouse's song "Rehab," this clip uses the same let's-sing-popular-new-songs-to-make-choir-look-cool formula by using Kanye West's "Golddigger."

The source of our excitement, and, well, glee, however comes from the inclusion of Queen's "Somebody To Love"...a song that has long deserved the musical treatment. Ranking among our favorite bands and songs of all time, Freddie Mercury's voice and music is so the...
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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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Did Kris Allen Win 'American Idol' Because Of His Looks?

May 21st, 2009 9:11am EDT
Kris Allen
Who says looks don't get you far? Certainly no one who watched last night as Kris Allen took the coveted title of American Idol Season 8 winner. After the announcement, he seemed as shocked as we all were and was left with very little to say.

How is it that Kris Allen was able to take home the grand prize when Lambert is clearly the stronger, more artistic and original singer? Well, Allen is simply more likable. Perhaps because of his looks or perhaps because he is the boy next door. As Lambert was by far the most original, "out of the box" contestant the show has ever seen, All...
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'American Idol' Banter: Handicapping The Top 3

May 8th, 2009 10:19am EDT
American Idol
For those of you who remember my infamous predictions from the Top 13, I beg your forgiveness. For those of you who don't remember or didn't bother reading, let's just move on. On the bright side, at least I had Adam Lambert in the Top 3!

This time around, I'd like to do it differently. Instead of simply picking who I think will finish first, second, and third, I'm going to list five reasons why each of the remaining three contestants can walk away as the next "American Idol." Yeah, that's right, I'm implying that Adam isn't a lock, regardless of whom he faces in the finals.

If he...
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Songs We Never Want To Hear Again On 'American Idol'

January 27th, 2009 10:04am EST
American Idol
With the countless amounts of songs floating around out there, and with more and more artists allowing American Idol to use their music, why are some of the show's contestants content to trot out the same old songs that have already been done to death? And why do some Idol hopefuls insist on choosing songs that are all wrong for their vocal range or style?

According to the judges, song selection is half the battle. You could have the voice of an angel, but if you're treating Simon and the gang to "Unbreak My Heart" for the millionth time, chances are they won't be jumping out of their...
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No More Elgin Lumpkin Or Georgios Panayioutous: Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

July 21st, 2008 10:43am EDT
Cher
Marilyn Monroe was originally christened Norma Jean. Archibald Leach opted for the more debonair nom de guerre Cary Grant. At the age of 10, musical prodigy Steveland Morris was dubbed (by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.) "Little Stevie Wonder." These aren't the only celebrities who bid farewell to the names bestowed upon them in infancy; among those in the public eye, adopting a more star-worthy moniker seems to be the rule, not the exception.

Stage Names

Where stage names are concerned, some stars keep it succinct. Musicians Cher and Seal shortened their names from Cherilyn and ...
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'Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann' Recap: Live Television Can Be Harsh

January 22nd, 2008 8:30am EST
Carrie Ann
It's another dose of "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann," and this episode went down as smoothly as chunky peanut butter on dry toast topped with Bubblelicious gum.

Reflecting on song choices last week, I lamented the lack of songs from the new millennium, and I think the producers heard me on this one. Wait, what was that? The Spice Girls' "Spice Up Your Life" came out in 1997? Scratch that. Let me make a Dionne Warwick psychic prediction. Next week's opening song and dance number will most likely be "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba, with a special appearance by The Cranberries. Lo...
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Pop-Rock Dynamo Katy Perry Signs With Capitol; To Release Debut In Spring

January 10th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Katy Perry
Capitol Music Group will release a digital EP from pop-rock songstress Katy Perry - entitled Ur So Gay - through iTunes and other online retailers on November 20th, 2007.

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter has been wowing crowds with her catchy songs and larger-than-life charisma at recent shows with Yellowcard, Mika, and the Starting Line, while everyone from Blender Magazine to online bloggers have been singing her praises.

The Ur So Gay EP includes the title track, a hilarious kiss-off to an ex-boyfriend; a club remix of the song by DJ/producer Junior Sanchez (Madonna, Sh...
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System Of A Down's Serj Tankian Talks About Politics, The Record Industry And His Solo Debut

October 22nd, 2007 12:24pm EDT
Serj Tankian
With his debut solo album Elect the Dead, System of a Down front man Serj Tankian delivers a record that's certain to satisfy old fans and win plenty of new ones. It rocks, it inspires, and it pushes the boundaries of what we've come to expect from one of music's most talented and dynamic vocalists.

Starpulse.com caught up with Serj days before the album's October 23rd release date to discuss the current state of American politics and the role it plays in his music, his plans for the future, and making songs that'll cause a person to explode out of their rectum.

You put out a gre...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 5

September 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Rose McGowan
Happy Birthday to "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan (1973), musician Dweezil Zappa (1969), Racer X bassist Juan Alderete (1963), singer Loudon Wainwright III (1946), drummer Buddy Miles (1946), Queen singer Freddie Mercury (1946; d. 1991), Scottish singer Al Stewart (1945), German film director Werner Herzog (1942), screen bombshell Raquel Welch (1940), Australian "007" George Lazenby (1939), actor William Devane (1939), actress/singer Carol Lawrence (1934), comedian Bob Newhart (1929), deadball era baseball player Nap Lajoie (1874; d. 1959), American outlaw Jesse James (1847; d. 1882), German...
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Freddie Mercury Tribute Angers Muslim Group

September 5th, 2006 10:11am EDT
Freddie Mercury
A tribute to the late Freddie Mercury taking place in his birthplace of Zanzibar is set to be wrecked by a Muslim group. The Queen singer, who tragically died of AIDS in November 1991, would have been 60 on Tuesday and to acknowledge the landmark date a beach party has been organized on the East African island for this Saturday.

However, the Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation (Uamsho) has now called for the event to be cancelled because Mercury's promiscuous gay lifestyle goes against the laws of Islam.

Abdullah Said Ali, the head of Uamsho, said: "We do not want...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 5

September 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Rose McGowan
Happy Birthday to "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan (1973), musician Dweezil Zappa (1969), Racer X bassist Juan Alderete (1963), singer Loudon Wainwright III (1946), drummer Buddy Miles (1946), Queen singer Freddie Mercury (1946; d. 1991), Scottish singer Al Stewart (1945), German film director Werner Herzog (1942), screen bombshell Raquel Welch (1940), Australian "007" George Lazenby (1939), actor William Devane (1939), actress/singer Carol Lawrence (1934), comedian Bob Newhart (1929), deadball era baseball player Nap Lajoie (1874; d. 1959), American outlaw Jesse James (1847; d. 1882), German...
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Queen and Paul Rodgers To Tour USA

November 28th, 2005 6:32pm EST
Queen
Some of rock's greatest anthems are to be heard performed live again across America after more than 20 years, as rock legends Queen, now joined forces with Paul Rodgers, singer and songwriter of Bad Company/Free fame, announce they are to play a 23-date tour of the USA and Canada this coming Spring. (Full list of tour dates below)

The tour announcement comes only a matter of weeks after Queen and Rodgers ignited sold-out box office and strong media attention with two sold-out performances at The Meadowlands, NJ, and the Hollywood Bowl on a stop-off along the way to their recent sold ou...
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Queen Reissues 'A Night At The Opera' With Bonus DVD

November 21st, 2005 3:10pm EST
Queen
Hard to believe it's been three decades since the release of Queen's breakthrough album A Night At The Opera (click for review). The record, Queen's fourth since arriving on the scene in '73, went to No. 1 in several countries around the world, was the band's first to hit the top five on the Billboard album chart and earned them their first gold record in the States. The landmark album was recorded in six different studios between August and November of '75 and encapsulated everything about Queen's music that made it so unique. Combining outstanding showmanship with remarkable versatility...
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Freddie Mercury's Rolls Royce For Sale

October 13th, 2005 11:14am EDT
Freddie Mercury of Queen
Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's luxury Rolls Royce is being sold on eBay - complete with a box of tissues the star kept in the car. The late rock legend's sister, Kash, is selling the swanky silver car on the internet auction site and is including the unused box of Kleenex Mansize Tissues he stored inside. It's claimed she didn't want to remove them when she was given the flamboyant singer's plush vehicle.

The Silver Shadow car - which was last seen at the London premiere of 'We Will Rock You' - has already attracted more than 80 bids and the price has reached around £25,000. Ac...
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