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Original Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dies At 64

March 17th, 2014 10:27am EDT
The Stooges
Scott Asheton, one of the founding members of rock band The Stooges, has died at the age of 64.

The drummer founded the band with his older brother Ron, who died in 2009, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander in 1967, and ultimately became one of the main influences in the rise of punk rock.

Pop posted the news on his Facebook page on Sunday, writing, "My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night. Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons have a...
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Upcoming Albums Spring 2013: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iggy & The Stooges & More

April 15th, 2013 7:20pm EDT
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
Albums you should be looking forward to this spring: Are you looking for something new and different to listen to? Let us help you weed through all the new music that is scheduled to come out. Here's our take on what is worth giving a listen to.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito” April 16

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have had a few brushes with mainstream success in the form of singles like “Maps” and “Heads Will Roll,” but on their latest release they sound more edgy and experimental than ever, yet manage to also be completely entertaining and engrossing at the same time. It’s clear from this record th...
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Johnny Depp Sued By Disabled Woman Over Alleged Bodyguard Altercation At Concert

April 17th, 2012 8:43am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is facing legal action from a disabled woman who alleges she was assaulted by his security guards at a rock concert last December.

The plaintiff, listed as Jane Doe, claims she sustained severe injuries and emotional distress after the Pirates of the Caribbean star's minders hurt her during an Iggy and the Stooges gig at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

She alleges the trouble began when Depp's entourage tried to take away her iPhone, before dragging her out of the VIP section and causing her pants to fall down, "exposing her buttocks to the other... patrons."

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Iggy Pop Misses Being Poor

April 1st, 2012 7:50pm EDT
Iggy Pop
Rock legend Iggy Pop pines for his poor days as a young musician living in dives.

The punk icon has been famous for more than 40 years, after shooting to fame with his band The Stooges, and has amassed a fortune through millions of record sales and endless touring.

But the rocker admits he misses his impoverished youth in Michigan, because all his happy memories of hearing great music hail from that period.

He says, "Most of the great listening experiences I had I associate with the cheap, poor living condition-type homes my friends and I had. I would hear a record at someone's house and...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Hardware'

January 27th, 2012 1:45pm EST
Hardware
Seeing as how reclusive South African born filmmaker Richard Stanley is finally returning to the big screen with a segment in the horror anthology film "The Theatre Bizarre," why not bow to his debut feature...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! For those unaware, Stanley’s first film was a spectacular action/sci-fi/horror outing that had plenty of both style and substance. Targeted unfairly by the MPAA at the time for merely being released by the Weinstein Brothers helmed Miramax (which saw "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" get the NC-17 as well!) company Millimeter Films, the c...
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Jeff Beck To Be Crowned Classic Rock's Living Legend

September 12th, 2011 2:25pm EDT
Jeff Beck
Guitar great Jeff Beck is set to be honored as a living legend by editors at Classic Rock magazine.

The music icon, a former member of British super-group the Yardbirds, will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Iggy Pop and Rush when the Classic Rock Roll of Honor ceremony takes place in London later this year.

A flattered Beck tells BBC News he feels "very honored," adding, "I'm really a backroom boy, not a mainstream rock act. It means someone is out there looking at what I'm doing, which is really nice."

Beck will also be hoping to take home another award - he's been nomina...
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Ke$ha Has 200 Songs For Her Next Album

July 5th, 2011 11:32am EDT
Ke$ha
Ke$ha has plenty of songs to choose from for her next album after writing nearly 200 new tracks this year.

The Tik Tok hit-maker is currently working on the follow-up to her 2010 debut, Animal, and she has been busying putting together music and lyrics based on her life since shooting to fame.

Ke$ha admits her new sound will be "experimental" and influenced by rock giants including Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.

She tells Digital Spy, "I have so many songs! Songs will leak and I don't even remember writing them. I've written about 200. I'm writing constantly about all my crazy experiences ac...
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Joan Jett Joins Fight Against Canada's Seal Trade

June 7th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Joan Jett
Rocker Joan Jett has waded into the debate over Canada's controversial seal cull, urging European Union (E.U.) officials to uphold a ban on imported pelts.

Thousands of seals are clubbed to death annually in Canada as part of the controversial trade, which sees the mammals' pelts sold to firms in other countries, including Norway. Canadian and Norwegian authorities are challenging a Europe-wide ban and Jett insists they should make their arguments public as consumers have a right to know where their goods come from.

In a letter to Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Store, J...
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Natalie Imbruglia Backs Canadian Seal Cull Ban

June 2nd, 2011 12:47pm EDT
Natalie Imbruglia
Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia is urging officials in Canada to end the country's controversial seal cull.

The Torn hit-maker has spoken out to back a drive by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ban the annual slaughter of seals in the North American country.

Stars including Paul McCartney, Iggy Pop, and Ke$ha have already voiced their support for the campaign, and now Imbruglia has joined them.

She posted a link to PETA's website on her Twitter.com page and wrote, "Show love & compassion & pls (please) help PETA."

Thousands of seals are clubbed to death ever...
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Ke$ha Gets Sleazy In Fishnet Stockings, Dirty Biker Boots

May 9th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Kesha
Ke$ha hosted an evening at Chateau and an official "Get Sleazy" afterparty this weekend. The event was held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

The pop star certainly dressed up, er, dressed down for the party in fishnet stockings, a torn-looking glittery dress, leather jacket, and biker boots.

Meanwhile, PETA recently launched a global campaign featuring Iggy Pop and Ke$ha. The ads feature the artists alongside an inset photo of a baby seal and the words "Canada's Club Scene Sucks." Ke$ha said, "The Canadian seal slaughter is barbaric and archaic. My music and my fans are part of ...
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Iggy Pop Pays Tribute To Late Stooges Guitarist

April 20th, 2011 8:40pm EDT
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop hushed the crowd at his band The Stooges' tribute show for late guitarist Ron Asheton on Tuesday night to give his own heartfelt thanks to his late pal.

The punk icon and his reunited group performed at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater to honor the memory of Asheton, who suffered a heart attack and died at his home in the city in January, 2009.

And, amid the mayhem of a Stooges show, Iggy Pop took a moment to personally honor his late friend.

He told the crowd, "I need to thank Ron. He sort of peed this beautiful music all over me. When I started a band Ron was the first guy who go...
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Ke$ha, Iggy Pop Join PETA's Anti-Seal Clubbing Initiative (Video)

April 13th, 2011 9:42pm EDT
Kesha's Peta Ad
As the annual massacre of baby seals begins on the ice floes of eastern Canada, PETA is launching a global campaign featuring two of music's most outspoken stars: Iggy Pop and Ke$ha. The ads feature the artists alongside an inset photo of a baby seal and the words "Canada's Club Scene Sucks."

The campaign, set to run on music sites in several countries, aims to combat the Canadian government's attempts to market baby seal fur internationally in order to prop up the dying seal massacre. In addition to reaching young consumers online, PETA members will display the posters at concerts and maj...
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Iggy Pop Was Considered For 'American Idol' Judging Job

April 11th, 2011 10:07pm EDT
Iggy Pop
Punk icon Iggy Pop has revealed he was among the stars American Idol producers contacted when they were recruiting judges for the current 10th season of the TV talent show.

The "Lust For Life" singer, who performed shirtless on the contest last week, admits he has become a fan of the program over the years and he did consider the possibility of offering his opinion on the show.

He says, "It didn't go very far. There were two phone calls... I wasn't sure I was interested or available. They called me... I was curious and we spoke a couple times, and that was as far as that went."

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'American Idol' Recap: Pia Toscano Goes Home On A Stunning Results Show

April 8th, 2011 9:14am EDT
Pia Toscano is eliminated
And once again, the judges have ruined the show.

Pia’s insane, stupid and shocking ouster last night is bound to bring forth a lot of theories: That voting is so dominated by young girls that females are at a decided disadvantage, that this is a competition dominated by guitar-voting boys and the rest is immaterial, and that the Producers rigged the voting to drive more interest. All of that will be in play, but I choose to ignore all those theories and put the blame for Pia’s leaving in one place: The judges’ table.

In the midst of a typical judging performance on a show night – that is ...
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15 Celebrity Faces That Make Us Nauseous

March 21st, 2011 11:57pm EDT
Sour Sixteen of celebrity faces
While the NCAA tournament has their sweet sixteen, we here at Starpulse present our sour sixteen of celebrity faces. Some of these celebrity faces have been affected by plastic surgery. And some have been affected by bad genetics. But all of these faces have one thing in common - they're UGLY! The following celebrity faces are so ugly, you may have to run to the bathroom to vomit from looking at them for too long.

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is often criticized for being a negative influence on children because of his violent and sexually explicit music lyrics. But what Manson shou...
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Paul McCartney Working On Surfing Film?

January 31st, 2011 11:20pm EST
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney is working on a secret surf movie with the Aussie who taught Iggy Pop how to hang 10.

The former Beatle befriended Jack McCoy over lunch after the surfing pioneer asked McCartney for permission to use his Fireman song "This Is Love" in his new film A Deeper Shade of Blue.

And now McCartney wants to create a breathtaking visual to his music, using McCoy's underwater jet ski filming techniques.

Speaking at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California at the weekend, McCoy tells WENN, "Paul happened to have seen the film and liked it. The next thing I know I'm ...
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The Stooges Refuse To Record A New Album

January 21st, 2011 1:42pm EST
The Stooges
Fans have been warned not to expect any more albums from Iggy Pop and The Stooges - the band now sees full-length recordings as "irrelevant," according to guitarist James Williamson.

The group has only released four studio albums since its formation in the 1960s, with the last record, The Weirdness, hitting shelves in 2007 following the band's 2003 reunion.

Williamson, who rejoined The Stooges in 2009 following the death of Ron Asheton, admits they have no plans to record any more albums, but they might consider compiling a short EP.

He tells Watoday.com.au, "I think these days albums...
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Iggy Pop's Former Drummer Alex Kirst Killed In Hit-And-Run

January 20th, 2011 8:35am EST
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop's former drummer Alex Kirst has died following a hit-and-run accident in Cathedral City, California.

The 47 year old was hit by an SUV while he was out walking last week - and left for dead.

The rocker was spotted by the side of the road hours later.

Prior to becoming Iggy Pop's sidekick in the Trolls, Kirst was the drummer in glam rock act the Nymphs. He appeared on Pop's album "Skull Ring."
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Iggy Pop Thinks Lindsay Lohan Should Play Him In Biopic

October 9th, 2010 8:15am EDT
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop has pulled the plug on a biopic because filmmakers wanted him to be involved in the promotion of the project.

"The Passenger" was to star Elijah Wood as the Stooges leader, but now Pop reveals the project is "on the shelf".

Talking to Australia's Triple J radio, Iggy says, "It's nothing against Elijah and the script was OK, but they sort of wanted me to jump out of cakes and do promotional things and I didn't really want to get involved.

"I didn't think it was time for someone else to tell our story because inevitably it's not just my story; it's everybody I worked with."

But I...
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Alec Baldwin, Kellan Lutz & Other Stars Oppose McDonald's Slaughtering Method

October 5th, 2010 9:45am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin, Anjelica Huston and Kellan Lutz are among the stars who have signed a petition urging McDonald's bosses to adopt a less cruel chicken slaughter method.

The trio was among the stars who agreed to be part of the PETA 30th anniversary petition.

The stars want McDonald's chiefs to heed the advice of the company's own advisory board and switch to the much less violent chicken slaughter method that McDonald's already uses in Europe.

According to PETA, McDonald's suppliers cut chickens' throats while they are conscious and scald birds to death in defeathering tanks.

The celebriti...
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Which Celebrity Has The Sexiest Booty?

June 8th, 2010 12:16pm EDT
Which Celebrity Has The Sexiest Booty?
Let's face it, there's nothing hotter than a hot a$$!  The booty is worshipped after the breasts and lips in the entertainment world. Let's look at some famous bums, and let us know your pick for best.  Don't forget to let us know if we missed anyone on our list!

Nicole Scherzinger

Celebrity Nicole Scherzinger may now be a top dancing star, but she's also a winning booty star.

Beyonce Knowles

Celebrity Beyonce Knowles' booty is way too "bootylicious for you babe."

Coco

Celebrity Coco, rapper Ice T's better half, is one lady who is proud of her booty.

Kim Kardashian

Real or no...
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Elisabetta Canalis Denies Tweeting Something Bad About Jennifer Aniston

June 3rd, 2010 8:29am EDT
Elisabetta Canalis
George Clooney's Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has addressed a Twitter.com mix-up, in which she inadvertently appeared to be agreeing that Jennifer Aniston looks like wrinkly rocker Iggy Pop.

The model and TV personality didn't realise what she was doing when she 'retweeted' a friend's comments about Iggy Pop's appearance on the cover of a Rolling Stone magazine earlier this week.

The tweet, written in Italian, read, "I'm browsing again through the pages of Rolling Stone. Iggy Pop on the cover looks exactly like Jennifer Aniston."

But Canalis has since taken to her Twitter.com ac...
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Iggy Pop, Melanie Griffith, Others Named Ugliest Celebrities Alive (See Photos!)

May 7th, 2010 9:19am EDT
Iggy Pop
Wrinkly rocker Iggy Pop has the ugliest face in showbiz, according to a new poll.

The 63-year-old Stooges star has landed the dishonor in a survey of celebrities the public believes has the "worst" face.

The weathered frontman finished ahead of U.K. glamour model Jodie Marsh, while tanned fashion designer Donatella Versace came third, according to 1,300 people polled by cosmetic surgery advice group The Good Surgeon Guide.

Cher, Dead or Alive's Pete Burns, "Iron Man 2" star Mickey Rourke, former supermodel Janice Dickinson, and Melanie Griffith also made the top ten.

A spokesperson for ...
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Iggy Pop Quits Stage Diving

March 22nd, 2010 9:21am EDT
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop has vowed to quit crowd surfing following an unfortunate incident in New York which left him battered and bruised.

The veteran rocker is well known for leaping into the audience at his gigs, but his signature stage dive went awry during a recent concert at Carnegie Hall.

The crowd parted and he landed flat on the floor - and The Stooges star is adamant he won't be jumping off the stage again any time soon.

He says, "When I landed it hurt and I made a mental note that Carnegie Hall would be a good place for my last stage dive. The audience were just like, 'What are you doing?'...
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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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'American Idol' Los Angeles Auditions: Avril's Stupid Devil Hoodie, Hitting On The Judges & More

January 27th, 2010 9:19am EST
American Idol Los Angeles
Last night was a vintage "American Idol" auditions show. It was a perfect mix of bad and good with the appropriate judges comments to match.

The good was really good, and the bad was YouTube-level awful. Several "Pants on the Ground" moments last night to match Susan Boyle-level brilliance. This was the show you always hope for when the commercials start airing for the upcoming season.

The guest judges matched the theme of the evening with one being absolutely awful (Avril Lavigne) and the other being completely spot on (Katy Perry). They're also both spokespeople for Proactiv, wh...
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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: 'Twilight' Stars Dress Up, 'Glee' Cast Sings & More!

November 2nd, 2009 9:18am EST
Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene
"Twilight" stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene at Veuve Clicquot's "Yelloween" Party at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas on October 31. See what other celebs did this weekend!

The cast of TV show Glee sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Oct. 31, in Philadelphia.

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Image © AP Photos

More Glee Pictures

La Toya Jackson Launches Her New Milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood on October 31.

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My Chemical Romance Debuts New Video For 'Watchmen'; See It Here

February 3rd, 2009 9:46am EST
My Chemical Romance
The music video for My Chemical Romance's "Desolation Row" has finally made its North American debut. The song, a reinterpretation of the Bob Dylan classic, was recorded specifically for the upcoming feature film Watchmen. Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, which contains the song, is due from Warner Sunset/Reprise Records on March 3rd, three days before the film hits theaters nationwide.

The video, which was helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder, transports the viewer into the world of Watchmen in an alternate 1985. My Chemical Romance is performing at a dive bar, reigning as...
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Music Biopics: What's Been Done, What's In The Works, & What We Want

September 19th, 2008 9:07am EDT
Walk the Line
The biopic is a longstanding Hollywood tradition. There are the big budget epics like the now infamous Elizabeth Taylor vehicle "Cleopatra," David Lean's masterpiece, "Lawrence of Arabia," or Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi." Then there are the smaller pictures chronicling the equally gripping stories of those less celebrated. Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of the Irish cerebral palsy painter, Christy Brown in "My Left Foot," or Bill Condon's 2004 film "Kinsey" about human sexuality researcher Alfred Kinsey come to mind.

In recent years, thanks in part to the wide success of the films "Ray...
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Scars On Broadway To Release Self-Titled Debut On July 29

June 17th, 2008 2:52pm EDT
Scars on Broadway
Scars on Broadway, the long-awaited collaboration between guitarist-frontman Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, both best known for their work in the multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning band System of a Down, has signed with Interscope Records and will see their self-titled debut released on July 29.

With Malakian sitting in the Scars' producer chair, he and Dolmayan entered the studio last September, recorded nearly two-dozen songs for the album, and then whittled down the final track listing to 14 songs.

Check Out "They Say":

Many of the Scars on Broadway songs ha...
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