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Adam Lambert And 'Modern Family' Among the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

January 16th, 2013 10:23am EST
Adam Lambert
Singers Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert and Rufus Wainwright are among the nominees for the 2013 Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

The stars are contenders in the Outstanding Music Artist category, as are bands Scissor Sisters and Gossip.

TV mogul Ryan Murphy's hit shows Glee and The New Normal are both up for the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy, facing competition from Go On, Happy Endings and Modern Family.

The Outstanding Film nominees include The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Cloud Atlas, ParaNorman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Your Sister's Sister. ...
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PETA Utterly Lambastes Jake Shears Over His 'Dumb Cows' Remark

June 1st, 2012 11:51am EDT
Jake Shears
Animal rights campaigners have taken aim at singer Jake Shears after he justified eating meat by branding cows "dumb" and insisting chickens are primitive.

The Scissor Sisters star was giving an interview to Q magazine over a meal at a restaurant when he touched on the subject of vegetarianism.

He told the publication, "I feel bad about eating pigs, because you can tell they have these little souls. Cows, though, are dumber than a box of rocks. As for chickens, I don't feel bad at all. They've had plenty of time to evolve? Absolutely. It's just not happening for chickens."

However, of...
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Evan Rachel Wood Devastated Over North Carolina's Divisive 'Amendment One' Bill

May 9th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
Bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood burst into tears after hearing a same-sex marriage ban was passed in her native North Carolina on Tuesday, but insists: "I will never give up my right to love."

Voters turned out across the state on Tuesday morning and The Ides of March star rallied support for the gay community by urging her Twitter.com fans to shut down Amendment One, which declares marriage between a man and a woman the only valid domestic legal union.

However Wood, who grew up in Raleigh, was left devastated when it was announced the bill had been passed.

In a series of posts on h...
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Scissor Sisters To Play Free Concert At Tower Of London

April 27th, 2012 5:21pm EDT
Scissor Sisters
Pop band Scissor Sisters are to play a special free concert outside the former prison at the Tower of London.

The I Don't Feel Like Dancin' hit-makers are heading to the U.K. for a performance as part of the BT River Of Music event for the London 2012 Festival.

And they've announced their show will be held at the Tower of London, a famous castle used to imprison treasonists prior to their execution in the 16th and 17th centuries.

In a statement on their Facebook.com page, the band writes, "Your Scissters are playing a VERY special show at the Tower Of London as part of BT River Of Mus...
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Ricky Martin Triumphs At GLAAD Media Awards

March 20th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin was a double winner at the 22nd annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in New York on Saturday night.

The pop star, who 'came out' as a gay man last year, landed the Vito Russo Award and the Outstanding Talk Show Episode for his Oprah Winfrey Show appearance, during which he revealed all about his sexuality.

Other winners at the Marriott Marquis Times Square ceremony included hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, who claimed the Excellence in Media Award, and True Blood, which was named Outstanding Drama Series.

Additional awards will be presented in ...
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Do The Standing Still: Five Songs About Disinterested Concert Goers

February 18th, 2011 12:02pm EST
Arcade_Fire
It’s been an ongoing phenomenon at concert halls and clubs for years: audience members who, in spite of booming rhythms or funky beats, spend the evening just kind of standing there. Sometimes you’ll get a head-bob, sometimes a bit of a sway, but often times it’s an arms crossed, eyes forward stoic trance. In certain circles, getting a concert crowd moving is certainly no easy task, making groups that manage it hot items when they tour.

But this certainly isn’t anything new, there’s a memorable scene in the seminal 1966 film Blow Up where the protagonist wanders through the crowd of a Yard...
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Singer Chely Wright Nominated For GLAAD Award

January 20th, 2011 9:55am EST
Chely Wright
Lesbian country singer Chely Wright has been tipped to take the top music prize at the upcoming Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

The singer rocked the world of country music in May by becoming the genre's first openly gay star, and now GLAAD bosses have recognized her with a nomination in the Outstanding Music Artist category for her album Lifted Off the Ground.

She'll go up against Scissor Sisters (Night Work), Antony and the Johnsons (Swanlights), Big Freedia (Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1) and Kele Okereke (The Boxer).

Cher and Christina Aguilera's movie Bu...
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Scissor Sisters Cancel European Tour Over 'Funding Issues'

October 25th, 2010 2:31pm EDT
Scissor Sisters
The Scissor Sisters have been forced to cancel a string of upcoming European concert dates due to "funding issues".

The band was set to perform nine shows in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Italy but the quintet has pulled the plug revealing "it has become impossible to make the tour work financially."

A statement on the band's website released on Monday reads: We're saddened to discover that we are unable to play our scheduled tour dates through Europe. We're genuinely sorry about this frustrating situation. We'll try to make it up to you and retur...
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Elton John: 'I'm Not Going To Make Pop Albums Anymore'

October 19th, 2010 8:15am EDT
Elton John
Elton John has ruled out recording any more pop albums, insisting he wants to devote the rest of his career to tackling the blues.

The "Rocket Man" reveals working with piano legend Leon Russell on new album "The Union" has made Elton realize he's too old for the mainstream charts.

And, despite being one of the biggest pop stars of all time, he's turning his back on the genre.

Elton tells USA Today, "I've never had such a personal experience making a record (as The Union) and it's given me verification that what I should do in the future is make records like this. I might collaborate wit...
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Dave Grohl: 'I Saw His Balls!' (Video)

October 5th, 2010 11:30am EDT
Dave Grohl
Rocker Dave Grohl has filmed a spoof news interview stating he'll sue the Scissor Sisters for $75 million after seeing frontman Jake Shears' genitals during a show.

The video, which appears on the band's official website, sees Grohl break down when questioned by a fake newsreader as he explains his alleged concert experience.

He says, "Jake Shears was singing and he took off his clothes and then I saw his testicle. I saw his balls! I heard screams and then I started to feel dizzy and then I felt sick. This is very hard to talk about."

Grohl claims that he suffers flashbacks from the g...
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Scissor Sisters To Tour With Lady Gaga

September 8th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Scissor Sisters
The Scissor Sisters are ecstatic after signing up to tour with "kindred spirit" Lady Gaga next year.

Frontman Jake Shears approached the singer about teaming up after they met at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball in June.

The band and the Poker Face hit-maker had refused to reveal details of the project they would be working on - but now the Scissor Sisters have taken to their official website to announce they will be supporting Gaga on her 2011 trek.

In a message, the group writes, "We Scissor Sisters are thrilled to be a part of Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour 2011. It's a perfect...
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Scissor Sisters Shun Emirates Shows

July 6th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Scissor Sisters
The Scissor Sisters have ruled out playing gigs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) any time soon - they're convinced they'd fall foul of the region's strict drug laws.

The I Don't Feel Like Dancin' hit-makers have been scared off scheduling shows in the Emirates after hearing stories of tourists jailed for having traces of narcotics on their clothing.

Singer Ana Matronic tells Britain's Q magazine, "I have it on good authority that I will get arrested in the UAE. Just by brushing up against some of my friends I would have so much cocaine residue on my clothes I would have to spend the re...
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Kylie Minogue Got Her Sexy On With Scissor Sisters At Glastonbury

June 28th, 2010 11:29pm EDT
Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue performed with the Scissor Sisters at Glastonbury over the weekend wearing a black lace bodysuit and bedazzled black thigh-high boots.

The pop star intended to perform at the famous British festival five years ago but missed her debut when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Australian songstress joined Jake Shears and Ana Matronic to sing "Any Which Way" to the delighted festival crowd.

Kylie will honor her legions of gay fans by playing a massive free concert in Spain on July 3 to thank them for their support.

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Scissor Sisters Spark Outrage With Serial Killer Comment

June 18th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Scissor Sisters
The Scissor Sisters have come under fire from fans in Scotland after they dedicated a song during a recent show in Glasgow to an infamous serial killer.

The band was performing at Glasgow's Barrowlands venue on Wednesday night, when singer Ana Matronic gave a 'shout-out' to 'Bible John' - the name of an unidentified killer who murdered three young women in the city during the 1960s. The killer was never caught.

She told the audience, "I would like to dedicate the next song to Bible John."

However, fans at the event were left aghast by the dedication. One concertgoer tells Britain's Th...
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Starpulse Writers Share What's On Their iPods This Month

February 22nd, 2010 12:14pm EST
Devendra Banhart
Ok, friends we need to have a talk. Everyone has their own musical preferences. There are those people who are all country, those who are everything EXCEPT country, those who like "alternative," and those who like "Emo." However, a lot of us like a little bit of everything.

Our goal here is to point out a few things we should all be listening to, regardless of our usual musical stylings. These are bands and people that are on my IPod this month….

First lets mention a few names you may not know but definitely should: Many people have heard of Modest Mouse, but did you know before th...
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New Live CD/DVD From The Gossip, 'Live In Liverpool,' Out April 15

April 10th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Gossip
Recorded live in concert on July 9, 2007, Gossip - Live In Liverpool brilliantly captures and focuses the stunning ferocity, energy and intensity at the heart of Gossip's groundbreaking meld of sound and politics. This incendiary concert showcase breaks out definitive performances of Gossip signature tunes including the band's UK #1 Indie chart-topping smash, "Standing In The Way Of Control"; the UK Top 40 hit, "Listen Up"; and the #3 UK Indie track, "Jealous Girls" in addition to delightfully provocative covers of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" and Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?"

"Goss...
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The B-52's To Release First Studio Album In 16 Years, Feb 2008

November 4th, 2007 9:00am EST
B-52
The B-52's, pioneering dance-rock stars, are exploding on the scene once again with the February 26th, 2008 release of 'Funplex', the band's first studio album in 16 years and the first with the Astralwerks label.

The influential band - who bridged a gap between punk and new wave with a sound that was uniquely their own - along with producer Steve Osborne (New Order, Happy Mondays, Doves, KT Tunstall) have created a new album as cutting edge, distinctive and danceable as their self-titled debut album and hit single "Rock Lobster" were in 1979.

Recorded in their native Athens, GA...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 14

August 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Mila Kunis
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" and "Family Guy" actress Mila Kunis (1983), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic (1974), "JAG" actress Catherine Bell (1968), "Monster's Ball" actress Halle Berry (1966), screenwriter Brannon Braga (1964), "The Brady Bunch" actress Susan Olsen (1961), British Broadway singing sensation Sarah Brightman (1960), basketball legend Magic Johnson (1959), "Mystic River" actress Marcia Gay Harden (1959), film composer James Horner (1953), "The Far Side" creator Gary Larson (1950), novelist Danielle Steel (1947), actress Susan Saint James (1946), actor Antonio Fargas...
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Hard Rock Hotels And Casinos Launch Limited Edition CD Series Curated By DJ/Producer Mark Ronson

April 18th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Mark Ronson
Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos will pay homage to its distinctive music heritage with the launch of a limited-edition CD series, Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock, curated by DJ/producer Mark Ronson. The debut CD, featuring 14 rock songs hand selected by Ronson, will be available for purchase beginning May 22 at all Hard Rock Hotel and Casino locations, select Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shops and online at www.hardrock.com. Hard Rock partnered with Allido Records and music executive and producer Rich Kleiman, to release the series exclusively for the brand.

Hard Rock has enlisted Ronson to curat...
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BRIT Awards Crack Down On Online Ticket Sales

February 9th, 2007 9:25am EST
Oasis
Furious BRIT Awards bosses have taken drastic action after discovering hundreds of tickets for the event are being touted on the internet. After discovering the online trade in tickets, organizers have now written to everyone who purchased seats to inform them tickets can only be collected by the person named on the credit card used for purchase.

Event director Maggie Crowe said: "All of the artists who perform at the BRIT Awards do so for free because the show is a charity fundraiser. The terms and conditions for the ticket offer explicitly point out that tickets are non-transferable....
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BRIT Awards Announces Nominees

January 17th, 2007 11:18am EST
Muse
Muse, Lily Allen and Gnarls Barkley lead the nominations at this year's BRIT Awards. The trio of acts are up for three accolades each. Muse have been named in the British Group, MasterCard British Album, for Blackholes and Revelations, and British Live Act categories.

Gnarls Barkley are up for International Group, International Breakthrough

Act and International Album, for stunning debut St. Elsewhere. Lily Allen - who took the music scene by storm in 2006 - has been put forward for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and will also compete with Muse for MasterCard Br...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

December 31st, 2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

New albums from: Muse, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Peachez, Sufjan Stevens, Cheyenne Kimball, Phish, Soul Asylum, Seether, Moloko, Alien Ant Farm, Black Stone Cherry, Eighteen Visions, Helmet, Third Eye Blind, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New York Dolls...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 14

August 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Mila Kunis
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" and "Family Guy" actress Mila Kunis (1983), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic (1974), "JAG" actress Catherine Bell (1968), "Monster's Ball" actress Halle Berry (1966), screenwriter Brannon Braga (1964), "The Brady Bunch" actress Susan Olsen (1961), British Broadway singing sensation Sarah Brightman (1960), basketball legend Magic Johnson (1959), "Mystic River" actress Marcia Gay Harden (1959), film composer James Horner (1953), "The Far Side" creator Gary Larson (1950), novelist Danielle Steel (1947), actress Susan Saint James (1946), actor Antonio Fargas...
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'Fashion Rocks' To Feature Various Musical Guests

July 10th, 2006 11:19am EDT
Rihanna will appear on Fashion Rocks
Fashion Rocks, an entertainment special celebrating the best in fashion will kick off New York's Fall Fashion Week at Radio City Music Hall and will be broadcast, Friday, Sept. 8, on CBS. The third annual "Fashion Rocks" is a star-studded concert that honors the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music and features a host of music's most glamorous trendsetters.

The concert will include performances by Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, The Black Eyed Peas, Daddy Yankee, Jamie Foxx, Nelly Furtado, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, The Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Scissor Sisters and...
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Coachella 2006 Line-Up Announced

February 1st, 2006 4:11pm EST
Bloc Party
The official line up for the 2006 Coachella music festival has been announced! Tool, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blunt and dozens of other bands & artists will converge April 29th and 30th in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 4th at Noon (PST). The complete line-up is below...

Saturday, April 29th

Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Common, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, Ladytron, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-Fi, De...
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