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12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!

March 27th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!
Even if you are not a big fan of rock and roll music, there are some opening lines to songs that grab your attention and keep it. Some of the greatest rock bands in the world have crafted masterpieces, but their opening lines leave a little something to be desired. The following list is purely subjective, but it bears the question, what do you think is the best opening line in rock and roll?

1. "It was 1989 my thoughts were short my hair was long, caught somewhere between a boy and man. She was seventeen but she was far from in-between, it was summertime iin Northern Michigan."

Kid Rock...
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Reactions: 86th Academy Awards Recognize Music In A Big Way

March 4th, 2014 3:30pm EST
Jared Leto, Pink and Idina Menzel
The Academy Awards was filled with a lot of predictability ultimately, but there were some interesting moments as well. For the music world itself, there was plenty to rejoice about. Jared Leto, who’s been more associated as the front man of 30 Seconds To Mars as opposed to acting as of late, won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for an exceptional role in Dallas Buyers Club. 20 Feet From Stardom (Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers), a brilliant documentary that focuses the attention on the background singers as opposed to the star, won deservingly for Best Document...
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8 Best Moments From The 86th Academy Awards

March 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EST
8 Best Moments From The 86th Academy Awards
Oscars 2014 will forever be known as the year of good vibes, from Ellen DeGeneres' "killing them with kindness" opening monologue to the group victory win for "12 Years A Slave." While the amazing moments that happened were too many to count, here are some of the highlights of the evening (with a few "did that really happen?") events as well!

1. Ellen DeGeneres As Hostess With The Mostess

This was Ellen's second time hosting the biggest awards show of the year. The first time in 2007, she brought a new energy to the tired format and was well-received by critics and celebrities in attenda...
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Oscars Performers To Include P!nk, Bette Midler, Pharrell & More

February 22nd, 2014 4:00pm EST
Oscars Performers To Include P!nk, Bette Midler, Pharrell & More
The list of performers who will take the stage at the 86th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 2 has grown - P!nk was just invited to join the festivities.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: "We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time. She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast."

P!nk, 34, shared the news on Twitter on Friday, writing: "Big news!!! I'd like to thank @The...
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U2's New Album Inspired By Neu!

February 5th, 2014 6:31pm EST
U2's New Album Inspired By Neu!
U2's 13th studio album was inspired by krautrockers Neu!. The Irish band unleashed their latest single Invisible during the commercials for the Super Bowl and The Edge has revealed the band listened to a lot of German electronica which inspired them when they first started jamming in the 1970s.

The guitarist told BBC Radio 2: "For us it's been about turning to music that has inspired us in the first place, it's raw and definitely guitar driven and we've been influenced by German music of that era, the krautrock Can and Neu!, the authentic and original electronica that kick-started so many ...
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U2 Debuts New Single 'Invisible' During Super Bowl

February 3rd, 2014 8:11pm EST
U2
U2 is hoping to have their 13th studio album out sometime this summer, and during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday night the band gave fans a free preview of the album via new track "Invisible."

The song, which lead singer Bono says won't be the first single released for the album, was released as a free download on iTunes until 11:59 p.m. Monday night.

The band partnered with (RED) and Bank of America, and for every download, $1 will be donated (with a $2 million max) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS by the financial giant.

"Invisible" was produced by Danger Mouse.

"We have another song we'...
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The 5 Best And 5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 29th, 2014 3:03pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and sco...
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Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Bono Take Over The Palm Springs Film Festival

January 6th, 2014 8:41am EST
Amy Adams
A plethora of celebrities attended the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend. Stars including Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey picked up awards for their acting work.

"American Hustle" co-stars Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner as well as director David O. Russell accepted an ensemble performance award.

Tom Hanks won the Chairman's Award for "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."

Irish rock band U2 picked up the Sonny Bono Award For "Ordinary Love," a song used in "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." Singer Bono used the even...
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5 Christmas Songs To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

November 30th, 2013 4:00pm EST
5 Christmas Songs To Get In The Holiday Mood
It’s that time of year again. With a mere four weeks to go before the big day what better way to get in the mood then listening to some classic Christmas songs. Well admittedly, if you’ve gone shopping in any store or mall, you’ve been hearing these songs since November 1… And I’m not sure that The Dollar Tree ever actually takes down their Christmas decorations.

As a teenager my favorite Christmas album was The Beach Boys Christmas Album. The local country station would play a marathon of Christmas songs starting on like December 23 and go through all of Christmas day. Over the years sinc...
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'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' To End Broadway Run In January

November 19th, 2013 5:01pm EST
Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark ending on Broadway
Broadway's superhero musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" is set to end its run early next year.

The production, which is the most expensive stage production ever at $75 million and features music from U2's Bono and The Edge, became one of the Great White Way's biggest earning shows after a very troubled start.

The play saw a big fall in earnings over the fall and prducers have decided to pull the plug after two years. It's not over though -- they'll merely be packing up the show and taking it to Las Vegas.

"Economically we have a greater opportunity in the Las Vegas market," producer...
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10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

November 17th, 2013 1:08pm EST
Rihanna
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...
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Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor' Review: Uninteresting And Too Long Are A Few Words To Describe

October 29th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Words are hard. They’re hard to come up with to start this review off. Halfway through listening to the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor, I found myself wishing I hadn’t set out to do a review on it. It’s not as if I needed to, I just like to keep busy and keep up with new music. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what to say, how to sum up how I feel about the album overall. I’ve thrown out a few tweets about it, but even 140 characters is hard to limit myself. This is a super self-indulgent, bloated, boring, pointless, wandering album. I could probably go grab a thesaurus and fin...
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U2's Adam Clayton Marries Brazilian Model Mariana Teixeira

September 4th, 2013 11:54am EDT
Adam Clayton
On Wednesday, U2 bassist Adam Clayton married his model girlfriend Mariana Teixeira in a small ceremony in Dublin, Ireland.

The couple, dating for four years, had been expected to marry in France but decided to tie the knot at a registry office closer to home instead.

The Edge and his wife Morleigh Steinberg attended and congratulated the couple after they took their vows.

The 53 year old, who was once engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell, proposed to Teixeira in her native Brazil earlier this year and the pair will be celebrating the wedding with a three-day reception for more than 15...
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The Best And Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 28th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend (they have hedgehog cheerleaders now!). The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after th...
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Adam Clayton's Former Aide Found Guilty Of Theft

June 30th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Adam Clayton
U2 rocker Adam Clayton's former aide has been convicted on 181 counts of theft after dipping into the musician's savings over a four-year period.

Carol Hawkins was accused of misappropriating the bassist's funds from 2004 to 2008 and buying herself a new car, several vacations, 22 horses and university courses for her children - at a cost of $3.6 million.

The Irish musician fired Hawkins and filed suit against her in 2009 after she personally confessed to the crime, and she was officially charged in connection with the case last year.

On Friday, a jury at the Dublin Criminal Court fou...
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Bono Dismisses Claims He Is The Richest Entertainer In The World

May 19th, 2012 10:29am EDT
Bono
U2 lead singer Bono is shooting down speculated reports that he is now the richest rock star in the world following Facebook's IPO Friday.

The social networking site became one of the U.S. stock market's largest ever IPO, with the site eventually being valued at $105 billion, more than McDonalds and Amazon.com, when trading closed on Friday.

Bono was rumored to overtake Paul McCartney in the money stakes thanks to his 2.3 per cent stake in the site which his investment group, 'Elevation Partners' snapped up for $90 million in 2009.

It was believed the deal would net him around $1.5 billi...
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Adele, Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne & Katy Perry Lead Billboard Award Nominations

April 20th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Adele
Adele's amazing 2012 has just reached new heights - she has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The multiple Grammy winner, who was named among Time magazine's most influential people earlier this week, will compete for the Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies among others.

Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders for the prizegiving ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas on May 20.

Competing with Adele, Rihanna and Perry for Top Artist honors will be Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, w...
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Bono Helps Courtney Love Land New New York Condo

March 12th, 2012 9:12pm EDT
Bono
U2 star Bono has helped Courtney Love land a condominium in New York's trendy Nolita neighbourhood - she used his name as a reference.

The Hole rocker now has a new Manhattan address after being evicted from a West Village townhouse - and she has the "One" singer to thank.

Bono wrote her "a paragraph" after her new landlord asked her for a character reference.

Love tells the New York Daily News she loves her new pad, but admits she has already upset another tenant - a pregnant neighbor complained about the noise she was making.

She explains, "I've never gotten a noise complaint. It soun...
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Taylor Swift Is Music's Biggest Money Maker

March 10th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift was the top musical money maker in 2011, according to Billboard.com.

The country star's estimated $35.7 million haul from her "Speak Now Tour" profits, album sales and digital successes, gave her the edge over U2 and fellow country star Kenny Chesney on the new rich list.

Also making the top five: Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, while Sade, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Jason Aldean and Adele round out the top 10.

Taylor currently stars in "The Lorax," which is also doing great financially. Last week it shattered box office records by grossing a whopping $70.7 million in its opening weeke...
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Bono & Angelina Jolie Inspired Brad Pitt To Become More Charitable

January 27th, 2012 8:43am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has credited Bono with giving him humanitarian advice that helped him become the man he is today.

In a candid new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the movie star admits he "sought out" the U2 singer after a visit to Morocco made him realize just how severe poverty was in certain areas of Africa.

The life-changing trip forced Pitt to "get off the couch" and join Bono and the other celebrities who attempt to make a difference in the world.

He says, "I sat down with him a few times and got involved in some of the stuff he was doing."

And Pitt reveals it was shortly after th...
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Defiant Bono Ignores Kidnap Threats To Perform In Mali

January 17th, 2012 9:36am EST
Bono
U2 star Bono gave Mali's annual Desert Festival a big boost on Thursday night by appearing onstage to launch the three-day event.

The Timbuktu-based festival is located in a former warzone, close to an al-Qaeda terrorist hub, prompting music fans to stay away in recent years.

But defiant Bono was among the opening acts performing for an audience made up of lucky tourists, nomads and local music lovers.

Organizers have been criticized for staging the festival just two months after three tourists were kidnapped.
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'Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark' Breaks Broadway Records With Post-Christmas Sales Week

January 4th, 2012 5:44pm EST
Spider-man
Broadway's much-maligned Spider-Man musical closed out 2012 in style by setting new box office records for New York theater.

The spectacular, which opened to scathing reviews last year following multiple delays and safety issues, grabbed the record for the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history on Tuesday thanks to post-Christmas ticket sales of over $2.9 million.

The previous record holder, Wicked, took in $2.2 million a year ago and ironically The Wizard Of Oz spin-off had another huge end to the year, raking in over $2.7 million from nine shows last week.

Spider-man...
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U2's Tour Is Highest-Earning Of 2011

December 21st, 2011 2:39pm EST
U2
U2's 360 world tour was the highest-earning trek of 2011, according to newly released statistics.

The rockers' series of concerts, which began in 2009, grossed $293 million across 44 shows this year, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Bon Jovi, who were the highest-earning act in 2010, took second place with earnings of $192 million for their 68 shows across 2011.

Take That's Progress tour, in which original member Robbie Williams rejoined the line-up, was the third highest-grossing trek, with $187 million taken across the European shows.

Roger Waters and Taylor Swift completed the to...
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Bono: 'My Voice Annoys Me'

December 1st, 2011 8:41am EST
Bono
Rocker Bono is tired of his own voice and rarely listens to U2 songs when they are played on the radio.

The Irish star admits he's particularly turned off when he hears songs U2 recorded at the beginning of their career.

In a pre-taped interview with TV host Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on her show on Thursday, Bono says, "I do try to avoid it. If I hear our songs on the radio I tend to turn them down. Not because I don't like them or believe in them. Actually, my voice annoys me. I always think I could have sang it better."

"I am sort of a macho, Irish guy and particularly in those...
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Bono: 'I Was Wearing The Wrong Shoes'

October 27th, 2011 8:38am EDT
Bono
U2 star Bono has confessed he was left disappointed by the band's prestigious headline set at this year's Glastonbury festival, blaming driving rain and "the wrong shoes" for their subdued performance.

The Irish rockers topped the bill at the iconic British festival in June, a year after they were forced to pull out when the singer hurt his back.

However, the hotly-anticipated performance - which took place during a huge downpour - left many fans disappointed, and now Bono has spoken out to explain the reasons for the muted show.

He blames a DJ for accidentally sabotaging the band's e...
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Adele Scores Two Q Awards

October 24th, 2011 11:35am EDT
Adele
Singer Adele celebrated a double delight on Monday when she won two top honors at Q magazine's music awards ceremony.

The soul star was named Best Female Artist and also scooped the Best Song of the year award for her track Rolling in the Deep.

Rapper Tinie Tempah won the Best Male Artist prize, Coldplay took home the best act in the world today honor, and Bon Iver won Best Album for his self-titled disc.

Price Tag hit-maker Jessie J won Best Video for her Do It Like a Dude promo, Biffy Clyro landed the Best Live Act honor, and U2 were named the best band of the last 25 years.

Noel ...
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U2 Drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. To Star As Bank Robber In New Film

October 17th, 2011 7:43pm EDT
Larry Mullen Jr.
U2 star Larry Mullen Jr. has made his acting debut opposite Donald Sutherland in the English-language remake of acclaimed Patrice Leconte movie The Man On The Train.

The drummer's low-key debut as a leading man will open in theaters at the end of October.

In the film, the rock star plays a mysterious criminal who sets out to rob a small town bank, but his plans change when he meets a retired poetry professor, played by Sutherland.

Mullen, Jr. plays French pop star Johnny Hallyday's role from the 2002 original, while Sutherland takes over from Jean Rochefort.
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Bono Compares Steve Jobs To Elvis; Says He 'Invented The 21st Century'

October 9th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Bono
Bono has compared Steve Jobs to rocker Elvis Presley, insisting the late Apple Inc. co-founder "changed music."

The computer entrepreneur, who was the brains behind the iPhone, iPod and iPad, passed away on Wednesday after a lengthy battle with ill health.

Stars including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton paid tribute to Jobs following his death, and now the U2 frontman has added his own touching memories of the innovator.

He praises Jobs for his dedication to family life and charity work, as well as his inventions, which he claims "literally invented the 21st century."

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Adele And Jessie J Lead Q Awards Nominations

September 15th, 2011 10:50am EDT
Adele
British singers Adele and Jessie J are leading this year's Q Awards with three nominations each.

The Chasing Pavements hit-maker and Jessie J will battle it out for the coveted Best Female Artist award, while Adele also has two songs, Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You, in the Best Track category.

Jessie J has been named as a possible winner for both Breakthrough Artist and Best Video for her Do It Like A Dude single.

The Best Video category also includes nominations for Katy Perry (Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)), Foo Fighters (Walk), Ed Sheeran (You Need Me, I Don't Need You) and...
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GQ's Men Of The Year Include U2, Keith Richards & Bradley Cooper

September 7th, 2011 8:42am EDT
U2
Rock stars ruled GQ's Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday as U2 and Keith Richards picked up top honors at the glitzy ceremony in London.

Less than two months after wrapping their record-breaking 360 Tour, the Irish rockers were named Band of the Year at the annual bash, which recognizes the most influential men in the public eye.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp handed Rolling Stones legend Richards the Writer of the Year prize for his autobiography, "Life."

Other big winners included The Hangover star Bradley Cooper (International Man of the Year), actor-turned-blues singer Hugh Laurie (Musician o...
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