After more than 40 years in the public eye, Sir Elton John has created countless songs that have helped reinvent the music industry. He’s also extremely outspoken and opinionated, which in a world of media training and image consultants, is rare for a celebrity. For those who have only been around post-The Lion King, allow us to break things down: If life was truly like Divergent, Elton would be Candor.
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Most of us can hardly share a room with our younger siblings, let alone a cramped tour bus. So what was The National front man Matt Berninger thinking when he invited his younger brother Tom along for his band’s High Violet tour? And what can happen when someone who has never made a documentary before decides to film every waking hour on the road? Much more than anyone anticipated.
With the exception of Pharrell, it’s been a slow start to 2014 in terms of new music we want to listen to while jumping around our bedroom. Thankfully Sia just went and infused our never-ending winter with some much-needed powerful pop, sure to carry us into spring. At the surface, “Chandelier” — which Sia performed at the 2015 Grammy awards with Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler –is an unapologetic party anthem that celebrates excessive drinking and hazardous at-home aerial activities. But with the Australian’s soaring vocals it becomes a metaphor for much more.
There’s more to South By Southwest than eating tacos. Though, ask anyone who’s been, and he or she will tell you that there’s certainly a lot of those, too. This year’s festival attendees were lucky enough to see Girls star Lena Dunham deliver the keynote address, which touched on the issue of sexism in show business. Dunham spoke firsthand, referencing Girls actor Adam Driver‘s rising star and how her female cast is not being offered similar opportunities.
As winter begins to thaw, it’s time to get excited about the next big couple of 2014. Drake and Rihanna have each hinted at hooking up before, but now it appears they’re hanging out on a more consistent basis. Finally! Could we be witnessing the creation of BeyJey 2.0?
Before he surprised the music, tech and taco crowds with a surprise show at South By Southwest, Justin Bieber gave a deposition in Miami on Thursday. No, not for those DUI and drag racing charges stemming from a wild night with Chantel Jeffries back in January. Bieber was summoned to speak on charges that his bodyguard allegedly beat up photographer Jeffrey Binion last summer. He was subsequently questioned by Binion’s lawyer, Mark DiCowden, in what amounted to nearly five hours of eye rolls, scowls, finger-wagging, winks and general confusion over the English language.
It’s been 17 years since the death of the Notorious B.I.G. and his influence can still be felt throughout music today. The Brooklyn-born rapper was a colorful storyteller, multi-platinum selling artist and a style innovator, know for his sharp suits and signature Coogi sweaters.
Glee star Lea Michele is the latest television actor to release original music. We’ve been down this road with our favorite TV stars before, but working on a show so heavily rooted in performance, and having Broadway experience, makes her one of the best-suited actors to step into the booth. Her songs have already hit the top of the charts; now it’s up to Lea and her collaborators to create some original smash hits.
When it comes to crowning the queen of musicians who love taking selfies on Instagram, it’s a toss up between Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. We’ve seen scandalous outfits, and read what are at times lengthy captions that make it clear they DGAF. And with each snapshot from a ski vacation or look inside their closet, we start to feel like we know these superstars a little better. But are we close enough to learn their shower routine? Nicki seems to think so!
Demi Lovato shared something personal with her Twitter followers yesterday: her hair. As in, an actual pink strand that used to be attached to her head. What? Any Lovatic knows Demi likes to keep her fans in the loop! Read more…