Nobody is above the law, not even rock stars! We mostly just think of their awesome life style, huge paychecks and world-wide adoration, but those hard partying ways can lead to hard time and big trouble. That bad boy image isn’t always an act -you’d be surprised how many musicians have done time in the clink. And not just overnights from DUIs, either. We’re talking long stretches and serious sentences!
Thirteen may classically be an unlucky number, but not for Pharrell Williams. In 2013, he was at the production helm for two of the year’s biggest hits — Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky.” Skateboard P has already kicked off 2014 in earnest, with his track “Happy” having been nominated for an Oscar, and with his oversized throwback hat playing up to his humorous side. So what does Pharrell have planned for the rest of the year?
Harry Styles shows his mother some love, The Roots get a special honor from Philadelphia, and Hot 97′s Summer Jam shows that it’s still full of surprises.
They say that there’s a fine line between genius and insanity, which might explain why some of our all-time favorite musicians have a tendency to go off the rails every now and then. Whether obsessive, reclusive, ego-maniacal, or just plain weird, the biggest names in the pop occasionally…errr, flip their lid. Sometimes it’s just a momentary lapse of reason (looking at you, Mariah Carey and Kanye West), sometimes it’s wayyyy too many drugs (love you, James Brown), and other times it’s just wayyyy too many yes-men.
A sentence is announced in Lauryn Hill’s tax evasion case, shots are fired on the set of Jennifer Lopez’s new video, and Avril Lavigne commits herself to everlasting youth. Oh, and is Beyoncé pregnant again?!?
The return of Erykah Badu on Janelle Monae‘s new song, “Q.U.E.E.N.“, reminded us of a genre that hasn’t seen much love in the past few years: Neo Soul. In the late ’90s, it seemed like everyone was exploring a world of retro R&B influenced by soul and hip hop but these days, the artists channeling this vibe are far and few between. We rounded up 32 artists that helped define this genre of music. Read more…
A country music legend passes away, Snoop Lion talks about vacationing with Tupac and Suge Knight, and a new Daft Punk remix takes us back to the early days of video games.