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Trevor Noah Returning as Grammys Host

Trevor Noah may no longer be The Daily Show host, but it looks like the comedian has found a somewhat steady gig elsewhere. Noah will return as the Grammy Awards host for the fourth time in a row at the Recording Academy’s annual awards show in February. He will also serve as a producer on […]

Nicki Minaj Addresses Controversial COVID-19 Vaccine Claims From 2021: “I Like to Make My Own Assessment”

Nicki Minaj is addressing critics who took on her COVID-19 vaccine claims in 2021, including that a friend of a family member in Trinidad developed “swollen testicles” after getting the shot. In a December cover story for Vogue, the Grammy-winning rapper opened up about motherhood, returning to music with her newest album Pink Friday 2, […]

Lola Dee, Popular Singer of the 1950s, Dies at 95

Pop singer Lola Dee, who recorded for the Columbia and Mercury labels in the 1950s and toured around the world with the likes of Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante and Johnnie Ray, has died. She was 95. Dee died Thursday of natural causes at a nursing facility in Hinsdale, Illinois, her publicist and CD producer, Alan […]

Hollywood Flashback: 40 Years Ago, Cyndi Lauper Declared “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

By the time Cyndi Lauper broke out with “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” she was more than ready to walk in the sun. Lauper had launched her singing career in the late 1970s as part of Blue Angel, but the group’s 1980 debut album flopped and legal issues with their manager led her to […]

Diane Warren on Her 14 Oscar Nominations: “My Honorary Oscar Would Love to Get a Friend”

At this point, it’s rare to see a best original song shortlist without Diane Warren’s name on it. She’s claimed 14 nominations in that starry Oscar category, and umpteen other movies have made her a contender since the early 1980s. This year, Warren has two tracks up for grabs: Flamin’ Hot’s “The Fire Inside” and […]

Everything Is Peachy With Jack Black: Actor-Singer on Hit ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Song, ‘School of Rock’ Turning 20, Taylor Swift and AI

Jack Black’s performance of the emotional piano rock ballad “Peaches” as Bowser leveled up the box office hit The Super Mario Bros. Movie when it released earlier this year. But the hit song almost never happened. Black says when he signed on to the film, which hit theaters in April, music wasn’t part of the […]

‘Glee’ Castmembers Team Up to Finish Previously Unreleased Naya Rivera Song for Charity

Glee castmembers have teamed up for a special holiday gift in honor of Naya Rivera, who died in 2020 at age 33. A previously unreleased Rivera song, “Prayers For The Broken,” which she recorded in 2012, was released posthumously on Friday, and it was all thanks to her former co-stars, who received permission to finish […]

How Boygenius Music Producer Catherine Marks Is Crashing the Boys’ Club

Catherine Marks had just graduated with her master’s degree in architecture, but before launching that career she wanted to take a stab at another passion: music. So the Australian took off for six months, moved to London and got a job at a recording studio. “I started making tea there,” she says with a light […]

Beyoncé Drops New Song to Celebrate Release of ‘Renaissance’ Concert Film

Beyoncé surprised fans with a new song, “My House,” to celebrate the release of her new concert film Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé on Friday. It’s the Grammy-winning singer’s first new music since she dropped her album Renaissance last year. Following the song’s release, Apple Music wrote on its official Instagram, “A gift from the […]

Judge Extends Pause on John Oates’ Sale of Stake in Business With Daryl Hall as Arbitration Proceeds

A judge sided with Daryl Hall on Thursday in his request to keep John Oates temporarily blocked from selling his potentially lucrative share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without his longtime partner’s permission. Chancellor Russell Perkins in Nashville extended his pause on the sale of Oates’ share of Whole Oats Enterprises LLP to Primary […]

Shane MacGowan, Groundbreaking Celtic Punk Rocker and ‘Pogues’ Frontman, Dies at 65

Shane MacGowan, the lead singer and songwriter of Celtic punk band The Pogues, who mashed up Irish folk music with raw rock, has died. He was 65. A statement from MacGowan’s family said he died at 3.30 am U.K. time on November 30 after a long illness. On social media, MacGowan’s wife Victoria Mary Clarke […]

Taylor Swift Drops Surprise Vault Song to Celebrate Being Spotify’s Top 2023 Global Artist

Taylor Swift surprised Swifties on Wednesday by dropping “You’re Losing Me (From the Vault)” to celebrate being Spotify’s Global Top Artist in 2023. The Grammy-winning singer wrote on social media, “Um ok this is unreal?? I just wanted to say to anyone who listened to my music this year, anywhere in the world, thank you. […]

Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Miley Cyrus Top Spotify’s Most-Streamed Lists

Spotify has announced its most-streamed artist, song and album of the year, and Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Bad Bunny have reason to celebrate. TOP ARTIST Thanks to Midnights and Taylor’s Version re-records of Speak Now and 1989, Swift is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year with 26.1 billion global streams. As an expression of […]

Jeymes Samuel Releases First Track From ‘Book of Clarence’ Soundtrack with Lil Wayne, Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks

Jeymes Samuel has released the first single from the soundtrack of his upcoming feature film, The Book of Clarence. The track, “Hallelujah Heaven,” was written and produced by Samuel and features verses from three of several prominent artists who appear on the album: Lil Wayne, Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks. “I didn’t know Wayne,” Samuel […]

Daryl Hall Is Suing John Oates Over Plan to Sell Stake in Joint Venture

Daryl Hall has sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate the terms of a business agreement the Hall & Oates duo had forged. The move quickly prompted a judge to temporarily block the sale while legal proceedings and a previously […]

Why Dave Stewart Partnered With “Italy’s Pink Floyd” for a Modern Rock Opera

At the beginning was a love story. Dave Stewart and his former life and stage partner, Annie Lennox, transformed their personal romance into fantastic, evergreen classics like “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This” and “Here Comes the Rain Again.” After their breakup, Stewart, working in parallel with his new solo career, cultivated his love of […]