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- Grammys: Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ Should Be Recognized - February 12, 2016
The past year has been a rocket ride for singer/songwriter Ashley Frangipane, aka Halsey. Prior to the release of her full-length debut, Badlands, she... The post Grammys: Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ Should Be Recognized appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Grammys: Chris Stapleton’s Soulful Country - February 12, 2016
Unless you live in Nashville, or called yourself a fan of progressive bluegrass group The SteelDrivers, you probably didn’t know who Chris Stapleton was... The post Grammys: Chris Stapleton’s Soulful Country appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Grammys: Why Fetty Wap Deserves an Award - February 11, 2016
When Fetty Wap aims to win two awards for his ubiquitous smash hit “Trap Queen” at the 2016 Grammy Awards on February 15, he’ll... The post Grammys: Why Fetty Wap Deserves an Award appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Diiv Evokes a Bygone Alt-Rock Era - February 9, 2016
Is the Is Are, the second album from Zachary Cole Smith’s band DIIV is a music box of blurry guitar pop, evoking bygone alt-rock... The post Diiv Evokes a Bygone Alt-Rock Era appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Grammys: Courtney Barnett, the Reluctant Star - February 9, 2016
Eccentric, wordy and spontaneous, confessional and sometimes inappropriate, charming and self-effacing, singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett seems the sort of artist who wouldn’t be up for... The post Grammys: Courtney Barnett, the Reluctant Star appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Adi Rukun, Neither Silent Nor Intimidated - February 12, 2016
Mr. Rukun, the Indonesian subject of “The Look of Silence,” says he used the director, Joshua Oppenheimer, “to expose the terrible ongoing effects of the genocide.”
- Hola, Cuba! It’s Hollywood Calling - February 12, 2016
Americans are now allowed to shoot scripted movies and shows in Cuba for the first time in half a century. But some filmmakers in Havana are worried.
- Jesse Owens, a Film Hero Once Again - February 12, 2016
A new biopic about the sprinter, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, casts him as a symbol of black excellence.
- Review: ‘Deadpool,’ a Sardonic Supervillain on a Kill Mission - February 12, 2016
This eager-to-please comic-book movie, starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Tim Miller, is the latest entry in the Marvel universe.
- The Carpetbagger: Oscar Producers Try an End-Run Around Endless Thank-Yous - February 12, 2016
Acceptance speeches would be accompanied by names crawling across the bottom of the screen. The nominees have to submit their lists in advance.
- Wim Wenders’s High Plains Grifter - February 12, 2016
Criterion releases the German director Wim Wenders’s “The American Friend” on Blu-ray.
- It’s O.K. With Ralph Macchio if You Call Him the Karate Kid - February 12, 2016
Now 54, the ’80s teen heartthrob returns to the New York stage in a play about growing up Italian-American.
- Review: ‘Fitoor’ Enlists Dickens to Tell a Hindi Love Story - February 11, 2016
Based on “Great Expectations,” the film, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, is more Bollywood than Charles Dickens.
- Review: ‘A War’ Tracks a Conflict from Battle Zone to Court - February 11, 2016
In this Danish film by Tobias Lindholm, an Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film, a commander faces trial after ordering an attack on civilians in Afghanistan.
- Review: ‘How to Be Single’ Is Another Lonely-Hearts Adaptation - February 11, 2016
This adventure, which stars Dakota Johnson, flops even with Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson hard at work being funny.
- Review: In ‘Mountains May Depart,’ Jia Zhangke Shows a Changing China - February 11, 2016
The film, which begins in 1999, shows changes in personal relationships and in the country itself.
- Review: ‘Touched With Fire,’ a Love Story Between Two Bipolar Poets - February 11, 2016
Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby play bright, high-strung artists struggling with depression in this film by Paul Dalio.
- Johnny Depp glad to be part of 'weird spectacle' at the Grammys - February 13, 2016
The Hollywood Vampires are excited to be honouring late Motorhead star Lemmy at the awards ceremony.
- Katy Perry keen to end Bad Blood with Taylor Swift at pre-Grammys party - February 12, 2016
Katy Perry has reached out to pop rival Taylor Swift and invited the Bad Blood singer to her pre-Grammys party.
- Jaime King: 'I enjoyed Kanye's fashion show up to a point' - February 12, 2016
Jaime King turned sour on the event after she heard the controversial Taylor Swift lyrics in one of Kanye West's new songs.
- Alanis Morissette pregnant - February 12, 2016
Singer Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her second child.
- Zendaya: 'Chris Brown collaboration is awesome' - February 12, 2016
Zendaya's new album has been about finding out who she is.
- Elton John: ‘Bieber was hanging by his fingertips’ - February 12, 2016
Sir Elton John loves Justin Bieber’s latest album Purpose and is thrilled he has got his career back on track.
- Barry Manilow rushed to hospital following surgery complications - February 12, 2016
Barry Manilow was rushed to hospital on Thursday night (11Feb16) and may have to miss the upcoming Grammy awards after complications stemming from the "emergency oral surgery" he had earlier this week (beg08Feb16).
- Taylor Swift 'cautioned Kanye West about releasing a misogynistic song about her' - February 12, 2016
Taylor Swift's best friend Jaime King has tweeted her support for the singer after Kanye West debuted a new song in which he offensively name drops her.
- Bruce Springsteen to release memoir - February 12, 2016
Bruce Springsteen has written a memoir and plans on releasing it later this year.
- Kanye West takes aim at Taylor Swift again with new track - February 12, 2016
Kanye West has made some more incendiary comments about Taylor Swift.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame
- Sam Cooke's magnum opus "A Change Is Gonna Come" - February 9, 2016
Sam Cooke's magnum opus "A Change Is Gonna Come"
- Hip-Hop Artist Casey Veggies Gets Personal - February 2, 2016
Hip-Hop Artist Casey Veggies Gets Personal
- Elle King Visits Rock Hall to see Dress on Display - February 2, 2016
Elle King Visits Rock Hall to see Dress on Display
- Fan Picks: Old School Beastie Boys! - January 29, 2016
Fan Picks: Old School Beastie Boys!
- Everything You Need to Know About 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction - January 27, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
- Songs That Shaped Rock: The Eagles' "Take It Easy" - January 21, 2016
Songs That Shaped Rock: The Eagles' "Take It Easy"
- The Fabulous Friendship of David Bowie and Jane Scott - January 20, 2016
The Fabulous Friendship of David Bowie and Jane Scott
- Pete Seeger, Howlin' Wolf and the Rebels of Sing Out! - January 15, 2016
Pete Seeger, Howlin' Wolf and the Rebels of Sing Out!
- The Surprising Stories Behind Four Bowie Classics - January 11, 2016
The Surprising Stories Behind Four Bowie Classics
- Madonna Shares Wild Story of First David Bowie Concert - January 11, 2016
Madonna Shares Wild Story of First David Bowie Concert
- Talking Heads' David Byrne Reflects on Music of David Bowie - January 11, 2016
Talking Heads' David Byrne Reflects on Music of David Bowie
- Songs That Shaped Rock: David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" - January 7, 2016
Songs That Shaped Rock: David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust"
- What to Watch For at This Year's Grammys - February 12, 2016
The 58th Grammy Awards will broadcast live from the Los Angeles Staples Center at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET Monday, Feb. 15 on CBS. read more
- Confessions of a Grammy Voter: Industry Heavyweights Share Their Predictions — and Gripes - February 12, 2016
A pair of industry heavyweights share their predictions for — and a few small grievances with — music's biggest night. read more
- Africa Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force Seek to Reclaim 'Planet Rock' from Record Label - February 12, 2016
Two members of the group exploit the termination provision under copyright law. read more
- 'Strictly Ballroom the Musical' Waltzing Into UK for Christmas - February 12, 2016
Baz Luhrmann's musical adaptation of the 1992 cult film will make its UK debut with a new director and adapted book. read more
- Martin Shkreli Offers Kanye West $10M for 'The Life of Pablo' Album - February 12, 2016
The former pharmaceutical CEO claimed that West and his label, Def Jam Recordings, are legally required to take his offer to the company's board of directors, hoping this would delay Friday's scheduled release "by a few days." read more
- Kanye West Defends Taylor Swift Lyric in Twitter Spree: "Bitch Is an Endearing Term" - February 12, 2016
"I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings," West tweeted. read more
- Gwen Stefani Shares New Song 'Make Me Like You' - February 12, 2016
The No Doubt singer's music video will be acted out, filmed and broadcast live during a four-minute Grammys commercial break on CBS. read more
- Taylor Swift Cautioned Kanye West About "Famous" and its "Strong Misogynistic Message" - February 12, 2016
Model Gigi Hadid and Swift’s younger brother Austin were among the first to vent their disapproval of West’s lyrics. read more
- Taylor Swift's Brother, Gigi Hadid Respond to Kanye West's Lyrics - February 12, 2016
West makes mention of the pop star in his new song "Famous," which debuted at New York Fashion Week: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous." read more
- 'American Idol' Alumni Return for All-Star Duets with Farewell Season Contestants - February 12, 2016
The past contestants also offered advice to this year's top 24. read more
- Barry Manilow Rushed to Hospital, Reschedules Concerts - February 12, 2016
The 72-year-old singer flew back to Los Angeles due to "complications from emergency oral surgery" that he had on Monday. read more
- Snubbed by Oscars, 'See You Again,' 'Straight Outta Compton' Win at Music Supervisor Awards - February 12, 2016
The Jan. 21 event recognized work in movies, television, games and trailers. read more
Missy Elliot: WTF
- Two-Dozen Four Freshmen - February 12, 2016
Before the Beach Boys, there were the Four Freshmen. Here's Brian Wilson's favorite vocal harmony group—one long YouTube clip with about two dozen songs, a video produced by Ray Anthony...
- Half-Dozen Rosemary Clooneys - February 11, 2016
Rosemary Clooney was a bandleader's singer. On record, she could swing, she had intonation and she sounded extraordinarily relaxed and comfortable with herself, which is partly why Bing Crosby loved her so much. The other part is she seemed fun... Related Stories Julie London: A Good Cry
- Bill Watrous: In Love Again - February 10, 2016
After spending the early 1960s as a top New York studio trombonist, Bill Watrous caught a break in 1967 and recorded his first leadership album—In Love Again, for MTA Records. Given Watrous's beautiful tone, which was akin to Urbie Green's,...
Lena Horne sings the song that made her a huge star. “Stormy Weather”.