- This Week’s New Music: Sept. 23, 2016 - September 24, 2016
The Weeknd: “Starboy” For those jonesing for new music from The Weeknd, the fix came this week with the surprise release of “Starboy.” The... The post This Week’s New Music: Sept. 23, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- This Week’s New Music: Sept. 16, 2016 - September 16, 2016
You know fall is here when the singles and albums start dropping nearly as fast as the leaves. We’ve gathered up a handful of... The post This Week’s New Music: Sept. 16, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Exclusive: KT Tunstall Live Performance - September 13, 2016
Two years ago, KT Tunstall thought she was done with music. Not that she’d never again play guitar or sing, but done playing professionally... The post Exclusive: KT Tunstall Live Performance appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Napster Back to School Contest - September 12, 2016
School is back in session and Napster wants to set you up to do your best! To help you have tunes to study we... The post Napster Back to School Contest appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Introducing: Hi-Res Audio Streaming from Napster - September 1, 2016
New smartphones, wearables and TVs – oh my! Those are just a few of the consumer electronic products expected to be unveiled at IFA... The post Introducing: Hi-Res Audio Streaming from Napster appeared first on Napster Music News.
- G.L.O.S.S. Break Up - September 25, 2016
After last year’s Bandcamp demo and this year’s Trans Day Of Revenge EP, we were all looking forward to hearing a full-length album from the great queer punk band G.L.O.S.S. But sadly, it may not be in the cards. The Olympia punks, one of the best new bands of 2015, recently turned down a $50,000 […]
- R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco - September 25, 2016
Stanley Dural, the famed Louisiana accordionist better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, died of lung cancer yesterday Reuters reports. According to a statement from his manager, “He died at 1:32 AM Louisiana time, keeping musician’s hours right to the bitter end.” He was 68. Born in 1947 in Lafayette, Louisiana, Buckwheat was interested in music from […]
- Watch Morrissey Cover The Ramones In Brooklyn - September 25, 2016
Just as the rest of the world has had a bit of an up-and-down relationship with Morrissey, Morrissey has had a bit of an up-and-down relationship with the Ramones. Forty years ago, a 17-year-old “Steve” Morrissey was not a fan, writing in the July 23, 1976 issue of Melody Maker magazine that “The Ramones are […]
- Watch Eddie Vedder & Chris Martin Play Crowded House, Pearl Jam, & Patti Smith At Global Citizen Festival - September 25, 2016
Coldplay’s Chris Martin curated this year’s star-studded Global Citizen Festival, and he took the stage in NYC’s Central Park to perform a brief surprise set with Eddie Vedder. Vedder played on New Zealand singer-songwriter Neil Finn’s 2001 album 7 Worlds Collide, and he and Martin tackled another Finn project with a cover of Crowded House’s […]
- “Nirvana Baby” Issues Another Nevermind Cover Recreation For 25th Anniversary - September 25, 2016
Every so often, the guy who was the baby on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind issues a status update on whether or not he was the baby on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Usually, it turns out that he was baby on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind. And hey, looks like he still was! The […]
- Bill Nunn, Who Played Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 63 - September 25, 2016
Mr. Nunn starred in several movies by the director Spike Lee, but he made his greatest mark in the 1989 role as Radio Raheem.
- Bobby Breen, a Child Star Who Hit a High Note in the 1930s, Dies at 87 - September 24, 2016
Mr. Breen arrived on the scene as an 8-year-old boy with an angelic face, and was described as “the most alarming vocal phenomenon of the day.”
- Angelina Jolie Turns to Divorce Specialist Laura Wasser - September 24, 2016
This Los Angeles lawyer has helped end marriages for Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp.
- This Movie Was Nearly Lost. Now They’re Fighting to Save It. - September 23, 2016
A negative of “Cane River” (1982), which resurfaced two years ago, has connected a disparate group of people across the country.
- Terry Jones of Monty Python Has Dementia, His Family Says - September 23, 2016
The actor, 74, is best known for his roles in the British comedy troupe and as a director or writer of works like “Life of Brian” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
- ‘Miss Peregrine’ and Tim Burton: The Making of a Film Fable - September 23, 2016
For “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based on a novel by Ransom Riggs, Mr. Burton sketched characters and more to create a new world.
- ‘Love in the Afternoon,’ a Tale of Male Restlessness, Back Onscreen - September 23, 2016
Eric Rohmer’s 1972 film, the final one in his cycle “Six Moral Tales,” runs through Thursday.
- This Week’s Movies: Sept. 23, 2016 - September 23, 2016
The New York Times film critics review “The Magnificent Seven,” “”Queen of Katwe” and “The Dressmaker.”
- Movie Listings for Sept. 23-29 - September 22, 2016
A guide to movies playing at theaters in the New York City area, as well as select festivals and film series.
- Review: ‘Chicken People,’ Pampering Royalty That Clucks - September 22, 2016
This documentary, directed by Nicole Lucas Haimes, looks at devotees of these fair fowl on the show circuit.
- Review: ‘Audrie & Daisy,’ on Sexual Assault and Technology - September 22, 2016
Audrey Pott committed suicide. Daisy Coleman spoke out against the legal system. This documentary tells their stories.
- Review: In ‘The Age of Shadows,’ Plot’s Fine, but Action’s Better - September 22, 2016
Kim Jee-woon’s new action movie takes place in Korea in the 1920s, when the country was under Japanese occupation.
- Chris Martin jokes as Rihanna runs late for Global Citizen Festival - September 25, 2016
The Bajan star performed at the free annual event in Central Park, New York.
- Kanye West surprises at Chance The Rapper's festival - September 25, 2016
The rap superstar performed a series of hits, including Touch the Sky, Gold Digger and Black Skinhead.
- Norah Jones: ‘It’s so hard for musicians to make money now’ - September 25, 2016
Signer Norah Jones is glad social media wasn’t around when she started out because she’s no good at self-promotion.
- Angus Young talks about end of Rock or Bust Tour - September 25, 2016
Now that the AC/DC Rock or Bust tour has fizzled to an end no-one knows what the band will do next, if anything.
- Miley Cyrus surprises with Billy Idol duet - September 25, 2016
The singer joined the punk rocker onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
- Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean promises 'mind-blowing' concerts for Las Vegas residency - September 25, 2016
The '90s heartthrobs were inspired to perform in Sin City by fellow pop icon Britney Spears.
- Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo share first photo of Dusty Rose - September 24, 2016
The stars are settling in to life as first-time parents.
- Man lunges at Justin Bieber at German nightclub - September 24, 2016
The singer was being escorted out of the bar when the incident occurred.
- Skylar Grey: ‘Eminem encouraged me to try rap’ - September 24, 2016
Skylar Grey hopes her new album Natural Causes is a “good combination” of all the things she loves about her favourite musical artists.
- Backstreet Boys announce 2017 Las Vegas residency - September 24, 2016
The veteran pop act will take over the venue where Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez have found success.
- This Week In the Music Business - September 24, 2016
This week in the Music Business: Are vinyl sales going up or are they dying out; Quitting smoking may have weakened Adele’s voice; Shawty Lo died in a tragic car accident; and Facebook messed up big time on their video metrics. Our music business weekly roundup… Monday Monday kicked off with some strange hissing noises. […] The post This Week In the Music Business appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Adele Says That Giving Up Smoking Has Made Her Voice Weaker - September 23, 2016
Smoking can kill. But can it actually help your vocal chords? British singer and songwriter Adele believes that giving up smoking may actually have harmed her singing voice. She spoke with Canada’s eTalk platform and jokingly said, “The people with the best voices, they always smoke. I’ve given up smoking and I’m convinced that’s made […] The post Adele Says That Giving Up Smoking Has Made Her Voice Weaker appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Mac Miller Just Played His Best Show Ever In LA [Exclusive Photos] - September 23, 2016
It was a short-n-sweet set by Mac Miller at MTV’s Wonderland warehouse venue in downtown Los Angeles. Actually, it was just four songs. But the live band was tight, Mac Miller was entirely relaxed, and the crowd was low-key. MTV cameras were everywhere, with graffiti’d up Imperial Studios serving as an offbeat set and stage. […] The post Mac Miller Just Played His Best Show Ever In LA [Exclusive Photos] appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Is Facebook Video a Total Scam? Facebook Issues a Formal Statement… - September 23, 2016
Last year, Digital Music News started raising serious questions about Facebook video counts and session metrics. That included specific suspicions of wildly inflated average session lengths. But we weren’t the only one — and one year later, a Facebook executive is apologizing for that exact issue. Facebook has been bull-charging against YouTube for more than […] The post Is Facebook Video a Total Scam? Facebook Issues a Formal Statement… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- How to Pick the Cover Song That Will Make You Famous… - September 23, 2016
Every day, thousands upon thousands of songs are uploaded onto Spotify, YouTube, iTunes… whatever. There are even millions of songs on Spotify that haven’t been played once, according to one study. So how can you possibly get un-buried and noticed as a new artist? The answer could simply be picking the right cover song. A […] The post How to Pick the Cover Song That Will Make You Famous… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Breaking: Spotify Actively Shifting Headquarters from Stockholm to NYC… - September 23, 2016
Ahead of their rumored IPO offering, Spotify is reportedly looking to purchase or lease about 350,000 square feet of prime Manhattan real estate. That would easily double the size of their current spaces. According to New York real estate source The Real Deal, Spotify has hired brokers from commercial real estate firm JLL to look […] The post Breaking: Spotify Actively Shifting Headquarters from Stockholm to NYC… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Think the Cassette Tape Is Dead? Introducing ‘Cassette Store Day 2016’ - September 23, 2016
Yes, the cassette tape is still a thing. Taking a look at Nielsen’s Mid-Year 2016 report, you’ll noticeably see that cassette tape sales are noticeably absent from the report. Cassettes are mentioned under Total Album Sales, but only three formats are labeled: CDs, Digital, LP/Vinyl. Also, under Physical Album Sales By Store Type, they’re mentioned […] The post Think the Cassette Tape Is Dead? Introducing ‘Cassette Store Day 2016’ appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The iPhone 7 Has 99 Problems. And They Are… - September 23, 2016
Sure you want to buy an iPhone 7? Here are just a few problems to consider. 1. iPhone 7 isn’t that much different than the iPhone 6. 2. Some people think the iPhone 6 is worse than the iPhone 5. 3. The iPhone 8 will be much better. 4. You don’t need to get every […] The post The iPhone 7 Has 99 Problems. And They Are… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Police Manhunt Underway for Bronx Rapper Whitey GZ… - September 22, 2016
A manhunt is underway for a Bronx man who allegedly shot a man in the leg yesterday night. The Bronx man goes by the name of “Whitey GZ” on social media. He’s also known as a local rapper. According to the NYPD, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the man late last night, […] The post Police Manhunt Underway for Bronx Rapper Whitey GZ… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Frank Ocean’s “Endless” is STILL Available on Dropbox on Free - September 22, 2016
There are still an “Endless” amount of Frank Ocean links online. But why? After doing a quick search on Google, MP3s of Frank Ocean’s Endless can STILL be found on Dropbox. (To avoid any legal issues, no, we will not be posting them here this time, as Apple has previously threatened to sue us). The […] The post Frank Ocean’s “Endless” is STILL Available on Dropbox on Free appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The Playlist Is Officially Bigger Than the Album, Study Finds - September 22, 2016
Who needs to listen to albums when you’ve got playlists? A new study shows that playlists, not albums, now command more listening hours overall. The new study was conducted by LOOP (Lots of Online People) and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz). The study was based on a May 2016 survey of exactly […] The post The Playlist Is Officially Bigger Than the Album, Study Finds appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The iPhone 7 Adapter Actually Worsens Sound, Study Finds - September 22, 2016
Is Apple’s iPhone 7 adapter for 3.5mm jack actually worsening the audio experience? That’s the question many users and other top tech sites are asking. German magazine c’t Magazine decided to put the iPhone 7 adapter through exhaustive audio tests. Roughly translated from German, the article started out with the following header: “The rationalized jack of […] The post The iPhone 7 Adapter Actually Worsens Sound, Study Finds appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Bruce Springsteen Joined on Stage with Bob Seger in Detroit, Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws - April 15, 2016
"We hope the bill doesn't pass, 'cause we love playing in Michigan," said Springsteen. read more
- Tribeca: Patti Smith Explains Why Acting "Is the Worst F—ing Job in the World" - April 14, 2016
During a Tribeca Film Festival talk, the rock legend and Ethan Hawke discussed how they measure success and what they love about Vincent D'Onofrio: "We should be giving awards to that guy!" read more
- TV's Most "Shazam-ed" Songs in March 2016 - April 14, 2016
Wonder what song that is still stuck in your head from last night's episode? These are the most Shazam-ed songs from TV in March.
- Kelly Clarkson Welcomes a Baby Boy - April 14, 2016
Remington Alexander Blackstock is here. read more
- Ruling Clears Way for Katy Perry to Buy Hilltop Convent - April 14, 2016
A judge determined that attempts by members of an order of elderly nuns to sell the property to an L.A. businesswoman were improper. read more
- Country Artists Condemn LGBT Laws, But Labels Remain Silent - April 14, 2016
Their silence underscores a divide between the creative class of artists who can use their platform to speak out and an industry that must be careful about taking a position. read more
- 'The Voice' Reveals Top 12 - April 14, 2016
The coaches could choose one of their bottom artists to advance. read more
- Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Anti-Gay Bill - April 13, 2016
The former Beatles' drummer joins Bruce Springsteen in canceling his upcoming show over the recent legislation. read more
- Ice Cube: "Donald Trump Is What Americans Aspire to Be" - April 13, 2016
"Rich, powerful, do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say, be how you wanna be — that’s kind of been like the American dream," the rapper told Bloomberg about the presidential candidate's appeal. read more
- Big Ears Fest Closes With Xylophone and Air-Raid Siren-Assisted Experimental Piece - April 13, 2016
- Cher Says She's Now Torn Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders - April 13, 2016
The singer tweeted that after a "marathon research" session she realized Bernie Sanders mirrors her own beliefs. read more
- Controversy Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Certified to New York Appeals Court - April 13, 2016
The 2nd Circuit says it needs guidance on whether state law gives copyright holders performance rights. read more
- Weekend Wax Bits - September 24, 2016
In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Jewel on her journey from rock bottom to rock star (go here). It's a harrowing tale of survival after being rejected by her mother as a child, dealing with a gruff...
- Sco: Country for Old Men - September 23, 2016
Earlier this year, guitarist John Scofield won a Grammy for his album, Past Present. Released in 2015, Past Present came on the heels of tough times for Sco—the 2013 passing of his son, Evan, to cancer at age 26. Sco's... Related Stories 21 New CD Discoveries
- Videos: Aretha Franklin - September 22, 2016
Yesterday, I was deep into Aretha Franklin's albums, especially after news that she had to cancel so many concerts in recent weeks due to health concerns. Here are three videos that remind us why she has always been the Queen... Related Stories Aretha in Amsterdam: 1968 Aretha Franklin: Amsterdam 1968
- Ugandan Actress's Journey Mirrors That Of Her 'Queen Of Katwe' Character - September 23, 2016
Like her chess champion character, first-time film actress Madina Nalwanga grew up in a poor neighborhood in Uganda. She says co-star Lupita Nyong'o has been her guide to the world of moviemaking.
- 'Audrie & Daisy' Explores Social Media Shaming After Sexual Assaults - September 23, 2016
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to co-directors and husband and wife duo, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, about their documentary, Audrie & Daisy. The documentary addresses the sexual assault — and ensuing social media shaming — of two high [...]
- It's Hard to Tell Who's Shooting Whom In 'The Magnificent Seven' - September 23, 2016
Critic David Edelstein says that despite its irresistible plot, Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 classic Western is ultimately "just another formula revenge picture."
- This Freshly Diverse 'Seven' Ups The Firepower - September 23, 2016
The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a movie that's already a remake that's updated in both casting and body count.
- Movie Reviews: 'Magnificent Seven' And 'Storks' - September 23, 2016
David Greene talks to Justin Chang about two movies out this week: the remake of The Magnificent Seven and the animated children's picture Storks. Chang is film critic for the Los Angeles Times.
- A Feel-Good Chess Movie Keeps Sentimentality In Check: 'Queen Of Katwe' - September 22, 2016
A Disney film about a Ugandan girl who becomes a chess champion hits familiar beats but evinces a nuanced understanding of extreme poverty and the societal forces that reinforce it.
- 'The Magnificent Seven': Because 'The Pretty Good Seven' Didn't Test Well - September 22, 2016
I Haven't Seen The First Six Yet! Director Antoine Fuqua remakes the classic 1960 Western; our critic calls it a "fun but nonessential" example of "high-grade pulp."
- Kate Winslet Wreaks Bespoke Vengeance In 'The Dressmaker' - September 22, 2016
Kate Winslet plays a woman with designs to punish the townsfolk who once wronged her in this tonally confused Australian comedy.
- A Korean Celebrity Couple Kidnapped By Kim Jong Il: 'The Lovers And The Despot' - September 22, 2016
The fascinating tale of a South Korean movie star and director kidnapped in the 1970s is dutifully recounted in a documentary that fails to explore several lingering questions.
- It Takes An (Empty) Village: 'The Ruins Of Lifta' - September 22, 2016
A new documentary focuses on a now-empty town near Jerusalem, the future of which is hotly contested.
Do you remember TCB? I remember they were extremely popular by the late 70’s. Personally barely used any of their products. Although I do remember using one product from them, it was called the “Hot Oil Treatment” I believe it was called. It was soooo much work to do, because it involved using a hot towel. I really did think it was worth the trouble, however once I finished my hair would smell so good!! I must have only performed this treatment about once every two months. There was a time were it seemed every single store in my neighborhood had a line of TCB products (including the pharmacy and sometimes the supermarkets too). By the time the 80’s came along, and Jheri Curls were “the in thang”, “Care Free Curls” took over; then S-curl eventually dominated for quite a few years after that. It was funny because S-Curl had a distinct fragrance on almost all of their hair products. Anytime someone walked in the room, it is almost guaranteed that someone will ask if “you use S-Curl?” LOL…. By The Way, if you haven’t noticed yet, the guy in the picture is Billy Dee Williams. I never thought he was particularly handsome, but he did have a kind of swagger on film that made him attractive.
Do you remember “Shrinky Dinks? I do. Very cool concept, however, this was another one of those childhood gimmicks that never turned out well for me either. Shrinky Dinks were these transparent “cut-able” plastic sheets, that can be use to trace drawings and colored using special non-toxic marker pens. Once you’ve finished your drawing, you would then cut around your plastic drawing and place it in the oven. All your plastic drawings would shrink and turn in to hard pieces of plastic, that could be used for all kinds of jewelry, decals, key chains, and anything else imaginable.
Unfortunately, when I tried to put them in the oven as a kid (adult supervision of course), the plastic would always burn at the edges, or the finished product always wind up deformed. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why. I was left feeling that I needed a special oven to use these “Shrinky Dinks”. Many, many, many years later, it’s maker developed a personal “child safe” oven you can use specifically for Shrinky Dinks”. You can even watch it through a class window as it hardens. Click here to see what the oven looks like on Amazon.
I was very shocked to find out that ALEX, the makers of Shrinky Dinks are still in business and making money. Today, I don’t see any advertisements for Shrinky Dinks anymore. There success must be due to all the parents that remember having them as a child. Shrinky Dinks used to, and still does come in various themes, such as haloween, xmas, thanksgiving, etc. They also used to have Television show themes, such as The Flinstones, A-Team, Superman, you name it. Click here for more Shrinky Dinks
When I was a young boy, Sea Monkey advertisements were in the back of practically every single comic book! I couldn’t remember one comic book that i’ve owned, at least up until late 1975ish didn’t have these ads. First off, I tried these things at least about 2 or three times, and they NEVER worked for me. Not sure why, maybe I just had bad luck and got bad batches? Not sure. However, one thing I do know, If I had seen how see monkeys REALLY looked, instead of the cartoon drawings in the back of these DC/Marvel comic books, I never would have been interested in getting them in the first place. Sea Monkeys are hideous!! Oh, my, they are so ugly ya’ll!! They look nothing like monkeys in my opinion (at least Sea Horses, resemble horses), in fact, many of them appeared to be more like baby Caterpillars if they were fish. Some looked like frayed pieces of white string with two big black eyeballs, while others look like the kinda food scavengers would eat.. Either way, they would have not been something I would have been interested in having as a pet. However, What I found interesting is that, I remembered the ads really emphasizing on how easy it was to grow them, but they never really talked about a safe way to clean the container you have them in. The plastic tank they gave you with the kit would always turn cloudy (I guess because of the monkey deposits), and of course there was no 800# available to ask questions. Sea Monkeys now appear to be a distant memory; we have transitioned from the wonderful world of Sea Monkeys to the awesome world of video games, and the Internet – a course of no return.
Do you remember the Simon game? I remember having one as a kid and it was a lot of fun. It was basically a memory game using colors and sounds. The key objective was to remember all the sounds that corresponded to the color (or vise versa). The more sounds/colors, the harder it becomes. Try the new hand Simon Hand Held
Duke Hair products has been around for years. I remember using it as a child. Duke really became popular when guys start putting waves in their hair. Once you’ve seen a guy with a Doo Rag on his head, chances are, he was using a Duke product. I loved their fragrances. The only thing about this product was that, if your hair was too long, you could not use the wax like cream.