- Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul - July 18, 2016
When Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings unveiled 100 Days, 100 Nights in 2007, the album’s success, critically and commercially, ignited an explosion in retro... The post Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul appeared first on Napster Music News.
- The Best New Releases: July 15 - July 15, 2016
PJ, Rare Much like contemporaries such as Kehlani and Jhene Aiko, Paris Jones writes about her life in realistic and plainspoken terms. As she... The post The Best New Releases: July 15 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- We Are Napster - July 14, 2016
UPDATED: Rhapsody is now Napster. We’re the same great service you love – all of your playlists, favorites, albums and artists have not changed.... The post We Are Napster appeared first on Napster Music News.
- The Best New Releases: July 8 - July 9, 2016
Switchfoot, Where the Light Shines Through On their first full-length for Vanguard, San Diego’s Switchfoot dive deeper into the sun-kissed melodies and dreamy beach... The post The Best New Releases: July 8 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe - June 27, 2016
Behind the Technicolor masks worn by Peruvian tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue are Felipe Salmon and Rafael Periera. The tropical sonic warriors bridge... The post Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Hear The Shins Cover The Beatles For Netflix’s Beat Bugs - July 28, 2016
Beat Bugs, Netflix’s Beatles-themed animated kid’s show, is premiering next week. We’ve already seen a teaser trailer, and today, the full trailer has arrived, along with a clip of the Shins covering Rubber Soul’s “The Word” while animated critters cavort around a colorful cartoon world. The show will also feature Beatles covers from Eddie Vedder, […]
- Questlove Rips Into Bill O’Reilly For Defending Slavery - July 27, 2016
Bill O’Reilly is probably the proto-troll. He says some crazy shit on the regular, so it’s easy to brush it off as an “old man yells at cloud” situation. But some things you can’t just let roll off your shoulders, like when you’re black and folks want to belittle just how vile slavery was. O’Reilly […]
- Slow Mass – “Dark Dark Energy” - July 27, 2016
Chicago’s Slow Mass are set to release their monstrous new six-song EP Treasure Pains this September. Today, they shared “Dark Dark Energy,” the EP’s first single, and it absolutely rips. I perked up immediately upon the entry of eerie single-picked notes and was hooked by the time the full band entered. It’s a post-hardcore track […]
- Fickle Friends – “Cry Baby” - July 27, 2016
UK quintet Fickle Friends make excellent indie pop with grooves galore and inventive synth work. While they ready their debut, they’ve dropped “Cry Baby,” a nice ’80s-inflected one-off to hold us over. It’s a bouncy, infectious jam with super groovy bass, playful synth stutters, and slapping drums. Frontwoman Natti Shiner’s tender, pure vocals cut through […]
- Billie Marten – “Lionhearted” - July 27, 2016
We’ve been gobsmacked by everything Billie Marten has released so far, and “Lionhearted” lives up to her standard of excellence. The teenage British folk singer just shared the track on BBC Radio 1, where she also announced that her debut album Writing Of Blues And Yellows will be out this fall. The album title is […]
- Review: In ‘Jason Bourne,’ a Midlife Crisis for a Harried Former Assassin - July 27, 2016
Matt Damon returns in a film in which geopolitics and technology are scaffolding for what is essentially a story about human resources challenges in a large bureaucracy.
- In Films Like ‘Nerve,’ Players Become Pawns - July 27, 2016
Here’s a look at Hollywood plots constructed as games that unfold from the perspective of a central player.
- Mohamed Khan, Egyptian Filmmaker, Dies at 73 - July 27, 2016
Mr. Khan drew popular and critical acclaim for his neorealist films, which focused on social ills and often featured feminist protagonists.
- Review: Hieronymus Bosch, for Whom the Devil Was Always in the Details - July 26, 2016
Pieter van Huystee’s new documentary chronicles the preparation for a historic museum show and the quest to authenticate several paintings as Bosch’s work.
- Review: In ‘Nerve,’ a Shy Girl Seduced by the Internet - July 26, 2016
Tired of playing it safe, a high-school senior joins a reality-style online game that soon escalates into dangerous stunts.
- Production Company Guilty in Harrison Ford’s ‘Star Wars’ Injury - July 26, 2016
Two years after Mr. Ford’s leg was broken and ankle dislocated, a Disney subsidiary has accepted responsibility for workplace safety breaches.
- Review: In ‘The Childhood of a Leader,’ a Monster Made, Not Born - July 26, 2016
The movie, set in France just after World War I, follows a boy with problems and delivers a sense of foreboding.
- Famed Oak Tree From ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Is Toppled by Heavy Winds - July 25, 2016
The tree was one of the enduring symbols from the 1994 prison-escape film and attracted thousands of visitors each year to Lucas, Ohio.
- Marni Nixon, the Singing Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86 - July 25, 2016
Ms. Nixon was the ghost singer for actresses in many of Hollywood’s most famous musicals, from “The King and I” to “West Side Story” to “My Fair Lady.”
- Comic-Con Fans Find Diversity With ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ - July 24, 2016
The convention, which attracts roughly 140,000 people to downtown San Diego every July, also introduced a new trailer for “Wonder Woman.”
- ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins the Domestic Box Office - July 24, 2016
The film took in about $59.6 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, a solid debut for one of Hollywood’s most timeworn franchises.
- A Hollywood Start-Up Sees New Life in Dead Movie Scripts - July 23, 2016
With the coming release of “Coin Heist,” Adaptive Studios will test its idea of turning neglected Hollywood scripts into books and movies.
- Lenny Kravitz: 'We've got to let love rule' - July 28, 2016
Lenny Kravitz belted out his song Let Love Rule at the third day of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday (27Jul16), after Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton as his choice for the next U.S. president.
- Ed Sheeran has fans guessing with wedding ring photo - July 28, 2016
Pal insists the Thinking Out Loud singer and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn have not exchanged vows.
- Adele invites impersonator on stage - July 28, 2016
Adele continues mission to track down all her impersonators
- Authorities reject gun case against Dr. Dre - July 28, 2016
Lawyers have decided there is no reliable evidence proving the rap mogul pulled out a firearm during a recent road rage encounter
- Kesha in 'pain' over Dr. Luke lawsuit - July 27, 2016
The singer called for gun control reform as she hit the stage at the Democratic National Convention.
- Lorde ignored as taxi driver raves about 'celebrity' passenger - July 27, 2016
Singer Lorde has shared an amusing story where a taxi driver "busted a nut" over a celebrity passenger he had driven earlier in the day.
- Zendaya's awkward Beyonce encounter - July 27, 2016
Zendaya completely lost it when Beyonce said hello to her on the set of Lemonade.
- Ellie Goulding's exhaustion is down to insomnia - July 27, 2016
Ellie Goulding's exhaustion is down to a severe bout of insomnia, a source close to the singer has revealed.
- The Who to premiere 'Tommy' acoustic - July 27, 2016
To celebrate the 100th show performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall, raising vital money for young people with cancer
- Jack White's label looking to play first record in space - July 27, 2016
Jack White's Third Man Records are planning to play the first vinyl record in space, and have built a "space proof" turntable called the "Icarus Craft" in order to do it.
- Two Months Until the iPhone 3.5mm Headphone Jack Disappears… - July 28, 2016
Will you survive the iPhone headphone jack-ocalypse? Just weeks away from the official presentation, and according to reports from trusted social media leakers, Apple is planning on doing away with the 3.5 mm headphone jack that’s been standard on pretty much any mobile device. The iPhone 7, sans 3.5mm jack, is expected to be unveiled in […] The post Two Months Until the iPhone 3.5mm Headphone Jack Disappears… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Musicians, Celebrities Having an ‘Oh Sh*t, Donald Trump Might Actually Win This Election’ Moment - July 27, 2016
It’s called the ‘Fight Song,’ and it’s dedicated to electing Hillary Clinton keeping Donald Trump out of the White House. Desperation is said to be stinky cologne, but what does it sound like? Enter the just-released the ‘Fight Song,’ which features a deep cast of celebrities and musicians all enthusiastically backing Hillary’s bid for president. Driven by actress […] The post Musicians, Celebrities Having an ‘Oh Sh*t, Donald Trump Might Actually Win This Election’ Moment appeared first on Digital Music News.
- SoundCloud Reportedly for Sale for $1 Billion… - July 27, 2016
SoundCloud for Sale? Bloomberg.com is reporting that privately-owned SoundCloud’s founders and investors are seriously considering a sale. That includes investment firm Doughty Hanson & Co., just one of several stakeholders considering an offer that would value the Berlin-based company at $1 billion. Sources close to the company are now telling Bloomberg that the owners have been […] The post SoundCloud Reportedly for Sale for $1 Billion… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Thom Yorke Is the Human Embodiment of Satan and All Evil… - July 27, 2016
Of all the people… why Thom Yorke? Somehow, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has become the human embodiment of Satan and all of his vices, according to a declaration by Christian fundamentalist group Generation for God. The strange tweet from the group, which also declares activities like homosexuality, marijuana smoking, and atheism as sins, pegs Yorke as […] The post Thom Yorke Is the Human Embodiment of Satan and All Evil… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Jack White’s Third Man Records Plans to Send Vinyl Into Space - July 27, 2016
We’ve heard about shuttle tours to send people into space. But seemingly one-upping any ideas of future space exploration out there, Jack White, the lead singer and guitarist of the popular group The White Stripes as well as the founder of Third Man Records, has now confirmed his rumored plans to send and play a […] The post Jack White’s Third Man Records Plans to Send Vinyl Into Space appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Breaking: Blue Öyster Cult Producer Sandy Pearlman Dies - July 26, 2016
Classic rock producer, manager, and intellectual Sandy Pearlman has passed away. Sandy Pearlman, who produced nearly every Blue Oyster Cult album, passed away on Tuesday at age 72. Beyond his production chops and hitmaking skills, Pearlman was also a razor-sharp industry watcher and commentator, speaking regularly at industry events and holding multiple professorships. Pearlman’s biggest […] The post Breaking: Blue Öyster Cult Producer Sandy Pearlman Dies appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Father John Misty Offered $250,000 for a Chipotle Ad, TURNS IT DOWN - July 26, 2016
How much do you value your credibility? We’ve written a lot about ‘selling out,’ and how the lines have completely changed since the 60s. But there’s definitely still a line, especially for artists on the indie side. “I don’t want your fucking burrito money.” Enter Father John Misty, who was recently offered $250,000 to do a […] The post Father John Misty Offered $250,000 for a Chipotle Ad, TURNS IT DOWN appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Warner Music Group and Vevo Close to Reaching Content Deal - July 26, 2016
It looks like the ice is breaking between top online music video hosting service Vevo and Warner Music Group. Right behind several top video hosts Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and YouTube, Vevo — owned by Universal Music Group, Sony, Google, and others and well-known for hosting premium music videos from top artists like Taylor Swift and […] The post Warner Music Group and Vevo Close to Reaching Content Deal appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Sirius XM Added Half-a-Million Subscribers In Just 3 Months - July 26, 2016
Despite having missed their second quarterly forecast earnings, Sirius XM Satellite Radio is rapidly adding subscribers. The company just released their second quarterly statement showing more than half a million new subscriptions added. The second quarterly report shows a 10% increase in revenue, totaling to about $1.24 billion, with Sirius XM shares (SIRI) having increased close […] The post Sirius XM Added Half-a-Million Subscribers In Just 3 Months appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Grooveshark: Cockroach of the Music Industry? - July 26, 2016
Introducing GrooveMP3, the latest in a long string of Grooveshark clones. Grooveshark was taken offline more than one year ago, and the domain name seized by Universal Music Group (it now leads to a ticketing site, ScoreBig). But that didn’t stop an endless spawn of endless clones, all catching traffic from wandering, zombie-like users searching for free, […] The post Grooveshark: Cockroach of the Music Industry? appeared first on Digital Music News.
- NPR Selects Triton Digital for Online Audio Delivery - July 26, 2016
Aiming to expand their digital offering, well-known and respected media organization NPR announced a partnership with powerhouse tech provider Triton Digital. The move builds on the solid relationship both companies share, as NPR currently uses Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics. The partnership comes after NPR announced last September a shift away from Limelight Networks to Triton Digital, […] The post NPR Selects Triton Digital for Online Audio Delivery appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Guy Who Paid $100,000 to Look Like Justin Bieber Suffered a Sad, Depressing Death - July 26, 2016
After getting gawked at by millions, Tobias Strebel essentially took his own life. Tobias Strebel, who first gained notoriety after spending $100,000 to look exactly like Justin Bieber, essentially killed himself in a hotel room with a massive drug overdose. According to details released by the Los Angeles County Coroner this week, Strebel took a […] The post Guy Who Paid $100,000 to Look Like Justin Bieber Suffered a Sad, Depressing Death 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
- Documentary: Fats Waller - July 28, 2016
Jazz's folk humor on recordings began with Louis Armstrong and other blues singers in the mid-1920s but was raised to a new level of urbane sophistication by Fats Waller in the 1930s. Here's a documentary on the pianist and composer......
- Toshiko Akiyoshi: United Notions - July 27, 2016
Cultural globalization once was a guiding principal for the United States. With the proliferation of Communism in the 1950s, America moved quickly to make friends with as many countries around the world as it could. The United Nations was a... Related Stories Harry Arnold: Guest Book, 1960
- Woody Shaw: The Tour, Vol. 1 - July 26, 2016
Let's stick with 1976. Yesterday I posted about Dolo Coker's California Hard, a superb album recorded by the pianist for Xanadu in December of that year. Today, let's dig a newly released album by a working band formed by drummer...
- Kids On Bikes: The Sci-Fi Nostalgia Of 'Stranger Things', 'Paper Girls' & 'Super 8' - July 27, 2016
Three recent properties - a Netflix series, a comic book and a 2011 Hollywood film - borrow key elements from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King to comment on adolescence in very different ways.
- 'Ghost' Soprano Marni Nixon, Who Voiced Blockbuster Musicals, Dies At 86 - July 25, 2016
You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.
- In Which We Learn Michael Caine's Other Name - July 25, 2016
Airport security personnel often recognize Sir Michael Caine, just not the name on his passport — Maurice Micklewhite, his birth name. Tired of the confusion, he has legally adopted his stage name.
- 'Lights Out': A Scary Swedish Short Spawns A Summer Hit - July 24, 2016
A self-taught filmmaker and his wife made the terrifying film in just one evening, using IKEA lights and a homemade dolly. The 2 1/2 minute short has now been adapted for the big screen.
- At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight - July 24, 2016
As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.
- Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction - July 23, 2016
Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
- MPAA Argues Ban On Smoking In Movies Defies First Amendment - July 23, 2016
Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR' Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson.
- How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond - July 23, 2016
Birbiglia's new film follows a fictional New York improv troupe. Don't Think Twice explores the tension between personal ambition and being an "endlessly generous" team player.
- 'Star Trek Beyond' Director Recalls Classic Show's 'Sense Of Family' - July 22, 2016
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to director Justin Lin about leading the third installment of the Star Trek reboot, directing popular movie series, and the growing importance of international movie markets.
- What Happens When You Ask Celebrities What They're Wearing ... In Klingon? - July 22, 2016
Glen Weldon was with NPR's Nina Gregory when she asked some of the stars of the new film on the red carpet a standard question in a non-standard way.
Monthly Archives: February 2009
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.