Music

Merle Haggard, George Strait and Carrie Underwood confirmed for ‘Salute to the Troops’ concert

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20 (UPI) — Merle Haggard, George Strait and Carrie Underwood have been booked for the Las Vegas show “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops,” CBS said. Also on the bill for the April 7 event…

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Rapper ‘Kid Ink’ embraces radio-friendly songs

He may be one of rap’s hottest up-and-comers, yet Brian Collins never pegged himself solely as a hip-hop artist. Coming up in L.A.’s underground, Collins (better known as Kid Ink) was making “radio- and pop-friendly records. They didn’t know how…

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Kiss members cannot agree on song list and will not play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Kiss won’t rock and roll all night — or at any point during the day, either — when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, the band said Sunday. The 40-year-old group is unable…

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Arctic Monkeys win big at Brit Awards

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) — The MasterCard British Album of the Year Award was presented to Arctic Monkeys for their CD “AM” at a ceremony in London Wednesday night. This is the third time the band has taken home the…

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Devo guitarist Bob Casale dead of heart failure, according to band’s Twitter account

Mark Mothersbaugh (C), Bob Mothersbaugh (R) and Bob Casale of “Devo” perform at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California April 17, 2010. Bob Casale, one of the original members of the new wave group Devo, died suddenly from heart…

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Nicki Minaj criticized over using image of Malcom X to promote new single

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Singer Nicki Minaj has apologized for using an image of U.S. civil rights-era icon Malcolm X to promote her new single, “Lookin expletives.” Minaj used the iconic photograph of Malcolm X holding an M1…

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Miley Cyrus kicks off her Bangerz tour with a lot of crotch grabbing and other naughty behaviour

Twerking superstar Miley Cyrus has kicked off her Bangerz tour in Canada and it was everything you imagined it to be and so much more. The Wrecking Ball singer twerked, inappropriately rubbed her crotch, rode a hot dog, sucked on…

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First Openly Gay Contestant Makes Top 30 on ‘American Idol’

For the first time an openly gay “American Idol” contestant has made the cut for the final 30. Other contestants like Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert later admitted to being gay, but M.K. Nobilette is the first to admit she’s…

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Drake on Macklemore’s Grammy Apology: It Was ‘Cheap’

Not everyone was impressed by Macklemore’s apology to Kendrick Lamar after the Seattle duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept most of the rap categories at last month’s Grammys. Drake told the new issue of Rolling Stone that he thought the…

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Randy Jackson Talks About Gay Contestant on ‘American Idol’

“American Idol” reached a milestone Wednesday night when the show welcomed its first officially openly gay contestant — M.K. Nobilette — to the Top 30. And Randy Jackson, who’s now moved from being a judge on the show to being…

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