February 21, 2014 |
Steve Lawrence loved to talk music with Frank Sinatra. During one of their chats, the Chairman of the Board asked Lawrence to name his favorite song. "I said, there are a lot of wonderful songs out there," Lawrence, 78, recalled in a recent interview. "He said, 'Name one.' I said OK, 'Moonlight in Vermont.' He said 'Why?' I said well to be honest it's the only American popular song I can think of that doesn't have a rhyme. " Sinatra was taken aback. "He said, 'Really? I recorded that song.' And he starts to sing it to me across the table.
December 13, 2013 |
OK, Beyoncé's overnight surprise album drop isn't news only to fans -- it's news to other celebs too. Because that's how Sasha Fierce rolls. Queen Bey dropped her "visual album, " "Beyoncé," which features 14 songs and 17 videos, late Thursday, disrupting quite a few fans and much of the Internet. "I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans," she said in the album announcement.
July 13, 2012 |
New York rapper Nas releases his highly anticipated new album, "Life Is Good," this week, and the buzz is loud, mostly because the 38-year-old lyricist's recent guest verses and singles have been some of the most searing of his illustrious career. The album is full of revealing moments not only about his history rising in the NYC rap scene, but also of personal moments relating to his split from wife Kelis and his observations on raising children. Below are a few notable rhymes from the album (with explicit language excised)
December 23, 2013 |
This month, Beyonce's new self-titled “visual album” all but broke the Internet, moving more than 828,000 copies internationally in its first three days on iTunes with no prior promotion. But despite its media-shattering debut and glowing reviews, Slate's Matt Capetola argued that the album left something to be desired: “Beyonce” ignored its gay audience. “It dawned on me, though, after I drooled over the album's 17 videos for about the fourth time, that it featured not a single unambiguous nod to LGBTQ rights,” Capetola writes.
February 2, 2013 |
This post has been updated. Please see below for details. A two-decade wait for a new album by My Bloody Valentine may be about to end. "We are preparing to go live with the new album/website this evening," the influential band wrote on its Facebook page late Saturday . "We will make an announcement as soon as its up. " After revealing in December that the album -- My Bloody Valentine's first since "Loveless" in 1991 -- had been...
August 19, 2013 |
Area theme parks haven't even completed their Halloween makeovers yet, but the pop music world is already looking ahead to Christmas. Singer Kelly Clarkson on Monday unveiled details on her first holiday-themed collection, "Wrapped in Red," due Oct. 29. The lead-off single will be the original "Underneath the Tree. " The song again sees Clarkson working with local producer Greg Kurstin, one half of indie-pop act Bird and the Bee and a songwriter/producer on Clarkson's smash "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)