January 21, 2014 |
Pussy Riot may no longer be a formal band , but the activists will still make a high-profile appearance at a Brooklyn music venue next month. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will appear alongside the Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill and many others for Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Feb. 5. "We are happy to support Amnesty International's work on behalf of human rights and political prisoners," Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina said in a statement.
January 19, 2014 |
It really is happening. If there was ever any doubt that NBC would actually go through with the restructuring of its late-night block, let this stand as hard proof: While promoting his new position as "Tonight Show" host Sunday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Jimmy Fallon revealed the first guests of his Feb, 17 debut. Drum roll, please.... It's Will Smith and musical guest U2. On the flip side, Jay Leno will once more wrap his run as late-night king pin - a gig that has totaled more than two decades - on Feb. 6 with first-ever guest Billy Crystal returning to send out Leno, along with musical guest Garth Brooks.
January 15, 2014 |
How dire has the Fort Lee, N.J., traffic jam scandal known as "BridgeGate" gotten for Gov. Chris Christie? So bad that even Jersey's golden child, Bruce Springsteen, is mocking it. Springsteen appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday to sing a parody of his anthemic hit "Born to Run" alongside Fallon. The new song, "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam," took dead aim at the governor's current headache. Fallon appeared first, dressed in his best early '80s "Born in the U.S.A.
December 6, 2013 |
On “Graceland,” his 1986 Grammy Award-winning album, Paul Simon sang a secular lullaby that could've been addressed to the oppressed black multitudes of apartheid South Africa and their moral leader, Nelson Mandela. “These are the days of lasers in the jungle,” Simon intoned on the album's lead-off track, “The Boy in the Bubble.” “These are the days of miracle and wonder / And don't cry baby, don't cry.” Although the ambiguous lyrics seem to refer to a broader human condition, they also evoke the aspirations that were roiling South Africa in the mid-1980s and that Mandela embodied, both within his country and to the outside world. FULL COVERAGE: Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
November 28, 2013 |
Bruce Springsteen fans may think they know the lyrics of "Born to Run" backward and forward. The title track of Springsteen's 1975 album is not only one of Springsteen's most recognizable songs, but also arguably one of the defining moments of '70s rock. "At a time when rock 'n' roll had lost much of its heroic lure," the Los Angeles Times once wrote of the album, "Springsteen gave us reason to believe again in the music and ourselves -...
November 25, 2013 |
Bruce Springsteen has set Jan. 14 for the release of "High Hopes," a new studio album with some old familiar tunes. The 12 tracks of "High Hopes" will consist of covers of other artists, studio outtakes and new recordings of songs that have morphed during their live presentations. A video of the title track (watch below) was made available on Springsteen's official website. Springsteen's 18th studio album overall, the Columbia Records effort will be the artist's first since 2012's "Wrecking Ball.