April 26, 2013 |
George Jones, whose anguished vocals on the 1980 single “He Stopped Loving Her Today” lifted it to the top of polls of the greatest country music songs of all time, died Friday. He was 81. Jones died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, publicist Kirt Webster told the Associated Press. He had been suffering from a fever and irregular blood pressure. The baritone from east Texas astonished and delighted fans who had seen him struggle with alcohol and drug abuse, multiple marriages and divorces, lawsuits over his erratic behavior and brushes with death in motor vehicle accidents.
April 11, 2013 |
Just ahead of his planned appearance this weekend on "Saturday Night Live," Miguel on Wednesday released a new remix of his song "How Many Drinks?" featuring Kendrick Lamar. The two L.A.-based artists broke out in 2012 with two of the year's most critically acclaimed albums: With "Kaleidoscope Dream," which also earned nominations for several Grammy Awards, Miguel offered a sensually futuristic vision of deep-groove R&B, while Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" reimagined West Coast hip-hop for kids who might not have been born when 2Pac's "All Eyez on Me" came out. In "How Many Drinks?
April 10, 2013 |
Having already dominated the Grammy Awards, late-night television and the Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake rode his rolling promotional juggernaut to the White House on Tuesday night, taking part in an all-star tribute to Memphis soul along with Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones and Queen Latifah, among others. And, yes, he wore his suit and tie . The invite-only concert, to be broadcast April 16 on PBS, was the latest installment in a series of "In Performance at the White House" events that have seen President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate country music, Motown and the work of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
February 27, 2013 |
Chris Brown considers the night he brutalized his girlfriend Rihanna "the biggest mistake" of his life. Acknowledging his actions that left Rihanna's face bloodied and bruised the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards, the 23-year-old opened up about the couple's rekindled romance. "Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals," he told the Mirror at Elton John's Academy Awards party on Sunday. "That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake.
February 23, 2013 |
After 28.4 million viewers tuned into the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards, Pop & Hiss had some thoughts on how to improve the show . Some of the suggestions were lighthearted -- no more mimes, for instance -- and others took the Grammys to task for regularly booking familiar faces such as Elton John and Sting. The telecast's longtime executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, wrote a letter to The Times to respond to the criticisms. Ehrlich, a three-decade veteran...
February 22, 2013 |
Details of the previously reported summer tour pairing Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z have been unveiled, with a dozen stops across North America beginning July 17 in Toronto and including a July 28 performance at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Their Legends of the Summer Tour also includes dates in San Francisco; New York; Chicago; Vancouver, Canada; Hershey, Penn.; Detroit; Baltimore; Boston; Philadelphia and Miami. Tickets go on sale Thursday for all shows except the concert at Yankee Stadium in New York, which will go on sale separately, with details still to be announced.