John Legend

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks: September 20th To 26th

By Alyson Camus | September 19, 2021

St Vincent and Spoon are at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday

The Inauguration Of Joe Biden: A Dazzling Lineup

By Alyson Camus | January 21, 2021

This star power had to piss off the other side

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

What Does Vice-President Kamala Harris Listen To?

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2020

tunes she’s listening to while traveling around the country

Joe Biden’s Campaign Is Using Music In A Smart Way

By Alyson Camus | September 5, 2020

some big stars have actually lent their songs for his campaign

Billie Eilish Will Perform At The Democratic National Convention

By Alyson Camus | August 15, 2020

her fandom probably includes individuals who are not even old enough to vote.

One World: Together At Home, A Global Citizen and the World Health Organization Major Event On April 18th

By Alyson Camus | April 6, 2020

celebrate healthcare workers around the globe

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JUNE 10TH TO 16TH

By Alyson Camus | June 9, 2019

Weyes Blood is at The Troubadour on Thursday

Which Musicians Are Followed By The Upcoming Presidential Candidates?

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2019

because we are whom we follow after all!

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, MARCH 11TH TO 17TH

By Alyson Camus | March 10, 2019

Cherry Glazerr are at The Troubadour on Monday and Tuesday

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JANUARY 7TH TO 13TH

By Alyson Camus | January 6, 2019

Jen Awad starts her residency at The Echo

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, DECEMBER 17TH TO 23RD

By Alyson Camus | December 17, 2018

Thom Yorke is at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday

Flying Lotus, John Legend, Q Tip And RZA React To The Kanye West-Trump Meeting

By Alyson Camus | December 16, 2016

a place able to fit both of their egos?

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 11-18-16 – 11-24-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2016

Yes to Chance

“Glory” Wins Oscar Because They Had To Give “Selma” Something

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2015

I have as many problems with the duo acceptance of the Oscar speech as I did about Marlon brando’s much braver refussal to accept an Oscar to condemn the US treatment of Native Americans. So if they give awards for acceptance speeches good for them, if they give it for songs , “Glory” stinks.

UK Top Ten Singles: 6-14-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2014

Last weekend, The Neon Brotherhood comprising of 40 fantastic musicians from Neon Sound Studios in Burntwood, who either knew Stephen, rehearsed with him, or were just simply inspired by him, came together to write and record a charity single in Stephen’s memory. Please support it and let’s get it to number one.

US Top 10 Singles, May 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2014

Can I pick em? No, not at all. I could’ve sworn both Coldplay and Michael Jackson were gonna bomb and bomb big and they both hit the charts in the first week. Avicii produced by the Coldplay song, I just assumed it was Eno!

UK Top 10 Singles, May 24th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 19, 2014

Rita deserves her # 1 position, she’s worked for it, it is a good song and it begins to make up for the double standard sexism that has gone along with the claims of promiscuity. As if it wasn’t her body and her choice. Otherwise, I like this list a lot: it is alway better than the US at least because it changes faster and we ain’t stuck with Bro country.

US Top 10 Singles May 17th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2014

After seven years in the wilderness, the not best song on Paramore does the trick and gets them back on the singles chart. A fun video helped no doubt. SOrt of pop punk meets pop dance and not a bad polace to put the band. The two Iggys are great… but you already knew that.

UK Top 10 Singles 5-17-14

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2014

A slow week at the top, right? Usually there are a couple I have to research but this have been around since last week My main complaint is “Summer” isn’t at # 1… Cmon guys, really!!

US Top 10 Single, May, 17th 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2014

While simply because of his work at last years “Sinatra In The Park”, Legend has a lot of brownie points in my world, as a songwriter he puts me to sleep. But here, he has a 0.09% beat on Pharrell. I don’t seem I am exaggerating when I call John’s Love In The Future rancid.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-26-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 21, 2014

A chick soul singer from Australia, a chick pop singer from Sweden, Pharrell, Lengen and Aloe, and the rest is bass and drums.

US Top 10 Singles 4-26-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 17, 2014

Not one new entry in the top ten and the top seven are THE SAME AS LAST WEEK and except for Lil Jon and Onerepublica trading places, this is the exact same as last week!!!! BUT coming up soon, as I predicted the minute it was released, Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” will be rocking the charts all summer. Be afraid.

US Top 10 Singles 4-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 10, 2014

Meet the new chart same as the old chart. Well, at least Aloe Blacc is doing well. Plus you wanna see devolution in action? from “Get Lucky” to “Blurred Lines” to “Happy” (to” Sing” -but it will be a coupla weeks till that one shows). There is devolution in action.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-14-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 7, 2014

Take a look at # 4, John Martin. An EDM songwriter from Sweden who has worked with the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Tinie Tempeh before hitting it big with SHM’s “Don’t You Worry Child”. Both “Child” and “Anywhere For You” are EDM by name, they sound like MOR 21st century style.

UK Top 10 Albums

By Iman Lababedi | March 24, 2014

This is pretty damn lame, second lame chart from the UK, the singles was better though very EDM heavy, meanwhile the albums chart is moldy MOR headed by the Westlife guy Kian Egan.

UK Top 10 Singles 3-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 24, 2014

In other news, I bet Larry Blackmon is a happy man, not only is there a cover of his biggest hit working its way up the charts, it is the sort of cover which can only make him look good!

US Top 10 Singles 3-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 13, 2014

How many times can I express my loathing for “Let It Go”, the standard formusical numbers is so low really ever since “Wicked” made the point and kept to it, that anything that rises from key to key to a full scale scream can be considered a power ballad, we have been heading for this place where everybody has given up on song for spectacle. An abominable, apocalyptic piece of crap.

US Top 10 Singles 3-15-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2014

The top four are exactly the same as last week, and the following six are minimal changes and NOTHING NEW made it on AND… Oh, I guess that’s all I got.Proof that the US Hot 100 is the most conservative and reactionary charts in the history of the world. FYI

US Top 10 Singles 3-8-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2014

John Legend performs the terrible drag of an “All Of Me” on the Grammy’s once and the next thing you know he has a top ten hits. Legend is Alicia Keys in male drag and he is just as boring a performer though not without a certain amount of charm, true. None of that charm is at work here. None of it.

Kanye West 2013 Setlist Annotated And Spotified

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2013

So, the tour has begun, and while I won’t be catching Kanye West for another month it is never too soon to start checking out the dancecard, is it?