2023: The Year In Death

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2023

ireland’s gifts to the world

Hollywood411 News Best Of Christmas 2022

By admin | November 24, 2022

let’s share the music, laughter and love of this past year

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO GIVE!! you can still be part of the solution!!!

By admin | October 6, 2022

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Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Rocktober” On Tuesday October 4th, 2022 7 PM PT on Twitch

By admin | October 3, 2022

Rocky Kramer will be hosting “Rocktober” on this week’s episode of Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays on Twitch. Tune into Twitch on Tuesday, October 4th, at 7 PM PT for this amazing show. Rocky Kramer is a guitar virtuoso, often being compared to the greatest guitar players in the world. Rocky has performed on…

Randy Edelman Feat. Chioma “How Could I Let You Go” Record Release Party @ Roof Top Sandbar Following “Around the World in 80 Minutes”

By Jimmy Star | January 10, 2022

Back by popular demand join composer extraordinaire Randy Edelman on February 26, 2022 at 9:30PM as he presents “Around The World In 80 Minutes” at Chelsea Table and Stage (152 West 26th Street, NYC).

Biding Our Time: Thursday, January 6th, 2022

By Iman Lababedi | January 6, 2022

If ever a country has seemed on the cusp of civil war, the USA is that country

Biding Our Time: Thursday, December 16th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | December 16, 2021

this is how it could end: not with a bang but with a runny nose

Biding Our Time: What’s The Word? Taliban

By Iman Lababedi | August 25, 2021

the same mistake they had made in Iran with the Shah

AniMaze X “Heavy Metal With A Twist of Innocence”

By Jimmy Star | January 18, 2021

refreshing musical epiphany

I miss the old Kanye

By Mary Rudzis | April 30, 2018

Whatever “dragon energy” is I’m almost sure it’s the only common ground Kanye and Trump have

Shiprocked 2014, Does Anyone Really Go On These Things

By Helen Bach | July 3, 2013

Obviously allot of blue collar vacation clubs and executive mid life crises, that’s what. When your headliners is Five Finger Death Punch, its not the most upper crust clientele.

Heavy and Light Tour 2012

By Helen Bach | December 17, 2012

Anyone who knows depression and the aftermath of such knows that any ounce of assistance means hope. To be acknowledged that you’re ‘not alone’ can often mean the difference of not giving up.

Morrissey States : "Death Is A Serious Thing…"

By Helen Bach | November 4, 2012

I cant help but wonder if he will outdo that statue, Morrissey’s giant hair in bronze? Also, why the heck get buried in LA you’re just gonna float out to sea eventually anyway.

Beach House: 'Volkswagen Agency tried To License 'Take Care' From Us For Weeks'

By Alyson Camus | May 21, 2012

So Beach House said no to the agency, which hired a band (named Sniffy Dog, according to the AV Club) specialized in making sound-alike songs for ads…. Is that even allowed? Why powerful corporations always get away with murder like this?

Will Sergeant's 'My Own Worst Enemy’ At The Substrate Fine Art Gallery

By Alyson Camus | May 20, 2012

If you needed a correspondence with both arts, you have it! ‘My Own Worst Enemy’, the title of the exhibit, a collection of many different mediums with abstract paintings, screen prints and collages, had attracted a large crowd in the small gallery on Friday night.

Donna Summer Got The Full Rush Limbaugh's Endorsement

By Alyson Camus | May 20, 2012

Yuck! I would rather change my flight than share some oxygen with that dumbass. Then he continued with formulas like ‘she was one of us’, ‘she was a committed Christian’, ‘She was a right-winger’, and ‘She came to hate the smut on the radio. She was not a fan of rap music at all.’

Bono Became The Richest Rock Star In the World With Facebook

By Alyson Camus | May 20, 2012

Bono, with all that superfluous money, it is now time to put an end on AIDS once for all, it’s time to put your Christian rock into practice, you have the power! Now you are like Jesus with a lot of money, I mean you already had a lot of money, but now it looks like a divine benediction, a sign of god

Cannes Cold Reception for Gossip's Rendition Of 'Candle In The Wind'

By Alyson Camus | May 19, 2012

Beth Ditto at one point, but may be you can’t blame them as the band didn’t seem to be really into it, Beth butchered a little bit the lyrics at one point and their arrangement was a little sloppy, but I would say in a good way! At least, they were not trying to take the easy road

Pitbull, Stop Collaborate and Listen

By Helen Bach | May 18, 2012

‘To everyone who”s given me the opportunity to work with them, from Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Usher and Chris Brown. I look at it as a platform to get to each other’s fans and give them different worlds,’ he told Extra.

Unsigned Band "Veronica" To Play On rock nyc's First Commercial

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2012

Directed by Jose Vega, who also works with Muse And Music, the visuals are an animated wonder and I plan to write it when I can figure out how. As for Veronica, the one song I’ve heard is terrrific: sort of old school Brit rock with heavy keyboards. If you like their FB page you will see what I mean.

Sigur Ros 'Valtari Hour' Listening Party

By Helen Bach | May 18, 2012

Their website will have a special platform that will broadcast the album at 7pm in your timezone, as well as the album airing on certain radio stations and in record stores, making for 24 hours of Valtari. Ohh hurray for Australia you’re first.

And Now, CBGB The Movie

By Alyson Camus | May 17, 2012

But wow they are really re-launching this CBGB thing full time! A new location, a music festival and now a movie, it is difficult not to see an exploitation of the famous name behind all this

Doctor Don Henley, Berklee School of Music Gives Honorary Degrees

By Helen Bach | May 17, 2012

Should there not be some sense of musical education? Should there not be more than just a boat load of standards? Apparently not. Maybe they were available for graduation weekend so they booked them since there were slim pickin’s?

Lady Gaga Forced To Cancel Sold Out Gig In Jakarta Because of Muslim Protesters

By Alyson Camus | May 17, 2012

What can I say, these people live in another century, in another geological period, they keep their women under Burkas, so Gaga in full bra may come as a shock indeed. Muslim extremists have the biggest problem in the world with sexuality, as they come just behind the American Santorum-type.

Three Years Later, Bret Michaels Settles The Score with The Tonys

By Helen Bach | May 17, 2012

There were warning strokes and a mish mosh of other maladies all screaming headlines of the rockers imminent death. The dude was being circled by vultures for months

Two New (To Me) Spotify Apps Make You Play The Matching Game Based On Musical Tastes

By Alyson Camus | May 16, 2012

Tastebuds and Fellody want you to find the love of your life based on your musical taste! Yeah right, as if it was that simple! The true Lonely Hearts Club I suppose

Coachella 2013 Advance Sale Available This Week!

By Alyson Camus | May 16, 2012

I was already complaining about some concert tickets I bought recently, as I had to decide right now if I would be available mid August… I don’t know what I will be doing in August! I hate this, I love the immediacy, I love deciding at the last minute what I am gonna do

David Bowie 'Speed Of Life' Limited Edition

By Helen Bach | May 12, 2012

“Speed of Life”, is the first book ever to show a visual account of David Bowie’s ongoing relationship with Japan and it’s influence on his work. Both authors’ words are written in English and Japanese, again adding to the arrogance level.

Foo Fighters Million Dollar Demo's Leaked

By Helen Bach | May 12, 2012

Leaks are planned by the way, there isn’t some covert operation of guys in ski caps stealing mp3 files and putting them on Youtube. Nope, they’re calculated publicity stunts that you fall for every time. It makes you feel as if you’re one step ahead of ‘the man’, but you aren’t.

Barbara Streisand To Play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

By Helen Bach | May 11, 2012

Lets see Barbara is 70, looks fabulous, and has had a rather cushy life considering the majority of her fame came young. So why bother? Well a home town show is always good for a pocket full of millions but its also a great way to get your name back up the buzz list

The Village People's Victor Willis Reclaimed His Rights On The Band's Songs

By Alyson Camus | May 11, 2012

Willis will also get a greater share of royalties than before, as he was merely getting 20% for any song with the old deal, and could now demand a one-third for ‘YMCA’ which has 3 authors

The Famous Club CBGB To Reopen At A Permanent Manhattan Location

By Alyson Camus | May 10, 2012

investors are going to organize the first CBGB music festival, which will take place from July 5-8 and showcase 300 indie bands at many venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as film screenings, panel discussions, workshops,… according to the Hollywood Reporter it will be modeled after SXSW.

Tuf America Filled A Lawsuit Against The Beastie Boys The Eve Of Adam Yauch's Death

By Alyson Camus | May 10, 2012

Do they always ask the permission? Do they always pay the label they sample from? And why a lawsuit now, years and years after the release of these albums?

Against Me! Lead Vocalist Tom Gabel To Become A woman

By Alyson Camus | May 10, 2012

‘I’m going to have embarrassing moments’, he declared to Rolling Stone, ‘and that won’t be fun. But that’s part of what talking to you is about – is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind.’

Andre 3000 To Play Jimi Hendrix In An Upcoming Movie

By Alyson Camus | May 9, 2012

I am not a fan of biopics, they all turn to be about the same story, but movie producers keep making some, so I suppose one about Jimi Hendrix was unavoidable.

Why The Sex Pistols Turned Down The Olympics Gig

By Helen Bach | May 8, 2012

“Censorship mattered more than the content of the Pistols. If you’re going to be celebrating what is great about Britain, the honesty of the Sex Pistols is one of those things. If you censor the words of any one song, you’re killing the honesty and I couldn’t tolerate that.”

Tom Jones Sounds Off on Amy Winehouse

By Helen Bach | May 8, 2012

I mean back in the day he was swoony as hell and women whipped their underwear at him. At the time having a pair of pink fruit of the looms whipped at the stage was the ultimate in sex symbol swag. I, for one, at age 4 found him to be the most delightfull of gents and was darn sure that dude would make me his wife.

Coldplay Tribute to MCA

By Helen Bach | May 8, 2012

As Alyson wrote of yesterrday, Coldplay tributed MCA.  The difference here is our opinions of the action.  I didn't know if i should laugh or cry when I saw this.  I mean first off Chris Martin can make anything sound sad but with piano and hush, "Fight For Your Right To Party", takes on a…

No Doubt New Release Date!

By Helen Bach | May 7, 2012

Take a look at this official announcement video. Things are looking pretty good! But why are they using an old tune in the back ground? C’mon they could have snuck in a bit of new, instead just plain studio silliness.

Michael Moore Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A Changin’ For 'Occupy This Album'

By Alyson Camus | May 7, 2012

Think what you want about Moore, but he is a daring individual, as he was asked if he would like to record a poem or maybe make a music video of some of the songs, and he said, ‘I could just sing a song’. People laughed but he ended up recording Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A Changin’ with Bob’s approval.

Rock Stars' diets: Healthier Than Ever

By Alyson Camus | May 7, 2012

So if the trend seems to be towards healthy eating habits, there are a few exceptions: before a concert, M.I.A. sure asks for fresh fruit and vitamins, but she also requests absinthe!!! Adele wants Italian, French or Spanish wines, and Courtney Love is supposedly a sugar addict

Coldplay Cover The Beastie Boys 'Fight For Your Rights'

By Alyson Camus | May 7, 2012

I mean how can Chris Martin play this song this way whereas it was supposed to be a joke filled with rap gimmicks, rowdiness, disrespect and cream pies in everyone’s face? It’s an ode to having fun for the sake of it, it’s a paaaaarty song and Martin wants to make you cry with it?

'Now Royalty', Rappers Portrayed as Kings and Queens by Street Artist Kay

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2012

I had the chance to take a look, and it is some impressive work, with large Renaissance-style oil-paintings portraits, exactly like the ones you see in art museum, except that you can recognize your favorite rappers in each of them.

These Bloody Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends Vinyls Are On Sale For $2,500

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2012

What’s the deal with Wayne Coyne and blood, he keeps splashing his face with fake blood during concerts, he has already printed posters with his own blood, and now this! I am just wondering two things: How come the blood is not coagulating if this comes from several people?

The Beastie Boys In Los Angeles

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2012

With the sad passing of Adam Yauch, all kinds of tributes are going on everywhere. If the Beastie Boys were from New York, they certainly were also deeply connected with Los Angeles culture and a map of the Beastie Boys LA landmarks was set up by local radio KPCC

Concert Attendance Has Dropped 10.4% Since 2007

By Alyson Camus | May 5, 2012

So what’s happening? Too many concerts on the market, too many options which actually turn people off? Are people watching more concerts online? Are concert tickets too expensive in these tough economy times?

'And She's Not Even Pretty', 45 Pieces By Courtney Love

By Alyson Camus | May 5, 2012

‘It takes sleeping with a snake like you to rip apart my soul’, ‘Let you bleed all over me’, your typical Love signature, some provocative non-sense-crazy rant, angry for a reason she seems to be the only one to know.

Pepsi's Huge Deal With Michael Jackson's Estate

By Alyson Camus | May 5, 2012

One billion soda cans with Jackson’s image (which one should I ask?) will be on sale worldwide, beginning with China (really, China?) starting Saturday. Later this month, the US will be the first country to have the chance to see the special-edition-16-ounce cans inundate its grocery stores.

LMFAO, Tour With Holograms

By Helen Bach | May 3, 2012

Yup, lets send out holograms of living and dead stars. We can do a hologram ‘We Are The World”, we can become a sci fi movie with this stuff, think about it. You can hire a hologram to perform in your backyard- really all you need is speakers and a projector.

Tupac's Albums Huge Sales Increase Since His Resuscitation At Coachella

By Alyson Camus | May 2, 2012

I always wonder what is people’s intention when they follow this inexorable trend, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain,… their sales have tremendously increased after their deaths, but why exactly? Is it because people want to find a closure?