John Cameron Mitchell performed ‘Hedwig’ songs in at the premiere party (there’s video), which was attended by Sting whose wife Trudie Styler directed the movie which includes Bettle Midler as a cast member. Trudie is also doing Q&A’s at IFC Center where the movie is playing in NYC.
Musicians from around the world gathered in Montreal last night for the Tower of Song Tributeto celebrate the life & music of Leonard Cohen on the eve of the 1st anniversary of his death. Watch Lana Del Rey and Cohen’s son Adam perform a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel #2.
Today (11/7) marks the one-year anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, and Monday night (11/6) in his hometown of Montreal a cavalcade of stars honored his memory and sang his work at the Belle Centre for “Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen” — including Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Courtney Love, Sting, and more.
Morrissey is getting ready to debut his new album, Low in High School on November 17th, and in advance he’s just released its first single, “Spent the Day In Bed.”
Low in High School was recorded at Ennio Morricone’s Studios in Rome, as well as studios in France Listen to the single below.
Morrissey is also preparing to release a novel called List of the Lost, and has announced a U.S. tour behind the new album. Though the exact dates and venues have yet to be announced, Morrissey has confirmed he’ll ...
Kudos to whoever was able to convince Sting to play The Fillmore in Philly, what a great booking. Packed with a crowd of just over 2000 enthusiastic fans, I expected the smaller show to be driven by new material by Sting’s recent 57th & 9th release from last year, or something more experimental. He clearly had other plans. Sting came out promptly at 8 p.m., and sat down for a solo acoustic version of “Heading South on the Great North Road.” He then left the stage for a ...
Another weekend of confusing weather is approaching us, but don’t let that scare you, we’ve still got great shows to keep you from staying home!
Fishtown will be coming to life with two awesome shows at The Fillmore. Young Jeezy will be performing a sold out set downstairs. Resale tickets are available here if you don’t have tickets yet. Philly artist Rozes is playing an intimate set upstairs inside The Foundry. You’ve probably already heard her song “Roses” that she collaborated on with The Chainsmokers, and her last show in ...
NYC punk and new wave legends Blondie have announced their next album Pollinator will come out on May 5th. Listen to its first single Fun below.
Pollinator is Blondie’s 11th studio album is the follow-up to 2014’s Ghosts Of Download. It features Joan Jett and Laurie Anderson on the track “Doom Or Destiny,” along with songwriting collaborations from TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, Charli XCX, Sia, Dev Hynes and Johnny Marr.
Sting and James Corden had an epic song battle in a recent skit about dueling, singing waiters. Great stuff as we hear some classic ...
Moonlight is nominated for Best Original Score in the 89th Annual Academy Awards
The nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, including nods for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.
The Oscar nominees for Best Original Song include:
* “Audition” from La La Land
* “City of Stars” from La La Land
* Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from Trolls
* Sting – “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story
* Lin-Manuel Miranda – “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana
The Oscar nominees for Best Original Score include:
Today (11/13) marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific attacks in Paris where 139 people died, including 89 people at Le Bataclan where The Eagles of Death Metal were performing. On Saturday night (11/12), Le Bataclan reopened its doors with a concert from Sting.
1902 – The Gibson Mandolin guitar company is formed. The first successfully commercial electric guitar, the ES-150, is produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduces the P-90 single coil pickup, which is eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.
1962 – The BBC bans the song “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett on the grounds that the song is “too morbid.”
1966 – The self-titled debut album from The Monkees is released.
1968 – The Beatles record “Piggies,” “Glass Onion,” and “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?”
1955 – Little Richard enters a New Orleans studio to begin two days of recording. The sessions don’t start well, but they end fantastically. During a break, he and his producer Bumps Blackwell go to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard starts wildly playing the piano in the bar, singing a loud and lewd version of “Tutti Frutti.” With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard records this version of the song with the phrase, “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”
1968 – The first episode of the comic strip-turned television series The Archies airs in the US. Rock mogul Don Kirshner (who ...
Sting releases his new album, 57th & 9th, on November 11th. It’s his first new rock album in over a decade. The album features his long-time collaborators Dominic Miller on guitar and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. It includes contributions from drummer Josh Freese of Nine Inch Nails, guitarist Lyle Workman and the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros. Listen to the first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” below.
Sylvan Essoreturns with a new song called “Radio,” their first release since their self-titled 2014 debut album. The duo is planning to release their sophomore record sometime in 2017. The new single, “Radio,” will be released on vinyl on November 18th along with “Kick Jump Twist.” Listen below.
At the heart of Philadelphia, The University of The Arts produces musical acts at an unprecedented rate thanks to an unparalleled creative community of artists unlike any other. One of few in the world to house all the arts under one roof, the school is a crucible of talent and incubator of collaboration that transcends every platform from basements and house shows to nationally televised events, award shows and even the silver screen. These hallowed halls have housed notable talents that include Academy Award winner/30 Seconds To Mars front man Jared Leto, double-platinum Bucks ...