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What did you do last night? If you happened to be one of the lucky two hundred who attended the Winter White Gala at Kensington Palace in London, the answer is “witnessed something too bizarre for words”. Jon Bon Jovi, accepting an award for all of his recent humanitarian work with homeless teens, took the stage to perform his all-time classic track “Livin’ On A Prayer”.
In the least shocking break-up announcement since Oasis called it quits, the Jonas Brothers have officially informed the general public they’re finished, at least for the time being. The move comes less than a month after the guys turned heads by cancelling their entire tour just days before it was supposed to get off the ground. That was obviously a gigantic red flag, and now, all of their fans have sad proof of that.
The good vibes on Jason Aldean’s tour bus were abruptly and tragically shattered early this morning when the vehicle plowed into a pedestrian. The victim was killed instantly from the trauma of the crash, and while not a ton of details are known about what led up to the accident, all involved are very shaken by what happened.
Fleetwood Mac doesn’t tour all that often, so anytime it happens, it’s a pretty special occurrence. Back in 2012, various members of the band noted the group would hit the road, and they’ve spent the last year touring across the U.S. and elsewhere. It’s been a dream for fans, but unfortunately, that dream will now be ending, after news broke that group member John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer.
The Robertsons have made a big impact on television, bringing in incredible ratings and even selling millions of copies of DVDs. Now, they are going to attempt to branch out into another artistic medium, putting together a Christmas album for their most ardent of fans. The first single from the album is a little bit lacking in the lyric department, but it’s surprisingly catchy, and it’s called “Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas.”
Katy Perry might be a big pop star, now, but it wasn’t so long ago that she was just as starstruck as the rest of us. In fact, one of the first times she was invited to the Grammys, she saved a few unlikely mementos as keepsakes. Those keepsakes included locks of hair from two famous females, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
Britney Spears’ latest album endeavor has slowly but steadily been coming together over the past few months. A couple of weeks ago, the singer announced her eighth studio album will be called Britney Jean and on Friday, the singer revealed the cover art for the new endeavor, along with a personalized note.
The singer’s release of her hit album, Red, garnered a lot of attention, as did the subsequent tour and music video releases from the album. Still, Swift’s been working hard in the country music realm over the last several months, opening a school in Nashville. Soon, she’s even set to perform during next month’s Country Music Association Awards and she’s signed on some big names to join her onstage.
A few weeks ago, we brought you a video of an entire school of enterprising high school students who came together show school spirit and put together an epic video for Katy Perry’s “Roar.” It turns out the Lakewood High School’s efforts were not in vain, as the viral video as the video was recently announced as the winner of the "'Good Morning America's 'Roar' With Katy Perry Contest.”
Miley Cyrus teased her new album, Bangerz, for months before it actually drooped on October 4. In its first full week of sales, Bangerz has been a major success, topping the Billboard 200 album chart in its first week. That’s a feat in a week with seven album debuts, including music from Panic! At The Disco and Pusha T.
The 2014 class of nominees includes sixteen groups and solo artists. The most prominent names are probably KISS and Nirvana, but the other acts that have the possibility of getting their foots in the door include Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel, Yes, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, N.W.A., The Replacements, The Zombies, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Chic, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Link Wray, and The Meters.
Selena Gomez has been busy on the road over the past several months, promoting her first solo album, Stars Dance. Last week, she was performing her hit single, “Slow Down,” at the Patriot Center in Virginia when she moved a little too quickly and fell off of the stage. If you take a look at the video above, you can catch the spill around the 3:27 second mark.
While artists like Eminem and Katy Perry think the best way to market is to throw out as much information as possible before an album release, Britney Spears has had a much different marketing strategy. The pop singer’s eighth studio album is set to drop in December, and the only thing we’ve really heard from the album was the single “Work Bitch.” On Tuesday, Spears finally released the elusive title for the album, and it probably won’t shock you as much as you might expect.
Eminem is proving to be as good at marketing as he is at rapping. The 40-year-old rapper is pulling a trick from Katy Perry’s book and releasing a bunch of songs before he drops his his latest album, the Marshall Mathers LP 2. On Monday, he debuted the track “Rap God,” which can be listened to, above.
Glee actress Lea Michele has had a pretty rough year, thanks to her boyfriend Cory Monteith’s troubling death and the subsequent press coverage. You would think the actress would be slowing her roll now that the tough part of the year was behind her, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Instead, she spent the good part of yesterday shooting the cover art for her upcoming debut album.