General Music News

TV, movies, music, comics
Post Reply
User avatar
Dr. Zoidberg
Site Admin
Posts: 12115
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:27 pm

Watch Miley Cyrus Sing Stunning ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ at Chris Cornell Tribute

She was joined by Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament along with Brendan O’Brien and Josh Freese



There were many incredible moments at last night’s I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell tribute show at the Forum in Los Angeles, but the one that seemed to really shock the audience the most was Miley Cyrus’ stunning take on the Temple of the Dog classic “Say Hello 2 Heaven.”

Cyrus got a tepid response from the audience when Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard introduced her, but she quickly won them over when she began tilting her head back and belting out the song with incredible force and passion alongside many of the surviving members of Temple of the Dog.

“Thank you everybody,” she said at the end. “I fucking wanted to sing this song tonight. We love you, Chris. Thank you for bringing us all together like you always have. It’s a fucking honor. This was the fucking best day.” Check out fan-shot video of the performance right here. (Earlier in the night, Cyrus sang Cornell’s 2009 deep cut “Two Drink Minimum.”)

Cyrus was just one of many guest singers that tackled Cornell tunes during the marathon concert which also featured Adam Levine, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Fiona Apple, Ryan Adams, Ziggy Marley, the Melvins and the surviving members of Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and Soundgarden.

“When the idea of a tribute concert for my friend Chris Cornell was presented to me, I was torn,” said Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron. “I didn’t feel like I had the strength required to pull it off. So I went back to the music. I heard his voice, and I found my strength. … Chris is here with us tonight. He has the best seat in the house.”

Source: Rolling Stone

User avatar
Big Boss Man
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 4707
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:12 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:26 pm

RCA, which is now part of Sony, have dropped Kels due to the "Surviving R Kelly" documentary.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46928428

User avatar
Bandit
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 8157
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:17 am
Location: Parts Unknown

Re: General Music News

Post by Bandit » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:08 pm

That's not surprising since also he hasn't had a hit in 6 years. So it's not like 2002 where he was so popular they weren't going to even think about dropping him until he was convicted. Now there's no upside to keeping him since they're going to have the rights to his back catalog anyway, and that's the only way they're going to make money from him now.

User avatar
Big Boss Man
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 4707
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:12 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Big Boss Man » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:44 am

Yea it's not surprising, although I'm sure Sony were well aware of the allegations etc and in theory could have dropped him a long time ago. So it's hypocritical on their part really and it's more so a PR clean up type exercise so Sonys not associated with Kels no more. But like you say, they'll still make money of his back catalog. Which again is hypocritical on their part. Unless the royalties they collect are going to help Women who are the victims of abuse/violence etc. But I don't see that happening.

Will be very, very interesting if Sony does the same to Mike when that HBO/Channel 4 doc drops. Because of the millions MJs back catalog still makes from them, no way will they drop him from the label. Same with Kellz if he was selling tons of records for them he'd still be on Sony.

User avatar
Bandit
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 8157
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:17 am
Location: Parts Unknown

Re: General Music News

Post by Bandit » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:01 am

Jive knew about Aaliyah and didn't care. Missy Elliott has kept quiet but she probably knows some awful things since she was Aaliyah's best friend. The entertainment industry has no morals. If R. Kelly had just done something as big as Chocolate Factory they'd keep him. But he hasn't had a hit since Black Panties, and even that was smaller compared to how huge he was in 2002. But Buffet flopped and the Christmas album peaked at #177 on Billboard. Which is terrible since you can be in the top ten with 15,000 in sales now. So it must have sold 1,000 or less. So somebody who was once the level of superstar he was 1994-2008 should debut in the top 40.

The thing with him was he always put out something great to stop the backlash against him. He put out I Believe I Can Fly after the marriage certificate was shown, Fiesta remix after the first Chicago Sun Times article about his picking up high schoolers, Ignition remix when the sex tape came out, Trapped In The Closet when he was charged. But he's out of ideas now, so this will probably stick.

User avatar
Big Boss Man
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 4707
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:12 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Big Boss Man » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:21 am

Yea that's true. There's a rumour going around that it was in fact him asking for his release and it being granted by Sony, but I don't know how true and accurate that is. If Kellz was still selling records Sony wouldn't bat an eyelid. Even now they'll like put out a Greatest Hits to capitalise in the publicity.

Another factor is that he writes for other artists so will all these artists drop those songs from their albums too on Spotify/Amazon/Apple etc, again I doubt it. I can see Kellz either going overseas doing shows or going the gospel route.

He really needs to address this whole situation. I don't know if these ladies are bringing charges against him, because if they aren't and are telling their stories on TV then that doesn't make sense.

User avatar
Bandit
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 8157
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:17 am
Location: Parts Unknown

Re: General Music News

Post by Bandit » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:38 am

He may have asked because they let it be known they would not release his new material until this blows over (which it may not.) But no other major label will take him.

User avatar
Big Boss Man
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 4707
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:12 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Big Boss Man » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:36 am

Yea that's true. Kellz could just release his music independently. Plus the real money now is with touring, sponsorship, merch etc for the majority of artists.

User avatar
Bandit
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 8157
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:17 am
Location: Parts Unknown

Re: General Music News

Post by Bandit » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:06 am

The problem is he won't get sponsors and his shows are being shut down now. So he will probably just have income coming in from royalties on the old stuff from radio and streaming/iTunes. So it will be rough for him unless this blows over again and he can go on tour uninterrupted.

User avatar
Big Boss Man
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 4707
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:12 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Big Boss Man » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:15 am

Yea I was talking in general that most artists are making more today through other avenues instead of just record sales/royalties.

User avatar
Bandit
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 8157
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:17 am
Location: Parts Unknown

Re: General Music News

Post by Bandit » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:41 pm


User avatar
Big Boss Man
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 4707
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:12 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:25 am

Yea Willie talks about the IRS tapes in his autobiography.

Image

User avatar
Big Boss Man
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 4707
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:12 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:19 pm

A new Marvin Gaye album is coming out on March 29th titled "You're the Man". This was going to follow on a similar theme to "What's Goin' On". Quite a few of these of these tracks are familiar but some are alternative versions
No. Title Length
1. "You're the Man" 5:46
2. "The World Is Rated X" (alternate mix) 3:52
3. "Piece of Clay" 5:11
4. "Where Are We Going?" (alternate mix 2) 3:51
5. "I'm Gonna Give You Respect" 2:56
6. "Try It, You'll Like It" 3:57
7. "You Are That Special One" 3:38
8. "We Can Make It Baby" 3:24
9. "My Last Chance" (Salaam Remi remix) 3:40
10. "Symphony" (Salaam Remi LP mix) 2:53
11. "I'd Give My Life for You" (Salaam Remi LP mix) 3:31
12. "Woman of the World" 3:30
13. "Christmas in the City" 3:48
14. "You're the Man" (alternate version) 4:41
15. "I Want to Come Home for Christmas" 4:46
16. "I'm Going Home" 4:42
17. "Checking Out (Double Clutch)" 4:53
It'll be only a digital and vinyl release, no CD interestingly.

User avatar
Dr. Zoidberg
Site Admin
Posts: 12115
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:21 pm


Image

User avatar
Dr. Zoidberg
Site Admin
Posts: 12115
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:54 pm


Image

The average ticket price was AUD$140 so he made some nice money from it.

User avatar
Dr. Zoidberg
Site Admin
Posts: 12115
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:00 pm

MC Hammer announces first tour since 1991, featuring En Vogue, Tone Loc, Sir Mix-a-Lot and more

We know the phrase gets thrown around a lot, but this time we really mean it: Stop! Hammer time!

MC Hammer, the Oakland-born rapper whose hits like “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit” defined the sound of pop and R&B radio in the late 1980s and early 1990s — and just about every wedding reception since — announced details Wednesday, Feb. 27, for his all-star Hammer’s House Party tour.

It’s his first major North American outing since 1991, and it features a nostalgia-inducing roster of hit-makers including En Vogue, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Sisqo, Doug E Fresh, Biz Markie, Tone Loc, Young MC, Montell Jordan, Tag Team, Rob Base, DJ Kool, Coolio, the Funky Bunch (sans Marky Mark), 2 Live Crew and hosts Kid ‘n Play.

Tickets for the tour, which kicks off April 6 in Tallahassee, Fla., went on sale Friday, March 1. So far, it includes only one Northern California date, June 7 at Mountain Winery in Saratoga.

Hammer, whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, is a Bay Area icon. Beyond his career as a multiplatinum-selling hip-hop star, his resume also includes stints as a fashion designer, minister, motivational speaker, reality television star, sports management CEO, tech investor and Silicon Valley insider.

In 2011, he became the first rapper immortalized with a Major League Baseball-sponsored bobblehead from the Oakland A’s — the team for which he served as a bat boy and clubhouse assistant at age 11.

His 1990 debut, “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em,” was the first hip-hop album to sell more than 10 million copies.

At the peak of his popularity, Hammer was bringing in an estimated $33 million annually, which he blew through in spectacular fashion: He kept a staff of 200 people; opened a horse stable for his thoroughbreds in Oakland; and bought and rebuilt a sprawling 40,000-square-foot estate in the Oakland hills that included two swimming pools, a movie theater, recording studio, 17-car garage and baseball diamond, before filing for bankruptcy in 1996.

While Hammer’s music career waned after his initial string of hits, he has continued to release albums and make select live appearances, including performing for thousands of Bay Area middle school students at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival for several years.



https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/ ... t-and-more

User avatar
Dr. Zoidberg
Site Admin
Posts: 12115
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:50 pm


User avatar
Bandit
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 8157
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:17 am
Location: Parts Unknown

Re: General Music News

Post by Bandit » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:41 am


User avatar
Bandit
Wrestling Mod
Posts: 8157
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:17 am
Location: Parts Unknown

Re: General Music News

Post by Bandit » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:27 am


User avatar
Dr. Zoidberg
Site Admin
Posts: 12115
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 am

Re: General Music News

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:28 pm


Post Reply