RIP David Bowie

British singer David Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. The news was posted on the artist’s official social media accounts.

 

Bowie, who was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, south London, scored his first hit in 1969 with the song “Space Oddity.” Since then he secured an enduring fanbase with his early albums “The Man Who Sold the World” and “Hunky Dory.”The singer’s breakthrough didn’t happen until 1972, when he unveiled his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, which catapulted him from “cult figure to rock icon.” Bowie made his last appearance as his alter ego at a London show on July 3 of that year. At one point during the 18-song set, he told the audience, “Of all the shows on the tour, this particular show will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of the tour, it’s the last show we’ll ever do.”

In 1975, he achieved his first No. 1 hit in the U.S. with the song “Fame,” co-written by John Lennon.

Bowie also had a notable career on the silver screen, appearing in films such as “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” “Basquiat,” “The Prestige” and the cult-classic “Labyrinth,” in which he starred as Jareth the Goblin King.

Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006

Bowie released his 25th album, “Blackstar,” on Jan. 8. Additionally, the musical “Lazarus,” which he co-wrote with playwright Enda Walsh and features old and new Bowie songs, opened in December to positive reviews. It earned bragging rights as the fastest-selling Off Broadway show ever, according to The New York Times.

Bowie is survived by his model wife, Iman, their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones, and his filmmaker son Duncan Jones, from his first marriage to Mary Angela Bowie (née Barnett).

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Taylor Swift Performs at The Grammy Museum — Watch

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Just this week, Three videos of Taylor swift performing at a mini-concert held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California back in September. Taylor performed ‘Out of the Woods,’Wildest Dreams,’ and ‘Blank Space.’

The stripped down, acoustic versions of these songs were a throwback to Taylor’s singer-songwriter days and we loved every second of it.

Out of the Woods

 

Blank Space

 

Wildest Dreams

Sia and Kanye West Team Up for New Song ‘Reaper’ off her Upcoming Album ‘This is Acting’

Sia has just debuted another new track off her upcoming album ‘This Is Acting’. “Reaper” was co-written and produced by Kanye West and originally intended for Rihanna’s eighth album, Anti.

This Is Acting will be released on January 29th.

Tracklist:
01. Bird Set Free
02. Alive
03. One Million Bullets
04. Move Your Body
05. Unstoppable
06. Cheap Thrills
07. Reaper
08. House On Fire
09. Footprints
10. Sweet Design
11. Broken Glass
12. Space Between

Christina Aguilera Sings John Lennon, Courtney Love Covers Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ at Linda Perry’s ‘Freeheld’ Party

2fd55fbf00000578-3386588-image-m-16_1452070888776On Tuesday (Jan. 5), Hollywood big shots flocked to a star-studded party hosted by Linda Perry in honor of the film Freeheld. Perry wrote a song for the movie, called “Hands of Love,” and it is vying for an Oscar nomination in the best original song category.

Perry brought several performer friends to the stage including Ian Astbury of The Cult, who sang David Bowie’s “Moonlight Daydream” and The Doors’ “Break On Through” in quick succession; Juliette Lewis, who delivered a fierce cover of AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap;” and Love wowed with a version of Radiohead’s “Creep.”

Listen to a few of the songs below

 

 

Holy Flashback Batman! Fall Out Boy and Demi Lovato Filmed a Sequel to ’N Sync’s ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’

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Sixteen years after ‘N Sync dolls came to life in the video for “It’s Gonna Be Me,” Fall Out Boy explore what happens to the dollar bin toys in the video for the single “Irresistible” featuring Demi Lovato. ‘N Sync’s Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone make cameos in the clip.

‘What if in the NSYNC video for It’s Gonna Be Me there was an analog to the story?,’ explains the video’s caption. ‘Where in the same store there was a dollar bin full of toys that no one really wanted that would band together like the misfit, offbrand little outsiders they were.  ‘Irresistible is the video for that story, it’s about the toys no one ever wanted come to life.’

Interspersed between the music video’s storyline, Demi rocks out to the track alongside Fall Out Boy members Patrick Stump, 31, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley,  and Joe Trohman.

Adele Releases Live Performance Of New Song ‘When We Were Young’

Just when your were coming off of her “Hello” high, Adele has dropped the second single from her third studio album 25 “When We were Young.”

Adele co-wrote the song with Tobias Jesso Jr., and she recently said, in an interview with SiriusXM, of the inspiration behind the track: “Seeing everyone that you’ve ever fallen out with, everyone that you’ve ever loved, everyone that you’ve never loved, and stuff like that. And where you can’t find the time to be in each other lives and you’re all thrown together at this party when you’re like 50, and it doesn’t matter and you have so much fun and you feel like you’re 15 again. So that’s the kind of vibe of it really. . . . My favorite lyric in it is ‘You look like a movie, you sound like a song / My God this reminds me of when we were young.’””

Gwen Stefani Performs ‘Used To Love You’ On ‘Ellen’ — Watch

Last week, Gwen Stefani released the music and video for “Used to Love You,” the first big single off her upcoming album. It was spare, vulnerable and raw not what we’ve come to expect from the No Doubt frontwoman.

Stefani appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday to perform “Used to Love You” live for the first time on TV.  Watch the emotional performance below.

Listen to ‘Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz’ Album

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Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz is the 23-track fruit of her collaboration with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, and also features Ariel Pink. Big Sean and Mike Will Made It, among others.

Cyrus spoke to the New York Times about the album, telling of Coyne’s influence on her work. “He’s everything in the world – you can’t even define us,” she said.

The album cost around $50,000 to make. She added that she didn’t expect to return completely to the mainstream. “I don’t think I’ll grow that way,” she said. “It seems like it would be backwards.”