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Train Classic Rock Rolls Through NYC's Radio City Music Hall (See!) 2

Train Classic Rock Rolls Through NYC’s Radio City Music Hall (See!)

Train, the Grammy winning 1990 blues and rock band, brought their melodic and visceral sound to Radio City Music Hall in New York City last night (Sept. 25) as part of the band’s tour in support of its new album Bulletproof Picasso. The concert featured the band’s new single “Angel In Blue Jeans” from their seventh studio album, which hit the streets last week. Front man Pat Monahan also led the band through a number of its classics. He was backed by Jimmy Stafford on lead guitar, Jerry Becker, rhythm guitar and piano, Hector Maldonado, bass and Drew Shoals on drums....
Taylor Momsen, the Last Rocker, Plays Revolution in Fla. (watch!) 4

Taylor Momsen, the Last Rocker, Plays Revolution in Fla. (watch!)

Taylor Momsen, the last unabashed rocker in music, put on a head-banging show at Revolution Live, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, backed by her band The Pretty Reckless. Call her the female Steven Tyler. Momsen seems like she’s been around forever because of her run on the CW show “Gossip Girl” starting in 2007. She was notorious for wearing revealing outfits and smoking cigarettes on the set in New York City when she was only 14....
Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez Shake the Room in New 'Booty' Video 6

Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez Shake the Room in New ‘Booty’ Video

Jennifer Lopez gets jiggy with Iggy Azalea in steamy hot girl-on-girl action in their new video for Lopez’s song “Booty,” which is all about having the boom to shake the room. Ironically, Lopez, at 45, is nearly twice as old as the Australian rapper, who is 24. She could be her mother. As it is, they make a pretty dynamic pair, ass-slamming in the opening moments of the video...
Chris Brown Goes Back to Jail in New Video With Ariana Grande  8

Chris Brown Goes Back to Jail in New Video With Ariana Grande

Chris Brown’s fantasy love affair with Ariana Grande in his new “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” video has a touch of reality in it. He lands in jail in the video as well. Is this a metaphor for the time he spent in the pokey in real life? Brown and Grande, who sing a duet, are forbidden lovers in a medieval fairy tale in the video. The video opens with the two lovers arm-in-arm. ...
Chris Brown Launches Comeback After Jail on Jimmy Fallon (see!) 10

Chris Brown Launches Comeback After Jail on Jimmy Fallon (see!)

Chris Brown launched his musical comeback on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night after his career was sidelined by a stint in jail. He performed two songs from his upcoming album X, which could make or break his career. Brown, 25, has been dogged by troubles ever since his 2009 beatdown of then girlfriend Rihanna, for which he’s still serving probation. ...
One Direction Tips 'Where We Are' in New Extended Trailer (watch!) 12

One Direction Tips ‘Where We Are’ in New Extended Trailer (watch!)

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, better known as boy band One Direction have released an extended trailer for their upcoming movie “Where We Are–The Concert Film.” The lads are currently touring, and the teaser focuses on their concert at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. The band has also made history of sorts. They were honored by the Guinness Book of Records....
Jennifer Lopez Lesbian Chic; Gets Jiggy with Iggy in New Video  14

Jennifer Lopez Lesbian Chic; Gets Jiggy with Iggy in New Video

Jennifer Lopez hits all the sexual touchstones in her new teaser video for song “Booty,” including the trend raging through Hollywood–Lesbian Chic. She gets jiggy with Iggy Azalea in steamy hot girl-on-girl action. Ironically, Lopez, at 45, is nearly twice as old as the Australian rapper, who is 24. She could be her mother. But you would never know it by all of Lopez’s signature booty moves, including a hot shot of her twerking like no tomorrow. ...
Jack Bruce of Supergroup Cream Debuts First New Album in Decade 16

Jack Bruce of Supergroup Cream Debuts First New Album in Decade

Jack Bruce is probably best known as the bass player for ’60s supergroup Cream, with drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. But his 1969 solo album is one to remember. Bruce largely went under the radar in the early ’70s, but he resurfaced for a Cream reunion tour in 2005. Now, he has a brand new album, his first in a decade. ...
Ariana Grande Hints at Big Sean Relationship on Today Show (see) 18

Ariana Grande Hints at Big Sean Relationship on Today Show (see)

Ariana Grande, one of the summer’s breakout artists, received a royal welcome on NBC’s “Today Show” this morning. Matt personally handled the interview and she sang four top songs from her new album. Grande, 21, has been been on the road promoting her sophomore album My Everything, which has hit No. 1 in 80 countries. Matt did his best to dig up some dish on her personal life....
Iggy Azalea Falls on Stage; Watch Other Artists Who Tumbled, Too! 20

Iggy Azalea Falls on Stage; Watch Other Artists Who Tumbled, Too!

Iggy Azalea endured another rite of passage on her way to rap stardom. She fell off the stage last Friday during a performance leading up to the MTV Video Music Awards. But don’t call her clumsy. She follows a long line of artists who tumbled while performing. In fact, stage veteran Jennifer Lopez warned her a while back that it was bound to happen. Now, she joins Steven Tyler, Lady Gaga, Shakira and a slew of others. ...
Tom Maxwell of Squirrel Nut Zippers Drops New Book, Album 22

Tom Maxwell of Squirrel Nut Zippers Drops New Book, Album

Tom Maxwell, the voice and songwriter behind ’90s group the “Squirrel Nut Zippers, is back with a new album and a book about how the band revived swing music. Maxwell, who went solo in 1999, titled the memoir, “Hell: My Life In The Squirrel Nut Zippers.” It shares a release date with his new self-titled full-length album, Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag. ...
Jade Starling, of '80s Group Pretty Poison, Is Back With Solo Album 26

Jade Starling, of ’80s Group Pretty Poison, Is Back With Solo Album

Jade Starling, who provided the vocals for Pretty Poison’s “Catch Me I’m Falling,” one of 1987′s biggest hits, is going solo after all these years with a debut album Captive (Subpoena/Universal), and it’s a terrific. Captive features collaborations with Lee Dagger of the hugely successful English remix team Bimbo Jones (Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna); new comer Laszlo (Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj) and French DJ/remixer Franck Dona....
Justin Timberlake Keeps Rockin' at Staples Center in LA (watch!) 28

Justin Timberlake Keeps Rockin’ at Staples Center in LA (watch!)

Justin Timberlake drew a celebrity studded crowd for his return to Los Angeles as part of his 20/20 tour last night (Aug. 12). He played to a sold out Staples Center that included Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello and other celebs among his fans. Among the celebrities spotted in the VIP suite were Glee’s Naya Rivera and husband Ryan Dorsey. Colleague Lea Michele and Sofia Vergara and her boyfriend Joe Manganiello. ...
Ellie Goulding's Hard Rock in a Crop Top Wows Hong Kong (see!) 30

Ellie Goulding’s Hard Rock in a Crop Top Wows Hong Kong (see!)

UK rocker Ellie Goulding made her debut in China, performing at the Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong today (Aug 12) and received an enthusiastic welcome from a crowd that seemed to know the words to almost every one of her songs. Goulding, 27, is a phenom in Great Britain. This year, she won the Brit Award, the U.S. equivalent of a Grammy, for Best British Female singer. She’s sold more than 4 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide since she launched her career,...
OneRepublic Plays Latest Single 'Love Runs Out' on Tonight Show 32

OneRepublic Plays Latest Single ‘Love Runs Out’ on Tonight Show

OneRepublic continues its strong run after ending its three year plus hiatus last year. The band appeared last night on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and played their latest single “Love Runs Out.” The song is a follow-up to their monster hit, “Counting Stars,” off their 2013 album Native. The album proved the band has staying power. It was released in March a year ago ending their hiatus. It became their most successful set to date....
Iggy Azalea Teases 'Black Widow Video With Rita Ora (Watch!) 34

Iggy Azalea Teases ‘Black Widow Video With Rita Ora (Watch!)

Iggy Azalea, who has talked about making music videos on a shoe-string budget when she was starting out, appears to have pulled out all the stops for her upcoming “Black Widow” video. Azalea released a 17-second teaser clip today (Aug. 11) that suggests she’s going big budget production from start to finish. The song features UK singer Rita Ora, who will appear in the video. ...
Tom Petty, Heartbreakers Kick Off Summer Tour in San Diego (video) 36

Tom Petty, Heartbreakers Kick Off Summer Tour in San Diego (video)

Tom Petty, one of rock’s iconic musicians, kicked of his summer tour with The Heartbreakers last night (Aug. 3) in San Diego, with a set list dominated by some of his biggest, classic hits, including “I Won’t Back Down,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Free Fallin’.” The band, which has been playing since 1976, released their 13th studio album Hypnotic Eye on July 29 just before hitting the road. ...
Dianna Agron Acts in Sam Smith's New 'I'm Not The Only One' Video  40

Dianna Agron Acts in Sam Smith’s New ‘I’m Not The Only One’ Video

Dianna Agron plays one-half of a very stale marriage in Sam Smith’s new “I’m Not the Only One” video. Her cheatin’ husband is played by Chris Messina. But would anyone really walk out on the Glee star? As somebody once said: “Show me the most beautiful woman in the world and I’ll show you someone who is tired of screwing her.” So it goes in Smith’s ode to marital dysfunction. ...
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