Frank Ocean Finally Releases His New Album ‘Blonde’ – http://radio.com/2016/08/20/frank-ocean-blonde/
Pills Found at Prince’s Paisley Park Contained Fentanyl (Report) – http://variety.com/2016/music/news/prince-fentanyl-overdose-death-1201841864/
Watch Jon Bon Jovi Finally Agree to Sing His Own Song at a Private Wedding – http://time.com/4398556/watch-jon-bon-jovi-finally-agree-to-sing-his-own-song-at-a-private-wedding/
These people waited more than forty years to sue Led Zeppelin only to lose this case? C’mon! Man, you should’ve left this alone!
‘Stairway to Heaven’ Trial Loser May Have to Pay $800K – http://radio.com/2016/07/08/stairway-to-heaven-trial-800k-payment/
RIP, Christina Grimmie.
Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Prince Jam at ‘SNL’ Anniversary Special After-Party (Video) – http://wp.me/p4HV7H-IL
As I am pretty sure you were, I was shocked to find out that #Prince was found dead in his Minneapolis-area studio when this news broke today. This may sound cliche, but this announcement is as sad as those of the deaths of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Michael Jackson because like these other artists, Prince was a music icon who was in a class by himself.
As someone who grew up during the 80s and early 90s, I vividly remember hearing Prince’s records like Little Red Corvette, Raspberry Beret, Kiss, and Diamonds And Pearls on the radio. These are more than just records; they are masterpieces because of the way that his compositions were arranged and his instrumentations were augmented by his phenomenal baritone-to-countertenor vocal range. As for his work as an actor, Purple Rain is among his best work not just as a motion picture but his best work collectively because his work ethic reflected in everything he did.
Prince Rogers Nelson, aka The Artist Formerly Known As The Unpronounceable Love Symbol, may have been as maniacal about his privacy as the late Michael Jackson and veteran music producer Mutt Lange have been about theirs, but through his work, I feel that the world knew as much about him as he would let us know. He will be truly missed, and as his recordings continue to play on the radio, his spirit still lingers among us. May you rest in peace, Prince.
This video contains reflections about Prince and his musical legacy. Check it out.
Michael Jackson’s estate has sold his publishing stake to Sony for $750 million. This includes the music catalogues of other artists like the Beatles, Taylor Swift, and Eminem.
I wonder if Sir Paul McCartney will try to persuade Sony to revert his Beatles compositions to him any time soon.
Sir George Martin, the legendary producer who was at the helm of most of the Beatles’ biggest hits, has passed away at age 90. Aside from the Fab Four, “the fifth Beatle,” as he was known, also produced recordings for such artists as America, Celine Dion, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney (and Wings), and Michael Jackson. Martin’s contribution to the music industry as not only a producer but also as a composer, arranger, and music executive is remarkable and will never be forgotten.
May you rest in peace, George.
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has revealed that he has cancer.