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King Stitt, Rap Reggae Pioneer, Dies at 72

King Stitt, Rap Reggae Pioneer, Dies at 72

January 31, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

YouTube King Stitt, a pioneer in rap reggae, died Tuesday in his Caribbean homeland of Jamaica. He was 72.

John Legend, Kennedy Center Program Pay Tribute to Marvin Gaye

John Legend, Kennedy Center Program Pay Tribute to Marvin Gaye

January 31, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Grammy award-winning singer John Legend surprised a high school choir Tuesday at the Kennedy Center to help start a program encouraging young artists to confront social issues with their art, in honor of the late Marvin Gaye .

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy Planning Espresso Blend

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy Planning Espresso Blend

January 31, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Getty Images With indie rock titans LCD Soundsystem behind him, James Murphy’s taking his talents to another industry that requires exacting production.

Chris Young Amazed By ‘You’: Talks Chart, Tour Highs

Chris Young Amazed By ‘You’: Talks Chart, Tour Highs

January 31, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Scores Fifth No. 1 on Country Songs…

Ex-Fleet Foxes Drummer Debuts New Project, Aubrey Plaza Video

Ex-Fleet Foxes Drummer Debuts New Project, Aubrey Plaza Video

January 31, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman has a new project: Father John Misty.

The Scorpions Raiding Archives Before Final Farewell

The Scorpions Raiding Archives Before Final Farewell

January 31, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

MOA Rudolf Schenker says we will not have heard the last of the Scorpions even after the German headbangers finally complete their farewell tour later this year or in early 2013. “We have a library in our warehouse where we have a lot of old songs, especially from the days where you had only the possibility of putting eight or nine songs on vinyl,” the guitarist, who co-founded the band in 1965, tells Billboard.com. “We always recorded 13 or 14 songs, so (the rest) are hanging out somewhere in our warehouse. We also have 800, 900 hours of film material from different festivals, from places like (Moscow’s) Red Square, the Amazon, the pyramids, going through Russia in 2002… “Of course we want to give this material to the fans.

Pitbull to Take Home BMI Latin Awards Honor

Pitbull to Take Home BMI Latin Awards Honor

January 31, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Getty Images Pitbull will be presented with the President’s Award at this year’s BMI Latin Awards, the event’s top honor.

‘Justified’ Recap: Say Cheese!

‘Justified’ Recap: Say Cheese!

January 31, 2012 by tv show news · Leave a Comment 

This week, Justified embraced its serialized elements and focused exclusively on who the bad guys are, how their business operations are related, what their objectives are for the season and how determined they are to go through with it. Boyd has to play nice with Ice Pick Nix, Dickie gets blackmailed by a prison guard, and Duffy and the Carpetbeggar are looking to establish a new Oxy trail. While being on the periphery of it all, Raylan still manages to be the target of a hit, and to attract the wrath of the Carpetbeggar in a wonderful scene in which he creepily smiles for Raylan’s phone-camera. The plot thickens, one might say, and one can’t help but be eager for future episodes. The Bad Guys Boyd and Ice Pick Nix meet for the first time, a meeting put into motion by Ava

2 Chainz Rocks NYC, Unofficially Announces Def Jam Signing

2 Chainz Rocks NYC, Unofficially Announces Def Jam Signing

January 31, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Johnny Nunez, WireImage Taking the stage as rumors swirled about a new label deal, Georgia rapper 2 Chainz made his New York debut on Monday night (Jan. 30) with a raucous showcase at S.O.B.’s. The MC, one-half of rap duo Playaz Circle who was previously known as Tity Boi, tore into cuts like “Spend It,” “Hard in the Kitchen” and “Supafreak” during a breathless set that barely lasted over half an hour

‘Jane by Design’ Recap: Jane Makes Poor Choices but Succeeds in the End

‘Jane by Design’ Recap: Jane Makes Poor Choices but Succeeds in the End

January 31, 2012 by tv show news · Leave a Comment 

From the beginning of the episode, Jane Quimby makes terrible choicesstarting with the ugly belt that she thinks she can pull off in thehigh-fashion world that the girls in high school simply couldn’tunderstand. However, she can’t pull it off at all — in either world!But that’s not important.

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