1. Presidents and Pop Music: Biggest Hot 100 Hits for Each President Since JFK

    February 20, 2017 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 From Frank Sinatra retooling “High Hopes” for John F. Kennedy's run for the White House, to Ronald Reagan’s ironic use of “Born in the U.S.A” in his re-election bid, and Bill Clinton’s iconic saxophone cover of “Heartbreak Hotel” on  The Arseni ...

  2. How Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote But Lost the Election

    November 09, 2016 1:15 PM EST Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last night (Nov. 8) to become the 45th President of the United States. The man who will be sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017 was picked to lose in almost every mainstream projection, leading up to the shocking ...

  3. George W. Bush Responds to Kanye West's 'Famous' Video: I'm in 'Much Better Shape'

    June 27, 2016 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 You can add former President George W. Bush to the list of people who had something to say about being included in Kanye West 's controversial video for "Famous." In the clip, the country's 43rd commander in chief is depicted lyi ...

  4. George W. Bush Once Mistook U2's Bono For Sonny Bono

    December 03, 2015 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Sonny Bono , late California congressman and half of the singing duo Sonny and Cher has a good deal in common with Bono, the guy who sings in U2 and doesn’t really need an introduction. Their names are spelled the same way, they’re both connected to ...

  5. George W. Bush Laughed When Asked About Kanye West's 2020 Presidential Campaign

    October 30, 2015 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former president George W. Bush and Kanye West haven't exactly had a great relationship -- mostly as a result of the call out heard 'round the world, when West said during a Hurricane Katrina telethon, "George Bush doesn't care a ...

  6. Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records, Fox News and Missing Planes in Latest Rant

    August 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Morrissey is up on his soapbox yet again. In a statement posted to True to You, Morrissey began by praising a trio of fan-made videos for his song “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” but quickly slipped into a sweeping, vitriolic and barely co ...

  7. Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records, Fox News and Missing Planes in Latest Rant

    August 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT He also announced a tour date. Morrissey is up on his soapbox yet again. In a statement posted to True to You, Morrissey began by praising a trio of fan-made videos for his song “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” but quickly slipped into a swe ...

  8. Molotov Working on New Album, Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    July 15, 2013 2:52 AM EDT It’s been a couple of years since the sharp-tongued members of Mexican rap-metal group Molotov went on a full-fledged tour in the United States, and even longer since they put out a studio album. Known for their explicit bilingual power-anthems ...

  9. Green Day's Album Trilogy: What Happened with 'Uno!,' 'Dos!' and 'Tre!'?

    December 20, 2012 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 An analysis of the rock trio's three new albums and how they've been received so far. It would have been unimaginable as recently as a few months ago for Green Day to release a full-length featuring a dozen new songs and sell less than 100 ...

  10. Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton Rally for Obama in Ohio

    October 18, 2012 9:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Make that two reminders: Bill (Clinton) and The Boss ( Bruce Springsteen ), two aging baby boomers still at the t ...

  11. Bruce Springsteen: President Obama is 'Our Best Choice'

    October 18, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 After vowing not to get involved in this year's presidential election, Bruce Springsteen is supporting Barack Obama again, saying he believes Obama is the best person to lead America. The Boss posted a message on his website Wednesday night end ...

  12. Weinstein Company Wins Major Lawsuit Over 'Soul Man' Sam Moore

    May 29, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Any close reader of film credits will be familiar with the words, "The persons and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional." On the other hand, wasn't it philosopher ...

  13. Louis C.K., Bjork, Pinterest, Spotify Among Webby Awards Winners

    May 01, 2012 7:34 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- When Louis C.K. released his comedy special "Live at the Beacon Theater" by himself on his website for $5, it was little more than a cautiously optimistic experiment. Less than two weeks later, it had reaped more than $1 ...

  14. Grammys 2012: Country Music Getting the Cold Shoulder?

    February 10, 2012 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Antebellum landed an unexpected knockout of Eminem and took the night with five Grammys last year, including record and song of the year for "Need You Now." Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band broke through in the general categories the y ...

  15. Music & Politics: 5 Moments When They Didn't Mix

    January 24, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 From the protest songs of Woodie Guthrie to the streetside concerts of Occupy Wall Street, music and politics have long gone hand in hand. But the two haven't always seen eye-to-eye. Here are five moments where music and politics didn't mi ...

  16. Common Attends White House Poetry Event Despite Right-Wing Criticism

    May 12, 2011 8:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 There were love poems and folk tunes. There were classic verses and modern odes. There were sound effects and a gritty rap. Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House rolled out seamlessly Wednesday night, showcasing the impact of su ...

  17. Common's 10 Least Controversial Lyrics, for Sean Hannity's Sake

    May 11, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 C ommon is at the center of a media controversy today (May 11), after First Lady Michelle Obama invited the rapper to a poetry event at the White House to be held tonight. Fox News pundit Sean Hannity conducted a special report that decried the Obam ...

  18. How Rock Music is Saving Book Publishing

    April 25, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Billy Joel aside, the sudden surge in memoirs is bringing boomers to bookstores. From Keith Richards' assertion that he really did snort his father's ashes to Sammy Hagar's revelation that he's been abducted by aliens, out-ther ...

  19. John Forté Travels 'From Brooklyn to Russia with Love'

    March 06, 2011 8:31 AM EST 0 0 0 "Club B2 in Moscow showed LOVE LOVE LOVE last night!" . . . "Next up: a collaboration w/the lovely Alina Orlova." Those are just a couple of the Twitter musings John Forté has posted during his latest adventure: a tour of Russia ...

  20. Kanye West Brings 'Fantasy,' Famous Friends to NYC Show

    November 24, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 One day after his "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" hit stores, Kanye West gave fans, music execs like Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Sylvia Rhone and L.A. Reid, and celebrities including Mos Def , 88 Keys, ?uestlove, Diddy , Selita Ebanks and co ...

  21. Kanye West Tweets Frustrations Towards Media

    November 10, 2010 11:27 AM EST 0 0 0 It was only a matter of time before Kanye West lashed out at the media again. Video: George Bush replies to Kanye West's statement Watch: George W. Bush Discusses Kanye West in TV Interview Kanye took to Twitter last night (Nov. 9) to lash out ...

  22. Watch: George W. Bush Discusses Kanye West in TV Interview

    November 09, 2010 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 George W. Bush's interview with Matt Lauer, in which the former President discusses Kanye West 's 2005 outburst over his handling of Hurricane Katrina, aired last night (Nov. 8) on a "Matt Lauer Reports" primetime special on NBC. ...

  23. Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush Talk Lil Wayne, Kanye West

    November 03, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the day of the elections (Nov. 2), former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush took to the media to express their feelings on none other than rappers Lil Wayne and Kanye West . Clinton called in Pittsburgh's 96.1 Kiss Morning Freak Sho ...

  24. President Bush Calls Kanye's Katrina Outburst 'Disgusting'

    November 03, 2010 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an interview with Matt Lauer set to run on Monday, President George W. Bush responds to Kanye West 's claim that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" that resulted from the President's handling of Hurricane Katri ...

  25. Aretha Franklin Duets with Condoleeza Rice

    July 28, 2010 8:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice abandoned international affairs for a Mozart piano concerto on Tuesday (July 27), teaming up with Soul legend Aretha Franklin to perform at a charity concert in Philadelphia. Rice, the Republican forme ...

  26. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said M ...

  27. Kanye West, Suge Knight Go To Court Over Miami Shooting

    April 07, 2010 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promote ...

  28. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 15, 2010 8:57 AM EST 0 0 0 Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 14). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accordin ...

  29. Beyonce, Madonna Join Telethon; Leonardo DiCaprio Gives $1M

    January 22, 2010 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce and Madonna have been added as performers to Friday's multi-network "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, and Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Bill Clinton are among the participants. A statement r ...

  30. 2 Of 3 Dixie Chicks Returning With New Music

    January 12, 2010 8:12 AM EST 0 0 0 Two members of the Dixie Chicks - minus lead singer Natalie Maines - are preparing to release a new album this year. According to CMT.com, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records. However, ...

  31. Cuba's Los Van Van Plan Long-Awaited U.S. Tour

    December 24, 2009 11:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning Cuban band Los Van Van are celebrating 40 years of salsa revolution with a long-awaited return to the United States. Often called the 'Rolling Stones of salsa', the group will perform in Key West, Florida on January 28, endi ...

  32. Pink / October 5, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    October 07, 2009 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 P ink offered something for all her fans Monday night (Oct. 5) at the New York stop of her Funhouse tour. The Las Vegas-worthy show was presented in Madison Square Garden as an adult playground, complete with a rowdy dance troupe, daring acrobatics, ...

  33. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion a ...

  34. Kanye West Apologizes Again On Leno Show Debut

    September 15, 2009 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West used Jay Leno's prime-time debut Monday to offer another apology for ruining Taylor Swift 's night at the MTV Video Music Awards and to say he's going to take some time off for reflection. West said he knew he was wrong the ...

  35. Pearl Jam: 'Back' To The Future

    July 31, 2009 1:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Super poppy." "Just plain fun." "Surprisingly optimistic." "Catchy as hell." These are not adjectives often used to describe Pearl Jam , the 30 million-selling purveyor of angst-ridden guitar rock now approac ...

  36. John Forte Busy Post-Prison With Album, Book, Blog

    May 04, 2009 2:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter and producer John Forte was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1997 for his work on the Fugees' multiplatinum album "The Score." But he's now best known for the November 2008 commutation of his prison sentence by P ...

  37. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, Julianne Hough, Barack Obama, Darius Rucker

    March 19, 2009 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 MOST 'WANTED' : Kelly Clarkson's fourth album, "All I Ever Wanted," arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 255,000, granting the original "American Idol" her second chart-topper. She first reigned with ...

  38. Kanye West Faces Charges For Paparazzi Assault

    March 18, 2009 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West faces more than just a "Love Lockdown." Los Angeles city prosecutors have charged the rapper with misdemeanor battery, grand theft and vandalism over the videotaped destruction of a paparazzo's camera. West was arrested at ...

  39. Kennedy Center Honors Streisand, The Who

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington's few A-list ...

  40. President Reduces Sentence Of Fugees Producer Forte

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper/producer John Forte, who worked closely with the Fugees before being sent to prison on drug charges, had his sentence commuted yesterday (Nov. 24) by President George W. Bush. The artist was arrested for possession with intent to distribute ...

  41. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  42. Bush Signs Controversial Anti-Piracy Law

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law on Monday a controversial bill that would stiffen penalties for movie and music piracy at the federal level. The law creates an intellectual property czar who will report directly to the president on h ...

  43. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The ...

  44. Bruce Springsteen / Aug. 30, 2008 / Milwaukee (Veteran's Park)

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The hardcore sniffed that since this wasn't an "official" show and that anyone making the trek to the open-air, open-seating Veteran's Park concert grounds was bound for a let down. "This is the last official night of our &# ...

  45. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be th ...

  46. Widespread Panic, Snoop, Of Montreal Star At Rothbury

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got the second day of the inaugural Rothbury Festival started yesterday (July 4). And there was certainly plenty to be hooked on the event' "The early bird gets the wor ...

  47. Carly Smithson Voted Off 'American Idol'

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber weren't the only theatrics on "American Idol" this week, as tattooed finalist Carly Smithson was booted from the show last night (April 23). The songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber weren't the only theat ...

  48. Barbra Streisand Scraps Planned Israel Concert

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barbra Streisand has canceled a planned performance in Israel for an event marking the Jewish state's 60th anniversary, citing personal obligations. Barbra Streisand has canceled a planned performance in Israel for an event marking the Jewish s ...

  49. Farrell, Morello, Slash And More Rock For Recovery

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Slash, Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell, Perry Farrell, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Jakob Dylan, Joseph Arthur, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Ours and others banded together last night in New York for a concert Slash, Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell, Perry Farrel ...

  50. Exclusive: Eels Invite President To D.C. Gig

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett has high hopes that President George W. Bush and the First Lady can make it to the band's Washington D.C. concert on March 29; the singer/songwriter wrote a lengthy pers Eels frontman Mark "E" ...

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