Headlines 

‘You don’t own or control me’: Janelle Mone on her music, politics and undefinable sexuality

The cyborg-fixated singer is back with her first album for five years. Outspoken as ever, she explains why shell always speak up for black women and how much she misses her mentor, Prince Days before she delivers her unequivocal Times Up speech at the Grammys We come in peace, but we mean business Janelle Mone walks into an upper-level hotel suite in Manhattan, just as sunset begins to fade over the Hudson river. Her 5ft stature is amplified by a wide-brimmed hat and a warm, room-owning confidence. She is dressed…

Read More
Headlines 

This dude took 44 Furbys and made a working Furby organ

Remember Furbys, the must-have creepy, robotic toy of the 1998 holiday season? Well, they never went away, they were just resting, and now they’re ready for their revival. YouTuber Sam Battle of LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER finally found a use for all of those abandoned Furbys by building his very own Furby organ. Yes, he turned 44 Furbys into a musical instrument. After years of collecting as many Furbys as he could and doing “a heck of a lot of soldering,” Battle managed to hack together what may very well…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

No Ones Going To Hold It Against You If You Dont Nail This Quiz About The Red Hot Chili Peppers

It would be unreasonable for anyone to assume you should do better than getting, like, 40 percent right on this thing. Our state-of-the-art quizzes require JavaScript. 2. What year did the Red Hot Chili Peppers get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Remember, it’s not like this is the “Can You Pass A Fourth-Grade Social Studies Test Today?” quiz. It would be rough if you got anything below, like, a 90 percent on that. This is just about the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 2008 2012 Whether you…

Read More
Headlines 

Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were lovers, Pryor’s widow confirms

Jennifer Lee Pryor, who was twice married to the comedian, corroborates claims by music producer Quincy Jones, noting that it was the 70s and drugs were still good Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were lovers, Pryor’s widow confirms Jennifer Lee Pryor, who was twice married to the comedian, corroborates claims by music producer Quincy Jones, noting that it was the 70s and drugs were still good Thu 8 Feb 2018 05.17EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close wide-ranging interview…

Read More
Headlines 

There was a Spice Girls reunion and we might’ve been brought back to the ’90s

The Spice Girls making a comeback is what 2018 needs right now, among other things.  The English girl group reunited on Friday for the first time since the London Olympics in 2012. The group all met up at Geri Halliwell’s (Ginger Spice) home to speak with their former manager about upcoming projects. It feels like 1994 all over again, so bring out the butterfly clips and chokers.  SEE ALSO: Former Spice Girl goes undercover at airport, hilariously pranks passengers the spice girls reunited after 84 years that goes to show…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

Ive Proven Myself As An Artist, So Now Im Going To Be A Forklift

I am Kanye West. But you already know that. You know who I am, and you know what I’ve done. You know that I am the most impactful creative individual on the fucking planet. I’ve reinvented the rap game more times than I can count. I am Warhol, I am Shakespeare, I am Tesla, I am Disney. I am light years beyond everybody else, and everybody knows that. But today, I’m getting ready to change the game again. Because starting today, I’m none of the shit you thought you knew….

Read More
Headlines 

Tom Petty died from an accidental overdose’ of opioids, family confirms

Tom Petty died in October 2017.Image: Michael Putland/Getty Images) Tom Petty’s family confirmed the musician’s death was caused by an accidental drug overdose in a statement on Friday. News broke on Oct. 2 last year that the iconic guitarist had suffered from cardiac arrest in the early morning hours in his home in Malibu. Petty was then rushed to UCLA Medical Center, but was unable to be revived. He was 66-years-old. SEE ALSO: John Oliver gets real on America’s crippling opioid epidemic Friday’s letter, which was posted to the official…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

Eric Clapton Apologizes for Racist Past: I Sabotaged Everything

The British guitar legend Eric Clapton has told of the self-disgust he felt at seeing old footage of she was married to George Harrison. I knew it was wrong, George was my best friend, he says, But I felt the compulsion toward her. She was the most incredible woman I had ever met. Even though they were married, I wanted her, even though she was unavailable. Clapton married Pattie in 1979 but they split nine years later. Claptonwho is a three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,…

Read More
Headlines 

Dolores ORiordan obituary

Lead singer of the Cranberries whose startling, steely voice enchanted audiences on hits such as Linger and Zombie Dolores ORiordan obituary Lead singer of the Cranberries whose startling, steely voice enchanted audiences on hits such as Linger and Zombie Caroline Sullivan Last modified on Tue 16 Jan 2018 17.00EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Dolores ORiordan of the Cranberries dies aged 46 video obituary I have a lot of secrets about my childhood [but they] are just for me, Dolores ORiordan told the Guardian in 1995….

Read More
Odds and Ends 

America Fell In Love With Our Rancid Weezer Disaster: An Oral History Of Pinkerton

In 1996, Weezer was at the peak of its white-hot fame. It was everybody’s favorite rock band, on the brink of releasing its long-awaited sophomore album. When the anticipation and hype reached a fever pitch, Pinkerton finally came out—and everybody hated it. Weezer had made a bold departure from the clean, power-pop sound of its first record, known as the Blue Album, to a much rawer, more emotional feel, and it hadn’t paid off. Pinkerton was a critical failure, a commercial flop, and an all-around embarrassment. Until, somehow, it wasn’t….

Read More
Headlines 

Paul McCartney tickets bought for homeless given to Salvation Army leader’s daughter

Major Brendan Nottle defends actions over Melbourne donation but says: We get it wrong sometimes The leader of the Salvation Army in Australia has defended his organisations actions after his daughter was given donated Paul McCartney concert tickets that were supposed to be for homeless people. The seven tickets were initially he told 3AW on Thursday. The manager did the ring-around of other homeless people and volunteer staff and wasnt able to move them because it was so late. He said his daughter had accepted the tickets under the premise…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

Update: this story has now been confirmed. As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the company is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular app that lets people identify any song, TV show, film or advert in seconds, by listening to an audio clip or (in the case of, say, an ad) a visual fragment, and then takes you to content relevant to that search. We have heard that…

Read More