Elvis Presley’s birthday is tomorrow, January 8 – what do you have planned? Will you celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday by playing some of his songs or enjoying a peanut butter and banana sandwich? Whatever you do, be sure to catch Blue Suede Shoes: The Ultimate Tribute if you’re in the Chicago area. This concert, held on what would be Elvis Presley’s 76th birthday, will take place at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in Chicago at 8 p.m.
In what may seem to be a late Christmas gift to fans, frontman John Lydon, known as Johnny Rotten in the Sex Pistols’ playing days (due to his poor hygiene), recently hinted at new Sex Pistols material surfacing in the forseeable future. Lydon is now the frontman of Public Image Limited (sometimes referred to as PiL), and says that the success of his new band makes him think of reforming the Sex Pistols again.
Amidst bottles and bottles of champagne, Jay-Z announced that his collaborative album with Kanye West, titled Watch The Throne, will be released next week. For any hardcore rap fans, this album is obviously a must buy. It’s almost the equivalent of U2 and The Rolling Stones collaborating on an album…almost. This is not the first time that Jay-Z and Kanye have collaborated, and unless this album does not sell well (which is pretty unlikely), it will most likely not be the last.
Yes, the Aretha Franklin death story is not real. Despite rumors of Aretha Franklin being dead, she is definitely still alive. However, the Aretha Franklin death story is not going away easily.
The Ramones, widely seen as the epitome of punk rock music, are to be honored with a Lifetime Acheivement Award at the Grammy Awards at the 2011 ceremony. Unfortunately, the band’s three founding members (Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee) all passed away before they could be honored with this award. In fact, there is only one remaining member still alive from the original Ramones lineup – Tommy. He, along with the other members who collectively formed The Ramones over the years they were active, will be accepting the award on their behalf when the time for the ceremony is upon us.
If you’re waiting to hear what The Maine’s upcoming digital box set holds, check out the acoustic version of “Saving Grace” below! “Saving Grace” is one of the Maine’s most underrated songs, and the acoustic version of the track is haunting and emotional, with sparse instrumentation and subdued vocals. Listen to the “Saving Grace” acoustic track below!
Teena Marie, who broke barriers as the first successful white act in Motown history, died Sunday. She was 54. Teena Marie was known as the “Ivory Queen of Soul” because of her success in soul music, where her expressive voice and uplifting energy made her a star.
You might have caught that post last week about Paramore having “bittersweet” feelings about their latest album Brand New Eyes, and planning to make it into the studio sometime soon to work on a new album – if not, read it RIGHT HERE. While that still may be the case, it looks like the band will have to do so sans the Farro brothers – Josh and Zac. For those unfamiliar with the band, Josh plays lead guitar and provides backing vocals, while Zac plays drums.
In what could be an early Christmas present for Enrique Iglesias fans, Bloginity is bringing you the premiere of Enrique Iglesias’ “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” video – check it out below! The track features Ludacris and is pretty spicy, so get to watching!
DJ Cipha Sounds is a favorite on-air personality in the New York area, but he made plenty of enemies recently with an insensitive comment about Haitian women. However, it sounds as though Cipha Sounds got off easy, as many leaders of the Haitian community were calling for Cipha Sounds to be fired. All of the controversy surrounds a broadcast in which Cipha Sounds said, “the reason I’m HIV negative is because I don’t mess with Haitian girls.”
The Lonely Island is back! This time, the legendary group brings in Akon for the hilarious “I Just Had Sex” – check it out in the video below. The Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex” video is a star-studded one, with cameos from John McEnroe, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively. “I Just Had Sex” also features the vocal skills of Akon on the hook, just one of many high-profile guests The Lonely Island has had on a track.
In a nod to the way Facebook has changed the online world, Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time Person of the Year. Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, is the second youngest Time Person of the Year; only Charles Lindbergh was younger.
It’s a good thing that Diddy doesn’t really need to make any money from records at this point, because if he were an unknown artist, this isn’t the type of material that would secure a deal.
In our never-ending mission to bring you the best music from every corner of the globe, Bloginity is proud to present the live version of White Lies – “Bigger Than Us.” The epic track is a magical fusion of dance-punk, indie rock and pop that roars along without stopping for breath.
Farmer’s Daughter boasts a modern folk feel and an accessible country vibe, and is a good indicator that Crystal Bowersox’s time in the spotlight is not yet over. Bowersox’s sense of when to allow the band to tag along and when to go solo makes all of the tracks work well, and she doesn’t fall into the trap of trying to do too much or too little. Even if you’re not a fan of country, give Farmer’s Daughter a shot.
All in all, Love Letter has a few absurd moments, but overall, it’s full of classic R. Kelly. Love Letter has a fair amount of sure-to-be hit singles, and features a lot of catchy songs and smooth R&B rhythms. Although every track isn’t the most original, Love Letter finds R. Kelly branching out with success on several tracks and is worth a listen.