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Is it time for a Mr. & Mrs. Carter Tour? Maybe!
Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly planning a quick, 20-date summer tour, including a possible stop at a New York stadium on July 4, according to the New York Post. No word from Jay or Bey's camps or the Yankees, who would have to host the show since the Mets have a homestand against the Rangers at Citi Field that weekend.
A short, co-headlining...Read more »
While this season of “American Idol” is still pretty much up for grabs, the “American Idol Live” tour featuring the Top 10 finalists is already set, including a July 11 stop at Nassau Coliseum.
The Season 13 tour kicks off in Binghamton, N.Y., on June 24 and runs through Aug. 23 in Redmond, Wash. Tickets go on sale May 9 through americanidol.com/tour.
Will a star emerge from this year’s...Read more »
To wrap up “The Voice” playoffs, Usher’s final choices last night were tough ones.
But it didn’t seem that Usher figured in the fact that the public starts voting on who moves ahead in the season next week. Aside from likable underdog dad Josh Kaufman, who was head-and-shoulders above the rest of the team, Usher went with skill over likability in his other choices since the others were all...Read more »
“The Voice” playoffs continue with tough cuts, as the coaches narrow their teams from five contestants to three.
Team Adam’s cuts seemed especially hard, considering that his entire team performed better than anyone Team Shakira had to offer.
Here’s how the night shaped up:
Kristen Merlin, “Two Black Cadillacs”: She drew standing ovations from Shakira and Adam...Read more »
Taking Back Sunday shows off songs from its new “Happiness Is . . .” album at Best Buy Theater Tuesday, Wednesday and April 21.
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The battle at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony wasn’t the one anybody was expecting.
It wasn’t between the members of Kiss (they were all actually quite nice to each other onstage) or between Kiss and the Rock Hall officials (mostly nice, but Paul Stanley did feel he had to complain a bit). It wasn’t between Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, and the surviving members...Read more »
After last week’s “American Idol” results show, the conspiracy theorists were out in force.
Did teenage heartthrob Sam Woolf really get the fewest votes last week? Or did producers say that he did so that he’d be saved by the judges to energize his tween-heavy fanbase? I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories, but considering Wednesday night’s opening for ’80s Week, they sure did need Sam...Read more »
Now that “The Voice” has finally reached its “playoff” round, (The Round Formerly Known as The Knockouts) there’s a time-tested music industry battle brewing on the team Blake Shelton has chosen to field for public votes.
Sisaundra Lewis has an incredible voice and she showed how well she can use it on Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” But young Jake Worthington has a pretty good counter-argument...Read more »
“The Voice”’s final “battle rounds” show had its share of surprises.
Maybe the biggest, though, came from mentor Chris Martin, who revealed that he was intimidated by Rihanna when they first sang together.
It’s interesting to see how quickly some judges’ love for certain singers diminished, though that it is how the music business works sometimes. It’s a prelude to the brutal cuts that...Read more »
Howard Stern will interview Billy Joel in a town-hall styled meeting, broadcast live on SiriusXM on April 28, which will include special guests and performances just days before Joel turns 65.
“The 2010 interview I did with Billy Joel was one of my favorites of my career,” Stern said in a statement. “Now, this special hits a whole new level, with surprise guests whose lives have been changed...Read more »