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RHCP’s Flea Celebrates 59th Birthday and Music School’s Anniversary

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RHCP’s Flea Celebrates 59th Birthday and Music School’s Anniversary

Flea had a funky birthday. So did the music school he co-founded that has become an L.A. institution. As the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist turned 59 on Saturday (Oct. 16) , and his Silverlake Conservatory of Music turned 20, they celebrated with a joint party in the parking lot for the Los Angeles school that often serves as a de facto performance space for its faculty and students. Flea […]

todayOctober 18, 2021

2021 Soul Train Awards to Be Taped at New York’s Apollo Theater

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2021 Soul Train Awards to Be Taped at New York’s Apollo Theater

The 2021 Soul Train Awards will be taped at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem on Nov. 20, marking the first time the show has been based in New York in its 34-year history. The show has aired from venues in the Los Angeles area (1987-2007), Atlanta (2009-11) and Las Vegas (2012-19); the 2020 show was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Soul Train Awards premieres Sunday, […]

todayOctober 18, 2021

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Shares Metal Horns Pics From Prostate Cancer Treatment: ‘Never Give Up. Never Give In’

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Shares Metal Horns Pics From Prostate Cancer Treatment: ‘Never Give Up. Never Give In’

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford has revealed that he survived a fight with prostate cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The metal god posted two images of his hand — outfitted with an IV port, a hospital wristband and a set of prayer beads — throwing up the metal horns with the message “Never give up. Never give in.” In the pics posted on Saturday (Oct. 16), Halford wrote, “thanks […]

todayOctober 18, 2021

BTS’ Label Big Hit Music Announces 2021 Online Global Auditions For Male Trainees

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BTS’ Label Big Hit Music Announces 2021 Online Global Auditions For Male Trainees

Big Hit Music is looking for its next male singing superstar. The HYBE label that manages K-Pop superstars BTS and Tomorrow X Together announced over the weekend that it is in search of young men with “talent and passion” to be the next global superstar. In a statement on its website, Big Hit asked wannabe males born after 2002 to tell their special story through music during this year’s application […]

todayOctober 18, 2021

Livestream Concerts’ Next Step: Consolidation

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Livestream Concerts’ Next Step: Consolidation

A year ago, new concert livestreaming platforms were popping up faster than we could count, each competing for attention in a dog-eat-dog environment. But now, as acquisitions seem to be happening at nearly the same pace, the crowded livestreaming sector has a new motto: If you can’t beat them, join them. Live Nation led the way in January, taking a majority stake in Joel and Benji Madden’s popular service Veeps. The same month, two-year-old virtual events platform Hopin acquired livestreaming studio […]

todayOctober 18, 2021

5 Best Moments From Big Daddy Kane & KRS-One’s ‘Golden Era’ Verzuz

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5 Best Moments From Big Daddy Kane & KRS-One’s ‘Golden Era’ Verzuz

Verzuz has already covered several high-profile battles throughout its short time being the hottest show on the market, but Sunday’s (Oct. 17) showdown might have been the most special. Two of hip-hop’s most legendary MCs, Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One, were next to duke it out in the ring and they gave fans an event worthy of conversation. Fans inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, were taken back […]

todayOctober 18, 2021

Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ Is Powering to No. 1 In U.K.

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Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ Is Powering to No. 1 In U.K.

Adele has been sorely missed in the U.K., where her comeback track is hurtling to the top spot. Based on sales and streaming data for the first 48 hours of the chart week, Adele’s “Easy on Me” has racked up 70,000 chart sales in the U.K. and is on track to record the biggest opening week for any single this year. Currently, “Easy on Me” is outperforming the rest of […]

todayOctober 18, 2021

Kim Kardashian Shared First Look at Kourtney’s Engagement Ring From Travis Barker

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Kim Kardashian Shared First Look at Kourtney’s Engagement Ring From Travis Barker

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are tying the knot, and Twitter is simply thrilled for the happy couple. The pair shared the good news on social media, and, soon after, thousands of supporters posted messages of goodwill on their accounts. Pop stars and celebs were among them, including the recently-single Kim Kardashian, who has given the lovebirds the best possible gift: a nickname, Kravis. Kim Kardashian’s post also included a […]

todayOctober 18, 2021

Sam Fender Blasts to No. 1 In U.K. With ‘Seventeen Going Under’

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Sam Fender Blasts to No. 1 In U.K. With ‘Seventeen Going Under’

The Rocket Man’s latest hit single is sky high on the U.K. chart, while Sam Fender blows away the competition on the national albums survey. Fender is crowned on the Official U.K. Albums Chart for a second time, as Seventeen Going Under (Polydor) blasts to the summit, and, in the process, outsells the rest of the Top 10 combined. The Newcastle singer and songwriter’s sophomore album clocks in with 44,000 chart sales, […]

todayOctober 17, 2021

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