Starpulse.com

Music

5 Musicians Experiencing A Horrible 2014 (With Bonus Tracks!)

September 17th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
5 Musicians Experiencing A Horrible 2014 (With Bonus Tracks!)
Not everybody is having a swell 2014. Some people are searching for employment, grieving over a loved one, or dealing with the heartbreak of a relationship. Others – those creatures called musicians – are dealing with some of the same things, not to mention flopped albums and a boatload of controversy. Here are five musicians experiencing a horrible 2014, with three honorable ‘bonus tracks’ thrown in.

1) Robin Thicke

It should take an army to beat Justin Bieber at the coveted top spot, but Robin Thicke has it “signed, sealed, and delivered” following nothing short of a dreadful yea...
READ MORE

Beyonce & Jay Z Plan Joint Album

September 17th, 2014 3:47pm EDT
Beyonce & Jay Z Plan Joint Album
While rumors persist that Beyonce and Jay Z's relationship is on the rocks (or conversely they are expecting another baby), it has emerged that the power couple is working on a joint album.

The pair just completed their "On The Run" tour in Paris, France, and are now setting their sights on their next project - a full-length album.

Dash Radio DJ Skee revealed the news on Tuesday. Insiders say the couple hopes to release the album later this year or in early 2015.

This isn't the first time the pair has collaborated in music. Over the years they have produced several songs together.
READ MORE

Robin Thicke Was Too High On Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'

September 16th, 2014 2:54pm EDT
Robin Thicke Was Too High On Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'
While being interrogated for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up" to make "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke confessed to being so high he couldn't have written the hit track.

Gaye's family filed a lawsuit against Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I., accusing them of ripping off the song. Thicke gave a deposition in April, saying he took more credit for "Blurred Lines" than he should have, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The singer explained, "To be honest... I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I...
READ MORE

Chris Brown, Tim McGraw & Train Among Albums to Check Out: This Week in Music

September 16th, 2014 10:40am EDT
Chris Brown, Tim McGraw & Train Among Albums to Check Out: This
The fourth quarter is underway in the music industry, with bigger, more coveted artists/albums dropping. September 16 again sports some big names, all looking for a slice of those lucrative sales that only occur during the September, October, November, and December months – sigh*. While this week doesn’t sport an album that looks to completely ‘slay’ the charts with robust numbers, many of the albums listed will certainly impact it. Here are seven albums to check out this week!

1) Chris Brown, X (RCA)

After multiple delays, Chris Brown releases his fifth studio album, X. Delayed al...
READ MORE

Review: Jhené Aiko Maintains Poise On 'Souled Out'

September 15th, 2014 2:27pm EDT
Review: Jhené Aiko Maintains Poise On 'Souled Out'
Jhené Aiko definitely takes a different approach than many female R&B artists. Rather than delivering big, dramatic vocals, Aiko takes a cool, calm, and more poised approach. This contrast sets her apart, but at times, also leaves the listener desiring Aiko to push just a bit more. Still, her first full-length album for Def Jam has plenty to offer, showcasing Aiko’s tremendous artistic potential.

“She was born in limbo,” sings Aiko, “With the need to be as simple / as her makers and the made up things she dreamed.” “Limbo Limbo Limbo” kicks off the contemporary, alt-R&B affair uniquel...
READ MORE

Mayim Bialik Voices Her Issue With Ariana Grande’s Sexy Billboard Ad

September 15th, 2014 1:24pm EDT
Mayim Bialik Voices Her Issue With Ariana Grande’s Sexy Billboar
“Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik just isn’t a fan of Ariana Grande.

The girl who personified eclectic and cool during her run in the 1980's hit "Blossom" has found offense to a billboard featuring the singer in a scantily clad outfit and stiletto heels, promoting her new CD, "My Everything."

Bialik, who practices Orthodox Judiasm, took to her blog to criticize a billboard she saw featuring Grande, and within it, she mentioned that she has no idea who the pop singer is.

“There is one for Ariana Grande, and I will go ahead and admit I have no idea who she is or what she does. Based on t...
READ MORE

Miley Cyrus Reveals Cover Of Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'

September 15th, 2014 11:55am EDT
Miley Cyrus Reveals Cover Of Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leav
Miley Cyrus surprised everyone when she dropped a new song on her SoundCloud account, a cover of Led Zepplin's iconic tune, "Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You." Cyrus simply announced on her Twitter account, "Check dis s**t out."

This isn't the first time Cyrus has attempted a cover of a popular song. She's tweaked (or twerked) her versions of Godmother Dolly Parton's "Jolene", The Beatles "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", Roy Orbison's "It's Over" and "I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to name a few.

Cyrus shared the cover on Sound Cloud Friday night. The song, which Led Zepp...
READ MORE

Disability Group Slams Kanye West Over Concert Wheelchair Incident

September 15th, 2014 10:59am EDT
Disability Group Slams Kanye West Over Concert Wheelchair Incide
During a misunderstanding at a concert in Sydney, Australia, on Friday night, Kanye West asked a fan in a wheelchair to stand up, and the incident isn't sitting well with disability rights groups down under.

Video footage shows West stopping the show and demanding every single concertgoer get to their feet for his track "Good Life." He shouts to fans: "I can't do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t."

At one point, West points out a particular fan, insisting he would not go on with the show until he stood up. After realizi...
READ MORE

Nicki Minaj Blocked From Making Appearance At Her High School

September 13th, 2014 5:08pm EDT
Nicki Minaj Blocked From Making Appearance At Her High School
Sorry, Nicki. Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School doesn't want you walking its halls again. Rapper Nicki Minaj offered to make a special appearance at her Alma Mater in New York, but the principal denied her request.

The singer was saddend by the response. She wrote on Twitter on Thursday: "I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No need for me to inspire them, I guess. Smh (shake my head)".

She added, "That school changed my life and I wanted to pay it forward to the students there now. I was really looking forward to it."

Fans came out in dr...
READ MORE

10 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus Is A Hot Mess!

September 13th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
10 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus Is A Hot Mess!
Keeping it short and sweet, if one were to search for the words crazy, ludicrous, or insane in the dictionary, likely, a picture of Miley Cyrus would serve as an example. Hey, you could even throw twerking onto that list! Yes, Ms. Cyrus is nothing short of ‘something else,’ whatever that may be. The behavior that has traveled along the pop star over the last year-plus is, well, nuts. To each his own, but this list has 10 convincing reasons why Miley Cyrus is a mess. Strike that – why Miley Cyrus is a ‘hot’ mess!

1) BANGERZ

Miley Cyrus took one gargantuan leap of faith dropping an a...
READ MORE