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Do The AMAs Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominees?

November 26th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Do The American Music Awards Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominee
The AMAs are truly a popularity contest. The music fans select winners, which is a stark difference from the more prestigious Grammys. Often a gripe of music fans and critics alike are the sometimes odd, ‘out of touch’ choices by the Recording Academy. One that comes to mind is how Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cleaned up the rap categories, yet arguably the more transcendent artist, Kendrick Lamar, when home empty handed.

That said it could be argued both the AMAs and the Grammys have tremendous pros and bothersome cons. Even given the contrasts between both music awards show, the AMAs do...
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HBO To Air Kurt Cobain Documentary In 2015

November 26th, 2014 8:45am EST
Nirvana
The first completely authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain will feature the singer's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as executive producer.

Filmmaker Brett Morgen, the man behind the Rolling Stones' "Crossfire Hurricane" documentary, wrote, produced and directed "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." The movie will air on HBO in 2015. The film will include home movies, recordings, art, photos, and previously unheard songs.

Morgen told WENN, "I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. H...
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Ariana Grande To Bette Midler: I'm A Fan No Matter What You Say

November 26th, 2014 8:23am EST
Ariana Grande Responds To Bette Midler's Diss
Earlier this week Bette Midler criticized Ariana Grande for relying on her sex appeal to sell music, and the young star has finally responded to the criticism.

Midler slammed the starlet in a British newspaper article published on Monday, stating it's "always surprising" to see someone like Grande "slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous."

Midler added, "I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who is telling her to do it. I wish they'd stop. But it's not my business, I'm not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that's what you've got to do. Sex sells. Sex...
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Mansions On The Moon's Jeff Maccora Discusses The Band's Tour And New Music

November 25th, 2014 12:37pm EST
Mansions On The Moon's Jeff Maccora Discusses The Band's Tour An
Alternative-electro-pop band Mansions on the Moon, comprised of Ted Wendler, Ben Hazlegrove, Lane Shaw and Jeff Maccora, has collaborated with N*E*R*D, toured with Wiz Khalifa and Cherub, produced for Mac Miller and have a mixtape produced by Diplo and Benzi. The band behind "Where Are You" recently wrapped up their tour as brand ambassador for Lyynks Music and released their self-titled debut album in October. I had the opportunity to chat with Jeff Maccora, who plays the bass and keyboards for the group, to learn more about the band.

How did Mansions on the Moon come together?

Originall...
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Iggy Azalea Celebrates Newfound Fame On ‘Reclassified’

November 25th, 2014 11:50am EST
Review: Iggy Azalea Celebrates Newfound Fame On ‘Reclassified’
“What’s a world with no I-G-G in this b*tch?” In 2014, the music industry without Australian rapper Iggy Azalea definitely would be less interesting, so Iggy has a point here. After releasing The New Classic to surprising success thanks to exceptional singles in “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” Azalea seeks to keep her ‘star’ rising and visible to the world on Reclassified. Reclassified is a compilation mixing hits and highlights from her breakout debut, along with new material.

Reclassified opens confidently with newbie “We In This B*tch,” where Azalea proudly spits, “Now let’s reflect on wh...
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Beyonce & Rick Ross Lead Albums To Check Out

November 24th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Beyonce & Rick Ross Lead Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
Finally, an article that doesn’t mention the staying power of Taylor Swift’s 1989 – Oops! To quote Kanye West, “No one man should have all that power…” Then throw in that fourth studio album by those British-Irish heartthrobs One Direction who are forecast for a big debut, its ‘fourth’ number one.

Regardless, this week in music has some interesting offerings, dropping off-cycle on Monday, November 24. There are some old and some new on the list, as this seems to be the week of the reissue and the compilation – looking at you ‘Yoncé! That said Rick Ross sneaks in with another studio album...
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Sting To Join Cast Of His Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship'

November 24th, 2014 8:45am EST
Can Sting Save The Sinking 'The Last Ship'?
Sting will replace lead singer/actor Jimmy Nail in the Broadway show "The Last Ship." The British rocker's production opened on Oct. 26, and low ticket sales have prompted the singer to join the cast.

Sting will perform in eight shows a week from Dec. 9 until Jan. 10.

He told the New York Times: "I've been working on this show for five years and been at every rehearsal, every performance, so it's not like I've flown in from Planet Rock Star to save the day... (I would bare my butt) in Macy's if it will help our show... I didn't assume it would be cake coming to Broadway with an original ...
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Highlights From The AMAs

November 24th, 2014 8:27am EST
One Direction & Katy Perry Win Big At American Music Awards - Se
One Direction walked away with three trophies at Sunday night's American Music Awards, including "Artist of the Year." They picked up the first award of the night, "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" and later on added "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" for "Midnight Memories" to their catch.

Liam Payne told audience members and viewers: "It's been a real perfect day for us, our album's just come out and we got a number one in the U.K. and now we're stood here with an AMA. It's absolutely amazing... America feels like a second home to us now, it's been amazing how well we've been received out here so th...
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8 Fun Facts About The American Music Awards

November 23rd, 2014 1:00pm EST
8 Fun Facts About The American Music Awards
The Academy Awards…The Daytime Emmy Awards… The Golden Globes…The Grammys… The American Music Awards…There is so many different awards shows for so many different things! With so many to keep up with, one needs a guide – some facts – to differentiate between shows. While The American Music Awards (AMAs) – are one of the more visible music awards shows, just how much and how well does one know the AMAs? Pro or amateur, here are some interesting facts about the AMAs.

1) In The Beginning…

While a great Biblical reference feels right here to replace the ellipses, the talk here is about the...
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2014 American Music Awards Preshow Live Stream – Watch Live Here!

November 23rd, 2014 10:00am EST
2014 American Music Awards Preshow Live Stream – Watch Live Here
As we approach the end of 2014 Hollywood reminds us that we need one more award show to close out the year, right? So, on to the AMAs we go! Each year the American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted show, celebrates great musical talents of the year.

The preshow action at this year's American Music Awards starts at 5:00p.m.ET/2:00p.m PT. The preshow will be hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Taryn Manning, Frankie Grande and feature the world's hottest music artists, nominees, presenters and VIP attendees, including Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, 5SOS, Magic Dragon, Jennife...
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