At some point in the comedy and music industries, the idea of fusing the two – and thus creating “comedy music” – became, sorry to say, laughable. Much too often, comedians would squirm at the very notion of one of their own bringing music into their territory, often labeling it as “hacky.” And in judging from some of the sources, it’s somewhat understandable. But times are certainly changing…
Join Music Times for a brief celebration of 'Jeopardy!'s musical categories, particularly those that involve Alex Trebek rapping.
MTV will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Video Music Awards this Sunday. The awards show is known for getting raunchy, pushing the limits and making pop culture history. Although last year's VMAs became infamous for launching Miley Cyrus's new image and featured her twerking on Robin Thicke, that's hardly the craziest thing to have happened in the show's 30 years. Take a look back at some of the most memorable moments in VMA history.
A day of music news cannot truly come to a close until a new Justin Bieber controversy surfaces. Yesterday, photographer Aja Oxman filed a lawsuit against Bieber and his bodyguard Dwayne Patterson after he allegedly suffered a physical beating in Hawaii, Billboard reports. Oxman is seeking damages for assault and battery, emotional distress, and negligence. Read this
Meghan Trainor kept selling and Ariana Grande set a record on this week's Digital Downloads charts. Read this
Last week it seemed that compilations had reached a high point, taking both the now. 1 and 2 spots on the Billboard 200, but this week the music collections stepped it up a notch, adding spot no. 3 to the list. The last time the first three spots on the list were held by compilations was during 2009 when Now 30, Hannah Montana: The Movie and the original Twilight soundtrack held the positions. Read this
If there's one thing that the United States definitely needs more of, it's music festivals, and yesterday, it was announced that we would be getting another one. Next week, British DJ and entrepreneur Rob Da Bank will be signing a distribution deal to bring the UK's annual Bestival to other countries in Europe and the United States. Read this
Fans that buy Taylor Swift's upcoming pop release, '1989' have a shot at winning one of 1989 great prizes! Read this
Dave Matthews will reportedly play the upcoming Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telethon on Sept. 5, according to a press release via the organization’s site. The show will appear on over 30 stations in the United States as well nine in Canada and will also feature performances from the likes of Ariana Grande, The Who, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Jennifer Hudson, and more.Read more »
After weeks of anticipation, some insane NSFW single artwork and plenty of sexy Instagram teasers, today (Aug. 20), Nicki Minaj finally released the music video for her new single off The Pink Print, "Anaconda." We've seen her working out on the album cover, twerking with bikini babes in the jungle and grinding all up on Drake in previews for the video, but that only speaks to a bit of the video's insanity.Read more »
Grammy award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird will present their long-awaited production of 'Colombine's Paradise Theatre,' a staged theatrical work by composer Amy Beth Kirsten, at MCA Chicago on September 12.Read more »
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has been doing quite a bit of media these days. And seeing as he’s just released his newest solo album, Space invader, just yesterday, perhaps it’s understandable. To promote the album, the musician spoke with Billboard about the release. He even added some not-so-great opinions about past bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.Read more »
Drive Like Jehu is reuniting for at least one show, an announcement that's sent art-punks such as Joseph "Tannhauser" DeGroot and ourselves into a tizzy. The band made the announcement, declaring that the full lineup would be performing a free show in Jehu's hometown of San Diego on August 31.Read more »
Looks like this year’s upcoming Farm Aid festival won’t be the only time we see legends Neil Young and Willie Nelson together. Rolling Stone reports that the two music icons will appear alongside one another for a concert on Sept. 27, in order to protest the projected Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska.Read more »