Nelson Mandela's memorial coverage was bound to take something of a celebratory tone -- but CBS News may have taken things a step too far.
During Tuesday's coverage of the late South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary's Soweto stadium memorial, CBS This Morning played Toto's "Africa" over shots of grieving ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Who better to partner with Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundyfor a silky, seductive Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues song than Robin Thicke? The fictional newscaster called on the "Blurred Lines" singer to put his upper register on Christopher Cross'"Ride Like the Wind" for the sequel's upcoming soundtrack.
Christina Perri's sophomore album was given a first single, the vulnerable ballad "Human," a few weeks ago -- and now the full-length has a title, release date, and concurrent tour. Head or Heart will be released on Mar. 11, 2014 through Atlantic, and Perri will begin a two-month run across North America on Apr. 4.
There's new never-before-heard music coming from Johnny Cash.
Cash's estate is releasing Out Among the Stars, an album he recorded with Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s that was never released by Columbia Records and disappeared when the company dropped Cash in 1986. Turns out Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, stashed the tapes -- along with just about everything else that came into their possession.
If the first night of KROQ's 24th annual Almost Acoustic Christmas was centered on the guitar-driven rock that makes up the foundation of the channel's lineup, the second almost fully eschewed the genre's traditionalism. From Bastille's complete lack of guitars toLorde's trip-hop beats to Capital Cities' buoyant dance party, the evening embraced the outliers of the alternative format, much in the same way program directors have done throughout this year.
Looks like Garth Brooks justcan't keep a secret around Robin Roberts. While making an appearance on Good Morning America to promote his new album, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences -- a six-disc set that includes covers, his greatest hits and a DVD of his Las Vegas show -- Brooks spilled the beans about his plans for 2014.
Following a bombastic performance at Sunday night's KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show at Los Angeles' Shrine, enigmatic Arcade Fire leader Win Butler found himself in a deep, dark basement -- the Hollywood speakeasy Dirty Laundry, where he DJ'd an afterparty for a smattering of lucky invitees and industry attendees.
Barely 24 hours after news broke that Trent Reznor was splitting from longtime manager Jim Guerinot of Rebel Waltz, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind landed new management with Silva Artist Management, which counts Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Ryan Adams and Beck among its stable of clients.
Last week, Billboard tweeted that Justin Bieber was set to close out his Music Mondays promotion -- releasing one new song a week on iTunes for 10 weeks -- with the Dec. 9 release of his latest, a collaboration with Chance the Rapper called "Confident."
VH1 is airing the special holiday episode, T.I. & Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special, on Monday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and it is the first time the rapper T.I. has been in cartoon form or has lent his voice for an animated character. The Hollywood Reporter exclusively premieres a first look at the promo.
We all know what happens on Friday -- RebeccaBlack made sure of that nearly three years ago, when she and Ark Music Factory released "Friday," the viral sensation that has garnered 61.7 million YouTube views but also received its share (and then some) of criticism, some considering it the worst song ever made.