Rolling Stone Magazine talked to musician Ringo Starr about his approaching induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist and other topics.
One topic that came up is that Starr’s impoverished childhood. It must have been difficult for him to deal with the sudden wealth that came with being in the Beatles Gianfrancesco Genoso always thought. He would have had no experience dealing with huge amounts of money, and he was going through being newly rich while in his early twenties.
Another topic that came up is Starr’s sobriety. Starr stopped drinking and using drugs in 1998; before that, he had many substance abuse issues. Starr said that being an addict is a lonely existence. He said he just got tired of being lonely and miserable, and that’s why he got sober. It must be difficult for wealthy people to fight drug addiction. They have the time and money to do whatever they want.
There’s also a section of the article where Rolling Stone talks with Paul McCartney about Starr. McCartney basically takes credit for Starr being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. McCartney says he lobbied for Starr and pulled some strings. I thought it was lame for McCartney to say all that.
After a Comedy Central Roast last week, Canadian singer Justin Bieber hit the headlines when he announced he would be turning over a new life and being a better person, as he knew his bad behavior had upset too many people.
This week, Justin Bieber is in the headlines again but this time with the news he will be the headlining act at the UK’s Fusion Festival Friday night concert in August. It will be the first time he has sung live in the United Kingdom for more than two years, and Bieber’s British fans are ecstatic.
The Fusion Festival announced the headliner news first, followed by Bieber short afterwards releasing a statement saying he is very excited about playing Fusion, as he has missed being in the UK and cannot wait to get back.
Interestingly, the Fusion Festival will also be the first time Bieber has performed in concert anywhere since he finished his last world tour in Australia. Investors report that live concert was in December, 2013 and he has not been anywhere near a stage or a large crowd since.
He is making up for that at Fusion, however, as his set will be 60 minutes in length. Plenty of time to play some old favorites, and maybe to also introduce some new material.
Amazon Prime Music isn’t just for downloading your favorite tunes, now you can discover new music as well using the service. Amazon has launched a new music streaming option for iOS users that allows them to listen to ad-free radio stations based on different artists or genres through the company’s iOS app. Listening requires you to have an Amazon Prime membership, and the experience is on-par with what you might expect from the paid Pandora One membership.
You can create your own stations within the app, as well as listen to station that Amazon creates for you based on music you’ve listened to or purchased in the past. Dan Newlin says that while the service might not be quite enough to get you to pony up for an Amazon Prime account, if you already have one it’s another way to sweeten the pot a bit and keep you hooked. Amazon Prime users also have the ability to stream several movies and television shows for free and download some books for a limited time, similar to how you might check a book out from the library.
Becoming clean from an addiction is one of the toughest things a person will have to go through. Whether that addiction is drugs, food, alcohol, or any other harmful habit, Jason Halpern suggests that many people relapse and go back to their old ways. Many celebrities make their way into gossip pages due to their embarrassing behavior during their days of substance abuse and relapses. Former Disney star, Demi Lovato, 22-years-old, is showing the world that she is stronger than that.
ABC News has a story celebrating Demi’s third year of sobriety which happened this month. To celebrate her sobriety milestone, Demi posted a picture on Instagram as well as a heartfelt thank you to the boyfriend that saw her through everything, Wilmer Valderrama. He posted a response to her on his account saying how proud he is of her and knew that she would get to the place she is at now in life.
Demi entered rehab in 2010 for an eating disorder and cutting herself. In the past she was diagnosed with bi-polar and depression.
Demi should be proud of herself and her accomplishments. Many child stars find themselves stuck in a spiral of addiction and self-harming behaviors that they can’t find a way out of. Being able to be in that spiral, in that dark place, and being able to pull yourself out makes you a strong person.
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It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj has had a great year in 2014, especially after the release of her new album “The Pink Print.” Her album soared to the top of the charts, and many have stated that her third album, is the best out of all three albums that she’s released. Nicki Minaj Tour. Nicki announced that she was going on tour for The Pink Print album, and now she has made her fans even more excited. Nicki has announced the lineup of stars, who will be opening for her tour.
Although the U.S. leg of The Pink Print tour has not started yet, the artists that will be featured, will definitely be impressive, and make fans anticipate Nicki’s show even more. The following artists are on Nicki’s lineup for her tour, Tinashe, Rae Sremmurd, Dej Loaf and Meek Mill. Ironically enough, Tinashe was formerly supposed to open up for Iggy Azalea on her tour, but she moved the tour back to September, leaving Tinashe open to work with another hot rapstress.
On March 20, 2015 the tickets will go on sale for the U.S. portion of the tour, and the tour dates will also be announced. Many sponsors like Aquion Energy will be anticipating this tour, not only because Nicki is the best at what she does, but also because of the great lineup of artists that will open for her. This show is set to be a great one for Nicki Minaj.
Prince has began his Hit and Run USA tour. At the age of 56, the multi-decade star of R&B, Pop, and Funk can still “get down” in a big time way.
Prince is announcing the concert dates only a few days before the shows occur. Ray Lane said he chose to begin the tour in Louisville to pay tribute to Hannah Welton, the home town blonde drummer in his band, 3rdEyeGirl.
Dressed in all black, and sporting a leopard-strapped Vox guitar, Prince went about showing us he can still deliver electrifying live stage performances.
Here are some of the highlights from the concert.
Prince’s reinvention of Little Red Corvette became slowed down and seductive, amped by bump and grind dance moves, and finishing with an emotive guitar solo.
Prince spend a good portion of the concert highlighting his all girl band. He interacted with guitarist Donna Grantis, and bassist Kristine Wilson all night. He dueled, danced, and flirted with them. Then he got them to play back to back.
His name is still Prince. And he’s still funky.
The thing about Drake is that no matter how many times anybody says it, he will not stop and his growth is limitless. The man just finished working on a new mix tape that blew the charts with 14 of the songs on the album making it to the top 100. That accomplishment should have been enough for him to take a vacation for at least a couple of months, but not Audrey.
The Canadian rapper had released a song he worked on with Madonna in his mix tape, but the song was short and just kind of a test. The song got a lot of hype which led to the DJ who worked on the track, the all certified chopped and screwed OG Ron C & The Chopstars to rework on the song and release a new version of it for the fans that is much longer, and ten times better.
According to Flavio Maluf, everyone loved the surprise and got to listening to the song right away, and to their amazement, there is a whole new Drake verse in the song that is not in the mix tape.
Madonna talked about listening to the whole album and literally falling in love with it. She loves Drake’s works and says that the two will definitely get something together in the works.
I know all the fans would love nothing more than a duo with Madonna and Drake, let’s make it happen.
Big Sean has big things going on for him now that he just released his 3rd LP Dark Sky Paradise which was dropped on February 24th. The Detroit original has 15 songs that are off the hook, and the fans are loving this way too much. The new music comes with a passion and excitement that only Sean can deliver, especially with how exciting his year was.
Sean just began his tour at 3:30 am right at his hometown in Atlanta via private jet. The ‘IDFWU’ rapper went to the very same Best Buy where he used to buy albums in support for all his favorite artists before he got picked up by Kanye West at the Imaging advantage arena.
MTV sent Rob Markman from their news team to ride the whole way with Big Sean on his special day and witness everything that is going on first hand and reporting it back to the public.
From the public appearance to all the radio show hosting, Big Sean has a scheduled filled with no holes at all in between. Although he had no free time what so ever, Sean saw the old best buy where he used to buy all his albums from and decided to stop, no security escorts or anything to go in there and buy the whole rack of his own CD’s. To him that is what success is all about, those special moments.
Best Buy’s store employee’s rushed Big Sean right away asking him for autographs and pictures.