-A&E is going to give you a chance to rock with Dee Snider. The Twisted Sister frontman and his family will be the focus of a new A&E reality series called Growing Up Twisted. The series begins July 27.
-Former Kinks bassist Pete Quaife passed away last Thursday at the age of 66. The group’s co-founded had been undergoing kidney dialysis for over 10 years.
-A rock band from Canada recently made its place in Hollywood. Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were in California on Friday to claim the 2,412th star on the Walk of Fame.
-Despite all their problems, Steven Tyler claims Aerosmith is back on track. “The band has never been better, I’m singing better,” the group’s lead singer claimed. “It’s been beautiful and I realized when I was taking care of my problems that the band is all I really care about.”
If you don’t regularly watch Oprah Winfrey or Ellen DeGeneres, there’s a very good chance you don’t know who Charice is. But if you’re a fan of Glee, you soon will.
Next fall, the YouTube sensation from the Philippines will join the hit FOX show in a recurring role. It’s been reported the 18-year-old will play a talented foreign exchange student who brings out the jealousy in Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).
After hearing Charice cover Shania Twain’s “Still the One,” I wouldn’t be surprised to see other Glee characters green with envy as well. I only wish Twain could have heard a performance like this one when she mentored American Idol.
Read More | Billboard
This has got to be one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a while.
A Lewisville, Texas choir recently got a nice surprise during their trip to New Orleans. While performing Lenny Kravitz‘s “Fly Away,” the First Baptist Church members attracted a nice crowd - and an appearance from the artist himself.
Lenny, who just happened to be in the area having a drink, heard the music and simply decided he wanted to join in. Fortunately, the Voice of Praise choir singers realized who he was!
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“I don’t think I’ve actually stopped to think about it. I never thought that my life would amount to this. But to be able to sit back and digest it is so strange to me, because I still feel so regular. I don’t understand what people think the big deal is about me. It’s a very strange relationship that I have with fame.”
-Rapper Eminem on his success and being crowned the best-selling artist of the last decade.
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Musician Vince Neil is finally home sweet home after spending some time overnight in a Nevada jail.
According to police, the Motley Crue singer was arrested at approximately 11:15 Sunday evening for suspicion of DUI. A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Police Department said Vince’s black Lamborghini was pulled over following some sort of accident.
The 49-year-old, who lives in the Las Vegas area, was later let go on $2000 bail. He is expected to appear in court on September 29.
Although it’s not believed there were any injuries related to last night’s detainment, Vince does have a history of drunken driving. Back in 1984, passenger Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley was killed after Neil struck another vehicle head-on.
Vince, who had a BAC of .17 at the time of the crash, later served less than a month in jail and performed 200 hours of community service. He also paid $2.5 million in restitution to the victims and their families.
Read More | MSNBC
Last night, Chris Brown took one good look at the man in the mirror and what poured out was genuine emotion - or was it?
During his tribute to Michael Jackson at yesterday’s BET Awards yesterday evening, Brown proved he could really dance like Michael Jackson. Rihanna’s ex also tried proving he was sorry at the same time.
Read More | Just Jared
UPDATE: Lady Gaga said in a tweet that the song was “written in NY on the piano” she grew up on.
It wouldn’t be an authentic Lady Gaga performance if the singer didn’t do something to keep the audience on their toes.
During the recent 12th Annual White Tie & Tiara Ball, Gaga chose to introduce a song no one had ever heard before. The record, titled “You and I,” was perfectly suited for an event benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. (Couldn’t you just imagine those two artists playing it together at their own pianos?)
Although Gaga said she didn’t think the “rock ‘n’ roll tune” would ever be released as a single, I actually think it could do quite well. What do you think?
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UPDATE: “Don’t belive gossip about fergie leaving the group (we are never breaking up) its all lies!!!” will.i.am recently wrote on Twitter.
If a new report is true, The Black Eyed Peas could soon be losing some lady lumps.
According to RadarOnline.com, the Peas’ sole female singer - Fergie - is considering leaving the chart-topping act. This decision could affect a 2011 tour currently being planned.
So why is the 35-year-old thinking about making this move? Does she want to focus on her successful solo career? Is she looking to do more films like Nine?
Read More | RadarOnline
Drake may already be a chart topper with lot of rowdy fans, but that doesn’t mean the rapper couldn’t use songwriting help from time to time.
In this video from Jimmy Kimmel Live, the “Find Your Love” singer teams up with the creative host on an entirely new track inspired by celebrity tweets.
(FYI - While you’re at it, you can also follow Albumista on Twitter.)
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
-Simon & Garfunkel’s North American tour has been indefinitely postponed. According to the group’s website, Art Garfunkel has been dealing with a “vocal paresis.”
-Kanye West will perform on the BET Awards this Sunday. It’ll be his first awards show appearance since interrupting Taylor Swift on MTV last year.
-What you don’t know about Expose singer Gioia Bruno (real name Carmen Bruna) is that she was arrested for trafficking meth last year. She’s reportedly been high on Celebrity Rehab‘s watch list.
-Rapper Fat Joe is being accused of sexual assault. A woman claims Joe (real name Joseph Cartagena) and members of his entourage assaulted her inside a limo earlier this week.
-The death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was the result of a drug overdose. The 38-year-old, who was found May 25, had morphine and fentanyl in his system.
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