Thursday, April 21, 2016

Music icon Prince Rogers Nelson dead at 57

Prince Rogers Nelson dead, Prince dead

"Prince" Rogers Nelson the eclectic legendary singer songwritter who composed songs like "Kiss," "Cream" and "Let's Go Crazy" passed away on Thursday at age 57.

"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary iconic performer, Prince, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure announced in a statement.

The Carver County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that sheriff's deputies discovered the singer unresponsive Thursday morning in an elevator inside his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The first responders attempted CPR but he was unresponsive, he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.

Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Besides of being a singer songwritter he was also a producer and actor. He is a musical genius, trend setter and advocate for artists’ rights.

He debuted with the album "For You" in 1978. Prince won seven Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Prince was also a passenger of an airplane who had an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois. He was rushed to a hospital and was treated for the flu but was released after 3 hours.

Prince had been battling the illness for weeks, his rep said.

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Taylor Swift's Apple Music Commercial "The Middle"

Taylor Swift, Apple Music Commercial, The Middle, Jimmy Eat World

Taylor Swift 2nd Apple Music commercial shows her getting dress, then when she was searching for music with "getting ready to go out" theme she found her favorite song in middle school, Gave Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle". The song was a 2001 hit, check out the video below.

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Rihanna: "Needed Me"

Rihanna Needed Me, Rihanna, Rihanna music video

Rihanna's  has released her latest video for "Needed Me." There are tons of nudity in the video and colorful ski masks. It looks similar to Spring Breakers since it was directed by the same person, Harmony Korine. The video picks up where her “Bitch Better Have My Money” left off, with Rihanna in Miami with guns, strippers and blunts.

In the video, Rihanna was seen in a strip club shooting a tattooed guy for no known reasons. The imagery in her new video is sex, money and violence and it also shows how sexy is girls-with-guns type. It looks like a gangland with lots, of motorcycle chase, guns, ski masked men, tattoed men, money, nudity and violence.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Keith Urban Pays Tribute to Merle Haggard

Keith Urban, Merle Haggard, All for the Hall concert

Keith Urban will be performing at the All for the Hall concert on Tuesday night which is billed as a benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Keith Urban and Vince Gill will showcase musical diversity at the concert. Urban said that it would also be a tribute to country music great Merle Haggard, who died last Wednesday on his 79th birthday.

He said, "it was no surprise that a lot of artists contacted me and asked if they could flip one of their songs to do a Haggard song. It's a beautiful honor, and we're going to see a lot of unexpected song choices from his catalog."

Urban will be performing together with an all-star lineup to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the 6th time since 2009. Stars will include Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Peter Frampton, Emmylou Harris, Sam Hunt, Jason Isbell, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Maddie & Tae, and Maren Morris.

Urban first saw Haggard perform live back in the '90s at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Raise 'Em Up (feat. Eric Church) - Keith Urban
The Very Best of Merle Haggard - Merle Haggard