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Aug222014

Katy Perry & Pal Kacey Musgraves Throw Roller Skating Party in Minnesota 

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMTDuring downtime on her Prismatic tour, Katy Perry has been enjoying the local attractions in the cities she visits, such as water parks and amusement parks.  On Thursday night, she and her opening act, Kacey Musgraves, went retro, strapping on roller skates and hitting the rink in Burnsville, Minnesota to celebrate Kacey's 26th birthday.

Katy and Kacey documented their time at the rink on Twitter and Instagram.  Kacey posted a photo of herself wearing a party hat; she's with Katy, who's wearing huge light-up eyeglasses.  "Gettin' our 8th grade on..," she captioned the photo. 

Kacey also posted a photo captioned "birthday shopping list" detailing what she and Katy needed for the roller party: knee pads, tube socks, glow sticks, fake lashes, and Champagne.

Katy posted a video of herself in an empty rink, wearing her light-up glasses and big heart-shaped earrings.  Disco lights flash while "I Will Always Love You" plays in the background, and Katy stares love-struck into the camera.  The perspective then changes to reveal Katy is dancing with a balloon that looks like a green alien.

Katy, along with Kacey, are set to perform at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN Friday night.


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Friday
Aug222014

Cole Swindell 's Overnight Success Was Seven Years In the Making

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell may seem like an overnight success, scoring a #1 hit with his debut single, "Chillin' It," but he spent seven years in Nashville before his music was ever played on country radio. During that time, Cole was busy writing songs and trying to get his music heard. In hindsight, he's thankful for that time to grow as a writer and learn how the country industry really works.

Cole tells the Cincinnati Enquirer, "If this would have happened when I moved to Nashville there's no way I would have been ready, but giving it a couple of years with me being around the business, growing up a little bit, that helped me get ready for everything that's happened."

It's not that Cole doesn't feel the pressure to continue cranking out hit songs and improving his live show.  He adds, "There's a lot of people expecting things out of me. I want to do good. It's a good kind of pressure."

Cole's latest single, "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," is now racing up the country chart. His self-titled debut album is available now.


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Friday
Aug222014

Madonna Improvised New Song While Tipsy in Studio, Producer Reveals

Credit: Mert & MarcusMadonna's new album, on which she's been working for months, will no doubt be interesting, considering the cutting-edge DJs and producers with whom she's been collaborating.  One of them now tells Billboard that one of the songs for which he has high hopes is something the Queen of Pop herself came up with in the studio, while she was drunk.

Wesley Pentz, known as Diplo, is a top DJ and producer who first hooked up with Madonna when she invited him to her Oscar-night party.  He couldn't go, but they started texting one another anyway, and he eventually sent her some music.  They continued to text one another before finally getting together in the studio.  So far, they've had three sessions in New York. 

"I think three [songs] are just like amazing smashes," Diplo tells Billboard. "One is super weird. Late one night in the studio we got a little bit drunk and she improvised a little hook and we made a song out of it."

He adds, "I think it’s going to be a breakthrough if she can manage to get everything together and get it out properly."

Asked what he and Madonna were drinking, Diplo reveals, "Rosé. It was nice. I don’t think she really drinks, either."

No word on when we might be able to hear Madonna's new music.  She's also working with DJ and producer Avicii, the guy behind the hit "Wake Me Up," on the new record, which will be the followup to Madonna's 2012 album, MDNA.  Avicii previously opened for her on the New York City dates of her MDNA tour, and also remixed her song "Girl Gone Wild."


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Friday
Aug222014

MAGIC! Gets "Rude" in NYC's Central Park for "Good Morning America's" Summer Concert Series 

ABC/Lou RoccoIt was a MAGIC!-al morning in New York City's Central Park on Friday, as the Canadian reggae-pop band took the stage on ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. 

During the show, the group performed their hit "Rude," which has been #1 for six weeks, and their new single, "Let Your Hair Down," plus the album track "No Way No" and a reggae-fied cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."  Afterward, lead singer Nasri told ABC's Robin Roberts about his journey from behind-the-scenes producer and hit songwriter, to frontman of his own chart-topping band.

"I had reached a certain level as a songwriter that is a very good career, and I didn't need to switch careers," Nasri explained. "But there was something just really in my heart that wasn't settled. And when I met the guys, I knew that this was the next step in my life."

"I mean, it's great to know that our music is being heard because we've all been paying our dues for a long time as musicians," he added, speaking about the success of "Rude."

As for why the group is called MAGIC!, guitarist Mark Pelli revealed it was their producer who came up with it, based on the title of one of their songs.  "As Mark explained, "One of our songs is called 'Don't Kill the Magic,' and y'know, with 'Magic' at the end, he was like, "Hey! It'd be pretty cool to call the band Magic!"

MAGIC!'s next TV appearance will come September 9, when they perform on the CBS special Fashion Rocks.


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Friday
Aug222014

Kacey Musgraves Celebrates Her 26th Birthday at a Skating Rink with Pal Katy Perry

Image Courtesy Rick Diamond/Wire Image/CMTKacey Musgraves and her pal, Katy Perry, took over the Skateville skating rink in Burnsville, MN Thursday night to celebrate Kacey's 26th birthday. Katy posted several photos with Katy and the rest of the Prismatic tour crew on the rink.

Before they went skating, Kacey posted her birthday shopping list, which included knee pads, champagne, fake lashes, tube socks, and glow sticks.

Kacey later thanked the skating rink for hosting the party and added, "I didn't even fall once."

Look for Kacey to continue her opening stint on Katy's tour for the next few weeks.


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Friday
Aug222014

Paul McCartney, Sting and Gene Simmons Declared the World's Richest Bassists

MJ Kim/MPL CommunicationsHolding down the "big bottom" for a big-name band can earn a musician some big bucks.  That's the upshot of a new list from Richest.com that ranks the top 10 bass players, based on their net worth.

At #1 on the tally is exactly whom you might imagine: former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney, who's reportedly worth $1.2 billion.  Sir Paul, of course, earned much of his fortune by writing or co-writing -- with late Fab Four band mate John Lennon -- some the most memorable pop and rock songs of all time.

The number-two position is a tie between ex-Police frontman Sting, and Gene Simmons of KISS, each worth $300 million.  One-time Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters sits comfortably in the number-four spot, with $270 million, and U2's Adam Clayton rounds out the top five with $150 million.

A little further down the list is Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, who comes in at #7 with $80 million.

Take all of this with a grain of salt: The site neglects to mention the sources of its financial data.  Here's Richest.com's full "Top 10 Richest Bassists in the World" list:

1. Paul McCartney (The Beatles) -- $1.2 billion
2. Gene Simmons (KISS) -- $300 million
2. Sting (The Police) -- $300 million
4. Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) -- $270 million
5. Adam Clayton (U2) -- $150 million
6. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) -- $115 million
7. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) -- $80 million
8. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) -- $65 million
9. Tony Kanal (No Doubt) -- $45 million
10. Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) -- $40 million


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Friday
Aug222014

Genesis to Release Three-CD Best-of Set, "R-Kive," Compiled by Band's Classic Lineup

RhinoAfter posting a message Thursday on its official Facebook page teasing fans about some "exciting" news, Genesis has revealed that it will be releasing a new career-spanning compilation titled R-Kive on September 22 in the U.K. and September 30 in the U.S.  The three-CD, 37-track retrospective was compiled by the members of the band's classic early-'70s lineup -- singer Peter Gabriel, singer/drummer Phil Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and lead guitarist Steve Hackett.

According to the Facebook announcement, the musicians selected the songs "via a process of collaboration and elimination."  In addition to various classic Genesis tunes and album gems, the collection includes a few personally chosen songs from all of the band members' solo careers or side projects.

The tracks are arranged in chronological order and include the Genesis smashes "Invisible Touch," "Turn It On Again" and "Land of Confusion, such solo hits as Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill" and Collins' "In the Air Tonight," as well as "The Living Years" by Rutherford's side group Mike + the Mechanics.

In other news, the recently announced BBC documentary Genesis: Together and Apart, which also features the participation of Gabriel, Collins, Banks, Rutherford and Hackett, is scheduled to premiere in October.  A companion DVD titled Sum of the Parts will be released in the U.S. on November 18.

Here is the full track list of R-Kive:

Disc 1
"The Knife"
"The Musical Box"
"Supper's Ready"
"The Cinema Show"
"I Know What I Like"
"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"
"Back in N.Y.C."
"The Carpet Crawlers"
"Ace of Wands" (Steve Hackett)

Disc 2
"Ripples"
"Afterglow"
"Solsbury Hill" (Peter Gabriel)
"Follow You Follow Me"
"For a While" (Tony Banks)
"Every Day" (Steve Hackett)
"Biko" (Peter Gabriel)
"Turn It On Again"
"In the Air Tonight" (Phil Collins)
"Abacab"
"Mama"
"That's All"
"Easy Lover" (Phil Collins and Philip Bailey duet)
"Silent Running" (Mike + The Mechanics)

Disc 3
"Invisible Touch"
"Land of Confusion"
"Tonight Tonight Tonight"
"The Living Years" (Mike + the Mechanics)
"Red Day on Blue Street" (Tony Banks)
"I Can't Dance"
"No Son of Mine"
"Hold On My Heart"
"Over My Shoulder" (Mike + the Mechanics)
"Calling All Stations"
"Signal to Noise" (Peter Gabriel)
"Wake Up Call" (Phil Collins)
"Nomads" (Steve Hackett)
"Siren" (Tony Banks)


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Friday
Aug222014

Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Director Denies Rapper's Accusations It's "Offensive" 

Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift's "Shake It Off" video is a fun romp that features the singer attempting -- and failing -- various styles of dance while looking adorkable and awkward.  Yet the imagery in the video -- which includes scenes of black female hip-hop dancers twerking -- has been derided as "offensive" by one prominent rapper.  Now, the video's director, Mark Romanek, is saying that nothing could be further from the truth.

The rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, tweeted the day the video premiered, "haven't watched the taylor swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately harmful...perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture. For instance, those of you who are afraid of black people but love that in 2014 it's ok for you to be trill or twerk or say n***a."

Romanek, an acclaimed director who helmed such iconic videos as "Scream" by Michael and Janet Jackson, "Criminal" by Fiona Apple, and "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails, tells New York magazine that he's a fan of Earl Sweatshirt's.  However, he says the rapper "stated clearly that he hadn't seen the video and didn't even intend to watch it. So, respectfully, that sort of invalidates his observations from the get-go. And it's this one uninformed tweet that got reported on and rehashed, which started this whole 'controversy.'"

Romanek explains that the concept of the video came from Taylor.  "She said she wanted to shoot all these styles of dance and then be the individualist dork in the midst of these established genres," he says, adding. "We simply choose styles of dance that we thought would be popular and amusing and cast the best dancers that were presented to us without much regard to race or ethnicity. If you look at it carefully, it's a massively inclusive piece."

"It's very, very innocently and positively intentioned. And -- let's remember -- it's a satirical piece," Romanek continued.  "It's playing with a whole range of music-video tropes and clichés and stereotypes."


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Friday
Aug222014

Hunter Hayes Launching Tattoo (Your Name) Tour October 30 in Pennsylvania

Image Courtesy Kristin Barlowe/Warner MusicHunter Hayes heads out on his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour Thursday, October 30 in University Park, PA. As always, Hunter has spent a lot of time planning this tour, and he promises it will be different than anyone has ever seen before.

Hunter says, "Every tour is all about the fans, but this one proves it. Not only are they going to be part of the show, they are the show…you’ll see what I mean!"

Dan + Shay and The Railers will support Hunter on his new tour. Hunter sported a henna tattoo sleeve with emblems from each tour city to announce the new outing during appearance on NBC's Today Friday morning.  He's also created a video to announce the tour, that shows him and the band in a tattoo parlor.

Here are Hunter's new tour dates.  Find out more at HunterHayes.com:

10/30 -- University Park, PA, Bryce Jordan Center
10/31 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center
11/1 -- Providence, RI, Thomas M. Ryan Center
11/13 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
11/14 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center
11/15 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
11/20 -- St. Louis, MO, Chaifetz Arena
11/21 -- Chicago, IL, Sears Centre Arena
11/22 -- Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
12/4 -- New Orleans, LA, Lakefront Arena
12/5 -- Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
12/6 -- Atlanta, GA, Arena at Gwinnett Center
12/11 -- Cleveland, OH, Wolstein Center
12/12 -- Kingston, ON (CAN), Rogers K-Rock Centre
12/13 -- London, ON (CAN), Budweiser Gardens


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Friday
Aug222014

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

Peter Kramer/NBCMiley Cyrus has been banned from performing in the Dominican Republic on morality grounds.

The Buenos Aires Herald reports that the September 13 concert, scheduled for the country's capital of Santo Domingo, has been canceled by the local government, because Miley's performances "go against [the Dominican Republic's] morals and customs," and she uses "language and images which encourage sex and violence." 

The government also accused her of wearing "unsuitable costumes," inciting "lesbian sex," and using "inappropriate objects in public."

Tickets for the show had been on sale since July.


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Friday
Aug222014

Deftones' Chino Moreno Will Record New Team Sleep Album This Fall

Maverick RecordsAfter some ten years between albums, word is out that Chino Moreno of Deftones has reconvened his side project band, Team Sleep, for a real-life sophomore album, scheduled to be recorded this fall. And maybe best of all, he's inviting fans to take part.

Here's the deal: the band has booked time at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, New York, next month and is selling tickets for a performance, Q&A session and various merch goodies -- a package that'll run you $500, if you attend. To be fair, it's a rare opportunity for diehard Deftones fans to be in the studio with Moreno and company.

"For a long time, business people, logistics, careers, adulthood, families and the House Republicans have thwarted us," the band says in a statement. "But we've continued to make music. At the same time, the creative process has become increasingly fragmented and dehumanized. With that in mind, we're very excited to get together with our dear friends, hang out, play music and have a unique experience in a beautiful place."

Amazingly, it appears that all the band's original members are on board for this new album, which doesn't yet have a name. Team Sleep's first album was released in May 2005.

Ticket package information is available at BrownPaperTickets.com


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Friday
Aug222014

Christopher Cross to Release New Album "Secret Ladder" on Sept. 12 

Credit: Ethan HillGrammy-winning artist Christopher Cross returns September 12 with a new album called Secret Ladder.

The disc features 13 new songs about what Cross calls "grown-up subject matter."  One song is a take-down of TV evangelists; another, "A Letter to My Children," was written, he says, as "a lasting statement for my kids."  "We Will Remember You," a tribute to members of the armed forces, will be available for download September 11.

The day of release, Cross will perform in New York City; he also has tour dates scheduled through the fall.  Visit ChristopherCross.com to see the full list of tour dates.

Secret Ladder is Cross' followup to 2011's Doctor Faith.  Cross was most recently seen in December singing his classic "Ride Like the Wind" with Will Ferrell -- as his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy -- on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


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Friday
Aug222014

Mary Wilson Talks "Where Did Our Love Go" as The Supremes' First #1 Hit Marks Its 50th Anniversary

Motown/Universal MusicFifty years ago this week, The Supremes ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time, with their classic "Where Did Our Love Go."  This began a historic run for the famed Motown girl group, as the trio went on to score four more #1 hits in a row, becoming the first U.S. act ever to have five consecutive chart-topping singles.

Mary Wilson recalls how excited she and her fellow Supremes were about their first major chart success, because the group had struggled for quite a while to get a hit.

"That was a great time for us because we had been called the 'No-Hit Supremes' prior to that, having released about seven records that were not hits," she explains to ABC News Radio.

She adds, "I remember that we were on the Dick Clark show, Caravan of Stars, and he didn't even want to take us at that time because we didn't have a hit record, and our record 'Where Did Our Love Go' became a hit while we were on his tour.  So, yeah, it was quite an experience for us finally to get that #1 hit record."

As happy as they were about the success of "Where Did Our Love Go," Wilson admits that she and the other Supremes didn't think the tune would be a hit when they first heard it.

"We were a little p**sed.  It wasn't like a Martha & the Vandellas song," Mary tells Billboard.  "We told [the songwriting team of] Holland-Dozier-Holland to bring on the hits.  If we didn't get a hit, our parents were going to make us go to college."

Wilson points out that one thing she and band mate Florence Ballard didn't like about the tune was the simplistic backing vocal part they were told to sing.

"Flo and I just had to sing, 'Baby, baby,'" she explains to Billboard.  "We were used to doing intricate harmonic patterns but on this song we didn't do anything."

Mary also remembers that she was "still living in the projects" when "Where Did Our Love Go" became a hit.  "Hearing it on the radio for the first time was big for us even though we didn't like the song," she tells Billboard.  "It was infectious."

As for how her life changed after the song's chart success, Wilson tells Billboard, "at a time when it was an impossible dream for black people, we accomplished something…We started touring the world and every country we went to, we were introduced as 'Motown's Supremes.'  We helped put Motown on the map."


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Friday
Aug222014

The Weeknd Releases Video for "Often"

Image courtesy Republic RecordsThe Weeknd has unveiled a sensual video for his latest single “Often.”

In the clip, the singer sets the mood in his dimly lit hotel room, which is littered with various women. At one point, he sits and watches the girls make out with each other.

"I usually love sleeping all alone/ This time around bring your friend with you/ But we ain't really going to sleep at all," he sings on the explicit track.

Fans will be able to see the crooner showcase the new tune during his upcoming four-city King of the Fall tour with ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko, beginning September 19 and wrapping October 10.

The video was posted on his official YouTube page.


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Friday
Aug222014

Alice Cooper to Take Part in NYC Q&A and Film Screening Event in October

Ross Halfin/Universal MusicRock fans who'll be in New York City during the week leading up to Halloween will have the chance to attend a special Q&A and film event featuring one of the world's scariest rock stars, Alice Cooper.  This October 27, the legendary shock rocker will visit the 92nd Street Y, where he will be interviewed by Rolling Stone journalist Anthony DeCurtis following a screening of the 2014 documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper.

Described as the first "doc opera," the movie tells the dramatic story of how Cooper, who was born Vincent Furnier and raised in a religious household, developed his outrageous stage persona and became a rock superstar, then battled serious alcohol and drug addictions that nearly killed him.  The flick got its premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival in April and was released on DVD and Blu-ray in June.

The interview event will take place a day before Cooper's performance at New York's Madison Square Garden with Motley Crue as part of the glam-metal band's farewell tour.

In other news, on Wednesday night, Cooper accepted a challenge by Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Alice was doused with ice water onstage while opening for Motley Crue in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and then nominated the Crue and his friend Johnny Depp to take part in the campaign.  Motley Crue agreed to get doused in chilly water later that same evening.

Meanwhile, to raise more money for the initiative, Cooper is auctioning the American flag shirt he wore while taking the challenge, as well as the robe he put on after his bath.  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge supports the ALS Association's efforts to find a cure for the progressive degenerative nerve disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.


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Friday
Aug222014

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockScotty McCreery made a big impression on American Idol singing which Josh Turner hit? ANSWER: "Your Man."


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Friday
Aug222014

Brad Paisley Reveals His Picks for Sunday Night's "Rising Star" Season Finale

Image Courtesy ABC/Bob D'AmicoBrad Paisley says goodbye to his first season as a celebrity expert on ABC's Rising Star Sunday night on the show's season finale. As he looks back over the experience, Brad says he's loved every minute of this first season.

He tells ABC News Radio, "What really surprised me is my favorite part of it is the mentoring  -- is getting to know these kids and trying to give them the right song."

Leading up to the finale, Brad is mentoring the young rocker Jesse Kinch, who he says is "so gonna have a career when this is done."

Brad's fellow celebrity expert panelist, rapper Ludacris, is mentoring Brad's absolute favorite Rising Star contestant, Audrey Geiger.

Brad tells us, "She is one of the most unique voices I've ever heard, but she's not the kind of voice that normally wins one of these shows."

When Ludacris asked Brad via text for advice on mentoring Audrey the other day, Brad replied, "Tell her she's already won. She's in the final four. That was our goal all along. I wanted to see her get there."

Brad did get in a song suggestion for Audrey -- "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt. See if she sings it on the season finale of ABC's Rising Star Sunday night at 9 ET. During the show, Brad will also perform a song from his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, due out Monday.


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Friday
Aug222014

Zedd Hopes Frantic Dancing -- and Hayley's Hair -- Lead to MTV VMA Win This Sunday

InterscopeSunday night's MTV Video Music Awards will be a big one for DJ and producer Zedd: not only will he and Ariana Grande perform their hit collaboration "Break Free" on the telecast, but he's up for two Moonmen himself, for the video for his hit with Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night."  The clip has earned nominations in two categories: MTV Clubland Award and Best Editing.

"It was special for me because I've never done anything like it," Zedd says of the "Stay the Night" video, which features quick cuts of himself and Hayley, interspersed with cuts of a couple doing a modern dance routine to reflect the troubled nature of their relationship.  As the song speeds up, so do the edits and the dancing, until Hayley, Zedd and the couple are practically a blur.

"I've never had any dancing performances in my videos and I was always kind of opposed to it," Zedd tells ABC News Radio. "Until the director sent me a little clip, it was like five seconds, of his idea of cutting back and forth between scenes and rooms. I mean he did an absolutely incredible job."

"I hope we win something for him because it'll definitely be his award," Zedd adds.

Of course, Hayley gave her own standout performance in the video, dancing frantically while tossing her head back and forth to show off her bright orange hair.  "It was new and fresh and short," says Zedd of Hayley's distinctive 'do. "And yeah, she always looks great. And definitely in the video she looks gorgeous!" 

The MTV Video Music Awards air Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


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Friday
Aug222014

Gene Simmons, Flea, Krist Novoselic Ranked Among "10 Richest Bassists"

Brian LoweIt may have only four strings, but a bass guitar can make a player a lot of cash. That's the upshot of a new list from Richest.com, which ranks bassists based on their net worth.

The top slot is exactly whom you might imagine, if you think about it: former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney, who's reportedly worth $1.2 billion -- that's "billion" with a "B."  The other names, however,  might be a surprise. The number-two position is a tie between former Police frontman Sting and Gene Simmons of KISS, each worth $300 million. Roger Waters has the number-four spot, with $270 million, and U2's Adam Clayton rounds out the top five with $150 million.

The bottom half of the top ten includes Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers at six, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones at seven, and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath at eight.  The last two slots are a bit of a surprise: Tony Kanal of No Doubt edged out Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. Richest.com declares Kanal's producing gigs and songwriting for Gwen Stefani's solo career have earnedn him $45 million, topping Novoselic's $40 million net worth.

Take all of this with a grain of salt: the site neglects to mention the sources of its financial data.  Here's the top ten list:

1. Paul McCartney -- $1.2 billion
2. Gene Simmons -- $300 million
2. Sting -- $300 million
4. Roger Waters -- $270 million
5. Adam Clayton -- $150 million
6. Flea -- $115 million
7. John Paul Jones -- $80 million
8. Geezer Butler -- $65 million
9. Tony Kanal -- $45 million
10. Krist Novoselic -- $40 million


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Friday
Aug222014

Pete Wentz Welcomes a Son

Fall Out Boy; Pete Wentz, 2nd from left/Crush ManagementPete Wentz welcomed a new bundle of joy on Wednesday, according to People. The Fall Out Boy bassist’s model-girlfriend, Meagan Camper, gave birth to a baby boy in Los Angeles. The couple named their new addition Saint Lazslo.

“Mom and baby are happy and healthy,” Wentz’s rep said. “They are thrilled at the addition to the family and Bronx is over the moon to be a big brother.”

Wentz’s 5-and-a-half-year-old son Bronx is from his previous marriage to Ashlee Simpson. Wentz, 35, and Camper, 25, announced they were expecting back in February.


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