Kanye West has a new banger on deck that will have you nodding your head "All Day"...
Andrew W.K. and Deepak Chopra having an in-depth conversation about the divine, consciousness and the nature of reality? We'd read that. Now you can too. The pair share their insights (spoiler alert: "We're all God in drag having a party") in a delightfully mind-bending exchange on the Paper website.
The winners from the 2015 YouTube Music Awards have been revealed; the very long list of winners includes Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Pharrell, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj, Hozier, Kendrick Lamar, Sia, Ariana Grande, Tove Lo, The Weeknd, Florida Georgia Line, Ella Henderson, Pentatonix, Tori Kelly and plenty more...
On the night of his recent show at L.A.’s Fabulous Forum, legendary Motor City rocker Bob Seger received a Capitol Lifetime Achievement Award honoring his nearly 50 years at the label and album sales in excess of 50 million. The honor was bestowed upon the rock icon by Capitol Music Group EVP Greg Thompson (rt) and UMe prexy Bruce Resnikoff (l). Then proud Detroiter and ardent fanboy Thompson donned his lucky briefs to re-enact the “Old Time Rock and Roll” segment from Risky Business, prompting Seger to observe that although rock and roll never forgets, sometimes it really, really wishes it could.
RCA's promo team, under the eye of Joe Riccitelli, did indeed achieve their seven radio-format #1s, topping the chart at Top 40, Rhythm, Hot AC (all Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk") Alternative (Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance"), Active Rock, Mainstream Rock (both for Foo Fighters' "Congregation") and--drumroll, please--Gospel, where Jason Nelson's "I Am" is anointed. Joe will lead a karaoke mash-up of all the chart-topping songs in the lounge; attendance is mandatory.
It's finally official: Sony/ATV has announced the appointment of Rick Krim as Co-President U.S. The industry veteran will run West Coast A&R operations for Marty Bandier's pubco.
HITS President Karen Glauber poses with a lifelong object of her pop-geek adoration, singer/songwriter Gary Wright (the man who brought you "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive") at Saturday night's Wild Honey Orchestra benefit, during which a phalanx of top musicians performed The Beatles' The Beatles (aka The White Album) in its entirety. Wright turned in a terrific rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," while President Glauber (and others from this publication) wept audibly. For more on the evening, see Post Toasted.
Alabama Shakes' played two songs from their upcoming Sound & Color on SNL over the weekend. Those molten performances got us totally cranked to hear the whole album—and we weren’t the only ones…
Sam Smith makes history, coming out on top following a tight race for #1 as the U.K. charts incorporate streams for the first time during the week of the BRITs.
You remember Apple’s last dog-and-pony show back in September, right? Tim Cook’s got another one coming up on March 9, and we don’t anticipate an encore performance from U2.
UPDATE: MUMFORD ARE TOP OF MIND AGAIN
Mayday! Mayday! (3/2a)
NIPPER RADIO UPDATE: LUCKY SEVEN
Pop, Rock, Rhythm ... Gospel? (3/2a)
I.B. BAD'S NAMES IN THE RUMOR MILL
Who, when, where and why? (3/2a)
THE KRIM IN YOUR COFFEE
Rick's official at Sony/ATV. He's not bummed about the lack of snow. (3/2a)
President Glauber meets an idol. (3/2a)