When this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony airs on HBO Saturday night, Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Donna Summer and Randy Newman,...
The most talked-about producer on the planet right now isn’t one of the many crafting new material for Britney Spears, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake. It’s Giorgio Moroder, the 73-year-old Italian musician whose synth-heavy work influenced more artists than you can fill on a sheet of paper and soundtracked at least two generations. Giorgio’s longtime collaborator... More »
While Beyoncé has been busy having Jay-Z’s weirdly named child and becoming the most famous woman in the world, her former bandmate Kelly Rowland has been quietly becoming the Millennial answer to Donna Summer, making a mixture of sex anthems and soulful dance tunes. Show More Summary
Ultramarine (Paper Bag) by Young Galaxy is a very nice dance pop album that may be a throwback to the type of music Blondie, Madonna, and Donna Summer created in their heydays: irresistible songs with stories, motivational choruses, and instrumentation that brought the listener into the songs and kept them there. Hailing from the land [...]
The year was 1971: Apollo 14 lands on the moon, the country is still mired in Vietnam, and Donna Summer is just starting her career. For a handful of local Los Angeles gay bars, it’s just business as usual as they place advertisements in what few publications comprise LGBT media. Back then, these ads were [...]
Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer are the performer inductees
Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Brandy and Monica. Britney and Madonna. Yes, the history of pop is full of dynamic pairings of the day’s current divas. And now it’s time to add another one to the heap, in the form of the funky, finger-poppin’ new jam “Q.U.E.E.N.”, a duet between... More »
Close call! Last night, the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, held in El Lay, inducted the likes of Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, Rush, Albert King, Public Enemy, Heart and Lou Adler! And while there was a myriad of star-studded guest speakers and performers for the special occasion, including Oprah Winfrey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, [...]
Last night at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Albert King, and Heart, among others, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a night meant to celebrate the contributions those artists...Show More Summary
Last night, after years of fan grousing, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame finally inducted Rush into its hallowed halls, alongside Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King, Lou Adler, and Quincy Jones. And to mark the occasion, the Foo Fighters dressed up in blidingly white kimonos and wigs to cover the [...]
And now it is all down to the final four on American Idol (2.9/9). Kicking off with a Donna Summer medley, Thursday’s one-hour live results show saw Idol alumni Fantasia Barrino and Clay Aiken perform, some inevitable bickering between judge Nicki Minaj with mentor Jimmy Iovine and eventually one more contestant cut loose. Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A star-studded crowd gathered to celebrate the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees on Thursday, as Oprah Winfrey and Usher gathered to pay homage to the likes of Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman and Rush.
Congrats are in order for Brooklyn Sudano for landing a spot on a new ABC pilot called “Westside.” Brooklyn was spotted showing some skin in a lil red ‘kini while filming a surfing scene. For those not familiar with Brooklyn’s
At first we thought Usher was being INDUCTED into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but then we heard it was Donna Summer, Albert King, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler — which made more sense as Usher hasn't really been around long enough to get a nod! Ha! Usher WILL be there, though! Along with [...]
A dream last night, with Kathy Acker in it: something that evaporated in layers as I woke up, full of noisy fragments, from the summer we went to the piers at night, Kathy in a sailor suit and cap, I in a silk Donna Karan blouse, white...Show More Summary
Birthday shoutouts go to Joe Dallesandro (above), who is 64, Bebe Neuwirth is 54, Val Kilmer is 53, and Donna Summer would have been 64. We wish all of you a very happy and safe New Year's Eve. We'll have Briefs and a couple of special posts tomorrow, then we'll be back to a regular schedule on Wednesday. Show More Summary
A hanging homage to Summer’s 1978 album, “Live and More.”
It's strange that in a year when the two biggest pop music stories dealt with the renaissances that R&B and dance music are undergoing, we lost icons from those respective genres: Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. Long gone is the time...Show More Summary
Click over to Billboard for their photo essay on this year's passings in the pop music world. Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch, Don Cornelius, Davy Jones, Robin Gibb, Etta James, Dick Clark...and on and on. I can't remember the last time to many huge names died in the same year.