In 1984, composer Giorgio Moroder completed a new restoration and edit of Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi odyssey Metropolis, setting the visuals to a soundtrack of pulsing disco and the era's best known singers. Queen front man Freddie Mercury collaborated with Moroder on "Love Kills," the singer's first solo release outside...
Forget CNN or The New York Times — the only person who truly understands Hillary Clinton is '70s disco queen, Donna Summers. Earlier today, Senator Tom Carper tried to muster enthusiasm for Hillary at a rally in his home state of Delaware. Show More Summary
Senator Tom Carper of Delaware started a call-and-response chant using lyrics from the Donna Summer song "She Works Hard for the Money" at a Clinton rally in Wilmington.
Guy Pearce and Australia’s disco queen Kylie Minogue both appeared in Australia’s hit soap Neighbours, which is so embedded in the culture there that it might as well be tradition. That was more than 30 years ago, but it’s just been announced that the two of them will once again be co-starring, this time in the […]
A person’s taste in music used to speak a thousand words. Back in the day, the concept of a punk rocker courting with a disco queen was simply unheard of. These days, however, music is so freely crossbred and consumed that the focus on an individual genre, artist or music subculture (RIP) has become somewhat […]
Sisters are doing it for themselves — with a glitzy assist from an on-the-run disco queen wannabe — in Lincolnshire. And unless you've given up silly-but-soulful musicals for Lent, Marriott Theatre's production of "Sister Act" mostly hits the sweet spot in female empowerment set to an ersatz-Seventies...
Ten years after getting their start as pointy-haired emo-glam show ponies, Panic! at the Disco are now a vehicle for frontman Brendon Urie, who describes their fifth LP as "a mix between Sinatra and Queen." That means a little more glitzy polish and loads of gloppy decadence ("I lost a...
Next Up On The Brooklyn Imprint's Acclaimed Edit Series Is A 12" Kicking Off With "The Queen On Her Throne."
Oh joy, oh rapture! After what seems like an eternity, the Queen is back! Missy Elliott dropped a new video out of nowhere this morning and it's everything you need right now. Get into this disco ball suit: Get into this choreo: Related...Show More Summary
When Donna Summer passed away in 2012 from lung cancer it was a shock as we all were weaned on the voice of the Queen of Disco. For all her songs we sang and danced to, she always had our unconditional love.
The name Grace Jones inspires thoughts of tribal queens, disco legends, striking features, and for those of us who are fans of B-horror movies, crazy, red-haired, blue-eyed vampires. She also inspires fierceness, of doing things one’s own way, of being combative when you need to be, and of not backing down when you’re doing what... Show More Summary
Embracing all the best and worst of the ’70s and ’80s, Club 78 is a kitschy retro party that happens every second month at Ostend’s Union Halle in Frankfurt. With elaborate laser lights, mirror balls, disco music, drag queens, live performances, and more, it’s really no surprise Club 78 has been going strong for 20 […]
Forty years ago, the "Queen of Disco," Donna Summer, released her 'Love to Love You Baby' album. The Boombox takes a look back at how she set the standard for the modern-day singing sex kitten. Continue reading…
Turbans on the dance floor, a disco icon spinning Donna Summer on the turntables and a burlesque queen making a surprise appearance in a bathtub on stage... talk about a case of Saturday night fever.
We sent London-based musician Gabriel Stebbing—a Steely Dan nerd, who makes music as Night Works, and plays bass/guitar/keys with Christine and the Queens—to meet Mr. Moroder and this is what happened. The other day a dream of mine came true: I met Giorgio Moroder, the most influential producer electronic music has ever known. Show More Summary
Every gay man of a certain vintage is very familiar with these ladies. Via Eurweb: In case you haven’t heard, Disco queens Evelyn “Champagne” King, Martha Wash and Linda Clifford have come together as the “First Ladies of Disco.” Look...Show More Summary
The queens of the seventies dancefloor relished their dramatic trouser-suits and halterneck dresses. And now an FIT show brings YSL and Halson dramatically together.
Jerry Seinfeld was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night as a triple threat: performing stand-up, anointing Fallon with a world record, and best of all, discussing his worst stand-up experience. It involves a disco on Queens Boulevard in 1977, and a lot of terrible left-handed jokes. Watch it below. [ more › ]
This week marks the 40th anniversary of Sheer Heart Attack, the album which — by most accounts — launched Queen to international, tight-leather-clad stardom. But rather than watching a fur-covered Freddie Mercury doing his thing (as excellent as that would be), here’s Panic at the Disco’s cover of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which provides a pretty fitting homage. More »
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Sheer Heart Attack, the album which, by most accounts, launched Queen to international tight-leather-clad stardom. But rather than watching a fur-covered Freddie Mercury doing his thing (excellent though that would be), here's Panic at the Disco's cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which provides a pretty fitting homage. Read more...