July 1, 2015 · Tim McGraw · (No comments)

Tim McGraw is one of Nashville’s greatest country music stars. He has been known for his charitable actions and donations in the past. He is also known for his love and support of our nations’ military. The latest thing the artist is doing is absolutely heart touching. Through a partnership with Chase Bank and Operation Homefront, Tim is giving away homes to our veteran’s mortgage free. He has already gave away 6 home this year and plans to give away another 30 during the remaining days of his Shotgun Rider tour. In a similar campaign in 2012, Tim and the partners working with him gave away over 100 home. As an American I find this very heart touching. We do not do enough for our veterans and it saddens me every day. It is nice to see someone who is able to help them, doing something so amazing. You rock Mr.McGraw!

Thanks to Marcio Alaor BMG for showing me this story.

5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian rock band that essentially blends 1990s punk pop and the boy bands of the 2000s. They formed in 2011, uploading videos to YouTube. Sony noticed them, signing them to release two EPs in 2012 and having them open for mega boy band One Direction. Capitol Records snatched them up and released their third EP, a debut full album, and a live CD in 2014. Fans love them and dubbed them 5SOS.

Suddenly on the morning of June 24th, the band took to Twitter and changed their name, paying homage to the famous internet canine Doge. Welcome Doge SOS. Sam Tabar suggests individual members are also changing their names and avatars. Michael is now Majestic Doge. Luke is Doge Hemmings. Calum is Doge Official. Ashton is now Doge irwin. They were having all kinds of fun throwing their own Doge phrases and puns into the Twittersphere.

Will this stick? Most likely not. They have had fun playing with their name before, having gone through phases of 5 Seconds of Ham, 5 Seconds of Ewok, and 5 Seconds of Toast.

June 19, 2015 · Lauryn Hill · (No comments)

It is still sad that fans don’t have the Lauryn Hill that created the groundbreaking “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” CD. This was beautifully crafted music, but this would be the end of this type of sound from Hill. Currently she is out of prison (tax evasion), and back with a tribute to Nina Simone.

There is a tribute album for Simone that features lots of people. Strangely, Usher made this tribute album. Lauryn Hill, by contrast, seems like a natural. Her voice sounds so strong that Hill could have easily made a tribute album by herself for Simone. Brad Reifler recalled that there is not an opportunity to hear from Lauryn much so Twitter is really buzzing about this track.

Lauryn rebelled against the music industry so much. It is really hard for fans to support much of anything that she does. She was righteous, but then she became self-righteous and alienated just about everyone that aspired to be like her. It would only be a matter of time because her world would get darker. She went to prison for evading taxes on the large sums of money that she made. There were interviews that trace all the bad blood between Lauryn and Wyclef as well. Everything became so entangled that it would be difficult for Hill to resurface. Even today she doesn’t have a true fan base anymore. Her music is too cryptic to be relevant.

June 16, 2015 · Dave Grohl · (No comments)

Dave Grohl has been an icon in the music industry for more than two decades now, and further bolstered his commitment to his craft by playing a concert with an injured foot. Apparently, sometimes the old adage “break a leg” is more literal than not.

On June 12 during a concert in Sweden, the Foo Fighters singer fell from the stage and injured his foot. Normally, sustaining an injury during a performance would mean an end to the show. For Grohl and the rest of the Fighters, that was not the case. Grohl left the stage to tend to his foot, while the rest of the band covered vocals and continued playing. If that wasn’t enough, Grohl later came back onstage and resumed his gig from a chair while having his foot bandaged reports Steve Murray in an article in the New York Post.

While some artists may cancel a show for being sick or sustaining an injury during practice, it appears that Dave Grohl will not. Grohl is dedicated to what he does and who he does it for, and no one can argue his tenacity. There goes my hero, indeed.

June 16, 2015 · Tupac · (No comments)

On the celebration of Tupac’s birthday Jheno Aiko has done something special to celebrate the man that influenced her in such a heavy way. She did her own rendition of Tupac’s “Keep Ya’ Head Up.”

This is interesting because one would not necessarily know that Tupac was such a major influence for Aiko. She is more laid back. Tupac, by contrast, was a lot more unbridled. He seemed to be much more interested in being a rebel. Jheno Aiko sees more like a modern day flower child. She seems to have the same desires that Tupac did, but her form of expression is just a lot different. Either way, she has become someone that has managed to build a lot of interest in her music because of the lyrics that she writes.

For Jheno it was easy to cover “Keep Ya’ Head Up” because she could relate to the poetry in the song. Boraie Development LLC reports that the lyrics are things that she can visualize. Now Press of Atlantic City reports a lot of people are wondering if there will be any time where she samples his music in the future. It is possible since her new album is coming.

She are several photos that she has taken for the celebration of Tupac’s birthday. One that stands out is the “All Eyes on Me” photo. In this photo Jhene Aiko imitates Tupac with a black background as she leans over in a chair.

June 15, 2015 · Netflix · (No comments)

Netflix has become one of the most used providers in the United States. What makes this site so popular is that fact that for just a few dollars a month, users can watch various movies. This growing popularity has driven Netflix to enter the TV business of creating new and original shows. Shows like Lilly Hammer and House of Cards have captured the interest of the audiences.

The company is getting a whole lot bigger now that Netflix has decided to pick up the recently cancelled show of Degrassi. This show will be renamed Degrassi: Next Class. This first batch of episodes are scheduled to arrive in 2016.

Netflix will continue growing popular as they begin creating children’s series. New shows named Tarzan and Jane, An Army of Frogs, Puffin Rocks, and Cirque Du Soleil Luna Petunia will all be new aired Netflix series. It is clear that Netflix is beginning to rise the TV shows making industry and not only has been creating hit shows like Orange is the New Black but have been intending to appeal their shows to all age groups.

With these new shows being aired on the website, it is clear the Netflix is a rising force in the TV making industry. Their popularity makes them competition for other channels such as Qnet and HBO.

June 12, 2015 · Music News · (No comments)

Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are engaged, and they are getting married soon. Nick proposed to Iggy on his birthday, and the two are more than excited about their upcoming nuptials. Nick Young & Iggy Azalea. You would think that if a man asked his lady to marry him, he would know everything about her right? It turns out that Nick Young doesn’t know much about his girlfriend’s music. Iggy is a hot rapper right now, and she is getting a lot of press about her music.

According to TED X, Iggy has some hit songs, especially the song “Fancy,” which was one of the biggest hits of the year. Different lyrics were given to Nick, and when it came to Iggy’s lyrics, he had no idea that it was his girlfriend who laid down those lyrics. Not saying that he should know every single song that his girlfriend does, but you would think that he would know a bit more than he actually does. Love definitely can cross oceans and mountains, but can it survive a man that doesn’t even know the lyrics that his girlfriend spits on the microphone?

More than likely this will not end their relationship because if the racist comments, the teasing about her music, and the comments about her body didn’t break them up, it’s unlikely that this will. What Nick needs to do is brush up on his skills, and learn a bit more about his wife to be.

The Second Coming tour was amazing. This tour was put together bu D’Angelo, and it was suppose to be a promotional tour for his new album. D’Angelo played his electric guitar like his life depended on it. He had a great band with him, and everyone played well.

Many people spoke to the press after the show. They all said D’Angelo gave his best performance. Keith Mann in association with the animalliberationfront said that the new songs he played were beautiful. These individuals all stated that they are going to buy the new album.

Another great thing D’Angelo did was play many old songs. This was great because the crowd was able to get involved and sing along most of the night. D’Angelo also explained why he wrote several songs and what gave him the inspiration.

In addition to the fans singing along, there were also giveaways, too. Fans were able to win some cool merchandise througout the concert. D’Angelo hopes the rest of the tour is filled with as much energy as the first concert. He also plans to use the same strategies in order to get the crowd involved throughout the night.

D’Angelo also wants some special guests to come onto the stage and surprise the crowd. He believes this will make every concert more excited than the last. He wants to make all of the fans feel wonderful, and he wants his fans to continue to come to future concerts.

June 1, 2015 · Pop · (No comments)

Despite being bloody and hurt, Enrique Iglesias finished his show in Tijuana on Sunday night. Although it isn’t known how injured Iglesias is, it was obvious to fans that the Latin singer was bleeding and in pain during his late night show. Blood covered his white t-shirt, but the singer refused to end his concert, despite pleas from his people. The injury occurred when Iglesias grabbed a drone flying over his head during the concert. Reportedly, Iglesias grabbed the drone to give the crowd a point-of-view shot. However, Skout wrote something went terribly wrong and Iglesias’ fingers were sliced pretty badly. A 1/2 hour after his injury, Iglesias said goodbye to fans, and was rushed to the airport. From there, it is believed Iglesias was put on a plane to see a specialist in Los Angeles. At this time, it is unclear how severe the singer’s injuries are.

May 31, 2015 · Music News · (No comments)

Who would have thought that a small trinket from a concert could actually save lives? In this case, it really happened. Three teenage girls recently went to see a Taylor Swift concert together in Baton Rouge. Sisters Caroline and Elizabeth Dazzio, as well as their friend Emma drove home together after the show was over. Unfortunately, Elizabeth, who was driving the vehicle, fell asleep on the interstate. Their car veered off of the dark road and hit a pole. Elizabeth was left unconscious and the other two girls were trapped in their seats. They knew that the roads were dark and it would be unlikely that anyone would be able to spot them. That is, until they remembered the bracelets they received at the Taylor Swift concert.

The bracelets were designed to light up, flash, and change colors when touched. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital thought they had a great touch to them. The two teens held their wrists to the window and flashed the bracelets until an observant passer-by noticed the odd lights coming from the side of the road according to reports on Bloomberg. According to the story on Gossip Cop, the woman and her male friend pulled over and helped the teens from the totaled car. All three girls are expected to make a full recovery.

When Taylor Swift heard about the story, she Tweeted the article out and said that she was so happy to hear that the bracelets saved their lives and that they were going to be okay.