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NFL Scrambles for Half Time Show Performers

by Ben LaScola
The NFL is settling for Maroon 5 as their performer for the 2019 halftime show after Rihanna turned down the offer, citing her support for Colin Kaepernick. It’s almost funny, picturing the NFL employee that had to call Rihanna’s agent, asking if she would be interested in doing the show. Surely the NFL might have […]

The Avett Brothers Will Headline Hurricane Florence Relief Concert

by Ben LaScola
On Tuesday, November 13, The Avett Brothers will host a benefit concert for Hurricane Florence relief in North Carolina. All proceeds will go towards helping survivors of the deadly storm that flooded areas of North and South Carolina, and Virginia during September. Future Islands and Valient Thorr will also perform. The event will be put […]

Led Zeppelin Will Return to Court to Defend “Stairway to Heaven”

by Ben LaScola
Led Zeppelin’s fight for “Stairway to Heaven” is not over yet.   Back in June of 2016, a federal court jury determined that Led Zeppelin, the English rock band that took the world by storm in the 1970’s, was not guilty of stealing the intro to their most famous song, “Stairway to Heaven.” The band […]

Childish Gambino Tour Postponed Due to Injury

by Ben LaScola
Donald Glover has had to postpone his current Childish Gambino tour “This Is America” due to a reported foot injury. On Monday, September 23rd, Glover was performing when he quickly left the stage 30 minutes before his set was scheduled to end.   The injury is forcing Glover to cancel his appearance at the Austin […]

Jack White Donates to Restore House from The Outsiders

by Ben LaScola
White Stripes vocalist and guitar player, Jack White has an eclectic taste that informs his genre-bending musical styles. Outside of the music realm, he is also a fan of one classic movie in particular: 1983’s The Outsiders. The Portland Press Herald writes that on Friday, September 22, White’s management confirmed that “he donated $30,000 to help […]

With Historic Emmy Win, John Legend Becomes Youngest to Achieve EGOT

by Ben LaScola
On Sunday, September 9th, at The Creative Arts Emmy Awards in LA, John Legend became the youngest performer to earn the coveted EGOT status by winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony award. Many of today’s biggest stars are not one trick ponies, but often directors, actors, comedians, writers, and musicians. Take Donald Glover’s […]