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For The First Time Ever, The Original Members Of KISS Cover ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

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For the first time in the 40+ year history of the rock band KISS, the original members of the group are featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. KISS has been featured on the cover of RS before but those covers featured replacement members of the group over the years (only original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have remained in the group since its creation). In honor of the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, Rolling Stone thought it was finally time for the original members of KISS (including Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) to get their very first RS cover. More »

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Confirmed: Frank Ocean Is In The Studio Working On A New Album

Photographic Proof

Last October we learned that singer/songwriter Frank Ocean wouldn’t be releasing new music at least until Summer 2014 and today, as Summer quickly approaches, we learn that Frank is finally hard at work on his sophomore album. Ocean was photographed by his photographer BFF Nabil in the recording studio putting together the music that will make up his follow-up to Channel Orange. Click below to see the full-size image and get excited! A new Frank Ocean album is definitely on the way! More »

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Watch: Beyoncé Releases A Promo Video For Her ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ World Tour 2014

"Welcome"
Hey, Mrs. Carter

Beyoncé, who spent half of 2013 snatching wigs left and right with her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, is currently touring Europe with the 2014 version of her tour and is managing to outdo all of the wig snatching she did last year with a newly revamped show. This new incarnation of the Mrs. Carter Show features some of the new songs she released on her newest album Beyoncé, much to the glee of her European fans. I was able to see Beyoncé‘s show twice last year but the show I saw was her old, pre-Beyoncé show. Click the embed above to see the promo video for the new version of the Mrs. Carter Show — which is a must see! If Bey is coming to your town, you better get tix. Man, I wish I could see this new version of the show. This video is just killing me right now.

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‘P. Diddy’ Will Become ‘Puff Daddy’ Again For His New Album ‘MMM’

"You can go to any hood, bet they know me"

Sean P. Diddy Combs has decided that in honor of the release of his firs solo album since 2006 he is going to revert back to his old name as Sean Puff Daddy Combs. Puffy is readying the release of a new album titled MMM and is teasing his new single Big Homie with the preview video you can see below. It’s unclear if this name change will be a permanent one or if Puff Daddy will only exist for the duration of his next music era but it sounds like it might be time to give a Peace the Spork Out to Diddy and welcome back with open arm the original Puff Daddy. More »

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Nick Cannon Wears Whiteface To Promote His New Album ‘White People Party Music’

Meet Connor Smallnut

So, I guess Nick Cannon has an album coming out next month and apparently it’s titled White People Party Music (tho, the release date is listed as 4/1/14 — which is April Fool’s Day so there’s that) and to promote this new album (which may or may not be fake), he thought it would be a good idea to wear Whiteface and become a Caucasian man named Connor Smallnut. Honestly, I have a hard time taking Nick Cannon seriously under most circumstances but seeing him in Whiteface promoting an album titled White People Party Music, yeah, I’m struggling right now. Clearly this Connor Smallnut thing is meant to illicit laughs but, undoubtedly, it’s bound to also inspire claims of racism. I mean, right? Isn’t that the point as well? Click below to see a photo and video of Nick in Whiteface and see what you make of any of this. More »

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A Venture Into The Valley

The TV Guide

Yesterday afternoon, after I ran a few errands, I made the LONG trek into the San Fernando Valley to meet up with and have dinner with my friends Gillian and Tim at one of my fave suburban eateries. Because I live on the LA side of the hill, I don’t have much access to the chain restaurants that I cannot help but love so whenever I get the chance to hang out with Gillian and Tim, we make plans to have dinner at a fun place. Yes, folks, I’m a Chili’s fan … I can’t help it. I’m happy to relay that my yearly visit to The Valley was really fun not only because of the food but because I got to spend time with a couple of very dear friends. More »

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A Musical Based On The Music Of The Go-Go’s Will Debut Next Year

Set in Elizabethan England

So, a musical based on the music of The Go-Go’s will debut at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival next year … which may sound a bit weird until you learn that the musical will be an Elizabethan period piece. Forsooth, I tellst you the truth. The show is called Head Over Heels and will feature a book written by Jeff Whitty and songs from the Go-Go’s music catalog. HMMM. This sounds … odd. Read on for more deets. More »

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Watch: Cher Kicks Off Her Final Concert Tour In Phoenix, AZ

'Dressed To Kill'

Last weekend we learned the sad news that Cher and longtime BFF/fashion designer Bob Mackie kinda broke up when after 42 years of working together on her amazing costumes, Mackie decided that he was too bizzy with other projects to design costumes for her final concert tour. As you may recall, Cher tweeted openly about her disappointment in Mackie‘s decision not to work with her. Last night, in Phoenix, AZ, Cher kicked off her Dressed To Kill Tour … but according to her, the show didn’t really go as smoothly as she would’ve liked. According to a series of tweets posted on her official Twitter profile, Cher reveals that she only got to try on her costumes and wigs mere hours before her first show last night. Click through the gallery presented here and then click below to read Cher‘s tweets (in her trademark, borderline illegible Cherspeak) regarding the start of her Dressed To Kill Tour last night as well as the show’s opening number. More »

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Watch: Lady Gaga Releases A Music Video Mini Film For ‘G.U.Y.’

11 1/2 minutes of Gaganess
An ARTPOP Film

Yesterday we saw a short behind the scenes video from the set of Lady Gaga‘s music video for her new single G.U.Y. Right now, we get to see the video … er, mini film in full. Clocking in at just over 11 1/2 minutes, Gaga‘s video for G.U.Y. is as over-the-top as you might expect (tho no one is vomiting on her, unfortunately). Not only do the ladies from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills appear in the video but so, too, does Bravo TV‘s Andy Cohen (who cameos as a floating head in the sky with a wonky eye). I’m not crazy about the song but the video is entertaining enough. I love me some RHOBH so, yeah, I can dig it. Can you? Check out the video in full above and see what you think.

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This Is What Your Favorite Bands Look Like As LEGO Characters

Pure Brilliance

Have you ever wondered what your favorite bands and music artists would look like if they were LEGO characters? Well, thanks to LEGO enthusiast and photographer Adly Syairi Ramly, we now know. If you can believe it, Ramly photographed and edited all of the LEGO minifigures featured in the gallery presented here using only his iPhone 5S. Not only has he managed to expertly portray these famous musicians in LEGO form but he was also able to turn his photos into works of art. You can follow Ramly HERE on Instagram which features many more of his LEGO photo creations. I think The Smiths photo is my fave but, really, all of his photos are remarkable. Enjoy.

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