Daily Archives: May 14, 2017

Inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit Closes with Strong Attendance and 390+ Live Shows

Flying Lotus performs on the Main Stage at the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit in Seattle on May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Rob Mar | Visit www.UpstreamMusicFest.com for more information.SEATTLE, May 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Upstream Music Fest + Summit (www.UpstreamMusicFest.com) concluded last night following three days of live performances by more than 360 emerging and main stage artists as well as keynote discussions with Macklemore, Quincy Jones, Dr. Portia…

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See Harry Styles' Unique Spin on Kanye West's 'Ultralight Beam'

Harry Styles staged a surprise gig at London’s Garage Saturday night – his first full concert as a solo artist – with the singer performing 10 songs of his debut LP as well as One Direction‘s “Stockholm Syndrome” and a cover of Kanye West‘s “Ultralight Beam.”

For the Life of Pablo opener, Styles stripped away the gospel elements of the track, giving it a moody Purple Rain makeover that radically transformed the West song into its own distinct rendition.

The Garage concert also featured the live debut of Harry Styles songs “Meet Me in the Hallway,” “Woman,” “Only Angel,” “From the Dining Table” and “Kiwi.”

On Monday, Styles will begin a weeklong residence as musical guest on James Corden’s Late Late Show. Styles’ world tour in support of his new album begins September 19th in San Francisco.

In his Rolling Stone cover story, Styles talked about his anxiety as he approached a solo career.

“I mean, I’ve never done this before,” he said. “I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. I’m happy I found this band and these musicians, where you can be vulnerable enough to put yourself out there. I’m still learning …  but it’s my favorite lesson.”

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BRATS to Release Bonus International Content for Ainikoiyo / Nounai Shoukyo Game

Japanese girls rock band BRATS will release their double-A-side single “Ainikoiyo”/”Nounai Shoukyo Game” on digital platforms worldwide with bonus international content on May 25, one month before the CD release of the single in Japan. …Read More

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Samantha Scarlette Hosts New Radio Show

Rock singer Samantha Scarlette has teamed up with radio personality/podcaster Eddie Barella & idobi Radio for a new paranormal themed radio show. BLACKOUT with Samantha Scarlette & Eddie Barella premiered Friday May 5th at 11pm …Read More

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Watch Axl Rose Perform With Billy Joel in Los Angeles

Axl Rose made a surprise appearance onstage during Billy Joel‘s Saturday concert at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, with the Guns N’ Roses singer joining the Piano Man on a pair of songs, a cover of AC/DC‘s “Highway to Hell” and Joel’s own “Big Shot.”

Joel has frequently performed “Highway to Hell” during his main set in recent years, often recruiting his roadie “Chainsaw” to sing lead vocals.

However, at Dodger Stadium, Rose – who notably substituted for longtime AC/DC singer Brian Johnson for the band’s final Rock or Bust shows – was a natural fit to handle “Highway to Hell.”

During the encores, Rose again surfaced onstage, this time to ably deliver vocals on “Big Shot.”

Rose wasn’t the only surprise guest at Joel’s Dodger Stadium gig: Pink also stopped by to perform “New York State of Mind” with the singer before performing her own “Try.”

Joel’s concerts have become known for all-star cameos in recent months, with the singer recruiting everyone from Kevin Spacey and Kevin James to Joan Jett and John Mellencamp to join him onstage.

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