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Ed Sheeran's backstage demands aren't what you think

Rock n' rollers and music superstars are known for their usually outrageous backstage demands before their shows.  Justin Bieber reportedly requested a "yoga casket," jacuzzi and even food named after his hits prior to a recent performance in Mumbai, while Lady Gaga once asked...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:10pm

Trump's super-conservative new lawyer has a rock band that critics have indicted

President Trump's new personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, has made some questionable moves recently. The most prominent: Appearing on last Sunday's news shows and insisting the president was not under investigation, contradicting the president's own admission on Twitter that he was. In one...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:52pm

Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy dies at 42

Prodigy, half of the New York City hip-hop crew Mobb Deep, died Tuesday at the age of 42. "It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep," Mobb Deep's...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:58pm

Sen. Ben Sasse tormented by someone signing him up for Nickelback emails

While his caucus continued to punk the American public by refusing to allow anyone to see the healthcare bill that could kick 23 million Americans off health insurance, Ben Sasse, the Republican senator from Nebraska, experienced a fate that's second worst to lifetime benefit caps: Someone kept...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:53pm

Whitney Houston was never ready for fame, says new documentary

Before the millions of record sales, hundreds of awards and international acclaim, Whitney Houston was simply "Nippy from Newark", a naive young girl, ill prepared for fame. A new documentary, titled "Can I Be Me", looks at how Houston, who graduated from child performer to...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:30pm

The worst part of 'All Eyez on Me' is how it handles 2Pac's alleged sexual assault

We don’t want to dogpile on “All Eyez on Me,” the new 2Pac movie, any more than we have already. It’s a bad film, but it’s the kind of bad film that tries so, so hard to be good. It just has too many things conspired against it — including, we should note, a...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:36pm

Obama sends message to Jay Z for Songwriters Hall of Fame — and possibly lets a big secret slip

Last night, Jay Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and received one of the biggest congratulatory messages anyone could get — a thank you for from former President Barack Obama. Jay Z took to Twitter to share a list of the many people who have inspired him through the...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 1:09pm

'All Eyez on Me' is a depressingly awful movie that fails 2Pac

‘All Eyez on Me’ Director: Benny Boom Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira Rating: R 2 (out of 5) Globes It’s no fun to report that the 2Pac movie is bad. Bad comes in many flavors, and “All Eyez on Me” is bad in a way that breaks your heart. It’s...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:13pm

5 songs to rock out to before Dead and Company’s Fenway Park show

Local Deadheads are in for a treat this weekend as Dead and Company makes its highly anticipated Fenway Park return. Comprised of Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, as well as New England's own John Mayer, the superband will perform at back-to-back shows in...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 1:18pm

Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher's feud is exactly what made Oasis so great

Looking at the news from Great Britain this week some of you might have been mistaken for thinking it was the mid-1990s all over again: a Conservative government embarrassed itself in a general election, and the media once again clung to a quarrel between Liam and Noel Gallagher, the estranged...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 5:50pm

Boston Pops and BSO team up for a free Franklin Park show

The Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra will make history this fall. The storied institutions are teaming up for a free concert in Franklin Park on October 1. The event will mark the first time that the BSO has performed at the Roxbury park in its 136-year history, as well as the first time...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Common on the love story behind 'Megan Leavey'

There aren’t many people as positive as Common. On his records, he speaks truth to power. In person, though, he’s all about love — a word he uses as though it was about to go out of style. In the drama “Megan Leavey,” the rapper-actor, 45, plays another tough character...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 4:23pm

Phil Collins postpones London concerts after gashing head

British pop singer Phil Collins has canceled two London concerts due to take place this week after gashing his head in a fall at his hotel, his concert promoter said. Collins, 66, slipped while going to the toilet on Wednesday night and hit his head on a chair, according to the promoter, Live...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:54pm

See Dave Matthews play tearjerking tribute to friend Gregg Allman

Summertime means three things: Hot weather, complaining about the aforementioned and Dave Matthews hitting the road in his perennial gig as King of the Outdoor Amphitheater Tour. This summer, the full band is taking a break, and he’s on an acoustic zigzag across the country with longtime...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:56pm

Iman posted a heartbreaking tribute to David Bowie for their 25th anniversary

We miss David Bowie every day. It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half since the rock god suddenly passed — just three days after the release of his last record, the rightfully acclaimed “Blackstar.” Yesterday, June 6, Iman, Bowie’s widow, made us cry: She posted to...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 2:08pm

Lady Gaga, Billy Joel and more can’t miss concerts at Fenway Park

There are more than a few reasons to hit up Fenway Park this summer besides cheering on the Red Sox. The Plainridge Park Casino Fenway Concert Series is bringing some pretty big acts to Boston, from rock legends and pop stars to folk icons and country crooners. Check out which shows you shouldn...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:50am

R&B star Brandy hospitalized for losing consciousness on plane at LAX

R&B singer and actress Brandy Norwood was reportedly involved in a scary situation at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning. According to KABC, police and paramedics responded to a report of a passenger who was "unconscious or almost unconscious" soon after boarding a...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:08pm

South Boston’s Supper Club invites you to a Prince birthday bash

Prince may have left his large fan base early in his lifetime, but Boston admirers of the pop icon can relive his musical legacy next week at the Supper Club at Capo in South Boston. Tribute band LoVeSEXY celebrates Prince’s 58th birthday with a lineup of his biggest hits, including the...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:05pm

Portugal. The Man is kicking up some major '60s vibes with the new album 'Woodstock'

What you’re about to hear almost didn’t happen. Portugal. The Man drops its new record June 16 and kicks off its tour at the House of Blues in Boston this Thursday, but the album and show have been a long time coming. The band hadn’t put out a record since 2013, and the record...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 1:17pm

Singer Olivia Newton-John says breast cancer has returned

"Grease" actress and singer Olivia Newton-John said on Tuesday that her breast cancer has returned and spread to her lower back. Newton-John, 68, who became an advocate for healthy living and medical research after her first bout with breast cancer in 1992, will undergo radiation...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 8:21pm