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Rob Zombie’s guitarist John 5 explains ‘ugly’ incident with Marilyn Manson at Detroit show (with video)
Photo courtesy of John-5.com DETROIT, MI – Rob Zombie’s top guitarist John 5, a 42-year-old Grosse Pointe native, didn’t hesitate Tuesday to explain what caused a rift between his boss and Marilyn Manson during a Detroit show last fall. John 5, whose real name is John William Lowery, didn’t beat…
Country music has been good to the rapper Nelly, and he’s back in Music City because of it.
Nelly will perform the crossover hit “Cruise” with country duo Florida Georgia Line during the CMT Music Awards. The imaginary, but once impenetrable, lines between American music genres are blurring more each day, and Nelly’s happy to serve as an eraser.
“Obviously our views today aren’t the same as our grandparents’, so when you look at the way the youth migrates and the way everything intertwines, the Internet has brought so many people together around the world in the same place at the same time,” said Nelly, who’s also scored a hit with Tim McGraw.
“Music was only in line to be integrated like that. It’s a beautiful thing because you want your kids to be multifaceted. You want your kids to experience a lot more than you did as a child,” he said. “So I welcome it. My kids are Taylor Swift fans. They love Florida Georgia Line. But they also love Lil Wayne.”
More than any of the legion of country music honors shows, the CMT Awards have helped push boundaries. Nelly’s not the first rapper to appear, and rockers like Lenny Kravitz, who will perform with co-host Jason Aldean, are common as well.
The fan-voted awards show will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Aldean hosts with actress Kristen Bell.
Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and Luke Bryan lead with four nominations apiece. They’re among 10 nominees for top honor video of the year. Six finalists will be announced for the award at the top of the show and fans will vote for a winner at the network’s website during the broadcast. Voting in other categories has closed.
Aldean and Kenny Chesney are among the acts with three nominations.
The awards usually are overshadowed by performances, off-brand celebrity appearances and the occasional weird mashup.
Take Wednesday night’s announced kickoff segment. It will feature country heavyweights Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan and…Dr. Drew Pinsky, Kelsey Grammer, Lorraine Bracco and Vince Vaughn.
The network doesn’t describe what this unlikely group of eight will be doing together.
Underwood will pay tribute to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes during the show. And Swift, Bryan, Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum with Darius Rucker also will perform. Presenters include Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran, “Dancing with the Stars” winner Kellie Pickler, brothers Kevin and Michael Bacon and Lisa Marie Presley.
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Miley Cyrus is on top of the charts once again! The pop singer just released a new single and it has reached the top of the iTunes charts. She stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat about it and all the things going on in her life. During the interview, she wore a pretty racy white outfit that…
The mother of Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars, 27, has died in Honolulu, Hawaii at Queens Medical Center, according to the Associated Press.
Bernadette Hernandez, 55, died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, according to a publicist for Mars’ label, there was no other information given.
Bernadette, a hula dancer and a singer immigrated from the Philippines and nurtured her son’s interest in music at an early age.
Mars — born Peter Gene Hernandez in Hawaii was just 4 when he began performing in his family’s show as an Elvis impersonator.
Our prayers go out to the Mars’ family.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have been subjected to rumors about marital strife, but now Shelton is opening up about their marriage and insisting he has nothing to hide.
During a Monday performance of “Irreplaceable” at Copenhagen’s Forum venue in Denmark, Beyonce, wearing a bedazzle bodysuit walked to the edge of the stage to greet fans and as she shook hands with a few concert-goers, one extremely happy male slapped her derriere as she walked away.
The mega star turned to the fan and said, “I will have you escorted out right now, all right?” Which can be seen and heard in footage on YouTube.
Beyonce or Sasha Fierce….not sure which one then sashayed away and continued singing.
Pretty sure her hubby Jay Z had a few choice words for the fan too.
The internet is abuzz with news that Andre 3000′s mother has been found dead in her suburban Georgia home. The sad news was just confirmed by Billboard, the multifaceted entertainer’s mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo has in fact passed away, a representative for Andre told the outlet.
Mrs. Sharon Benjamin-Hodo was the founder of The Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, which she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, GA — the church of her husband, Pastor Robert Hodo.
According to the reports, she was found dead in her Rex, Georgia home on what was her son’s 38th birthday.
Video News by NewsLook Mariah Carey suffers an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction during a live TV interview.
Video News by NewsLook With all of the attention surrounding the wrongful death lawsuit of Michael Jackson, sister Janet has stayed relatively out of the limelight. Little did we know that Janet has actually been doing great, so great in fact that she just joined the billionaire’s club!
Amber Rose stepped out with fiance Wiz Khalifa to the Billboard Music Awards last night. Dressed in a draping black dress with black strappy heels, Amber looked glamorous albeit a little more matronly than we’re used to. Nevertheless, Wiz and Amber cuddled and played on the blue carpet, then…
Ray Manzarek, co-founder of legendary 1960s group The Doors and creator of their signature organ sound, has died after a long battle with cancer, his manager said. He was 74. Manzarek formed the group — whose worldwide hits included “Light My Fire” and “L.A. Woman” — with Jim Morrison in 1965 after…
Second-year partnership includes user-generated music video and custom car giveaway Download image NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The love of cars and music come together again, as MediaCom announces the second year of partnership between Pennzoil® and country music superstar Tim McGraw. MediaCom…
Video News by NewsLook Singer Justin Bieber was badly booed at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, despite winning two awards on the night.
By Tawanda Cawthon
The 2013 Billboard Awards took off with a bang with NBC’s 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan at the helm, hosting the awards show. The funny man didn’t disappoint, cracking jokes on some of the nominees, presenters and whoever else that came into his view.
Taylor Swift walked away with eight awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for “Red.”
In her acceptance speech she said to the crowd, “you are the longest and best relationship I ever had.”
Touche’ Ms. Swift…
The singer topped her big night off with a colorful show stopping performance of her hit “22″ — starting backstage and working her way to the main stage on the back of a bike with help from a dozen background dancers and a flurry of red balloons, it was an epic performance.
R&B singer Miguel, too, had a show-stopping performance, though he seemed to kick a fan when he jumped over the crowd during a performance of his hit “Adorn.” The singer appeared to have landed part of his body on one girl, who walked away, and kicked another girl, who held her head low. Uh…that was very scary — praying for the injured fans. (check back for updates on this one.)
Bruno Mars and his band graced the stage in silky red suits mimicking the 70′s gold disco balls in all its glamor. Mars performed his new single, the upbeat and old-school flavored “Treasure.” A performance to be remembered…is all else I will say.
One of my favs Justin Bieber had three wins. When accepting the milestone award, he told the crowd, “I’m 19 years old; I think I’m doing a pretty good job. And basically from my heart I really just want to say it should really be about the music, it should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick,” he said. “I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken.”
Bieber performed with Will.i.am and solo when he sang “Take You” in leather pants, a leather vest and a black shirt that had one sleeve, as blue laser lights beamed.
Maroon 5 were also nominated for 11 awards and walked away with one win each in pre-telecast announcements. Gotye and Rihanna also were tied with four awards.
Miley Cyrus dazzled the red carpet as she promoted her new single, “We Can’t Stop.”
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards aired live Sunday on ABC.
What were some of your most memorable highlights? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Billboard.com contributed to this report
Video News by NewsLook Miley Cyrus is hotter than ever, so obviously everyone wants to know every single thing about her. We caught up with the most in demand woman at the ‘Maxim Hot 100′ party. She told us she has a way of handling the spotlight that is on her personal life right now.
Hip hop fans got a taste of Kanye West’s new single titled, ‘New Slaves’ on Friday. The soon to be hit also debuted on SNL Saturday, whereas the rapper, delivered a slam dunk performance for all the world to see. The full EP is set to drop sometime in June and is the rappers sixth studio album.
West’s promotional images were projected onto 66 different buildings in North America, Europe, and Australia.
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