Giveaway: BANKS’ debut album ‘Goddess’

BANKS

Hey hey–happy Friday y'all! I've got a great giveaway to end the week with ... three of you will walk off with BANKS' debut album Goddess (iTunes), which just dropped this past Tuesday. I was a casual fan of LA-based singer / songwriter BANKS up until the point I finally heard one of the most highly-anticipated albums of the year–which turned out to be FANTASTIC! It's definitely in the running for a spot on my top ten favorite albums of MORE

RIP: Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Dear Joan Rivers, Where do I even begin? I've been dreading writing this letter to you, yet I knew this day would come, as it comes for all of us eventually. I always swore when your number was up, I would lose my mind–which is happening but I'm trying to keep myself from becoming completely unglued because that would be a mess you certainly wouldn't want to clean up! Of course you wanted tears and you got 'em–including a week-long MORE

Links: Gaga is (more than) “Two Steps” behind Madonna

Madonna "Two Steps Behind Me" Lady Gaga Diss Track

→ Madonna disses Lady Gaga on her rumored upcoming track "Two Steps Behind Me" The Blemish → Adam Levine feels 'slightly more masculine, more like a man' now that he's married Celebitchy → Beyoncé and Jay Z's Labor Day PDA puts an end to those rampant divorce rumors! PopSugar → Oh Dear: Girls' Lena Dunham Instagrammed a photo of herself just as she woke up ... SOW → Truth: Courtney Stodden will never come close to MORE

Giveaway: Sinéad O’Connor’s ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss’

Sinéad O'Connor 'Im Not Bossy, I'm The Boss'

I've got an awesome giveaway today ... Sinéad O'Connor's fantastic new album, I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss (iTunes), which dropped last week via Nettwerk. I've been a big fan of Sinéad's for years now (I still LOVE her debut album, 1987's The Lion and The Cobra), even though I did lose touch with her a bit over the past couple of (eccentric) years, I'm happy to report that Sinéad is back in such a major way with this release–it's easily her MORE

Annie Lennox previews tracks from ‘Nostalgia’

Annie Lennox / Nostalgia

Last week I had the privilege of attending a private and very fancy listening party held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Masonic Lodge (such a perfectly cool and spooky venue) for music legend and icon, Annie Lennox's sixth studio album–Nostalgia, due out in October. Once I received the invite, there was no question in my mind, I had to attend this. I've been huge fan of Annie's for over thirty years now, I still remember seeing the music MORE

RIP: Robin Williams

Robin Williams

I'm still in a state of complete shock from hearing the tragic news of (comedian, actor and all around awesome human being) Robin Williams' sudden passing at the age of 63. His lifeless body was discovered in his Tiburon home just north of San Francisco around noon–preliminary reports have his death attributed to self-inflicted asphyxiation (suicide). We all know Robin had numerous struggles while in Hollywood's spotlight including drug and MORE

Watch: Sinéad O’Connor’s “Take Me To Church”

Sinéad O'Connor "Take Me To Church"

Everyone should know by now how much I love Sinéad O'Connor ... this goes back many years–to when she first hit the music scene back in 1987 (I was eleven, she was twenty) with her incredible debut album, The Lion and the Cobra (that still seriously holds up today–almost two decades later). Over the years the controversial Irish singer / songwriter (now 47) has had her fair share of ups and downs (that's putting it lightly) yet right now MORE

Links: A 352-page book of Kim Kardashian’s selfies?!

Kim Kardashian

→ Things We Don't Want To See: Kim Kardashian upcoming book of her selfies! Evil Beet → Jennifer Aniston: Justin Theroux 'will put a gun to my head' if I get fillers like Botox! Celebitchy → Britney Spears is flaunting her (26th) new body with some very sexy pictures ... PopSugar → Jared Leto has been looking like Jesus for a while–now he is taking it even further ... SOW → Perennially constipated Kristen Stewart MORE

Song of the Summer … Katy Perry’s #ThisIsHowWeDo?

Katy Perry "This Is How We Do"

I kept wondering when Katy Perry would get around to releasing "This Is How We Do" as a single off Prism–months ago when I first heard the upbeat track, hit was written all over it plus I felt it had strong potential to compete for the coveted title of pop song of the summer. Last week "This Is How We Do" finally got the music video treatment (after becoming Prism's fifth official single) and it's so much fun–a perfectly mixed bag of colorful MORE

Watch: Tori Amos’ touching “Promise” video

Tori Amos and Tash

I've been on a big Tori Amos kick as of late, not only did she release a stellar new album, Unrepentant Geraldines (iTunes), I recently caught her spectacular show here in Los Angeles at the Greek a few weeks ago. As most of you know, Ms. Amos is hands down my favorite musician, having been a huge fan since the release of Little Earthquakes back in '91. This past week Tori dropped a music video for the duet "Promise" off the new album and MORE

Watch: Lily Allen’s “As Long As I Got You”

Lily Allen "As Long As I Got You"

Here's the latest music video from my British darling Lily Allen for "As Long As I Got You," which was filmed at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The super catchy song serves as the latest single off Lily's spectacular and brilliantly cheeky third studio album, Sheezus (iTunes)–which is easily going to be my top favorite album of 2014. However, I will say that Sia is seriously giving Ms. Allen a run for her money with the recent release of her MORE

‘We Will Rock You’ electrifies Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre

We Will Rock You

Recently I attended the Los Angeles premiere of We Will Rock You, which is playing at downtown's Ahmanson Theatre (now through August 24th), and to be honest my expectations were quite low. The show had been running for over a decade in London's West End theatre district, and some of the reviews I found were not exactly kind. Yet by the end of We Will Rock You (featuring the legendary music of Queen), the extravagant and over the top production MORE

Don’t miss Michael Urie in ‘Buyer & Cellar’ in LA!

Buyer & Cellar

I had only heard fab things about the off Broadway play, Buyer & Cellar, starring cutie Michael Urie (of Ugly Betty fame–who else misses that show?), so I was thrilled to hear Michael would be reprising his role here in Los Angeles. Last weekend I attended the official opening night at Center Theatre Group's intimate Mark Taper Forum, and I'm happy to report that show was everything I thought it would be–and more! Buyer & Cellar tells the MORE

Giveaway: Tickets to see Tori Amos at LA’s Greek Theatre!

Tori Amos

Do not pass up the chance to win a pair of Tori Amos tickets to her Los Angeles show at the Greek Theatre, one week from Wednesday - July 23rd! I've easily seen Tori over 20x live, and she always puts on the most INCREDIBLE shows (with different setlists at each stop along the way), Tori still remains my favorite musician of all-time, I just LOVE her. I'll be sitting in the fourth row next week, I've been waiting for this show for months now. All MORE