After a successful stint in rehab, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has triumphantly returned to the stage in March and reconnecting with fans on the road without incident – until now. Taking to his Instagram account, Armstrong posted a picture of K-pop star Psy, and what he had to say about the “Gangnam Style” hit-maker was far from congratulatory. “This dude is the herpes of music,” Armstong wrote. “Once you think it’s gone, it comes back.” The Green Day singer also added a series of hashtags: #herpes, #flarup and #pleasegoaway. Posted on Tuesday (May 7), by the following day the missive has generated more than 20,000 “likes” from Instagram users, with nearly 2000 comments from fans mostly agreeing with Armstrong’s commentary.
Buzz Track: Great Big Crush
New comer Michaela Grace, a country artist has arrived on the scene. When she was eight she won her first talent competition singing Reba McIntyre’s “Why Haven’t I Heard From You”. She was invited to Nashville to co-write and record with producers and songwriters who have written for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Lady Antebellum. She released her first EP titled Infinite and will perform at
the Prophet Bar on May 18th in Dallas.
Buzz Track: We Were Just Kids
Kings favorite Radical Something has released a new single and music video off their upcoming Album titled ‘We Were Just Kids’. The song has already cracked top #100 on iTunes Alternative Songs chart and is featured on Twitter Music as the #1 Emerging Song. Their last EP No Sweat which was released in February 2012, reached #6 on the iTunes Overall Albums charts and #33 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, headlining over 60 shows throughout the U.S.
One of Justin Bieber’s hit songs is the target of a $10 million copyright infringement lawsuit that also accuses Bieber’s mentor, R&B singer Usher, of funneling the song to the teen pop star.
R&B singer Devin Copeland, known professionally as De Rico, and songwriter Mareio Overton filed a lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Virginia alleging that they came up with the song “Somebody to Love.” Bieber, who is managed by one of Usher’s business ventures, released “Somebody to Love” in 2010 with Usher also singing on the recording. The song peaked at No. 15 on the U.S. Billboard chart.
Copeland and Overton allege that “Somebody to Love” has the same title, time signature, underlying beat pattern as well as similar chords and share similar lyrics, including the chorus “I … need somebody to love.” “There is essentially a zero probability for the number of points of congruence between the two versions of ‘Somebody to Love,’” Copeland and Overton said in the lawsuit.
Bieber, songwriter Heather Bright and the Stereotypes are credited as the writers of Bieber’s “Somebody to Love.” Read more
Buzz Track: One Of Your Sons
Last of the Wildmen has been in a constant state of evolution since its formation in February of 2012. What began as an acoustic/folk side project has grown into a full volume, five-piece rock band. The band is built around their live show and plans to be on the road for most of the year. The band just released their first full length in March and standout tracks include One Of Your Sons, Drifter, and Earthquake. This is a band to watch in 2013.
It’s a diplomatic failure at the highest level: Bill Clinton couldn’t get Led Zeppelin to reunite.
The CBS “60 Minutes Overtime” webcast reported Monday that the former president was enlisted to ask the British rock gods to get back together last year for the Superstorm Sandy benefit concert in New York City. He asked, they said no.
David Saltzman of the Robin Hood Foundation says he and film executive Harvey Weinstein flew to Washington to ask Clinton to make the plea. Led Zeppelin’s surviving members Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were in Washington just before the Sandy concert for the Kennedy Center Honors.
Led Zeppelin last played publicly at a one-night reunion in London in 2007.
Buzz Track: Good Man
Singer songwriter Micah Bentley has been supported by fans since he wrote and recorded a local success “My Heart Beats Fast” in 2004. He got his start at coffee shops and concert venues in Phoenix. Check out his latest track Good Man produced by David Bendeth (Paramore).
Buzz Track: Wanted
Kings favorite Kylie Odetta has released a brand new single titled “Wanted” along with a music video.
Kylie, a singer-songwriter-actress burst onto the scene with an infectious sound that pays homage to her Greenville, South Carolina roots. Her last video for the track “Bad Addiction,” has already garnered over a million views on YouTube. Her latest EP was produced by Matt LaPlant who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber. She has opened for Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, and Kellie Pickler.