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    July 5, 2011

    Jane Scott, "The World's Oldest Rock Critic," Dead at 92

    Wikimedia CommonsJane Scott​Music writer Jane Scott, who covered just about every music legend you can think of during her 50-year tenure at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, died early Monday morning at age 92.As a female music journalist, Scott was a pioneer. She was the only woman reporter at a Cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Madonna: The Comic Book

    ​As we've already pointed out, rock stars like to write and star in comic books. The best of these comics contain original story lines and fantastical heros and villains, but sometimes, they take a more straightforward, biographical approach.The comic Female Force: Madonna, scheduled to be release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Six Degrees of The Elected

    Blake Sennett of The Elected: Somehow connected to Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, and Bright Eyes.​The 1993 film Six Degrees of Separation, about how everybody is ultimately connected to everybody else through somebody else, has spawned some spin-offs -- most notably, the game "Six Degrees of Kevin ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    June 9, 2011
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    June 8, 2011

    Spider-Man Star James Franco to Release an EP

    ​James Franco, actor and star of films like 127 Hours, the Spider-Man series, and Pineapple Express, has decided to try his hand in the music business, according to Consequence of Sound.James Franco and Kalup Linzy have become the new musical duo that they've appropriately named Kalup and Franco. ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 2, 2011
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    June 1, 2011

    Michael Jackson: A Video Tribute

    Wikimedia CommonsMichael Jackson at the White House in 1984.​This month marks the two-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. Though the King of Pop passed away June 25, 2009 at the age of 50, he left behind an incomparable body of work, one that stands among the greatest contributions to en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Diddy Temporarily Changes His Name...Again

    ​A million name changes weren't enough for Sean Combs. Apparently, it was time for another one, according to Paste.Rapper and producer Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, can't seem to ever settle on a name. Even this time he feels that his new alter ego will only be suitable for a week.His new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Adele Denies Ex-Boyfriend Any Royalties From Her Album '19'

    British soul pop singer Adele knows all too well that only the strong survive. And like a strong woman should, she stood her ground and refused to give her ex-boyfriend a portion of her royalties when he came crawling back to her, according to Spinner.Her ex has broken the silence between ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    March 22, 2011

    Bjork Releasing iPad App Album

    Icelandic singer Bjork has taken after the Gorillaz. Her latest album has been partially recorded on an iPad, according to Consequence of Sound.On the other hand, she's also taking a page from the Flaming Lips in that listeners will have to piece the album together. Biophilia, which will be Bjo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Miley Cyrus Has Been Text Message Crushing on Kings of Leon's Jared Followill

    ​Miley Cyrus is continuing to prove that she's into older men, according to the Fab Life.Cyrus seems to be having a fling with Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill. They've been doing an awful lot of texting lately, according to a source that's close with Kings of Leon.The source said, "So far, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Kanye's 'All of the Lights' Video Removed From YouTube For Inducing Seizures

    ​An organization called Epilepsy Action got YouTube to take down Kanye West's new music video for his song "All of the Lights," according to Stereogum.After receiving numerous calls about people being affected by epilepsy after watching Kanye's video, Epilepsy Action took a stand and made som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys Headlining Bonnaroo

    Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival​ Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, and The Black Keys will be headlining the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival for its 10th year, according to the Bonnaroo website.The good people who run Bonnaroo have put together a bomb-ass lineup. Other artists confir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    A Recap of the 2011 Grammy Awards: A Quick, Easy Guide to What Happened

    Dan MacMedan, USA TodayNicki Minaj, doing what she does best: always trying to get attention.​The 2011 Grammy Awards kept things classy this year: There wasn't even a single mention of Ke$ha during the entire show!Good job, Grammy people! Thanks for taking out the trash this year. Aside from the l ... More >>

  • Film

    December 30, 2010
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    December 29, 2010

    No. 3 Lady Gaga - Countdown of the Best Concerts of 2010

    ​Over the last days of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the #3 show of the year, Lady Gaga at US Airways Center.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Michael Jackson Penned a Tune For Hanson

    ​At some point in time, Michael Jackson wrote a song for Hanson, according to ShowBiz 411.The song was written for them to play, not in their honor. Jackson never actually gave the song he wrote for Hanson to them. He intended to send it to the 90s boy band but never did. It must have been stashed ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010
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    December 9, 2010

    Pale Comparison

    Everlast and Everything You Need To Know About White Rappers Explained

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Jack White and Norah Jones Join Danger Mouse for New Project

    ​Jack White and Norah Jones will be featured on Danger Mouse's long-running project with Daniele Luppi, according to Consequence of Sound.While Norah Jones has only been rumored to be on the album in some capacity, Jack White has been in the loop for a while. After having showed off his work to Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Is Eric Nally's Theory on Musicians as Mythical Creatures Valid?

    ​Foxy Shazam front man Eric Nally made a very interesting point about the private lives of rock stars when I spoke to him last week. He brought up the factor of their ambiguity and how they were considered to be characters that all their fans wanted to know everything about even though they were n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Music and Movies

    ​Bring in Le Noise, bring in da funk.Neil Young stole the top spot on the chart this week at Hoodlums Music and Movies.Guitar king Eric Clapton also made the list with his latest album, as did classic rocker Robert Plant with his most recent release. English indie pop band Mumford & Sons slipp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Kanye West: Still the Busiest Mofo in America

    ​Kanye West has been in music news nearly every day for the past week. You'd think this guy was taking over the world or something.'Ye has been releasing a new track every week on his Twitter (@kanyewest) and has named the weekly occasion G.O.O.D. Fridays. Collaborations have included Chris Brown, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    The MTV Video Music Awards Get Worse Every Year

    ​MTV's annual Video Music Awards have been working their way steadily downhill for a few years now.This year's show was pretty damn near the bottom of the slope, one would hope. The 2010 iteration included predictable performances, a lack of pans to stars in the crowd, and a lack of award winners ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    'American Idol' Live! at US Airways Center Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaAmerican Idol Live​American Idol Live! August 12, 2010US Airways CenterFor Valley residents who always wanted to make it out to the American Idol studios but never did, last night at US Airways Center was their opportunity to see the top 10 contestants from 2010's season perform on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Michael Jackson Record Due Out in November

    The man has ten new projects set to be released. For reals.​How could someone who's been dead for over a year release a new record? The simple answer would likely be that the people who have control over any remaining recorded material are hungry for the money that accompanies anything involving M ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2010
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    July 29, 2010
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    July 22, 2010

    Guitar Hero

    We’re talking about Clapton, of course

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Warned By Female Prison Inmates

    Century Regional Detention Facility: Is this what Lohan's new home looks like?​According to PopEater and British tabloid The Sun, (don't you just love gossip first thing in the morning?) California prison inmates are warning Lohan that her time in the pen may be tougher than she expects. The Sun r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan's Musical Career: A Retrospective

    Inspiration for her next single?​Lindsay Lohan may not be able to take an iPod with her when she starts her 90-day jail sentence, but that doesn't mean she can't use the experience to get inspired for a new album. Lohan, who released only two albums, in 2004 and 2005, could really use a career jum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Phoenix

    ​Zia Records in Phoenix always seems to attract the hip hop and metal crowds. While this week is no exception with Eminem's The Recovery coming in at number 1, and both Ozzy Osbourne and Whitechapel making the list. Apparently the Phoenix kids still dig classic rock though, as Exile on Main St. an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Eminem Shows Off a Respectful Side on "Love the Way You Lie"; Rihanna Goes Backwards

    ​Eminem is shaping up to become quite the softy.His first single off his current album, Recovery, was "Not Afraid," where he sang, "Everybody come take my hand, we'll walk this road together." He's also done collaborations with popster Pink and emo girl Hayley Williams of Paramore, whom in a past ... More >>

  • Articles

    June 24, 2010
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    June 18, 2010

    Carrie Underwood Takes the Classy Route in "Undo It"

    ​Slashing your ex's tires after a breakup isn't exactly the healthiest way of dealing with things, and it seems Carrie Underwood is moving on from her "Before He Cheats" ways into a more mature way with "Undo It." The song, off her album Play On, also deals with breaking up, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Drake: Thank Me Later

    ​A funny thing happened to Jimmy Brooks, the dude in the wheelchair from Degrassi: The Next Generation. Yeah, he grew up to become Drake, hip hop's next biggest star.After what seems like two years of singles and mixtapes and other nonsense, Canadian sensation Drake's debut album, Thank Me La ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    Fiddy’s Biz

    What’s the Next Logical Career Step for 50 Cent?

  • Culture

    June 3, 2010
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    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Lady Gaga Bruce Springsteen Elton John = Journey Cover Last Night

    Photo from Kane/Wireimage.​So last night, Carnegie Hall was the place to be. Rolling Stone wrote a review of a star-studded benefit for the Rainforest Fund that included Sting performing a Fine Young Cannibals cover, Elton John doing an over-the-top rendition of Madonna's Like a Virgin, and the fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Beatles as Zombies on the Silver Screen -- This is Really Happening

    The graphic novel featuring zombie Beatles is about to be turned into a film.​According to one of our favorite British music blogs, NME, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher have bought the rights to a graphic novel, titled Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion. The book depicts the Beatles as z ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Top Ten Musicians Who Cannot Tour Arizona Without Proving They're "Legal," From West Coast Sound

    Should Lady Gaga carry her birth certificate when she swings through town this summer?​It's a rough time to be an Arizonan. The only thing tougher is being a brown Arizonan. Our moronic, racist legislation, (our sister paper LA Weekly uses a much better, more accurate string of adjective ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Black Eyed Peas at Jobing.com Arena

    Luke HolwerdaFergie on stage with Black Eyed Peas at Jobing.com Arena. For more photos check out our slideshow.​It's hard to believe that the Black Eyed Peas who performed last night at Jobing.com Arena once started out as a little known hip-hop group out of Los Angeles.A lot has changed since th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
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    March 18, 2010
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    March 17, 2010

    Jay-Z, Jack White Record New Song Together

    Jay-Z and Jack White. Together at last. (Image taken from twentyfourbit.com.)​Jay-Z and Jack White have collaborated on a new song.Can this week get any better? I submit that it cannot!While the two had publicly discussed a desire to work with one another, no specifics had ever been announced. Whi ... More >>

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