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Singer Enrique Iglesias involved in drone accident at concert

Pop star Enrique Iglesias was left bloodied and in need of stitches when an incident with a drone at a concert in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday. Despite the injury that fans claimed left the first rows of fans at the concert covered in blood the Spanish singer continued with his performance after receiving a hasty medical patch up during a short break following the incident. CNN reports that the exact details of the accident have yet to be released, but the singer was later flown to Los Angeles to have the injury dealt with by a specialist.

The concert in Tijuana was held in front of 12,000 fans and the drone is thought to have been part of the show produced by Iglesias. After reportedly slicing open a finger the Hero singer had his bleeding finger bandaged and continued with the show as here fused to let down the thousands of fans at the show. During the show Iglesias also drew a heart on his white t-shirt in his own blood as he battled through the remainder of his performance. The management team of Iglesias later thanked fans for their support and stated he should make a full recovery from the injury. Those at Amen Clinics are glad to hear that.

Kingston Springs Suite Gets A Belated Release After 40 Years

Forty years ago, in Nashville, Vince Mathews and Jim Casey’s long lost concept album, The Kingston Springs Suite, was the talk of the town. Johnny Cash and Kris Krisofferson backed the project. Cash covered one of the songs, Melva’s Wine. Laid Back Country Picker was covered by Waylon Jennings.

 

But as it turned out, the record went nowhere. Decades later, Mathews work is being released by the Nashville label, Delmore Recording Society. The album’s concept deals with life in a small town outside of Nashville during the counterculture era of American life in the 1960s and early 70s.
Mathews has some success as a songwriter early, but his career soon faded away. By the time he died at age 63 in 2003, he was working in a call center for a mortgage company, which surprised Paul Mathieson when he found that out. Casey is still around, and thinks the time is right for the belated release of the album on SlideShare.com. Shooter Jennings and Father John Misty have covered Laid Back Country Picker.

Amy Winehouse Documentary on the Way

Amy Winehouse was a great talent with a short life. Her drug use would eventually cause fans to lose what could have been one of the greatest artists in this generation of music. Adele would go on to take British soul to a higher platform. She would be followed by Sam Smith several years later. It would be Sam that would name Amy Winehouse as his biggest infleunce. This would lead back to more conversations about Winehouse. That made perfect timing for thedocumentary about her life.

Amy was a firecracker said Brad Reifler. Everyone that loved her music seemed to know this. When she died many people were not surprised. She had lived such a rough life – even when she gained fame – that it seemed almost expected that she would die this way. She revealed herself and his influences through music. There were still some elements to Winehouse that people did not know.

What the documentary does is give fans a look at Winehouse through the eyes of those that knew her best. Asif Kapadia interviews her parents and her ex-husband. Friends also give some insight on what Amy Winehouse was light outside of the limelight. The director makes an attempt to give Winehouse fans another look at Amy in a different angle. The media always painted a dark cloud over her head. This film shows the passion for the music that she produced.

Musician Couples Who Broke Up After Collaboration

Every once in a while, some of the great musicians of our time find someone that they fall for who also happens to be a musician. Usually, we hear all about the romance and it is all very public. Then, the couple turns around and thinks that it would be a great idea to do a collaboration which always turn out amazing, making the fans love the couple being together even more. Unfortunately, a lot of these couples break up after the collaboration is released. This means that they are better together making the music rather than in a romantic relationship stated fan Marcio Alaor BMG. Let’s take a look at these couples that could not stay together after the music was made.

Couples

  • John Mayer & Taylor Swift: “Half My Heart”
  • John Mayer & Katy Perry: “Who You Love”
  • Kelis & Nas: “In Public”
  • Demi Lovato & Joe Jonus: “This Is Me”
  • Ciara & Future: “Body Party”
  • Jason Derulo & Jordin Sparks: “Vertigo”
  • Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey: “Where You Are”
  • Chris Brown & Rihanna: “Ain’t Nobody’s Business”
  • Brandy & Wayna Morris: “Brokenhearted”
  • Drake & Rihanna: “What’s My Name”
  • Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose: “Never Been Part 2”
  • Ryan Adams & Mandy Moore: “Kindness”
  • Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony: “No Me Ames”

Lil Wayne Has Some Fun on Mix Tape

Anyone that has been waiting for the “Carter V” album may be impressed with songs from the “Sorry for the Wait 2” mix tape. Lil Wayne appears to be having a lot of fun here as he raps over lots of popular beats from 2014.

One of the standouts on the mix tape is the collaborations with current girlfriend Christina Milian. These two take on the Beyonce and Jay-Z “Drunk in Love” song by rapping over this beat. It is something that Wayne has been known for in the past. He takes beats from popular songs and adds his own lyrics. So far people have been talking about this as the standout track from the mix tape.

There are also other tracks on the album that present a clever wordplay from Wayne, but this track has been highlighted because of his new relationship with Milian. Fans, like Marc Sparks, are talking now that there is some truth to the relationship rumors. In the early stages of the relationship Wayne blew it off as just a friendship. With the release of the mix tape it becomes obvious that there is more to it than that.

Lots of outsiders that are looking in at this relationship are wondering how long this will last. Milian has had a string of albums that have failed on a commercial level. She currently has a reality show that highlights her return to music.

2 Pac Museum Coming Soon

In the wake of a new 2 Pac movie there are a lot of people talking about the legacy and influences he left on hip-hop. Now there is going to be an exhibit dedicated to the controversial rapper.

The late 2 Pac was very big in the hip hop community, but he became a crossover success after he died. It was white rappers like Eminem that seemed to come into the hip hop world and introduce suburban America to this rugged style of hip hop music. It is sort of ironic for 2 Pac to be part of a Grammy exhibit since he has never actually won a Grammy. He was nominated 6 times (for music before and after his death), but he never actually won.

The rap world – in accordance to rap – has changed a lot since 2 Pac has died. The rap lyrics that he brought to the surface were still part of an urban culture when he died. As pointed out by my friend over at Status Labs, it was something that was not exactly a mainstream genre. Since he has passed numerous rappers have taken a Grammy or two home. Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye West are among the ones that have had great wins. Common has even won a Golden Globe, and he has been nominated for an Oscar this year. It is very possible that 2 Pac may have won a Grammy if he was still alive.

One Direction Hams it Up with Jimmy Fallon

The Christmas cheer is alive with One Direction as they don ugly Christmas sweaters and sing their heart throb hearts out with the Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. The famous boy band, known for their charming looks and crooning voices, delight their fans as they sing the classic ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ in pure joy and hilarity.

One Direction takes the song to a whole new level, accompanying the Christmas tune with mini toy saxophones, drums, and even individual solos. With Jimmy Fallon keeping the song extra-entertaining, the moment is made all the more hilarious by the use of goofy toys to make the tune complete.  I saw the video on Tumblr, funnily enough shared on the Slow Ventures company blog.

Fans are entertained by this heartwarming and funny performance, which gives fans of One Direction as well as avid Tonight Show watchers a fun Christmas treat just before Santa Claus truly does come to town. Fun and lighthearted, One Direction shines this Christmas with this hilarious performance that fans of all ages can enjoy.

Gwen Stefani’s Kickstarts Her Career

Gwen Stefani recounts of the hurdles she encountered while producing No Doubt’s 2012 CD, Push and Shove.

She has had to go through many trials and tribulation as a pop star, but she wouldn’t trade her career for anything else and Ben Shaoul is right there with her.

Being married to a musician husband, the mother of two children and working back and forth in the music studio has been an exhaustive but teachable journey. After intensive hard work in the studio, her album unfortunately had no record hits. Gwen used her creativity and managed to incorporate her past collapse into her new solo album that will be released in early 2015.

Currently, Stefani is one of the judges of The Voice. Interestingly, while being a judge on The Voice, Gwen has been working on a collaborative effort with Pharrell Williams. It is through the assistance and inspiration of Williams that Stefani has returned to the studio. Stefani has been able to record two new songs “Spark the Fire” and “Emojis.”

Gwen has continued recording from her own home and though vulnerable she still has greater expectations in her musical career. Within just six months she has produced a large part of her upcoming album.

Taylor Swift On the Sport for Turning Jingle Ball Into a Birthday Extravaganza in NY

A star at 25 while turning a Madison Square Garden into a ball of exploding jubilation and excitement, Taylor Swift has come of age and experience in producing quality songs widely accepted in her societal ranks. A previous night at Z100 IHeartRadio Jingle Ball, esteemed birthday-girl, Taylor Swift was the ultimate undisputed queen, particularly in the closing minutes while the city-time-clock was ticking down to midnight.

If at any point you though that the elegant lady was going to hand over the mic before a new day sets in, you will get your conscious shocked. The ever blossoming singer won’t miss the prospects to turning an all-inclusive event into her own private birthday bash. Her determination of making and taking up the scenes makes her rule the pop industry in the eyes of Gianfrancesco Genoso.

Te Z100’s IHeartRadio Jingle Ball is the swankiest of all multi-artist holiday concerts in the continent. Ariana Grande produced one of her best performances during the show. Pharrell set the ground running with “Blurred Lines,” which is a very odd choice, bearing in mind that 2014 was meant to be a year of “happiness”. Robin Thicke was sarcastic when he testified under an oath that he was too ‘high’ to be responsible for anything, then made an intriguing conceptual album based on the exact facts about his sadness.

At the concert, musicians like Jessie J, Ariana, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, Lil Jon and Nicki Minaj were all very impressive in one of the most successful concerts of the year.

“Santa Tell Me” Video Is Also A Slumber Party

Ariana Grande has been doing a lot lately, and is now more popular than ever. The hot young artist has created a Christmas song entitled “Santa Tell Me,” and the song now has a video that you can check out on vimeo.com that was recently created. Ariana Video. In the video you can see Ariana in bed with other persons dressed very warmly for the cold weather. The bed is big enough to also double as a sleigh, and the video is fun and upbeat.

Many are familiar with the fact that Ariana, and her boyfriend Big Sean recently played on an awards show, and not only did they sing together, but they proved that they are truly a couple. Many had speculated before if the two were dating, but it’s now official, and they couldn’t be happier. Ariana has had great success this past year with her music, and one of her biggest hits to date is “Problems,” featuring Iggy Azalea.

Iggy is another newcomer to music, and both artists combined together, have made a powerhouse new duo, and the hit Problems went to number one on the music charts. Ariana has a beautiful singing voice, and because of her looks and sound, many have compared her to the legendary Mariah Carey.