CELEBRITIES

Pete Bennett, Legendary '60s, '70s Rock Promoter, Dies Suddenly at 77

Relationships Spanned Music, Television, Hollywood, Sports

Pete Bennett with Beatle John Lennon circa 1970

Pete Bennett, one of the top promotion men in rock music during its Golden era, died suddenly of a heart attack on Thanksgiving day at his home in Connecticut. He was 77.

BETWEEN THE LINES

Ahmet Ertegun's Legacy Secured With Oxford University Fund

Robert Greenfield Captures Mogul in His Book 'The Last Sultan'

Ahmet ErdegunWhen those in the know talk about the major behind-the-scene players in the music business, three names always come up: Clive Davis, Mo Ostin and Ahmet Ertegun.

MUSIC

Madonna Raps Rapper MIA Over Super Bowl Flip Off (listen!)

Madonna talked at length about her Super Bowl performance with Ryan Seacrest and expressed dismay that British rapper M.I.A gave the finger while the camera was on her and uttered an expletive. She called it out of place.

ROCK

Ron Wood, Wife Divorce Over Russian Hottie

Ron-HottieRolling Stones band member, Ronnie Wood isn’t letting any more moss gather on his marriage. He has officially split from his wife, Jo Wood, who sought the divorce on grounds of adultry.

 

Lorde, Charli XCX Lead NME Awards With Four Noms Each; Vote Here!

Lorde, Charli XCX Lead NME Awards With Four Noms Each; Vote Here!

Lorde and Charli XCX look like they're ready to own the 2018 VO5 NME Awards. They've each been nominated four times, with both competing for Best Trac... Read More
Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dead at 46, Drug Overdose Suspected

Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dead at 46, Drug Overdose Suspected

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer for the Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly in a London hotel. Early indications suggest it was due to a dr... Read More
British Rock Legend Ian McDonald Sweetens the Pot With Honey West

British Rock Legend Ian McDonald Sweetens the Pot With Honey West

Ian McDonald, best known for founding British supergroups King Crimson and Foreigner, takes the prize as the most interesting old-new act in music. Hi... Read More
Justin Timberlake Drops Big Hint About New Album, Song Out Friday

Justin Timberlake Drops Big Hint About New Album, Song Out Friday

Justin Timberlake is beginning the drum roll for his new studio album Man in the Woods. He dropped a big hint about his first move today (Jan. 3) on s... Read More
Sam Smith Takes Relationship With Brandon Flynn Out in the Open

Sam Smith Takes Relationship With Brandon Flynn Out in the Open

Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn have been an item for at least three months, but now there's no second guessing about their relationship. The couple poste... Read More
Jordan Sparks Reveals Secret Nuptials to Dana Isaiah... and Pregnancy!

Jordan Sparks Reveals Secret Nuptials to Dana Isaiah... and Pregnancy!

Jordin Sparks, winner of the sixth season of "American Idol," revealed that she not only secretly got married, but is also pregnant. She and husband D... Read More
Meek Mill Could Get Serious Time for Latest in String of Parole Violations

Meek Mill Could Get Serious Time for Latest in String of Parole Violations

Meek Mill may have overstepped his probation on drugs and weapons charges one too many times and could be facing a prolonged stint in the slammer. May... Read More
Fats Domino, Towering Pioneer of Early Rock and Roll, Dies at 89 (video)

Fats Domino, Towering Pioneer of Early Rock and Roll, Dies at 89 (video)

Fats Domino, the legendary rock 'n' roll musician, passed away today (Oct. 25). His daughter said the 'Blueberry Hill' singer passed away peacefully, ... Read More
Kesha, Macklemore Perform 'Good Old Days' Live on Ellen (Watch!)

Kesha, Macklemore Perform 'Good Old Days' Live on Ellen (Watch!)

Macklemore and Kesha performed their duet "Good Old Days" live on Ellen for a show that airs today (Sept. 25). It was a victory lap for the embattled ... Read More
Mark Bego: You May Not Be a Rock Star, But You Can Eat Like One

Mark Bego: You May Not Be a Rock Star, But You Can Eat Like One

Rock and roll biographer Mark Bego is shifting gears with a big, bold and colorful cookbook. But he's not straying too far from his genre. His latest ... Read More
Macklemore Shows Support for Kesha on New Tune 'Good Old Days' (listen!)

Macklemore Shows Support for Kesha on New Tune 'Good Old Days' (listen!)

Macklemore's new single, “Good Old Days,” featuring Kesha, is more than an opportunity for Kesha to show off her singing chops. It's a strong statemen... Read More
Carly Rae Jepsen Bounces Around Set in New Cut to the Feeling Video (See!)

Carly Rae Jepsen Bounces Around Set in New Cut to the Feeling Video (See!)

Carly Rae Jepsen cuts loose with a video about making a video for her new tune "Cut to the Feeling." Not exactly a new concept, but it provides a nice... Read More
Lana Del Rey Caught in Love Spell in Dystopian White Mustang Video (See!)

Lana Del Rey Caught in Love Spell in Dystopian White Mustang Video (See!)

Lana Del Rey is off on another romance in the not too distant future in her latest video for "White Mustang," the third song off her new album, Lust f... Read More