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Pro-Israel Group Refutes Roger Waters’ Comments on Country

November 9th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Earlier this week, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Roger Waters further discussed his stance toward Israel and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] movement by taking aim at a television program spotlighting a pro-Israel organization called StandWithUs. “I think it’s trying to get people to support Israel,” Waters said, accusing the organization of being “an arm” [...]

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Whitney Houston Hologram Maker Promises ‘Absolute Authenticity’

September 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The CEO of Hologram USA, the company that will bring Whitney Houston to digital life for a 2016 tour, has spoken about the “interactive” performances Kevin Winter/Getty Whitney Houston will come to digital life as a hologram in 2016 as part of a new deal between the singer’s estate and Hologram USA. The company’s CEO Alki David talked [...]

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Hardwell Eyes World Record for Biggest Guest List With Charity Concert

July 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Dutch house producer Hardwell is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for “World’s Biggest Guest List” at a December 13th show in Mumbai, India, granting fans free access via his personal guest list. The concert also doubles as a springboard for Hardwell’s newly established charity project, the United We Are Foundation – named after his [...]

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Apple Denies Allegations of Thuggish Treatment of Musicians

June 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Despite reports to the contrary, an Apple representative tells Rolling Stone that the company is not threatening to remove music from its iTunes Store by artists who do not sign up for its new streaming service Apple Music. “It will not be taken off,” a spokesperson for the company says. Sidebar The 5 Most Powerful People [...]

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Lil Wayne Joins Tidal as Owner, Drops New Song

June 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Lil Wayne has joined the likes of Jay Z, Jack White and Kanye West as a co-owner of Tidal, announcing his stake in the company by releasing a fierce, relentless new cut, “Glory,” exclusively to the streaming service. Sidebar Lil Wayne Blasts Cash Money: ‘I Want Off This Label’ » The five-minute track — which can [...]

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Kendrick Lamar Boots Salad CEO Off Stage After Lyric Flub

June 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Lesson learned: If you name a salad after Kendrick Lamar, it’s a good idea to learn the rapper’s lyrics in case you end up onstage with him. During his Sunday headlining spot at Sweetlife Festival, an inspired Lamar invited a random fan – which turned out to be festival co-founder (and CEO of salad company [...]

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Sony Music CEO: No Plans to Pull Beyoncé Off Tidal

May 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Contrary to reports, Sony Music has no plans to pull Beyoncé – or any other artists under their umbrella – from Jay Z‘s Tidal streaming service. “Jay-Z is a friend and business associate for many years. I have always admired his business acumen, his entrepreneurship and his passion for music,” Sony Music CEO Doug Morris said [...]

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Jack White Defends Tidal in Third Man FAQ: ‘Don’t Devalue Musicians’

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Tidal co-owner Jack White has posted a quasi-FAQ to his Third Man Records’ website, answering questions mostly about his motivation behind teaming up with Jay Z for the streaming service. His chief point was that people should not take for granted what it means to support a musician. A representative for White told Rolling Stone [...]

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Jay Z Defends Tidal: ‘We Are Here for the Long Haul’

April 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“Stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2…,” Jay Z‘s rarely used Twitter warned before the rapper unloaded a 15-minute, 14-tweet defense of his oft-criticized Tidal, the high-quality audio streaming service the rapper recently acquired and relaunched. Amid the recent departure of the company’s CEO, a significant drop in Tidal app downloads and disapproval from some [...]

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Kanye West’s Lawsuit Over Leaked Marriage Proposal Video Allowed to Proceed

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

A California appeals court has allowed Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s lawsuit against YouTube’s co-founder to proceed. The rapper and reality star sued tech exec Chad Hurley after the former YouTube CEO leaked video footage of West’s surprise 2013 marriage proposal to Kardashian despite signing a confidentiality agreement. Sidebar Kanye West: ‘I Don’t Care About Having a Legacy’ [...]

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