Members of the decade-old Swedish quintet Shout Out Louds have plenty of outside pursuits to keep them busy.
Bassist Ted Malmros makes videos, short films and TV commercials in his spare time, and bandleader Adam Olenius and guitarist Carl von Arbin do freelance graphic-design work that often includes the group’s cutting-edge posters, T-shirts and album covers.
“But I think our biggest interest when we’re on tour — after music — is food,” Olenius says. “We’re obsessed with finding the best local place to eat, and just finding good food on the road, in general.” Read More
The online “60 Minutes Overtime” has uncovered an amazing and poignant self-realization note that Michael Jackson penned in 1979, right before he did indeed dominate the 1980s.
“No more Michael Jackson,” he scribbled in ink. “I want a whole new look. I should be a totally different person. People should never think of me as the kid who sang ‘ABC.’” Read More
Though current events admittedly aren’t Kim Kardashian’s forte (see her trip to the Middle East last year), the reality TV star decided to Instagram about her beauty products at the same time that Oklahoma was being ravaged by a destructive tornado.
“Love that I can gradually build the perfect bronzed glow I want with #Kardashian Sun Kissed Tan Extenders,” she wrote. Read More
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger still have not finalized their divorce, which is leading some to speculate that they might be getting back to together. Read More
It is no exaggeration to call 2013 the “Era of Lera” in contemporary art.
Lera Auerbach, the New Century Chamber Orchestra’s featured composer this week, is also a virtuoso pianist, poet, novelist (in English, Russian and German) and painter; her operas and ballets are being produced internationally; and she is an active member of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum. Read More
The memoir from the ex-wife of rocker Ron Wood comes out Tuesday, and “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll” contains shocking revelations about members of the Rolling Stones: They have done drugs. Read More
Any doubt that the Billboard Music Awards are anything other than a gigantic infomercial for major label acts was crushed Sunday night after Justin Bieber was presented with the Milestone Music Award for “musical ingenuity and innovation.”
J-Bib got so many boos from the audience that he spent most of his acceptance speech explaining why he actually deserved it. “I am an artist and I should be taken seriously,” he said. Read More
Beyonce has remained mum on the subject, but now a DJ is alleging that Jay-Z told him that the couple are not expecting a baby after all.
Ebro Darden of New York’s Hot 97 radio station says he emailed the star to congratulate him on the good news, according to The Huffington Post, but then Jay-Z replied with, “It’s not true. The news is worse than blogs.” Read More
Kiss is tired of being dissed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame … sort of.
“I don’t need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” band frontman Paul Stanley said. But he admits that consistently being overlooked by the music elite kind of sucks.
“It’s absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration, and then tell me we are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” he told The Huffington Post. Read More
OK, this time it’s official: “Twilight” hotties Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have split up.
There’s a delicious irony that the vampire couple’s relationship is constantly killed and then resurrected, but this time it seems to be totally over for good — as in wooden stake through the heart, head cut off, reduced to vapor, etc. Read More