|Katy Perry and Rihanna|
Monday, 29 April 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013
|Ella's Google doodle|
Today, 25 April, would have been the 96th birthday of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald. Known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", this pioneering American jazz vocalist was known for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Over the course of her 59-year recording career, she sold 40 million copies of her 70-plus albums, won 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush. Google celebrated her birthday today with a special doodle. Happy Birthday, Ella!
|Die Heuwels Fantasties|
Rapper Lil Wayne's 10th studio album, I Am Not A Human Being II, is not quite what we expected. It's safe to say that the CD has the distinction of being the rapper’s most focused album yet, although it seems he didn't put that much effort into the CD. I Am Not A Human Being II descends into nonsensical party rap — which isn’t bad in and of itself, but it’s the way it’s delivered by Wayne and his comrades (including 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, and Drake): lethargic, bored, and uninspired. Effort. Just a little. This album has less than little. Lil Wayne is an aficionado of pussy-eating and doing lots of drugs, usually at the same time. That’s all you’ll learn from listening to I Am Not a Human Being Part II. Although there are several standout tracks on the album, it's not as cohesive as his previous work. Each track is vastly different from the next, like snapshots of planets Wayne visited as he soared through outer space during the recording process. Like space travel, it can be disorienting at times.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
|LCNVL (Credit: The Famous Frouws)|
The lovely ChianoSky and hip-hoppers Locnville (or as they are now known LCNVL) have been announced as the support acts for Justin Bieber's first tour of South Africa. Justin is set to play Cape Town on 8 May at the Cape Town Stadium and on 12 May at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Recently nominated for five MTN SAMA Awards (including Best Female & Record of the Year), ChianoSky was voted by Glamour Magazine 2012 as the “Next Big Thing”. With over 200,000 views on her YouTube Channel, ChianoSky’s first two singles “Sick Sick” and “Walking Away” both achieved Top 10 positions on the National Mediaguide Airplay Chart. The Chaplin twins (Andrew & Brian) are back in 2013 with a brand new sound, a new logo, a smash hit called 'Closer' which is currently number one on 5FM and a brand new album called ‘Faster Longer Mixtape’. LCNVL (Locnville) have been South Africa's most successful pop act of the past 5 years selling over 100 000 physical albums; winning the SAMAs for Best Selling Album and Best Newcomer; touring the world playing alongside the likes of Taio Cruz, Mike Posner and Jason Derulo; and having their music featured on TV ads by huge brands like MTN, Playstation, Supersport and featuring on EA's top selling FIFA game.
|Not the best shot of Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down|
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell has been released from a Nashville jail, reports Digital Spy. Todd was arrested in the city last Friday (19 April 19) on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular homicide. Todd posted bail of $100,000 bond following his arrest, says E! Online. The 41-year-old is alleged to have struck and killed Paul Howard Shoulders Jr while driving under the influence of alcohol. Todd was travelling in Tennessee when he is reported to have lost control of his vehicle, striking Shoulders Jr's truck. The victim - who in turn hit a guard rail and rolled over an embankment - was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Todd informed authorities that he had been drinking hard cider prior to the crash, and was under the influence of both Lortab and Xanax. The bassist has also been charged with bringing controlled substances into a jail, after he was allegedly discovered to be in possession of Oxycodone, Xanax and Oxymorphone during a search. He is due back in court on tomorrow (Thursday 25 April). The band have since cancelled four gigs, and plan to resume touring on May 31 in Moscow.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Following considerable demand for Kings of Chaos tickets, organisers have announced that an additional show has been added to the Cape Town leg of the tour on 7 June. The Kings of Chaos super group line-up for the SA tour comprises of eight original musicians from various iconic international rock bands. The line-up includes one-time Guns n Roses musicians SLASH, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, performing in South Africa for the first time, alongside Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Dave Kushner from Velvet Revolver, Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple and Black Country Communion, Sebastian Bach from Skid Row and Ed Roland from Collective Soul. Legendary bassist, Duff McKagan from Guns n Roses & Velvet Revolver, will also join the band, but only for the Cape Town leg of the tour.
|Adele and Barbra Streisand|
Sunday, 21 April 2013
|Electro rockers - Daft Punk|
Friday, 19 April 2013
|Da Snoop master|
Thursday, 18 April 2013
|Macklemore & Ryan Lewis|
|The hunky Willem Botha|
This should have been the first single from Depeche Mode's 13th CD, Delta Machine. But as Mode fans know, the band has a tendency of releasing singles that aren't actually chart toppers, but things might change with the release of Soothe My Soul as the 2nd single from Delta Machine. The song blends ghostly atmospherics, muted keyboard notes, and surging synths with a hypnotic funky electro beat – almost in a Personal Jesus style. Unlike the schmaltzy balled ‘Heaven’, ‘Soothe My Soul’ is a swaggering, bluesy electro-pop number. This is also one of my favourite tracks on the new CD. Now let’s just hope the band bring their tour to South Africa as well…Have a look at the new video, HERE!
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Rolling StoneMagazine said: "Hayley William rocks each new look like an I-will-survive warrior priestess." Amen to that one!
Many have been asking where the renowned and talented Mafikizolo vanished to... Well, rest assured because the once most talked about Afro-pop group is at it again with a new release, Reunited. Not your average duo, the fresh album offers the best in the current music industry and first single off the album, ‘Khona’ which features Uhuru is proof enough that the group is most definitely back with a big BANG! Like they always do, the duo comprising of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza offers up to date sound with charming sing along vocals. Over and above that, the group also goes extra mile in dishing out songs that are meant to reclaim their spot in the music industry. Mafikizolo performs each song from the heart and swings on melodies in a very impressive manner. On this release, the duo does not only give their outmost musical offering, they also welcome people to their music diversity space. Crossing over and giving everyone a reason to listen to their album, Mafikizolo goes and jot ‘Happiness’ – a song with a strong message for any happy soul on planet earth. Other songs to borrow your ears to are, ‘Reunited’, ‘Saka Harabe Bone’, ‘Nxese’, ‘Nakupenda’, ‘Ngenxa KaThixo’ and many more.
|Selena performing at the MTV Movie Awards|
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
2013 gaan ‘n opwindende jaar vir Afrikaanse-rapper Jack Parow wees. Die man is vol planne en daar wag ‘n hoop verrassings op aanhangers. The Beat het saam met hom ‘n brannas en coke gaan drink om agter die kap van die byl te kom.
Ons hoor baie gerugte oor nuwe Jack Parow goed, vertel ons meer? Ek’s maar altyd besig met versikklende goed, soos die promosie van die Jack Parow Braaisous, die Eksie Ou Special edition en dan werk ons ook ‘n chili braaisous.
Genoeg van die souse, wat van die musiek? Ha ha ha! Daar kom ‘n dubbel CD’s uit vanjaar. ‘n Akoestiese CD wat later vanjaar hard gaan bons en en ‘n harder CD ook.
Jack Parow, akoesties? Jis jis, dis hoe dit klop. Dit is egter ‘anders’. Back in the day het grunge rockers Nirvana ‘n Unplugged CD uitgebring en van toe af klink elke akoestiese CD dieselfde, so ons maak ‘n akoestiese album wat glad nie soos dit klink nie. Dit gaan ‘n vibe hê wat nie gewoonlike met akoestie kom nie.
Verduidelik? Daar gaan nuwe weergawes van ou liedjies wees soos Dans Dans Dans en Hard Partytjie Hou en dan ook ‘n paar nuwes soos Befok Verby en Die Duiwel En Die Kruispad. Ons gebruik ook ‘n klomp mal intstrumente soos sitars en sae!
Jy is mos deesdae ‘n pappie, enige liedjies op een van die twee nuwe CD’s wat dalk aan jou baba Ruby Tyler opgedra is? Ek like om my musiek ‘n surprise te hou, so wag maar en sien. Ek wil nie veel weggee nie voor dit op die rake is nie, maar ja, dalk mag daar iets weet…
Enige ander projekte vir 2013? Baie musiek en dan is daar ook ‘n fliek met die naam Babalas, saam met Ian Roberts, Normal Anstey en Tammy Ann. Ja, ek is ‘heavy’ excited om die fliek te sien.
Hoe drink jy deesdae jou brannas? Steeds vier vingers sterk.
Monday, 15 April 2013