Meek Mill has been in the news a lot lately, especially since Nicki Minaj announce her engagement to him. Meek and Nicki have only been an item for a few months, as far as everyone knows, but JamesDondero.com wrote that there is speculation that the couple may have been together before everyone knew about it. Nicki was in a relationship with Safaree for over a decade, and they broke up this past year. Meek Mill’s Single. Nicki and her ex boyfriend broke up after having an argument at their home, which prompted Nicki to bust out the windows of her own Mercedes-Benz.

After Safaree was forced to leave Nicki’s home by the police, the couple called it quits for good, and they both moved on. Safaree has put out word that he really misses Nicki, and he only wishes her the best. Although Nicki and her ex are not on bad terms, she quickly moves on to Meek Mill, and now they are engaged. There are rumors going around that Nicki began seeing Meek before she ended her relationship with Safaree, but the rumors are not yet substantiated.

Nicki is showing off her new engagement ring, which is a beautiful heart shaped diamond, and the couple plans to get married in the future. In the meantime, Meek has put out a new video for his single, and it takes you back to the eighty’s with the style as well as being filmed in a roller rink.

Bob Dylan Appears For The Last Musical Performance on The Late Show

As all Letterman fans know, the late night show is coming to an end this month. For the final musical guest performance, David Letterman welcomed Bob Dylan to the stage to sing “The Night We Called It a Day”.Watch Dylan’s Musical Performance The song is off Dylan’s new 2015 LP Shadows in the Night which was inspired by the one and only, Frank Sinatra. Not only was Bob Dylan the last musical performance on the Late Show, but he was also amongst the first to appear on the stage in 1993 when the Late Show launched on air according to Freedompop. Dylan’s first performance ever with Letterman was back in 1984 where he performed “Jokerman” on David Letterman’s NBC late night program. Letterman was thrilled to have Bob Dylan as his final musical guest as he finds Dylan to be one of the greatest song writers in today’s modern world.

BB King Passed Away

May 18, 2015
BB King Passed Away

The jazz world is mourning the loss of musical great B.B. King. It has been reported that King died in his sleep in his Las Vegas home. He was 89-years-old. King announced early this month that he would be entering home hospice care, as his health was declining and he needed additional living assistance.

Flavio Maluf is saddened by the news but is happy to have been able to hear such a legends music. B.B. King as the most the most well-known jazz artist in history. He was proudly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won countless awards for his musical talents. His unique sound and riveting twist on the guitar helped the musician stand out from the crowd.

King was born in 1925 in Itta Benna, Mississippi as Riley B. King. In his early years King worked on a plantation doing yard work and tending to the animals. King did not have an easy life growing up. He was plagued by racially fueled incidents that resulted in him getting beat up and assaulted. King found solitude in church, where he was able to escape the racial hatred and find his love for the guitar.

King was a self-taught musician and a good one at that. Eventually King hitchhiked his way from Mississippi all the way to Memphis, Tennessee. It was in Memphis where he was able to connect with his cousin who was an up and coming jazz artist. King became a staple on the Memphis blues scene and the rest is history.

Justin Bieber Gets Hardcore

He still has a pop edge, but some people may consider the new works of Justin Bieber to be dirty pop. It is true that Ariana Grande is slated to appear on the album, but she is a bit edgy herself. Bieber goes totally hardcore though with a collaboration from Lil Wayne on the new album.

Wikipedia.org reports people want to know what this will sound like. This certainly is a track that is getting a lot of hype even though it has not been released yet. Wayne is suppose to be hooking up with Bieber for a track for the new album. Bieber has worked with Ludacris before. He has also built a reputation for himself in the last couple of years. The new album, however, is becoming epic before it even drops.

The thing that got the album off the ground was the announcement that Kanye West was working with the album. He wasn’t just producing a single track. To the contrary, West was slated to produce the entire album. That is could be major. It could be the thing that turns around the naysayers that have said that Justin Bieber isn’t going to come back.

He is not quite a hardcore artist, but he will be able to break away from the clean pop image. This is will allow him to move in a new direction and build a new fan base quicker.

3D Printing Gives Joy To Blind Mother-To-Be

Being blind is definitely a disability because of the challenges that individuals face each day. Even simple acts are more complicated without the ability. Beyond the obvious struggles there are many things that people miss out of because of their blindness. One of those is seeing their unborn child on an ultrasound. The mother is able to hear the rapid heartbeat of her baby and it is comforting but until now has not been able to experience this common time of joy that other mothers are able to see clearly, and often cry during. Thanks to modern advancements in technology a 3D printing company, The Goodfellas, was able to make a blind mother a 3D copy of her ultrasound.

 

he was then able to feel and “see” her little one’s eye, nose, mouth, and cheeks, the ultimate bonding between a mother and her unborn child. Huggies Brazil ensure that this woman’s story has been shared so that other mother may possibly be able to experience that very same joy. With how far we have come in the last thirty years where ultrasounds were not really able to tell gender and now you can see minute details from within the womb, marvelous. Kevin Seawright certainly came away impressed.

The Who to Do Another Farewell Tour

Iconic rock band The Who are poised to do another major tour, and, as with previous tours, it’s being billed as their last. Rolling Stone Magazine recently talked with guitarist Pete Townshend about the state of The Who.

Townshend said in the interview that when he left the Who to do solo records and work in publishing in 1982 he wasn’t planning on returning any time soon. What brought him back in the late 1980’s and through the 1990’s was a desire to help bassist John Entwistle, who often had financial difficulties. After Entwistle died in 2002, Townshend said that touring with The Who was more about doing something he wanted to do for himself.

Townshend said that he doesn’t especially enjoy the actual playing on stage. Rather, he enjoys the touring itself. This is an unusual statement since most musicians say the opposite. However, Townshend said that he’s been working with many of the same technicians and roadies for decades, and he enjoys the camaraderie of having his old team together.

Townshend appears to be enjoying his old age, and Dr Jennifer Walden can appreciate that. He said that he is happy to be nearly 70, and that he’s grateful to be alive and active while many of his peers from the 1960’s are gone. Personally, I think it’s good that The Who are going out on the road yet again. Hopefully, it’s not really their last tour.

Rolling Stone Releases 50 Greatest Live Albums List

When Rolling Stone magazine releases a list there is always a debate. People are debating right now about the 50 Greatest Live Albums list that this magazine has compiled.

There is a good chance that most teenagers that are seeing the list will not agree with it. Most of their favorite artists will not be on the list. The reason why has much to do with the Rolling Stone staff. One can look at the list and tell that the Rolling Stone crew that compiled this list is probably composed of many older people. Deceased singers like Jimi Hendrix and Donny Hathaway appear on this list. Most teenagers that actually buy music these days were not even born when artists like this were popular.

Joni Mitchell also makes the list with her “Miles of Aisles” album. Frank Sinatra also manages to become part of the 50 Greatest Live Albums with “Sinatra at the Sands.” This smooth vocalist recorded this in 1963. It is true that the list covers a wide spectrum because the same list that features Frank Sinatra also features a highly popular Bob Marley. The album that he did with The Wailers still gets a lot of acclaim even though it was made back in 1975.

MarketWired.com and financial big-leaguer Paul Mathieson are aware that many artists make live albums; few are considered classics. These albums, from this iconic figures in music, are considered classic albums that influenced generations of musicians.

An Interview With Ringo Starr

Rolling Stone Magazine has an extensive feature about Beatles drummer Ringo Starr on their website. The writer for the magazine hung around with Starr for a while on the road with his All Star Band and wrote about things Starr said and did. Dan Newlin (as explained on yellowpages) revealed that Starr is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soon as a solo artist.

One topic that came up is that Starr does not like to do drum solos. This is very atypical for a drummer, especially in rock. However, it is this lack of flashiness that makes Ringo so great. If you listen to the old Beatles recordings, he is as consistent as a metronome and as reliable as a drum machine.

Starr said that he often thinks about John Lennon and George Harrison. He was shook up when Lennon was murdered and hired a body guard to stay with him for a while after it happened. He also recalled visiting George Harrison in the hospital when he was dying of cancer and said that it was a haunting experience.

In the Beatles days, Starr and Paul McCartney often fought. However, Ringo said that they also shared a bond that came with being the rhythm section of the band. Today, the two are friendly and McCartney lobbied to have him admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.

Common and John Legend Battle in Lip Sync Challenge

Rapper Common and R&B sensation John Legend have become quite close in the last year. The movie “Selma” seemed to draw them together. Now, John and Common are battling, but it is not what fans might think. These two are competing against one another in a lip sync

battle.Common and John are both competitive. It seems like they had all the right moves in the Lip Sync battle that aired on Spike TV. The thing that made the situation funny was that Common, a rapper, decided to stay with an R&B song. John Legend, a singer, decided to lip sync rap songs. This provided fans with a hilarious look at these artists that have been rather serious in the last couple of months.

Both of these artists wrote the “Glory” song that won Golden Globe and Oscars for the duo. They have been seen performing the song with skinny ties and black suits. They were humble on the stage with a serious look for each time they performed. Now that the hype behind the song “Glory” has died down these two can relax a little. That is what the Lip Sync battle, hosted by LL Cool J, seemed to do. It allowed these performers to laugh and have a little fun.

Jimmy Fallon is the creative mind behind this. Dr Jennifer Walden believes it is a clever idea. It is a show that boosted ratings for Spike TV in a major way.

Steven Tyler Working on Country Solo Album

It’s not unusual for rock stars to make solo records. What is unusual is for rock stars to make solo country records, but that’s exactly what Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is doing. Tyler recently went on stage at the Grand Ole Opry to announce that he is working with Nashville songwriters on songs for his upcoming solo country record. There is no title or release date for the record yet.

I’m not sure this is a good career move for Tyler. He’s been associated with hard rock for decades, and doing a country record could alienate long time fans. On the other hand, Aerosmith collaborated with rap artists Run-D.M.C. back in the 1980’s and the resulting recording was a great success.

However, Susan McGalla says the idea of Tyler singing country is just a little weird. There’s nothing down home about him. Aerosmith is a band you associate with the urban environment of Boston. While Tyler has been able to build a brand for himself independent of Aerosmith, at the end of the day being their singer is what he is best known for.

The success of Tyler’s country record will probably simply depend on how good the songs on it are. Rock artists like Darius Rucker and Kid Rock have been able to make country recordings that have gone over well, so maybe Tyler can too.

Rolling Stones Announce North American Tour

The Rolling Stones are one of the most influential bands of all time. Over their fifty year run, they have gone from an up and coming band to the most popular band on the planet to a representative of classic rock. Brian Torchin says that while most of the band members are now in their seventies, they continue to tour on a regular basis.

The band regularly schedules tours every year and this summer the band is planning a tour of North America. This tour will bring the band to 15 different North American cities. The tour will start in San Diego and end in Quebec. There are many stops at exciting cities along the way. The band has posted their full schedule on their website, so check it out today. The tour is sure to be a major hit.

The band is also planning a re-release of the classic album Sticky Fingers. This album will include some missing recording sessions that fans are sure to love. For the classic rock fan this album will be a must have. The album will come in several different versions including a super deluxe version with a 120 page booklet that gives every detail about the album.

The Rolling Stones continues to be one of the most popular bands in the world and their North American tour is sure to be a major hit. Be sure to check them out this summer.

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