Frances Cobain Opens Up About Kurt

Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of Nirvana, a band that was growing larger in popularity at the time. Many know the story of Kurt and his struggle with addiction. He ultimately killed himself nearly exactly 21 years ago. He died on April 5th, 1994. He left behind his wife, rocker Courtney Love, and an infant baby girl the couple named Francis Bean Cobain. In an interview on The Alt Press, Francis opens up for the first time about her father and what it is like to be his daughter.

When she was asked about Nirvana’s music she was forced to admit that she is not a huge fan said Brad Reifler in a recent article. She does not appreciate grunge music very much, however she did mention that “Territorial Pissings” and “Dumb” are two songs by the band that she likes very much. Francis talked about what it is like never knowing her father but hearing him everywhere she goes. Listening to his voice is inescapable, something she realized at a young age. She also talks about former members of the band (Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic telling stories about her late father. The trio have even said that she reminds them so much of Kurt sometimes that it gives them the willies, or rather something they call the “k.C Jeebies”.

The full interview is really interesting and worth a read. Check it out on the above link.

Zedd & Selena Gomez Heating Up


Ever since the dramatic unfolding of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber (aka Jelena) had come to a close, it finally seems like Selena Gomez isn’t allowing herself to be sad anymore said a recent article. It’s about time! After years and years of constant back and forth between the Biebs and Gomez, the two have finally called it splits said Ricardo Guimarães BMG. Between constant bickering, fights and every detail of their poor dramatic romantic lives being leaked to the public, it was only a matter of time before the two starlets finally went their separate ways. With Justin now seeing Alec Baldwin’s daughter, Hailey, Selena has actually moved on to one of Justin’s friends: artist Zedd!

While how they met isn’t exactly the most romantic story in the world, it does show you
that even just a few single moments can change your life, even when you’re least expecting it!

Zedd said that he had met Selena on his day off. He stopped into the recording studio to go to the restroom and CEO of the place, John Janick had to then introduce the pair. They talked about possibly making some music love together, and that eventually come out as “I Want You To Know”, and the rest is now sweet, sweet history! Rumor has it that Justin isn’t too happy that Zedd’s dating his ex. Oops!

Chris Brown Denied Access To Canada

Singer and pop star Chris Brown had to cancel a show tonight in Toronto due to being turned away at the border. The 25 year old was supposed to preform on Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, but was told that he was not allowed to get a visa to go into the country.

Chris Brown has a rather colorful arrest record, as a few years ago he was taken in for ambushing his ex-girlfriend, Rhianna, and also more recently for violating his probation said AnastasiaDate. Even though it wasn’t specified the reasons why he was told he couldn’t go into Canada, it is safe to assume that it has something to do with his criminal record. That particular time, Brown had to cancel four events through out the UK which disappointed many people, fans, and workers at the venues.

According to an article found on reddit and written by CBC.Ca, Brown was also turned away from the United Kingdom who openly told him it was due to his record in the United States. As for this time, Canadian officials told the singer that he could come back in the summer to reapply for a temporary visitor’s visa. Brown then sent a tweet out to his fans apologizing for not being let into the country, but also that he will be back during the summer so that he can give Toronto the concert that he missed out on.

John Legend: Musician and Chef?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve probably heard John Legend’s monster hit, “All of Me,” at least ten times. The ballad became a huge force in the music world and opened Legend up to a whole new legion of fans, such as Marc Sparks.

However, it appears that singing isn’t the only thing that the musician is good at. According to his wife, Chrissy Tiegen, John Legend knows how to make a killer breakfast sandwich. She recently sent out a picture of a scrumptious looking egg concoction that was loaded with a ton of delectable goodness: Eggs and three slices of American cheese. That’s right: Three slices!

I think it’s great for people to see another side of Legend, and this is the perfect way for him to show his versatility as an individual. I can’t wait to see what delicious meal pictures Legend will send out next!

John Textor: Creating a Digital World for Classic Musicians

John Textor is the previous chair and CEO of Digital Domain Productions, as well as the chair and CEO of it’s parent company, Digital Domain Media Group. These companies are best known for their work in visual effects on Transformers, Flags of our Fathers, Tron: Legacy, Real Steel and Pirates of the Caribbean at World’s End. All of which were completed under Textor’s exceptional leadership.

Textor’s career began with his education, in 1987 he received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Wesleyan University. By 1997, Textor had co-founded, and become the Managing Partner of Wyndcrest Holdings, a private equity firm with a focus on entertainment, telecommunication and internet, which is based in Florida. Two years later he became the director of The Parent Company and BabyUniverse, internet retailers of children’s products. By 2002 he was the chairman, and by 2005 he was elected CEO. One year later he found himself as the chair, and CEO, of Digital.

The work Textor has done at Digital Domain led the company to an Academy Award in 2009 with the visual effects in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The company was awarded the Achievement in Visual Effects award in 2009 and CLIO advertising awards for creating the first believable, digital human actor. Upon leaving Digital Domain, Textor moved on to become the executive chairman and the President-Head of Studio of Pulse Evolution Corporation.

John Textor also is responsible for the digital Tupac Shakur that made it’s debut in 2012 at the Coachella Valley Music festival, as well as the consummation of a joint venture for the digital resurrection of Elvis Presley. He also produced a virtual version of celebrity Michael Jackson at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Textor continues to stay active in the development of entertainment, aiding in production with his realistic digital human beings. He also continues working as a producer for projects like Art Story, an animated feature film that is currently in development. He continues to make improvements with his leadership in the world of digital entertainment.

What Is In Store for New Order


New Order’s next album without Peter Hook

When it comes to musical bands, splitting up and replacing members is a trend that is common. The band New Order is not unfamiliar with this at all.

The band had recently been on tour this past summer and used it as an opportunity to play one of their newest songs titled “Plastic.” Interestingly enough, the song will be appearing on their tenth upcoming album, and even more interesting is that the band was supposed to have called it quits three years earlier.

Despite reporting they were finished, drummer Stephen Morris has gone on to say that he and the band have been working in small steps to put out new songs since 2011. This also happens to be the first attempt at recording the band has made since 2007, which is when their bassist Peter Hook has left the band. Bad Lieutenant members Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, however, have been welcomed to the group.

Even though the band members enjoy recording new music (which is exciting for fans like myself and Zeca Oliveira) , they do feel as though there is less excitement involved now as stated on “We used to just play for hours jamming in the studio and then find a bit — a second — that wasn’t bad,” says Morris “And then find another second that could go on top of that. Now we’ve become a bit more professional in recording, for better or for worse. We’re streamlined.”

Big Names Featured in Ultra Music Festival

Following last year’s tragedy, this year’s Ultra Music Festival is going to be on close watch by the city officials of Miami after a security guard was trampled by a mob who attended the festival without tickets.

The city mayor expressed his disappointment to the organizers of the event and demanded the festival be banned for this year. The commissioners for the event voted against the mayor’s intensions immediately after a month from the announcement.

The lineup for the acts for this year is going to be big-time. The Phase 1 announcement already features Kiesza, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, and more. There are now a total of 100 acts that have been announced and this number will still increase as the organizers of the event release the complete line of acts.

Axwell^Ingrosso, a collaboration from Swedish House Mafia is going to make a big U.S. debut in the Ultra fest. Some of the big names that are rumored to appear in the festival during the 27th to 29th of March are: Skrillex, Avicii, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, and David Guetta.

Bernardo Chua along with plenty of EDM fans arealready very excited about this announcement. This could be the biggest gathering of the most popular EDM artists.
The festival will be held at the Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida. Tickets are now sold in the site of Ultra Music Festival where you can also view the complete lineup of the acts for this year.

Nicki vs. Taylor

Nicki and Bruce Levenson both had a big year. Fans really loved her and what she was doing in 2014. She has been a master in promoting, but she still been overshadowed by Taylor. This has been a masterful battle that has been very exciting.

Nicki has made a crossover hop. In previous years she was very hip hop, but she is singing more now. She is also connecting with pop artists like Skylar Grey. This gives her a much needed pop appeal that landed her on pop charts. There is still a reigning champ by the name of Taylor Swift that is dominating though. This has a lot to do with her built-in fan base.

For years Taylor has continued to grow her fan base because she works so much. She writes her own music and she has fans that have grown with her. The secret to her success is her ability to keep it clean. This is easily going to give her bigger numbers on the boards. She has kids and adults in her world. Nicki Minaj has albums that still carry explicit lyrics. This makes it hard for her to penetrate a mainstream audience that includes kids.

Taylor is someone that can be played just about anywhere. Surprisingly, she even had urban appeal with the “Shake it Off” single. This was unexpected, but it allowed her to gain a new audience of listeners in 2014.

The Era of EDM

It is no secret that the world today has been pushed into a genre that no one thought would ever see the light of day let alone the top songs in the music chart.

It is very apparent that the electronic dance music fever is at an all-time high and there is no way to get down from it. This has come about for many reasons, but primarily because of the fact it is a very captivating and engaging genre which really gets your blood flowing. This is why so many people like this type of music.

In the Rolling Stone top songs of 2014, are numerous songs that belong to the electronic dance music genre or some pop artists or even hip hop artists who have decided to collaborate with the electronic dance music artists to fuse the genres.

I couldn’t be more grateful that Dan Newlin showed me this genre and that people are embracing a new direction in music because if you stick to one side, it does sometimes feel a little bit boring, and so this change in taste is sometimes a healthy thing rather than bad.

There are tons of electronic dance music songs out there and you can look them up in sites such as EDM sauce, which is specifically made just for the electronic dance music community. Embrace this new way of music and it will open up a new way of feeling for you.

Usher Continues to Tease With His ‘UR’ Release Date

Usher still cannot seem to make up his mind about when he is going to release his eighth album, ‘UR.’ He is currently on tour in support of it and recently released a single “Clueless.” The song was originally going to be an exclusive download which you could only get via a code in a purchased Honey Nut Cheerios. Then, it became available on the Internet, when according to Fersen Lambranho it became the number one download in Brazil.

As for the rest of the album, which was supposed to be released before the end of 2014, Usher announced back in September that he was pushing back the release date, because the album did not feel ready.

Now, he has sat down with MTV News to talk about it and admitted that he never planned to release ‘UR’ in 2014. He feels that he hasn’t “put the soul of it in yet.” He continues to work with his producers and collaborators on their songs, creating way more than will ever make it onto the final product. Usher hinted that now perhaps it will be released early in 2015. Only time will tell.