Oh boy. What's going on with the “American Idol” judges?
Randy Jackson kept talking about “something in the water” that was making all the contestants deliver ovation-worthy performances, but he really should wonder what's in the Coca-Cola cups that he and the other judges are drinking from. They sounded crazy last night in their over-praise and not in a good way.
Even worse, there seems... » more
After a few shaky battles, the final week of battle rounds was back to the high quality of the first week. Each battle had a clear winner and all but one had at least one strong performer. With the show shifting to public votes in the next round, the winners are going to be much harder to predict.
Team Cee Lo: Wade vs. James Massone, “True Colors”
Cee Lo was honest about how much... » more
It’s already a nice scene down on the water at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, but it will become a little more like paradise when Drake (pictured) brings his Club Paradise tour to Wantagh on June 16.
Tickets, costing $35.75 to $175.75, go on sale 11 a.m. Friday via livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana will... » more
Things are going to get hot this summer – Aerosmith just announced its Global Warming Tour, and the boys are coming to Nassau Coliseum on July 1.
Tickets, $44.50-$144.50, go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday via ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
“The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance,” frontman Steven Tyler said in a statement.
Cheap Trick will open the show. ... » more
Justin Bieber's new single “Boyfriend” has arrived. Released last night, it's already topping the iTunes chart as well as blowing up Twitter.
Produced by Mike Posner, “Boyfriend” shows off The Bieb's new mature style, with a smooth R&B-influenced song that's part Justin Timberlake, part “Teach Me How to Dougie.”
Photo: Justin Bieber arrives for the NRJ Music Awards 2012 earlier this... » more
Martin Solveig, after producing half of Madonna's new “MDNA” album, arrives at Terminal 5 Saturday. He just came to say “Hello.”
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MARTIN... » more
Brad Paisley will bring his “Virtual Reality Tour” to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 1, along with country pals The Band Perry and up-and-comer Easton Corbin. (UPDATE: An earlier version of this story had Scotty McCreery as the opener, but the tour announcement has been changed.)
Tickets are $32.50-$89.25 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 30 through Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
The... » more
With the second of her Yankee Stadium shows close to selling out even before her new album “MDNA” arrives on Monday, Madonna has added a third New York show to her world tour, stopping at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12.
“Madonna’s track record as a world class entertainer and touring artist speaks for itself,” said Arthur Fogel, Live Nation's chief executive of Global Touring, which is promoting... » more
Taking Back Sunday confirmed today that they will be one of the headliners on the Vans Warped Tour this summer, including the tour stop at the Nassau Coliseum parking lot on July 21.
It will mark the first time the Rockville Centre-based band will be on board for the entire Warped Tour since 2004. They will join New Found Glory, We The Kings and Yellowcard for the full run, which starts June... » more
And so it goes.
“Billy Joel Week” on “American Idol” was hard to watch. Joel's songs are extraordinarily well-crafted affairs. They are deceptively simple, especially vocally, which unfortunately leads inexperienced singers to think that they should keep adding embellishments to make their own mark. That is not what they should do.
Judge Steven Tyler tried to warn them, saying, “Billy... » more