Taste Of Music

Taylor Swift: Back and Better

November 2nd, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Taylor Swift has finally returned from her break from music and she is better than ever. She has just released her music video ‘Ready For It?’ and it already has over 10 million views. Besides the fact that the music video is great, one can also find innuendos of her throwing jabs at her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris. Calvin and Swift like many Hollywood couples ended on not so great terms, they’ve been going back and forth over social media regarding who wrote ‘This Is What You Came For’. So, Taylor decided to continue the feud by taking similar art work from Calvin Harris and using it in her new music video. Besides the feud, Taylor is back and making music which I’m sure everyone is happy about.

 

By: Vicky Estrella

I Heart Radio Music Festival: Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Calvin Harris and More!

September 22nd, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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The annual I Heart Radio Music Festival held in Vegas this past weekend featured all the biggest names in music right now. The amazing set list included many fan favorites from Iggy Azalea to Lorde, Calvin Harris, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran and much more. This is its fourth year running and the event was a massive success. Stars like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher and Coldplay lit up the stage performing song after song sometimes up to 30 minute sets to a legion of screaming fans. Some amazing collabs also came into play as Ed Sheeran teamed up with Mac Miller, Usher with Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj and her Bang Bang co-artist Ariana Grande. It was definitely a weeknd you didn’t want to miss. The event was hosted by Ryan Seacrest in the greatest party city in the world.

 

Article by:
Helen Trieu

Kanye Stops Concert Telling Kid in Wheelchair to Stand Up

September 15th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Kanye West is not exactly known for being Mr. Sensitivity, but after news broke about him stopping his concert to tell a fan in a wheelchair to “stand up,” he might just be the most insensitive person on the planet. At his concert in Sydney on Friday, in the middle of the show Kanye stopped the music and said, “I decided I can’t do this song, I can’t do the rest of the show unless everybody stands up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and sh-t.” In the crowd there were two fans that could not stand up as one was in a wheelchair and the other had a prosthetic limb, something that Kanye did not find out until after he made the entire crowd jeer at them to “STAND UP.” The rapper even went so far as to complain about how long it was taking for them saying, “This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song, it’s unbelievable. If he is in a wheelchair, then it’s fine.” Much to his dismay the fan was actually in a wheelchair, so Kanye just went on to continue his show. The entire incident was caught on camera for all of our viewing pleasures.


Article by:
Helen Trieu

Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons Says Rock and Roll is Dead

September 8th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has been going off on a bit of a rampage lately making controversial remarks on an array of topics from immigration to Donald Sterling to depression and now he has stated that “Rock is finally dead.” In an interview with Esquire Magazine, Simmons stated that, “The death of rock was not a natural death. Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered.” Instead of putting the blame on musicians and their lack of care, as many thought he would have, Simmons blames the death of rock and roll on the internet and file sharing. He stated that he feels for new bands that are coming out because people nowadays don’t value artists enough to pay them for their craft. “You’re better off not even learning how to play guitar or write songs, and just singing in the shower and auditioning for The X Factor. And I’m not slamming The X Factor, or pop singers. But where’s the next Bob Dylan? Where’s the next Beatles? Where are the songwriters? Where are the creators? Many of them now have to work behind the scenes, to prop up pop acts and write their stuff for them,” he told Nick, Simmons’ son and the person who is interviewing him for Esquire. He goes on to say that the pinnacle of music was 1958 to 1983, with bands like Nirvana and Tame Impala being the voice of the era. It’s hard to say rather the emergence of the internet and file sharing was a good thing or bad, but for those in the music industry, it was definitely the beginning of the end.

 

Article by:
Helen Trieu

Made in America Music Fest Goes from East Coast to West Coast

September 1st, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Made in America Music Fest Goes from East Coast to West Coast

 

Jay Z’s annual music festival, Made in America, was the big thing in music this weekend, and this year it stretched from Philadelphia all the way to LA. The festival was founded in 2012 by rapper and business mogul Jay Z and his business associate Steve Stoute. It was held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA grossing $5 million dollars in ticket sales it’s first year. The music festival features all genres of music ranging from hip hop to indie rock, EDM, R&B, Pop and Latin. This is the first year that the festival will be happening in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. During a press conference with Jay Z and mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, Garcetti said, “On Labor Day weekend we are going to celebrate our golden state of mind right her in LA with a sellout crowd right on the steps of city hall and into Grand Park. The ‘Made in America Festival’ will attract 50,000 fans Saturday and Sunday. Fans who will inject millions of dollars into the LA Economy.” Some of the artists that performed at the festival included Kings of Leon, Pharell Williams, Tiesto, and Kanye West who closed the show with a one-hour set. Sunday evening when a large storm hit PA, the festival was suspended at 6:15pm. Gates then reopened at 7pm and curfew for the show was extended to midnight.

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Helen Trieu

Eminem and Rihanna Wrap Up Monster Tour with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 25th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Saturday night, Eminem and Rihanna wrapped up their Monster tour by doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of a live audience of 45,000 fans! Talk about a grand finale! They were walking offstage after their final show at Detroit’s Comerica Park when Denaun Porter, Eminem’s hype man, reminded the rapper of his nomination by his friend and mentor Dr. Dre to raise awareness for ALS. Rihanna did the honors, and in turn was nominated herself after Eminem finished the task. At first the singer was reluctant to doing the challenge, saying Detroit, what you think? Should I do it? I’m from the islands; I don’t do this ice sh-t! This ice sh-t doesn’t work for me. However, after the audience cheered and encouraged her to do it, she complied. Eminem and Rihanna are the latest celebs to do the ice bucket challenge. As fun as it is to watch and do, the viral video challenge is in fact raising awareness for the disease, with donations going up to $42 million thus far. Stars ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Ellen Degeneres, Selena Gomez, Oprah Winfrey, Behati Prinsloo and Justin Timberlake are just some of the celebs that have taken the challenge.

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Helen Trieu

Kanye West to Collab with Music Legend Paul McCartney

August 18th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Kanye West and Paul McCartney may be collaborating on a new album, and you will not believe the name of the newest song they’re rumored to be working together on. Sources say Yeezus has been trying to work with McCartney for a while and the two seem to have a good working relationship. McCartney showed his support for West during his Q&A session, #askmacca, on Twitter last October saying, “The last albums I bought were by ‪@kanyewest ‪@The_National ‪@thecivilwars and ‪@s_c_ (Jay Z).” In return, West came to support McCartney’s show earlier this month with actor David Spade. Spade uploaded a picture of himself and West at McCartney’s show tweeting “Me & ‪@kanyewest at mccartney concert. I’m whispering rap lyrics to him. ‪#igotthis ‪#rhymes ‪#yeezy ‪#sneezy ‪#snowwhite.” The two are said to have had a couple meetings but are trying to keep their work under wraps until it’s ready to be released. Ready for the name of the song they’ve been rumored to be working on? It’s called “Piss On My Grave.” This should be interesting.

 

Article by:
Helen Trieu

Taylor Swift to do Live Stream August 18th!

August 11th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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T-swift fans rejoice! The country pop icon has dropped clues and teasers here and there of some upcoming event regarding her music, but now the news has finally been announced. Swift will appear on live stream worldwide with Yahoo! August 18th in New York City at 5pm. She will be debuting a new single off her new album and possibly announcing the release date. Get ready to mark your calendars! There is also a hashtag associated with the event, #TaylorSwiftYahoo so make sure to tweet, facebook, and instagram accordingly. For those too eager to just sit around and wait, you can go the live stream pagenow where there is a countdown clock that appears over footage of Swift.  We can’t wait, can you? Let us know what you hope to see on the live stream in the comments below!

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Helen Trieu

Hilary Duff is Chasing the Sun in Music Return

July 31st, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Former “Lizzie McGuire” actress Hilary Duff is flexing her vocal chords for the first time in six year. The mother-of-one released the video for her comeback single, “Chasing the Sun,” which features Duff at an office where, while trying to work, she’s busy daydreaming about having fun on the beach with a good looking guy. Aren’t we all! Speaking about her long-awaited return to music, Duff said, “[This song is] just a peek into my new album. I’ve worked very hard and the album is a great representation of the experiences I’ve had in my life and where I want to go from here.” Does that mean there will be songs about her divorce from ex-hubby, hockey player

 

Article by:
Michelle Loeb

Trouble in Paradise for Jay-Z, Beyonce

July 22nd, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Could one of music’s most powerful couples be headed for Splitsville? The New York Post is reporting that Jay-Z and Beyonce are planning to dissolve their marriage at the end of their current On The Run Tour. The couple, who are parents to daughter Blue Ivy, have reportedly been traveling with marriage counselors in an attempt to save their fractured union, but that last-ditch effort doesn’t seem to be working. “There are no rings, if you haven’t noticed,” a source close to the couple told the Post. According to the source, the two have been having problems for some time, with Bey hoping that having a baby would fix things. “They made the classic mistake of thinking a child would change everything and help to rekindle the initial fire, and it didn’t,” the source said. We’re so sad to hear our favorite couple might no longer be Crazy in Love!

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Michelle Loeb