Shock rocker Alice Cooper has unearthed a potential masterpiece by his late pal Andy Warhol, which had been tucked away with touring equipment for more than 40 years.
A red "Little Electric Chair" silkscreen from Warhol's menacing 1960s Death and Disaster series was "rolled up in a tube" and sat among 1970s stage props in a storage locker, Cooper's longtime manager, Shep Gordon, told the Guardian. The piece had never been stretched onto a frame, the newspaper said.
Gordon, the subject of Mike Myers' 2014 film "Supermensch," said the piece was purchased by Cooper's late girlfriend Cindy Lang for $2,500 back in the 1970s. The rocker, who was good friends with the tinsel-haired pop artist, famously feigned his own execution in an identical electric chair during his macabre, high-spectacle concerts. Warhol supposedly caught one of those shows, the Guardian said.
The underpaid women of the BBC have spoken, and it seems the network is listening.
On Sunday, 45 exasperated female television presenters from the BBC wrote a letter to the public broadcaster demanding that it close its gender pay gap. Immediately. (Not three years from now, as BBC management had originally proposed.)
The elusive soul crooner announced he’s returning to the Bowl for the first time in eight years on Oct. 8. The gig will be part of a small string of engagements he has booked in support of last year’s comeback record, “blackSUMMERS’night.”
Soul savant Raphael Saadiq and R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan will join him for the show.
A week after announcing the supporting acts on his upcoming stadium run, Justin Bieber has pulled the plug on his ongoing Purpose world tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over the last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates,” read a statement from the singer’s representatives on Monday.
Bieber was set to launch the latest leg of his tour on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, and had booked a date at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for Aug. 5.
A few years ago, it wasn't certain when -- or if -- Kehlani would tour again. The singer's mental health troubles (and scars from an extremely tough childhood) threatened her burgeoning career, and one of R&B's most promising young voices was clearly in deep, deep pain.
But in less than a year she's already played three knockout sets at three of SoCal's most important festivals -- Flog Gnaw, Coachella and now a barn-burner at FYF Fest on Sunday night. That would take stamina for any act, but for one who has been through all that she has, it may be the most laudable comeback in recent pop music.
With fiery red hair extensions and a small, nimble band of drummers and dancers, Kehlani danced with physical grace and sang with outsized passion. Nine Inch Nails was just about her only competition at the end of the night, so the Trees stage was packed out to every inch of the lawn with fans who wanted something breezier to listen to.
It’s safe to say that the last couple of minutes of Sunday night’s Season 2 premiere of “Insecure” had viewers saying a variation of: “OMG … what … uh, did he just leave with his mail?”
(Warning: The rest of this post breaks down a major spoiler from the episode.)
The second season picks up a couple of months after Season 1 left off. Issa Dee (Issa Rae), in her effort to move on from Lawrence (Jay Ellis), has reluctantly plunged into the dating scene. Her real goal, though, is to find a way to connect with Lawrence — using his mail as bait. But he has been dodging her attempts. At least for a while.
In an odd battle of man-versus-wild, Michael Phelps was going to swim a 100-meter race against a great white shark during Sunday night's "Shark Week" kickoff. At least that's what fans were expecting.
Of course, the Olympian was never going to risk damaging his gold medal-winning physique for a Discovery Channel-sponsored race with a shark. But the event's lead-up, which the network billed as "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White," had viewers convinced otherwise.
Last week, in an interview with "Good Morning America," Phelps clarified some misconceptions about the event.
Chester Bennington's Linkin Park bandmates wrote an open letter to their late vocalist on Monday that touched on his inner demons and their uncertain future.
Bennington, who also fronted Dead by Sunrise and later joined Stone Temple Pilots, died by hanging at his Palos Verdes Estates home last week, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday. He was 41.
"Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened," said the letter, which was addressed to "Dear Chester" and posted on Facebook on Monday morning along with a new suicide-prevention website.