Yesterday on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM, Pharrell Williams confessed that Cee-Lo Green actually recorded “Happy” years before he took the song to the top of the charts, but that “the powers that be at the time did not see it fit for” the Goodie Mob rapper turned four-letter-word crooner and star of The Voice. READ FULL STORY
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Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Beach Boys, Cee Lo, more jam at first weekend of New Orleans JazzFest -- PHOTOS
The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival always inspires unique pairings — Sunday, Dr. John hopped on stage with Bruce Springsteen; John Stamos jammed with the Beach Boys on Friday. In previous years, the surprises have included Trombone Shorty joining Kid Rock, and The Edge playing guitar with The Dave Matthews Band. But the festival is more than the big-name acts — it’s also about food, dance, costumes, and Louisiana culture. The annual event spans two weekends; next week the festival will be webcast live on YouTube, so you can catch the Foo Fighters, Florence + the Machine, Zac Brown Band, and more live from the comfort of your couch. As the first weekend comes to a close, photos will have to do so we’ve put together a bunch for you to enjoy. Happy JazzFest!
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rock the Acura Stage
Tom Petty plays JazzFest
Big Chief Ke Ke of the Comanche Hunters Mardi Gras leads a JazzFest parade at the fairgrounds
NEXT: CEE LO ON STAGE AND JOHN STAMOS JOINS THE BEACH BOYS
With two albums forthcoming (one solo project, one with his old rap group Goodie Mob), a memoir in the works, and a regular place on your television, it’s hard to imagine needing any more Cee Lo in your life.
But for those who absolutely demand as much Cee Lo as possible and also have yearnings for deluxe buffets and Blackjack, Mr. Green has an early birthday gift.
The Soul Machine is going to be setting up shop in Las Vegas when the end of the summer rolls around. Starting on August 29, he’ll own the stage at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for a running show he calls Loberace (which is either the greatest pun ever birthed or the end of all culture as we know it).
The press release for the show promises a full-blown Vegas revue that works through not only Cee Lo’s music but also the history of rock and roll — and, for those of you who are into such things, “sexified showgirls.”
A show full of Cee Lo songs would be a little spotty, especially compared to the types of productions that Elton John and Celine Dion have crafted. But with the aid of the entire popular music canon, he should be able to knock out a pretty impressive show. And make no mistake about it: Cee Lo loves a good cover: At last year’s Lollapalooza, he ran the gamut from Billy Idol to Journey to Danzig. And he has been barking Violent Femmes’ “Gone Daddy Gone” since the Gnarls Barkley days. Listen below: READ FULL STORY
Cee Lo Green is no stranger to edited lyrics, but now he’s on the other side of the coin.
Earlier this week, the singer caught flack for changing the words to — and, as his detractors pointed out, the message of — John Lennon’s “Imagine” during his New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square, where he sang “all religion is true” instead of the late Beatle’s “and no religion too.” Cee Lo took to his Twitter to apologize, writing:
“Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what you wanted that’s all.”
Yet Green then quickly retook to Twitter to unapologize, apparently — the tweet can no longer be found on his account (though he left a tweet about listening to the Beatles’ “I’m Only Sleeping” intact).
Lyric videos: They aren’t just for your kid sister’s Justin Bieber fan clips anymore.
Yesterday, Britney Spears released an official lyric video for “Criminal,” her upcoming fourth single off Femme Fatale.
First of all, awesome: That song has a darker edge than some of her previous work, but still retains her trademark computer-y syrup-y sweet voice, if that’s your thing (and it’s kind of mine).
But it got me wondering: When did lyric videos become an official, publicist-touted release? Spears still plans to be put out a traditional music video—in fact, she’s been making headlines across the pond for her Criminal video shoot. So apparently, this lyric video is just to build buzz and get you talking about the song.
Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
'Grey's Anatomy Vol. 4' soundtrack feat. Cee-Lo, Lykke Li, the National and more -- stream it here EXCLUSIVE
While Grey‘s returns for its eighth season on Sept. 22, the show’s famously synced-up soundtrack is now on its fourth volume, out today.
Grey’s Anatomy Vol. 4, the series’ first outing in four years, contains a calvacade of alt and indie names — Lykke Li, Cee Lo Green, Peter Bjorn & John, the National, Scars on 45, and more.
Cee Lo Green is a busy man.
Between coaching on The Voice, playing sets at Lollapalooza, producing a new Goodie Mob album, singing on the Footloose soundtrack, and smashing a giant piñata filled with M&M’s, he hardly has time to star in a new music video for his single, “Cry Baby.”
So he just didn’t!
Instead, Jaleel White—otherwise known as Family Matters‘ Steve Urkel—plays him in this upbeat 1950s-inspired clip, which features enough pastel sweater vests to feel like an early episode of The Sing-Off. (Green claims he didn’t even know the video was being made.) Who knew breaking up could feel so joyous?
Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY
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