Glenn Close Shakes ‘Da Butt’ at 2021 Oscars

When Lil Rel attempted to throw the 74-year-old Close for a loop by blaring the School Daze track, she responded by listing off facts about the song, shouting out E.U., and eventually jumping up to, well, shake “Da Butt.” Watch the trivia game, with Close’s big moment beginning at the four-minute mark, below. Visit this article & other news – www.billboard.com.

Behind ‘Strange Fruit,’ Billie Holiday’s Anti-Lynching Anthem

When Billie Holiday first performed “Strange Fruit” in 1939, the song was so bold for the time that she could sing it only in certain places where it was safe to do so. The song likened the lynched bodies of Black people to “strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.” Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary music executive, hailed it as “a […]

Jimmy Barnes Announces National ‘Flesh & Blood’ Tour

Jimmy Barnes is going to be celebrating the release of his 20th studio album, Flesh And Blood with a national tour this July. He’s kicking the tour off on release day in Perth, on Friday, 2nd July. He’ll then be taking the album through Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane, before wrapping things up in Sydney. The tour is all […]

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande’s ‘Save Your Tears’ Remix Is This Week’s Favorite New Music

Earlier in the week, both superstars teased an audio snippet of their breathy vocals harmonizing the lyric, “I don’t know why I run away,” on the song from The Weeknd’s Billboard 200 No. 1 album, After Hours. The remix later dropped with an animated clip featuring The Weekend and Grande. “Save Your Tears” is currently sitting at No. 5 on the April 24-dated Billboard Hot 100 […]

Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-Soprano of Velvety Hues, Is Dead at 93

In Aachen, Christa’s Viennese father, Anton Ludwig, a former tenor who had sung with Enrico Caruso at the old Met, was the opera house stage director and manager; her mother sang in the company, and performed several roles under an up-and-coming conductor named Herbert von Karajan. Christa saw those performances and many others. “I practically lived in the theater,” she […]

Spacey Jane Postpone Brisbane Shows Again, “It’s A Shame We’re Not A Footy Team”

Perth band Spacey Jane were slated to play their already-rescheduled Brissie shows this weekend but were forced to postpone at the last minute. After a COVID-19 outbreak in Western Australia, travellers in Queensland were required to follow the three-day lockdown, announced Friday night. The band took to social media yesterday to tell fans the shows had been postponed. “Brisbane friends, […]