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Bruce Springsteen Slowing Down? Not So Fast.

As popular as he will likely always be, Bruce Springsteen does experience fluctuations in his sale and success numbers. At the ripe age of 67, one might think that his success will eventually decline, leading him to a point where his music still sells, but doesn’t quite fly off the shelves at it once did. But stagnant progression doesn’t necessarily change the past, does it? Probably not — in a recent interview, Springsteen expressed his lack of concern in regard to his overall success and popularity.

During a recent interview, Bruce was asked if the lack of recent success was tough to cope with. By responding that it wasn’t really, he goes on to explain how everyone has their moments, and after doing it for so long, nothing typically phases him.

But whenever you put something out there – particularly if you believe in it completely – you want to to be understood, you want it to be well received. You want to grab people’s ears – that’s my business. If not, you’re going to be disappointed.”

Due to age, Springsteen admitted that changing his onstage performances have had to slow down as well, stating that age inevitably catches up to you. In his younger days however, running and screaming the words to his songs were much more common than not.
Creating the same energy isn’t as hard as it once was, it just includes a little less physical activity than it once did. Bruce isn’t worried about the liveliness of his performances, as it’s important that his fans bring the same energy to their shows as he brings on stage.

Concerts To Look Out For In 2017

Getting settled into 2017 yet? Good, because this year (in terms of music) is going to be a great one. Each year, there are a number of good tours that span the world, but some of the best ones have been slated for a run in 2017. We’ve compiled a few of the notable performances to look out for, and mark on your calendars in advance, if you plan on trying to snag a few tickets.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is at to perform on tour for the first time since 2013, and so many are looking to see the band again. Beginning in early 2017, this tour is set to kick off their promised album “This House Is Not For Sale”, with fans eager to hear a combination of new and old classics on their stops.

Lorde

While there are no specific plans for a Lorde tour in 2017 just yet, sources can confirm that the singer will be making an appearance to perform at Coachella in late April. Additionally, she has also revealed her attendance for Governor’s Ball in New York on June 2nd through the 4th.

Metallica

Metallica is also another band that has no future set tour dates just yet, but there is information surrounding the performances to be held at the Rock On The Range Music Festival. This may also be an indication of many dates that could follow the performances at this show.

Katy Perry

Katy perry has been working on her new album, which will be her first since 2013. Again, there is nothing concrete to base dates off of yet, but the singer did reveal on social media she has plans for a new tour, when she responded to a fan with “See you at my show 2k17”

U2

With the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree” being in 2017, U2 has announce plans for stadium tours to celebrate the iconic album. A number of opening acts have also been named, and we’re anxiously awaiting confirmed details in regard to what will be one of the most sought after shows of the year.
For more insight on music tours and what you can expect this coming year, keep it locked here while you’re listening to your favorite playlists.

Chris Brown & Soulja Boy To BOX IT OUT!

They’re definitely not Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but they’re going to go toe to toe, allegedly. Hip hop artists Soulja Boy and Chris Brown are set to go the distance in a charity boxing event, which happens to be over, wait for it….. A girl. Yes, you read that right. Actually what makes this more enticing is that neither of these men are actually even dating this girl. One used to though, which is partly where this fiasco stems from.

Originally, the feud began due to Soulja Boy liking a photo of Brown’s ex on Instagram, to which Brown took offense to. After a series of threats and videos posted to each of the parties social media accounts, it was noted that Soulja allegedly apologized, and blamed his mother’s poor health on his recent behavior. While this didn’t actually fix the feud, arms were then turned to the ring, where the fight will be forever settled.

Of course, not boxing match wouldn’t be great without a spin, right? Which is why Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather have both agreed to coach either side of the fight, offering up their most prized knowledge for swinging at heads. Obviously being such great fighters themselves, they’re sure to instill some sort of skill in the artists, right?

Seeing as there are a number of hurdles to overcome within the fighting law in Las Vegas (drug tests being #1), the fight can’t actually happen stateside, so it is tentatively being held in Dubai, where it will be televised and hosted by Pay-Per-View. For charity originally, it’s now been speculated that the artists will be lining a bit of their own pockets with the revenue generated from the tussle.

As the fight draws closer (with no set date named yet) keep it locked for more information as it becomes available to us!
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James Hetfield On Former Addictions, Getting Clean

One of Metallica’s front men, James Hetfield was a guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast for an interview in terms of his past and how he overcame his struggles. It was revealed that James almost lost his family before checking into rehab 15 years ago. Luckily for music lovers, his family, and ultimately himself as well, James was able to get sober and correct his life, which has been better ever since.

In his interview, Hetfield explains that fear was a huge driver of his lust to get clean and save his life, and protect those around him. Fear was the driving concern, stating that he didn’t want to lose his family based on something that happened on tour, and brought back home with him. His reasoning for this dealt with the notion that he didn’t want his hard work and dedication to go away, due to how much time and effort had been put into it.

“[My wife] did the right thing, she kicked my ass right out of the house and that scared the s—t out of me. She said, ‘Hey, you’re not just going to the therapist now, and talking about this, you’ve got to go somewhere and sort this s—t out,’”

Hetfield explains that the success of rehab came from being broken down for 7 weeks, to basically nothing. Being rebuilt was the key component there and made him understand that his life was far too important to give up based on something that was once fun, but became an addiction.

You can watch a clip from the interview here and see more about what Hetfield did to get his life back in order.

2016 Holiday Party Playlist

Holiday Parties are here! That means it’s time for good laughs, good food, and of course, good music! We think celebrating the holidays should be all about the experience that you make it — and music can set the mood for almost any situation. We’ve hand-picked FIFTY songs you should be adding to your holiday playlists. Whether you’re looking to dance, sing, or just hang out with your closest friends and family members, each song is hand selected to accompany any party, and any mood! Make sure to tune in and listen to one of our channels, or select from one of the pre-created playlists we have on our site!

Kanye West CANCELS Euro Tour

As if Pablo hadn’t disappointed enough fans in the last few months, another stint with his Saint Pablo Tour will sure have his fans fuming at the ears, waiting for their moment to charge. We’ve learned that now Kanye has officially cancelled his tour in the UK. This comes weeks after his release from the UCLA medical center where he was hospitalized after a breakdown. This originally put the US portion of his tour on hold as he was evaluated and eventually released, but it seems as if the extended stay has long-term effects.  

Kanye’s arsenal of people have contacted representatives at Live Nation and have asked that his second leg which was predominantly scheduled for Europe, be put on immediate hold. Larger stops within the tour included huge cities such as Paris, the U.K, and major parts of Germany. In theory, the cancellation isn’t the biggest issue in the world, seeing as no official dates had actually been set, thus physical and digital tickets were never actually sold. Though fans might be upset, this type of thing is actually covered under West’s insurance plan, which cover him for lost profits and expenses due to cancellations of a show… not that money was actually made yet.

 

With questions surrounding his overall health and wellbeing, there is much left to the imagination when it comes to the possible return of the Saint Pablo tour this year. If Kanye does indeed follow through with his plan to orchestrate more shows, you can bet that they’ll sell out almost immediately, and fans will be lining up early to snag their floor seats.
For more news on Kanye’s possible return, make sure you’re keeping it locked to our site and social media handles, which are updated daily with new information about today’s hottest music trends, stories, and gossip.

Top 10 Female Singers Of All Time

The music industry, while sporting a ton of different genres, sees a ton of changes as the industry shifts toward different types of music. One thing that always remains unchanged however, is the need for beautiful voices in songs. Female singers have taken many approaches in their music, and there are a number of them that will forever stick out in history as members of the ‘greatest of all time’ club. Below is a list of the greats we feel should make the list — let us know what you think in the comments, and who you think should have made it!

10. Madonna

9. Barbra Streisand

8. Christina Aguilera

7. Patti Labelle

6. Tina Turner

5. Celine Dion

4. Janis Joplin

3. Aretha Franklin

2. Mariah Carey

1. Whitney Houston

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