PEOPLE.COM: Aqua on ‘Barbie Girl’ Resurgence, Grammy Nods and US Tour: ‘It’s Been Out-of-This-World Fantastic!’ (Exclusive)

SOURCE By Jack Irvin Published on December 22, 2023 07:13PM EST Aqua. PHOTO: GUDMUND THAI After nearly three decades in the business, Aqua‘s party is still going strong. The Danish Eurodance group had a massive 2023, thanks to their signature hit “Barbie Girl” getting reworked by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice for the Barbie film, which earned the band a […]

ROLLING STONE: ‘DREADFUL MISTAKE’ Keane Unearth 20-Year-Old Song They Wrote for ‘Love Actually’ But Was Turned Down

SOURCE BY DANIEL KREPS DECEMBER 1, 2023 British rockers Keane have unearthed their previously unreleased song “Love Actually,” which, as the title suggests, was written for the beloved 2003 rom-com of the same name but ultimately unused by the film’s director. In defense of Love Actually director Richard Curtis, Keane wrote the song before the then-unknown band even released their […]

BROOKLYNVEGAN: Chuck Ragan returns with new song “Echo the Halls” (listen)

SOURCE Andrew Sacher November 16, 2023 Chuck Ragan is releasing “Echo the the Halls,” the Hot Water Music co-frontperson’s first new solo single since 2016, tomorrow (11/17), but it’s getting an early premiere right here. It’s a breezy, driving heartland rock song led by Chuck’s distinct grit, and it’s a great one. “Many of the songs that I […]

VOICE OF AMERICA “Border Crossings”: Loreena McKennitt

SOURCE Loreena McKennitt’s eclectic Celtic blend of pop, folk and world music has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. Her recordings have achieved Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum status. She has won two Juno Awards, as well as a Billboard International Achievement Award and has been nominated twice for a GRAMMY Award. She is currently on […]

PITCHFORK: The Sisters of Mercy “Floodland” (9.1 Rating)

SOURCE The Sisters of Mercy were pure evil right from the jump. Their sound was so identifiable, so simple and evocative, that it formed its own strand in the DNA of goth music. After a run of increasingly well-crafted singles and EPs, the Leeds band’s 1985 full-length debut, First and Last and Always, crystallized this identity: a […]

VARIETY: Frank Sinatra’s Catalog Gets Refreshed for a ‘Platinum’ Future, as the 70th Anniversary of His First Capitol Sessions Arrives

SOURCE By A.D. Amorosi Seventy years since his first Capitol Records sessions for the single “Lean Baby” and the “Songs for Young Lovers” 10″ album… 62 years since his first Reprise LP, “Ring-a-Ding-Ding!”… and 25 years since his passing, the legend of Frank Sinatra still looms large. Starting with today’s release of his “Platinum” compilation of hits and […]