Thursday, August 5, 2021

For the first time in many years, Aaliyah's music is back in print

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 2:35 PM

Well folks, it finally happened. Despite an ongoing conflict between the estate of the late R&B star Aaliyah and record label Blackground Records, the singer's music is back in print for the first time in many years. The website for "Blackground Records 2.0" launched Thursday, and includes pre-orders for...

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Aaliyah estate denounces upcoming 'unauthorized projects' as 'Blackground 2.0' emerges

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 9:49 AM

The good news is that the mysterious Aaliyah website that recently surfaced does appear to indicate some sort of music project is on the way. The bad news? It doesn't have the blessing of the estate of the late R&B star from Detroit. "Although we will continue to...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Mysterious website promises 'Aaliyah is coming,' teases Blackground Records 2.0

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Could the music of the late Detroit R&B star Aaliyah finally be coming to streaming services? A new website seems to suggest so. The stark website features the singer's logo with a signup button and the hashtag "#AaliyahIsComing." After you click on the button and enter your...

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Stone Temple Pilots, Bobby Brown, Neon Trees among Arts, Beats & Eats headliners

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 1:15 PM

It wouldn't be Royal Oak's Arts, Beats & Eats without a music lineup rooted in '80s, '90s, and 2000s nostalgia, which is exactly what the festival is dishing out for its 2021 iteration. Arts, Beats & Eats returns at full capacity Sep. 3-6 for its 23rd year. And on...

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Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy will finally bring massive stadium tour to Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:57 AM

Do you ever wish you could just hop in a time machine and book it to 1994 so you could experience Green Day’s Dookie or Weezer’s debut, lovingly referred to as the “blue album” for the first time ? Oh, so it’s just us? For the record, we would...

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Guns 'N' Roses will transform Detroit Rock City into 'Paradise City' when they take on Comerica Park

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:42 AM

It’s not Guns ‘N’ Roses’ fault that former president Donald Tr*mp thinks “November Rain” is the best music video of all time because it fucking is. But don’t think for a second that GNR’s lead singer and personification of a pawn shop jewelry counter Axl Rose is saluting that...

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Country stars Chris Stapleton, Yola, and Elle King team up for back-to-back performances at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:38 AM

In the last year, it’s been made clear that mainstream country music has a problem. Well, a few problems. First, there’s Morgan Wallen, the country star who was taped angrily using a racial slur. Though the music industry barred him from awards shows and some radio stations stopped playing...

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Award winning trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will bring the Big Easy to the Aretha

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer, two-time Edison Award winner, and JazzFM Innovator of the Year recipient Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has jazz in his blood. The 38-year-old New Orleans native, Berklee grad, and maker of what he calls “music with nutritional value” is the grandson of Big Chief Donald Harrison...

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Electronic music pioneer and 'First Lady of Detroit techno' Kelli Hand has died at 56

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Hailed as the "First Lady of Detroit techno" and, later, officially named by Detroit City council as the First Lady of Detroit, DJ and producer Kelli Hand, aka K-Hand, has died. She was 56. Detroit-born, Hand has been credited with paving the way for Black women in the male-dominated...

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Monday, August 2, 2021

New book alleges Aaliyah was carried unconscious onto plane she refused to board before fatal crash

Posted By on Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 11:08 AM

A new book by music journalist Kathy Iandoli refutes reports that Detroit-born R&B star Aaliyah had insisted on boarding the small private plane that crashed 20 years ago, killing eight passengers — including 22-year-old singer. In Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah, Iandoli speaks to Kingsley Russell, a baggage...

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