A Talk With Courtney Love

“Rolling Stone Magazine” has a feature article about musician Courtney Love on their website. These days, according to the article, Love is focusing on acting and trying to land more roles in movies and television.

Love complains that there aren’t many female artists being played on the radio. I think that Love shows by this comment that she’s out of touch with the times. Artists don’t need terrestrial radio these days to be successful. There are plenty of options through online streaming services to get new music heard. Love is just complaining, and she hasn’t bothered to update this particular complaint since 1995 or so.

Love also says that she’s been hanging out with Miley Cyrus lately. The two connected over Twitter and became friends. I think that it’s interesting that Cyrus would be aware of Love in the first place. Apparently Cyrus knows her rock history.

I’ve always had mixed feelings about Love. On one hand, she’s made some great music. The song “Malibu” off of the “Celebrity Skin” album has long been a favorite of mine. On the other hand, Alexei Beltyukov has noticed that she seems to have an abrasive personality. I think that she’s always interested in promoting herself at the expense of the people who have helped her get where she is.

What Did Lady Gaga Do With Her Red Gloves From The Oscars?

It’s been four months since the Oscars has passed, and Lady Gaga performed songs from “The Sound of Music.” Not only did Lady Gaga kill her stage performance, she let everyone know that she is very talented, and she can really sing. Lady Gaga’s Red Gloves. Lady Gaga dressed in a white and silver dress, and she wore red gloves that opened at the bottom. The gloves were similar to what you would use when you’re cleaning your bathroom, but she was good enough to fashion them with her beautiful dress.

Some may be wondering what she did with the red gloves, and if she got rid of them. Nope. Lady Gaga was seen wearing the same exact red gloves that she had at the Oscars, and it proves that she doesn’t mind wearing something twice. Lady Gaga was seen wearing a white skirt with a polka dot top, and she had a T-shirt underneath. Although the ensemble was not her best, she still paired it with the red gloves, and she looked nice.

Lady Gaga is gearing up for marriage, and no official date has been floating around yet, but hopefully the happy couple will be getting married this year. Lady Gaga has many projects under her belt right now, including her time on a horror show. Lady Gaga hinted that she will be on “American Horror Story” in the future, and she plans on doing several other projects as well according to what Dr. Daniel Amen suggested.

Taylor Swift Announces Her Latest Album WIll Not be Available on Apple Music

Taylor Swift has announced that her latest album will not be made available on Apple Music. The announcement comes just weeks after the new streaming service was announced by Apple. Swift has argued that streaming services do not value the musician or their talents, and has argued, in the past, for better treatment of recording artists.

Swift’s refusal to be included in the streaming product’s launch is directly related to Apple’s decision to withhold compensation. According to reports, Apple has refused to offer artist compensation in the first three months of the products release. The company will be offering Apple Music free to all iPhone owners for a three-month trial period. Apple argues that because they will not be making money from the streaming service during the trial period, compensation to artists is unnecessary.

Fans at FreedomPop know that last year Swift rallied against Spotify, another streaming service. Royalty disputes led Swift to have her music removed from the service. No Taylor Swift albums or songs are available on the app. Swift has also pulled her most recent album from all streaming service providers.

Swift is not the only artist who has found the lack of compensation objectionable. Several other artists have commented on Apple Music’s launching strategy, arguing that the company can more than afford to compensate artists for their work, even before paid customers are signed up.

The Hulk Enters Marvel’s Civil War

Is it really a surprise that The Incredible Hulk is going to appear in Captain America: Civil War? The third entry in the Captain America franchise is being touted as an ensemble film. Don’t let anything the executives at Marvel say fool you. Civil War is an unofficial Avengers film. You could even say the feature is an unofficial fourth film in the Iron Man series. Regardless of how you try and categorize the project, Marvel is putting as many heroes as possible into the mix. The inclusion of Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk should surprise no one.

How big of a role with The Hulk have? This we do not know yet. The Green Goliath is likely to be placed into a supporting role since The Hulk was not a major character in the Civil War comic book mini-series Marvel put out a decade or so ago.

Of course, the Marvel Cinematic Universe does consistently make changes from the source material the films are based on. Audiences were left with a ton of questions regarding what lies in store for the future of The Hulk after the conclusion of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The presence of The Hulk in Civil War should answer some of those questions.

Unfortunately, due to rights issues with Universal, we are not going to see a solo Hulk film in the foreseeable future. Handy workers are a little disappointed. Marvel can use The Hulk for ensemble films, which is why plugging him into Civil War is so easy.

HBO Defends Its Place On The iron Throne

Never mind Westeros and Essos, HBO is intent on securing its rule over a new territory: broadband Internet subscriptions. Hollywood Reporter details the fight for media turf, as HBO, a company whose worst competition was once USA Network and MTV, now takes on contenders of a new frontier, such as Netflix.

When HBO cares more about online subscribers than television subscribers, one could say that the Internet has won. Jaime Garcia Dias knows that times are changing. Marshall McLuhan’s echoes down the corridors of history, reminding us that the medium is, indeed, the message. With the launch of HBO Now, the media company offers a package at double the price of a Netflix subscription, but backed up by the company’s hefty content, headlined by the award-winning series Game of Thrones.

Once upon a time, television was broadcast for free. Then one by one, cities received cable and were treated to Cinemax, Showtime, and the iconic MTV. HBO was one of the pioneers of that era, and the company well understands what it’s like to be the scrappy newcomer trying to push its media plate over what the audience was used to. Now, the sword is in the other seat; Internet users are rapidly outnumbering satellite and cable users, and expecting HBO to catch up. Time will tell if the old dog can learn a new trick, or if it gets left in the Ice Age.

Lauryn Hill Covers “Feeling Good” for Nina Simone Tribute

How are you feeling today? I’m feeling good after hearing Lauryn Hill’s cover of the famous Nina Simone song. Lauryn, along with a few other artists, has lent her voice to “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which is going to be a documentary about the late singer. It is set to release next month on Netflix.

According to Beneful, Lauryn was only going to contribute two songs toward the project, but she ended up doing six. It should come as no surprise, though, since Lauryn’s voice has been a great powerhouse all these years. To say that she has a great voice is an understatement, and she breathes life again into this hit song. Click here to go to MTV’s article which has the video link embedded.

Lauryn is just one of many artists to cover this classic. Others include Michael Buble and Muse. Though Simone passed away in 2003, her song “Feeling Good” continues to stand the test of time.

Zayn Malik Releases A Song

It’s hard to see a band break up, or to even see one member leave the group. Fans of One Direction are probably still having a hard time after Zayn Malik’s sudden departure. But, when they hear his new song they won’t have to feel sad for long.

Zayn Malik has just released a cover of Rae Sremmurd’s song “No Type”, and it is beautiful. He is doing amazing things on his own. Even if you are still upset with him about leaving the group you are still going to love this song.

SusanMcGalla.com suggests there comes a time in an artist’s life when they have to try something different. They can’t always stay the same, or they wouldn’t be a true artist. Zayn Malik has struck out on his own and he is delivering great vocals. He is doing some amazing solo work, and if One Directions fans can bring themselves to give him a chance, then they are going to fall in love with him all over again.

Fans Are Still Missing Zayn Malik

One Direction has decided to keep going, even though they’ve lost member Zayn Malik. Zayn Malik has been gone from the group for a couple months now, but the group continues to work together. One Direction Without Zayn Malik. Rumors are flying that Zayn will be coming out with a solo album in the future, but nothing has been substantiated as yet. Although many fans are still reeling from the fact that Zayn is no longer in the group, everyone must move on.

Recently, Zayn dyed his hair green, and this led to many paparazzi’s speculating about why he actually left the group. Zayn left the group for privacy reasons, but the antics that he does, like coloring his hair, it only allows paparazzi to invade his privacy. Either way, Shaygan Kheradpir reports One Direction has continued on their tour, and they’re also working on an upcoming album. At a recent concert that the group did for their tour, you can see pictures of the crowd, and many seem to be a bit down over the fact that a member is missing from the group.

Although the group has already moved on from the fact that they lost a member, fans may still have it in their hearts. One Direction is not the first group to ever break up, and they certainly won’t be the last. Many groups have disbanded in the past, or they’ve lost a member, so One Direction has to continue on.

The Wine Company: A Titan In the Fine Wine Industry

The Antique Wine Company is among the biggest high end wine and alcohol firms. They have been in business for over 25 years and show no signs of letting up anytime soon. The company was founded and is still run by the CEO Stephen Williams who has remained with the company from inception to conception. The Antique Wine Company is located in cosmopolitan Downtown London and also has other locations in Asia.

Being a major provider of luxury wines and liquors The Antique Wine Company deals with many different clients that range from large hotel chains to Michelin rated restaurants and even well heeled and tasteful private clients who often times will pay for wines more than their weight in solid gold.

One thing that sets The Antique Wine Company apart is the fact that they have been in the luxury wine game for so long. Unlike many new upstart and internet companies the AWC has maintained personal relationships with many of their clients for multiple decades. This means the trust between The Antique Wine Company and it’s many clients is unrivaled throughout the wine industry. At TWC their emphasis is on making sure their service is the best possible they can offer their clients.

The Antique Wine Company has been involved with some of the most high profile purchases of wine and wine related events in the entire industry. In 1997 they helped to arrange a number of classic 1912 wines in order to help promote the motion picture Titanic for Paramount Pictures. They have also held multiple records for selling the highest valued bottle of wine along with rare wines that are rarely seen outside of the collections of the wealthiest individuals on the planet- Kings and Emperors. More recently they have explored the online space and were one of the first major luxury retail wine sellers to launch an app in 2010.

TWC represents the pinnacle of the wine industry and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. When purchasing products of such value concerned buyers prefer making sure that products are authentic and that the pedigree can be determined reliably. The Antique Wine Company allows those customers to purchase the wine and liquor products that they desire while maintaining the air of credibility that comes with multiple decades of trusting business relationships with customers. The Wine Company is set to continue engage the growing high end wine retail market.

Nicki Minaj Dissed By Safaree In New Song

Nicki Minaj and her ex Safaree Samuels have had one of the most public and heartbreaking breakups in hip hop history. Of course freedompop users posted on twitter that social media is to blame, but for the most part all of the information surrounding their breakup was aired out by the ex’s themselves. Last summer we first got reports that Nicki was so furious after finding out that Safaree was untrue that she flew into a rage, kicked him out of their home and smashed up the car that she brought for him. Cops arrived to the scene after being called to check on all the noise, but since Nicki paid for the car herself no arrests were made.

Fast forward to holiday 2014, and we remember both Nicki and Safaree speaking publicly about the difficulty of being apart. Friends of Safaree insisted that his depression was getting worse and possibly making him suicidal, while Nicki said during a radio interview that it was becoming hard to function without her best friend in her life. The final battle seemed to be when Safaree and Nicki publicly fought on Instagram and aired out their unsaid feelings towards each other.

Just when he seemed that the dust had settled, Safaree is said to have called Nicki Minaj out in a new song called “Love The Most. In the song Safaree disses Nicki and speaks about how unhappy he really was, and even eludes to the possibility that NIcki was also two timing him and has a drug problem. Looks like these two aren’t done yet.