A world renowned music producer from New York has turned to North Staffordshire for his latest release – after teaming up with Silverdale hip-hop artist Bobby Johnson. Multi-platinum record producer Herb Middleton has worked with the likes of P Diddy, Mary J Blige, Usher and Al Green during his 26-years in the much industry. In comparison with these world famous artists, Bobby was working as a fitness instructor on a cruise ship until earlier this year and only recorded his first track as a solo artist a few weeks ago. But the talented rapper – who performs and records under the name Blacker Than Gold – looks set to have a big future, after ‘Big Herb’ heard his track Did I Lose You? and offered to remix it. Bobby, aged 28, said: “I was just over the moon when I heard. I know a lot of the songs he has made in the past, working with people like Will Smith. “It came through my friend Godfrey Fletcher, who is a DJ from Wolverhampton, but he has … [Read more...] about Record producer adds Silverdale rapper to names including P Diddy and Usher!
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When it comes to TV appearances, it's part of a pop star's job to leave a mark in the mind. They can do it using charm and verbal dexterity, or they can do it using enigmatic silences and angry death stares, but as long as everyone remembers them, they've done their job properly. So, arguably all of the people in this list of uncomfortable TV encounters can congratulate themselves on a job well done, even if that involves running around a live TV studio shouting, or getting into a row with the presenter... Sex Pistols vs Bill Grundy Let's get the most iconic bad interview in music history out of the way first. The Sex Pistols were only booked on the Today show because Queen pulled out. Their interviewer, Bill Grundy, had no reason to like the spiky urchins that had been ushered in as Freddie Mercury's replacements, but he didn't need to try and call them out on their lack of classical training, nor goad them into further swearing after John Lydon accidentally dropped a … [Read more...] about 8 of the most awkward music interviews on chat shows
If they formed today, the Spice Girls probably couldn’t even get away with the name “The Spice Girls”. It sounds like the title of a cookbook/last ditch attempt at celebrity by a pair of D-list twins. Contemporary girl groups are called things like “Little Mix” or “Fifth Harmony” – names with irony, and charisma; devoid of the type of naiveté so specific to the nineties. That is to say, they sound like they use that weird auto tune effect and feature Drake. That is also to say: cool as they may be compared to their predecessors, they just aren’t as fun and down to earth. For me, the Spice Girls represent the last time I actually liked/got pop music. The hopeful days of pre-Iraq New Labour, where “attitude” meant wearing your hair in bunches and sticking out your tongue. Not that I was particularly aware of the zeitgeist (I was seven when the Spice Girls released their debut album). But I remember seeing the video … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight The Spice Girls reunion makes me pine for when pop music was dumb, artless and accessible
0 Have your say One of Scotland’s leading concert venues is set to stage regular “phone-free” concerts in future. The Usher Hall in Edinburgh has hailed the success of a show by American rocker Jack White which saw fans urged either to leave devices at home or place them inside lockable pouches. His promoters had warned fans they would not be allowed into the show if they insisted on using their phone, but urged them to embraced a “100 per cent human experience”.General manager Karl Chapman said the show, the first time a phone-free pop or rock gig has been attempted at the venue, passed off without any problems and was warmly received by his followers.He said the venue was likely to explore doing the same again in response to requests from artists who have been turned down in the past over concerns that a mobile ban would have been impractical.White has joined forces with US tech firm Yondr to stage a phone-free tour. Fans were … [Read more...] about Edinburgh’s Usher Hall set to stage regular phone-free concerts
The first video, shared by Rockett on Twitter early Tuesday, begins as the first round of the melee has already started. — Danny Rockett (@SonRanto) September 25, 2018 As organ music plays in the background, bystanders trying to end the boxing match can be heard yelling, "Get off him," as opponents yell out "motherf**ker" and "b*tch." One brave soul, a man in a Cubbies letter jacket, also jumps into the fracass, repeatedly yelling, "There's no fighting in the bleachers." The unidentified man's pleas go mostly unheard, as it's not until security guards arrive on the scene that the first squabble is quashed. © Photo: Nunchi Odense/facebookDanish Club Fined for Racial Discrimination After Bouncing 'Drunk' Immigrants in 'Landmark Ruling' Rockett's first video ends as a woman in a blue Cubs jersey tells several security guards that they "will never know what it's like." Presumably, the … [Read more...] about Racial Slurs Go Flying During Chicago Cubs’ Hispanic Heritage Night (VIDEOS)