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Green Day, Smiths Score Hall of Fame Nominations

Nine Inch Nails, Sting also get first-time nominations

(Newser) - People who came of age in the '90s may be startled to learn that Green Day and Nine Inch Nails are now venerable enough to earn nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which requires a 25-year recording history. The other first-time nominees to the Class of... More »

Sting: No Trust Funds for My Kids

He calls inheritances like that 'albatrosses round their necks'

(Newser) - Sting may be worth more than $306 million, but his six children will have to make their own way, he tells the Daily Mail's Sunday magazine. First of all, "I told them there won’t be much money left because we are spending it!" he explains. "... More »

6 Celebs Who Don't Practice What They Preach

Do as they say, but, you know...

(Newser) - Celebrities are just like us: Sometimes they act like total hypocrites. Fox News rounds up a dozen examples. A sampling:
  • Sting: Talks a good game about being eco-friendly, but has his own private jet.
  • Kim Kardashian: Reprimanded sister Kourtney for having babies out of wedlock, then went ahead and had
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Kanye Under Fire for Show in Kazakhstan

Country ranked among most corrupt

(Newser) - Kanye West dropped by Kazakhstan—or, as TMZ puts it, "Borat Land"—this weekend to play a private show for President Nursultan Nazarbayev's grandson's wedding. He was reportedly paid some $3 million for the show, which has raised eyebrows thanks to the country's reputation, the... More »

Driver Busted in Soccer Trekker's Tragic Death

Suspect has long history of infractions

(Newser) - A man with a long history of driving offenses has been busted in the death of a Seattle man killed just two weeks into his US-Brazil soccer trek . Scott Van Hiatt has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Richard Swanson, who was struck and killed by... More »

27 Celebs' Real Names

Does Vincent Damon Furnier sound like a rocker's name?

(Newser) - Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars:
  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray
  • Sting: Gordon Sumner
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster
  • Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette
  • George Michael: Georgios
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9 Hypocritical Stars

Do as they say, not as they do

(Newser) - When environmental crusader Al Gore sold Current TV, much was made over the fact that he basically sold the network to big oil. Even Jon Stewart had to admit Fox News had a point in its complaints on the matter. But Gore is far from the only hypocritical VIP—as... More »

Guess What's on the First Lady's iPod?

Important info is revealed at Take Your Kids to Work Day

(Newser) - Michelle Obama was both serious (addressing childhood obesity) and silly (attempting to tame the family dog) yesterday during the White House’s Take Your Children to Work Day, but the most pressing issue raised by far: What music is on her iPod? Her answer, geared toward the kids in the... More »

Jimmy Kimmel Convenes 'Handsome Men's Club'

Skit has Matthew McConaughey question host's handsomeness

(Newser) - Things turned ugly last night for Jimmy Kimmel when the "Handsome Men's Club" he founded—which included Rob Lowe, Ben Affleck, Ted Danson, Taye Diggs, and Josh Hartnett—booted him from his own society. Matthew McConaughey started the charge, with backup from Sting. John Krasinski rose to Kimmel's defense,... More »

'We Are the World' Sequel to Help Haiti

Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie plan 25th anniversary re-recording

(Newser) - It's "We Are the World" take 2, this time for Haiti. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are getting some of the music industry's top stars together for a 25th anniversary re-recording of the song, with proceeds going to earthquake victims. The gathering will probably take place in Los Angeles... More »

Rock N' Roll's Worst Lyricists

Heavy-handed metaphors, Hallmark sentimentality and pompous mysticism about in these 40 icons of rotten rhymes

(Newser) - Just because you can play a guitar doesn't mean you know how to string a sentence together. Blender looks back at rock's cringe-worthy lyricists:
  1. Sting
  2. Neal Peart, Rush
  3. Scott Stapp, Creed
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Rock Legends Party Like It's 1979 (With a 2007 Approach)

Rock has become a 'legitimate trade'

(Newser) - The Police. Genesis. Led Zeppelin. Rock legends are squeezing back into their familiar duds to electrify audiences decades after their heydays. The comebacks aren’t all about cash, the Economist proposes. Many of the greying rockers are in no need of funds "if they fancy a new castle or... More »

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