Carpool karaoke is quickly becoming one of the best things on late night TV. On this week’s Late Late Show, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin joined host James Corden for some singing, interviewing and some talk about the band’s upcoming Super Bowl Halftime performance. Like always, it's a lot of fun. Discuss
Long-time rock vocalist Jon Bunch has died at the age of 45. Bunch’s career dates back decades, and he has worked with numerous notable bands over the years. Back in 1986, he formed the hardcore outfit Reason to Believe and later Sense Field. He also served as the singer for the indie band Further Seems Forever from 2004-2006, and recorded the album Hide Nothing with the group. Most recently, Bunch had released an album with his new project War Generation. In a statement from Rise Records last night on Facebook, the label said,
We are devastated with the news of the passing of Jon Bunch. He was a great person and of course vocalist. We were lucky enough to sign his band War Generation a couple of years ago but most of you will know him from the bands Sense Field and Further Seems Forever. Rest in peace Jon, you will be missed.
No cause of death has been released. Since his passing, fellow artists and fans have taken to Twitter expressing their disbelief, condolences and memories of Bunch.
Rest in peace, Jon Bunch. Your voice sang me to sleep many nights. Thx for your contribution to my fav Further Seems Forever album.
This weekend, pop star Justin Bieber shared a devotional passage with his 56 million Instagram followers. Alongside the caption “Happy Saturday,” Bieber posted an image of a page from Sarah Young’s best-selling daily devotional Jesus Calling, which calls readers to “Worship me only. Whatever occupies your mind becomes your god … Guard your thoughts diligently; good thought-choices will keep you close to Me.” (You can read the whole passage here.)
In the past year, Bieber—who has at times in his career been known more for tabloid appearances than his music—has discussed rediscovering faith, proclaimed his admiration for Bethel Music, brought a pastor on stage at a concert and has been open about his struggles with parts of Christian culture, that he says, leave “a bad taste in people’s mouths” by being “overly churchy and religious.” He told Complex, “I just wanna honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus—I could never—I don’t want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind.”
Need more evidence that Adele’s “Hello” is an instant pop classic? Watch this cover from YouTube’s The Piano Guys, and see how well it can also be reimagined as a classical song. Honestly, how many other pop tunes not only translate well to parodies and Mozart mashups, but can literally end family disputes about politics? Discuss