Pepsi Blue to make a comeback after nearly 20 years
A year marked by the first season of American Idol, flip phones and 20GB iPods playing hits like Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” and Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated.” And the sweet fizziness of Pepsi Blue. The company teamed up with Europop artist Eiffel 65 to use his 1999 hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” in advertisements for the Blue drop. “For years, passionate Pepsi Blue fans have been clamoring for the return of their beloved berry cola,” the company said. The “unique and unmistakable,” vibrantly blue Pepsi will return in a new bottle and redesigned packaging just in time for summer. Pepsi Blue will be in 20-ounce bottles and six packs while supplies last.mlive.com
Joe and Jill Biden to appear on 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve'
FILE - In this May 14, 2019 file photo, Ryan Seacrest attends the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront in New York. This week, he will return to New York's Times Square to host Dick Clark New Years Rockin Eve. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Ryan Seacrest will have a special pair of guests alongside the music stars at this year's New Year's Eve celebration on ABC — the president-elect and the future first lady. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to give “their last interview of the year” in New York’s Times Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.”The Bidens will "share an inspiring message as we come together to close out 2020 and look ahead with hope to 2021,” according to a statement by the producers. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021" will run until 2 a.m. Eastern on Jan. 1.
Bell Biv DeVoe, Nelly among performers at ‘2020 American Music Awards:’ How to watch, livestream
Get ready for a huge night of old school and new school performances at the “2020 American Music Awards.” Among the performers will be legendary hip-hop/R&B group, Bell Biv DeVoe and rapper Nelly who each will sing medleys of their hits. HOW TO WATCH: The “2020 AMAs” are on tonight, Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. You can also watch via livestream on fuboTV at this link. The world’s largest fan-voted awards show will be hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson. The “American Music Awards” will broadcast live from The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.mlive.com
Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. She also won favorite music video and favorite pop/rock female artist, winning three honors and tying Bieber, Dan + Shay and the Weeknd for most wins Sunday. Breakthrough singer-rapper Doja Cat performed and won new artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B female artist. And Megan Thee Stallion — won favorite rap/hip-hop songs for “WAP" with Cardi B — performed “Body" from her recently released debut album “Good News."
How to watch the British drama ‘Save Me Too’ on Peacock
Save Me Too, the second season of the award-winning British drama Save Me, premieres in the U.S. today, Thursday, November 5, on Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service. In the first season, Nelly was accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old daughter, Jody, who he hadn’t seen in 10 years. The events of this gripping drama led him to a brothel controlled by a pedophile kingpin and later, an auction house. Where can I watch Save Me Too? You can watch both seasons of Save Me on Peacock, the streaming service that offers hundreds of movies, binge-worthy TV shows, sports, news and culture for free.mlive.com
Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series
(AP Photo)NEW YORK Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. All venue staff are required to wear masks, and Live Nation requests that attendees wear masks upon arrival, where there will be contact-less ticket scanning through their windows. Masks are not required once fans are in their designated tailgate areas, and Live Nation is not requiring that fans wear gloves. Tom See, president of Live Nation Venues-US Concerts, said the company spent months working to find a safe, enjoyable way to put on live shows during the pandemic. A menu of hot food items and nonalcoholic will be available for purchase, Live Nation said.