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Christian group calls to pray for George Michael’s death

I blogged Monday in Queer Music News that singer George Michael has been hospitalized in Austria due to pneumonia. In that post, I added that Fox News reported there is speculation that his illness is much more severe than being … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: R.E.M. announces breakup; Brandon Hilton releases new video

The big music news of the day is R.E.M.’s announcement that they are “calling it a day.” On their website, the band posted this note followed by comments from band members: “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: Is Latifah officially out?

Queen Latifah has usually (and gracefully) sidestepped the lesbian issue in previous interviews, but when these pics came out last year, it seemed hard to be anything but out. We’re trying to figure out if that’s the case here. In … Continue reading

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WATCH: Lady Gaga’s ‘Edge of Glory’ with Clarence Clemons, who died Saturday at 69

In sad music news over the weekend, E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons died Saturday, a week after suffering a stroke. He was 69. Although famous for his role as the Big Man in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, his … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: Farewell tour for Judas Priest; Lady Gaga video to premiere tonight

• This week’s Rolling Stone reports that Judas Priest is embarking on their final world tour — kinda. While they are sparing no expense on this tour with all the special effects and props, the band isn’t a) breaking up … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: ‘Hooray, You’re Gay’ video; Sarah Jaffe covers Robyn on Billboard

• Here’s some #musicMonday for your Twitter feeds. If Gaga’s “Born This Way” isn’t enough of a Pride anthem for you, maybe The Juliettes might can fill in the void with their new song, “Hooray, You’re Gay.” The Seattle band … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: Gaga benefits GLSEN; remembering Kurt Cobain as a gay ally

The country-fied version of Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” has already buzzed around the Internet, but today she makes the song official. She released the song on iTunes today, but a portion of the money for every download will go … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: George Michael video; disco/soul legend Loleatta Holloway has died

I posted a few days ago that George Michael was releasing his newest single, a cover of New Order’s “True Faith.” Soon after, this video has been making the rounds. Michael looks pretty good after his stint in jail. Disco … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: Singer Rufus Wainwright is now a daddy; James Franco is no Cher

• I had no idea singer Rufus Wainwright was in want of a family. And now he has one — in that modern family kinda way. This was posted on his website this past Saturday. And this doesn’t makes us … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: Lady Gaga previews album cover; Culture Club getting back together

• Lady Gaga Twitpic-ed her album cover (right) for Born This Way and it’s already getting flak. Apparently it’s a Kylie Minogue ripoff. At least according to Entertainment Weekly. Whatever. Pop musicians rip off each other all the time. The … Continue reading

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