We all know there are some divas in the music industry. Requesting the most ridiculous things backstage just seems to come with the territory of stardom. The most classic and oldest example of course being Van Halen‘s request for all the brown M&Ms to be removed from their candy bowl. But they are far from the last band to outrageous demands for their dressing room!
Is there anything we love more than a hot and sexy rock & roll frontman? How about when there’s someone even more attractive in the back of the band? Sometimes the best-looking guy isn’t the one who has the mic; it’s the babe with the bass, the drums or the backing vocals.
Avril Lavigne‘s widely-panned video for her song, “Hello Kitty,” is still drawing rage from the farthest reaches of the interwebs. The clip, a poorly conceived send-up of Japanese culture, has been deemed racist by many onlookers. But since we love Avril so much, we’re taking the chance to look back on the times she made us smile — instead of making us cringe.
After 20 years in the public eye, Nas has been everywhere from the Grammy Awards to Billy on the Street. His most recent achievement, however, is something not even he or his family could have dreamed of. After the National’s Matt Berninger and his brother Tom opened the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival with Mistaken For Strangers, the Queens-born rapper took center stage at this year’s fest with his documentary Time Is Illmatic. The film pays tribute to the acclaimed artist and his breakthrough album, Illmatic, 20 years after its release. Who knew Robert De Niro was such a big music fan?
Palladia is airing Ed Sheeran‘s full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday, April 30 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of this English singer/songwriter flaunting his dreamy voice and edgy tattoos during his hit “Drunk” – and believe us, it’s intoxicating. Born and bred in Framlingham, Suffolk this European sensation is taking the US by storm. In 2011 he achieved quintuple platinum in the UK, and now American audiences are learning why. He’s chummy with country/pop starlet Taylor Swift and he’s toured with Snow Patrol. The guy really knows how to make a rockin’ social circuit! Find out what all the fuss is about in this sneak peek.
Alright all you hard rock and heavy metal maniacs, the 2014 Golden Gods Awards is going down tonight at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and you can livestream the entire 4-hour event on VH1.com, VH1Classic.com, VH1 Mobile and the VH1 App starting at 10 pm ET / 7pm PT to see live performances from Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett, Zakk Wylde and more plus an exclusive Black Carpet pre-show hosted by Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider. Read more…