On November 23rd, VH1 will be airing an encore presentation of Behind The Music: Aaliyah. The documentary details the life and career of singer Aaliyah Haughton and includes exclusive interviews from family members and friends who knew the princess of rnb best before her untimely death in 2001.
Country singer Ty Herndon makes a huge announcement, Marilyn Manson‘s Lana Del Rey rape scene from “Sick” leaks after two years, Yoko Ono & The Flaming Lips record a Christmas record and more on Last Lap.
VH1 Classic On Tap DJ Nik Carter sat down with revered rock guitarist Brian May of Queen and and solo star Adam Lambert backstage at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony presented by Classic Rock magazine. They were there to pickup the award for Band of the Year for their ongoing Queen + Adam Lambert concert tour which has thrilled fans of both the legendary British rockers and the American Idol veteran and solo star. Read more…
Last week we were slack jawed over news that Robert Planet allegedly tore up an $800 million contract to reunite with Led Zeppelin. They say everyone has their price, and we can say without hesitation, that ours is well below $800 million dollars. Even though Plant later admitted that he greatly exaggerated the number, history is peppered with musicians who, for many reasons, have refused to sell out.
Iggy Azalea and Taylor Swift are two musicians who have one thing in common: no one knows what genre to place them in. At last year’s American Music Awards, Swift took home top honors as Favorite Female Artist in the country and pop/rock categories. This year, Azalea is up for Favorite Artist in the pop/rock and rap/hip hop categories. Does this mean the AMA genre category choices are flawed or should fans accept the idea that an artist can dominate two completely different genres at the same time?
Interpol escapes the snow after 50 hours, Radiohead has new music in the works, Meghan Trainor gets her lips movin’ in her new video and more on First Dibs.
The 15 Annual Latin Grammys are airing tonight, so as part of your prep we’ve put together a few artists you should know before kicking off latin music’s biggest event. From singers like Ana Tijoux, rappers like Sensato, and bands Calle 13 and Reik, you’re going to love these musicians who are setting the latin music community on fire!
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl bond over boobs, Rihanna is extra proud of her title as MAC Cosmetics’ brand ambassador, Eminem‘s latest lyrical attack targets Iggy Azalea and more on Last Lap.
Though he’s hardly a household name, to fans and followers, Iggy & The Stooges guitarist James Williamson’s contribution to music is equal to any of his more famous contemporaries. His guitar playing on the band’s cataclysmic third album, Raw Power, a combination of furiously down-stroked power chords and sputtering, vicious leads, created the punk rock guitar style which has echoed down through the ages in the music of the Ramones, Black Flag, and all their cantankerous progeny. Like Tony Iommi in heavy metal, his actual sound is as important as what he played, an aggressive, high-end, overdriven roar, with little recorded precedent. When you think of the sound of punk rock, real punk rock, what you hear is the sound he created in 1973 by plugging his Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar into a Vox AC30 amplifier and cranking it up until your ears bleed. Read more…
Music fans know the old adage: “death sells.” Sadly, just as in film, literature, and the visual arts, when musicians leave us, their albums and merchandise tend to leave the stores, selling faster than ever before. With children, record labels, band-mates, spouses and downright strangers as culprits, here are some especially unique, rather shameless exploitations of rockers like Kurt Cobain, rappers like Biggie and Tupac, divas like Whitney Houston, and more.