10 Rockers Who Got Their Ass Kicked

by (@BHSmithNYC)

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What with the myths of the hard living “rock n’ roll lifestyle” and their allusions to outlaw culture, many musicians like to think of themselves as genuine bassasses. However, the fact of the matter is that most musicians are the types of people that spent their high school afternoons learning their instruments and working on their stage moves in front of their bedroom mirror, not letting their fists do their talking down in the streets.  And while some genuine tough guys do exist in the worlds of hip hop and heavy metal, there are far more that would be well advised to try to talk their way out of a fight or leave it to one of the members of their road crew.  We’ve shown you what happened when rockers attack, we’ve showed you bands that came to blows and now is the time to talk, and show you when possible, 10 musicians who at one point in their life unfortunately got their asses handed to them in a big way. And there’s no shame in that. We can’t all be LemmyRead more…

Kick Off ‘A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving’ With Pearl Jam’s Electrifying Performance Of “Better Man”

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Have you been bummed out for the last six months because you missed out on going to Bonnaroo? Well fret no more, because were are serving you up A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving! Tune in to VH1 at 9pm ET/8pm CT this turkey day (November 27th) to watch the very best performances from past years. With sets from artists like Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Elton John, Metallica, Mumford & Sons, and Jack White, it’s pretty much like every Bonnaroo headliner rolled into one giant blazing show. No stems or seeds, folks—this is gonna be some good stuff. We don’t want to spoil your appetite before the big day, but here’s Pearl Jam performing their classic “Better Man” just to give you a little taste.
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Jim Shearer + Mike Adam Talk Nick Jonas On ‘Top 20,’ One Direction Takes A Selfie With Jimmy Kimmel + More On First Dibs

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Full versions of Beyonce’s two new singles leak, Billy Gilman reveals he is gay, and Riff Raff dives into EDM scene.

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These Entertainers Are The Last People We Ever Expected To Rap, But It’s Amazing When They Do

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By Chris Carpenter 

Coming off a 1.287 million sales week for her latest studio effort 1989, Taylor Swift uploaded an Instagram video of herself as a token of appreciation to her fans and other humans who decided to purchase the album. (THE. WORLD. IS. SO. GREAT. SOMETIMES.) Taylor expressed her immense gratitude the way that any pop star would – you know, by lip-synching to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle”. Taylor is so good to us, fam. Expressing herself in the form of hip-hop isn’t new to Tay. Heck, she was even dubbed ‘T-Swizzle’ by T-Pain. While she may be the reigning champ of non-rapping entertainers who have fun rapping sometimes, Taylor isn’t alone. The genre (?) is comprised of so many greats. Surprise! Even Madonna thinks it’s cool.

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Tune In To Watch A Special Encore Presentation Of VH1′s ‘Behind The Music: Aaliyah’

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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 R&B best before her untimely death in 2001.

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Exclusive: Watch Brian May Of Queen And Adam Lambert Discuss The Future

by (@BHSmithNYC)

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…

10 Musicians Who Turned Down Insane Amounts Of Money

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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.

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Will Iggy Azalea Snatch Taylor Swift’s Crossover Crown This Sunday At The American Music Awards?

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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?

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