T.I. speaks out about Iggy Azalea’s Twitter rants, FKA twigs debuts a new song at a concert in Australia, celebrate Super Bowl Sunday the Katy Perry way and more on Last Lap.
Radioactive rockers Imagine Dragons are teaming up with Hard Rock International to help slay cancer with an exclusive T-shirt and pin that help support the band’s Tyler Robinson Foundation, an organization started in 2013 to help families handle unexpected financial costs of pediatric cancer. The band launched the new designs for their Imagine Dragons Signature Series: Edition 33 merchandise line in sunny Mexico at The Hard Rock Hotel Maya Riviera on January 20th and met up with a group of pediatric cancer patients who have benefitted from their charitable efforts.
Psyched for Super Bowl weekend? Let Charli XCX and Fall Out Boy kick it all off for you when they perform tonight for VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert For The Troops, hosted by Nick Lachey. The concert starts at 9 p.m., so be sure to tune in to the performance on your TV screens, online, or on the VH1 app.
-By Frank Donovan
Today we rarely listen to entire albums, track by track, as one cohesive experience painstakingly crafted by musicians and their producers. But it used to be nothing short of crucial, especially for debut albums, to open with a bang. The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” was a jubilant yet bold testament to their new progressive, symphonic sound; Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” introduced not only their album Nevermind, but also the Seattle sound to the world. Like they say, first impressions matter!
Artists can get a lot of flack for lip-syncing (Beyoncé’s national anthem debacle, anyone?). However, the Super Bowl halftime show is the one place where singers can — and should — be allowed to mime their acts. Before you have a heart attack, just hear us out.
Jay Z wants to expand his empire to include a Scandinavian streaming service, Missy Elliott is performing with Katy Perry at the Super Bowl halftime show, Pusha T and Consequence put aside their differences for Kanye’s upcoming album and more on First Dibs.
Have you gotten your hands on a copy of Bun B’s coloring book? Did you stock up on Cam’ron’s Ebola masks late last year? Did you even know either of these two glorious items existed?! There’s a handful of rappers who have taken on side projects over the years, and many of them might seem bizarre or random to you. Just know that, for these rappers, they mean much so much more.
Selena Gomez gets asked to prom, a hacker claims to have a nude selfie of Taylor Swift, Courtney Love says she used heroine one time when she was pregnant and more on Last Lap.
Eddie Murphy made his debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Party All The Time” back in 1985. Now, the comedian is making reggae music, and unlike his ’85 hit, this one is flying way below the radar.
The Clueless-themed video for “Fancy” set the summer on fire, and now the song’s co-star is weighing in on the classic film. Find out Charli XCX‘s favorite lines from Clueless and Mean Girls in the video, and read on for information about her upcoming performance tomorrow night at VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz.