Zac Barnett of American Authors rings in the number one song on this week’s Top 20 Countdown, but first, a little magic. Watch Barnett do a guillotine magic trick at the Houdini Museum of New York before announcing Taylor Swift‘s “Style” as this week’s top single.
Hip-hop and R&B embody their own styles as much as they do sounds, and hats play a part of the sartorial side to either genre. From Ne-Yo‘s fedoras to Busta Rhymes‘ Dr. Seuss hat, these are the hats that became like limbs to the hip-hop and R&B artists who wore them.
Madonna‘s Rebel Heart is suffering in sales, Fred Durst is not a murderer, Kanye West had something to do with Rihanna‘s latest single and more on Last Lap. Read more…
While spring attempts to make an actual appearance around these parts, this week’s SoundCloud faves helped keep us optimistic—despite Mother Nature’s unwillingness to the cooperate.
Reports of a feud between Ariana Grande and Emma Roberts on the set of Scream Queens are apparently untrue. Her representatives have assured us that the singer was actually on her world tour and hasn’t even set foot on the New Orleans set of the television show.
This Saturday, That Metal Show is back on VH1 Classic with an episode you won’t want to miss. The gang is joined by Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, and Taylor Momsen, the Gossip Girl-turned cool rocker. Plus, the guys from Twisted Sister pay tribute to their late drummer, A.J. Pero.
Remember that rumored Kanye West & Rihanna tour? The one you hit all your friends about in a group chat and made plans to attend? Well looks like the dream tour could be in jeopardy before it even gets off the ground.
The internet is a wonderful thing. It gives us access to our favorite music, the latest heavy metal news, and (of course) cat memes. Now a certain genius has found a way to combine all three—and it just might be the high-point of the interwebz. The amazing Kitten Covers tumblr features classic album covers reimagined with adorable kittens in place of the band. The badass-ness and cuteness play off each other like sweet and salty in a Reeses Cup, creating a phenomenon we can’t get enough of. From Metallica to Iron Maiden, and even deeper cuts like Minor Threat, these heroes did it up real big.
Oops… he did it again. On the verge of the 15th anniversary of Lars Ulrich filing suit on behalf of Metallica against the band’s own fans, the hothead named by the Village Voice to be “the douchiest drummer of all time” has once more enraged what seems to be the entire human population.
This time, it has to do with the bass on 1988’s …And Justice for All. Next time? Well, there’s no guessing how Lars will next lose still more friends and somehow alienate even more people—it’s just a guarantee that it will happen.
Until then, let’s look back at 10 times everyone alive simultaneously got pissed off at Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
Zayn Malik was seen heading into a recording studio, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris look awfully couple-y, Kyle Lowry’s son loves singing Drake, and more on First Dibs.