EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé And Director Melina Matsoukas Take Us Inside The Making Of “Pretty Hurts”

by (@emilyexton)

Beyoncé does not take her influence lightly. As one of the most influential people in the world, she understands the impact her work can have on fans and is using this power for good. “Pretty Hurts,” the opening track from her 2013 album, is not just a ballad perfect for an emotional night of karaoke, but commentary on our obsession with perfection. The official video places Bey in a beauty pageant, where she and other contestants struggle to reach the unattainable goals pageant bosses, Harvey Keitel and society have set for them. VH1 has an exclusive look at the making of the video, including thoughts from Miss 3rd Ward herself. “I wanted to tap into the world of competition,” Beyoncé says. “Some of the things young women go through are just really heartbreaking for me.”

Read more…

Backstage Secrets: 20 Artists And The Outrageous Things They NEED In Their Dressing Rooms

by (@alixmarie11)

View Photo Gallery

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!

Read more…

Yeah, Like The Frontman Is Really The Hot One In These Bands

by (@megsokay)

View Photo Gallery

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.

Read more…

Five Awesome Avril Lavigne Moments That Make Us Forget “Hello Kitty”

by

View Photo Gallery

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.

Read more…

Was 1994 The Best Year In Hip-Hop? A Look At Classic Albums Turning 20

by (@emilyexton)

View Photo Gallery

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?

Read more…

Ed Sheeran Makes Us Fall In Love At The Artists Den

by (@SamSpokenWord)

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.
Read more…

Golden Gods Awards Livestream Tonight: See Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett And More Rock L.A.!

by (@BHSmithNYC)

View Photo Gallery

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’ RosesJoan JettZakk Wylde and more plus an exclusive Black Carpet pre-show hosted by Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider. Read more…