Make sure you save room after your Thanksgiving dinner for a heaping helping of rock, because Eric Clapton‘s Planes, Trains and Eric gets it’s television premiere tonight at 8 PM on Palladia and VH1 Classic. Recently released on DVD, the David Maxwell concert film follows Slowhand and his band on a recent tour of Asia.
The time has come again to give thanks for the many blessings of the year and what better way to do so than to feast on turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie? They say the first Thanksgiving Day celebrations occurred when the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors came together to break bread and celebrate the harvest. Whether or not the story is true, there’s no doubt that we as Americans have quite a lot to be thankful for, and high up on that list is all the great music that enriches our lives every day of the year. And while food and music are sometimes odd bedfellows, some musicians have looked towards the culinary arts. No, we’re not talking about artists named after food, though we have written about them, we’re talking about artists whose album covers feature artwork.<!–more–> From 1959′s punny Chuck Berry Is On Top, to The Darkness‘ 2012 album Hot Cakes, we’ve gathered together the most deliciously food-themed album covers in rock history as a visual appetizer for your Turkey Day feast. So take a gander to whet your appetite and try not to eat too much when you sit down with your loved ones this afternoon.
You might recognize her from her performance with Nicki Minaj at the 2014 American Music Awards, but Skylar Grey first broke into the popular music scene with her 2006 collaboration with Fort Minor, “Where’d You Go.” For almost a decade, Grey has worked with some of the biggest names in rap and hip-hop, producing hit songs while maintaining her position on the edge of the music scene. Her ethereal voice juxtaposed with the rap verses of the artists she performs with makes for unusual, intriguing harmonies. Though her past collaborations have brought her success, Grey’s new album — release date TBD — will focus just on her. Find out more about Skylar Grey and the music she’s had a hand in over the years.
VH1′s special “Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Live At Outside Lands” premiered last nigh and featured Macklemore & Ryan Lewis headlining the seventh annual Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. The performances are mixed with exclusive clips from an interview with the duo.
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VH1 staff writers are thankful for many things this Thanksgiving. We’ve gushed over Pharrell Williams‘ new music videos for G I R L, danced to Mark Ronson‘s funky fresh beats and shed a tear to Jessie J‘s incredible voice. But we’re mostly thankful for Nick Jonas’ abs. As we look back on this amazing year in music, check out what we’re each thankful for.
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Thanksgiving provides United States citizens with a shared moment to express gratitude for the positive aspects of living here in general, but also to acknowledge, in a very specific way, the irreparable debt every one of us owes to the Native American peoples and their culture.
Straightaway, there’s the fact that Squanto and his fellow Patuxet tribesmen saved and selflessly taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. After centuries of countless other contributions from there, let’s take today to honor how more recent givers of Native American descent have enriched American rock and pop music. Read more…
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