Drake and Nicki Minaj might not be dating, but after we saw the photos from their “Only” video shoot earlier this week, we couldn’t help but wonder: what if they did? We put together a list of fantasy couples by pairing artists who have crossed paths before with their “would be” better half. Though none of these pairs is currently dating, we think they would make up some of music’s greatest power couples if they did.
Beyonce is back to her old surprises! This evening Queen Bey shocked us all by dropping a video for “7/11,” a new song from her upcoming Beyonce Platinum box set. The double album/double DVD package was just given a release date of Monday, November 24, but she couldn’t want to spring this vid on us.
Eminem and Sia collaborate on a new music video for “Guts Over Fear,” Rick Ross’ “shout out to all the pear” gets the attention of U.S. farmers, and more on Last Lap.
This week on Big Morning Buzz Live, host Nick Lachey switched things up by joining the performance lineup. Along with Priory, Colin Smith, and more, Lachey gave fans another awesome week of music. And our music guests capped their performances by hanging in our gif booth.
Perhaps the most tantalizing period in Bob Dylan‘s fabled history is his self-imposed exile while recovering from a motorcycle accident in late 1966. For nearly a year, the folk-rock icon holed up in the cellar of a large pink house in West Saugerties, New York (later immortalized as “Big Pink”) with future members of The Band to write and record music that scholars among his best. Unfortunately for fans, it would go largely unheard for decades. After years of bootlegging, the first fruits of this quietly prolific time saw light of day on The Basement Tapes in 1975— but’s only a fraction of the story. More music from those sessions have since been released, culminating with this year’s The Complete Basement Tapes, which has lead many to believe that the well had finally run dry. Until now.
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 Lemmy. Read more…
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.
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson debut priceless SNL promo, Billy Gilman reveals he is gay, and Riff Raff dives into the EDM scene.
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.
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.