Posts By Samantha Friedman

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Ed Sheeran Makes Us Fall In Love At The Artists Den

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.
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The National Rock The House At The Artists Den

Palladia is airing The National‘s full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday, April 16 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of these indie rockers jamming their faces off with the hit “Fake Empire” – but there’s nothing fake about it. These guys originated in Cincinnati, Ohio and have taken the world by storm since. Some might even say they’ve formed their own empire, heh. In the 2014 Grammys they were nominated for Best Alternative Album and this past March, the awesome crew performed on Saturday Night Live. Pretty awesome stuff. In case you haven’t already fallen in love with this Brooklyn-based band (yeah, they moved there) – you’re about to.
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Your Childhood Prayers Have Been Answered: Barney Is Releasing A Rap Album

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It’s been a long road, and a secretive one, but Barney has just announced his plan to drop a rap album in the fall of 2015. According to Barney’s PR rep, Baby Bop, the album is specifically geared towards audiences ages two through ten, although she claims individuals of any age will undoubtedly enjoy the “sick beats” and “foot-stomping dopeness.”
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Fall Out Boy’s “Young Volcanoes” Might Just Be Your Favorite Stop/Watch

If you haven’t heard already, Stop/Watch artists have been taking the musical sphere by storm, rocking out our favorite hits in just one minute. Yep, you heard right – ONE MINUTE. But from the many fabulously condensed performances, including the talented likes of the Goo Goo Dolls and Backstreet Boys, we must admit – Fall Out Boy really werrrked it. “Young Volcanoes” is a catchy song as is, and we mean really catchy. But when you set it to 60 seconds, a new world of awesomeness emerges and it’s a total mind-trip. If you don’t believe us, check out our GIFs  below to see what all the fuss is about. Lead vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump has his work cut out for him as he sings and plays the song super speed, and drummer Andy Hurley claps himself silly trying to keep a beat. It’s hilarious, fast-paced and totally worth a watch.
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The Garden Of Sound Blooms At Soundgarden’s Artists Den Performance

Palladia is airing Soundgarden’s full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday, April 2 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of these ragers rocking their faces off with the hit “Rusty Cage” — hope you got your tetanus shot. Despite the name, this song is anything but rusty. These grunge originators who rose from the city of Seattle have their style down to a science. They’re loud, proud and would probably scare your grandmother – but they’re okay with that. With Grammy Awards for singles “Blackhole Sun” and “Spoonman” under their belt, they’re confident they’ve got a good thing going. And we’re pretty confident ourselves.
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Let’s Rock Out With Our Kid Rock Out During This Artists Den Performance

Palladia is airing Kid Rock‘s full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday, March 19 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of this rockstar working the stage with his hit “All Summer Long” and it’s bound to get you out of this end-of-winter slump! Kid Rock wows the crowd for so many reasons – partially because of his luscious golden locks, his iconic shades, and maybe even because of the fact that he’s a five time Grammy Award nominee (yeah, you can brush the dirt off your shoulder now, Kid).
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Fall Out Boy’s “Young Volcanoes” Overflows With Awesomeness Like You Won’t Believe

Everybody clap your hands! Fall Out Boy‘s addictive and catchy “Young Volcanoes” has been jammed into a brilliant 60-second mix and it’s oozing with molten lava goodness. This band may have emerged from Chicago’s underground hardcore punk scene, but they’ve since spread their wings and they’re flying all over the place now. Sure, they had a two year hiatus that broke all of our hearts, but those days are behind us and we’re focused on the bigger picture now. You know what we’re talking about: their Stop/Watch amazingness, obviously.

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This Live From The Artists Den Performance Will Make You Want To Hug Adele For Hours

We  fell for Adele when she was chasing pavement back in 2008, and it seems like this British beauty is still running. She can crank out hit single after hit single, and she barely breaks a sweat. How DO you do it, woman?!  Aside from her catchy tunes, which have enough grit and passion to fill the seats in any (and every) music venue, this You Oughta Know alum gives performances that will knock your socks off – and this one is no exception. She’s wowed us many times before, included her heart-melting appearance on Unplugged, but that friends merely skims the surface.

While Adele’s heart-wrenching lyrics might put you into a lovesick tizzy and pull on your heavy heart, her smile, radiance and sensational riffs will bring you right back to where you need to be. Palladia is airing her full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday March 5 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the U.K. sensation rocking her hit “Rolling In The Deep” at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club in Santa Monica, CA. But before you press play, here’s a look back at the times Adele made us completely sob – and herself. Ya know, if you’re in the mood for wallowing in some glorious misery.

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Could You Afford Booking These Singers For A Private Event?

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The question of the day: Could you afford these celebs? Whether you’re hosting a bachelorette party of a fancy cocktail party on your yacht (yeah, we’re gonna assume you have a yacht if you’re entertaining these prices) these celebs could be the sparkling gems you’re missing. Maybe they’ll perform some of their hits – in fact, Mariah Carey and Beyonce are more than happy to. The only twist? It’ll set you back at least 1 million dollars. So go on and take out your checkbooks, or simply just shake your head. We’ve collected a list for you of 20 Celebs With Crazy High Booking Fees ranked from the lowest costs to the highest. Check it out!

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Your Love For The Fray Will Nearly Burst When You Watch Their 60-Second Performance

It’s obvious we all love The Fray, heck – we get unravelled just thinking about them! (Yep, that was a “fraying” joke.) From day one they’ve been churning out hits, like “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and then the ever-so wonderful “How To Save A Life.” And now, the Fray is performing a compact version of their hit “Love Don’t Die” for VH1′s Stop/Watch. Is watching these guys crank out the catchy tune in under a minute as easy as it looks? There’s only one way to find out.

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