After spending Monday evening in Queens with J. Cole and Tuesday night in the Bronx with Janelle Monae, night three of VH1’s Super Bowl Blitz made its way to the borough of Brooklyn. Temperatures outside of the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg last night dipped into the single digits, but things could not have been ANY hotter inside as emo warriors Fall Out Boy frenetically worked their way through 12 high energy songs in the course of an hour, including one that featured a very special guest.
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With sales of recorded music on the wane and no longer driving the kind of coin they once did, reunion tours by bands looking to line their pocketbooks have saturated the marketplace. Over the course of the last decade or so, the ticket-buying public has gotten wise to these promotional gimmicks, forcing bands to get extremely creative with the value proposition that they set forth for these tours. This has been an overall win for those of us who love live music, making delightful events like the “Hear [INSERT YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM] live in its entirety!” possible. Mötley Crüe is no stranger to the reunion game—they famously put aside their differences and announced a reunion tour back in 2004—but in a press conference held in Los Angeles today, the hair metal hellions upped the ante with a game-changing move: The announced their FINAL TOUR EVER! (Really!)
We’ve already hashed out who was the worst-dressed and who had the hottest arm candy on the 2014 Grammy Awards red carpet last night, but what were the biggest moments of the night? From Taylor Swift‘s head-banging performance (and her surprise at not winning an award) to Pharrell’s comically large hat, here are the 10 moments everyone is talking about this morning–and will continue to talk about in years to come.
When news broke earlier today that 34 couples would be married during the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards, it almost immediately eclipsed the news that Queen Latifah (!) and Madonna (!!!) would also be joining the group to sing “Same Love.” That track, which features vocals from Mary Lambert, is one of the nominees for Song Of The Year, but whether or not it wins that award later on tonight, “Same Love” has certainly cemented its place in not just Grammy history, but the popular culture at large.
It’s been 22 long years since Metallica performed at the Grammy Awards. The heavy metal gods were at the height of their critical and commercial success in 1992 when they tore up the Grammys stage with a killer performance of “Enter Sandman,” but tonight’s performance of their stone classic “One” was able to match that moment thanks in part to a very interesting twist: The addition of Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang.
Gary Clark, Jr. joined the VH1 You Oughta Know family back in November of 2012, shortly after his outstanding major label debut LP, Blak And Blu, dropped. His work earned him a spot in history at the 2014 Grammy Awards as the first person who has EVER been nominated for both Best Rock Song (“Ain’t Messin ‘Round”) AND Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Please Come Home”) in the same year, and this genre-bending musician was able to put his chops on display for millions of viewers across the world tonight.
The 2014 Grammy Awards are airing tonight at 8 P.M. on CBS, but you don’t have to wait that long to enjoy the madness. Right now, we’re livestreaming direct from the red carpet outside of the Staples Center in lovely Los Angeles with our hosts Sway Calloway and Jim Shearer. In addition to interviews with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, and Macklemore, they’ll be up to all sorts of hilarious hijinks for the next few hours. So tune on in, won’t ya?
While we’ll have to wait until Sunday night’s 2014 Grammys red carpet livestream to figure out which stars stood out this year, we combed through our vast archives to put together this countdown of the Most Outrageous Grammy Fashion Moments Of All-Time. From M.I.A‘s bodacious baby bump to Celine Dion‘s surprising penchant for thongs, from Lady Gaga hatching herself from a translucent egg to J. Lo‘s infamous Versace wrap dress, we pay tribute (and throw some occasional shade) at those over the years who have shown no fear on Music’s Biggest Night.
A severe snowstorm hit the East Coast earlier this week, one that could be described by our metal brethren as a Blizzard of Ozz. As is the case in extreme weather situations like this, a local news channel sent a reporter and a cameraperson out into the streets to show viewers at home what Mother Nature is capable of. What followed, though, is what Metal Sucks is describing as The Most Metal Photobomb of All-Time.
The 2014 Grammy Awards are set to go down this Sunday night, January 26, and there’s one moment on the show that people just can’t stop gossiping about. No, it’s not the reported Jay Z/Beyoné opening number, and no, it’s most certainly not which artist is going to walk away with Song, Record or Album of the Year. Rather, it’s which recently deceased star will anchor the famed In Memoriam death montage?