Pearl Jam was born from the ashes of a spectacular glam rock flameout at the dawn of the “grunge” era alongside other Pacific Northwest-based acts like Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden. Pegged by the media early on their run as having the least “indie cred” and most commercial aspirations of all of the aforementioned acts, they’ve established themselves over the course of the last 20 years as one of the most enduring and cred-worthy acts in the entire music industry.
In 2011, director Cameron Crowe released the feature-length documentary Pearl Jam 20, which covers the ups and downs of this band’s wildly successful and immensely turbulent career to date. Tomorrow night, VH1 Classic will air PJ20 in its entirety beginning at 10PM/9C. In honor of that broadcast, we’d like to present you with PEARL JAM TKTK.
Travie McCoy has the best of both worlds, it seems. When he’s in a collaborative mood, he gets to work with his best buddies as part of Gym Class Heroes, but when he’s got a creative itch that he has to scratch, he can pivot and go solo, too. The latter strategy worked very well for him when he teamed up with Bruno Mars on “Billionaire” a few years ago, and now he’s partnered with Jason Mraz on a new track called “Rough Water.”
Do you wish someone would press “stop” on “We Can’t Stop”? You’re not alone. The lead single off of Miley Cyrus‘ brand new Bangerz LP is undeniably one of the catchiest pop songs of the year, but after hearing it in constant, heavy rotation for the better part of the last four months, our ears have begun feeling like they need a temporary break from this earworm. Enter Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, who teamed up with Miley for an incredible a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop” on last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that breathes brand new life into the track.
HAIM is the latest addition to VH1’s You Oughta Know family, and has signed on to be part of the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert special that’s airing on VH1 on November 21 at 9PM/8C. The three Haim sisters just released their debut LP, Days Are Gone, which will debut in the Top 10 this week when final numbers are released, and have gone from complete unknowns to selling out New York City’s Webster Hall in less than a year.
Last week, we laid out the case as to why Cassadee Pope might just be the next big country music star to emerge from the reality singing competition factory. You’ll be able to decide for yourself when her new album, Frame By Frame, drops tomorrow. Before that, though, take a listen to Pope’s hit single “Wasting All These Tears,” which she performed on Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan this morning.
The list of successful musical acts whose careers have been launched on televised singing competitions can be counted on two hands. The U.S. version of American Idol has been most successful so far, producing bona fide stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Phillip Phillips, and Daughtry, and the U.K.’s version of X-Factor is of course responsible for unleashing the reigning world champion of boy bands, One Direction. The other singing competitions here Stateside have had less success up to this point, but the recent champion of The Voice, Cassadee Pope, looks well positioned to be the first breakout star from that program.
Big news to share! VH1’s You Oughta Know franchise, which is responsible for introducing artists such as Adele, The Civil Wars, and The Lumineers to a broader audience, is getting its very own special! The first-ever You Oughta Know In Concert event will be broadcast on Thursday, November 21 at 9PM/8C only on VH1, and will feature performances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Lorde, HAIM and more! Read more…
The very first line that is uttered by Miley Cyrus in her new MTV documentary, Miley: The Movement is “I don’t apologize for anything.” So, we’re just going to go ahead and assume that there won’t be any mea culpas forthcoming after pictures of her latest photoshoot with the notoriously raunchy Terry Richardson (who, we should note, also convinced her to fellate a sledgehammer in the “Wrecking Ball” video) appeared online this afternoon.
Love her or hate her, everybody’s talking about Miley Cyrus. After watching the brand new, surprisingly insightful MTV documentary Miley: The Movement, you realize that getting people talking about her—positively OR negatively—has been Miley’s strategy all along.
The Civil Wars are, sadly, still broken up. Nary a day goes by when we don’t find ourselves wishing that John Paul White and Joy Williams could find a way to bury the proverbial hatchet (or even a literal one, if that would help!) and return to making music together. All is not lost, though, as evidenced by their latest video from their eponymous second album, “Dust To Dust.”