Ahead of Paramore and Fall Out Boy‘s summer tour, Hayley Williams and Pete Wentz play a little game of “Who is most likely to…” The musicians were put to the test when VH1 challenged them to answer questions related to eating craft services, quitting music to live on a farm, starting a Twitter feud, or getting left behind on a tour stop. Apparently the last one has happened a few times. Has either band ever heard of the buddy system?!
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Following in the footsteps of A Great Big World and Liv Warfield, American Authors is the latest band to get the You Oughta Know treatment in 2014. VH1 introduced fans to the band last week with a speed round interview, during which the guys spilled on all things crushes, musical favorites and influences. Now fans have the chance to go behind the scenes of the band’s Stopwatch video shoot. Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums) stripped down and condensed their hit song, “The Best Day of My Life,” into 60 seconds.
Throughout Beyonce‘s solo career, she’s made a number of references to her time in the kitchen. However, what’s become evidently clear is that there’s not much cooking going on in there. On her latest single, “Drunk in Love,” Beyonce asks “We woke up in the kitchen saying, ‘How the hell did this shit happen?’ Well first off, you were drunk Beyonce. But secondly you weren’t in the kitchen for food. In a review of Beyonce, Jody Rosen wisely pointed out that this line was an answer to 4‘s “Countdown” when Beyonce was “All up in the kitchen in my heels / dinnertime.” This is not the first or last time that sex or something else has gone on in the kitchen. We dissect some of Bey’s saucer lyrics to determine just exactly what she does in there.
American Authors is the latest band to join the long roster of You Oughta Know artists. Like HAIM and Lorde before them, the group is on the verge of breaking out thanks to an addictive single, “Best Day of My Life,” which has become the soundtrack for several commercials and movie trailers. All month, VH1 will be bringing fans exclusive content featuring Zac Barnett, James Adam Shelley, Dave Rublin and Matt Sanchez.
Because people may still familiarizing themselves with the indie rock band, which hails from Brooklyn via Boston, VH1 asked them to answer a series of rapid fire questions. Get to know American Authors as they tell us about their favorites (R. Kelly’s “Trapped In The Closet”), crushes (Mandy Moore and Katy Perry) and what encompasses the best day of their life (watch above to find out).
As fans get ready for the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers they may find themselves thinking of Janet Jackson‘s famous wardrobe malfunction that happened 10 years ago. The incident involving Justin Timberlake was considering the “nipple seen around the world.” Within hours following the the halftime show, the fallout had begun. Blame was placed on MTV (which was in charge of producing the halftime shows), Timberlake and, of course, Jackson.
It may have come as a bit of a shock when MTV announced Miley Cyrus was reviving Unplugged, if only for a night. However, the singer is the perfect artist to strip down her music for an intimate evening with fans. Her powerful vocals are rarely showcased on her number 1 hits, such as “We Can’t Stop” and “Party in the U.S.A.” In fact, it wasn’t until Cyrus’ Saturday Night Live performance that many even remembered there was some true talent behind all the nipple pasties and twerking craziness.
What does remain to be seen is how will her showcase compare to the long list of artists to unplug before her? Will she crash and burn on stage like Lauryn Hill? Highly unlikely. Or will she produce one of the great Unplugged performances like Eric Clapton? Also unlikely.
However, with only a few artists to produce actual records based on these shows, she has a chance to join the list of the best Unplugged albums. 10,000 Maniacs comes is at number 10, with a solid yet basic acoustic set that Cyrus could easily knock off. Though, she’ll have to work at it if she wants to topple Jay Z, Nirvana or Tony Bennett.
Last night at the Grammys, everybody was getting jiggy with it thanks to a number of energetic performances. Daft Punk (with Stevie Wonder, Niles Rodgers and Pharrell Williams) inspired everyone to do their best white girl dance as they performed their undeniably catchy hit single, “Get Lucky.” It literally felt like everyone was on their feet having a good time. But who can blame them? We were dancing in our living room.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift couldn’t help but out Taylor herself with a bunch of dance moves of her own. Beyonce and Jay Z are singing? Taylor’s got a couple of moves for them. Willie Nelson is on stage? Sure, she can throw her hands in the air.
Performing on Saturday Night Live this week is the emerging rock band, Bastille. The English quartet is making waves here in the U.S. following the release of their buzzworthy debut album, Bad Blood. On the record, they’ve blended together an unique mix of rock, alt, EDM and R&B sounds. In 2013, the group scored a year-end charter with “Pompeii” and have been enjoying more radio play thanks to their latest offering, “Things We Lost in the Fire.” With SNL about to expose to mainstream attention, it’s time to get to know your new favorite band.
Fans of VH1’s hit reality shows may be surprised they are ahead of the curve when it comes to new music. Mob Wives: New Blood and Couples Therapy both have featured the British import, John Newman, who just recently debuted his first album, Tribute, in the U.S. In addition to being featured on VH1 shows, Newman’s songs have been picked up by the likes of Oxfam International and the Paralympics.
“It’s quite bizarre,” Newman says of hearing his songs on TV. “They’ll often cut the vocal out and you realize it’s your own song. [But] It’s all right. It’s cool.”
What happens when Noel Gallagher watches all of Oasis‘s music videos? He rips them into pieces! Even though Oasis: Time Flies 1994-2009 came out over three years ago, someone dutifully (and brilliantly) clipped together all of Gallagher’s video commentary. It’s 10 minutes of nonstop insults, complaints about the creation of videos and confusion about what he’s watching. There are even more f-bombs than The Wolf of Wall Street! (Okay, that was a hyperbole, but you get the idea.) Check out his most ridiculously funny comments.