Posts By Jim Macnie

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Kanye West Storytellers: Sneak Peek “Stronger”

“Don’t know if you got a man or not/if god put me in ya plans or not/I’m tripping, this drink got me saying a lot…”

It’s not the drink that’s got Kanye West gabbing – he’s always got something to say. This Saturday night, his subject of choice is his rather incredible songs and the tales behind their creation. His latest CD, 808s & Heartbreak, is all about love lost. Expect lots of vivid explanations.

The Kanye West edition of our Storytellers show is one of the most exciting we’ve ever had. What’s the set list include? We’ll tell you the show’s songs right here. Put hip-hop in your plans on Saturday night at 9/8c.? Come back to VH1.com after the show for some extra, online-exclusive, performances.

Check Storytellers shows by Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, Jay-Z, Snoop, and others.

Check Kanye West videos, interviews, and photos

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Kanye West’s Storytellers: Check The Set List!

Hip-hop’s biggest star swooped into our studios last weekend, delivering a performance for our Storytellers show that was full of the passion and authority that Kanye West fans have come to expect from their hero. His recent Heartbreak & 808s disc was all about lost love.

The show, which airs on VH1 on February 28th at 9/8c, showcases several of new tunes (Download the disc at Rhapsody). It also digs into some of Kanye’s previous hits.? Here’s a list of the songs that are scheduled to be included in the final cut.

Nightmare
Robocop
Flashing Lights
Amazing
Say You Will
Stronger
Good Life
Heartless
Touch the Sky

Stay tuned: Next week we’ll have an exclusive performance from the show, West working his way through “Love Lockdown.”

Check out Kanye West Videos and Photos, Watch lots of Hip-Hop Videos.

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The Fray: Watch Exclusive Live Clips From This Saturday Night’s Palladia Live Show

The Fray is the number one band in the country this week – their new self-titled disc is sitting at the top of the charts. So we’re psyched to show you three great performance clips from a live show that Palladia is airing tomorrow night, February 14 at 9/8 pm central. The concert was recorded at Manhattan’s Webster Hall a few weeks ago, and the show is called “Rhapsody Rocks NYC The Fray.”

The band does a whole set of their best songs. Above you can can see them wailing through “Over My Head (Cable Car).” We’ve also got previews of them performing “How To Save A Life” and their latest hit, “You Found Me.”

Watch all three sneak peek Fray performances

Head to Rhapsody to download the new Fray CD

Watch videos by the Fray

Watch the Fray Unplugged

Get the complete schedule of Palladia’s presentation of the show after the jump.

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Jason Mraz’s Free E-Card Helps You Get Romantic For Valentine’s Day

Jason Mraz, the bouncy singer with the big hit (“Lucky”) and the cool friend (Colbie Caillet) has always been a softie when it comes to love. So it’s fitting that he’s put together a Valentine’s Day e-card that his fans can send out to their sweeties this year. It involves some fun graphics and the lyrics to “Lucky.” Jumble them around and click your card off to someone’s inbox. Everything will go better this Saturday night if you do.

Get Jason Mraz’s Valentines e-card

Watch Jason Mraz Videos

Jason Mraz Plays You His Favorite Videos

Watch Jason Mraz Play Unplugged

Check Jason’s thoughts about Valentine’s Day after the jump. There’s more Valentines Videos there, too.

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Adele Chats Us Up After Her Grammy Triumph

Adele had plenty to say when she won the Grammy for Best New Artist Sunday night. “If my life got any better, I would overdose on the amazingness,” she told our News team. See what else the young British singer had on her mind.

Watch Adele Videos

Watch Adele discuss her favorite videos and artists

Watch by You Oughta Know Grammy nominees.

Watch videos by Grammy winners.

Check photos of all the Grammys action

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Download Nas, Bolster African Health Care

It’s a time of activism, and it’s a time of uniting to solve problems together. Working in the spirit of such ideals, the IntraHealth group has been bringing lots of new ideas to the table regarding health care initiatives in Africa.? LIke most forward thinking enterprises, they’ve gotten plenty of cooperation with artists. African bandleader and global superstar Youssou N’Dour is at the center of this community. And today, along with several other musicians, Nas has put a foot forward to assist the program.

An exclusive remix of Nas’s “Wake Up” is available to those want to participate in the IntraHealth campaign.? It’s free, but you’ll also have a chance to make a donation to the cause as you’re acquiring the track. Please think about participating.

HEAD TO RHAPSODY TO DOWNLOAD THE NAS TRACK.

HEAD TO INTRAHEALTH TO DONATE TO THE CAUSE.

Make the jump to learn more about IntraHealth, the artists involved (such as R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Duncan Sheik), and the ways the campaign has already helped those in need.

Listen to Nas’ music on Rhapsody.

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Grammys: Miley & Taylor Stalk Radiohead

Janell Snowden and the VH1 News team were roaming around the Grammys Sunday night, and they connected with lots of artists. Check out what Jason Mraz says about his signature hat, What Miley Cyrus says about she and Taylor Swift chasing down Coldplay and Radiohead, and John Mayer getting high on the beautiful essence of Snoop Dogg.

Check our Grammys Photo Gallery

Read a list of Grammys winners here.

Check Scandalist coverage of the Grammys.

Watch a video playlist of Grammy winners.

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Whatever Happened to Your Fave Metal Bands?

ATTENTION HEAVY METAL FANS!!!

Has your favorite classic metal artist fallen off the radar? Do you want to know what happened to some of those one hit wonders you still secretly revere? That Metal Show wants to hear from you.? Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are guys who never say die.? Write them in the comments field of this post and tell them who you want to have tracked down. (Don’t bother with Anvil, above, they’ve already been found.) The guys will get on the case, and sniff out the information, and let you know.

It can be any person from the classic years of hard rock and heavy metal.? When you write, MENTION WHAT CITY YOU’RE FROM, too. They might even use your question on the show, so keep sending in requests!

Check That Metal Show on VH1 Classic.

Check the 40 Greatest Metal Songs playlist while you’re here.

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Grammy News: Coldplay & Adele Are Winners

The VH1 News team was on the scene of the Grammys last night, and along with several other interviews, they connected with a handful of evening’s winners. Coldplay‘s Chris Martin said the band’s award triumphs made him sniffle up. Robert Plant said that he didn’t care about awards, that he and his partner Alison Krauss made music just for fun. And Adele wondered where she’d keep her “Best New Artist” prize – somewhere near the shampoo and toothpaste evidently.

Get a list of all the Grammys winners, and see photo gallery of the night at our Grammys page.

Check Robert Plant & Alison Krauss on CMT’s Crossroads

More News After the Jump

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Grammys: Check The Winners’ List, Watch Videos


Lots of oddball mash-ups and fun performances at this year’s Grammys show. Never thought we’d see Stevie Wonder rocking it with the Jonas Brothers. And Radiohead was channeling Fleetwood Mac with that parade band. Speaking of parades, that Lil Wayne/Allen Toussaint brass band romp was a blast. Say New Orleans! Weigh in on the evening’s choices in the comments section.

CHECK PHOTOS OF THE GRAMMYS ACTION: ARRIVALS, PERFORMANCES, MORE.

Here’s a list of all the winners. Click on their names to see videos by each of them.

Album Of The Year: Raising Sand – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Best Rap Album:
Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne
Record Of The Year: “Please Read the Letter That I Wrote” – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Best New Artist: Adele

Best Rock Album: Viva La Vida, or Death And All His Friends – Coldplay
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Stay” – John Mayer

GET GRAMMY NEWS AND FEATURES FROM SCANDALIST

Best Pop Vocal Album: Rockferry - Duffy
Song of The Year: “Viva La Vida” – Coldplay
Best Pop Collaborations with Vocals: “Rich Woman” – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss


A FEW OF OUR “YOU OUGHTA KNOW” ARTISTS WON AWARDS. WATCH VIDEOS

Best R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Superwoman” – Alicia Keys
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: “Miss Independent” – Ne-Yo
Best Rock Song: “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” – Bruce Springsteen
Country Duo or Group Performance with Vocals: “Stay” - Sugarland

CHECK VIDEOS FROM GRAMMYS WINNERS AND NOMINEES


Best Rap Solo Performance: “A Milli” – Lil Wayne
Best Rap Song: “Lollipop” – Lil Wayne
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “American Boy” – Estelle, featuring Kanye West
Best Rap Performance By a Group: “Swagga Like Us” – Jay-Z & T.I. with Kanye West, and Lil Wayne

CHECK OUR LIST OF THE 10 SEXIEST WOMEN AT THIS YEAR’S SHOW

Best Dance Recording: “Harder, Faster, Stronger” – Daft Punk
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: “Gravity” – John Mayer
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group: Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Best Rock Performance: Wax Simulacra – The Mars Volta
Best Metal Performance: “My Apocalypse” – Metallica


Best Alternative Music Album: In Rainbows – Radiohead

GET GRAMMY NEWS STORIES AFTER THE JUMP

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