Posts By Meghan O'Keefe
Whether or not you think that ARTPOP was one of the highlights of 2013 or one of its disappointments, everyone has to agree that something very strange is going on with Lady Gaga‘s second single off the album, “Do What U Want.” Not only has the Terry Richardson-directed music video been delayed, but Gaga released a new version of the single featuring that replaced R. Kelly’s vocals with Christina Aguilera‘s. Is it all because of behind-the-scenes creative concerns or is Gaga distancing herself from R. Kelly? What’s true? What’s false? What is happening in the land of Gaga?!?!?
Sure, lead singers will always have that rock star allure, drummers are indefinably seductive and bassists know just how to pluck at a girl’s heart strings, but there’s nothing sexier in rock & roll than a guitar god. Whether they’re thrashers or romantics, the 10 guitarists on this list have been wooing us with their musical talent and their their gorgeous faces for years.
Nicki Minaj is as famous for her ability to spit incredible rhymes as she is for the scandalous, sexy and outrageous outfits she wears. It seems that every time Ms. Minaj walks out the door, takes the stage or snaps a selfie on Instagram, she’s making a shocking fashion statement. And we can’t get enough of her lascivious looks!
Let’s get it straight: 2013 was a great year for new music. Even as the year opened with music critics lamenting the auto-tuned state of pop music and the slow death of the album as an art form, new and creative acts emerged from seemingly nowhere to revitalize the charts (and established acts reinvented themselves as musical vanguards).
2013 will be remembered as the year when a 16-year-old girl conquered the world from New Zealand, three rocking sisters from California lived up to their hype and a viral video from Sweden couldn’t get out of our heads. Oh, and it will also be remembered as the year of “new Miley.”