Posts By Jordan Runtagh

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Eric Clapton Serves Up An Acoustic Version Of “Layla” In ‘Planes, Trains and Eric’ Tonight On Palladia + VH1 Classic

Make sure you save room after your Thanksgiving dinner for a heaping helping of rock, because Eric Clapton‘s Planes, Trains and Eric gets it’s television premiere tonight at 8 PM on Palladia and VH1 Classic. Recently released on DVD, the David Maxwell concert film follows Slowhand and his band on a recent tour of Asia.

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Who The Hell Is… Skylar Grey?

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You might recognize her from her performance with Nicki Minaj at the 2014 American Music Awards, but Skylar Grey first broke into the popular music scene with her 2006 collaboration with Fort Minor, “Where’d You Go.” For almost a decade, Grey has worked with some of the biggest names in rap and hip-hop, producing hit songs while maintaining her position on the edge of the music scene.  Her ethereal voice juxtaposed with the rap verses of the artists she performs with makes for unusual, intriguing harmonies. Though her past collaborations have brought her success, Grey’s new album — release date TBD — will focus just on her. Find out more about Skylar Grey and the music she’s had a hand in over the years.

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Bob Dylan’s Unheard Lyrics Get Star Studded Revamp On Showtime’s ‘Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continues’

Perhaps the most tantalizing period in Bob Dylan‘s fabled history is his self-imposed exile while recovering from a motorcycle accident in late 1966. For nearly a year, the folk-rock icon holed up in the cellar of a large pink house in West Saugerties, New York (later immortalized as “Big Pink”) with future members of The Band to write and record music that scholars among his best. Unfortunately for fans, it would go largely unheard for decades. After years of bootlegging, the first fruits of this quietly prolific time saw light of day on The Basement Tapes in 1975— but’s only a fraction of the story. More music from those sessions have since been released, culminating with this year’s The Complete Basement Tapes, which has lead many to believe that the well had finally run dry. Until now. 

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Kick Off ‘A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving’ With Pearl Jam’s Electrifying Performance Of “Better Man”

Have you been bummed out for the last six months because you missed out on going to Bonnaroo? Well fret no more, because were are serving you up A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving! Tune in to VH1 at 9pm ET/8pm CT this turkey day (November 27th) to watch the very best performances from past years. With sets from artists like Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Elton John, Metallica, Mumford & Sons, and Jack White, it’s pretty much like every Bonnaroo headliner rolled into one giant blazing show. No stems or seeds, folks—this is gonna be some good stuff. We don’t want to spoil your appetite before the big day, but here’s Pearl Jam performing their classic “Better Man” just to give you a little taste.
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Mary Lambert Brings Her A-Game Despite Injury At You Oughta Know Concert

Mary Lambert proudly rep’d her November artist of the month status during last night’s You Oughta Know Live In Concert television event. Delivering a flawless (and operatic) performance of her hit “Secrets” on live TV can’t be easy, especially considering the fact that she was hurt! Lambert was nursing a neck injury, but still managed to sing it AND shake it.

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MUSIC SEEN: Get Front Row At You Oughta Know Live In Concert

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Weren’t able to attend last night’s You Oughta Know Live In Concert event in New York City? Not to worry! VH1′s amazing team of photographers can get you up close with this truly amazing cast of artists and presenters, including Vance Joy, Nick Jonas, Echosmith and more!

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Bleachers + CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry Cover Fleetwood Mac For Spellbinding You Oughta Know Live Finale

We love Bleachers. We love CHVRCHES. And we love Fleetwood Mac. Put the three together and you have an unforgettable musical combo, and also the epic finale to last night’s You Oughta Know Live In Concert!

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Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason On The Endless River, EDM, And The Band’s Future

Pink Floyd‘s The Endless River is the latest chapter in a musical continuum that has endured for nearly 50 years, and drummer Nick Mason has been present throughout. As their longest serving member, Mason has the distinction of being the only bandmate to play on every album. That’s an impressive run by any standards, but when you look at the group’s tumultuous and complicated history, it’s practically superhuman.

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Get The Stats + Fun Facts For The You Oughta Know Class Of 2014!

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You Oughta Know Live In Concert is just 3 short days away, and if you’re not excited yet, then clearly you have read the lineup. From Christina Aguilera favorites A Great Big World in January, to the chart busting Sam Smith in June, all the way through to Mary Lambert this month, the You Oughta Know Class of 2014 packed some serious star power. And now they’re going to be all one on stage! If that still doesn’t get you pumped, check out some impressive stats and fun facts from this year’s VH1 picks.

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