With the appropriately-titled ARTPOP, Lady Gaga became the latest rock star to tap an acclaimed mega-famous fine artist to design her record cover. The world-renowned Jeff Koons (of balloon sculpture fame) created the unforgettable image, featuring a statue of Mother Monster apparently giving birth to a large shiny bowling ball. Yeah, we were a little confused too, but this guy is kind of a big deal. Just yesterday, one of his sculptures sold for a record breaking $58.4 million -the highest price ever paid for a work by a living artist!
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You ever wonder why rock stars wear such tight pants? Size always matters, no matter how many number one records records you have! Legends concerning musicians with amazing “greatest hits packages” have become part of the rock ‘n ‘roll myth. And we’ve assembled 10 of the very biggest…
Miley Cyrus stole headlines during the MTV VMAs back in August, and she managed to do the same thing last night during the European Music Awards! What did she do? Well the show was held in very-liberal Amsterdam, so let’s see if you can guess…
If you’re familiar with Eminem’s music, you know that some of his greatest tracks are inspired by his love of daughter Hailie Jade Mathers and the constant struggle with estranged wife Kim Scott for custody. Despite her undeniably huge role in pop culture history, not much is known about what became of Slim’s little girl…Until now!
Eminem has been acting from the moment he first picked up a mic. The multi-faceted rapper was never shy about filling his passionate verses with different voices, and many of his songs are filled with distinct characters that tell a story. So by the time he was cast in big-screen debut 8 Mile, he was primed for an acting tour-de-force. Em offered up an incredible performance, and even took home the Best Song Oscar for “Lose Yourself”.
Rock clubs are frequently noisy, smelly, dark and cramped…and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Music history is born out of these crowded and smokey venues, where tomorrow’s megastars are today’s opening act, struggling to be heard over a drunk dude’s repeated request for “Free Bird.” The recent film CBGB paid tribute to the eponymous NYC rock spot, which gave us dozens of timeless bands before closing in 2006. This got us thinking of some other incredible joints that have earned their spot in rock mythology. Read on to see our picks for the 10 most legendary rock clubs of all time!
The Country Music Association awards are known their southern edge, but sometimes the celebrity fashion choices go south, too! Some of the biggest country stars in the world turned up on the red carpet in Nashville last night, and while a few totally killed it in the wardrobe department (what’s up, Kellie Pickler), some other famous faces maybe should have left their looks at their stately country manor-home.
Not to generalize, but rock stars tend to have two main activities: Playing massive gigs in front of thousands of adoring fans, and partying pretty hard. Sometimes business and pleasure overlap, leading to an always interesting -but sometimes musically questionable- live performance! Not that we’re judging; rock ‘n’ roll can be a pretty grueling business, and whether they’re just exhausted (like their publicists claim) or they need to blow off steam with a bender, these rebellious bad boys (and girls) are gonna do their thing their way. Read on for some infamous boozy gigs from 15 legendary bands. Raise a glass and enjoy!
Muses come in all shapes and sizes…unless the muse happens to be a butt. In that case, the size is pretty much always “extra large.” Yes, donks of great girth have been moving people to create great works of art since the dawn of time (or maybe just the ’70s). We’ve assembled 15 of the very finest below! We were very exhaustive and discriminating while the making of this list, working hard to make a distinction between describing the shaking of said butt (for the purposes of dancing), and describing it as the subject of a song. The results may surprise you. Just kidding, no they won’t! All your favorites rump shakers are on here! Read on as we proudly present: 15 songs about butts.
Listen up, fans of The Killers. We’ve finally got a reason for you be glad it’s Monday, because Brandon Flowers and the gang are comin’ atcha with a stream of their brand new single, “Just Another Girl,” right here on VH1 Music!