Posts By Jordan Runtagh

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The Black Keys On Getting “C-ckblocked” From The Grave By Michael Jackson

The Black Keys are never shy about speaking their mind (just ask the Beliebers), and lately they’ve made it known that they’re not fans of Michael Jackson’s new record, XSCAPE. And that’s putting it mildly. “[It's] some f-cking bullsh-t that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable,” drummer Patrick Carney recently vented Rolling Stone. Their feelings had not cooled when they met up with VH1‘s own Jim Shearer before kicking off their world tour at Hangout Fest!

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The Killers, The Flaming Lips + More! Here Are 6 Acts You CAN’T Miss At Hangout Fest Day 2

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If you were watching our livestream yesterday, you know that Hangout Fest 2014 got off to a raging start, showcasing unforgettable performances from Wiz Khalifa, Ingrid Michaelson, Gary Clark Jr, Childish Gambino and The Black Keys, who premiered songs from their latest album, Turn Blue. Now, if you weren’t watching our livestream (or hanging out with us down in Gulf Shores, Alabama) DON’T make the same mistake today! If you’re unsure which of the dozens of bands to watch, your friends at VH1 have taken the time to narrow it down to the 6 acts you simply cannot miss.  Read more…

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Hangout Fest: Danny Brown Attacks Crowd With Fast Rhymes, Fat Beats, And Super Soakers

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Hangout Fest 2014 doesn’t technically start until today, but we got started a little early last night with a pre-party that featured Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers, Girl Talk, and Wolfmother among the many great artists. But the award for most baller act of the night goes to hybrid-rapper/hip-hop iconoclast Danny Brown. The 33-year-old Detroit native rep’d the D in the deep South, spraying the crowd with rhymes rattled off like machine-gun fire, and streams of water from squirt guns!

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Day 1 At Hangout Fest: 6 Acts You Absolutely CAN’T Miss On Today’s Livestream

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Hangout Fest 2014 officially kicks off today, and we’re hitting the ground running with some stellar A-list acts of every flavor! But how do you choose between the more than two dozen bands playing? Don’t worry! VH1 has broken it all down for you. Here are the six performances that you simply CANNOT miss today…

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The Black Keys, OutKast, The Killers + Jack Johnson Headline Hangout Fest This Weekend!

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Summertime is (finally) here, and with it comes the 5th annual Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama! How is it more awesome than all of the other open-air fests this season? Well, first of all, this one is ON A BEACH! But most importantly, Hangout boasts an amazing array of the best bands in the biz. The three-day extravaganza will be headlined by musical titans The Black Keys, The Killers, the newly reformed Outkast, and Jack Johnson! But we’re just getting started…

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After-School Special: 10 Songs About Wanting To Sleep With Your Teacher

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Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, a time when we reflect on the patient, compassionate, and selfless individuals who taught us good ol’ reading, ‘writin’ and ‘rithmatic. Honestly, we have no idea where we’d be without them. They handed us the keys to knowledge, and set us on a path to a better, more enriching life. So what better way to honor their legacy than think about all the times we secretly wanted to sleep with them!

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Listen Closer! 35 Songs You Didn’t Know Feature Famous Background Singers

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Beach Boys on a Pink Floyd classic? The Beatles on a Rolling Stones disc? Whitney Houston backing Chaka Khan?! No, these aren’t our picks for the best fantasy duets ever -They really happened! And what’s more, you’ve been listening to them for years and probably NEVER EVEN NOTICED! Get your headphones ready, because we might just blow your mind.

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What’s My Name: 15 Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren’t In The Group)

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Dave Matthews Band, Van Halen. These are amazing groups, but clearly they didn’t spend much effort in the name department. Obviously they all take their moniker from a member of the band! But then there are are some groups who go a different route, taking someone else‘s name! That’s a bold move…

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Jared Leto Joins The Ranks Of Music Superstars Who Had MAJOR Beefs With Their Record Company

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Listen up, Third Seconds To Mars fans! The band’s award winning documentary Artifact gets its world-wide premiere THIS SATURDAY (the 26th) at 11 PM ET/PT on both VH1 and Palladia. The film follows Jared Leto and Co. in the midst of a vicious, multi-year, multi-million dollar fight with their record company over the rights to their 2009 album, the aptly titled This Is War.

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