We don’t remember what we got for our 22nd birthday, but we’re definitely wasn’t as cool as Shehnaz Kahn’s present this year. The student was down in front at Birmingham UK’s LG Arena for Beyonce‘s Mrs. Carter World Tour, which is already wayyyy better than any bday we’ve ever had. But Queen Bey had something even more special up her sleeve. She stopped in the middle of the concert sing “Happy Birthday,” to the breathless fan, who got it all on video!
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Artists are always saying that they owe everything to their fans, and in many ways it’s totally true. Were it not for a dedicated army of admirers to buy their music and fill up concert seats, these house hold names would still just be singing in the shower! The fans make it happen, and when you anger them…look out, because all hell breaks loose. Just ask these unfortunate musicians!
Rihanna celebrated her 26th birthday last week, and as our gift to her we predicted her year to come. We were feeling pretty good about it, but then she took it to another level and gave something way better. Yes, Riri shared her b-day bikinis on Instagram, and now we’re feeling like we didn’t do enough for her. Does this second birthday album count as a follow-up present? Let’s hope so.
We all gotta make a buck -even future-megastars! Before the whole music thing panned out, some of the biggest rock ‘n’ rollers, divas and rappers held down regular 9-5 shifts just like you and me. But some of these early gigs weren’t so regular after all. From digging graves to working in psych wards, shoveling goodness-knows-what at a slaughterhouse, handling fish and breaking codes for the Army, these folks definitely earned their keep!
Guys date outside their league all the time, and our girlfriend would totally agree (rimshot). Perhaps this is simply because women are, generally speaking, much more emotionally intelligent dudes, and less apt to base a romantic partnership around something as superficial as looks. Ladies are drawn to more important qualities like inner beauty of the soul…but in some cases, being an internationally renowned rock star helps a bit, too!
Queen Beyonce channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe at the 2014 BRIT Awards yesterday, where she took to the stage in a stunning dark-blue outfitto deliver the live debut of her anthemic single, “XO.” The 32-year-old kept her supporters close to her heart as she launched into the performance, saying ”I’d like to dedicate this song to my incredible fans. I love y’all.”
Rock ‘n’ roll originally had a reputation as “the devil’s music,” but these folks took it a little too literally! Since the late ’60s, rumors have run rampant that famous bands are hiding secret Satanic messages in their music, played backward so it can sneak into our subconscious mind unnoticed! From classic groups like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, through to the metal boom of the ’80s and even to today, the stories are endless! Sometimes it’s clearly unintentional, and occasionally musicians are just having a bit of fun at the expense of their fans. But then sometimes, the words are a little too clear…It’s spooky!
Is there some truth to these mysterious messages, or do some people just have way too much free time on their hands. Read on, give a listen, and decide for yourself!
Last week we celebrated Valentine’s Day by bringing you the most romantic moments in heavy metal. But now Cupid has flown, the long holiday weekend is over, and it’s snowing out. So it seemed like a pretty good time to follow up the lovey dovey with a healthy dose of realism. Yes, it’s time to take a look at the most expensive divorces in music history! Read more…
We all know that clothes are optional in music these days. Seriously, from album covers to music videos, and even concert costumes, how much proof do you need? But these days the name of the game has become how to creatively cover yourself, and our personal favorite has got to be body paint!
It’s Valentine’s Day, a time to wear your heart on your sleeve and tell that special someone that you care. Poets say that love makes sweet music, but they clearly haven’t heard some of these songs that we’ve dug up. The singer’s heart was (usually) in the right place, but these not-so-sweet nothings will have you face-palming yourself into last week!