Posts By Jordan Runtagh
It’s time to put on your pumped up kicks because Foster the People are back at it again! The beloved VH1 You Oughta Know vets distinguished themselves with a Grammy nom for their summer 2011 smash “Pumped Up Kicks,” and now their brand new album Supermodel is on the way. Their second full-legnth drops on March 14th, but we have just the Foster fix to hold you over until then. It’s time to serve up the new music video for their latest single “Coming Of Age” , but that’s not all: We also get you exclusive access behind the scenes to watch the making of the clip!
Rumors have been buzzing these past few days about Lana Del Rey getting secretly engaged to her rocker boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill. In fact, there were even reports that O’Neill has quit his UK-based band Kassidy in order to move to America and live with Lana full time. Spokespeople for the couple deny the story, but now these photos of Lana with some new finger bling are adding fuel to the flames!
We’ve all been there: You’re chilling out, listening to your favorite Sum-41, matchbox twenty, or blink-182 album (Enema of the State is a personal favorite) but the whole time you’re thinking “Damn, why does this band name look just like a ’90s AIM handle?” It happens to us all the time. Rock is filled with groups that have puzzling digits in their names. But what do they MEAN!? Why wasn’t it 31 Seconds to Mars, or Ten Inch Nails!? Well we at VH1 got on the case and have finally gotten the real story behind these mysterious monikers.
Every time we watched Nick Cannon MC our Super Bowl Blitz concert series, we couldn’t help but think “Damn, that lucky dude is married to Mariah Carey!” And now we find ourselves feeling that way yet again, since Mimi took to her Instagram to show off her vacation photos (and incredible physique!). Days before she also shared an equally revealing throw-back LaChapelle portrait from the early 2000s…Thus proving that the Diva’s fabulocity (is that a word?) definitely doesn’t diminish with time!
We rarely get things right the first time, but the same can’t be said for these stellar artists. They came fresh out of the recording studio gate with unforgettable songs that still have us talking even after all this time! A musician’s first single is like their mission statement to the world, offering the words and style that best define them…in three minutes or less. These debut tracks often give us our very first taste of a fresh new sound, or the first impression of a future legend.
Bruno Mars may have been the true winner of last night’s Super Bowl, but Bob Dylan wins the award for blowing the most minds. The quintessential rock ‘n’ roll rebel stunned fans by appearing in a commercial for Detroit’s own Chrysler, urging folks to ”Let Germany brew your beer, let Switzerland make your watch, let Asia assemble your phone…We will build your car.” The ad is not the first time that Dylan has appeared in a commercial (check 2004′s Victoria’s Secret spot), or even the first time he’s schilled cars (try 2007′s Chrysler Escalade ad), but most fans still found it pretty surprising. The craziest part? That wasn’t even his only ad of the night! Read on to see 15 of the most shocking rock stars-turned-pitchmen of all time!
55 years ago today, the burgeoning rock ‘n’ roll sound lost three crucial pioneers. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed when their rented single-engined Beechcraft plunged into a corn-field near Clear Lake, Iowa. The event became known as “The Day The Music Died” after being immortalized in Don McLean’s song “American Pie,” and we still mourn the loss of these musical icons today. Who knows how music history would be changed had these men lived to progress and grow as artists? It’s a tantalizing thought, indeed…
It’s a lot of pressure for an artist to deliver pitch perfect vocal performances for big budget live broadcasts. There’s a lot that can go wrong, so it makes sense that they’d want to hedge their bets with a pre-recorded version…just to be on the safe side. Unfortunately, sometimes this purely practical decision comes back to haunt them in a big way! Occasionally it becomes an amusing footnote to their career (sorry, Ashlee Simpson), while other times it completely destroys it. Read on for 10 of the biggest upsets caused by lip syncing!
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas reunited as TLC for VH1 Super Bowl Blitz last night, turning Manhattan’s opulent Beacon Theater into the church of New Jack Swing. With all the buzz surrounding their VH1 original movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the crowd was primed and ready to see the fierce ladies in action!