Food and sex have a weird relationship. In a lot of ways they don’t go together at all, but when they work it’s like peanut better and jelly. Music videos have been accused of hyper-sexualizing pretty much everything over the years -even making a sandwich, having an ice cream, or eating an orange! Something about food really plays well on the small screen, and nobody knew it better than the lovely Kelis. She rewrote the menu with her unforgettable video for “Milkshake” in 2003, and now she’s back on the beat again with her new album, F.O.O.D. It’s out this Tuesday, and each track is named after a different delicacy. Her single “Jerk Ribs” is the appetizer, but we can hardly wait for the main course!
To whet our appetite, we’ve decided to take a look at the most delicious inappropriately sexual uses of food in music video history. Bon appetit!
Easter Sunday is just around the corner, so we here at VH1 have decided to put a different kind of “Easter egg” in your baskets this year. We’re talking about hidden messages that have been secretly added to pop culture works like books, movies, and (in this case) album covers! You would be amazed by the details you might have missed in classic record sleeves. And considering it’s a holy day and all, we’ve figured it would be appropriate to make sure that all these messages are slightly naughty or rude. Would you expect any less?
Prepare to get “Drunk In Love” all over again, because Beyonce and Jay Z are reportedly taking their double act on the road this summer with a series of 20 tour dates across the country! Sources tell the New York Posts’ PageSix that official announcement will come shortly, and that the tour is slated to kick off at the end of June. There is even talk of an epic July 4th performance in the pair’s home base, NYC!
The switch from CDs to digital MP3s has changed the way we listen to music in many ways, but one of the things we miss most is the excitement of discovering a secret hidden song, unmarked on the track list! Just imagine kicking back and listening to the latest album from your favorite band, and right when you hit the end, ANOTHER song comes bursting out of the speakers like magic! It’s pretty potent stuff. We miss those days…it’s just not the same on our iPods! So today we pay tribute to a dozen of the greatest tunes that ever took our ears by surprise. Play it loud!
By now theKISSArmy are aware that the band’s induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame was marred by some serious infighting. The dispute centered around founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s desire to perform with band-mates past and present, including current drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer. The Hall of Fame were only honoring the original line-up that included Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, and wanted to limit the new member’s involvement. The whole matter gets complicated (our experts have broken it down here in great detail) but in the end, the band did not end up performing during the ceremony. It’s sad that the disagreements got in the way of the music, and some of rock’s luminaries took the time to weigh in on the whole ordeal!
Spring is in the air, and that means one thing: Pollen! But once those allergies wear off, it means that spring fever is sure to take hold. You know what we’re talkin’ about. It’s that time of year when the warmer temperatures heat everything up, and folks start getting a little frisky. ‘Tis the season when new couples are born, but first you gotta take the first step and SPEAK to that special someone. Don’t worry if you’re shy- just borrow one of these fool-proof lines from popular songs. They’ll be sure to melt any heart!
Many rock stars excel on just a single instrument, extending their virtuosity into an incredibly successful career in music. But every now and then you get artists who can make a nice noise on pretty much anything! These people ooze music, and pick up instruments in the way some people pick up languages. It’s easy for them…but not for the rest of us. They’re just born to be one-man-bands! Thanks to the magic of multi-track technology, these uber gifted folks can record entire songs and even albums BY THEMSELVES.
They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and we really have to hand it to these folks who make a living performing the songs of their favorite artists. They’ve learned the parts, totally nailed the voice, got the gestures down, and even whipped up a cool costume. But even the best rock doppelgangers need one crucial thing: a killer name! It’s gotta be funny, punny, and a tribute to their heroes. If you’ve got that, you’ve got it made.
After publishing an extensive list of power pop songs earlier today, we were beginning to doubt our own hard rock cred. But thanks to the fine folks at Death and Taxes, we’ve been shown the TRUE MEANING OF ROCK AND ROLL. It comes to us in the form of Matt “Rockstar” Sikorski‘s 2011 audition tape for America’s Got Talent. What was his talent? Pounding out some searing metal guitar while karate-chopping his way through flaming cinder blocks!