After a brief cameo in the star-packed opening monologue, Miley Cyrus had her chance to shine with a show-stopping solo spot during the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special. Instead of the usual provocative antics that we’ve come to expect from the 22-year-old, she kept her massive pipes front and center to belt out a killer version of Paul Simon‘s classic “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.” It’s hard enough to deliver the goods on live television, but it couldn’t have been easy knowing that Paul himself was sitting in the studio audience!
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Paul McCartney was just one of the many megastars on hand to pay tribute to Saturday Night Live during its 40th anniversary television special. But the music legend was the first to perform a solo musical spot, delivering a raw but passionate rendition of “Maybe I’m Amazed.”
-By Frank Donovan
You and I might spend our downtime singing in the shower, dancing at the club, and plucking on a guitar. But our favorite artists are wont to unwind with less musical hobbies. When the lights go down, artists like Prince pick up a ping pong paddle, Roger Daltrey a fishing rod, and Justin Bieber a Rubik’s Cube. These pastimes run the gamut from completely ordinary like Rivers Cuomo and Lily Allen’s knitting, to an obsession that led Neil Young to become a part owner in a toy train manufacturing company.
It’s safe to say Yeezy season has officially returned, Thursday afternoon not only did Kanye unveil his first official collab with Adidas but he premiered brand new music as well. The new song is entitled ‘Wolves,’ and features the always avant-garde Sia, and fellow Chicago rapper Vic Mensa. ‘Wolves’ is slated to be the very first track on Kanye’s upcoming but yet-to-be-titled album.
From the moment Kurtis Blow declared basketball as his favorite sport in the opening of his 1984 ode “Basketball,” hip hop and b-ball have been connected at the hip. They influence each other in a myriad of ways, from fashion to slang, and both depend on a competition of one-upmanship, whether on the court or on the mic. And just as many a rapper likes to claim he’s nice on the hardwood, and does whatever they can to prove it (yo Drake, I’m looking at you kid), a bench full of ballers have tried their hands as MCs only to drop the ball (**cough**cough**Lebron **cough**cough**).
Drake fans received quite the surprise this morning when the OVO general dropped an unexpected short film, simply entitled ‘Jungle’ via his Vimeo page. The film, which runs just a shy under 15 minutes, looks to have been shot between Los Angeles and his hometown of Toronto. It’s reflective and artsy tone falls in line with the music Drake is globally known for. Read more…
The world was a completely different place back in 2007; MySpace was the go-to social network, you more than likely owned a flip phone and not a smartphone and a dance craze birthed by an unknown 16-year old took America completely over both on and offline. One of the millions and millions of people who were caught up in the hysteria that was Soulja Boy‘s “Crank That,” was Hailie Jade Mathers, daughter or Grammy award winning rapper Eminem. Read more…
A second round of acts have officially been added to this year’s Hangout Music Fest lineup. The most notable of the additions is Grammy golden child Sam Smith, fresh from capturing four gold statues Sunday night, including the prestigious ‘Song of the Year.’ Read more…