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Father Of Mine: 15 Fathers Day Songs For People With Daddy Issues

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Fathers are unspeakably important. Not only did they help create us all, but they have also inspired some of the greatest art in history. Unfortunately, a lot of that art was triggered by the dad being a total deadbeat -going heavy on the sauce, being an overbearing overweight chump, or stepping out for a pack of cigarettes and never coming back. Whatever the case, the music world owes more to terrible dads than to good ones, so this Fathers Day we’ve deicided to lovely offer up this playlist for people with daddy issues. See you all in therapy!

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Nick Lachey And Big Morning Buzz Live‘s Favorite Performances Of The Season

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It’s been a great year and a lot of fun on the set of Big Morning Buzz Live. As the current season draws to a close ahead of summer, Nick Lachey, Jim Shearer and the production staff look back on a number of buzzworthy live performances to pick their favorites of 2014. Everyone from Sam Smith to Pharrell Williams took the stage as Lachey and Shearer introduced fans to the hottest new bands and artists each morning. “This cycle we had some of the best, coolest artists perform in our studio,” says Associate Producer Sofia Gomes. We couldn’t agree more! The show saw no limits to genre, attitude, style and even studios. And nothing really beats The Fray performing on a bus. How is that for a musical version of Snakes on a Plane?

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The Votes Are In, A Star Is Born: Find Out Who Won VH1′s Make A Band Famous!

24 talented bands battled it out for the last 24 hours to earn a shot at music stardom. But now the challenges and voting are over, and we’re thrilled to announce that Fancy Reagan have been crowned the winner of VH1′s Make A Band Famous! The group performed their aptly titled song “Almost Famous” earlier in the competition, and now it’s safe to say they’ve officially arrived. It’s as if they knew it all along! Coming out ahead of over 2,500 applicants, Fancy Reagan have scored a deal with Republic Records and an extended VH1 You Oughta Know campaign. Honestly, we couldn’t be more thrilled for this electrifying band from New York City -even Ariana Grande gave them her Pop Queen Seal of Approval!

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Tweet #EdSheeranNOW + Unlock Exclusive Sneak Peeks From Ed Sheeran’s New Album X

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Attention all Sheerios! We’ve got some REAL BIG news coming your way. This month Pepsi is giving you the opportunity to unlock exclusive sneak peeks from Ed Sheeran‘s new album, X before it drops on June 23. Starting today Pepsi is giving you the chance to peep an exclusive video of Ed chatting about the lyrics to his new songs. All you gotta do is tweet the hashtag #EdSheeranNOW to gain access!

And Sheerios, make sure to continue tweeting throughout the month to unlock even more content before the album is released, like an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at two of Ed’s never-been-heard tracks.

 

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Austin Mahone Takes Big Morning Buzz Live: Is This The Heir To The Bieber Dynasty?

It’s fair to say that Justin Bieber has not been having the best week (or month, or year) ever. His law-breaking escapades and use of racial slurs have left many Beliebers feeling socked  and alienated, and there are some who wonder if his career can survive. Enter Austin Mahone, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter who stands poised to seize the teen beat crown and make that final leap into superstardom. He stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live today to deliver an incredible performance of “Mmm Yea” that left the crowd swooning.

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Make A Band Famous: Get To Know 12 MORE Of The Finalists!

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Today is the day! 24 bands are about to compete for a shot at music stardom in VH1′s Make A Band Famous 24-hour live-stream event. You’ve listened to their music and you’ve seen their faces, but you don’t really know these hopefuls. Now they’ve gotten personal, opening up and sharing a bit about themselves, their bandmates, and their passions. Yesterday half the groups had a chance to introduce themselves, and now we have the other 12! Read on to meet the bands who are on the brink of becoming the summer’s breakout hit! Or at least favorites on your own iPod.

Visit MakeABandFamous.VH1.com and vote to keep your top band in the mix! And be sure to tune into the event on our 24-hour live stream starting TODAY at 8/7 C at MakeABandFamous.VH1.com.

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Make A Band Famous: Celebrity Judges And Mentors Revealed!

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VH1 and Republic Records have teamed up to bring you Make A Band Famous, an unprecedented competition in search for the next big band. The 24-livestream event kicks off tomorrow night at 8PM ET/5PM PT. It will be hosted by All-American Rejects frontman, Tyson Ritter and now we’re ready to reveal the star-studded judge and mentor line-up!

The celebrity judges will critique every challenge during the 24-hour show and the panel will consist of, international pop star and Grammy Award-nominee Natasha Bedingfield, musical director to Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Maroon 5, Adam Blackstone, YouTube singer/producer with over 4.2 million subscribers, Kurt Hugo Schneider and Indie Artist/Record Producer/Composer, Robert Schwartzman.

Joining the panel of judges are celebrity mentors who will guide and coach the bands including, Gym Class Heroes Lead Singer/Rapper Travie McCoy, frontman of the Grammy-nominated band Daughtry, Chris Daughtry, and prolific songwriter/singer who co-wrote Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Roar,” Bonnie McKee.

For more info read the full press release below.

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From Young Gunz To Biggie Junior: Where Are These Hip Hop Babies Now?

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Rappers have many different muses that inspire their song lyrics, and these have notably included their kids. Some of our favorite hip hop songs include references to children, making us feel in many ways like we know them -and even care about them. Eminem had lines about his daughter Haile Mathers, and she even had a guest verse on “My Dad’s Gone Crazy.” In our minds she’ll always be about 6 years old, which is why our jaw dropped last October when we learned she was crowned Homecoming Queen. OMG! Daddy’s little girl is not so little anymore. Did we mention that she was a cutie?

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Make A Band Famous: Get To Know 12 Of The Finalists!

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And then there were 24! Your votes narrowed down the original 60 bands to just two dozen competing for a shot at superstardom in VH1′s Make A Band Famous 24-hour live-stream event. And now it’s time for you to decide which four groups will progress to the final round, where All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter will host a series of fast-paced challenges designed to prove who is destined for rock greatness!

You’ve listened to their music and you’ve seen their faces, but you don’t really know these hopefuls. So now they’ve gotten personal, opening up and sharing a bit about themselves, their bandmates, and their passions. Read on to meet the bands who are on the brink of becoming the summer’s breakout hit! Or at least favorites on your own iPod.

Visit MakeABandFamous.VH1.com and vote to keep your top band in the mix! And be sure to tune into the event on our 24-hour live stream starting June 11 at 8/7 C at MakeABandFamous.VH1.com.

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