It isn’t over until the fat lady sings!!! But I watch my calorie intake so for now… it must be. Though my advice to you would be to never look back, I must say, reminiscing over this past season brought a tear to me eye. ENOUGH with the sentiment though, keep your tissues and a cocktail near you for this lovely Reunion Special.
I really do want to thank you all for making #MadonnaDearest so epic!
Better not go too far because I’LL BE BACK… MUUHAHAHA!
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Record Store Day will bring something extra special for metalheads and Metallica fans this year as the Holy Grail of all metal demos is set to be officially reissued for the first time since 1982. Recorded with their original lineup, which featured future Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine and bassist Ron McGovney, the No Life ’til Leather demo made the band’s reputation in underground heavy metal tape trading circles and laid the foundation for the thrash uprising to follow. On April 18th, it will see release once again as a special limited edition replica of the original cassette, before being reissued on vinyl and CD this summer as part of an ambitious reissue program.
Most of us have fears that range from reasonable to inexplicable. And our favorite musicians are no exception. Even artists with tough exteriors like Eminem, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna have their hang-ups. Blame past traumas (or spooky Ouija board predictions) for the panic induced by fish, owls, coat hangers, and the number 621(?!)
We still can’t get over the pleasant surprise of “FourFiveSeconds.” The collaboration of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Rihanna is catchy, understated, and doesn’t sound like every other hit. It got us thinking–not as much can be said for a lot of musical combinations over the years.
Being charged with spotlighting 15 bands that I think matter in 2015 is daunting. I’m not Bill O’Reilly. I’m not trying to pawn off propagandized opinion as fact. In my best impression of an authoritative figure, this is a collection of musical acts, young and old, that I predict will make an impact this year. Periodically, I have these exploratory talks with my friends within the music industry (A&R people, agents, promoters, musicians, managers, DJ’s), and part of the goal is to try and figure out where heavy music is going. What is the next “big thing”? No one knows. I don’t know either, but I wanted to shine a light on those bands that are making artistic strides in a time when homogenization is rampant, and discovering beacons of hope through the digital white noise is becoming increasingly difficult. Read more…
When an artist is finished recording an album and it’s time to give it a name, how can they desecrate their efforts with a pun? Were their dads in the studio? For whatever reason, musical wordplay has transcended era and genre, forcing fans to groan and hang their heads in shame. Ok, and crack a smile (don’t tell anyone).
They’re alive, alright….with the sound of annoyance. -le sighs- Anyway, this year I found the Oscars very…very…what’s the word in peasant terms; ah yes, boring. I was not amused. Off with their heads. Each and every one of them. Haha. I’m joking, but I’m not not. -scoffs-
I have a question: how many of you pre-ordered my album, Rebel Heart? I’m waiting for an answer. Tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock. I remember saying that on one of my songs….my brain is frozen.
Thank you all for your video submissions and questions via YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. #MadonnaDearest has truly been a ray of light.
Okaaaayyyy. Leave me alone now. Why aren’t any of you leaving me alone?
When news broke that Justin Bieber and Tom Hanks (?!) were spotted on the set of Carly Rae Jepsen’s new music video for “I Really Like You,” it got us thinking of other totally random celebrity cameos in music videos over the years. Christopher Walken’s high-flying dance in the Spike Jonze-directed “Weapon of Choice” is the first to come to mind, but we dug even deeper to find the most random of the random cameos.
The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life, Nirvana’s Nevermind–Even the most iconic and highly-regarded albums have a track that we always skip. We’re all for artists evolving their sound, but it’s often painfully clear when the sonic experimentation in the studio should have remained in the scrap pile instead of sandwiched between way better songs.
Read on for 15 subpar tracks that detract from music’s greatest albums.