All the way from across the pond Later…With Jools Holland‘s got some of the most incredible musical talents — everyone from Bat for Lashes to Adele — performing stripped down performances of their greatest hits. Even if you don’t have BBC, you can still watch (in full HD glory!) on Palladia.
Upcoming guests include Mumford & Songs, Lisa Marie Presley, Bobby Womack, Savages and Kings of Leon so make sure you tune in on Thursdays at 10PM EST.
The big day is upon us: Happy Election Day! After many months of endorsements and rallying, even the most famous and busy musicians are taking some time to hit the polls or submit their absentee ballots. And because it’s such a special day, many are snapping (sometimes illegal) photos and sharing the experience. Below, because we sincerely hope you’ll follow their example and exercise your right to vote today, we’re rounding-up all their Tweets and Instagrams as they share them. Until the polls close… Read more…
Despite the gaping hole in their line-up, T-Boz has assured that the heart and soul of TLC still remains. “We’re going to still sound like TLC, evolving to whatever level we need to be at this time,” she said at the Mobo Awards in Liverpool. Rumors are swirling that the band might bring Left Eye out in hologram form on tour, which Rozanda “Chilli” Thomasaddressed in an interview. “It will be hard on us, but I certainly think our fans would love to see it,” says Thomas, 41. “I think we would probably pass out, and all of our fans would break down, but it’s amazing how real the hologram looks. It’s almost like you can touch the person.”
You guys! Starting this Sunday night, November 12, we’ve got three consecutive nights of VH1 Storytellers amazingness coming your way. When we first found out that we’d have back-to-back-to-back nights of Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and P!nk coming our way, the first thing that popped into our heads was a twist on the famous Brady Bunch theme. “Here’s a story of some lovely ladies.” And, well, we couldn’t resist…
Tomorrow’s the big day and after a loooooong year of campaigning, the 2012 Presidential race will be decided. You’ve by now heard a plethora of musicians telling you to get out there and vote, but quite a few of them are also telling you who to vote for. Barack Obama has been a longtime favorite for many performers, but it has yet to be decide (See: tomorrow) whether or not that actually matters. All we know is that there are a ton of artists putting their chips (and their money, time, etc.) in the political playing field.
With endorsements happening left and right, we’ve concocted this megalist of musicians and who they’ve promised their vote to. Will it help you choose your side? Who knows. Will it at least put to bed the rumors that Ludacris has joined the Green Party? (There are no rumors.)
We know Rihanna is full of surprises, but this just made our day, scratch that, OUR YEAR. The Bajan princess is set to embark on her 777 Tour to perform seven shows in seven countries in seven days, just in time for the release of her seventh studio album, Unapologetic, out November 19.
And the surprise part? The pop star has invited a group of superfans from her Rihanna Navy and 150 journalists (us!) from 82 countries to join her on a Boeing 777 Twin-jet (get it?) to travel to each show. Oh yeah, did we mention that WE’RE GOING???
That’s right folks, we’ll be there every step (er, flight) of the way giving you behind-the-scenes updates of it all. And hey: If we could pack you in our suitcase, we totes would.
Details of when and how to purchase 777 tickets to hang out with us along the way are yet to come. In the meantime, if you’re anything like us and need your Rihanna-fix ASAP, two limited edition deluxe box sets are available for pre-sale on RihannaNow.com.
VH1 is excited to be partnering with our friends at Whole Foods Market on an awesome new contest that could land you –yes, YOU!– a trip to the upcoming Live In The Vineyard concert, along with a $500 Whole Foods Market gift card. All you have to do to get a chance to see amazing artists like Alanis Morissette, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Gavin DeGraw is to visit RawAndUnprocessed.com and vote for your favorite of 10 unsigned bands, all of whom are Whole Foods team members. You’ll be entered to win, and you’ll be giving the band that you voted for a chance to be the opening act for one of our VH1 You Oughta Know artists.
With the Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, it means that the glorious perks of summertime —like beaches, barbeques, road trips, outdoor concerts— are almost here, too. Since you’ll no doubt be documenting your summer activites on Twitter and Instagram, VH1 and Pepsi would like to make sure that you get rewarded for doing so. As you upload your photos to either of these popular social networking services, simply use the hashtag #PLAYNOW and your photos might end up appearing on VH1′s Top 20 Video Countdown.
Additionally, one lucky winner will get to attend a top secret A-list concert event this summer, one where you’ll get special photo access! We can’t announce the headliner of the show yet, but trust us, it’s a doozy!
Remember, all you have to do to enter the contest is to upload your photos to either Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #PLAYNOW, and that’s that. (For a complete list of contest rules, click here.) This summer, don’t forget to LIVE FOR NOW!