From its incendiary onset in the 1950s, rock-and-roll has oft-times been disparaged as “the devil’s music.” Yet Christian rock has long run parallel to the more incendiary gen-pop variety. Elvis Presley’s 1957 gospel album Peace in the Valley, for example, provided an early bridge between age-old divine sounds and the Eisenhower-era’s diabolical new music revolution.
As with the central figure in those gospel songs, Elvis acquired a vast multitude of followers over whom he has exuded great influence. It seems inevitable, then, that those disciples of the King of Rock-and-Roll would, on occasion, cross musical paths with the King of Kings.
It’s been two decades since we first met The Backstreet Boys, but just because they’re married men doesn’t mean they’re ready to hang up their matching boy band outfits and retire. Want proof? Check out the television debut of their new documentary on VH1 this Friday! Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of commemorates BSB’s 20th anniversary,and will pull back the curtain on the band’s many ups and downs over the course of their career.
Wanna play guitar like Slash? Of course you do! Bad news is, you probably can’t. But in this web exclusive from Rock Icons, the top hatted legend shows off the very book that taught him how to shred on the axe.
Sia keeps the frantic, improvisational dance moves coming with the official video for “Big Girls Cry.” Dance Moms star, MaddieZiegler resumes her duties as the miniature focal point for Sia’s three-minute clip. The video was directed by both Sia and Daniel Askill, with choreography supplied by Ryan Heffington.
Music lost a guiding light on July 23rd 2011, when Amy Winehouse succumbed to alcoholism. Fans continue to mourn the loss of her music, and now this first look at the upcoming documentary Amy will make you miss her even more. The clip offers a very human portrait of the vulnerable artist, and culminates in a truly heartbreaking bit of self reflection from Amy herself.
9-month-old River Rose is never far from famous mama Kelly Clarkson‘s side. The adorable duo have been making the rounds to promote Kelly’s latest album, Piece By Piece, and last night she was able to show her little girl the place where it all began: American Idol.
Eminem is now a Genius-verified artist, which gives him the ability to annotate lyrics on the site. Shady has 42 annotations up on Genius already, and in many of them, he gets personal about his pill addiction, friendships, and self-image. Read through the full list of Eminem’s Genius annotations on his profile page, and check out our top eight picks here.