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VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys Is Coming, But For Now Get Lost In A Timeline Of Her Greatest Career Milestones

A Timeline Of Alicia Keys Great Musical Moments

Alicia Keys is a musical force to reckon with considering her magical fingers stroke white and black piano keys while she sings powerfully into the mic. Since her introduction to the world in 2001 with the chart topping hit “Fallin’” she’s continued to wow us with relatable music that will get spins decades from now. As we gear up for VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys, which airs Monday, November 12 at 11PM, we excitedly dug through her 11 year music history for her greatest career milestones. Read more…

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The Music Of Nashville Episode 5: B—h Slaps and Guitar Hijackers

Nashville Music Episode 4
Okay, how many episodes until we get a song from Juliette about rear view mirrors as metaphors for the past? I give it till next week.

Juliette and Deacon spent some time bonding this week over the fact that Juliette’s pill-popping mom needed rehab and Deacon, rehab alum that he is, was the only person who could convince her to go. At one point, Juliette even finds her mother passed out with some random hobo, both in their underwear after a bender, and Juliette kicks the hobo out of her house and back to his boxcar, to the horror of all the passersby on the sidewalk outside her home. I bring this point up solely to ask you all, didn’t Juliette live in a super-secure gated estate last week? Were all the horrified onlookers like Disney Castmembers that she pays to act like real people on the grounds of her property? That part confused me.

ANYWAY. Point is, she’s mortified by her mother, Deacon helps, her mom slaps her for making her go to rehab, and then Deacon tells her to put all this in her rearview mirror which is a Carrie Underwood-style song if I ever heard one. Or at least an actual Pearl Jam song. Read more…

by (@zaragolden)

Rihanna Is Bringing A$AP Rocky On Tour With Her

Rihanna has invited her “Cockiness” co-star and one of the year’s most in-demand rappers, A$AP Rocky, to join her on her country crossing Diamonds tour (dates below). The self-described pretty motherf***er from Harlem has seen quick rise in the last year, his standout hits like “Peso” and “Goldie” earning him a hefty $3 million record deal, a guest spot on Rihanna’s “Cockiness (I Love It)” remix and a turn on Drake‘s Club Paradise tour — but that all pales in comparison to the stadiums he’ll be helping Rihanna fill come March. Read more…

by (@unclegrambo)

VH1 DIVAS 2012 To Be Hosted By Adam Lambert And Will Feature Performances By Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato And More

VH1 Divas 2012

VH1 DIVAS will be airing live on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM ET/8C, and after having to keep our lips zipped for the last few weeks, we’re excited to finally start letting you in on some of the details. We could not be more psyched to announce that the one and only Adam Lambert will be hosting, and the evening will be led by outstanding performances by the likes of Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks. And yes, the evening will be featuring special and memorable tributes to the late legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, both of whom were VH1 Divas alumni.

We’ll have more details to share with you over the coming weeks leading up to Sunday, December 16, but until then, here’s the complete press release that JUST hit the wires.

VH1 DIVAS HITS THE DANCE FLOOR WITH GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED HOST ADAM LAMBERT LIVE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 9PM ET/8C

DIVAS Dance Party To Include Tribute to Legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer

NEW YORK, NY –November 8, 2012 – VH1’s beloved, popular franchise VH1 Divas is throwing the hottest dance party of 2012 LIVE on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c with Grammy Award-nominated host Adam Lambert. This year’s show will celebrate the dance-inducing music that is the vibrant soundtrack to every major blowout bash, unforgettable party and night out on the town. VH1 is bringing together Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring current and classic dance hits.

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by (@unclegrambo)

Video Premiere: Atlas Genius, “Trojans”

2012 has been a good year for artists from Down Under, perhaps the best since the tidal wave of the mid- to late-Eighties that brought bands like INXS, Midnight Oil, and Crowded House great success here on these shores. This year, Antipodean acts like Gotye, Kimbra, and San Cisco have each made an impact, and now it’s shaping up to be Atlas Genius‘ turn.

VH1 Tuner is excited to debut the music video for “Trojans,” the first single off the Australian group’s Through The Glass EP. Released in Australia back in 2011 but only making a splash here now in late 2012, this Atlas Genius track has been slowly climbing Billboard‘s Alternative charts for months now, due in large part to its crazy catchy guitar riff. The song’s subject matter is, thankfully, not about condoms, but rather about the damage inflicted on the song’s protagonist after a particularly difficult breakup. Between this and Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know,” it seems like Aussies have cornered the market on breakup songs this year.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

Countdown America’s Hard 100 (COMPLETE LIST)

VH1 Classic‘s America’s Hard 100 counted down the 100 greatest hard rock and heavy metal songs of all time as voted on you YOU, the FANS! We compiled our list of classic rock and metal jams and asked people to vote on their favorites to determine where they landed on our count down list.  1.4 million votes later we got our list!   Professional wrestler, Fozzy frontman and confirmed metal maniac, Chris Jericho came on down to sort the results and present the final list, which we now present to you.

America’s Hard 100: The Complete List:

100. Anthrax featuring Public Enemy “Bring The Noise”
99. Queensryche “Silent Lucidity”
98. Corrosion Of Conformity “Dance Of The Dead”
97. Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”
96. Foo Fighters “Everlong”
95. Jane’s Addiction “Stop”
94. Faith No More “Epic”
93. W.A.S.P. “Wild Child”
92. The Cult “Fire Woman”
91. Thin Lizzy “The Boys Are Back In Town”
90. Marilyn Manson “The Beautiful People”
89 . Ministry “Just One Fix”
88. Van Halen “Hot For Teacher”
87. Slayer “Raining Blood”
86. Cheap Trick “Dream Police”
85. Rage Against The Machine “Bulls On Parade”
84. Heaven and Hell “The Mob Rules”
83. Rollins Band “Liar”
82. Judas Priest “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”
81. Sepultura “Slave New World”
80. Alice In Chains “Rooster”
79. Scorpions “No One Like You”
78. Overkill “Elimination”
77. Van Halen “Jump”
76. Kiss “Rock And Roll All Night”
75. Alice Cooper “Poison”
74. Testament “Over The Wall”
73. Stone Temple Pilots “Wicked Garden”
72. Dio “Rainbow In The Dark”
71. Korn “Freak On A Leash”
70. Pantera “Walk”
69. Lita Ford “Kiss Me Deadly”
68. Queensryche “Jet City Woman”
67. L.A. Guns “Bitch Is Back”
66. Tool “Sober”
65. Rob Zombie “Dragula”
64. Deftones “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)”
63. nine inch nails “Closer”
62. Led Zeppelin “Kashmir”
61. Great White “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”
60. Anthrax “Got The Time”
59. Ratt “Lay It Down”
58. Metallica “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
57. Warrant “Cherry Pie”
56. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”
55. Slayer “Seasons In The Abyss”
54. Whitesnake “Here I Go Again”
53. Pantera “Cemetary Gates”
52. White Zombie “More Human Than Human”
51. Foo Fighters “My Hero”
50. Motorhead “Ace Of Spades”
49. Motley Crue “Girls, Girls, Girls”
48. Judas Priest “Breaking The Law”
47. Krokus “Screaming In The Night”
46. Iron Maiden “The Trooper”
45. Deep Purple “Highway Star”
44. Rush “Tom Sawyer”
43. Metallica “Enter Sandman”
42. Ratt “Round And Round”
41. Twisted Sister “I Wanna Rock”
40. Dokken “Into The Fire”
39. Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
38. AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long”
37. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
36. Led Zeppelin “Immigrant Song”
35. Heaven and Hell “Shadow of the Wind”
34. Alice Cooper “Eighteen”
33. Alice In Chains “Man In The Box”
32. Kiss “Shout It Out Loud”
31. Aerosmith “Love In An Elevator”
30. Def Leppard “Photograph”
29. Skid Row “18 And Life”
28. Motley Crue “Dr. Feelgood”
27. Aerosmith “Dream On”
26. Danzig “Mother ’93″
25. Megadeth “Peace Sells”
24. Heart “Magic Man”
23. Def Leppard “Rock Of Ages”
22. Scorpions “Rock You Like A Hurricane”
21. Quiet Riot “Cum On Feel The Noize”
20. Iron Maiden “Run To The Hills”
19. Black Sabbath “Iron Man”
18. Ozzy Osbourne “Bark At The Moon”
17. Bon Jovi “You Give Love A Bad Name”
16. Heart “Barracuda”
15. Dream Theater “Pull Me Under”
14. Megadeth “Sweating Bullets”
13. Rush “Limelight”
12. Cinderella “Gypsy Road”
11. Black Sabbath “Paranoid”
10. Poison “Talk Dirty To Me”
9. Guns N’ Roses “November Rain”
8. AC/DC “Back In Black”
7. Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads “Crazy Train”
6. Dio “Holy Diver”
5. Accept “Balls To The Wall”
4. Poison “Nothin’ But A Good Time”
3. Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City”
2. Type O Negative “Black No. 1″
1. Bon Jovi “Living On A Prayer”

 

by (@zaragolden)

Taylor Swift’s Red Is The Year’s Second Biggest-Selling Album Already

Taylor Swift‘s Red reign continues. Red sold more than 1.2 million copies in its debut week, and has now topped the charts again in its second week on shelves, notching another 340,000 in sales to bring Taylor’s total to 1.55 million records sold. In just two weeks, she has outsold 2012′s previous best selling album released in 2012, One Direction’s seven-month-old Up All Night (1.33 million records sold so far this year), and finds her quickly approaching the year’s biggest seller: Adele‘s 21. In it’s second year out, Adele’s album that just keeps selling has sold a staggering 4.1 million records. It seems unlikely that Taylor will be able to catchup before the year end, but — Target deluxe editions, Walgreens circular covers, and pizza boxes, oh my! — she’s certainly trying her darndest. Read more…

by (@lindseyweber)

Happy 45th Birthday David Guetta, Here Are A Bunch Of GIF(T)s We Got For You

GIF’d by Bobby Finger

It’s your favorite floppy-haired DJ’s 45th birthday and we’re pretty sure we have the perfect GIF(t). You’re not reading that wrong, our friends over at Guetta GIFs have shared a few of their all-time favorite GIFs for G’s b’day — featuring David Guetta doing all his most signature moves. What are those moves, you might ask?

Let us show you…

by (@zaragolden)

Green Day Catch A Break In New “Stray Heart” Video, You Can Now Stream ¡Dos!

Green Day have not let Billy Joe Armstrong’s recovery be more than a tiny kink their ambitious year-end plans. Save for a few postponed tour dates, they have gone ahead with the release of ¡Uno! in September and ¡Dos! just yesterday, as well as a barrage of music videos. The boys have clocked lots and lots of studio hours for these mostly performance-centric clips, but this new one for ¡Dos!’s “Stray Heart” finally lets them catch a break by leaving them out altogether. Instead of Billy Joe or Mike Dirnt, we get a Green Day (and vinyl) fan whose heart has literally strayed, leaving behind a gaping hole and a distressed girlfriend. It’s pretty cute — the animated organ-gone-rogue, particularly so! — and befitting of the sort of whimsy-punk song, which is probably the album’s most playful. Read more…