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Five Awesomely Bad Yearbook Photos Of Your Favorite Metal And Rock Stars

Kirk Hammett's Yearbook Photo

Imagine the worst picture of yourself posted on the bulletin board at work. Awful, right? Now envision that you are a heavy metal or rock star and the entire world is privy to the embarrassing yearbook photo that you hoped only grandma had copies of. MetalSucks.net compiled yearbook photos of 50 metal and rock musicians including everyone from Jon Bon Jovi to Courtney Love. In case you’re wondering how great they are (no, really, they’re amazing) the photos are comical. We can’t stop scrolling the mouse up and down the page to get a bit of nostalgia and laughter. Here’s our top five awesomely bad photos that have totally made our day. Read more…

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Ice-T’s Favorite Part In Art Of Rap Documentary Is Rev Run’s Story Of Sitting In The Bathtub While Syrup Dripped In

Ice-T wants rap to be respected as an art form. As director of the documentary Something From Nothing: Art of Rap, Ice-T interviewed 52 rappers and had 35 more in queue. It seems that rap’s global influence is undeniable, but that doesn’t mean the genre is respected in the way jazz or Rock is. As Ice-T put it, people think rapping is easy and anyone can do it. Through the Art of Rap Ice-T uses a legion of rappers to showcase the intricacies, complexities and technique of the music that formed in the late 70s. Read more…

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Brian McKnight Strikes Again With An ‘Anal’ Anthem For Porn Site

Brian McKnight Writes Anal Song For YouPorn.com Website

We had a feeling this whole Brian McKnight wanting to show women how their “p**** works” thing was only going to get better and better. And by better we mean worse. To thank the website youporn.com for shooting the sales of “If You’re Ready to Learn” through the roof, TMZ reports McKnight wrote an anal anthem for the porn site. You know, as a token of appreciation. Read more…

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Jason Mraz Says Tears At His Shows Are ‘Equivalent To Smelling Pot Smoke At A Concert’

Tonight is the night, folks, for VH1 Storytellers: Jason Mraz, which airs at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Since Mraz’s Twitter followers had a significant impact in choosing his setlist for Storytellers, it’s them we can thank for the tearjerker performance of “I Won’t Give Up”, which even caused Mraz himself to cry while telling the story of writing such a touching song. We caught up with Mraz to find out what he thinks of the sobbing at his shows. Turns out he doesn’t mind it at all. Read more…

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Duets Judge Robin Thicke Thinks The Beatles Have The Greatest Duets Of All Time

It takes two to tango in Robin Thicke’s new gig as a judge on ABC’s new singing competition show Duets. Along with his co-judges Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Jennifer Nettles, they flew around the country in search of talented singers to become their duet partners. Undiscovered talent singing with veteran singers sounds like a recipe for an assortment of  musical pleasantries. With all the pairing up on Duets, we were curious to find out what duets Robin Thicke loves, and what songs he planned to sing on the show. Read more…

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Yo: The Story Of Yo! MTV Raps Sneak Peek: Tupac Spazzes About The Hughes Brothers Fight

VH1 Rock Docs is back with another documentary, and this time it takes a look at the story behind the classic show Yo! MTV Raps. In this sneak peek of Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps Tupac blasts the Hughes brothers for firing him from their movie Menace II Society. What made Yo! MTV Raps great was hosts Ed Lover and Doctor Dre’s connection with the artists that made them feel comfortable enough to be themselves. Unfortunately for Pac, being himself landed him in a whirlwind of legal troubles after the Hughes brothers filed charges against him for assault. Read more…

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Nicki Minaj Sets Perez Hilton Straight, Says Her Backup Dancer Had Nothing To Do With Fan’s Murder

Nicki Minaj Sets Perez Hilton Straight on Backup Dancer Murder Controversy

Nicki Minaj doesn’t like for her name to be entangled in gossip about murder, and she doesn’t want her crew falsely accused either. PerezHilton.com reported that one of Nicki’s backup dancers had been arrested as a suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Nicola Furlong who was sadly killed after Nicki’s Tokyo concert last Wednesday. According to PerezHilton.com, Nicola and her friend went back to the hotel rooms of James Blackston and Larry Perry. After the young woman was found dead from cervical compression, initial reports pegged Blackston as one of Nicki’s backup dancers. Nicki took to Twitter (and her 12 plus million followers) to address Perez Hilton directly about the false information. We told you Twitter is the new press release. Read more…

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M83′s “Reunion” Video Includes A Quick Nod To Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch

Remember the cultish kids from the 1984 flick Children of the Corn? Well, we’ve found some children equally as eery in M83′s “Reunion” video, which is their latest single from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. The kids with super powers (or maybe they’re mutants, no one really knows) and unnaturally glowed eyes run through the dark city fearlessly. Nothing about these cute kids are normal, and trust us when we say, they are not to be messed with.

In last year’s “Midnight City” video, French directors Fleur & Manu used a group of telekinetic kids that escaped from a government facility. Picking up where they left off these mutant like children use the power of their eyes and mind to destroy anything that tries to stop them. We’ve come to the conclusion we’re on team glowy-eyes. Hey, they’re who we would call if we ever needed someone to, you know, pick up and toss a van without ever touching it. And don’t blink too fast or you’ll miss the awesome Adam “MCA” Yauch nod within the first minute of the video.

M83 Reunion Video

M83 – “Reunion” Video [Stereogum.com]

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Chris Brown, Big Sean And Wiz Khalifa Are High As A Kite In “Till I Die”

It looks like 04/20 with all the smoke in the air in Chris Brown’s self-directed video “Till I Die.” The wacky animation and overall playful vibe between Brown, Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean screams fun times. Breezy raps and sings, but with his flow we think he’s seriously going to make some rappers step up their game. We adore the rapping Breezy! Decked out with a grill (what rapper doesn’t own a set of gold teeth?) and gold necklaces, Brown is overly hype. When he meets up with his boys it goes down straight Bob Marley style.

Big Sean and all of his braggadocio adds the smooth, ‘look at me I’m the ish’ element. His confidence level is on a million as he rocks an open blazer sans a shirt. Being the proud weedhead that he is, Wiz Khalifa spits his verse in a smoked out house party where Redman and Method Man are smoking and then pass Wiz a trophy shaped bong. And what would a song about smoking “till I die” be without a cameo from Snoop Dogg? Well, it wouldn’t be proper smoker’s anthem.

Chris Brown is obnoxious in the video with the gold teeth and flashy jewelry. He’s amped to the 10th degree, but his rhymes tickle our fancy. Big Sean, Wiz and Breezy make for one dope trio as they all balance one another out. Wiz is the laid back chill one, Big Sean is boastful and Chris Brown is just rowdy. Brown gets props for creating a video that fits perfectly with the song, and all we want to know is: what’s up with a Chris Brown, Wiz and Big Sean collabo album?

Chris Brown featuring Wiz Khalife & Big Sean "Till I Die" Video

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Electronic Dance Music Takes Over MTV Movie Awards With Performances By Martin Solveig, The Black Keys, Wiz Khalifa And fun.

MTV Movie Award Performers

The MTV Movie Awards’ eclectic mix of performers every year is always a pleasant surprise. This Sunday the annual award show has pegged Martin Solveig to DJ the music for the evening. Expect to hear some mashed up remixes of iconic movies like Jaws, Pulp Fiction and Star Wars. DJ’ing won’t be the French producers only duty of the evening as he’ll also be joining Black Keys, fun. and Wiz Khalifa as performers. Hopefully his hit “Hello” will find its way into the list of songs (or performances!) that will make you want to boogie. Read more…