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Premiere: Dave Grohl Takes A “Walk” Through New Foo Fighters Video

Ready kids? It’s time once again for the best kind of Foo Fighters video: the high concept comic Foo Fighters video!

“Walk” is very much in the vein of Airplane! parody “Learn to Fly,” but also features the recurring character of “mild-mannered Dave Grohl.” Here, he finds himself in the nightmare that opens 8?, only he can’t fly away, so he walks out of Fellini and into Falling Down.

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Playing The Lesbian Card: 5 of Music’s Top Stars Who Used Bisexual or Gay Antics To Gain Popularity

If you haven’t already heard of Kreayshawn, the white, female rapper from Oakland, California has been snagging some serious buzz on the internets since she released her video for “Gucci Gucci” two weeks ago. Being chummy with Soulja Boy, “Based God” Lil B, and members of the hardcore L.A. rap collective Odd Future certainly hasn’t hurt the tiny, blunt-smoking lady-goon’s popularity, and rumors are swirling that she landed a million-dollar record deal with Sony over the weekend. Her quirky lyrics might make us giggle, but why should she be on your radar, and what does all the hoopla around her really stem from?

“Gucci Gucci” is an ode to Kreayshawn’s own flyness, but what makes us scratch our heads the most while watching this braggadocio-laden clip is the fact that the loudly-dressed, foul-mouthed rapper announces she’s openly into girls. Lots of girls. And she’ll even snatch up YOUR bitches — at her leisure. But is this bi-curious shtick organic? If it is, more power to her; we’re just a bit skeptical because, frankly, we’ve seen it before. Especially recently. It almost seems like becoming a successful female pop star these days means pseudo-lesbianism is baked into the artist’s marketing plan!

Just take a look at our list of five female artists below; they’re at the top of their game and crushing competitors, but at one point or another, they all allegedly dabbled in bisexual or gay experimentation. But was it Truth or Farce?

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Lady Gaga Easily Tops Charts, Questions Value Of Digital Music

As projected, Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way sold 1.1 million copies this past week, Billboard is reporting. Even excluding the estimated 430,000 digital downloads sold for 99? (at a $7.40 loss) by Amazon, Gaga still sold four-and-a-half times as many records as Brad Paisley, whose This Is Country Music first-week sales barely even edged out the fourteenth-week sales of 21. (Adele herself may be suffering from laryngitis, but her album sales are hardly ailing.)

As for those Amazon sales? In an interview with Gaga for the Wall Street Journal, reporter Lee Hawkins asked, “Don’t you think, considering who you are, your record is worth more than 99??” Her response?
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Today’s Pop Music Isn’t Music, Says Music Expert Moby

Moby came under fire from The Guardian‘s Michael Cragg yesterday for his comments to AOL’s Spinner UK about the current pop world. “It’s fun, but I don’t think of it as music,” the artist told Shelley White. “It’s manufactured. I appreciate it as pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn’t function as music for me.”

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Music Seen: The Civil Wars Plays VH1 In NYC (PHOTOS)

The Civil Wars stopped by our offices a couple of weeks ago for a You Oughta Know Live performance in our lobby, and our co-workers were all struck by the Nashville-based duo’s on-stage chemistry. Not only do John Paul White and Joy Williams lock eyes while singing duets, the two have voices that sound like they were created to harmonize together. This “musical alchemy,” as Joy refers to it, may have helped the pop-folk act top charts on iTunes and Billboard and land an opening spot for Adele, who blogged that they are “the BEST live band i have EVER seen.” VH1 photographer Jen Marigliano spent time with The Civil Wars on their recent trip to NYC, documenting the duo’s style and how the two interact on and off the stage. More images after the jump. — Matt Muro

“Start of the day: Cooper Square Hotel, NYC” — Joy Williams

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Beyonc?’s New Single A Salute To The “Best Thing I Never Had”

This morning Beyonc? released “Best Thing I Never Had,” her “Run the World (Girls)” follow-up single, to radio and to her website:

The Babyface-penned ballad is an ode of sorts to a bad ex-boyfriend from whose missteps Beyonc?’s narrator learned valuable lessons for her future. The Bruce Hornsby-esque piano line and Beyonc?’s delivery make up for lyrical missteps like “I bet it sucks to be you right now” (which is the right idea, certainly, but maybe not the best syntactical choice).

What do you think of the new song? Let us know in the comments!

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Nick Cannon and Jason Derulo Are Answering Your Questions Via Webcam

 

 

The Big Morning Buzz Live train has been going full steam for a month now, so hopefully you’ve all settled into a rhythm and are watching (or DVRing) the show every morning at 9:30 a.m. We’ve got some great guests coming in this week, but if you’re the type of person who prefers something a little more interactive than simply watching an interview on television, we’ve got something you’ll be mighty interested in.

We have partnered with a new company called VYou to give YOU an opportunity to play interviewer to some of today’s biggest celebrities. All you have to do is to submit a question for either our lovely host Carrie Keagan or any of our upcoming guests through the widget above or by visiting our Big Morning Buzz Live page on VYou.com. Then, kick back and wait for them to respond via webcam when they stop by our offices. Technology!

This week’s confirmed VYou guests are:
June 2: Jason Derulo
June 3: Nick Cannon

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Exclusive: Swizz Beatz Previews Haute Living

Swizz Beatz is a man with a plan. The super-producer, NYU professor (at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at Tisch), and entrepreneur (his business collaborators include Kid Robot, Reebok, and the Jean-Michel Basquiat Estate) came to the MTV/VH1 offices recently to preview his new album, Haute Living. He’s already released the first single from the album, “Everyday (Coolin’),” featuring Eve:

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American Idol Scotty McCreery Breaks Country Airplay Record With Debut Single

Scotty McCreery‘s debut single “I Love You This Big” premiered less than a week ago on the American Idol season finale, but the new Idol’s song has racked up enough airplay since then to debut at #32 on the Country Songs chart?the highest debut for a new artist on that chart since it reverted to airplay-only in 1990. (The previous record-holder was also a reality-show winner: Brad Cotter of Nashville Star, whose first single “I Meant To” debuted at #42.) McCreery’s popularity with country listeners?plus unflagging support from his hometown country station, which has rebranded itself as “Scotty 94.7″?led to the new record.

Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina‘s “Like My Mother Does” is also getting enough country radio support to debut at #49 on the same chart. These airplay figures, plus digital sales numbers, could spell good news for the Idol vets on the Hot 100 on Thursday.