Let The Rock Band Battles Begin!

Sebastian Bach and Alice Cooper are currently in the process of building a group of Rock Band experts, and each week we get to see them reviewing their new crop of participants. Rock Band 2 The Stars is a challenge and elimination deal. Check the clip above to see some of the nuts who play the game 24/7. See how Cretin, Cab, Trizz and the others do on AC/DC‘s “Let There Be Rock.” Which one will make it all the way? New episodes arrive every Wednesday.

Listen to AC/DC’s new Black Ice album here.


15 Must-Hear CDs of October & AC/DC Listening Party

Every month we recommend a cross-section of albums that should be on music fans’ radar. This time the list stretches from Pink‘s Funhouse to T-Pain‘s Thr33 Ringz to John Legend‘s Evolver. You can see the entire list of must-hear October CDs right here.

One of this month’s biggies is AC/DC‘s Black Ice, which kicks off a big chunk of activity for Angus, Brian, and company. The disc isn’t released until next Tuesday, but you can listen to the entire CD right here on The Leak. And take a chance at winning tickets to their pre-tour concert in NYC.

Watch AC/DC videos on VH1 Classic.

Read a classic Brian Johnson interview right here.


Beyonce Videos: Hot and Thoughtful

Lil Wayne rhymes “handcuffs” with “pants off” in his f*ck the police opus “Mrs Officer.” He’s not the first guy who’s been hot for a lady in uniform. Bet there’s lots of that lust in the air now that the world is getting a glimpse of Beyonce‘s new “If I Was a Boy” – B looks sweet in her NYPD blues. It’s a message clip, full of implications about stereotyped relationship roles and the friction that’s created when jealousy dominates a domestic scene. It’s also only one of the two videos that Beyonce has dropped today. The other is a dance party dealio, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).”

Here’s one perspective on the two-sided move by the R&B princess and the alter-egos she likes to express.

Here’s a full playlist of the new videos, as well as classic clips and exclusives in Box Set.

And here’s the “Single Ladies” clip, after the jump.

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New Kids Concert: Another Happy Winner

It’s happened again. We have another New Kids on the Block fan heading off to see their favorite group. Torrie Eddy-Morris has been loving herself some NKOTB since day one. Congrats Torrie! She’s won herself a trip for two to Las Vegas, VIP tickets to the show, a meet and greet session with the Kids, and two nights of sweet hotel accommodations.

Here’s the photo and the story she submitted to our Ultimate Fan contest.

“The craziest thing I have done for something connected to NKOTB was my friend Renee and I would collect soda cans (worth 10 cents in Michigan) to get the items our parents would buy us. The hat I am wearing in the picture was paid for by “pop can” money!”

The Ultimate Fan contest continues. Send us your stories and photos for a chance to win a shot at seeing the guys onstage this fall.

See photos and read more crazy NKOTB fan stories right here.

Watch New Kids videos and interviews right here.

Watch them choose and explain their favorite videos by other artists right here.


Alter Bridge’s Celebrity Rehab Theme

If you believe music is all about emotional power, then you’re likely a fan of Alter Bridge‘s new video for “Watch Over You.” It’s one of the those guardian angel songs, and it packs a punch. That’s why we chose it as an unofficial theme for Celebrity Rehab 2, which premieres Thursday, October 23. Clips from the series, which features Dr. Drew working with an array of patients that includes Rodney King, Tawny Kitaen, and Jeff Conway, are spliced into the footage of the band in action. Check out the video above.

Here’s a photo gallery of the Celebrity Rehab 2 cast members.

Watch the supertrailer for the show.


Hip Hop Honors: Watch the Entire Show!

You didn’t see Tracy Morgan giving a speech on the NYC transit bus? What about Kid Rock giving props to his pal Too $hort? Did you catch De La Soul rolling through “Me, Myself, and I”? Not a problem. You can see the entire Hip Hop Honors show again and again. Here’s the whole thing right now.

Head to the Hip Hop Honors site for photos, video playlists, and best-of lists.


Honors 2008: Great Onstage Moments

Slick Rick is known as “The Ruler,” and as he sat in his Hip Hop Honors box seat watching his pals burn through few of his rhymes, he looked rather regal. MC Lyte was first with the salutation, “Gather ’round party goers…” It was wild from there. Busta Rhymes in the powder blue outfit with the matching eyepatch, Ghostface and Biz rolling through “La Di Da Di” and Eve throwing down about that slice of pizza in “Mona Lisa.” That’s the real deal.

Head to the Hip Hop Honors site for photo, videos and best-of lists.


Stars Hit the HHH Red Carpet

Last night you got to see all the show-stopping, floor-shaking Hip Hop Honors performances we’ve been talking about. (If you missed it, check the show out here.) So far, we’ve filled you in on the after-party, but check out the up close and personal shots we got of your favorite stars on the red carpet. From Kid Rock to Flavor Flav, see who walked the walk at Hip Hop Honors.


Hip Hop Honors – Comment on the Show

Alright! The show’s started. Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick, and Too $hort are being celebrated by an array of artists. Don’t be shy. Kick some comments, exchange opinions with others. Jump to the boogie and weigh in.

Cypress Hill was way tough. Find out all about them on our Honorees page.

Here’s De La Soul, with “Me, Myself, and I.” Check De La videos and pics.

The Ruler is in action with a little “Children’s Story.” Listen on Rhapsody. Get photos and videos right here.

Didn’t know Cee-Lo could croon like that. Nice Isaac Hayes tribute.

Watch some of the evening’s performances right here.

There are lots of video playlists, photo galleries and best-of lists on our Hip Hop Honors site.

Does Too $hort say the “b-word” like no one else? That’s what Luther Campbell says.

Check Too $hort videos and photos.

Start practicing your sing-along power for “O.P.P.” The Naughty Boyz are coming up.

Ready for a little gaming tonight? See if you can keep our b-boy C-Rock spinning and popping.

Get a free Naughty By Nature “Hip Hop Honors” download right here.

What was your favorite part of the show? Don’t forget that we’re airing it again right now.


Free Naughty By Nature Track To Download

Hip Hop Honors airs tonight at 10 p.m., and you’re not the only one who’s psyched. Naughty By Nature are so thrilled to be in the middle of the whole thing, they even wrote a song about it — which they’re offering to everyone for free! The song, appropriately titled “Hip Hop Honors,” is the only rap track we know that calls out Obama, chupacabras and direct marketing. And given the ridiculous performance the group gave at last week’s taping, we’re psyched for this track, and their forthcoming material.

Download the MP3 here, and be sure to check out tonight’s show!