The A – Z Of Grunge: Everything You Need To Know About The Seattle Sound That Shook The World

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Grunge. Even the bands hated the term, which was apocryphally attributed to Mudhoney singer Mark Arm and exploited to great effect by Bruce Pavitt in the ad copy for the releases on his Sub Pop record label. Though the word itself means dirt or grime it is now forever synonymous with those grimey rockers that emerged from the Pacific Northwest in the late ‘80s and by the mid ‘90s had changed…well, pretty much everything. Read more…

SoundClash: Here’s the UNLOCKED Exclusive Grouplove Performance

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Last week we announced instructions on how to unlock an exclusive performance from SoundClash artist Grouplove and tonight we say CONGRATS to you all for making it happen. #SoundClash went crazy on Twitter during tonight’s episode featuring Ed SheeranGrouplove and Sia Furler. As promised, here’s the unlocked Grouplove performance of “Ways to Go”.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Marie Miller Is Dreaming Of A “6′ 2″” Man

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Marie Miller is not picky when it comes to her dream man. The singer-songwriter may prefer her partner to be on the tall side, but as she sings in her song 6’2″, she really does not care -as long as he’s just as much of a romantic as she! The truly sweet song from Miller’s EP You’re Not Alone gets a truly sweet video today, featuring a healthy dose of movie magic.

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Watch the Making of SoundClash Episode Two Featuring Ed Sheeran, Grouplove + Sia Furler

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Tonight’s the night! SoundClash episode two is going down at 9pm EST on VH1 and Palladia. Last week, Fall Out Boy, T.I. and London Grammar tore up the stage with an amazing mashup of “Live Your Life” and tonight, Ed Sheeran, Sia Furler and Grouplove will take the stage with a few surprises up their sleeves.

Want more behind the scenes action from Executive Producer Questlove, host Diplo and the gang? Want to know why Sia insists on having her back face the audience? Get all your questions answered and more by watching the making of SoundClash episode two before tonight’s epic show.

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12 Pop Artists Who Crossed Over Into EDM (And Nailed It)

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EDM (A.K.A. Electronic Dance Music) has single handedly taken over the music industry, and artists of every stripe are jumping on the glow stick-covered bandwagon. The genre has spawned music festivals, fashion trends, and a legion of passionately pogo-ing devotes. EDM has the fans, and it also has the finances: Forbes recently ranked Calvin Harris the highest paid DJ with an annual salary of $46 million!

Clearly there’s a huge incentive for pop and rap stars to branch out, leading artists to test the EDM waters. Many have failed spectacularly, but some like Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and Jay Z passed with flying neon colors. Luckily for you, VH1 has created a handy playlist to serve as your gateway to the land of bass and beat drops. Read on to see which of your favorite artists have successfully crossed over into EDM.

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Get On Up: Jennifer Hudson, Questlove + More Of Your Favorites Discuss James Brown’s Impact

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By Christopher Rosa 

The long-awaited James Brown biopic Get On Up explores the late Godfather of Soul’s legacy that continues to influence hip-hop, R&B, funk, and nearly every other musical genre to this day. The great JB changed the game over the course of his half-century career, and artists still strive to emulate his passionate live performances, howling vocals, and impossibly high levels of swagger. Some of those artists — including Jennifer Hudson — chatted with us about Mr. Brown’s untouchable body of work that was all his own. He truly was the hardest working man in all of show biz!

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