Another day, another rumor that the House of Carter is dangerously close to falling apart. If all this noise about Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s supposed trouble marriage is getting to you, let’s try to focus on the good stuff: amazing musical collaborations, an adorable baby, and flawless Instagram photos. This may not be real life, but it’s a manicured perfection we’d love to imagine ourselves living in. Read more…
Yesterday we were delighted to learn that a drunk man in Seattle created a petition for “Weird Al” Yankovic to play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime show. Apparently we weren’t the only happy ones, because thousands of fans have since added their support, hopefully bringing the “Tacky” singer one step closer to the 50-yard line. We can’t think of a better way to spend game day than watching the beloved accordion god perform his comedy classics. Sure, it’s an unorthodox choice, but he’s gotta be way better than these allegedly stadium-savvy stars who fumbled big time.
Last week’s SoundClash was a crazy night of mashup musical bliss. Ed Sheeran wooed the crowd with his magical voice, Sia Furler showed off her killer pipes and iconic wig, and Grouplove rocked the stage and released additional exclusive performance footage. But the real treat was their sultry version of Beyoncé‘s monster hit, “Drunk In Love.” We guarantee this will be your favorite mashup of the year.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have been making the media rounds promoting Cheek To Cheek, the joint jazz LP they’re dropping in September. While it’s clear the singers come from different eras in popular music, just precisely how big is the age difference between the two stars?
Nothing’s new. We know this. All of our favorite artists have inspirations, but the genius is in flipping the style and making it their own! Iggy Azalea, formerly Amethyst Amelia Kelly (seriously, she could’ve used this as her stage name), is the queen of “borrowing” from the luminaries that preceded her. Some are obvious; i.e. her Gwen Stefani influence is massive. Others are a bit more surprising — Traci Lords? Really? But the style-shifting Australian emcee has managed to make each of their signature looks her own.
Wu-Tang Clan paid Jon Stewart a visit, a man started a GoFundMe campaign to buy Michael Jackson‘s ranch, Paramore cancels tour dates due to exhaustion and more on First Dibs.
No less an authority than Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain once said “I use whatever I can find at junk shops – junk is always best.” Junk shops, thrift stores and garage sales have always been alluring to guitarists in their quest for vintage scores. However, far more often what they’d find there were the cheap, funky – though frequently well-made and good sounding – beginner guitars one could order from a Sears and Roebuck mail order catalog. And for every axe-slinger that found fortune playing the famed stock in trade Stratocasters and Les Pauls, there have always been those that made it a point of pride to wrangle ferocious sounds from far rarer rock n’ roll beasts. Read more…
Lil’ Kim continues to come for Nicki Minaj, Barack Obama loves to sing “Fancy” just like the rest of us, Soulja Boy is set to join “Love and Hip Hop: LA” and more on Last Lap.
After being sued by photographer Daniel Ramos for assault and battery at LAX last summer, Kanye West still finds himself in the midst of a nasty trial. Brace yourselves, because somehow, he has even more ridiculously absurd statements to make. And this time, they were under oath.