Palladia is airing The Fray‘s full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday, March 12 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the VH1 favorites rocking their double-platinum hit “You Found Me” for the packed audience at Angel Orensanz Center in New York City’s Lower East Side. As usual, the foursome brought enough drama and emotion to the mid-tempo ballad to make a G nearly cry real tears (don’t act like you don’t still picture Izzie Stevens in crumpled heap of prom dress and sads whenever you hear “How To Save A Life” – damnit, Shonda Rhimes!). But we also couldn’t help noticing how intense their faces were as Isaac, Joe, Dave and Ben left their hearts on the stage, and that made us smile. So, before checking out the preview above, which is bound to give you the feels, peep these gifs of the guys going H.A.M. and vote for who had the fiercest singing face during the performance.
The bird, the one finger salute, the finger. It’s called many different things, but we all know what it means…and it ain’t nice. The obscene hand gesture dates back to the ancient Romans, presumably used during times of intense chariot traffic. But it’s persevered through the ages all the way to today. We all use it from time to time, but the finger is especially potent in (and on) the hands of famous musicians. Whether they’re onstage and asserting their badass-itude, or they’re out on the town and want the paparazzi to get lost, rock and rollers are never afraid to flip you off!
Models and rock stars go together like rhythm and blues, but do models and music go together? For some reason, it’s not enough for most supermodels that they are the most beautiful women in the world; they want to be pop stars, too! Of course, life’s not fair, and some of these supermodels have totally crossed over into the world of music. Luckily, that’s not usually the case. What usually happens is that an overly confident model tries to sing in public to spectacularly embarrassing results. Here are ten examples of supermodels who made super efforts at singing stardom ranked from least to most embarrassing.
It may only be March but festival season is starting to heat up and promising to give fans another excellent summer of live music and long-lasting memories. This year, VH1 is teaming up with the Northside Festival, Brooklyn’s very own South by Southwest. Much like it’s Austin counterpart, the up-and-coming festival brings together Film, Innovation and Music conferences for eight days in June. In its sixth year, VH1 will be taking over the famed The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, where bands will perform. Fans will also have a chance to screen VH1 Rock Docs at Nighthawk Theater or participate in a VH1 driven panel.
Imagine this: You’re a college student, and you write a letter to your favorite rock hero asking to interview him for your school paper. It’s a long shot, but you’re young, you’re hopeful, and you have nothing to lose. But the response is better than your wildest dreams. Not only does the rock star agree, but he invites you over to his house to hang out for the day! It sounds like pure fantasy, but it actually came true for Maurice Hindle. Oh yeah, and the rock hero in question happens to be John Lennon.
Rock and roll is for the most part about sex. Actually the term “Rock N’ Roll” is an old blues term which literally refers to rocking and rolling between the sheets, creating the two-backed beast, getting busy, in other words, having sex. So it makes sense that the music itself often deals with the actions happening down in the nether regions. Heavy metal, being one of the most outrageous permutations of rock n’roll, has a long history of not only celebrating that most holy of holies in song but in costume as well. From the skin-tight pants of ’70s rockers like Led Zeppelin that left little to the imagination to the attention grabbing codpieces of Kiss and others, heavy metal bands have always tried to bring your eyes below the belt. So rather than trying to dress things up and talk about rock n’ roll as a force for revolutionary self-examination and critical thinking we think it’s time to celebrate the great crotches of hard rock, both male and female. Take a guilt-free gander at the following groins and see if you can guess the rock gods they’re attached to. We promise not to judge if you stare too long. Read more…
Getting fired is always horrible, but it’s especially bad when you’re getting sacked from a rock band. We’ve already told you about bad boys who got the boot from their world famous groups, and dudes who were kicked out just when the band about to break big onto the world stage. But those horror stories pale in comparison to these brutal band dismissals!