One Direction & Jimmy Fallon Have A Blast Singing “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, Nick Jonas Soulfully Sings “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” + More On First Dibs

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Mathew Knowles tries to make a dollar off of old Beyonce merchandise, Will.I.Am weighs in on Iggy Azalea‘s never ending Twitter beef, rapper G-Eazy features on the next episode of Footaction‘s Style Means series and more on First Dibs.

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Nevermind The Novelty, Here’s 12 Christmas Songs That Actually Rock

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Let’s be honest here, most Christmas songs suck. Whether they be pop, heavy metal or hip hop, at best they’re amusing to hear once or twice but are usually just novelty songs that are no better than “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” and that song friggin’ suuuuucks. That ends right here, right now. Read more…

Elton John & David Furnish Tie The Knot, Jodeci Drops “Nobody Wins” After 18 Year Hiatus + More On Last Lap

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Joe Cocker dies at 70, Lea Michele covers Frozen‘s “Let it Go”, T.I. stands up for Iggy Azalea during Azalea and Azealia Banks‘ Twitter feud and more on Last Lap.

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Joe Cocker, British Rock And Blues Belter And Star Of Woodstock Festival, Dead At 70

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Joe Cocker, who thrilled audiences at the famed Woodstock Festival and had hit records from the ’60s to the ’90s, has succumbed to lung cancer and died at the age of 70. His impassioned, gravely vocals put on unforgettable stamp on such songs as his 1968 cover of The Beatles “With a Little Help From My Friends” and his 1982 soundtrack duet with Jennifer Warnes “Up Where We Belong.” It is believed he had been battling the disease for some time and his agent Barrie Marshall confirmed his death, telling the BBC ““It will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts.” Read more…

Garth Brooks Brings Out The Southern Boy In Justin Timberlake During “Friends In Low Places” Duet

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Fans enjoyed the best night of their lives when Justin Timberlake welcomed surprise guest and Country legend Garth Brooks to perform “Friends In Low Places” during his 20/20 Tour Nashville stop. Even though fans have loved JT as a pop sensation for many years, true fans know of his southern roots and can say this duet was nothing short of spectacular.

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The Best Kid Metal Shredders We Saw On YouTube In 2014

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It’s been a hell of a year for Youtube shredders, whether they be little kids or more seasoned players, and by seasoned players we mean teenagers. From 9-year old Li-sa-X to Brooklyn tween metalheads Unlocking The Truth, there’s a lot of young talent out there who have found fame via the internet. We’ve already told you about kids that shred harder than you and now we’re bringing you the year’s best Youtube kid metal shredders to help spread holiday cheer, because nothing blows away the Holiday Blues than some pipsqueak ripping out sick metal leads on a guitar they can barely hold! Read more…

The Most Memorable Music Performances of 2014

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From Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction at the VMAs to Ariana Grande’s much meme-d Victoria’s Secret show performance and even Lady Gaga‘s mid-set vomit stunt, 2014 wasn’t lacking in controversial onstage moments. And there was even a fair share of uplifting, iconic performances, like Beyoncé’s Vanguard performance at the VMAs and Miley Cyrus teaming up with the Flaming Lips for Conan (genius). Check out our year in memorable music performance below…

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The Best Albums Of 2014 (According To The VH1 Crew)

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It goes without saying that the music gods were extremely kind to us in 2014. Heck, we got a new album from D’Angelo from goodness sake! In addition to new offerings from pop powerhouses like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Ed Sheeran, the year saw thrilling new artists emerge onto the scene. Sam Smith, Tove Lo, Iggy Azalea and more staked their claim alongside the more seasoned chart vets, releasing albums that are destined to become (*ahem*) new classics. VH1 staffers weighed in on their choices for the best records of the year, so read on to see their picks!

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