Top 20 Countdown: American Authors’ Zac Barnett Takes His Turn At The Guillotine

by (@hernameislex)

Zac Barnett of American Authors rings in the number one song on this week’s Top 20 Countdown, but first, a little magic. Watch Barnett do a guillotine magic trick at the Houdini Museum of New York before announcing Taylor Swift‘s “Style” as this week’s top single.

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The Most Iconic Hats In Hip-Hop + R&B

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Hip-hop and R&B embody their own styles as much as they do sounds, and hats play a part of the sartorial side to either genre. From Ne-Yo‘s fedoras to Busta Rhymes‘ Dr. Seuss hat, these are the hats that became like limbs to the hip-hop and R&B artists who wore them.

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Twisted Sister Pay Tribute To A.J. Pero In This Week’s ‘That Metal Show’

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This Saturday, That Metal Show is back on VH1 Classic with an episode you won’t want to miss. The gang is joined by Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, and Taylor Momsen, the Gossip Girl-turned cool rocker. Plus, the guys from Twisted Sister pay tribute to their late drummer, A.J. Pero.
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Hard Rock + Heavy Metal Album Covers Reimagined With Kittens Is The Internet’s High Point

by (@JordanRuntagh)

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The internet is a wonderful thing. It gives us access to our favorite music, the latest heavy metal news, and (of course) cat memes. Now a certain genius has found a way to combine all three—and it just might be the high-point of the interwebz. The amazing Kitten Covers tumblr features classic album covers reimagined with adorable kittens in place of the band. The badass-ness and cuteness play off each other like sweet and salty in a Reeses Cup, creating a phenomenon we can’t get enough of. From Metallica to Iron Maiden, and even deeper cuts like Minor Threat, these heroes did it up real big.

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St. Anger Himself: 10 Times Everybody On Earth Got Pissed Off At Lars Ulrich

by (@McBeardo)

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Oops… he did it again. On the verge of the 15th anniversary of Lars Ulrich filing suit on behalf of Metallica against the band’s own fans, the hothead named by the Village Voice to be “the douchiest drummer of all time” has once more enraged what seems to be the entire human population.

This time, it has to do with the bass on 1988’s …And Justice for All. Next time? Well, there’s no guessing how Lars will next lose still more friends and somehow alienate even more people—it’s just a guarantee that it will happen.

Until then, let’s look back at 10 times everyone alive simultaneously got pissed off at Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

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9 Female Singers Who Love Their Curves—And Want You To Love Yours, Too

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“Your body is a temple.” This is a truth that takes some a lifetime to understand, especially when so much of what we consume is slapped with a picture of an impossibly thin model — or lately, Kendall Jenner. Fewer things in life are more urgent than having a healthy relationship with your body, and female singers such as Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato have important things to say about it.

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