Hoodie Allen promised to call all the fans who bought his All American EP back in 2012. This week on Top 20 Countdown, Allen picks up where he left off with his original promise by calling one lucky fan named Molly from NYC’s Hoodie Shop.
-By Frank Donovan
Most of us have fears that range from reasonable to inexplicable. And our favorite musicians are no exception. Even artists with tough exteriors like Eminem, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna have their hang-ups. Blame past traumas (or spooky Ouija board predictions) for the panic induced by fish, owls, coat hangers, and the number 621(?!)
“Heavy” and “metal.” In a physical sense, those words apply quite literally to pinball machines and video games, but there’s also no denying the spiritual, maybe even cosmic connection between headbanging music, quarter-pumping classic arcade fun, and crashing on the couch in front of the latest home-gaming system with hard rock blasting and maybe some certain other kind of substance blazing.
We’re counting down the days until Piece By Piece —Kelly Clarkson‘s first album of all new material in over three years— hits stores on Tuesday, March 3rd. To hold you over, we’re premiering one never-before-heard album track each day leading up to release. Yesterday we gave you the beautiful “Tightrope,” and today were back with “War Paint.” Give a listen, and read on for commentary from Kelly!
Dave Grohl stops a Foo Fighters show for a blind fan, Miley Cyrus goes topless — again, Bjork explains her beef with Spotify, and more on Last Lap.
Today the world mourns the loss of Leonard Nimoy, who died at the age 83 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Although best remembered as Spock on the original series of Star Trek, his influence and creativity spread far beyond his acting career. He directed several movies, including Three Men And A Baby (really), hosted the intriguing In Search Of… docu-series, wrote two memoirs and was a passionate photographer. But his greatest achievement is quite possibly this incredible music video for “The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins.” Trust us, it has to be seen to be believed.
Between beefing with Papa Johns, and announcing her exodus from Twitter. Iggy Aazalea found time to play a ride-or-die chick, in her new video for “Trouble.” The video features Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, as a no-nonsense cop in constant pursuit of Iggy’s trouble making boyfriend.
This Saturday ball busting reaches new heights (or lows, depending on your perspective) when Anthrax sits down with the boys in an all new episode of That Metal Show. There are laughs aplenty as Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello trade good-natured barbs with Don, Jim and Ed, and Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna dials into the ‘Metal Modem’ from the studio where he’s working on the band’s latest record. On top of that, this week’s special musical guest is fellow thrash metal lifer Alex Skolnick from Testament. Read more…
Ariana Grande says she “almost died” Wednesday night while opening her Honeymoon Tour in Kansas City. Ari’s near-death experience is timed with that of Madonna’s, which makes us seriously concerned for the safety of both of them.
We often hear about how rap is a “young man’s sport,” but in a lot of instances this doesn’t seem to be the case. Many artist who get their shot at a young age, seem to fizzle out within the first few years of their newfound fame. Not everybody gets to drop a classic album at 20 like Nas did with Illmatic, or throw an entire label on their back at 16 like LL Cool J did with Def Jam.