In Honor Of Rihanna’s Sexy Strip-Down,14 Great Moments In Bathtub Videos

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Beyonce and Britney Spears Bathtub Videos

Either a movement to encourage better hygiene practices worldwide or an attempt at giving fans a more “intimate” experience, bathtubs are a popular location choice for music videos. They’re also breeding ground for emotional moments involving boogers and best friends (we see you, Jemima Kirke of Girls). Released on Tuesday, Rihanna‘s sexy new clip for “Stay” had us thinking about a few other great moments involving bathtubs and video cameras (and no, not like that you creeps!).

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Not only are these shots hot, they’re impressive–it’s no easy task to catch the bubbles on film before they’ve disappeared. So jump in, the water is warm.

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, The Breeders Lead An Eclectic Lineup At The 2013 Hangout Music Fest

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Hangout Music Fest 2013 Lineup

Anyone who has ever attended a music festival — be that Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Glastonbury, what-have-you — knows that there are few things better in life than spending an entire weekend surrounded by great friends (both old and new!) and even better music. What could possibly make a weekend like this any better? How about spending it ON A BEACH? Ladies and gentleman, we present to you the 2013 Hangout Music Festival, which will takes place this May on the “sugar-white sand beaches” of Gulf Shores, Alabama!

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The Grammys Won’t Stop Justin Bieber From Fighting With Patrick Carney Of The Black Keys

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Justin Bieber and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys Have Beef

The Grammy Awards created some unexpected pairings and delivered even more surprising interactions. We may not have expected Adele to wave her finger at Chris Brown, but we’re glad she did, and similarly, we never thought Patrick Carney of the Black Keys would be ruminating on the career of Justin Bieber. We do, however, always expect a few new beefs to sprout in the still early days of 2013…

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Rihanna Naked In A Bathtub Could Make Anyone “Stay”

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Usually the tough girl posturing is a cover up for a very sensitive soul. Rihanna cut the ‘I don’t give an eff’ attitude for four minutes of makeup free, teary-eyed, glistening wet, raw emotion in the video for “Stay.”

“Stay” is the Unapologetic ballad imploring a lover (likely Chris Brown) to stay. Director Sophie Muller stripped Rihanna, literally, down to nothing with a minimalist approach. In a bathtub of water you believe Rihanna can’t live without him. She makes you want him to stay for her. Mikky Ekko is fully clothed in his cameo, but his sadness is palpable.

Each of Rihanna’s numerous performances of “Stay” vocally surpasses its last, including Sunday’s Grammys performance as one of her best. She has an obvious connection to this song in particular, one that’s conveyed on-screen only by getting her alone and bare.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Stay Positive In Their New Video For “Good Light”

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Have you noticed that the gap between “country music” and “rock music” continues to shrink with every passing year? Of course, we’re not talking about banjo-wielding purists singing tales about the joys of working at illegal moonshine distilleries, but more about performers like Eric Church and Jason Aldean are technically considered “country.” If you ever listen to their music or go to see them in concert, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a laundry list of things that differentiate their musical outlook from that of rock musicians. What we’re trying to say is this: Don’t turn your back on Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors just because they have been lumped into the “country” genre.
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Paramore Rises From Bottom, Ready To Fight In New Video For “Now”

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A lot has changed for Paramore over the last few years, but they’ve emerged stronger and ready to fight. New video for “Now” off their upcoming self-titled album (out April 9) serves to express the emotional state of the band in its current form after a tumultuous and very public lineup change. “Feels like I’m waking from the dead, and everyone’s been waiting on me,” sings Hayley Williams, who walks dangerously close to flying rubble yet remains safe from harm, with hair and makeup both perfectly intact.

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How Many Licks Does It Take To Get LL Cool J Through The Grammys? (VIDEO)

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LL Cool J hosted the 2013 Grammys for CBS last night, and leveraged his powerful position at the Tiffany Network to somehow convince Grammy producers that the show should close with a performance by him. (We’re still not sure how he pulled that one off, but hey, more power to him!) Shade aside, LL proved himself to be a pleasant and amiable enough host, but man, his glam squad sure let him down when it came to giving him sufficient amounts of lip balm last night. Read more…