SONG PREMIERE: Hear Kelly Clarkson’s New Track “Tightrope” + Thoughts From The Singer Herself!

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Check out this EXCLUSIVE #MTVFirst & @ReesesPBCups album premiere!

We’re counting down the days until Piece By PieceKelly 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 gorgeous Sia-penned “Let Your Tears Fall,” and today were back with “Tightrope.” Give a listen, and read on for commentary from Kelly!

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Joe Elliott Explains Why Def Leppard’s Not A Heavy Metal Band, And Hey, That’s OK

by (@BHSmithNYC)

Fresh off his appearance on That Metal Show‘s season 14 premiere, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott sat down to chat with VH1 Classic On Tap‘s Nik Carter. Among other subjects, the singer discussed their recording plans, his love of classic British rock and how the music press has never quite gotten the band. Among their many misconceptions is the idea that Leppard are a heavy metal band. “We’re not dissing metal when we say we’re not metal. We’re not a reggae band either,” said Elliott, but, he added, “Get Scott Ian(from Anthrax), get Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest, and get Lemmy in a room and say to them ‘Def Leppard are a metal band. Discuss.’ They’ll all burst out laughing and say, ‘Off course they’re not. They’re a good hard rock band.” Read more…

Hear Why Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Loves Being A Metal God In ‘Rock Icons’ Sneak Peek

by (@BHSmithNYC)

This Saturday night on Rock Icons, find out what it takes to be a true metal god when the show profiles legendary Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford. Long known as one of the defining singers in heavy metal music, Halford turned personal pain into platinum with his glass-breaking falsetto wails on some of the greatest metal music of all time. Read more…