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…

Jimmy Page Loves This Children’s Orchestra Version Of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” And So Will You

by (@JordanRuntagh)

We’ve told you about kids who shred harder than you, get ready for an entire orchestra of rockin’ younguns! The Louisville Leopard Percussionists have served up a xylophone-centric version of Led Zeppelin‘s classic “Kashmir” that’s caught the attention of Jimmy Page himself!

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Madonna’s Fall At The Brit Awards Sets The Internet Aflame With Memes

by (@hernameislex)

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Madonna‘s fall at the Brit Awards caused a ruckus on the internet last night. The cape that picked up enough wind to send Madge down a staircase now has its own Twitter handle, and The Sun newspaper is calling her “The Fallen Madonna.” Vines, Twitter handles, and puns aside, the most entertaining reactions to Madonna’s mishap have come to us in meme form.

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‘Empire’ Music Director Jim Beanz Talks Working With Timbaland, Being Addicted To ‘Love & Hip Hop’ + More

by (@hernameislex)

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Empire‘s music director had no idea the show’s soundtrack would be such a hit, but he considers the wide reception of it all a blessing. Jim Beanz, who also appears as Titan on the show, has been working with Timbaland, Empire’s executive music producer, for a decade, and he’s the genius behind the show’s hit song “Drip Drop.”

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The 15 Metal Bands, Young And Old, You Should Be Listening To In 2015

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-By Doc Coyle (@doccoyle)

Being charged with spotlighting 15 bands that I think matter in 2015 is daunting. I’m not Bill O’Reilly. I’m not trying to pawn off propagandized opinion as fact. In my best impression of an authoritative figure, this is a collection of musical acts, young and old, that I predict will make an impact this year. Periodically, I have these exploratory talks with my friends within the music industry (A&R people, agents, promoters, musicians, managers, DJ’s), and part of the goal is to try and figure out where heavy music is going. What is the next “big thing”? No one knows. I don’t know either, but I wanted to shine a light on those bands that are making artistic strides in a time when homogenization is rampant, and discovering beacons of hope through the digital white noise is becoming increasingly difficult. Read more…

SONG PREMIERE: Hear Kelly Clarkson’s Sia-Penned “Let Your Tears Fall” + Bonus Artist Commentary

by (@JordanRuntagh)

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

Kelly Clarkson is back with her first full-length album of new material in over three years! Piece By Piece doesn’t drop until March 3rd, but VH1 is offering you an exclusive sneak peek of one album cut each day until the big release! Today’s track is the Sia-penned “Let Your Tears Fall,” which is the perfect combination of dreamy pop bliss and Clarkson’s barnstorming vocals. Stream the song right now, and then read on for commentary from Kelly herself!

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