Tune In To The Big And Best Of 2012 Livestream Today To Watch VH1 You Oughta Know Artist Metric Perform

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Have you tuned in to watch the Big & Best of 2012 livestream yet? Thanks to our friends at T-Mobile, you can watch a steady stream of stars appear all day long over at bigandbestof2012.com. For instance, if you head over there at 5:30 p.m. ET, you can catch our December 2012 You Oughta Know artist Metric performing their very special You Oughta Know Live set. Their set will include a few tracks (“Breathing Underwater”, “Gimme Sympathy”, “Synthetica”) off of their new LP, Synthetica, as well as a cover of Morrissey‘s “Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself.” Go check it out!

And be sure to stick around all-day for an amazing collection of performances from the likes of Grace Potter, Bruno Mars and more. We’ve also got a fantastic VH1 Reality Roundtable on the docket for 6:00 p.m. ET/5C, featuring appearances from Mob WivesRenee Graziano, Love & Hip Hop‘s Yandy Smith and Basketball Wives LA‘s star Jackie Christie. This extravaganza will run through 8 p.m. tonight over at bigandbestof2012.com!
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Florence Of Florence & The Machine Stops Fight At Concert With A Polite Scolding

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You will laugh, then you will feel all warm and fuzzy inside after watching Florence Welch of Florence & The Machine nicely scold concertgoers for fighting at her show. In Aberdeen, Scotland a fight near the stage broke out while she was singing “Shake It Out.” Florence immediately stopped the performance with a demand: “I can’t have you fight in front of me while I try to sing this song,” she said in her lovely British accent. “No fighting allowed. I don’t know what’s happening, but I’d quite like it to stop. Doesn’t matter whose fault it is.” Tell them Flo! “Excuse me, all of you, stop it.” We’re fawning over her for taking matters into her own hands. Besides, who fights at a Florence & The Machine concert? As someone who has seen the group’s awesome live show, let us reassure you there is nothing to fight about. Read more…

Reunited Nirvana And Paul McCartney Are Performing Together At Tonight’s 12-12-12 Benefit

by (@zaragolden)

According to the Telegraph, previously announced performers Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl will be joined at tonight’s star-studded 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear. Or in other words, Nirvana are back! But with McCartney taking over for the late Kurt Cobain, and they will probably only play non-Nirvana songs or maybe a new track that they’ve been secretly working on ever since Paul asked his “mate” Dave to “jam.” (Seriously, McCartney insists he didn’t mean to getting Nirvana back together: “I didn’t really know who they were … And somebody whispered to me: ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.”)

Which is mostly all to say that we may not get to hear Paul McCartney really loose himself to “Heart Shaped Box,” but whatever they do end up doing will almost certainly be awesome. And with Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Eddie Vedder and more already on-board and now this, tonight’s show is shaping up to be an impressive one. That’s why we here at @VH1 will be airing it live on VH1 Classic or Palladia, as well as live-streaming the 5-hour long concert at 121212concert.vh1.com.

Sir Paul McCartney to replace Kurt Cobain in Nirvana reunion [Telegraph]

Tuned In: Allen Stone Howls “Sleep” On Leno

by (@zaragolden)

Allen Stone really means it when he says he spends his nights howling at the moon. Last night the up-and-coming soul star and our January You Oughta Know artist hit the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he gave his fellow late night howlers a show that was sure not to put them to “Sleep.”

The 25-year-old Washington native took the stage with his signature blonde curls tucked under a fedora, and with three backup singers and a backing band that counted an organist among its members. They were super concise, and Stone sort of bounces around the stage seemingly possessed by the jaunty and inspiring Allen Stone single. His father’s church that he began his career singing in is dwarfed by the Leno stage, and we suspect this guy will soon be playing even bigger, so apparently all those nights spent shooting at the stars have paid off. If Stone sleeps until noon today like he says he does in the song, he’s well earned the extra hours.

Allen Stone — “Sleep” 12/11 Leno [AudioPerv]

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Adam Lambert Calls Natasha Bedingfield, Bootsy Collins, Iggy Azalea VH1 DIVAS Collab ‘F-ing Genius’

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It wouldn’t be VH1 Divas week without a daily dose of this year’s host Adam Lambert. And guess what our fearless dance party maestro had to say when we told him Natasha Bedingfield, Iggy Azalea and Bootsy Collins are performing Deee-Lite‘s “Groove Is In The Heart” this Sunday? The only appropriate response: “That’s f***ing genius! I love that song!”

If it were up to me, Adam’s opinion about anything would be taken as law, because beneath that carefully coiffed mass of hair lurks a mastermind with perfect eyebrows. That said, we have journalistic integrity, so let’s back up Adam’s endorsement with some stats about the stars singing the middle school dance favorite. Read more…

Here Comes Chavril: Avril Lavigne Covers Her Husband-To-Be’s “How You Remind Me”

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This was made inevitable with their engagement, but we can’t say we thought it would come this soon or that it would be so on-the-nose, but here we have it: Avril Lavigne has covered her soon-to-be husband Chad Kroeger‘s super-sized breakout hit “How You Remind Me,” and for an upcoming anime film called One Piece Film Z, at that! Avril takes the brutish, blustery anthem and turns it into a nice and thoughtful piano ballad. She throws in a few cymbal flourishes and — well, it’s really not so bad! If a series of finely executed covers is how Chavril chooses to remind us of their love, that would be just fine by us.

 

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5 Things We Learned About Maroon 5 Fans From The 10-Minute, Crowd Sourced Video For “Daylight”

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“Payphone” still ringing in our ears and “One More Night” only just now beginning its decent from the top of the charts, Maroon 5 have already begun negotiating the success of their next entry: “Daylight.” The pop titans premiered the melancholy new Overexposed single on Saturday Night Live a few weeks back, and have since worked it into their  Grammy Nomination Concert medley. Today it gets a lengthy and crowd-sourced music video, which neatly doubles as a ‘Thank You’ for and a testament to the flesh and blood fans that have helped them in their quest for total chart domination.

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Rick Ross Admits He Tried Choking Young Jeezy Backstage At The BET Awards

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Rick Ross is still out here waving his gangsta flag as if his former correctional officer status isn’t widely known. But ok, bawse. In an interview with Florida’s 99 Jamz, Ross used his promo time to clear up recent rumors claiming he canceled tour dates due to gang related threats. According to the MMG leader, no one puts fear in his heart. He says his tour was canceled due to a promoter’s lack of communication. Read more…

Rising British Soul-Pop Star Paloma Faith Just Added To VH1 Divas 2012 Performers

by (@fdot415)

We’re five days out and the VH1 DIVAS announcements keep flooding in! Newcomer British diva Paloma Faith has joined our growing list of performers set to take the stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/8C this Sunday, December 16. And if her amazing performance at Live in the Vineyard is any indication, the “Picking Up The Pieces” star is about to make an amazing statement in the U.S. Her latest album, Fall To Grace, was released stateside on December 4, and VH1 DIVAS is the perfect platform to introduce to such a theatrical and emotional performer to this side of the pond.

I can only imagine what she’ll wear! A few years ago, the singer-songwriter straight up worked an animal carcass on a necklace. Can we hope for something even more outlandish on the Divas red carpet? Find out Sunday, December 16, at 9PM/8C – a red carpet live stream kicks everything off at 8PM. Read more…