It has been said that AC/DC only sings about four things; f**king, rocking, Hell and balls. And while most of their songs are in one way or another about sex, a not insubstantial amount of their catalog deals with rock n’ roll music and the act of rocking itself. Funnily enough, the actual term “rock n’ roll” is also a euphemism for having sex, so I guess in the end they really are all about f**king. Besides the ones about Hell and balls that is, but I digress. The point is, AC/DC are if not the greatest rock band of all time, certainly the most rocking and the one that has sung the most times about rock n’ roll. Like, on almost every album. Hell, three of their albums even have the word “Rock” in their title, including their latest, Rock Or Bust, which is due out next month and contains another three songs about rock and / or rocking. So the time has now come to rank every AC/DC song with the word “rock” in the title, from the most rocking to the not-quite-as-rocking-as-the-preceding-songs-but-still-pretty-goddamn-rocking-next-to-most-things. There’s 18 of them in all, so let’s get rockin.’ Read more…
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London based singer FKA twigs made her subtle accession into music in 2012 with the release of her first EP appropriately titled EP1. Her music is wildly imaginative, her videos are visually and mentally stimulating, and her art represents her inner most thoughts exaggerated in poetry and haunting imagery. She writes, produces and directs her music and videos and was recently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, which honors the best albums released this year from a British or Irish artist. twigs may be in the limelight for dating Twilight actor Robert Pattinson but her songs will most certainly be her legacy. Find out who FKA twigs is and why you need to pay attention to her music.
According to Billboard’s 2014 cover story on brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, Guy admitted that he thought “Latch” was “too weird for the radio and not clubby enough for the clubs.” Clearly, he was wrong. This explosive EDM pop crossover hit held the attention of radio stations all over the country for weeks on end and launched the initial buzz on fellow UK artist Sam Smith. The song got so big that it still produces plenty of covers today, even though the single was released two years ago in October 2012. Listen to the best “Latch” covers on the Internet right now and rediscover why this song will never get old.
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but in reality, it’s just plain annoying. Pop diva Lady Gaga has been called out by many for being a habitual copycat. But in her defense, nothing is original so maybe she just borrowed other people’s ideas and tried to make them better? Madonna, Annie Lennox and Cam’ron may think otherwise. Revisit all those times Gaga thought she was being daringly original and instead should have given credit where credit is due.
Music has been engrained in our lives from good days to bad. Ever listened to Jay Z and Alicia Keys‘ “Empire State of Mind” while walking through New York City feeling unstoppable? Or maybe you’ve wiped your own tears to Mariah Carey‘s “Heartbreaker” after a tough break up. Throwback videos bring up the best and worst memories but more importantly, defining moments that have shaped the person you are today. Get a kick out of these throwback videos from years past. This is nostalgia at its finest.
Top 20 Countdown host Jim Shearer sat down with former You Oughta Know artist Bleachers‘ Jack Antonoff to talk music, shows and dangerous music videos. Find out why after filming Bleachers’ video for “Rollercoaster“, Antonoff has proudly deemed himself the modern day Tom Cruise.
Not every band can be Led Zeppelin or The Beatles or The Jimi Hendrix Experience and immediately make rock history and find fame with their debut album. Many groups we now consider legendary toiled away for years in relative obscurity or achieved cult success, gradually building their fan-bases until one gold album launched them into the stratosphere. Several of the following artists even considered breaking up before finally breaking big; after all, when you put as much work as these bands did into promoting, touring and crafting your own signature style, there’s a point where you just don’t know where it’s all going. But, oh did it go somewhere, to say the least. Whether it’s U2’s The Unforgettable Fire, Rush’s Moving Pictures or Queen’s A Night at the Opera, these groups reached superstar status with one single album – breakthrough successes that contained their biggest hits to date and solidified them as rock legends. Here are 15 historic rock albums that broke the band.
Fitz and The Tantrums perform on Palladia this weekend, another model has said Drake roughed her up and Waka Flocka Flame is arrested for a concealed weapon in your Last Lap. Read more…
Big Morning Buzz Live is known for packing in the best live performances. This week, Charli XCX, Nick & Knight, and more stopped by the studio. They also left us with parting gifts — mementos from our gif booth!