Demi Lovato Is About That Life, Calls Simon Cowell An “A–hole”

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Even after a two hour season premiere of The X-Factor it’s too early to tell what kind of chemistry judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato will have. Her bubbly personality up against his mean sarcasm wouldn’t typically be an ideal match. For now, though, the two are all smiles. Last night on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien Lovato was quite the jokester giving her two cents about Cowell’s tight t-shirts. “We’re trying to reach a younger demographic, and I just don’t feel like we’re going to accomplish that when he’s showing more cleavage than Britney and I are,” Lovato said. He wouldn’t be Simon if he didn’t retort, “Then show more cleavage.” There’d probably be few complaints with that solution. Read more…

Bask In The Glow Of GIFs From Jessie Ware’s “Night Light” Video

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British soultrix Jessie Ware is making waves with her soft and sleek debut album Devotion. The slick new Chris Sweeney directed-clip for “Night Light” indulges in the 90′s influenced aesthetic of the album track, dressing Ware sharply in black and white and lace, her nails tipped in glitter and her nose ring still in place (sorry mom); and it basks her in the song’s dreaminess, playing with smoke and florescent lights, and oh so sweetly featuring cameos from her real life night lights: her sister, Hannah, and her boyfriend (starring as the dancing sock-puppets, we hope). Read more…

P!nk Thinks Miley Cyrus Rocks The Short Hair ‘Harder’ Than She Does, Performs On Today Show And Announces North American Tour

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P!nk isn’t at all concerned about Miley Cyrus‘ haircut that is somewhat similar to her own. Today she’s too busy with her fresh of the press The Truth About Love album and the Today show performance of “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and “So What.”  “I think she’s beautiful,” Pink replied. “I think she rocks it way harder than I do.” So there was no confusion she clarified further, “I love Miley, you can’t talk about Miley around me.” At New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza P!nk interacted with the excited crowd during “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).” P!nk rocked out in her stilettos like only a veteran could. Now that we know she isn’t mad about Miley’s haircut we can move on to more important things…her brand new album released today and North American tour beginning February 2013! Oh yeah, and her forthcoming VH1 Storytellers debut. Read more…

What Is “Gangnam Style” Video Actually About? Psy Breaks It Down Frame By Frame For MTV

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These days, Psy is living his best life — appearing at the Video Music Awards and on Saturday Night Live, teaching Brit to dance Gangnam style and just generally going hard and fast as the newest member of Scooter Braun‘s always winning team. And all this off the strength of his “Gangnam Style” video, which was meant mostly for his Korean fan base but since seems to have spoken to the world wide. What’s the deal with that video that went viral? MTV News got the scoop, asking Psy to breakdown his video-gone-viral and share the secrets behind some of its most ridiculous scenes.  “With this video and director we kept on focusing on to be ridiculous as possible, that was our point,” Psy says. “So we were so serious thinking to be ridiculous.”

As he sees it, wherein lies the magic? Here’s what he says of the video’s most memorable moments: Read more…

Mariah Carey Has This To Say About The Rumored Beef With Nicki Minaj: “How You Gonna Feud In Two Days?”

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Mariah Carey Says There Is No Feud With Her And Nicki

Only a couple days have passed since the new lineup of American Idol judges were officially announced, but the rumors of a brewing feud between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have buzzed since Nicki’s name was thrown in the pot as one of the potential judges. Nicki and MC join Keith Urban and Randy Jackson for American Idol’s 12th season. MTV News stopped by the Idol set where the legendary diva shut down any and all chatter about any turmoil. “How are we gonna feud in two days?” she laughed. “A feud takes a little longer to spread out [than that].” There it is straight from the five octave range vocalist’s mouth. Read more…

Jason Mraz Explains Why “Rapper’s Delight” Is The Best Hip-Hop Song Of All-Time To Jim Shearer

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VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown‘s Jim Shearer will do anything to get the exclusive story. That includes following our You Oughta Know artist, Walk The Moon, into the men’s restroom to talk about pancakes. Luckily, his bravery doesn’t stop there. We have a playlist of Jim asking the good, great and wonky questions to various musical acts. VH1 Storytellers alum Jason Mraz told Jim his choice for two of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time were. Despite the impossible task, Mraz said, “I’m gonna go with ‘Rapper’s Delight’ ’cause I think that inspired a generation.” “And I’m also a fan of, and this is my generation, Young MC, Stone Cold Rhymin’ was the album…and I can’t think of the name of the song.” Guess we’ll never know what that second song was, but Mraz is certain it wasn’t “Bust A Move.” Read more…

AMERICA’S HARD 100, Day 4 – Vote To Determine The Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time

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It’s Day 4 of VH1 Classic‘s America’s Hard 100 countdown poll where we ask YOU, the FANS, help us determine the 100 best hard rock and metal songs of all-time! Every day we’ll be posting a new list of classic hard rock and heavy metal tunes for you to vote on to help us with the rankings. If you don’t see your favorite bands or songs on today’s list, check back daily as we are adding new songs every day! (Watch our new promo for AH100 above.)

Today, two of hard rock’s hardest hitting ladies, Joan Jett and Lita Ford, duke it out with decadent Sunset Strip denizens Motley Crue, unflappable and unfettered classic rockers Aerosmith and heavy metal icons Judas Priest, among others.

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You Oughta Know Live: Walk The Moon Cover David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”

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The stage set for their You Oughta Know Live session, Walk The Moon insisted on kicking things off with their cover of David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” before they did anything else. Few songs in the history of music dial up the energy so quickly, and fewer songs yet have been able to articulate serious fun so aptly as “Let’s Dance,” and so of course a band so striving for a good time would take it as a warm-up. And so dance Walk The Moon did while they worked through the jam, throwing in yelps, harmonized vocals and a ripping guitar solo as needed. And then through the rest of their Live session let’s sway, shall we? Read more…

That Metal Debate: The Top 5 David Lee Roth Era Van Halen Songs

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Last week on That Metal Show, we were joined by the one and only Sammy Hagar (Chickenfoot) who stepped in as our first ever guest host. He brought us rum and helped us debate the TMS Top 5 this week. Also, joining Hagar as guest was his Chickenfoot bandmate, Michael Anthony, and guest musician John 5, who blew us all away every time we went into a commercial break. (Yes, we are working on getting him full-time.)

Let’s Talk Top 5. We know it could be a bit controversial when mixing David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar in the same sentence with Van Halen, and it’s time we all move on from that. The Red Rocker/former front man for the iconic group helped us determine the Top 5 David Lee Roth Era Van Halen Songs. He’s perfect for the job, especially when you consider that he did sang all of those songs in front of thousands of people before, so he knows exactly which songs get the fans going. (Unlike Jim Florentine, who just sings them in the shower.) Here is what the guys and Sammy came up with:

THE TMS TOP 5 DAVID LEE ROTH ERA VAN HALEN SONGS
1. “Panama”
2. “And The Cradle Will Rock…”
3. “On Fire”
4. “Mean Street”
5. “Unchained”

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Missy Elliott And Timbaland Are Back For A “9th Inning”

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It’s true, Missy Elliott “ain’t quite finished yet.” Last night, she and her other-half, Timbaland, swung by Hot 97 to talk comeback and to debut the first two tracks off of her upcoming album, tentatively titled Block Party. The first we’ve heard from these two in years, and out of the gate they come charging with “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat,” boasting about their “real rap, real bars” and just about everything else, too.

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