Sneak Peek: Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy from The Cult on That Metal Show

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Last week on That Metal Show, we were joined by TMS alums Frank Hannon (Tesla) and Michael Schenker (Eddie Trunk’s idol), as well as Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), who talked about Pearl Jam holding out on the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame until another band gets it. Find out what band they’re holding out on and watch the entire episode online, here.

This week, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy from The Cult stop by to discuss the band, their future, and their newest album, Choice of Weapon. Ian gets candid on his time playing with The Doors and how he almost played Jim Morrison in a movie. See Ian and Billy from The Cult as well as Doro Pesch (Warlock) on an all new episode of That Metal Show this Saturday at 11 p.m. ET/10 CT on VH1 Classic. Read more…

Chris Brown Disses Rihanna In Freestyle, Rihanna Unfollows Him On Twitter, He Unfollows Back


Chris Brown Disses Rihanna In Way Too Cold Fresstyle

As if Chriannagate wasn’t messy enough, last night Chris Brown released a freestyle over Kanye West’s “Way Too Cold (Theraflu)” that sounds like a diss toward his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Talk about a bad case of the ex. In the freestyle Brown raps, “Don’t f*ck with my old bitches/like a bad fur/every industry n*gga done had her/trick or treat like a pumpkin/just to smash her.” OUCH.

Per TMZ, Rihanna must have gotten wind of the diss track and responded by unfollowing him on Twitter promptly. She also Instagrammed a pink Tweegram that read, “Take that thumb out your butt.” Looks like Rihanna has finally had enough of Brown continually treating her like garbage.

In typical battle of the ex fashion, Brown also unfollowed Rihanna and eventually tweeted: Read more…

POLL: Does Britney Spears Have What It Takes To Judge The X Factor Contestants With Simon Cowell And L.A. Reid?


Britney Spears Joining The X Factor for $15 Million

Pop star diva Briney Spears can now add judge of The X Factor to her ridiculously long list of achievements. Back in March, rumors sparked about the starlet potentially joining judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, but nothing was confirmed. E! News reports Spears signed a $15 million contract to judge one season of the popular singing competition show. Would you expect anything less for the one and only Britney Spears? Read more…

Nelly Furtado Rocks Big Hoop Earrings And Walks On Stilts In “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)”


Nelly Furtado is larger than life in her new video “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better).” Furtado walks around the city in stilts as onlookers stare in awe of the freak attraction, which is kind of a neat concept. In the song Furtado talks about partying, meeting a guy and not wanting to talk about sex. “I don’t want to talk about sex when I express myself tonight,” she sings. But don’t expect to see the typical party scene with a bunch of hot guys fawning over her beauty. Furtado is way too cool for the ordinary. Read more…

M.I.A. Lands New Gig As A Beer Bottle Designer, Says She Doesn’t Want To Be Known For Controversy


When she’s not riding on the side of flipped cars, M.I.A. is focused on creating artwork– the same artwork she designed for Beck’s beer bottles. caught up with M.I.A. to chat about her new art endeavors and where she’s at with her highly anticipated fourth album. Since she flipped the bird in this year’s Super Bowl (where she performed with Madonna and Nicki Minaj), M.I.A. has been fairly lowkey. Before that she dropped an impromptu video for “Bad Girls,” but hasn’t followed up with another single from her forthcoming album Matangi. Until she satisfies our curiosity we’re happy to watch “Bad Girls” on repeat. Read more…

The Girls Swoon Over Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” Performance On The Voice


For a minute there we thought Justin Bieber had joined the #moneyteam after this weekend’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto fight where Biebs was pictured holding Mayweather’s championship belts in the ring. Don’t fret. He may love the #moneyteam, but his performance on last night’s season finale of the “The Voice” proves he’s focused on the music. Before Jermaine Paul was pronounced this season’s winner, the 18-year-old pop heartthrob performed his first Believe single “Boyfriend,” which is soaring on the iTunes charts holding down the No. 4 spot. Read more…

Against Me!’s Tom Gabel Reveals Plans Of Beginning To Live As A Woman


Tom Gabel Reveals Transgendered Transition Plans

Against Me! singer Tom Gabel’s courage is remarkable. In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone Gabel tells writer Josh Eells about her plans to move forward with beginning to live as a woman. She is the first huge rockstar to come out as transgendered, therefore she thought it was important to have an honest discussion about it, according to a brief post on Suffering from gender dysphoria for years, Gabel has decided to undergo electrolysis treatment and take hormones for the transition. Read more…

Chris Brown Dances Like MJ On Dancing With The Stars Performance


Following Chris Brown’s shocking yet successful collaboration with ex-girlfriend Rihanna on “Birthday Cake,” Brown is working in overdrive to regain his popularity since that dreadful incident in 2009. With electrifying performances like last night’s appearance on Dancing with the Stars, he’s heading back to the top, passing go without collecting $200 (we know you loved Monopoly). The pop star performed “Turn Up the Music” from his upcoming fifth studio album Fortune. Like the high energy dance tune, Brown poured everything in pleasing the crowd with complex footwork, jumps and mini moonwalks. Read more…

VH1 DIVAS 2012 Will Salute The Musical Legacy Of The Late Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston VH1 Divas

We have to be totally honest, we still haven’t fully come to grips with the tragic death of Whitney Houston earlier this year. There’s still a tiny part of us that refuses to believe that we’ll never hear her heavenly voice sing another new song, even though we know that to be the case. On top of that, we still have a bad taste in our mouths about the way that the Grammys failed honor Whitney’s memory in the way that she deserved. Thankfully, this year’s VH1 DIVAS program will remedy all that.

We just got wind of a few details about this year’s program, and although details are scant, we wanted to share with you what we’ve heard so far. Namely, that this year’s VH1 Divas — which will air live from Los Angeles in December — will be framed as a salute to the musical legacy of Whitney Houston. Of course, Whitney had appeared on three prior telecasts of VH1 DIVAS, back in 1999, 2002 and 2003 — you can watch her performance of “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay” from the 1999 show below! Additionally, Rickey Minor —who worked with Whitney for a number of years— will be the evening’s musical director. We don’t have any other concrete details to share with you at this moment, but as soon as those deets become available, you can bet you’ll hear them here first!

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Rick Ross Declares Tory Burch To Be His Favorite Designer, Also Shouts-Out Vera Wang

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When you think of Rick Ross — aka The Boss, aka Ricky Rozay — the first thing that comes to mind probably is not fashion. Actually, it’s probably the last thing that comes to mind, placing far behind cars, drugs, guns, women, money, jewelry, you name it. However, when VH1′s own Janell Snowden caught up with the man that MTV recently named the #1 Hottest MC in the Game on the red carpet for the annual Met Costume Gala last night, we were surprised to learn that the man knows his designers.

Tory Burch is super cool, know what I’m sayin’?” the Bawse explained to our VH1 News team. “Shout-out to Vera Wang. You know, I’m just a fan of the [fashion] culture.” Rozay also confessed that his all-black outfit was designed by “Michael Kors for the big boys,” which is a hilarious name for a new collection. Kors, of course, is well-respected in the hip-hop community, so much so that he got a shout-out from Nicki Minaj in the verse she contributed to Big Sean‘s “Dance (Ass)” remix. As far as the Tory Burch props are concerned, if you’re wondering why a 300+ pound man is interested in a designer whose main output are flats and handbags for women, it’s because she’s reportedly going steady with Warner music bigwig (and former Def Jam exec) Lyor Cohen.

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