How does one even begin to recap a concert that lasted five and a half hours and featured 10 of the biggest names in music today? The second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival kicked off it’s two-day extravaganza yesterday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and fans weren’t disappointed. Usher, Rihanna, Green Day, No Doubt, and P!NK were just a few of the artist who brought hits, both old and new, to the stage.
The first major surprise of the night belonged to No Doubt.
When we heard from a few insiders that No Doubt would open the show with a little help from our friend and Storytellers subject P!NK, we had no idea how our wildest dream would actually come true. Would P!NK fly through the arena on her magic scarves and join Gwen and the crew for a revamped version of “Don’t Speak” or would she simple walk out on stage during the chorus of “Spiderwebs?” Neither one of those things happened. P!NK actually didn’t join No Doubt until midway through their set.
The VH1 ClassicAmerica’s Hard 100 Countdown Poll is nearing its end but we’ve still got more classic hard rock and heavy metal tunes that need sorting and we need your help! We’ve put together a list of 100 essential rockers but we need you to vote on them to let us know where they should fall in the America’s Hard 100 Countdown when it airs this November.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You can vote AS MANY TIMES and for AS MANY SONGS as you want, simply click on “Return To Poll” after your initial ballot. If your favorite hard rock jam is missing from today’s list please click on one of the previous days polls which are still open and keep checking back daily as we add new songs to new lists.
Today shock rocker Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People” faces off against “Motorhead’s speed rock standard “Ace Of Spades,” unstoppable blooze rockers Aerosmith’s poetic power ballad “Dream On” and rabble-rousing rap-metal pioneers Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade” among others.
We don’t know what happened before Green Day took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last night, but whatever it was sure put Billie Joe Armstrong in a mood. From the moment he spoke his first words into the mic, Billie Joe was in full rock star mode.
Billie Joe greeted the audience with, “Get your f–king lazy a–es in the air!” And they listened like obedient little rockers overcome with the intoxicating air of a band that is just as influential today as they were when they first started a couple of decades ago (more on that later). The crowd was dancing, singing, and playing along with Billie’s I-don’t-give-a-f–k attitude. Nearly every other word he spoke was a certain expletive that begins with an “f” and rhymes with “duck”. There wasn’t a person in the arena who didn’t feel sorry for the poor guy manning the dump button. The MGM Grand Garden Arena was electrified.
The addition of Britney Spears to The X-Factor judging panel did more than boost ratings for the Simon Cowell-helmed talent show. It reignited one of the greatest pop rivalries of all time: Britney vs. Christina Aguilera. With X-Tina back as a judge on rival hit talent show The Voice, the pop juggernauts are, once again, going head-to-head to see who is the best judge after years of duking it out on the charts.
Of course we’re going to help stir the pot a little by combing through Britney and Christina’s commentary, comebacks and and crazy moments on their respective shows each week to decide who was the better judge. You can join in by voting for who you think was the bigger star, too.
A$AP Rocky kicked off this year’s MTV Video Music Awards in high style, taking the stage with Rihanna to perform their new collaboration “Cockiness (Remix)” — and then taking a big ole’ handful of her behind. Rocky turned away laughing when Rihanna pushed him off, and the moment that soon thereafter spread across the internet via YouTube clip and of course .gif since then. Rather, Rocky seems content to brush off the moment as just that. “I thought it was just one of those moments,” he said, speaking with V-103. “I didn’t know everyone was really talking about it.” Read more…
Lucky us! The ever charming Ed Sheeran spent his morning here at VH1 headquarters, indulging his new BFF, VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown’sJim Shearer, in a “beautiful Ed Sheeran thigh” talk and treating us all to a performance of “Lego House” on Big Morning Buzz Live. Tonight the You Oughta Know artist past and Posted star present is playing New York’s Terminal 5, and as Shearer points out, he’ll play without a backing band because — as he proved with this morning’s performance — he sounds impressive enough with just a guitar and his voice. “Eventually,” he says, he might get a band because it’s “healthy to leave yourself space to evolve.” Until then, we’ll continue to enjoy him as is!
It’s Day 7 of the VH1 ClassicAmerica’s Hard 100 Countdown Poll and we’ve got another batch of classic hard rock and heavy metal tunes that need sorting! We’ve put together a list of 100 essential rockers but we need you to vote on them to let us know where they should fall in the America’s Hard 100 Countdown when it airs this November.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You can vote AS MANY TIMES and for AS MANY SONGS as you want, simply click on “Return To Poll” after your initial ballet. If your favorite hard rock jam is missing from today’s list please click on one of the previous days polls which are still open and keep checking back daily as we add new songs to new lists.
Oh, no. Hollywood Life is reporting the uncle and nephew duo that make up LMFAO are calling it quits. Redfoo and his nephew Sky Blu have been making party music since the group formed in 2006. Redfoo said the two are taking a break from one another to pursue their separate interests personally and professionally. “I feel like we’ve been doing this for so long, five or six years. And we’re kind of like saying, well, let’s just do what’s natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time,” he said. Read more…
This next Bracket Madness face-off finds Lil Wayne going up against Justin Timberlake; Wayne’s ever expanding catalog against Justin’s carefully tailored hits. Mostly we would love to hear a collaboration from these two, Justin’s smooth croon playing foil to Wayne’s infamous croaky flow, together in male artist greatness. But we are here to crown just one, so which of the two deserves the title? As we mentioned, polls for this round of Bracket Madness will be open until MONDAY at 4PM, meaning you now have a few extra days to mull over who you think deserves the Greatest Male Artist crown. If there can only be one, who should it be? Read more…
Cruel Summer may be on constant rotation on our iPods as we analyze how the compilation album measures against Kanye West‘s previous projects, but Atlanta rapper Roscoe Dash is probably using the album as a coaster. See, Roscoe Dash is upset about not being in the credits of Ye’s video about the making of the album. Instead of remaining silent he took to Twitter to air out Yeezy for the omission in the credits for “To The World,” which he says his ad libs can be heard on. “Everybody go get the G.O.O.D album and listen to #1 then watch @kanyewest interview… & tell me y I’m not on the credits,” he tweeted. “Can’t do favors for n—– bcuz no matter how humble and generous u r to ppl n—– will take everything u have… Even n—- u look up to.” This man is clearly fearless because doesn’t he know Ye will slay him in a song? Read more…