We Gave Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz A Bag Of His Favorite Records To See What He Had To Say!

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Happy days are here again Fall Out Boy fanatics. The boys release their brand new album American Beauty / American Psycho today, chock full of anthemic melodies, infectious hooks and the band’s usual mix of poignant lyrics without the pretentsion. There’s a song on the new album called “Favorite Record” and to mark today’s release we handed bassist Pete Wentz a bag full of some of his favorite records (hopefully) and others that relate to his past and asked him to talk about what they meant to him. Read more…

15 Times Our Musical Idols Were Real-Life Heroes

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-By Frank Donovan 

Die-hard fans claim that music has saved their lives in troubled times. While we’ve totally been there, today we’re taking it a step further with instances when musicians have literally saved lives or otherwise contributed more than their musical talents to the common good. Some are in the right place at the right time when disaster strikes. Others use their vast cultural influence to make a difference.

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10 Great Albums That Came From Terrible Band Beefs

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Have your favorite bands always been in harmony when creating classic albums? Not even close. Groups have endured lineup shifts, breakups, and fist fights while giving fans the best music ever. Members of The Police hated each other so much while making Synchronicity that they couldn’t record in the same room. Destiny’s Child dropped, added, and again dropped members ahead of Survivor, and a romantic split in No Doubt led to the band’s biggest single.

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Watch Nicki Minaj ‘My Time Again’ MTV Documentary Right Here

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Last night MTV aired the follow up installment to Nicki Minaj My Time series with My Time Again. The first episode explored the glamorous fun pop star Nicki with crazy outfits and colorful wigs. This time around MTV decided to showcase a different side of the superstar tackling personal issues in her private life, which she usually succeeds at keeping concealed from the masses, and releasing her latest album The PinkPrint. This is Nicki at her most raw.

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Prepare For ‘VH1 Storytellers: Ed Sheeran Live’ With This Stunning Performance Of ‘Thinking Out Loud’

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Grammy-nominated pop star Ed Sheeran is set to kick off an all new season of VH1 Storytellers later on this week at Whelan’s in Dublin, Ireland — the venue where he was first inspired to make music. To ready all of the Sheerio’s for the big day, we decided to dig into our video vault to pull out the singer’s unforgettable performance of his hit single “Thinking Out Loud” at VH1′s SoundClash event last year.

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You Won’t Believe Which 25 Classic Metal Albums Are Turning 25 In 2015

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As we count down another batch of records that celebrate important anniversaries this year, 1990 looms large in the history of hard rock and heavy metal. While the dawn of the nineties saw the United States winning the Cold War against the Soviet Union, in the world of metal the thrash hordes had fought the glam bands to a stalemate. While both sub-genres retained huge followings (for the time being), grunge waited in the wings and a new crop of even more underground bands would take thrash’s innovations to even sicker extremes. What’s most striking about those records celebrating their 25th, or “Silver,” anniversary this year is the sheer diversity of what was considered metal in the year 1990. Read more…

An Abridged History of Rappers Who Also Sing

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It’s still a mystery as to why singing became a sign of softness in rap, when rappers have been singing on songs since the beginning of hip hop. Yes, there are rappers like Drake who sing about drunk texting exes and Biz Markie who sang about being friend-zoned but so what? Historically, artists like Queen Latifah, Cee Lo Green and Andre 3000 took singing and incorporated it into their songs so well that their music didn’t suffer from the stigma, they got better. Take a look back on rappers throughout history who sang and rapped and no one gave a fuss.

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Exclusive: Listen To The Airborne Toxic Event’s “Chains” Before Its ITunes Release

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Check out this awesome Album Premiere from The Airborne Toxic Event!

Indie rockers The Airborne Toxic Event follow up their lead single “Wrong” with an epic new song called “Chains”. Be the first ones to listen to the next single off of their upcoming fourth studio album Dope Machines today while the rest of the world has to wait one more day to pre-order the album on iTunes. Read more…