The soundtrack to the Disney smash Frozen returns to No. 1 on this week’s SoundScan sales chart, ending Eric Church‘s one week reign at the top. Meanwhile, Lorde hits a sales milestone even as overall album sales suffer. Here’s a look at this week’s sales news:
For many, the sixties began on February 7th 1964, when four British kids with pudding basin haircuts exited their Pan Am jet at New York’s JFK Airport and received a rapturous welcome into the hearts of a generation. Footage of the Beatles‘ American arrival is among the most enduring pieces of film in history, and Albert Maysles was the man behind the camera. Exactly fifty years later, the filmmaker reflects on what it was like to capture the start of a cultural love affair that continues to this day.
Poor cowbell. The once-celebrated percussive instrument that has since been dragged through the comedic mud (albeit hilariously) by Will Ferrell, Christopher Walken and company on Saturday Night Live. But back in the day, some hard rock and heavy metal bands actually held the ole ‘bell in high regard (well, sorta). Whether used as the foundation for the song, in one particular section, or just for the intro, many legendary bands have utilized the percussion instrument – from Mountain to Led Zeppelin to Judas Priest to of course – Blue Öyster Cult. Read more…
We fell for Adele when she was chasing pavement back in 2008, and it seems like this British beauty is still running. She can crank out hit single after hit single, and she barely breaks a sweat. How DO you do it, woman?! Aside from her catchy tunes, which have enough grit and passion to fill the seats in any (and every) music venue, this You Oughta Know alum gives performances that will knock your socks off – and this one is no exception. She’s wowed us many times before, included her heart-melting appearance on Unplugged, but that friends merely skims the surface.
While Adele’s heart-wrenching lyrics might put you into a lovesick tizzy and pull on your heavy heart, her smile, radiance and sensational riffs will bring you right back to where you need to be. Palladia is airing her full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday March 5 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the U.K. sensation rocking her hit “Rolling In The Deep” at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club in Santa Monica, CA. But before you press play, here’s a look back at the times Adele made us completely sob – and herself. Ya know, if you’re in the mood for wallowing in some glorious misery.
It’s been said that rock ‘n’roll is a hazardous business. Too many of music’s best and brightest have fallen victim to drug overdoses, murders, plane crashes and other unfortunate events. But then there are those deaths that are so unexpected, so unpredictable, so bizarre, that we’re left scratching our heads even after all these years.
He’s collaborated with Miley Cyrus and gone reggae, and now the artist sometimes known as Snoop Lion is adding nail art enthusiast to resume. While you were deciding between whether or not to stick with winter colors or dive into some lime green, Snoop Dogg was getting a manicure (his first to our knowledge) in the comfort of his own home. Hey, Nice Nails! made a house call for the King of the LBC, adorning his digits with appropriate decals (a marijuana leaf, dollar sign). Snoop opted for a duo-chrome French manicure, a modern take on a reliable classic.
With comedic actor Fred Armisen taking on the role of bandleader for Seth Meyers’ Late Night show, many fans of the Portlandia star get to remember that he’s quite a pretty versatile musician. He actually played in various bands before ramping up his acting career, and as we can tell, the music has never really left him. In the video above, watch him show VH1 some vocal love with Portlandia co-star Carrie Brownstein.