U2‘s new No Line on the Horizon has been getting mucho praise, and lots of it is for the punch of its lead track, “Get On Your Boots.” VH1 News caught up with the Irish superstars while they were in New York doing secret shows in the Bronx and a week’s worth of Letterman dates. During their chat, Bono and the guys explained where the phrase “get on your boots” came from.
Make the jump if you want to see Mr Bono make sexy eyes at our interviewer, and watch The Edge explain how it felt to be part of the Obama inauguration on the jam-packed Washington mall. There’s also a behind-the-scenes clip of the band putting “Boots” together.
Everyone knows the biggest tour on the road right now is a one-two punch that features Britney Spears and the Pussycat Dolls. Without question, fans are wild to see their blond hero in action again. The fact that the Dolls are kicking off the shows only makes it that much more momentous.
We don?t want you to miss the spectacle, so we?re giving away a pair of tickets for two shows, one in Los Angeles (4/16 at the Staples Center) and one in Las Vegas (4/25 at the MGM Grand). To be in the running, all you have to do is watch the two videos in this post, and answer the questions we ask you. When your response hits the comment field, you?re automatically part of a random drawing for a pair of tickets for one of the concerts. Be sure to tell us which of the two shows you’d like to attend, L.A or Vegas.
The videos will change every few days to keep the answers fresh. You can enter once a day with new comments. Check clips from each act, Britney?s ?Womanizer? and the Dolls’ “Sway.? Have fun!
Brit’s hair is three different colors in this video. Which does she look? better as, a blonde, brunette, or redhead?
The Dolls song was used in the movie “Shall We Dance.”? What’s your favorite soundtrack song or video?
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For the Love of Ray J premieres another new episode tonight. You can watch a sneak peek right here. But our main man also has a new video out. We’d thought you’d want check out “Sexy Ladies.”And speaking of that subject, Ray J swung by to answer lots of viewer questions, including those regarding sexy ladies, a couple of weeks ago. Watch his fun video responses right here.
We’ve examined the impact of the sexual revolution, and turned it up to 11 with an investigation into heavy metal. We’ve also checked out the toll taken by The Drug Years. VH1′s Rock Doc series burrows into pop culture subjects and creates fun, insightful portraits. Up next? Our take on the women of L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip (the premiere is April 4). And we’re also turning the cameras towards Woodstock; the iconic rock festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this August.
“Now, 40 years after that historic moment, VH1 Rock Docs and History have joined forces for a unique television collaboration:? the definitive two-hour documentary, ?Woodstock: 40 Years Later? (working title), which will premiere this August on VH1, History and VH1 Classic.? Directed by two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple and Executive Produced by Michael Lang, the original festival organizer, the film examines Woodstock from the perspectives of not only the musicians who graced the stage, but the fans who gathered in mass, the concert promoters who risked everything and countless others whose unique experiences help paint a tapestry of Woodstock that hasn?t been seen in recent years”
If you’ve got video footage or great first-hand stories about the concert, we want to speak with you. Contact the producers.
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K?naan?s full name is Keinan Warsame, and the first part of that moniker means ?traveler.? Well chosen, because the Mogadishu-born MC has bounced around a bit. He grew up in Somalia, moved to Harlem, spread his artistic wings in Toronto, and is now on the road supporting his very impressive second disc, Troubador.
He honed his flow as a kid, echoing the rap cassettes his dad would send across the Atlantic from NYC. It has paid off. On the new CD?s ?ABCs? he manages boast about his skills, stump for the education of kids, and give Chubb Rock plenty of elbow room. Troubador has silly rhymes, thoughtful rhymes, political rhymes, and funky rhymes. It gets lots of jobs done.
We asked K?naan, VH1 Soul’s latest You Oughta Know artist, a few off-the-cuff questions right after he and his group wailed through a performance on Jimmy Kimmel?s show in late February.
Name a great memory from childhood.
?There are a lot of them, but there was this one rainy day where about 50 kids from our neighborhood in Somalia went to a lake that used to fill up during rainstorms. It was beautiful to swim in. Kids from other neighborhoods were scared of kids from our neighborhood. When we reached the lake, the other kids cleared. We had the whole thing to ourselves. You could jump from little cliffs. We stayed there ?til the evening.?
What are you, a morning or night person?
?Night. I like the silence, and I like knowing that everyone else is asleep ? like I?ve got one up on everyone. I stay up late, and usually go to bed when I?m exhausted from a show or some studio work – I collapse. I do my reading elsewhere; in bed, it?s like ?let?s just sleep.??
The Pussycat Dolls have a new video for “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny).” Britney Spears has a new video for “If U Seek Amy.” That’s good news, of course. But better still is the fact that both acts are touring the country right now, Brit’s first big string of shows in a long while.
Do you want to see this show? Thought so. Be here Monday March 16 to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to a pair of concerts. We’re giving away passes for the L.A. and Vegas dates. Participate in our sweepstakes and you may be sitting pretty. See you Monday for more details.
Above you can find a behind the scenes look into the Dolls making their latest video. “Jai Ho,” too, premieres on VH1 this Monday.
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You guys sent Ray J lots of questions, and he stopped by to answer ‘em. As fans of For the Love of Ray J know, our hero isn’t shy, so whether the query was about having someone cheat on him, squeezing it up with a big-boned lady, or the lyrics to his next CD, he gave ‘em his all. And he answered quite a few. During the next five weeks, we’re rolling out a string of responses. Be here for each new addition.
Head to Rhapsody to hear For The Love of Ray J (The Soundtrack). Fans of the show will definitely be interested in the title cut – it discusses all the ladies Ray surrounds himself with.
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They came, they conquered, and they vanished. That’s how it is in pop sometimes. But one hit wonders have nothing to be ashamed of – just registering a single smash is a sizable career accomplishment.
The ’80s seemed to be a big decade for the old OHW phenomenon. Hip-hop was coming into its, synth bands were charting and disappearing – the charts were always in flux. From March 31- April 3 we’re counting down the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s, and you guys still have time to weigh in on how the ranking is going to look. Maybe you’re a fan of the Vapors. Maybe you adore Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock‘s “It Takes Two.” Maybe you’ve never gotten over the narrative of ‘Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry” (watch it above).
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Sober House airs its finale tonight (get a sneak right here). But it looks like Dr. Drew isn’t the biggest fan of Lance, the self-proclaimed “Moron in the Morning,” from VH1′s Free Radio. Check the clip above to get a taste of our comedy. It’s second season premieres on Thursday, April 2.
Our improvised comedy reveals the cluckish side of “celebrity, mediocrity, and talk radio,” pulling back the curtain on the dynamics of the studio, and revealing a “glorious train wreck of botched celebrity interviews, on-air tantrums and generally lovable buffoonery.”
Watch a full episode of Free Radio from last season, with Lance working with an office temp.
You never need much of an excuse to take a sec and bask in the glory of Michael Jackson‘s “Billie Jean.” Remember, he wasn’t always off his rocker. We’re just posting the video to remind that The 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s is taking over the VH1 airwaves this afternoon and evening. The list stretches from Bon Jovi to Wham! to the B-52s to Madonna herself. Yep, they’ve also got lots of pundits cracking wise about the era and its music. The show goes from 5 pm – 10 pm ET.
Watch a playlist of the 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s