Battle of the Summer Jams: OneRepublic vs. Maroon 5

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By Christopher Rosa 

It’s Friday, and you know what that means? Another rock-tastic round of Battle of the Summer Jamswhere two hit songs duel it out to see which one you, frankly, jam out to the most. Last week’s round saw Nico & Vinz’s silky-smooth “Am I Wrong” crush Magic!’s “Rude” with a 70-30 split. We guess no one’s finding anything wrong with their hit (alright, no more corny jokes).

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The Bomb: 10 Of The Biggest Album Flops In Music History

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As you may have heard, Robin Thicke recently released a new album, Paula. In an effort to win back his wife, hottie actress Paula Patton (the couple separated in February due to his cheating shenanigans), the R&B singer threw together this album of baby-come-back-to-me ballads — but it’s been greeted by crickets. The album has bombed completely, selling only 25,000 copies so far. And it gets even worse in the UK, where it sold only 530 copies! Perspective? An album has to sell at least 500,000 copies to be certified by the Record Company Industry of America. Not really the ex-wife panty-dropper the crooner was expecting, was it?

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Johnny Winter, Acclaimed Blues Rock Guitarist, Dead At 70

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Acclaimed guitarist and blues rock pioneer Johnny Winter died yesterday at the age of 70. Like his heroes, he was a touring bluesman to the end and was found dead in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland after having played a festival in nearby Austria. Years before Stevie Ray Vaughan or Billy Gibbons came to fame, Johnny Winter was the archetype of the hotshot Texas blues guitarist that could play fast but tasty with an earnest reverence for the genre’s original masters. Read more…

SOUNDCLASH: Find Out How To Unlock An EXCLUSIVE Performance From Fall Out Boy

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By Christopher Rosa 

Music’s biggest party is just around the corner: SoundClash premieres this Wednesday, July 23 at 9 p.m.EST on VH1 and Palladia. It’ll be like nothing you’ve seen before: During our two premieres—that’ s right, tune in July 30  for the second episode—some of music’s biggest acts are teaming up on stage to create one unique mega-sound.

It’s pretty exciting but we’ve got an even bigger treat for you Fall Out Boy fans. When you tune into SoundClash on July 23 a 9 p.m. EST, tweet #SoundClash to unlock an exclusive performance from them of “Save Rock and Roll.” That’s just one of many surprises we’ve got in store…

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Why “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” Is LeAnn Rimes’ Best Song

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With LeAnn Rimes joining the VH1 family — her new series, LeAnn & Eddie, premieres July 17 at 10 pm EST only on VH1 — we wanted look back on her extended discography, which dates back to 1996. At the age of 13, the singer broke out onto the scene with her stunning cover of the Bill Mack country song, “Blue.” Since then, she has had a number of hits, including the Grammy nominated single, “How Do I Live,” and “Nothin’ ‘bout Love Makes Sense.” But arguably her best song is “Can’t Fight the Moonlight.” Sure, it wasn’t her biggest hit — but it had a lasting impact.

Join us as we look back on the hit single and explain why it’s our favorite Rimes’ song.

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10 Crazy Cameos By Heavy Metal Bands That Still Make Us Laugh

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Everyone loves those unexpected “OH SNAP!” appearances of a famous name in a bit part, whether on the big screen, small screen, or in a buzz-generating ad. This week the biggest heavy metal band in the known universe (A.K.A. Metallica) got people talking when they made a cameo in a hilarious new promo spot for the ESPN show This Is SportsCenter.

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