Music has been engrained in our lives from good days to bad. Ever listened to Jay Z and Alicia Keys‘ “Empire State of Mind” while walking through New York City feeling unstoppable? Or maybe you’ve wiped your own tears to Mariah Carey‘s “Heartbreaker” after a tough break up. Throwback videos bring up the best and worst memories but more importantly, defining moments that have shaped the person you are today. Get a kick out of these throwback videos from years past. This is nostalgia at its finest.
Top 20 Countdown host Jim Shearer sat down with former You Oughta Know artist Bleachers‘ Jack Antonoff to talk music, shows and dangerous music videos. Find out why after filming Bleachers’ video for “Rollercoaster“, Antonoff has proudly deemed himself the modern day Tom Cruise.
Not every band can be Led Zeppelin or The Beatles or The Jimi Hendrix Experience and immediately make rock history and find fame with their debut album. Many groups we now consider legendary toiled away for years in relative obscurity or achieved cult success, gradually building their fan-bases until one gold album launched them into the stratosphere. Several of the following artists even considered breaking up before finally breaking big; after all, when you put as much work as these bands did into promoting, touring and crafting your own signature style, there’s a point where you just don’t know where it’s all going. But, oh did it go somewhere, to say the least. Whether it’s U2’s The Unforgettable Fire, Rush’s Moving Pictures or Queen’s A Night at the Opera, these groups reached superstar status with one single album – breakthrough successes that contained their biggest hits to date and solidified them as rock legends. Here are 15 historic rock albums that broke the band.
Fitz and The Tantrums perform on Palladia this weekend, another model has said Drake roughed her up and Waka Flocka Flame is arrested for a concealed weapon in your Last Lap. Read more…
Big Morning Buzz Live is known for packing in the best live performances. This week, Charli XCX, Nick & Knight, and more stopped by the studio. They also left us with parting gifts — mementos from our gif booth!
Whether as a solo artist or as the lead singer of heavy metal Godfathers Black Sabbath, self-described “Prince Of F***ing Darkness” Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most infamous figures in all rock n’ roll. However the new documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, which premieres tonight at 8/7C on Palladia and re-airs tomorrow on VH1 Classic, reveals there’s much more to the man than his legendary battles with addiction and tales of biting the heads off any number of winged animals. Read more…
Talk about having great family genes! The kids in this month’s You Oughta Know band, Echosmith, are one photogenic bunch. As if that weren’t enough, they have great personalities, too! They don’t want to be like the cool kids, they are the cool kids! And lucky us, we got to spend the entire day with them.
We love metal music, but it’s important to note that the ear-drum busting sound has some endearing subgenres. Metalcore, defined as the blending of hardcore and metal music, is experiencing a major boom currently. Leaders of the scene are taking charge by recording standout albums, putting on thrilling live performances and amassing huge fanbases. Usually the songs feature strong guitar riffs, soaring breakdowns, and a balance between heavy screams and smooth, clean vocals. It’s an exciting time for this music style, so here are 15 songs to introduce you to metalcore. Hop on board and enjoy the ride!
Jim Shearer catches up with the brothers of KONGOS on this week’s Top 20 Countdown, Katy Perry just signed on to the biggest gig in America, Pharrell launches a new sneaker line and Iggy Azalea is getting divorced even though she never got married in today’s First Dibs. Read more…
60 years ago today, one of the greatest frontmen in the history of rock n’ roll let out his first cry and he’s been making noise ever since. David Lee Roth made his bones as a member of legendary Southern California band Van Halen who forever changed hard rock with their boisterous party anthems and the over the top personalities. Only an exhibitionist of epic proportions could share the stage with Eddie Van Halen, whose technique and tone revolutionized electric guitar playing, and DLR perfectly fit the bill with his mane of bleach blonde hair, shirt agape, loud screams and absolutely hilarious on stage banter.