Greatest Hits albums and Best Of collections can be pretty devisive. In one way, they’re a nice and convenient chance to get all of your favorite songs in a single convenient disc. Just look at Eagles Greatest Hits (1971-1975), which sold more copies than any record in the 20th century! But these compilations can also be seen as a cheap last-ditch effort to milk a few more dollars out of an artist who’s long been on the decline. This is goes double if the artist hasn’t actually had enough hits to fill an album to begin with!
Hello my food coma compatriots. I know, yesterday was a big day for us. We ate, maybe socialized with some family, then ate some more. It was epic. And now we are oh so very full. But it’s time to take off the Snuggie, pry yourself off of the couch and dust the crumbs off your lap. It’s time to work off all those beautiful calories we gobbled down with one ultimate workout. Cause baby you know those cals ain’t gonna burn themselves. So, let’s take a cue from the svelte n’ sexy Britney Spears and hot poppa Kanye West to figure out how to get through this dreaded gym routine. Vote now and decide whether Britney’s “Work B**ch” or Kanye’s “The New Workout Plan” gets us more amped to break a sweat like it’s nobody’s bidness. Ready, set, GO!
As we all know, Jay Z isn’t a businessman, he’s a business, man. And one of his latest ventures launches nationwide today — a men’s cologne called Gold Jay Z.
December is nearly upon us, a month in which all of us take a fond look back at the year that was while also plotting on how we can make the following year even more awesome. That said, today is Thanksgiving, a day which is predicated on giving thanks for all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. So it’s only natural that we spent some time over the last week carving our way through the archives here at the VH1 Music, being careful to toss the bones to the left and saving all the good, juicy stuff for you today. So, without further ado, here is our list of What We’re Most Thankful For From The World Of Music In 2013.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Today marks the official start of the 2013 holiday season, as people across the country are home plotting out their Black Friday shopping strategy thick in the midst of a tryptophan haze. Whether you’re going to battle the masses at your local retailer tomorrow or planning to carve out a few hours on Monday to shop while basking in the glow of your computer monitor, the staff here at VH1 Music put together some gift suggestions for the music lover in your life. Our Gift Guide contains products that can do everything from vastly improving the way you experience music (seriously, get yourself a pair of Monster DNA headphones!) to remembering some of history’s most memorable music moments (Ed Sullivan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics DVD set) to helping you create some sweet tunes of your own (a Roland keytar is where it’s at, y’all!).
Thanksgiving is here and you’re no doubt already feeling thankful, for getting the day off from work! Later today you’ll be stuffed to the gills on turkey and mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie and washing it down with spiced wine and spiked eggnog and then the reality will sink in. You’re stuck here. With your family, who you love to death but who drive you crazy with their non-stop questions about whom you’re dating, why you didn’t get that promotion, why do you still live in that crappy neighborhood, when are you going to settle down and have kids and on top of that you’re really, really, really, uncomfortably full. Read more…
One of the most difficult things about being a successful musician is finding the inspiration to be creative. Some people accomplish this by relentlessly poking the still burning embers of charred relationships (*cough* Taylor Swift *cough*), others turn to illegal drugs to change their worldview, but the following artists were able to find their muses not with their bandmates, but rather by pairing off with other musicians that appear on the surface to be incongrous with their vibe. So, in salute of the deeply strange pairing of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and ivory tickler Norah Jones on the new album of Everly Brothers covers called Foreverly, here’s a rundown of unlikely musical collaborations from over the years and their results.
VH1 + SCOPE are coming together and celebrating ART + MUSIC + BEACH at Art Basel Miami next week. We spoke to hip hop artist, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and artist, Hebru Brantley who explained the close relationship between music and art. We’ve decided to explore this relationship a little further by looking at some of pop culture’s biggest music artists and their music videos that were inspired by famous artists.