Big egos, big ideas, and big global presence mean that when musicians have something to say, they’re not only quick to run their mouths, their words spread across the pop culture consciousness like wildfire. From racist slurs to homophobic comments and even weighing in on politics, being a musician (to some) is a mandate to just say senseless stuff. From John Mayer’s racist Johnson to Shirley Manson’s primitive desires, these celebrities have given us some of the most controversial quotes of our time.
-By Chris Rosa
The 4th of July is tomorrow, people—TOMORROW! And what better what to celebrate it than with some music? Well, you’re in luck because The Philly 4th of July Jam is tomorrow and will certainly be chock-full of incredible artists—ahem: Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, and Jennifer Hudson to name a few—and rockin’ music for patriotic celebration. ‘Murica. But it’s got some pretty large shoes to fill after last year’s extravaganza. Take a look!
Fathers are unspeakably important. Not only did they help create us all, but they have also inspired some of the greatest art in history. Unfortunately, a lot of that art was triggered by the dad being a total deadbeat -going heavy on the sauce, being an overbearing overweight chump, or stepping out for a pack of cigarettes and never coming back. Whatever the case, the music world owes more to terrible dads than to good ones, so this Fathers Day we’ve deicided to lovely offer up this playlist for people with daddy issues. See you all in therapy!
Brandy lets Big Morning Buzz Live know about her tennis skills, Courtney Love throws shade at a rock legend, and back in the 1990s, Def Jam Records missed out on signing one of the greatest MCs of all time.
Sure, lead singers will always have that rock star allure, drummers are indefinably seductive and bassists know just how to pluck at a girl’s heart strings, but there’s nothing sexier in rock & roll than a guitar god. Whether they’re thrashers or romantics, the 10 guitarists on this list have been wooing us with their musical talent and their their gorgeous faces for years.