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Musicians Who’ve Flexed Their Acting Chops By Playing Classic Artists

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With the release of Jimi: All Is By My Side, fans have glimpsed Andre 3000 in his starring role as Jimi Hendrix. The rapper holds his own in the biographical film, giving a great portrayal of the legendary rock star. Of course, the OutKast star isn’t the first musician tapped to depict an iconic artist on the big screen.

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Andre 3000′s Transformation Into Jimi Hendrix Is The Highlight Of Jimi: All Is By My Side

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The highly anticipated Jimi Hendrix biographical film, Jimi: All Is By My Side, opens today in select cities. The movie explores the late legend’s life from 1966 through 1967, just ahead of his U.S. breakthrough. However, Hendrix won’t be the only musician at the forefront of viewers’ minds. Andre Benjamin a.k.a. Andre 3000 shines in the lead role as the rock star, the rapper’s first major film role in six years.

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Stars Who Used The Festival Pass: The Most Ridiculous Looks From Coachella 2014

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The annual Coachella festival is a place to see and be seen, making it a haven for celebrities who like to experiment with fringe, flower crowns and short shorts. If you’re not lucky enough to score a prime-time set or bring a famous friend to the stage, being photographed in a ridiculous outfit is one way to make an impression. And with desert temperatures and a flood of style bloggers, stars like Vanessa Hudgens and Paris Hilton pushed the limit of acceptable public attire in the name of music.

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How Excited Are YOU For The OutKast Reunion At Coachella?

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The rumors were true. OutKast is performing at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, sharing the stage for the first time since 2004. That’s definitely cooler than a polar bear’s toenails.

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Beyonce And Andre 3000 To Go “Back To Black” For The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

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Director Baz Luhrmann‘s films are always melodramatically romantic, sumptuously stunning and scored to amazing popular music. But his next film, The Great Gatsby, might even have a better soundtrack than Moulin Rouge or Romeo + Juliet.

The man himself, Jay-Z, is producing The Great Gatsby‘s soundtrack and E! News has reports that Beyonce and Andre 3000 will be contributing their own take on Amy Winehouse‘s famous “Back To Black”.

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The Top 9 Unexpected Endorsements From Music Stars

You know you’ve made it when the major dough starts rolling in for endorsement deals. Ask Beyonce about that $50 million Pepsi deal or 50 Cent‘s partnership with Vitamin Water (which netted him somewhere between $60-$100 milli). Taylor Swift didn’t let the ink dry before announcing, via video, her new venture with Diet Coke. It’s unclear how much Taylor made from this collaboration, but it’s T. Swift. She’s definitely not accepting chump change. In honor of Taylor being the newest addition to #teamCoke, we present the most unexpected and/or outrageous musician endorsements. Read more…

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Big Boi Is Tired Of The Outkast Questions ‘Cause ‘Ain’t Nothing Wrong’ With Their Relationship

The Outkast saga continues as we’re reminded daily that we shouldn’t expect any new music from the southern pair. See, as music lovers everyone got all excited about the possibility of a reunion when Big Boi added his verse to Frank Ocean‘s “Pink Matter.” Then there was talk about an added Big Boi verse on T.I.‘s “Sorry” that already featured Andre 3000. An educated guess led us all to believe that the logical next step was an actual Outkast song that we’ve waited for for six long years. But nope. 3 Stacks had to go kill our dreams with the statement on “what this is … and what it isn’t.” Read more…