When you need a break from work, what do you do? Pick up a guitar? Sing a little tune? Play some piano? So what about professional musicians, how do they spend their down time? Read more…
Would you turn down a spot opening for Taylor Swift or Rihanna? Well, that’s exactly what The 1975 did! The 1975 are a Manchester, UK band that are skyrocketing up the charts back on their home turf. They’re set to headline the Bushmills Live 2014 music festival in Ireland this summer and are now prepping to hit the US with full force. With four EPs and a full-length album of upbeat pop-rock songs under their belt, it’s about time America got to know the boys of ’75. We sat down with George Daniel and Matt Healy at SXSW in Austin, TX and discussed everything from sex to karate.
“Hot Legs,” “Drop Dead Legs,” and (of course) ZZ Top‘s “Legs.” Yes, many odes have been written to honor those two things that keep us walking around. But now it’s time for that age-old question: Who has the greatest set of stems in the music business? VH1 is on the case, and the results may surprise you…JK, no it won’t. But everyone likes hot legs, right? Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus -all of your favorites are on the list!
Everyone has that masterpiece they’ve been slaving away on for years. It’s your baby, your passion, your tour de force, and you won’t let ANYONE see it until you get it totally perfect! Well, be prepared to get super bummed out, because some of the biggest hits in music were written in less time than the average coffee break!
Lately we’ve been talking an awful lot about the hazards associated with being a world-renowned musician, and it kind of bummed us out. But then Billboard published its annual list of the highest earners in music, which reminded us that being a rock star is actually really awesome.
For most of us, being a teenager means slogging through high school, struggling with adolescence and desperately hoping for a hot date for the school dance. However, there are some teenagers out there who are instant musical legends. It didn’t take them years of doing crappy gigs to get to the top; the 20 pop music prodigies on our list wrote and recorded landmark albums before they were even old enough to legally drink.
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Every year millions of people sit down in front of their televisions to watch their favorite artists win awards or perform their hits. But little did they know that they would also get a little extra with the usual program. Throughout the years we have witnessed artists and fans lose their minds and do the craziest things, from a spazzing out on stage next to a rock legend to an artist wrecking what should have been a very special moment for another artist. The history of music awards shows are littered with acceptance speech crashers and performance crashes. Here are 10 of the most memorable! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the #FAIL Awards.