Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
We're nixing Valentine's Day this year and instead bitterly dancing alone to these anti-love songs. We recommend sharing this playlist with your ex, along with a sexy nude pic so he knows what he's missing. (On second thought... maybe you shouldn't). Oh well. Enjoy:
In this new animated flick, a comic Dracula still kills
We all know Shawn and Marlon Wayans from their various roles in, White Girls, Scary Movie, Dance Flic, and the best movie of all time, Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. But real talk, the list goes on and on and one has time for all of that. Since these guys s ... More >>
The 2012 edition of Stagecoach brought world-class country music talent with headliners Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean. The weekend dubbed "week three of Coachella" did not disappoint. Indio saw the crowd morph from hipsters to over 50,000 screaming and dancing c ... More >>
Disney's reboot can't quite get its act together
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>
When our sister publication LA Weekly reported that Lil Wayne finally dropped his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait and freestyled over white chick rapper du jour Kreayshawn's Gucci Gucci in a track by "Lil Tunechi," I got a little, well, nervous.Haters may diss Kreayshawn's one-hit wonder of a song as a ... More >>
Daniel Radcliffe says he listened to a lot of Radiohead to get into character for shooting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where his character Harry confronts Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), says Access Hollywood. He also listened to a lot of Hope of the States. "There are certain songs.. ... More >>
On June 22, rapper/singer Cee Lo Green will debut his television series Talking to Strangers on Fuse TV. According to Pop & Hiss, the program will follow a standard talk-show format focused on interviews and performances à la The Johnny Cash Show. Featured guests will include Lupe Fiasco, Grace ... More >>
Buff Love aka The Human Beat BoxLast week, the USDA introduced a new symbol for healthy eating to replace the decades-old food pyramid long considered ineffectual. The new graphic, called "MyPlate," replaces the pyramid with a plate-shaped pie chart demonstrating the importance of making fruits a ... More >>
Happy Star Wars day to you too! Here are some musicians who've geeked out to the greatest movie of all time. 1. Freddie Mercury In this photo, he sits on Darth Vader's shoulders during Queen's tour to promote their album The Game. In his 1978 Queen song, 'Bicycle Race,' he sang, "I don' ... More >>
First the DigiTour, and now Rebecca Black is going to be at the MTV O Awards. Why does the world keep proving the Onion right again and again?As you all know, "Friday" has racked up more than 122 million views on YouTube. This is apparently enough to merit an appearance on MTV's inaugural O Award ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Kanye kills it, Duran Duran's '80s dance party and more
What's better than three nights of Prince in LA? FOUR days of Prince in LA! Saturday, April 23, has been added to the previously announced dates (tonight, April 21 and 22) of his Welcome 2 America Live "21 Nite Stand" concert residency at the Forum. The statement said additional dates will be ann ... More >>
Three nights of Prince. Sure we live in a world where Republicans can threaten to shut down the government because they don't want to fund Planned Parenthood, a world where Charlie Sheen sells out theaters with his "winning" rampages and truly bad songs get a shitload of press via the Internet.Bu ... More >>
The Maloof Brothers-owned Sacramento Kings are ditching their outdated digs at Arco Arena (which has recently been renamed Power Balance Pavilion) for greener pastures at Anaheim's Honda Center. The move, which would make them the Anaheim Kings and bring yet another NBA team to ... More >>
Page Six is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow is "close to signing a deal with Atlantic Records." So that's what that embarrassment at the Oscars was all about! Page Six further states that the music is in the genre we like to call "country pop."
christinaaguilera.comToday it was announced that Christina Aguilera agreed to be on NBC's new reality show The Voice as a singing coach, with music producer and performer Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5's lead singer Adam Levine. Carson Daly will host the series, which debuts April 26.
Each January, the Village Voice (our sister paper) releases its Pazz & Jop critics' Best Of designations for the previous year. For 2010, Kanye West quite unsurprisingly dominates both categories. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy tops the album list (like most Best of 2010 albums lists) with ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyFingerprints Record StoreA few weeks ago, the people behind Record Store Day announced their plan to host "Back to Black Friday," where indie music stores will be carrying exclusive and limited vinyle and CD releases by Metallica, U2, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbre ... More >>
Thanksgiving, Schanksgiving. As a music geek who lives to shop, Black Friday gimmicks are near and dear to my heart.This year has a bunch of Black Friday gimmicks that sound pretty interesting.
It looks like Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green's upcoming album, is going to be, well, a killer. After infecting everyone with that earworm, "Fuck You" (which inspired our list of other songs using George Carlin's seven dirty words), he's back with "I Want You," a vintage, soulful gem.(Why, Cee Lo think ... More >>
UPDATE: There's a proper video for Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" single out today--you'd have to click "like" on his Facebook page to watch it, but what's not to like?Cee-Lo's infectious, heart-tugging "Fuck You" has done an admirable job of giving the f-bomb a patina of respectability among people wh ... More >>
www.myspace.com/ceelogreenYou'd think that the shock value of the word "fuck" would diminish by now, but it hasn't. Take, for example, Cee Lo Green's viral video for "Fuck You," which is the first single off his first solo album in six years, "The Lady Killer," out Dec. 7.Maybe it's because it's ... More >>
Borrowing the nickname of iconic crime boss John Gotti, Rick Ross' newest effort employs an Escalade-full of gaudy, bone-rattling beats to remind us exactly how hard he's shining with his latest album, Teflon Don (out today on Def Jam).
www.myspace.com/battlesthebandFirst Radiohead, now Battles. Good god, people in charge of creating the Twilight soundtracks know how to create a buzz. We've talked about the Eclipse soundtrack on Heard Mentality before, but it was never with much excitement...until we go the announcement that for ... More >>
Yesterday, MySpace said they were going to announce the official Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack today, after previously letting on that author Stephenie Meyers' favorite band Muse gets the first single. The catch, of course, was that they were only going to do it one at a time. And in no parti ... More >>
Coachellas always gritty and stinky and yet were still going. Again