See Also: *Remembering Sherman Hemsley's Electro-Funk Legacy *Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Musical Moments *Snoop Dogg Finally Smokes Too Much Weed and Creates a Reggae Album as Snoop Lion Yesterday, MTV announced the nominees for their 2012 Video Music Awards. While much was made of this year's awards snubbing previous showstoppers such as Lady […]
Maybe you're the one person in the world who didn't like Madonna's gladiator-inspired, star-studded halftime show at Superbowl XLVI. Let me convince you otherwise. ] 1. Her Madgesty performed old hits that reminded every one she was Madonna: From “Vogue,” to “Music” to “Like a Prayer,” she took us back to a time when we […]
Why 27 is the Most Dangerous Age in Music; Amy Winehouse Tributes from M.I.A., Rome Ramirez and More
27 is rock and roll's most hazardous number. On Saturday, Amy Winehouse joined an exclusive club after the five-time Grammy winner was found dead in her London home at the age of 27. It is the age at which a number of pop stars have died from overdoses, suicides, murders, or in some cases, just […]
While MTV was dropping Jersey Shore's Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from a ridiculous ball on New Year's Eve, musical provocateur M.I.A. ended 2010 by subversively releasing an audacious and free mixtape titled ViCKi LEEKX. Making good on a promise to her fans, the rapper/singer unleashed the 36-minute piece of audio fury online to those who entered a […]
Now that both Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell are leaving American Idol, rumors abound over who's going to be the next arbiter of taste on the Fox show. J Lo's supposedly signed a deal. Allegedly, Steven Tyler's been asked to join the show. P Diddy's thrown his hat into the ring. Elton John, Jessica Simpson, […]
[via Pitchfork] M.I.A. is streaming her new album, ///Y/, on her MySpace account. It's also for sale on iTunes, even though it's not out until July 13 via N.E.E.T./Interscope. After the first three tracks, my arm hairs haven't settled down, so I anticipate the rest of its greatness, even though her ex-boyfriend Diplo said a […]
So M.I.A.'s graphic, nine-minute video for her new single “Born Free” was released like, at midnight. While you were sleeping, the interweb was going all crazy because the Romain Gavras-directed promo features a ton of violence and nudity. Obviously not safe for viewing at work, the video has been banned from Youtube in the U.S. […]
Foo Fighters to Record with 'Nevermind' Producer, M.I.A. New Album Update, Green Day Musical Movie(?), Lady Gaga and Elton John Reunite for Benefit
Foo Fighters to record with Nevermind producer Butch Vig. M.I.A.'s new album is “weird and heavy”–sounds good to us! ] Tom Hanks wants to make movie of Green Day musical. Lady Gaga, Elton John, Sting to perform at Rainforest Fund benefit concert–no word yet on if Gaga and John will pull a Grammy-style duet.
New M.I.A. album could be out by June–U.S. government apparently still harassing her. Sade tops Billboard 200 for second week; still waiting to see if the British band is playing Coachella. Coachella co-headliners Muse among big winners at NME music awards. Tiger Woods probably doesn't benefit from Chris Brown's kind words.
Vampire Weekend – New Music – More Music Videos Watch (above) Vampire Weekend–which performs April 14 at Fox Theater, Pomona–on new episode of MTV Unplugged. New M.I.A. album due out this summer (!) features production by Blaqstarr and vocals courtesy of Filipino Verizon workers. Michael Jackson's death certificate–the one ruling homicide–appears online. Madonna to work with DJ […]
BY ANNIE ZALESKI Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten […]