And she killed it, natch
Lorde is currently on a US tour right now and last week she played a show in Philadelphia, PA where she performed a cover of Flashing Lights by Kanye West. As you can see in the fanshot video above, Lorde put her own spin on the track and delivered a brilliant performance of the song (which segued into her own song Bravado). Flashing Lights (from the album Graduation) is one of my fave Kanye songs and Lorde is one of my fave singer so, yeah, I’m living for this cover. I have EXCELLENT tickets to see Lorde when she plays the Greek Theater here in LA next month and I’m SO excited. I’ve been staying away from tour spoilers before I see the show but this Kanye cover is too good not to share. I hope you enjoy.
From their 'On The Run' Tour show
While we wait for official confirmation that Beyoncé is pregs with her second child, let’s turn our attention to B-Jay‘s joint concert venture On The Run which spent the weekend KILLING the game in Paris, France. As you may recall, we learned over the weekend that Bey brought out Nicki Minaj for a special performance of their Flawless remix at the Stade du France. The On The Run Tour shows that took place in France over the weekend were filmed for an upcoming HBO concert special that will air next week … but before we see that special, Bey and Jay want us to watch their just-released short film titled Bang Bang Part One. This short film is the first part of a trilogy of short films that concert attendees got to see on the On The Run Tour. Click the embed above to watch B-Jay get all cinematic and dramatic. Is there nothing this super couple cannot do?
This is the Remix
Early last month, Beyoncé teamed up with Nicki Minaj for a remix of her song ****Flawless that, as you may recall, musically addressed that elevator fight incident that went down between Jay Z and Solange Knowles last spring. Ever since the remix came out, folks have been dying for a live performance of the track by both Bey and Nicki. Last night, at the Stade du France in Paris, Beyoncé brought Nicki on stage for the first performance ever of their Flawless remix during the filming of Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run Tour which will be broadcast on HBO later this month. The professionally shot performance will come later, for right now we get to see the adequately fan-filmed video above. Nicki comes on stage at the 4:50 minute mark of the video. Enjoy.
Last month we learned that Ultimate Pop Star Mariah Carey is hitting the road later this year on a new world tour and today we get to see some photos from her tour rehearsals. Even tho her marriage to Nick Cannon is ending and she’s been busy spending at lot of time with her children, Mimi has also been hard at work on putting together her new show. Mariah solicited her fans to help her narrow down the setlist for her show so, yeah, she’s too busy working to be worrying about any personal drama in her life. More »
I mean, it's a LOT
Jared Leto, Academy Award-winner and frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars, has a reputation for being … erm … well endowed. Stories about Jared‘s endowment have been widely circulated for years. During a live performance by 30StM last month (which is making the rounds today), Jared was videoed grabbing a considerable portion of penis bulge that seems to confirm the speculation about his … manhood. Watch the video above and see for yourselves. The magic moment happens at the 1:45 minute mark of this performance of the song End of All Days. I mean, right? He’s grabbing a big ol’ handful of stuff, ain’t he? Gods bless him.
UPDATE: Video of this 30StM performance has been pulled offline but you can click below to see screencaps of the bulge grab to still see the goods that Jared Leto is working with. More »
The TV Guide
Last night I met up with my friend Kanani, newly moved to LA from NYC, for a fun concert night date. I had tickets to see Phantogram play a show at the Hollywood Forever cemetery and I thought it would be a fun way to welcome her to town. It had been a while since I saw a show at Hollywood Forever so I’ve been looking forward to this show for a while now. Altho the temps are still warm here in LA by day, it’s been getting cooler and cooler after dark … and it’s always 20 degrees colder in the cemetery so we enjoyed a nice, chilly night outdoors watching Phantogram perform. More »
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One Direction played a concert at Edward Jones Dome this week and during their performance, Harry Styles decided rep St. Louis Rams player Michael Sam by wearing his jersey on stage. Sam, as you should be well aware, is the first openly gay player in the NFL and he is currently working hard on pre-season training with the Rams. Harry, obvs, is a fan and he wanted to let the world know it. Click below to see Harry on stage in his Michael Sam jersey and read some happy tweets about Harry‘s support of Michael. More »
The TV Guide
My Friday in the new homestead was a pretty good one. Altho I’m still chin deep in boxes left to unpack, I managed to get a few more of the boxes unpacked, got my Direct TV installed and managed to situate (more or less) my living room area. I woke up late yesterday morning because I turned off my alarm so I did my best to make it up by working late. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to drive down to Irvine, CA to see Nine Inch Nails in concert but I managed to rally and make the trek. I’m so glad that I did. Even tho the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is a massive venue, I was able to walk right in and randomly stumble upon my group of friends. The show was amazing, just what I needed last night. More »
The 'Elusive Chanteuse' Show
Despite the lackluster sales of her album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse (or maybe in an attempt to help inspire sales), Mariah Carey has decided to launch a new world tour in support of her latest album. Mimi announced on her official website that she is kicking off The Elusive Chanteuse Show in Japan before taking the tour to other parts of Asia. At this point, there are no US dates announced but my HOPE is that MC will bring her tour to America at some point soon. Click below to read the full text of the press release announcement of her new tour. More »
The TV Guide
For our fourth and final Tori Amos show of her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour here in North America, my BFF Sarah and I made the 4 hour drive up to Toronto, Ontario for one last hurrah. Sarah and I have made the trek from Detroit to Toronto many times before but it has been a very long time since we’ve made our way to Canada together so we were excited all week long looking forward to this weekend. The drive was very fun but we got a bit nervous that traffic would make us late so we were a bit stressed for the last leg of the drive. We managed to make it to Toronto with plenty of time to get ready, get to the venue, hang out for a bit with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show (again) AND get settled into our seats before the show even started (thankfully Tori was running a bit late, too). The show last night was magic! We had the best night ever. More »