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First Listen: Paris Hilton Teases Her New Single ‘High Off My Love’

Coming May 5

Paris Hilton is intent on making another go of having a music career even tho she released a song called Come Alive last summer and it didn’t really go anywhere. You may recall that last summer, we learned that she filmed two music videos for two songs … one was Come Alive and the second was a song titled High Off My Love. At last, Paris is ready to release High Off My Love for our listening pleasure. Paris posted a short video teaser on her official Instagram profile along with the news that High will be released on May 5. More »

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First Look/Listen: Garbage Releases A Music Video For Their New Single ‘The Chemicals’

Featuring Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups
The Record Store Day Single

Last month we learned the GREAT news that Garbage is, once again, releasing a new single in celebration of Record Store Day (which is this Saturday) and today we get to HEAR the song for the first time and SEE the music video for the track. Directed by longtime Garbage music video collaborator Sophie Muller, The Chemicals is the first of two new songs included on the 10″ vinyl single that will be released on RSD this weekend. The song features guest vocals by Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups but longtime Garbage fans will hear immediately that this is 100% a Garbage song. I am really looking forward to picking up this vinyl when it is released on Saturday. Please enjoy.

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Listen: Christina Aguilera Releases Her Rendition Of The ‘Nashville’ Theme Song ‘The Real Thing’

Prepare for the Xtina takeover
"Baby, I'm comin'"

Yesterday we got to hear one of the songs that Christina Aguilera will sing when she makes her guest appearance on the ABC drama Nashville starting this week and today, we get to hear more of Xtina‘s singing on Nashville. Not content to sing only her own songs, Xtina also puts her spin on the theme song for Nashville titled The Real Thing. Click the embed above to hear the Xtina-ized version of the Nashville theme song and get ready for her to completely take over the show when she makes her first appearance this Wednesday night.

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First Listen: Here Is A Teeny Tiny Sample Of Britney Spears’s New Single ‘Pretty Girls’

Tiny is better than nothing at all ;)
Don't Blink

Earlier today we saw a pair of behind the scenes photos shared by Britney Spears from the set of the music video for her new single with Iggy Azalea, Pretty Girls. Right now we get our FIRST LISTEN of the song by way of a fan shot video from the music video set. Britney and Iggy are filming Pretty Girls right now here in LA and an industrious fan with a mobile phone managed to film a tiny portion of the shoot … which includes a tiny sample of the song. It’s not much to listen to, unfortch, but it’s better than nothing. Watch the clip above AND DON’T BLINK. Then, click below to see a photo shot by a fan of Britney and Iggy tooling around in their Jeep on the streets of LA today. More »

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Listen: A New NIN/Carly Rae Jepsen Mash-Up Has Been Released And It Will Change Your Life

Truly, this is the best thing ever
This is the pinnacle of mash-up artistry

First, Carly Rae Jepsen got mashed-up with Nine Inch Nails back in 2013 … and today we learn that CRJ and NIN have been mashed-up again — and this one, by far, is the better of the two. An artist named YITT has mashed-up Jepsen‘s I Really Like You with Nine Inch Nails‘s Head Like a Hole to create the duet of your DREAMS! OMG. This mash-up is so flawless in its perfection that I could damn near cry at its beauty. Click the embed above to have a listen and see what you think. I have a feeling you’re gonna really, really, really, really like this as much as I love it.

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First Listen: A Clip Of A Previously Unheard Kurt Cobain Song, Featured In The Documentary ‘Montage Of Heck’, Has Been Released

Plus, Frances Bean talks to 'RS' mag about her father for the first time

Last month we learned that the upcoming documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will feature a previously unreleased 12-minute song in its entirety. Today, to coincide with Rolling Stone magazine’s new cover story on Cobain, we get to hear a sample of his now released Kurt Cobain song. Additionally, we get to read excerpts from RS mag’s interview with Frances Bean Cobain (executive producer of Montage) where she talks for the first time about her late father’s legacy and the film she helped create to tell his story. Click below to hear this clip of new Kurt Cobain music and read portions of Frances Bean‘s interview with Rolling Stone. More »

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First Listen: Here Is A Taste Of Kendrick Lamar’s Remix Of Kanye West’s Song ‘All Day’

Short but Sick!
This is the remix

Kendrick Lamar has remixed Kanye West‘s new song All Day and altho the mix isn’t quite ready for release in full just yet, a short snippet of the track has made its way online. Now, when I say short … I mean short … but in just the few seconds of music embedded above, I think we get a really good feel for how great Kendrick‘s remix of Kanye‘s song will be. Have a listen. This will surely be the best 7 seconds of music you will hear all day.

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First Listen: Rihanna Releases A New Song Titled ‘American Oxygen’

"This is the new America / We are the new America"

A couple of weeks ago, Rihanna released a new single titled Bitch Better Have My Money and over the weekend, she released a follow-up song titled American Oxygen (back in January, she released FourFiveSeconds). The song was used in video promos to promote the March Madness college basketball finals on TV and was previewed live in concert by Rihanna at The March Madness Music Festival in Indianapolis, IN. And, of course, it was released in full on TIDAL. The song has made its debut online and you can hear it in full below … along with video of the March Madness promo commercial which features the song AND video of Rihanna‘s full performance at The March Madness Music Festival this weekend. More »

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First Listen: Carly Rae Jepsen Has Released A New Song Titled ‘All That’

Buttttttttt, it's not all that great :/
"Show me if you want me ..."

Early last month, Carly Rae Jepsen released her new single I Really Like You from her forthcoming as-yet untitled new album. Today we get to see Carly Rae‘s just-released new song All That and, very sadly, it’s not all that. Carly has decided to forego her usual ultra-poppy, highly infectious sound for a ballad that she actually tries to sing. I mean, it’s cute that she wants to show off her range but the poor dear doesn’t really have any range. Even tho the music sounds really ’80s, it’s not enough for me to get into the song overall. BUT, don’t take my word for it. Click the embed above to hear Carly Rae Jepsen‘s new song All That and see what you think. Do you dig Carly Rae as a singer of serious ballad songs?

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First Listen: Here Is Zayn Malik’s First Solo Song Since He Left One Direction Last Week

Naughty Boy released the song after he got into a Twitter beef with Louis from 1D
"Let the music do the talking guys."

SOOOO … remember how Zayn Malik decided to quit as a member of One Direction last week due to a litany of excuses? Well, today we learn the real reason he decided to go in his own direction … because he wants to become a solo artist, apparently. After producer Shahid Naughty Boy Khan, who we now know is working on solo material with Zayn, got into an odd Twitter beef with One Direction member Louis Tomlinson yesterday after Louis felt Naughty was bragging about working on solo music with Zayn, he went ahead and released a demo version of a Zayn solo track titled I Won’t Mind for all the world to hear. I’ve given the song a couple of listens and A.) it doesn’t sound to me at all like Zayn Malik (tho, I must admit, I don’t really know what he sounds like without 1D) and B.) I don’t really care for the slower, more “soulful” sound that Zayn is trying to go for. HMMM. Click above to hear Zayn‘s solo track I Won’t Mind for yourselves (for as long as the song remains on You Tube) and then click below to read the Twitter beef exchange that took place yesterday between Louis and Naughty Boy which resulted in the release of this song. More »

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