They also covered 'Lust For Life' by Iggy Pop
Johnny Marr played a solo show at the O2 Brixton Academy in London, England last night and he brought out a special guest for a couple of special performances. The embed above features Johnny performing with Noel Gallagher of Oasis on the legendary Smiths song How Soon Is Now? Click below to watch Johnny and Noel perform a cover of Iggy Pop‘s classic hit Lust For Life. More »
Taylor Swift kicked the promo for her new album 1989 into high gear last night with a major live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Taylor shut down Hollywood Blvd. and turned the Hollywood Walk of Fame into her own personal concert venue with her first live performance of her song Out of the Woods. As you can see in the video embedded above, Taylor stepped out onto the stage and performed in front of the world without a guitar strapped to her body … like the pop star she has truly become. Check out her performance and see what you think. Taylor Swift the pop star is coming for you, whether you like it or not.
Want more Taylor on Kimmel? Click below to watch her performance of Shake It Off. More »
Mariah Carey doesn’t have time to listen to the haters who think she can’t sing or hit her trademark high notes any longer cuz she’s too busy living her life. Mimi uploaded a video online that was filmed while she was tidying up her hotel room and as you can hear, she was singing all the while. Haters gonna hate but Mimi is still gonna sing, sing sing.
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Relive the secondhand embarrassment all over again
Earlier today, Shannon shared some #ThrowbackThursday love for Crime Mob and Knuck If You Buck specifically but right now, I’d like to share some #TBT love myself. It was 10 years ago today that Ashlee Simpson “performed” on Saturday Night Live and got busted trying to lipsync her performance. You may recall that on that fateful night, someone in her camp accidentally started playing the vocal track for her song Pieces of Me when she wasn’t ready and it was plainly obvious to everyone watching on LIVE TV that she had no intention of singing the song live at all. In a panic, Ashlee busted out a silly dance and then she ran off the stage, leaving her band to strum their instruments in embarrassing horror. Ahh, the good ol’ days. Back in 2004, there was no real social media to speak of … can you imagine if Twitter or Instagram existed back then? Click the video above to relive the moment that Ashlee Simpson torpedoed her music career on live TV. Can you believe it’s been 10 years already?
The TV Guide
Last night was a pretty busy, very fun night for me. After I ran around taking care of a couple of errands, I made my way to the Hotel Café to see All American Rejects play an intimate acoustic show that featured hit after hit song. After the AAR show was over, I hightailed it over to Echo Park to see Fever The Ghost play their first headline show here in LA at The Echo with my friend Amelia. The two shows were very different but were both very fun experiences. More »
She would share the theater with Britney Spears
Way back in January we heard that Katy Perry was considering a mini Las Vegas residency that would take place in the same theater where Britney Spears performs her Britney: Piece of Me show on the nights that Brit isn’t performing … but, for whatever reason, that plan never panned out. Today we are hearing that Jennifer Lopez is close to signing a residency deal of her own that would, again, take place in Britney‘s theater on nights that she is not performing. TMZ is reporting that J. Lo‘s contract may score her more money than Britney per show but because Britney‘s residency run is longer (you may recall, Britney: Piece of Me was recently extended for an extra 2 years, through 2017), Spears will deffo end up making way more money. Click below to read the reported deets of J. Lo‘s rumored deal. More »
"I put on some make-up"
On Friday we learned that Dexter star Michael C. Hall began his tenure as the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (taking over for Andrew Rannells who took over for Neil Patrick Harris) and today we get to see photos of MCH on stage in character as Hedwig — courtesy of the show’s official Facebook profile. As you can see below, Michael rocks Hedwig‘s trademark wig amazingly well. I am in love with these photos. Have a look below and fall in love, too. More »
And she looked great!
Way back in February, Missy Elliott promised that her new album was “imminent” but here we are 8 months later and … nada. BUT, Missy did hop on stage Thursday night to perform at the launch party for Alexander Wang X H&M. Missy, as you can see in the photos presented in this gallery, showed off a slimmer look and from the look of that smile she flashed all night long, it appears she is loving life right now. It’s so great to see Missy performing again but that album? Yeah, I want it already!
A Social Experiment
Grammy Award-winning singer Erykah Badu decided to see how much money she could make from performing on the streets of NYC without people knowing who she is and she ended up making less than $4.00. The entire thing was recorded and you can watch the video in full below. Had people recognized that it was Badu performing, she likely would’ve gotten more attention … and maybe more money (tho, if I saw Erykah Badu performing on the street, I wouldn’t have given her any money assuming that she wasn’t performing for donations). Click below and see how this little social experiment played out. More »
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'Como La Flor'
The group HAIM ended their Days Are Gone Tour in Mexico City, Mexico last night and during their set they paid homage to the late Tejano music superstar Selena with a little sing-a-long with the audience. The HAIM sisters led the audience in an a capella rendition of Selena‘s massive hit song Como La Flor, must to the crowd’s delight, I’m sure. Click above to watch video of HAIM‘s tribute to Selena and I dare you not to sing along :D