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Last night I made my way down to Santa Ana, CA to see Marilyn Manson in concert at The Observatory to kick off my Hallowe’en weekend. MM is playing a string of shows here in SoCal this weekend but because I’m leaving for NYC in a few hours, last night’s show in Santa Ana was the only one I would be in town to attend. I haven’t been impressed with MM shows in many years but I keep going to his concerts in the hopes that he will wow me a bit … or at least remind me of the good ol’ days back in the ’90s when Marilyn Manson was a great live act. I can’t say that last night’s show was one of his better ones … but I can say that I was glad that I went. More »
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"Mother Theresa" does late night TV
Taylor Swift released her new album 1989 this week (which is already on track to be the most successful album of 2014) and last night she made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to perform her new single Welcome to New York and chat with Dave about her new music. You can click the embed above to watch Taylor (whom Letterman refers to as Mother Theresa for the way she treats her fans) perform New York in full (yes, the song is still insanely catchy when performed live) then you can click below to watch interview clips of Taylor talking about the house parties she hosted for fans, her lurve for Lena Dunham and her affinity for writing snarky songs about lousy ex-boyfriends. More »
We are SO not worthy
A couple of weeks ago, we first learned the VERY EXCITING NEWS that Prince will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this Hallowe’en weekend and today we learn a bit of news about the performance. Instead of performing the usual two songs that musical guests get on a regular episode of SNL, Prince has decided he will perform one long 8-minute jam instead. OMG. It’s going to be so damn good!! More »
Only EVERYBODY is loving Taylor Swift right now. Her new album 1989 was officially released at midnight last night (after it leaked online in full over the weekend) so pretty much everyone on earth is geeking out on new Taylor Swift songs right now. Over the weekend, Kelly Clarkson performed a show where she busted out a gospel song-inspired arrangement of Shake It Off that truly takes the infectious pop song to C-H-U-R-C-H. This is an impresive cover … and it just may save your soul. Enjoy.
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 »