Wonder no longer
Over the weekend Jack White of the White Stripes performed a concert at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY and during his performance of the song Icky Thump, he randomly busted out a unique cover of 99 Problems by Jay Z. Honestly, it never occurred to me what a Jay Z cover done by Jack White would sound like but now that I’ve heard one, it makes total sense. Click the embed above to watch the entire Icky Thump/99 Problems performance in full … or skip to the 2:57 mark to hear Jack‘s rendition of 99 Problems.
During the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace in London, England this week, Queen Elizabeth‘s royal guard gave folks a bit of a treat when they delivered a surprise performance of the Game of Thrones theme song. Now, we’ve seen really cool covers of the GoT theme song over the past year or so (like HERE, for example) but I believe this is the first cover with an actual royal connection. We know that Queen Elizabeth is a GoT fan so, yeah, this makes sense … and sounds really, freaking cool.
Video of 19-year old Kanye West busting a freestyle rhyme in NYC back in 1996 has made its way to the Internets and as you can see above, it’s a pretty kickass video. Baby Kanye‘s rap performance was filmed at the now-defunct Fat Beats storefront in Greenwich Village in NYC by the shop manager-turned radio disc jockey DJ Eclipse. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Fat Beats, DJ Eclipse has made this previously unseen footage of Kanye rapping available for all to see. It’s clear to see that West has had a talent for rap from the start. It’s pretty neat to see Kanye the rap superstar in his infancy. Please enjoy this video.
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On Friday we learned that HBO will air in full a concert special from Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s summer On The Run Tour and today we get our first look at the first trailer for the event. The performance that will air on HBO in September will be filmed live in France so the trailer above features footage from the shows the pair have performed here in the US already. It’s a short tease but should give you a taste of what’s to come. I can’t wait!
“It’s going to be a night to remember.”
Earlier this year we learned that Beyoncé and Jay Z would be embarking on a tour together this summer for the first time ever — which is very exciting news for fans. If B-Jay aren’t coming to your town or you weren’t able to procure tickets, HBO has some great news for you. In September, the network plans to air B-Jay‘s On The Run Tour show in full! More »
Your That-Ish-Cray o' the Day
Jimmy Fallon, in character as Neil Young, teamed up with classic crooners Crosby, Stills & Nash last night on The Tonight Show for an amazing cover performance of Iggy Azalea‘s hit song Fancy. As you might imagine, the performance turned out hilariously silly and, yet, shockingly entertaining. Fallon‘s impersonation of Neil Young is always perfect … but the inclusion of Crosby, Stills & Nash for the performance is just too damn good. Check out the performance above and fall in love.
This Sunday night, NBC will air a 2-hour concert special titled Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour that will give fans a behind the scenes look at Miley‘s crazy world tour show. Cyrus, as you might know, took her Bangerz Tour all over the US and Europe and is planning an upcoming second leg with British pop star Lily Allen as the opening act. But before Miley and Lily hit the road together, Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour will air on NBC this Sunday night. Click the embed above to watch a clip of her performance of We Can’t Stop and then click below to see a second clip, this time of her performance of Maybe You’re Right. More »
Earlier today Shannon revealed the struggle she has with the red carpet fashions at The BET Awards last night but I was too obsessed with the on stage reunion of Color Me Badd during the awards show to pay attention to, well, anything else. Three of the four original members of Color Me Badd reunited for a live performance of their 1991 hit I Wanna Sex You Up and altho the performance left much to be desired, I loved it completely and absolutely. CMB‘s performance was part of a throwback homage to the 90s and, honestly, was the only thing I had eyes or ears for. Click the video above to watch Color Me Badd‘s performance of I Wanna Sex You Up at The BET Awards last night (their performance starts at the 1:25 minute mark) and let’s go back to the early 90s together, shall we?
Want more? Click below to watch the original I Wanna Sex You Up music video from 1991 :D More »
3rd Eye Girl in the hiz
This month we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of Prince‘s masterpiece soundtrack album Purple Rain … but we are not celebrating nearly as fabulous as Prince is celebrating in Minneapolis, MN this weekend. Purple Rain, as you should be well aware, stars Apollonia Kotero as Prince‘s love interest in the film and last night, she paid her first visit ever to Prince‘s home/studio/wonderland Paisley Park. To mark the occasion, Prince and his new band 3rd Eye Girl performed a private showcase for Apollonia into the wee hours of the morning. Prince has released audio of a portion of last night’s performance which you can hear in full above. Have a listen to the songs Endorphinmachine and She’s Always in My Hair as performed by Prince and 3rd Eye Girl for Purple Rain star Apollonia Kotero last night.
The TV Guide
At long last, after almost 2 decades of waiting, I got to see the original members of Veruca Salt perform LIVE together on stage last night. As you may know, VS is currently on a US tour and after they played a few shows along the Western Coast, the band performed here in LA at The Roxy on Sunset Blvd. last night and … man, I can’t even tell you. They were so good. SO GOOD. The vocals were perfection, the instrumentation was perfection, the setlist was perfection … last night’s show was quite honestly one of the best that I’ve seen in my many years of seeing shows. Veruca Salt gave me everything I ever dreamed of a VS rock show last night. Pure bliss. More »