Archive for the Live Performances Category

Watch: Justin Timberlake Performs ‘Suit & Tie’ With Jay-Z, And Debuts Two New Songs!

'Little Pusher Love Girl' And 'Bad Girl'
The Debut Performance Of 'Suit & Tie'

As we patiently (or impatiently) await Justin Timberlake‘s official, David Fincher-directed Suit & Tie video, we’ve got a couple of other vids to hold us over. JT and Jay-Z hit up the stage at DIRECTV’s Super Saturday concert. Justin played some oldies, but he also debuted some newbies– one new track called Little Pusher Love Girl (which I luuuurve) and another new jam titled Bad Girl (actually, I lurve this one too). Peep the video above to watch the first-ever performance of Suit & Tie, and click inside to hear two new songs from JT!
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Watch: Beyoncé Shares Another Video From Her Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Rehearsals

'Till The End Of Time'
The Queen Is Pleased

Super Bowl XLVII is going down tomorrow, and Beyoncé has been putting in some serious work in preparation for her big halftime performance. We recently got to see some rehearsal footage that the Queen Bey released on her YouTube account, and she just shared another video from the second day of rehearsals. This one really features her back-up singers and band, and I gotta say– they sounds ah-mazing! Definitely got me psyched to see their performance. Peep the video for more!

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Watch: Beyoncé Shuts Down The Haters By Performing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ LIVE At Today’s NFL Press Conference

Bow the EFF Down
"Would you guys mind standing"

Without comment, Beyoncé Knowles took to the stage at today’s NFL press conference ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl XLVII and she performed completely live her rendition of our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Click the embed above to watch. ‘Nuff said.

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Christoph Waltz Of ‘Django Unchained’ Will Make His ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut

With Musical Guest, The Alabama Shakes!

You know that feeling when you go to IMDB and you realize that a particular actor has been in, like, 5 of your favorite movies? Okay, that was me with Christoph Waltz, like, two seconds ago. Everyone now knows him from Django Unchained (Trent‘s favorite movie of 2012, and mine too), and he recently picked up a Golden Globe Award for his brilliant performance as Dr. King Schultz. I also associate Christoph with Inglourious Basterds (another Tarantino flick), but totally forgot that he also starred in Roman Polanski‘s Carnage (my absolute favorite movie of 2011) and Water For Elephants (yes, I loved that movie)! Apparently, I am sooo Team Christoph, lol. Which is why I was psyched to hear that he’ll be hosting an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. Click inside for more!

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Watch: Courtney Love Covers ’99 Problems’ By Jay-Z

LOL, C. Love DEFFO has more than 99 Problems

Courtney Love, that wacky rocker lady who seems to have very precise opinions on the lives of other people, took herself to the Sundance Film Festival to perform live in concert and during her set, she decided to bust out her rendition of Jay-Z‘s song 99 Problems. Yes, folks, she did. I’m quite surprised that her cover isn’t as tragic as I thought it might be but … well, why don’t you listen below and judge for yourselves. This version of the song is deffo Courtney Love to the max, no doubt. Click below and take a listen. More »

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Watch: Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘Poetic Justice’ And ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’ On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Kendrick Makes His SNL Debut!
'I Write Poems In These Songs'

Earlier today we got to check out some of my fave skits from last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, and it was definitely a good time. But the main reason I was excited about the episode was because Kendrick Lamar was performing! He rocked out to one of my fave tracks (from his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city) Poetic Justice, and he also performed Swimming Pools (Drank), which just went certified platinum. Between the controversy he stirred up with his last video, that Dido feature, and this SNL appearance– and the fact that his album is, actually, amazing– methinks the Compton rapper has arrived. Maybe he and Lady Gaga can make a [nother] song together now, lmao! Check out his low-key performance for Poetic Justice above, and click inside to see him turn things up a bit for Swimming Pools. And you can check out the lyrics to both songs at DirectLyrics.
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Watch: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hilariously Brings Us The Ghost Of MLK Jr., And Redefines ‘Yolo’

Plus Adam Levine As The 'Catfish' Guy!!!
Did Ya See That Girl Beyoncé? 'Cause I Was Like Whaaaat

Earlier this week Trent shared a promo video for the upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live, and he predicted that the show would be a pretty good one. I have to say, I just watched last night’s parody of MTV‘s Catfish, and it was awesome! I’m not afraid to admit that I totally watch that show, and Adam Levine nailed his portrayal of Nev, the creator of Catfish. But there were so many other hilarious moments! The ghost of Martin Luther King, Jr. showed up to give Barack Obama some advice/to talk about how foiiiine Beyoncé is, and ___ teamed up with Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar (the musical guest) to teach us the true meaning of Yolo. Adam‘s opening monologue (which featured random, but welcome appearances from Cameron Diaz and Jerry Seinfeld) was also pretty sweet. Click inside for more!
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The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Reveals Its 2013 Line-Up

I'm FINALLY Going this YEAR!

So … it looks like this year will FINALLY be the year that I actually attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival … and I’m not really all that excited about it. I thought I was going to go last year when it was rumored that Trent Reznor‘s new band How to Destroy Angels would be performing but when HDTA did not appear on the line-up, I sold my ticket and opted out. Late yesterday, Coachella released the official line-up for this year’s fest and How to Destroy Angels is on the bill … therefore, I will be there to see the band perform their first live performance in person. I’m not exactly sure if I’m going to attend all 3 days of the fest or just 1 day but … I’ll be there. Yep. I’m almost certain. More »

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Beyoncé Shares Photos Of Rehearsals For Her Super Bowl Half-Time Performance

Plus-- Do We Have The Destiny's Child Set List As Well?

As we all know, Beyoncé is gearing up for her performance at Super Bowl XLVII… and so are we. As if Beyoncé‘s performance wasn’t reason enough to tune in, we also learned a little while back that Destiny’s Child will be reuniting on stage as well… which is insane, and we are not worthy! Recently, Bey took to Instagram to share some pictures of herself in rehearsal, and things are looking pretty hot. Also, Us Magazine claims to have the coveted set list for the Destiny’s Child performance. Click inside for more!
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Watch: Lupe Fiasco Forced Off Stage After Performing A So-Called Anti-Obama Song

"Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say sh--"
Lupe Learns That Freedom Of Speech Is Relative

This is either really awkward… or really awesome, depending on where you stand politically. Lupe Fiasco, known for being a strong lyricist whose songs reflect great sociopolitical concerns (and for inspiring folks like Kanye West to take a similar approach to rap), performed his song Words I Never Said at an unofficial inaugural ball. Many headlines are incorrectly stating that Lupe went on an anti-Obama rant. As far as I can tell from the video he wasn’t ranting, just rapping the lyrics to his song– and there’s only one line that could be deemed anti-ObamaLimbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist/Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit/That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either… (you can read the rest of the lyrics at DirectLyrics). In reality, the song is anti-establishment. Lupe names Obama and other politicians, but also stresses the fact that he wouldn’t vote for any of these guys, because he’s ultimately anti-war and war plays a huge part of any political campaign, including Obama‘s. Check out the video above to see the altercation, which finally ended in Lupe being removed from the stage, and click inside for more.

P.S. I’m Team Lupe. Just for the record.

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