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Watch: Prince (Possibly) Releases A Music Video For ‘The Breakdown’, Starring Robert De Niro

Real or Not, this video rules
Password: Breakdown

Last weekend Prince released a surprise new single titled The Breakdown. Today we get to see a music video for the song that may or may not be official. The video stars actor Robert de Niro and requires a password to make it play — the password is “breakdown”. Whether or not this video is official or not, it’s a fun watch. Please enjoy.

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Listen: The Entirety Of Britney Spears’s ‘Piece Of Me’ Las Vegas Show Has Hit The Internets

Listen while you can

The brilliant fansite BreatheHeavy points me in the direction of the fanmade release of Britney Spears‘s Las Vegas residency show Piece of Me which is now available for streaming online. A pair of industrious fans called CoSmiK & Moretto have compiled audience recordings of Britney: Piece of Me and have “remastered” them a bit to make a listening experience of the full show. I’m not certain how long this audio stream will remain online so I’d suggest you have a listen while you can. More »

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Watch: Pharrell Dances With All The Pretty Ladies In The Music Video For ‘Marilyn Monroe’

"This one goes out to all the lovers"
Pink is the new Hat

Pharrell has dropped the music video for his new single Marilyn Monroe and as you can see in the embed above, Mr. Williams not only shows off his now trademark Vivienne Westwood hat in HAWT PITNB Pink (and green and red and brown) but he also shows off a bevvy of beautiful ladies. I really love this song and the video is really fun. I think I might need to get that hat in pink, right? Yeah, I’ll think about it. But you, you enjoy the video.

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My Night With Mark And Asher

The TV Guide

Last night was a surprisingly fun night for me, despite the fact that I was anticipating a quiet night in. My good friend Mark is visiting LA from Berlin, Germany for a couple of weeks and we finally managed to connect yesterday and make plans to hang out. Mark managed to score tickets to a CD release party/concert for Asher Roth‘s new album Retro Hash at The Troubadour last night and he invited me to tag along with a group of his friends. I was all for going to the show because I’ve been anxious to see Mark ever since he arrived in SoCal. I went out to see him and ended up having a blast dancing my buns off during Asher‘s live performance. Fun times, all around. More »

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First Look: Veruca Salt Releases A Music Video For ‘The Museum Of Broken Relationships’

"Jubilation"
Whole Again

Last Saturday, in honor of Record Store Day 2014, the original members of Veruca Salt released their first new single in 16 years on the double A side 10″ The Museum of Broken Relationships and It’s Holy (with their 1993 single Seether as the B side). Today, we get to SEE the newly reunited Veruca Salt in the just-released music video for The Museum of Broken Relationships. We may have heard the song a few days ago but this is our FIRST LOOK at Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro together as Veruca Salt once again. AHHHH!!! My very good friend Gary Kourdan directed the music video and I must confess, I was able to preview this video last week … I’ve been DYYYYYYING for it to be released so I can share it with all y’all. Veruca Salt is back, like, FOR REAL! The vocals, the harmonies, the guitars, the bass, the lyrics, the drums — VERUCA SALT IS BACK! Don’t mind me, I’ll just be playing this video on repeat for the next few years. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do <3

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First Listen: Lily Allen Namechecks Rihanna, Lorde, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga & More In Her New Single ‘Sheezus’

Plus, check out the 'Sheezus' album tracklisting
She is Risen

Back in February Lily Allen announced that her new album would be named Sheezus and in March she dropped the music video for her most recent single Our Time. Today we get our first look/listen of the title track of Lily‘s new album which, as you can hear above, namechecks a few of Allen‘s popstar contemporaries … Beyoncé, Lorde, Katy Perry, etc. The song is a slower jam (produced by DJ Dahi), the lyrics are fantastic (I’ll take the hits, roll with the punches / I’ll get back up, it’s not as if I’ve never done this / But then again, the game is changing / Can’t just come back, jump on the mic and do the same thing) and the video itself is kinda freaky. Sheezus has risen, y’all. After you watch the video above, click below to see the full tracklisting for the Sheezus album which hits stores on May 6 here in the US. More »

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Watch: Tori Amos Talks Experimentation On Her New Album ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’

"People will hear each song, hopefully, as a sonic painting"
"I needed to try things"

Tori Amos has been promoting the forthcoming release of her new album Unrepentant Geraldines like a boss in recent weeks. Yesterday, we got to see a cute selfie that she snapped during her media promo tour in Paris, France but for the most part, she’s been releasing interview snippets at pretty regular intervals. Today we get to see a short snippet of video where Tori talks a bit about the experimentation she did on her new album. We still have a few weeks left to go before Unrepentant Gerladines is released so I guess we’ll have to make do with these promo bits in the meantime.

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First Listen: Beyoncé Features On The New Boots Song ‘Dreams’

Beyoncé‘s BFF producer Boots (who worked on much of Bey‘s new album) has just dropped a single titled Dreams and, wouldn’t you know it, Ms. Bey is featured on the track as well. Beyoncé sings back-up and one verse on dreams but Boots is the real star of this song. The track is a sexy slow jam which should appeal to folks who are into that kind of thing (I’m more of a club-banger, high energy song fan but even I enjoy this song). Have a listen below and get to know Boots. More »

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Listen: Brian Williams Rapping ‘Gin And Juice’ By Snoop Dogg Is Amazing

Courtesy of Jimmy Fallon
"It's kinda hard bein' Snoop D-O-double-G"

Back in February Jimmy Fallon debuted on The Tonight Show a lip-dub video that he created that features NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams “rapping” the song Rapper’s Delight by the Sugar Hill Gang. Today we get to see the just-released new video of Williams rapping Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg, once again courtesy of Jimmy Fallon. I know that there are a LOT of these types of videos out there but this one is deffo worth checking out. Enjoy.

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Listen: Local H Rocks Out On Their Cover Of ‘Team’ By Lorde

"Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things"
"Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams"

PITNB reader Christine pointed me in the direction of this BRILLIANT cover of Lorde‘s song Team by the rock duo Local H which she shared on her website Thirty Roses and I simply had to share it with all y’all here as well. As you may recall, I shared last month video of the Scottish band Chvrches putting their own spin on this Lorde song … but this Local H version is harder, more masculine. I’ve been a fan of Local H since the mid/late-90′s (in fact, one of the last concerts that I saw in Oklahoma when I was in college at OU was Local H at the Bricktown Brewery) but I haven’t listened to them in some time. This cover is a great reminder of how great this band truly is. I’ve always been so impressed with how adept a band made up of 2 people can be. If you like the track, you can download it HERE on iTunes. Much love to Christine for sharing this video. Head over to her site HERE to hear Local H‘s cover of Toxic by Britney Spears :)

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