Okay, I’m going to be THAT parent for a minute, and all of you are just going to have to deal with it. My six year-old is the truth. Earlier today he took the most amazing photograph in the history of photographs, and right now he is doing that thing where he’s creeping out of his room, way past bedtime, because he totally can’t sleep and he just wants to lay with me on the couch for a minute. Well, young Jonovan caught me in the midst of my late-night Devonte Antonio creep, and his reaction was priceless. Please. Click inside for more!
"After the heartache / I'm gonna carry on"
At midnight last night, Madonna‘s new album Rebel Heart became available for pre-order with 6 songs released for immediate download. Among the 6 songs that have been released is the first single Living For Love. Maddy has also made Living For Love available for streaming, just in case you’re not yet convinced you want to pony up and pre-order the album. Having listened to the songs a few times already, I really like all of them … including Living For Love. Click the embed above to have a listen and see what you think. This is the first official taste we’re getting of the new era of Madonna music … are you impressed?
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Nicki Minaj released a music video/short film thing last night in support of her new album The Pinkprint that she is calling The Pinkprint Movie (inventive, no?). The 16-minute clip (directed by Taylor Cohen and Francesco Carrozzini), which you can watch in full above, tells the story of a deteriorating relationship by way of Nicki‘s new songs All Things Go, The Crying Game, I Lied and Grand Piano. It’s a neat little promo clip, definitely geared toward Nicki‘s biggest fans. Enjoy.
On her breakup, Beyoncé, and the baby she wants to have SOON
This was a pretty busy week for me, and I’m just now getting into some of the stories I’ve been hearing about. The two interviews that have been getting the most buzz are Nicki Minaj‘s Power 105.1 conversation with Angie Martinez, and Azealia Banks‘ — which I haven’t gotten to yet. I LOVED hearing Nicki open up, especially because she’s going through a [possible] breakup—all while she’s promoting The Pinkprint. Click inside for more!
6 Songs Out Now, 13 More To Come In 2015
Just a few days ago, 13 unfinished demo songs from Madonna‘s next album were leaked in full to the Internet months ahead of its planned release … which resulted in Madonna‘s decision to being to release at the stroke of midnight last night her new album officially titled Rebel Heart. Without any fanfare or without any sort of preceding announcement, Madonna‘s album showed up on iTunes as a preorder which immediately made 6 songs available for download. The full tracklisting for the album lists 19 songs total, so we still have 13 more songs coming our way. Madonna plans to release more songs in February and the full album in March. While this is not the ideal scenario that Madonna had planned for the release of her new album, it would appear that she is taking control of the situation and moving forward as best she can. Click below to read the press release that was issued after the album was released on iTunes and get the link to preorder Rebel Heart so you can download the first 6 songs now. More »
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Before Ryan Adams took the stage at The Wiltern Theater last night to perform the final show of his 2014 tour, he joined his friend Jenny Lewis on the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live for a performance of her song She’s Not Me from her new album The Voyager. Ryan and Jenny have been performing this song together on dates they’ve played together this tour and last night they bestowed their gift to the rest of the country on national TV. Click the embed above to see watch Jenny and Ryan in action. They make a really great duo. I hope they continue to make more beautiful music together.
Earlier this week, Marilyn Manson released a new song from his as-yet unreleased new album The Pale Emperor — a song titled Deep Six. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the track. Directed by visual artist Bart Hess, a somewhat bloated Manson howls the lyrics to the song while a naked woman is enveloped by a computer-generated tube which then envelops Manson. Tho, it could also be interpreted that MM becomes the phallic-looking tube. Why don’t you check out the video above and see what you can glean from it.
The TV Guide
Last night I made a return trip to The Wiltern Theater to see Ryan Adams perform the last show of his 2014 tour. Last night was the 4th show I saw in the past month and it was one of the best. From the start, I could tell the show was going to be a special one. Ryan was just so “on” that I was so glad I decided to see the show last night. Last night’s setlist included two of my fave Ryan Adams songs … including his brilliant cover of the Oasis song Wonderwall (a song he hasn’t performed live in some time). Ugh, so good. Click below to see some photos and watch video of Ryan‘s performance last night of LaCienega Just Smiled and Wonderwall. More »
From Here to Eternity
Back in April, we learned that Stephen Colbert was selected by CBS to replace David Letterman as the host of The Late Show when he retires next year — which meant that Colbert‘s own TV show, The Colbert Report, had to end. Last night, the final episode of The Colbert Report aired on Comedy Central and it went out with a massive bang. Stephen Colbert pulled together a massively impressive group of celebrities (like Bryan Cranston, Elijah Wood and Willie Nelson), politicians (like President Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger and Senator Cory Booker), luminaries (like Charlie Rose, Katie Couric and Smaug) and Big Bird for a live musical performance that is truly a must-see. Click below to watch the performance and Colbert‘s absolutely final gag/skit and see how The Colbert Report came to a final end. More »
The TV Guide
So, last night I made my way to The Wiltern for what I thought was going to be my last concert of the year but it turns out that I actually attended the first to TWO Ryan Adams concerts … which follow recent Ryan Adams shows that I saw in Pomona, CA and Northridge, CA. I managed to get a pit ticket for last night’s show so I was very excited to be up close and personal with Mr. Adams. For the most part, the show was really great … but after the PA system blew, the show had to be cut short early and, well, I can’t go for that. I managed to procure another pair of pit tickets for tonight’s second show at The Wiltern, Ryan‘s last of the tour, for my friend Josh Rosebrook and I so … last night was merely a prelude to tonight :) More »