Last month our dear Britney Spears shared a photo from the set of the music video of her new single Perfume and today she brings us a quick preview of the finished video. The full music video for the song will be released next week but in the meantime, we get a tiny taste of what’s to come with the just-released :36 second preview clip embedded above. While I can’t say that I’m really diggin’ on the way the video scenes are presented in this preview clip, I am excited to see how the final product turned out. Oh and as for all of that retirement talk we heard yesterday, I’m just going to pretend that IT NEVER HAPPENED. Nope, never happened at all.
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The FULL 80-minute Concert Performance
Last month I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Nine Inch Nails concert performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. At the time, I noted that the performance was being filmed … for something. Today, Trent Reznor has released that entire concert performance — in full, in HD — for free online. As I understand it, an expanded Blu-Ray/DVD version of this concert film will be released next Spring that will include extra bonus content in full 5.1 surround sound … but a quick look at the video presented here confirms that TR did not skimp on this free release. Nothing will be able to compare to seeing this show live in person … but this concert film is pretty damn close. I’m telling you, if you have yet to see any of the NIN Tension 2013 concert performances, you’re gonna wanna watch this LA performance in full. Please enjoy.
It's that time of year again
It is that time, once again, when DJ Earworm unleashes upon the world his annual mash-up of all of the most popular pop songs of the year. The 2013 installment of his United State of Pop mash-up series has been titled Living the Fantasy. Click the embed above to have a listen and be reminded of all of the great pop songs that made us boogie all 2013 long. Click below to read a list of the songs included in this year’s mash-up, just in case you cannot place a song or two. Please enjoy. More »
Claim Your Username
Back in December of 2012 we first learned that music genius and artist Trent Reznor was working on a new music streaming service that would rival Spotify and Pandora in the music streaming business. Today we learn that the service, named Beats Music, is preparing to launch next month. Reznor is working with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on the service launch (along with his long-time creative collaborator Rob Sheridan) and is ready to change the game completely. The official website for Beats Music is live and folks are advised to head there NOW to register their usernames ahead of the service launch in a few weeks. Click below to learn more about why everyone is going to LOVE this new music streaming service. More »
1D bests NKOTB, 'NSync & BSB
Congratulations are in order for One Direction because this week their new album Midnight Memories enters the Billboard magazine Top 200 Album Chart in the #1 position. As a result of this latest achievement, they have gone where no boy band has ever gone before. The first three albums released by 1D have debuted in the #1 spot, a feat that no other boy band has ever done before. Not New Kids on the Block, not *NSync, not Backstreet Boys. Read on to learn all about this latest accomplishment by One Direction and marvel at their boy band superiority. More »
The TV Guide
Back in June I had the great fortune of seeing Beyoncé live in concert at the Staples Center here in LA on the first US leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. As you may recall, I snagged SWEET seats up against her stage and had the most amazing time. When tickets went on sale for the second leg of her tour, I couldn’t resist and purchased the same seats right up next to her stage for her show here in town last night and, once again, I had THE time of my life. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I took and shared a lot of photos and videos from the concert. I’ve collected a few of my faves for sharing below. Have a look, won’t you? More »
"I don't need another gift, I just have one wish this year ..."
Last month we got to hear Ariana Grande‘s cover of the Wham! Xmas classic Last Christmas and today we get to hear another track off her upcoming Xmas album/EP. This time around, Ariana is singing about what she wants for Xmas this year … and instead of gifts or chocolates, she just wants to have Snow In California. Now, as a person who grew up with snowy winters for most of my life, I can assure you … it’s best to be careful what you wish for. But, this is what Ariana wants so … let it snow, I suppose. Click below to have a listen of this cute little Xmas tune. More »
Make It Stop, Please
Remember back in August of 2012 when we first learned that Drake was planning to release a new album of previously unheard and unfinished Aaliyah music and then we learned that her family wasn’t happy about the idea, then there were a LOT of crazy rumors and reports going around that ultimately meant the project would never be released. Back in January, an unreleased song called Quit Hatin’ leaked online then … nothing. Well, today we get to hear bits of another unreleased Aaliyah song by way of Drake who posted a video on his official Instagram profile which teases the song. Click below and have a listen. More »
Peace the Spork Out
And so … the end of an era has come and gone. Last night at 10 PM ET, the music site turntable.fm shut down completely for good. Some of you might remember that I spent quite a LOT of time playing around on Turntable a couple of years ago when the site had newly launched. Occasional usage turned into bona fide obsession as I would spend hours on the site for weeks on end playing music as a virtual DJ (I even lived a short time as Deadmau5) with friends and strangers who would eventually become friends themselves. For various reasons, I didn’t spend much time on the site in the past year or so but I would pop in from time to time to say hello to my online friends who hung out there daily. I learned a few days ago that Turntable was shutting down for good and, well, I had to go back to play a couple of songs and say my goodbyes before the site went away forever. More »
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The Couple that Sings Together ... Stays Together?
When last we heard about John Mayer collaborating with another artist, we saw video of him performing on Saturday Night Live with Frank Ocean back in September of last year. Today we learn a bit more about John‘s most recent collaboration … with his ladylove Katy Perry. At this point, we don’t know for sure or not that the couple are engaged to be married … but we do know that they are happy to work together and make beautiful music together. The couple were photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the single cover art and you can click thru this gallery to see photos from the shoot. This set of photos is the couple’s “coming out” as an official item. In case you’ve yet to hear the couple’s duet, you can click below and hear John and Katy sing Who You Love together. More »