"It’s selling really really well"
Taylor Swift‘s new album 1989, which was released earlier this week, is selling so well that it will likely be the first album to sell 1 million copies in its first week of release since she was the last artist to sell 1 million copies of an album (Red) in its first week of release (plus, she will likely have the only platinum-selling album of 2014). But not only is her album as a whole selling well but the individual singles from the album are selling well as well … including her infectious song Welcome To New York. Taylor has announced that proceeds from the sale of New York will be donated to the New York public school system because, duh, she’s Taylor Swift. More »
Both Madonna and Kanye West attended the Keep A Child Alive‘s 11th Annual Black Ball in NYC last night so, naturally, they found one another so that they could see and be seen with one another. Selfies were snapped and shared, photogs went crazy and a social media moment was born. It would appear that Maddy is working with seemingly EVERYONE on her new album and while it remains to be seen if she will enlist Kanye to appear on her album as well, we do know that she has teamed up with Nas for new music for her album. Before Madonna and Kanye hung out together at the Black Ball last night, Nas shared a photo on his official Instagram profile that he took with Madonna in the recording studio. More »
It was recently reported that the release date for Nicki Minaj‘s new album The Pink Print has been delayed to December but that just means Nicki has more time to promote the album’s release. Nicki just posted a pair of new promo videos on her official Instagram profile in support of The Pink Print which you can watch below. More »
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way down to Santa Ana, CA to see Marilyn Manson in concert at The Observatory to kick off my Hallowe’en weekend. MM is playing a string of shows here in SoCal this weekend but because I’m leaving for NYC in a few hours, last night’s show in Santa Ana was the only one I would be in town to attend. I haven’t been impressed with MM shows in many years but I keep going to his concerts in the hopes that he will wow me a bit … or at least remind me of the good ol’ days back in the ’90s when Marilyn Manson was a great live act. I can’t say that last night’s show was one of his better ones … but I can say that I was glad that I went. More »
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We announced recently that PITNBr Iris is now (and henceforth forever more/until she gets too fancy for us) The PITNB intern Iris. Lemme tell you about Iris. She’s kind of a big deal, and she has been saving my life over the past couple of weeks, helping out with #TBT, awesome galleries (like the Celebrity Hallowe’en Costumes, which I love), and now handling much of our Facebook stuff. Last week I asked her to help me find some creepy Throwback music videos for Hallowe’en, and she came up with some great stuff. Click inside for more!
XO/Out Of The Woods
What do you get when you take Beyoncé‘s song XO and you mash it up with Taylor Swift‘s song Out Of the Woods? Well, IMHO, you get a pretty amazing new song that works surprisingly well. An industrious fan came up with the brilliant idea to mix these two songs in order to make a new mash-up song that I must admit I’ve been listening to on repeat for the past hour or so. Click below to get your first listen of Beylor Swift‘s XO/Out Of The Woods. More »
"Mother Theresa" does late night TV
Taylor Swift released her new album 1989 this week (which is already on track to be the most successful album of 2014) and last night she made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to perform her new single Welcome to New York and chat with Dave about her new music. You can click the embed above to watch Taylor (whom Letterman refers to as Mother Theresa for the way she treats her fans) perform New York in full (yes, the song is still insanely catchy when performed live) then you can click below to watch interview clips of Taylor talking about the house parties she hosted for fans, her lurve for Lena Dunham and her affinity for writing snarky songs about lousy ex-boyfriends. More »
New music from his upcoming new album
Back in July we got our first look at singer-turned-actor Marilyn Manson in the final season of Sons of Anarchy (where he plays an incarcerated white supremacist gangster) but today we get to see MM back in his role as rock star. Manson has released for free a new song titled Third Day of a Seven Day Binge that will be included on his as-yet untitled new album, due out in 2015. Click the embed above to hear the song in full then head over to the official MM website HERE to download the track, if it tickles your fancy. Marilyn Manson is playing a string of intimate Hallowe’en concerts here in SoCal this week and I’ll be seeing his show in Santa Ana tomorrow night. It looks like MM is trying to get his music career going again so … we’ll see how well that goes for him.
We are SO not worthy
A couple of weeks ago, we first learned the VERY EXCITING NEWS that Prince will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this Hallowe’en weekend and today we learn a bit of news about the performance. Instead of performing the usual two songs that musical guests get on a regular episode of SNL, Prince has decided he will perform one long 8-minute jam instead. OMG. It’s going to be so damn good!! More »
Back in June we got to check out the brilliant Ok Go music video for their song The Writing’s On The Wall and today we learn that they are back with another brilliantly brilliant music video for their new single I Won’t Let You Down. As you may know, Ok Go have made a reputation out of making really impressively inventive music videos and this newest video is proof that they’ve still got it. If you enjoy perfectly synchronized choreography timed perfectly with the opening and closing of umbrellas, filmed in one long shot, then this is the music video for you. The song’s not so bad either ;)