MUST SEE TV
Last weekend, Lifetime aired their much-ballyhooed made-for-TV biopic movie about Aaliyah which Timbaland hated, Twitter hated, everyone hated. This weekend, VH1 comes to our rescue because they are re-airing Behind the Music: Aaliyah tomorrow night as a brilliant (yet SHADY) way of making up for the horrid Lifetime movie. Behind the Music is a documentary series that tells the stories of some of our favorite artists using interview footage of the artists themselves, as well as people who worked with the artists, family and friends. If you want to see the real deal when it comes to Aaliyah‘s life story, you’re gonna wanna tune in and watch Behind the Music: Aaliyah tomorrow night. More »
Earlier today we got to hear Beyoncé‘s new songs 7/11 and Ring Off which will be available on her new album Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set, due out next week. Right now, we get to see the *just-released* music video for 7/11. As you can see above, the clip has a fun homemade feel to it. No bells, no whistles … just Beyoncé being perfect. I love this track. I love this video even more. Enjoy.
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"Santa tell me if he really cares"
Ariana Grande will be releasing a new single for the Xmas holiday season and today we get to hear a tiny portion of the new track. Santa Tell Me, based on the short 16 second clip embedded below, sounds like a poppy hip hop track that reminds me a bit of Britney Spears‘s holiday single My Only Wish (This Year). In both tracks, the singer is singing directly to Santa Claus about the guy that they love. Click below to hear Ariana‘s take on a holiday pop song and see if it sounds like something you’d enjoy hearing this Xmas season. More »
The TV Guide
Last night, one day before the movie opens wide in theaters today, I attended an early showing of the much-anticipated sequel movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. After MONTHS of counting down the days, I finally got the chance to see part 1 of the 2-part finale of the Hunger Games film franchise. As expected, Mockingjay – Part 1 acted as a placeholder for the second movie due out next year but I felt it was still a very entertaining movie. All of the really big action will take place in Part 2 but Part 1 definitely packed enough of an emotive punch to entertain fans of the Hunger Games series. More »
From 'BEYONCÉ Platinum Edition Box Set'
On Wednesday we got our first taste of Beyoncé‘s new song 7/11, which is featured on her new album Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set (due out next week) and today we get to hear the song in full. We also get to hear her other new song, Ring Off, as both tracks have unsurprisingly made their way online ahead of the album’s official release on November 24. Bey is going for a much less polished pop sound on these new tracks, have a listen below and see what you think. More »
This Nirvana cover was fun but, ultimately, pointless
For a few weeks now, we’ve seen video of music performances from the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show where characters set in the 1950s perform modern day pop songs. Last night, actor Evan Peters performed a cover of Come As You Are by Nirvana on the show and while it was a fun performance, it had absolutely nothing at all to do with the storyline. Essentially, AHS has become a freak show version of Glee where pop songs are just thrown in because they have to be. I’m sorry to say that Freak Show has, thus far, been a very lackluster season of American Horror Story for me. While I thought the including of these fun musical performances helped the show, I know see that they are hurting the show. I dunno. I just don’t really care about what is happening this season on AHS and that’s a shame because this series really should be something to look forward to watching rather than something to just sit through. Did you watch last night? Are you loving this season?
It’s very possible that the embed above will stop working because it was uploaded by a fan but just in case, you can still hear the audio of Evan‘s cover of Come As You Are HERE.
Another record for Tay Tay
To say that Taylor Swift is having a great month since the release of her new album 1989 a couple of weeks ago would be a laughable understatement. Her album continues to reign supreme on the Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart and today we learn that her new single Blank Space has rocketed into the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. What is even more impressive is that Taylor has set a new record with her latest #1 single because she has just become the first woman to ever hit the #1 spot by displacing her previous #1 single. Wow. More »
"I'm really excited about the music that we've been working on"
Last week we heard from Rihanna herself that she has new music ready for release … BUT, she wouldn’t go on the record and let us know when that music will be released. Last night, Rihanna gave a new interview to Entertainment Tonight magazine and she teased that her new album will be released “very soon”. Now, “very soon” could be taken literally and mean that the album will be out in days or weeks. “Very soon” could also, in artist speak, mean that the album will be out in a few months. I know many folks are DYING for a new Rihanna album to drop before the year is out and while possible, I cannot let my heart get set on that high hope. Unless Rihanna pulls a Beyoncé and drops her new album without warning sometime in the next few weeks, I think we might have to settle in and wait until 2015 gets underway before we get to have her new album in our clutches.
Last week I started out #ThrowbackThursday with Gwen Stefani and Fergie Ferg by talking about how someone I know is maybe obsessed with Fergie in a very real way. That someone recently informed me that our #ThrowbackThursday list was null and void, as Clumsy had been omitted. I had one of those, OMG, I knew I was forgetting something moments and I’m trying to fix that this week. So here it it, Clumsy, which is actually my fave Fergie song ever. Click inside for more!
The TV Guide
Last night, I met up with my friend Amelia for a quick drink/catch-up sesh at The Well before we made our way into the Hollywood Palladium to see Tegan and Sara live in concert. I love me some Tegan and Sara so I had been looking forward to the show for some time now. And because I never get to spend as much time as I like with Amelia, I’m so glad that she was free last night to see the show with me. We had the best time ever … probably aided by the fact that the beers we drank were so large ;) More »