2 EDM Powerhouses In 1
EDM superstar Diplo has taken time out of working with Madonna and feuding with Taylor Swift and Lorde to team up with fellow EDM superstar Skrillex to create a new side project called Jack Ü. Today we learn that Jack Ü has teamed up with singer Kiesza for a new song, complete with just-released music video, titled Take Ü There. So, if you’ve ever wondered what would happen if Diplo and Skrillex teamed up to make music together, this video is for you. Enjoy.
"So here I am and I will not run / Guts over fear (the time is near)"
Back in August we got our first listen of Eminem‘s new song Guts Over Fear, which features Sia on guest vocals, and today we get to check out the just-released music video for the track. Filmed in Detroit, MI, the video for Guts Over Fear tells the inspirational story of a down on his luck boxer hoping to fight his way to the top. I, personally, love seeing how much of Detroit is featured in the video so this is one of Em‘s better videos, I think. Have a look above and feast your eyes on Guts Over Fear.
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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"It must be a fan video"
The self-proclaimed “god of fuck” Marilyn Manson, who built a career on insulting as many conservative sensibilities as possible with stunts like ripping up Bibles in concert, promoting Nazi imagery and selling merchandise depicting blasphemous imagery of Jesus Christ (to name but a few career highlights), has issued a statement denying that he has any association whatsoever with the leaked video that we saw yesterday that features Lana Del Rey being sexually assaulted by Eli Roth that has been attributed to him. Despite the fact that Roth went on the record last year to reveal that he, LDR and MM collaborated on a “sick video” that was unfit for public release, Manson wants everyone to know that he has nothing at all to do with the video that surfaced this week. More »
Last year, Hostel director Eli Roth revealed that he directed unused music video footage the year before for Marilyn Manson that features Lana Del Rey that ended up being “so sick” that it sat “locked in a vault”. Today, we see that a portion of that previously unseen footage has made its way to the Internets. In the NSFW clip embedded above, we see a bit of disturbing imagery, including a scene where Lana Del Rey appears to be sexually assaulted (by, it looks like, director Eli Roth). This, folks, is what happens when Eli Roth, Marilyn Manson and LDR all decide to collaborate together.
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!
Band Aid 30 includes 1D, Sam Smith, Bono, Sinéad and More!
Back in 1984, a star-studded supergroup called Band Aid gathered together some of the biggest names in music to record and release a charity single titled Do They Know It’s Christmas? to raise money and awareness to fight hunger in Ethiopia (you may recall that an American supergroup of performers called USA for Africa recorded and released We Are The World for the same cause back in ’84 as well). Today, Band Aid 30 — a supergroup comprised of One Direction, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin from Coldplay and more — releases an updated version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? as a charity single to raise money to fight the spread of the ebola virus and care for its victims. It’s pretty remarkable, I think, that 30 years after the original Band Aid came together to fight hunger a new incarnation of Band Aid can come together to fight ebola. I also think it’s remarkable that Bono was a member of Band Aid back in 1984 and he is a member of Band Aid 30 today. You can click HERE to donate, if you are so inclined.
You can also click below to watch the music video for the original 1984 version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? More »
Are you a Hollaback Girl or Fergalicious? (It's okay, you can be both.)
Here is the thing about Gwen Stefani‘s debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. I went through a period of time in which I listened to that album every day, all day, incessantly. It scares me to think about how much I refused to listen to anything else. And as far as Fergie Ferg? Well, don’t tell anyone, but this guy I know who I maybe have three kids with once told me that he didn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day… except for the Fergie album, The Dutchess. Pretty sure I swore not to tell anyone that or something. #Whoopsie! Now that both women are back on the scene and working on new projects, we had to celebrate some of their best tracks from back in the day. Click inside for more!
Inspired by female coffee producers in Costa Rica
Alanis Morrissette has released a video for her new song The Morning that was written for a documentary called A Small Section of the World that will open in select theaters and on VOD in December. The Coffee is inspired by the female coffee producers of Costa Rica and features percussion sounds created by Carlos Tapado Vargas utilizing coffee beans and the machinery that is used to make coffee. The project sounds very interesting and as you can hear above, the song sounds classic Alanis. Click the embed above to get your first listen of/look at The Morning.
La La La La La
In late September, Fergie Ferg returned to the music scene with her new single LA Love (La La) which has been released in lyric video form and remix featuring YG form. Today we get to see the just-released music video for LA Love (La La) (Remix Featuring YG) that was shot on the streets of Los Angeles last month. I’m actually very pleased that the video features the remix version of the song because I really dig the slightly different sound from the original single version … as well as YG‘s contributions to the song. Check out the video above and see if you LA Love it.