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.
Watch the vid before it gets yanked offline
Taylor Swift was planning to release the music video for her new single Blank Space at a later date, apparently, but Yahoo! accidentally (on purpose?) jumped the gun and released the video early … before it realized it’s mistake and pulled the video off their site … but not before the video was able to be repopulated elsewhere online. The video is out so watch it above while you can. The video was directed by superstar director Joseph Kahn and takes aim at all of the rumors about Taylor that call her hopeless romantic-turned-psychopathic man-eater. It’s a clever video for a great song. Enjoy.
UPDATE: The video has now officially been released, so let’s cut some cake and enjoy the video over and over and over again.
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From the soundtrack to 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'
In late September, we got our first listen of Lorde‘s new song Yellow Flicker Beat, which is featured on the soundtrack that she curated for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. With the movie opening in theaters in just a few weeks, the time has come for Lorde to release the music video for the song. Click above to watch the video for Yellow Flicker Beat in full. I, personally, love the song very much and really enjoy this video. Lorde busts out her trademark dance moves, as you can see, and looks stylishly slick. It’s a great video for an amazing song.
"If you want to keep me ..."
Last month we got to check out the lyric video for Ariana Grande‘s collaborative song with The Weeknd Love Me Harder and today we get to check out the just released music video for the song. I think Ariana is at her best when she’s collaborating with another artist (like, for example, her song Break Free with Zedd) because Love Me Harder, I feel, is one of her better songs. The moody video, shot in a surprisingly well-lit abandoned warehouse, isn’t all that spectacular but I love the song and I love seeing these two artists together on screen. I like the video, I love the song. What do you think?
Brought to you by PITNB Intern Iris!
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!
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.