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Kanye West Previewed His Entire Album ‘Yeezus’ In NYC Last Night

And He Said a LOT of Things

Kanye West invited a select group of folks — friends, bloggers, members of the media, Beyoncé, Jay-Z — to attend an impromptu listening party for his new album Yeezus at Milk Studios in NYC, NY. In addition to allowing the people in attendance a first listen of his entire new album, he also revealed new information about the folks he collaborated with on the disc. Previously we learned that West worked with Daft Punk on his song Black Skinhead but he revealed last night that Daft Punk worked on other songs as well. Click below to read some deets about what was revealed by Kanye last night and watch video of him talking to the crowd after it was all said and done. More »

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First Listen: Kelly Rowland Teams Up With Wiz Khalifa On Her New Song ‘Gone’

Take A Listen

Kelly Rowland will drop her new album Talk A Good Game a week from now and altho she has already given us our first listen of some amazing music from the album already, today we get to hear another new track in full. Back in May, when the tracklist for Talk A Good Game was released, we first learned that Kelly teamed up with Wiz Khalifa on a song titled Gone. Click below to hear this song in full and find out which classic song she sampled for the track. More »

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Cher Announces The Release Of Her New Single Titled ‘Woman’s World’

Cher Returns

Last November, right around Thanksgiving time, a demo of Cher‘s new single Woman’s World leaked to the Internets. Since that time, we haven’t heard a peep about the single, a possible new album … nothing. Last night, Cher reminded the world that she’s got some new music up her sleeve by releasing the cover art for Woman’s World on her official Facebook profile, where she also made the announcement that she will be performing the song LIVE on TV next week. Click below to see the single art in full and find out when YOU can hear Cher perform Woman’s World LIVE! More »

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Veruca Salt Reveal That They Are Making ‘New Songs’

"the bitches *are* back"

OMG … so, back in March I learned that Veruca Salt, one of my ALL-TIME favorite bands, launched official Facebook and Twitter accounts and judging on the photos (both old and NEW) that they have been posting in the months since, it seemed pretty evident that the band had gotten back together to possibly reunite for a tour … or something. I had a feeling that the band was up to something and I’ve been hoping that they might be up for playing some of their amazing old music together. Today I am happy to report that according to the band itself, they’re not only rehearsing old material … they’re making NEW music as well! I KNOW that there are a LOT of Veruca Salt fans out there who are LOSING THEIR SHIZZ right along side me right now. AHHHH! The band posted some photos over the weekend that show the foursome — Louise Post, Nina Gordon, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro — rehearsing and working on “new songs” which you MUST see below immediately! AHHHH!!!! More »

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Watch: Neil Patrick Harris Kicks Off The 2013 Tony Awards Show With A Rousing Live Performance

Going Bigger
"Special thanks to Shia LaBeouf for this opportunity"

The 2013 Tony Awards were handed out at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, NY last night to the most deserving players, writers and shows of the current Broadway season. For the 4th time in as many years, actor/Broadway veteran Neil Patrick Harris served as host for the night’s festivities. The musicals Kinky Boots and Matilda won big at the awards show last night but, IMHO, NPH stole the entire show right from the start with his crazy impressive opening number. As you can see in the embed above, Neil incorporated many of the Broadway shows that were nominated for awards last night into his We’re Going Bigger opening number and he exhibited an adept skill at singing, dancing, comedy, magic, rapping … you name it, he did it ALL in just the first 8 minutes of the awards show last night. Watch his opening performance in full above and then, if you still care, click below to find out who won awards at the 2013 Tony Awards last night. More »

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Watch: Kanye West Debuts A Song Titled ‘I Am A God’ At The Governor’s Ball 2013 Concert

“I just talked to Jesus, and he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’"
God Complex in Full Effect

Birthday boy Kanye West was among the featured performers at the 2013 Governor’s Ball on Randall Island in NY this weekend and he used the opportunity to debut new music that will appear on his forthcoming new album Yeezus, due out this month. Kanye performed his new tracks New Slaves and Black Skinhead but he also performed a brand new song titled I Am A God. I suppose it should come as no surprise that a man that would name his album Yeezus would pen a song titled I Am A God. The embed above features a long clip of the track with my favorite line of lyrics being:

I just talked to Jesus
he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’
and I said, ‘Shit, I’m chillin’
trying to stack these millions.

Honestly, based on what I hear from this live performance, I dig the track … a lot. I like all of the new music that we’ve heard thus far that will appear on West‘s upcoming new album, so, yeah … I’m excited to hear more. What do y’all think of I Am A God? Are you impressed?

UPDATE: Kanye West debuted another new song, reportedly titled On Site, in his performance which you can watch below. More »

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First Look: Kelly Clarkson Shows Off The Cover Art For Her New Country Single ‘Tie It Up’

Here Comes the Bride-To-Be

Kelly Clarkson is readying the official release of her upcoming new Country song Tie It Up and today she gives us our first look at the cover artwork for the track. As you can see below, Kelly is rocking a stunt wedding veil and dress along with her massive real-life engagement ring as her arm is bound to her pretend groom. The artwork is a little bit of art imitating life since we know that Kelly is engaged to be married and is reportedly set to tie the knot for real later this year. Click below to see the full-size coverart for Tie It Up and get your first look at Kelly Clarkson: Bride-To-Be. More »

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Kanye West Celebrated His 36th Birthday With Jay-Z And Nas

And Maybe Discussed A Possible Collaboration? Please?

Yesterday was Kanye West‘s 36th birthday and he got lots of lurve. I would have given him a shouts-out on the blog, but since his new album is coming out I think we’re gonna make him the subject of an upcoming Throwback Thursday instead. So. Get ready for that, lol. Anywho, Yeezy was spotted out celebrating with a few of his friends/the greatest rappers of all time– Jay-Z and Nas. Sigh. If I was 14 I’d sooo hang this picture up on my wall, lol. Click inside for a better look!
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First Listen: This New Zealand Pop Star, Lorde, Is The New Jam

No, Really. Listen To These Tracks Now!

New Zealand, stand up! I was perusing one of my fave music sites and came across an article about Lorde, a platinum-selling artist who I would have heard about ages ago if I was a Kiwi. But alas, most of us in the States just now being introduced to the pop singer. Still, better late than never– and the music is so dope, I don’t know if I woulda been ready for this a few months ago. She’s being compared to Lana Del Rey right now, but I think she’s definitely got her own style as well. Click inside to meet Lorde!
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Guitarist Adrian Belew Quits Nine Inch Nails

"It just was not working"

In the wake of the exciting release this week of the new Nine Inch Nails single Came Back Haunted, we learn today that new NIN guitarist Adrian Belew (of King Crimson) has decided to leave the band. Belew posted a message on his official Facebook profile that announced his departure from NIN but that message has since been deleted from the page. He posted a follow-up message that is much shorter but still announces his departure from the band. As you may recall, we learned last month that bassist Eric Avery (of Jane’s Addiction) decided to leave the band due to the time commitment required from touring and has since been replaced with former NIN band member Robin Finck. Click below to read Adrian Belew‘s statements regarding his decision to quit NIN. More »

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