Q-Tip Is On Board Too
So much of what I loved about Kanye West‘s Yeezus album could probably be attributed to the legendary Rick Rubin, and his overall involvement in the project. Just before turning the finished product into his record label, Kanye took it to Rubin who helped him reorganize it, complete tracks, and basically just made it a helluva lot better than what it was. Rubin also worked on Eminem‘s new album this year, along with Jay Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail, so he’s been dipping his hands into a lot of big things. Now he and Kanye are planning to team up again for Kanye‘s next solo effort, which is already in the works. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Kanye West, Rick Rubin
Because Miley Cyrus was NOT nominated for a single Grammy Award this year she was not invited to perform at the Grammy Awards Nomination Concert inside the Nokia Theater in LA last night … but it really wasn’t a big deal for Ms. Cyrus because she was otherwise engaged with a performance at the annual KIIS FM Jingle Ball concert inside the Staples Center right across the street. As you can see in the gallery presented here, Miley used her performance last night to go buckwild on a dirt-ass, trashy Santa Claus proving once and for all that she deff belongs on the Naughty List this year. Have a look at the photos from Cyrus‘s performance last night to see exposed tongue, twerking and all around general Mileyness. Nothing says Merry Xmas like a young popstar rubbing her ass up against Santa Claus‘s crotch, right?
[Photo credit: Wireimage]
A Medley of Spears
Last week we got our first look at the newly released music video for Jamie Lynn Spears‘s new Country single How Could I Want More. Today, JL treats us all with a live performance of another of her new Country songs. Jamie Lynn has embarked on a short, intimate run of live concert performances to promote the upcoming release of her debut album and last night she performed the song Ms. Mississippi for a lucky group of fans. Midway thru the song, JL busted out a rendition of big sister Britney Spears‘s massive hit song Oops!… I Did It Again. She even managed to work in the hand-to-heart-pump dance move as she performed. And you MUST watch to the very end … JL gives our dear Britney a very sweet shoutout. Check out the video embedded above to watch the performance in full … or FFWD to the 2:05 mark for the start of JL‘s cover of Oops! I am in LOVE with this performance, are you?
Jay Z Leads with 9 noms! Kendrick, JT & Pharrell follow up with 7!
The nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards, due to be handed out on January 26, were announced last night at an event in Los Angeles, CA that featured live performances which followed the release of the long list of Grammy Award noms. Jay Z, who released his album Magna Carta over the summer, leads the pack of Grammy nominees with 9 noms. He is followed by Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Macklemore & Lewis who each scored 7 noms. Nine Inch Nails managed to nab a nomination for Best Alternative Album and Miley Cyrus got nominated for nothing. As you may know, the music academy hands out a LOT of awards each year, click below to read the LONG list of nominees to find out who else will be vying for the next crop of Grammy Awards. More »
Posted under: The Grammy Awards
Last month our dear Britney Spears shared a photo from the set of the music video of her new single Perfume and today she brings us a quick preview of the finished video. The full music video for the song will be released next week but in the meantime, we get a tiny taste of what’s to come with the just-released :36 second preview clip embedded above. While I can’t say that I’m really diggin’ on the way the video scenes are presented in this preview clip, I am excited to see how the final product turned out. Oh and as for all of that retirement talk we heard yesterday, I’m just going to pretend that IT NEVER HAPPENED. Nope, never happened at all.
Posted under: 'Perfume', Britney Spears
The FULL 80-minute Concert Performance
Last month I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Nine Inch Nails concert performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. At the time, I noted that the performance was being filmed … for something. Today, Trent Reznor has released that entire concert performance — in full, in HD — for free online. As I understand it, an expanded Blu-Ray/DVD version of this concert film will be released next Spring that will include extra bonus content in full 5.1 surround sound … but a quick look at the video presented here confirms that TR did not skimp on this free release. Nothing will be able to compare to seeing this show live in person … but this concert film is pretty damn close. I’m telling you, if you have yet to see any of the NIN Tension 2013 concert performances, you’re gonna wanna watch this LA performance in full. Please enjoy.
It's that time of year again
It is that time, once again, when DJ Earworm unleashes upon the world his annual mash-up of all of the most popular pop songs of the year. The 2013 installment of his United State of Pop mash-up series has been titled Living the Fantasy. Click the embed above to have a listen and be reminded of all of the great pop songs that made us boogie all 2013 long. Click below to read a list of the songs included in this year’s mash-up, just in case you cannot place a song or two. Please enjoy. More »
Claim Your Username
Back in December of 2012 we first learned that music genius and artist Trent Reznor was working on a new music streaming service that would rival Spotify and Pandora in the music streaming business. Today we learn that the service, named Beats Music, is preparing to launch next month. Reznor is working with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on the service launch (along with his long-time creative collaborator Rob Sheridan) and is ready to change the game completely. The official website for Beats Music is live and folks are advised to head there NOW to register their usernames ahead of the service launch in a few weeks. Click below to learn more about why everyone is going to LOVE this new music streaming service. More »
1D bests NKOTB, 'NSync & BSB
Congratulations are in order for One Direction because this week their new album Midnight Memories enters the Billboard magazine Top 200 Album Chart in the #1 position. As a result of this latest achievement, they have gone where no boy band has ever gone before. The first three albums released by 1D have debuted in the #1 spot, a feat that no other boy band has ever done before. Not New Kids on the Block, not *NSync, not Backstreet Boys. Read on to learn all about this latest accomplishment by One Direction and marvel at their boy band superiority. More »
The TV Guide
Back in June I had the great fortune of seeing Beyoncé live in concert at the Staples Center here in LA on the first US leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. As you may recall, I snagged SWEET seats up against her stage and had the most amazing time. When tickets went on sale for the second leg of her tour, I couldn’t resist and purchased the same seats right up next to her stage for her show here in town last night and, once again, I had THE time of my life. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I took and shared a lot of photos and videos from the concert. I’ve collected a few of my faves for sharing below. Have a look, won’t you? More »