The TV Guide
Last night I made my way to the El Rey Theater to see the amazing band Cibo Matto live on stage for the first time since 1998. I heard a few weeks ago that Cibo Matto was releasing a new album and when I found out that they would be playing LA on tour, I knew I had to see them live. Honestly, I had forgotten how great their music was but last night’s show, chock full of their greatest hits and select new songs, not only took me back but reminded me how much I’ve missed them! Click below to see a few photos and a couple of short Instagram videos from the show last night and get a tiny taste of what their live experience is like. More »
Shakira, Blake, Usher and Adam got it Covered
The 6th season of The Voice premiered on NBC last night with singer/songwriters Shakira, Blake Shelton, Usher and Adam Levine sitting in the spinning coaches/judges chairs … and to kick off the festivities, the coaches came out on stage and each performed covers of one another’s songs. Blake, Shakira, Usher and Adam each sang Whenever, Wherever, Boys ‘Round Here, Love Somebody and Without You in just a fun way that I had to share the video with all y’all. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m not a big fan of any of the competitive singing reality TV shows but I have to admit that The Voice consistently provides fantastic entertainment not only form its competitors but from the coaches/judges as well. This is a great live performance, I think you’ll enjoy it.
An industrious Beyoncé fan came up with the genius idea of creating an interactive online soundboard that samples key lyrics and sounds from Bey‘s new self-titled album and has made that soundboard available to the masses. The Beyoncé Soundboardt started making the social media rounds yesterday, much to everyone’s ecstatic glee. Click below to have a look at this stunning achievement in human technology and find out how you can waste away the hours of the day by clicking around the Soundboardt to make Beyoncé sing Good Good, Bow Down Bitches, Surfboardt and more over and over and over to heart’s content! More »
The Most Watched Vevo Clip EVER
Justin Bieber‘s music video for his smash hit single Baby has just been certified by Vevo as its most-watched video EVER with 1 billion views:
@justinbieber’s “Baby” music video has reached 1 BILLION views on @vevo, our most watched clip ever http://vevo.ly/hW8OXO #BabyBillionVEVO
This certification is mind-blowing, yes, but a look at the count tally on the Vevo video page HERE shows no view tally and the number on the You Tube site HERE only shows at present 994,939,965 views. My assumption is that the Vevo site has the views that make up the difference to equal 1 billion. How many times have YOU watched the Baby music video? If you would like to add to the 1,000,000,000,000 view count, you can do so by watching the video embedded above … baby, baby, baby OOOOH!
The NIN 2014 Tour Begins Tomorrow
After a couple months off the road for the holidays, Nine Inch Nails is ready to resume their world tour in Tokyo, Japan tomorrow with a few shows at a venue called Studio Coast. NIN frontman Trent Reznor posted a photo on his official Facebook profile from today’s tour rehearsal and the official Instagram profile for Nine Inch Nails shared another photo from rehearsals. The coming year will be a busy one tourwise for NIN and it all gets underway tomorrow. Check out the photos below. More »
Songs meant for 'Circus' & 'Britney Jean' and a HOT remix
Ever since Britney Spears put out the KILLER album Blackout, which was mostly produced by the brilliant producer Danja (real name Floyd Nathaniel Hills), fans have been clamoring for more Britney and Danja collaborations. It was rumored that Danja would be producing some of the songs on Britney‘s latest album Britney Jean (the talk was that the album would sound like a Blackout II) but when will.i.am was named the album’s executive producer, that plan got nixed. Today, as a special treat for longtime fans of Britney/Danja, the producer reveals for us 3 demo songs that he worked on for Britney but were never released. Click the embed above to watch video of Danja explaining that one of the songs was intended for Britney‘s Circus album, one song was intended for Britney Jean and the third song is a remix of Hot As Ice. You can hear each of these three songs above and get an idea for what could’ve been had Danja been allowed to produce for Britney again. Danja remains hopeful (as do I) that he will work with Britney again in the future. Hearing these previously unheard demos makes me even more anxious for Brit and Danja to collaborate again.
Featuring his homedawg Blake Kelly
Justin Bieber has unleashed a new song titled Broken upon the world. As you can hear in the embed above, the song features vocals by Blake Kelly. For all you Beliebers, you are very welcome for the song. For everyone else, my sincerest apologies.
On the 1s and 2s
Popstars Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry and Lorde pulled double duty earlier this week when they DJed the official after party for the 2014 BRIT Awards Wednesday night and today we get to check out video of the ladies behind the turntables at their soirée. As you can see at around the 1:00 mark of this video, Lorde busts into the creepy/zombie/I’m dying dance thing she does when she performs live … proving that her dance isn’t an act, it’s just a fact. Personally, I love Lorde‘s dance … it’s the same sort of I’m writhing in pain dance that I do when I’m busting a goth move to Bauhaus or Siouxsie and the Banshees at City Club in Detroit or Disko Nekro in LA. Whether she’s performing on stage or DJing behind the turntables, Lorde knows what’s up with her gothy dance moves. I not only dig, I approve. Do your thing, Lordey pie. Do your death dance to your little cold, black heart’s content.
PS: It's not a "piss take"
Lily Allen is readying the release of her next album and she has finally decided to share with the world the name she has given to said album. IMHO, the title is brilliant but I can see how some people may misinterpret the title as something meant to take the piss out of someone else. In an attempt to avoid future controversy, Lily makes clear that her album title is meant as a tribute rather than a piss take so … keep that in mind. Click below to learn the title of Lily‘s new album and get your preorders in … I have a feeling this new album is going to be a doozy. More »
Posted under: 'Sheezus', Lily Allen
The 5th Installment
Jimmy Fallon and BFF Justin Timberlake are well known for their beloved History of Rap performances back when Fallon hosted Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. As you may recall, Jimmy and Justin performed the 4th installment of their History of Rap performances back in March of 2013 when JT appeared as a guest on Late Night for a week straight. Last night, Timberlake appeared as a guest on Fallon‘s new late night talk show The Tonight Show and to no one’s surprise at all, the guys busted out History of Rap 5. This installment of History includes songs by LL Cool J, Tone Loc, Salt N Pepa, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Dr. Dre, N.W.A., Skee-Lo, Drake, Kendrick Lamar AND MORE! Click the embed above to watch Jimmy and JT perform History of Rap 5 on The Tonight Show last night and try not to sing along … too loudly. Then click below to watch Jimmy and Justin perform History of Rap vols. 1-4 because you know you wanna. More »