Here are the things we know about the lads of One Direction: they can sing, they can dance and they are certainly easy on the eyes. But, there’s more to a man than just his looks and his talent. To be truly swoon-worthy, you have to have the whole package! If gazing at their beautiful faces isn’t enough for you, here are some more reasons to fall even more head over heels. Let us know in the comments why YOU think they’re so dreamy and be sure to catch their new movie One Direction: This Is Us in theaters August 30th. Click inside for more!
Posted under: One Direction
Blast from the Past
Back in 2000, before Kanye West took the world by storm as a solo act, he was part of a Chicago group called Go Getters and today we get to hear music from the group’s previously unreleased album. A website has gone live that offers information and download links for the Go Getters album World Record Holders, revealing the world a new collection of songs that show a different, younger side of Kanye and his crew. Click below to see vintage-looking promo photo of Go Getters and hear their song 10 In A Benz in full. If you like what you hear, you can hear the rest of the tracks by downloading the entire album for your listening pleasure. More »
"You look so pretty, in Detroit City"
My friend Darion gave me the heads up that the brilliant Scottish band Texas, who enjoyed some success here in the US back in the 90s, has released a new album titled The Conversation and today have released a new single titled Detroit City. D’s email to me about the song was basically, I found your new theme song … and he was right. As you can see and hear in the video embedded above, Texas have penned a love letter about my beloved Detroit by releasing this love song set in Detroit. I’ve been playing this video all morning, I really love it. I know my Detroiters out there will appreciate the song and I hope the rest of you will love it, too! I honestly haven’t thought about Texas in a minute but I’m so happy to see that they are still putting out great music.
Posted under: 'Detroit City', Texas
Another Comeback For Mason Betha???
Right now, PITNBr nicole is somewhere still kicking the ish out of herself for missing that epic Diddy/Ma$e reunion at Drake‘s OVO concert. LOL :) But good news nicole! That may not have been the last we heard from good ol’ Murda Ma$e (although the bad news is that Drake is involved, and we all know PITNBr nicole does not get down with Drizzy). Drake has been talking about his OVO Fest and he’s got rumors flying about regarding a possible record deal for Ma$e. I don’t know if the world is ready for another Ma$e album (I mean, I think he still might be a preacher or something), but the very thought of a possible comeback brings a smile to my face. Peep the video to see what Drizzy has to say on the matter, and to hear Ma$e talk about another rapper in the game that he’d like to get down with.
The TV Guide
Last night my dear friend Irene, who is visiting LA from NYC this weekend, invited me to attend a very special concert performance at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and I jumped at the chance to attend. Hollywood Forever has to be one of my absolute favorite places in LA which isn’t nearly as morbid as it sounds. The grounds of the cemetery are beautiful and every single event I’ve attended there has been a joyous, jubilant and/or celebratory one. Strangely, I’ve never associated Hollywood Forever with death. When Irene told me that The National was playing a concert on the grounds, I knew I had to be there. It is without the slightest hint of hyperbole that I say that last night’s concert is now one of my all-time favorite LA shows. More »
Posted under: The National
"I am just a copy ...
Back in June we got to see the David Lynch-directed music video for the Nine Inch Nails single Came Back Haunted, the first from the forthcoming new album Hesitation Marks. Since that song was released, NIN has performed a couple of other new songs live in concert on their current Festival Tour and today we get to hear the studio version of one of those songs. Trent Reznor has released the new song Copy Of A for free to Amazon users in the UK HERE and, naturally, the song is getting play all over the world (I understand it will be released for free HERE on Amazon in the US tomorrow). Click the embed above to hear Copy Of A in full as it will sound on Hesitation Marks when it is released next month. I got to hear this song performed live at Lollapalooza earlier this month and I am in LOVE. This upbeat track is very reminiscent of the sound of NIN‘s debut album Pretty Hate Machine. I am dying to hear more. Hesitation Marks will be released in full in just a few weeks … I CAN’T WAIT!!!
Commit This Name To Memory, Stat!
A while back we were introduced to up-and-coming singer Jade Novah via her amazing cover of Rihanna‘s hit song Diamonds. In just a short while, Jade has gone on to become an independent YouTube sensation with her own original music, and her hilarious Beyoncé impersonations, which have gone seriously viral. I am SO excited for this chic (a Cleveland native after my own heart), and so happy that she’s gearing up for the release of her debut single Show Out. Show Out will be released on iTunes TOMORROW, August 12th, and you better believe I plan to support this amazing talent. You can listen to a tiny snippet of the track on iTunes, and you can also download Jade‘s free mixtape HERE, and peep the video to check out her teaser!
Posted under: 'Show Out', Jade Novah
A Star is Born?
Connor Cruise, son of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, is trying to make a name for himself in the world of music and today we get our first listen at his first single. Cruise teamed up with Metro Station singer Mason Musso and Black Eyed Peas collaborator DJ Poet on a new single titled Closer to Heaven. I’m not a huge EDM fan but I have to say that after a couple of listens, I’m pretty impressed with how the track turned out. Click below to have a listen and see what you think of Connor‘s foray into music. More »
All Kinds Of Awesome...
In case you were curious about what you missed by not going to Drake‘s OVO Fest, apparently, you missed a lot. As did I. Friggen Diddy and Ma$e reunited for no other reason other than that they are awesome and wanted me to relive my pre-teen dream, and we have the footage to prove it! These images are just as sweet as those Jay Z/Damon Dash reunion pictures that have been floating around. Le Sigh. Peep the video for more! You know it’ll make you feel so good, lol!
P.S. Did you peep homegirl going iiiin at the 1:25 mark over the Miguel/J.Cole song?! LMAO. Oh man…
Bonus: Watch NIN's Entire Lollapalooza Concert Performance
Nine Inch Nails is currently on a festival tour here in the US and for those of you who haven’t or can’t see the show, I’ve got a little treat for you. Moment Factory, the production company that worked with NIN on the visuals for the festival tour, has released a behind the scenes making-of video from the production rehearsals for the tour. Check out the teaser video in the embed above … and then, if you have the time, click below to watch NIN‘s full concert performance at Lollapalooza last weekend to see all the visuals in action. Enjoy!