NIN Revamped & HIttin' the Road!
Since the beginning of the year last month we have been talking about how 2013 is shaping up to be a really great year for music and Trent Reznor has officially certified that 2013 will be THE best year for music in many, many years. Just when we were starting to calm down from the exciting news that Reznor‘s new band How to Destroy Angels will be touring some this year, he announces the RETURN OF NINE INCH NAILS!!! I must confess, I was aware that NIN would be coming together to play a concert later this year (and, for me, that was more than exciting enough) but I was not privy to the amazing news that the band is being reimagined, reformed and will be hitting the road for an EXTENSIVE tour that will span both 2013 and 2014. This is TRULY the best news to wake up to as we start this final week of February. NIN is BACK! Can you believe it?! More »
Another Collab For K-Dot
Sigh. I’ve been waiting for this mash-up to happen… and I didn’t even know it, lol. Yesterday we got to check out Kendrick Lamar‘s new music video (with Drizzy Drake) for Poetic Justice, and now we’ve got some new K-Dot with Emeli Sandé. I’m starting to see a trend here! Dido, ZZ Ward, and Lady Gaga have all teamed up with Kendrick, and now British sensation Sandé is jumping on board. I love it! Kendrick is featured on the remix to her hit single Next To Me, and I think it’s a good look for both artists. Peep the audio above for more! And check out the lyrics to this one over at DirectLyrics.
The 'Gerald Giovanni's Funk3d Edit' Remix features MOAR BRITNEY
So, first we got the music video for Britney Spears and will.i.am‘s new single Scream & Shout … then we got a music video for the remixed version of Scream & Shout that features Brit, will and a bunch of rappers … but today, my friends, we get THE absolute best Scream & Shout music video of all. Britney fansite Breathe Heavy pointed me in the direction of the just-released music video for Scream & Shout (Gerald Giovanni’s Funk3d Edit) video remix which features most (if not all) of Britney‘s scenes from the previous two official music videos … resulting in the best video of the bunch. The remixed version of S&S ain’t bad either (but is it better than the Pitbull remix we heard earlier this week?). Check out the embed above and fall in love. I think you, too, will agree that moar Britney means moar awesomeness. YOU’RE GONNA TURN THIS SHIT UP!
K-Dot And Drizzy Find Love And Trouble In 'Poetic Justice'
Finally! A little while back Kendrick Lamar released the controversial video to Backstreet Freestyle, and while I loved that video (and trying to make sense of some of the images with y’all), I’d really been obsessively waiting for the video to Poetic Justice since we heard the single a while back. And I was not disappointed. Although it would have been awesome to see a cameo from Janet Jackson (what with the sample on the track), I love, love, love that the video is set in LA on Crenshaw Boulevard, and partly inspired by one of the storylines in her 1993 movie Poetic Justice. Drake is up in the video… being Drake, lol. Peep the video for more! Do you love? I love. And you can check out the lyrics to Poetic Justice over at DirectLyrics.
Mimi wants to Emancipate New Music ASAP
To promote the release of her new single Almost Home, the first from the soundtrack to Disney‘s Oz: The Great and Powerful, Mariah Carey sat down for an interview with her American Idol chum Ryan Seacrest on his radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest to discuss the song … as well as NEW music later this year. According to Mimi, she’s been working hard on new material for her next album and she is CRAZY excited to release it all. 2013 already looks like a great year for new music so if we add a new album from Mariah Carey, my head is pretty much going to explode from happiness. More »
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way out to Club Nokia at LA Live in downtown LA to see Marilyn Manson in concert and I have to say, I had a blast. I’ve been going to MM shows for years, ever since they first played Detroit way back in 1994. I’ve seen that band do some crazy stuff on stage back in their hey day but last night’s performance was pretty standard. It was fun, I enjoyed myself but … the shocking theatricality that MM is known for is long gone, I’m afraid. More »
'Legends Of The Summer'
It’s official! A little while back we heard whisperings about a possible joint tour featuring Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake; and it’s going down! The news has officially been confirmed on Jigga‘s Life + Times website, and eeeeeveryone is about to go cray over these tickets! The official tour dates have just been announced, and images of stadiums throughout the States (and two in Canada) were posted on the site along with the hashtag, #LegendsOfTheSummer. Click inside to see if they’ll be coming to a stadium near you!
YOUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED
First the 98 Degrees reunion was announced, then it was postponed, then it was back on again when New Kids on the Block came calling. Now we learn the AMAZING news that the 90s boyband has recorded and is releasing a BRAND NEW ALBUM. Yes, folks all those wishes made on falling stars and prayers to various gods and goddess have come TRUE! At last! 98 Degrees is hittin’ us this Spring with an album titled 2.0. You may rejoice now. More »
Posted under: '2.0', 98 Degrees
The TV Guide
So, yesterday … so much fun! I got to spend time with dear friends who I haven’t been able to see due to geographic restrictions and various other reasons but, man, seeing them yesterday really made me happy. I got to spend the early part of the day with my dear Angie who is visiting LA from Boston for a few days. Then, I got to meet up with Justine and Gary at the Lisa Loeb show last night and just had the best time ever. I actually enjoyed back to back days of happiness and joy … yay, me! More »
Posted under: Lisa Loeb
'Is There A God? Is He Watching? Is She Watching?'
Usually when Miguel releases a music video, it means things are about to get pretty sexy. But the Grammy winning artist is switching gears a bit for his third single, Candle In The Sun. Maintaining his signature intensity and beautiful vocals, Miguel gets a little socio-political on this one. Apparently, he released a statement to HypeBeast about the song and visuals: “It’s so easy to ignore what’s right in front of us sometimes. I wanted to create a song and visual that addressed my everyday concerns of life as I know it in the world that we live in.” I’m of the opinion that Miguel (and his girlfriend) can do no wrong, and I love the lyrics to this song. Peep the video for more!