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Hangin’ With The Hooligans

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Yesterday was a mostly fun day. After all the hoopla of the iPhone 5 launch and the Space Shuttle Endeavor invasion of LA, I made my way down to Manhattan Beach for a hang session with my very good friend Josh Z. We met up for pizza and beers before we went to the movies together (we saw Dredd 3D, review forthcoming). After our hang sesh, I made my way even farther South to Long Beach to see one of my fave LA bands perform. Sweet & Tender Hooligans are performing two nights at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach … last night was all music from The Smiths. Tonight, they play all music from Morrissey. Needless to say, I’ll be there again tonight … but click below to see some fun photos from last night’s Smiths night. More »

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Rihanna Officially Announces Her Next Single, ‘Diamonds’

The Single Drops Next Week!
Rihanna Hearts Diamonds

Yes! I’m sooo excited to be reporting about Rihanna in a completely musical (as in drama/ex-boyfriend-free) capacity!!! The pop superstar– who’s new look I’m still loving all up and down– has officially announced her forthcoming single, titled Diamonds. Diamonds will appear on Rihanna‘s seventh studio album and will premiere next week!!! She must really be putting in that work because earlier this month she released that Cockiness single (with A$AP Rocky), which is off her last album Talk That Talk. Nuts. And I’m kind of more excited than I thought I would be, lol. Earlier today we saw pics of Rihanna at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and now we have the video of her there, announcing the new song. She describes it as ‘happy and hippie’ (or ‘hip-py’?) and she sounds quite pleased with the finished product. Also, she apparently ‘only knows how to be number one.’ Which makes sense. Checkie out!

UPDATE: There was some confusion and, since first posting this, we’ve learned that Diamonds is Rihanna‘s new single, not the new album. We still don’t know the name of the album but the cover art for the first single has been released.

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Watch: Missy Elliot Talks About An All-Ladies Rap Concert And The Nicki Minaj/Lil’ Kim Beef

'There's Enough Room For Everybody!'
Missy Has High Hopes For The Game

It really looks like Missy Elliot is coming back into a music world that desperately needs her. This is good news, to say the least! Earlier this week we got to hear her two new singles 9th Inning and Triple Threat (currently on repeat), and many of us are celebrating the return of the great one. Recently she stopped by MTV‘s RapFix Live with Sway to chat about women in hip-hop and the awesomeness that it would be if we could all just get along, lol. It’s so good to hear an artist come out and, hopefully, encourage some of the newer artists (like Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks) to squash whatever beefs are out there and just make good music together. Peep the video for more and celebrate the return of Miss E.!

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PITNB Pinkies: The Most Unforgettable Music Videos Of Summer 2012

You'll NEVER Guess Who Won Best Video Of The Summer :)

Summer is officially DUNZO y’all! And since this year’s summer was full of so much EPIC (Tomkat, Robsten, and the crazy, sexy rebirth of Pink Is The New Blog, just to name a few), we’re saying goodbye in the best way we can. This season, the PITNB Pinkie Awards have carried us through the MTV VMAs, as well as the BET Awards and the MTV Movie Awards. We’re bringin’ them back as we celebrate our absolute favorite videos of the summer with categories like ‘Best Break-Up Video,’ ‘Best Use Of A Fierce Hot Pink Cape In A Video‘ and ‘Best Stripper Video That Also Re-Defined The Stripper Video.’ It’s the Pinkies y’all! Celebrate the perfect end to an oh-so-special summer, inside.
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Watch: Calvin Harris And Florence Welch Release A Video For ‘Sweet Nothing’

Still Living On Such Sweet Nothing
Sweet Nothing, The Mini-Movie

Earlier this month we got to hear this new single from Calvin Harris, featuring Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Today I am so psyched that we get to check out the visuals to this amazing song. Although I only recently heard Sweet Nothing, PITNBR M mentioned that the song has been on the radio for a little while now. The video is heavy and intense and really, the perfect accompaniment to the track. I love! Watch the video above and click inside for the track listing from Calvin Harris‘s upcoming album.
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Trent Reznor Announces New Music, New Shows & A New Member Of How To Destroy Angels

Prepare to Be 'Destroy'ed

Wow! I’ve got some AMAZING new information to pass along for all you Trent Reznor fans! One day after we speculated about the possible release of a new EP of songs from his new band How to Destroy Angels, we get official confirmation that YES, a new EP titled An Omen is on the way. BUT we also learn that the band is releasing a full length album early next year (!), that they are planning to perform concerts (!!) and that they have added my friend Rob Sheridan to the group (!!!). OMG, so amazing! Click below to check out a new HDTA promo photo and read the full announcement message from Trent Reznor. More »

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PITNB Gets First Dibs: The Official ‘Pitch Perfect’ Soundtrack Is Here!

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Ummmm, nobody talk to me right now! I am having a jam session of epic proportions, lol! We’ve heard some of the awesome a cappella songs from the upcoming movie Pitch Perfect (like No Diggity and that crazy Bruno Mars/Nelly mash-up), but today because we are PITNB and because our readers are the absolute friggen best (and they totally heard PITNBR nicole‘s secret wish for a soundtrack) we get first dibs on the complete Pitch Perfect soundtrack before its digital release on September 25! The amazing selection of medleys and mash-ups comes to you courtesy of the Tony award-nominated Avenue Q director Jason Moore and seven-time Grammy award-winning duo The Underdogs. I’m not gonna lie y’all, I skipped right to their rendition of I Saw The Sign, lol. But now I’m listening to the whole thing and it is so crazy fun! Flo Rida never sounded so good… and the Like A Virgin/No Diggity… riff-off is gonna have y’all pumped. I promise.

Enjoy! And let me know if you have a favorite track. I absolutely cannot pick one right now. Good times.

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First Listen: No Doubt, ‘Looking Hot’

In July we got to hear the No Doubt single Settle Down, in August we got to hear the song Push and Shove … today we get to hear their newest song Looking Hot. By far, Looking Hot is the poppiest of the new No Doubt songs that we’ve heard … it’s also my fave of the bunch. Take a listen below and see what you think. For me, if the rest of the Push and Shove album sounds like this, then I’m SOLD. More »

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Is Trent Reznor’s New Band About To Release A New EP Titled ‘An Omen’?

Is The Return of How To Destroy Angels Upon Us?

Yesterday, for a short while, a listing appeared on Amazon that announced that Trent Reznor‘s new band How To Destroy Angels is readying the release of an EP titled An Omen. Almost as suddenly as the listing appeared online, it was taken offline. BUT, industrious fans managed to save the information about this supposed new EP … signaling that we may be about to hear some new music from the HTDA crew (which includes Reznor‘s wife Mariqueen and Atticus Ross). Click below to learn more. More »

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Watch: ‘Pitch Perfect’ Does Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ With YouTube Sensation Mike Tompkins And You!

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Starships, Like You've Never Seen 'Em

The official music video for PITNB‘s most talked about comedy Pitch Perfect is here and it is–unsurprisingly so– all kinds of awesome! If you submitted an entry to the music video contest that Trent announced a while back you are most likely IN THIS VIDEO! Insane! And I am totally kicking myself for not learning the words to Nicki Minaj‘s Starships and submitting an entry myself, lol. Y’all may or may not remember, but when we counted down the best songs of the summer (so far), we included a cah-razy Skrillex/Santigold a capella remix dub step mash up from Mike Tompkins. He is scary talented and it’s only right that he teamed up with Anna Kendrick, Brittany SnowEster Dean and the other cast members of Pitch Perfect. Peep the video for Starships, re-imagined. You will love. Promise.

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