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Listen: How To Destroy Angels Releases The SONOIO Remix Of ‘The Spaces In Between’

'Between the Spaces'

Now that How to Destroy Angels has completed their Spring tour they have one more treat for fans before they take a bit of a break until their next round of live performances start back up in the Fall. HTDA has released the SONOIO rework of their song The Spaces in Between as featured on their just-completed tour. As much as I love the original version of the song, I am CRAZY in love with the SONOIO rework titled Between the Spaces. Click below to give it a listen. More »

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Watch: Madonna Previews The ‘MDNA’ World Tour DVD With The Release Of The ‘Gang Bang’ Tour Backdrop

Bang Bang
Preview the 'MDNA' World Tour DVD

Madonna is reportedly planning the release of a tour DVD from her hugely successful 2012 MDNA World Tour and today we get a bit of a preview of that DVD release. Maddy has released the official tour backdrop video that was used during her performance of her song Gang Bang for our viewing pleasure. Those of you who saw the show in person will recognize the video featured in the embed above as the video that was splashed on the video screens during the Gang Bang performance. Depending on your tolerance level, this video might be NSFW. There is quite a bit of violent imagery even tho nothing really terrible is shown. Check out the video, see what you think. I would love to see more tour backdrop videos get released and I’m really looking forward to the tour DVD release.

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Jennifer Lopez WILL Return To ‘American Idol’ This Season After All

... BUT Only to Perform

Last week a report came out that alleged that American Idol producers tried to secretly execute a plan that would’ve replaced current Idol judge Mariah Carey with ex-Idol judge Jennifer Lopez midseason this season due to plunging TV ratings. A few PITNB readers thought the report smelled fishy … that the report was leaked as a way to promote the show and possibly a performance appearance by J. Lo on the show. Well, wouldn’t you know it … today we learn that Lopez WILL, in fact, perform on the finale episode of American Idol in a couple of weeks. HMMMM. My friend Marc Malkin at E! News has the deets. More »

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Babes In Toyland

The TV Guide

After I got to hang out for a wee bit with PITNB blogger Shannon at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, I knew I had to hang out with her again. We made plans to hang out in the city WITH her adorable young sons and we had the best time ever! I met up with Shannon and the boys at the massive Toys R Us in Times Square and, well, we put that place on lock. We played, we ate and we shopped … it was very fun. After our afternoon hang, I met up with my crew and we hopped a transit bus to New Jersey to see How to Destroy Angels in concert last night. It was a long but very fun day. More »

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Sources Say That Kanye West’s New Album Is Finished, ‘Dark, And Really Good’

Def Jam Reportedly Had An Official Listening Session

Just the other day we got confirmation on Kanye West‘s upcoming live performance. The rapper will take the stage on Saturday Night Live‘s season finale, and it’s sparking rumors about the arrival of new music. Kanye did come out back in February to say that he’d be releasing new music in a few months, so things could definitely be about to pop off. Peter Rosenberg at Hot 97 recently revealed that folks over at Def Jam have heard the new album, and they’re loving it. Click inside to learn more!
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Mitch Winehouse Thinks André 3000′s Verse On The ‘Back To Black’ Cover Is ‘Terrible’

He No Likey

The other day we finally got to listen to the full version of Beyoncé and André 3000‘s cover of Amy Winehouse‘s Back To Black. There are a lot of mixed responses to the song. Some people thought it was a cool cover (like me), some people loathed every second of it, and then there are people who liked either André‘s verse or Beyoncé‘s. Amy‘s father Mitch Winehouse had spoken out a while ago when news of the song was first going around, and he wanted Bey to donate money to the Amy Winehouse foundation for covering the song. Which was kinda… weird. Anyway, he’s speaking out about the song now and it sounds like he’s not really feeling it. Click inside to learn more.
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Listen: Beyoncé And André 3000′s Full ‘Back To Black’ Cover For ‘The Great Gatsby’ Has Been Released

Me Likey

Earlier this week we heard the first snippet of one of the more highly-anticipated songs from The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Beyoncé and André 3000 covered Amy Winehouse‘s hit Back To Black, and not everyone was psyched about it. But I liked the snippet we heard on Monday, and today we have the full version! DJ/producer Mark Ronson (who also co-wrote the original song_ premiered the track on his East Village Radio mixshow. Click inside for your first full listen!
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Adele Has Officially Begun Work On Her New Album

Due Out In Mid-2014

Adele recently covered Elle Magazine’s annual music issue and the beloved songstress looked all kinds of a stunning in a spread by Thomas Whiteside. Trent predicted that we might be hearing about new music soon, and ‘soon’ is officially here! Somehow, in between winning her first Academy Award, and giving birth to a bouncing baby boy, Adele has already managed to record new songs for her upcoming album. Click inside to learn more!
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First Look: Mariah Carey Releases A Teaser For Her New Song With Miguel, Titled ‘Beautiful’

Ohhh Shizz! Get Psyched!
Mimi + Miguel = Beautiful

I’m not sure… but I think Mariah Carey is about to do the damn thing. For the past few weeks she’s been sharing photos of herself in the studio and teasing about new music. What she didn’t tell us was that she had enlisted friggen Miguel for her first new single, called Beautiful. Ummm, I need to hear this song yesterday! Mimi and Miguel?! I just can’t imagine a universe where this song is not all kinds of sexy. Mariah took to Twitter to share a teaser for Beautiful, and that guitar is sounding hawt! Also, Joseph Kahn (who directed her video with Cam’rony’all know I love that one–and her video for The One) directed the teaser. It looks like we can expect the official release on May 6. Are you psyched?

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Here Are 20 Throwback Reggae Songs That You Better Start Dutty Wining To Right Now

Y'all Are Not Ready For Throwback Thursday: The Reggae Edition

Y’all may have noticed that I had to skip Throwback Thursday last week and this is why. This list is the reason why. I knew it was time to finally do the Throwback reggae post I’d been working on with PITNBr Emily (who used to be a reggae DJ, and who now makes fancy purses… because she is awesome), and I knew once I started working on it, it would dominate my entire life/day. And it has. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to make your two children lunch while trying to dutty wine to Mr. Vegas‘s Hot Wuk? Actually, it’s not hard at all. It’s effing awesome. But then after lunch I had to bring my laptop to the bathroom ’cause I couldn’t hear Beenie Man while I was in there flat-ironing my hair, and it was just total madness trying not to burn myself or knock my two-year old in the face with my booty while I tried to get ready. LMAO, omg this list is the best, I’m sorry. It just is. And if any of you DARE listen to these songs while, like, sitting still OMG do NOT talk to me! My son’s on my lap and I’m lit’rally rocking him to sleep listening to song number 5. Yeah, you better effing click inside so you can figure out what song number 5 is. Hint: It is EVERYTHING.
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