The TV Guide
Yesterday was a long day and a late night … but it was hella fun all the while. Justin Timberlake and Jay Z brought their Legends of the Summer Tour to the massive Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, CA last night and I was among the 50,000+ people in attendance. My friend Courtney and I started our day in the early afternoon because we had to beat the traffic of people making their way to the Rose Bowl last night. We got to Pasadena around 4pm for an early dinner and then had to wait for about 35 minutes in a massive line to get shuttled to the stadium for the show. Once there, we had to wait in another massive line just to get in and then had to compete with 49,998 other people just to get to our seats. I know it sounds daunting and exhausting, and it was, but the amazing concert last night more than made up for the hassle. More »
You Probably Won't Enjoy This. At All.
LMAO… when I first watched this I had a flashback to that moment in 300. You remember the part, where it’s about to go down in a really awful way between Theron and The Queen: This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I’m not your King. Y’all, this video of Justin Bieber covering Eminem‘s Lose Yourself (in Detroit, no less!!!) is going to be a difficult– if not traumatic– experience for some of you. Of all the horrific things he has done, this might take the cake. Even though it’s only 24 seconds long, it will not be over quickly [enough]. You will not enjoy this. He is not our Eminem. LOL! Peep the video for more… and. Well. I apologize. DirectLyrics posted it and I just had to share. Forgive me.
P.S. Apparently, some folks in the audience started to boo him, so there’s that to celebrate…?
'I Live For The Applause'
Lady Gaga is getting ready to drop some new ish, and she’s going all the way artsy with her promotion. When we first learned that her next album ARTPOP was quickly approaching its release date, we also learned that we could expect to see and experience some big collaborations with big names in the art world. So far we’ve seen [a very nude] Gaga posing for legendary photographers Inez & Vinoodh, and we also heard rumors about an upcoming single titled Applause. Well folks, the rumors are true and we have the cover art to prove it. Click inside to learn more about Applause… and why Lady Gaga lives for them.
Posted under: 'Applause', Lady Gaga
The TV Guide
My good friend Josh Rosebrook and I have a thing that we do … we like to see Courtney Love in concert whenever she comes to town. We don’t expect the shows to be good or anything but, mostly, we like to hope that Courtney will surprise us and deliver a truly outstanding performance. Last night, Josh and I made our way north into the suburbs of LA to Agora Hills to see Courtney Love play The Canyon Club last night. While I would love to say that Courtney put on a fantastic show, I cannot … because she did not … but Josh and I had a blast nonetheless. Even tho Courtney didn’t sound great (at all), you could tell that her heart was into the performance … and that, in the end made all the difference. More »
Posted under: Courtney Love
All Hail the Reigning QUEEN of the Universe
Madonna turns 30 years old today. Not the queen of the universe Madonna Louise Ciccone but her self-titled debut album Madonna … it was released 30 years ago today on July 27, 1983 … and the world was forever changed. As the expertly written article quoted below by Entertainment Weekly writer Kyle Anderson brilliantly explains, Madonna‘s impact on the world wasn’t immediate … but it was a slow burn that was ignited in the Summer of ’83 and continues to blaze even to this day where Madonna reigns supreme as the best selling female artist of all time. It’s really hard to imagine that Maddy‘s debut album came out 3 decades ago (particularly because I have vivid memories of the album’s impact when I was a young child) but it’s true … Madonna turns 30 today, so homage must be paid to her royal Madgesty. More »
Plus, The Name Of Her New Single Has Been Released... Maybe
Geez, this is totally the week of celebrity nudity. A few days back we saw that first NSFW, leaked image of Lady Gaga getting her full frontal on for V Magazine. Shia LaBeouf‘s sex scene in Nymphomaniac got previewed in a bold new still, and Miley Cyrus is totally nude on this new Marc Jacob‘s tee shirt. But wait! There’s more! We now have yet another NSFW image from Lady G‘s V magazine shoot. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Lady Gaga, V Magazine
Featuring Judd Apatow, Alan Cumming & Marina Abramović
I can safely say that I am not ready for this new Jay Z/performance art/Alan Cumming- all-up-in-his-videos-movement. This Picasso Baby video really does look like it’s gonna be… different! Which is awesome. A little while back we got to see a bunch of Vines and photos from Jay Z‘s live, 6-hour performance of the new single off Magna Carta Holy Grail, and now the video has a teaser trailer. Although, I think we should stop calling it a “video,” as it’s now been dubbed a performance art film. Judd Apatow, Marina Abramović, and other stars will appear in the film and I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product.
Picasso Baby debuts on HBO Friday, August 2 at 11PM.
New Music Has Been Debuted
Earlier this year Trent Reznor announced that Nine Inch Nails would be returning with a new album and tour this year. The album won’t be out until September but earlier today (here on this side of the planet when actually it’s tomorrow on that side of the planet) NIN played their first live show of their Tension 2013 World Tour at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. Because I will be seeing the newly reformed Nine Inch Nails live with my own eyes when they play their first US date at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL next weekend, I have decided to NOT spoil my experience by watching any of the footage from this first performance … but you can click the embed above to watch video of NIN‘s performance of the new song Find My Way. I have not watched any of the video footage that was streamed online so … you’ll have to enjoy the video for me. I did ask my friend Rob Sheridan to send me a few photos from today’s performance and he graciously sent them for sharing here on the blog. Click below to see 3 photos from this first NIN performance which aren’t really spoilery so they’re OK to see if you’re saving yourself, too. More »