Doin' Depeche Mode Proud
Last week we got our first listen of Johnny Marr‘s new single I Feel You, a cover of the 1993 Depeche Mode song that will be released as a 7″ single on Record Store Day next month. Today we get our first look at the music video for Johnny‘s cover of I Feel You. Johnny Marr, as you should know, is a founding member of The Smiths so pretty much everything that he does musically is amazing. I love Johnny‘s cover of I Feel You, I dig this video for the track and I am really looking forward to picking up this vinyl single when it is released on RSD on April 18. Woot!
Madonna is #2
Billboard magazine has released the Top 200 Album Chart for the week and has revealed that the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire has outsold all other albums this week and has landed in the top spot. Coming in with a debut at #2 is Madonna with her new album Rebel Heart (this is the first time since 1998 that a new Madonna album has not debuted in the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart). I think it was pretty much expected that Madonna would land in the top position because tickets for her upcoming tour are bundled with an album sale for each ticket sold … but not even that gimmick could sell enough albums to give Madonna the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200. Empire wins the day … and the week as the #1 album in the country. More »
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way to The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA to see the Juliana Hatfield Three live in concert for the first time ever. As a long time Juliana fan, I have seen her many, many times on tour with my first concert going back to 1995. But when she was called the Juliana Hatfield Three (along with bandmates Todd Philips and Dean Fisher), I wasn’t yet going to rock concerts so I missed out on seeing the group way back then. Last night, the band performed their 1993 debut album Become What You Are In Full with an encore of his Juliana solo songs and it was only the best show ever. More »
This is where broken hearts go
Björk just released a music video of sorts for her new song Family that brings to life the imagery that is featured on the cover artwork for her new album Vulnicura. As you may know, Vulnicura was released digitally back in January due to an early leak of the album but it will be released in physical form this month with the artwork featured in this video. Vulnicura means “Cure for Wounds” and clearly, Björk is looking for a place to keep her broken heart in this video. Sigh. Her art is just so beautiful. Love her so much.
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'Madonna Week' on 'Ellen' Begins in Earnest
To promote the release of hew new album Rebel Heart, Madonna will be appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show all week long and yesterday got the party started (kinda) with a videotaped message for Ellen that was aired during yesterday’s show. Today, Madonna Week officially gets underway with a live performance by and interview with Madonna on today’s episode. Click below to watch Madonna‘s live performance of her single Living For Love (which featured a cameo performance by Ellen herself) and watch a few clips for her interview chat with Ellen. More »
Airing March 18
Snoop Dogg, who just released the lyric video for his new single Peaches N Cream from his upcoming new album Bush, will be a featured guest performer on the 2-hour season finale episode of Empire airing on Fox tomorrow night. Today we get our first look at Snoop‘s performance of Peaches N Cream from the show. The season 1 finale episode of Empire will also feature guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Juicy J, Jennifer Hudson and more but it’s Snoop‘s appearance that I’m most looking forward to. Click the embed above to get an early look at Snoop Dogg‘s performance/appearance on Empire and make sure you tune in to watch the 2-hour season finale episode Die But Once / Who I Am tomorrow night at 9PM.
With a special intro by 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett
Mariah Carey was a featured performer at the Human Rights Campaign gala that took place here in LA over the weekend and as you can hear above, she sang the heck out of her hit song Hero for the assembled audience. Mimi was introduced on stage by Empire star Jussie Smollett and after she had a little chat with the audience, she sang a really beautiful rendition of Hero. Click the embed above to see video of Mimi‘s chat and performance (but watch quickly, this video may get pulled offline). Then click below to see a cute photo of Mariah and Jussie posing for a photo together at the HRC gala this weekend. More »
And his label is PISSED
This is an odd feeling. I thought I’d be doing backflips in the living room on the day of Kendrick Lamar‘s new album release, but something tells me it wasn’t supposed to go down like this. March 23 was the originally release date for To Pimp A Butterfly, but last night Interscope released a clean version of the album on iTunes a week early. However, the head of Kendrick‘s label Top Dawg Entertainment, has taken to Twitter to let the world know he is furious about the release. Click inside for more.
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum... I have mine ready...
Earlier this week I stumbled upon a new photo of Michael B. Jordan on Instagram, and proceeded to tag all of my friends—beginning with PITNBr Devonte Antonio—in the picture. Jesus. Take. TheWheel. Later in the week I was catching up on the new Bravo series Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (created by the amazing Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon), and one episode featured a “hall pass” scenario between one of the couples on the show. I couldn’t help but wonder about who I’d request a “hall pass” situation for, and well, that line of thought sent me right back to Michael B. Jordan‘s Instagram page.
Maddy talks Family, Miley, Touring and more!
A few days ago we got to listen to Madonna‘s full 90-minute interview on The Howard Stern Show which is arguably the best interview she’s ever given in her entire career. Late last month, Maddy paid a visit to The Jonathan Ross Show in London, England to give an interview AND perform two songs from her new album Rebel Heart. You may recall that we learned a few weeks ago that Madonna revealed to Jonathan Ross that she suffered whiplash from her fall at The BRIT Awards. Today, we get to see her interview with Ross in full along with her live performances of Ghosttown and Living For Love. We get things from the UK a bit delayed over on this side of the Atlantic Ocean but stuff like this is worth the wait. Enjoy.