"Thought we belonged together ..."
Back in September we learned that newcomer Ariana Grande began work on a holiday album and today we get our first listen of the first bit of new music from that project. Ariana has covered the 1984 classic Wham! Xmas song Last Christmas for her new album and you can hear the song in full below. TRUST ME, I am SO not ready for Xmas to come just yet but we have to admit that it’s coming — fast and furious, whether we like it or not. I guess we might as well brace ourselves as best we can. Ariana sings the hell out of this song, click below and hear for yourselves. More »
The TV Guide
Back in June I got to see the fantastic Glasgow band Chvrches when they came to LA on their summer tour and last night, my friends and I got to see them here again as they returned to LA on their Fall/Winter tour. My BFF Darion (who I hadn’t seen in far too long) picked up tickets for us (including his friend Danny) and we met up for dinner and the show last night. Chvrches played The Wiltern (a venue I’ve been spending a lot of time at lately, first to see Mazzy Star then to see Blink 182) and they put on a great (albeit very short) show. More »
Posted under: Chvrches
PLUS, 'Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)' leaks to the Internets
Earlier this month, our dear Britney Spears released the ballad Perfume as the second single from her upcoming new album Britney Jean and today we get to see the just-released lyric video for the track. According to Britney herself, she is currently filming the music video for Perfume and to tide us over the lyric video for the song has been released. Late last night, the stripped down alternate version of Perfume (The Dreaming Mix) leaked its way to the Internets. Having heard the more stripped down Dreaming Mix of Perfume I have to admit, I really like the less produced, more raw version of the song. Check out the lyric video above and hang on tight, Britney will be comin’ at us with the official music video for the song soon (I hope)! Click below to hear Perfume (The Dreaming Mix) More »
"Epic", says BSB
So, today must be cheesy music video day because in addition to the really outlandishly silly video released earlier today by Kanye West we also get to see the just-released new music video by Backstreet Boys. BSB is comin’ at us with a video for their new single Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of) and as you can see in the video embedded above, the guys are feeling a whole lotta feels in this very dramatic clip. A.J. McLean (who is shirtless, as is Brian Littrell … Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough are shirted … Nick Carter meets the others halfway by wearing a tank top) says the song is “one of those epic records.” Kevin adds, “The inspiration for AJ and I writing this song was our children. The innocence and wonder in their eyes is so precious. I want them to keep it forever and I want to rediscover it within myself. No limits … No fear.”
Have a look above, see if you think the guys’ inspiration comes thru in the music video for Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of).
Yesterday we learned that Kanye West decided to debut the music video for his new single Bound 2 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and today we get to see the fruits of his labor. Folks, this video is utterly and completely ridiculous. As you can see in the video embed above, Kanye‘s babymama makes a cameo in the vid (she first appears at the 1:00 mark of the video above) and her appearance only adds to the insane ridiculousness. Soaring falcons? Check. Wild horses running across the plain? Check. Simulated sex while speeding down the highway on a motorcycle? CHECK! And all of this was filmed in front of a green screen ensuring that NONE of it looks even remotely realistic. The video for Bound 2 looks like it was filmed in a digital photobooth found at a truck stop in the middle of nowhere. So much for the high ideals of design and art, I suppose. Check out the video, see for yourselves. Please share your thoughts below. This HAS to be an elaborate joke, right? I mean, he can’t seriously be serious … RIGHT?!
"I’m not alone"
With mere WEEKS to go before the release of Britney Spears‘s new album Britney Jean, fans are getting more and more anxious to hear new music from the album. Today fans get to enjoy their first listen of Britney‘s new song Alien, which leaked online early this morning. Alien, as you may be aware, is produced by William Orbit and if you click below, you can hear the song for yourselves. I’ve already listened to the song a few times, I think fans are going to love it. More »
Posted under: 'Alien', Britney Spears
His Fiancé May Be Starring In The Video...
Yesterday morning I had the time of my life watching what may be one of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches ever. Lady Gaga was the guest host and if you didn’t get a chance to check out Waking Up With Kimye, I suggest you go HERE and watch the video. They pretty much captured my exact thoughts on Kanye right now and how hilariously gung-ho he is about his fiancée. Now one thing I am really, insanely excited about is the release of his next music video for Bound 2. Yeezy will debut the video on an upcoming episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Click inside for more!
When a new artist gets popular and famous really quickly, footage from their youth tends to come to light to show us what the artists looked like when they were kids. Because singer Lorde *just* turned 17, her “old” footage isn’t really that old. When Lorde was Ella Yelich-O’Connor, she was in a middle school band called Extreme that competed in the Intermediate Schools Battle of the Bands back in 2009 in her native New Zealand. The video above features the band’s performance with a short interview at the end (around the 7:58 mark). It’s kind of cute to see this old Lorde footage but, yeah, she was 12 like 3 days ago so … it’s not really old at all. For the record, Extreme came in third place in the competition. No word on whether or not any of the other members of the band will be able to match Lorde’s solo success.
Posted under: Lorde
The TV Guide
Yesterday was my only full day here in Las Vegas, NV this weekend and while the city has a HOST of options of things to do, I decided … yeah, I wasn’t really interested in any of that. After I finished work, I decided to relax and watch a movie in my hotel room … and then another and then another (Clueless was the day’s highlight). I ended up laying around all day long. I did get hungry enough to leave my room for some pizza and I happily got to meet PITNB readers Jackie and her husband Eric who are also here in LV for the NIN shows (Jackie is also running a half marathon here tonight, so she deff wins). Around show time, I met up with my boy Sergio (in town from Detroit) so that we could enjoy night two of Nine Inch Nails together. Afterward, we went out for drinks, dessert and I won playing a slot machine! All in all, it was a good day! More »
Gaga Also Performed 'Gypsy'
Well, it’s good to know that some things never change! R. Kelly is still, very much… um… R. Kelly, and he proved that when he hit up the Saturday Night Live stage with Lady Gaga. Let me be clear: y’all are not ready for this performance! LMAO… I must have used the phrase ‘I can’t‘ about eight times while trying to get through their performance of Do What U Want. But I’m not gonna front– I kinda loved it. Gaga went all 70s, and she and R. Kelly took it upon themselves to simulate various sexual positions on the stage; it was hilarious and, somehow, very appropriate. Peep the video for more! And click inside for her performance of Gypsy!