Compton in the house
Last week we saw photos from the set of Fergie Ferg‘s music video for her new comeback single LA LOVE (La La) which hasn’t been released just yet … but, while we wait for the video to drop, we can have a listen of the just released remix of LA LOVE. Ferg managed to get Compton rapper YG 4 Hunnid to bust a rhyme on the remix … which you can hear in full below. More »
They also covered 'Lust For Life' by Iggy Pop
Johnny Marr played a solo show at the O2 Brixton Academy in London, England last night and he brought out a special guest for a couple of special performances. The embed above features Johnny performing with Noel Gallagher of Oasis on the legendary Smiths song How Soon Is Now? Click below to watch Johnny and Noel perform a cover of Iggy Pop‘s classic hit Lust For Life. More »
And it's really not all that good
For weeks now, One Direction has been teasing the release of their music video for their new single Steal My Girl and at long last … it has been released. Honestly, I’m not crazy about the song and I really don’t like the video. The best thing about this video is Danny DeVito being Danny DeVito. The worst thing about the video is, well, everything else. Have a look, see what you think.
Iggy Azalea is planning to re-release her debut album The New Classic with a bonus track edition titled Reclassified and this new version of the album will include 5 new songs. Today we get to hear 2 of those 5 new songs in full. The video above is titled Beg For It and it features the Danish singer MØ on vocals (I understand that Charli XCX was originally meant to provide the vocals for the song but MØ‘s version won out for the album re-release). Click below to hear Iggy‘s other new song titled Iggy SZN (which is pronounced season) to get another taste of the new music that Azalea is dropping on her Reclassified album. More »
Taylor Swift kicked the promo for her new album 1989 into high gear last night with a major live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Taylor shut down Hollywood Blvd. and turned the Hollywood Walk of Fame into her own personal concert venue with her first live performance of her song Out of the Woods. As you can see in the video embedded above, Taylor stepped out onto the stage and performed in front of the world without a guitar strapped to her body … like the pop star she has truly become. Check out her performance and see what you think. Taylor Swift the pop star is coming for you, whether you like it or not.
Want more Taylor on Kimmel? Click below to watch her performance of Shake It Off. More »
Mariah Carey doesn’t have time to listen to the haters who think she can’t sing or hit her trademark high notes any longer cuz she’s too busy living her life. Mimi uploaded a video online that was filmed while she was tidying up her hotel room and as you can hear, she was singing all the while. Haters gonna hate but Mimi is still gonna sing, sing sing.
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Relive the secondhand embarrassment all over again
Earlier today, Shannon shared some #ThrowbackThursday love for Crime Mob and Knuck If You Buck specifically but right now, I’d like to share some #TBT love myself. It was 10 years ago today that Ashlee Simpson “performed” on Saturday Night Live and got busted trying to lipsync her performance. You may recall that on that fateful night, someone in her camp accidentally started playing the vocal track for her song Pieces of Me when she wasn’t ready and it was plainly obvious to everyone watching on LIVE TV that she had no intention of singing the song live at all. In a panic, Ashlee busted out a silly dance and then she ran off the stage, leaving her band to strum their instruments in embarrassing horror. Ahh, the good ol’ days. Back in 2004, there was no real social media to speak of … can you imagine if Twitter or Instagram existed back then? Click the video above to relive the moment that Ashlee Simpson torpedoed her music career on live TV. Can you believe it’s been 10 years already?
Aretha Franklin has released an album of cover songs where she pays homage to some of the diva classic songs that we all know and love and today we learn that the Divine Miss M is also releasing an album of cover songs as well. Bette Midler is releasing next month an album titled It’s The Girls! which features Bette‘s covers of girl group songs … and included on the album is her rendition of TLC‘s Waterfalls. Click the embed above to hear Bette Midler‘s poignant version of Waterfalls and see what you think. I must admit, it’s a bit weird to hear Bette sing about Little Precious et al. but overall, I think her rendition is pretty darn good.
The TV Guide
Last night was a pretty busy, very fun night for me. After I ran around taking care of a couple of errands, I made my way to the Hotel Café to see All American Rejects play an intimate acoustic show that featured hit after hit song. After the AAR show was over, I hightailed it over to Echo Park to see Fever The Ghost play their first headline show here in LA at The Echo with my friend Amelia. The two shows were very different but were both very fun experiences. More »
"Fuck yeah give it to me this is heaven"
Last night’s episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show was the part 1 of this year’s 2-part Hallowe’en episode and it featured another musical performance by Jessica Lange. Before the season started, Ryan Murphy teased that Lange would be performing a Lana Del Rey song on the show and last night she delivered a fun performance of LDR‘s song Gods and Monsters. Click the embed above to watch the performance in full and see how fun Jessica‘s performance of Lana‘s song is. I’m loving this gimmick that AHS is doing this year with the musical performances, aren’t you?
As a refresher, HERE is Sarah Paulson‘s performance of Fiona Apple‘s Criminal and HERE is Jessica Lange‘s performance of David Bowie‘s Life on Mars?