When you think of “All I Want For Christmas is You” you probably think about Mariah Carey‘s stunning vocals, how sweet and romantic the song is, maybe you think about that scene from Love Actually–all pretty positive things. Well I’m so sorry that I’m about to ruin all of that for you, because once you hear this, “All I Want For Christmas is You” will never be the same again. YouTube sensation Kurt Hugo Schneider recently teamed up with singer Chase Holfelder and the duo decided to change the Christmas classic to a minor key and add loads of drums. Basically, the minor key is where most scary music happens. And when you put those lyrics to it, ”All I Want For Christmas is You” suddenly becomes a major stalker song. More »
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Last night Madonna lit up Paris’ Place de la Republique with a spontaneous acoustic show and tribute to the people who lost their lives during the Paris attacks on November 13th. Madonna posted something on Twitter super last minute, and then took the stage with her son David, and guitarist Monte Pittman.
Madge sang John Lennon’s “Imagine,” along with “Like A Prayer,” and “Ghosttown” from Rebel Heart. More »
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The ex-wife of Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who was found dead last week at the age of 48, has written a heartbreaking letter on behalf of their two children, in which she shares Scott’s longtime substance abuse issues and urges fans not to glorify this tragedy.
In the letter published by Rolling Stone on Monday, Mary Forsberg Weiland – who was married to Weiland from 2000 to 2007 and is mother to their kids, Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13 – wrote, “December 3rd, 2015 is not the day Scott Weiland died. It is the official day the public will use to mourn him, and it was the last day he could be propped up in front of a microphone for the financial benefit or enjoyment of others. The outpouring of condolences and prayers offered to our children, Noah and Lucy, has been overwhelming, appreciated and even comforting. But the truth is, like so many other kids, they lost their father years ago. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.”
To be fair, he probably had no idea any of that would ever get out for the public to hear. As you’ll recall, a tape of Jared Leto hit the internet yesterday that features the 30 Seconds to Mars singer listening to Taylor Swift‘s 1989, talking some shit, and then ending it with a “I mean fuck her. I don’t give a fuck about her.” As you can imagine, Taylor’s fans were not amused by Jared’s comments. But hey! He did say that he really liked “Blank Space”! Still, once you offend the Swifties (that’s what they’re called right?) it is best to apologize. Which is what Jared did today. More »
This video is pure gold. Jared Leto sat in the studio with his 30 Seconds to Mars bandmates, listening to Taylor Swift for inspiration. As they flipped through each song, Jared shared his honest opinion. The video isn’t gold because Jared is dissing T. Swift, it’s gold because he is just so candid about her music, and we rarely see that. His reactions are hilarious. While listening to Blank Space he calls her out for copping a “Sia beat,” and then says, “I like this verse actually.” Until we reach “star-crossed lovers,” to which Jared goes, “Starbucks lovers?” Oh man that line is going to plague Taylor forever.
He calls her out again for ripping off Charlie XCX, but doesn’t knock her for it. He then hilariously says, “I wanna steal that.” More »
Posted under: Jared Leto, Taylor Swift
Did you have a chance to watch the Bill Murray Christmas special A Very Murray Christmas this weekend? Well then you already know that one of the best performances in the whole thing came from Miley Cyrus. As Bill and George Clooney walked off stage to enjoy a couple of martinis, Miley sat on Paul Shaffer‘s piano and belted out “Silent Night”. If you ever forget that Miley does indeed have an amazing voice, then this is a really good reminder. And it’s even more amazing when you find out that this was all done on the fly. According to the special’s co-writer Mitch Glazer, Miley pulled out “Silent Night” at the last minute when rapper Rick Ross flaked on showing up for filming. You can read more about it here, but basically they asked if she could do it while she was getting ready, she brushed up on the lyrics on her phone and then bam, there she was singing it. Also, props to Paul Shaffer for being so crazy talented on that piano. Plus, Rick Ross not showing up also lead to the other best part of the Murray special: George Clooney’s performance. I won’t spoil it for you, but just know, it’s amazing. Check out Miley’s performance above. If it amuses you, A Very Murray Christmas is currently on Netflix.
Plus...see celebs react to their nominations!
The nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards have been announced! With 11 nominations in total, it’s Kendrick Lamar who leads the pack, with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd following with seven nominations each! Unfortunately, Rihanna and Madonna were snubbed this year, and we’ll probably have to wait until the 59th Grammy Awards to see Adele and Justin Bieber on the nomination list. But, everyone from John Legend to Ed Sheeran each received some nominations! Even Drake has a few. More »
Star Wars holiday album coming soon...we hope!
How cute is this!? Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac sang a holiday song together and we literally cannot stop watching it. During a Star Wars Twitter takeover Friday, a fan asked Star Wars: The Force Awaken stars if the two could “duet sometime.” Of course, the duo obliged with an adorable rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
Alas, part three of the Iggy Azalea and Erykah Badu feud has arrived. So remember when Erykah dissed Iggy at the Soul Train Awards last weekend? Recap: She took that fake phone call from Iggy, said “what you do is definitely not rap,” and then said she’d call her an Uber. Hmmmm. Iggy, who has been pretty quiet on social media lately, and is known for getting into it with the likes of Azealia Banks, replied, and in a pretty mellow way.
She seemed to just laugh it off, and then she spoke about her new album, explaining the stall is because she’s still signed in the UK, and wished everyone a happy holidays. More »
Posted under: Erykah Badu, Iggy Azalea
Some very sad news came down through the pipeline late last night when the world learned that Scott Weiland, the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, had sadly passed away at the age of 48. According to a post on Weiland’s Instagram, the singer “passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts.” Musician Dave Navarro was the first to report the news of Scott’s passing, writing in a now deleted Tweet, “Our friend Scott Weiland has died.” More »
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