"Head up, head up Keep holding, holding"
Chvrches released their debut album The Bones of What You Believe last year but it is proving to be the album that keeps on giving. The group has just released the official music video for Under The Tide, the latest single from their album, which you can watch in full above. This clip may remind some of you fans of ’90s alternative rock of Matthew Sweet‘s music video for Girlfriend which also incorporated anime scenes in his video … an effect that I greatly approve of. Honestly, my favorite Chvrches songs are the ones with Lauren on lead vocals but Under The Tide is a great song, now with a great video.
Last month we learned that rapper/singer Nicki Minaj will host and perform at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland next month and to promote the show, MTV has released a brilliantly funny promo video that shows us what the world will be like after Nicki hosts. Honestly, I did not expect to like this promo video as much as I do, I think you’ll like it, too :D
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.
Earlier this week we got our first look at Johnny Depp in character as the Big, Bad Wolf as he will appear in the forthcoming Disney film Into The Woods and today we get to see actual footage from the film that features actual music! A new promo featurette titled The Story has been released that features stars of the film talking about the movie … yada yada yada … and at the 2:30 mark, we hear Meryl Streep sing. This is our first really good look at the film, much more impressive (I think) than the teaser trailer we saw last summer. Enjoy.
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?
"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?
An unauthorized leak resulted in the official release
The first trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t due for official release until next week during the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D but earlier today, a low quality version of the trailer leaked online. Marvel immediately sprang into action and tried to get the trailer yanked offline. They realized the cat was already out of the bag so they decided to officially release the trailer early, which you can watch in full above. As far as movie trailers go, this one is effing bad ass. This first look at Ultron is very promising. Have a look above, then click below to see the just released teaser poster for the film as well. More »