It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! This week it’s all about thoughtful guitar tunes from The Swell Season, Chuck Prophet’s protest songs, and Devendra Banhart’s glammed-up grooves. But girl, if you’re looking for some action, turn up twinzies Tegan & Sara’s sixth record, cause this hot new album will make you go all dirty dancin’ to their Sainthood. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
Behold, the cover art for Rihanna’s upcoming album, Rated R, featuring the single “Russian Roulette.” It’s her first album since 2007′s Good Girl Gone Bad and to that I say, ABOUT TIME, RiRi. We’ve been waiting. [PopEater] Keep reading »
Even though he’s celibate and we don’t get that, we at The Frisky are big, huge, enormous fans of Morrissey, the frontman of The Smiths and the swashbuckling-with-a-wink crooner behind nine solo albums. The first time I saw him, after 45 minutes of singing, a crazed fan ran on stage and hugged him. At which point Morrissey said, “Thank security,” walked off stage, and never came back. Yes, it sucked. But not nearly as much as his show Saturday night when, after singing only one song (“This Charming Man,” cause I know you were wondering)—he winced and fell to his knees. His band mates carried him off stage unconscious, and the paramedics were called. Because many people have witnessed antics like I did, they thought this was just his usual theatrics and booed. But when Morrissey didn’t return to the stage and an announcement was made that he was seriously ill and the concert was dunzo, the fans got super concerned. Morrissey was taken to the hospital and stayed there overnight, a “precautionary measure,” as the hospital put it. He was released the next morning and is said to be feeling much better, though he did cancel tonight’s concert, too. Morrissey, we hope you feel 100 percent soon and that this was exhaustion rather than something serious. Heaven knows we’ll be miserable if you’re really sick. Sorry, had to. [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
Ladies, tonight Bon Jovi is going to rock your world. At 9 p.m., Showtime will be airing the documentary “When We Were Beautiful.”
And girl, as much as I’m embarrassed to admit I have a girl boner for a guy with highlights, Jon looks as good as this movie! You know I’ll be waving a lighter in the air while I’m sitting on my couch watching it. Now, if you too want a piece of that sweet sounding Jersey boy action, your friends here at The Frisky are going to help you take him home. Well, via a limited-edition autographed poster of both Jon and guitar-slaying Richie Sambora, that is. If you want it bad, you don’t have to throw your bra on stage; just write a comment on this post about your mad love for the band. If it goes down in a blaze of glory, you will be our lucky winner! Bring it. We’ll pick the winner next Friday, so you have until the end of the day on Thursday, Oct. 29. Keep reading »
You know when two good things are put together and it becomes this super-sized amazing thing? Think chocolate and peanut butter or grilled cheese and tomato soup. Well, get ready for the television equivalent. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Madonna has given everyone’s favorite new TV show, “Glee,” carte-blanche rights to use her songs. Rumor has it that, early next year, there will be an episode of the show featuring only Madonna tunes. Oh, the possibilities are endless. Rachel singing “Cherish,” or Mr. Schuester giving his version of “Human Nature.” And, hopefully, Kurt will get a shot at “Vogue.” [EW] Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week, the “New Moon” soundtrack gets vampy, Flight Of The Conchords steals your heart, Joss Stone shows off her pipes, The Roots may (or may not?) have a new one, and Sufjan Stevens takes you home with him. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump.
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Rihanna has made us wait about two years since her last album (we aren’t counting the re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad
), and the first single from the upcoming Rated R
has just been released. “Russian Roulette
” isn’t a catchy dance number like so many of the songs RiRi is known for. The slow ballad was written and produced by Ne-Yo, who also worked on “Unfaithful,” “Take A Bow,” and “Hate That I Love You,” which are all in the same vein as this new single.
I’m not gonna lie. I was hoping for a song that would motivate me to go to the gym. I guess I’ll have to wait until Nov. 23, when Rated R will hit stores, to see whether The-Dream, Justin Timberlake, Tricky Stewart, and the other writers and producers who worked on the album with Rihanna cooked up anything that gets stuck in people’s heads the way “Umbrella” and “Shut Up and Drive” do. [RihannaNow via Ryan Seacrest] Keep reading »
I graduated from stories-on-tape on the first night of Chanukah in 1995, when my sister gave me my first real album—Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection on cassette. I was 10, and at 14 years my senior, my sister was part of the Madonna generation, but this wasn’t something I registered until much later.
Getting your first album—your first encounter with musical pop culture—has to be one of the most definitive moments in a girl’s childhood. For me, the Madonna cassette represented a new grown-up connection to my sister. Everything before—games, stuffed animals, books—had marked the differences between us. While I couldn’t wear the same clothes and makeup as her, I could at least now listen to her music. Keep reading »
I often look at pop stars like Britney Spears, Pink, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood and think, “No way they wrote those lyrics or came up with that melody.” Well, my suspicions have been confirmed. A low-profile, 38-year-old hottie named Max Martin is responsible for many, many pop hits—from Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” to Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone.” This Swedish music producer is credited with being the biggest songwriter in the world and is responsible for making tons of celebs what they are today. Some say he has revolutionized the genre. So, uh, why have we never heard of him? Keep reading »
Rihanna joined Twitter this week, just to let fans know that, “The Wait Is Ova.” She followed this up with a second tweet that read, “Nov 23 09,” which is presumably the release date of her newest album since Good Girl Gone Bad came out in 2007. She’s already shot the album cover in a nude bodysuit and white faux fur coat, so we’re wondering if she’s going back to “good” now that she’s ditched the neo goth look? In more Rihanna-related news, Chris Brown‘s please-forgive-me-Rihanna song, “So Cold,” was leaked onto the internet this week and I hate to say it, but it’s a decent song if you can ignore the fact that Chris Brown is a jackass. [Access Hollywood] Keep reading »