This is an oldie but a goodie. In 2008 this video was released by the BPA — or the Brighton Port Authority — a musical project put together by Fatboy Slim. This track is a collaboration between him, David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal, and the video is an amazing example of putting censor bars to good use. Happy Friday! Keep reading »
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It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! And honey, there are some pretty sweet releases this week. ScarJo and Pete Yorn make up a breakup, Muse finds resistance is futile, Megadeth unleashes the beast, Drake shows us “Degrassi” is greener on the other side, Mason Jennings raises his family record, and we’re over the moon about Kid Cudi. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
The MTV Video Music Awards were on for less than 30 minutes when … CONTROVERSY. The first category of the night was “Best Female Video,” and Taylor Swift won for “You Belong With Me” over Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies” and Lady Gaga‘s “Poker Face.” Taylor started giving her “I’m just a country singer” acceptance speech, when Kanye West entered from stage left. He grabbed the mic out of Taylor’s hands and said, “I congratulate you Taylor, but I gotta say … Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.” Keep reading »
Remember how I couldn’t shut up about fine rhymin’ Speech Debelle? Well, the Lauryn Hill of England, as I dubbed her, has just been awarded the Mercury Prize, basically THE music prize in the U.K. So, basically, Speech is the shiznit, officially. But lucky for us, she’s not the only lady shakin’ up the international music industry. Here are some other foreign female crooners you should check out.
Being the inexplicable impresario of online gossip isn’t enough for Perez Hilton. Now he wants to be a music tastemaker, too. First step: founding his own record label, Perezcious Music, a subdivision of Warner Music Group. (Get the name, everyone? It sounds like “precious.”) The first person he got to sign on the dotted line was French singer Sliimy, who gained slight notoriety for his cover of Britney’s “Womanizer.” Soon after the deal was done, Perez asked celebs like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to tweet “Who is Sliimy?” to build buzz. Now, Perez is starting a 20-town music tour called “Perez Hilton Presents,” featuring Ladyhawke, Ida Maria, Semi Precious Weapons, and (use your psychic powers … ) Sliimy. “I think I am providing a very cool experience that folks may not have had access to otherwise,” he told CNN. “I like good music period. The artists on my bill are quite eclectic, from all over the world, representing all genres from singer-songwriter to glam rock, to pop, to dance and rock.”
So, will you be seeing “Perez Hilton Presents”? Inside rocking out or outside brandishing picket signs? Keep reading »
- Some guys in Asbury Park, New Jersey gave Whitney Houston a tribute by performing her song “Million Dollar Bill.” [The WOW Report] — I would have guessed they were on Fire Island, not in Asbury Park.
- Days before Demi Moore chastised Perez Hilton for publishing suggestive photos of her daughter Tallulah Willis, 15, Perez promised Tyra Banks on her talk show that he’d stop making derogatory statements towards minors. [Starpulse] — Perez must have been waiting for the episode to air before he changed his ways. Or maybe his ghostwriter had no idea the promise was made?
- Matt Damon said he had the “funnest” time gaining weight for his starring role in “The Informant.” [PopEater] — I still love you, Matt, even if you don’t have the best grammar.
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! But first, we’d like to wish Pink a very happy birfday. And ladies, if there’s one thing you do today, it’s gotta be letting Josh Homme and Dave Grohl rock tease you with their new super-group trailer. Man, we can’t wait for them to whip it out! Err, the record. OK, now let’s focus on today, cause it’s got some pretty sweet releases. This week Jay-Z kills it, Mayer Hawthorne is our soul man, A Fine Frenzy drops a bomb, Yo La Tengo has us wanting more, Sondre Lerche makes us like the kinda nova you can’t put on a bagel (aka bossa), and the Vivian Girls rule, boys drool, obvi. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
Speaking of Ashley Dupre, it looks like there’s a reason the call girl who Eliot Spitzer frequented decided to post a rant about women on her blog today, as opposed to last week or a year ago. Remember how she wanted to be a singer? Looks like she’s drumming up press for her new single, “Inside Out.” And, oh goody, it’s a ballad that kind of reminds me of Vanessa William’s “Save the Best for Last.” Take a listen below. [NY Mag]
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! This week, Whitney Houston comes back and looks to you, Andrew W.K. shuts up and drives, the Black Crowes thaw out, Speech Debelle crosses the pond, These United States go OCD and touch everything, and Juliette Lewis tries to go incognito. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »