James Franco continues his quest to master every art form out there—from directing to writing to sculpture. Now, he’s a musician too! On July 12, James will be releasing his debut album, Turn It Up, a collaboration with Kalup Linzy, the drag-loving performance artist who James invited for an appearance on “General Hospital.” Thus this side project goes by the name Kalup and Franco. The duo will be making music videos full of “surprise guest cameos” for the three songs on the EP.
So the big question — will this album be good? Keep reading »
The hip hop world isn’t exactly known for being gay-friendly, what with the frequent homophobic rhymes and someone like 50 Cent going as far as to joke, “I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding” on Twitter. So it was a pretty bold move when rapper Lil B announced last week that his new album will be called I’m Gay. He explained to MTV News that the title is meant to be supportive of the LGBT community. “I’m very gay, but I love women. I’m not attracted to men in any way. I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy. I’m a gay, heterosexual male,” he said. “I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it.”
His fans, however, aren’t so thrilled. Keep reading »
Remeber those things, what were they called? Oh yeah! Albums. Back in the day, before we had iTunes, Limewire, YouTube and other internet-y things we actually had to physically buy disks containing music from a real, 3-D store! Well those days are over. But wait, Apple is saying, not so fast. Keep reading »
We don’t develop girl crushes on many women. In fact, we’re kind of picky about who gets our admiration, because not many possess smarts, looks, spunk, and silliness in one package. Jenny Owen Youngs meets our criteria, and we can’t wait for her album Transmitter Failure to come out next month. We snuck a listen, and the songs are fun without being fluffy, with witty lines we wish we’d said ourselves.
Download Jenny Owen Youngs’ song “Led to the Sea,” FOR FREE! The Led to the Sea EP is out now, and Jenny’s album Transmitter Failure hits stores May 26.
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We’re sure your record collection is as hot as you are! And now you can be an art model. While you’re lying around watching your favorite vinyls spin, you too could become immortalized as a living album cover aka a Sleeve Face. Check out this clever instructional video, dress the part, get in place, and with the click of a button your could make a famous cover shot come alive! Send your pics to us at email@example.com. And gentlemen…we would love to find a man who can fill out Sticky Fingers.
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Like Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton before him, Joaquin Phoenix is recording an album. The actor, who manages to make a cleft palate sexy, discovered he had a knack for singing after playing Johnny Cash in Walk The Line. He’s been workig on his record with Tim Burgess, frontman for the U.K. band the Charlatans. Buzz for Scarlett’s album is bad (Us Weekly called it a bust!), but we have a little more faith in Joaquin’s pipes. [Perez Hilton] Keep reading »
Catherine and I disagree on very few things — the musical talent of The Counting Crows, meat, this song, and perhaps the notion of Scarlett Johansson fancying herself a popstar all together. This is the video for the first single off Scarlett’s upcoming album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, in which most of the songs are Tom Waits covers. I love Tom Waits so I should hate this whole stupid idea. But I don’t. Keep reading »