Metal isn’t always the friendliest place for female musicians, but damn if GWAR isn’t switching things up in a serious way. The band was fronted by Dave Brockie for almost 30 years, until his death in March this year. They debuted their new female singer, Vulvatron, at Riot Fest in Chicago this weekend.
Vulvatron will be co-fronting the band with returning male singer Blothar. IRL Vulvatron goes by the name Kim Dylla and is a musician and clothing designer of note in the metal scene. She squirts fake blood onto the crowd from her boobs, guys. It might be time to start listening to GWAR. [Wondering Sound] [Image via Instagram]
Divorce? C’MAN. We don’t believe you, you need more people!
Everyone was making out like Bey-Z was getting divorced once the On the Run Tour was over, and instead they’re like, “PSYCH! We’re making an album together.” It’ll be released late this year or early next year. Keep reading »
“Frozen” overload seems to have peaked sometime over the summer, and by now about a thousand mediocre covers of “Let It Go” have shoved their way into our lives, but this one is too awesome to ignore. Both Kristen Wiig and Ellen claim not to know the words to the song, but that doesn’t stop them from giving it a shot. As you can imagine, hilarity ensues. [Huffington Post]
There’s plenty of shade to cast at Miley Cyrus — her recent attempt at defining herself as a candy raver vibrator artist is next level awful, for example — but when the girl actually sticks to what she’s good at and sings, I cannot help but love her. This weekend, Miley dropped a cover of the Led Zeppelin heartbreaker “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” on SoundCloud, and GODDAMMIT it’s good. Tune in above. [SPIN]
Leighton Meester (or as she’s forever known in my TV-loving heart, Blair Waldorf) is set to release a nine-track album on October 28. She debuted her new song “Heartstrings” yesterday and I’m totally intrigued. Instead of the bubbly, formulaic ditties that lots of actresses-turned-singers fall victim to, Meester’s song has a thoughtful, melancholy vibe to it that I can totally get behind. She’s ventured into music before with Cobra Starships’ “Good Girls Go Bad,” the movie “Country Strong,” and a kick-ass Fleetwood Mac cover, but this is her first album. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the tracks! [Cosmopolitan]