Snoop Dogg Snoop Lion Snoop is a pretty confident guy, and he has every reason to be. He’s super rich, super talented, super handsome, and famous as hell. Like, so famous. The famousest. There are a lot of things I like about Snoop, but I think what I like the most is that he’s got the mind to decide, “You know what, I’m gonna rock some French tips today,” and he does it. He just goes ahead and does it. Hey, Snoop: call me. [Instagram]
Just over a month after the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the school’s choir has joined forces with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson to record a touching version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” The song, available for download here, is a touching tribute to the people who lost their lives and the families who grieve them, with proceeds benefiting the Newtown Youth Academy and United Way of Western Connecticut. Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the recording session in this sweet video. [Rolling Stone]
Another James Franco “art” project! Here he is with a Justin Bieber wig and cap spoofing the song “Boyfriend” with his “Spring Breakers” costar Ashley Benson … and some other comeley lass. Rrrow! It gets a little NSFW towards the end. I don’t remember quite so much butt in the real “Boyfriend” video.
What other songs do you want to see James Franco spoof/cover? I bet he could do a righteous “You Oughta Know.” You … you … you … oughta know!
Move over, Beatles, because I think I found my new favorite band. Their name is My Dick. Their album? My Dick’s Double Full-Length Release: 23 spot-on covers of some of the greatest hits of the ‘70s–‘90s, with one twist: key words in the lyrics are replaced with “dick.” I spoke to the two artists behind this opus. Read on.
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For much of the mid-2000s I had a side gig playing records. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a DJ, in that I can’t scratch or really beat match, but some friends and I had a lot of fun DJ-ing a regular weekly party for a while. It was in Philly at a club that flaunted the smoking ban. We usually had a pretty packed house, and there was lots of dancing, usually started by me. This playlist is a ton of the songs that I used to play from that era, so feel free to play it for you own dance parties!
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What do Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, 2Pac, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston all have in common? They were solo artists who died prematurely. According to a study published in the BMJ Open Journal, solo performers were almost twice as likely to die young as compared to those who were in a band. Keep reading »
Ready for a mega musical flashback in mashup form? DJ Earworm combined all of the biggest hits of 2012 into one 4-minute song called “The United State Of Pop,” and the result is surprisingly–or perhaps predictably?–catchy. A quick word of caution: if your end-of-the-year goal was to finally get the chorus of “Somebody That I Used To Know” out of your head, well, you might want to skip this video. [YouTube via Rolling Stone]