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DJ Banned After Playing “Blurred Lines” At A North Carolina Bar

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A University of North Carolina student’s complaints about the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” successfully got a DJ banned from playing a Chapel Hill bar again. Here’s how it went down. Keep reading »

So Rad: 4 Women Fronted Nirvana At Last Night’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

4 Women Fronted Nirvana At Last Night's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
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This is awesome. Last night, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, just days after the 20 year anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death from suicide, and when the remaining members of the band took the stage to perform, they were joined by four female rockers filling Cobain’s shoes/vocals. Joan Jett, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon and Lorde each joined bassist Krist Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Pat Smear on stage to sing a song from Nirvana’s catalogue, and I have a feeling Kurt, a feminist, would have loved it. The RRHOF ceremony won’t be televised until May 31 (on HBO), but some video has already leaked of a few of the performances, including Lorde singing “All Apologies” (above). Not only that, but after the ceremony, Nirvana played a secret show at a club in Brooklyn — check out video of the band, plus Joan Jett, slaying “Smells Like Teen Spirit” after the jump! [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »

Prepare Your Ears: “Let’s Get Social” Is The “Friday” Of Our Generation

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"My Cat, My Kids, Some Bacon—Let's Get Social!"

Please take this moment to clean out your ears with Q-Tips and emotionally prepare yourselves for what you’re about to see and hear. At this year’s Social Media Marketing World Convention, a woman by the name of Mary McCoy took the stage to sing a little ditty about the power of social media, and it’s basically the new “Friday” (aka that earworm of a song by Rebecca Black). ”Let’s Get Social,” which she also penned, was described by co-writer Phil Mershon as “a humor-laced theme song for this year’s Social Media Marketing World.” And humor it is, Phil. Humor it is. Just when you think Phil’s random yelling of the word “social!” is the bittersweet icing on top of the WTF cake, just wait for his rap solo. LL Cool J would be proud.

Kanye West And Future Rap About Their “Trophy Wives” Kim Kardashian And Ciara

  • In a new song called “I Won,” Kanye West and Future rap about showing off their respective fiancées Kim Kardashian and Ciara, who they repeatedly refer to as “trophies.” The whole thing is equal parts sweet and icky; I mean, “trophy wife” is not exactly a compliment, gentlemen. How about we respect our partners for who they actually are rather than how well they reflect on you? [Flavorwire]

  • Also, Kim and Kanye supposedly didn’t realize that one of them needed to live in France for at least 40 days prior to getting married there. Ooops. [In Touch Weekly]

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Stevie Nicks Performs “Rhiannon” With Lady Antebellum, Kills It At The ACMs

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I was totally in my element watching last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, basking in the hotness that is Luke Bryan and contemplating my love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift, when Stevie Nicks showed up and totally changed the game. She took the stage with Lady Antebellum for a medley of Lady A’s tune “Golden,” and— wait for it— Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon.” In that moment, dreams came true. I didn’t even mind that Hillary Scott was a bit pitchy at times, because it was THAT magical. It was like watching the Power Rangers get together for the first time. Check it out for yourself and thank us later.

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Let Timmy Smoke,” Listen To Hurray For The Riff Raff & Make Some Marmalade!

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "Let Timmy Smoke," Listen To Hurray For The Riff Raff & Make Some Marmalade!

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! 
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Janelle Monae Performs Via Hologram With M.I.A. & It’s Actually Awesome

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Bang, Bang, Bang

Bringing dead celebrities “back to life” via hologram is hella morbid. But the very-much-alive Janelle Monae performing via hologram with M.I.A. on “Bad Girls”? That’s really fucking cool. (Maybe if Justin Bieber only performed via hologram, he would show up to his concerts on time.) [YouTube via AV Club]

O-Town Is Reuniting, But Without Ashley Parker Angel?!?!

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O-Town Reuniting Without Ashley Parker Angel

O-Town was the by far the best boy band ever created on a reality show called “Making The Band” in the year 2000. We all enjoyed their vocal (and hair) stylings until 2003, when the band broke up, leaving the world a dark, sad, lonely place where fans could only ask, “Why? Whyyyyy?” while listening to “Liquid Dreams” on repeat and crying. (Not that I did that.) (I totally did.) Today, our long national nightmare comes to an end: O-Town has announced they are reuniting and working on a new album. Hooray! Rejoice! But wait, there’s a catch. The new O-Town will be a smaller and significantly less blonde group, because Ashley Parker Angel has opted not to renew his O-Town membership card. This news brings up many important questions, most pressingly: What is O-Town without Ashley Parker Angel? What is life without Ashley Parker Angel? Doesn’t this go against the message of their biggest hit, “All Or Nothing”? I need to go lie down. Check out the band’s reunion announcement video after the jump, if you feel emotionally ready for it. Keep reading »

Dreams Come True: Cast Of “The Lion King” Surprise Plane With Performance

"It's The Ciiiiiiiircle of Liiiiife..."

Someone please tell me why I was not on this plane. Travelers flying from Brisbane to Sydney, Australia, this weekend got a musical surprise when the Aussie Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who were also en route, decided to serenade the plane with their rendition of the musical’s hit number, “The Circle of Life.” Keep reading »

Leighton Meester Dares To Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” And It’s Actually Really Good

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Leighton does Stevie proud

I am always weary when anyone covers a Stevie Nicks song — especially when it’s a celebrity who is not known for being a singer. Naturally, I was ready to hate Leighton Meester and Dana Williams’ version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” but remarkably, I didn’t. Williams, whose EP The Lonely One is now available on iTunes, sounds amazing and Meester’s not so bad either. She gets extra respect from me for her guitar-playing abilities. I rate this highly listenable, as far as Fleetwood Mac covers go. [Refinery 29]

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