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WTF Is Avril Lavigne Doing In This New Video For Hello Kitty?
If you're anything like me, your middle school self rocked out to “Complicated,” at least on the daily. My personal style for several years followed Avril Lavigne's subtle punk look and several hundred Wet N' Wild black eyeliner pencils later I have finally matured into a bitter old lady that longs for the old days. So when I heard Avril had a new video coming out, I was actually kind of excited to see what she had created. And oh my, how I was ever so disappointed.
The 5 Best Cartoon Bands Of All Time
Let's just be honest. Calling a group the "Best Cartoon Band" sounds like it's about as complimentary as singling out a group of guys for being a "Winning Movie Sports Team". But it's actually not. Some of the names on this list have created lasting effects on not only our hearts and minds but on the history of popular culture.
The Worst Fake Guitar Playing You Will Ever See Happened On Live TV
A live performance for a band takes a hilarious dive when the guitar player sucks at pretending. I take that back, she doesn’t just suck at pretending, she acts as though she’s never even heard the song before. She then sets the whole thing off by staring straight ahead with this odd vacant stare that resembles something out of a horror movie.
Ed Sheeran Sings Teen Fan To Sleep On Her DeathBed
It was a happy ending to a very sad tale that both began and ended on Twitter. Singer Ed Sheeran belted out one of his most beloved songs, but it wasn’t for thousands of people, it was for one little girl whose life was slowly ending.
Hear Guns N Roses' Sweet Child O Mine Covered As A 1920s-Era New Orleans Jazz Number
The main problem with Guns N Roses over the last two decades is that Axl is a douche, and they do nothing relevant. For a band with a frontman who is still, despite his asshole tendencies, one of the best rock vocalists in history, it’s sad that they can’t even maintain the tenuous relevance of a band like Kiss. The only thing left to do is take some of rock’s greatest songs, by one of the greatest bands, and make it new again.
Watch This Pharrell Mashup Of Get Lucky And Happy By Pomplamoose, Shot In One Incredible Take
If you’re not familiar with the musical team of Pomplamoose, it’s time for education. The duo consists of singer Nataly Dawn and multi-instrumentalist Jack Conte. The husband and wife team formed way back in 2008, and established an early cult following on Youtube. Since garnering tons of fans, selling mashups and singles online, the couple has been signed to a label and seen their popularity soar.
De La Soul Making Entire Catalog Free For Download
As a young lad I was introduced to the world of hip-hop via groups like Run D.M.C., Public Enemy, and De La Soul. Of course the tides would change and we’d all fall in love with the Wu-Tang Clan, Outkast, and N.W.A. At the time songs like “Itsoweezee” were revolutionary and daring. Now all these years later, the music of De La Soul holds up, and to honor their own catalog the group is making all of t
Grammys 2014: See The Full List Of Winners Here
The fifty-sixth annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles this evening. Quite a few of music’s biggest and brightest artists took home honors, but the biggest single hat tips of the night went to Daft Punk. The duo won both Record of the Year and Album of the Year, topping a slew of popular artists from different genres including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke and Macklemore.
Spotify Lifts Streaming Restrictions For Free Users
Spotify is defined by limitations, but the music streaming service has announced that will all change as restrictions for users are being removed. The service has always been a treasure trove of music, and is a top competitor to Pandora. But users have had to deal with a lot of restrictions, many of which pop up out of nowhere.
I Made You A Mixtape: 20 Songs Released 20 Years Ago
1994 might be one of the greatest years in music history, and I say that with the knowledge of my age. I was in the prime early music listening years at the time. Fifteen years old, walking home with my first Walkman, complete with a “no skip” feature that worked enough for me to only have to reset an album every few blocks. So, my dear friends I have made you a pseudo mixed-tape.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke Hates Spotify
The music industry’s been in a sea of change over the past ten years. Since downloading became a thing, music sales have steadily dropped and consumers have made it clear that they’d rather electronically download their music instead of buying CDs.
Watch Jimmy Fallon Lip Sync Battle With Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Stephen Merchant
Lip syncing isn't always a good thing. Most people don't want to shell out money to see a famous celebrity belt out pre-recorded greatest hits, for example, but done right, it can be a real art form and a source of humor and entertainment. Take for example, last night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Of course we know Fallon can sing, and he's known to some pretty great musician impressions...
Miley Cyrus Strips Down For Racy 'Wrecking Ball' Video
If the sight of Miley Cyrus grinding all over Robin Thicke during the VMAs didn't make you uncomfortable, perhaps seeing her french kiss a sledgehammer will do the trick. The young singer bears it all -- or most, anyway -- for her new video, which has her performing in her underwear at certain points, and mostly naked at others. She leaves her boots on. The video isn't quite as NSFW as Thicke's unrated "Blurred Lines" video, but it's close.
Katy Perry Roars In New Music Video, Debuts Colorful Prism Album Cover
Katy Perry is ready to "Roar" with a new music video and the recently revealed cover for her latest album Prism. "Colorful" is probably the best adjective to apply to both the video for "Roar" and the Prism album cover, which actually obstructs Perry's face from clear view with a rainbow that shines across her face.
2013 iTunes Music Festival Kicks Off With Lady Gaga This Sunday
Music fans might want to block off the month of September, as the iTunes Festival returns in a matter of days, kicking off 30 consecutive nights of free shows this Sunday, which will be viewable for free via iTunes. The first artist to perform at London's Roundhouse for the festival is Lady Gaga, whose concert is scheduled for this Sunday night (September 1). Check out the full schedule and find out how you can watch ahead.