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Watch Lady Gaga Open The 2013 VMAs With Applause, Katy Perry Closes It With A Roar
The MTV Video Music Awards are as much about the performances as they are about the awards themselves. The event's history is cluttered with memorable musical performances. Remember Britney Spears and the snake? Or when Eminem made it very clear that he's the real Slim Shady?
Metallica Stages A Panel And A Secret Concert During Comic-Con
Metallica fans headed to Comic-Con later this month are in for a treat, as all four members of the band are set to appear at the Metallica Through The Never panel that's scheduled for Hall H on Friday. And we've also learned that the band will be performing at a secret location somewhere in San Diego on Friday evening. Some lucky panel attendees will win tickets and learn the location of this planned, "intimate private concert."
Mary J Blige Sued Over Deposit For Cancelled Concert
Mary J Blige is not an accountant or a financial manager. She’s a musician, and like so many other musicians, she’s not particularly great with money. For a long time, she apparently got away with playing fast and loose, but unfortunately, the less than sound monetary decisions are really starting to catch up to her. She owes the government millions in unpaid taxes, her charity is behind the eight ball, and this week, she was just hit with a lawsuit.
See Justin Timberlake's Racy Cover Art For Tunnel Vision Single
"Tunnel Vision" may be the next Justin Timberlake destined to get stuck in our heads, following "Mirrors" and "Suit & Tie" off the artist's latest album The 20/20 Experience. And with that single comes a racy bit of cover art, which we've embedded at the bottom to give you time not to scroll down as it's a little bit not-safe-for-work. It contains nudity… kind of. The image depicts the silhouette of a naked woman set over Timberlake's face, so the skin involved is all his, but it's all about the tunnel vision here.
Watch Will Smith Bust Out Some Summertime Lyrics During His Late Show Visit
You know how sometimes you hear a song and you just have to sing along? Well, based on Smith's behavior in the above clip from last night's episode of Late Show, that happens to him when he hears "Summertime." Will Smith wasn't scheduled to perform on Late Show with David Letterman last night, but his appearance - and more specifically his arrival - led to an impromptu performance...
Watch: The Lonely Island Grows Up For 'Diaper Money'
The video and some of the songs mentioned in this article are probably not safe for work and intended for mature audiences. It seems like The Lonely Island has found a way to parody themselves with their latest tune, "Diaper Money," which celebrates things married men and fathers appreciate, like cash for diapers, a wife around to satisfy their needs (when she feels like it) and a grave plot all picked out...
Chris Kelly's Death May Have Been Drug Related
Whenever a star dies young, it's not hard to jump to the conclusion that - or at least wonder if - it was drug related. Unfortunately, that seems to be one of the more common causes of death among younger celebrities. When reports surfaced that Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly had died at the age of 34, there was no cause of death mentioned, however today comes word of some recent drug-related activity that may have played a factor in the musician's death yesterday.
Listen: Avril Lavigne's New Single Here's To Never Growing Up
The title for Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne's fifth studio album has yet to be set, but we now have our first earful of the anticipated record, with "Here's to Never Growing Up," which - as you may have guessed - is a proud anthem about staying young. Will it be one of this summer's hit songs? That remains to be seen. It's hard to predict which song will go on to be in heavy rotation as the summer months hit, but there's no denying how catchy this tune is.
Amazon AutoRip Now Includes MP3s For Eligible Vinyl Record Purchases
Whether you currently purchase CDs through Amazon, or you ever did at any point since 1998, Amazon's AutoRip feature certainly has its benefits. For one thing, those of us who maybe didn't take the best care of the CDs we bought from Amazon, or who've lost them over the years have access to digital versions of some of the albums we paid for more than a decade ago. And for another, it's an incentive to purchase the CD version of an album now.
Battle Of The Saxes: Subway Video Of Two Guys Jamming Goes Viral
You never really know what you're going to get out of a subway ride in New York. If you're lucky, it'll be an uneventful ride and maybe you'll make it up to the sidewalk without spotting a phlegm globber on the stairs on the way up. One can hope. But if you're really lucky, a little musical magic might happen, which is what occurred for the riders of the car in the above video when one saxophonist was confronted by another saxophonist and the two engaged in an impromptu musical battle/jam session.
Watch: Justin Timberlake's Mirrors Music Video Tells A Love Story
The CW made an event of the debut of Justin Timberlake's new album The 20/20 Experience with The iHeartRadio Album release Party with Justin Timberlake, an hourlong special that featured performances by Timberlake, along with the world premiere of the "Mirrors" music video (above), which Timberlake dedicated to his grandparents William and Sadie. I like to think I'm not the only person who teared up the first time they watched it. Or the second time.
Watch Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon Do The History Of Rap 4, Song List Included
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are up to their old tricks again, documenting the "History of Rap" with an excellent rap medley. The above video, which comes from Friday night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is the fourth of the musical segment, and according to the musician and late night talk show host, it's the last one… until the next time they do it, of course.
Watch: Justin Timberlake Brings SexyBack With Jimmy Fallon And A Barbershop Quartet
And we thought Timberlake looked good in a "Suit & Tie"? The segment on the NBC late night comedy showed us that the artist can rock a colorful striped suit, a bow tie and a boater hat nearly as well. Timberlake sang his hit song off the 2006 album FutherSex/LoveSounds with a ragtime barbershop quartet, which included the musically and vocally gifted talk show host, Jimmy Fallon, himself. I think Fallon was actually the most active with the dance moves and gestures.
Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox Tops Billboard 200 Chart After Amazon MP3 Sale
Bruno Mars may feel like he's locked out of heaven, but he isn't locked out of the No. 1 spot on Billboard's list. Almost exactly three months after his Unorthodox Jukebox album debuted comes word that it has reached No. 1 on Billboard 200, thanks in part to a recent sale at Amazon, which temporarily priced the album - along with a number of other albums - at $1.99.
Watch Ed Sheeran Cover Taylor Swift's I Knew You Were Trouble
While the screaming goat version of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" certainly gets a laugh, as does some of the other odd mash-ups made from the song, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has taken a more serious and acoustic approach to covering Swift's hit song. Check out this video, which shows the "Lego House" singer showing off his vocal control by covering the song on an Australian radio show.