Taylor Momsen's rock n' roll project The Pretty Reckless has spawned a brand new music video! "You" is the bare-bones ballad from their 2011 release Light Me Up.
The band will head out on The Medicine Tour starting March 9th in Tucson, AZ.
See the rest of the dates below:
Do you like the video? Do you want to give T-moms a hug, like I do?
We've had Gaga in an egg, but do you want Gaga in a bottle? Mother Monster is shooting the commercial for perfume campaign this weekend, to be edited into a ‘‘special song,’’ she said on Twitter on Feb. 14.
At the end of 2011, there were rumors afloat that the 25-year-old entertainer was going to incorporate her DNA into the formula... and, uh, some other stuff.
Want some Gaga news with a little more substance? February 29th will be the launch of the Born This Way Foundation, aimed at the education, research and advocacy of anti-bullying. We'll keep you updated on that--it's a crucial cause to a generation that spends so much time online, don't you think?
Anyway. What do you think the perfume will be called? "Escort," perhaps?
Ohhhh snap, it's Valentine's day! Nothing is sweeter than you (or chocolate) but should you feel the need to indulge your music-minded brain a bit, here are some stories.
What music did Gwen Stefani pick for her L.A.M.B. showcase at Fashion Week?
Congrats, Grammys--people actually watched you... in real time!
Austin Gibbs' new song "February"
Dave Grohl = PUNK
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Hip-pop singer Nicki Minaj is really rising to Lady Gaga-levels to attract attention these days. Her having an alter ego is nothing to blink an eye at--even Beyonce has Sasha Fierce--but let's break down the good, the bad and the freaky of Nicki's recent news.
- Today she released the happy dancey track "Starships." Way more radio friendly than "Stupid Hoe," wouldn't you say? I mean, I wouldn't want Sophia Grace mouthing the latter.
- She performed alongside M.I.A. and Madonna in this year's Superbowl. M.I.A. flipped the bird during the nationally televised performance and later on, Nicki came out and said she found the gesture offensive.
- This coming from someone who appeared on Sunday's Grammy Red Carpet with a "Pope" and performed an "excorcism" on stage.
Oh, Nicki. You so controversial.
Do you think she's talented and just expressing herself, or doing/saying a lot of things just to attract attention?
I didn't watch the Grammy's--I watched the twitter feed when the east coasters started rolling out their commentary. I'm relieved that most of the people I follow were not supporting Chris Brown's appearance at the Awards show, given that it was also the anniversary DOMESTIC DISTURBIA (aka when he beat then-girlfriend Rihanna). Even when I switched over to the #Grammys hashtag, the ones floating to the top were mostly naysayers. I'm glad we didn't forget.
But then I saw this.
Mostly, I have no words. NONE. It makes my stomach twist up in knots. And the comments section doesn't make it any better.
Maybe Jay Z didn't go because he didn't want to watch Chris Brown.
Did you guys watch the Grammys?
Being in the running for Best Alternative Album might feel quite familiar to Death Cab For Cutie; their 2005 release, Plans, got a nod--but The White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan took it that year. This year the band's Codes And Keys is up against the works of Bon Iver, Radiohead, Foster The People and My Morning Jacket.
But let us tumbledown the train track of facts, for fun.
-The band released the video for "Home is a Fire" on May 9. The video features street artist Shepard Fairey plastering lyrics from the song around Los Angeles.
-Shepard Fairey designed the artwork for The Smashing Pumpkins' album Zeitgeist
-The Smashing Pumpkins song "To Sheila" was used in the first season of The O.C.
-The O.C. featured several Death Cab For Cutie songs during its run, including "Soul Meets Body" and "The Sound of Settling."
And here we are.
What Alternative artist are you rooting for tomorrow?
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Pop performer P!nk already has three Grammys--but this year could be #4 if she takes Best Pop Solo performance for "F***in’ Perfect."
Remember her breathtaking aerial acrobatic act during the 2010 Grammys? That was intense. Anyway, follow me down the rabbit hole of facts, beginning with this expletive anthem.
-In the controversial music video for "F***in’ Perfect" Tina Majorino plays the lead role. Tina is widely known for her role as Deb in Napoleon Dynamite
-The Backstreet Boys' "Larger Than Life" is what character Summer Wheatley performs to during the school assembly scene. Napoleon dances to Jamiroquai's "Canned Heat".
-Summer Wheatley is played by Hilary Duff's older sister, Haylie Duff.
-Haylie Duff got a nose job in 2009
-When entertainer Ashley Tisdale got a nose job she said, "I didn't do this because I believe in plastic surgery," Tisdale told People Magazine. "I did this to help my health. I literally could not breathe out of the right side of my nose."
-At the age of twelve, Tisdale sang at the White House for President Bill Clinton
-In 2006, P!nk released "Dear Mr. President," which was an open letter to George W. Bush
And we're back! Are you rooting for Pink to win another Grammy this Sunday?
I think my brain may have already packed up and split for the weekend. I'm going to go on a mission to retrieve the runaway--you stay here and read some music news, eh?
Katy Perry is releasing Teenage Dream Special Edition
All Time Low's absolute access interview
Stills from Asking Alexandria's next music video
Jonny Craig isn't out of Dance Gavin Dance blah blah blah
Kelly Clarkson covers Madonna
Um, silent discos?
The President--he's just like us! He makes playlists! (on spotify, even). Barack Obama has revealed his 2012 re-election campaign playlist and much to my personal delight, No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom track "Different People" is #1.
The Prez really does incorporate genre variety. Witchy woman Florence Welch made the cut, as did country act Sugarland and classic crooner Aretha Franklin. Check out the full, 27-song playlist below:
1. No Doubt - "Different People"
2. Earth Wind & Fire Experience feat. Al McKay Allstars - "Got To Get You Into My Life - (Live)"
3. Booker T. & The MG's - "Green Onions - Single/LP Version"
3.5 Wilco - "I Got You" [ed. note: we don't know why this one was missing a #]
4. The Impressions - "Keep On Pushing - Single Version"
5. Performed by Jennifer Hudson;Dreamgirls (Motion Picture Soundtrack) - "Love You I Do"
6. AgesandAges - "No Nostalgia"
7. Ledisi - "Raise Up"
8. Sugarland - "Stand Up"
9. Darius Rucker - "This"
10. Arcade Fire - "We Used to Wait"
11. Florence + The Machine - "You've Got The Love"
12. James Taylor - "Your Smiling Face"
13. REO Speedwagon - "Roll With The Changes"
14. Raphael Saadiq - "Keep Marchin'"
15. Noah And The Whale - "Tonight's The Kind Of Night"
16. Zac Brown Band - "Keep Me In Mind"
17. Aretha Franklin - "The Weight"
18. U2 - "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
19. Dierks Bentley - "Home"
20. Sugarland - "Everyday America"
21. Darius Rucker - "Learn To Live"
22. Al Green - "Let's Stay Together"
23. Electric Light Orchestra - "Mr. Blue Sky"
24. Montgomery Gentry - "My Town"
25. Ricky Martin - "The Best Thing About Me Is You Feat. Joss Stone"
26. Ray LaMontagne - "You Are The Best Thing"
27. Bruce Springsteen - "We Take Care Of Our Own
What would you say the most inspiring song on this list is? What would you add to it?