Posts Tagged ‘videos’

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Ramones Album?

After the recent death of Tommy Ramone, there no longer any surviving members of the original Ramones. Still, the punk pioneers remain as popular as ever: In 2003, they were the subject of the stellar documentary End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones , but this week there’s news…

David Lynch Explains How He Disappointed Kanye West

David Lynch and Kanye West share an affinity for the surreal and shocking – and the two nearly combined their talents on a music video for “Blood on the Leaves,” the eerie epic from West’s latest LP,  Yeezus. “We almost worked together, but I never got the ideas,” Lynch told The Daily Beast in a recent interview….

Album Sales Hit Historic Low, Falling Below Four Million Total Units Sold

The record industry has just had its worst week in decades. For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began keeping track in 1991, album sales failed to reach the four-million-sold mark this week, totaling just 3.97 million. The week’s top seller, Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood  contributed just over 90,000, but after that,…

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Weezer Recruit Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino for ‘Go Away’

Over the past month, Weezer’s YouTube page has been pumping out some weird viral videos leading up to the release of the band’s October 7th LP,  Everything Will Be Alright in the End . Some clips have been more forthcoming than others, but in yesterday’s video, dubbed “ewbaite 18 ‘Go Away’,” we learn that…

Win Butler and Bon Iver to Play Charity Basketball Game

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is an avowed basketball junkie, and while occasionally, he allows his passions to boil over, he also uses his love of the game for good. Case in point: His annual Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game, held during the Pop Montréal festival. Details of the third…

Lee Ann Womack, John Legend Meet at ‘Crossroads’

Nashville is growing on John Legend. Following his June performance with Hunter Hayes and Jennifer Nettles at the CMT Music Awards, the R&B star is headed back to Music City for another country collaboration. He’ll team up with Lee Ann Womack for an episode of CMT’s Crossroads , the unique performance…

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ZZ Top Cancel Tour After Bassist’s Injury

ZZ Top have called off the rest of their tour with Jeff Back, since the Texas trio’s bassist, Dusty Hill, required immediate medical attention after slipping and falling on his hip while on the band’s tour bus. The cancellations begin with tonight’s scheduled gig in Clarkston, Michigan, though Beck and his band will still…

Fricke’s Picks Radio: Rival Sons, Robyn Hitchcock and Elvin Bishop

There is no running theme in this outing, aside from the strong new music that has come through in late summer – warm, chunky blues from veteran guitarist Elvin Bishop; Communion , a four-sided conceptual blast from the Canadian power-pop band Sloan – and a lot of names starting with R: the…

Go Behind the Scenes of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Cheerleader Sequence

Taylor Swift extension-preps and basket-tosses her way through a new clip that offers a behind the scenes look at the cheerleading segment of the video for her latest chart-topper, “Shake it Off.” Along with backstage footage and an inside peek at the making of the big sequence, Swift talks about the massive amounts of cardio she did at the…

Blake Shelton Pitches Pizza, Disses Fall Schedule

Blake Shelton had the crew in stiches on the southern California set of his latest round of Pizza Hut ads. The irreverent spots hawking the brand’s new bacon-stuffed crust pizza are Pure BS — to nick the title of the singer’s 2007 album. “I saw Taylor Swift this week,” he told…

Dolly Parton Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

There have been many, and I do mean many, celebrities who have accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has been going viral over the last several weeks.  We gave up trying to post all of the videos but this is one we didn’t want to pass up! Dolly Parton, who’s usually flooding stadiums with […]

VMAs 2014: Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 and More Get Sales Bumps

Although MTV’s Video Music Awards dropped 18 percent in the ratings compared to last year’s show – Blue Ivy and a Nicki Minaj wardrobe malfunction couldn’t compete with Miley Cyrus’ iconic tongue – the show gave music sales a huge and much-needed bump. Beyoncé’s performance of every song on Beyoncé , which culminated with Jay Z and their baby…

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