Chris Martins

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  • Gwen Stefani No Doubt New Album Pharrell Recording Produced

    Gwen Stefani Is Working With Pharrell on New No Doubt and Solo Albums

    Gwen Stefani is in the studio with Pharrell Williams and she claims to be working on both a solo album, and the next No Doubt full-length. As Stereogum points out, MTV News spoke with the ska-pop icon at a New York Fashion Week event. Seen below, the Voice coach reveals, "Right now, I'm all about doing music." And in fact, "I'm going into the studio tonight with Pharrell."Cut to Pharrell, who then stonily yet enthusiastically babbles weird complimentary (?) things about Stefani's looks and mindset — "She does not look her age. She doesn't look like she's had three children. But that's the cool part. That she is her age, and she's had had three children and she is killing it." — while confirming that she is, indeed, on another another level. No doubt.In the clip below, Stefani says she's already been recording new material.

  • Ellen Nicki Minaj Anaconda Video Iggy Azalea Black Widow

    Ellen Edits Herself Into Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video

    Ellen Degeneres found herself smack dab in the middle of the Summer of Ass on Tuesday, celebrating Ellen's premiere week with not only a rump-tastic performance by Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, but a remake of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" clip featuring the talk show host front and center. Or would that be back and down-low? Judge for yourself by watching the newly edited visual above, and find "Black Widow" below.

  • White Arrows In Bardo Stream Album

    Stream White Arrows' Glorious Tropi-Pop Album 'In Bardo'

    Los Angeles tropical-pop purveyors White Arrows made some good noise in 2012 with their RAC-produced debut LP, Dry Land Is a Myth. But they truly come into their own sound on the now-streaming In Bardo. Heard below, the new album combines wirey guitar ("Get By"), slinky electronics ("Scream"), sunny grooves ("We Can't Ever Die"), and powerful percussion ("I Want a Taste") to gauzy, entrancing effect."Bardo is a transitional state of being, the phase of existence between death and rebirth," notes the album's press release. "It marks the end of one thing and the beginning of another.

  • Will Ferrell Chad Smith Drum-Off Seattle Sequel

    The Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Drum-Off May Get a Sequel in Seattle

    The drum battle of the century may beat on. As noted by just about anyone anywhere who cares about music and/or comedy, in May, Will Ferrell went up against his more musically inclined doppelgänger, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, in a cutthroat "drum-off" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Though the funnyman was declared the winner, his performance raised eyebrows, and the pair faced off again, verbally, in an interview with SPIN.Now it looks as if Smith may have a chance to clear his name, as the drummer's recent posting to Facebook teases another rumble to come: "Will Ferrell claims he's coming to Seattle on September 19," Smith writes. "I'll bet he pops off about his alleged 'Drum Off' victory. I just might have to be there to call him out on it and settle the score once and for all.

  • Channing Tatum Rap Video The Dick Graze Diplo Funny Or Die

    Here's Channing Tatum Rapping About Penis in a Video With Diplo

    There's a new handshake between gentlemen, it'd seem. As Channing Tatum will tell you above, in a rhythmic cadence, "The Dick Graze" is a move dudes should (totally never) do when saying hey to their boys, or possibly meeting new fellas out and about. We're assuming that super-producer Diplo is on board since he appears in the clip. Then again, he's conspicuously surrounded by women which would limit his ability to take the overly friendly gesture for a trial spin. All of this arrives in order to promote 22 Jump Street, and co-star Jillian Bell appears in the video as well to offer a female alternative to the just-the-fingertip weiner-bump. Click play above to learn her technique, and check for Diplo DJing a Spring Break rager in the actual movie, which hit theaters in June.You don’t know the #DickGraze? It’s time to get educated...

  • Paul McCartney Johnny Depp Jam Video Blues

    Watch Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, and a Bunch of Bluesmen Jam It Out

    This is one of the things that you get to do if you're Johnny Depp: pull up a chair and play guitar in a sitting circle with living music deity Paul McCartney and a whole bunch of genuine Southern bluesmen, whose art form is nothing less than the foundational stuff of pretty much all popular Western music... for 30 whole minutes. Fine, 29 minutes and 53 seconds. Still, quite the accomplishment. Why is this happening, exactly? Well, as Rolling Stone reports, one result of director Vincent Haycock's July video for Macca's "Early Days" was this jam session. The clip included a Depp cameo and followed a pair of musicians in the '50s, doing there thing. Except while they only went through the motions, the dudes gathered above are truly doing it (though, in Los Angeles). The roll call: Roy Gaines, Al Williams, Dale Atkins, Henree Harris, Motown Maurice, Lil Poochie and Misha Lindes.

  • 5 Seconds of Summer Blink-182 I Miss You Cover Video

    So, Here's 5 Seconds of Summer Covering Blink-182's 'I Miss You'

    What's their age again? Australia's pop-punkish 5 Seconds of Summer boy band pay tribute to their ultimate musical godfathers, Blink-182, in the video above. Their in-studio, acoustic version of 2004's nasally beautiful bum-out "I Miss You" sounds a little slicker and a whole lot softer (a missed opportunity for Jack Johnson, we can now hear), but it's not such an odd fit conceptually. These guys are the perfect pop offspring (ha) of Mark Hoppus and Co. and, to be fair, member Calum Hood owned the shit out of his leaked penis video last week.

  • Prince 3RDEYEGIRL 'Whitecaps' Stream Plectrumelectrum Album

    Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Face Down the Storm on 'Whitecaps'

    The Prince-powered gifts continue to rain down from the funky heavens like so much purple manna. A week ago we hear "Clouds" and just this morning "U Know," both from the Minneapolitan marvel's forthcoming Art Official Age album. But that solo album wont' be arriving all by its lonesome on September 30. Set for the same date is an LP from Prince and his 3RDEYEGIRL band dubbed Plectrumelectrum, and now we've got a track from that to share as well. "Whitecaps" is a slinky number featuring lavishly languid guitar strokes and a slow-blooming rhythm section. "I saw a black butterfly loose its wings today," we hear, but the lush chorus (listen for Prince's voice) promises better days ahead. Listen below, and check the Plectrumelectrum cover art beneath that.

  • The Game Rick Ross Diddy Don't Shoot Ferguson Stream

    The Game Taps Rick Ross, Diddy, 2 Chainz, and More for an All-Star #Ferguson Song

    The Game tapped an incredible array of talent for a new song dedicated to Mike Brown and the fallout in Ferguson following the unarmed teen's death at the hands of Missouri police. No less than Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, and TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank) lend their considerable skills to "Don't Shoot," which takes its name from the protest slogan that's come to define people's frustration and horror in regard to police brutality and excessive force: "Hands up, don't shoot."As Rolling Stone points out, the cross-country array taps artists hailing from Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Miami, New Orleans, and Memphis.

  • Grimes Go Video Blood Diamonds Dantes Inferno Korn

    Grimes' 'Go' Video Was Inspired by Dante's Inferno and Korn

    Grimes came out swinging in late June with "Go," her first major release since signing with Jay Z's Roc Nation, and a song originally intended for Rihanna. But RiRi's loss is the Canadian producer/writer/singer born Claire Boucher's massive gain. That track, which features Vancouver beatsmith Blood Diamonds (a.k.a. Mike Tucker) has made significant waves, racking up over 1.5 million plays on SoundCloud and, now, inspiring a pretty wow-worthy video. Seen above, the clip is a sci-fi homage to Dante's Inferno, and it even opens with a reading from that hallowed book by screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen). What happens next is a wild visual feast of claustrophobic demonic dance and gorgeous post-apocalyptic imagery.Boucher co-directer the video with her brother Mac (Roco-Prime), and had this to say:In the inferno, people's actions in life echo eternally.

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