Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Prince Marbella Spanish Villa For Sale Buy Home Pictures

    Sign o' the Times: Prince's Spanish Villa for Sale

    Miss out on Exene Cervenka's estate sale? Bid too low on Maynard James Keenan's Los Angeles home? Or Jay Z's former stash spot? Well, now you've got another chance to own an extremely expensive one-of-a-kind piece of music history. Prince is selling a Spanish villa that he owns. The six-bedroom Marbella mansion is listed at LuxuryEstate.com for $7.5 million — since we aren't in the habit of buying villas, we're not sure if that's a bargain.But we do know that the Purple One bought the place for his former wife Mayte Garcia in 1998, and that the residence itself is decidedly lacking in the funk god's favorite hue.

  • Lily Allen 'Sheezus' Album Stream iTunes Radio

    Hear Lily Allen's Entire 'Sheezus' Album

    Lily Allen fires a lot of shots on her return album Sheezus, and now you can hear each and every one of them ring out, for free. The English pop-usurper is streaming the entire 13-track affair via iTunes Radio's First Play. We've previously heard the diva-slamming titular track, the Kurt-Cobain name-checking "Air Balloon," the unapologetic girl-party jam "Our Time," the Girls-featured "L8 CMMR," and the Robin Thicke-skewering "Hard Out Here." The full thing has received some mixed reviews to date, but fans now have the chance to make up their own minds ahead of the official May 2 release. We're still hoping the liner notes include a "thank you" to SPIN for providing some titular inspiration (we kid), and that the record's commercial performance helps Allen recover some of those potential Bitcoin millions she missed out on. 

  • DuckTales Theme Cover R&B Version Video

    Hear the 'DuckTales' Theme as a Sexy Slow Jam

    The early '90s is basically the era to revisit these days, so why not kill two, ahem, birds with one stone? Seen above, POW!GRL singer Karen Marie and friends recreate the DuckTales theme in a vintage R&B style. The animated adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his fine feathered nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie have never sounded so oddly sensual. But hey, as the expression goes, if it walks like a duck, and it talks like a duck, then you should probably make love while listening to it (as The A.V. Club suggests, at least). The performance was masterminded by Scott Bradlee, who not only curates the consistently viral Postmodern Jukebox series, but is planning to make "Saturday Morning Slow Jams" a weekly thing.

  • Homeboy Sandman Clipper Donald Sterling Clippers Comments

    Homeboy Sandman on Clippers Controversy: 'Black People Are Cowards'

    Stones Throw-signed MC Homeboy Sandman has weighed in on the current Clippers controversy in a big way. The New York rapper and culture critic took aim not at the Los Angeles basketball team's owner Donald Sterling — allegedly caught on tape making racist remarks to his girlfriend while courtside — but at the team itself for their arguably weak response.

  • Nicolas Cage Axl Rose Video Revolver Golden Gods Awards

    Watch Nicolas Cage Lose It for Axl Rose

    Fans of the man know that Nicolas Cage is prone to losing his shit, so what better mascot for Revolver's annual Golden Gods heavy metal awards ceremony? The Con Air star made a surprise appearance at the April 23 event, Wednesday night at Los Angeles' Club Nokia, in order to present Guns N' Roses leader Axl Rose with a lifetime achievement award. He arrives around the 3:05 mark in the clip below, though you may as well start from the beginning, since comic great (and animated hamster from that Cure-biting Sprint commercial) Andrew Dice Clay comes out first in order to intro the GNR video montage that intros Cage, who then intros Rose via a deliciously overacted speech. We'd love to see this plotted out on a richter scale: "His VOICE. His POETry. His COMPOsition. His piaNO PLAYing.

  • Antemasque '4AM' Video Snowboard Volcom Xgames Rehearsal

    Watch Snowboarders Shred to Antemasque's '4AM'

    In lieu of an official video from Antemasque, you can watch a bunch of badass young snowboarders doing their thing to the sound of these former Mars Volta men playing "4AM." Or, as the fellas themselves worded it on Twitter, see Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala "gettin' lil mutton busters all hell-fired up" for Volcom Stone's Peanut Butter and Rail Jam. The group, which also features drummer Dave Elitch and some contributions from bass god Flea, has been pretty generous since emerging from the ether earlier this month. We've seen a studio clip featuring the dulcet sounds of "Drown All Your Witches," and have been freely streaming their first four songs via Bandcamp. It also turns out they've got another connection to the work of extreme sports. Below, check out an X Games-premiered rehearsal video featuring Antemasque and a certain Red Hot Chili Pepper in action.

  • Baths 'Ocean Death' Stream EP Anticon

    Stream Baths' Dark Dance Rumbler, 'Ocean Death'

    Los Angeles singer/producer/composer Baths is dropping an unexpected EP May 6 on Anticon. Dubbed Ocean Death, the five-song set is billed by the label as "the Dia De Los Muertos to [2013 album] Obsidian's Halloween," and the title track can be hear below. Indeed, if Will Wiesenfeld's last LP was dark and sleek (check out the Moors remix of "Miasma Sky"), this one seems to brood a little deeper, preferring to creep in the shadows while a rattling four-four Four Tet-ish beat pounds away. At least, that's "Ocean Death," the song. Hit play to hear Wiesenfeld sing like an angel about being buried in a graveyard. Pitchfork premiered the song; check the tour dates here.

  • Stephen Colbert 'The Ballad of Cliven Bundy' Video Standoff

    See Stephen Colbert Perform 'The Ballad of Cliven Bundy'

    Once more, the Cliven Bundy standoff crosses over into our world. Earlier this week, progressive author and activist Sean Shealy launched a Facebook page for BundyFest!, a proposed music-playing and penis-erecting festival to take place on the government land across the way from that codgerly lovable cattle-rancher's home. Now Stephen Colbert, on The Colbert Report, has performed a song for the man facing off with the feds over whether or not his cows can eat their grass.Dubbed "The Ballad of Cliven Bundy," the ditty devoted to the Fox News-dubbed "savior" and "folk hero" starts at the 3:05 mark in the clip above, and finds our host aiming friendly fire at conservative pundit Sean Hannity in particular, while Strangers With Candy pal Geoffrey Jellineck (okay, Paul Dinello) adds some guitar flourishes.

  • Anthony Bourdain EDM Parts Unknown Video Vegas

    Anthony Bourdain on EDM: 'Am I Too Old? Or Just Non-Douchey?'

    Anthony Bourdain isn't known for pulling his punches, and the latest target of his mighty wit? EDM. The former SPIN contributor, Queens of the Stone Age fan, and celebrity chef has some strong, poetic words for electronic dance music in a new segment from his CNN series, Parts Unknown. "Are we just old? Or are we non-douchey?" he asks legendary magician Penn Jillette at one point in the Las Vegas-centered clip above before delivering the following masterful soliloquy:"Come ye lords and princelings of douchedom," he says over footage of raving-rich young adults wielding glow-sticks, wearing sunglasses indoors, waving their hands moonily, and otherwise basking in the humid, LED-lit air of an in-casino club. "Hear my clarion call. Anointeth thyself with gel and heavenly body spray. Maketh the sign of the devil horns with thine hands.

  • Marilyn Manson Salem Cupid Carries a Gun Credits Video

    Marilyn Manson Debuts New Song in 'Salem' Title Credits

    This past Sunday, WGN America premiered its new series Salem, which fictionalizes the 17th century witch trials closely associated with the colonial Massachusetts town of the same name. Now the network has let loose the show's opening titles, which feature — because duh — a brand new song by Marilyn Manson.The 45-year-old industrial-metal icon wrote the song with an assist from Salem's in-house composer Tyler Bates (Californication, Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects), as The Hollywood Reporter points out. Dubbed "Cupid Carries a Gun," the track features Manson's creepy rasp over a mix of percussion and acoustic guitar that could keep pace with "Beautiful People" (or, you know, "Black Skinhead")."The song 'Cupid Carries a Gun' was the last track we just finished for my new album," Manson told THR.

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