• The Replacements Paul Westerberg Play Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon SNL Ban

    Replacements to Return to NBC 30 Years After 'Saturday Night Live' Ban

    Prior to the release of their 1987 album Pleased to Meet Me, the notoriously ramshackle rockers in the Replacements took to the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza for a performance on Saturday Night Live. To say the least, things didn't quite go as well as producer Lorne Michaels had planned. Hotel room destruction, forgotten lyrics, obvious drunkenness, and an off-mic curse during "Bastards of Young," got the Minneapolis quartet slapped with a permanent ban from the show. Despite that, it appears the recently reformed band will be returning to NBC on Tuesday September 9 to play on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, according to a teaser clip on their Youtube account.

  • La Roux Trouble in Paradise Kiss And Not Tell Video

    La Roux Stars in a Late Night TV Commercial in Her 'Kiss and Not Tell' Video

    Collectors of old telephones and fans of late night television will both find something to like in La Roux's video for "Kiss and Not Tell." Two months after the release of Trouble in Paradise, her second collection of saccharine synth-pop under that name, Elly Jackson has shared a cheery visual for that record's anxious, yet playful standout. The "Bulletproof" singer stars in a an '80s-indebted advertisement that trumpets the lyrics of the song, while each synthesizer jitter is paired with a ringing telephone of a different variety. Watch the video above, but be advised: if you're tempted to call that U.K. number, the fine print notes that "International Long Distance Rates apply." Starting next week La Roux launches into another tour in support of Trouble in Paradise, and you can catch the full dates over at her website.

  • Nicki Minaj Alexander Wang Anaconda Dance Models Video

    Watch Nicki Minaj Teach Her 'Anaconda' Dance to Disinterested Models

    Though it's Alexander McQueen that Nicki Minaj name drops in her recent hit "Anaconda," Saturday night she celebrated the work of another famous fashion figure named Alexander (Wang) by appearing at the brand's New York Fashion Week show. In addition to posting rave reviews on Instagram, as Vogue points out, Minaj stopped by backstage for another little surprise, teaching a few of the dance moves from the "Anaconda" video to some of the models that took part in the show.Irina Kravchenko, Ewa Wladymiruk, Valery Kaufman, and Aleah Morgan aren't necessarily lacking the technical ability to pull off the moves that Nicki drills them on, but as a couple of the clips below show, they do leave a little bit to be desired in terms of enthusiasm.

  • Gene Simmons Rock Is Dead Foo Fighters Esquire Interview

    Foo Fighters Respond to Gene Simmons' Claim That Rock Is Dead

    Apparently emboldened by the controversy surrounding his recent comments about depression KISS firebrand Gene Simmons stirred the pot again in an interview with his son Nick for Esquire saying that "rock is finally dead." Ever the businessman, Simmons sees a creative vacuum emerging thanks to the proliferation of illegal file-sharing."Rock did not die of old age," he explains. "It was murdered. And the real culprit is that...15-year-old next door neighbor. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed, and now it won't, because it's that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs."From Simmons' perspective, this line of thinking makes sense.

  • Eminem Rap God Most Words Guinness Book World Records Metallica Shakira Katy Perry

    Rap God: Eminem Sets World Record For 'Most Words in a Hit Single'

    As if selling over 45 million records and becoming the best selling artist of the 2000s wasn't enough to satiate Eminem's competitive drive, he's ended up with another entry in the Guinness World Records' 2015 edition. According to Billboard reports, Em set the record for "Most words in a hit single" with his dexterous Marshall Mathers LP 2 track "Rap God." Racking up 1,560 words in just six minutes and four seconds. Though some might eclipse that rate or total, none have done so with the sort of success that "Rap God" achieved, peaking at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.In addition to the the previously announced entry for Metallica, whose Antarctica show made them the first band to play on all seven continents in a year, Miley Cyrus made the book for being the "most searched-for pop artist on the Internet" in the wake of her VMAs brouhaha.

  • Mary J Blige Disclosure Sam Smith Right Now Stream The London Sessions

    Mary J. Blige, Disclosure, Sam Smith Team For Soul-House Banger 'Right Now'

    After appearing on a remix of Disclosure's "F For You" and showing up at a Sam Smith show, Mary J. Blige has apparently fostered a friendship with that crew of chart-busting British beatheads. Earlier this week, the Settle brothers tweeted that they were involved in producing some songs for the R&B great's new album The London Sessions, which also features Smith's songwriting and help from space-soul fellow traveler Emeli Sandé. Friday night, Blige shared the first taste of that collaboration.Penned with Smith and his frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes and produced by Disclosure, "Right Now" relies on stripped synths and Blige's typically boisterous vocal performance to craft the same sort of winning and infectious house that rocketed "Latch" to the top of the charts. Listen below as we await The London Sessions some time this fall.

  • Abbey Road Album Cover Live Camera Video

    This 'Abbey Road' Live Camera Lets You Watch Beatles Fans Block Traffic

    The iconic cover of the Beatles' 11th studio album Abbey Road has spawned a handful of famous spoofs, but it's apparently become quite the tourist attraction in the 45 years since the albums release. As The Independent (via Stereogum) points out, Abbey Road Studios has a webcam pointed at the famed crosswalk and you can watch 24/7 as Beatles fans hold up traffic by making their way across the intersection and posing for pictures that replicate the album. It's probably a less cheesy London tourist photo than posing in front of Big Ben, but not by much.So watch over at the studios' website. Things tend to slow down during the nighttime hours, but once the sun rises count on tons and tons of people blocking cars that are trying to simply make their way down the road.

  • FKA Twigs Sam Smith Stay With Me Cover Video

    FKA Twigs Goes Otherworldly on Her Cover of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    London's Tahliah Barnett released LP1, her warped and wiry first full-length as FKA twigs last month, and it's cemented her as one of the most exciting singer/producers coming out of the U.K. right now. Today, she stopped by BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge in celebration of that record's release, and in addition to a performance of "Two Weeks," she tackled Sam Smith's presently inescapable single "Stay With Me." But rather than attempt to match the original's classically trained boisterousness, she offers a smoky and contained version—as darkly bubbly as anything that she's release over the past couple of years. It's not one of her vogue-worthy bangers, but it's compelling in its own right. Watch it above and the performance of "Two Weeks" below.

  • Jay Z Extortion Producer Chauncey Mahan Author Credit Lawsuit

    Jay Z Has Filed To Dismiss Another Lawsuit By That Extortion-Accused Producer

    Jay Z's legal squabbles with sound engineer Chauncey Mahan just wont come to a close. Three months after the pair initially grappled over an extortion case involving the release of Hov's '90s master tapes, the producer filed suit against Jay Z yet again, this time alleging that he was due author credit on 45 of the Roc Nation head's songs. Yesterday, representatives for the rapper filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that this case (filed 15 years after the recordings in question) was not put together "in a timely fashion," according to Billboard reports.Mahan claims he was a co-author to a number of recordings that date back to sessions for "Big Pimpin," The Dynasty, and Vol. 3... Life and Times of S.

  • Charli XCX Accused of Masturbating on Dutch Radio Because Men Are Disgusting

    Charli XCX Accused of Masturbating on Dutch Radio Because Men Are Gross

    In case you needed yet another reminder of how disgusting men can be to women, Charli XCX suffered more public lechery at the hands of Dutch radio host Giel Beelen this morning. After brief conversation about a track played on the Giel! show, the presenter asks her to record a radio drop saying "good morning in the most sensual way." Before she has a chance to do so, he asks if she has her "hands on [her] body" and accuses her of "fingering [her]self."The exact reasoning is unclear because only audio (below) has surfaced of the gross encounter, but it seems Giel couldn't see XCX's hands out in the open and so made a wild assumption about where they actually were.

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