Kyle McGovern

writer

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  • bruno mars, gorilla, pharrell williams, r. kelly

    R. Kelly Says He'll Make Ladyparts 'Growl' on Bruno Mars 'Gorilla' Remix

    Bruno Mars has shared a new remix of his "Gorilla" single featuring guest appearances by Pharrell Williams and R. Kelly. Dubbed a "G-Mix," the alternate version debuted on Twitter on November 8, after the Hawaiian pop-crooner took part in a quick Q&A with fans. Rather than beginning with a smoothly sung Mars verse (or an intro featuring Freida Pinto and Luis Guzmán a la the track's music video), the "Gorilla G-Mix" starts with Pharrell spitting what could be a companion to his "Blurred Lines" video cameo: the super-producer rattles off a list of, uh, yoga poses he'd like to try with the ladies who (lyrically) surround him.Bruno shows up soon afterwards, bringing along his "body full of liquor with a cocaine kicker," and primed to launch into the song's arena-sized chorus. Cue R.

  • alanis morissette, jagged little pill, broadway

    Alanis Morissette Peddling 'Jagged Little Pill' on Broadway in 2014

    Alanis Morissette's blockbuster Jagged Little Pill album will soon extend its reach to Broadway. As Variety reports, the iconic (but not really "Ironic") 1995 LP is being developed as a musical for the Great White Way. The upcoming production, also titled Jagged Little Pill, will feature all 12 songs from Morissette's third full-length, and will also include other tracks from her catalogue, in addition to some new tunes written exclusively for the show.Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt will handle orchestration and arrangements, just as he did for Green Day's American Idiot musical. Vivek J. Tiwary (American Idiot, The Addams Family) will produce alongside Arvind Ethan David. As of now, a book writer is not yet officially attached to the project.

  • delorean, unhold, chairlift, caroline polachek

    See Chairlift's Singer Play Stretch Armstrong in Delorean's 'Unhold' Video

    With the trauma of their "virtual kidnapping" now behind them, Barcelona's Delorean are moving forward with the promotion for their latest album, this year's Apar. The pop-friendly foursome have plans to tour the U.S. in early 2014, and they've also just shared the official music video for new single "Unhold." Directed by Eric Epstein and debuted on Nowness, the clip features Chairlift siren Caroline Polachek (who sings vocals on the fluttery tune) wandering through New York's Opus 40 sculpture park. Thanks to some visual trickery, the environment around Polachek warps and bends, giving the short a shapeshifting effect."The moving footage is resolved to a flat plane, so that everything in relief from that surface skews and stretches," Epstein says. "The track has this sway to it that I thought could be complimented by the visuals...

  • tyler the creator, arsenio hall, quincy jones

    See Tyler, the Creator Get Cozy With Arsenio Hall in Charming Interview

    Tyler, the Creator plopped himself on the couch at The Arsenio Hall Show on November 7 to "explain pretty much everything," according to the talk-show's website. Talking with Arsenio, the Odd Future ringleader shared his thoughts on a range of topics, including his straight-edge lifestyle ("Some things aren't for everyone"); his lyrical content ("Frank [Ocean] is gay, and I use that word ['faggot'] all the time — he doesn't care, because he knows me, he knows when I say that word I'm not thinking of someone's sexual orientation"); and President Obama ("He's an N-word that figured it out"). The Wolf-man also elaborated on his very public criticisms of the YouTube Music Awards, at which he performed on November 3."YouTube, the way that it's set up, it gives anyone who's creative a platform to showcase their work to people," the Creator said.

  • eminem, marshall mathers lp 2, fire, home

    Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' Childhood Home Burned in Fire

    Eminem's childhood home in Detroit was damaged in a fire on November 7, further scarring the vacant property pictured on the cover of the rapper's recently released eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. According to the Detroit Free Press, the city's fire department arrived on the scene at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, as flames were eating away at a boarded-up, second-floor window of the two-story bungalow. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze, but not before portions of the top floor sustained damage. The Detroit Fire Department didn't have any information as to what caused the fire.Back in September, the house — which originally appeared on the cover of Em's 2000 masterpiece, The Marshall Mathers LP — was listed as being owned by the Michigan Land Bank, a government program that manages empty properties across the state, including 11,000 in Detroit.

  • lou reed, laurie anderson, death, velvet underground

    Laurie Anderson on Lou Reed: 'I Am So Proud of the Way He Lived and Died'

    Since Lou Reed's passing on October 27, the late icon has been honored many times over by a slew of artists. Among those who paid tribute to the Velvet Underground co-founder: VU bandmate John Cale, Patti Smith, Arcade Fire, and David Bowie. One of the most heartfelt remembrances, though, came from Reed's widow, Laurie Anderson, who wrote a touching obituary for a local Long Island newspaper. Now, Anderson has penned another farewell to her longtime partner, who succumbed to liver disease at the age of 71.Anderson begins the piece by recalling the first time she and Lou Reed met, at a music festival organized by John Zorn in Munich in 1992. "John wanted us all to meet one another and play with one another, as opposed to the usual 'move-'em-in-and-out' festival mode," she writes. "That was why Lou asked me to read something with his band.

  • eminem, bet, marshall mathers lp 2

    Eminem Proclaims Statement of Purpose on 'Rap City': 'I Just Rap, That's All I Do'

    Eminem may be a decade removed from his most zeitgeist-defining era, but when the Detroit MC drops an album, it's still an event. As such, in honor of Em's eighth full-length, the just-released The Marshall Mathers LP 2, BET revived its long-gone Rap City TV series for a single-night special devoted entirely to the self-proclaimed "Rap God." Eminem sat down with host Big Tigger to reflect on his nearly 20-year career, including the period of time when he was, as SPIN recently phrased it, "rap's Great White Asshole." The 41-year-old legend also discussed his struggles with addiction, the creative process behind his latest studio effort, and working with "Love Game" co-star Kendrick Lamar. Watch clips from the Rap City Presents: Em 360 special above and below (via MissInfo).

  • fuzz, ty segall, you won't see me, stream

    Hear Ty Segall Celebrate His Birthday With Fuzz on Sludgy Live Cut 'You Won't See Me'

    A few weeks back, John Dwyer's Castle Face Records announced a new, ongoing series of releases dubbed Live in San Francisco. The first entry, now available for purchase, caught White Fence at Bay Area venue Amnesia. On December 3, the garage rock gatekeepers will share the franchise's second installment: a four-track platter documenting a recent set that SPIN cover star Ty Segall played with Fuzz at the SF Eagle. According to Castle Face, the performance was recorded on Segall's most recent birthday — find out how he celebrated by listening to the Live in San Francisco rendition of Fuzz B-side "You Won't See Me." The stoner-blues juggernaut is streaming below, weeks ahead of its official release.Fuzz Live in San Francisco track list:1. "This Time I've Got a Reason"2. "Fuzz's Fourth Dream"3. "You Won't See Me"4. "One"

  • lady gaga, artpop, stream

    10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Lady Gaga, Roc Marciano, Caspian, and More

    Surprise! We've rounded up a second-helping of album streams for your listening pleasure. Scroll down to hear new records by Lady Gaga, Roc Marciano, Caspian, and many more.1) Lady Gaga, ARTPOP. "Lady Gaga's long-awaited ARTPOP is now streaming in full on iTunes Radio. Gaga has already shared a handful of songs from the 15-track album, including 'Applause,' 'Venus,' the R. Kelly-featuring 'Do What U Want,' 'Aura,' and 'Dope.' Now fans who didn't cop the LP from file-sharing services can hear the whole record by upgrading to the latest version of iTunes." — SPIN (via iTunes Radio)2) Roc Marciano, The Pimpire Strikes Back. "Marci gives us 16 free tracks over some soul sample heavy production from Alchemist, Evidence, Lord Finesse, Madlib, Arch Druids and Roc himself.

  • sampha, drake, too much

    Stream Sampha's Brooding, Drake-Less Version of 'Too Much'

    Drake's "Too Much" stands as one of the finest tracks on the Toronto MC's third album. It's a piano-lined "let's clear the air" confessional aimed at Drizzy's friends and family — basically everyone in the 27-year-old rapper's life for whom the title Nothing Was the Same rings far too true. The song's keys and backing vocals come courtesy Sampha, a Londoner known for his previous collaborations with SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, and Lil Silva. Now, the soulful singer has shared his solo rendition of "Too Much," which will be released as a digital double-A-side single on November 12 via Young Turks.According to an official announcement, Drake pulled from a demo version of the slow-burning ballad. Sampha's full, finished product does away with Drizzy's over-enunciated spitting and backing chipmunk samples.

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