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Katy Perry found me my first friends – they were online, and in Brasil

Finding devotees on the other side of the world let me escape from school, though my misbegotten responsibility soon became too much like hard workRead more from The fandom that made me seriesRaising a child is always a burden – though not all mums are terrorised by their pre-schooler’s obsession with the video for Hung Up by Madonna. I will never forget my mother’s exasperation as the song popped up again and again on MTV: the sound of a clock counting down to reveal Abba arpeggios recast in a ...
Tags: Music, Rihanna, California, Culture, Pop and rock, Mtv, Katy Perry, Madonna, Brasil, Madge, Kylie Minogue Kanye West


These 3 music memoirs tell the stories of Rob Halford, Gucci Mane, Willie Nelson and more

If you want to dig into the lives of musicians, there’s no shortage of books for you. Below, we’ve selected three recent releases with very different takes on the music memoir. “Confess: The Autobiography” by Rob Halford (Courtesy of Hachette) “Confess: The Autobiography” by Rob Halford (Hachette Books) When Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford came out as a gay man in a 1998 MTV interview, there weren’t many out LGBTQ people in rock ‘n’ roll, let alone heavy metal. In “Confess: The Autobiog...
Tags: Books, Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, David Ritz, Hachette, Amanda Palmer, Penguin Random House, Random House, Gucci Mane, Judas Priest, Rob Halford, Willie, Halford


Fiona Apple: 'I finally believed myself. It felt great'

Over two interviews and more text messages, our artist of the year unpacks her album Fetch the Bolt Cutters – and explains how she finally found compassion for herself after trauma and bullyingThe Guardian’s No 1 album of 2020: Fetch the Bolt CuttersThe album has meant so much to people this year. Did you know you had made something extraordinary? Did finishing it feel different to finishing other records?Not really. The big feeling I have with records is: it’s there, it feels right. With this r...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Mtv, Indie, Experimental music, Grammys, Fiona Apple, Christine Blasey Ford


Q&A With Majik Ninja Entertainment’s Newest Signee Gibby Stites

What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall? Rap music was always played around me growing up. My dad, my mom & all my older cousins were into it. I was born in ‘95 so it was all over the TV & the radio & just caught my attention more than other genres. I remember taking my mom’s Marshall Mathers LP cassette at age 5 and listening to that all night. I rewound the song “Kill You” so many times I broke the tape & she had to buy a new one. My cousin Nikki would babysit me with her f...
Tags: Mtv, New Jersey, Eminem, Jazz, Biggie, Jamie, Trenton, Nikki, Denzel Curry, Little, Marshall Mathers LP, Redd, Gibby, Esham, Q&A Interviews, Jamie Madrox


Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week we talked with Mike Campbell, SUSS, and Stephen Malkmus; reviewed new albums from Megan Thee Stallion, Hypoluxo, and Aesop Rock; reviewed old albums from Kanye West, Robyn, Erykah Badu, and the New Pornographers; and chose the 10 best songs by Chris Stapleton, Mitski, and Grandaddy. Also Lil Yachty remade the Saved By The Bell theme song. Something for everyone. THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS #10  jzga Score:36 | Nov 16th don’t think this was the epi...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Georgia, Stephen Malkmus, Mtv, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Harry, Donald Trump, Morrissey, Bell, Shut Up Dude, Gladys Knight, Tom, Scott, LDR


Everybody Everybody (But One) Dance Now: The Diva Erasure Of Martha Wash Revisited

Beneath the platinum largesse, the ’90s were an ethical turning point for the pop music business. This was the decade where capital-A Authenticity became one of pop’s biggest artistic crises, a long-simmering culmination of the arguments around the distorting tropes of MTV, the legal and artistic arguments around sampling, and the underground scenes battling over the price of selling out. And while the story of Martha Wash and the lawsuits she filed 20 years ago don’t neatly overlap every one of...
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, Mtv, Williams, Italy, Davis, Madonna, Grace Jones, Rolling Stone, Bob Seger, Bmg, Janet Jackson, Sounding Board, Sylvester, Chicago Tribune, David Cole


Watch Doja Cat Do A Metal “Say So” At The MTV EMAs

The 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards were held on Sunday and, like its US counterpart, the event was made up of pre-recorded performances. Doja Cat, who won an award for Best New, was on hand to do her chart-topping hit "Say So," but she put a metal-ish spin on … More »
Tags: Music, News, US, Mtv, MTV Europe Music Awards, Doja Cat


When Billy Idol Went Cyberpunk: See His Tribute to Neuromancer, His Recording Session with Timothy Leary, and His Limited-Edition Floppy Disk (1993)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fu40YANO1M Billy Idol has long evaded straightforward musical classification, being a full-on star but one fully belonging to neither rock nor pop. He may have come up in the 1970s as the frontman of Generation X, the first punk band to play Top of the Pops , but the hits he went on to make as an MTV-optimized solo artist in the 80s and 90s — “Eyes Without a Face,” “Cradle of Love” — sit less than easily with those origins. But as the end of the millen...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Technology, College, Los Angeles, History, Mtv, David Bowie, William Gibson, Seoul, Kathryn Bigelow, Keith Haring, Billy, Pete Townshend, Donald Fagen


Weird Al's Sci-Fi Roots as Told to Us by His Long Time Drummer and Photographer

Everyone has a Weird Al memory—whether it was hearing a song of his while you were growing up, watching a video on MTV, or just a general knowledge of his persona, Weird Al Yankovic is undoubtedly an icon. But if you start comparing memories, one man has more than anyone...besides maybe Al himself. It’s Jon Schwartz,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Music, Science, Interview, Mtv, Nerds, Yoda, Weird Al Yankovic, Al Yankovic, The Phantom Menace, Jon Schwartz, The Saga Begins


Apple launches a US-only music video station, Apple Music TV

Apple is expanding its investment in music with today’s launch of “Apple Music TV.” The new music video station offers a free, 24-hour live stream of popular music videos and other music content, including exclusive video premieres, curated music video blocks, live shows, fan events, chart countdowns and guest appearances. The service doesn’t have its own dedicated app, but is instead offered as a new feature within two of Apple’s existing entertainment apps. At launch, you can watch Apple Mu...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Media, US, Tech, Apple TV, Mtv, Streaming Video, Apple Music, Apple Inc, Zane Lowe


Apple launches a U.S.-only music video station, Apple Music TV

Apple is expanding its investment in music with today’s launch of “Apple Music TV.” The new music video station offers a free, 24-hour livestream of popular music videos and other music content, including, exclusive video premieres, curated music video blocks, live shows, fan events, chart countdowns and guest appearances. The service doesn’t have its own dedicated app, but is instead offered as a new feature within two of Apple’s existing entertainment apps. At launch, you can watch Apple Mu...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Media, Tech, Apple TV, Mtv, Streaming Video, Apple Music, Apple Inc, Zane Lowe, YouTube Vevo


‘Sweet Dreams’ explores the New Romantic scene that launched Duran Duran, Culture Club and more

For Dylan Jones, the paradox of the New Romantic music scene is that this British blend of new sounds and styles became a worldwide phenomenon thanks in large part to American television. “The New Romantics were made by America because of MTV,” says Jones, author of the new oral history “Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics.” For those too young to experience it, the scene was one that combined synthpop music with outrageous fashion and makeup. “Withou...
Tags: Books, Music, London, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, United Kingdom, David Bowie, Shirley, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk, Pasadena, Cambridgeshire, Donald Trump


Learn the Stories Behind Iconic Songs: The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You,” REM’s “Losing My Religion,” Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” & More

There was a time when pop lyrics did not exactly spark curiosity, doo-lang doo-lang doo-lang. They may have tapped into some universal teenage feelings, but rarely inspired further thought along the lines of “Hmm, I wonder what—or who—inspired that.” Dutch station NPO Radio 2’s interview series Top 2000 a gogo lifts the veil. Each entry reveals the origin story of a well known song. The late Bill Withers, above, intimated that every woman he’d even been involved with thought "Ain’t N...
Tags: Google, Music, England, Youtube, College, Life, Mtv, Paris, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Rex, Keith Richards, Jack Lemmon, Jones, Marc Bolan, Facebook Twitter


No Doubt talks ‘Tragic Kingdom’ at 25: The tears, tours and triumphs behind the classic album

On Oct. 10, 1995, No Doubt’s third album, “Tragic Kingdom,” was released. The Anaheim-based band — comprised of vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young, bassist Tony Kanal, trombonist Gabrial McNair and trumpeter Stephen Bradley — feared that the record would never see the light of day. The label had gone through some changes and they’d been shuffled in and out of nearly a dozen Los Angeles area recording studios during the album-making process. They’d also received les...
Tags: Music, New York, Jay Leno, New York City, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Prague, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Gwen Stefani, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Disneyland, Voice


9 Classic Death Row Records Albums That Should Be in Your Collection

Death Row Records is one of the most iconic records labels of all-time of any genre. The label had acts like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound, 2Pac and many others. Death Row Records have released some of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Death Row Records became a household name back in 1992 when Dr. Dre dropped the Chronic. The following year, Snoop Dogg released his classic debut, Doggystyle. In late-1995, 2Pac dropped his megahit, All Eyez on Me after getting out of prison. The record-break...
Tags: Music, New York, Featured, Albums, United States, Mtv, House, Hip Hop, PAC, Jazz, Death Row, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 2pac, New York New York


VMAs Recap: Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, BTS and Other Standouts

I’d never have guessed that MTV would fare better with two hands tied behind their back than they would with complete freedom, but their Covid-19 shackles actually set them free from the routine that has plagued them for the last decade. With the universally beloved Keke Palmer as its emcee sporting a digitally generated backdrop … Continue reading "VMAs Recap: Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, BTS and Other Standouts" The post VMAs Recap: Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, BTS and Other Standouts appeared first on ...
Tags: Music, Resources, Religion, Mtv, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Bts, The Weeknd, Keke Palmer, Maluma


MTV VMAs 2020: Lady Gaga dominates during unusual pandemic broadcast

Singer reigns supreme in awards show filled with calls for social justice and recognition of Covid tragedyLady Gaga dominated an unusual year for the MTV Video Music awards, winning five awards in a strange and disconcerting evening.The singer, who led the evening with nine nominations and wore a variety of masks through the night, accepted awards for artist of the year, song of the year, best cinematography and best collaboration for Rain on Me and the inaugural Tricon award, which recognizes a...
Tags: Music, Media, Culture, Pop and rock, Mtv, Awards and prizes, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, MTV Video Music


Watch The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards With Us

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards are here. The pre-show starts at 6:30PM EST and the ceremony gets underway at 8PM. This year's virtual ceremony airs on MTV, of course, and it's also being simulcast on The CW for the first time ever. If you have a cable login, you can also watch … More »
Tags: Music, News, Mtv, Cw, MTV Video Music Awards


Stream The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards are here. The pre-show starts at 6:30PM EST and the ceremony gets underway at 8PM. This year's virtual ceremony is being streamed live online, in addition to airing on the MTV channel proper, and you can watch it below. More »
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Watch this deeply weird and deeply 1980s music video by Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane

This deeply bizarre, uncomfortably funny, and surprisingly compelling clip is "Dreams" from the second solo album, also called Dreams, by Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane aka Jefferson Starship aka Starship. Released in 1980 before the launch of MTV, the video is uncomfortable operatic performance art at its best (and worst). The song itself hit #104 on the US charts and #50 in the UK. (via r/ObscureMedia)
Tags: Video, Music, UK, News, US, Mtv, Performance art, 1980s, Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane


360i #SideHustle: Kyzr Blue with Michael LaVallee

Welcome to the 360i #SideHustle series, where we showcase the awesome side projects, hobbies, start-up businesses, and other ventures created by the entrepreneurial employees here at 360i. At 360i, many of us know Michael LaVallee as an Associate Strategist – but what many of us may not know is he is also a producer, writer, and singer for his own solo music project, Kyzr Blue. He makes “music that’s blue, but something to dance to” with emotional lyrics told through a dreamy-electronica product...
Tags: Europe, Music, General, Marketing, Production, Mtv, Tennessee, Michael, Chicago Il, 360i, Sidehustle, 360iNews, Kyzrblue, Michael LaVallee, Kyzr Blue


Von den 70s zu TikTok: Der Roller-Girl-Style feiert ein Comeback

Wenn es etwas gibt, worauf wir uns verlassen können, dann darauf, dass uns die sozialen Medien wirklich immer mit neuer Inspiration versorgen werden – selbst während einer globalen Pandemie! Und einer der coolsten Trends des Sommers ist meiner Meinung nach das Revival des Skater-Girl-Looks aus den 70ern – inklusive der passenden oldschool Rollschuhe, versteht sich. Vielleicht besitzt du ja sogar selbst ein Paar. Vielleicht träumst du nur davon, wieder die ungehemmte Freude zu spüren, an die du d...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Usa, London, La, Berlin, Mtv, Tipps, Welt, Luft, Das Leben, GEIST, Auch, Namen, Kalifornien


VMAs Won’t Be Held At Barclays Center After All

MTV's annual Video Music Awards are set to take place later this month. The Governor Cuomo-approved plan was to have them at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with little or no audience present and live performances around various New York City locations. But now, perhaps unsurprisingly, Page Six reports that the … More »
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Brooklyn, Mtv, Cuomo, Keke Palmer, Barclays Center, Page Six, MTV Video Music Awards


VMAs Announce First Best Alternative Nominees In 22 Years

MTV is having its annual Video Music Awards show next month, and it's set to be the first awards show that'll air live since the pandemic started. The show is going to broadcast from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, with performances around various New York locations and social-distancing measures in place. It'll be weird! But it always … More »
Tags: Music, New York, News, Brooklyn, Mtv, Barclays Center, MTV Video Music Awards


Devo De-Evolves the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”: See Their Groundbreaking Music Video and Saturday Night Live Performance (1978)

In 1978, the debut album by a forcefully idiosyncratic new wave band out of Akron, Ohio both asked and answered a question: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! When we look back on the still-active group's career more than 40 years later, we may still ask ourselves who, or what, Devo are. Given that they're a rock band — albeit only just recognizable as one at the time they hit it big — we could define them by their songs. Were Devo made Devo by their their first single, "Mongoloid"? Or w...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Television, College, Neil Young, Mtv, Mick Jagger, Seoul, Jagger, Facebook Twitter, Roberts, Akron Ohio, Devo, Fred Willard, Padgett


Vanilla Ice to get his own biopic starring Dave Franco

Word to your mother. Vanilla Ice, the oft-mocked 1990s rapper best known for "Ice Ice Baby" (above), is getting his own biopic starring Dave Franco (Scrubs, The Disaster Artist) playing Ice, real name Rob Van Winkle. Franco spoke about the film for the first time in Insider: "We have been in development for a while but we are inching closer and closer to preproduction," Franco said. The news was quietly released in early 2019 through trade publication Production Weekly and included t...
Tags: Video, Music, Movies, News, Mtv, David Bowie, Franco, Queen, Dallas, Rob, Bowie, Dave Franco, Tommy Wiseau, Word To Your Mother, Rob Van Winkle Franco


Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1 Turns 20

While blonde teenybopper prima donnas ruled MTV’s Total Request Live during the early 2000s, the era also ushered in a North Philadelphia-based R&B powerhouse who was just as ubiquitous to poetry cafes as she was to summer block parties. One spin of Jill Scott's debut album Who Is Jill Scott?: Words And Sounds, Vol. 1 … More »
Tags: Music, Mtv, The Anniversary, The Roots, North Philadelphia, Jill Scott


Nick Cannon Demands Apology & Full Ownership of Wild ‘N Out After Being Fired by ViacomCBS: “They Wanted to Put the Young Negro in His Place”

After being fired by ViacomCBS for making anti-Semitic remarks, Nick Cannon is not walking away quietly. Viacom fired Cannon from hosting Wild ‘N Out, and from the company as a whole on Tuesday (Jul. 14) for making comments that “promote hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” during a recent episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast. On Wednesday (Jul. 15), Cannon—who has had professionally worked with ViacomCBS for over 20 years—posted a lengthy and scathing letter on Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, TV, Celebs, Mtv, Pop Culture, Jazz, Vh1, Viacom, Shari Redstone, Nick Cannon, Redstone, Cannon, Wild 'N Out, ViacomCBS, Nick Cannon Demands Apology amp, Nick Cannon Demands Apology


Nick Cannon Fired From ViacomCBS for Promoting Hate Speech by Calling White People “Animals” & “True Savages”

ViacomCBS has ended their decades-long relationship with Nick Cannon after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast. Cannon came under fire Tuesday (Jul. 14) after a recent episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast resurfaced on social media in which he—during an interview with former Public Enemy rapper Professor Griff—called white people “true savages” and “animals” and also promoting about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the Rothschild banking family. Griff is infamous for being kick...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Nbc, Fired, Israel, America, Mtv, Pop Culture, Jazz, Public Enemy, Anti-semitic, NICK, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Nick Cannon, Cannon


ViacomCBS Fires Nick Cannon Over Anti-Semitic Comments

The actor, musician, and media personality Nick Cannon has been hosting the sketch comedy and improv game show Wild 'N Out on MTV and VH1 since 2005. That's over now. ViacomCBS, the networks' parent company, has terminated its relationship with Cannon after he expressed anti-semitic comments and conspiracy theories on his Cannon's Class podcast and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Mtv, Public Enemy, Nick Cannon, Cannon, Wild 'N Out, Professor Griff, The Masked Singer



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