Least Shocking News Ever: Outlook For Warner Music Lousy

It’s been a rough week for Edgar Bronfman, Jr. First, his hometown newspaper questioned whether he’s cut out for the business world at all, then Standard & Poor’s announced that the company’s credit rating is about as bad as mine. More »


Anyone who’s spent the last 24 hours feverishly looking for some thread between Kanye’s three videos for “Flashing Lights” can stop, as the man himself has revealed that the two that came out over the last week are 100% unofficial: “I shot 3 vids for flashing lights cuz I ain’t like the first 2. More »

Kid Rock, “All Summer Long”

I’ve bitched about this song and will continue to bitch, but I have to grudgingly admire anything that takes the License To Ill obvious sample pile-up aesthetic and updates it for deadbeat dads with beer guts. More »

Tyga, “Coconut Juice”

Harry Nilsson as beyond-the-grave hook man? Well, I guess weirder things have happened. Tyga’s “Coconut Juice” sounds like the overcrowded pool party on the outskirts of Los Angeles depicted in its video, a big cacophonous mess (in a not-bad way!) More »

“Rolling Stone” Picks Up Its Well-Worn Six-String

guitargoddddz.jpgOnce again, we present Rock-Critically Correct, a feature in which the most recent issues of Rolling Stone, Blender, Vibe, and Spin are given a once-over by a writer who’s contributed to many of those magazines, as well as a few others! In this installment, he looks at the new issue of Rolling Stone:

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Madonna: Who Needs Album Sales When You Have Dubai?

shesgoingtoneedhelpgettingdown.jpgDubai has become the tour stop for those with enough fame to draw the big checks for one-off shows and the desire to see another zero added to their checking account balance. And Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Pink, Aerosmith, and Destiny’s Child have been getting paid thanks to Dubai’s riches, so it would figure that Madonna would get in line with them.

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Pete Wentz Wants Our Help

bassplayingishardworkdude.jpgEarlier this week, I apparently upset Pete Wentz a little bit when I posted about his new MTV show, which upset his posse (my favorite comment: “ps. dan gibson = a bitch, perez hilton = amazing, pete wentz = my hero”). I certainly hope that he and I can get past this difficult stage in our relationship, so I’m going to assume his original “MTV doesn’t play videos, man” post was sincere, and that, as he mentioned in his blog, he really does want our help picking a “classic” video. So let’s give him all the help, hugs, and love that Idolator is known for.

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Idolator’s 2008 Summer Jam Tournament Gets A Bit Hands-On

handsallover.jpgOur quest for the No. 1 song of summer 2008 continues today with a face-off between two songs that seem to have been expressly designed for maximum June-September listening, Kid Rock’s Warren Zevon homage “All Summer Long” and Tyga’s Harry Nilsson-inspired “Coconut Juice.” The clips, the defenses, and the all-important poll after the jump.

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Cisco Adler Must Have Compromising Pictures Of Judy McGrath

It’s beyond me how Cisco Adler manages to keep getting on television, but somehow he’s done it again, procuring a new “real-life Entourage” styled program on MTV this summer.

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Seven Songs That Are Way More Fun To Drive Around To Than “Mr. Brightside”

radio.jpgOnce again, we celebrate the last posting day of the month with Rule Of Sevens, in which I make a bunch of seven-item lists in an effort to wipe the slate of the past 30 or 31 days clean. Today’s first installment is inspired by a UK car insurance company’s rundown of great songs to drive around to, which is topped by the Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” and somehow contains both Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out For A Hero” (which I swear is completely “borrowed” wholesale on the new Hold Steady album) and Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” (which seems more appropriate for stop-and-go traffic, but maybe that’s just me). With gas prices soaring and the general crumminess pervading the world at large, the need for escapist music during routine, yet increasingly expensive, trips to the grocery store is higher than ever, so this perpetual passenger (who always kicks in for fuel) brings you her seven picks for songs you should crank up on your own personal radio after the jump.

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