Archives: August, 2009

The Hidden Meaning Of The Rolling Stones-Quoting Apple Event Invitation
Is “Pork & Beans” Really The Third-Best Music Video Of The Past Ten Years?
Happy Birthday, Glenn Tilbrook
Five Reasons Why Jay-Z’s Attendance At Yesterday’s Grizzly Bear Show Wasn’t All That Surprising
Whitney Houston Takes Back The Microphone
Radiohead Apparently Very Serious About Re-Embracing The Single
Lady GaGa Solidifies Her Position As This Generation’s Pantsless Diane Warren
Oasis Save Their Bad News For Late On Friday
Seasonal Allergies: Black Eyed Peas Dominate Hot 100 All Summer Long
The Five Best Sales Showdowns Taking Place This Fall
Alphabeat Pop Up On The Radio
This Collaboration With 3OH!3 And Katy Perry Might Just Be Lousy Enough To End The Black Eyed Peas’ Hot 100 Reign
Madonna Exploits The News Cycle As Only She Can
Drunk Def Leppard Fan Turns Into Pyromaniac After Getting Kicked Out Of Show
Kylie Plunges Into Bollywood
Having Amy Winehouse At Your Wedding Could Be Way More Expensive Than The Cost Of An Open Bar
Fall Out Boy Score One Of Those Wacky Montages
Mariah Carey Shows A Little Bit Of Her Love
Will You Go Crazy If You Don’t Avoid That U2 Ad Tonight?
The xx Dry Their Eyes
Ghostface Would Like You To See The Man Glowing Behind The Curtain
Beyoncé Flies Into The Video Music Awards’ Orbit
“Twilight” Fans To Be Over The Moon For Death Cab For Cutie Really Soon
Buddyhead Sticks A Pitchfork In It
Music Biz Hoping That Whitney Houston’s New Album Will Restore At Least A Little Honor To Its Doings
The Backstreet Boys Lead A Monster Mash
Drake Invites The Big Guys Over For A Pickup Game
The Best-Selling Album Of 2009 Is Actually A Compilation From 2003
MTV’s “West Side Story” Promos Even Less Original Than We Thought
Madonna Is Now Hung Up On Lil Wayne
Ellie Greenwich, R.I.P.
Michael Jackson: Officially The New Elvis Presley
Looks Like Britney’s Going To Be Back At The Video Music Awards
Bon Jovi’s New Single Has A Bit Of An Edge To It
Reading And Leeds Give A Boot To The Head Of The Concert-Going Traditions Of Yore
Rush Limbaugh To Jay-Z: Get Off My Back (And My Other Body Parts, Too)
How Long Can You Watch The Video Music Awards’ Complete “West Side Story” Promo Without Needing A Break?
The Impulse Behind All Those Indie-Tastic “New York Times Magazine” Profiles Revealed
Americans To “X Factor” Hopeful Danyl Johnson: “Hi, How Are You?”
Bill O’Reilly Takes Jay-Z’s Bait
In Memory Of Aaliyah (1979-2001)
Pirate Bay Totally Breaks Godwin’s Law While Patting Itself On The Back
TLC To Turn On The Waterfalls In Las Vegas
Everybody Be Cool: Pitchfork Still Hearts Radiohead
Get Ready For The Second Coming Of Michael Jackson Radio Marathons
David Guetta Punches The “Clocks”
Paula Abdul To Reunite With “American Idol” On Live TV (Sort Of)
Britney Spears Making Her Fans Head For The Candy
Aubrey O’Day Rushes Into The “Worst Lyric Of The Week” Race With Her Bizarre Reworking Of New Order
That New Mike Judge Movie Wanted The Best, And Got Something Vaguely Resembling The Best
Lloyd Thinks That A Good Woman Is A Hell Of A Drug
Britney Spears To New York: “Stalk Me For Fabulous Prizes”
Metallagher Is Out To Seek And Destroy As Many Watermelons As Possible
Jay-Z Would Like To Remind You That He Isn’t Chasing Trends (No, Really)
Karen O Incorporates The Kids
Roxanne Shanté Knows That Living Smart Is The Best Revenge
The Arctic Monkeys Emerge From The Hype Machine, Slightly Scarred
Kiss Cupcakes: Much More Appetizing Than The Gene Simmons Urinal Cake
What Was Your Song Of The Summer For 2009?
Esmee Denters: 2007′s YouTube Sensation, 2009′s Pretty Decent Song For Working Out
Omarion Still Accepting Your Prayers As He Denies Rumors Of Being Dropped
How To Make At Least A Few Nerds Want To Pay For Music: Geek Jokes, Cute Girls
Pitchfork Counts Down The Decade, Embraces Early-’00s Nostalgia
Drake The Latest Person To Long For The Pre-Internet Era
Christina Aguilera To Make Other People Make It Work
Hey Everybody, Please Trust Me When I Say That Mariah Carey Is Not “Snubbing” The Grammys
If You Buy A “Kanye Is A Whiny Bitch” Shirt With Your Own Money, And Subsequently Wear It, Doesn’t That Kind Of Make You A Whiny Bitch Who Also Spends Money On Stupid Things?
Happy Birthday, Fred Durst
Here’s Hoping The Postponement Of “Megan Wants A Millionaire” Doesn’t Torpedo Fefe Dobson’s Comeback
A New Reason To Pray For Omarion: He’s Been Dropped From His Label
Will Any Other Song In The Hot 100 Right Now Have The Staying Power Of “I’m Yours”?
Phil Spector: Not A Fan Of “Scumbags”
Jay-Z, Rihanna, And Kanye West Don’t Need Another Hero
Will The Ability To Embody Adam Levine Cause People To Re-Embrace Music Games?
The Sugababes’ New Direction Is Causing People To Get Lost In This Club
A Brief List Of Things That Have Happened In The World Since The Black Eyed Peas Began Their Reign Of Hot 100 Terror
Dear MTV: If I Promise To Live-Blog The Video Music Awards, Will You Maybe Quit It With The Increasingly Horrible “West Side Story” Promos?
Simon Cowell Feels Very Let Down By Whoever Leaked Leona Lewis’ New Single
Britney Spears’ Secret Classic-Rock Past Revealed?
Ten Bands That Should (And Ten Bands That Shouldn’t) Grace Us With A Cover Of “Yakety Sax”
Kelly Clarkson To Show “Idol” Hopefuls How It’s Done
Britney Spears’ Presidential Platform Offers Bikini-Clad Awkwardness For All
It’s No Surprise That The Summer 2009 Disabled List Has Grown Again Today
What Will Britney Spears Count Down On Tonight’s “Late Show”?
Creed Not Messing With The Formula, For Better Or Worse
Oh Hey, That “Beatles Albums Arriving On iTunes” Chatter Is Starting Again
What If Weezer’s “Raditude” Is An Album Title Created By/For/On the Internet?
Kelly Clarkson Thinks That Robert Pattinson Sparkles
Tommy Lee Plays With Fire, Gets Burned
Mariah Carey Asks Her Audience If They Know What Love Is, And If So, Can They Maybe Show Her Some?
R. Kelly And Keri Hilson Make Love On The Radio
Adam Lambert Apparently Dressing Up Like The Michelin Man For His Album Cover
Weezer: Giving The People What They Want
Michael Jackson May Be Dead, But The Rides At Neverland Will Live On
Tapemasters’ “Future Of R & B 28″ Will Bring You Joy
Mariah Carey: The Spin Cycle Begins
There’s A Place For Taylor Swift, But It’s Probably Not In Musical Theater
Bentonville Rock City: Kiss To Set Up Shop At Wal-Mart
Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead; Radiohead. Radiohead? Radiohead!
Wolfgang Van Halen Is Once Again Traveling Through Time
Depeche Mode Adds Another “CANCELLED” To Its Tour Itinerary
Just What “American Idol” Needed: More Drama
Michael Viner, R.I.P.
Madonna: Still Better Than Everyone At Making Catholics Really, Really Angry
“The Beatles: Rock Band” To Bring Around Christmas A Bit Early
Mariah Carey: The Pushback Is Official
Looks Like The Video Music Awards Are Really Serious About That “West Side Story” Theme
Nelly Furtado Never Realized That Glamour Shots Doesn’t Have A Location At The “Some Creepy Guy’s Basement” Mall
Chris Brown: A Changed Man?
Aerosmith’s Stone Has Been Chipped
Believe Me, I Am Getting So Tired Of The “GaGa Ripping Off [X]” Stories
Les Paul, R.I.P.
Mariah Carey Really Working The “Imperfect” Angle
Radiohead: Still Better Than Anyone At Keeping The Internet Interested In Their Music
Miley Cyrus Is Just Screwing With Everyone Now
Amerie Becomes A November Girl
Paramore Gets Trapped In The Closet
Which Pop Star Will Lady GaGa Rip Off At This Year’s Video Music Awards?
The Kids Of Today (Still) Need To Defend Themselves Against The ’60s
Hooray, Annie’s “Don’t Stop” Is Finally Coming Out
Natalie Imbruglia Puts On Some Gloss
Dead Man’s Bones Embrace The Undead
Tom Waits Is The Devil (But American Audiences Might Never Find Out)
Can Janet Jackson Sell Magazines Better Than She Can Sell Records These Days?
Mamma Mia, This Article On “The Decline Of The Soundtrack” Has Some Major Problems
Finally, A Lady GaGa Rumor That’s Much More Believable Than That Other One
MTV Reportedly Giving Up Its Times Square Studio Space
T-Pain Continues His Campaign To Singlehandedly Save Florida
Brooks & Dunn, R.I.P.
Charlotte Hatherley Cleans Up Real Nicely
Roisin Murphy Knows That Lady GaGa’s Imitation Is In Fact Flattery
Michael Jackson Movie To Touch Down In Theaters Just In Time For Halloween
Cobra Starship Very Unsubtly Touch Down
The Juggalos Gather: “Why Do They Hate Us? We’re Just In A Forest Getting Drunk, Having Fun, And They Hate Us For It”
“Stripper Radio” May Actually Be Slightly Preferable To The Format Replacing It
So Much For That R. Kelly/Maxwell Collaboration We Were All Excited About
Skunk Anansie Slip Back Into Their Old Skin
Jermaine Jackson Snatches A Hit
Is The R. Kelly Tracklisting Floating Around The Internet For Real?
Just A Reminder: GaGa Is A Lady, Not A Man
The Beatles And QVC Coming Together, Right Now
Oh My God: Perez Hilton Inexplicably Thinks His Fans Will Have Good Taste In Anything At All
Posh Spice Apparently Lacking The Bubbly Personality Of Paula Abdul
The Sugababes Continue Their Star-Spangled Makeover
Miley Cyrus: Still The Teens’ Choice, At Least For Now
George Strait Passes The Torch
ProTools: Proving What Anyone With Ears In 1989 Already Knew
Steven Tyler’s Broken Shoulder Brings Joe Perry And Jane’s Addiction Together
What Is Your Favorite Song From A John Hughes Movie?
“Do You Know What Ed Gein Said About Teenage Pop Stars?”
Jam Of The Moment Alert: Fefe Dobson’s “I Want You”
What About Their Friends: Top 10 Debutantes Have Famous Pals to Thank
Ashley Tisdale’s New Album: If It’s Too Loud, You Have Ears
Justin Bieber: The New, Adorable, Canadian Face Of Teenpop
The “Abbey Road” Photo Turns 40
The “Lady GaGa Is A Hermaphrodite” Rumor Is A Sign That We’re All Just Doomed
Wrigley Pops Chris Brown’s Bubble
Steven Tyler: Not Dead
Five Female Pop Stars Who Should Definitely Not Fill Paula Abdul’s “American Idol” Chair
Live-Blogging One Hour Of MTV Hits: Here’s What You’re Missing When You Say You Miss Videos
“Stripper Radio” May Be A Stunt, But It’s Still A Pretty Depressingly Plausible Format
Today In “Creepy People Stalking Pop Stars” News
Hacky Comic Not Convinced by Music’s Ability To Bring In The Eyeballs
T-Pain For President Of Florida State University? Sure, Why Not?
The “Say Something Nice” Challenge: Mimi Mimes “Obsessed” On “America’s Got Talent”
Aerosmith: Almost As Prone To Injury As The 2009 New York Mets
Fall Out Boy Set Sail
The RIAA’s Newest Big-Money Playlist: Who Knew That Sharing A Limp Bizkit Song Could Be So Expensive?
Katy Perry Hates How The Music Industry Runs Hot And Cold With New Artists
The “NME” Looks To Pop (And Crabcore) For Its Future
Robbie Williams Is Going To Get Bodied
Drake Will Not Rest
Maxwell Can’t Quit It
Four Possible Scenarios Resulting From Paula Abdul’s “American Idol” Departure
Jon Bon Jovi’s Hopes Of Being A Sports Titan Go Down In A Blaze Of Glory
Diddy Midwifes An Unholy Spawn Of “American Idol” And “The Real World”
Courtney Love Just Kidding About That Whole Taylor Momsen Twitter Fight Thing
MTV Panders To The “Remember When MTV Showed Music Videos” Crowd With Throwback Video Music Awards Category
2009 Video Music Awards Nominations
MTV Decides To Honor Eminem’s Jokes About 2002 With A Video Of The Year Nomination
The Kidz Bop Kids Are Apparently Old Enough To Lose Their Souls To Girls So Heartless
“Weird Al” Yankovic Makes An Icky Thump In Honor Of Charles Nelson Reilly
Mistah F.A.B. Will Direct-Message His Way Into Your Hearts
Dear Aubrey O’Day: Girl, I Can’t Understand Why You Wanna Hurt Me With This “Party All The Time” Cover
Jay-Z Has A Secret Machine Working In His Art Department
Jill Sobule Finally Lets Her “Katy Perry Sucks” Flag Fly
Limp Bizkit Are Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’ (What?) Back Into The Studio
Mariah Carey To Star In Her Very Own Issue Of “Elle”
Chris Brown Moonwalking In Michael Jackson’s Footsteps Once More
Atlanta’s Newest Real Housewife Is Sooo Reallll, Soooooo Real
Gloriana Have A Little Bit Of Growing To Do
Drake Heads Back To The Disabled List
The Internet Gets So Bored, It Decides To Revive The Old “Lil Wayne Shot” Rumor