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MTV VMAs 2014: Watch Every Video Of The Year Award Winner From The Past Decade In 2 Minutes

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We Put A Ring On The Past 10 Years
At this Sunday’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards, Pharrell will be the one male facing off against female pop forces Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and Sia in the Video Of The Year category. And of course we all know those names today, but who remembers that Panic! At The Disco once waltzed away from the VMAs with a Video Of The Year moonman? Or what song Green Day nabbed the award for in 2005? Or what year Britney Spears emerged victorious in the category?

Ahead of the latest staging of MTV’s annual extravaganza, we decided to flash back through the past decade, all the way back to 2004, to refresh our memories on exactly which artists and songs won the big prize on VMAs night. We then compiled snippets of all the winning clips into one two-and-a-half-minute video, which you can watch above. More »

PSY Thinks It’s Cool That Billie Joe Armstrong Called Him The “Herpes Of Music”: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong referred to PSY as the “herpes of music” on Instagram the other day, and now the Korean pop star has responded…with smiles! After getting the translation for “herpes,” PSY said, “He said I’m like the herpes… that keeps coming back. I think it’s really cool. Thank you.” Oh that PSY, he’s unflappable! [Fuse]

:: Jennifer Lopez‘s new album will be released on RedOne‘s 2101 Records as part of the label’s deal with Capitol. RedOne is the EP of JLo’s forthcoming LP, and he produced lead single “Live It Up.” [Twitter]

:: 2 Chainz scored a cameo on Wednesday’s episode of Law & Order: SVU, which included his line “Right there, I like that.” Earlier this year, the rapper appeared in an episode of 2 Broke Girls. [Complex]

:: Wiz Khalifa‘s recent drug possession charges were dropped after the new father agreed to appear in a “stay in school” PSA as community service. The charges came last spring after police in North Carolina found marijuana on his tour bus. [WENN]

:: Frequent Solange collaborator Dev Hynes (a.k.a. Blood Orange) revealed that in addition to working on new music for original Sugababes Mutya Keisha Siobhan, he has also been recruited to work with Jessie Ware. [MTV Hive]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today. More »

Britney Spears Is Heading To Vegas!: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: After months of rumors about Britney Spears planning a Las Vegas residency, the pop diva finally confirmed the news! In her new cover story for Shape magazine, she reveals “The [Vegas] performances won’t be simple — they’ll be a massive party from start to finish.” [Billboard]

:: Lil Wayne says his health is “100 percent.” The rapper joined Birdman on MTV’s RapFix Live Wednesday (May 8) and said he’s eating right and getting more sleep after his most recent seizure. As for that latest scare, he said, “I went to sleep and woke up in hospital. I felt nothing. I just hope it stops happening.” [MTV RapFix]

:: Ciara stopped by Wendy Williams to chat about her friendship with Nicki Minaj, her relationship with Future and of course her alleged “beef” with Rihanna. Girl fight! [Rap-Up]

:: A minor error caused YouTube to remove David Bowie‘s new video for “The Next Day”, but the dark, Christanity-themed clip (starring Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard) can now be viewed on VEVO. Proceed with caution. [Pitchfork]

:: Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong was in rehab when the whole “Gangnam Style” craze went down, but the singer has taken to Instagram to give his take on PSY. Armstrong so eloquently states, “This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back.” [WENN]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today. More »

Billie Joe Armstrong Talks Substance Abuse & Rehab In ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover Story

Yikes! Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is taking the cover of Rolling Stone this week, after last year saw a very public meltdown and subsequent stint in rehab that forced the band to cancel their tour dates — and to hear him talk, it sounds like things were pretty grisly. (Actually, “gruesome” is the word that he used when describing his detox process: “That was gruesome, laying on the bathroom floor and just feeling like… I didn’t realize how much of that stuff affected me,” he said.) More »

Rihanna Wins Razzie, Should Probably Stick To Her Day Job: Morning Mix

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:: Sunday night may have been about the great cinematic achievements of the year, but the anti-Oscar Razzie Awards made Saturday night (February 23) all about the year’s flops, and Rihanna was among the (dis)honorees. RiRi was awarded the Worst Supporting Actress Razzie for her work in the 2012 movie Battleship. [RapFix]

:: Before heading out on their rescheduled tour, Green Day will join the lineup at South by Southwest in March. The trio will perform at the festival, as well as screen their two documentaries: Broadway Idiot and ¡Quatro!, which follow the journey of American Idiot in its Broadway incarnation and the making of the album trilogy they’re currently promoting, respectively. The group postponed the original tour after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had a major meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Fest and subsequently enrolled in rehab. [SPIN]

:: South Korea inaugurated its first female president on Monday, and a very classy looking PSY was on hand to help celebrate the historic event. The rapper performed his record-breaking hit “Gangnam Style,” and although he acknowledged the serious nature of the event, asked all in attendance to join him for the well-known dance. [MTV]

:: Janet Jackson recently dropped a bombshell: she’s been secretly married for a while now. The singer revealed that she and billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana tied the knot in a private ceremony last year. We hope the third time is the charm for Janet, who has been married twice before. [The Boombox]

:: Music legend, notorious recluse and certified coolest dude on the planet Prince will be performing a pair of songs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Friday. No word yet on whether it will be new material or old favorites. [Billboard]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today. More »

Grammys: 10 Pop Songs That Never Won The Awards They Deserved

Big Hits, No Props
Scoring a Grammy nod doesn’t necessarily make a song good, although it seems like the biggest music award of them all should help dictate which tracks will become pop classics. Alas, as it turns out, a lot of zeitgeist-y hits from the past few decades years didn’t win a statue on Grammy night, even though a few did score nominations. It might seem weird that “Umbrella” didn’t sweep all the record categories and No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” wasn’t lauded at all. But those, of course, aren’t the only major pop hits lacking a statue.

We rounded up two handfuls of such snubbed songs below. Revisit them and feel the injustice! More »

Green Day’s ¡TRE!: Album Review

If nothing else, looking at the ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRE! album trilogy Green Day has released in the past four months, we should be impressed by the sheer songwriting prolificacy Billie Joe Armstrong and his brothers in pop-punk arms have put on boisterous display. This band that’s been going since 1987 just tacked on another third to their studio recording catalog, and did so, it seems, with incredible ease. If there was any question before, who is the most proficient rock band in mainstream America? We’ve found our answer.

But simply because you can do something, is that a reason why you should do something? The big hype around this trilogy was that, following a decade of outlandish conceptual rock-operas and musicals, it would be a return to form for MTV’s favorite snotty East Bay trio, with not just one album, but three of them. But even that idea, for this gang of middle aged eyeliner-wearing, hair-dying, tattooed, John Varvatos-modeling designer punks, is a gimmick. And it begs the question: Why not show some creative restraint and make just one really good album? More »

Green Day’s Trilogy Will Never Die: ‘Quatro!’ Documentary On The Way

Green Day‘s trilogy of albums isn’t quite finished, with the third installment Tre! dropping December 11. To (prematurely) celebrate the trio of releases, the band is premiering highlights from their documentary Quatro! on November 28 on VH1, followed by a November 30 airing on MTV2. The film features behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the albums and will also show concert footage from  “various spontaneous live performances in select cities across the U.S.” The full version of the doc will be released in 2013.

Maybe it’s just us, but based on the actual music, we think Green Day may have bitten off more than they could chew with this trilogy.

Green Day’s ‘¡DOS!’: Album Review

¡DOS! (out today, ), The second installation in Green Day‘s current trilogy of releases, begins with the home-recording sounds of ambient background noise and Billie Joe Armstrong striking muffled guitar strings before launching into the minute-long opening track, “See You Tonight.” It’s a discordant, quickly forgotten bit that lasts just a couple seconds, but is tone-establishing, intentionally unpolished and personal, bringing listeners close, quickly, like one moves to an old jukebox. And, just as soon, it’s out of mind as thin-sounding strokes on a Les Paul Junior start in and Armstrong croons with a timeless manner in layered harmonizing vocals, “Maybe I’ll see you tonight. Wherever the night takes you, maybe you’ll see me too.”

In contrast to the regrettably old-(in age, not in time)-sounding teenage anthems that filled ¡UNO!, the first of the trilogy, on ¡DOS! the East Bay Kings of Pop Punk lay off most of the bratty pandering in favor of good ol’ fashioned love songs. Retro-rock runs deep here with decent success. Dipping into the more carefree party roots of the band’s garage-y side-project, Foxboro Hot Tubs, ¡DOS! is filled with moving bass lines and catchy melodies. More »

Green Day’s “Stray Heart” Video Is Not For The Faint Of Heart: Watch

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Heart Like A Hole
With their video for Dos! cut “Stray Heart,” Green Day have finally ended their streak of studio-centric music videos (even their clip for “The Forgotten” off the Breaking Dawn — Part 2 soundtrack featured studio footage). But in this one, the band is nowhere in sight. Instead, it follows a well-meaning man who we soon find out has, quite literally, a stray heart. It’s a cheekily grisly concept that works well with the song’s poppy rock bounce. Watch it up top, ahead of the November 13 release of Dos!.