It’s all uplifting but never cloying, and much of that is thanks to McCoy and his pal Urie, who exhibit a palpable enthusiasm and chemistry on screen. Also? Travie busts out a sweet air guitar solo.
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While the event flowed smoothly and delivered no shortage of highlights, it also had a couple of dramatic moments due to audio issues and a very public meltdown from one diva having an awful day at the office. The thing is — those blips just upped the entertainment level. In addition to great music, fans also had something to talk about between performers. But more about that later.
An out of place Travie McCoy kicked off Jingle Ball 2013 with a bunch of relatively stale hits, while an unexpected cameo from Neon Hitch just left people confused. Next up was Danish indie-pop band New Politics, who impressed with an electric live set built around breakthrough hit “Harlem”. More »
:: Eddie Van Halen‘s son Wolfgang Van Halen ran into One Direction on their home turf and later tweeted, “Fun fact: Was just insulted by that shitty boy band #OneDirection in the lobby of our hotel” followed by “That group of kids in #OneDirection were dickheads to @IIEROCKII @GWDrums and I.” When told Wolfgang Van Halen was shading them, we’re guessing 1D responded in unison: “Who?” [Spinner]
:: Beats By Dre has a new partner in Nine Inch Nails frontman and Oscar-winner Trent Reznor. Reznor said for the past year he’s been working with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on “a number of very interesting projects that will start to emerge next year.” As for what the project is, he kept quiet. [Spin]
:: In case it weren’t clear from her Lotus cover, Christina Aguilera has embraced her age and body. She said she loves “maturing and gaining wisdom” and continued, “I embrace my body, and I embrace everything about myself. Coming full circle is a celebration of freedom and happiness because that’s what Lotus is representing.” [People]
:: Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy on his recent episode of VH1′s Behind The Music claimed Katy Perry dumped him via email. “It started off with ‘I love you so much I hate to do this…’ Someone that you are ready to spend the rest of your life with sends you a f**king email just s**ting on your whole parade. It destroyed me,” he said. [Popdust]
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After four failed stints in rehab and his 2009 breakup with Katy Perry, the rapper took a look in the mirror and saw that his “face was sunken in” and realized, “If I didn’t do something, I was gonna end up dead.” So the next morning, with his friends around him, McCoy decided to quit cold turkey. Watch the rapper tear up in the preview clip up top.
The Beasties’ tribute performance, with Questlove of The Roots providing the beat, included renditions of all-time classics “No Sleep Till Brooklyn,” “So What’cha Want,” “Sabotage” and “The New Style” before an audience that knew all too well that Yauch was in the late stages of his battle with cancer. More details below. More »
The country is going insane right now as the Mega Millions lottery has reached a record-breaking $640 million. We thought we’d celebrate (before making another lottery ticket run) with 11 pop songs about being filthy, stinkin’ rich that had a few lucky numbers of their own, so to speak, when they hit big on Billboard Hot 100 chart. Jump below to sample the tunes you’ll be having your chauffeur blast through your stretch limo when you hit the jackpot. More »
Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley are from the same small town in Upstate New York. They both have last names that start with “Mc,” and, let’s face it, have logged more than a few hours together touring and recording the group’s top-selling albums, including their latest, The Papercut Chronicles II. (That’s the album that kicked off with the smash “Stereo Hearts”, which we premiered last June). That said, the two couldn’t be further apart when it comes to their personal preferences. From the culinary arts to the best way to spend an evening with a lady-friend, learn how each of these Heroes roll.
The Gym Class Heroes may want to get their “Ass Back Home,” but at least one member wouldn’t mind staying in the UK for a few days. Travie McCoy joins the three colorful, outrageous ladies who make up Stooshe in the trio’s “Love Me” video, which features the girls as randy hotel employees who engage in some frowned-upon-by-corporate activities with their guests. Why so raunchy? Well, “Love Me” is actually a reworking of Stooshe’s “F*ck Me,” which saw a lower-budgeted (and higher-libidoed) clip emerge last year — but since they’ve signed with Warner Bros., they’ve had to tone it down a notch. Compare the kinda-SFW and the NSFW versions below. More »
So what killer tunes did Travie and Matt love the most from the past 12 months? Jump below to find out. More »