Posts tagged "Trent Reznor"

A Great Big World Sing “Say Something” With The PS22 Chorus: Morning Mix

say-something
I'm Giving Up On You
Did You Hear?

:: A Great Big World joined forces with the kids of the PS22 Chorus for a stellar rendition of “Say Something”. Christina Aguilera should watch out. That little girl really brought her A game! [YouTube]

:: The intervention Justin Bieber needs could be just a phone call away. Former Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean wants to take the struggling teen under his wing. It couldn’t hurt. [People]

:: Speaking of the Canadian superstar, Usher has flown down to the Panama resort where Justin is staying as part of a presumed intervention with manager Scooter Braun. Good luck, guys! [TMZ]

:: The message is clear. Don’t cut Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor off at awards ceremonies. Someone at the Grammys made that mistake and the singer jumped on Twitter to let the world know exactly how he feels about it. [Twitter]

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

A Carly Rae Jepsen/Nine Inch Nails Mashup Exists, Because, Well, It’s The Internet: Listen

An Oscar-winning and composer paired up with a Grammy-nominated pop star? Not such a stretch. Realizing that the artists in question are Trent Reznor, by way of Nine Inch Nails, and Carly Rae Jepsen, though, has us speed-dialing our therapist’s emergency hotline.

Yes, music fiends, vocals from NIN’s game-changing 1990 alt rock/industrial anthem “Head Like A Hole” have been forcefully married to the instrumental version of Carly Rae’s 2012 summer juggernaut “Call Me Maybe.” The result: “Call Me A Hole.” Sounds filthy, doesn’t it? In truth, it’s anything but. We’re not ashamed to say we’re strangely digging this.

Bow down and serve your ears below. More »

Bruno Mars & Max Martin Win Top ASCAP Awards, Katy Perry Avoids Wardrobe Malfunction

And the statue for narrowly missing out on a scandalous red carpet wardrobe malfunction goes to Katy Perry! The purple-haired “Part Of Me” songstress was at the Hollywood & Highland complex last night for the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, which honor songwriters and publishers each year, when her dress strap began to fall off her shoulder. Thankfully she avoided an embarrassing slip, and so we should probably just get to the real news (oh, that) — the big winners at the event.

More »

B.o.B And Other Artists Rally To Stop SOPA And PIPA

If you tried to visit a number of websites today and were unable to view their content, don’t be alarmed: it’s due to the protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills, which were created to stop online piracy and protect copyright owners, but could allow the government to censor practically anything on the Internet. You’d think musicians would be all for protecting their music from piracy, but artists, such as B.o.B, Kreashawyn, OK Go and more, have made it clear that this bill, if passed, will do more harm than good. More »

Golden Globe Nominations: Madonna, Elton John & Mary J. Blige Songs Receive Nods

The 2012 Golden Globe nominations are out, and Madonna’s upcoming directorial effort W.E. (hitting US theaters on February 3) got some Foreign Press Association love in two categories — Best Original Song (for Madge’s ballad “Masterpiece”, which she co-wrote with Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry) and Best Original Score (Abel Korzeniowski). Other song nominees include Mary J. Blige’s The Help contribution “The Living Proof” and Elton John’s “Hello Hello” from the animated film Gnomeo & Juliet.
More »

The Morning Mix: Ke$ha Discusses Writing “Til The World Ends” For Britney

Did You Hear?

:: Ke$ha says of writing “Til The World Ends” for Britney: “I consider myself a songwriter before and above everything else, so it’s an honor to write for one of pop music’s biggest icons. And I hope it gets everyone’s ass on the dance floor cuz y’all know that’s what K-Monay does best!” The single is available on iTunes now, pop heads. Dance it up! [MTV]

:: How does Trent Reznor follow his Oscar win? By signing up to score the big-screen adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and also cameo as the vampire who kills Abe’s mom. [Vulture]

:: Lady Gaga as Catwoman, in her own way. [Jezebel]

:: Nelly Furtado and Beyonce donated their Gaddafi performance fees, while Mariah Carey just feels real bad about performing for a dictator. So bad, that she wrote a new song “Save The Day”, with all proceeds going to charity. [EW Music Mix]

:: Rihanna goes topless for Nivea. [E! Online]

After the jump, find out which music acts are performing on the tube today.
More »

The Morning Mix: Trent Reznor Wins An Oscar

Did You Hear?

:: The Nine Inch Nails frontman picked up an Oscar last night for composing the score to The Social Network. Now he just needs a Tony and an Emmy to properly EGOT! [Spinner]

:: James Van Der Beek – or, as Ke$ha puts it, Van Der Douche – talks about shooting lasers among unicorns in the pop star’s video for “Blow”. [PopWatch]

:: Taylor Swift and Glee‘s Chord Overstreet took in a hockey game together. Just friends, or future parents of the blondest children ever? [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Pop stars have a long history of using their music videos to advertise their fragrances. [Jezebel]

:: Mark Ronson will be writing all the music for the Russell Brand-starring Arthur. We heartily approve of Ronson, Daft Punk, Trent Reznor and other artists taking a sabbatical from dropping albums to compose a film score. [Vulture]

After the jump, find out which music acts are performing on the tube today.
More »

Dido, Trent Reznor Receive Oscar Music Nods While ‘Burlesque’ Is Snubbed

UK singer Dido and her brother Rollo Armstrong were probably the most “pop” names to get a Best Original Song Oscar nomination this morning—for penning 127 Hours tune “If I Rise” along with the film’s composer A.R. Rahman, already an Academy Award winner for Slumdog Millionaire. One film that was curiously absent among the music nominees: Burlesque, which received a Golden Globe award last week for Diane Warren’s ballad “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me”.
More »

‘Glee’, Diane Warren, Trent Reznor Win At Golden Globes

At last night’s 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, Diane Warren’s Cher ballad “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” beat out fellow Burlesque tune “Bound To You” (co-written by Christina Aguilera and Sia) for Best Original Song while Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross nabbed Best Original Score awards for The Social Network. But it was Glee actor Chris Colfer’s emotional speech upon winning Best Supporting Performance (Actor)  in the TV category that was one of the night’s most memorable moments.
More »

The Morning Mix: Did Kanye West Cry Wolf About His “Banned” Cover Art?

Did You Hear?

:: Was Kanye West just creating a publicity stunt when he angrily tweeted that his album artwork would be censored? Turns out he specifically asked artist George Condo for an album cover for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy that would be banned. We assume he also asked for one that would make our year-end Worst Album Covers list. [Vulture]

:: Vanilla Ice calls Madonna “a great lover” and says he broke off their eight-month relationship after she released her coffeetable book, Sex. Bringing up something that happened decades ago? You keep staying relevant, Vanilla. [Huffington Post]

:: Britney’s “Hold It Against Me” single sleeve — a work of art? One Britney fan thinks so. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Trent Reznor, who scored David Fincher’s The Social Network, will next write the score for Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. [Spinner]

:: An adult man had Justin Bieber’s face tattooed on his thigh. (It’s not Usher.) Somebody must have lost a bet. [Best Week Ever]

After the jump, find out what music acts are performing on the tube today:
More »