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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
Did You Hear?
:: Ke$ha says of writing “Til The World Ends” for Britney: “I consider myself a songwriter before and above everything else, so it’s an honor to write for one of pop music’s biggest icons. And I hope it gets everyone’s ass on the dance floor cuz y’all know that’s what… More »
Did You Hear?
:: The Nine Inch Nails frontman picked up an Oscar last night for composing the score to The Social Network. Now he just needs a Tony and an Emmy to properly EGOT! [Spinner]
:: James Van Der Beek – or, as Ke$ha puts it, Van Der Douche -… More »
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… More »
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… More »
The 2011 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and—pick your jaws up off your breakfast plates, kiddies—Burlesque nabbed an impressive three nods (Christina Aguilera’s number “Bound To You” will compete with Cher’s “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” for Best Original Song, while the movie itself is up for Best Motion Picture—Comedy Or… More »
The AV Club’s interview with Trent Reznor is a good read, but I of course liked what he had to say about the brave new digital-music world: “The thing that I learned from Radiohead is, I don’t want to ask you what you think it’s worth. ‘Hey, I just worked a year on this thing.’ More »
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor’s love/hate/WTF relationship with Twitter took another twist over the weekend, when he quit the microblogging service again. Although this time the likelihood of him making a semi-triumphant return is a bit lessened by the fact that he actually completely deleted his account this time around. (Oh, I bet he’s lurking… More »
Trent Reznor stands up and says “web 2.no,” thanks to anonymous harassment on the microblogging service Twitter: “I will be tuning out of the social networking sites because at the end of the day it’s now doing more harm than good in the bigger picture and the experiment seems to have yielded a result. Idiots… More »
Continuing his efforts to prove to fans that the club and the rock show can, indeed, coexist, Chris Cornell has released a mixtape in conjunction with DJ Skee based on his new solo album Scream. In addition to the Fray’s American Idol-enshrined cover of “Heartless” and a version of “Outshined” credited to Audioslave, the 63… More »
The latest update to Nine Inch Nails’ iPhone application has been rejected by the content czars at Apple. Why? Because it contained “obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials”–namely, “The Downward Spiral,” which is one of the songs on a podcast that could be streamed to the application. As you might expect, Nine Inch… More »
Aside from holidays where major news events happen, thus disrupting one’s chance to actually get away from her laptop and have a life, April Fool’s Day is probably the most annoying 24-hour stretch on the professional blogger’s calendar, thanks to everyone on the Internet thinking they’re funny. Despite that not really being true! After the… More »
You have to feel bad for the guy, and the way… More »