Details of comedy music group The Lonely Island’s next album The Wack Album have finally surfaced and it’s starting to look like a who’s who of music. But first up is the music video for their next big hit, “Spring Break Anthem.”
Disguised within a new episode of Between Two Ferns, the boys of The Lonely Island (Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg) get a little help from the show’s host, Zach Galifianakis, and his guest, James Franco, with a surprise appearance from actor Ed Norton.
While I would’ve been absolutely content with Between Two Ferns as Galifianakis sends out zingers like, “I don’t consider what you did at the Oscars hosting the Oscars,” this is much better. The guys all end up marrying each other because that’s the logical thing to do right in the middle of spring break (got to get all the crazy out of your system before settling down, right?).
On the music side, super heavy weights Justin Timberlake, Solange, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and T-Pain are set to appear on the upcoming The Wack Album. “YOLO” featuring Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar (which previously premiered on Saturday Night Live) will also be included in their new effort. The Wack Album is set to drop June 11.
“Nobody’s Business” – Rihanna & Chris Brown
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for (or hoping would never happen)…the reunion of Rihanna and Chris Brown! RiRi and Brown’s new duet is definitely going to cause a stir as they sing about their undying love for each other and the fact that their relationship is nobody’s business but their own. The track samples Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and as much as I hate the thought of Rihanna reuniting with Brown, the track is pretty darn catchy. Listen for yourself. Rihanna’s new album Unapologetic is out now.
“Wild” – Beach House
Baltimore indie duo Beach House have a new video out, and *warning* this one’s a downer. So if you’re feeling unusually sad today, I would suggest holding off on watching the new video for “Wild,” off their latest album Bloom. The video features dark imagery with a young man indulging in all sorts of drugs and such, essentially losing control of his life in one big mess. It goes perfectly with the swelling vocals and gloomy guitars that Beach House is known for and could be the perfect track to study to.
“The Prodigy” – Smack My Bitch Up (Major Lazer remix)
Electronic group The Prodigy released “Smack My Bitch Up” 16 years ago, but I will admit it’s still a relevant song in my iTunes library. So imagine my excitement when I learned Major Lazer remixed the high-energy track. The song is already heavily laden with synth and hard beats, but Major Lazer added some more buzzing synthesizers, and sped up the bridge to keep the whole track’s tempo up. Next month, The Prodigy will reissue their best selling album “The Fat of the Land,” with a bonus remixes EP, which will feature Major Lazer’s track.
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Daniel Radcliffe parties like he’s Bill Murray and Kanye West made a few sex tapes.
HIT: Daniel Radcliffe parties with an Irish soccer team like a boss
Daniel Radcliffe pulled a Bill Murray and thus, making him “Awesome Person of the Week.” Apparently, Radcliffe was walking around Dublin, Ireland at 4 a.m. when he ran into Dublin’s minor Gaelic Football team. The team just came off of winning the All Ireland title and they invited Radcliffe to join in on the festivities. Radcliffe hung out with their team at a house party for two hours and was even drinking out of their trophy. Now I can truly say I want to party like a wizard.
MISS: Kanye West might have two sex tapes floating around
TMZ is reporting that not one, but TWO, sex tapes with Kanye are being shopped around. Apparently, one of the ladies Kanye was with looks like Kim Kardashian. Obviously, that revelation has sparked rumours that it is Kim in the videos and was filmed while she was supposedly still with Kris Humphries. Ew! Why? This is just another piece of Kanye-Kim info I did not need to know. Ever.
HIT: Lil’ Wayne opens skate park in New Orleans
When he’s not making weird depositions in court, Lil’ Wayne can often be found skating. It would only make sense for Lil’ Wayne to have his own skatepark. Instead of making one in his own backyard, the rapper decided to open a public skatepark in his hometown of New Orleans. His Trukstop park was constructed within a building that survived Hurricane Katrina and will be opened to the public seven days a week. Thanks to Wayne, the skate-obsessed youths of New Orleans now have a new place to skate without risking running into the cops.
MISS: Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong checks into rehab after Bieber flip-out
Green Day front-man Billie Joe Armstrong had a bit of a freak out at a iHeartRadio Music festival in Las Vegas last week. Armstrong was given the one-minute warning mark which prompted him to start a expletive-laced tirade, including, “What the f*ck! I’m not f*cking Justin Bieber, you mother*ckers.” Apparently, he was drinking a lot before Green Day’s set and has since checked into a rehab facility as of Sunday. Hopefully Armstrong can conquer living with his addiction. We’d all like to hear some more Green Day.
HIT: photos of an 18-year-old Victoria Beckham surface
Photos of a pre-Spice Girls Victoria Beckham have been making its round on the internet and holy hell, does she look good! Beckham obviously doesn’t have the modeling skills she has now, but she still looks really cute. With both mom and dad’s good looks, the photos cement the fact that little baby Harper Beckham will be quite a stunner when she grows up.
MISS: Paris Hilton was caught on tape making ignorant comments
Paris Hilton might as well pretend she’s filming The Simple Life 24/7 because she keeps getting caught doing stupid things. This time, a cab driver taped Hilton saying some pretty ignorant things about gay men. The heiress was with an openly gay model who was trying to explain Grindr, an app gay men use to find hook-ups. “Ewww. Eww. To get fucked?,” she was taped saying. “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world… They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.” While she’s since released an apology, I haven’t taken anything she’s done seriously since episode one of The Simple Life.
Uh oh! If you ever screw over Green Day’s set time, then you’ll be messing with a very angry Billie Joe Armstrong.
Scheduled to play a 45 minute show at the iHeartRadio festival, their set was cut to 30 minutes to make more room for Rihanna and Usher (who went 25 minutes longer than he was meant to).
Clearly annoyed at the one minute warning on the clock, Armstrong stopped mid-song while playing “Basket Case” to give an angry rant.
“F— this sh–. Gimme a f—ing break. One minute left. One minute f—ing left. You’re going to give me one minute.”
Justin Bieber, who wasn’t even at the show, also got caught in the wrath of Armstrong. “I’m not f—ing Justin Bieber, you mother—-ers. You’ve got to be f—ing joking. I got one minute. One minute left. Now I got nothing left.”
And as he threw his microphone down, the lead singer started to trash his expensive looking guitar and stuck the middle finger out to the crowd.
Yikes! I can see how Armstrong may have overreacted. But to be fair, it wasn’t very considerate for the other artists to take over another musician’s set time.
WARNING: This video is not safe for work.
“Call Me Maybe (Cover)” — Kelly Clarkson
Every show, Kelly Clarkson lets a fan from the audience choose a song for her to sing, which is why we’ve been hearing her cover tracks like Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Britney Spears’ “Everytime.” This time, a few people in the audience asked her to cover Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” We’ve heard tons of renditions of this track but this simplified version works because we really get to focus on a catchy melody and great vocals.
“You’re Gonna Love This” — 3OH!3
Poor 3OH!3…they started the whole pop/rap/dance/auto tune/alcoholic/patterned pants craze and LMFAO and Kesha swooped right in and stole their thunder. The duo hasn’t given up though and in the name of all that is outrageous and obnoxious, I give you “You’re Gonna Love This,” off their newest album Omens. The music video for the track is pretty simple. They both try to win over the same girl, one-upping each other by throwing things and aiming really well. Unfortunately, the girl in the video is totally unimpressed and gets whisked away by a Tom Cruise look-a-like, leaving the boys to find some other fish in the sea.
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I remember my prom, the big expensive dress I made my parents buy but only wore once, the stretch limo and our dates struggling to fit our dresses inside. That memory still makes me laugh.
But after the clock hit midnight, the dress, the shoes and the corsage were stored in the back of my closest. Other than pictures, the only reminder I have now is when the songs I heard at prom come back on the radio.
Okay… so cheesy introduction… I know. But it needs to be said, it’s prom right?
If you’re wondering what should be on your prom playlist this year, here are some suggestions. Of course we have the classics, like Vitamin C, mixed with some newer hits like Calvin Harris.
Vitamin C — Graduation
As sappy as this song is, no prom would be complete without it playing at the end of the night. The memory of this song playing at prom will stay with you for life. So do me a favor. When this song plays at your prom, grab your bestie and relive your high school memories together.
Jay Z and Kanye – Young Forever
I originally considering including Alphaville’s “Forever Young” but then thought, hey why not give it a new spin with “Young Forever?” Even if you didn’t love high school, prom is one of those landmarks that indicate you’re growing up.
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There’s a fine line between sampling a song and straight ripping off someone else’s artistic integrity. Imitation is recognized as the highest form of flattery – but at what point does it go too far?
Most recently, Madonna finally spoke out about her insane influence of Lady Gaga, with focus on ‘Born This Way‘ and it’s similarity with Madge’s 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself’. And in the spirit of that buzz – we’re delighted to bring you a little sampling, thirteen songs that famously ripped off others (and were pretty successful in their own right). Some of which dealt with court settlements and others were able to slip through the legal cracks. For those arguing that the likes of Hammer and Vanilla Ice had the right to sample – both were busted by the predecessors for their use. Ice even argued in an episode of VH1′s ‘Behind the Music’ that it was completely original and the sampling accusations were bogus.
Tell us what you think! Below are thirteen examples, first being the song that ripped off the following song:
Jennifer Lopez “On The Floor (Ft. Pitbull)” VS. Los Kjarkas “Lloranda se fue”
For the film adaptation of the Green Day album and Broadway musical, American Idiot, the band is rooting for one vampire to take the lead.
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said Robert Pattinson would be the ideal actor to star in the lead role.
“I’m gonna say that kid in Twilight. He’s a good actor. There’s still more to come with that kid,” Armstrong told reporters a few years ago.
MTV says the only reason this quote is being resurrected now is because the film’s beginning the preproduction phase and casting has not been made yet. So, Twilight fans might be seeing Edward on the big screen again, only this time, less fangs and more jazz hands.
On Thursday Billie was traveling from Oakland to Burbank. While waiting to put a bag in the overhead compartment, a stewartess asked him to pull up his sagging pants.
“Don’t you have better things to do than worry about that?” Armstrong said. The flight attendant then repeated the request, according to an ABC affiliate producer who was on the flight.
Armstrong replied, “I’m just trying to get to my f—ing seat.”
Armstrong tweeted, “Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f—? No joke!”
Southwest later released a fuller statement:
“As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this Customer’s experience. He elected to take the next flight. We followed up with this Customer and involved Employees to get more details and, in our latest conversations, understand from the Customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction.”
“American Idiot,” the hit Broadway play based on the Grammy-winning Green Day album of the same name, is in talks to sell its screen rights to Universal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be produced by Tom Hanks through his Playtone label, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who wrote “Milk”, is in talks to write the screenplay.
Green Day, best known in the mid-90s as a California punk band, matured and took a political turn with their 2004 album ‘American Idiot’. An anti-Bush rock opera, the album inspired the Broadway show about the record’s main character, Jesus of Surburbia.
The band’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, wrote the book for the broadway show, which won two Tonys for production and was nominated for Best Musical. Currently, he is starringi n the show for the second time, as it closes out on its run.
Sounds exciting! From the success of both the album and the Broadway musical, it will be interesting to see how the film turns out or if Armstrong reprises his role.
There were three girls around earlier in the show, but they left because the bar owner was drunk and hitting on them. There was also a drunk named Kurt, but he got thrown out minutes into the show.
“[Kurt] was the drunkest human being I have ever seen,” Luther Mallory, lead singer of Crush Luther, told andPOP. “He was on the stage with us, just swaying back and forth, ready to pass out.”
After the show, at around 2 a.m., Crush Luther was hanging out at the bar and having a couple of drinks. Then all of a sudden, a giant crowd of people wandered into the bar and demanded some live music.
Crush Luther answered the call.
The giant crowd of people had been at the local strip club, where a new stripper had come to town for the week to dance.
The people of Golden called this night, “fresh meat night,” which Mallory said is horrible and horrifying as anything.
As NME.com reports, the musical uses Green Day songs to tell the growing-up tale of three small-town boys as one joins the army, one moves to the big city, and the other stays home and gets his girlfriend pregnant. The musical made its debut in the band’s hometown of Berkeley last year and it is due to make its Broadway premiere on April 20.
It has been long-time rumoured that Green Day would turn their album American Idiot into a film, but now it seems that talks are advancing and this project might actually make it to the silver screen.
That’s right, The Strokes are back in full force. The band has confirmed that they will be headlining Lollapalooza this summer, as well as releasing a new album in September, reports CHARTattack. So, if you are looking for tickets, better hurry up.
Lead singer, Julian Casablancas, said that he and his fellow Strokes would be topping the bill on one of the festival’s three dates. Lollapalooza takes place at Chicago’s Grant Park, from August 6th to 8th.
Other acts that are rumoured to be playing the festival this year include; Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Soundgarden and Green Day. But, the line up has yet to be announced.
The stage musical version of rock band Green Day’s album American Idiot will begin its run at Broadway’s St. James Theatre starting with preview performances on March 24, the musical’s producers announced today, according to rollingstone.com.
American Idiot, which is directed by the musical Spring Awakening‘s Michael Mayer and features songs from Green day’s American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, enjoyed eight sold-out weeks at the Berkeley Rep in California before announcing plans to move to Broadway in 2010. The show’s official New York opening night is set for April 10.
“Experiencing American Idiot onstage in Berkeley was incredible,” said Green Day’s guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong in a statement. “Michael Mayer was able to bring life to the characters of American Idiot, and Tom Kitt’s musical arrangements are breathtaking. We’re so proud that the show is coming to Broadway!”
Since Lady Gaga has swept the musical world with her kooky costumes and buggy eyes, it’s no shock that she has been announced to perform at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Among Gaga, other artists who the Grammys announced will be performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles include Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, Pink and the Zac Brown Band, reports rollingstone.com.
The new announcement of artists adds to an already stacked line-up including the likes of Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Maxwell, the Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Antebellum.
With the addition of the new performers, the Grammy’s have promised that all five artists nominated for the Album of the Year award will perform at the show. Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and the Black Eyed Peas all received nominations in this category. The Dave Matthews Band appearance has been speculated ever since the band was chosen for the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Neil Young over the Grammy weekend.
Green Day will release 21st Century Breakdown, featuring the single “Know Your Enemy,” globally on May 15th.
To celebrate the album’s release Green Day and andPop.com have teamed up to give one lucky winner the chance to score Mike Dirnt’s signature Squier Precision Bass and the limited special edition version of the new album.
The limited edition vinyl/ CD art book is one of 3000 and includes the full length CD, three special 10” vinyl featured each act of 21st Century Breakdown along will a special book containing 60 pages of unique album art designed only for this edition.
Check out Green Day’s latest video for ‘Know Your Enemy’. The video which was directed by Mathew Cullen (Weezer, Velvet Revolver) can be seen on MTV, VH1, The N, Palladia, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Tr3s, MTV Hits, MTV.com, VH1.com, as well as on MTV and VH1′s international channels, making it the first global cross-channel video premiere for MTV and VH1 networks.
As expected, Green Day will hit the road in early July for a full-fledged North American tour – the band’s first in three years – in support of their new album, “21st Century Breakdown.”
The chart-topping rockers have announced 38 dates for the summer trek, which kicks off July 3 in Seattle and runs through Aug. 25 in Los Angeles.
In between are seven Canadian stops: Vancouver (July 4), Edmonton (July 6), Saskatoon (July 7), Winnipeg (July 9), Hamilton, Ont. (July 16), Ottawa (July 17) and Montreal (July 18).
Green Day will celebrate the release of their eighth studio album next month with a small club show – a rarity for the mega-selling band – in New York City.
According to MTV Germany, the band will play the 700-capacity Bowery Ballroom on May 18, three days after “21st Century Breakdown” hits stores.
The album is the band’s follow-up to 2004′s “American Idiot,” which sold more than 12 million copies. As previously reported, the new album has a narrative structure, divided into three acts, that tells the story of a young couple named Christian and Gloria.
Green Day have confirmed they will release their eighth studio album, “21st Century Breakdown,” on May 15.
“Breakdown” is the band’s first full-length release since 2004′s “American Idiot” and, like its predecessor, features a narrative structure. According to Billboard, it tells the story of a young couple named Christian and Gloria and is divided into three acts – “Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades.”