Barack Obama’s fave band Two Door Cinema Club performed an acoustic version of “Sleep Alone” for ANDPOP and talked about all the mundane things that excite them in North America.
It’s no surprise they spend more time over here than anywhere else in the world, considering how crazy we are about them. Even the Pres is a huge fan of the Northern Irish trio. There were rumours a couple months ago that Obama booked every seat for one of their gigs in Washington DC and although it wasn’t true, we’d believe it!
“We actually spend more time in America than anywhere else in the world,” said bass player Kevin Baird.
In Ke$ha’s new music video “Die Young” she plays a sexy cult goddess leading a hedonistic tribe of sex-crazed ruffians at the end of the world. It there’s one thing the leather-clad vagabonds like more than group makeup sessions with their fierce leader, it’s pentagrams. Lots and lots of pentagrams, a symbol for anything from religion to occult beliefs.
Ke$ha is carried from their getaway car (a Hearst) to an abandoned church in Mexico where they engage in SALACIOUSNESS, even though the rest of the world is flipping out about the apocalypse.
“Everybody else is kind of scared and hiding and we are running around like wild people, making out with each other and taking over a small border town in Mexico,” she told Capital FM. “The federalis are after us because we’re so wild!”
The new video can only be called tres “Ke$ha.” Would you join her cult?
Watch it here
I can’t say I remember my first drink ever, but for this dude it’s a like a sun-shines-through-the-clouds, life changing experience. On his 21st birthday, this guy sips his first beer and spontaneously bursts into song to the Nightmare Before Christmas’ “What’s this?”
Directed by Stephen Sotor and starring starring Nick Stockwell, this heartwarming tale is just about a boy, becoming a man, and a glass of beer. Unfortunately he experiences the horrible side of drinking too. Do you remember your first beer? Was it this momentous?
Rihanna channels wildlife in her voodoo tribal video for “Where Have You Been,” sporting zebra prints, bone accessories and scale-like pasties.
Unlike the multiple video teaser ploys that I’ll leave unnamed (ahem Justin Bieber) I’m not yet sick of Rihanna’s promos because instead of giving us cheap thrills with 30 second clips we get a substantial look at how much work is put into the rehearsals, wardrobe fittings and filming.
The back-to-nature sets for the Dave Meyers-directed video look pretty intricate, including a mossy swamp and a soft nesting ground from which Rihanna grazes, shaded by a pink blooming branches.
“This is another part of wildlife,” she says. “I guess we’re gonna call this the “owl set up.” Why an owl? Because they have a hundred percent kill rate! That’s why.”
After 17 exhausting hours of shooting the crew is still in good spirits and joking around before grappling all their energy for two intense dance scenes, one in a desert wasteland an the other in a foggy cave.
This is the third behind the scenes look in the series, which also includes a look at the dance rehearsal and wardrobe fitting. The official video for “Where Have You Been” comes out on April 30 on Vevo.
One Direction’s Liam Payne shared his number one tip for prospective singers: don’t forget the lyrics. It sounds simple, but when you’re in front of 28,000 people that’s the main thing that’s running through your mind.
In a solo interview with VEVO, Payne said he originally tried out for X Factor at age 14, because his dad inspired him too. Though Simon Cowell said he was too young, he knew his hobby was turning into something more serious. Thankfully Simon was wrong, can you imagine anyone else as first verse-man?
Watch the interview here: