I'm not here to tell you why or how you should watch your reality singing contests, so I'll just offer this as a value-neutral option: If you've given up on the Cardinals already and are looking for another way to root for Arizona on NBC, this week's set of auditions on The Voice have you covered. S ... More >>
So, I may not be the flag-waving American I should be, but hot damn, there's just something about hearing the national anthem that gives me chills. Most of the attention in the build up for this weekend's showdown has been placed on dueling quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning, million dollar co ... More >>
Beavis & Butt-Head makes its triumphant return to MTV on Thursday, October 27 at 10/9c, and quite frankly, we can't wait. This preview of "Holy Cornholio" looks promising, but one thing is missing--music videos! Half the fun of watching Beavis & Butt-Head was listening to the duo's commentar ... More >>
A new queen of pop has been crowned by Rolling Stone, according to Idolator.Rolling Stone put 16 female pop stars head to head in the ultimate statistical showdown to see who would reign as queen. Competitors included Adele, Beyonce Knowles, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Katy ... More >>
For the first time ever, Adam Levine's voice is saddening people. The vocals of Maroon 5's frontman are simply way too over-processed on Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's new collaborative single, "Moves Like Jagger." Idolator thinks the song is the best thing since sliced bread, but I disa ... More >>
NBCNBC aired the premiere of The Voice on Tuesday night, and it sure was both honest and intriguing.The Voice, which is hosted by former TRL dreamboat Carson Daly, involves four judges: Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton. The judges, who serve as ... More >>
Fred Durst now has a gray beard but he still wants to rock.Bad news for people with working ears: Limp Bizkit, the rap-rock outfit that stained an entire generation by instigating a meathead riot at Woodstook 1999, is reassembling.Or so says singer/rapper/douchenozzle Fred Durst, who NME reports ... More >>
Mark Burnett has yet another reality show in the works. The upcoming singing competition called The Voice is coming to NBC. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Cee Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley and independent fame will be the judges, according to Entertainment Weekly.Christina Aguilera has also been negoti ... More >>
Thanks to 107.7 The End posting clips on SoundCloud, you can now sample all 10 tracks on the Strokes' upcoming album Angles in 30-second snippets, according to Consequence of Sound.The album hasn't leaked yet, but the Strokes made "You're So Right" available yesterday, making it the second song t ... More >>
Dan MacMedan, USA TodayNicki Minaj, doing what she does best: always trying to get attention.The 2011 Grammy Awards kept things classy this year: There wasn't even a single mention of Ke$ha during the entire show!Good job, Grammy people! Thanks for taking out the trash this year. Aside from the l ... More >>
Sostadiumstatus.blogspot.comYou can see (ahem) a lot in a TSA scan.... including this gun!Damn, TSA, buy a girl a drink first. The new full-body image scanners at airports this holiday season have already stressed and nervous travelers in a tizzy. Sure, nobody wants a bomb on their plane, but it ... More >>
The hair looks like a wig, her eyebrows look painted on, and the eyelashes seem like falsiesIt's pretty clear Katy Perry is all woman--the pop star was even named 2010's "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Maxim magazine. But even the singer herself has admitted there have been many times where she's felt l ... More >>
Christina Aguilera is all about reinvention, so she says, and on Bionic, she's moved on from the 1920's-inspired artist she was on Back to Basics and has reverted back to the naughty girl everyone remembers from her "Dirrty" days and juxtaposed it with a sweet and innocent motherly figure. It's a ... More >>
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Want to taste her woohoo?Since musicians like Trey Songz are just not enough to send the message home that getting tipsy before hooking up is totally a great idea (and not risky at all), now pop music fans have Christina Aguilera to praise the virtues of getting drizzunk before getting physical i ... More >>
Is the somewhat sleepy burg of Chandler about to become the Nix's next hotspot for nightspots? Probably not, but the city certainly has its share of after-dark establishments. Jilly's pulls 'em in by the hundreds with urban nights every weekend, and the Airia Nightclub at the Wi ... More >>
Lately, it seems all the world's heard from Christina Aguilera is her pitch for DirecTV, as her commercials seem to be playing 24-7. And with Lady Gaga dominating the pop world for now, it's a wonder whether Aguilera has anything up her sleeve to get back on top in the music world. While it ... More >>
NME: Radiohead to release new EPElectric Mustache: Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "Higher Than The Stars"Idolator: Just What "American Idol" Needed: More DramaIdolator: Madonna: Still Better Than Everyone At Making Catholics Really, Really AngryPitchfork: Justice Department Backs Crazy $1.92 Million ... More >>
NME: Paul McCartney: 'I want to work with MGMT' - video Pitchfork: Radiohead Open Digital Store, Sell In Rainbows CD 2 Electric Mustache: Mp3: Rock Plaza Central "(Dont You Believe the Words of) Handsome Men" Rolling Stone: Guitar Hero: Van Halen Nixes Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar Spin: Jack White ... More >>
British Invasion: The Shapeshifters UK roll in Scottsdale on Wednesday. The British house duo of Simon Marlin and Max Reich (a.k.a. The Shapeshifters UK) have a busy itinerary planned for the summer. Besides jet-setting to the raucous Dance Island Festival in England and the trendsetting Pacha in I ... More >>
Last week we brought you a debate over the best Arizona musicians of all time after Arizona Premiere Living put out a list that includes Mr. Mister but not Stevie Nicks. Turns out, there are so many great musicians from Arizona it's impossible to fit them all on to a top 10 list. With the Arizona C ... More >>
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