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Tag Archives: Music

Katy Perry Covers “Niggas in Paris”

19 Mar

Pop princess Katy Perry apparently has a thug side. Who knew? She appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge where she covered Kanye West and Jay-Z’s popular “Niggas in Paris.”

What do you think of her censored version of the rap classic?

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Goofy Video From Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale Helps Make Carly Rae Jepsen’s Career

12 Mar

A winning recipe for launching a pop music career? Apparently, getting a bunch of the biggest tween stars in the world to dance in the silliest way possible to the perfect pop song is a good way to go.

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Alfredo Flores, Ashley Tisdale, the guys from Big Time Rush (?) and other huge tween stars somehow came together (after what seemed to be a fun evening) and recorded this low budget lip sync to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”

There is an official music video, but it has 19 million views fewer than the tween sensations’ YouTube inspiration.

It is pretty much pop gold. You can pretend to hate it, but you’re pretending.

10 Weirdest Musical Collaborations Ever

27 Jan

Let me be clear— I really like unusual and creative ideas. Especially in music. Some of these work. Others don’t. But they’re all fun and show how awesome collaborations can be.

1) “Over and Over”— Nelly ft. Tim McGraw: Probably the best known song on my list, this song was unquestionably the most successful. This song hit number 3 in 2005.

2) “Dirt Road Anthem (Remix)”— Jason Aldean ft. Ludacris: Reversing it up from the first song on this list, we look at a country song with a rap verse sprinkled in. Atlanta rapper Ludacris made this remix of Jason Aldean’s number one country hit unforgettable.

3) “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”— Aretha Franklin ft. Keith Richards: Bet you didn’t know the Queen of Soul decided to take on one of the Rolling Stones’ classic tracks. She did, and Keith even helped her do it.

4) “Street Rock”— Kurtis Blow ft. Bob Dylan: Music legend Bob Dylan raps. Need I say more?

5) “The Gambler”— Kenny Rogers ft. Wyclef Jean: Take one of the classic songs of rock and roll, then add some Haitian hip-hop. Sounds pretty awesome, right?

6)”Gone Going”— Black Eyed Peas ft. Jack Johnson: Hip-hop’s bad boys (and Fergie) decide to lay down some beats with Hawaii’s soulful wonder boy.

7) “Party for Two” — Shania Twain ft. Mark McGrath: I don’t know, something about “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” singer Twain with the guy who sings “Every Morning” from Sugar Ray is weird. Am I crazy?

8) “California Gurls”— Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg: I’m sorry, I know this song was huge, but really Snoop? Can you say sellout? He might have actually traded in all of his street cred to make it. Then there’s the behind-the-scenes video, which is just awkward and weird.

9) “Can’t Stop Partying”— Weezer ft. Lil Wayne: Um, yeah, no words for this really. Except Wayne is sick on this verse.

10) “Revolver” — Madonna ft. Lil Wayne: Yeah, Lil Wayne on any pop song seems to make the potential for weird increase. Singing with the 1980s original pop princess is just weird (but again, I think it works). He also dropped some sick rhymes for JLo.


Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Eerily Predicted His Death

10 Oct

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh, 40, died this weekend of a suspected drug overdose at his hotel in Chicago. The musician-turned-artist eerily predicted his death two weeks ago on Twitter.

On September 26, Welsh took to Twitter and wrote that he had dreamt his own death. Was his message a call for help?

A little bit later, Welsh updated his earlier message and changed the date of his death to this past weekend.

Welsh hailed from Burlington, Vermont and played with Weezer from 1998-2001 until he suffered a nervous breakdown. Following his musical career, Welsh devoted himself to painting and drawing.

He was supposed to attend a Weezer concert on Sunday night in Chicago. The band went ahead with the show and dedicated it to their former bandmate.

“A unique talent, a deeply loving friend and father, and a great artist is gone, but we will never forget him. His chapter in the weezer story (’98 – ’01) was vital, essential, wild, and amazing,” the band wrote on their website.

Foo Fighters Brilliantly Taunt Westboro Baptist Church

18 Sep

Hours before they took the stage in Kansas City, the Foo Fighters pulled up in a pickup truck, decked out trucker hats, wigs and fake bushy beards, to serenade members of the Westboro Baptist Church who were protesting their concert.

Their impromptu set featured a song called “Keep it Clean,” which includes the line “I’ve got a hankering for something, think I’m in the mood for some hot man-muffins.”

The Westboro Baptist Church, led by rapid anti-homosexual preacher Fred Phelps, called for protestors to picket the concert because the band promotes “fornication, adultery, idolatry (and) fags.”

Frontman Dave Grohl took to the mic in the middle of the song and said, “I don’t care if you’re black or white or purple or green, whether you’re Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, it takes all kinds!”