Here is a video put together by an employee of the Chicago Music Exchange that purports to tell the story of rock and roll in 100 guitar riffs, which the guy manages to do in a single take. (They're not all perfect, but you try winding your fingers around the guitar parts for "Hot For Teacher" and " ... More >>
The panel is called "Love Thy Diva: Madonna & Bette Midler," and it's described thusly:
"Madonna impersonator Vivian Belle, Bette Midler impersonator The Divine Grace (above), and Clay Cane, radio host of Clay Cane Live on WWRL 1600AM and entertainment editor at BET.com, critique, analyze and cele ... More >>
Sunday evening, noted activist, author, and former Black Panther Angela Davis joined a growing list of notable figures to speak to Occupy Wall Street participants. But first, Davis stopped to speak to the General Assembly of Occupy Washington Square Park, a smaller group autonomous of, but lo ... More >>
Wednesday, August 31
Better than: bringing back that old New York rap.
"There are two rules for a Kendrick Lamar show. First rule: everybody put one hand up. Now everybody put two hands up." Those were Kendrick Lamar's instructions as he led us into his third song of the ... More >>
The press release announcing tomorrow night's debut of the "Otis" video (on MTV, MTV2, mtvU, BET and Centric, at 8:56 p.m. ET) has a bit of a boxing-ring flair to it; Watch The Throne, the Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration that the track comes from, gets dubbed "the Undisputed Number One Album in ... More >>
The controversial pro-life billboard in Soho, which shows a young African American girl underneath the message "the most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb," has a new opponent. The mother of the girl, Tricia Fraser, is saying that she had no idea about the ad, and that sh ... More >>
At 8 p.m. ET the Kanye West-directed 35-minute music video, starring Selita Ebanks and narrated by Nicki Minaj, will debut concurrently on MTV, MTV2, BET, MTV.com, BET.com and VH1.com. (The video above showcases the opening scene.) Leading up the premiere, West again came through on his promise of ... More >>
For those of you wondering why certain select people in your Twitter feed started complaining late last night about having to put on something nice and go somewhere secret, here is your answer: Kanye played an unannounced, all-formal-everything show (men weren't allowed in unless they had a suit a ... More >>
Have you read this week's New York Observer cover story, entitled 'Poor Little Rich Girls: The Ballad of Sara and Clare Bronfman'? No? You should. It's about:
Absurdly rich young heiresses.
Absurdly rich young heiresses to the Seagram's Gin fortune -- among other fortunes -- who lost $10 ... More >>