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Aside from its history making performances and mind boggling fashion, the MTV Video Music Awards stage has made a splash as a battle ground of shade time and time again. As we wait in anticipation of the drama that may unfold this Sunday at the 2016 awards, we're looking back at some of the wildest moments in VMAs beef history, from fist-throwing rockers to unabashedly outspoken rappers. Nicki Minaj vs. Miley Cyrus, 2015 It all started when Minaj and Taylor Swift exchanged heated comments after the rapper tweeted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year. »
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In the mid 1980s, there may not have been a bigger rock band than Guns N' Roses. Earlier this year, the band's long-awaited reunion finally happened, with original members Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and Slash, along with drummer Frank Ferrer, kicking off their summer tour last night in Detroit. If you're waiting for the band to come to your neighborhood this summer, you can check out a new documentary It's So Easy and Other Lies, debuting on iTunes and VOD formats July 5. To get fans ready for this release, we have an exclusive clip that showcases the band's early years.
The clip features Duff McKagan along with one of his best friends, Ed Huletz, who reveals how uncomfortable he was when his friend was playing huge venues like the Kingdome in Seattle. We also hear from Slash, who reveals that the group was like a "gang," who no one could »
Following Guns N' Roses recent reunion at Coachella, XLrator Media is set to release a new hard rocking documentary on one of the band's iconic members. The story behind musician Duff McKagan is coming to the big screen on June 3. And today, we have the first trailer for It's So Easy and Other Lies, which exposes the man behind the myth.
Based on Duff McKagan's New York Times best-selling memoir It's So Easy and Other Lies features exclusive archival footage. This is the authorized music documentary of the man behind the music. He is a founding member and bass player for Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and other bands. The movie chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and fortune. We also get to see his near-fatal struggles with alcohol and drug addiction. And the movie also delves into his remarkable life transformation.
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This story first appeared in the Feb. 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. "Parties aren't supposed to be fun, right?" said Jack Antonoff, Grammy winner for his work on Taylor Swift's album 1989, as he marveled at the music giants gathered at the Beverly Hilton for Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala. The 2016 edition, held Feb. 14, honored manager Irving Azoff with a Salute to Industry Icons award and featured performances by Beck (with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic), Barry Manilow (in his first appearance following a brief hospitalization), newcomers
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4 items from 2016
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