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Besides being insanely adorable, Maple the mixed-breed Border Collie is also a very gifted aspiring musician, and her owner, an acoustic guitarist and harpist named Trench, has taken to Instagram and Vine to share both his and Maple's talents with the world. You can't help but smile when you watch Maple take her owner's hand during the opening chords of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me," play the glockenspiel on Gorillaz's "Feel Good Inc.," and come in on the kick drum for a rendition of "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes. Please do yourself a favor and scroll through to watch Maple - and Trench's - adorable videos. »
Beyoncé, Madonna, Kanye West, and more huge musicians joined Jay Z on Monday for the relaunch of their new music streaming service, Tidal, which Jay Z himself acquired for $56 million earlier this year. The NYC event also brought out Jack White, Daft Punk, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj as well as Usher, J. Cole, Jason Aldean, The Black Keys, and Deadmau5, while Calvin Harris and Coldplay's Chris Martin attended via satellite. After an introduction and inspiring opening statement from Alicia Keys, each artist took turns signing the "Tidal declaration" to cement their positions as co-owners of the service. Before the big commemoration, the company released a YouTube video early Monday that showed all the stars meeting up for what looked like a superstar board meeting. Many of the musicians also changed their social media profile photos to a bright blue square to show solidarity for the relaunch. Tidal promises to be »
"The Tides They Are-a Changing," Jay Z tweeted Sunday night, trumpeting the arrival of Tidal, the Swedish high-quality audio streaming service that the rapper recently purchased. Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jack White's Third Man Records, Rihanna, Madonna, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Daft Punk and Nicki Minaj are among those who have aligned with Tidal, changing their Twitter profile photo to cyan blue in support of Jay Z's fledgling service. "Together, we can turn the tide and make music history. Start by turning your profile picture blue," Kanye tweeted, while Madonna wrote, "Music... Read the rest of Jay Z, Kanye, Rihanna Throw Support Behind Streaming Service Tidal at RollingStone.com »
- Daniel Kreps - Rolling Stone
Early Monday morning, a glut of musicians changed their social-media avatars in a show of support for Jay Z and his newly acquired and relaunched streaming service, Tidal. Artists including Nicki Minaj, Jack White, Madonna, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Beyoncé turned their avatars teal blue and used the hashtag #TIDALforALL to tease Jay Z's Tidal, which purportedly combines hi-fi sound, hi-def music videos, and expertly curated editorial (whatever that means). "Change your avi in support of what is fair, of what is the future," Minaj wrote on Instagram. "The tides have changed." Jay Z will shed more light on Tidal at a press conference Monday afternoon at New York's James A. Farley Post Office at 5 p.m. The service, available Monday, offers lossless sound quality for $20 per month, or standard quality for $10 per month. As Pitchfork points out, there's no free plan, but Taylor Swift (ouch, Spotify) and »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
You might've heard a thing or two about John Maclean's Slow West, which won rave reviews at Sundance earlier this year. The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a lovesick kid on a journey from Scotland to the American frontier in the late 1900s to find his lover (Caren Pistorius) after an "accident" forces her and her father to flee the country. Thing is, he nearly gets himself killed along the way before a drifter (Michael Fassbender) intervenes and offers to "chaperone" his travels. But it wouldn't be a true Western without bounty hunters, gunslinging, Native Americans, and a song that sounds freakishly like Jack White (but is actually Hanni El Khatib) soundtracking its trailer, right? The film opens in theaters and VOD on May 15. »
- Dee Lockett
In the wristband arms race over proximity, Hollywood guests and exclusivity for 2015’s Coachella, the first social scene shot has been fired. But it’s not shot, it’s a wave. As in, “Hey you, 90,000 festival goers, come on in.” Also Read: AC/DC, Drake and Jack White to Lead Coachella 2015 Lineup TheWrap has learned that Coachella and H&M are expanding their six year relationship, with the brand making a big play for a consumer-facing, on-site activation. It is their primary initiative at the festival, a swerve from their celebrity-soaked, heavily produced private experiences of recent years. Iggy Azalea, »
- Mikey Glazer
Consisting of guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, you may know The Black Keys as “that band that ripped off The White Stripes”, or perhaps “The Black Eyed Peas” if you caught a certain epic blunder on the part of MTV.
In fact, the rock ‘n’ roll duo from Akron, Ohio have been breathing new life into garage rock and blues since 2001, amassing a very healthy list of hit albums to their name with each one more lo-fi and raunchy than the next. They’ve managed to annoy a good amount of people along the way, but fans of the band include familiar faces as diverse as Led Zep frontman Robert Plant and actress Charlize Theron.
But even aside from being a hugely popular and successful musical act, »
- Alex Porritt
For this week's 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: There are big 'Mission Impossible,' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequels delays due to scripts -- namely, what happens at the end of one, and who is in control of writing the other. Do you think E.L. James should tackle the next 'Fifty Shades' film? Better yet, Should She Write "Mission Impossible 5?" Just kidding. Other stories to check out from this week include Kanye West talking about his new album, "Celebrity Apprentice" gets re-upped, Jack White drops a new music video, "Strike Back" actors land pilots, "Psych" star Dule Hill heads to a CBS drama pilot, "Sonic Highways" gets a DVD/Blu-Ray release for the Foo Fighters, ABC's Madoff series gets its lead and more. What struck a chord with you this week? »
- Katie Hasty
We're knee-deep in the interactive-music-video craze — for which Bob Dylan already set the bar ridiculously high — and Jack White's just the latest to give it a go for his song "That Black Bat Licorice." But this isn't just one video — it's actually three! Here's how it works: You can either let it play as is to watch a bunch of blue, black, and white 2-D animation, or you can hit B on your keyboard to see a bunch of random people headbanging to the song in a parking lot, or you can hit 3 to see the real-life Jack White get his "Nietzsche, Freud, and Horace" weirdness on. But if you really want to get trippy, flip back and forth between all three. »
- Dee Lockett
Want to take a guess on which event had the biggest turnout of superstars that cross the worlds of movies, music, TV and sports? The Golden Globes? Not this past show. The Grammys? Maybe, but really just from the music biz. Next Sunday's Academy Awards? We've seen the presenters so far and we're not sure it even matches the Globes. No, the entertainment capital of the world on Sunday was "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary celebration. Obviously, many of the returning cast members of "SNL" are huge stars in their own right. Will Ferrell, Bill Murray, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Billy Crystal and the one and only Eddie Murphy were all on hand. Frequent hosts such as Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman also stopped by (and quite possibly stole a little bit of »
- Gregory Ellwood
Jack White's guacamole grumpiness reached new heights today, after NPR published a piece about the musician's leaked concert rider. The former White Stripe posted a letter on his label's website refuting some previously reported facts about his tour manager's oddly specific guac recipe and kvetching about the media's obsession with his life. "I know it’s a fun thing for people to try to turn me into a jerk and a diva," he wrote, "but in this case it’s pretty ridiculous and has almost nothing to do with me." Although writing an open letter to the media was probably not the best way to get people to stop writing about him, White did clear the air about some important discrepancies (he will play Oklahoma again) and made a joke about crocheting. Here's the full screed: dear journalists and other people looking for drama or a diva, even in »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
If you were ever in any way associated with SNL, you were probably invited to the three-hour 40th anniversary show set to air Sunday night at 8 p.m. Past cast members from Eddie Murphy to Jane Curtin to Al Franken will make appearances alongside the current cast. There will also be a number of special musical guests (although it's not clear who will be performing), from besties Kanye and Taylor Swift and boy band throwbacks 'Nsync and the Backstreet Boys. The following list of guest stars is below organized loosely by genre (There is overlap! We made a game time decision!): Musicians 50 Cent Arcade Fire Backstreet Boys Deborah Harry Diddy Elvis Costello Fiona Apple Haim Jack White Jon Bon Jovi Justin Timberlake Kanye West Keith Richards Kings of Leon Ludacris Michael Bolton Miley Cyrus Nsync Paul McCartney Paul Simon Taylor Swift SNL cast (former and present) Adam Sandler »
- E. Alex Jung
Given an all-star guest list that includes Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Arcade Fire and Jack White, the Backstreet Boys were a surprise addition to the star-packed Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special. However, it turns out they might not be the only Nineties boy band that could make an appearance on SNL 40: 'NSync has hinted that they will reunite for the epic SNL celebration.
The boy band's official Twitter wrote this afternoon, "Together again... Gee, it's good to be together again," a nod to the quintet's 1997 single. The »
Jack White and his management have released a statement attempting to make light of the leaked tour rider that contained a very specific recipe for guacamole and went viral. Jack White Tour Rider Includes Guacamole Recipe Before White was scheduled to perform at the University of Oklahoma, the University newspaper The Ou Daily ran a […]
The post Jack White Denies Blacklisting University of Oklahoma After Guacamole Recipe Leak appeared first on uInterview. »
- Olivia Truffaut
Women rarely make it into the main rock categories at the Grammys, but this year, the two solo female and women-led groups that managed to squeeze in to two categories took home the honors. St. Vincent's self-titled album scored the Best Alternative Album win, and Hayley Williams-led Paramore earned Best Rock Song for "Ain't It Fun." "St. Vincent" was up against Alt-j, Arcade Fire, Cage the Elephant and Jack White; and Paramore was up against songs from Ryan Adams, The Black Keys, Beck and White. Sinéad O'Connor' "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" won Best Alternative Album the year the category was launched, in 1991, and since then, no other solo female or female-led artists have won. Acts like the B-52s, Arcade Fire, Belly, Pj Harvey, Fiona Apple, Bjork, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Neko Case are shuffled into this category, but as history shows, »
- Katie Hasty
The Grammy Awards are underway! See the winners as they're announced below, then return after the ceremony to check out the full list. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards aired live on CBS. Record of the YearIggy Azalea featuring Charli Xcx, "Fancy" Sia, "Chandelier" Sam Smith, "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" Album of the YearBeyoncé, Beyoncé Beck, Morning PhaseEd Sheeran, XSam Smith, In the Lonely Hour Pharrell Willliams, G I R LSong of the YearSia, "Chandelier"Sam Smith, "Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)"Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off" Meghan Trainor, »
The 57th Grammy Awards are this weekend and we have everything you need to know before tuning in.
News: 2015 Grammy Predictions
What Time Are The GRAMMYs On?: The telecast airs Sunday at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on CBS.
Who's Hosting?: LL Cool J is hosting for the fourth consecutive year.
Where Can You Watch Et's Coverage?: Et will have all the Grammy nominees on the red carpet with a three-hour live show on Pop TV Sunday at 5 p.m. Et/ 2 p.m. Pt. Go to PopTV.com to find out where to watch.
News: Et's Complete Grammy Coverage
Who's Performing?: Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Sia, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Pharrell Williams, Miranda Lambert, Beyonce, Common, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith and Katy Perry are among those expected to hit the stage. There will be 23 musical performances with 35 different acts total.
Who Are the Nominees?: [link=nm »
Beyoncé, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams lead the nominations (six each) for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8pm (live Et/Tape delayed Pt) on CBS at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Iggy Azalea, Beck, Eric Church, Drake, Gordon Goodwin, Jay Z, Miranda Lambert, Sia, Usher and Jack White earned four nominations each. Nominees for Best New Artist are Azalea, Bastille, Brandy Clark, Haim and Sam Smith. Two-time Grammy Award winner LL Cool J returns as host. List of presenters and performers from the CBS press release below, followed by list of 2015 Grammys nominees in popular … Continue reading →
The post 2015 Grammys Preview: Nominees, presenters, performers and more appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
Jack White and his ace band delivered a scorching take on "That Black Bat Licorice" during Thursday's Tonight Show, helping Jimmy Fallon and company bring their week of Los Angeles tapings to a thunderous close.
After an awkward introduction from Fallon – in which he fumbles with a vinyl copy of White's 2014 LP, Lazaretto – White and his six-piece crew rip into the heavy riff-rocker. White, dressed like a suave modern Elvis, tosses off lava-fuzz guitar lines and borderline-rapped vocals between violin solos and funky drum fills.
White has been in a »
Sure, the Grammys is jam packed with amazing music, but the real magic happens outside the award show. Literally, right outside. The Grammys red carpet is always bustling with bizarre styles and ridiculously memorable fashion moments. This is the time where celebrities let their sartorial freak flag fly. While the past few years have seen some bold clothing choices (hello, Pharrell's hat), we're loving what the stars brought to the big show way back when. So, jump in our time machine and see what Taylor Swift, John Legend, Keith Urban and more were wearing at their very first Grammys. Taylor Swift »
- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc
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