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Not every DJ can say that they were asked to play a party for the President. A few days before Tuesday night’s tension-filled election night, Austin-based party maestro Mel Cavaricci aka DJ Mel happened to get one such request: to play music at the Barack Obama campaign’s official Election Night Watch party, the same one… More »

Yesterday the United States found and killed al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad. If you are like Vivian Girl Kickball Katy, you learned about it on Twitter. Or maybe, like me, you logged on as soon as you heard so you could feel part of the pandemonium social networks stir… More »

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New Coldplay Album Samples Obama Singing “Amazing Grace”

The most famous voice on Coldplay's new album A Head Full of Dreams won't belong to Chris Martin. It also won't belong to any of…
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2015 - 9:43 am

Obama: “I Am Not The Lead Singer From Korn”

In a ceremony at the White House today, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Florent Groberg, a former Army captain who saved several…
Peter Helman | November 12, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Watch Barack Obama Give Kanye West Some Campaign Advice At DNC Fundraiser

Barack Obama and Kanye West both appeared at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco today, and before Kanye performed, the President took the…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2015 - 5:38 pm

Watch Morrissey Talk Suicide, Airport Assault With Larry King; Perform On James Corden

When Morrissey appeared on The Tonight Show back in June, it was his first American television appearance in more than a year. But now, Moz…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2015 - 8:55 am

Obama Shares Vacation Playlists Featuring Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Okkervil River

Let's not bury the lede here: President Obama seems to be siding with Spotify in the streaming wars. POTUS tweeted a pair of vacation playlists…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Obama, Black Keys Exchange Jokey Tweets

Yesterday, President Obama did a Q&A session on Twitter. When asked what his favorite song was right now, he responded:…
James Rettig | July 2, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Morrissey: “Obama Seems To Be White Inside”

Morrissey has again shared some political observations with the public in the form of an interview with Alternative Nation. The interviewer asked Morrissey about his…
Chris DeVille | June 10, 2015 - 11:57 am

R.I.P. B.B. King

The Associated Press reports that the great bluesman B.B. King, a man who rose from humble beginnings to become the undisputed and massively influential face…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2015 - 9:31 am

Watch Barack Obama And Jimmy Kimmel Chat About Kanye West, Who’ll Be At SXSW

Last night, Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to the sure-to-go-viral Presidential Mean Tweets segment, Obama also sat down for an interview…
James Rettig | March 13, 2015 - 10:05 am

Watch Barack Obama Dubbed To Sing “Shake It Off”

Barackdubs are always good fun, and the one for Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" is no exception. Swift is only the latest in a long…
James Rettig | February 9, 2015 - 9:49 pm

Watch Barack Obama Sing “Uptown Funk” In Latest BaracksDubs

Regardless of what you think of his politics, President Obama is a tremendous public speaker. He maintains his pauses long enough to optimize his word…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 29, 2015 - 10:26 am

Watch Kanye West, U2 With Bruce Springsteen & Chris Martin Live From Times Square For World AIDS Day

U2 were planning a surprise concert in Times Square tonight for World AIDS Day, but Bono's bike accident put the event in jeopardy. Now it…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Watch Barack Obama “Sing” Ariana Grande’s “Problem”

In the past, Obama has "performed" such illustrious songs as "Fancy," "Call Me Maybe," "Get Lucky," and the classic "Sexy And I Know It." Now…
James Rettig | August 19, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Watch Obama Sing Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” In The Latest BarackDub

Look: These BarackDub videos, in which internet goons edit footage together and make it look like the President Of The United States Of America is…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2014 - 10:08 am

Janelle Monáe – “Electric Lady” Video

Janelle Monáe's blast of an album, The Electric Lady, came out almost a year ago. So it's a bit of a surprise to be getting…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2014 - 11:22 am

The Horrors – “Your Love” (Frankie Knuckles Cover)

The Horrors are basically a psychedelic synths-and-guitars band, but they're also the sort of band who gleefully defies categorization. And as it turns out, they're…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2014 - 10:16 am

Morrissey Blasts President Obama, The Entire Idea Of Thanksgiving

For the non-Americans out there, this is probably all a bit hard to process, but one of our goofiest annual traditions is that every year,…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2013 - 9:49 am

Watch Justin Timberlake Sing For The Obamas

Justin Timberlake, along with Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, an others, performed at the White House last night for an evening celebrating Memphis soul music. Earlier…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 10, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Watch Soundgarden Debut New Song In Philadelphia

Grunge elder gods Soundgarden released King Animal, a better album than anyone expected, last year, and they apparently still have some fire left in them.
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2013 - 10:03 am

Watch Obama Honor Led Zeppelin At Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors, bestowed over the weekend, gave taxpayer-certified propers to a characteristically wide and divergent cast of cultural presences: Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova,…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2012 - 3:51 pm
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