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“Hotline Bling” is not Drake’s greatest song ever. Although the melody and groove have exerted their allure on millions including myself, the production sounds weirdly dinky. The lyrics find Drake at his clingiest and most insufferable, trying to control an ex by lecturing her about how she goes out too much and longing for the… More »

Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career might take. Noting the distinct lack of star power emanating from Smith at the time, I compared him to Rick Astley (fair) and Susan Boyle (cruel) and wrote, “He is… More »

This is a story about Iron Maiden. But before we talk about Iron Maiden, let’s talk about Lady Gaga. More »

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The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new videos from Buraka Som Sistema, Herman Düne, Lady Gaga, The Cave Singers, and Rusko. I put the Buraka Som Sistema…
jessica | May 6, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Gaga Vetoes “Weird Al” Parody: Hear “Perform This Way”

Weird Al told the New York Times that Lady Gaga personally said no, but the always-vague "sources close to the singer" told TMZ that she…
jessica | April 20, 2011 - 5:15 pm

The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't think there could be a Best Videos Of The Week column without a clip of someone spanking or spitting on someone else. I…
jessica | March 4, 2011 - 6:04 pm

Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The…
jessica | February 14, 2011 - 10:31 am

Watch Sonic Youth, RZA, tUnE-yArDs, And Lady Gaga With Plastic Ono Band

Yoko Ono brought the Plastic Ono Band to L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre this weekend, playing two nights with guests Sonic Youth, Iggy Pop, RZA, Perry Ferrell,…
jessica | October 4, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Lollapalooza 2010 Friday: Lady Gaga And The Strokes, So Far Away Yet … Yeah, So Far Away

As much as Lolla's undercard is varied, and vast, it's a headliner's ball this year. Because this deep into the festival season we've seen nearly…
Amrit Singh | August 7, 2010 - 12:12 pm

M.I.A. Assesses Lady Gaga

M.I.A. is on the April 7 cover of the NME (to be fair, there are nine other covers this week) as part of their special…
jessica | April 8, 2010 - 10:46 am

Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

Lolla's not playing games anymore: The full and official lineup's in, and it's fully and officially great. First off, let's talk about Soundgarden. Soundgarden! If…
Amrit Singh | April 6, 2010 - 9:47 am

Lady Gaga And Beyoncé In Kill Bill 3.0 “Telephone”

At ten minutes, the video for the Gaga & Beyoncé track “Telephone” is maybe too long and definitely too heavy on the referencing Tarantino, but…
Amrit Singh | March 12, 2010 - 10:24 am

Winners Florence Welch, Dizzee Rascal Perform Together At 2010 Brit Awards

London hosted the BRIT Awards last night, which offered some nice firsts: Lily Allen won her first award as Best British Female Solo Act and…
jessica | February 17, 2010 - 11:56 am

Passion Pit Remix Lady Gaga

The Cambridge electro rockers did an official remix of “Telephone,” The Fame Monster’s most recent single (Feat. Beyoncé). “Would be so better if there wasn’t?
brandon | January 26, 2010 - 3:37 pm

Grammys 2010 Nominees

Contenders were revealed in a primetime concert tonight hosted by LL Cool J and featuring the comedy of Smokey Robinson (“Don’t worry Taylor, Kanye’s not…
Scott Lapatine | December 2, 2009 - 9:59 pm

New Lady Gaga Video – “Bad Romance”

There’s a problem with this video, which is a problem with Lady Gaga in general: not enough outfits.
Amrit Singh | November 10, 2009 - 2:17 pm

2009 Q Award Winners

Muse won “Best Act In The World Today” at last night’s Q Awards, so you may not want to pay attention to what else went…
brandon | October 27, 2009 - 9:19 am

Antony, Bono, Courtney, Scarlett, Rufus & Friends @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 10/4/09

Last night Carnegie Hall hosted the biggest assortment of megastars this side of the Orpheum for a (RED)NIGHTS charity show, benefiting the Global Fund's efforts…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2009 - 11:33 am

VMAs 2009: Kanye Is SOOOOO SORRY

Janet, New Moon, Gaga being even more terrifying than usual … What a night(mare). Of course Gayfish stole the show. Until Taylor Swift stole it…
Scott Lapatine | September 14, 2009 - 10:54 am

MTV Reveals 2009 VMA Nominees

Beyoncé and Gaga lead with 9 noms each, Britney got 7, and Kanye, Eminem, and Coldplay nabbed 4. Event airs live 9/13 from NYC with…
Scott Lapatine | August 4, 2009 - 1:02 pm

New Weezer Video – “Kids/Pokerface”

After some fan footage of Weezer doing a dual MGMT/Lady Gaga cover became a (relatively) minor YouTube sensation, =w= had no choice but to edit…
Amrit Singh | July 13, 2009 - 10:21 am

Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather…
Amrit Singh | June 29, 2009 - 9:08 am

Weezer Cover MGMT

A very synthesized Weezer put their fingerprints on "Kids," inserting Lady Gaga's "Pokerface" into the mix. Rivers goes it without a guitar but with very…
brandon | May 15, 2009 - 4:35 pm