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Bobby Shmurda is a pioneer several times over. The Brooklyn rapper’s breakout hit “Hot Nigga” — or “Hot Boy,” as it’s known to the radio programmers who’ve roundly embraced it — reached a new peak this week, climbing to #6 on Billboard’s definitive singles chart, the Hot 100. It’s the kind of mixtape track Lil… More »

Whether busking, mailing out demo tapes, or uploading to MySpace or YouTube, conventional wisdom says you have less than one minute to catch the attention of music industry execs. Shawn Mendes did it in six seconds. The 15-year-old Toronto pop singer made his name on Vine, Google’s quick-hit video service, riding looped snippets of Katy… More »

With the 500th episode of The Simpsons airing last Sunday, the last few weeks have been a celebration of everything Simpsons, where all your favorite pundits and prognosticators have combed through the show’s venerable timeline to select their favorite gags, cameos, characters and episodes. And, we, like them, desire to reside within the seem geekish… More »

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Stream 5 Songs From Miguel’s WILDHEART

The psychedelic R&B genius Miguel is only a couple of weeks away from releasing WILDHEART, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2012 breakout Kaleidoscope Dream. We’ve posted the lovely first single “Coffee,” which thankfully appears on the album without that extraneous Wale verse. And this morning, Miguel threw five more songs from the album up o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2015 - 9:16 am

NYC Luxury Hotel Testing Accommodations On Lenny Kravitz Before Opening

Lenny Kravitz is the sole guest at the not-yet-open luxury Edition Hotel in New York City, and the 300-person staff at the hotel are going through their training process by waiting on the singer hand-and-foot. Page Six reports that Kravitz is staying in the penthouse — which will go for $8,000 a night, but for… More »

By: James Rettig / May 11, 2015 - 6:35 pm

Watch Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show With Missy Elliott & Lenny Kravitz

Katy Perry brought out Missy Elliott to do a three-song set during her Super Bowl halftime slot and, as Missy Elliot does, she stole the show. Missy started with “Get Ur Freak On,” went on to “Work It,” and rounded everything out with “Lose Control,” while Perry mostly stood by watching (and getting changed into… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Tim Heidecker “Leaked” Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Song

Last January, Nick Kroll/Tom Scharpling associate Jon Daly gave us the brilliant Red Hot Chili Peppers parody “Abracadabralifornia” days before the Peppers played the Super Bowl halftime show (or at least pretended to play). Now a different comedian, Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric, has taken the piss out of this year’s Super Bowl performer. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 26, 2015 - 12:17 pm

U2 @ Angel Stadium, Anaheim 6/18/11

Invading baseball stadiums across the country, U2 descended into Angel Stadium for a pair of shows over the weekend. On the second night, U2 knocked out six songs from Achtung Baby along with a touching dedication of “Moment of Surrender” to Clarence “Big Man” Clemons making the night a memorable one. The band will headline… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 20, 2011 - 10:51 am

New Justice & Lenny Kravitz Video – “Let Love Rule”

We heard Justice try to make U2’s “Get On Your Boot” less horrible. Ditto for Lenny Kravitz’s “Let Love Rule.” It sorta goes without explanation why Bono & Co. wanted to promote a new single, but you might’ve forgotten that Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay got behind Lenny because he went and released a… More »

By: brandon / October 5, 2009 - 5:49 pm

Justice Remixes Lenny Kravitz

On one hand, it’s fun to see an outfit that’s amassed as much cred as Justice spend some of it on those less fortunate than themselves in the bloghaus era, like say U2 and Lenny Kravitz. On the other it’s like whuuut Justice are remixing U2 and Lenny Kravitz? There must be some good reasons. More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 24, 2009 - 9:29 am