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As I’m writing this, the most popular new video on the internet is “No Words,” from the culty rapper Hopsin. It’s snide, sneery satire of Auto-Tuned Atlanta codeine rap, and its whole idea is that rappers who work that style don’t speak actual words. This, of course, means that people who like rap like this… More »

Given that the wave of ’90s nostalgia seems to be cresting right about now, it’s only fitting that one of that decade’s most successful and culturally ubiquitous records — Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill — is now getting the proper reissue treatment. Released in 1995, when Alanis was still an unknown here in the States,… More »

The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through — almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber is trying to pull off. For every Justin Timberlake there are many Jordan Knights, and Bieber risks becoming the next Aaron Carter if he can’t get back to making headlines… More »

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Michael Jackson “Passed Down The Torch” To Aaron Carter, Says Aaron Carter

Remember former teen pop star Aaron Carter? Kid brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter? His career in the music business may have stalled out, but…
Chris DeVille | November 23, 2015 - 9:46 am

Google Is Giving Away Thriller For The Next Week

Michael Jackson's Thriller turns 33 this month, and to celebrate, Google Play is giving away the album for free. The download will be available to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2015 - 10:21 am

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – “Say Say Say (2015 Remix)” Video

Paul McCartney reappeared as a force in the pop world this year, largely due to his collaborations with Kanye West, but the Beatle has a…
Caitlin White | October 7, 2015 - 10:08 am

Eddie Van Halen Explains Why David Lee Roth Is Not His Friend, How Van Halen Gave Him Cancer

Eddie Van Halen is a weird motherfucker! Van Halen are about to go on another one of their reunion tours with original singer David Lee…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2015 - 2:31 pm

This Baltimore Protester’s Michael Jackson Dance Is Your Moment Of Zen For The Morning

The situation in Baltimore last night was an absolute heartbreaker on every level. The circumstances surrounding Freddie Gray's death, which catalyzed all the chaos, are…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2015 - 9:44 am

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

"I want you to know that it's our time/ You and me bleed the same light." That intuitive nonsense is the hook from "I Want…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

The Week In Pop: With “Rather Be,” Brainy Hybrid Band Clean Bandit Finds The Feeling

The idea behind Clean Bandit, the British quartet whose dance hit "Rather Be" cracked the American top 10 this week, is to combine classical works…
Chris DeVille | October 2, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Queen – “There Must Be More To Life Than This” (Feat. Michael Jackson)

So, uh, Queen and Michael Jackson once recorded a song together. Did you know this? I didn't know this. Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson, two…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2014 - 11:42 am

Michael Jackson – “A Place With No Name” Video

A video for Michael Jackson's "A Place With No Name" from his posthumous album XSCAPE has been released by his estate and label, Epic Records.
James Rettig | August 13, 2014 - 10:05 pm

2 Chainz – “Freebase” Video

A couple of months ago, 2 Chainz released the deeply fun EP-length Freebase mixtape. And after making videos for "Trap Back" and "They Know," he's…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Read Beyoncé’s Tribute To Michael Jackson On The 5th Anniversary Of His Death

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death and Beyoncé has shared some words on her website about what the pop artist meant to…
James Rettig | June 25, 2014 - 9:09 pm

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?"…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Billboard Music Awards 2014: Watch Hologram Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus With Wayne Coyne, Iggy Azalea, & More

Tonight is the Billboard Music Awards, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Which raises questions such as "Why does Billboard throw its awards…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2014 - 8:48 pm

The Week In Pop: Michael Jackson’s Xscape Is Better Than Nothing

Besides deeply personal reflections, there's more or less nothing left to say about most legendary musicians in this age of universal access and infinite information.
Chris DeVille | May 15, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good” Video

The posthumous Michael Jackson album Xscape is out this week. So is the video for the Justin Timberlake duet "Love Never Felt So Good," which…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2014 - 9:46 am

Black Keys Take Turn Blue To Colbert, Patrick Carney Says Michael Jackson’s Xscape Is Fucking Bullshit

Patrick Carney, famously bespectacled drummer for the Black Keys, has made a habit lately of attacking easy pop targets. First, it was Justin Bieber. Now,…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2014 - 9:40 am
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