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Snubbed: 10 Classic Music Videos That Didn't Win An MTV Video Music Award

August 24th, 2014 10:30am EDT
Snubbed: 10 Classic Music Videos That Didn't Win An MTV Video Mu
The 2014 Video Music Awards are airing this Sunday, August 24, at 9 PM on MTV. This year’s nominees for Video of the Year are Iggy Azalea’s "Clueless" homage, Pharrell’s ode to positivity, Miley’s naked swinging escapade, Sia’s 11-year old dancing avatar, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s black-and-white beach romp. Which one will take home the Moonman, and which four will join the company of these ten classic clips that did not take home music television’s highest honor?

1. Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

In 1999, MTV placed the King of Pop’s epic horror movie homage number one on its list of th...
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Spice Girls, The Who & More U.K. Acts Close London Olympics

August 13th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Last night's London Olympics closing ceremony included performances by The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Composer David Arnold and Kim Gavin's "A Symphony of British Music" extravaganza kicked off with Scottish singer Emeli Sande performing "Read All About It" to a stadium packed with fans.

Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies also performed before the 10,800 athletes of the Games marched into the arena.

George Michael, the Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also took the stage, as did Ed ...
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Snoop Dogg Scraps His European Tour

January 13th, 2012 2:26pm EST
Snoop Dogg
Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has dropped out of a major European festival in April after cancelling his tour of the continent.

The Drop It Like It's Hot hit-maker was the main headliner at the Snowbombing event in Mayrhofen, Austria alongside Fatboy Slim, The Vaccines and Example.

However, the festival's organizers released a statement on Friday apologizing to ticketholders when the hip-hop legend pulled out after scrapping all dates in Europe.

The statement reads, "We are sad to announce that Snoop Dogg has cancelled his European tour which unfortunately means he is unable to appear at S...
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Fatboy Slim Signs Up For Las Vegas Dayclub Residency

May 19th, 2011 10:16pm EDT
Fatboy Slim
Dance music superstar Fatboy Slim has become the latest big name to sign up for a Las Vegas residency.

The "Rockefeller Skank" hitmaker, real name Norman Cook, will play hits and spin records during afternoon shows on the rooftop of the Marquee Day Club throughout the summer, according to Spinner.com.

Announcing the summer gigs, he says, "A few DJ friends of mine had done it in the last few years, and it's one of those must-do things in life, isn't it?

"The first few times I'd been there (Las Vegas), because I'm not into gambling, I didn't think it was for me. But it seems to be evolving...
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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Named Most Groundbreaking Video

May 3rd, 2010 9:09am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's creepy Thriller video has been voted the most influential promo in the history of pop music.

The 14-minute clip for the singer's hit 1983 track, long credited with merging music with filmmaking, scored 15.2 per cent of the votes in the poll, conducted by social networking site MySpace.com.

Thriller saw off competition from OK Go's homemade video for their song Here It Goes Again, which became a viral hit in 2006 as fans logged online to see the group dancing on treadmills.

Britney Spears' music video for her debut single ...Baby One More Time was voted third, while A...
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David Byrne's New Album Features Music From HBO's 'Big Love'

April 10th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
David Byrne
Scored by David Byrne, Big Love: Hymnal, Music Written for the HBO Series Plus Other Recent Compositions is out now on Todomundo. A selection of Byrne's music from all 12 episodes of the second season of the HBO series Big Love, the disc also features as yet unheard tracks written for and inspired by the series.

Big Love, which follows the polygamist family of fundamentalist Mormon Bill Hendrickson (played by Bill Paxton), takes a decidedly dark turn during the second season. What begins as a study in juggling three wives in an orderly and disciplined manner devolves into a morass of ...
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Stars Who Were Probably Abducted

October 28th, 2008 11:00am EDT
Gary Busey
Artists. They sing, dance, paint and act. Most parents would consider their child confused and misguided if they declared, "I'm going to be an artist!" and do everything possible to persuade him or her to go to college, grad school or into temping. ANYTHING else that provides a more consistent and reliable income. Among the occupations that can lead to the starving artist syndrome is the usual pairing of actor and waitress. Living off small tips might lead to the sometimes bizarre behavior of Hollywood's up and comers, but the crazy trait runs stronger in some unique actors…and crazy is wha...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 16

July 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Will Ferrell
Happy Birthday to 80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971), funny guy Will Ferrell (1967), English musician Fatboy Slim (1963), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" actress Phoebe Cates (1963), Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952), actor Ruben Blades (1948), reggae singer Desmond Dekker (1941), actress/dancer Ginger Rogers (1911; d. 1995), silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (1907; d. 1990), and notorious baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1889; d. 1951).
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Beck, Fatboy Slim And Others Will Have Music Videos Featured In 'Lumines II'

July 18th, 2006 10:45am EDT
Lumines II
Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, today announced details of the soundtrack and music videos that will appear in the highly anticipated music-based puzzle game, Lumines II, from renowned developer Q ENTERTAINMENT. As the first handheld video game to feature artists’ actual music videos, Lumines II for the PSP system is a mesmerizing sequel to the popular game, Lumines.

“With some of today’s most popular artists involved, Lumines II is an amazing project,” said Michael Ryder, senior vice president of global production, Buena Vista Gam...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 16

July 16th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Will Ferrell
Happy Birthday to 80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971), funny guy Will Ferrell (1967), English musician Fatboy Slim (1963), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" actress Phoebe Cates (1963), Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952), actor Ruben Blades (1948), reggae singer Desmond Dekker (1941), actress/dancer Ginger Rogers (1911; d. 1995), silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (1907; d. 1990), and notorious baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1889; d. 1951).
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DJ Carl Cox Announces New Album

January 30th, 2006 8:46pm EST
DJ Carl Cox
KOCH Records announces the release of "Second Sign," the new DJ-mixed artist album by DJ Carl Cox, on April 4th, 2006. "Second Sign" contains 15 original Carl Cox tracks produced in conjunction with heavyweight electronic producers like Fatboy Slim, Josh Wink, Roni Size, Mistress Barbara and others. Cox has mixed up styles one would never think of putting together -- house, soul, punk, techno and drum and bass.

Known as one of the best DJs in the world, Carl Cox has been part of Britain's dance scene from the heady days of disco through to the global clubland of the '90s, with temporar...
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