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Matthew McConaughey Revives 'Dazed & Confused' Character For Music Video (Watch It!)

2/24/2012 9:50am EST
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey has reprised his 1970s stoner ladies man character from cult movie "Dazed & Confused" for pal Butch Walker's new video "Synthesizers."

In the promo, which features Walker as a bartender, the movie star, as Wooderson, walks through a club miming the words to the tune, playing a trumpet and a mini-piano en route to the ladies restroom with two sexy escorts.

McConaughey landed his big break as Wooderson in Richard Linklater's 1993 film.

Walker was thrilled when McConaughey signed up for the video. He says, "When it comes to classic characters, Matthew McConaughey's Woode...

Avril Lavigne Adds Green To Her Pink & Blonde Hair: Thumbs Up Or Down?

2/7/2011 4:00pm EST
Avril Lavigne
We spotted a colorful Avril Lavigne enjoying a girly night out in West Hollywood over the weekend. What do you think of her green and pink locks?

The singer dined out at BOA steakhouse before going across the road to attend the Giuseppe Zanotti Design Beverly Hills Store Opening afterparty in Trousdale nightclub.

Avril’s fourth studio album, "Goodbye Lullaby," is set for release by RCA Records on March 8. Working with longtime collaborators Deryck Whibley, Evan Taubenfeld and Butch Walker, as well as songwriter/producer Max Martin, Lavigne continues to share her personal experiences thro...

Avril Lavigne To Release 'Goodbye Lullaby' March 8, 2011

12/11/2010 9:30am EST
Avril Lavigne
Two years in the making, singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne’s fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, will be released by RCA Records on March 8, 2011. Lavigne will debut the first single “What the Hell” on New Year’s Eve during “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”

Lavigne worked with longtime collaborators Deryck Whibley, Evan Taubenfeld and Butch Walker, as well as songwriter/producer Max Martin. Lavigne continues to share her personal experiences through her writing and music, and Goodbye Lullaby is a further evolution of this, propelled by a more raw and organic sound.

Among ...

Pink's 'Funhouse' Is On MTV's 'The Leak'; Win It!

10/22/2008 5:10pm EDT
Can't wait for next week to arrive? Check out a sneak peek of P!nk's Funhouse before it hits stores.

Listen in full now on's The Leak. P!nk co-wrote each song and worked with everyone from Max Martin to Tony Kanal (of No Doubt) to Butch Walker on what she calls her "most vulnerable album to date." With its mix of sad, thoughtful love songs and fun, upbeat, feisty rock anthems, P!nk achieved exactly what she wanted to on Funhouse.

"It feels good to get people not just emoting and releasing all that energy, but getting angry and motivated too. It's group therapy."


Starpulse Asks: Where Have All the Songwriters Gone?

10/26/2007 3:49pm EDT
Pop tunesmiths are a baker's dozen. After the late-90s surge of uber song doctors such as Desmond Child and Diane Warren (known for that Titanic song), Justin Timberlake found his "SexyBack" and his own writing voice following years of whistling Max Martin dixie. Heck, even Britney Spears penned tunes from her Britney effort. (This year's tepid train wreck "Blackout" features a pitiful two songs co-written by the popstar.)

But what goes around comes around. A mere glance at the contemporary pop offerings finds only a chapbook of singer-songwriters. Ms. Warren's cheeseball balladry has ...

Hot Hot Heat Finish New Album For September Release

5/9/2007 2:51pm EDT
Hot Hot Heat
Hot Hot Heat will release their third album for Sire Records on September 11, 2007, entitled "Happiness LTD." The album is the band's first since 2005's well-received "Elevator," which spawned the Modern Rock radio hits "Middle of Nowhere" and "Goodnight Goodnight."

Hot Hot Heat began writing new material in January 2005, the very day they launched a globe-trotting tour to support "Elevator." "We wanted this record to be written on the road," says the band's co-founder and frontman Steve Bays, "partly so the influences would be more varied, but also so we could test out the songs live ...

The Honorary Title Get On The Tour Bus With Butch Walker

2/19/2007 10:00pm EST
The Honorary Title
Melancholic, Brooklynite folk/pop/punk band, The Honorary Title will be making its major label debut this spring on Warner with Scream and Light Up the Sky. The new release will be their first since the Doghouse Records album Anything But The Truth in 2004.

Jarrod Gorbel (vocals/lyrics/guitars) and Aaron Kamstra (bass/instrumentals) started the band as an acoustic two-piece but have since filled out the line-up to a full outfit. The new album, produced mainly by Rob Schnapf (Elliot Smith, Beck) – with Butch Walker also pitching in for a track – reflects their Elvis Costello, Jeff B...

Avril Lavigne Announces Release of Third Album

1/30/2007 2:44pm EST
Avril Lavigne
The third full-length studio album from Avril Lavigne will be released Tuesday, April 17. The album is titled The Best Damn Thing. The first album of new music from the pop-punk icon since 2004's triple-platinum Under My Skin, The Best Damn Thing includes Avril's current hit power-ballad, "Keep Holding On," which she cowrote (with Dr. Luke), at the request of 20th Century Fox, for the studio's fantasy/adventure film, "Eragon."

The album's first single, the defiantly rocking "Girlfriend," is cowritten by Avril and Dr. Luke and produced by Dr.Luke. It is slated to impact US radio on Mon...