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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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Jack White To Write Musical Score For 'The Lone Ranger'

April 25th, 2012 8:12am EDT
Jack White
Former White Stripes star Jack White will compose the score for Johnny Depp's upcoming remake of classic TV series The Lone Ranger.

The rocker will lend his musical talents to the Disney western, which will star The Social Network's Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger with Depp as his sidekick Tonto.

The film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer, confirmed White's involvement to Variety, saying, "Jack's an amazing songwriter with a unique style. We're thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture. Gore (Verbinski, director) hatched the idea and Johnny was thrilled with it."

"We're a...
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Jack White Keeps Music In Temperature Controlled Vault

April 9th, 2012 9:01am EDT
Jack White
Rocker Jack White keeps the master recordings of all his work in a hi-tech temperature-controlled room at his record label headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

The former The White Stripes frontman has managed to keep hold of the original recordings of almost every song he's ever worked on and he has created a library called the Vault at his Third Man Records offices to keep them in top condition.

The room can only be accessed via a biometric scanner and the temperature remains at a constant 64 degrees Fahrenheit.

He tells the New York Times, "It's good to finally have them in a nice se...
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Jack White's Kids Form Their Own Band

April 8th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Jack White
Rocker Jack White's two young children are already following in their famous father's footsteps - they've formed their own band.

The singer's five-year-old daughter Scarlett and four-year-old son Henry - his kids with estranged wife, supermodel Karen Elson - play together in their own group called Coke - and the star believes they could have what it takes to make it in the music industry.

The former White Stripes frontman tells the New York Times, "They're little vaudeville kids. They've been onstage for school plays and stuff, and they're not nervous at all.

"You can see in Henry's eyes...
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Jack White Says There's 'Absolutely No Chance' Of A White Stripes Reunion

March 21st, 2012 1:14pm EDT
Jack White
Rocker Jack White has ruled out ever reforming The White Stripes.

The duo split in February last year and White will be releasing his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, next month.

And he's emphatically ruled out ever reuniting with The White Stripes drummer - his ex-wife Meg White - insisting he would have to be penniless to even contemplate a comeback.

White tells NME magazine, "Absolutely no chance. I couldn't see any reason to ever do that. I'm not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of tell...
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Jack White Plays First Solo Gig At Record Label

March 11th, 2012 12:29pm EDT
Jack White
Jack White performed his first full solo gig at the third anniversary party of the Third Man record label in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday.

The rocker performed new tracks and classics from his bands The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather during a 19-song set for a specially-invited audience.

The exclusive gig took place in the lounge of of his record label's base.

Audience members included White's Dead Weather bandmate Alison Mosshart.
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Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' Named Best Song Of The 21st Century, So Far

June 20th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Gnarls Barkley
Gnarls Barkley's Crazy has been voted the best song of the first decade of the 21st century in a new expert poll.

Rolling Stone magazine editors asked 100 performers and music aficionados to name their favorite tune of the years 2000 to the end of 2009 and Gnarls Barkley's worldwide hit beat out Jay-Z's 99 Problems for the top slot.

Jay-Z also featured in Beyonce's Crazy in Love, which was voted third on the list.

Also in the top five were Outkast's Hey Ya! and Paper Planes by M.I.A.

Meanwhile, the remainder of the top 10 featured the White Stripes' 7 Nation Army, Maps by the Yeah Y...
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Jack White To Divorce Karen Elson

June 10th, 2011 3:50pm EDT
Jack White
Rocker Jack White is divorcing his model/singer wife Karen Elson after six years of marriage.

The former White Stripes star wed the British beauty in Brazil in 2005, but the couple - parents of daughter Scarlett and son Henry - announced its split on Friday.

In an email sent out to friends and family, White and Elson write, "We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children. We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow."

However, the parting lovers insist their ...
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Autographed Jack White Guitar Stolen

February 24th, 2011 11:45pm EST
Jack White
A rare guitar signed by former White Stripes star Jack White has been stolen from a set designer's studio in London.

The black Fender, worth $22,500, was swiped along with a TV and a computer from Paul Biver's property on January 23.

Biver, 37, had been given the guitar by a close pal - a rock memorabilia collector - three years ago as a gift in exchange for helping to redecorate his boat.

The designer claims he had only taken the musical instrument into the studio because he was in the process of building a display case for it.

Police believe more than one person was involved in the bu...
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The White Stripes Split

February 2nd, 2011 1:53pm EST
White Stripes
Rock duo the White Stripes have split. Former couple Jack and Meg White announced the news on Wednesday, stating they will "make no further new recordings or perform live" together as the White Stripes.

The pair adds there are a "myriad of reasons" for the break-up and the Whites wanted to "preserve what is beautiful and special about the band."

Formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1997, the duo quickly became a globally-respected cult punk and blues act, recording hit albums like "Icky Thump," "White Blood Cells" and "Elephant."

Multi-talented Jack provided the duo's voice and buzz gui...
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Jack White Refuses To Hire A Nanny

April 30th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Jack White
Jack White and his wife Karen Elson have refused to hire a nanny - the couple is determined to raise its two children without any help.

The White Stripes rocker is dad to Scarlett, four, and Henry, two, with his model/singer wife, who he married in 2005.

However, the proud parents are adamant the kids won't ever be cared for by a child minder - and White is convinced that if Paul McCartney can raise children, he can too.

He says, "Paul McCartney used to take his kids everywhere, never had a nanny I heard. So it can be done, it just becomes part of the scenario. At first it's overwhelm...
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Jack White: 'Internet Is A Nuisance'

April 8th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Jack White
Jack White dreams of a world with no internet - because the web is "a nuisance" that trivializes music.

The White Stripes rocker - who famously records most of his songs using old-fashioned analogue equipment - appreciates that modern technology connects people around the world, but he's adamant it is harming the music industry.

He tells British rock mag NME, "In my head I'm still living and working as if there is no internet, and treat it as a nuisance and use it for whatever is good about it that we can scrape together after the fact."

"The internet is a beautiful tool for many, man...
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The 25 Most Important Albums Of The Decade

December 23rd, 2009 11:43am EST
Most Important Albums of the Decade
Pitchfork and Rolling Stone and Spin and all those other outlets have their lists of the best albums of the decade, and you know what? I'm going to let them. There's no point in me trying to come up with that list because there were so many great records to choose from. Who's to say that The Strokes' Is This It? was better than Muse's Absolution or any album by Arcade Fire? You can't! You can't! Best albums are invariably marked by an editor's (or staff's) preference in music. But what about qualifying the most important? I can tell you that Bob Dylan's Modern Times was probably the best re...
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The Essential 'Weird Al' Yankovic - 2 CDs, 38 Songs, Out Now; Win It!

November 15th, 2009 10:33pm EST
Welcome to the wild world of "Weird Al" Yankovic - a world populated by a Pennsylvania Dutch gangsta-rapper ("Amish Paradise") and a serial-killing Saint Nick ("The Night Santa Went Crazy") - a world where people frantically search for their Liquid Paper, hallucinate about the floating disembodied head of Colonel Sanders and dream of one day visiting "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota." Yankovic, a three-time Grammy Award winner and the biggest selling comedy recording artist in history, shows no mercy to cultural milestones of every stripe - from Jurassic Park and Star Wars to the hi...
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From Unsigned To Crue Fest: A Q&A With John Allen Of Charm City Devils

August 27th, 2009 1:45pm EDT
Charm City Devils
Charm City Devils are a bit of a success story if you look at it. Two years ago, the band wasn't even together, as a matter of fact, the 'band' was just former SR-71 drummer John Allen and no one else. All it took was some serious local play in order to catch the attention of record label Eleven Seven and famed label president Nikki Sixx. Next thing you know, Allen is on the first Crue Fest and one year later, his bands' debut 'Let's Rock and Roll' it out and that same band is playing on Crue Fest 2.

See kids, you really can go from the outhouse to the penthouse in just two short years....
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 8/9/09 - 8/15/09

August 10th, 2009 9:57am EDT
District 9
I finally saw the Sam Mendes dramedy "Away We Go" starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski. The film is thoroughly enjoyable with its highs and its lows sharing equal poignancy. It is the perfect hybrid of a drama and a comedy.

Music throughout the film is spot on, appropriate in each instance for the emotions the filmmakers are trying to convey. Rudolph and Krasinski have a wonderful chemistry as husband and wife and engage in hilarious interactions with the other couples in the movie. Krasinski plays the role of Burt with a dopey charm that's hard not to love.

This week is crowd...
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Snow Patrol Return With 'A Hundred Million Suns' Oct. 28

September 20th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol will release A Hundred Million Suns (Polydor/Fiction/Geffen Records) on October 28th 2008. The album is preceded by the fantastic single "Take Back The City", which comes with a video shot in East London courtesy of acclaimed video director Alex Courtes (The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army").

Gary Lightbody (vocals/guitars) says, "I'm so proud of this record. Everybody played out of their skin. Garret (Jacknife Lee) continued his progression from maverick genius to one of the best producers in the world. Musically, lyrically and sonically the best record we've made"

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Donavon Frankenreiter's 'Pass It Around' Drops Aug. 19

August 14th, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Donavon Frankenreiter
On August 19 Lost Highway will release Pass It Around, the new album from Donavon Frankenreiter. Pass It Around boasts 10 new songs from the musician/pro-surfer, and also features some special guests and a new approach for Frankenreiter.

On his 2006 self-produced Lost Highway debut, Move By Yourself Frankenreiter set out on his own and began to find his musical identity as an artist as he moved away from the acoustic stylings of his 2004 self-titled debut by plugging in and opening up. Pass It Around shows that identity fully realized. The songs incorporate some of the acoustic and ele...
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How Will We Categorize Our Current Decade of Music?

July 24th, 2008 8:45am EDT
50 Cent
We all know that the 70s was the decade of classic/arena rock, the 80s was the decade of hair metal/synth pop and the 90s was the decade of grunge/alternative rock. This brings up a question that a lot of music lovers must wonder: how will we categorize our current decade of music?

It's funny how music tends to change every generation. The 70s was the era of classic rock where groups such as Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Lynyrd Skynyrd took over the entire music scene. Next up was the 80s, where both hair metal rockers such as Guns 'N Roses, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi reigned, along with ...
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James Hunter's 'The Hard Way' In Stores June 10

May 18th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
James Hunter
Soul deep Brit James Hunter - who possesses a "tight, slithery soul groove" and a "sweet growl" (NY Times) - will make his Hear Music debut with the June 10 release of 'The Hard Way.' The new album finds Hunter delving further into the realm of deep soul on a set of all-original material.

'The Hard Way' was produced by Liam Watson (The White Stripes) at famed analog haven Toe Rag Studios in London. The album will be carried in Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as traditional music retailers and digital download stores starting on June 10, 2008.

Th...
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19-Year-Old UK Soul Sensation Adele To Release Debut Album Summer '08

April 22nd, 2008 7:15pm EDT
Adele
The critically acclaimed UK soul singer Adele has signed in the states with Columbia Records, who -- in a joint venture with XL Recordings, Adele's worldwide label -- will release the emerging artist's debut album, 19, in summer 2008.

Born in London on May 5, 1988, Adele (née Adele Adkins) has been the toast of the UK music press and record buying public since the October 2007 release of her first single, "Hometown Glory," an autobiographic heart-rendering ode to London.

In December 2007, Adele became the first recipient of the Brit Awards' newly inaugurated Critics Choice prize, ...
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New Live CD/DVD From The Gossip, 'Live In Liverpool,' Out April 15

April 10th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Gossip
Recorded live in concert on July 9, 2007, Gossip - Live In Liverpool brilliantly captures and focuses the stunning ferocity, energy and intensity at the heart of Gossip's groundbreaking meld of sound and politics. This incendiary concert showcase breaks out definitive performances of Gossip signature tunes including the band's UK #1 Indie chart-topping smash, "Standing In The Way Of Control"; the UK Top 40 hit, "Listen Up"; and the #3 UK Indie track, "Jealous Girls" in addition to delightfully provocative covers of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" and Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?"

"Goss...
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Ignoring Old Show-Business Rules, Rolling Stones Brightly 'Shine a Light'

April 4th, 2008 9:47am EDT
Shine a Light
(HollywoodChicago.com) – In The Beatles versus The Rolling Stones debate (which no one under 40 would have), I’m decidedly in the corner of the Fab Four. I do acknowledge, however, the sheer stamina and staying power of The Rolling Stones.

They are charismatic and charming at the same time and their history of powerful classic songs gives them a magic credibility few bands have attained. In their latest concert film – the Martin Scorsese-directed “Shine a Light” – they bring their best as they are right now despite qualifying for social security.

Filmed with a phalanx of cameras a...
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Most Popular Rock Bands of The 21st Century. . . So Far

February 26th, 2008 10:32am EST
Audioslave
There are many rock bands out there that have evolved over the past eight years, but only a few of them have really made a difference in the music world today. Of course, everyone has different tastes when it comes to rock music, but when researching to see which bands really made an impact on the 21st Century, these five bands seemed to appear wherever I looked.

1. Audioslave: Audioslave caused quite a hype when they first came together. The band consisted of former Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell, and former Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, so for anyone who was a...
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15th Edition Of Grammy Nominees CD Released Jan. 29

January 25th, 2008 3:30pm EST
Grammy Nominees CD
What do Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and Feist have in common? Besides having an incredibly successful 2007, each artist has been nominated for a Grammy and has secured a spot on the 2008 Grammy Nominees CD.

The 15th edition of the best-selling compilation includes 21 tracks nominated across the spectrum of categories this year. Over 15 million Grammy Nominees CDs have been sold worldwide!

Click here to win a copy and other Grammy prizes!

(contest end Feb. 2, 2008)

1. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around… Comes Around (Interlude)

Record of the Year

2. Amy Wineho...
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The New Face Of Psych Rock: A Modern Movement With A Familiar Feel

January 21st, 2008 11:33am EST
Dr. Dog
Flip on your radio these days and you'll likely hear zealously polished vocal melodies accompanied by synthetic instruments, digitally programmed beats, and looped samples. Lo-fi sensibility, improvisation, and general creativity seem to have vanished from pop music altogether.

Look closely enough, however, and you'll see that a handful of experimental pioneers are keeping the tradition of 60s-style psychedelia and musical craftsmanship alive, doing for psychedelic rock what The Strokes and The White Stripes did for indie rock just a few years ago.

The Philadelphia-based five-p...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Learn The Lyrics To Your Favorite Song During MTV 'Spankin' New Lyrics Week'

November 22nd, 2007 7:00pm EST
Damien Fahey
Having trouble remembering the lyrics to your fave new song? Well get ready it's all about the lyrics on MTV during "Spankin' New Lyrics Week" Monday, November 26th thru Thursday, November 29th. Hosted by MTV VJ Damien Fahey "Spankin' New Lyrics Week" will introduce fans to new music from their favorite artists performing their hit songs live on "TRL" which airs all week at 3:30pm-4:30pm ET/PT.

Scheduled to hit the "TRL" stage first, during "Spankin' New Lyrics Week," on Monday, November 26th are rapper Bow Wow and R&B heartthrob Omarion, who will perform "Girlfriend" from their upcom...
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Starpulse Q&A: Kix Brooks: Redefining The Cowboy

November 1st, 2007 4:14pm EDT
Kix Brooks
On their latest effort, Cowboy Town, Brooks and Dunn, the best selling country duo of all time, deliver a collection of rocking honky-tonk about love, women, family, and drinking, universal themes you can tap your foot too. The cowboy may not be the first thing that comes to mind anymore when you think of America, but Kix Brooks imagines a new sort of cowboy, one that possesses the courage and initiative that defines the American dream. And you just won't find this 21st Century Cowboy down south, but in Anytown, USA doing everything and anything. It's all about attitude, and in this Starpul...
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Up-And-Coming Music: Alberta Cross

September 12th, 2007 5:04pm EDT
Alberta Cross
Once in a while a great band comes along who sound nothing like anything else that's going on around them. On hearing "The Thief & The Heartbreaker", it might surprise you to find out that song-writing partners Petter Ericson Stakee & Terry Wolfers brought Alberta Cross to life in London's East End.

"The Thief & The Heartbreaker" is Alberta Cross' self-produced debut, a collection of 7 heart-broken tales that sound as fresh as they do timeless, while introducing us to the arrestingly plaintive and distinctive vocals of Petter Ericson Stakee and an accomplished band completed by Terry W...
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