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Vanessa Minnillo Will Get You Bikini-Ready In The New SELF (Hot Pics!)

6/24/2010 6:30pm EDT
Vanessa Minnillo
ABC True Beauty host Vanessa Minnillo shows you the moves to slim down, firm up and show off your body!

About the workout, Minnillo says:

-"When I lift weights I feel more confident in a bikini and as a person."
-"This workout burns calories and tones. What girl doesn't love a two-for-one deal?"
-"I love songs that get me pumped and ready to go workout."
-HOW TO DO IT Choose any heart-pumping activity you enjoy (like jumping rope).
-Did you know Minnillo was actually a jump rope phenom back in the day? "When I was living in Turkey as a kid, I was on a traveling team and performed all over...

Trent Reznor's Twisted Bender Of Creativity

6/16/2008 8:41am EDT
Trent Reznor
Considering most musicians in their 40s tend to slow things down, Trent Reznor has been a busy boy. Coming from the man who once spent five years to release a follow-up album (the highly ambitious/anticipated double-disc mammoth The Fragile), and another six for its successor (2005's With Teeth), the last two years for his band Nine Inch Nails have been some of the most creative and innovative in its career.

Reznor's recent creative spur all started on the tour for NIN's fifth studio album, the rather uninspired "With Teeth." Desiring to record a bleak futuristic concept album to shed ...

Saul Williams Releases Latest Album Digitally; Physical Release Due July 8

6/11/2008 7:30am EDT
Saul Williams
Saul Williams' The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of Niggy Tardust is available for purchase on iTunes now. The physical release of the album will be available in stores on July 8th.

The album, produced by NIN's Trent Reznor, includes 5 bonus tracks including Convict Colony. Stream it in one of the formats below:

"Convict Colony":





1. Black History Month

2. Convict Colony

3. Tr(n)igger

4. Sunday Bloody Sunday

5. Break

6. Niggy Tardust

7. DNA

8. WTF!

9. Scared Money

10. Raw

11. Skin of a Drum

12. No...

Saul Williams Launches Tour; Watch His Cover Of U2's 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'

1/29/2008 9:00pm EST
Saul Williams
The Fader Label, the recording branch of The Fader, today announced Saul Williams' thirty-stop live tour in support of his recent release, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!. Kicking off March 12th at Austin's SXSW, Saul Williams' 'The Tar Spangled Banner Tour' will consist of both live musical performances as well as spoken word events in select cities.

Produced by Trent Reznor, the critically acclaimed record was hailed by Rolling Stone as "arresting and intelligent." Jon Pareles of The New York Times praises the album, "[NiggyTardust's] sense of impending mayhem ha...

Saul Williams Discusses New Album 'The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust'

11/21/2007 12:44pm EST
Saul Williams
Saul Williams's The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust is all about, "Transcending those labels, borders, and boundaries that pigeonhole us." Saul manages to do this not just in the album's concept or its genre defying sound, but by releasing the album straight to the public for either the low price of five dollars or for free. In this Starpulse Q and A, Williams elucidates the album's deeper meaning and reveals that Niggy's got more in common with Parliament's Starchild than Bowie's starman, a truly funky development.

How do you feel about people's reaction and receptio...

System Of A Down's Serj Tankian Talks About Politics, The Record Industry And His Solo Debut

10/22/2007 12:24pm EDT
Serj Tankian
With his debut solo album Elect the Dead, System of a Down front man Serj Tankian delivers a record that's certain to satisfy old fans and win plenty of new ones. It rocks, it inspires, and it pushes the boundaries of what we've come to expect from one of music's most talented and dynamic vocalists. caught up with Serj days before the album's October 23rd release date to discuss the current state of American politics and the role it plays in his music, his plans for the future, and making songs that'll cause a person to explode out of their rectum.

You put out a gre...

DeVotchKa Summer Shows Announced; Band Writing For Winter Release

5/15/2007 5:30pm EDT
DeVotchKa have announced a handful of summer performances that will happen around the recording of the band's first full length in three years. Nationwide shows will begin in late May and will include a two-night return to New York's Spiegeltent, a performance at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, and Seattle's Bumbershoot. Dates begin on May 24th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Between records DeVotchKa multi-instrumentalist Tom Hagerman created 'The Breakfast Playground' a solo work of haunting instrumental pieces on which Hagerman provides, violin, accordio...

Matisyahu Readies New Album Titled 'Youth'

11/10/2005 7:35am EST
Rising reggae star Matisyahu is putting the finishing touches on his new album 'Youth,' set to be released January 31. Meanwhile, the New York MC's recent live album 'Live at Stubb's' continues to increase in sales and receive huge airplay on alternative radio as he sells out venues across the US on his current tour.

The last year has seen explosive growth for Matisyahu. Known as an incendiary live performer, a year ago he was playing mostly small venues in New York City and the tri- state area. Since then his live audience has grown exponentially- he recently sold out the 1500-seat W...

mtvU Woodie Awards Winners & Recap

11/3/2005 10:35am EST
Motion City Soundtrack
College students nationwide chose their favorite artists and music of the year as mtvU, MTV's college network, celebrated the "2005 mtvU Woodie Awards" on Wednesday, November 2nd. Big winners of the night included Motion City Soundtrack, My Chemical Romance, Death Cab For Cutie, mewithoutYou, The Afters, Muse, Fall Out Boy and the Gorillaz. With surprise appearances by music legend Lou Reed and actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the event showcased unforgettable performances and appearances by music's hottest up-and-coming acts, alongside college students from across the country who appeared ...