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Our March Playlist - Check Out The Best Songs Off The Best Albums This Month

March 31st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Beck - Morning Phase
March was a rich month for music releases. After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout. Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album). After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a playlist of one favorite from each album.



From the album Morning Phase

Note: Morning Phase was a late February release that wasn’t reviewed until March.

Folks, Beck is the man. Morning Phase was yet another stacked album from the hipster w...

15 Greatest Songs By Def Leppard

March 20th, 2014 8:00am EDT
15 Greatest Songs By Def Leppard
As you may have heard, eighties rock band and leader of the New Wave of British Rock, Def Leppard is going on tour this summer with classic rock heavy hitters, KISS. To celebrate the occasion, we've put together a list of 15 of the best Def Leppard songs ever.

With any list such as this one, it is subjective and based completely on opinion, but without a doubt these songs will have you rockin' along in no time. With our top fifteen songs, we aim to showcase the band's wide range of talent -- both musically and vocally. So get hysterical. Get ready to get rocked. We're not foolin'. It's t...

Kimberly Caldwell Inspired By The 80's For 'On The Weekend' Video

March 19th, 2014 4:11pm EDT
Kimberly Caldwell Inspired By The 80's For 'On The Weekend' Vide
Since we spoke to her last August, Kimberly Caldwell still hasn't slowed down. The stylish singer has released a video for her most recent single "On The Weekend," is expanding her Stage Presents by Kimberly Caldwell fashion line (she's wearing one of the hair accessories in the photo above), and even gotten engaged! With all that going on, BFTV just had to check in with Kimberly to get the dish on her many happenings.

Like the song it's made for, her video for "On The Weekend" is a fun, playful nod to 80's music; its makeover scene takes a cue from the video for "Legs" by ZZ Top.

"In the...

The New MTV Hopeless Records Edition: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, We Are The In Crowd, Bayside

March 6th, 2014 1:22am EST
The New MTV
Taking Back Sunday - "Stood A Chance"


File Under: Rock

Bayside - "Time Has Come"


File Under: Pop-Punk

The Used - "Cry"


File Under: Rock

We Are The In Crowd - "The Best Thing (That Never Happened)"


File Under: Powerpop

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10 Bands That Have Stood The Test Of Time

March 1st, 2014 10:00am EST
10 Bands That Have Stood The Test Of Time
Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought "Well, these guys won't be around for long?" We've all been there (most of us thought that when we heard Justin Bieber's "Baby"), but this list is for those of us who heard a song or saw a music video and said, "Wow, now these guys/girls have something special."

To kick off our list, we will start with one of the best bands of the eighties. Def Leppard headed up the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and steamrolled the United States with their first hit song here, "Bringin' On The Heartbreak". To followup their albums "On Through The Nig...

Stars 'Save The Music' On The Jersey Waterfront

November 14th, 2013 11:25pm EST
Mr Vegas on stage
NEW JERSEY, November 14, 2013 – Rich Valdes, a VH1 Save The Music Foundation Young Benefactors Committee member and P-Diddy’s CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka™ teamed up to raise funds and awareness for the foundation with a star-studded “#BLUcarpet” benefit last Thursday night at Son Cubano’s waterfront restaurant on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Event co-sponsors included Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir, and All in One Transportation.

The event guest list included Pitbull’s recording artist and Latin Grammy-nominee Sensato of Mr. 305 Inc., VH1’s “Love & Hip Hip’ and “Chri...

DJ Xenia Ghali Primed For Worldwide Success

November 12th, 2013 2:10pm EST
Xenia Ghali
If you're a fan of strong women in music, you should meet Xenia Ghali. She's a multi-hyphenate - composer, songwriter, and DJ - who's releasing two new singles and their music videos simultaneously in two different countries. It takes a talented and dedicated person to do all that. BFTV recently connected with Xenia to ask her how she makes it happen, and find out the one thing that she can't do.

Here in the United States, Xenia's breaking "Out With A Bang", which features one of our featured artists, Jessica Sutta. In her native Europe, audiences can dial up "No Taboo", featuring Victoria...

Guinevere Is Not Your Average Pop Singer

November 11th, 2013 12:15pm EST
"I am not your average girl," Guinevere told us. "I am definitely a tomboy. I like crazy things like Star Wars and Star Trek and zombies. My songs all tell stories, the videos and the lyrics. And I'm Canadian!"

This uniqueness is particularly apparent when it comes to the video for her new single, "Ran For My Life." It features a whole lot of zombies terrorizing the pop singer, who fights them off with aplomb. And in a special interactive version, featured on her website, audiences can choose the methods by which she dispatches them as the video plays on.

How exactly did Guinevere come up...

ShyBoy Breaks Out With 'Water On Mars'

November 8th, 2013 4:04pm EST
"I like to think that I'm applicable to anyone," ShyBoy told BFTV during a recent interview after the release of his debut ear-bending pop album, Water on Mars. "I loosely leave all my songs open for interpretation. Music is all about connection to me."

That's what makes this performer - real name Jason Arnold - unique. He pulls from all sorts of influences to create his material - whether it's collaborating with other songwriters (as with the song "Carousel") or being inspired by an Alfred Hitchcock film ("Marion Crane") - going wherever the inspiration takes him. And listeners are then a...

CD Review: The Nearly Deads - 'Survival Guide' EP

October 3rd, 2013 11:26pm EDT
The Nearly Deads
In case of emergency, break glass and quickly grab yourself a copy of The Nearly Deads latest EP Survival Guide EP, because this is one essential item you’ll need in your possession if (when?) there is an outbreak of the T-virus.   

No, that’s not “Scrubs” star Sarah Chalke with microphone in hand, its stunning firebrand Theresa Jeane, affectionately referred to as TJ; a spark plug as the quarterback of this offense and a literal star in the making that shines, nay, burns, brightly early and often, leading the charge on the Survival Guide EP time and time again. Feisty, dynamic entries sat...