VMAs packed with action
The VMAs took place this week, and there were plenty of eyebrow-raising, body-raising moments. Let’s begin with Chris Brown, who, during his performance, soared and tumbled through the air between two stages like an R&B mindfreak. Somewhere in there he lost his Rolex, but a fan kindly returned it. Then Britney dissed a kiss from Lady Gaga, dressed as her Jo Calderone alter ego. A belly rub heard round the world from Beyoncé at the end of her performance of Love On Top signaled the heir to The Throne is imminent. Almost makes you wonder if the VMA haters like Adam Levine and Justin Vernon were sorry they missed it.
Foo Fighters release Hot Buns promo video
When Foo Fighters announce a tour, they don’t just throw some dates up on a Web site. No, they dress up as ZZ Top-looking rednecks and soap up in the showers of a truck stop. We present Hot Buns for your viewing, uh, pleasure?
Money for Nothing ban lifted in Canada
Remember when the computer-animated video for Money For Nothing was considered cutting-edge? Well, Canada doesn’t. The country banned the song back in 1985 due to a lyric containing the word faggot. Fair enough. We guess the curiosity finally got to them after twenty-six years, because this week Canada announced the ban has been lifted. Hope they enjoy their trip back to the future.
Jack White and ICP team to cover Mozart
True story: There is a Mozart canon called Leck Mich Im Arsch, which translates roughly to Lick My Ass. Apparently the great composer wrote it as a bawdy party song to entertain his friends. That’s not the strange part. This is: Jack White has teamed up with Insane Clown Posse to cover the canon. Listen below, and LOL at the part where ICP calls Beethoven, Beeth Oven.
Kim Kardashian’s Jam video leaked
Sorry, that headline is gross on many levels. Enjoy this snippet of the leaky Kardashian jam below. We didn’t.
- Moves Like Jagger tops Hot 100
- Slash and wife renew vows in Ibiza
- Thomas Mars marries Sophia Coppola
- Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show kicks off October 2
- Beach Boys SMiLE sessions officially being released October 31
- Lindsay Lohan asks Chris Brown for a date on Twitter
- Justin Bieber in Ferrari fender bender
- Rihanna and Nicki Minaj release Fly video
- Justin Bieber photobombs Katy Perry and Russell Brand
- Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift duet on Super Bass
- T.I. released from prison
- Jay-Z joins iHeartRadio Music Festival, changing the name to iHovRadio.
- Oh look, Bono made more money.
- More proof that reality shows are the best comeback.
- Wouldn’t it be weird if Elvis had been reborn as Madonna?
- If you thought the Gaga marketing machine was going to slow down, think again.
- Does this mean we’re that much closer to being able to instantly get tacos through internet?
- Say it ain’t so, David Bowie.
After The Voice, a reality show which features star musicians mentoring a pool of talented vocalists, premiered on NBC in April, the program’s buzz went through the roof. Although there are other singing shows, none have succeeded quite like this, and TV audiences seem to be hooked. The show’s popularity has even carried over to the musical careers of all members involved, from coaches to contestants.
Coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine each brought something different to the table with their own unique voices and experience, which bolstered their personal success before The Voice, but since the show’s first season aired, big things have happened in each of their music careers.
Blake Shelton’s sixth album, Red River Blue, came out shortly after the show ended, and seems to be attracting a whole new mainstream audience, while staying very true to his style. His single, “Honey Bee”, which he sang on the show with contestants Dia Frampton and Xenia, reached Number 1 on the country charts. Levine’s band, Maroon 5, collaborated with Aguilera on a new single, “Moves Like Jagger”, which debuted on the show. And Cee Lo’s show on Fuze, Talking to Strangers, where he sits down with famous musicians to chat, is having a great deal of success.
While the coaches are working on cool projects, season one contestants are busy with equally exciting ventures. OurStage would like to acknowledge a few artists from the show who are also featured on our site, and are doing exceptionally well. Congratulations to Vicci Martinez, Lily Elise, Nakia, TJE Austin, Justin Grennan, Tim Mahoney, Beverly McClellan, Rebecca Loebe and Casey Desmond for their successes on and off the The Voice. Each of these artists have incredible voices, and have been using the opportunities given to them by the show to further their musical careers. For Top 8 artists Vicci Martinez, Nakia and Beverly McClellan, this means the chance to tour the nation with The Voice Live On Tour, starting July 27th.
Look out world, these singers are taking the world by storm!