Backstreet Boys Announce 20th Anniversary Tour

In “new reasons to feel old” news this morning, Backstreet Boys have announced a 20th anniversary tour.

The In A World Like This tour kicks off August 2 in Chicago and will likely be the lead in to, or occur right after, the new BSB album drops. The tour will come to an end about a month later on September 8 in Concord, CA. Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D will be opening. Dates can be seen below.

Tickets go on sale on various days. Fan club members mark set your alarms for 7am local time on May 15, there’s a Facebook presale May 16 and then the rest go on sale May 17 and 18. More info can be found here. (more…)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pauly D Signs to 50 Cent's G-Note Records

According to Rolling Stone, television sensation Pauly D has signed to 50 Cent’s G-Note Records, the alternative dance/pop sister label to 50’s rap mecca G-Unit Records. Unlike his buddies on Jersey Shore, Pauly D is moving away from the one night stands, binge boozin’ and fake tanning (well, maybe not that) to step up his brand recognition as a DJ/TV superstar.

For the past year, Pauly D has been performing at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas as one of their resident DJs. Last night, Mr. D premiered his Jersey Shore spin-off show, The Pauly D Project on MTV, which is meant to focus more attention towards his musical career.

Discourse & Dischord

The Good

New Beyoncé video for Why Don’t You Love Me

That Beyoncé. Always looking so hot, dancing so nubile, making the rest of us feel like big, warty ogres lumbering around, bumping into things. Well, she’s done it again with her video for Why Don’t You Love Me. This time Sasha Fierce serves it up ˜50s style as in pin-up model meets sexpot housewife. Shot by Melina Matsoukas (who directed Rihanna’s Rude Boy video) as grainy, vintage Super 8 footage, Why Don’t You Love Me begs the answer, Because we’re seething with jealousy, Beyoncé. That’s why. Check it out below.

The Bad

Roger Waters’ street team wheat-pastes over Elliott Smith memorial

"Figure 8" cover

The iconic swirl mural featured on the cover of Elliott Smith’s Figure 8 got an unwelcome facial from Roger Waters’ street team this week. The former Pink Floyd front man hired street artists to wheat-paste or project images and an anti-war quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower around NYC and LA to promote his upcoming The Wall tour. The mural, located on Sunset Strip, has served as a memorial to Smith since his death in 2003 so fans were none too pleased to see it wheat-pasted. Rogers released the following statement in response to all the hoopla:

It was absolutely an accident. I didn’t want to disrespect Elliott Smith’s fans, and I’ve instructed [the team] to remove the wheat-paste immediately. It was a random pasting in the normal course of this, and I want to make it public that we had no intent to offend or cover up something precious.

We would be much more indignant about this whole thing if we had any idea what wheat- pasting was.

The Ugly

MTV releases Jersey Shore soundtrack

"Jersey Shore" cast

Looking for the perfect song to beat the beat up? Want to start a bar brawl to a sick techno mix? Need something to listen to on your iPod while you take care of GTL? Juiceheads and guidettes, MTV has heard your cries, and will soon deliver a Jersey Shore-inspired soundtrack. Pauly D and Snooki-wannabes  rejoice!