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More than just celebrity gossip

Duncan Covers “Drive By” (VIDEO)

Rising pop singer Duncan recently unveiled his new acoustic cover of Train’s hit song “Drive By,” and since y’all know I’m a sucker for acoustic renditions of songs, you who

Y’all should know by now that I’m a huge fan of an acoustic version of a song. As a matter of disclosure, I’m also a sucker for a song highlighting piano or a violin. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that I’m currently digging rising pop singer Duncan’s new acoustic cover of Train’s hit song “Drive By.”

The cover also features Youtube sensation Jon D, and the video, which is racking up thousands of views, follows up Duncan’s “Free Music Friday” covers of Justin Bieber, David Guetta, and Usher.

Duncan also recently debuted the official video for his single, “Light Up The Sky,” (now available on iTunes), which served as the NCAA Men’s Basketball theme song and will appear on his upcoming debut album on A&M/Octone.

For more Duncan news and info, visit his official website HERE and be sure to check him out on Facebook and Twitter! Enjoy!

Conor Maynard Releases Birmingham Tour Diary (VIDEO)

Get ready, because 19 year-old Conor Maynard is poised to take the pop world by storm, and he’s starting with his current tour across the UK. In a brand new behind-the-scenes video, Conor’s tour stops in Birmingham, England where the singer learns that his single, “Can’t Say No”, has debuted at #2 on the charts. The behind-the-scenes clip also features footage from the show and a snippet of a new song!

Conor also recently released a video for “Drowning” another track on his debut album (recorded with Neo and Pharrell Williams), due out later this year. The “Can’t Say No” single and EP, which features remixes and a cover of Drake’s “Crew Love” is available now on iTunes for your purchasing pleasure!

As always, for all the latest Conor Maynard news and info, visit his official webiste HERE.

Enjoy!

Imagine Dragons Premiere New Single: “It’s Time” (VIDEO)

Imagine Dragons recently premiered the video for their single, “It’s Time” on MTV and was even chosen by the network last week as its PUSH artist of the week. The single is the first track off the band’s latest EP, Continued Silence, which hit No. 6 on Soundscan’s Alternative New Artist Albums chart (on iTunes). And it’s good – especially if, like me, you have a soft spot for a kick ass mandolin. Seriously. Take a listen below!

Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds says of the video, which was shot on a dry lake bed in Barstow, CA, “Any time I hear music, I also see visuals in my mind. ‘It’s Time’ is an emotional song that was written at a very transitional period of my life. I’ve always loved conceptual videos that leave room for the viewer room to interpret it in a way that is most personal to them. That is what we tried to do with this video. The director had a great vision for representing the song’s meaning in a subtle way. We wanted the video to be cinematic and true to the song.”

The band is currently out on the road with The Jezabels throughout April and May, with a number of sold-out shows throughout the country. Don’t miss Imagine Dragons on the road when they come to a city near you!

April 18 Columbus, OH A&R Music Hall
April 19 Sterling Heights, MI Rogerts Roost
April 20 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
April 21 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
April 23 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
April 24 Des Moines, IA Gas Lamp
April 25 St Louis, MO Firebird
April 27 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
April 28 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
April 30 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
May 1 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
May 3 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
May 4 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
May 7 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
May 8 San Francisco, CA The Independent
May 9 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
May 11 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
May 19 Bakersfield, CA Venue Bright House Networks Amphitheater
May 25 Auburn, WA Venue Green River Community
July 21 Dover, DE Firefly Festival

Be sure to check Imagine Dragons out on Twitter and Facebook!

Ben Burgess: “Party Like A Pornstar” (VIDEO)


With influences ranging from Frank Zappa and John Coltrane to Bob Marley and G Love, Burgess describes his mixtape as “swampy, southern, soulful, shagadelic, good music. It’s just like Mom’s home cooking.”  And, with that in mind, take a listen to his single, “Party Like A Pornstar”- which recently premiered on Maxim- below!

The young singer got his start playing 6th Street clubs in Austin, and was later hooked up with the Jonas Brothers who recorded his song “Chillin’ in the Summertime.”

Since then, Burgess has moved to Los Angeles where he currently is working with Grammy nominated producer Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Hicks) and Mark
Batson (Jay-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent). “Every day I’m re-inventing the way I write songs,” he says. “As long as I can survive and get by and play music for a living, I’ll be alright.”

Check out Ben Burgess on Facebook and Twitter, and HERE at his official website. “Party Like A Pornstar” appears on his recently released mixtape, which is available for a free download on his website- so go there now! Enjoy!

Cherri Bomb Releases Teenage Rock Diaries Entry #2 with Nia (VIDEO)

Cherri Bomb, who recently unveiled the first entry of an intimate video series- “Teenage Rock Diaries,” have just released the send installment, which focuses on drummer Nia.  In the clip, the young rocker dishes about having fun on tour and what it’s like being the drummer of the band.

“No matter how I seem on the outside with my mania and my insanity, being the drummer I am the heartbeat of the band,” says Nia, “and I will always put that first.”

The clip also features an appearance by members of acclaimed metal act Coal Chamber. The band recently collaborated with Buzznet for a series of performance videos, including the premiere of their original song, “Shake the Ground”, from the Avengers Assemble album, set for release May 1st.

Cherri Bomb’s debut album, This Is The End of Control, is due out May 15th via Hollywood Records.

For more band news and info be sure to check out their website HERE and catch them on Twitter HERE and HERE on Facebook! Enjoy!

Jay Z and Kanye West Release “Ni**as In Paris” Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay-Z and Kanye West definitely get cray in their new video for their hit song, “Ni**as in Paris.” The video is actually a live performance from Jay and ‘Ye’s last stop on their Watch the Throne Tour at the Staples Center in L.A. With a energized audience, flashing lights, and crazy audio and video effects, the visual will definitely “get the people going,” as Will Ferrell says in the dialogue portion of the song. The sample was taken from Ferrell’s ice-skating comedy Blades of Glory, co-starring Jon Heder. “No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative!” That’s the line that everybody shouts out the loudest at the club!
I was expecting an actual video to be shot in Paris.I guess that was out since Papa Jay is still doing performances, and taking care of  Baby Blue and wifey Beyoncé (she looks AMAZING for having just delivered a baby a month ago!). Either way, I’m hyped up over this video!

Check out “Ni**as In Paris” below!

Photo via Hip Hop Press

Drake Drops “Practice” Video

Drake has officially released the official video for his song “Practice,” featured on his sophomore album, Take Care. The song samples Juvenile’s “Back That Thang Up.” For the visual, Drake recruits curvaceous model (Drake loves women with a nice derriere) , Kyra Chaos, to “back that thang up” in front of her mirror. And that, ladies and gents, is the entire video. This girl dancing in front of the mirror. Can we say disappointment?! But don’t let my opinion turn you off. Check out the video below!

Practice from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

There is absolutely nothing that irks me more than when a hot song is accompanied by a terrible video. And that’s what this was. Drake doesn’t even show up until the end of the video, and that was about 2 seconds. Mr. Graham, I KNOW that Lil Wayne keeps you paid over there with Young Money, and you yourself are a pretty creative artist. So with money and creativity on your side, a girl in front of the mirror was the best you could come up with?! Plus she was offbeat anyway.

For any girls that think they can dance better than this to “Practice,” which I’m sure is half the nation, Drake is calling you to prove it!  Send your moves to October’s Very Own!

Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens Dance To Beyonce’s “Run The World”

Who run the world?! High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale went to North Hollywood’s Millennium Dance Complex Thursday for a fun dance time and shared the video of them rocking out to Beyonce‘s “Run the World (Girls) with fans.

“Dance class with @slaughteration and Nessa #whoruntheworld,” Ashley tweeted before going into the studio with bestie Vanessa and choreographer Jeri Slaughter.

According to Us Weekly, Vanessa — who stars in the upcoming Journey 2 – credits dance with helping keep her in shape while she filmed the movie in Hawaii.

“I’m a very physical person. I love working out so [on set] it was just a matter of keeping my stamina up and I just made sure my cardio was in good shape,” Hudgens told Us Weekly at the movie’s premiere in L.A. this past Thursday. “I love, love, love working out. Anything from dancing — which me and my best friend Ashley did today — to kickboxing. I love it!” “I love dancing. I own it and I think as long as you own what you’re doing, it’s fun to show the world. Why not?” she told Us. Check out the video below!

Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens Dance to “Run The World”

As a Beyonce stan, I’m usually skeptical of other people singing, dancing, or even humming along to any one of her songs. But I have to admit, these ladies did a very good job! Burning calories and having fun!

Photo via Isaac V/Broadimage

Red Hot Chili Peppers Premier Video For “Look Around” (VIDEO)

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently premiered the official video for their latest single, “Look Around.” If you haven’t seen it yet (or even if you have), you should. And you can, after the jump!

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: Trae tha Truth “I’m On” video featuring Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Big Boi, Lupe Fiasco, MDMA

Trae Tha Truth has released the official music video for his track “I’m On” featuring an all star cast. I’ve gotta say this is one of the best rap songs introduced to the game in a long time and the video is even hotter. Big props to Trae snagging up Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi and MDMA and Philly Fly Boy (who directed the vid).

And in case you are thinking the beat sounds a tad familiar, it is. The sample used in the chorus is from Mark Morrison’s “Return of The Mack” (his hit single from 1996).

Blink 182 Release “After Midnight” (VIDEO)

Pop punk veterans Blink-182 continue their comeback with a brand new video for “After Midnight“, the second single from their new album, Neighborhoods. Take a look at the video below!

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Guinevere loves Celebrity VIP Lounge

Guinevere loves Celebrity VIP Lounge and all of you fabulous VIP readers.

In case you haven’t heard, up-and-coming pop star Guinevere has been tapped as the support act for Nick Carter on his upcoming tour. The singer-songwriter will join the Backstreet Boy in late January/February on American solo shows across the U.S.

The full list of dates are below. Guinevere will also embark on a U.S. club tour in early 2012. So you can check back here with details on those.

The 20-year-old’s first single, “Crazy Crazy,” produced by Cirkut (Ke$ha, Britney, Taio Cruz, Jessie J), debuted on the Billboard Dance Chart in the top 40, above Britney Spears and David Guetta’s new singles.

Guinevere’s debut solo album, due in 2012, includes tracks with other heavy hitting producers such as Ari Levine of The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, B.o.B., Eminem), Illangelo (The Weeknd, Drake, Snoop Dogg) and Arthur McArthur (Big Sean, Drake, Dr. Dre). It’s going to be H-A-W-T.

For more on Guinevere, visit her official site, Facebook, and Twitter.

And here are the tour dates with Nick Carter:
1/30 – Nashville, TN at Cannery Ballroom
1/31 – Charleston, SC at Music Farm
2/02 – New York, NY at Irving Plaza
2/03 – Baltimore, MD at Rams Head
2/04 – Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero

Usher and David Guetta Perform “Without You” on Ellen (VIDEO)

As we know, Grammy award winning DJ/Producer David Guetta, has been on a roll since the August release of his album Nothing but the Beat, landing two platinum singles and his first ever top 40 number one. Yesterday, he stopped by the Ellen Degeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform the #1 smash, “Without You” with Usher.

See the performance and get the details on the “I Can’t Live WITHOUT YOU” VEVO Sweepstakes after the jump!

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All Time Low Release “TIme Bomb” Official Video (VIDEO)

Get ready y’all, because All Time Low have now released the official video for “Time-Bomb”, the  new single from their album, Dirty Work!

Directed by K. Asher Levin, the theme of the video is not the usual All Time Low video fans would know and expect. The action packed video features the band performing on a Los Angeles roof while a SWAT team tries to stop a guy from saving his girlfriend using an artificial heart he  created. The girlfriend is played by actor, Malese Jow, from Vampire Diaries. Watch and see what happens to the couple as they attempt to make their escape.

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Jimmy Cliff Performs Live With The Roots On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

Grammy-winning musician/actor/singer/songwriter/ producer Jimmy Cliff recently released his first studio effort in seven years on Collective Sounds, and if you missed his recent live performance with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, we’ve got your fix below!

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