October 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
Lady Gaga turns up the sex factor in her new song, “Do What U Want” – off her upcoming album ARTPOP. Featuring the King of R&B R. Kelly, the duo show off their gritty vocals that gives some edge to the slinky, pulsating tune. On paper, the two singers wouldn’t seem to work. But they surprisingly complement each other on the sultry new track.
Listen to “Do What U Want” below:
Look out for ARTPOP on November 11, with the album’s second official single “Venus” set to be released on October 27.
October 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
Last night, Lady Gaga took to Twitter to reveal the official tracklisting for her forthcoming album ARTPOP (out on November 11). In typical Mother Monster form, the songs were painted on a mural in Los Angeles by her loyal Little Monsters. Songs include the mega single “Applause,” “Aura” and future fan favorite “Swine.” ARTPOP also has features from T.I., Too $hort, Twista & R. Kelly.
View the tracklist after the jump. Keep reading!
October 7, 2013 § 1 Comment
Lady Gaga bares it all on her new album cover for ARTPOP! It shows a Jeff Koons-created scuplture of the singer as she cups her breasts and opens her legs to reveal one of the artist’s famous blue balls. The background is a tug-o-war between old vs. new art (the classic Birth of Venus v. the more modern black + white images) that is splashed with a Sex Pistols’ inspired font.
Overall, it creates an interesting commentary on what’s happening in art today as it continues to trickle into the music industry. Look out for the singer’s forthcoming third studio album ARTPOP, which features lead single “Applause”, on November 11.
What do you think of Gaga’s new album cover? Sound off in the comments below!
August 23, 2013 § Leave a comment
The MTV Video Music Awards will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this Sunday (August 25) so I’ve decided to look back throughout the decades to recap one of music’s wildest award shows out there.
From Lady Gaga’s meat dress to Britney Spears breakout “Oops…” performance, there’s a lot that has happened over the last 30 years. Let’s take a look back at some of the craziest OMG moments, appearances and performances in MTV VMA history!
15. Krist Novoselic Gets Hit With His Bass During Nirvana performance (1992)
During the band’s performance of “Lithium,” Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic thought it was a good idea to throw his bass up in the air. Gravity wasn’t on his side when the guitar landed right on his head. Ouch!
14. Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford Climbs On Scaffolding (2000)
RATM’s bassist Tim Commerford was so pissed that his band lost the Best Rock Video to Limp Bizit, that he started to climb on the stage’s scaffolding until security had to get him down.
13. Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” Clone Performance (2000)
This performance was pretty epic, as a sea of Slim Shady clones (with peroxide blonde hair, obviously) gathered inside the VMA Radio City Music Hall venue!
12. Courtney Love Ambushing Madonna’s Interview (1995)
A drunk Courtney Love thought it was a good idea to intrude on Madonna’s VMA interview, which the Queen of Pop was clearly not too pleased about. Love even throws her makeup compact to try to get her attention!
11. Madonna’s Glamourous “Vogue” Performance (1990)
Madonna’s Marie Antoinette-inspired “Vogue” performance was definitely one for the books! It was over-the-top, super-animated and solidified her as the reigning Queen of Pop. Bow down!
Read on for the top 10 VMA moments! Keep reading…
August 19, 2013 § 2 Comments
After the rushed delivery due to its leak, the video for Lady Gaga’s new single “Applause” is here. Directed by fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh, the video reads as a mini arthouse film. In it, the popstress performs as a jester, channels Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and writhes on a mattress. Oh, at one point she shapeshifts into a swan.
Watch below! Keep reading…
August 12, 2013 § 1 Comment
After calling a “POP MUSIC EMERGENCY” on Twitter, Lady Gaga has released her new single “Applause” way ahead of its original August 19 date.
The ’80s-hair rock influenced banger sounds like a jagged video game sonic thriller, complete with Gaga’s strong, crystal-clear vocals. It definitely has the makings of becoming a stadium-worthy smash hit.
Listen below: Keep reading…