Considering the last underwhelming Rolling Stone cover story she was in, I rolled my eyes when I had seen that Katy got the latest cover of this week’s Rolling Stone issue AGAIN, which would make it her FOURTH domestic magazine cover in under six months. Not that I have a problem with that.
But at least the pictures are a little more visually stimulating than the last Rolling Stone edit she was in. And by that, I mean she is quite wet and fleshie in one of the pics.
This is a bit of a head-turner for me. First off, Fergie is on the cover of Allure Magazine looking young and pristine and all dolled up. Take a look at the cover below (on newsstands this week).
But, as of yesterday, the paps snapped a few pics of Fergie in Paris, France and she looked like THIS:
I swear to God, this is not a joke, that’s really her! It looks like a Rachel Zoe zombie-a-like! Sometimes I completely forget that Photoshop exists. And in this case, it REALLY made a difference cuz this is fucked up.
If you haven’t already heard by now, Pop songstress Katy Perry is on the cover of the June 2011 issue of Vanity Fair. While the photos don’t exactly show anything we haven’t already seen (aka BO-RING), the fact that her cover didn’t need any Photoshopping is a first!
Due to unnecessary leaks made of the “clean version” of the new Beastie Boys LP “Hot Sauce Committee Part 2″, the terrible threesome decided to take matters in their own hands and released the “dirty version” for everyone to hear!
The album will in stores on May 3rd but all 15 tracks from HSCP2 is available for listening below, so click and listen! Don’t skip any tracks and listen to all of them.
**Recommended tracks to listen to: “Make Some Noise”, “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”, “Funky Donkey”, “The Larry Routine”, “Lee Majors Comes Again”, “Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament”, and “Crazy Ass Shit”.**
If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that the Beasties haven’t lost their touch for good ol’ fashioned Hip Hop. No Auto-tune and definitely none of that Electro-trash Pop. This is how it should be done!
Today is the 45th birthday of one of the best R&B/Soul/Dance singers to bust out from the early 90′s, Lisa Stansfield! While Lisa had a minor hit in early 2001, the majority of her success came in the early 90′s when she had hit songs like “All Around The World”, “This Is The Right Time”, “People Hold On”, and “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up” ruling the charts.
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It was a bit of an odd transformation in the late 90′s when Lisa lost a lot of weight and nearly became a completely different person. When you compare what she looks like now to how she used to look 20 years ago, you wouldn’t be able to tell it was the same person, I kid you not.
But that’s okay, to me all that matters is her Soulful music and, let me tell ya, Auto-tune be damned because THIS is how you do Pop Music the right way!
Let’s have an early 90′s flashback in celebration, shall we?
I wish the Pop Music that gets played on the radio nowadays sounded as good as this. Trust me, I would gladly run over artists like ke$ha and Willow Smith to hear good music like this again!
Cosmo is continuing it’s new trend of adding lots of really amped-up cleavage on their covers. It started last month with Olivia Wilde and her “wildly” exaggerated Photoshopped rack and now the honor for the May 2011 cover goes to flame-headed Paramore singer, Hayley Williams!
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The article inside doesn’t reveal anything that most Paramore fans don’t already know (she’s dating another lead singer, big whoop), so nothing for me to report. The only topic she does NOT touch on in her interview is her infamous “hacked” topless picture that got posted onto her Twitter account over a year ago. But that’s okay, pictures speak louder than words, Hayley *wink wink*.
Let’s take a closer look at Hayley’s boobies again, shall we?
I’m not afraid to claim that I am a big fan of Wham! and George Michael. Not in the least bit! The music from both of those acts is practically a time capsule of 1980′s Pop Music and it was only a matter of time before one of those albums got a spiffy remastering. Fast forward to 2011 and, lo and behold, George Michael’s 1987 Pop masterpiece, “Faith” finally got the audio overhaul it so needed. It seems George was able to settle his legal battles with the record company and now the final product is here!
But what’s more intriguing about the new 2CD/DVD combo pack is the newly “remastered” versions of George’s iconic music videos! According to the packaging, the videos were re-synched with the newly remixed audio but, from what I’ve seen, the videos themselves seem to have gotten a bit of a do-over as well.
Here, let me give you a few examples by comparing screencaps from the original 1987/1988 videos to the 2011 remasters. The screencaps below are UN-ALTERED from their original source. As you can see, the 2011 “remasters” have been toned down in terms of Contrast colors and don’t look as super saturated as the original version. In essence, the videos look less colorful but picture quality becomes a tad sharper.
I WANT YOUR SEX
Regardless, this newly remastered album is worth seeking out (it’s only available in a few stores) especially if you’re an 80′s music nostalgia lover like me! This is a great way to bring back the good ol’ days when Pop Music didn’t have Auto-tune and MTV still aired music videos. Fuckin’ ay, I miss those days……
It was a bit of a disappointment that Katy Perry left the Grammys empty-handed but that doesn’t mean she didn’t party! Katy attended the EMI afterparty and was seen getting friendly with all the execs and veeps that didn’t spend enough money to get her a Grammy.
Wait, was that supposed to be a secret?
In case you didn’t notice, it just so happened that the camera guy couldn’t get the all-too-famous upskirt shot of Katy. He ALMOST did and that’s why I’m favoriting these pics because its the closest to an unintentional skin flash that Katy will ever show. Thumbs up!
What better way for UK songstress Joss Stone to protest the killing of bears by claiming that her Royal Highness is a killer of animals! Rather than protest the people that hunt the bears, she’d rather take a swipe at the Monarchy because, GOD FORBID, PETA doesn’t get your attention.
Plus this bullshit ad that doesn’t really show any naked-ness.
Nice move, PETA! I just hope the Queen still has all the traps from the Spanish Inquisition in her basement just for ALL of you.
I posted the scan of Katy’s incredibly gawdy cover for Elle Magazine over the weekend and now I’ve got the full pictorial right here and ONLY here. Katy does a circus sideshow editorial in the March ’11 issue filled with no boob shots and shirtless hot boys in clown make-up.
Yeah, it don’t make sense to me, either.
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The issue should be on newsstand on the 15th, so pick it up!
The last I heard, the guys from INXS had fired their lead singer JD Fortune. Up to this point, it seemed INXS was no more BUT…..I guess I heard wrong because the boys are still together!
INXS performed a concert last night in the city of Perth in their Aussie homeland and, lo and behold, JD Fortune was out there front and center belting out all the big INXS hits. So I guess they’re still together, then!
Former “Wham” member Andrew Ridgeley (AKA the other guy) celebrates his 48th birthday today! It must really give Andy a big sigh of relief knowing that he’s not the one smoking weed and falling asleep while driving a car and getting arrested for it.
Either way, let’s have a special 1983 flashback shall we?
The Big 4 of Thrash Metal – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax – did a combined tour last summer over in Europe (and released a Blu-Ray of the shows last Christmas) and NOW….the Big 4 are doing it again stateside for only ONE show!
Lars Ulrich of Metallica announced that the Big 4 will do ONE scheduled show on the week of April 23rd (the week after the Coachella Festival) at the Empire polo Club in Indio, CA with tickets going on sale on Friday, January 29th! Get them here before they’re gone!
Yes, the REAL Van Halen are making music again! Not Van “I Can’t Drive 55″ Hagar or Van Gary Scherone, NO! The real Van Halen with David Lee Roth!
Oh, this such great news! Rolling Stone is reporting that record producer John Shanks made an (unofficial) Tweet about producing the new Van Halen record and that production is well in the beginning stages! I’m serious!
Rock and Roll hasn’t had a good party band in decades and if Van Halen stays true to their 1984 formula, it’s gonna be worth the wait, just you wait and see!
Billy Ocean, one of the best Pop/R&B singers from early-to-late 80′s turns a hearty 61 years old today! There’s no describing how much his music is so bombastically cheesy and so reminiscently 80′s but, goddamn it, that’s why I love it!
The Hollywood Reporter has gotten word that Mr. Marshall Mathers is making a return to the big screen after making his (only) screen appearance in the flick, “8 Mile” back in 2002.
Word on the streets is Eminem is eyeing a new drama titled, “Random Acts Of Violence” to be distributed by 20th Century Fox where he plays an “ex-con just released from prison who is trying to stay on the right side of the law despite pressure from his former comrades – at the same time, the FBI is trying to recruit him to bring down the syndicate”.
Wow, sounds just like the plotline to every Grand Theft Auto game!