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    By Laura Ferreiro

    Lady Gaga just can't stop teasing us. After leaking several controversial tidbits of her forthcoming ARTPOP album and multimedia project over the past couple of months, the pop star tweeted another brief video of herself on Wednesday rehearsing the new song "Swine" for her upcoming headlining performance at the London iTunes Festival this weekend.

    While previous teasers have featured striking imagery of the "Poker Face" singer with smeared paint across her face, sexualized robots and Gaga frolicking in the woods blindfolded and completely naked, this clip starts off fairly innocuously with her dressed casually in a white t-shirt and black leggings sitting behind her keyboards. The song begins like a slow piano ballad, but it quickly kicks into gear with guitar riffs and Gaga wailing on the drums. And it seriously rocks!

    Of course the lyrics are edgy, too. "I know you want me," she croons provocatively. "You're just a pig inside a human's body…Squealer, squealer,

    Read More »from Lady Gaga Previews Rockin’ New Tune ‘Swine’ — Watch and Listen
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    By Jon Wiederhorn

    For almost 10 years, the members of Franklin, Tennessee band Paramore have been taking steady strides towards commercial superstardom. Their second album, 2007's pop-punk Riot, went platinum; and their third record, 2009's more emo-pop Brand New Eyes, debuted at No. 2 in the U.S., selling 175,000 copies in its first week and eventually going gold.

    But nothing could have prepared the band for the reaction they've received from their fourth album, the eclectic, poppy and new wave-inspired Paramore. The disc came out April 5, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and things have just gone uphill from there. The album's second single, the peppy, infectious "Still Into You," refuses to release its grip on the masses; a video for the song has amassed nearly 25 million views. Paramore performed the song on the Teen Choice Awards on August 11, and won Best Rock Group at the event, beating the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, and others.

    Read More »from Paramore Overcome Insecurity, Self-Doubt After Nearly Breaking Up
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    Earlier this summer, Sir Paul McCartney turned 71 years old. He's been recording and releasing music for 50 years — first with the Beatles, then for a stint with Wings, and now as a solo artist. Yet, he still has something "New." That's the title of his first album of new material in six years, and it's also the name of the track Macca released early Thursday morning.

    The album, which is due on Oct. 15 in the U.S. and a day earlier in the U.K., includes a dozen new songs, including "New," which was produced by Mark Ronson, known for his work with Amy Winehouse. The jaunty tune harks back to McCartney's fab Beatles days.

    McCartney's previous studio album, 2012's Kisses on the Bottom, was made up almost entirely of standards. His last album of original songs was back in 2007 with Memory Almost Full.

    While more details are expected on the album in the coming days, we do know that McCartney also recorded with a number of other noted producers, including Giles Martin, the son of George

    Read More »from Paul McCartney is ‘New’ Again
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    The word of the moment is "twerk." Miley Cyrus created all kinds of controversy doing it at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, and the word itself was recently added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. Now there's even an official "Twerk" song, featuring twerkin'-gal-of-the-moment Miley and Justin Bieber.

    The main artist on the cut is Bieber's pal, Lil know, the one that's gotten in trouble with the law for driving too fast in the Bieb's fancy cars.

    The song, much like Miley and the Bieb themselves, is bound to be polarizing, with oldsters (except for Jon Voight's character on "Ray Donovan") likely dismissing it as obnoxious trash. However, the kids will be twerking along to it in no time. You can glimpse an early sample of the reaction in the comments under the clip on YouTube. One commenter proclaims, "This is officially the worst song ever," while another offers, "F*** YOU ALL! THE SONG IS SMASHING!"

    Lyrically, the track offers such gems as Miley's adenoidal croon, "I came up in this party time to tweeerk," while the Bieb repeatedly drops his signature "swaggy" in the background.

    Read More »from Miley & Bieber ‘Twerk’ it Out on Lil Twist’s New Single
  • Grammy-winning blues group the Tedeschi Trucks Band, which is helmed by the talented husband-and-wife team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, just released its second studio album, Made Up Mind. Fans of the genre already know the new set is quite a "soul stew," and it's steadily climbing the charts in its one week on the streets!

    If you're feeling a little of the blues regarding the end of summer, Yahoo! Music has just the cure: We're pleased to debut the new video for the acoustic version of first single "Part of Me" to hopefully get your Labor Day weekend started a bit early. Get your first look here..enjoy!

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    The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be hitting the road September 8. To see if they're coming to your town any time soon, check here!

    Read More »from Exclusive! See Premiere of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s New Video, ‘Part of Me’
  • By Jon Wiederhorn

    Photo: Rick Diamond

    It was over in under two minutes, but during that 90-plus seconds of MTV Video Music Awards air time, young pop fans received a glimpse of music history and older viewers witnessed something they've waited 11 years for – the reunion of legendary '90s boy band, 'N Sync.

    It was unquestionably one of the highlights of the evening, and something fans and stars alike are still talking about

    "It's funny to see the reaction from the different celebrities that tweeted out, because you forget that they were children in the height of our career," Lance Bass said Monday night on his Sirius XM show "Dirty Pop With Lance Bass."

    Read More »from ‘N Sync Speak About Reuniting For MTV Video Music Awards
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    Here's a bit of a contrast to Miley Cyrus's and Robin Thicke's viral MTV Video Music Awards twerk-a-thon: Another one of the most popular music videos on the web these days features a small-town music teacher who was randomly selected to sing with Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood Bowl.

    The clip of Sarah Horn singing "For Good" from Wicked with Chenoweth on Aug. 23 has generated more than 2 million views as of this writing, and Horn is enjoying every moment in the spotlight. In fact, she wants more.

    Read More »from Kristin Chenoweth’s ‘Wicked’ Guest Vocalist Embraces New Fame, Campaigns for ‘Ellen’ Appearance
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    One of the most exciting moments of Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards wasn't actually part of the show, but a commercial for Dr. Dre's Beats headphones. Or at least that's what it was supposed to be.

    However, it was actually a clever promo for Eminem's new album, MMLP2, which is set to drop on Nov. 5. We don't know for sure, but we're taking an educated guess that's an abbreviation for Marshall Mather's LP 2, making it a sequel of sorts to 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP. That album topped the Billboard 200 and spawned such monster hits as "Stan," "The Real Slim Shady," and "The Way I Am"; and it remains his biggest success.

    Read More »from Shady’s Back — Eminem Goes ‘Berzerk’ Sampling the Beasties and Billy Squire
  • If you haven't already seen Avril Lavigne's video for "Rock 'N' Roll," just be forewarned that the clip basically defies a cohesive description. Between the pop singer's warrior-military garb, the car driven by a dog, the famous guest stars (including a smooch with "Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar!), the blade-adorned guitar...oh yeah, and the bearshark...this is one heck of a sensational visual journey.

    In fact, as the director of the clip himself puts it, it's crazy, absurd, and badass, which is just the way rock 'n' roll should be, right? Yahoo! Music is excited to present this exclusive behind-the-scenes video detailing the making of this opus, with more director's commentary, as well as Lavigne herself weighing in on the action.

    Meet the dog! See Sid from Slipknot chuck a baby doll! Get the inside scoop and a closeup on that kiss with "Winnie!" Watch the bearshark twerk! (Well, okay, maybe that's taking it a bit far, but he does do a little dance. ) It's all here.

    Rock 'n'

    Read More »from Exclusive…’Crazy, Absurd!’ Go Behind the Scenes of Avril Lavigne’s ‘Rock N Roll’ Video!
  • Q: Did Miley Cyrus's performance at the MTV Music Video Awards go too far, considering that it was on basic cable and many kids were likely watching?

    A: At first I wanted to wave this question away. After all, Cyrus is just the latest celebrity to try her hand at Madonna-style vamping, complete with on-stage pseudo-masturbation and borrowing a faux-taboo cultural phenomenon wholesale from a minority group. Sunday's VMAs performance was more desperation than daring; at times Cyrus seemed to have to remind herself to stick out her tongue as she clomped down a set of stairs.

    [RELATED: Miley's VMA Gig Shocks the World]

    But child-development experts see things very differently. They argue that Cyrus betrayed and possibly even damaged younger kids who saw the singer's medley.

    After all, they point out, children of any age could access Cyrus's performance much more easily than a show by Madonna in her erotic heyday.

    When Madge simulated masturbation as part of her landmark Blond Ambition

    Read More »from Burning Question: Could Miley’s VMA Antics Really Have Bad Impact on Kids?


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