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12 Best Alternative Performances From The MTV VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards isn’t just a superficial awards show. It’s an institution that has crafted some of pop culture’s most iconic moments. Frankly, no other awards show has created massive ripples in the cultural zeitgeist such as Miley Cryus’ famous twerking moment and Beyoncé’s baby bump reveal alongside bands such as Alien Ant Farm playing their cover of “Smooth Criminal” or Rage Against The Machine and Limp Bizkit feuding onstage in 2000. However, many viewers equate the MTV VMAs to purely celebrating the efforts of most American Top 40 artists. This could not be further from the truth.… Read more »


DJ Ella

We chat with LA based Tech house DJ, DJ Ella. Latvian born DJ Ella has had an amazing history in the music world having won a Grammy in her home country on multiple occasions, been a finalist in Latvia for Eurovision, hosted her own tv show and is now a staple in the tech house world in LA.

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Seventh UK No. 1 for McFly

McFly’s latest double a-side “Baby Come Back/Transylvania” has put an end to Beyonce and Shakira’s three-week run at the top of the Official UK Top 40, while landing the young pop-rock act their seventh No. 1 single. The track debuts ahead of “Beautiful Liar” which drops to two, while Akon’s “Don’t Matter” jumps up eight spots to three. Gym Class Heroes’ “Cupid’s Chokehold” is at four while Scootch’s Eurovision flop “Flying The Flag” charts at five. The pop trio were ranked 22nd out of 24 at Saturday’s event in Finland. In the rest of this week’s top ten, Linkin Park… Read more »


T.A.t.U Barred From Red Square Filming

They’re the first Russian pop sensation to top music charts worldwide, but Moscow police weren’t having any of it. Authorities barred the Russian pop duo t.A.t.U. Thursday from filming their new video on Red Square. Several hundred fans – many dressed in the skimpy schoolgirl uniforms favored by the duo – turned up to act as extras in what was supposed to be the band’s video for the Eurovision song contest. But instead, Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova, both 18, barely emerged from their trailer. “It looks like Russia does not care for t.A.t.U. representing its country,” said their producer,… Read more »


Rock's Power Women Celebrated in New Exhibition

The rock world’s top 20 female icons are celebrated in a photographic exhibition opening at Britain’s National Portrait Gallery Monday. The exhibition, “She Bop,” was inspired by former music journalist Lucy O’Brien’s book “She Bop II: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul.” Exhibits range from rocker Chrissie Hynde to soul diva Dusty Springfield and disco queen Madonna ( news – web sites). “Female artists haven’t been given the recognition that they’ve deserved and I felt there was a whole history of women to be written to chart how big a part women have played in popular… Read more »


Eminem Raps Way to Top of British Charts

Controversial pop artist Eminem rapped his way to No. 1 in Britain’s pop charts Sunday, knocking manufactured group Liberty X off the top spot after just one week. The American rapper’s single “Without Me” beat off stiff competition from the likes of boy band Westlife to go straight in at No. 1, according to figures from the Official UK Charts Company. Liberty X, comprising finalists from the hit show “Popstars” and once dubbed “flopstars” by the British press, fell to No. 2 with “Just a Little.” Liverpudlian all-girl group Atomic Kitten proved no match for Eminem, entering the chart at… Read more »

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