There’s paid-for product placement and then there is free, invaluable exposure by way of brand loyal customers.Take this famous US brand which found itself the subject of a hit rap song which is closing in on YouTube 100,000 views.
We first covered a story about nine-year-old Amira Willighagen in October, when she broke onto the scene with an amazing first-performance on ‘Holland’s Got Talent’.
The Beatles’ two remaining members, Paul and Ringo, are due to perform at the Grammy awards next week. The scouse pair will also be accepting a lifetime achievement award on behalf of the band during the ceremony, while McCartney has also been nominated for best rock song and best music film.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band will be arriving for their tour of Africa in a mere matter of days, so join us on a trip down memory lane as we look at some of Springsteen’s best pictures through the ages.
Henry Rollins… where to start? This guy has been around the block, starting out as vocalist for Black Flag in the early 80’s, and promiscuously hopping between all sorts of occupations, bringing his intense gaze along for the ride. In no particular order Rollins has fulfilled the rolls of a journalist, activist and even a [...]
Set to Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire’, this awesome parody throws in all the messy, cringe worthy and just plain ridiculous celeb scandals that clogged up newswaves this year. Comedian Owen Weber produces slam dunk after slam dunk as he rapidly belts out already silly headlines with his own unique twist.
Please enjoy the official music video for Eminem’s ‘Monster’, featuring Rihanna. Rihanna plays a clinical psychiatrist, peeling through Eminem’s insane past. Yes, there is lots of blue lipstick, and straight jackets. Thanks for asking. [Source: YouTube]
We all know the drill when it comes to Elvis impersonators. An elderly man in tight white pants strolls on stage, gives a little hip-wobble, and then proceeds to warble out some truly painful melodies.This 16 year-old, by those standards, is a breath of fresh air.
Harlem Shake, the fox, Miley Cyrus, the russian meteorite – they’re all there. But there are a few surprise inclusions. For your educational edification, please enjoy this run down of the top viral, music, and news videos on YouTube in 2013.
Hundreds of corporate entities have expressed tributes to Nelson Mandela since his passing last week. Notable examples have included Business Day and First Rand Bank. Woolworth’s released their own tribute in partnership with the Soweto Gospel Choir via video, and it’s pretty special. And here’s a video of the time Nelson Mandela cruised onto the stage during a Johnny [...]
In which she sings repeatedly about a day of the week, rides a stuffed triceratops, recovers from a Friday hangover (see what she did there?), and gets her friends to mock Miley Cyrus. Yep, this is actually happening.
You’ll never guess what humans and crickets have in common – and it’s either amazing or completely terrifying. Composer Jim Wilson recorded crickets, slowed down the track and produced what sounds like human voices singing.
In a massively unexpected move, Billy Joel attended a New York press conference,where he said he would assume residency at Madison Square Garden.
Seeing that Eminem will be arriving on our shores next year, we thought we’d try and pick out those ‘real’ slim shady fans among you.
The world held its breath on the day that international DJ David Guetta challenged Dr Dre to create the perfect set of world-class ear cups. One year later, the collaboration between Dre and Guetta led to the creation of the lightest, loudest and most neon headphones ever.
Matthew Mole made South African music history not long ago when he became the first local artist to enter the iTunes charts at the number one spot. He’s back with a brand new music video for ‘Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine’. Enjoy that.
A 20-year-old interview with Kurt Cobain has been unearthed, in which he opens up about his school years, his feelings of alienation and his sexual confusion.
After all that controversy and all those kiddy-sex accusations, R. Kelly has returned from his three-year hiatus to release his 12th solo album, ‘Black Panties’. That’s when he claimed, “With my gift, I can pretty much write a song out of anything.”
This is quite possibly the most lucrative property rights transaction in a long time, as the Elvis Presley name, his songs, and his Graceland resort now belong to someone else.
That’s right, you 90s kids read correctly, and you have reason to celebrate – the Backstreet Boys are back with a brand new video. Now fully-fledged men, the Backstreet Boys choose not to wear silly outfits and do dance routines. Rather, they take their shirts off.
It’s been almost half a century since Bob Dylan dropped ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, but finally, after teaming up with a 27 year-old tech-whizz, Bob Dylan has released a music video to go along with his 1965 hit song.
The nice thing about making Kim Kardashian your fiancee is that you don’t have to spend any money hiring back-up dancers for your videos. You just give her a call and say, “Hey Kim, do you mind getting naked on a motorbike in front of a green screen with me?”
The official music video for Jack Parow’s P.A.R.T.Y dropped yesterday, and it might be the most South African video ever. (Sorry, Waddy.) In the video, directed by Paul Ward, Jack is on a road trip with his buddies. He lounges on the beach, drinks at a bar, watches sport, surfs, eats at Wimpy and bounces with children and petrol attendees. Like we all do.
The Vans Warped Tour was cancelled yesterday, after a show in London saw one of the artists leap into the crowd from 12 metres. A rapper from the US, George Watsky, thought it would be cool to leap off the lighting rig and into the waiting crowd below. It wasn’t.
The English just love doing this sort of thing. Every year around Cristmas, they gather around and try to get a certain song up to number 1 in the charts just in time for Christmas. Why? Well, because they’re bored and lonely and live on a cold, rainy Island where it gets dark at 3pm.
You know it’s a typical boy band song when it starts with the words, “Yeaahh yeeaahh, yeaahh”, and is backed by soulful guitar picking that morphs into a powerful crescendo of bromance.
Lily Allen you biscuit – where have you been? The world has been missing a little bite and cynicism, thank god she chose to make her musical comeback now.