This new Rolling Stones video was supposed to debut at midnight EST tonight, but looky who's got it (uhh...thanks Rolling Stone Magazine!).
Just like the classics Gimme Shelter and Sympathy For The Devil, we are challenged as listeners and viewers with the words and images in Gloom and Doom. Listen to it several times.
Oh, hey...if you haven't yet watched Crossfire Hurricane on HBO, I suggest you do so. Record it; you'll want to watch it more than once. The narration by 'the boys' during clips from the Altamont tragedy is riveting and terrifying. Even though you already think you know what transpired--you don't know everything.
Written by: Diva Julia
If you're a 90s kid you're going to love this news. The Disney Channel is planning a sequel series to 'Boy Meets World' that will focus on the life of Cory and Topanga's pre-teen daughter. It will be called 'Girl Meets World,' naturally, and is in the very early development stages .
The original show started it's seven year run in 1993 on ABC and centered on the lives of Cory Matthews, his best friend Shawn Hunter and the girl that would eventually become Cory's wife, Topanga Lawrence.
No word yet on whether Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga, but come on, you can't have a sequel without them. During the college years of 'Boys Meets World,' Cory and Topanga got married and moved from Philadelphia to New York during the finale. They were joined by Eric Matthews, played by Will Friedle and Shawn played by Rider Strong.
What do you guys think about this proposed spin-off? Do you think Mr. Feeny should return too?
Written by: Brittani
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Scott Stapp has turned up on my radar not once but twice this week, so against my better judgement, I will catch you up on the Creed lead vocalist.
A couple of days ago, while on the Fox and Friends, Stapp expressed his disappointment with Barack Obama's presidency, though he stopped short of endorsing Mitt Romney.
Okay, nothing much to that. But that wasn't the last we would hear from Stapp this week.
While talking to VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live he told a tale of a drug induced hallucination, culminating in a leap from a balcony at Miami's Delano Hotel.
Sad, but the music industry is chock full of near death experiences due to excess.
With a fractured skull and hip, Stapp says:
I laid out there for two and a half hours and my guardian angel showed up — rapper T.I. He immediately took care of the situation and saved my life."
They recognized each other thanks to Hollywood's favorite Catholic, Mel Gibson. Both had worked on The Passion of The Christ: Songs Inspired By soundtrack. During that brief interaction in 2004, Stapp and T.I. had bonded over a mutual admiration of The University of Alabama's Crimson Tide.
By saying the words Roll Tide (Alabama's motto/slogan/chant--look, I might be in the South but I'm not yet of it) T.I. recognized Stapp and one of the weirder stories I heard this week had a happy ending.
Scott Stapp's memoir Sinner's Creed is out now.
Written by: Kia K.
No Doubt is without a doubt my favorite band of all time, and I was excited to listen to their latest Push and Shove. It's their sixth studio album release, and their first in more than ten years. Checking out the album sampler, I was worried that I wouldn't absolutely love the album, and even more worried that maybe ND wasn't the same band that I have loved for over 15 years.
After Gwen Stefani's solo releases in 2004 and 2006 , it seemed the band was still taking their time with another album. While I patiently waited, they headed out on a Summer tour in 2009 while working on what would become Push and Shove. The album was originally supposed to be released last year but the band felt the album wasn't ready and went back into the studio to tweak some songs. "Settle Down" was the first single released, and I think it served it's purpose of being a good Summer Buzz single, although I don't think it was the comeback song fans were hoping for.
Photo via: WILSON WEBB. By Rolling Stone
The title track "Push and Shove" was released as a promo single a couple of weeks ago, co-produced by Major Lazer and featuring Jamaican artist Busy Signal, it still didn't get as hype for this new album as it should have. Bassist Tony Kanal said that it was the band's "Bohemian Rhapsody." One of the many things that made that song so great was that it lacked a traditional chorus, where as the problem with "Push and Shove" is it's chorus. The transition from the pumping beat by Diplo to the slowed down, dubstep part just doesn't work.
Push and Shove as a whole however, does work. It is much more cohesive than "Rock Steady", and I have to say a lot less whiny than "Return of Saturn". Whatever Gwen and the gang's inspiration was, it came from a pretty good place but there are still the "I know I'm cool, but I'm a little unsure and I need you to remind me" lyrics from Stefani. She also seems to be obsessed with the word "hustle", which appears in three songs.
While it isn't "Tragic Kingdom:, which we can all agree was No Doubt's best album, the band isn't in the same place they were when "Don't Speak" came about. I wish this would have been released a couple of months ago so that "One More Summer" could have been a proper Summer jam with a video set on the beach. While most albums fall apart in the second half, ND finishes strong with "Sparkle" and "Heaven", which quickly became my two favorite cuts. "Looking Hot" is another stand-out that you'll be hearing on the radio soon.
It might have taken me a couple iTunes plays to really appreciate "Push and Shove", it is definitely an album that grows on you. I do wonder if it would have sounded any different if they hadn't gone back "perfected" the final product. I'm just glad that I can continue my love for the band.
"Push and Shove" gets 4 1/2 Bleakeys out of 5!
Written by: Brittani