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Axl Rose shows up on time, gives Jimmy Kimmel first live TV interview in 20 years -- VIDEO

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose broke a long streak last night — sitting down for his first live television interview in more than 20 years.

To celebrate his band’s upcoming 12-night residency at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas (which kicks off on Halloween, of course), Rose took over the couch on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss his hitchhiking past, his issues with punctuality, and his personal Halloween tree.

There weren’t a whole lot of revelations during the 12-minute conversation, though there were a handful of funny moments. Kimmel seemed genuinely surprised the interview was even happening — he repeatedly commented on the fact that he didn’t know what to expect and was amazed that Rose appeared at the appropriate time.

His penchant for lateness was a recurring theme: Axl assured concertgoers that the group’s Vegas shows would actually start at the time printed on their tickets, and Kimmel noted that Rose has the Oscar Wilde quote “Punctuality is the thief of time” framed in his house.

The funniest part came when Axl revealed that he had a Halloween tree in his house, which is just like a Christmas tree except for… Halloween-themed. “That’s the most evil thing I’ve ever done,” Rose joked, noting that he mostly used it to taunt kids who come to his house to trick or treat. “I say to them, ‘You mean you don’t have a Halloween tree?'”

Kimmel took some questions from Twitter, including one from a fan who wanted to know what Rose did when he ran offstage (he feels kind of dumb during solos, which is as reasonable an explanation as he could have), and another wondering who Axl was going to vote for. (Sayeth Mr. Rose: “I don’t really vote,” so don’t expect him to show up on any Rock the Vote videos any time soon).

At the end, Rose treated two people in the audience to tickets to the Vegas show, and then invited everybody out for a burger from a truck he had brought with him. Watch the interview below: READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'The Walking Dead,' 'American Horror Story: Asylum,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' and more music-on-TV moments

Moments of intimacy punctuated this week’s TV lineup — from a group of weary travelers adjusting to their new home to a fledgling vampire’s taboo feeding ritual.

In between, there was plenty of plotting and mystery, too, of course. It’s all about the mix. So if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows this week, we’re here to tell you which tunes really resonated. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet' returns Nov. 23 -- Watch 'Chapter 23' here!

It has been a few years since R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet left us hanging on a “To Be Continued” fade out. What would become of Sylvester and Twan? What was this “package” that everybody kept talking about? Does Pimp Lucius have more secrets? And what of Big Man?

These questions may get answers (which will probably lead to even crazier questions) when the next batch of Trapped in the Closet episodes return on Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. on IFC.

There are 10 chapters in the coming batch, though Kelly told Entertainment Weekly that there may be many, many more where those came from. Since Kelly sees this as his own self-produced soap opera, and because soap operas run for decades, it’s possible that Trapped in the Closet will run and run.

You can check out a sneak peak of “Chapter 23″ below.

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Beyonce to perform at the Super Bowl

Move over, septagenarians; it’s Beyoncé’s time to shine.

For the past few years, the Super Bowl Halftime Show — easily the biggest gig a musician can score, if only for the massive size of the audience — has been the domain of aging classicists like the Who, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna. (And the Black Eyed Peas, the hip-hop group your grandma requests at every bat mitzvah.)

But as the NFL and CBS announced today, and as confirmed by this giant photo of Ms. Knowles wearing eye black, the Super Bowl XLVII version of the show (to be held on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans) will center around Beyoncé.

To get you into the proper football playoff-related spirit, let’s set some odds on some halftime show-related prop bets, shall we?  READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips announces album title, release date

Back in August, when American Idol winner Phillip Phillips told 95.5 WPLJ that his debut album wouldn’t come out until “January or February,” some Idol experts were surprised. Was Interscope going to let its newest star — whose smash single “Home” is approaching double platinum status — skip the lucrative holiday season? “They really want to give me some time to make an album that represents me,” he said at the time.

Either Phillips realized he needed much less time to make a self-representative album, or he lost a behind-the-scenes battle with Jimmy Iovine. Either way, the freshly minted Idol winner has just announced via Twitter that his debut album, The World from the Side of the Moon, will hit stores on November 19 — a week ahead of Black Friday, and the same week as Nicki Minaj’s and Rihanna’s latest.

Phillips also tweeted the album’s cover, a sun-soaked shot of the gravelly-voiced Georgia native with an acoustic guitar in tow. Much to the chagrin of the Idol stylist that wasn’t, Tommy Hilfiger, Phillips is still wearing his trademark grey T-shirt.

To me, the most encouraging part of this announcement is the album’s winding title. READ FULL STORY

Taylor Momsen wears nothing but eyeliner in new Pretty Reckless video: Watch the NSFW clip here

Ready to start your week with a shock video?

Gossip Girl vet Taylor Momsen shows up in a new video from the Pretty Reckless, Momsen’s rock band. The gimmicks are plenty: the clip’s in black and white, there’s no music (it’s a spoken-word verse taken from her band’s “Under the Water”), and, well, she’s naked the whole time.

Yep, naked — except for a pound of eye makeup. Needless to say, this one’s NSFW, so if you’re at the office and just really want to know more about the lyrical passage in the video, skip the following clip and head straight to the words, pasted below:

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TV Jukebox: 'The Mindy Project,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Arrow,' and more music-on-TV moments

From Nashville to NYC, in darkrooms and sunrises, TV Jukebox was all over the map this week.

We’ve got picks from The Mindy Project, Gossip Girl, Parenthood, Arrow, and more. So if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you what tunes really resonated. Check out our picks, including a full Spotify playlist, below! (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

Gym Class Heroes' Travie McCoy talks kicking his drug habit on VH1's 'Behind the Music' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

VH1’s long-running docu-series Behind the Music is on a roll of juicy reveals: So far this season, Train gave us the story behind hit ‘Drops of Jupiter’; Ne-Yo detailed his relationship with the late Michael Jackson; Carrie Underwood took us inside her marriage to hockey star Mike Fisher; and last week, former ‘X Factor’ judge Nicole Scherzinger revealed her battle with bulimia.

Now, it’s Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy’s turn for the Behind the Music treatment. Among other things in the episode which airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. on VH1, the rapper reveals how he kicked his drug habit, as seen here in this exclusive preview clip below.

Catch the full episode this Sunday, but for now get a glimpse of what’s to come here:

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Coldplay's 'Hurts Like Heaven' video brings their comic to life -- VIDEO

The music video for Coldplay’s “Hurts Like Heaven” is a prequel to their planned six-part comic-book series, which shares the title of their album Mylo Xyloto, and plays out as the book’s pages are turned. The video depicts a social uprising: A group of superheroes challenges the leader Major Minus and flees from the militaristic police. They’re ultimately caught, but a glimmer of hope survives.

Although I prefer my Coldplay videos with elephants instead of superheroes, the clip’s Orwellian themes and underlying message about the importance of creativity and self-expression make it a win in my book. Even if you had never heard about their comic book, which will be published monthly beginning in February, the video complements the song’s up-beat music and lyrics perfectly, especially the colorful love story.

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Taylor Swift drops new single 'I Knew You Were Trouble': Hear it here

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“Ready to hear more about my romantic misadventures????”

That’s the teaser Taylor Swift tweeted yesterday in anticipation of the newest cut off of Red, “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

The song, which Swift previewed on Good Morning America yesterday morning, has the same kind of defiant pop-radio oomph that made her fourth album’s other big breakup banger, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” a number one.

But “Trouble” comes with an added twist: a smattering of dubstep, discernible each time the song’s chorus kicks in, an element that we’d been warned Red would contain.

Take a listen to the new track in the video below:

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