Red Hiding Hood this weekend? Then whet your fangs on actress Amanda Seyfried’s eerie acoustic cover (available here for purchase) of Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs’ “L’il Red Riding Hood,” exclusively here at EW’s Music Mix: READ FULL STORYCan’t wait to see the atmospheric horror-fairy-tale
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Grateful Dead's Bob Weir performing at Sundance for upcoming film 'The Music Never Stopped' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
I am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album. It hits shelves (and more importantly, the digital highway) on March 22.With two albums under her sequined thrift-shop belt, Ke$ha is releasing her first remix album next month, the less-than-succinctly titled
But why wait? You can listen to Switch’s remix of Ke$ha’s “Animal” exclusively here at EW: READ FULL STORY
There may still be snow on the ground, but count on indie singer/songwriter Schuyler Fisk to spread some sunshine. EW has the exclusive debut of “Irregular Heart,” the newest track off the songstress’ sophomore album, Blue Ribbon Winner (due March 1, pre-order here), and guess what? We like. READ FULL STORY
If British chanteuse Adele had been included in Sunday’s Grammys-opening tribute to Aretha Franklin (and honestly, why wasn’t she?), it’s worth considering: What ‘Retha song should/would/could she have contributed?
Well, any and all of course — there’s little this lady can’t do. But based on her explosive, emotive rendition of “Natural Woman” in this exclusive clip from an upcoming episode of VH1’s Unplugged, we here at EW would vote resoundingly for Carole King’s woman-empowered classic that Aretha popularized in 1967. As you might imagine, the rebooted Unplugged atmosphere is just perfect for Adele’s fiery singer-songwriter sensibility. Plus, it showcases the fact that this gal can sing. She don’t need no backup. No synthesizers. And no dancers. It’s all about her.
VH1 Unplugged: Adele premieres online Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Unplugged.VH1.com and will air on VH1 Friday, March 4, at 11 p.m. The online premiere on March 3 will be accompanied by a live viewing party where fans can watch and chat with one another. Watch the beautiful clip of Adele singing “Natural Woman” here:
Jackie Evancho: Watch 'America's Got Talent' star's 'Silent Night' music video (EW exclusive First Look!)
Nothing says the holidays like a tiny opera-singing prodigy! EW has the exclusive first look at 10-year-old America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho’s music video for “Silent Night,” the latest release from her holiday album, O Holy Night, which surprised the music world by selling 239,000 copies during its first week in release and debuting at No. 2 (behind Susan Boyle’s already-released Christmas disc The Gift) back in November. The video is white-backdrop simple and features Evancho playing with (apparently fake) snow around a Christmas tree with her older brother, Jacob. “Making the video was really fun,” Evancho tells EW. “There was a lot of snow—it got in our mouths! But it was still a lot of fun, especially because Jacob was there to enjoy it with me. Usually my siblings don’t get to come along while I’m working.”
Evancho wanted to do the music video for “Silent Night” because it’s one of her favorite tunes on the album. “Actually both the English songs on the album—this and ‘O Holy Night’—are my favorite,” the pint-sized singer clarifies. “‘O Holy Night’ is a very beautiful song, and it’s my favorite Christmas song to sing. I sing it a lot around the house, and I just like that song a lot.”
Considering she made a whole album about it, Christmas—and everything that goes with it—is very important to the classical crossover singer. “We do whatever normal kid does,” Evancho says of her family’s holiday traditions. “We try to sneak a peek of Santa, we go to our Grandma’s house, have Christmas dinner, and then go to bed and wait for Santa to come.” So, what’s Evancho hoping Santa brings her this year? You might be surprised. “I want these vampire fangs,” she reveals. “I’m really into vampires. You put them in your mouth. They’re small at first, but there’s a lever, and when you push the lever with your tongue, they grow bigger.”
The full video for “Silent Night” is after the jump:
Cake. So it’s fitting that Showroom of Compassion, the California alt-rockers’ first full-length since 2004, will feature a song called “Long Time.” The album won’t be out til Jan. 11, 2011, but we just so happen to have an exclusive stream of “Long Time” right here on the Music Mix.It’s been a good while since we last heard from
Click through to the jump to hear “Long Time” now. It’s vintage Cake, with festive brass, chipper synths, and itchy guitars accompanying lead singer John McCrea’s deadpan vocals.
Snappy little tune, no? If you like it, consider pre-ordering Showroom of Compassion from Cake’s official site. Then let us know whether you’re looking forward to fresh Cake in January. READ FULL STORY
Rapper Nicki Minaj’s much-anticipated big-label debut, Pink Friday, hit retailers yesterday, at the beginning of one of the biggest shopping—and music release heavy—weeks of the year. (EW just reviewed the disc here on The Music Mix.) It turns out Thanksgiving week’s consumer culture was part of the inspiration behind the effort’s title. “We named it Pink Friday because it comes out the week of Black Friday,” she tells EW. “It’s girly girl meets crazy, psychotic lunatic meets mix tapes. I think all of those things are represented on Pink Friday.” Besides the nod to Black Friday, the album is also brimming with rap’s biggest and brightest stars. Here, Minaj takes us behind three of her favorite tracks on Pink Friday, a trio of collaborations with Kanye West, Rihanna, and Eminem.
“Blazin” with Kanye West: “‘Blazin” is one of those where you want to let your hair down, feel a little lifted, and just ride out into the night. It’s a more subdued track, and I love the beat. The beat takes me somewhere. I remember playing it for Kanye in the studio, and Kanye started free-styling to the beat right then and there, off the top of his head. I knew his voice was going to sound insane on that particular track, and it brought out a little street edge in me as well. It gave me a platform for things that I needed to say. It’s one of those records that puts you in a peaceful state of tranquility. But it’s hood at the same time.”
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