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Carrie Underwood on VH1's 'Behind the Music': Inside the country star's marriage to Mike Fisher -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Behind the Music? More like Behind the Marriage!

VH1′s long-running music series delves into the life and career of American Idol alum and country superstar Carrie Underwood in Sunday’s brand-new episode, but much of what they turn up digs into Underwood’s fairytale-like courtship with — and her July 2010 marriage to — hockey star Mike Fisher.

EW has two exclusive clips from Sunday night’s episode, one of which details how Underwood met Fisher and a second on how the lovebirds got engaged.

You can catch the full Behind the Music: Carrie Underwood episode Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m., but first enjoy these two exclusive clips here on EW.com:

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Ne-Yo on VH1's 'Behind the Music': Remembering his interactions with Michael Jackson -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Ne-Yo has made no secret of the fact that he had been collaborating with Michael Jackson when he died in 2009. But in the newest episode of VH1′s Behind the Music — which premieres Sunday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. — he delves deeper into how they met and the work they produced. EW has an exclusive clip of that recollection.

In the clip — which you can find below — Ne-Yo recalls that in the spring of 2009, Jackson reached out to him but he hung up the phone, thinking it was a prank call. “I figured it was somebody playin’,” he remembers.

After Jackson called back, he remembers, “we met up in New York, then he smiles and gave me a big hug, and says, ‘You know what my favorite song of yours is? [singing] Please don’t worry about me, I’m fine,’” Ne-Yo says in the clip. “He started singing my damn song ['Go On, Girl].’ I almost lost it at that point. I maintained, but inside, I was jumping around like a six-year-old girl. It was bad. It was really, really bad.”

Watch the full clip from Sunday’s episode of Behind the Music here:

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Train on VH1's 'Behind the Music': The story behind hit 'Drops of Jupiter' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Can you believe that VH1′s Behind the Music is turning 15?

The series launches its latest season this Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9 p.m. with an hour focused on pop-rock band Train, which delivered its biggest hit in 2009 with “Hey, Soul Sister.” But it’s actually another of their singles — 2001′s “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” — that truly launched them, climbing to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

That song is the subject of an online-only, Behind the Music companion series titled Behind the Song, which EW is exclusively debuting below.

The process of creation wasn’t easy, according to frontman Pat Monahan: “I just couldn’t figure out what to write, but then I woke up from a dream about a year after my mother passed away with the words ‘back in the atmosphere,’” he remembers. “It was just her way of saying what it was like — she was swimming through the planets and came to me with drops of Jupiter in her hair.”

The rest, as they say, is history. The full, four-minute Behind the Song episode is below, and parts of it are woven into Sunday’s season premiere episode of Behind the Music, which will also touch on Train’s multiplatinum success, struggles ith drug addiction, money woes, and two-year hiatus.

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Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich talks new season of live-music show 'From the Basement'; watch an exclusive clip of the Shins here

A few years ago, Grammy-winning record producer and unofficial sixth Radiohead member Nigel Godrich was lamenting the lack of the great music-based television shows like The Old Grey Whistle Test as well as great experiments like The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. So he did something about it and created From the Basement, a series with a simple premise: Great bands performing killer songs in a small room with no audience.

“I think what happened was MTV came along in the ’80s and destroyed the way that people film music on television,” Godrich told EW via phone from London. “The performance ended up in the edit, and it wasn’t very direct. It’s a selfish thing, really—as a music fan, I really wanted to see people performing on television, so we went ahead and did it. Musicians hate doing TV because it’s such a different world and a horrible environment for them, so wouldn’t it be cool for me as a music person to do a TV show? Then I could get something out of them that TV shows wouldn’t get.”

The series has mostly existed online and on U.K. television, but the third season—premiering this summer—will be featured the 3D network 3net. That means that not only will you be able to experience dynamic performances by the likes of the Shins, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Feist, and Foster the People, but you’ll also be able to watch them in 3D

“I was quite cynical about it when it was suggested to me,” Godrich admitted of the introduction of 3D. “I’m very careful about anything that seems like a gimmick, but the technology is so good and it looks so amazing. When you see a photograph of an Impressionist painting, it doesn’t really make sense until you go to France and stand in the museum and watch this thing vibrate in front of your face. It really is another level of intimacy, and it really translates in a really sophisticated way.”

Of course, those not equipped to view things in three dimensions won’t be left out in the cold, as From the Basement will be available on Crackle, which is available on a bunch of different smartphones as well as video game systems. That will let you catch stuff like the Shins performing “Bait and Switch,” which you can watch in the exclusive clip below.  READ FULL STORY

Ingrid Michaelson shape shifts for 'Blood Brothers' video: Watch it here -- EXCLUSIVE

In the song “Blood Brothers,” from her most recent album, Human Again, Ingrid Michaelson sings about the deep-rooted connections between people: “We’re all the same under a different name/We’re all blood, we’re all blood, blood brothers.”

It’s only appropriate, then, that the video for the song features her getting under the skin of some of her favorite pop icons — including David Bowie, Gene Simmons, and Amy Winehouse.

The clip shows Michaelson not just as the stars, but in transit to becoming each one of them in the makeup chair. (It’s a pretty cool effect, though it must have been murder on her pores.)

Take a look at the video, premiering exclusively here at the Music Mix, below. READ FULL STORY

Mark Foster, Kimbra, and A-Trak team up for 'Warrior': Watch the video premiere here -- EXCLUSIVE

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When we last left Converse’s “Three Artists, One Song” project, Damon Albarn of Gorillaz went to the mat with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy  and OutKast’s Andre 3000 on “DoYaThing.”

For their next trick, the company has gathered together Foster the People frontman Mark Foster, “Somebody That I Used To Know” guest sprite Kimbra, and Canadian turntable mastermind A-Trak for a song called “Warrior.”

The song will be available for download for free at the official website for shoe store Journeys, but you can take a first look at the video for “Warrior” below.

The colorful, kinetic clip stars Foster and A-Trak as less-than-willing Mexican wrestlers (or luchadors to those who follow the career of Dr. Wagner Jr.), with Kimbra fronting a mariachi band

Give the exclusive premiere a look below.

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Greg Laswell's charming new stop-motion video for 'Back to You': Watch it here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Even if you have never listened to a Greg Laswell album, you’ve almost certainly heard his songs. The San Diego-based singer-songwriter’s compositions have been featured in a number of TV shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, and Parenthood.

His new album, Landline, out April 24, includes duets with Laswell and a quartet of females: Ingrid Michaelson (Laswell’s wife), Sia, Elizabeth Ziman (of Elizabeth & the Catapult), and Sara Bareilles.

Ziman appears on the single “Back to You,” which has just been blessed with a stop-motion music video that stars a candle, a lamp, and an intervening owl.

Check out the exclusive world premiere of Greg Laswell’s “Back to You” below. READ FULL STORY

Simple Plan invite Sean Paul to a beach party for 'Summer Paradise' video: Watch the premiere here - EXCLUSIVE

It may still be March, but for the men of Simple Plan, it’s already time to make summer plans. They get an early start on the beach season with the breezy new video for their airy, sun-soaked “Summer Paradise,” featuring a drop-in from Sean Paul.

Filmed in Barbados, the clip follows the Canadian quintet as they cruise across the island, frolic around a camp fire, and generally make everybody watching in their cubicles wish it was BBQ weather already.

So slather on the SPF and watch Simple Plan’s video for “Summer Paradise” below. READ FULL STORY

Ingrid Michaelson joined by PS 22 Chorus for take on 'Blood Brothers' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Ingrid Michaelson, who recently released her fifth album, Human Again, proves that you can also go home again.

The native of New York City’s Staten Island recently teamed with the borough’s most famous non-Wu-Tang-related musical collective: The PS 22 Chorus (last seen “Rolling in the Deep” in a commercial for Target).

They joined up for a run through “Blood Brothers,” one of the twangier tunes from Human Again. Check out the exclusive video below. READ FULL STORY

Cris Cab's 'Angels & Demons' video premiere -- EXCLUSIVE

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It’s a little surreal when you’ve rubbed elbows with Pharrell Williams, Wyclef Jean, and Pitbull, but still can’t legally toast your own success with some Cristal.

Such is the case of 19-year-old Miami native Cris Cab, who is rapidly carving out a place for himself in the music world.

Cab’s mixtape Echo Boom (available for free at his official site), which is sponsored by Williams’ Billionaire Boys Club, combines confessional singer-songwriter yearning, skittering dance beats, and hip-hop grooves.

After covering and remixing a handful of his favorite artists, he is now at work pushing his original tracks forward for his upcoming summer debut album on Mercury Records. Check out the crisp new single “Angels & Demons,” below. (And if you’re in Austin next week, catch him at several slated SXSW showcase appearances): READ FULL STORY

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