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Beyonce Rips Through Album Medley at VMAs 2014

August 25, 2014 - 00:00
Beyoncé was an obvious choice to receive this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards: In addition to classic clips ranging from the Destiny's Child-era to "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies," the singer is almost singlehandedly keeping the art of the music video alive, going as......

Iggy Azalea Busts Out 'Black Widow' at the 2014 VMAs

August 24, 2014 - 23:49
While Iggy Azalea and the Beatles are the only acts in history to have their first two singles simultaneously ranked in the top two spots of the Billboard Hot 100, the Australian rapper has now accomplished something the Fab Four never did: Perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. Fresh......

Miley Cyrus Sends Homeless Youth to Accept VMA Video of the Year

August 24, 2014 - 23:22
When Jimmy Fallon announced Miley Cyrus' name as winner of Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," the singer stood and directed a young man with long, blonde hair to the stage. "Thank you, all," he said, as Cyrus looked on. "My name is Jesse." He explained that there were......

Taylor Swift Turns 'Shake It Off' Into a Pop Coming-Out Party at VMAs

August 24, 2014 - 22:10
As expected, Taylor Swift turned the MTV Video Music Awards into her own personal dance floor to party like it's 1989. Swift capped off a busy week where she announced her "first straight-up pop" album and revealed its first single "Shake It Off" by performing the 1989 track live for the first time on......

Nicki Minaj Brings Wardrobe Malfunction, Ditches Snake for 2014 VMAs

August 24, 2014 - 21:41
What's an MTV Video Music Awards without a little wardrobe malfunction? One of the more intriguing subplots going into the VMAs was whether or not a six-foot-long boa constrictor would be appearing onstage with Nicki Minaj after the snake bit one of the rapper's backup dancers Friday night during rehearsals for Minaj's performance. Although......

Watch Marky Ramone Sit in With Arcade Fire in Brooklyn

August 24, 2014 - 18:28
Arcade Fire have upped the ante on their regional covers project as the Reflektor tour enters its closing days, not only playing their usual songs by notable locals, but also bringing on musicians from the bands to join them. The night after Buster Poindexter led the band in a performance of......

MTV Will Air Ferguson PSA During VMA Broadcast

August 24, 2014 - 16:01
MTV will use the occasion of its Video Music Awards on Sunday night to highlight the ongoing civil rights struggles in Ferguson, Missouri. During a commercial break in the broadcast, the network will be airing a public service announcement reflecting on the protests that have erupted following the police shooting of unarmed......

Watch Eminem and Rihanna Take the Ice Bucket Challenge Live Onstage

August 24, 2014 - 14:14
Eminem and Rihanna wrapped up their joint Monster Tour on Saturday night by submitting to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of a live audience of 45,000 in Eminem's hometown. The pair were walking off the stage at the end of their final show at Detroit's Comerica Park when Eminem's hype man......

Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown's Pre-VMA Party

August 24, 2014 - 11:23
Update: Suge Knight's family issued a statement regarding the shooting to Revolt: "The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media. Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he's human. He's done......

Cat Power and Sky Ferreira Will Play Benefit Concerts for Ferguson Protestors

August 23, 2014 - 19:30
Cat Power and Sky Ferreira are joining the ranks of artists standing up for the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.  Cat Power (a.k.a. Chan Marshall) spread the news with a post on Instagram, announcing that she'll be playing......

Watch Arcade Fire Bring on Buster Poindexter for 'Hot Hot Hot' Cover

August 23, 2014 - 17:36
Arcade Fire managed to put yet another novel spin on their Reflektor tour hometown covers tradition on Friday night. For their show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the band doubled up on local references by playing the New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis" before bringing out Buster Poindexter (a.k.a. New York Dolls singer David Johansen)......

Man Fatally Shot Backstage After Wiz Khalifa Concert

August 23, 2014 - 15:08
A man was fatally shot backstage after a Wiz Khalifa concert in Mountain View, California on Friday night. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the unidentified 38-year-old was shot multiple times shortly after 11:00 p.m., just after the concert ended at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The man was taken to a local hospital,......

Nicki Minaj Dancer Bitten by a Giant Snake During VMA Rehearsal

August 23, 2014 - 11:49
Nicki Minaj's onstage wildlife got a little too wild when a giant snake bit one of her backup dancers during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards on Friday. MTV reports that a six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky took a chomp on the inside of the dancer's left arm while Minaj and her......

Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

August 23, 2014 - 10:52
Henry Rollins has apologized for the column he wrote for L.A. Weekly earlier this week criticizing Robin Williams over his suicide. In a note posted to his website on Friday evening, Rollins called the anger his article provoked "off the scale and in my opinion, well placed." "That I hurt anyone by what I......

Gerard Way Makes Britpop Solo Debut at U.K.'s Reading Festival

August 23, 2014 - 10:45
As the frontman of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way headlined the Reading Festival Main Stage in 2011, but three years later, he choose to unveil his new solo material as the very first act of the weekend on the smaller BBC Radio 1/NME Stage, appearing at 11:50 a.m. inside a marquee......

10 New Artists You Need to Know: August 2014

August 23, 2014 - 10:44
Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This month: Milky Chance's chill electro-folk, Joyce Manor's emo revivalism,  the Canadian indie rock of Alvvays and a duo with most important response to "bro country" yet....

Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus Salute the Beatles in L.A.

August 22, 2014 - 16:02
Fifty years ago this month, the Beatles met Bob Dylan, tried marijuana for the first time and launched a sold-out tour of the United States. The summer tour took them to 23 different cities, including Los Angeles, where the band played the Hollywood Bowl on August 23, 1964. It was a......

Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best MTV VMAs Performance?

August 22, 2014 - 15:51
The MTV Video Music Awards air live from the Los Angeles Forum this Sunday night, and as usual, the awards themselves will almost be an afterthought: The big moments will all come from the performances. Everyone remembers the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke twerk-heard-around-the-world from last year, but how many recall that Justin......

'Jimi: All Is by My Side': Photos From the Set of the Hendrix Biopic

August 22, 2014 - 15:40
John Ridley earned his first Academy Award this year for his 12 Years a Slave screenplay, and now he's in the director's chair for Jimi: All Is by My Side, a biopic tracing a year in the life of Jimi Hendrix with Outkast's André Benjamin in the title role. Scenes take place......

Coldplay's Chris Martin Lives 'Big' in 'True Love' Video

August 22, 2014 - 15:14
Frontman Chris Martin and actress Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead, Cloverfield) star as sumo-suited "big" ballerinas in the video for Coldplay's third Ghost Stories single, "True Love." The message for the clip, as displayed at the end, is "anything is possible," and in the case of the clip – directed by......