“To me, this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play and instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect, it’s not about sounding absolutely correct, it’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (points to heart) and it’s about what goes on in here (points to head).” – Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
Shortly after Dave Grohl gave the above acceptance speech at the 2012 Grammy Awards, he and his band, Foo Fighters, played alongside David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Deadmau5. Three of those four are very guilty of blatant autotune use while Deadmau5 is an electronic artist whose musical work completely relies upon his knowledge of computers and computerized music. Therefore, he gets a pass. But still, there is this lingering stench of hypocrisy.
The Lonely Island, the group responsible for ‘Jizz In My Pants’ and ‘I’m On A Boat’, is back! This time, they’re here to announce that they’ve just had sex. Seriously. Check out the video below, which features Akon, Blake Lively and Jessica Alba.
Fearless Records has released the tenth in their Punk Goes… series. This time, it’s ‘Punk Goes Pop, Volume 3′, which features famous pop songs covered by bands such as Woe, Is Me, Asking Alexandria, Mayday Parade, and more. You can check out the full track list after the jump.
Natalia Kills told Idolator.com of her “Love, Kills xx” film series, “I made it for my fans so they could get to know me better. It’s a collection of three-minute episodes of artistic visuals—me being myself but in unusual situations.” New episodes are unveiled Mondays at 5pm PST on http://www.nataliakills.com and Tuesdays on VEVO.
The short film is a companion visual piece to Natalia’s debut album Perfectionist, a sonic journey into her signature world of dark pop, due out later this year on will.i.am/Cherrytree/Kon Live/Interscope Records. Written by Natalia and influenced by the likes of Depeche Mode, Kate Bush and Prince, Perfectionist was helmed by star producers including Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Alicia Keys), Akon (Gwen Stefani, Nelly), Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, t.A.T.u.), Fernando Garibay (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga) & Neff-U (Keyshia Cole, Ashanti).
Check after the jump for the music video to her single ‘Zombie’!