Justin Timberlake’s new single has some serious “Song of Summer” potential. It’s upbeat, fun, has some funk, and will be pulling you to every dance floor you encounter.
Timberlake released the video for Can’t Stop The Feeling Friday at Midnight ET (11 PM CT). It features Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, and the cast of Dreamwork’s Trolls, which Timberlake is voicing in.
“It hadn’t rained at the Super Bowl in 40 years.” Of course it had to for “Purple Rain”.
Today sucks and we all know why. What I’ve always found to help mourn the loss of a performer who moved you for years with their music and talent is to celebrate their triumphs, listen to them rock, and relive the memories you and many others had.
For me, Super Bowl XLI comes to mind immediately. On the world’s biggest stage with the largest live audience possible, Prince just simply rocked. In the pouring rain, he blew viewers away with a set of not just his own songs but some excellent covers as well.
NFL Films has a great clip capturing the event, and honestly it makes me forget that my Chicago Bears lost in the game. The show was that special.
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Monday morning, CBS Sports staff writer Matt Norlander helped us all get to know the coaches who will be patrolling the sidelines for the next few weeks during March Madness. I think musical taste could say a lot about a person, and Norlander asked each of the coaches who their favorite band or artist was.
While I have Xavier making a deep run, I might be questioning it more based on head coach Chris Mack’s answer. There is a lot of Eagles and Bob Marley love among the field. I do enjoy Northern Iowa’s Ben Jacobson mentioning his dad’s band. John Calipari’s is NOT Drake. And of course Mike Krzyzewski was the only one not to answer back…
…so Norlander designated Beyonce to Coach K.
Here are the answers the rest of the coaches gave from each region. I hope this totally influences how you fill out your brackets if you haven’t already.
Which coach do you respect more (or less) based on their taste in music? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards ended with big wins by Taylor Swift (Album of the Year) and the tag team of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson (Record of the Year). Here are all 83 categories and their winners. Stay tuned for a look at the performances tomorrow!
Video killed the radio star. Then reality TV killed “Music Television”. Fortunately for us, OK Go is still fighting the good fight to keep music videos fun and relevant.
The treadmills in “Here It Goes” may have taken them the distance, but OK Go was synchronizing their one-take dance numbers even before then with “A Million Ways” in 2005. Since then, it’s been a decade of sweet concept videos like the Honda UNI-CUBS driven (literally) “I Won’t Let You Down“, the Rube Goldberg inspired “This Too Shall Pass“, and my personal favorite ,”Needing/Getting“. The music isn’t too shabby either.
This time, the dudes got up in a plane traveling at zero gravity over Russia. Lead singer Damian Kulash Jr. co-directed the video with Trish Sie and the band submitted to three weeks of space training at ROSCOSMOS, the Russian equivalent of NASA.
The disclaimer at the start of the video lets you know that there are no green screens or wires, and that they are in an S7 plane the entire time. The two women in the video are actual S7 Airlines airhostesses who are also trained aerialist acrobats.
Have another favorite OK Go video? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter!
By now, nearly storyline and angle for the Broncos and Panthers have been hashed out going into the Super Bowl. The Prop Bets are available to keep the non-football fan interested, which include wagers on things like how long Lady Gaga will sing the anthem, which song Coldplay will play first, and what color the Gatorade is that will be dumped on the winning coach. Even the commercials are getting leaked early (although I think that takes some of the fun out of it).
The Denver Post and The Charlotte Observer are also in on the game with their own friendly bets. If the Broncos win, the Post will receive “No. 1 IPA beer in the country” Hop, Drop and Roll (brewed in Charlotte) as well as some World Famous barbecue. If the Panthers win, the Observer will receive a broad selection of Colorado craft beer and bison steaks.
A tradition that we began here a year ago was to go beyond the teams playing the game, and compare the regions they’re from in EVERYTHING BUT FOOTBALL. Last year, New England had the edge over Seattle in our game here and eventually won the Big Game itself.
So for the fans (and newspapers) of each team, lets see how they stack up.
John Denver, Ginger Baker (drummer), Earth Wind & Fire, Flobots, The Fray, India.Arie, The Lumineers, Glenn Miller (Jazz), Neutral Milk Hotel, OneRepublic, Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Judy Collins, The String Cheese Incident, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.
James Taylor, Tori Amos, George Clinton, K-Ci & JoJo, Anthony Hamilton, John Coltrane, Ben Folds, Petey Pablo, Fred Durst, The Avett Brothers and Ryan Adams.
The Edge – Carolina
This may be the toughest call, considering how subjective music is for everyone. However I’m taking quality over quantity here. Fred Durst and the EDM of Denver cancel each other out for things I’m good without. There are more pop acts in Denver, if The Fray and OneRepublic are your thing. Both regions bring the Funk with George Clinton and Earth Wind and Fire. But I’ll take the Carolina singer songwriters (Taylor, Adams and Folds) over John Denver *skypoint*.
Bonus Points too for my favorite school slow dance song ever, “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo.
Set in Colorado
South Park, Community, Diagnosis: Murder, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Nikita, Stargate SG-1, The Real World: Denver, The Man in the High Castle, Dynasty and Mork & Mindy.
Set in Carolina
East Bound and Down, Dawson’s Creek, The Famous Jett Jackson, One Tree Hill, The Andy Griffith Show.
The Edge: Denver
There isn’t too much programming set in either region. Community and East Bound and Down duke it out pretty well for comedies. I do love Andy Griffith and that whistling will be stuck in my head for the rest of the month, but 19 seasons of South Park is too many to pass on. Sorry, One Tree Hill fans.
Set in Colorado
The A-Team, About Schmidt, Aliens vs. Predators: Requieum, Beerfest, The Big Short, Blades of Glory, City Slickers, Cliffhanger, Interstellar, Misery, Phantoms, The Prestige, The Shining, Stargate, WarGames, and Dumb and Dumber
Set in Carolina
Cape Fear, Carrie, Cold Mountain, The Descent, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Kiss The Girls, Maximum Overdrive, Pitch Perfect, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Tin Cup, A Walk To Remember, and Bull Durham.
The Edge: Denver
Carolina makes a case with solid Kevin Costner sports movies. But Denver has two amazing Christopher Nolan films (Interstellar and The Prestige) the better Stephen King horror flick between The Shining and Carrie…and Dumb and Dumber.
The Edge: Carolina
It was a tough call, but I drooled the most researching all that southern comfort awesomeness.
The Edge: Carolina
Both seem perfect if you love the outdoors. I think if you love skiing/snowboarding and weed, you’ll probably lean toward Denver. The idea of mountains, beaches, and some college sports staples have me wanting to visit Carolina first. Red Rocks is a hard venue to pass up though.
In Denver (327 Craft Brewers)
In Carolina (151 Craft Brewers)
The Edge: Denver
This one is depends on your tastebuds, but I’ve always been partial to Colorado beer. Carolina seems to be on its way though.
Sports (other than football)
Colorado State Rams
Duke Blue Devils
North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina State Wolfpack
The Edge: Carolina
The two Stanley Cups won by the Colorado Avalanche are admirable, but 12 Men’s Basketball National Championships won by Duke (5), North Carolina (5), and North Carolina State (2) are a bit more impressive…
…plus the fact that state produced the greatest player in NBA history.
I have to admit, it was my first Bruce Springsteen show…and it certainly won’t be my last.
Springsteen and the E Street Band brought “The River Tour” to Chicago last week, and blew the roof off the United Center. Sunday night, Springsteen made the recording from the concert available in MP3 form for FREE from his website for the next 2 days. There are 33 live tracks, including the entire ‘River’ album and Springsteen’s first live performance of “Take It Easy” by the late Glenn Frey and The Eagles.
For a direct link to Springsteen’s site where you can download the entire album free, click here.
The album will be free until Tuesday evening. MP3s and CDs will go on sale Wednesday, January 27th.
I woke up from a bad dream this morning, around 3:30 AM. I checked my phone, opened Facebook to get my mind off whatever scared me and caught this from WXRT Chicago DJ Jason Thomas.
What does that mean?!
Was the new stuff bad? Did something happen? Then I open Twitter and it’s there in front of my face. The man whose music hit me in a way when I was younger, that forced me to explore and find more like it.
I thought my nightmare was still going, that I was stuck in the weird place between being conscious and unconscious. Nope. Wide awake. I shared it with the person who I connected with the most on things like this, without any regard for the time…then eventually fell asleep with the Ziggy Stardust riff in my head. It’s still there.
Instead of writing a long and exhausting tribute, which I totally could, I want to just update this page with thoughts, memories, moments, trivia and links that I come across throughout the day…to share with fans who feel the same way.
This page will be updated throughout the day, so feel free to keep checking back.
The transformative GIF that you’ll see across the internet all day. Coincidentally saw it make the rounds all last week as well.