On Sunday, Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan premiered the music video for his track "Walk Thru," featuring Problem, on MTV Jams. The video release for the song, which arrived back in February through Think It's a Game Entertainment, immediately charted on the Twitter Trending 140, peaking at No. 2.
Harlem's Apollo Theater, where James Brown recorded his legendary live album in 1962, was built in a middle school auditorium in Natchez, Miss., for "Get On Up." "We got lucky," says production designer Mark Ricker. "The auditorium had just enough architecture going on that we could (add to). We extended the stage, built all the boxes, a section of the balcony and just painted the hell out of the place."
5 Seconds of Summer wants you to know it's a rock band. Sure, you'll see One Direction play some guitars in concert, and yes the rock band look was part of the Jonas Brothers' act, but it's been a long time since a boy band truly pulled off the vibe (you know, no one in the JoBros actually drummed).
Two more Wings albums have been added to the ongoing reissue series of classic Paul McCartney albums, and one of them includes a major unreleased treat -- a Wings recording with Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
Lady Gaga in a stylized outfit saying kooky things? It's just another day in the life for the singer, but this time, it's for a film. Lady Gaga appears in the new trailer for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For as a waitress giving money to Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
A little more than two years ago, Jack Antonoff celebrated Fun's No. 1 single, "We Are Young," in an unusual way: by starting to write songs for a new band, Bleachers. "The Beatles did 12 songs every six months," says Antonoff, who chafes at the idea that if you’re as successful as Fun was with its second album, Some Nights -- 5.1 million sold, with "We Are Young" moving another 7 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- you get the chance to make and tour just 12 new songs every three-and-a-half years. "Everybody should have two bands if you look at it like that. Everyone should have 10 f—ing bands. It's not enough."
Zach Braff is pretty confident the soundtrack to his new film, "Wish I Was Here," won't be a platinum blockbuster like the one from his 2004 directorial debut, "Garden State." "Selling 1.5 million copies in this day and age is ridiculous," the actor-director tells Billboard. "People don't buy music like that anymore."
In two recently released music videos -- Colbie Caillat's "Try" and John Legend's "You & I" -- women of diverse ages, races and sizes earnestly lip-synch to lyrics about the effort women expend on their appearance or evoke vulnerability as they dress, apply makeup or otherwise evaluate their reflections. Whether these videos are more theatrical than transformative is up for debate, but there's no doubt they acknowledge the cultural expectations that torture millions of women daily: You are not beautiful enough. Try harder.