Topic: Bruce Springsteen

Gallery: Artists Who Have Told Republicans To Stop Using Their Music

Gallery: Artists Who Have Told Republicans To Stop Using Their Music

You may have noticed these past few days that the Republican National Convention has booked some of the worst bands of all time to entertain its attendees: Kid Rock, Three Doors Down, fucking CREED…the list goes on! Is the talent booker secretly a liberal who wants to punish conservatives’ ears with douche rock? Do Republicans think “taste” is a concept invented by arugula-chompin’ “coastal elites”? Or do all the good musicians simply hate everything the party stands for? Making a case for the latter is the long list of artists who’ve sent cease and desist letters rather than let members of the GOP use their songs for nefarious purposes. Here are some of my favorite ones. More »

10 Tour Rider Requests More Demanding Than Nicki Minaj’s

10 Tour Rider Requests More Demanding Than Nicki Minaj's

Yesterday’s publication of Nicki Minaj‘s tour rider prompted many people to brand her an overly demanding diva, but I think it’s actually quite reasonable, especially for one of the highest grossing entertainers in the world. Between the scrambled egg whites, fruit plates, meat plates, fried chicken, salad, and silverware with which to eat it all, it seems like most of Ms. Minaj’s requests are a.) relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain, and b.) things she and her friends are actually going to use and/or consume. She’s certainly lower-maintenance than some of her peers. Here are ten tour rider requests much more extreme than Nicki Minaj’s. More »

Video Face Off: Bruce Springsteen vs. Will Smith Doing ‘Whip My Hair’

Video Face Off: Bruce Springsteen vs. Will Smith Doing 'Whip My Hair'

Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen stopped by the set. And if you’re going to have The Boss in studio, what else would you do besides dress your host up as Neil Young for a Whip My Hair duet?

Willow Smith’s first single is so popular that everyone in the world will have covered it by Christmas. Including her dad. Someone has mashed up Will Smith dancing to Whip My Hair in a scene from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Both videos are pretty inspired. Check them out after the jump and let us know which one you like better. More »