Twitter-phobic singer/felon launches app
Breezy held his first "broadcast" Wednesday (May 15) in a sienna-tinted shot of him in front of his piano, welcoming everyone.
Along with the backstage access you'd expect from the new site, fans can do things like check out his closet, see him play b-ball in a mall, go on a roller coaster ride with him and even watch him light up. The site, which also has a mobile app version, collects photos, status updates and videos that CB posts straight to his followers, pushing his authenticity.
"Now all you guys can see me at all times of the day, keep up with what I'm doing... really," Brown said in the 13-second clip. "I appreciate you guys, man. I love you."
The app trailer claims the "channel" will give users more entry to the star's life than his Facebook, Twitter or Instagram — and given Brown's track record with Instagram and Twitter, he might need a social-media upgrade anyway.
A best-of compilation on the long lost show is set for release
Good question, as the show was on for just a couple of years starting in 1980. And the name tells you everything: It aired on Fridays and yes, it was a shameless rip-off of "Saturday Night Live."
The only way it surpassed SNL was in its more-adventurous musical bookings. And you're finally going to get to see them (other than on YouTube) when Shout Factory releases "The Best of Fridays" in August, including plenty of musical performances. Sure, the show wasn't totally groundbreaking with its musical bookings (the Kenny Loggins episode proves that). But it embraced new wave in a way that SNL never did, booking The Clash, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Graham Parker and the Rumour, The Cars, Devo and more.
Other musical performances due on the disc include Dire Straits, the Bus Boys, KISS, former Eagle Randy Meisner and the Silverados, Kim Carnes, Stray Cats, Pat Benatar and more (yes, it's quite the odd time capsule).
No word on exactly what performances will be released -- as with SNL, each artist got two songs per episode - but here are a few of the better ones from the era.
Canadian astronaut covers Bowie's 'Space Oddity' IN SPACE
New song caps off a collection of his iconic cuts
A bunch of those classics are rounded up on "Icon," the new compilation from Lonesome George, due in stores on Tuesday. Not only does it pull together his best work, but there's a new song on there, "Do the Do." In an MSN exclusive, you can hear the new song below.
Consider this a starting point for those of you unfamiliar with the depth and breadth of Thorogood's work. While "Bad to the Bone" and "I Drink Alone" have become ubiquitous, his albums always delve into the blues much further. Here's a personal favorite that didn't make the new disc -- Thorogood's sublime cover of Hooker's "One Way Ticket."
Stream all of Daft Punk's new album, 'Random Access Memories,' now
Oops. They meant to give you just a taste, but the entire new Daft Punk album has leaked. So now it's up on iTunes for anyone to hear. Listen to the record here.
Damn, they're good. Daft Punk continues (along with David Bowie) to rewrite the rules of marketing music in 2013. While everyone else is trying to get all the exposure they can, Daft Punk has been cheekily dropping tiny hints, clues and snippets. Mysterious posters all around SXSW. A snippet of music released in a TV commercial during "Saturday Night Live." A first single, "Get Lucky," recorded in complete secrecy and now inescapable. And everything they do goes viral every step of the way.
"Random Access Memories" is due out on May 21, but it can't get here quick enough for fans. Daft Punk released another snippet -- there's just 15 seconds of music in the video for the unboxing of the album below.
Enough to hear them play one song for SIX HOURS?
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Bowie to raise some eyebrows with new music video
And we thought Ziggy Stardust was shocking at the time.
David Bowie's new video for the title track of his album "The Next Day" is here, and there's a little something for everyone. Blood, lots of blood, including two eyeballs served up on a platter. Stigmata. Nudity. Gary Oldman as an errant priest (use your imagination). The pope, a lot of religious symbolism, and did we mention the blood and nudity? Toss in Marion Cotillard and Bowie in the Obi-Wan Kenobi garb we told you about a few weeks back and you've got it all going on here. Not safe for work, for your mother, for your kids, for your fellow churchgoers -- but if there was any doubt that classic Bowie is back, this should settle the matter. Watch the explicit video, which YouTube gave an "adults-only" rating, below.