Watch Eminem perform ‘Venom’ from atop the Empire State Building

When you’re Eminem and you’ve done everything from winning countless awards and selling millions of albums to starring in a movie, how exactly do you top that? Apparently, the answer is to head to the top of the Empire State Building. On Monday (Oct. 15), the Detroit-based rapper was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he treated fans to a prerecorded performance of his latest single, “Venom.”

During the appearance, the real Slim Shady took his show to new heights when he headed to the iconic New York City’s skyscraper. Throughout the eight-minute clip, the musician raps the lyrics to the track as he makes his way from the ground floor of the building to the top where he is surrounded by nothing but fog, colorful flashing lights, helicopters, and the New York City skyline.

Halfway through the clip, Eminem’s microphone begins to malfunction in front of an elevator. When the elevator opens, Kimmel’s trust companion Guillermo is there.

“Hey are you going up?” the rapper asks.

“I think so…hey you need a microphone?” Guillermo responds.

Cue one of the most awkward elevator rides of all time with the rapper dropping some information about the historic building as an elevator music version of the song plays in the background.

Watch the complete video above.

“Venom” is featured in both Sony’s antihero film “Venom” and on Eminem’s recently released album, Kamikaze.

The musician’s surprise tenth studio album marks his return to the music world following the release of his lukewarmly received ninth studio album, 2017’s Revival.

Unlike Revival, Kamikaze was met with generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike. The album debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Kamikaze earned Eminem his ninth number one album, tying Garth Brooks and the Rolling Stones for the fifth-most leaders in the chart’s history.

The only other artists to earn more number ones are The Beatles (with 19), Jay-Z (with 14), Bruce Springsteen (with 11), Barbra Streisand (with 11) and Elvis Presley (with ten).

Eminem, The Killers, Muse to headline Bonnaroo 2018

Eminem, The Killers, and Muse are just some of the artists who will make their way down to Tennessee in early June for the 2018 incarnation of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. On Tuesday (Jan. 9), festival organizers unleashed the lengthy lineup for the music festival’s seventeenth annual event.

For Eminem, Bonnaroo joins a long list of summertime music festivals the rapper will headline. As of now, the “Lose Yourself” musician will perform at California’s Coachella, Boston Calling, and New York’s Governors Ball. Like Eminem, The Killers will headline this year’s Boston Calling as well as Napa Valley’s BottleRock. As for Muse, the English band will also headline BottleRock alongside the Killers.

In addition to Eminem, the Killers, and Muse, acts like Future, Bassnectar, Paramore, Kaskade, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver, Khalid, Dua Lipa, Chromeo, Alt-J, Sheryl Crow, The Revivalist, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Manchester Orchestra, LANY, Sir Sly, and many more will appear at the four-day music festival. As revealed on the official flyer, Bon Iver will perform “two unique sets” during the event. Even though no additional information was given about that, fans should probably expect something cool from the Wisconsin-based band who have been quiet since the release of 2016’s 22, A Million.

Bonnaroo is set to take place during the weekend of June 7 – 10 at the Great Stage Park (aka the Farm) in Manchester, Tennessee. General ticket sale as well as VIP packages will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. EST. For more information about Bonnaroo, head on over to the event’s website here.

The Killers, Jack White, Eminem to headline Boston Calling 2018

The Killers, Jack White, and Eminem are just some of the big names that will make their way to Boston in May for the ninth annual Boston Calling Festival. On Thursday (Jan. 4), Boston Calling joined Coachella and the Governors Ball by unveiling their lineup for the 2018 edition of the music festival. Joining the aforementioned musicians on the lineup will be Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore, Tyler, The Creator, Khalid, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Manchester Orchestra, The Menzingers, Citizen, and more.

Also on the bill will be “feminist protest punk rock” band Pussy Riot. The Russian group’s appearance at Boston Calling will mark their second-ever performance at a United States music festival. Back in December, the group made their U.S. debut when they performed at Houston’s Day for Night Festival. As with the previous years, The National’s Aaron Dessner will once again curate the event.

In addition to long list of musical acts, festival organizers also announced a slew of non-music-centric events. Comedians like Jenny Slate, Cameron Esposito, Max Silvestri, Tony Hinchliffe, and others will appear at the weekend-long event while podcasts such as
Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It will tape live at the festival.

During last year’s event, Natalie Portman was supposed to launch a film festival, but this year, it looks like the Academy Award winner will return with “a series of special programming” even though no specific details were given about what that special programming would be.

Currently, early bird tickets are available on Boston Calling’s website here. Once all the early bird tickets sell out, the ticket prices will increase to its normal prices.

Boston Calling will take place during the weekend of May 25 – 27 at its relatively new home at the Harvard Athletic Complex. Last year, the music festival moved from its longtime home of City Hall Plaza in Boston to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts.

Eminem, Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs to headline Governors Ball 2018

Eminem, Jack White, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are just a handful of artists who will be heading to New York this summer for the eighth annual Governors Ball Music Festival. On Wednesday (Jan. 3), the full lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual summertime festival was announced. Like previous years, this year’s lineup boosts a mix of artists from different genres making sure to satisfy everyone’s music taste.

For Eminem, Governors Ball will mark the rapper’s second major 2018 music festival appearance. On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Eminem was confirmed as one of the three main headliners for Coachella 2018. The two music festival engagements will be in support of the rapper’s luke warmly-received ninth studio album, Revival.

For Jack White, his appearance at Governors Ball just adds to the speculation that he will be releasing a new album sometime in the new year. Though White previously teased fans with a weird video, no official title or release date has been given for the new album. White’s last studio album was 2014’s Lazaretto.

For the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Governors Ball marks the band’s first major show in a long time. Back in October, the group performed their first concert in four years when they took the stage to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their debut album, Fever to Tell.

In addition to Eminem, Jack White, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this year’s Governors Ball lineup also includes acts like N.E.R.D, Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson), the Gaslight Anthem, Halsey, CVRCHES, Cut Copy, Galantis, Japandroids, Third Eye Blind, Vic Mensa, LANY, The Menzingers, Wolf Alice, The Struts, and Sir Sly.

Governors Ball will mark N.E.R.D’s first show in New York since 2010. The Pharrell Williams-led act recently released their critically acclaimed fifth studio album, No_One Every Really Dies.

For The Gaslight Anthem, 2018 will mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of their sophomore, and much beloved album, The ’59 Sound. To celebrate the record’s anniversary, the band will perform the album in full during their time slot at the music festival. The album went on to be named eMusic’s “Best Album of 2008.”

Three-day general admission tickets, as well as VIP passes, are currently available at a special “announce day” price. Regular ticket prices will resume at midnight on Jan. 4. The 2018 edition of Governors Ball Music Festival will take place during the weekend of June 1 – 3 at Randall’s Island in New York City. For more information about Governors Ball, head on over to the music festival’s website here.

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‘Suicide Squad: The Album’ track list unveiled

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Suicide Squad is one of the most, if not the most anticipated movie of the summer. With all the teasers fans have gotten since the official announcement, one thing has become apparent, the soundtrack is going to be a good one. On Thursday (June 16), the complete list of songs, and the artists who will bring the music to life, was released.

Panic! at the Disco, Skrillex, Skylar Grey, Eminem, and Grimes are just some of the many artists to be featured on Suicide Squad: The Album. Also featured on the upcoming album is Twenty One Pilots who released their brand new song, “Heathens,” in conjunction with the album announcement. “Heathens” can currently be streamed here while pre-orders for the record are currently available on Amazon.

The complete track listing, and album cover, can be seen below.

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SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM TRACK LISTING:

1. “Purple Lamborghini” – Skrillex & Rick Ross
2. “Sucker For Pain” – Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Imagine Dragons (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors
3. “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
4. “Standing In The Rain” – Action Bronson, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), and Mark Ronson
5. “Gangsta” – Kehlani
6. “Know Better” – Kevin Gates
7. “You Don’t Own Me” – Grace feat. G-Eazy
8. “Without Me” – Eminem
9. “Wreak Havoc” – Skylar Grey
10. “Medieval Warfare” – Grimes
11. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Panic! at the Disco
12. “Slippin’ into Darkness” – War
13. “Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
14. “I Started a Joke” – ConfidentialMX feat. Becky Hanson

Suicide Squad, the movie which stars Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney with a reported cameo by Ben Affleck is set to hit theaters on Aug. 5, the same exact day the soundtrack is scheduled to be released.

2014 American Music Award Nominees Unveiled

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The 2014 American Music Award nominees are here and like many of the other music-centric awards shows that are upcoming, many of the nominees include those that have taken over the radio.

Coming in with the most nomination is Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea with a total of six. With a total of five each, we have a tie between John Legend, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Iggy Azalea
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Lorde
One Direction
Katy Perry
Pharrell Williams

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S:
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

SINGLE OF THE YEAR:
“Fancy”- Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Rude” – MAGIC!
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK:
John Legend
Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK:
Iggy Azalea
Lorde
Katy Perry

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK:
Imagine Dragons
One Direction
OneRepublic

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK:
Pure Heroine – Lorde
Midnight Memories – One Direction
Prism – Katy Perry

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY:
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY:
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY:
Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences – Garth Brooks
The Outsiders – Eric Church
Just As I Am – Brantley Gilbert

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP:
Iggy Azalea
Drake
Eminem

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP:
The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
Nothing Was The Same – Drake
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B:
Chris Brown
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B:
Jhene Aiko
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B:
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Love in the Future – John Legend
G I R L – Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK:
Bastille
Imagine Dragons
Lorde

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY:
Sara Bareilles
OneRepublic
Katy Perry

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN:
Marc Anthony
Enrique Iglesias
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL:
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
Newsboys

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM):
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK:
Frozen
The Fault In Our Stars
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1

The AMAs will take place on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater and will air on ABC. Newcomer and nominee, Charli XCX has already been confirmed as the first performer of the award show.

Voting for all categories, except for “New Artist of the Year” are currently up on the AMA’s website. The New Artists category will open on Nov. 1 and will close during the first hour of the telecast.

2014 MTV Europe Music Award Nominees Unveiled

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It feels like it’s only been a few weeks since the MTV Video Music Awards took place (which we think it did) and now the music network has revealed the nominees for the European version of the award ceremony.

For being an award show due to take place across the pond, quite a big chunk of the nominees seem to be from North America, unless you count those nominated for regional awards.

Coming in at the top of the list with the most nominees is Katy Perry with a total of seven. Ariana Grande comes in next with six nominations while Pharrell and 5 Seconds of Summer are tied with a total of five. Iggay Azalea, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and breakout Sam Smith comes in with a total of four nominations a piece.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

2014 MTV EMA NOMINEES:

Best Song

Ariana Grande – “Problem” ft. Iggy Azalea
Eminem – “The Monster” ft. Rihanna
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” ft. Juicy J
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

Best Pop

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
One Direction

Best Female

Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

Best Male

Ed Sheeran
Eminem
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Best Live

Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry
One Direction

Best New

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Charli XCX
Kiesza
Sam Smith

Best Video

Iggy Azalea – “Black Widow ft. Rita Ora”
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse ft. Juicy J”
Kiesza – “Hideaway”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”

Best Rock

Arctic Monkeys
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park

Best Alternative

Fall Out Boy
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
Paramore
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Hip Hop

Drake
Eminem
Iggy Azalea
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic

Afrojack
Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Hardwell

Biggest Fans

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Nicki Minaj
One Direction

Best Look

Iggy Azalea
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift

Best Push

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Charli XCX
Cris Cab
John Newman
Jungle
Kid Ink
Kiesza
Lorde
Sam Smith
Zedd

Best World Stage:

Afrojack – “MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam”
B.o.B – “MTV World Stage Malaysia”
Ellie Goulding – “MTV World Stage Wireless London”
Enrique Iglesias – “MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta”
Fall Out Boy – “MTV World Stage Monterrey”
Flo Rida – “MTV World Stage Mexico”
Hardwell – “MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta”
Imagine Dragons – “MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam”
Kings of Leon – “MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany”
Linkin Park – “MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany”
Nicole Scherzinger – “MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta”
Pharrell Williams – “MTV World Stage Wireless London”
Simple Plan – “MTV World Stage Monterrey”
The Killers – “MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam”

Voting for the yearly award show is open at mtvema.com until Nov. 8. The MTV EMAs will air live at 7 p.m. ET from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow the next day (Nov. 9). Pre-show festivities will take place in Miami, though no hosts or guests have been unveiled yet.

Eminem and Nate Ruess Release Track for Mother’s Day

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In honor of Mother’s Day, Eminem and fun. frontman Nate Ruess have released a music video for a track titled, “Headlights.”

Watch the full video below and don’t forget to do something nice for your mother even if it’s breakfast,a  gift or just simply telling them that you appreciate all the hard work and dedication they put in to make sure everything runs smoothly from day to day.

Austin City Limits 2014 Line-up Revealed

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Outkast can now add another music festival to their schedule, The Austin City Limits Music Festival which is set to take place in October. 

The line-up for the yearly festival which will be celebrating its 13th was unveiled earlier today with headliners Outkast, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck and Calvin Harris.

Organizers also announced the diverse list of performers that will also be making up the bill such as Lana Del Rey, Foster The People, The Replacements, Major Lazer, The Avett Brothers, Spoon, The Head and the Heart, Belle & Sebastian, Lorde (only performing on weekend two), Zedd, CHVRCHES, Juanes, Iggy Azalea, Icona Pop, Paolo Nutini, Sam Smith, KONGOS, Temples, Ana Tijoux, Hozier, MØ, Zoé, Interpol, AFI, CHVRCHES and the Gaslight Anthem.

The full list of artists to make up the bill can be seen below on the festival’s official flyer below. 

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The 13th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to take place at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas for two weekends; Oct. 3-5 for weekend one and Oct. 10-12 for weekend two. 

For those interested in going, three-passes go on sale beginning today at 10 a.m. central time on the festival’s official website.  

Lollapalooza Officially Announces 2014 Acts

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Lollapalooza has finally come out and announced all the acts that will performing at the annual festival. Last week, a source had confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and the Arctic Monkeys would be headlining.

Today, the festival confirmed the previously announced acts will in fact be headlining the weekend alongside Lorde, Calvin Harris and OutKast who can add this show to their long list of festival performances.

The rest of the 130-acts who will be taking the stage during the weekend long festival include: Nas, Lykke Li, Spoon, Interpol, Chance the Rapper, CHVRCHES, Broken Bells, Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, Jenny Lewis, Darkside, Chromeo, Warpaint, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, Ratking, the 1975, Phantogram, Duke Dumont, Rich Homie Quan, Jhené Aiko, Vic Mensa, White Denim, Flosstradamus, the So So Glos, Jagwar Ma, the Head and the Heart, Kate Nash, the Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Young the Giant, Portugal. the Man, Childish Gambino, and many more.

The festival is set to return to its usual spot of Grant Park in Chicago during the weekend of August 1st-3rd. Sadly, for those individuals who would like to attend all three days of the festival, the three-day passes have already sold out for general admission.

Individual day tickets, though, are set to go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Central, but if you are still interested in getting three-day passes, VIP and Platinum ones are still available.

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