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).

Bullet For My Valentine Release Video for “Worthless”

Bullet For My Valentine are currently in the middle of their much-anticipated North American tour, so what better time than the present to release a brand new music video. On Tuesday (Feb. 9), the Wales-based band did just that when they released the music video for their latest single “Worthless.” Unlike their previously released videos like “You Want a Battle (Here’s a War)” which were more on the dark and theatrical side, “Worthless” primarily features the band performing in a darkly lit room.

“The video itself is very direct, there’s no narrative at all. We wanted to keep it super simple and as we went really deep in narrative on ‘Battle’ and ‘Venom’ we thought it would be nice to keep it more performance based,” said frontman Matt Tuck. “The song itself has become one of our favorites from ‘Venom’ and from all the comments we get from you guys we know it’s one of yours too. Enjoy.” Check out the music video for “Worthless” below.

“Worthless” is featured on the band’s sixth studio album, Venom. In support of Venom, the band is currently on the road for their “The British Invasion Tour.” Asking Alexandria and While She Sleeps are supporting the Welsh band throughout the complete trek. Upcoming tour dates for “The British Invasion Tour” can be seen here.

In addition to the current tour, the band will also play several upcoming rock-centric music festivals in the spring including Jacksonville’s Welcome to Rockville, Ft. Myer’s Fort Rock, and Oklahoma’s Rocklahoma.

Bullet For My Valentine Debut ‘Venom’ Bonus Track

Bullet For My Valentine’s new record, Venom, is set to be released this Friday (Aug. 14) and in anticipation of their fifth studio album, the Welsh band has premiered another new song from it. The new track is titled “Playing God”; a bonus track that will only be available on the deluxe editions of the album.

Listen to “Playing God” below.

Bullet For My Valentine is currently in the middle of Slipknot’s “Summer’s Last Stand Tour.” Tonight the traveling metal-centric carnival (if you’ve seen Slipknot’s stage set up for this tour you’d understand) will hit the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater in Washington D.C.

Check out the remaining tour dates for the summer tour below.


8/11 Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/12 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
8/14 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/15 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amp
8/16 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/19 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amp
8/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amp
8/23 Seattle, WA @ White River Amp
8/23 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
8/26 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
8/28 Las Vegas, NV @ TBD
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/30 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/1 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
9/2 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Bullet for My Valentine Unveil “War” Video

Almost a week after the audio release of their new single, Bullet For My Valentine have given fans the official music video for “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War).”

The video follows a family as they have reached rock bottom due to the father and all his abuse. Instead of “taking it anymore” (like the lyrics say), they decided that it’s time to take care of the negative aspect of their life. The video also features shots of the band performing the song.

Check out the music video below.

“You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)” will join lead single “No Way Out” and “Broken”(it made its debut during the group’s performance at the Camden Rocks Festival) on Venom, the Welsh band’s fifth studio album. The record is set to be released on Aug. 14 through RCA Records.

Bullet For My Valentine Declare “A War” with New Song

Bullet For My Valentine will be opening for Slipknot and Lamb of God during the “Summer’s Last Stand” tour alongside Motionless in White, but before they can get to that, they have released a new song in anticipation of their upcoming new album.

The new song is titled “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)” and will be featured on their impending record, Venom.

While the newly released video is only the audio for the track, the band have confirmed the official music video will be released on Monday, June 29.

In a recent interview with Billboard, frontman Matt Tuck unveiled that the song is them addressing the issue of being bullied and telling their fans that it happens to everyone.

“[It] happens to everybody, and it’s not a nice place to be when that happens. It took me a long time to actually pluck up the courage, mentally and physically, to stand up for myself, so it was kind of momentous moment for me. I had lost all these battles in my young life, and all of a sudden I was growing into a young man. I was able to stand up for myself and defend myself, and the band actually became something big and special and just like the biggest ‘f*** you’ to everyone. That’s what that song’s about, really. It’s about going through hard times and coming through the other side.”

Listen to “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)” below.

“You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)” will join lead single “No Way Out” on Venom which is due out on Aug. 14 through RCA Records.