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This “Sexy And I Know It” Cover Is Life Changing

posted by S. Russ

This rad cover of “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO is currently blowing up the internet and blowing ladies’ minds. Turns out this guy looks a lot like me, and he is from South Carolina where I lived for […]

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Lionel Richie… What Are You Doing??

posted by S. Russ

Pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie has suddenly popped on the charts again.  I love me some Lionel, and have since his glory days in the ’80s, so I was excited to see what he had going on. I wish […]

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Bring Out Your Dead… Rappers? – Hologram Tupac Performs at Coachella – UPDATED.

posted by S. Russ

Update: Turns out I was right. This year’s Coachella music festival has been quite the success.  From an inspiring performance by Radiohead to a surprise song from Tupac, it has been… wait, Tupac?  Tupac is dead, right?  It’s true, he […]

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New (Free) Music from The Gracious Few and Ben Folds Y’alls!

posted by S. Russ

Who doesn’t love free and new music?  Yesterday two of my favorite artists, The Gracious Few and Ben Folds, unleashed some new stuff on the internet.  Nothing major, two new songs, but hey new songs man!!   The Gracious Few, […]

Jani Lane, Lead Singer of Warrant, Passes Away

posted by S. Russ

It’s been a hard year for musicians. Clarence Clemons, Amy Winehouse, Dan Peek, and now Jani Lane have all passed on.  Jani, lead singer of the ’80s hair metal sensation Warrant, died yesterday of unknown causes.  Warrant was one of the […]

Amy Winehouse Joins the 27 Club

posted by S. Russ

On Saturday my generation got it’s first major induction into the “27 Club” – Amy Winehouse.  Winehouse, whose career had been plagued by drug taking, drug addiction, and singing hits about drugs, died of unknown causes in her hotel room […]

How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit?

posted by S. Russ

The answer?  One million dollars. Check out the story at NPR If only there was something else all that money could be used for.  Starving children, cancer research, things like that… Follow the Prophet of Pop on Twitter and on Facebook!

Your Chance To Work Out With James Durbin!

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! Now’s your chance ladies!! Idol finalists James Durbin and Stefano Langone are looking for two lucky fans who want to help them work out!  The two studly singers are working to get […]

Is Jennifer Lopez Leaving American Idol?

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! Despite intimate involvement in this years American Idol resurgence, emotional judge Jennifer Lopez may not return for a second season.  It seems that the “most beautiful woman in the world” may choose […]

Check Out Committed’s Hot New Single!

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this post with your friends! Committed with John Legend Whew, that is too much vocal talent for one picture to handle!  Committed, last years winners on NBC’s hit show The Sing Off, have been busy celebrating the […]

Country Music Prepares Response to the Death of Osama Bin Laden

posted by S. Russ

The rumble from Nashville is so thunderous that it can probably heard all over the globe – it’s the sound of country musicians scrambling to be the first to release a country song about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  […]

Rebecca St. James Is Off the Market

posted by S. Russ

Sorry fellas, your teenage Christian music crush has officially spurned you.  On Saturday Rebecca St. James married fellow musician Jacob Fink at an intimate ceremony in San Diego. Yes, she was always out of your league, but this makes it […]

Happy Friday Post! Amazon Cuts MP3 Prices Again!

posted by S. Russ

I shop music frequently, and this Friday I wanted to pass along to all of you dear friends the best advice I can.  Today that advice is to make Amazon your home for digital music.  No, I don’t work for […]

Lady Gaga’s Controversial “Judas” Video To Premiere on American Idol

posted by S. Russ

…and apparently, it will “shock” us in an unexpected way.  In the video for the controversial single Lady Gaga will play the part of Mary Magdalene, news which has already brought out naysayers.  What is interesting though, is that the […]

Winter Jam Is More Popular Than Justin Bieber

posted by S. Russ

According to Pollstar, Winter Jam is currently the most popular tour of 2011.  With a loaded Christian Contemporary bill and cheap ticket prices the tour has put 524,239 people in seats across the country.  That number tops tours by Justin […]

Lady Gaga’s New Single “Judas” Shocks and Dismays

posted by S. Russ

Another week, another burst of Lady Gaga news, and another burst of comments from the Lady Gaga lovers and haters.  Happy Monday! First of all, she released the cover of her new album which is pictured above.  Yes, that is […]

Record Store Day is Saturday!

posted by S. Russ

Record Store Day is one of the greatest days of the year – a day set aside to give business to your local record shops.  That is, if your local record shops haven’t gone out of business yet.  These Mom […]

Rebecca Black Dominates Youtube

posted by S. Russ

You probably heard the Rebecca Black song “Friday” last month.  If you didn’t then you should, because it is a wake up call to how terrible pop music can be.  If you’ve ever shunned Ke$ha for not being able to […]

Lady Gaga, the AANR, and Nudeapalooza

posted by S. Russ

Lady Gaga has come up with another way to etch her name into the annuls of pop history – performing in the buff.  In her latest Gagavision video broadcasted on her website, she claimed that she hoped to do all […]

UPDATE: Lady Gaga Goes Country and Dolly Parton Loves It

posted by S. Russ

Lady Gaga has released a country version of her hit single “Born This Way.”  That’s right, country. Pop stars releasing dance remixes is nothing new, but a country remix?  That’s pretty rare.  Not only does this make for the first […]

Britney Spears Femme Fatale is Number 1… With A Twist

posted by S. Russ

On the day of the premiere of her post-apocalyptic video “”Til the World Ends,” Britney Spears got another piece of news – her album Femme Fatale was number 1 on the Billboard Top 200.  This isn’t surprising though, as the […]

Derek Webb’s Feedback Drops Today

posted by S. Russ

Christian singer/songwriter Derek Webb is no stranger to creative controversy.  Typically the controversy comes out of his intense lyrics or in his touring practices, such as touring with openly homosexual Christian artist Jennifer Knapp.  Webb has developed a knack for […]

Taylor Swift Wins Big and I Mourn the Passing of Country Music

posted by S. Russ

Last night the Academy of Country Music Awards happened and Taylor Swift took home the big prize for entertainer of the year.  For anyone who has a radio or a teenage daughter this should be no surprise as Taylor Swift […]

Bonnaroo Line-up Is Awesome!!

posted by S. Russ

Typically Bonnaroo is an event that doesn’t appeal to me outside of one or two artists.  Over the years the 4 day Tennessee event has gotten increasingly better, and this year they really went all out.  There are so many […]

Pop Stars Help Others By Way of Qaddafi

posted by S. Russ

The unrest in Libya is having at least one positive outcome – charity by way of pop stars.  Beyonce and Nelly Furtado top a list of pop singers who have performed recent shows for the Qaddafi family, and they are […]

Idol Star Scott McIntyre Engaged!

posted by S. Russ

I know I make fun of a lot of things on here, but I have to say that this is pretty cool!  Congratulations to Idol star Scott McIntyre on his engagement!  For those who might not remember, Scott inspired millions […]

Warner Music Group loses 18 million

posted by S. Russ

Last week it was reported that Warner Music Group lost 18 million dollars over the last three months of 2010.  While this is just the latest in a long story of how record labels have struggled to meet the digital […]

Former Idol Jason Castro Joins Winter Jam

posted by S. Russ

It seems that Idol standout Jason Castro has finally found a place where he belongs – Christian music.  The dread lock-headed pop artist’s latest single “You Are” made its way into the top 10 on the Billboard Christian Chart last […]

Switchfoot Takes Home Their First GRAMMY!

posted by S. Russ

2010 was a great year for Switchfoot and Sunday night it got even better when their 2010 release Hello Hurricane won the GRAMMY for Rock or Rap Gospel Album.  Hello Hurricane took a winding path to become a GRAMMY winner.  […]

Pumped for the GRAMMYs??

posted by S. Russ

I know I am!  Check out excellent streaming site Livestream for live footage from the red carpet at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT!  It is the best way to see all the pretty dresses and boring suits.  Also, don’t forget the pre-telecast […]

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This "Sexy And I Know It" Cover Is Life Changing
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvlsuLau5c[/youtube] This rad cover of "Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO is currently blowing up the internet and blowing ladies' minds. Turns out this guy looks a lot like me, and he is from South ...

posted 9:43:05am May. 15, 2012 | read full post »

A Fond Farewell to the Sing-Off - or, WHAT!?! There Goes Another One of My Favorite Shows
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOKuAigsrec[/youtube] I would love to be able to stick my head in the sand like a TV executive. Now, granted, I don't know too much about what they do, but I know one thing that they do - make ...

posted 9:15:20am May. 15, 2012 | read full post »

Hot Problems - The Best Song Ever
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HeE6NWmDE&feature=share[/youtube] I can relate to this.  Hot dudes have problems too.  I'm just glad someone was brave enough to speak about this powerful message. ...

posted 11:29:09am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Lionel Richie... What Are You Doing??
Pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie has suddenly popped on the charts again.  I love me some Lionel, and have since his glory days in the '80s, so I was excited to see what he had going on. I wish I hadn't.  Here's ...

posted 4:12:07pm Apr. 19, 2012 | read full post »

Why Couples Should Watch Ice Loves Coco
I love my wife, and my wife loves reality television.  Generally I will play a video game or read a book while she watches the Kardashians, Say Yes to the Dress, and similar programs.  Those shows aren't really my thing, I'm more of a ...

posted 10:41:31am Apr. 18, 2012 | read full post »

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