Like a repeat of one its reality shows, MTV will be airing the second O Music Awards on October 31, 2011, just six months after the television channel’s first ever digital music awards show appeared online.
The O Music Awards, which, this time around, will be on television instead of only on the web, honors digital music greats—and the fans that love them. Nomination categories have completely abandoned the traditional in favor of outrageous slots like Fan Army FTW, Best Fan Cover, Best Web Born Artist, Most Outrageous Tweet and Too Much Ass for TV.
"The idea for this show really came out of this incredible moment that we were seeing in the convergence of music and technology, and kind of super fandom," MTV Music Group's Vice President of digital music strategy, Shannon Connolly, said to the Hollywood Reporter. […] Read more »
Rihanna took to the streets of Ireland Tuesday after being booted off an Irish farmer’s land where she was filming the music video for her new single, “We Found Love."
The singer went from racy to Rated R after exchanging a barely there bandanna bikini for a see-through mesh top, at which point farmer Alan Graham stopped the shoot and approached her in rebuke.
"I felt the thing was inappropriate and I requested that the filming end at that stage," said Graham to the BBC.
"I requested them to stop and they did. I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I'm coming from. We shook hands."
"From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate,” he added. “I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God."[…] Read more »
Pop star Britney Spears has come under fire after using a fake gun while filming her new upcoming music video for Criminal. Recently shooting scenes for her Bonnie and Clyde inspired feature in the streets of London, local politicians in the area, according to MTV, are enraged and angry, stating that Spears is “promoting gun violence” and “glamorizing gangs.”
The scenes in question show Spears, and her real life boyfriend Jason Trawick making a run for it from a store while Spears waves a gun around in the air. Jason is seen following behind with a duffel bag.[…] Read more »
No sooner had Soundgarden announced the band would tour in 2011, than singer Chris Cornell took off on a self-dubbed “songbook” solo trek himself. For a short time, fans were left wondering about the fate of the mooted brand new Soundgarden album, which the reunited proto grunge quartet was supposed to be recording. Several fall show dates for Cornell solo and with Soundgarden doesn’t do much to allay fears, either. KOvideo caught up with Cornell, whose post Soundgarden solo career was augmented by a stint fronting Audioslave, to find out what’s happening with the much anticipated Soundgarden record, which marks a recording hiatus of over a decade, and why he decided to do mix band activity with these solo shows.[…] Read more »
Considering picking up the new Blink 182 album Neighborhoods but aren’t fully convinced? Give the full release a listen before you buy. Reported by NME this morning, Blink 182 is streaming their new album in full. Listen to all tracks here.
Blink 182’s first album in eight years, Neighborhoods came out yesterday in two editions: a standard 10-track LP and a 13-track deluxe version. Why the two versions? In speaking with NME, bassist Mark Hoppus mentioned: “I think it's pretty much standard practice now to have a standard and deluxe edition. I think some people are only mildly interested in a band and might only want the standard edition and some are more hardcore fans and will want the B-sides. But, I don't think any of these are B-sides.”[…] Read more »
Selena Gomez has been announced as the host of the next edition of the European Music Awards and the teen singer is super excited to get the organisers’ approval for the coveted gig. After it was confirmed that she has landed the one-night job, Gomez took to her Twitter account and wrote, “I'm so excited to be hosting the 2011 MTV EMA on Nov 6 in Belfast! Watch it live on MTV.”
In a separate press release issued earlier, the Naturally-crooner had stated, “It's a dream come true! This is such a huge event that always recognizes the biggest stars in music from across the globe, so it's a real honor to be MC at this year's show.”[…] Read more »
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