by Tattle Taylor at . Comments

Remember when MTV (music television) actually used to play music videos on TV? Yeah, we do too. Pour one out for the good ol' days...

After three years of airing 'round-the-clock music, MTV unleashed a phenomenon known as Video Music Awards upon the world in 1984.

The idea? To celebrate the artists that brought our favorite tunes to life on the small screen and intersperse said awards with live performances from those very artists.

That was probably where MTV went wrong. Or very, very right.

What happened after that first very crazy VMA show in 1984 when Madonna's "Like a Virgin" took on new life was that the ante was summarily upped.

Every musical act to come would need to bring their A-Game if they'd make headlines the next morning. Plenty of them, from Madge to Miley, managed to do just fine.

In honor of the 30th MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, let's take a walk down memory lane to relive the 17 craziest moments in VMA history ...

Like a Virgin
Madonna didn't intend to writhe around on the stage during her 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin." She lost one of her shoes and the rest became history.

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Ah, Iggy Azalea...she may be new on the scene, but she's already drawing plenty of attention not just for her music but for her frequent WTF?! behavior.

When Iggy's not posting bikini photos of herself, she's usually picking baffling fights with other female artists.

Last week Iggy attacked Nicki Minaj fans and bizarrely claimed that none of them have done anything with their lives. This week she's attacking flawless 17-year-old pop star Lorde. 

They may be from the same part of the world but Aussie Iggy and New Zealander Lorde apparently have very different views on what constitutes appropriate material for a cover song:

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Seventeen-year-old sensation Lorde was among four female rockers who joined Nirvana at the grunge band's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night.

She joined the living members of Nirvana on "All Apologies," one of many memorable songs by the music pioneers who disbanded after Kurt Cobain's suicide.

Watch her perform along with bassist Krist Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Pat Smear as the group was officially granted musical immortality:

In addition to Lorde, Joan Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Kim Gordon took on "Aneurysm," and St. Vincent performed "Lithium" along with the rockers.

While those three had previous relationships with the band, Lorde was not even born by the time they broke up. However, Novoselic is a fan of hers.

Krist played a unique, instrumental rendition of her song "Royals" on his favorite instrument of late, the accordion, at a performance for his Fair Vote campaign.

Nirvana was enshrined in its first year of eligibility.

Along with them, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, The E Street Band and Kiss joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Paul McCartney helped stage a Nirvana reunion last night in NYC.

During the 12-12-12 concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the region, McCartney recalled how "recently some guys asked me to jam with them."

Those guys turned out to be Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

"The penny finally dropped that I was in the middle of a Nirvana reunion" he said before Nirvana's first-ever live performance of "Cut Me Some Slack" with Paul on vocals.

Watch their performance below!

Courtney Love, of course, was not a fan of McCartney standing in for Kurt Cobain ... although she said, "if it were John [Lennon] it would have been cool."

Come on. It's still kind of cool.

x Close Ad