Do you remember where you were on August 1, 1981? That was the birthday of Music Television (MTV) and the beginning era of a string of music videos which starred a bevy of sultry video vixens. In addition to the bands and singers who created the songs, these young women (some models, some not) often stole the spotlight and their images have been burned in the collective minds of MTV's earliest generation of viewers. Now, almost 20 years later after many of these video first aired, our friends atSnakkle.com track down your favorite ‘80s video vixens to find out where they are now. … [Read more...] about ’80s music video vixens: Where are they now?
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His next project, Sabres of Paradise, veered between a peculiarly haunting, occasionally eerie take on techno, blissful ambience and reggae; while an acclaimed accompanying club night, Sabresonic, hosted the first live performance from the Chemical Brothers: Weatherall’s support of the duo, then known as the Dust Brothers, was instrumental in getting them a record deal. Sabres of Paradise’s single Smokebelch II, based on an obscure track from LB Bad’s album The True Story of House Music, became a perennial chillout classic that found its way onto umpteen compilation albums and soundtracks, but Weatherall pulled the plug on the project after three albums: not for the first time, it was hard to avoid the impression that he was deliberately short-circuiting something before it became too big. … [Read more...] about Andrew Weatherall: lone swordsman who cut new shapes for British music
Alicia Keys and Maren Morris’ full episode premieres December 2nd on CMT, rounding out a year that’s also seen CMT Crossroads performances by Jennifer Nettles and Cheap Trick, Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo, Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas, and Charles Kelley and Rob Thomas. … [Read more...] about See Maren Morris, Alicia Keys’ Blissful ’80s Mercedes’ on ‘Crossroads’
Britney added, "My situation is unique, but I promise I'm doing what's best at this moment. You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want! Your love and dedication is amazing, but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful. Love you." … [Read more...] about Red Alert! Britney Spears Went to Target 80 Times Last Year
At Thriller Live, I’m sitting next to a group of women who want to know why I’ve been taking notes. I tell them, and ask in return why they’ve come to see a particularly slick Britain’s Got Talent version of Michael Jackson’s music. Colette, in the seat next to me, explains that it’s not all about the music, and it’s not all about the theatre. It’s a social thing – she and her friends come down from Cheshire two or three times a year to do some shopping and see a show. And they like jukebox musicals – they know the songs, it’s a bit of fun. They’ve already seen most of the shows on my list, but they’re ruling out Motown, at least until good seats are available at more reasonable prices (top price tickets in the stalls are an eye-watering £120). … [Read more...] about ‘At Thriller Live, there’s a fight in the stalls’ … my three-week journey into jukebox musicals