Saturday, October 10, 2009

Justin Bieber Hides Golden Ticket in Record

Here's one way to boost record sales!!!

YouTube star Justin Bieber is placing one golden ticket in one lucky copy of his debut record, My World, out November 17!

The person who finds this golden ticket will win a private "backyard concert" by the tween himself!!

Brillz!!

We want a golden goose!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

"This Rascal Flatts song about how some bitch doesn't need makeup is bullshit. Especially when Rascal Flatts wear full faces!"

-Semi Precious Weapons frontman Justin Tranter Tweets about Rascal Flatts' "Fast Cars and Freedom"

[Photo by Jeanine Onischuck]

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quote of the Night

"Oasis is no longer. I think we all know that. So that's done. I know. Without a doubt. And it's a shame, but that's life. We had a good run at it. The thing about Oasis is ... we ended Oasis. No one ended it for us. Which was pretty, kind of ... cool."

-Liam Gallagher says

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Paper Tongues Open Up About Tour Challenges, Musical Influences


The first time we saw North Carolina-based Paper Tongues was back in July, when the Randy Jackson-managed seven piece was opening for Jet.

It's been almost three months, and the Tongues have come a long way!

The boys have now toured with everyone from Flyleaf to Our Lady Peace, and are now serving as the opening act for Warped Tour veterans Everclear, which is where we caught up with them again at Highline Ballroom Monday night.

"I almost gave a shoutout to Our Lady Peace [tonight]," frontman Aswan North admitted on-stage. "We're just a bunch of nervous Southern boys. I'll clean your toilets for that [mistake]."

Poison Ivy had a chance to chat with North post-concert, where he confirmed his nerves were no joke.

"I have about three bowel movements before each show," he said.

Nerves aside, North says that one of Paper Tongues biggest challenges is working a stage (often small) with seven band members.

"We study [how] The Roots and Wilco and Linkin Park [perform]," North says. "It helps."

North also cites Journey and Led Zeppelin as musical influences - which is totally audible in their music.

Check out a snippet of our favorite Paper Tongues song, "For The People," above.

Let us know what you think of these guys in the comments!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Don't tweet and drive, y'all."

-Paramore frontlady Hayley Williams rightfully Tweets

Everclear Storm New York, Talk 17-Year Career


It's been over 17 years, but Oregon natives Everclear are still packing venues and taking names.

"Goddamn it it's good to be back, New York," announced frontman Art Alexakis during the band's show at New York's Highline Ballroom Monday night.

The concert was one of Everclear's 18 U.S. tour dates, which kicked off last week in Alabama and serves to support the band's latest record, In A Different Light - a stripped-down, greatest hits affair that comes out today.

The band rocked an energetic, hit-fueled set, playing songs like "Father of Mine," "Strawberry," "Wonderful," "I Will Buy You a New Life," and a rare cover of "Brown Eyed Girl," which Alexakis dedicated to daughter Anna.

"She's taller than me now when she wears her fucking high heels," he admitted.

Poison Ivy got to chat with Alexakis post-show, to watch him greet fans (an everynight occurence), and find out how he keeps things interesting after so many years.

"I reach down deep and get in touch with what made me excited about that song in the first place," Alexakis told us.

"And, it sounds cliche but, every night I meet the fans and that makes it real."

Check out a snippet of Alexakis rocking "Brown Eyed Girl," above.

And click here to visit the AOL Listening Party for In A Different Light!

[Photo by Erica Gerard]

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lady GaGa Delivers Powerful Equality Speech After SNL Performance


Most musicians would probably be out partying after a Saturday Night Live performance with MF Madonna.

Not Lady GaGa!!

GaGa instead headed to Santos Party House in downtown New York around one in the morning Sunday, and spoke out at a gay rights event, encouraging guests to be a part of the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. October 10-11.

"If everyone in this room brought 10 friends [to the March]," Gaga explained, "just from this one night, there would be 10,000 more people marching."

"I really believe in this cause," she added. "I think that this is really an important weekend, and it's not a fucking joke."

Be sure to watch GaGa's fantastic speech, above.

A special thanks to Josh Wood Productions for putting the event together and letting Poison Ivy be a part of history! Xo

Kate Beckinsale: Sexiest Woman Alive?

Don't get us wrong: Kate Beckinsale is a fox.

The woman is beautiful, looks just as good at 36 as she did at 26, stole our hearts during Serendipity, and has a freaking ten-year old. We acknowledge.

But Sexiest Woman of 2009??

Really???

When was Beckinsale's last decent movie? 2006's Underworld? We know it wasn't the nightmare that was Click.

To boot, her most recent film, Whiteout, was called a "studiously mediocre little thriller" by the New York Times. Ouch!

So what's the deal??

We think Sexiest Woman Alive should have gone to someone sexy AND relevant. Maybe someone who's "sexiness" actually got some decent screentime this year!

Our vote would have been the stunning Diane Kruger, who was unapologetic and beautiful in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Megan Fox, too, was more deservant of the title than Beckinsale, although we find her acting talents a little less applaudable.

What do u think?

Who deserved the Sexiest Woman Alive title in 2009???

Blink-182 Rock MSG, Give Pete Wentz A Haircut


Saturday was a chaotic night at Madison Square Garden!!!

Following a fantastic show by Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy (one of their last of the tour), Blink frontman Mark Hoppus proceeded to give FOB bassist Pete Wentz a haircut - in front of some 20,000 fans!

"You guys know Jay-Z's 'Death of Auto-Tune'?" Wentz asked the crowd. "This is the death of the Emo haircut."

Hoppus then shaved Wentz's head, before Wentz dove into backing vocals of "Saturday" off of 2003's Take This To Your Grave. Completely unfazed!!

Watch the hilarity, above.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Quote of the Night

"I'm starting a side project. 'Jew Man Group'... Gonna be epic."

-Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine Tweets

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