Murder? Mayhem? No. Just two of the hottest boy bands in the world and their most painfully vocal fans. August 1st marked the beginning of the North American leg of One Direction’s “Where We Are” tour with opener 5 Seconds of Summer, the Australian pop punk band with an equal knack for causing those high-pitched shrieks only teenage girls can make (Harry Styles allegedly cured a girl of laryngitis earlier this year after not speaking for six months because her need to squeal was that powerful). ... [Read more]
The title of Lana Del Rey’s third album, Ultraviolence, initially appealed to me because of its reference to A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, one of my favorite novels. Like the book (and Kubrick’s excellent film adaptation), Lana Del Rey’s newest release is dark and poignant with an essence of the surreal. Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange in a form of Russian-influenced English, which is important for readers because it acts as a sort of barrier, or protective force, as the disturbing eve... [Read more]
Which Garth Brooks hits do you want to hear on his comeback tour? We know it's been a while since Garth Brooks last took the stage, so don't worry if you're a little rusty. Check out some of Garth Brooks' career changing tracks that made him into one of the greatest country artists of all time.
1. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" Garth Brooks, 1989
This track was Garth Brooks' first single released off his debut album, also marking his first Top 10 hit.
2. "We Shall Be Free" The Ch... [Read more]
Has the time finally come!? Since Garth Brooks announced his retirement in 2000, country fans have been anxiously awaiting the day when Garth would return to the stage! Sure, he released some minor records like The Lost Sessions in 2006, some “hits” albums, and performed at a benfit here and there, but Garth took his retirement and family life seriously and wasn’t releasing much new material. In 2009, Garth came out of retirement to do a few weekend Las Vegas performances from time to time and h... [Read more]
The Kentucky Derby is known to be “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, which has taken place every year since 1875. This Grade I stakes race of 20 three-year-old Thoroughbreds is held annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs racing track in Louisville, Kentucky. The race itself is one and a quarter miles long, where colts and geldings (male horses under four years old) carry 126 pounds of weight, and fillies (female horses under four years old) carry 121 pounds of weight. T... [Read more]
This one's for the cool kids (Knobheads).
Let the War of the Rose Bowl commence! While dervishes swirl madly around the hallowed halls of Manchester, celebrating the demise of manager David Moyes, tickets to LA Galaxy vs. Manchester United are the talk of Tinseltown. For a game to be played at the Rose Bowl, for crying out loud. Share price for MANU on the NYSE was rumored to have risen and the grey skies have finally gone away (in L.A. at least, not sure about Manchester). Moyes, the leather-... [Read more]
1. George Strait
George Strait joined the U.S. Army in 1971, and was later honorably discharged. He then landed a role in a terrorist action film called "The Soldier" in 1982.
2. Tim McGraw
One of Tim McGraw's favorite past times is quail hunting.
3. Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton designed his own tattoo on his arm, and thinks it's one of the crappiest out there. The images of deer tracks are usually mistaken for ladybugs.
4. Toby Keith
Toby Keith's real last name is actually Covel.
5. Luke Br... [Read more]
I don't watch much TV, or follow any reality or competition-based shows for that matter, but I've been hearing a lot about The Voice lately and decided to find out what it's all about. I've seen commercials every now and then for the show, and all I've gathered from them are 1: it's a singing competition kind of show, 2: Blake Shelton is some kind of "judge" on it, and 3: the celebrity "judges" are in spinny chairs. I'll admit I'm a little biased because I can't sing myself, so I tend to find si... [Read more]
For those of you who are avid country fans, I'm sure you're aware that the ACMs took place this past Sunday, April 6th. Not to be confused with the CMAs, which I'm sure for most of us, it is still difficult to decipher the difference between the two. So here's a cheat sheet to understand the similarities and differences between the two organizations.
CMA: Country Music Association
Founded in Nashville 1958, First country music organization to be formed
Initially dedicated to Nashville music... [Read more]
American Psycho. Innit.
It's not bragging if you can back it up.
- Muhammad Ali
As Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao head into their respective fights against Marcos Maidana and Tim Bradley, the sense of anticlimax is overwhelming. These two men are the best fighters of their generation but putting them in the ring together has proved nigh on impossible. But we want it, we want it so bad. We've all been there; the two hardest dudes in school finally decide they're gonna go toe-to-toe... [Read more]