Listen to the Replacements’ First Show in 22 Years!

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The Replacements Reunion

The Replacements made a big return this weekend at Toronto’s Riot Fest, where they performed 23 songs in their first show in 22 years. The punk band’s spirited comeback set has now surfaced online through the Replacements Live Archive Project, with the entire 75-minute show available to stream.

Original members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, along with drummer Josh Freese and guitarist David Minehan, tore through classic cuts like “Takin’ a Ride,” “Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out,” and “Hangin’ Downtown” as well covers of Chuck Berry’s “Maybellene” and Sham ’69’s “Borstal Breakout.” The set also featured “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” a Broadway song they recorded for last year’s Songs for Slim EP.Fans who missed out can still catch the Replacements at future Riot Fest dates; they’ll play Chicago on September 15th and Denver on September 21st.

Audience recording of The Replacements’ first concert in 22 years, recorded at Riot Fest in Toronto on Aug. 25, 2013. Made available by The Replacements – Live Archive Project (www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=5…60400&type=1)

VMAs backlash as One Direction are booed

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THEY are used to screaming love-struck teenagers wherever they go, so One Direction were taken aback when they were booed on stage.

The US backlash came as bandmates Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson collected a gong at the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Song of the Summer.But they won support from singer Lady Gaga, who told them: “Don’t you dare let those people boo you.”“If I did hear what I heard out there, I just want to tell you that you deserve every bit of success that you have. I want to leave right now. I don’t want to stay any more because I don’t want to be in a room where people are booing.”

Despite the VIP audience’s reaction, they stayed positive, with Zayn saying: “We want to say a massive thank you to the fans who voted for us.”

The British boy band won the award on Sunday for their track Best Song Ever. But they faced an uncomfortable moment when country music star Taylor Swift took a swipe at ex-boyfriend Harry. The 23-year-old appeared to backhandedly thank him for their failed romance after receiving a trophy for Best Female Video at the annual awards show in New York.

And life goes on….

If You Have No Talent, Make a Sex Tape or be photographed suggestively wrapped in a bed sheet with Daddy

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Miley Cyrus is better known for pictures of her with her father where she’s covering her body with a bed sheet,  for sticking her tong out in life performances, bending over, and simulating  anal sex on stage. Apart from this, and her silicone breast implants, the unattractive bleached blonde has nothing else to offer.

As for Cyrus herself twerking: How different is this from Madonna voguing? Madge borrowed that style from New York City’s multiracial drag ball scene, and used dancers to help represent it. Twerking’s a much more explicitly sexual dance,  and Cyrus surely doesn’t mind that it’s more explicit. She’s been losing fan support many of whom think she’s a puppet, a fool who can’t be creative but a copycat getting older in showbiz.  She’s not so different, in other words, from Diplo, the respected white producer who’s currently promoting a mass-twerking competition.

Cyrus’ 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance  was vulgar, like a lot of what you watch or read online.

This is what music and performance have become for many female starlets competing with each other, selling millions of records just getting semi or totally naked and being vulgar. This is called “art” and “being yourself” nowadays.  Forget the talent, the songwriting, the voice and the creativity. You don’t need any of that to be called adventurous and having given a triumphant performance.  The music being promoted nowadays is the music that sells,  tits and arses.   This is what the big record companies call “to positioned yourself as anything but a beauty queen, to have the freedom to be yourself.”  Whatever that self is — grab your crotch, bend over, simulate anal sex on stage and you will sell millions of records. This is the new “creative.”

The song ‘Twerk‘ featuring Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus leaked Wednesday just days after the MTV awards.

Even though Cyrus has been criticized for ditching her squeaky-clean image, her fans still look up to her as a good role model.

CandGNews.com reports that Miley fans were out in full force when Cyrus  filmed some scenes for her upcoming film, LOL, at a high school in Michigan. The massive crowd of tweenies who had gathered to catch a glimpse of their favorite star had nothing but nice things to say about the 17-year-old celebrity.

One 10-year-old fan said that Miley is “just a good influence on young girls.” Some Cyrus critics might be surprised to hear this since it was previously reported in the New York Times that Cyrus (stage name Hannah Montana) was losing young fans with her sexy new image.

The June 2008: Vanity Fair Cover

At the age of 15, the pop star appeared in the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine, posing with her back fully exposed while wrapped up what appeared to be a satin bedsheet.  Cyrus received an endless amount of backlash for the provocative spread, which was shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, with some claiming the photoshoot even threatened Disney’s Hannah Montana franchise. After the criticism, the young star apologized for the shoot, which also featured photos with her father Billy Ray Cyrus. “I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed,” she said. “I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”

Media: Rolling Stone’s Accused Boston Bomber Cover Was A Commercial Success, For Better Or Worse – Adweek Reports

As controversial as it was, Rolling Stone’s July issue featuring an attractive photo of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover was a hit for the magazine. Adweek reports:

Rolling Stone posted a preview of the cover on BPVOMoYCUAIPdIVRollingstone.com on July 16 and posted the cover story “Jahar’s World” the following day. (The practice of posting cover articles online is relatively new for Rolling Stone, which has been upping its digital game lately.) Together, the stories brought a sizable traffic surge: During the week ending July 21, the website attracted 1.5 million unique U.S. visitors, according to comScore—a 41 percent increase over the previous week’s traffic. For all of July, Rollingstone.com traffic was up 20 percent year over year, with 3.6 million uniques.

Sales for that issue also jumped 102 percent over the average issue sold within the last year.