The record label responsible for all of your high school make-out sessions is turning 15 this year, and to celebrate, they're throwing a concert! Fueled By Ramen's 15th Anniversary Concert: Paramore Live will take over NYC's Terminal 5 tomorrow, Sept. 7, and just in case you couldn't grab a ticket, you can stream the whole thing live on MTV.com.
Joining Paramore on stage are labelmates The Swellers, This Providence, The Stereo and fun., and we'll have the entire show streaming live on MTV.com. To prep for the show, take a look at a few video interviews of your favorite Fueled By Ramen artists talking about their favorite Fueled By Ramen artists. Meta, bro.
Up first, we have Paramore discussing their Top 5 Fueled By Ramen releases, where Jimmy Eat World takes top honors (good choice!). In addition, frontwoman Hayley Williams reveals that The Impossibles' Anthology is her all-time fave. After that, check out some of FBR's biggest names (Panic! At The Disco among them) discussing what it means to sign to the prolific label. And last, check out Travie McCoy and Matt McGinley from Gym Class Heroes counting down their favorite FBR albums, which include Fall Out Boy and The Academy Is....
+ Watch Fueled By Ramen's 15th Anniversary videos below, and catch Paramore performing live with special guests The Swellers, This Providence, The Stereo and fun. at Fueled By Ramen 15th Anniversary Concert: Paramore Live, live from NYC's Terminal 5. Catch the livestream here on MTV.com tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 7, starting at 6 p.m. ET.
+ PARAMORE DISCUSS THEIR TOP 5 FBR RELEASES
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Put your party pants on, Fueled By Ramen devotees. The record label you grew up listening to that's responsible for helping launch the careers of your favorite acts such as Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Less Than Jake, and Yellowcard turns 15 this year! In case you're not in NYC for this momentous occasion, watch the Fueled By Ramen 15th Anniversary Concert: Paramore Live livestream Wednesday, Sept. 7, on MTV.com!
Paramore will help ring in Fueled By Ramen's 15th anniversary live at Manhattan's Terminal 5. Joining them onstage are fellow FBR acts The Swellers, This Providence, The Stereo and fun. It's Fueled By Ramen's birthday, but they're giving you a gift. Why aren't all birthdays like that?
+ Watch Paramore perform live with special guests The Swellers, This Providence, The Stereo and fun. at Fueled By Ramen 15th Anniversary Concert: Paramore Live, live from NYC's Terminal 5. Catch the livestream here on MTV.com Wednesday, Sept. 7.
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Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we know a good cover when we hear one. And although we might not have have predicted this pairing, singer/songwriter/dancer Ashlyne Huff's acoustic version of Paramore's "The Only Exception" is as lovely as can be.
As part of Billboard's "Mashup Mondays," Ashlyne's acoustic take on Paramore's hit is delicate, sweet, and feminine like the original. But unlike Paramore's version, which allows glimmers of frontwoman Hayley Williams' rock background to shine through, Ashlyne's take on "Exception" is rife with hints of pop and country, serving as a clear hat-tip to her southern roots -- Ashlyne's father was a big producer in the Nashville music scene.
About Hayley Williams and why she chose to cover Paramore, Ashlyne says, "[Hayley's] voice is really interesting to me because it's soft and then really powerful. I love the fact that [her voice] is really vulnerable and then it his you in the face all of the sudden, mid-song." We agree, but we need to give Ashlyne props, too -- her voice also hits us in the face a little (but in a nice, pillow fight way!). Backed only by a guitar, Ashlyne's vocals grow bigger and brighter as the song progresses, grabbing our ears and practically forcing us to listen.
Check out Ashlyne Huff's latest album Let It Out, available now.
+ Listen to Ashlyne Huff cover Paramore's "The Only Exception."
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+ Paramore's Hayley Williams is dishing on her tour life for the next few weeks. Glimpse what it's like to be on the road (hint: it's sweaty), candid photos and her thoughts on their lineup change. (PAPERMAG)
+ Waka Flocka Flame elaborated on a recent tweet about wanting to retire. "Nah, I am gonna retire. I'm gonna retire from the industry," Waka said. Maybe he just feels like his flame is extinguished (sorry, had to). (MTV News)
+ Last night, Game dropped the track "Martians vs. Goblins" from his forthcoming The R.E.D. Album. The song features guests such as Odd Future's Tyler The Creator and Lil Wayne. (Pitchfork)
+ Been really missing Kanye West on Twitter, but I can forgive it -- the man's been BUSY, you know, with a huge, epic collaborative album with Jay-Z and all those gigs and stuff. But last night he was a surprise guest during protégé Big Sean's London show. (Rap-Up)
+ Selena Gomez administers hugs to fans at meet-and-greets, and she obvs loves them so much, she dedicated a whole webisode of her "We Own The Night" tour diary to them. Awwww. (Just Jared Jr.)
+ Is Brandy a trendsetter for the stars? Some photos make a compelling (and sometimes hilarious) case. You decide. (ONTD)
+ Hilary Duff and NHL hubby Mike Comrie marked their one-year wedding anniversary this weekend, but it wasn't the only cause for celebration. Duff also revealed on her website that she's pregnant! (MTV News)
+ A memorial is planned today for the five people who died following a stage collapse during a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair this weekend. Strong wind gusts may be to blame for the accident. (MTV News)
+ Los Angeles authorities are considering charges against Game for a tweet (he says his account was hacked), which asked those seeking internships to call a number. Problem was, the number was for the L.A. Sheriff Department. #becarefulwhatyoutweet (Billboard)
+ Jay-Z and Kanye West are not the only collaob news around. Lil Wayne and Drake have plans to team up as well after their upcoming solo albums drop. For now, they just released their first single, "She Will." (MTV News)
+ Stream The Green Album, a covers album of Muppets songs (!), which features Weezer and Paramore's Hayley Williams dueting, My Morning Jacket, OK Go, Andrew Bird and more. (NPR)
+ Beyoncé's looking fierce in photos from the first of her four sold-out concerts supporting her 4 album at New York's Roseland Ballroom, but what else is new? (ONTD)
+ Justin Bieber done got himself another tattoo, y'all, but this time he took his dad along for the ride. The Bieber fam got matching Hebrew letters on their rib cages. Take a look at the pics to see if you can figure out what they say. (BuzzFeed)
+ If you didn't get enough of Paramore in their latest video, "Monster," check out the newly released behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot. The band got tons of bruises during the making of this video. That's called "passion," guys! (Idolator)
+ Congratulations to Lauryn Hill! The singer welcomed her sixth child, a baby boy, into the world over the weekend. No word on the name yet, but I'm guessing it's probably not "Mike." (Rap-Up)
+ Go behind the scenes with a dapper Patrick Stump on the set of his "This City" video, a forthcoming single from his much-anticipated upcoming album Soul Punk, due out Oct. 18. Spoiler alert: There is no city in the "This City" video. (MTV News)
+ Demi Lovato is heading to the studio with Timbaland! The prolific producer said earlier this year, "You are amazing, girl. I'm like…not an easy person to please, and I'm very impressed." Um, how do we get Timbaland on our side? #coolestfriendever (Neon Limelight)
+ If you haven't read Russell Brand's tribute to Amy Winehouse, do yourself a favor and do so. Sometimes comedians can be very poignant. (BuzzFeed)
Everyone fantasizes about being BFF with the pretty girl next door. But in the case of up-and-coming Hollywood based pop/rock trio Y i Yell, it actually came true.
Y i Yell consists of brothers Michael and Demitri Lerios and their literal girl-next-door neighbor/frontwoman Gaby Symons. If you're looking for a comparison, Gaby's voice is a dead ringer for Gwen Stefani during her early No Doubt days, with a dash of Hayley Williams from Paramore thrown in for good measure. Guitarist Michael and drummer Demitri (who, by the way, is still in MIDDLE SCHOOL!) provide a tight backdrop for Gaby's infectious vocals.
"Always The Weekend," Y i Yell's latest single, seems like it should have come out during the Clueless era (I can totally see Cher and Tai dancing to it as they pick out their ensembles). The song is definitely pop but has retro undertones that perfectly match their newly released school-themed video for the song. With her hair flailing, lead singer Gaby and her bandmates shout in unison, "We don't really care if it's not Friday night/It's always the weekend!/We Don't Care!/It's always the weekend!"
Don't let their young ages fool you; Y i Yell clearly get the gist of life -- that weekends are precious and should be savored forever and ever.
+ Watch Y i Yell's "Always The Weekend" video.
The thing that's great about breakup songs is that you can apply them to so many situations: ex-lovers, ex-friends, ex-roommates and most likely in Paramore's case, ex-band members. Paramore's "Monster" is the first song that marks a new chapter for the band, after the somewhat dramatic exit of former guitarist Josh Farro and drummer Zac Farro.
While many breakup videos might include a lot of crying or, my personal favorites, car keying and tire slashing, Paramore takes a more subtle approach at expressing their scorn in "Monster." The video, directed by Shane Drake (Panic! At The Disco's, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," Timbaland's "The Way I Are"), opens with the band floating face up in a pool of water. As the drums kick in, frontwoman Hayley Williams begins to sing the story of someone who did her wrong, and let's just say we're really glad she's not talking about us. In between shots of Hayley angrily singing in room by herself, we see the band trying to make sense out of the seemingly random explosions taking place in the abandoned hospital their playing in.
Toward the end of the video, the band members eventually find each other in the hospital and make a run for it to escape before the whole building blows up. And so as not to give anything away, we'll let you watch "Monster" yourself to see if the band makes it out of the disaster zone alive -- literally and figuratively.
+ Watch Paramore's "Monster" video.