The Maine have a tough time saying "These Four Words" in their new video.
There's a reason why The Maine's new "These Four Words" video, off their long-awaited album Forever Halloween, will make you cry your water weight in tears: The song and its stripped-down, intimate video is a no-holds-barred, drive-me-to-Costco-to-bulk-buy-Kleenex example of a relationship gone awry. And while you're not busy conjuring up memories of your high school boyfriend breaking your heart, you'll be like, "Wait, this is coming from the same band that sang, 'Sex sells, and your sex cells make all the lost boys drool'?????"
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Hunter Hayes loves music, but he loves cars ALMOST as much. Almost.
Sup, #Hayniacs! So, usually we're here to bring you crucial music-related deets on your king, Hunter Hayes. You know, like, news that "Wanted" singer is going out on his "Let's Be Crazy Tour" tour with supporting act Ashley Monroe, the fact that he's slated to perform at the 2013 CMT Music Awards tonight in Nashville (starting at 8 p.m. ET), AND the info that he's up for for three awards, including Video of the Year! But no, shockingly this post isn't about how Hunter is slaying the country music game dead. Instead it's about how in his latest "For The Love Of Music" webisode, we learn that if the music thing doesn't work out (what are the odds, though?), bro could totally be a badass race car driver! Like, who knew??
Watch Hunter Hayes' latest "For The Love Of Music" webisode after the jump.
Johnny Stimson imagines a machine-driven apocalypse in his "Human Man" video.
Don't you hate it when silver-eyed cyborgs attack your city, interrupt your favorite radio show, and chase you through the streets à la Agent Smith vs. Neo in "The Matrix"? Or when they threaten to bring you into the fold like "Star Trek"'s communism-gone-terribly-wrong species, The Borg? None of those scenarios sound even remotely appealing, but leave it to NYC pop player Johnny Stimson's new video, "Human Man," to turn a terrifying robot takeover into something stylish -- like, something resembling "Run Lola Run" meets "Aeon Flux" meets "The Terminator."
Watch Johnny Stimson's "Human Man" video after the jump.
Joe Jonas takes it all off (his scalp) and cut off all his hair!
It's not since Miley Cyrus' drastic haircut that we've seen anyone so perfectly document their hair change! UNTIL NOW. Because, like Miley, middle Jonas Brother Joe has just chopped off all his hair! Oh, and to help us cope, Joe created a handy-dandy "haircut" photo guide (thank you x 10,000!). Everyone knows that the best way to internalize and process intense change is to "understand." Or at least that's what Google taught us.
Watch a Vine Joe posted of his hair transformation after the jump.
Carrie Underwood is among the artists performing at tonight's "CMT Music Awards."
+ Tune in to one of the biggest nights in music, the "2013 CMT Music Awards," airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CMT and CMT.com. Cohosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, the show features performances by Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, and more. (CMT)
+ Adam Lambert and LeAnn Rimes are flipping the bird in photos for an anti-bullying ad campaign called "The New F Word." The "F" stands for "friend," and the campaign features a Friend Movement Benefit concert on July 1. (Just Jared)
+ Make sure to watch "RapFix Live" today at 4 p.m. ET on MTV Jams and RapFix.MTV.com to catch Pharrell Williams, Gunplay, and Rittz. Tweet questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix. (MTV News)
+ Jack White donated $142,000 to pay off Detroit's Masonic Temple back taxes, which saved the landmark from foreclosure. The temple's Cathedral Theater will be renamed The Jack White Theater. (Billboard)
+ Miley Cyrus just dropped her track "We Can't Stop," and she took to Twitter yesterday to get fans fired up about the video, which will be released next week. "Just watched #wecantstop 1st edit #musicvideo #riDONKulous," she tweeted. (MTV News)
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Taylor Swift met Mick Jagger. Yes, THIS REALLY HAPPENED!
In today's surprising/worlds colliding/heads exploding news, we have a new BFF alert: Taylor Swift and The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger?!? (Go ahead and get all the whaaa?!? out of your system.) And while we're STILL trying to absorb this historic music moment, "Wild Horses" couldn't drag us away (like what we did there?) from also wondering what would happen if these two officially paired up?! Just think of all the beautiful/romantic collabo EPICNESS! No, wait. Think of all the shared leather pants! He could still have "Moves Like Jagger," we don't know!
Check out more photos of Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger after the jump!
OK Go help NPR move by singing "All Is Not Lost."
Anyone who's seen one of OK Go's increasingly inventive videos ("Here It Goes Again," "This Too Shall Pass") knows that aside from having a knack for a pop-rock hook, the band is also willing to go the extra mile when it comes to filming a fun visual stunt. In the case of this clip, which they put together with NPR's "All Songs Considered" host Bob Boilen for his Tiny Desk concert series, those extra miles were literal... as in actually helping NPR move offices. But instead of strapping on a back support and lugging boxes, all the boys had to do was sing "All Is Not Lost."
Watch OK Go perform 'All Is Not Lost' while helping NPR move after the jump.
The Colourist lament an unhealthy relationship in their "Little Games" video.
Here's a tip for you concertgoers: Always show up early for the opening band. Granted, opening acts aren't always going to be winners, but when they're well chosen, it's like making a down payment on future musical enjoyment (and bragging rights). This was probably the case for punctual music fans who recently caught The Colourist opening for Metric and Youngblood Hawke -- the California four-piece's music is actually a pretty good halfway point between the two headliners, with some of the sleek, danceable guitar and keys of the former, and a lot of the joyous coed harmonizing of the latter. See what we're talking about in the band's new "Little Games" video.
Watch The Colourist's "Little Games" video after the jump.
Jimmy Eat World hit the road in their new "I Want You Back" video.
It's been almost 20 years since the release of Jimmy Eat World's self-titled debut. That's a lot of time to develop changes in sound, musical style, and world outlook, and roughly about 10,000 internet arguments over whether or not the genre forerunners still qualify, or ever did, as "emo." (And those are just the ones we've participated in ourselves.) Whatever you want to call it, some things never change, as the band's upcoming eighth album, Damage, and its first video, "I Will Steal You Back," deftly illustrate.
Watch Jimmy Eat World's "I Will Steal You Back" video after the jump.
Watch Avril Lavigne perform "Here's To Never Growing Up" live.
Seemingly ageless pop player Avril Lavigne has had an epic career for someone who hasn't even hit 30. I mean, she was only 17 years old when she first skateboarded onto the pop scene (and into our hearts) with songs like "Complicated" and "I'm With You" -- but still, Avril hasn't so much as gained a mid-20s forehead wrinkle or worry line since 2002. #TellMeYourSkinRoutine.
Now, over a decade since wreaking mall havoc and recalling tales of punks hooking up with ballet dancers ("Sk8er Boi"), Avril's prepping her upcoming fifth studio album and has just released a brand-new ode to youth, "Here's To Never Growing Up," which she recently performed live at Buzzworthy's studios.
Watch Avril Lavigne's "Buzzworthy Live" acoustic performance of "Here's To Never Growing Up" after the jump.