Lady Gaga stole the show last week away from Little Dragon with her song "You and I." This week's Songs of the Week feature tracks from Florence + the Machine, the Game, David Guetta, Beyonce, and Mark Ronson. Check out which songs made the cut, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil burned up the competition with "Lighters" feat. Bruno Mars. This week's contenders are Drake, Bombay Bicycle Club, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lady Gaga, and Little Dragon. Check out which joints made the list, then vote on your favorite after the jump.
Jay Sean's a British hip hop / R&B artist behind the 2008/2009 club banger, "Down" featuring Lil Wayne. His newest mixtape called, "The Mistress" features Lupe Fiasco and Birdman and will be available Tuesday, September 6th, but a teaser promo hit the web today and it's a face-melter. Why? Because it features the unbelievably beautiful Playboy Playmate Jessica Burciaga. We featured her as our Daily Snapshot in January 2010 and our Miss COED in September 2008. Now, you can see her in these screengrabs and video from Jay Sean's The Mistress Mixtape trailer after the jump.
The tickets have come, the schedule is out, and your dealer is running out of 'party favors' - all signs pointing to Electric Zoo knocking at your door. This year is the first time the festival is going three days, and if you don't know how to pace yourself, you're going to miss out on the ridiculousness that is EZ. Check out our can't miss acts, a schedule of who we're going to see, and some tips to help you survive the weekend after the jump.
Headphones are supposed to let you listen without all the 'blah blah' that's going on around you, but like hell you’re going to lug around one of those big-assed headphones that make you look like a geek on steroids when wearing them. Enter the affordable Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23, an affordable in-ear bud that has a great noise-cancellation system.
A storm's comin'. At least, if you're on the East Coast it is. As Irene roars its way up the east coast there are potentially millions of people who will be affected over the weekend. New Jersey governor Chris Christie has already warned beachgoers to not make the trip to the shore and multiple shore-lined towns have issued mandatory evacuations. Many of you will be having Hurricane themed parties so we decided to create a Hurricane Irene playlist for you to enjoy. Check it out then submit any songs we forgot in the comments section after the jump.
Welcome to another round of Songs of the Week. Our reigning champion is The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and "The Adventures of Maggie Rain Dance," but we need to crown a new winner. This week's contestants feature tracks from the Gorillaz, Frank Ocean, Dispatch, Bad Meets Evil, and Coldplay. Check out which joints made the list then vote on your favorite after the jump!
If you had asked me two weeks ago to write a review of a LMFAO DJ set, I would've been almost insulted. Yes, I'm a real d*ckhead when it comes to music. So when my less-than-knowledgeable friend asked me to join him last Thursday to see Redfoo (from LMFAO) DJ, I only went because I hadn't seen him in awhile. In no way, shape, or form was I prepared for the stupid-fun party that awaited me. Check out the full story including pics and videos from the wild night after the jump.
In the 80s and early 90s, MTV served as the launchpad for burgeoning artists who broke onto the scene with eye catching videos that were more than just promos - they were mesmerizing movie shorts. But, as the network ushered in original programming dominated by reality shows and teen dramas, music videos took a backseat. Luckily, we still have the Video Music Awards, an event filled with unpredictability, shock value, and raw live music. Today, we look at some of the biggest omissions from this year's nominations. Check out our list then vote for the vids that shoulda got a nod after the jump.
COED Nation, you decided that "Otis" was your favorite song last week but we've got a brand new bag of goodies for you to try out. This week, we take a look at Lil Wayne, Hot Rod, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kreayshawn, and Common with a lil' help from Nas. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Nicole Scherzinger continues to blow us away. The new X-Factor judge (and former Miss COED of the Day / Daily Snapshot) gets super soaked in her new music video. This isn't the first time she got wet, but that doesn't mean it's not on fire. We're surprised there's not more steam. If we had our way, she'd be permanently drenched. Check out the vivid video then peep her hottest pics after the jump.
So, I'm on the subway last Friday, tired as sh*t from another devastating work week, and all I want to do is shut my eyes and bathe in silence when these two excitable motherf*ckers hop on last second. I don't pay much attention and I try to shut them out. Then the announcement comes, "Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen-" F*ck. More people looking for a handout. Then, they launch into their act. The rapper goes OFF. I've heard Busta. I've heard Twista. But this dude shredded the English language. We arrive at the destination and ask if they have a site. "I saw you guys dot com," the rapper says. Read more about the world's fastest rapper after the jump.
Everyone is looking for an affordable speaker that you can really rock out to on the go. Sure, you can plug in one of those portable Radio Shack-type speakers that runs off a few "AA" batteries and listen to all of 1 watt of power that's lower volume than a flushing toilet. Alternatively, you could cop a SuperTooth Disco and party anywhere. I'd suggest the latter. I own one, so I know. Check out our review after the jump!
This year's Lollapalooza took place this past weekend (8/5-8/7). I had the opportunity to go in 2009 and it was covered in awesome sauce. Judging by this year's pics, it looks like the lineup didn't disappoint. Acts included Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Muse, Foo Fighters, OK Go, deadmau5, Coldplay, Kid Cudi, Arctic Monkeys, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Naked and Famous, Foster The People, Crystal Castles, Portugal The Man, Cage The Elphant, Two Door Cinema Club, Skylar Grey, The Pretty Reckless, Sam Adams, Tinie Tempah, Deftones, Ween, Nas, Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, and many more. We've curated the best of the best and packed them into this righteous photo gallery. Check out the hotties, hipsters, and hip hoppers after the jump.
Last week, you decided that "You Know I'm No Good" was your favorite track by the late Amy Winehouse, hauling in 33% of the vote. This week, we check out Jamaica, Incubus, The Joy Formidable, Raekwon, and Andre 3000. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
In today’s world, there’s an app for pretty much anything. And within these ‘anything’ categories, there are hundreds of individual apps to choose from. What should you buy? What should you try out? COED sorts out the best from the rest in our Apps of the Week feature. This week, we get back to our app roots and focus on music!
This Labor Day, NYC is hosting Electric Zoo, one of the world's premier electronic music festivals. With so many artists and genres represented, we're highlighting some of our favorite acts coming to the Big Apple. This week, you'll meet High Contrast, one of the world's premiere drum and bass DJs. COED scored an exclusive interview with the legend, so check out what he has to say about his new album, vegan food, and dubstep after the jump!
Born and raised in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Benny Troung grew up as an oprhan selling gum and W.W.J.D. bracelets to tourists. He taught himself how to read and write before falling in love with the rap game after listening to Ja Rule's Between Me and You. The same day, he lost his virginity to a stripper who was too drunk to notice that he was an adolescent. The self proclaimed "Best Asian Rapper" and "Best Asian Lover" sat down with COED one-on-one for his first ever interview. Check it out along with his tracks "Playboy Anthem", "Got Damn" and "Dead Animals" after the jump.
Last week, "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi crushed the competish, hauling in 69$ of the vote to earn the honor of being your favorite song of the week. This week, we pay tribute to Amy Winehouse with five of her best songs as picked by our music man Al Jones. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
The scenario's all too familiar, you're sitting on your couch, out-of-shape, covered in food crumbs watching Conan, Jimmy, SportsCenter or... E! News... and you see a guy who's got it all. Money, looks, women - the dude isn't lacking in ANY of those categories. With the new body swap comedy "The Change-Up" hitting theaters August 5th, we decided to take a look at the 10 dudes we'd like to pee in a magical wish-granting fountain with. Check out who made the cut in our slideshow after the jump.
Last week, Nelly's "Country Grammar" captured the crown for Song of the Week barely edging out Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help From My Friends" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Bugging Out". This week's featured songs come from Ghost Town DJs, Chris Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Kid Cudi, and Robyn, See which tracks made the cut and vote for your favorite after the jump!
MTV2 kicked off the return of 120 Minutes Tuesday night with an invite-only launch party at the Bowery Electric in NYC. COED was lucky enough score a couple of tickets to this awesomely intimate event. Former Headbanger's Ball / 120 Minutes host Matt Pinfield was on hand to show some clips and answer questions about the upcoming season. The highlight of the party was undoubtedly the short but spectral live set by New York's very own Cults. 120 Minutes premieres July 30th on MTV. Check out the pics from the party after the jump.
SPIN's August issue pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and the icing on the cake is a tribute album called, "Newermind", which features some of their favorite contemporary artists cover Nevermind's 13 songs in their original order. Two of Kurt Cobain's personal faves -- the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, both of whom Nirvana famously covered during their MTV Unplugged taping -- joined the effort. You'll find the complete album tracklist along with a link to download the album for free after the jump.
The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival took place this past weekend at Union Park in Chicago. Passes for the event sold out in one day. The lineup included Animal Collective, Curren$y, Das Racist, Guided by Voices, DJ Shadow, Fleet Foxes, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Deerhunter, Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All, TV on the Radio, Superchunk and many more. If you couldn't make it to the show, no worries, we got you. Check out pics from the event and take a listen to our 2011 Pitchfork playlist after the jump.
Last week, the Boss squeaked by with "Jungleland" taking just 33% of your votes. This week, we feature tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Big Sean, Nelly, Company of Thieves, and Joe Cocker. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Everybody wants to be a rock star. Unfortunately, some people (*cough* actors *cough*) become really famous, get delusional, and suddenly believe they have musical talent. And because they bring instant name recognition, actors can get albums made. This is not a good thing. Check out our list of actors who tried to sing, but failed after the jump.
What do Adolf Hitler, Abe Lincoln, and the Easter Bunny all have in common? They straight up kill while rocking on the mic in their rap battles. The people behind Epic Rap Battles of History take some of the most famous, historic figures and, well, have them rap battle. With Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler, and Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris you are bound to find one that strikes your historical, verse-spitting fancy. Check out the battles after the jump!
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July 6th is 50 Cent's birthday. On this day, the big guy turns 36. All things considered, it's a safe bet to assume that 50's going to have a drink or two and get a lot of loving from the ladies. The ladies love 50 and he loves them back. Just check his Twitter account, chicks are posted up on his 'timeline' just throwing their panties at him. But only a certain type of lady gets the magical "RT." Check out our gallery of 50's responses to his lady friends on Twitter after the jump.
The Foo Fighter's "Walk" whooped the competition last week snatching away 65% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from Bruce and the E Street Band, The National, Big Sean, Gym Class Heroes, and Foster the People. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
This summer, we're determined to bring you party animals the best of the best dance parties. We kicked off in grand fashion at Governor's Ball but we plan on going out with the biggest bang of all: Electric Zoo on Randall's Island. Brought to you by our friends at Made Event, Electric Zoo will shock and awe this Labor Day Weekend for the third year in a row. Get your tickets here. I've been the previous two years and can say with utmost confidence that Randall's Island turns into the biggest outdoor club you could ever imagine. The picture below doesn't come close to doing this party justice. Read the details after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil's "Fastlane" smoked the competition last week snatching away 74% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Beyonce, Coldplay, Common, The Head and the Heart, and the Foo Fighters. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
To me, there's nothing better than seeing a hot girl f*** up. The hotter the girl, the hotter the f*** up is. It's science. Rihanna's really f***ing hot. So, when she f***s up you know I'mma get all boned up. Call me creepy but it's moments like this that let me know she's human. I hate perfection. It creeps me out. Anyway, I don't understand how this doesn't happen more often. These chicks wear ridiculous outfits that aren't made for comfort or speed and they manage to bounce around like coked up flubber. Check out Rihanna biting it hard after the jump.
Pitbull's "Hey Baby" smoked the competition last week snatching away 63% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Temper Trap, Lil Wayne, Looking Glass, Ke$ha, and Bad Meets Evil. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
The first ever Governors Ball was this past Saturday and the COED crew got the opportunity to go. The weather held up and the acts didn't disappoint. Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Big Boi, Das Racist, Passion Pit and others kept the crowd pumped even after the beer supply vanished. There were hotties and hipsters galore. Check out all the musical melody and madness in our mega huge photo gallery below. And for the record, Ned wasn't the guy in the Charlotte Hornets hat selling ecstasy. That was some other dude.
Getting laid is, hands down, the best thing in the world. The only way you can do better than getting your rocks off is having an awesome soundtrack to accompany it. A great band helps to set the tone for your boning and gives you an auditory cue for when to pick up the pace or slacken off. Check out our list of 10 bands and artists to crank up the next time you hook up after the hump... we mean, jump.
There are varying degrees of NSFW. Streaming American Idol at work will probably get you a slap on the wrist while watching this music video for The Connects' "Summer In the City" featuring Playboy model and burlesque star Tali De'Mar will most likely get you fired (or high fived). Tali was Playboy's Cyber Girl of the Week in May 2010 and has appeared on the covers of Xtreme Magazine and 24/7 Magazine. She's also modeled for Viva Van Story's Hardcover Bullet Bras and Back Seat Bettys. Check her out in The Connects music video then peep her stats and pics after the jump.
Leave your glass slippers at home this weekend because you'll need your dancing shoes for this ball. Saturday June 18th is the inaugural Governors Ball, an awesome festival set up by Founders Entertainment. I've never been to the Ball before (no one has, it's the first ever) but I know that it's going to be massive. Check the ingredients and tell me if you feel any differently: Take New York City, add another island, non-stop music, two stages, a lineup that has something for everyone, and beer pong - which I will be winning quickly because I want to watch the shows. If you haven't bought your ticket yet, let us show you why you should. Check out our full preview after the jump.
Last week, Sublime's "Summertime" beat out DJ Khaled's "On One" to earn Song of the Week honors. This week, we feature tracks from Stevie Wonder, the Civil Wars, Chris Brown, Pitbull, and Bon Iver. Read why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last night, the Mavs avenged their '06 Finals loss to the Heat with a decisive Game 6 victory over the Big Three in Miami for their first NBA title. It seems everyone and their Delonte West-banging mother rooted agaisnt the cHeat, painting Lebron, D-Wade, and Bosh like immature, taunting, childish, crybaby super villains. We feel Twitter is always a good measuring stick / barometer for public reaction, so it's no surprise that #heatlockerroomplaylist is trending. People are more pumped to see the Heat lose than the Mavs win. We sifted through the piles of suggestions to come up with the best of the best. Take a listen then suggest your own in the comments section below our partner links after the jump shot.
Bonnaroo 2011 kicked off yesterday, so to celebrate another stellar festival in Manchester, Tennessee, our amigos at RCRD LBL have delivered onto us their Bonnaroo 2011 playlist. From massive headliners such as Lil Wayne and Arcade Fire to indie favorites like Sleigh Bells, Wavves and Deerhunter, they've prepared this special Bonnaroo playlist from their catalog that includes exclusive remixes, fan favorites and everything in between to fully experience the festival's deep bill. Check out 24 awesome tracks after the jump.
Last week, Radiohead's High and Dry beat out Adele's Someone Like You to earn Song of the Week honors. This week features tracks from Sublime, DJ Khaled, Foster the People, Jim Jones, and Danger Mouse. Read why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, DMB crushed the competition by garnering more than 75% of the total vote to win favorite song of the week honors. This week, we feature tracks from Adele, The Antlers, Ra Ra Riot, Jeremih, and Radiohead. Take a listen let us know which one you're feeling the most in our poll at the bottom of the post.
With its hard, murderous bass and insane highs and lows, dubstep really could be the low down, dirtiest genre of music out there. I know from personal experience, as it's the reason for my sudden entry into puberty. The guys in this video seem to understand the power of dubstep after they pick up what appears to be a simple pair of headphones. By the way, the song you hear in the video is "Louder"- DJ Fresh (Doctor P & Flux Pavilion Remix). Check it out after the jump!
As the late, great lead singer of Sublime Bradley Nowell once sang “Summer time and the living’s easy." What makes the living easy (besides the weather, beaches, pools, barbecues, girls, and baseball)? How about the crazy good concerts and music festivals? There is nothing better than going to see a show on a nice summer day or night with a fun group of friends. Although in past years ticket prices have been rather outrageous, many artists are making changes to accommodate their fans in today’s tough economic times. I have put together a little guide to let you know about some great shows worth catching this summer. Check it out after the jump!
TV On the Radio's "Will Do" was your favorite song last week, earning 60% of the total vote. With only 2 more weeks left until Memorial Day Weekend, this week's featured songs will definitely get you in the summer spirit. We have tracks from My Morning Jacket, Glen Hansard, Frank Ocean (no relation to Billy), The Naked and the Famous, and ... Cam'Ron? You bet! Check out which songs made the list and vote for your favorite in our poll at the bottom of the post after the jump!
May 17th is Trent Reznor's 46th birthday. For those of you who are unaware of Trent's work, he was the front man for Nine Inch Nails, which makes his Oscar for Best Soundtrack (The Social Network) even more impressive. If none of that matters to you, he also hates Fred Durst. There, now you should care about him. In celebration of his arrival into this twisted world, here are 46 other fun facts about Trent you might not have known about. Check 'em out after the jump!
Mary Jane and musicians have been traveling companions since the two were introduced to each other, and they show no signs of breaking up. Her smooth caress has inspired many to use their hands to walk up and down a guitar fretboard after loading a bowl or rolling a joint. Throughout the generations of shredders, bluesmen, rockers, rollers and mamma-jammas, the romance has remained ablaze. Which guitarists are enamored most with the green goddess? Look, listen and learn after the jump.
Last week, Death Cab For Cutie's "You Are Not A Tourist" tied with the Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise" for favorite song of the week. This week, music man Al Jones navigates the turbulence brought on by Osama Bin Laden's death, the Lakers exit from the playoffs, and the NFL Lockout with some tricked out tracks and jubilant jams from Jessie J, TV on the Radio, MNDR, Mary J. Blige, and Theophilus London. Check 'em out and vote for your favorite after the jump!
The United States of America. Home of the free, home of the brave, and the home to the vile cesspool of filth that is the music industry! Every year or so, mankind is helpless against an onslaught of music so awful and offensive that we're forced to buckle from the pressure and helplessly allow the blood to gush from our ears like Old Faithful! While the list of horrible music is innumerable, which ones make us want to rip our ear drums out or write to our congressman in indignation? Check out our list of 9 of the most offensive songs in music history after the jump!
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Watch out Ringtone Rap, because yesterday, Tyler the Creator's new album "Goblin" leaked. If you've never heard of him, you should check him out. Why? Because imagine Eminem wrote lyrics on the worst day of his life and that's what this twisted 20-year-old comes up with on a regular basis. And unlike that Juggalo Screamcore baloney, Tyler actually makes it work, spitting fire that comes with cockroaches and vomit (just watch the video below and you'll see what we mean). While he gets a bad rap from the media because of his content, he claims that some of it he means and some of it he doesn't. Read the lyrics and check out the videos after the jump!
The music scene can be a rough place for new, up-and-coming bands trying to get some exposure in a world that's already over-saturated with other artists vying for the same goal. With a lack of outlets to do so, many bands lose the ambition to keep pushing on and call the quits on their musical journey. Wicked Audio - an industry leader in headphone manufacturing and design - has heard the pleas of the despondent and have created a revolutionary new platform on Facebook that allows bands to get their moment in the spotlight - WCKD Radio. Take a listen after the jump!
Last week, "Windows" by Broken Bells tied with You Ain't No DJ by Big Boi & Yelawolf for your favorite Song of the Week ("SOTW"). This week's tracks feature joints from Death Cab for Cutie, Beastie Boys, Fleet Foxes, Sade and Jay-Z, and R. Kelly. Check out which of their songs made music maestro Al Jones' list then vote for your favorite after the jump!
"It doesn't matter what you major in, all that matters is getting that degree in your hand." This phrase was thrown around by my parents so much that I actually believed it, or at least wanted to. Thanks, parents. Here's a list of the 20 most useless degrees a student can get. If you are surprised to see your major on this list don't be hurt - at least you had fun in college, right? Check out the other suckers (myself included) who thought they made the right choice after the jump!
The Smoking Gun released Pauly D's tour rider recently and it might open some eyes. By no means is this the most ridiculous tour rider, and given Pauly D's unbelievable attention to detail it's almost to be expected but it brings to mind other historically absurd requests and demands from the music industry's most peculiar and fickle artists. See our list then check out the Jersey Shore star's demands after the jump.
For those of you watching this video right now in the middle of a meal, I suggest you turn away. Because what you're about to see is, to put it lightly, nauseating. Really, who is this woman and what is she even doing at what looks like the saddest rap concert in the history of, well, rap concerts? Judging by the looks of her, she's been getting her groupie thing on since the Altamont Free Concert back in '69 and she shows no signs of stopping - much to our dismay... If you have an iron stomach, check out this grooving granny for yourself!
April is International Guitar Month. During these shower-heavy days, musicians who get randy over riffs are encouraged to pick up an axe and shred their cares away. Unlike most other instruments, the guitar comes in a multitude of shapes and sizes. Some even talk! So, why April? We have no idea. Is it because the best guitarists were born in April? Because the first guitar was invented in April? While searching the far corners of the universe for the answer, we stumbled across some pretty gnarly pics of kick ass guitars that will split your skull. Check' em out below and rock on!
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With Pia Toscano getting booted from this season of American Idol, you might think American hates hot chicks. But as Jimmy Kimmel pointed out last night, American Idol's voters and fans (read:13 year old girls who love boys, even when they're flaming gay) are to blame. Since the show began ten years ago, beautiful woman from all walks of life have flocked towards the spotlight, all of them striving to become the next great American Idol, but few have ever won. Thanks, 13 year old girls. With the tenth season of American Idol currently in full swing, let's take a moment to look at the 15 sexiest women of American Idol after the jump!