Next Monday, Jimmy Kimmel Live will kick off the broadcast season by taking over Hollywood Boulevard for two consecutive nights. On Monday, September 23rd, Paul McCartney will make his first appearance on JKL. McCartney will join Jimmy Kimmel in studio for an interview, then shut down Hollywood Boulevard for what is expected to be a record-breaking crowd.
The following night, Tuesday, September 24th, JKL and Justin Timberlake will shut down the street to share songs from his new album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, which hits stores September 30th, and to chat with Kimmel about his role in the new movie Runner Runner – which opens in theaters October 24th.
This unprecedented two-night affair is a free concert experience in the heart of Hollywood. Streets will be closed and traffic will be diverted in an effort to contain the anticipated crowds. JKL will close down one-quarter mile of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Sycamore Avenue in order to accommodate as many fans as possible.
For tickets, visit www.JKLTickets.com.
Lexus has come aboard as a sponsor for the Justin Timberlake show and will be utilizing their strong social media platforms to engage viewers and fans. Lexus will be showcasing the all-new 2014 IS Sport Sedan at the concert and will amplify the experience and mobilize their social community through tweeting (@Lexus), instagramming (@lexususa), posts on Facebook.com/Lexus and videos on youtube.com/Lexus.
Jimmy Kimmel Live will also continue their collaboration with the newly re-launched Myspace, making both concerts available to online fans worldwide via live stream as part of the Jimmy Kimmel Live Stream concert series. Fans can experience the full concert experience by visiting https://myspace.com/jimmykimmellive.
McCartney’s concert will be available immediately following the airing of Jimmy Kimmel Live on the West Coast. Timberlake’s concert will be available on September 30th, coinciding with the release of his album.
Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ In A Major Key Sounds Pretty Crazy
Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” perfectly captured the teenage angst of the early ’90s, a dark and moody grunge track track that helped propel the band from cult fandom to mainstream success.
The song was originally written in minor key (which is sad, bleak and eerie by definition), but a group called Sleep Good decided to take their signature hit and pitch-shift it to a major key, completely changing the tone of the song and turning it into a happy-go-lucky pop punk hit that’s surprisingly catchy.
While I know I should hate it on principal alone, I can’t stop listening to Nirvirna – Teen Sprite for whatever reason. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of Everclear, Weezer, and other bands from the 90’s..
Give it a listen and let us know what you think of it.
Dustin Hensley May Be A Country Boy, But His Music Is Anything But!
Looking for some new tunes to jam out to? Then you’ve got to check out Dustin Hensley‘s latest EP, Ships. For those of you unfamiliar with Hensley, he’s a “good ole southern boy” from Tennessee who is putting out music like nothing you’ve ever heard before. His music is full of pure country story telling, but mixed in with great dance and pop sensibilities, creating a genre all his own.
“At the end of the day, I’m a lot of different things and a lot of different sounds,” said Hensley. “And I’ve decided to throw all of them—pop, R&B, country, classic rock, southern gospel—into my music. Call it whatever you want. If you think it’s pop, great. If you think it’s country, awesome. No matter what, it’s me telling stories. My life and my truth.”
While I’m not really a fan of country music, there’s just something about Hensley’s music that has me rocking out to it. I’ve been listing to Ships ever since it dropped last week, and I can’t get enough of it!
You can listen to all five tracks in their entirety at www.dustinhensleymusic.com, so give them a listen and let us know what you think!
Britney Spears Is Back With A Seriously Sexy New Music Video
Britney Spears just unveiled a seriously sexy music video for her new single Make Me, which features Britney and some friends holding auditions to find Brit’s on-screen love interest for the “Make Me” video, and ordering a number of men to strip down for an impromptu, naughty casting session.
But don’t worry, the focus goes back to Britney when the chorus hits, where we see her dancing in a white-lit hallway in lacy black underwear, looking absolutely incredible.. Seriously, this 30-something mother of two looks every bit as hot as she did back in her Hit Me Baby One More Time days..
“Make me oooh” indeed!
The video is hot as hell, but apparently there was an even racier version (shot by Dave LaChapelle) that got scrapped for being “too hot for TV”.. If you’re curious what the original video looked like, there’s a low-res version floating around the web.