Banks by producing the informative rap Love, Don t Hate, which schools the hip hop artist on the reasons why she should reconsider her use of hate speech .
Check out the video below and let us know which side of the fence you fall on by taking our poll: " Does it Matter if Azealia Banks Called Someone 'a Faggot?' ". Continue reading
Check out Lambert's spin on "Stay" below plus his previous Twitter tribute to Rihanna and RiRi's official "Stay" video for comparison's sake.
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5. Scissor Sisters (source) Since the Scissor Sisters emerged a decade ago, their style has remained as quirky and danceable as anything Lady Gaga 's ever produced, yet the Grammys haven't been as keen to reward the ragtag group with their due props. They've only been nominated once in the Best Dance Recording category, where the group's take on "Comfortably Numb" lost to Britney Spears' sole moment of brilliance, "Toxic." Where's the love for "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"?
Or this year's wickedly saucy "Let's Have a Kiki"?
4. Adam Lambert (source) Get this: Zero male American Idol contestants have a Grammy to their name. Nope, not even Kevin Covais .
Adam Lambert earned a nomination for "Whataya Want From Me?" last year (and lost to Bruno Mars in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category), but if anyone deserves multiple Grammys from the past five seasons of Idol, it's Lambert. Surely his latest album Trespassing is his best work to date, and if you can't even earn a Grammy nomination for notching a #1 album as a self-defined gay artist with a distinct pop sound and an otherworldly voice, maybe it's time for Grammy voters to revise their rubric.
3. Tori Amos (source) Tori Amos is not only an accomplished songwriter who has released an unreal amount of material; she's also one of the most confessional and ambitious singer/songwriters of the past 20 years.
Who else combines the eerie vulnerability of Laura Nyro with the beguiling angelic feminity of Kate Bush ?
This is a woman who had the nerve to organize a greatest hits package using the Dewey Decimal System (please see Tales of a Librarian for proof), and if the woman who's given us everything from "Silent All These Years" to "A Sorta Fairytale" doesn't have a Grammy, then what are we doing not protesting the fact that Sheryl Crow has nine? Continue reading
or both, if you're into emotionally manipulative sex and let's face it, who isn't? What better way to celebrate and incriminate your winter-time lover than to fool around while playing a popular breakup song? And the song also makes great background music for your Christmas Kiki, when all that you and your friends want for Christmas is for the New Year to begin...
and to numb yourself with non-stop candy cane cocktails.
Anyway, take a listen to the tune below.
It'll make you feel cool, if not a tinge nostalgic for when George Michael used to dress up in santa suits and ride his band members like reindeer. Continue reading
and Life of Agony have announced that they re transitioning genders. Performers thumbing their noses at hard rock s hyper-hetero traditions include everyone from Gaahl and vocalist-guitarist Steve Brooks of the sludge-metal band Torche to drummer Daniel Pitout of grungy punks N Sensae and singer Jason Rivera of the metal ragers Gaytheist. We'd never heard of any of these fellas, but Out was nice enough to put together a small slideshow with links to each band's page and a recommended track.
We've also listened to a hardcore duo called Gay Witch Abortion , but we're still trying to figure out if either of their members is actually gay. Maybe they're just witches, which would still be badass. Below is an early track from Gaytheist.
It might hurt your Coldplay-accustomed ears at first, but take a listen it'll eventually give you the encouragement to thrash and throw shit around like you've always wanted to. Continue reading