Last Thanksgiving brought us the first brand-new Muppet movie since the ’90s, but this year we’re thankful to Cee Lo Green for making sure the beloved puppets are very much a part of the 2012 holiday season, too. Earlier this week, we brought you Cee Lo and the Muppets’ adorable “All I Need Is Love” video. And last night on The Voice, the singer joined his good pal Kermit at the piano for a lovely rendition of the classic frog anthem “Bein’ Green.” Cee Lo wore a wild, neon-green outfit with mirrors; Fozzie was moved to tears; and even Statler and Waldorf – the Internet commenters of the Jim Henson universe — were on hand to offer their grouchy review. Watch it below. … Read More
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If you were smitten with Cee Lo Green and the Muppets’ collaborative Christmas song, “All I Need Is Love,” then wait till you see the video. It finds Cee Lo stopping by Kermit’s place in the midst of a snowstorm, only to find that the whole Muppet gang is assembled for a holiday party. Of course, he joins in the gift-giving fun (which, it must be said, is a bit heavy on the iPhone product placement). And midway through the celebration, the crew is visited by none other than Santa Claus — who happens to be The Office’s Craig Robinson. Click through to watch the clip, which also features an eerily accurate Cee Lo puppet and a boatload of bloopers. … Read More
We may still need to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving to get to Christmas, but we only have to wait one more week for Cee Lo Green’s holiday album. Cee Lo’s Magic Moment comes out October 30th, and features contributions from the likes of Rod Stewart and Christina Aguilera. By far the most exciting of Green’s collaborators, however, are his old pals The Muppets. They join him for a track called “All I Need Is Love,” which samples The Muppets’ theme to such infectious effect that you’ll be hearing it in your head for the entire holiday season. Add to that some silly interjections from Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang, and the bar for 2012′s new batch of Christmas singles is set. Your move, Sufjan. … Read More
1. Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly have announced plans to face off in “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium,” a 90-minute debate that will take place on October 6th at George Washington University and is set to be livestreamed online. “I’m excited to debate Mr. O’Reilly,” says Stewart. “I believe this will be a very… Read More
Yesterday, Grand Central publishing announced their plans to publish Cee Lo Green’s currently untitled memoir in 2013. The memoir, to be co-written by Rolling Stone reporter David Wild, and featuring insights from “brother from another mother” Big Gipp, will “tell the personal and candid story of how he found his voice as an artist and… Read More
It’s the day of the Superbowl, and millions of fans are waiting with great anticipation for “the greatest show on earth,” even though they’ll have to sit through at least an hour of sports to get to it. In case you haven’t heard, this year, after a series of mostly ho-hum post-Nipplegate classic rock performers, the NFL has asked the Queen of Pop to perform the halftime show, and supposedly it’s going to be a doozy. We know, we know, they say that every year. This time, Madonna has promised that viewers will be “knocked out of their seats from beginning to end,” but we’re thinking you might need a little help with that, so we present to you our patented 2012 Superbowl Halftime Show Drinking Game, for use this evening as you watch Madge knock it out of the park (or kick it under the table) — not to mention a bunch of football. Click through to find out the rules, and let us know what you think of the performance in the comments! … Read More
Now that Kanye West is making 35-minute videos for his songs, and every dense, new Lady Gaga clip must be endlessly dissected for cultural references, there is something undeniably refreshing about a simple, straightforward music video. In a recent ArtsBeat post, Dwight Garner confesses, “I was always a minimalist – give me a concert clip, or even a bit of straight-on lip syncing to a good song” and asks readers for their favorite no-frills videos. Commenters over at The New York Times came up with quite a few suggestions, but we couldn’t help but compile a list of our own (which overlaps slightly with theirs). Add your picks in the comments. … Read More
Lollapalooza celebrated its 20th anniversary over the weekend, turning Chicago’s Grant Park into a musical mecca that saw roughly 100,000 people gather each day in extreme heat and, at least on Sunday evening, torrential rain. In keeping with founder Perry Farrell’s original vision, the festival lineup was thrillingly diverse, featuring everything from hip-hop to dance to stadium rock. Highlights included a blistering set from Muse, a storm-defying performance by the irrepressible Foo Fighters, and a number of the non-headliners we knew you would love, from Tinie Tempah to Fitz & the Tantrums.
Our favorite fresh act to these shores was easily Australia’s Boy & Bear, the antipodean answer to Mumford & Sons, while the most memorable moment came from the full-on chaos of LA-via-Mexico’s Le Butcherettes — a band that channels Karen O via the Kills, only with a lot more screaming and fake blood, and in this case, onstage vomiting with its own theme song. The only real disappointment came from a bizarre set by a spiked and studded Cee-Lo that opened with a Danzig cover and featured numerous Girl Talk-esque breaks for snippets of songs by Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, and Journey. Check out our photo gallery from the fest featuring all those artists and more, including Lykke Li, the Naked and Famous, and Ellie Goulding. … Read More
What started out two decades ago as a makeshift traveling musical circus has now become one of Chicago’s biggest annual events. This year’s Lollapalooza includes performances from Muse, Foo Fighters, Kid Cudi, Cee-Lo Green, Bright Eyes, Lykke Li, Crystal Castles, and dozens more — and it also marks your chance to win a VIP trip for two to attend the fest.
We’ve partnered with GUESS to send one winner and a guest out to Chicago’s Grant Park to spend three days basking in music and sunshine, with airfare, accommodation, and VIP festival passes all included. The winners will also attend an exclusive afterparty presented by Flavorpill and GUESS, featuring Tinie Tempah and Young the Giant. … Read More