Justin Bieber

The Scandal Over Bieber’s Nirvana Shirt… Approved By Courtney Love

By Alyson Camus | November 25, 2015

‘I just have to say… Justin Bieber in his Nirvana shirt probably has Kurt Cobain tossing in his grave’

US Top 10 Singles 12-5-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2015

Wow, Bieber not only has three of the top five singles, he has seventeen singles in the Hot 100… which beats out the record set by the Beatles and maintained by Drake by three songs.

US Top 10 Albums 12-5-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 22, 2015

Eight of these albums are new to the top ten, most of them are lousy, and two of them are guesses because the almost surreally incompetent Billboard, forgot to mention the two repeats

UK Top 10 Singles 11-20-15 – 11-26-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2015

#1, 3 and 5? How did Justin become the Beatles and if he did , how did he do it with such flimsy material, and if he did in with such flimsy material how can he do it in the UK? And if he can do it in the UK how can he do it with One Direction releasing a new album that went straight to number one?

The Purpose Of This Email Is To Tell You Justin Bieber Is Playing MSG In June, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2015

Bieber, who is back on top is touring behind what is certain to be a humongous album of epic proportions, the Donald Trump of tours. The last one, which I also went to,, was pretty huge but this has him back on Mount Everest and ready to prove it. I wonder if he will sing on a cherry picker again?

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 11-13-15 – 11-19-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2015

I’ve been streaming ELO, Alessia Cara and Chris Isaak on NPR, and I can’t say I’m overwhelmed, fair to middling but that’s it, so let’s look elsewhere. Some sidemen in big bands, Tame Impala and the Swan, have albums out, some boys for girls, One Direction head to head with Justin Bieber,as well. rapper Jeezy, Wreckless Eric… I think I’m going with the new Bieber

Going Steady: New Singles 10-23-15 – 10-29-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2015

“Is it too late now to say sorry because I’m missing more than your body…” only not as bad as that makes it sound, a clever leg kicking conga, with Skrillex providing a really addictive track, you can’t count the hooks from the always apologetic former bad boy, though that one drum double time beat is the killer – B

UK Top 10 Singles: 10-16-15 – 10-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2015

It bothers me when I can’t hear a big hook, not when I don’t enjoy a big hook, that’s life. But when there is a humongous hook, Justin is in his fifth week at # 1 here, that I can’t here, that bothers me. I simply can’t hear the pleasure in his depressing and strange piece double time misery.

UK Top 10 Singles: 10-9-15 – 10-15-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2015

Another week of the bland leading the bland, though Iknow you thought “Alone No More” was EDM, but it is more singer songwriter than anything human. It is also the absolute pits

UK Top 10 Singles 9-18-15 – 9-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2015

Justin back on top and of 10 songs, 9 are EDM, and one, “Fight Song” is so bad it should be illegal. The complete domination of the singles charts by dance is scary, it is ALL dubtstep and house and while I like both to a degree, who can take a steady diet?

US Top 10 Singles 9-19-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2015

Really, Justin Bieber’s first number one, with 375,000 downloads, also entered the charts at # 1. Though I can’t quite hear it, it is a soft focused romantic ballad -one Selena Gomez, he cried while singing it, though quite how many times you can whine about a break up, I don’t know. A huge success for Bieber, after three years of relentlessly bad publicity, two huge hits in a row. Who said there are no second acts?

UK Top 10 Singles 9-4-15 – 9-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2015

The definition of homogenized. Remember 1978 when the UK and the US charts couldn’t have been more different? That isn’t happening any more. This is as characterless as any chart on the planet, it is the aural equivalent of the the global economy, bereft of individuals of any sort, it just sits there.

Singles Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 8-28-15 – 9-3-15

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2015

What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber – I never bought Bieber as the anti-Christ, just a garden variety teenage brat with a whole lotta power to wield his brattishness. But I never much cared for him musically either, so his post teens, post Diplo/Skrillex exercise in grown up EDM, this first single off his upcoming fourth album is an low key and pretty calypso flavored synth track that does the job. Good move – B

Bieber, Diplo And Skrillex On How To Make An EDM Hit

By Iman Lababedi | August 26, 2015

This is the art of the art, this is how hits are made in 2015 and whether you or I think it is real music, it is really real hit pop. In 2015, at least in theory, on stage the likes of Skrillex will improvise to a setlist and in the recording stufio nothing is ever left to chance.

Will Justin Bieber Please Stop Apologizing

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2015

From roasts to toast, Bieber is rebuilding a career that hasn’t tanked. Did you hear his Jack U song with Diplo and Skrillex, earlier this month, “Where Are U Now”? To my mind, the best the duo have managed and a fine vocal.So, in conclusion, let me quote from the book of Marx: Hey, you big bully. What’s the idea of hitting that little bully?

Justin Bieber Has Not Invaded Poland (Yet)

By Iman Lababedi | March 18, 2015

If Broudy was going after Taylor Swift maybe you think, wow, brave move but Bieber is the poster boy for being hated on.while feeling sorry for Justin is a bit beyond my pay level, there is a real human being underneath all that hating. In the end, Bieber is the boy it is cool to bully. And it isn’t fun any more.

10 Songs: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 4, 2015

Where Are U Now – Skrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber – people don’t mind that Justin is a bad boy, they mind that he is a monster , but don’t dislike this track because of Monster Justin, who does is a great job, he always sounds sweet, in fact don’t hate it at all; that’s a classic sample hooking you – B

Dr. Dre Made $20 A Second In 2014!

By Alyson Camus | January 14, 2015

Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)

Prince Jackson And Justin Bieber Are Making Music Together?

By Alyson Camus | January 13, 2015

What a mess the whole thing is, when you know that Mayweather has been in jail for beating up an ex-girlfriend and has been accused of multiple similar incidents with women! As for Bieber, he has been constantly in the news lately

Not With The Band: Which Band Of Today Will Be Relevant In 10 Or 20 Years?

By Alyson Camus | January 5, 2015

Today, there is certainly a lot of mediocrity, any American Idol, X Factor product is an example for me! But at the same time, there is a lot of excellent music, it is just harder to find it because of the enormous amount of bands formed every year and songs released each day!

Not With The Band: When Uber Fans Go Under The Knife

By Alyson Camus | September 23, 2014

‘The treatment, which Dr. Mason perfected by slicing a small section of the eyelid, has been dubbed by local fanatics as the “Yorke cut.” In the simplest terms, the $600 surgery gives fans a chance to re-create on their own person the trademark Thom Yorke amblyopic left eye.’

Suge Knight Shot 6 Times At Chris Brown's Party!

By Alyson Camus | August 25, 2014

A source close to Suge tells us … he was shot in the stomach and arm and apparently in other places as well… Suge walked out on his own power … a cop spotted him and walked the rap mogul to the police car where Suge sat. Suge was then put in an ambulance and taken to a local hospital.’

Let's Play With Food For The Rock Stars

By Alyson Camus | June 21, 2014

But let’s imagine for a minute all the possibilities for other bands. If it would be very easy to imagine any entrée inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Meat Loaf, Salt-N-Pepa, Spice Girls, the Black Eyed Peas, Korn

Miley Cyrus: Kids Need Time To Grow Up

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2014

“’I think people should have time to grow up and figure out who they are. I think people need to sit and think of the times in their lives they were not proud of who they were. Imagine if that was completely exploited and everyone had their opinions.”

More Footage Showing That Justin Bieber Is An Uneducated Racist Dummy

By Alyson Camus | June 6, 2014

The short clip shows Bieber parodying his own hit ‘One Less Lonely Girl’, using the n-word and joking about joining the KKK. What the fuck Bieber? Are you that ignorant redneck that almost everyone suspected you would be? I guess so….

Is Meet & Greet The New Revenue For Pop-Rock Stars?

By Alyson Camus | May 9, 2014

What? Avril Lavigne makes her fans pay to take pictures with her? I want my nickel back! even wrote someone,.. haha, funny one, I found this very lame too, but the Guardian is totally right.

Justin Beiber And Floyd Mayweather: Meet The Champs

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2014

Beiber is one of the boys for sure but only while surrounded by bodyguards. The last time I saw him, at MSG, he was pulling muscle from the shell, and claiming he was the strongest guy on the stage. His band seemed to be agreeing between gritted teeth though at least in one sense Bieber was right: the man who signs the check is always the strongest guy on stage. So I guess that’s what Beiber was doing with the champ.

Party Animal Justin Bieber May Have Had Some Big Help From His Father?

By Alyson Camus | January 29, 2014

The classic story of the young pop star with too much money and too many options, we have seen this so many times before I couldn’t care less. But The Guardian is reporting there may be another element in this too common story

Justin Bieber Announces Retirement And Internet Hysteria Follows

By Alyson Camus | December 20, 2013

For many unbeliebers like me, I must admit it sounds like a Christmas present, People magazine has already set up a poll ‘Should Justin Bieber retire?’ and has so far received a 92% for a yes, but they have to be kidding right?

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-27-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 27, 2013

September Song – Ella Fitzgerald – Not a great fit, the change in sections clumsy ups the lyric, and I prefer my Ella with a bit more tiskit in her taskit but the voice? You can only surrender to the immaculate perfection of sound and diction – A

hear ye on spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-21-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 21, 2013

Sounds like a refugee from Wowie Zowie, all quirk and melody and none the worst for it. But it begs an answer to the musical question: exactly how much does Malkmus hate the rest of Pavement and also why does this sound like an influence on Vampire Weekend – B+

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-14-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 14, 2013

Of the five songs he has released so far from his upcoming album, only one is a complete dog, and this one is a specific bruised new r&b song of the first order and a refutation of his new born reputation: “I ain’t all bad” he claims, and I buy it – B+

A 33 Year-Old Guy Spent An Outrageous Amount Of Money To Look Like Young Bieber

By Alyson Camus | October 23, 2013

‘It took three transplants and a total of $21,000 to accurately lower my hair line, close off my temples and grow back my bangs,’ he says, add to this a $4.850 spent on eye surgery, and $30,000 on his lips to give this impression of permanent smile

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is living to 10-18-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 18, 2013

Heartbreaker – Justin Bieber – Man, this guy got sucky. I was never a huge fan but he was always good for a coupla good tracks a year; how could this be any more generic – C-