Music Awards 2013

James Blake Wins UK Mercury Award So What Does that Mean To Me?

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2013

Barclaycard should sponsor best live show award while they are at it by the way, but they haven’t so OK, I will let Jake win this one without too much whining about my girl losing.

Pink Is Billboard's Woman Of The Year

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2013

“Pink has almost been in a class by herself among women in music this year, and we’re thrilled to recognize her successes by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award.”

M B V's Kevin Shields To The Mercury Prize Winners: 'God Help Whoever Wins. There are Sinister Forces At Work'

By Alyson Camus | September 15, 2013

‘Isn’t Mercury a phone company or something, anyway? What’s that got to do with music? We’re banned by them, and do you know why? Because we’re not on Amazon or iTunes. That’s one of the qualifying criteria. You have to have major distribution or be on iTunes or Amazon.’

Miley Cyrus At The VMAs- Way Too Much

By admin | August 28, 2013

I hope that the shock factor was worth it, because now I simply cannot respect her at all. The Hannah Montana days are long gone, and soon, Cyrus is going to hit bottom. I wonder if Amanda Bynes has a spare room for her…

View From My Couch: Mary Magpie's Take On The VMAs

By admin | August 27, 2013

I don’t have enough words to explain how much I utterly despise Bruno Mars.

MTV's Video Music Awards At Barclay Center, Sunday, August 26th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 26, 2013

This isn’t the Grammys. It isn’t the state of the art, it is the state of modern pop music. A snapshot of the charts and the charts are in spectacular shape

For One Weekend Only The Pop World Revolves Around Brooklyn!!!

By Iman Lababedi | August 13, 2013

Is this all a little pathetic? Do I judge you, you ponce? Why be a fan if you can’t be starstruck?

Lady Gaga Wants Your "Applause"

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2013

This is about as big as it gets for Stephani, if it dogs (it won’t but IF it dogs…) it will be a major disaster for Lady Gaga

Johnny Lydon, BMI Icon

By Helen Bach | July 25, 2013

“They have either incredible good taste or they have no idea what I’m going on about.”

The Nominees Are…MTV Video Music Awards 2013

By Helen Bach | July 22, 2013

But hey MTV does care and despite not having anything at all to do with music they have the right to serve up their annual awards. Guess who owns it- JT! That ‘bring it on down to Veganville’ hero Justin Timberlake

Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big At Juno Awards, 2013

By Mahalia Dark | April 24, 2013

Sure, Carly Rae Jepsen had the novelty single of 2012 with “Call Me Maybe” but the album The Kiss, was a not all that: a very ordinary modern pop move

Academy of Country Music Awards To Honor Dick Clark

By Helen Bach | March 26, 2013

They called him the perpetual teenager and I, for one, can totally relate. After strokes and age he became a shell of his former self and for some reason America allowed him to be propped up like a taxidermy moose next to Ryan Seacrest each New Years Eve so he could slobber out some indecipherable nonsense

Nickelodeon Kids Awards Winners 2013

By Iman Lababedi | March 26, 2013

Over here at rock nyc HQ we are always fighting and shouting and worrying about the same thing: “what do the kids want, what do the kids want?” and once we’ve convinced Steve Crawford the kids don’t want all wrestling all the time and Mary Magpie no, we are not going to turn into an all theater blog, we are left with the same question: what do the kids want?

Seth MacFarlane Song And Dance Man? Only In Hollywood…

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2013

Jack Phillips can’t catch a break and this useless twit is doing song and dance with two guys and only one of the three have the slightest idea what they are doing? At the Oscars??? You wanna talk about the dumbing down of America? This is the stage that once had Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, now we have this joke?

"Skyfall" Won The Oscar For Best Song -But What Does Oscar Know?

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2013

I know I never have a good word for Adele, but really it’s too late to stop now and the horrendous “Skyfall” is big feelings for people who have forgotten how to feel and need constant prompts to remind them how.

Not With The Band: The Grammys: Who Needs Them?

By Alyson Camus | February 13, 2013

Honestly, how can you compare The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’, to Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’, to Fun.’s ‘We Are Young’, to Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’, to Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinkin Bout You’, to Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’…. already my head is aching

Mary Magpie's Take On The Grammys

By Helen Bach | February 12, 2013

I am beyond proud of Mumford and Sons for winning Album of the Year for their release “Babel”. I already named it the Album of the Year in my “Best of 2012” post; I couldn’t have called it any better. I teared up when I saw the tweets and texts from my friends about it;

20 Minutes Of The Grammys 2013

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2013

Rock music is not movies and a Grammy is not an Oscar. It is an irrelevance when your job is changing lives a generation at a time (at least in theory). If I was a teenager in 2013 I would consider rock and roll to almost beyond redemption

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, Still Sucking After All These Years

By Helen Bach | January 31, 2013

Well you didn’t do squat other than maybe buy some downloads or see their show. I have never eagerly awaited any award show. It just doesn’t matter to me on a personal level. I like Cat Stevens and The Clash and neither one are up for diddly this year- nor will they ever be.

The Academy Awards Has Announced Its Best Original Song Nominations And It Is A bore As Usual

By Alyson Camus | January 16, 2013

I tried to listen to them, and it was painful. The Norah Jones’ track is a classic old-fashioned jazzy Hollywood-feel-good one, some extremely groundbreaking stuff that old white people love to death, whereas the Scarlett Johansson-sung track is one slow icy-bore

Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees 2012: Heart?

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2012

diva Donna Summer, Canadian rockers Rush, sister-duo Heart, singer/songwriter Randy Newman and blues guitarist Albert King.”. Oh, and Public Enemy and and and, Rush were nominated by the fans.

Grammy's To Scooter Braun: On Your Bike

By Iman Lababedi | December 20, 2012

nce a good boy of pop, his album is a drag, his live show monstrous, his love life a joke (OK, Selena isn’t but the rest of it…) and to end the year he got blown off stage by Taylor Swift at Jingle Ball.

Frank Ocean Gets Six Grammy Nominations

By Mahalia Dark | December 11, 2012

But here is a question pop pickers, what do you think will happen if the follow up is more of the same? It won’t be pretty.

The 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Inspected: Steve Crawford Feels Love

By Steve Crawford | October 11, 2012

I am personally boycotting the entire affair until Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds get their just due. Don’t pull your love out on me, RRHOF.