Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Borrowed $13,000 Worth Of Clothes From A Sex Shop To Make ‘Bad Blood’

By Alyson Camus | May 22, 2015

Taylor Swift borrowed all the latex outfits, she and her friends are wearing in the clip, from a Los Angeles erotic boutique. Shawn Gentry, director of operations for The Stockroom, said that the shop will make a ‘full run’ of the outfits worn by Swift and her friends.

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Video Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2015

Two Lamar verses is something but a cast of thousands is something else for a song that is a hit at Katy Perry. Backstabbing all about eve featuring Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Hayley Williams,and more, that was the fream. What I got was a Superheroe takedown as Bionic Taylor goes for revenge. No inside baseball here.

Billboard Music Awards 2015: We Weren’t There, We Didn’t Watch It, But We Still Have An Opinion

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2015

What Billboard have that other people don’t is the numbers to back up their awards, so the multi-platinum 1989 is a no brainer winner for this years awards. Billboard is all about the charts and as all about the charts go, it is where it is at. Which means the only award they didn’t hand to Taylor was Top New Artist (they gave it to Sam Smith instead).

UK Top 10 Albums 5-17-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2015

If Trance has won the battle for the singles charts, the album charts are very volatile, it is a world where the cult band can make its presence felt… if only for a week. Blur at # 2 and Mumford at # 1, the revenge of rock? Yeah, but not really, because who knows how long it will last\. Meanwhile, Sheeran and Swift are still hanging on. Sheeran? one month short of a year in the top ten

10 Songs: Friday, May 8th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2015

All You Had To Do Was Stay – Taylor Swift – An electronic masterwork, all 808s and multi layered and falsetto underlining, but as catchy as hell and for a deep track, Taylor recently claimed 1989 was an album during which she had no romance, but the edges of romance are all over it – A

Taylor Swift Opens Tour In Tokyo : Here Is The Setlist 2015 Style

By Iman Lababedi | May 5, 2015

I am happy to hear New York represented upfront, “New Romantics” is a little odd for the second song, and “Blank Space maybe a touch early? Since Taylor isn’t given to encores, I guess there was no reason to leave it for a late sock in the jaw. “Love Story” didn’t get a bigger than anything else reception, as much to do with the mammoth success of the newbie no doubt. All five from Jingle Ball 2014 are represented…

UK Top 10 Albums 5-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2015

How did Tay get back to # 2 five months after 1989 dropped? No new song on the charts, sure she has three dates in June but that is three dates and it is in June. No surprise to see Blur at # 1… every album since Parklife has done the exact same thing. Ps: remember how they didn’t put “Popscene” on the UK version of Modern Life Is Rubbish because they were pissed it didn’t chart? They are doing the exact same thing with the US.

Not With The Band: New Study Says We Don’t Care For New Music After 33!

By Alyson Camus | May 3, 2015

I suppose old people just don’t care for Ed or Sam when they have better in store. But I suppose this is probably very different for Avicii and Wiz Khalifa (also high ranked on Echo Nest hotness list). I am way above 33 and I can’t stand EDM, so it would certainly be interesting to know if we are really refractory to new sounds and rhythms after a certain age, as I presume.

It’s A War Between Streaming Services To Get Artists

By Alyson Camus | April 13, 2015

We still don’t know much about Tidal, but according to The Verge,Tidal reportedly offered millions of dollars and an equity stake to artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Madonna, Usher, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5,… in exchange of their exclusive conten

Taylor Swift And The Inability To Hide From Life

By Iman Lababedi | April 11, 2015

You can’t hide from life, get rich, get money, power, popularity, and it still can’t hide you from the mesmerizing wrecking ball that is lives in motion. It doesn’t matter what you think is going to happen, it doesn’t matter how hard you to try to shield yourself from absolute disaster; life is like this huge monster that hunts you and rips out your heart and leaves you and returns and kills you

The Music Stars’ Dating Game

By Alyson Camus | April 5, 2015

Taylor Swift was spotted in Los Angeles at a Haim concert at the Troubadour on Thursday…. And she was holding hands with Calvin Harris… the world’s highest paid DJ with the world’s highest paid pop star, what a power couple! And both highly overrated! But we already know it won’t last for very long.

Kenny Chesney Joined By Big Star Taylor Swift

By admin | March 28, 2015

So, I went to Barclay Center last night and saw Neil Diamond, got home late, minimal sleep, of to work where I performed my duties as an advertising honcho and also wrote a 1500 word review which nobody actually bothered to read. Now it is still Friday, it is late, I’m tired and I have…

Taylor Swift Takes The SAT, Corrects Her Own Lyrics

By Alyson Camus | March 26, 2015

Being so sensitive for no reason, and how pretentious of you! Why do you presume that these people have ‘one job’, one unique job devoted to know your damn lyrics? I seriously doubt this is their only job

Taylor Swift’s Top 10 Songs OF ALL TIME

By Iman Lababedi | March 17, 2015

Our Song – Despite the fiddle and the plunking guitar and the hee haw, this was a pure pop stroke that stands as a highway sign to the next three years and an instantly romantic song, thanking god for another great day.

Goldie Oldies: Two Taylor Swift Reviews From Prudential Center….

By Iman Lababedi | March 14, 2015

In 2010, I saw Taylor Swift at Prudential and was not amused, in 2013 I returned to the scene of the crime and loved her. Here are both reviews… Even 2013 feels like a lifetime time away now! In 2010, she was pretty big but not the world conqueror we know today….

US Top 10 Singles 2-28-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 19, 2015

A pretty good top ten though it takes so log for things to shake up on the charts that “Style” feels like a seismatic chage. “Style” is also ot “Blank Space” -it seems tot ake seriously what “Blank Space” funned at: all heavy glances and playing patty fingers in the Holy Water?

US Top 10 Albums 2-14-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2015

Congrats to Tay for her 10th non consecutive week at the top though her actual amount of units sold is pretty bad, 71K. It shows yet again the sorry state of the pop world though it was a weak week (this week, February 2nd is even worse). Also, note Trainor got downgraded by me, there is just too much B+ stuff here. The EP was much better. PS: what happened to D’Angelo? That didn’t last long though the SNL “Really Love” might pop him back in

Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Will Reunite Taylor And Kanye

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2015

Saturday Night Live is almost as old as I am! This is kind of crazy to even think about it, but on February 15th, the famous TV show will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a crazy musical lineup: Paul McCartney, Kanye West – are these two becoming siamese twins these days? – Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon and Taylor Swift….

Taylor Swift Announces Tour With Haim!

By Alyson Camus | February 3, 2015

ere at Rock NYC we have covered the valley sisters since their humble beginning, I saw them at a tiny street fair (the Hudson Block Party) then at the Twilight Concert Series in Santa Monica in May and July 2012, Iman saw them opening for Mumford and Sons at Barclay Center early 2013, but I really heard about them for the first time early 2012, when Ryan Adams joined them on stage at the Echoplex… yes, the tiny Echoplex and now they are playing the Staples Center with Swift, just three years later

Taylor Swift’s Worldwide Domination Has Started: She Wants To Trademark Her Own Words

By Alyson Camus | January 30, 2015

In an attempt to dominate the entire world, Taylor Swift has started to trademark unoriginal groups of words of the English language that she probably thinks she invented,… phrases like ‘This Sick Beat’ ‘Party Like it’s 1989’, ‘Nice to meet you, where you been?’, ‘Could show you incredible things’, ‘Cause we never go out of style’…

Apparently Diplo Was Scared Swifties, Not Swift, Would Kill Him

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2015

So does this mean when he said was scared for his life it was less that Swift would have him killed and more her fans would kill him? Well, that sounds much more likely. Swifties might certainly loath Diplp enough, and they didn’t even have to sit through his New year’s Eve show with Skrillex.

Love This Story!!!! Diplo Afraid For His Life…

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2015

“She is very strategic with her friends and enemies And I know lots of secrets. I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And I’m scared. I’m scared for my life.”

Did You Say Offensive… T-Shirts?

By Alyson Camus | January 21, 2015

rock-pop stars have always wanted to wear stuff for shock value, decades ago many rockers found it was really cool to wear Nazi propaganda, from Sid Vicious to Scott Weiland, Lemmy, Jimmy Page,… while in the 90’s Axl Rose went on stage every night wearing a Charles Manson shirt and that was really stupid

Nice to Meet You, Where You Been? 16 Covers Of “Blank Space” Go Down In Flames

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2015

Apparently “Blank Space” isn’t just a great song, it is open to inerpretation. The last time I did this was with “Bridge Over troubled Water” though let’s be honest, there isn’t a name I recognize here. Where’s Johnny Cash when you need him. Now, shut up and drink your gin…

US Top 10 Albums 1-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 15, 2015

Tay nearing the 4 million mark and with “Style” making its way up the singles chart, I bet she adds another 2 million to it AND THAT IS LOCAL. The only new sign of life is Rae Sremmurd, who are kinda fun in their only little way. What else? Next week should see the end of the 1989 at the top after nine weeks -I think Mark or Meghan will unseat her. Stay tuned…

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)

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!

US Top 10 Singles 1-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2015

If it wasn’t for the desperate sexism of it all, the singles charts might be dubbed the year of the woman. But really, why should we single em out? Would that then make 2015 the year of the man? So on and so forth? But let’s be honest, that’s the way society judges it. Being female has its perks, and one is they get kudos for doing stuff men take for granted

US Top 10 Albums 1-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2015

I feel about Taylor Swift in 2014 exactly how I felt about the Yanks in 1999, you knew they were unbeatable and you knew you weren’t rooting for the underdog or anything, but they are still your team and you love em!

US Top 10 Albums 1-3-15

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2014

With one week left before the end of the year, 1989 is now 100,000 units away from beating Frozen for biggest selling album of the year. This is pretty damn impressive and I don’t see how it can fail -she must win. Hell, I’d buy em myself if I could afford it!

US Top 10 Singles 1-3-15

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2014

I’ve always felt “Love Story” was the one, the song where Taylor became a superstar, back in 2008. I remember hearing it early and turning to my friend and saying “this is it”, it’s over. But even as I was saying that she was remaining a teen girl phenomenon -she was huge but huge within genre. With the release of “Blank Space” she belonged to the world. People who I’d argued about Swift with for years gave up. The song is simply undeniable. With “Blank Space” Taylor became as big as you can be.

US Top 10 Singles 12-27-14

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2014

Wow, the last singles chart of the year is a great one one A+, four as, 5 B=s, this is the best chart since I satarted keeping track in 2009, every song here is a doozy and the top and the bottom are magnificent star turns. Both of Meghans hit home and the Ed Sheeran is his greatest moment ever. What a Christmas.

I Heart Radio And Z-100's Jingle Ball 2014 At Madison Square Garden, December 12th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2014

They’ve done better with less. It was like radio but since the medium wasn’t radio and since they pushed the concept of a live radio show well past the point of no return, it didn’t happen the way it should have.

Taylor Swift Celebrated Her 25th Birthday At Z-100 Jingle Ball, Friday, December 12th (And 13th)

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2014

This wasn’t just Taylor sharing her birthday, but also her first post-“Blank Space” performance in her adopted city, and more? It was indeed the first concert she has performed in New York City since moving to the city and at the biggest pop music show of the year.

US Top 10 Singles 12-20-14

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2014

How about this for a stat, courtesy of Billboard, for the past fourteen weeks Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift have been trading #1 and #2 and have now broken a record set by the Beatles and Lesley Gore in 1964! And what makes it better, all three songs, “Blank Space”, “Shake It Off” and “All About That Bass” are excellent (A+, A, A).

Bob Lefsetz Gets It Wrong Again

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2014

Is Bob Lefsetz as good as he thinks he is? I dunno, man, he is a bit of a twit. In the past two weeks he made demonstrably wrong claims. It is as though he makes the axiom, the axiom is right, and he ignores it when it doesn’t suit his purposes.

Taylor Swift's Z-100 Jingle Ball Setlist 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2014

Luckily, nobody else feels that 1989 is sad in ways that Red isn’t, that 1989 closes off romantic hope to such a degree and for a woman like Taylor, from what we know and believe about her, friendship and freedom isn’t really a substitute for true loves kiss.

From An IPhone 6

By Lindsay Diab | December 7, 2014

I was trying my bag on to the car and I had a bunch of other things too and I dropped my phone, which I’ve dropped around 100 times and he hasn’t broken, and it landed on its back and it broke the screen. $700 later and I am listening to 1989 non stop, I’m sure I’ll get round to downloading the rest of my music, till then: the best 5 songs on the new Taylor Swift album:

Let's Active: rock nyc's concert picks for week of December 8th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2014

Of course, this is the biggest concert of the season, maybe the second biggest Jingle Ball ever. 2012 clips it because Taylor Swift and One Direction clip Taylor Swift and 5 Seconds Of Summer even if Tay is a bigger star than ever right now. Even so, Meghan Trainor, Calvin Harris, Iggy Azalea… geez a who’s who for pop 2014 that’s for sure. This Friday AT MSG, it is Jingle Ball time.

Soon, The Taylor Swift Experience At The Grammy Museum

By Alyson Camus | December 3, 2014

Isn’t it ridiculous? She has lived for 5 minutes and there is an exhibit about her life! On display through May 10th 2015, you will be able to see: Taylor’s early childhood reading books, never-before-seen family and childhood photos, tour costumes from the RED Tour, handwritten lyrics for the hit “22”, her 2009 GRAMMY Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “White Horse…

Joni Mitchell Said She Squelched The Taylor Swift Biopic

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2014

Of course everyone interprets this sentence as if she was dissing Taylor Swift, the girl with high cheekbones, but it is really more a rejection of the movie than the young pop star! Still, she could have been a bit nicer? A bit warmer?

US Top 10 Singles 12-6-14

By Iman Lababedi | November 27, 2014

Let’s be clear, “Blank Space” has made a superstar even bigger, simply the greatest pop star around today: it crosses over every boundary, it is the epitome of a master pop song. It isn’t a question of if you don’t like it to each there own, it is a matter of if you don’t like it you have something missing in your pop genes and hereby banned from commenting on modern music.

Ariel Pink Reviews The Top Five Pop Songs

By Alyson Camus | November 20, 2014

The sleazy misogynist character wants to marry Swift and is in love with Grande, but does he really think anything of all this or is it just a series of bon mots? Does he really like Taylor Swift, or should I read again

US Top 10 Singles 11-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2014

It is topped off by Taulor Swift’s masterpiece, quite possibly the song of the. Incidentally, for the first time ever a woman has replaced her # 1 with another # 1.

Billy Brag Thinks That Taylor Swift's Decision Is 'A Corporate Power Play'

By Alyson Camus | November 19, 2014

The Taylor Swift controversy continues, and there’s not a day that passes when Taylor and her decision to remove her songs from Spotify isn’t not commented by somebody… if Dave Grohl ‘doesn’t fucking care’ about the whole deal — but his comment is not really relevant to anything — Billy Bragg has now shared his…

A Butt Story Starring Diplo, Taylor Swift, Lorde and Katy Perry

By Alyson Camus | November 15, 2014

Seriously, why has pop culture focused so much on this part of the human anatomy lately? Is it the influence of some degenerated products of hip hop culture such as J-Lo, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus?

Is Bob Lefsetz Being Paid By Spotify Or Rhino? And Why Trust HIm On Taylor Swift??

By Iman Lababedi | November 12, 2014

Whether Swift is weak or powerful, Lefsetz’s actions towards her have been horrible. It feels like bullying and nasty nasty bullying and now we know it is for someone who is, at the very least, indirectly making money off, which makes it very hard to stomach.

Taylor Swift Pulled Her Music Off Spotify Because She Didn't Want To Embarrass Her Fans

By Alyson Camus | November 12, 2014

We never wanted to embarrass a fan’,… does he imagine we are gonna believe this? Fans are never embarrassed about free music and I have never heard anyone complaining about a song showing up on a streaming service!

Bob Lefsetz: "Taylor Swift Is A Greedy, Thoughtless Person Who's Only About The Bucks"

By Iman Lababedi | November 12, 2014

Lefsetz is biased, he feels biased, he seems to be a shill for Spotify and he certainly gets paid by them, why would he he doing his Rhino Playlist for free? So, he throws his considerable behind a party who is paying him

Must See: Taylor Swift 1989

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2014

I will be going to both Jingle Ball and Metlife, I mean of course, since her one chance, the chance I mentioned in 2010, to tour theatre size rooms performing acoustic sets are just about over now, is completed. Indeed, even the Tay I was friends with on Facebook has disappeared. In 2010 she is way too big, that’s all.