Slash Refuses to Allow Guns N' Roses Music on 'Glee'
Slash has told Entertainment Weekly that he rejected a request from the producers of Glee to use Guns N' Roses music in an episode of the series. His reasoning was pretty simple: He thinks the hit show is horrible.
"Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough," he told EW. "I look at Grease now and think, 'Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a work of art.'" So Slash is definitely not a fan of squeaky-clean singing teens.
Source: Rolling Stone Magazine
Tupac Hologram at Coachella Cost at Least $100K
The hologram of Tupac Shakur that "performed" at Coachella with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre yesterday cost somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000, reports MTV News. The precise figure has not been disclosed but according to AV Concepts, the company that created and staged the hologram, that is the general amount required to produce a similar effect.
"We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre's vision to bring this back to life," Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, told MTV. "It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life."
MTV reports that the Shakur hologram was created by the Hollywood special effects studio Digital Domain, who have previously worked on films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TRON: Legacy and X-Men: First Class. After months of planning, the studio created the hologram in nearly four months.
AV Concepts would not confirm whether or not all of the hologram's vocals were pulled from actual recordings of the late rapper. It seems somewhat doubtful that anyone had tape of Shakur shouting "What up, Coachella!" lying around, since the festival did not begin until three years after his death in 1996. Source: Rolling Stone Magazine
Why Justin Bieber Has Never Notched a No. 1 Single: A History From 'Baby' to
The 18-year-old may be a worldwide pop phenom, but has yet to arrive at the top of the Hot 100 summit. Justin Bieber has achieved just about as many career accomplishments as some of his music industry peers twice as old. But surprisingly there's one milestone that has eluded him during his meteoric rise from YouTube star to worldwide pop phenomenon: A No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.
While his infectious singles "One Time," "Baby" and "Somebody to Love" have all quickly become pop culture staples, only one has cracked the Top 10. Until his latest effort, "Baby" was Bieber's highest charting single, peaking at the No. 5 spot on Feb. 6, 2010. Source: The Hollywood Reporter