Watch: Jack White attempts a get-away in video for 'Freedom at 21'

Watch: Jack White attempts a get-away in video for 'Freedom at 21'

Teaser for Hype Williams-directed video thrills and chills

Jack White is going all Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez in his next video. A teaser for “Freedom at 21,” the third single from “Blunderbuss,” hit the internet today and it looks like White has gotten himself into a heap of trouble.

The Hype Williams-directed video debuts in full July 16, but the sneak peak reveals a blend of the blue wash that has permeated many of the visuals for “Blunderbuss” and Grindhouse as we see White getting slammed up against a car by a big bad tough female.

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<p>Carly Rae Jepsen</p>

Carly Rae Jepsen

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Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' rings in another week atop the Billboard Hot 100

Nicki Minaj and Ellie Goulding both set chart records

While we’re sure Carly Rae Jepsen has no complaints, the Billboard 100’s Top 10 resembles a broken record as Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” remains on top for the fifth week. Additionally, the top four song remain static, as they have for the past few frames: Maroon 5’s “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa is No. 2, Gotye’s former chart topper, “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra  holds at No. 3 and Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” stays at No. 4.

While there are s few shifts within the Top 10, once again no new songs permeate the upper climbs: Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” rises one spot to No. 5, swapping positions with Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been.”

David Guetta’s “Titanium” featuring Sia moves up two spots to No. 7, pushing fun’s “We Are Young” down one to No. 8.  Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” holds at No. 9, while Usher’s “Scream” hangs in at No. 10.

Of note, both Goulding and Minaj hit major milestones:  “Lights” sets the record for the longest rise into the top 5 by a pop song that was not crossing over from another genre or that wasn’t on its second go-round at radio. “Lights” celebrates its 29th week on the chart, according to Billboard.

While Minaj failed to take “Starships” to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the song does earn the record for the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 for a tune that bowed within the top 10. “Starships” started its Hot 100 run at No. 9 the week of March 3 and has never left the Top 10. It breaks the record set by the Black Eyed Peas with “I Gotta Feeling” in 2009.

The top debut of the week belongs to Pink’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” which bows at No. 58.

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Watch: The Shins' magical new video for 'It's Only Life'

Watch: The Shins' magical new video for 'It's Only Life'

A boy and his dog have high adventures

Being a kid is a magical time, especially in a Shins video. Being an adult, not so much. In the new clip for “It’s Only Life,” a young boy and his dog are experiencing great summer time adventures, seemingly oblivious to the much darker drama playing itself out.

As the boy and his dog play in the woods and at local merchants, the story unspools that he and his pooch may be the only ones remaining uncaptured by a crew of black horse-like creatures, who have nabbed the rest of the town’s denizens, including Shins’ leader James Mercer.

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Watch: Britney Spears kills with kindness in new 'X Factor' commercial

Watch: Britney Spears kills with kindness in new 'X Factor' commercial

She brings the goods, 15 seconds at a time

Britney Spears is taking no prisoners. After initial reports leaked out of Spears offering meager critiques or walking off stage or just seeming overwhelmed by her role as a judge on “The X Factor,” Fox has responded with a sizzle reel that shows Ms. Spears large and in charge. Let the positive spin on Brit-Brit’s amazing judging abilities begin!

To be sure, the video is only 15 seconds, but the clip, which initially aired during July 10’s All Star baseball game, shows, Spears has no problem voicing her opinions. As the voice over asks, “Has America’s sweetheart been hanging out with Simon Cowell too much?”

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Watch: Alexa Vega skates a lot in new Aerosmith video for 'Legendary Child'

Watch: Alexa Vega skates a lot in new Aerosmith video for 'Legendary Child'

She gets quite the workout doing the band's bidding

What’s an Aerosmith video without a girl younger enough to be the members’ granddaughter and lots of wind machines blowing back Steven Tyler’s hair? Nothing, that’s what.

Thankfully, Aerosmith keeps the formula safe with the new video for “Legendary Child,” the first single from its album “Music From Another Dimension.” Luckily for viewers, it also keeps the concept innovative and amusing in what looks like the first in a story line series of clips.

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<p>Band of Horses</p>

Band of Horses


Band of Horses sets album title and track listing

Receive first single, 'Knock Knock' with pre-order

Band of Horses’ fourth album, “Mirage Rock,” will come out Sept. 18 via Brown/Columbia.

Fans who pre-order the album will also receive the track “Ego Nightmare.” Those ordering in the U.S. or Canada will receive first single “Knock Knock” as soon as they order. The band debuted another new song, "Long Vows" during its performance at Lollapalooza Brazil. It also released a snippet of the beautiful "Dumpster World" last month.

The band recorded the album, the follow-up to the band’s 2010 Grammy-nominated “Infinite Arms,” in Los Angeles with producer Glyn Johns.

“Mirage Rock” track listing:

01. Knock Knock
02. How To Live
03. Slow Cruel Hands of Time
04. A Little Biblical
05. Shut-In Tourist
06. Dumpster World
07. Electric Music
08. Everything's Gonna Be Undone
09. Feud
10. Long Vows
11. Heartbreak On the 101


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<p>Frank Ocean</p>

Frank Ocean

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Listen: Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' is streaming for free now

Watch his emotional performance on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

Frank Ocean’s “Channel ORANGE” has dropped a week early. Fans can stream all 18 tracks (several of them interstitial) here or buy the set on iTunes.

Ocean, a member of Odd Future, has been all over the news lately after sharing in a moving message on his Tumblr page that his first love was a man, although he never identified himself as gay or bisexual. Some of the material on solo album “Channel ORANGE” addresses that relationship. For example on “Sierra Leone,” he sings about being so in love, he and his paramour are “acting like teenagers” and have even run out of Trojans.  A number of other R&B and rap artists, including Beyonce, have sent out message of support.

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Watch: Pink's lyric video for 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)'

She keeps the message simple

I don’t know exactly when over the last year that lyric videos became mandatory, but many acts now produce them as a stop-gap between when the audio single is released and the full official video.  Some are exactly what the title implies: the song’s lyrics scrolled across the screen, others are fully-fleshed out ideas that could serve as the final video.

Pink’s video for “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” falls on the simpler end of the spectrum. In front of an array of backdrops, including the beach and a mosaic tile, a nose ring-wearing redhead with red, white and blue nail polish, opens her mouth, as the written lyrics appear as a word bubble out. She doesn’t even seem to be particularly singing or lipsyncing with the lyrics. It’s all shot close up so we seldom see her full face and with very quick cuts.

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<p>Demi Lovato</p>

Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato set to host the Teen Choice Awards

Justin Bieber, No Doubt and others will join the 'X Factor' judge

Demi Lovato will host The Teen Choice Awards on July 22.

The Teen Choice Awards air on Fox, the same network that broadcasts “The X Factor.” Lovato, along with Britney Spears, is one of “The X Factors” new judges in the season that bows in September.

Top nominee Justin Bieber will perform on the show, as will Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and No Doubt. As we previously announced, No Doubt will debut new single, “Settle Down,” on the show. 

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<p>Green Day</p>

Green Day

Green Day plans two documentaries to accompany three new studio sets

How much Green Day is enough?

Three albums are clearly not enough: Green Day will also have two documentaries coming out this fall and winter.

As previously reported, the Bay Area punk pop band will release three albums, “Uno!,” “Dos!,” and “Tre!,”  between September and January. Now comes word that a documentary chronicling the creation of the three sets will also come out this fall. Additionally, a documentary covering the trio’s pre-”Dookie” days will also be released, according to Billboard, which broke the news.

The unnamed film covering the creation of the three new albums is not “going to be the sitting-down, head-shot of me going ‘we started out ‘blah, blah, blah.’ W wanted to get into lifestyles of rock ‘n roll...and letting the story kind of tell itself rather than create revisionist [history],” Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong told Billboard.

Tim Lynch, who previously worked with Green Day on “Bullet in a Bible” concert flick, and Tim Wheeler are shooting the documentaries.  Wheeler co-produced and edited “The White Stripes Under Great Northern Lights.”  Film making will continue as Green Day plays some upcoming concert dates at international festivals. The hope is that the film will debut the Sundance Film Festival in January. Shooting for the doc commenced more than a year and a half ago as Lynch and Wheeler have followed the band in the studio and select club performances.

"Dookie," the group's third album, came out in 1994 and was Green Day's major-label debut.


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