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Access Granted is an American television series that features an in depth look at the planning and production of R&B and hip hop music videos. Each week, a different artist and their new music video are featured, with the video premiering at the end of the episode. The series began airing in 2001 on BET. The highest rated episode is the October 9, 2001 airing of "Rock the Boat" with Aaliyah.
Paul Hanson is an American jazz bassoonist, saxophonist, and duduk player.
He attended Berkeley High School. He received a bachelor of music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a student of San Francisco Symphony Orchestra principal bassoonist Stephen Paulson.
He has performed with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, Wayne Shorter, Dewey Redman, Billy Higgins, Bob Moses, and numerous other groups. In 2005 and 2006 he toured Latin America with Cirque du Soleil's show Saltimbanco. He has also toured the United States, Europe, and Japan with artists such as the Swedish bass guitarist Jonas Hellborg, guitarist Joel Harrison, The Klezmorim, Peter Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, the American composer Terry Riley, Afro-pop band Kotoja, and 1980s crooner Eddie Money (as a saxophonist). In summer 2008 he traveled to Tokyo, Japan to be part of a new Cirque Du Soleil resident production in summer 2008. He is currently performing in the band of Cirque du Soleil's ZED, playing the bassoon and Armenian duduk.
Hanson sometimes uses electronic processing to alter or augment the sound of his bassoon.
He currently lives in the Tokyo Bay Area, Japan,
Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976) was a highly influential Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer. Berkeley was famous for his elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. Berkeley's works used large numbers of showgirls and props as fantasy elements in kaleidoscopic on-screen performances.
Berkeley was born to stage actress Gertrude Berkeley. Among Gertrude's friends were actress Amy Busby and actor William Gillette, then only four years away from playing Sherlock Holmes. Gertrude apparently named her son after both Busby and Gillette after they agreed to be the boy's godparents. The boy was named Busby Berkeley William Enos.
In addition to her stage work, Gertrude played mother roles in silent films while Berkley was still a child. Berkeley made his stage debut at five, acting in the company of his performing family. During World War I, Berkeley served as a field artillery lieutenant. Watching soldiers drill may have inspired his later complex choreography. During the 1920s, Berkeley was a dance director for nearly two dozen Broadway musicals, including such hits as A Connecticut Yankee. As a choreographer,
"Rhinoceros" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins from their debut album, Gish. It was written by Billy Corgan and is one of the few songs from Gish that has been performed consistently throughout the band's career.
The song is an early indication of the loud/soft dynamic that would come to define the band's overall sound. The song was cited as a turning point by Corgan in an interview about Siamese Dream: "I can remember bringing in 'Rhinoceros', which didn't sound like anything else we had. But after a while you get used to playing 'Rhinoceros', so you bring in something that's a little weirder." In an early radio appearance from 1989, Corgan can be heard referring to the tune, which D'arcy Wretzky audibly protests playing, as "that real slow one". The album recording reportedly features 17 tracks of feedback.
Instead of being released as a CD single, "Rhinoceros" was instead featured as the first track on Lull. Songwriter Billy Corgan has mentioned that Lull is known within the band as "the Rhinoceros single".
A video was also made for "Rhinoceros", which was one of the Pumpkins earliest videos. It was directed by Angela Conway, who also directed
Sandip Burman is a tabla player from Durgapur, West Bengal, India.
After his initial training with Shri Sudhir Roy, he began a long discipleship with the distinguished Pandit Shymal Bose. Sandip's performances are marked with spontaneous innovation and tonal purity even when he is delivering complex rhythmic patterns at high speed. His initial trip to the United States was sponsored by the founder of Transcendental Meditation and Beatles guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Sandip Burman either performs for shows across the world or attends school-sponsored performances. In these lessons he is known to take the same care of warming up and playing as if it were a real performance. He tunes his 20 string sitar and tabla for around an hour prior to his lesson. Once all the students surround him he begins to play - a wide display of improvisation that seems to come from his soul. After he performs on sitar he leaves a portion of the clinic open for questions to get to know him and learn from him. Then he moves to his expertise, the tabla. His hands fly through the drums at lightning speed and precision filling the area with a melody rather than a beat. Sandip has played with Ravi Shankar and
Alistair Ian "Ali" Campbell (born 15 February 1959, Birmingham, England) is a British singer, solo artist and songwriter who was the lead singer and founding member of UB40. As part of UB40, Campbell sold over 70 million records world wide and toured the globe for 30 years. In 2008 Campbell left UB40 and embarked on a successful solo career. In 2012, Campbell was announced as one of the three judges on the judging panel of the TV show, New Zealand's Got Talent.
Campbell was born in Birmingham. He is the brother of former bandmate Robin Campbell and current UB40 frontman Duncan Campbell, and is a son of Scottish folk singer, Ian Campbell. He supports Birmingham City football club.
In October 2007, Campbell released a solo album entitled Running Free. The album entered the UK charts at number 9 and went gold. This was the first top ten entry for Campbell for a new studio album since UB40's Labour of Love 3 album, which was released 10 years prior to Running Free.
On 24 January 2008, it was reported that Campbell was to quit the group after almost 30 years. Campbell, who was a founding member of UB40 - songwriter and lead vocalist for the band - sang on most of the best known hits
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known by his stage name Sting, is a British musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist for the rock band The Police.
Sting has varied his musical style throughout his career, incorporating distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, New Age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, three Brit Awards — winning Best British Male in 1994, a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Sting was born in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the eldest of four children born to Audrey (née Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, a milkman and engineer. His siblings were Philip, Angela and Anita. Young Gordon would often assist his father with the early-morning milk-delivery rounds, and by age 10 he
Country Music Television, or CMT, is an American country music-oriented cable television network. Programming includes music videos, taped concerts, movies, biographies of country music stars, game shows, and reality programs. CMT is owned and operated by MTV Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom.
CMT was launched on March 5, 1983 at 6:19 PM CST, created and founded by Glenn D. Daniels and uplinked from the Video World Productions facility in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Daniels put together the investor group of Telestar Corporation and the penny stock company Blinder and Robinson in a 3-way ownership split.
Glenn D. Daniels was the creator, founder, Program Director and first President of the network, originally called CMTV but always "Country Music Television." (The "V" was dropped in response to a complaint by competitor MTV). CMT beat its chief competitor, The Nashville Network (TNN), on the air by two days. CMT was positioned to play country music videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while TNN was geared toward programming lending itself to a "country lifestyle". The very first video clip to air on CMT was a performance clip of country music legend Faron Young's classic 1971
Sidewalks: Video Nite (1992-present) is an American television show featuring music videos. The show is a spin-off from Sidewalks Entertainment.
Sidewalks: Video Nite's music format is primarily POP and R&B. The show also airs country, jazz, and hip hop clips.
After fifteen episodes were produced under Sidewalks Entertainment banner, creator and executive producer Richard R. Lee decided to create a spin-off show to handle the amount of tapes that were coming from various record labels.
Early in the show's run, the program used Sidewalks personalities, such as Denise Yvonne (now known as Dee Jones), Erin Willis and Mel Menefee. To produce episodes quicker and present more video clips, the host segments were dropped and replaced by generic tags.
Currently, Sidewalks: Video Nite is a regular series on KCRT-TV in Richmond, California and some selected episodes are aired in other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The exact airdates of the premiere edition and episodes until April 2004 are unknown. As of March 16, 2006, 423 episodes were produced.
Video Soul is a 2-hour long American music video program that aired on BET from 1981 to 1996.
Video Soul premiered in June 1981 and was originally a half hour show. It was devoted to helping showcase new R&B/soul recording artists and performers. The show was created after MTV refused to play videos by most African American musicians, as MTV made the De Facto Colour policy effective. Both BET and Video Soul served as the place of refuge for new African American musical talent. The expanded 2-hour long Primetime version debuted on June 26, 1983 and aired from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Thursdays. A top 20 countdown aired Friday nights, 9-11 p.m. Eastern Time as well. Throughout the early-mid 1990s, until the show ended, it aired from 8-10 PM eastern time.
Virgil Hemphill was the original first host of the series, dubbing himself as the "Reverend Eldorado". After Hemphill left the series, Donnie Simpson became the show's most prominent veejay although he joined the show a few years after it premiered. Sherry Carter (who was also hosted BET's Video LP, a half-hour long video program) and Sheila Banks were the other hosts.
Throughout its run, it was responsible for surprise
Jimmy Destri (born James Mollica, April 13, 1954, Brooklyn, New York) is an American musician. He played keyboards in the rock band Blondie, and is one of the principal songwriters for the band along with Chris Stein and Deborah Harry. Destri stopped touring with the band in 2004, but remained an official member of the band for several more years. He released a solo album, Heart on a Wall, in 1981.
Destri became interested in music in the late 50s and early 60s due to his uncle being a drummer in Joey Dee and the Starlighters. He played in a group named Milk and Cookies in the early 70s, but was dismissed from the band just before they relocated to the UK. He joined Blondie in 1975, a few months after Clem Burke, using the Farfisa organ as his main instrument.
As Blondie's career progressed, Destri became increasingly interested in synthesizers, and added them along with his Farfisa to the overall band's sound.
His sister, Donna Destri, also sang back up on the Blondie song "Living in the Real World."
After the band's break-up in 1982, Destri ran a company that bought, renovated, and sold old buildings. He also produced records and remixed material for artists like Prince and INXS.
Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career.
Price was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Marguerite Cobb (née Wilcox) and Vincent Leonard Price, Sr., who was the president of the National Candy Company. His grandfather, Vincent Clarence Price, invented "Dr. Price's Baking Powder," the first cream of tartar baking powder, and secured the family's fortune.
Price attended St. Louis Country Day School. He was further educated at Yale in art history and fine art. He was a member of the Courtauld Institute, London. He became interested in the theatre during the 1930s, appearing professionally on stage for the first time in 1935.
In 1936, Price appeared as Prince Albert Victor in the American production of Laurence Housman's play Victoria Regina, starring Helen Hayes in the title role of Queen Victoria.
He made his film debut in 1938 with Service de Luxe and established himself in the film Laura (1944), opposite Gene Tierney, directed by Otto Preminger. He also played Joseph Smith, Jr. in the movie Brigham Young
Roy Wilfred Wooten (born October 13, 1957 in Hampton, Virginia), also known as "RoyEl", best known by his stage name Future Man (also written Futureman), is an inventor, musician, and composer. He is known as Futche to his fans, He is a percussionist and member of the jazz quartet Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, along with banjoist Béla Fleck, harmonicist Howard Levy, and Roy's brother, electric bass virtuoso Victor Wooten.
Roy Wooten was raised in a military family and therefore traveled frequently. He is the second of five sons born to Dorothy and Elijah "Pete" Wooten. He graduated from Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia in 1975. He briefly attended music classes at Norfolk State University upon graduating from high school, and then embarked on his professional music career. He and his brothers moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the mid-1980s.
All of his brothers are musicians. The oldest, Regi, is a guitarist and much sought-after teacher in Nashville. Roy Wooten, Regi, and his three younger brothers, Rudy (1959–2010) (saxophone), Joseph (keyboards), and Victor (bass guitar), performed as The Wooten Brothers in numerous musical venues in the Hampton Roads area of
Fatima Robinson (born August 29, 1971) is a noted music video director and choreographer. Robinson's choreography résumé includes Aaliyah's 1998 "Grammy" Award nominated "Are You That Somebody", "Try Again", "We Need A Resolution", "More Than a Woman" and the Hype Williams directed video to "Rock The Boat" . Robinson also created the choreography for Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair", and directed "Hey Mama" and "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas (the latter co-directed by Malik Hassan Sayeed), "Stranger" by Hilary Duff and "Fergalicious" by Fergie.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Robinson has also choreographed dance routines for many films, among them Save the Last Dance, The Players Club, Dreamgirls, and The Cheetah Girls: One World.
120 Minutes is a television show in the United States dedicated to alternative music, originally airing on MTV from 1986 to 2000, and then on MTV's sister channel MTV2 from 2001 to 2003.
After its cancellation, MTV2 premiered a replacement show called Subterranean. A similar but separate VH1 Classic program, VH1 Classic 120 Minutes, plays many classic alternative videos that were regularly seen on 120 Minutes in its heyday.
120 Minutes returned as a monthly series on MTV2 on July 30, 2011, with Matt Pinfield as host.
120 Minutes began on March 10, 1986. For the first ten years of 120 Minutes, viewers could see artists as varied as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bronski Beat, New Order, The Replacements, The Verve, James, Slowdive, Weezer, Robyn Hitchcock, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Blur, Butthole Surfers, Radiohead, KMFDM, Kate Bush, Ramones, XTC, Morrissey, The Smashing Pumpkins, Kitchens of Distinction, Sarah McLachlan, They Might Be Giants, Dinosaur Jr., Rage Against The Machine, Hüsker Dü, The Offspring, and Bad Religion. Nirvana's music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" received a world premiere on 120 Minutes, but soon proved so popular that the channel began to air it during its
Nació en Cuba, está nacionalizado español y reside en España desde 1991. Destacado pedagogo, es Catedrático del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castellón. Habitualmente forma parte de importantes jurados internacionales: Chopin (Roma), Città de Marsalla, Ama Calabria, Andorra, Fundación Guerrero, Oporto, Ferrol, Chatou, Parnassos, Poulenc (Francia)... Ha sido Presidente del Jurado en los Concursos italianos Scriabin (Grosseto, 2003), Cantú (2004) y Valsesia (2005), así como en el Concurso Internacional de Piano "Compositores de España" celebrado anualmente en Las Rozas (Madrid). Varios de sus alumnos han sido laureados en Concursos Nacionales e Internacionales. Ha obtenido los premios Sommerakademie Mozarteum de Salzburgo al mejor solista del año 1994, William Kapell, Fundación Guerrero, Oporto, Jaén, Epinal, Teresa Carreño, Ciutat de Manresa, UNEAC, Vianna de Motta, Gran Premio al mejor solista de conciertos de Corea, Aosta, Sydney... Su repertorio es muy amplio y abarca las obras capitales del repertorio, incluidas las españolas, algunas de las cuales ha llevado al disco: Concierto breve, de Xavier Montsalvatge, con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid dirigida por Antoni Ros Marbá (Premio Ritmo, al mejor CD del año 1994); el doble álbum Obra completa para piano de Antón García Abril, o los dos conciertos para piano y orquesta del mismo autor, grabados con la Orquesta de la RTVE dirigida por Enrique García Asensio; el Álbum regio de Vicente Díaz de Comas, dedicado a la Reina Isabel II de España, etc. Ha actuado como solista con las orquestas Nacional de España, de RTVE, Real Filarmonía de Galicia, Sinfónica de Bilbao, Filarmónica de Málaga, Sinfónica de Tenerife, Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Sinfónica de Hamburgo, Sinfónica Portuguesa, de Frankfurt-Oder, Nacional de la RAI de Turín, Virtuosos de la Filarmónica de Berlín...con directores como Michael Jurowski, George Pehlivanian, Alexander Rahbari, Marc Tardue, Jacques Mercier, Max Valdés, Adrian Leaper, Tania León, Jiri Malat, Enrique Bátiz, y los principales españoles. En la gira norteamericana de la ONE con Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, actuó en Los Ángeles, New Jersey, DalIas, Houston y Washington (Kennedy Concert Hall). Entre sus próximos compromisos, actuará en la Sala Dvorak de Praga, en el Festival Cervantino de Guanajuato-Méjico, con la Dresdner Philharmonie, en Bergen (Noruega), con la RAI de Torino...; dará recitales en los Festivales de Ljubljana, Porec (Croacia), Corea, Sala Gabeau de Paris, Carnegie Hall de New York...; y hará nuevas giras por USA y Japón con la Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Méjico.
A missing person is a person who has disappeared, and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and fate is not believed known. Laws related to missing persons are often complex, since in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law, and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or funeral resulting when a person goes missing, may be extremely painful and long-lasting for family and friends.
A person may be missing due to their own decision, accident, crime, death in a location that they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In some countries missing persons' photographs are posted on bulletin boards, milk cartons, postcards, and websites, to publicize their description.
People disappear for many reasons. Some individuals choose to disappear alone; most of these soon return. Reasons for non-identification may include:
A common misconception is that a person must be absent for at least 24 hours before being legally classed as missing, but this is rarely the case; in instances where there is evidence of violence
An actor (sometimes actress for female; see terminology) is a person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity. The ancient Greek word for an "actor," ὑποκριτής (hypokrites), means literally "one who interprets"; in this sense, an actor is one who interprets a dramatic character.
After 1660, when women first appeared on stage, actor and actress were initially used interchangeably for female performers, but later, influenced by the French actrice, actress became the usual term. The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with ess added. The word actor refers to a person who acts regardless of gender, and this term "is increasingly preferred", although actress, referring specifically to a female person who acts, "remains in general use". Within the profession, however, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the 1950s–60s, the post-war period when women's contribution to cultural life in general was being re-evaluated. Actress remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients.
The gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the early days of the Motion Picture Production
Kongar-ol Ondar (Tuvan: Ондар Коңгар-оол) is a master Tuvan throat singer and a member of the Great Khural of Tuva. Ondar was born in 1962 near the Khemchik River in western Tuva. Considered a living treasure by the Republic of Tuva, Ondar is granted a stipend and an apartment for the musical skills he possesses. Jovial and personable, Ondar is probably the best-known face of khöömei (Tuvan: хөөмей) throat singing to Westerners, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman and in interviews for CNN and other networks.
In the Central Asian tradition of self-fulfilling child naming, Kongar-ol literally translates to "loud boy."
Ondar is also known outside Tuva for inviting American blues musician Paul Pena to Tuva. Pena, who had learned throat singing before coming to Tuva, was the subject of the documentary Genghis Blues in which Ondar was also featured.
He also appears on the Béla Fleck and the Flecktones albums Outbound, album/DVD Live at the Quick, and Jingle All the Way. He released one album on Warner Bros. Records titled Back Tuva Future.
VH1 Classic 120 Minutes (previously The Alternative) is a music video program that airs on the U.S. cable television network VH1 Classic. The show debuted in August 2004 and mainly features videos from alternative, post-punk, punk, and '80s New Wave artists.
Most of the videos are from the '80s and early '90s, but occasionally videos from the '70s artists such as The Clash and The Jam and mid-'90's artists such as Pulp and The Presidents of the United States of America are featured. A majority of the included videos feature bands on major labels, as well as a few from independent label artists (such as early R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Hüsker Dü, Camper Van Beethoven, and others).
The show is often compared to the original 120 Minutes, which had essentially the same format, although at the time the videos were mostly brand new, and used to air on MTV. 120 Minutes later evolved into Subterranean on MTV2.
The Alternative aired in a two-hour version Sundays at 11 AM (with a repeat at 11 PM) Eastern, with additional one-hour shows at those times on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Beginning the weekend of April 28, 2007, The Alternative was renamed VH1 Classic 120 Minutes in honor of the classic MTV
whatUwant is an Australian music video request television show that aired daily on Channel [V].
whatUwant first aired in April 2002, and broadcasted over 1500 episodes until Foxtel has revealed that the show will close with a final goodbye on 7 November 2008.
Directed by Bernie Zelvis, past hosts of whatUwant included Yumi Stynes, Australian Idol hosts Andrew G and James Mathison, James Kerley, and the show's final line-up of hosts - Renee Bargh, Danny Clayton and Jane Gazzo.
John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is known for his comedy films, his horror films, and his music videos with singer Michael Jackson.
Landis was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Shirley Levine (née Magaziner) and Marshall Landis, an interior designer and decorator. His family relocated to Los Angeles when he was four months old.
He began working as a mailboy at 20th Century Fox. His first noteworthy job in Hollywood was working as a "go-fer" and then as an assistant director during filming MGM's Kelly's Heroes in Yugoslavia in 1969; he replaced the film's original assistant director, who suffered from a nervous breakdown and was sent home by the producers. While filming, he met actors Don Rickles and Donald Sutherland, both of whom he would later cast in his own films. Following this, Landis worked on many films made in Europe (especially in Italy and England), most notably, Once Upon a Time in the West, El Condor and A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. A Town Called Hell). Landis also worked as a stunt double.
After his experience working as a stunt double, he moved to
An audition is a sample performance by an actor, singer, musician, dancer or other performer. It typically involves the performer displaying their talent through a previously memorized and rehearsed solo piece or by performing a work or piece given to the performer at the audition or shortly before. In some cases, such as with a model or acrobat, the individual may be asked to demonstrate a range of professional skills. Actors may be asked to present a monologue. Singers will perform a song in a popular music context or an aria in a Classical context. A dancer will present a routine in a specific style, such as ballet, tap dance or hip-hop, or show his or her ability to quickly learn a choreographed dance piece.
The audition is a systematic process in which industry professionals select performers, which is in some ways analogous to a job interview in the regular job market. In an audition, the employer is testing the ability of the applicant to meet the needs of the job and assess how well the individual will take directions and deal with changes. After some auditions, after the performer has demonstrated their abilities in a given performance style, the audition panel may ask a
Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling in which a person feels a strong sense of emptiness and solitude resulting from inadequate social relationships. Loneliness is a natural phenomenon, since humans are social creatures by nature. Loneliness has also been described as social pain — a psychological mechanism meant to alert an individual of isolation and motivate her/him to seek social connections.
People can experience loneliness for many reasons and many life events may cause it, like the lack of friendship relations during childhood and adolescence, or the physical absence of meaningful people around a person. At the same time, loneliness may be a symptom of another social or psychological problem, such as chronic depression.
Many people experience loneliness for the first time when they are left alone as infants. It is also a very common, though normally temporary, consequence of a breakup, divorce, or loss of any important long-term relationship. In these cases, it may stem both from the loss of a specific person and from the withdrawal from social circles caused by the event or the associated sadness.
The loss of a significant person in one's life will typically initiate a grief
Ola Ray (born August 26, 1960) is an American model and actress most notable for co-starring alongside Michael Jackson in his film for Thriller in 1983.
She modeled for Playboy and was the Playmate of the Month for the June 1980 issue.
Ray complained in the past about difficulties collecting royalties from her participation in Thriller. At first, Ray blamed Michael Jackson, but then apologized to him in 1997. However, Ray eventually sued Jackson on May 5, 2009 in a dispute to obtain uncollected royalties. Jackson died less than two months later on June 25 at age 50. In 2012, Jackson's estate settled the lawsuit.
Metal Mania is a block of classic heavy metal/hard rock music videos on VH1 Classic, sometimes hosted by Eddie Trunk.
Musicians who have appeared on the show as guests include Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Geoff Tate (lead singer of Queensrÿche), and the founding members of Judas Priest.
The show also includes news of upcoming tours and album releases and a rock trivia segment.
3 albums have also been produced featuring acoustic versions of classic metal songs, as well as a DVD of the tour.
Alan C. Hunter (born February 14, 1957) was one of the original five video jockeys (VJs) on MTV from 1981 to 1987 (along with Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn, and J.J. Jackson). He is a host on SiriusXM Radio’s the Big80’s on 8 channel and co-owns the production company Hunter Films with his brother Hugh. He and Hugh and two other brothers also founded WorkPlay, a multipurpose office, studio and entertainment facility in Birmingham, Alabama. He also hosted the reality show Looking for Stars on the Starz cable television channel as well as the Encore series “Big 80s Weekend”.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1957, Hunter graduated from Mountain Brook High School in 1975 and earned his BA in Psychology in 1979 from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. During his senior year he got his first television acting job in the ABC MOW Love’s Savage Fury, starring Raymond Burr, Jennifer O’Neill and Michael Paré. After a stint as a professional actor at the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, he moved to New York City to attend Circle in the Square drama school. Afterwards, he held a series of cliché struggling actor gigs: bartender, waiter, phone answering service attendant and a
Australia (/əˈstreɪljə/ ə-STRAYL-yə or /ɒˈstreɪlɪə/ or /ɒˈstreɪljə/ o-STRAYL-yə), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.
For at least 40,000 years before European settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who belonged to one or more of roughly 250 language groups. After discovery by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing Crown Colonies were established.
On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since Federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political
A cameo role or cameo appearance (/ˈkæmioʊ/; often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television, often appearing as themselves. These roles are generally small, many of them non-speaking ones, and are commonly either appearances in a work in which they hold some special significance (such as actors from an original movie appearing in its remake), or renowned people making uncredited appearances. Short appearances by celebrities, film directors, politicians, athletes, musicians or even characters from other fictional works are common. A cameo appearance can also include when a crew member of the show or movie plays a minor role. A cameo should not be confused with a guest appearance, being different in that guest appearances do acknowledge the person in question for who they are, be it by explicitly naming them or in the work's credits.
Originally the phrase "cameo role" referred to a famous person who was playing no character, but him or herself. Like a cameo brooch—a low-relief carving of a person's head or bust—the actor or celebrity is instantly recognizable. More recently,
Tapur Chatterjee (born 24 April 1978) is an Indian model.
Tapur along with twin sister Tupur are the granddaughters of Veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Tapur Chatterjee has appeared in advertisements for Titan Raga watches, Lakme, and Park Avenue, amongst others, with a cover for Femina and numerous fashion features in magazines including Elle and Cosmopolitan.
Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors TV
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony TV
MTV, originally an initialism of Music Television, is an American cable television channel based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs. Today, MTV primarily broadcasts a variety of reality and scripted television programs targeted at adolescents and young adults.
MTV has spawned numerous sister channels in the U.S. and affiliated channels internationally, some of which have gone independent. MTV's influence on its audience, including issues related to censorship and social activism, has been a subject of debate for years.
Pittman's boss, WASEC Executive Vice President John Lack, had shepherded PopClips, a TV series created by former Monkee-turned solo artist Michael Nesmith, whose attention had turned to the music video format by the late 1970s. The inspiration for PopClips came from a similar program on New Zealand's TVNZ network, Radio with Pictures, which premiered in 1976. The concept itself had been in the works since 1966, when major record companies began supplying the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation with promotional music clips to play on the air at no charge.
Rap City is a music video television program block (debuting on August 11, 1989) aired on the Black Entertainment Television network. The program was an exclusive showcase for hip hop music videos, and features interviews with and freestyles from popular rappers, and often has guest DJs serve as co-hosts.
The show was created by former BET VJ/producer Alvin Jones, a.k.a. "The Unseen VJ". This was a spin-off of the "Rap Week" segment of Video Vibrations, also hosted by "The Unseen VJ". While its competitor Yo! MTV Raps, which is now discontinued, mainly focused on all of the popular rappers, Rap City also included videos from up and coming underground rappers.
Among notable previous hosts of the show are Chris Thomas (the first host of the show from 1989-1991). Throughout his run, Thomas was also known as "The Mayor of Rap City", or simply "The Mayor". Other hosts: Hans Dobson AKA PRIME HIP HOP ADVISOR (1989–93), Prince Dejour (1991–94), Joe Clair (1994–99), Leslie Segar (a.k.a. Big Lez) (1994–99), Big Tigger (1999–2005), Mad Linx (2005–06), J-Nicks (2005–06) and Q-45 (2006–08).
On September 13, 1999, the show was re-titled Rap City: Tha Basement and newly hosted by Big Tigger
The Pit is a British television show about underground heavy metal and rock music and culture, airing seven nights a week on Red TV (formerly Legal TV, sky channel 186) on SKY DIGITAL.
The show first aired in 2008, playing heavy metal and hard rock music videos late at night, with interaction from hosts Adam Eunson and Mark Knight, featuring both well-known and more obscure artists. As well as music videos, The Pit also shows exclusive interviews, features and live performances, from both signed and unsigned artists.
The Pit broadcasts a large number of videos by metal and goth artists such as Amon Amarth, Poison The Well, Cannibal Corpse, and also broadcasts interviews and features with signed and unsigned bands such as Clutch, Benediction. The Pit offers unsigned bands the opportunity to put their music videos on National TV.
The Pit has two main hosts and VJs: Mark Knight, who also performs as lead guitarist and vocalist in British Southern Metal group Overproof and Adam Eunson, who are both accredited as Producers for the show. The Pit regularly feature guest hosts previously including Australian Katy Boyd, (who has recently been made a permanent member of the team), and lead
Béla Anton Leoš Fleck (born July 10, 1958) is an American banjo player. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's most innovative and technically proficient banjo players, he is best known for his work with the bands New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.
Fleck was born in New York City, New York, and is named after Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, and Czech composers Anton Dvorak and Leoš Janáček. He was drawn to the banjo when he first heard Earl Scruggs play the theme song for the television show Beverly Hillbillies. He received his first banjo at age fifteen from his grandfather (1973). Later, Fleck enrolled in New York City's High School of Music and Art where he studied the French horn. He was a banjo student under Tony Trischka.
Shortly after high school, Fleck traveled to Boston to play with Jack Tottle, Pat Enright, and Mark Schatz in Tasty Licks. During this period, Fleck released his first solo album (1979): Crossing the Tracks and made his first foray into progressive bluegrass composition.
Fleck played on the streets of Boston with bassist Mark Schatz. The two, along with guitarist/vocalist Glen Lawson and mandolin great Jimmy Gaudreau, formed Spectrum:
Christopher "Chris" Stein (born January 5, 1950) is co-founder and guitarist in the New Wave band Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the hip hop film Wild Style.
Stein wrote "Sunday Girl" as well as writing some of Blondie's hits with Debbie Harry: "Heart of Glass", "Picture This" (with Jimmy Destri), "Dreaming", "Island of Lost Souls", "Rapture" and "Rip Her to Shreds". Stein also ran the Animal Records label between 1982 and 1984.
In 1983, Stein was diagnosed with pemphigus, a rare autoimmune disease of the skin, but he has since regained normal function. As of 2011, he was still touring and recording music with Blondie.
Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York. While leading Blondie, Stein and Harry lived together as well as being musical partners, although they never married. In the mid-1980s, she took several years off to nurse him back to health. Stein and Harry broke up in 1989, but they have continued to work together.
He married the actress Barbara Sicuranza in 1999. They have two daughters.
He is Jewish, although he was not raised religiously.
Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd on 14 June 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romanticism movement which emerged in the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade.
Boy George was born George Alan O'Dowd at Barnehurst Hospital in Bexley, Kent on 14 June 1961, to Jeremiah and Dinah O'Dowd (née Glynn), who were originally from Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. He lived with his family on the Middle Park Estate at Joan Crescent London SE9. He attended Eltham Green School in Eltham. He is one of six children. His siblings are Richard, Kevin, David, Gerald, and Siobhan.
He was a follower of the New Romantic movement which was popular in Britain in the early 1980s. George frequently lived at the infamous Warren Street Squat in Central
La Rapsodia sobre un tema de Paganini (Rapsodiya na temu Paganini) en La menor, op. 43, es una obra concertante, de entre 20 y 25 miuntos de duración, compuesta por Sergéi Rajmáninov. Fue escrita para piano y orquesta, en un estilo similar al del concierto para piano. La partitura hace referencia a que fue escrita en la Villa Senar, entre el 3 de julio y el 18 de agosto de 1934. Rajmáninov, notable intérprete de sus propias obras, participó en el estreno junto a la orquesta de Filadelfia, dirigidos por Leopold Stokowski, el 7 de noviembre de 1934 en la Lyric Opera House de Baltimore, Maryland.
La pieza es un conjunto de 24 variaciones sobre el capricho nº 24 para violín solo de Niccolò Paganini. Aunque no tiene interrupciones, se pueden destacar tres secciones, que corresponderían a la distribución de un concierto para piano clásico: el primero movimiento abarcaría hasta la variación 11, el segundo, entre las 12 y 18, y el final.
Mark Goodman (born October 11, 1952, New York, NY) is a radio DJ, TV personality, and actor. He is best known as one of the original five VJs on MTV, from 1981-1987. He was supposed to be the first of the five to be broadcast at MTV's premier on August 1, 1981. However, due to errors sequencing the clips, he was the last of the VJs to introduce themselves after "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles and "You Better Run" by Pat Benatar.
Goodman has been in the music business for 30 years. He started in radio in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at WMMR and in 1978, became the music director of the station. In 1980, he moved to New York City to work at WPLJ, the number one rock station in New York.
In 1981, Goodman left WPLJ to join the as yet unknown music video channel called MTV.
As one of the 5 original VJs Goodman interviewed a variety of music and entertainment stars of the day.
He also hosted several special shows for the channel including The Week In Rock, 120 Minutes and the first show ever syndicated to broadcast by MTV: The Top 20 Video Countdown.
In the late '80s, Goodman began an acting career that saw him working in film and TV. Goodman appeared in
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry (born July 1, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known for being the lead singer of the punk rock and new wave band Blondie. She has also had success as a solo artist, and in the mid-1990s she performed and recorded as part of The Jazz Passengers. Her acting career spans over thirty film roles and numerous television appearances.
Harry was born in Miami, Florida, and adopted by Catherine Harry and Richard Smith, gift shop proprietors in Hawthorne, New Jersey. She attended Hawthorne High School, where she graduated in 1963. She graduated from Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, with an Associate of Arts degree in 1965. Before starting her singing career she moved to New York City in the late 1960s and worked as a secretary at BBC Radio's office there for one year. Later, she was a waitress at Max's Kansas City, a go-go dancer in Union City, New Jersey, discothèque, and a Playboy Bunny.
Deborah Harry began her musical career in the late '60s with the folk rock group The Wind in the Willows, that recorded one album for Capitol Records. Harry then joined The Stilettos, with Elda Gentile and Amanda Jones, in 1974. The Stilettos
Martha Quinn (born May 11, 1959) is best known as one of the original video jockeys on MTV (along with Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and J.J. Jackson).
Quinn was born in Albany, New York, the daughter of Nina Pattison, a retirement counselor, and David Quinn, an attorney. Prior to joining MTV, Quinn graduated from Ossining High School in 1977 and NYU in 1981.
On July 13, 1981, Quinn was working at NYU's Weinstein Dormitory where she answered phones and gave students their toilet paper, mail, and lightbulbs. At the end of her day she decided to stop at WNBC Music Radio, where she'd just finished up interning for her senior year.
Coincidentally, California record company executive Burt Stein was also visiting WNBC. He asked out loud if anyone knew what Bob Pittman was doing. Pittman had been the program director of WNBC a year or so earlier, but had left to start a new venture: a cable channel called MTV (Music Television).
WNBC assistant program director Buzz Brindle overheard Stein’s question and remembered the new venture. He turned to Quinn and suggested that she should try out for a role at the new network as a “VJ.”
Brindle called Pittman and told him about his
Steven's Untitled Rock Show (SURS) was an American television program that aired on Fuse from December 2004 to December 2008, in which host Steven Smith interviewed rock bands and musicians while airing rock (mostly alternative rock) videos.
The show's title was meant to be a placeholder, with Fuse giving viewers the opportunity to give the show a permanent name. Hundreds of suggestions were submitted, with the channel putting its favorites up for a vote. The original "Untitled" title was by far the most popular, and Green Day announced that the show would retain its name on April 25, 2006 (its 76th episode, and the first one clocking in at its newly expanded one hour program time). 'Therapy Begins At Home' was the closest runner-up. Over the years, SURS was invited to many tours and festivals, most frequently The Bamboozle, The Warped Tour, and Taste of Chaos. SURS was also included as part of the Warped Tour exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The plug was abruptly pulled on the program before the production team could shoot a farewell episode. The show's final original episode aired on Christmas Eve of 2008, though the channel continued running unhosted episodes featuring
CMT Most Wanted Live, or MWL, is a country music video countdown show which aired on CMT from 2001 to 2004.
Most Wanted Live was a country music spin-off of sister network MTV's Total Request Live, which features mostly pop, rap, and R&B videos. The original format of MWL was nearly identical to TRL, but it was altered several times and encountered two host changes throughout its relatively short run. Much like TRL, viewers cast their votes online at CMT's website or via a toll-free telephone number. A total of ten videos were counted down daily, but not all ten would be aired in their entirety due to time constraints.
MWL debuted May 28, 2001, broadcasting live from the lobby of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The show initially aired in afternoons Tuesday through Friday. Co-hosting the show were Lance Smith and Amber Mogg, both in their early twenties at the time. During this era, the show was targeted at the youth demographic, featuring many baby blue and pink colors on-screen and a logo scheme modeled after the periodic table of elements. Insets of studio audience members commenting on the current video as well as internet messages
Night Tracks is an American television series which ran from 1983 to 1992 on SuperStation WTBS (later known as TBS SuperStation) on late night weekends. It premiered on Friday, June 3, 1983 and the first music video aired was "Family Man" by Hall & Oates, from their H2O album.
Night Tracks was created and produced by Tom Lynch and Gary Biller (Lynch/Biller Productions).
Night Tracks produced shows were (in chronological order):
It is composed of two 3 hour blocks (1983–1989) of music videos in which the Friday night airings (usually scheduled at 12:05 AM Eastern Time/9:05 PM Pacific Time) were swapped and repeated on Saturday nights. This was done partly to accommodate sporting events programming such as Braves Baseball on TBS and NBA on TBS that ran overtime into Night Tracks' schedule. Night Tracks did not get the benefit of being seen in its entirety and had to abruptly end its broadcast just before 6:00 AM ET/3:00 AM PT. In the Spring of 1989, its cut off time for the Friday night broadcast was changed to 5:00 AM ET/2:00 AM PT. This meant that viewers had to wait until Saturday night to catch the entire broadcast of the second 3 hour block. In the Summer of 1990 the Friday
Static Television is a New Orleans based Public-access television cable TV show that focuses on underground musical acts from all over the world with a focus on Louisiana artists; originally airing on Cox Communications channel 10 in New Orleans on October 16, 2006 with an interview from the Spinto Band. Static Television was originally created by Adam Bandera and Wesley Swinnen. They brought Pami P on as host. Adam Bandera left early in 2007 to pursue other projects.
They started their second season on June 26, 2007 with an interview with Fishbone. On May 27, 2008, at the conclusion of the second season Pami P stepped down as host.
Static Television has featured interviews from the likes of Of Montreal, Architecture in Helsinki, Dr. Dog, Jamie Lidell, and the Black Lips as well as such local Louisiana bands as Rotary Downs, the Morning 40 Federation, Ballzack, Brass Bed and the Peekers. As well as special appearances from such local personalities as Supa Saint and Lil Doogie; and featuring segments from DNO Video.
As well as bringing original programing to New Orleans, Static has also sponsored numerous shows in addition to other cultural events throughout the city since its
106 & Park is an American hip hop and R&B music video show set up in a countdown format, that airs Monday through Friday at 6/5c on BET (7:00 PM on BET UK). Since its inception, it was the network's #1 rated show. As of August 2012, it is currently the only show on the BET network that shows music videos.
The show was originally produced in Harlem, New York, and the title is derived from the original studio location at East 106th Street and Park Avenue. Viacom's acquisition of BET prompted a change in venue to the CBS Broadcast Center at 530 West 57th Street between 10th & 11th Avenue, in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan.
A. J. Calloway and Marie "Free" Wright were the original hosts of the show from September 11, 2000 until July 28, 2005, when Calloway (who was tearful on that episode.) announced that it would be his last show, as well as for Free (who spoke via phone), as the show was either presented by Calloway or Wright.
Starting with the 2005–06 season it was then presented by Julissa Bermudez and Big Tigger (of another BET series, Rap City) until the end of the 2005–06 season, to which during that season featured celebrity guest hosts filling the place for either one
David Allan Stewart (born 9 September 1952), often known as Dave Stewart, is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for his work with Eurythmics. He is usually credited as David A. Stewart, to avoid confusion with other musicians named "Dave Stewart".
Stewart was born in Sunderland, England. In 1971, whilst still in his teens, Dave Stewart secured a record deal as part of folk-rock band Longdancer. Despite being signed to Elton John's record label, Rocket Records, they did not achieve commercial success. He also collaborated with Brian Harrison to produce an EP on the Sunderland Multicord label (label number MULT-SH-1, producer Ken McKenzie), recording two songs (Girl and Green She Said) from a school musical production written by teacher Dick Bradshaw, one traditional number (A Blacksmith Courted Me) and a song written by Dave and Brian (Deep December). A promotional pic at the time shows Dave as a small, longhaired, broad-smiling and slightly spotty teenager—unrecognisable as the man he grew into. After leaving Wearside Stewart then spent several years living in squats in London. In late 1976, he was introduced to Annie Lennox by a mutual friend. Soon,
"Sexy Boy" is a single by French band Air. The music video, directed by Mike Mills, shows the members of Air in New York City. They see a toy monkey on the street and immediately enter a fantasy in which the monkey is a giant and flies off to the Moon. Meanwhile, the members of Air are still in fact in New York and other people see them playing with the toy monkey around the United Nations headquarters and in Central Park. The fantasy scenes are shown in colorful animation and the scenes in real life are shot in live action and black and white.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman. Often referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His unparalleled contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.
In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then relatively new television channel MTV to fame. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and
New York Noise is a one-hour indie-rock music video television program which aired from 2003–2009 on NYCTV in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. It was created, produced, and edited by Shirley Braha and funded by New York City under the Bloomberg administration. The show was "devoted to music videos, live footage, and high jinx from bands that ride the L train.". According to the New York Times, it is "a groundbreaking show that has attracted a loyal following among musicians " It is no longer in production since the station's rebranding in 2010, despite a petition & campaign which attempted to save it. The show's website is NYNOISE.TV
Notable bands & personalities that have hosted episodes include Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend, Fischerspooner, Beirut, The National, Au Revoir Simone, Aziz Ansari, Eugene Mirman & more.
Shirley Braha, a New York native, first developed "New York Noise" in 2003 while working on her bachelor's degree at Smith College. NYC TV General Manager Arick Wierson offered Braha a show in part because of her local cred and experience." The show began airing in Fall of 2003, and by the end of 2004, after NYC TV acquired channel 25 and Braha
"Siva" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the first single from their debut album Gish, and was written by Billy Corgan. "Siva" was also the first music video filmed by the band.
In an early interview with Billy Corgan, he admitted that he had thought of the name for the song before he had written it, had labeled dozens of tapes with its name, and even considered naming the band "Siva" instead of "Smashing Pumpkins". Corgan has stated the riff was conceived on an acoustic guitar while working at a record store in Chicago. The song was one of three played at the band's 1991 session with John Peel, released on Peel Sessions.
Corgan originally titled the song "Shiva", referring to the Tantric concepts of Shiva and Shakti as opposing masculine and feminine forces, ignorant of any further implications of the name. Upon realizing that the name was more readily connected with the Hindu god Shiva, he removed the letter "h" from the title to lessen this association.
The song was only released as a single in the UK and Australia, as well as appearing on the Peel Sessions EP. On 29 January 2008, it was also made available as a downloadable track for the
This is the first video Mike Mansfield directed with Adam. The idea was to create a Hollywood movie in three minutes.
The hanging sequence in the video was considered to be too violent, and so many programs broadcast a re-edited version which cut out the scene all together.
"The video describes a journey as seen from a train window, only the disposition of each passing element in the landscape is positioned exactly in sync with the music."
"Every sound from the track will be illustrated by an element of the landscape that appears each time that sound is heard. As the song becomes more elaborate, we will create a more and more complex landscape."
Jeff Coffin (born August 5, 1965) is a saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator. He is a three time Grammy Award winner as a member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and played with them from 1997-2010. In July 2008, Coffin began touring with Dave Matthews Band, and officially joined the group in 2009 following the passing of founding member LeRoi Moore. Coffin also fronts his own group, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet - with which he has a new CD 'INTO THE AIR' on Ear Up Records which was released September 4, 2012.
Born in Massachusetts and raised in New England, Jeff began playing alto sax in fifth grade while living in Dexter, Maine under the tutelage of the ONE band director for the entire district, Arthur Lagassee. After graduating from high school in Rochester, NH, Jeff attended the University of New Hampshire for two years. In 1985, Coffin moved on to study at the University of North Texas, in Denton, TX, where he graduated with a B.A. in Music Education in 1990. A recipient of a Jazz Studies grant from the NEA, in 1991, he studied under saxophonist Joe Lovano.
Coffin joined Béla Fleck and the Flecktones in March 1997, and performed on every Flecktones album from 1998's "Left
The guests in the ballroom sequence were made up of Adam Ant's friends. It took Adam two tries to film his famous swing on the chandelier. The toy cat at the beginning is called "Sooty", and he was given away as a prize to a competition. The panther didn't have Sooty's acting abilities - he kept going to sleep when they wanted to film him!
The making of this video was shown on "Swap Shop" which was a children's programme in the UK.
Video Jukebox is an American television program that aired from 1981 to 1986 on HBO. It was a monthly series that showcased music videos from the popular recording artists of the time such as Duran Duran, Prince, Madonna, REO Speedwagon, Culture Club, David Bowie, Blondie and The Human League to name a few. A typical episode of Video Jukebox consisted of seven or eight music videos and lasted roughly 30 minutes, and the lineup changed in the middle of each month.
During the late 1970s (and before the MTV network debuted), HBO was already airing one or two music videos (or "promotional clips" as they were known at the time) as filler in between their feature films and other series. These short clips also carried the Video Jukebox moniker. When Video Jukebox premiered as a half-hour series in December 1981, HBO was reaching more households than MTV (which had been launched only four months earlier), so a video that aired on Video Jukebox may have received a little more exposure than it would on MTV, a claim that would be short-lived as MTV quickly gained more cable markets by around 1983.
The series had no host until September 1985, when Dennis Elsas was brought on as voiceover
"Disarm" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the third single from their second album, Siamese Dream. "Disarm" was written by Billy Corgan and is one of the band’s most highly regarded songs. Corgan considers it the most personally important song on Siamese Dream.
The BBC banned the song from appearing on Top of the Pops, because of the lyric "cut that little child", and it received little radio airplay in the United Kingdom. That lyric along with lyrics like "what I choose is my choice" and "the killer in me is the killer in you" has also led to some controversy, as some read it as implying that abortion is murder. Corgan, however, has clearly asserted that the song is about the shaky relationship he had with his parents while growing up. However, even with the ban and the limited radio time, it still peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. In the U.S., the song failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number eight on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
While the Pumpkins often produced softer, acoustic versions of many of their louder, more aggressive songs, the band performed
Jazz fusion, fusion, or jazz-rock is a musical fusion genre that developed from mixing funk and R&B rhythms and the amplification and electronic effects of rock music, complex time signatures derived from non-Western music and extended, typically instrumental compositions with a jazz approach to lengthy group improvisations, often using wind and brass and displaying a high level of instrumental technique. The term "jazz rock" is often used as a synonym for "jazz fusion" as well as for music performed by late 1960s and 1970s-era rock bands that added jazz elements to their music. Some progressive rock is also labelled "fusion".
After a decade of popularity during the 1970s, fusion expanded its improvisatory and experimental approaches through the 1980s and 1990s. Fusion albums, even those that are made by the same group or artist, may include a variety of styles. Rather than being a codified musical style, fusion can be viewed as a musical tradition or approach.
Allmusic Guide states that "until around 1967, the worlds of jazz and rock were nearly completely separate". While in the USA modern jazz and electric R&B may have represented opposite poles of blues-based Afro-American
Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in black communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. Its African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swung note. From its early development until the present day jazz has also incorporated elements from American popular music.
As the music has developed and spread around the world it has drawn on many different national, regional and local musical cultures giving rise, since its early 20th century American beginnings, to many distinctive styles: New Orleans jazz dating from the early 1910s, big band swing, Kansas City jazz and Gypsy jazz from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s and on down through West Coast jazz, cool jazz, avant-garde jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, Latin jazz in various forms, soul jazz, jazz fusion and jazz rock, smooth jazz, jazz-funk, punk jazz, acid jazz, ethno jazz, jazz rap, cyber jazz, Indo jazz, M-Base, nu jazz, urban jazz and other ways of playing the music.
In a 1988 interview, trombonist J. J. Johnson said, "Jazz is restless. It
Victor Lemonte Wooten (born September 11, 1964) is an American bass player, composer, author, and producer, and has been the recipient of five Grammy Awards.
Wooten has won the "Bass Player of the Year" award from Bass Player magazine three times in a row, and was the first person to win the award more than once. In addition to a solo career and collaborations with various artists, Wooten has been the bassist for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones since the group's formation in 1988.
In 2008, Wooten joined Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller to record an album. The trio of bassists, under the name SMV, released Thunder in August 2008 and began a supporting tour the same month.
Victor has been heralded as “the Michael Jordan of the bass” and “one of the most fearless musicians on the planet.” These qualities were evident when, in 1981, his older brother, Roy, recommended him as a bluegrass fiddle player for a job performing at a nearby amusement park. Victor, having never played violin in his life, was thrilled to meet the challenge. He borrowed an instrument from his high school orchestra teacher and immediately began practicing. Quickly learning the most popular fiddle tunes and
Nina Blackwood is an American disc jockey and music journalist, who was the first of the original five MTV VJs. She has also been an actress and model.
Blackwood was born Nina Kinckiner in Springfield, Massachusetts. In a Seattle Radio interview on August 1, 2011 Nina explained that her father was not a Minister, although he did teach Sunday School. His full-time job was in government service. She grew up on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Rocky River High School, graduating in 1970. Prior to entering broadcasting, Blackwood appeared nude in the August 1978 Playboy pictorial, "Girls of the Office," as a brunette; the same issue coincidently featured an interview with another future cable television pioneer, Ted Turner. On her November 7, 2011 radio show on SiriusXM she stated she sang and played keyboards in her high school sweethearts band, and covered the song "Venus". After moving to California, she studied at the Strasberg Institute. Blackwood acted in a number of TV show and films, making appearances in the 1982 movie Vice Squad, Revenge of the Stepford Wives, and the 1993 film Reckless Kelly.
She was chosen for MTV's original video jockey lineup, along with
Andy Narell (born March 18, 1954 in New York City, US) is a musician and composer specialized in the steelpan.
He was born in New York City and moved to California in his teens. He took up the steelpan at a very young age in Queens, New York. His father Murray Narell was a social worker who invited Ellie Mannette to bring steel pan to New York city in an attempt to get kids off the streets, out of gangs, and into steelbands.
Narell studied music at the University of California, Berkeley, and played piano with the University of California Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Dr. David W. Tucker. He was graduated in 1973.
He has performed with the Caribbean Jazz Project, Montreux, Sakésho, and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He additionally composed and arranged music for Trinidad's national steelband competition Panorama. Narell also performed in South Africa in 1999 in front of a crowd of 80,000 people.
He has a brother Jeff Narell, who is a pan player with his own style and records. He has two children, Isaac Narell and Mia Narell.
The music video for "Coffee & TV" by Blur was directed by Hammer & Tongs. It first aired in June 1999. It features a milk carton character named Milky made by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. It was also seen in an episode of The Sopranos.
The animate milk carton is one of the most recognizable figures on the internet. Many believe the carton is realised through computer animation, but this isn't the case. A live actor in the carton costume performed in front of a green screen and the shots were later composed digitally.
The video is about a walking, animate milk carton who goes in search for guitarist Graham Coxon, who has gone missing. The milk carton faces many hazards on his journey including a near-miss with a weed wacker. The milk carton gets a break when he is given a ride from a motorcyclist. He is dropped off downtown and asks around for Coxon, but comes up empty. He then goes to lady of the night Big Suzy for answers but is scared away when she attempts to pounce on him. He falls in love with a strawberry milk carton but she is killed by a passer-by's foot. The milk carton continues his search down a dark alley and finds Coxon, who is playing "Coffee & TV"
Top 20 Countdown is a show on CMT. The show counts down the biggest videos in country music and was originally hosted by Lance Smith. Top Twenty Countdown airs every Friday at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) and reruns on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Besides showing the biggest videos, Lance also shows the world premiere of music videos. The show celebrated its 300th episode with the top 20 videos of 2006, based on the weekly countdown. They also recapped the top 20 videos from 2001-2005. The show has had celebrity guests such as Blake Shelton and Brooks & Dunn. The show originally aired each Friday at 10 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., Sunday at 10 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m. The first episode was the top 20 videos of 2001 (which aired the last week of 2001). It was announced in November 2009 that Lance Smith would be leaving the show in December 2009. Evan Farmer took over as the show's new host on January 22, 2010.
Felix Gary Gray (born July 17, 1969) is an American music video and film director. Gray directed Friday, Set It Off and The Negotiator as well as the remake of The Italian Job.
Gray began his career in 1989 when he appeared uncredited in the satire comedy film Major League. Three years later, he directed the music video for Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day." The video, a literal adaptation of the lyrics. He would go on to direct subsequent videos for Ice Cube, as well as artists such as Cypress Hill, Outkast, Dr. Dre, and Queen Latifah.
At 24, Gray directed his first film, the urban comedy Friday with rapper-producer Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. Next he directed the heist picture, Set It Off, with Jada Pinkett and Queen Latifah. He then went on to direct The Negotiator. The film starred Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey and Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, and earned Gray both Best Film and Best Director awards at the 1998 Acapulco Film Festival.
Gray is also known for The Italian Job, an action-thriller starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron and Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg. Gray garnered the Best Director award at the 2004 Black American Film Festival for his work on the film,
Love is an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also said to be a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection —"the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". Love may describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals.
In English, love refers to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from pleasure ("I loved that meal") to interpersonal attraction ("I love my partner"). "Love" may refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the sexual love of eros, to the emotional closeness of familial love, to the platonic love that defines friendship, or to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love, or to a concept of love that encompasses all of those feelings. This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, compared to other emotional states.
Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the
Michael Douglas Peters (August 6, 1948 – August 29, 1994) was an American choreographer.
Peters was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in New York City to an African American father and Jewish mother. His first major breakthrough came when he did choreography for Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby" in 1975. He went on to stage other memorable dance sequences for music videos, including Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" (in which he has a brief cameo) and Lionel Richie's "Hello" (in which he also has a brief cameo as the dance instructor of Lionel Richie's blind love interest).
However, he was most recognized for his choreography work in Michael Jackson's videos. Especially the smash hit "Thriller", directed by John Landis, and "Beat It" directed by Bob Giraldi, which is vaguely reminiscent of West Side Story: Peters co-stars as one of two gang leaders who prepare for a dramatic showdown/knifefight, which is averted at the last moment by Jackson. Peters is dressed all in white, and wears sunglasses during the piece.
Peters choreographed Diana Ross' landmark July 1983 Central Park concert, "For One & For All", during which, he dances with Ross during her "Maniac" & "Pieces of
Paul McCandless, Jr. (born Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, March 24, 1947) is an American jazz woodwind player and composer. He is one of few expert jazz oboists, and also plays English horn, soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet, and pennywhistle, among other instruments.
He has performed with the Paul Winter Consort and is a founding member of Oregon. In 1985 McCandless toured Europe with bassist Barre Phillips and German clarinetist Theo Jörgensmann. He has been a guest musician with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones (appearing on the 2002 album Live at the Quick) and has toured with tabla artist Sandip Burman. He also was a guest of The String Cheese Incident multiple times in the late 1990s.
2011: with Paul Winter Consort, Best New Age Album. 2007: with Paul Winter Consort, Best New Age Album. 1996: with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Best Pop Instrumental Album. Nominations (personally): CD “Oregon In Moscow”, 2001, Best Instrumental Composition CD “Oregon In Moscow”, 2001, Best Instrumental Arrangement CD Oregon “1000 kilometers”, 2009, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.
McCandless comes from a musical family: his father, also named Paul
Paula Julie Abdul ( /ˈæbduːl/; born June 19, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.
In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of pop music-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for sixth among the female solo performers who have reached No. 1 there. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".
After her initial period of success, she suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the early years of the 21st century as a judge on the television series, American Idol, for eight years, before departing from the show. She then starred on the short-lived television series, CBS's Live to Dance, which lasted one season in 2011, and was subsequently a judge on the first season of American version of The X Factor with her former American Idol co-judge Simon
Sucker Free, known as Sucker Free Daily on weekdays and then Sucker Free Countdown on Sundays, is MTV2's sole hip-hop video block. Previously, Sucker Free aired weekdays for one hour, then eventually sporadically until the week leading to February 28, 2010. Sucker Free Countdown, its 2 hour top 15 countdown, airs Sundays at 11AM ET/PT and 11PM ET/PT. Sucker Free originated from a block branding of hip-hop videos on MTV2 Sundays (called Sucker Free Sundays) in 2002, and eventually became the branding of MTV's main hip-hop program weekdays from 2006 until 2008.
Sucker Free debuted on May 29, 2006. Its previous moniker, Direct Effect, debuted on September 25, 2000, and was more robust in comparison to Sucker Free. From its start, it was marketed and produced almost like a hip-hop version of TRL. However, as the network drifted away from music and began to promote general pseudo-reality programming to teens in afternoons rather than video-branded programming, the series became a pre-taped program consisting mostly of videos and some viewer interaction, and the time slot was pushed back to early A.M. hours (first 10AM, then 8AM, then as early as 6:30AM) before the program's end in
Mary Jane Blige ( /ˈblaɪʒ/; born January 11, 1971), preferably known as Mary J. Blige, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in R&B, Rap, Gospel, and Pop.
Blige started her musical career in 1992, releasing her debut album, What's the 411? on MCA Records and Uptown. With her tenth album, My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1) (2011), she has ten consecutive albums debut in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a total of 11 albums to debut top. Blige's work has defined the course of R&B/Hip-Hop music. My Life, in particular, is considered among the greatest albums ever recorded according to Rolling Stone (279/500), Time, and Vibe. For her part in combining hip hop and soul in the early 1990s and its subsequent commercial success, Blige received the World Music Awards "Legends Award". In 2007 the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awarded her its "Voice of Music" Award. ASCAP official Jeanie Weems stated that "[Blige's] music has been the voice of inspiration to
I want to buy a copy of the music video, "To be or not to be (the Hitler Rap), released in 1983.
Can you help me? The video is on youtube, but it is unclear where it came from. They say it was released with the sound track.
MuchAdrenaline is a one-hour program on MuchMusic devoted to action sports and music. The series premiered on Monday, August 28 and currently airs on Mondays at 7pm ET.
The series showcases popular (and emerging) action sports from across Canada and around the world including skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, BMX, Moto X, mountain biking and wakeboarding. MuchAdrenaline also plays music videos from bands and artists associated with the action sports lifestyle.
Live at the Quick was the ninth album released by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and their second non-studio album. It was recorded live at the Quick Center For The Arts in Fairfield, Connecticut in 2000.
Claudia Fontaine (born 28 June 1960) is a backing vocalist from Bethnal Green, London, England. She has sung with Betty Boo, Dusty Springfield, Claudia Brücken, Julia Fordham and the bands Pink Floyd and The Beatmasters. She is also a recurring vocalist for Incognito.
During the 1980s, Claudia and fellow backing vocalist Caron Wheeler (and later, third member Naomi Thompson) were collectively known as Afrodiziak and performed with such artists as The Jam, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Neneh Cherry, The Specials, Heaven 17, Hothouse Flowers and Howard Jones.
Claudia was the lead vocalist on The Beatmasters hit single "Warm Love", in 1989 She also sang lead on the song "Deeper Into Harmony" on The Beatmaster's 1992 album "Life And Soul".
Fuse is an American national television network dedicated largely to music. It features original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks.
Fuse accommodates a wide range of musical tastes, while targeting a demographic between 18-34 year-olds. It offers music entertainment not only on-air but also on-line (fusemusic.com), on-demand (Fuse On-Demand), in high-definition (Fuse HD) and via mobile (Fuse mobile).
The channel originally launched in 1994 as MuchMusic USA. The channel was originally a joint venture between Cablevision and CHUM Limited (CHUM would later sell its half of the network back to Cablevision, but still allow it to continue using the MuchMusic name under a license). Initially, CHUM Limited simulcast select MuchMusic USA programming on the Canadian music channel MuchMusic, with the only differences being in commercials, and certain French language programming (such as its French music video block French Kiss, and licensed programming imported from MTV and VH1) replaced with either infomercials or reruns of other programming.
By 2001, MuchMusic USA began to diverge from its Canadian parent; it introduced a new logo identifying itself
A voice performance (on film, television, etc.) is one in which the actor's voice is used but the actor does not appear on-screen. This is most commonly found in animation, but also occurs when an actor's voice is dubbed in over another actor's speech.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. In a recording career that has spanned over half a century, Franklin's repertoire has included gospel, jazz, blues, R&B, pop, rock and funk.
Franklin is known as one of the most important popularizers of the soul music genre and is referred to as the Queen of Soul, a title she was given early in her career. Franklin, the daughter of prominent Baptist minister and activist C. L. Franklin, began her singing career singing in her father's church at the age of ten and started recording four years later. After several years in the gospel circuit and with her father's blessing, she formed a secular pop music career at the age of eighteen, signing with Columbia Records, where she was branded by its CEO John Hammond as his most important act since Billie Holiday. Franklin's Columbia period wasn't as successful as hoped and in late 1966, Franklin switched over to Atlantic Records, where she began recording a string of popular hits including "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Think", "Chain of Fools" and what later became her signature
Featuring 12 completely remastered songs from his latest album and never before seen state of the art visuals - 'This Delicate Film..' is a music DVD in a league of its own.
Hayes commissioned two animators and almost 18 months of their time to create a collection of short animated and filmed music video pieces to accompany songs from his double album 'This Delicate Thing We've Made'.
With songs remixed and remastered in 5.1 surround sound, Hayes describes the DVD as 'the way the album was always meant to be seen'.
Carton is the name of certain types of containers typically made from paperboard which is also sometimes known as cardboard. Many types of cartons are used in packaging. Sometimes a carton is also called a box.
A carton is a type of packaging suitable for food, pharmaceuticals, hardware, and many other types of products. Folding cartons are usually combined into a tube at the manufacturer and shipped flat (knocked down) to the packager. Tray styles have a solid bottom and are often shipped as flat blanks and assembled by the packager. Some also are self-erecting. High-speed equipment is available to set up, load, and close the cartons.
Egg cartons or trays are designed to protect whole eggs while in transit. Traditionally these have been made of molded pulp. This uses recycled newsprint which is molded into a shape which protects the eggs. Premium molded paper pulp egg cartons are a 92% reduction in waste after use compared to plastic More recently egg cartons have also been made from expanded polystyrene (similar to styrofoam) and PET.
Cartons for liquids can be fabricated from laminates of liquid packaging board, foil, and polyethylene. Most are based on either Tetra Pak or
John J. "J.J." Jackson, Jr. (April 8, 1941 – March 17, 2004) was an American radio and television personality. He was one of MTV's five original VJs (along with Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn). In his appearances on MTV, Jackson often went by and introduced himself as "Triple J".
Jackson first gained prominence while working at WBCN in Boston in the late 1960s, then at KLOS in Los Angeles for ten years. Jackson was one of the first DJs to introduce Americans to The Who and Led Zeppelin. He was a music reporter for KABC-TV when he was tapped as one of MTV's original "fab five." As a VJ, Jackson hosted the long awaited and much anticipated "unmasking" of KISS. He was one of the few African Americans to DJ an "album rock" radio station.
After five years at MTV, Jackson returned to Los Angeles radio, first at KROQ-FM in 1987, then as program director of modern rock/alternative station KEDG ("The Edge") until May 1989. He later returned to KLOS, and hosted the afternoon shift at smooth jazz station KTWV for one year.
Jackson suffered a heart attack and died on March 17, 2004 while driving home after dining with a friend in Los Angeles. He had a daughter and
Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel; October 22, 1969) is an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Charlie Kaufman, which include the 1999 film Being John Malkovich (that gave him an Academy Award for Best Director nomination) and the 2002 film Adaptation, and as the co-writer/director of the 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are.
He is well known also for his music video collaborations with Weezer, Beastie Boys, and Björk. He was also a co-creator and executive producer of MTV's Jackass. He is currently the creative director of VBS.tv. He is also part owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll.
He also co-founded Directors Label, with filmmakers Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry, and the Palm Pictures company.
Spiegel was born in Rockville, Maryland, and raised in Bethesda, Maryland and in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania. His father, Arthur Spiegel III, was a distant relation of the Spiegel catalog family and founded APM Management Consultants. His mother, Sandy Granzow, is a writer, communications consultant in
UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in 1978 in Birmingham. The band has placed more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. One of the world's best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records.
Their hit singles include their debut "Food for Thought" and two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number ones with "Red Red Wine" and "Can't Help Falling in Love". Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band's version of "I Got You Babe".
The band members began as friends who knew each other from various schools across Birmingham. The name "UB40" was selected in reference to the document issued to people claiming unemployment benefit from the UK government's Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) at the time of the band's formation. The designation UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40.
Brian Travers saved up and bought his first saxophone whilst working as an electrical apprentice for NG Bailey, leaving after a few years to become a founding member of UB40 alongside Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Ali Campbell.
Before some of them could play their instruments, Ali Campbell and Brian
Pop singer Marilyn poses in the studio, performs during his first promotional trip to Australia, and dances with an assortment of colorful drag queens and gender benders. The video also features his long-time backup singer "Miss" Claudia Fontaine.
"1979" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Released in 1996 as the second single from their third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, "1979" was written by frontman Billy Corgan, and features loops and samples that were uncharacteristic of previous Smashing Pumpkins songs. The song was popular with critics and fans; Allmusic's Amy Hanson called it a "somewhat surprising hit". The song was nominated for the Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the Grammy Awards, and won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video.
According to statements in interviews, Corgan worked nonstop after the Siamese Dream tour and wrote about 56 songs for Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, the last of which was "1979". As the Mellon Collie sessions came to a conclusion, "1979" was just a couple of chord changes and a snippet of a melody without words. When the time came to choose the songs that were to appear on the album, producer Flood said that "1979" was "not good enough" and wanted to drop it from the record. This, however, inspired Corgan to finish it in four hours. The next day, Flood heard "1979"
Drag is used for any clothing carrying symbolic significance but usually referring to the clothing associated with one gender role when worn by a person of another gender. The origins of the word are debated, but 'Drag' has appeared in print as early as 1870. One suggested etymological root is 19th-century theatre slang, from the sensation of long skirts trailing on the floor.
"Drag queen" appeared in print in 1941. The verb is to "do drag." A folk etymology whose acronym basis reveals the late-20th-century bias, would make "drag" an abbreviation of "dressed as girl" in description of male transvestism. The opposite, "drab" for "dressed as boy," is unrecorded. Drag is practiced by people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
There is a long history of drag in the performing arts, spanning a wide range of cultural as well as artistic traditions.
Drag in the theatre arts manifests two kinds of phenomenon. One is cross-dressing in the performance, which is part of the social history of theatre. The other is cross-dressing within the theatrical fiction (i.e. the character is a cross-dresser), which is part of literary history.
Drag is usually played for comic effect.
"Bullet with Butterfly Wings" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the lead single from the band's 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The song won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. This song was the band's first Top 40 U.S. hit, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also spent six weeks at number 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and peaked at number 4 on the Album Rock Tracks chart. The song was named the 91st best hard rock song of all time by VH1. The song was ranked number 70 on the list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" of Rolling Stone.
The song came second in the Triple J Hottest 100, 1995, it was also voted 33# in the Hottest 100 of All Time, 1998 and 51# on the Hottest 100 of All Time, 2009.
Billy Corgan, lead singer of the group, has stated that the line "but can you fake it/for just one more show" refers to the band's headlining slot on the 1994 Lollapalooza tour. This interpretation is also supported by the fact that the first fully played incarnations of the song occurred at a few Lollapalooza shows, as well as on demos recorded early that year. A very embryonic
Glamour photography is a genre of photography whereby the subjects, usually female, are portrayed in a romantic or sexually alluring way. The subjects may be fully clothed or semi-nude, but glamour photography stops short of deliberately arousing the viewer and being pornographic photography.
Glamour photography is generally a composed image of a subject in a still position. The subjects of glamour photography are often professional models, and the photographs are normally intended for commercial use, including mass-produced calendars, pinups and for men's magazines, such as Playboy; but amateur subjects are also sometimes used, and sometimes the photographs are intended for private and personal use only. Photographers use a combination of cosmetics, lighting and airbrushing techniques to produce an appealing image of the subject.
While there is some overlap in the time periods, the term glamour photography did not begin to be commonly applied to such photography until the 1960s. Before then, the term erotic photography was more commonly used. Early types of this kind of modeling were often associated with "French postcards", small postcard sized images, that were sold by street
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Michel Gondry (born May 8, 1963 in Versailles, France) is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, whose works include being a commercial director, music video director, and a screenwriter. He is noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène.
Gondry was born in Versailles, France. He is the grandson of inventor Constant Martin. He has a teenage son named Paul, who is also an artist.
Gondry's vision and career began with his emphasis on emotion, according to Gondry himself in an interview for The Film That Changed My Life by journalist Robert K. Elder. Much of his inspiration, he says, came from the film Le voyage en ballon.
When I watch this movie, I dream I’m flying and then I do stories where people are flying. I think it’s directly influencing.
His career as a filmmaker began with creating music videos for the French rock band Oui Oui, in which he also served as a drummer. The style of his videos for Oui Oui caught the attention of music artist Björk, who asked him to direct the video for her song "Human Behaviour". The collaboration proved long-lasting, with Gondry directing a total of seven music videos for Björk. Other artists who have collaborated with
Pop Up Video is a VH1 television show that "pops up" bubbles — officially called "info nuggets" — containing trivia, witticisms and borderline sexual innuendos throughout music videos. The show was created by Woody Thompson and Tad Low and premiered October 27, 1996. For a time, it was the highest-rated program on VH1, though Behind the Music overtook it by 1998. It was produced by Spin the Bottle Inc.
In October 2011, Pop Up Video was revived by VH1, featuring new videos with new trivia and commentary.
Most episodes of Pop Up Video play four or five music videos each, selected to include new, older, "classic", and "campy" videos. The bubbles that pop up in each video generally appear about every 10–15 seconds; their content is divided between information about the recording artist featured, the production of the video, and random facts. One of the show's staff writers is assigned to each video. Production costs for each episode total about $30,000.
The "random" information presented in bubbles frequently included statistics and demographics, medical, scientific, and historical trivia, definitions, and lists of a wide range of subjects. Gary Burns, in the Journal of Popular Film
VH1 or Vh1 (known as VH-1: Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994) is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on Tuesday January 1, 1985 in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel, the original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly older demographic than its sister channel, focusing on the lighter, softer side of popular music. The channel was originally created by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owner of MTV. Both VH1 and its sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division of corporate parent Viacom. While VH1 still occasionally plays music videos and the Top 20 Video Countdown, its more recent claim to fame has been in the area of music-related reality programming, such as Behind the Music, the I Love the... series, the Celebreality block of programming, and the channel's overall focus on popular culture.
VH-1's aim was to focus on the lighter, softer side of popular music, including such musicians as Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rogers, Carly Simon, Tina Turner, Elton John, Billy
Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a sub-genre of country music. Bluegrass, also known as "hillbilly music," was inspired by the music of Appalachia. It has mixed roots in Scottish, Irish and English traditional music, and also later influenced by the music of African-Americans through incorporation of jazz elements.
Immigrants from Great Britain and Ireland arrived in Appalachia in the 18th century, and brought with them the musical traditions of their homelands. These traditions consisted primarily of English and Scottish ballads— which were essentially unaccompanied narratives— and dance music, such as Irish reels, which were accompanied by a fiddle. Many older Bluegrass songs come directly from the British Isles. Several Appalachian Bluegrass ballads, such as Pretty Saro, Barbara Allen, Cuckoo Bird and House Carpenter, come from England and preserve the English ballad tradition both melodically and lyrically. Others such as The Twa Sisters also come from England, however the lyrics are about Ireland. Some Bluegrass fiddle songs popular in Appalachia, such as "Leather Britches", and Pretty Polly, have Scottish roots. The dance tune Cumberland Gap may be
"Today" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, written by lead vocalist and guitarist Billy Corgan. The song, though seemingly upbeat, contains dark lyrics. Corgan wrote the song about a day in which he was having suicidal thoughts, exemplified by the reference to self-mutilation in the chorus. However, the contrast between the grim subject matter of the song and the soft instrumental part during the verses, coupled with use of irony in the lyrics, left many listeners unaware of the song's tale of depression and desperation. The song alternates between quiet, dreamy verses and loud choruses with layered, distorted guitar.
"Today" was released in September 1993 as the second single from the band's second album and major label debut, Siamese Dream. Although Corgan opted for the lead single from the album to be the opening track, "Cherub Rock", "Today" and its follow-up "Disarm" are credited in Allmusic for popularizing the band and "sen[ding] [Siamese Dream] into the stratosphere."> "Today" has been generally well received by critics, and in an article about the song in Blender it was described as having "achieved a remarkable status as one of the defining
VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown is a weekly television show on the VH1 cable television network in the United States. The long-running series began in 1994 as the VH1 Top 10 Countdown, as part of VH1's "Music First" rebranding effort. Since then, the series has been a consistent weekly institution on VH1, and it is now the main source of music video programming on the channel.
Over the years, a variety of hosts have counted down the top ten or twenty music videos of the week. The show is currently hosted by Jim Shearer. The order of countdown was originally decided by a mix of record sales, radio airplay, video spins, message board posts, and conventional mail, but since 2006, supposedly online votes have directly influenced the countdown.
Currently, Top 20 Video Countdown airs new episodes on Saturdays at 9 a.m. with encore presentations every Sunday and Tuesday at 8:00 a.m eastern time.
As part of VH-1's rebranding as "VH1: Music First" in 1994, the channel launched a new series, the VH1 Top 10 Countdown, that counted down the top ten music videos played on VH1 each week. A combination of record sales, radio airplay, video spins, message board posts, and conventional mail would decide
A writer and actor from Scotland, Annie now calls California home. She loves sushi, magic tricks, crime dramas and motorcycles. Some day she'd love to be good at surfing, and it's on her bucket list to visit Hawaii. There are loads of TV shows Annie dreams of being on, and many actors she has loved working with, and many more she'd relish the opportunity to work with. And some day, hopefully soon, she wants to finish her book. :)
B4 was an early morning music video programme broadcast since 2004 on weekdays on Channel 4 at 7am. It was normally broadcast as part of Channel 4's breakfast programming following children's programme The Hoobs and preceding a number of comedy programmes normally imported from America. Contrary to popular belief, B4 was in no way associated with Channel 4, despite containing a similar '4' suffix to its name, such as E4 and More4.
Produced by the firm behind ITVs The Chart Show, and spin off from their B4 music channel on cable and satellite, the show features around 7 new upfront videos each day that will be released in the United Kingdom in the near future, normally within the next month.
Clem Burke (born Clement Burke; November 24, 1955) is an American musician who is the drummer for the band Blondie. Recruited by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry when they were first forming Blondie, Burke remained with the band through its first stage and later returned for its late 1990s reunion and then its extensive 2009 tour.
Following a failed audition for Patti Smith's band, he joined Blondie in 1975. He was a key figure in keeping the group together after Stein and Harry considered disbanding, following the departure of original bassist Fred Smith, and recruited his friend Gary Valentine Lachman to play bass. His style of playing was influenced by Hal Blaine and Keith Moon.
During the 1980s and '90s, when Blondie was disbanded, Burke played drums for The Romantics (for whom Burke was the regular drummer between 1990 and 2004), Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, Eurythmics, The Tourists, Dramarama, The Fleshtones, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett, amongst others. He went on to record with the line-up of Chequered Past in 1983 with Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, former Blondie bandmate Nigel Harrison, musician Tony Sales and singer/actor Michael Des Barres.
In the late '80s, he stood in as
FNMTV (officially Feedback New MTV; informally Friday Night MTV) is a music video program on MTV focused on premiering new music videos and airing viewers' instantaneous feedback from its website. F N was branded to stand for "Friday Night" to signify when the premiere block airs.
The Friday night premiere block, FNMTV Premieres, taped at Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood, was hosted by Pete Wentz and aired in encore for the remainder of the week. Music video blocks with viewer feedback and artist commentary aired weekdays 8 to 11:00 AM ET/PT and Tuesday through Friday at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.
A new early morning block of the same name was introduced alongside FNMTV. It consisted of abbreviated clips of music videos, approximately 60 seconds each.
MTV confirmed that a new season would air December 5, 2008 following the ending of TRL. Some saw the show as a successor to or replacement for the obsolete TRL. But the new "season" only consisted of one holiday themed episode. An unrelated Spring Break 90 minute special of the same name aired Friday, March 27, 2009.
The early morning block ended in January 2009, leaving the channel virtually devoid of music related programming for
Friday Night Videos (later becoming Friday Night and then Late Friday) is an American music video show broadcast on the NBC television network from July 29, 1983 to May 24, 2002, and was the network's attempt to capitalize on the emerging popularity of music videos as seen on MTV. Belinda Carlisle was the guest host for the first episode.
Friday Night Videos actually had its roots in a show called The Midnight Special, which dated back to 1973 and, like FNV, was produced by Dick Ebersol (in conjunction with creator Burt Sugarman) and aired late Friday nights, until 1981. Ebersol chose to abandon Midnight Special when he took over an ailing Saturday Night Live, which had experienced serious ratings declines and cast problems under the leadership of Jean Doumanian. However, after two more years of struggle on SNL, Ebersol decided to try his hand yet again at a Friday night music show. FNV replaced U.S. broadcasts of the Canadian SCTV Network, which had run for two years on Friday overnights after Midnight Special's demise and would move to Cinemax to make room for Friday Night Videos.
In its early years, MTV was still a phenomenon that only a minority of Americans actually could see
Gary Lachman, born December 24, 1955 in Bayonne, New Jersey, is an American writer and musician. Lachman is best known to readers of mysticism and the occult, in the numerous articles and books he has published. He is additionally known by his stage name as Gary Valentine Lachman to musical fans as one of the founders, and bassist for the Alternative rock/New Wave band, Blondie.
Gary Valentine was one of the founding members of Blondie, having joined the band as bassist in April 1975 when Fred Smith left to join Television (following Richard Hell's departure). He wrote the music and lyrics to the band's first single, "X-Offender", and popularized the band's sixties-retro look. In 1977 he left the group to form his own band and was replaced by Nigel Harrison, just as Blondie were starting to gain recognition. His song "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" was a UK top ten hit in 1978, and was subsequently recorded by Tracey Ullman and Annie Lennox. After Blondie, Gary moved to L.A. and in 1978 released a single, "The First One/Tomorrow Belongs to You" on Beat Records. Shortly after this he formed The Know, with Joel Turrisi and Richard d'Andrea who were the first band to
Ivan Reitman, OC (born October 27, 1946) is a Canadian film producer and director, best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He is the owner of The Montecito Picture Company, founded in 2000.
Reitman was born in Komárno, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), the son of Clara and Leslie Reitman. Reitman's parents were Jewish; his mother survived the Auschwitz concentration camp and his father was an underground resistance fighter. His family came to Canada as refugees in 1950. Reitman attended Oakwood Collegiate in Toronto and was a member of the Twintone Four singing group. He is the father of film director Jason Reitman.
Reitman's first producing job was with the then-new station CITY-TV in Toronto. CITY was also the home of the first announcing job of his later friend and collaborator Dan Aykroyd. However, Reitman's tenure at CITY was short and he was fired during his first year by station owner Moses Znaimer.
Spellbound (1972), directed by Ivan Reitman, with music by Howard Shore, magic by Doug Henning and co-starring actress Jennifer Dale, a musical that combined an intense storyline and Henning's magic tricks. The show opened in Toronto and broke box office
Peter Robinson (born 3 November 1962), better known as Marilyn, is a British pop singer who was known for his highly androgynous appearance. He was one of the Blitz Kids during the New Romantic era and was close friends with Boy George. Marilyn met with brief fleeting chart success in the 1980s with his hit songs "Calling Your Name" and "Cry and Be Free".
Mark Romanek (born September 18, 1959) is an American filmmaker, whose directing work includes feature films, music videos and commercials.
He wrote and directed the critically acclaimed 2002 film One Hour Photo starring Robin Williams, and the acclaimed Never Let Me Go. His most notable music videos include "Hurt" (Johnny Cash), "Closer" (Nine Inch Nails), "Criminal" (Fiona Apple), Scream" (Michael & Janet Jackson), and "Jump They Say" (David Bowie). His music videos have garnered 20 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Direction for Jay-Z's "99 Problems" in 2004. He has also won three Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video — more than any other director.
Romanek was born in Chicago, Illinois. He credits seeing Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968, at the age of nine, and again during its re-release in 1973, with inspiring him to become a film director. Romanek experimented with Super 8 and 16mm film as a teenager while attending New Trier East, a progressive public high school north of Chicago that offered a four-year film production and theory program. At New Trier, Romanek studied first with Kevin Dole, a local filmmaker who was already creating a form of
Midnight Love is a late-night video block on Black Entertainment Television (BET).
It showcased music videos that focuses on ballads and Quiet Storm songs (Slow Jams). BET's former VJ/Producer Alvin "THE UNSEEN VJ" Jones was one of the producers of the show. Occasionally, there was a request line where viewers could request their favorite video. Throughout the years Alvin was host, there were captions showing that viewers were able to write to the network (in care of Midnight Love) if they wanted to dedicate or request a video to a loved one. By 1992, a 1-900 request line was created for the viewers. In 1994, the dedication line was expanded. Yet, the show was cancelled in 2005, it was reformed under a new name, BET: After Dark.
Captain Paul Porter (also "then" host of Video Vibrations) hosted the show for a few years, as well as Sherry Carter.
The time slot was often rotated back and forth from 12 a.m. to 1 a.m., but for the most part of the 1990s the show aired Monday to Friday at midnight, and Saturdays at 1:30 a.m. The show's duration also began to change in the late 1990s, going from two hours to one hour. In 1997-98, it aired for 90 minutes, while on some Saturdays, it aired
MTV's Most Wanted was a 1990s MTV Europe television series broadcast from London, England, presented by Ray Cokes. It ran from 1992 until 1995.
The series was broadcast live from MTV studios in Camden across the MTV Europe television network and featured a blend of viewer interaction, competitions, live music performances and music videos.
Perhaps unusually, the crew including floor managers and camera operators featured heavily in this series which had a certain ad-lib style.
MuchOnDemand (also called MOD) was an hour-long per broadcast viewer interactive television program aired on MuchMusic, Monday through Friday at 5pm ET. It was broadcast live from the Much broadcasting studio on 299 Queen Street West in Toronto. The Best of MuchOnDemand, aired Sundays at 10am ET, highlighting the best moments on the show from the past week. MuchOnDemand acted as Much's flagship show in a similar manner as MTV U.S.' Total Request Live.
MuchOnDemand first aired with VJ host Rick Campanelli, mainly with a format where people can request videos. When it changed its format in 2002, it added Jennifer Hollett as co-host. Since its debut, the show has been hosted by several other personalities, including Amanda Walsh (who replaced Jennifer Hollett), Sarah Taylor and Devon Soltendieck and Matte Babel and Leah Miller since 2004. In 2006, Tim Deegan began co-hosting regularly.
The usual hosts until the show's end were Sarah Taylor, Devon Soltendieck, Jesse Giddings, Tim Deegan and Liz Trinnear.
Leah Miller, presenter on the show, had her last day on Monday, August 31, 2009, where she left MuchOnDemand to move to Los Angeles and become regular host of So You Think You Can
The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film's characters, though in some cases they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often as elaborate "production numbers".
The musical film was a natural development of the stage musical after the emergence of sound film technology. Typically, the biggest difference between film and stage musicals is the use of lavish background scenery and locations that would be impractical in a theater. Musical films characteristically contain elements reminiscent of theater; performers often treat their song and dance numbers as if there is a live audience watching. In a sense, the viewer becomes the deictic audience, as the performer looks directly into the camera and performs to it.
The 1930s through the 1960s are considered to be the golden age of the musical film, when the genre's popularity was at its highest in the Western world.
Musical short films were made by Lee De Forest in 1923-24. After this, thousands of Vitaphone shorts (1926–30) were made, many featuring bands, vocalists and dancers, in
Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He had a string of hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including "Endless Summer Nights", "Right Here Waiting", "Now and Forever", and "Hazard". Although most of his major hit songs were slow ballads, many of his songs had a classic rock style, such as "Don't Mean Nothing", "Should've Known Better," "Satisfied," and "Too Late To Say Goodbye". Marx placed himself in the record books by being the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 4). His record sales worldwide exceed 30 million. Aside from songs that he's written and recorded for himself, he has written, co-written, and produced successful tracks for other artists such as "This I Promise You" by NSYNC and "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross. The latter song won several Grammy Awards. His 14th and latest chart topper, "Long Hot Summer," performed by Keith Urban, gave Marx the distinction of having a song he wrote or co-write top the charts in four different decades.
Marx is the
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The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, lead guitar) and James Iha (rhythm guitar), the band has included Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar), Melissa Auf der Maur (bass guitar), and currently includes Mike Byrne (drums), Nicole Fiorentino (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Jeff Schroeder (rhythm guitar) among its membership.
Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazing-style production, and, in later recordings, electronica. Corgan is the group's primary songwriter—his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band's albums and songs, which have been described as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land".
The Smashing Pumpkins broke into the musical mainstream with their second album, 1993's Siamese Dream. The group built its audience with extensive touring and their 1995 follow-up, the double album Mellon Collie and
Michael Jackson's Thriller is a 13-minute-and-43-second music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jackson.
Voted as the most influential pop music video of all time, Thriller proved to have a profound effect on popular culture, and was named "a watershed moment for the [music] industry" for its unprecedented merging of filmmaking and music. Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the "most successful music video", selling over 9 million units. In 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. It is also the most watched music video of all time, seen by more than 4 billion people all over the world.
Co-starring with Jackson was former Playboy centerfold Ola Ray. The video was choreographed by Michael Peters (who had worked with the singer on his prior hit "Beat It"), and Michael Jackson. The video also contains incidental music by film music composer Elmer Bernstein, who had previously worked with Landis on An American
Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is a television series on MTV that featured popular music videos. TRL was MTV's prime outlet for music videos as the network continues to concentrate on reality-based programming. In addition to music videos, TRL featured daily guests. The show was a popular promotion tool used by musicians, actors, and other celebrities to promote their newest works to the show's target teen demographic.
TRL played the top ten most requested videos of the day, as requested by viewers who voted online for their favorite video. The countdown started with the tenth most requested video and ended with the most requested. As of October 22, 2007, TRL's countdown was based on votes, charts, ringtones, download, radio airplay, and streams, meaning that the most user requested video might not have been the number 1 video. The show generally aired Monday through Thursday for one hour, though the scheduling and length of the show fluctuated over the years. Despite the word "Live" in the title of the show, many episodes were actually pre-recorded.
It was announced on September 15, 2008 that TRL would be shut down and replaced with FNMTV. The special three-hour finale