Granted, Star Wars enthusiast, violinist extraordinaire Taylor Davis could've put in a bit more effort on the costume; but hot dang if she can play a tune. What's not to love about some intergalactic musical madness?
The Dixie Chicks are ready, ready, ready, ready—ready to run...right up on stage and perform again!
Music fans are celebrating today after it was announced that 90s' country sensation the Dixie Chicks have reunited for a special world tour staring next year.
The group's DCX MMXVI World Tour will kick off June 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio and hit 40 cities in the United States and Canada.
Over the past decade, the trio has mostly worked on solo projects after comments made by the band about President George W. Bush in 2003 caused an uproar.
But fans have finally gotten over that, it seems.
Not a Dixie Chicks fan? Here are some videos just to get you started...
People are telling singer Phil Collins "I Don't Care Anymore" about your music.
The former Genesis frontman and aging star announced last week that he was coming out of retirement, and would begin making music again very soon.
And the Internet wasn't very kind about that announcement.
A petition on Change.org simply titled "Phil Collins Must Be Stopped" has over 1,500 signatures.
Comments on the petition aren't too flattering.
Well, at least one demographic is excited Collins is making a comeback: Dads.
"I feel a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of dads suddenly cried out in terror." "Phil Collins has come out of retirement."— Michele (@inthefade) October 28, 2015
Before Katy Perry danced with a Left Shark and kissed a girl (and liked it), she was a backup vocalist for Christian alternative rock band P.O.D.
This little-known fact was rediscovered today by Metal Sucks, and we can't stop laughing about it.
Perry was known as Katy Hudson when she provided vocals in 2006 for "Goodbye Now." She's featured in this music video starting at 3:36.
And she joined the band on The Tonight Show around the 3:24 mark.
Katy sure has come a long way.
You think you've seen and heard it all, Harry Potter fan. Well, you are wrong.
You must check out this Indian version of some of the most notable songs from the Harry Potter movies. It's really something striking that makes the whole of John Williams' themes seem even more magical.
According to the video's description:
This Indian fusion covers five beautiful scores from the Harry Potter Movie Series-
A Window To The Past : Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Askaban,Harry Potter Main Theme, Hedwig's Theme : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Face of Voldemort : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Epilogue - Leaving Hogwarts : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Indian Jam Project is a collaborative platform where different musicians come together to play Indian Adaptations of Western TV Show Theme Songs/ Movie Scores. The adaptations are arranged and composed by Tushar Lall (Founder), and are performed together with some insanely talented set of musicians.
When a proud mother uploaded a short video of her baby dancing to YouTube in 2007, she probably didn't expect it to become a lightning rod for copyright law.
Stephanie Lenz's children were just jamming out to Prince, a harmless representation of proud motherhood. Universal Music Group saw it as something different — using their music without paying for the rights.
The Prince song "Let's Go Crazy" was playing on a stereo in the background of the short clip. Universal Music Group sent YouTube a notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), claiming that the family video infringed the copyright in Prince's song. EFF sued Universal on Lenz's behalf, arguing that Universal abused the DMCA by improperly targeting a lawful fair use.
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that copyright holders like Universal must consider fair use before trying to remove content from the Internet. It also rejected Universal's claim that a victim of takedown abuse cannot vindicate her rights if she cannot show actual monetary loss.
Basically the Ninth Circuit court told copyright holders to slow their roll with all of the cease and desist notices that have plagued YouTube videos. The opinion states reminds these hyper lawyers that there is a legal doctrine called 'fair use' which allows the usage of copyrighted material without paying for the license for things like research, teaching, news reporting and sharing a video of your cute kids dancing to a song.
TL;DR A high court told copyright lawyers to calm down.
Jack White has beef. At least according to Patrick Carney, drummer for The Black Keys.
In a string of since deleted tweets Carney claimed that White approached him in a bar in New York City and tried to start some sh*t.
He came to a bar in Nyc I go to a lot with a few friends and tried to fight me.
...I don't fight and don't get fighting but he was mad!!!
Three exclamation points means serious business.
There has long been rumors and disparaging things White has said about The Black Keys, suggesting that they stole the sound he pioneered with his band The White Stripes. Both bands are two pieces, both have some rockin', bluesy tunes. There's some similarities, but there's similarities with many, many bands.
It'd be slightly similar to boy bands brawling.
Things took an even spicier turn when White released a statement to Entertainment Weekly refuting the claim.
"Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick. Nobody touched you or 'bullied' you. You were asked a question you couldn't answer so you walked away. So quit whining to the Internet and speak face to face like a human being. End of story."
Carney responded with a message to Entertainment Weekly of his own:
"The bully a**holes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a collaborative and non competitive thing. So, to get macho bullsh*t from within the musical community makes me angry and sad."
Then, Carney tweeted this out a little later:
Talked to jack for an hour he's cool. All good.— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015
So, sleep easy, children. Those blues-ish musicians will never fight again.
To add a little more context to this terrible music spat, here's an adjustment the AV Club made to the above picture.
The cosmic ballet goes on.