Posts By Jim Macnie

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Green Day’s New Video Premieres Thursday Night

They’ve been playing secret shows, and they’ve announced their summer tour datesGreen Day is gearing up for all the action that’s going to surround the release of their 21st Century Breakdown on May 15. This Thursday, April 23, at midnight ET, VH1.com is premiering the record’s first video. This Friday night, April 24, at 8 pm ET, is the VH1 on-air premiere. It’s for the song “Know Your Enemy.” Stop by the blog this week for an advance sneak of the trio’s new clip.

Watch Green Day music videos and interviews

Listen to Green Day’s new CD a week early

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Listen To Green Day’s New CD One Week Early!

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Everyone wants to hear what Green Day‘s coming back with when their 21st Century Breakdown hits the streets on May 15. Hang out at our house and you’ll be the first to know. We’re streaming the entire CD a week before its official release. Be here from May 8 – 15. “The Leak” will give you a chance to blast all the songs REAL loud.

Stay tuned to the VH1 blog this week. Each day we’ll be offering more info about Green Day’s new stuff. This Friday, April 24, we’re premiering the video for “Know Your Enemy.”

WATCH A GREAT PLAYLIST OF GREEN DAY MUSIC VIDEOS

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VH1 Divas Show Returns in September! Tell Us Who You’d Like To See!

Update: VH1 Divas 2010 has just been announced with performances by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Sugarland and others. Kathy Griffin to host. Get all the details at VH1 Divas Salute the Troops.

The lineup for this year’s VH1 Divas has been announced! Click here to share your Divas Story and tell the world how your favorite diva influenced your life!

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Pop, R&B, and hip-hop are known for their strong female artists, women who have made an impact on both a musical and cultural level. Those kinds of singers abound right now, so it’s a perfect time for VH1 to revitalize its respected Divas show. The 2009 edition of the multi-artist presentation takes place at a perfect venue, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House, on September 17. VH1 will air the show live. A new generation of participants will be on board, and performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

The list of artists who have previously performed is tremendous. From Aretha Franklin to Debbie Harry to Joss Stone to Mariah Carey, an array of generations and perspectives has been presented. This year’s scope promises to just as wide. Producers have their eyes on strong women whose songs have brought joy, optimism and empowerment into the lives of listeners.

Further, they’d love for listeners to weigh in on who would make a great Divas participant. What does the term “diva” mean to you in 2009? Someone heroic? Someone inspiring? Hit the comments field and lets us know. We’re also open to suggestions: feel free to make a list of the artists you’d like to see perform on the show, as well as cast your opinion on which two singers would make a perfect “Diva Duet.”

Thanks for all this. Your participation will make this year’s edition of Divas that much more fun. Stay tuned for more information on the show. We’ll be posting it here in the blog.

WATCH OUR “LADIES ON TOP” MUSIC VIDEO PLAYLIST

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I Love Money: Chat With 20 Pack on Monday Night

20-pack-500xFans of our celebreality shows are always itching to connect with the on-air stars that make the magic happens. VH1 Mobile is giving people a chance to interact with I Love Money 2‘s 20 Pack this Monday night, April 20, at 11:30 pm ET. 20 Pack has been a key player in this season’s I Love Money 2 romp, but it all came to an end for him last week. He talks about it in a recent interview.

Watch the latest full episode to see how it all went down.

If you’ve got a question for 20 Pack, join the fun Monday night. Users can download the app on their phone (AT&T phones, Sprint phones, BlackBerries from the BlackBerry App World store and iPhones from the iTunes App Store), then text in questions. You can also text TALK to 44686 and we’ll send you a download link. It will be an hour-long, moderated chat.

VH1 Mobile will hold chats with eliminated cast members each Monday night in April – stay tuned for who’s next.

HERE’S WHERE TO GET THE APP FOR THE VH1 CHAT

Watch the latest full episode of I Love Money 2

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Free Radio: Watch Last Night’s Full Ep, Do The John Stamos Dog Hump Dance

This is the week the show went to the dogs. Lance gets a horny new pet, John Stamos finds out exactly how horny, and Bai Ling is mock insulted when our host suggests that she might enjoy a canine appetizer.

HEY! If you haven’t done the Stamos Dog Hump dance, click right here. Isn’t nature wonderful?

Check out lots more Free Radio clips on the show page.

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Green Day: Watch The Premiere of Their New Video on April 24

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Green Day freaks have been waiting a while for the superstar punk trio’s follow-up to their monumental American Idiot. But the wildly anticipated 21st Century Breakdown is on its way (due May 15) and to whet appetites, the disc’s first video is being premiered on VH1 Friday, April 24 at 8 pm ET. Director Matthew Cullen says that “Know Your Enemy” is going to visually overwhelming. It was shot in downtown Los Angeles, and features the band in performance.

“There’s a lot of symbolism that I tried to mirror [in the shoot],” Cullen told MTV news. “I took a lot of influence from Green Day’s lyrics and the imagery of [street artist] Banksy. It may not sound like a lot, but it’s huge visually. It’s gonna be a new experience for a lot of their fans. I mean, it’s still Green Day, but it’s just bigger.”

21st Century Breakdown tells the story of of a young couple, Christian and Gloria, as they negotiate “the mess and promise of the century so far,” according to the band’s record label. The tale features three acts: “Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints,” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades.”

Songs include “21 Guns,” “East Jesus Nowhere,” “Before the Lobotomy,” and “Restless Heart Syndrome.” Rolling Stone has said the disc is “a record of die-hard punk ideals…tightly scripted, continually ascending classic-rock excitement,” and that the music is a “rock opera in which the rock always comes first.” Butch Vig, famed Nirvana producer, was at the helm of the new album.

Green Day has been testing the new material in clubs and theaters around their stomping grounds of the San Francisco Bay area for the last few days.

Stay tuned to the VH1 blog for more info and a sneak peek at the “Know Your Enemy” video.

Watch Green Day music videos and interviews in “Box Set”

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VH1 Mobile: Chat With Buckwild on Monday Night

buckwild-i-love-money-2Fans of our celebreality shows are always itching to connect with the on-air stars that make the magic happen. VH1 Mobile is giving people a chance to interact with I Love Money 2‘s Buckwild this Monday night, April 13, while the show airs from 9 – 10 pm ET. Buckwild has been around VH1 shows for awhile now, and she’s one of celebreality’s most colorful characters. Sadly, she was booted Monday night.

Our recap can tell you exactly how it happened.

If you’ve got a question for Buckwild, join the fun Monday night at 9 pm ET. Users can download the app on their phone (AT&T phones, Sprint phones, BlackBerries from the BlackBerry App World store and iPhones from the iTunes App Store), then text in questions. You can also text TALK to 44686 and we’ll send you a download link. It will be an hour-long, moderated chat.

VH1 Mobile will hold chats with eliminated cast members each Monday night in April – stay tuned for who’s next.

HERE’S WHERE TO GET THE APP FOR THE VH1 CHAT

Watch the latest full episode of I Love Money 2

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Win 500 Tracks From Rock Band & Star Trek

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Do Klingons play drums? Does the Enterprise have a practice room? Hard to know, but what we do know is that fans of both Star Trek and Rock Band are about to start a fun week. To celebrate the arrival of the upcoming Star Trek adventure (prepare to meet a young new cast on May 8th), Rock Band is giving away 500 tracks per day for 15 days. Captain, that 7,500 tracks in total! The tracks will be usable on the gaming platform of the winner’s choice.

So if you’re bored with the same old Rock Band tunes you’ve been playing along with for months, now’s the time to rejuvenate the collection, courtesy of Star Trek.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE ROCK BAND / STAR TREK SWEEPSTAKES

Watch the trailer of the new film after the jump.

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That Metal Show: Watch a Full Episode

Duff McKagan stops by to chat with Eddie Trunk and the boys. Their subjects: Velvet Revolver‘s new lead singer and the shadow Guns N’ Roses still casts over the bassist. See what he has to say. And stay for the entire show, because Lemmy from Motorhead shares some tea and crumpets in the way that only he can.

Head to VH1 Classic for more great rock videos.

Watch previous episodes of That Metal Show.

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Anvil Rules: An Interview With the Metal Heroes

The buzz around Anvil! The Story of Anvil gets louder by the week – seems hardcore metal heads and lots of other rockers have fallen for the story of the Canadian band who just wouldn’t say die. The film hits theaters on April 10th, and VH1 News caught up with the guys as they their did their thing down at the South by Southwest festival a couple of weeks ago. Check the above clip for an interview.

Watch the movie trailer and three scenes from the film

Check out Anvil’s official movie site

Watch Anvil’s “My Playlist” of favorite music videos by other bands

Get info on the film screenings and Anvil performances on Anvils VH1 artist page

Watch a great interview with Motorhead’s Lemmy in a preview to this week’s “That Metal Show”