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Watch Drake And Will Ferrell Teach You How To Do The Ultimate Handshake

Watch Drake And Will Ferrell Teach You How To Do The Ultimate Handshake

Posted on 27 Jun 2017 at 1:48pm

Noted basketball superfan Drake had the honor of hosting the inaugural NBA Awards Monday night (June 26), and he kicked things off with an unsurprisingly hilarious skit.

The show opened with a video starring Drizzy and Will Ferrell as NBA handshake specialist Coach Palmer and NBA dexterity technician Coach Murphy, respectively. Sure, they’ve “never once played basketball” and aren’t actually “real coaches,” but they understand the art of professional-level handshakes. Together, they run through maneuvers like “The Gossip Queen,” “The Jenga,” and “The Obi-Wan Kenobi” with impressive skill, all while roasting Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan.

Let the coaches school…

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Louis Tomlinson On One Direction’s Hiatus: ‘It Wasn’t Necessarily A Nice Conversation’

Louis Tomlinson On One Direction’s Hiatus: ‘It Wasn’t Necessarily A Nice Conversation’

Posted on 25 Jun 2017 at 12:49pm

It’s been a year of huge, transformative — and at times, exceedingly painful — change for Louis Tomlinson. Following the late-2015 announcement that One Direction would be going on indefinite hiatus, Tomlinson was one of the first members of the band to step into his own solo career with Steve Aoki on their collaborative single, “Just Hold On.” His mother died just days before Tomlinson and Aoki performed the song for the season finale of The X Factor UK, and he’s spent the majority of 2017 working on new music and occasionally showing his…

Phil Lesh: Grateful Dead ‘Didn’t Deliver’ at First Monterey Pop

Phil Lesh: Grateful Dead ‘Didn’t Deliver’ at First Monterey Pop

Posted on 24 Jun 2017 at 2:16am

The Grateful Dead’s impact – on psych rock, on live recording techniques, on the meaning of a fan-based subculture – can’t really be overstated. But when it comes to 1967’s Monterey International Pop Festival, bassist and founding member Phil Lesh insists he isn’t being modest when he calls the band’s set forgettable.

“Our place in the show was the most unmemorable possible slot: between The Who and Jimi Hendrix,” he told Rolling Stone on Sunday evening, just a couple hours before he took that same stage for a headlining set at the festival’s 50th anniversary. Lesh, 77, continues to play regularly at his Marin County restaurant and music venue…

Phil Lesh: Grateful Dead ‘Didn’t Deliver’ at First Monterey Pop

Phil Lesh: Grateful Dead ‘Didn’t Deliver’ at First Monterey Pop

Posted on 24 Jun 2017 at 2:15am

The Grateful Dead’s impact – on psych rock, on live recording techniques, on the meaning of a fan-based subculture – can’t really be overstated. But when it comes to 1967’s Monterey International Pop Festival, bassist and founding member Phil Lesh insists he isn’t being modest when he calls the band’s set forgettable.

“Our place in the show was the most unmemorable possible slot: between The Who and Jimi Hendrix,” he told Rolling Stone on Sunday evening, just a couple hours before he took that same stage for a headlining set at the festival’s 50th anniversary. Lesh, 77, continues to play regularly at his Marin County restaurant and music venue…

Miley Cyrus on New Image, Music: ‘I Feel Like I Have Respect’

Miley Cyrus on New Image, Music: ‘I Feel Like I Have Respect’

Posted on 24 Jun 2017 at 2:14am

Miley Cyrus isn’t big on labels that limit her ways of being. In a recent interview with ITV program Lorraine‘s host Ross King, the former Disney star opened up about how she’s transformed as an artist over the last few years.

“I feel like I proved what I wanted to do,” Cyrus said. “I feel like I have respect and I feel like my charity Happy Hippie has given me that and I feel like I have the respect as an artist that I want, so it’s less that I…

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Miley Cyrus on New Image, Music: ‘I Feel Like I Have Respect’

Miley Cyrus on New Image, Music: ‘I Feel Like I Have Respect’

Posted on 24 Jun 2017 at 2:13am

Miley Cyrus isn’t big on labels that limit her ways of being. In a recent interview with ITV program Lorraine‘s host Ross King, the former Disney star opened up about how she’s transformed as an artist over the last few years.

“I feel like I proved what I wanted to do,” Cyrus said. “I feel like I have respect and I feel like my charity Happy Hippie has given me that and I feel like I have the respect as an artist that I want, so it’s less that I…

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Hear Metro Boomin’s ‘No Complaints’ With Drake, Migos’ Offset

Hear Metro Boomin’s ‘No Complaints’ With Drake, Migos’ Offset

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 9:38pm

Producer Metro Boomin teams with his What a Time to Be Alive collaborator Drake and Migos’ Offset on a new track titled “No Complaints.” The track premiered Friday as part of Drake’s OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1.

“At 17 I wanted everything that was in store / At 23 I bought it all just to make sure,” Drake boasts on the track. “Look at my face / Up there with the greats / Steps that I take / You can’t retrace. Young Metro on bass.”

“No Complaints” arrives just days after Drake dropped his new song “Signs,” the rapper’s first…

Kevin Morby’s Warm, Lonesome City Music

Kevin Morby’s Warm, Lonesome City Music

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 11:50am

Cities can feel so important if you have a sense of wonder. A visitor’s awe can get mixed up with a conviction of some divine reason why this place exists, and a feeling that somehow you are a part of that reason. Kevin Morby, a singer and songwriter formerly of the New York folk-rock act Woods, has this wonder about cities. His fourth solo album, City Music, orbits around the concept of flâneurism — strolling for the sake of strolling, wandering through city streets with a sense of unarticulated purpose. It’s a sweet way to see the world, but one that also leaves…

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Miley Cyrus Gave Her Sister Noah Some Very Good Social Media Advice

Miley Cyrus Gave Her Sister Noah Some Very Good Social Media Advice

Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 10:48am

In a candid new interview with Elvis Duran, Miley Cyrus discussed the advice she gives her younger sister Noah for surviving fame as a budding pop star.

Naturally, as a big sis, Miley is pretty protective of her younger idol. “When you’re in this industry, adults treat kids like adults,” she said. “I think it makes you jaded, it makes you guarded, and I don’t ever want her to get like that … I really hope that she never feels those pressures and I hope other people respect her and don’t actually make her something she’s not.”

So…

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SXSW Backs Austin Lawsuit Against Texas’ Anti-Immigration Bill

SXSW Backs Austin Lawsuit Against Texas’ Anti-Immigration Bill

Posted on 19 Jun 2017 at 10:37pm

The organizers of the South by Southwest Festival have issued a statement in support of a lawsuit the city of Austin filed against the state of Texas protesting Senate Bill 4, which would ban “sanctuary cities” in the state.

In a statement that questions the “constitutionality” of the controversial bill, SWSX CEO Ronald Swanson said, “We are concerned that SB4 will substantially limit the participation of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in SXSW and limit the diversity and quality of the event. This decrease in participation will also diminish our…

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