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Topic: Music

Frank Ocean's Calvin Klein Ads Only Deepen Mystery Around the Enigmatic Singer

Is the guy writing a novel now?

Frank Ocean. Singer, songwriter, magazine editor, underwear model. And now, perhaps, novelist. While fans lose their minds over whether the mysterious R&B singer's long-anticipated second album might, possibly, just maybe be released…

Twitter Erupts in Mockery Over Selection of Sleepy Coldplay for Super Bowl Halftime

But even fans have to admit these are funny

Super Bowl fans, are you ready to rock? Hope not, because you're getting Coldplay. The mellow crooners were announced today as the 2016 Super Bowl's halftime headliners, which was music to…

There's a 'Marshmallows Only' Version of Lucky Charms, and Biz Markie Wrote a Song About It

Or at least wrote new lyrics to 'Just a Friend'

If you were wondering what Biz Markie is up to these days, here's your answer. The brilliantly out-of-tune rapper and Yo Gabba Gabba beat-boxer is putting his chops to work promoting…

James Franco and Lenny Kravitz Try Not to Suck at Guitar Hero Live in New Ad

Playing to the unforgiving crowd

One of the key features of the upcoming Guitar Hero Live is the real-time reaction of a live-action crowd, who'll tell you pretty quickly if you suck at lead guitar.…

Ads for Stereo Equipment Sure Got Weirdly Sexist and NSFW Back in the '70s

Revisiting classics like 'Great Knobs'

Companies got away with some pretty racy advertising in the '70s—the cocaine paraphernalia ads uncovered earlier this month certainly showed that—and, as it turns out, selling stereo equipment could be just…

L.A. Band Posts Its New Single Online, but Only When Uber Surge Pricing Is in Effect

BBDO collaborates on promo

Los Angeles band YACHT is creating its own kind of "traffic jam" this week by making its new single, "L.A. Plays Itself," available for streaming online—but only when Uber surge…

Drought-Stricken SoCal Battles Wasteful Habits With a Water-Themed Pandora Station

Time your showers to tunes

This is the soundtrack of our dry-weather lives in Southern California: TLC's "Waterfalls," Blind Melon's "No Rain," Bruce Springsteen's "The River" and about 100 more H2O-themed ditties playing on an…

Netflix Transforms Viewer Brainwaves Into Music to Promote Telepathy Show

Playing on Sense8's sci-fi theme

To promote its Sense8 series, created by the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, Netflix and production company Tool crafted "Brainwave Symphony," an electronica recording made in part by attaching electroencephalograph—or…

OK Go's First Official Ad Is for Chinese Furniture, and It's Full of Optical Illusions

Lead singer Damian Kulash directs

OK Go has collaborated with plenty of brands—including Chevrolet, Google, Samsung and State Farm—on its own music videos. But here is the first truly traditional commercial the band has ever…

OK Go Guys Ride Tiny Little Honda Unicycles in Their Fantastic New Video

Yes, it's a single take

Does OK Go release albums? Like, full-blown records with multiple songs on them? I don't know. I don't care. Their videos are enough for all of us. Japanese creative agency Mori…

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