The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Proves How Annoying Rush Fans Can Be

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony descended upon Los Angeles for the first time since 1993 last night. As we all know, a lot has happened since then, but there's no need to dwell on that now. Taking place at the Nokia Theater, the event featured nine inductees who took the stage, but the big story of the night were the thousands of Rush fans who descended downtown and turned the ceremony into all things Rush. We'll get to them later, but here's how it all went down.


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Oscars 2013 Best & Worst Moments

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The 85th Academy Awards ceremony blew through Hollywood last night like a gust of dry winter wind, and brought with it its usual highs and lows, pretentious pageantry, long speeches -- and this time even a good old fashioned face plant on the way up to the podium to keep things interesting!

Hosted by the one and only Seth McFarlane of Family Guy, American Dad and Ted fame, this year's broadcast seemed to have a certain panache that recent years of the show have not had (read: Billy Crystal's snooze fest at last year's broadcast). This year, whether you managed to stay awake past the 'I Saw Your Boobs' song or not, we've got you covered! Take a look-see at Oscar's 5 Best & Worst moments this year.


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The American Music Awards Celebrates New EDM Category

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Nero Walks the Red Carpet

Last night Dick Clark Productions threw the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards at the LA Live Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by none other than todays king of top 40 radio Ryan Seacrest. In preparation of the live broadcast they held an invite only pre-party at LA Live's Club Nokia to celebrate the nominees and artists of the new Electronic Dance Music category. Nominees where David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Skrillex, none of which who were in attendance, but special performers Nero, Audrey Napoleon and Cole were the DJ selectors for the evenings' party Friday, November 16th.

Artists such as Shiny Toy Guns' Jeremy Dawson, PennyBirdRabbit, Rebecca & Fiona, Photek, The Wanted's Nathan Sykes, Morgan Page, Kerli, Junkie XL and KCRW's Jason Bentley joined media, press and EDM enthusiasts on the red carpet of the Club Nokia pre-party. Inside guests were meet with Nokia employees serving blue drinks with light up ice cubes and music note stirrers as dance music resonated from the speakers. Simulating an exclusive high-end EDM party, attendees were supposed to be celebrating the inception of the new category in the American Music Awards. Most party goers were mingling and taking pictures in the Nokia cell phone photo booth rather than actually paying attention to the DJs.

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*Nero on EDM Naysayers, Clubbing and the Possibility of Another Track With Skrillex

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OC Weekly Nominated for Three Awards at LA Press Club's National Entertainment Journalism Awards

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"His Goldenvoice" by Vickie Chang is one of the nominated articles

The Los Angeles Press Club has recognized the Weekly with three award nominations for their fifth National Entertainment Journalism Awards. The awards ceremony will also honor Jane Fonda with their first Visionary Award (as introduced by Robert Redford) on Nov. 18th at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.


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MTV VMAs 2012: The Highlights and Lowlights


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By now we've all pretty much come to know what to expect out of the annual MTV Video Music Awards show. Picture the drunkest moments of your high school prom, add a shit ton of today's hottest music acts, drizzle in some dueling red carpet looks and a couple gallons of spray tan, multiply that by 20,000 commercial breaks and bam! You've pretty much got the whole show. 

 So yeah, the 2012 VMA's went off last night at  the Staples Center live here in LA, and while there was plenty of fresh commotion to report (The Bachelorette's Rebel Wilson rocked out on stage with bushels of pubes on her shirt and a bag of chips, host Kevin Hart opened the show by asking Chris Brown and Drake to squash their bitch fighting beef ), there were also some super fails on deck worth mentioning (the missing MCA tribute, Rihanna's matronly red carpet get-up that made her look less like a young pop diva and more like Gabrielle Douglas' mom-ager, One Direction beating out Frank Ocean and Fun. for the Best New Artist award). 

What's that? You're over 17, so you didn't care to catch the show because you were too busy watching President Obama explain to American voters how he needs four more years to finish fixing the clusterfuck of problems Bush left behind accomplishing his goals for the nation during the last night of the DNC? Not to worry! We've got the skinny on what you missed. Read on for a full run-down of last night's VMA's highlights and lowlights. 


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The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances

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Madonna performs "Like a Virgin" at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards


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Tomorrow night is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. For fans of music videos, it's the most wonderful time of the year--a time for faux lesbian makeout sessions, backstage celeb fights and dresses made out of meat. Along with honoring the best that the medium has to offer, what's kept viewers tuning in year after year have been heart-stopping career-defining performances. In observation of VMA season, we at the Weekly are taking a look back at the performances that set the standard for all VMAs to come.

Madonna - "Like a Virgin" 1984

The very first MTV Video Music Awards is most remembered for three things: the weird choice of Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler co-hosting, The Cars' "You Might Think" winning Video of the Year (beating Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller," the night's biggest winners) and Madonna's provocative "Like a Virgin." As controversial as it was eye-catching, it made the show a can't-miss event for years to come and lead to a memorable tribute 20 years later with both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. No matter what we have to see about her these days, we do owe her these props: No one has ever made a wedding dress look so gloriously slutty.

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Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

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Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards.

The lineup for VMA performers include Adele, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown, and the show will air live from Nokia Theater on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9 p.m.



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Avenged Sevenfold Wins Three Awards at Golden Gods

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Avenged Sevenfold was a big winner at Revolver Magazine's 2011 Golden Gods award show last night. Held at Club Nokia, the Huntington Beach group won "Album of the Year" for their latest set, Nightmare, "Best Vocalist" for M. Shadows and "Best Guitarists" for Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance. More »

2010 OC Music Awards Update

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The 2010 OC Music Awards don't take place until March 6 at the Grove of Anaheim, but that doesn't mean there isn't news. Announced recently was the venue information for the Showcase Series, which determines two out of the 23 trophies/plaques/gift certificates/whatever the hell prize is for Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic. Showcases begin January 5 at Detroit Bar and include seven free shows across the county. Want to know more about these freebies. Then keep reading.



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OC Music Awards Nominees Announced

I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.

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