(Getty Images) One of the (potential) problems with being in a band instead of going solo is that most people tend to identify and adore the lead singer. Most casual Doors fans probably think Jim Morrison wrote all the best Doors songs. He didn't. (That was predominately their guitarist Robby Krieger.) But Krieger didn't need the limelight, and neither does Ryan Lewis.Oh, who is Ryan Lewis? You know, Macklemore's sidekick*, the guy without a stage name. If you know Macklemore and don't know...Read Full Story
￼(Twitter)On Friday night, Macklemore gave a surprise performance at his hometown of Seattle to celebrate a new exhibit at the city's Experience Music Project Museum. The event would most likely have fallen under the radar if it had not been for the rapper's choice of disguise, an oversized nose, wig, and fake beard that appeared to be a caricature of Jewish stereotypes. The outfit left people and media outlets outraged. Wasn't Macklemore supposed to be a "paragon of progressivism"? After all...Read Full Story
(YouTube | Getty | Twitter)A few buzzworthy tidbits from around the web to distract you from your work day.
The time football legend Joe Namath busted a Pharrell... Joe Namath effectively stopped the Internet by showing up to the Super Bowl coin toss in an extravagant mink coat. Now, everybody wants to know if his style was better than Macklemore and the Ikea Monkey. My vote: This guy wins.
Here are the two GIFs from last night's New Girl you have to see. Prince made his proud return to...Read Full Story
(Getty Images) So Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had a big night last night. The Washington natives picked up four Grammys and helped to orchestrate 33 weddings with a little help from Queen Latifah and Madonna. But it wasn't a completely joyous evening for the duo, who were on the recieving end of the world's biggest eyeroll when their album The Heist beat out Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City for Best Rap Album.Macklemore, who is apparently one of those dudes who really can't stand anyone...Read Full Story
How about some marriage equality with your music?During Sunday night's Grammys telecast, Macklemore, Madonna, and Queen Latifah took the stage together for an emotional performance of "Same Love" that featured 33 couples saying "I do," including Ryan Lewis' sister and her fiancé.The group of couples — which were gay, straight, old, and young — were married by Latifah in the aisles at the front of the stage as Best New Artist winners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (along with vocalist Mary Lambert...Read Full Story