jj cover The-Dream's "Right Side of My Brain": Much like the Japanese have a love of American rock and roll music, Swedish band jj seemingly have a love of our country's R&B. After the group gave a synth makeover to Jeremih's "Birthday Sex", they're now giving The Dream's "Right Side of My Brain" the same treatment. The slow-motion, organ-heavy number doesn't exude quite the same vibe, but at least they're trying. [LINK]
Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry cover "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for the troops: If you think the best way to give back to the troops is through care packages or words of inspiration, VH1 would would like to offer an alternative courtesy of their VH1 Divas Salute the Troops: whip-cream-shooting songbird Katy Perry and schizo rapper Nicki Minaj doing their version of Cyndi Lauper's 1983 hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". With that kind of morale boost, the Taliban's days are numbered. That's still who we're fighting, right? [LINK]
Got health issues? Dr. Ozzy will fix you: If you think that taking health advice from a guy who did enough drugs to kill a whole herd of elephants and once bit the head off a live bat, you're clearly in the minority. By October 2011, you'll be able to buy your own medical advice book from Ozzy Osbourne. Ask Dr. Ozzy, made up of Osbourne's columns from The Sunday Times and Rolling Stone, features numerous helpful tints, like how using a treadmill is better than walking outdoors so you're not far from a toilet. Umm, paging Dr. Kevorkian... [LINK]
BBC picks your 2011 buzz bands: While us wankers in the U.S. are busy with our best-of-2010 list, those jolly good folk in the UK are already hard at work telling us about the bands to keep our ears peeled for in 2011. From grime MC Wretch 32 to pop singer Jessie J and even slightly-more-well-known rockers Warpaint, BBC has given us a group of acts that span the musical universe. While the winner won't be announced 'til January, other "Sound Of" bands have gone onto big things, including Bloc Party (Sound of 2004) and The Ting Tings (Sound of 2008). That's all awesome and stuff, England, but we still won the Revolutionary War. [LINK]
Jimmy Tamborello says no new Postal Service album for you: If the infectious bleep-bloops and melodies of the first Postal Service album spoke to you, it's time to find something else to emote to. In an interview with Spinner, Jimmy Tamborello, who made up the duo along with Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, said that the band was entirely too busy with other projects to find time for a follow-up. He said they weren't ruling it out as a possibility, but between his Dntel project and Gibbards' upcoming Death Cab album, things don't look promising. We blame spending too much time with Zooey Deschanel. [LINK]
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