The Weeknd's Music Video for Fifty Shades of Grey Is Very Sultry

I didn't read Fifty Shades of Grey. I probably won't see the movie. In fact, I don't even really know what the damn thing is about outside of the sensational BDSM scenes that drove suburban moms so wild. But hot damn, the soundtrack is steamy, as is the new video for The Weeknd's single "Earned It." » 1/21/15 7:00pm 1/21/15 7:00pm

What Time Is the Super Bowl Blog Commercial? 

Super Bowl commercials! All the blogs are doing it, including Gizmodo blogging editor Eric Limer's own Blogtown USA. You don't even need millions of dollars, all you need is this beautiful, rights-free track by The 126ers. Make sure to watch all the way to the end—the most important notes are the ones you don't hear. » 1/20/15 7:00pm 1/20/15 7:00pm

This Music Video Makes Me Want to Take Karate Classes

When I was a kid, my mom wouldn't let me take karate classes—too violent. I ended up in tap and ballet instead. While I enjoyed my decade of dancing, I still feel a pang of remorse every time I walk by the dojo down the block from my apartment. But now, the new video for POP ETC's appropriately 80's song "Running in… » 1/12/15 7:00pm 1/12/15 7:00pm

I Couldn't Have Made It Through CES Without Sheryl Crow

Yesterday I walked across the casino floor of the Venetian, between the rows of clanging slot machines, with my enormous Nexus 6 held to my face so I could quietly listen to this YouTube video, the isolated bass line from Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do." It was the only thing that could reliably sooth my hangover,… » 1/08/15 7:00pm 1/08/15 7:00pm

Artist Suing Sony Over Unauthorized Use of Her Song in 'The Interview'

Musician Yoon Mi Rae is not too happy with Sony Pictures right now. Because even though the company has aggressively gone after people who don't respect intellectual property rights, they seem to need a lesson in IP law themselves. Yoon Mi Rae is accusing Sony of using a portion of her song "Pay Day" in the… » 12/27/14 7:00pm 12/27/14 7:00pm