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Spinner News Triple Pack: A Tribe Called Red Mix, Carly Rae Jepsen Nude, A-Trak vs. EDM (UPDATE: Now Five-Pack)

A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red

Here’s the latest batch of news stories I’ve done for the Spinner AOL empire:

With “EDM” being the new breakout thing in music, DJ A-Trak wants people to remember to respect the turntablist.

One of my new faves, Ottawa DJ crew A Tribe Called Red released an exclusive mixtape  to Spinner to celebrate their appearance at Toronto’s Mad Decent Block Party. You should get it here.

Carly Rae Jepsen is not  involved in a nude photo hacking scandal. Which, awkwardly, Vancouver Police say they have a suspect for.

Hey, I added two more news bits from the week of August 3:

1) Drake is finally gonna graduate from Degrassi.

2) Tiesto and Skrillex were the world’s highest paid DJs last year.

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When B.o.B Met Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift and B.o.B

Taylor Swift and B.o.B

Country sweetheart Taylor Swift and rapper B.o.B have a hit song together called “Both Of Us.”

With that in mind, it was a pretty natural topic of conversation when Sarah spoke to B.o.B recently.

As it turns out, his song with Swift came together pretty naturally, too.

To find out why head over to AOL Music Blog and click HERE.

 

 

 

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Conor Maynard: British Future Pop Star

Conor Maynard

Conor Maynard

When Sarah covered the recent MuchMusic Video Awards one of the people she spoke to on the red carpet was fast-rising British pop star Conor Maynard.

She found the Pharrell Williams-approved lad quite charming and wrote a story about it for the AOL Music Blog.

You can read about it by clicking here.

 

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MMVA 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen Day

Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry at the MMVAs

Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry at the MMVAs

Sarah was assigned to cover the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday for AOL Music Blog.

This was mostly fine because it was basically a Carly Rae Jepsen coming out party and she’s relatively onside for the CRJ.

She was somewhat less onside for the latest crop of Much VJs (who are these people?), but whatcha gonna do? MuchMusic is firmly demographic television these days.

To read her recap, click here.

 

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Carrie Underwood Says Ottawa Hockey Fans Don’t Hate Her Anymore

Former Ottawa Senator Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

Former Ottawa Senator Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

If you follow hockey you know that two seasons ago the Ottawa Senators dismantled their hockey team to begin a rebuild. Chief amongst those moves was trading heart and soul player Mike Fisher to the Nashville Predators.

The move worked — Ottawa was a better team last year. Thing is, Nashville became a much better team, and made a quality run in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

An aside to all this is that many Senators fans considered Fisher’s wife, country superstar Carrie Underwood, as some sort of Yoko Ono who has some part in breaking up the band.

Sarah talked to Underwood about the whole thing and the singer says she and Ottawa have made peace.

You can read the whole related story at the AOL Music Blog by clicking here.

 

 

 

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Carrie Underwood Is (Not) Secretly A Grunge Rocker Who Loves Pearl Jam

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

UPDATE: Because AOL Music Blog is RIP this story can now be found in full HERE.

Carrie Underwood‘s mostly known as a perky blonde country singing reality tv superstar, but she also has a not-quite-secret rocker past.

When Sarah interviewed her recently for The Boot Underwood told her that she was all about Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Nirvana and had a secret hair metal phase, too.

Rock on, Carrie. \m/

Click here to read the story.

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When Pop Stars Go Goth (Katy Perry, Madonna, Christina Aguilera)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Pretty much every successful musician has a “dark” period, which often results in some of their best music.

For a certain segment of pop starlets, however, their dark periods are more often characterized not by dark music, but by dark clothes.

This phenomenon of pop-ettes “going goth” isn’t a new one and Sarah collected some examples of this game of gloomy dress-up for AOL Music Blog.

Click here to read all about Madonna, Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera‘s “goth” phases.

 

 

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