Hardcore metalheads reveal their lighter side in these photos with their cats [11 pictures]

April 3, 2014 | 3 comments

Alexandra Crockett says the purpose of her new book Metal Cats was to combine “the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties.”

The book will be available on May 14th, and if these photos of metal musicians, fans, and promoters with their feline pets are reflective of what’s in the rest of the book, it’s well worth a look…

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Pop star Lorde posts her face edited and non-edited from the same show

April 2, 2014 | No comments

After a recent show, Lorde saw a picture of herself online that made her skin look “perfect”…

Lorde with and without Photoshop

Without criticizing the editing, she posted a non-Photoshopped version also that had been taken only moments apart from the edited photo. Her simple commentary: “Remember flaws are ok.”

Lorde with and without Photoshop - Version 2

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Best in-flight surprise ever — Cast of “The Lion King” performs “Circle of Life”

April 1, 2014 | 2 comments

After launching their season in Brisbane, the cast of Disney’s Australian musical The Lion King boarded a plane back to Sydney. Excited after a full day, the cast broke into an impromptu performance of “The Circle of Life,” to the surprise and delight of everyone on the Virgin Australia flight…

26 of the saddest movie scenes ever accompanied by the unhappy version of Pharrell’s “Happy”

April 1, 2014 | 1 comment

Woodkid’s sad remix of Pharrell’s hit song “Happy” is good enough on its own, but combined with 26 of the saddest scenes in movie history, it becomes especially — even comically — sad…

(A couple of the movie scenes used are PG-13 since sad scenes sometimes involve death…)

Related… Happying sad songs and sadding happy ones with creative key changes

An impressive performance of a classic tune — by a 9-year-old girl on a ukulele…

March 31, 2014 | No comments

At just 9 years old, Emilie Hamilton is already making big waves in her young career as singer-songwriter EmiSunshine. She recently brought down the house at a Tennessee flea market with this spot-on rendition of Jimmie Rodgers’ “Blue Yodel No. 6″…

(reader submission from Molly)

Phenomenal one-man, pipe organ version of the Star Wars theme music

March 30, 2014 | No comments

Jelani Eddington is an outstanding organist who played this incredible rendition of the Main Title from the Star Wars Symphonic Suite on a pipe organ about a year ago. If you love Star Wars but haven’t gotten into the pipe organ, let this be your introduction…

(via Like Cool)

Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel break into a fabulous duet from Les Miserables

March 29, 2014 | 1 comment

The entire cast of the hit CBS series How I Met Your Mother appeared on Inside the Actor’s Studio recently, just ahead of the show’s series finale on Monday. An audience member asked if Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel — both fans of Les Miserables — would sing “Confrontation.” Fortunately, they were more than happy to oblige…