Aaron Rodgers throws lots of touchdown passes. But can the Packers QB deliver a hit single?
Brad Paisley is leaking songs from his new album "Moonshine in the Trunk" through social media. And Rodgers' Twitter feed is the latest delivery vehicle, for the song "Gone Green." (Which makes sense considering the Packers' team colors.)
Paisley has also leaked songs from "Moonshine in the Trunk" on his own Twitter feed, as well as the websites for "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest ("Perfect Storm") and People Magazine ("Crushin' It"). He performed the first single from the album, "River Bank," on ABC's reality show "Rising Star," where he's a judge.
No, that wasn't the cover art for Lil Wayne's new album "Tha Carter V" that Kobe Bryant leaked back in April. Turns out it was just a promotional poster.
The real thing, an image of Wayne as a child with his mother, was unveiled Thursday morning on "SportsCenter" by Weezy himself after a threshold of fans re-tweeted a call to action to reveal the cover. It was news to his mother.
"I didn't tell her about the picture I was using for the album," said Wayne. "I know personally she doesn't really like that picture of herself."
But Wayne, who regularly uses a baby picture of himself on his albums, said this release is special to him and including his mother was "more than an accomplishment, it was an achievement."
Wayne has said that "Tha Carter V," which will be released on Oct. 28 and feature guest appearances from Drake and Nicki Minaj, will be his final album.
Steve Aoki: "Born To Get Wild (feat. will.i.am)" and "Delirious (feat. Kid Ink)" from the "Neon Future I" album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Panama Wedding: "All of the People" and "Feels Like Summer" from the "Parallel Play" EP. (iTunes | Amazon)
Santana: "La Flaca" from the "Corazón" album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Sante Les Amis: "El Rayo, el Trueno y el Silbido" from the "Sudamericana" album.
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Young Rising Sons: "King of the World" from the "Young Rising Sons" EP.
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The Black Keys "Just a Little Heat" from the “Magic Potion” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
John Fogerty: "Centerfield" from the “Centerfield” EP. (iTunes | Amazon)
The Strypes: "Rollin’ and Tumblin’" from the “Snapshot” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Johnny Cash: "The Man Comes Around" from the “The Man Comes Around” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Frank Sinatra: "Can I Steal a Little Love?" from the “Frank Sinatra: Complete Capitol Singles Collection” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Klokwize: "The Art of Falling Apart" and "We'll Be Alright" from "The Art of Falling Apart" album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Wolf & Cub: "What More Could I Say" from the “Heavy Weight” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Bernhoft: "Come Around and Everything Will Be Alright" from the “Islander” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Kera Dangerous: "Reach for the Stars" single.
Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN's Little League World Series coverage, along with links to the artists’ websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:
1985: "Summer Forever" single (iTunes | Amazon)
American Authors: "Best Day of My Life" from the “Oh, What a Life” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Avril Lavigne: "Here’s To Never Growing Up" from the “Avril Lavigne” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Friends in Tokyo: "Let's Go Together" single.
Steven Cooper: "Wake Up and Good Times" from the "One Night Out" EP.
Oh No Fiasco: "All Systems Go" from the "No One's Gotta Know" EP. (iTunes | Amazon)
August Hansen, Demetrius Murray and Scott Reinfeld: "Machine" single (iTunes
Four Year Strong: "Go Down In History" from the “Go Down in History” EP. (iTunes | Amazon)
Steven Cooper "Wake Up and Good Times" from the "One Night Out" EP.
The boundary between country and rock ceased to exist long ago -- that is, if it ever really existed at all.
Sure, it was a big deal when Ray Charles' album of country and western standards went to No. 1 for 14 weeks in 1962. But these days, artists and their songs cross over between music genres with regular frequency.
So here's a tougher test: Does 1980's and 90's metal go together with country? Can the glam, grit and guitars of the Reagan-era Hollywood Sunset Strip co-exist with the current sound of Nashville's Lower Broadway? We're going to find out, because here comes "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue," which will be featured in ESPN's NASCAR coverage right up through the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Artists including Gretchen Wilson ("Wild Side"), Rascal Flatts ("Kickstart My Heart"), The Mavericks ("Dr. Feelgood") and LeAnn Rimes ("Smokin' In The Boys Room") take their turns covering 15 of the Crue's hits.
You can sample and/or buy the songs here: (iTunes | Amazon)
Here's Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil of Motley Crue on the Eli Young Band's blusey take on "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)."
But it was the fourth track -- an original called "Sports Song" -- that has us wanting to make it the official song of college sports.
What is a legendary heavy metal band to do when their lone sports gig dries up? Head to ESPN headquarters and start pounding the phones!
In the latest “This is SportsCenter” commercial, heavy metal masters Metallica, who for years were the soundtrack for Mariano Rivera’s late-game entrances, find themselves at a crossroads after the legendary pitcher hangs up his glove. The spot features ESPN’s Jay Harris, Scott Van Pelt and Stuart Scott.
Linkin Park: "Until it’s Gone" and "All or Nothing" from “The Hunting Party” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Santana ft Cindy Blackman Santana and Wayne Shorter: "Yo Soy La Luz" from the “Corazón” album. (iTunes | Amazon)
Enrique Iglesias ft Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona: " Bailando" from the “Sex and Love” album. (iTunes | Amazon)