Feel the cruel passage of time with this retro version of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance"

Lady Gaga’s enormously popular 2009 single “Bad Romance” is nearly a decade old. In that time, the world has changed drastically, and we’ve all become much older. Even the littlest monsters have become big monsters, their Aladdin Sane makeup crusting in jars and perpetually clawed hands aching with the earliest signs…

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Watch Henry Rollins explain why Bernie Sanders and Lady Gaga are punk

Punk icon Henry Rollins is already a pretty fiery guy, so bringing him on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” to suck down the hottest wings on the planet was a tricky proposition. Luckily, Rollins keeps his cool through each tasting, though the heat does seem to tighten his every muscle, making Rollins burrow into himself,…

What artist you dislike made something you love?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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You’ll be able to stream Coachella’s opening weekend from the comfort of your home again

Coachella is once again letting you enjoy its musical offerings from the privacy of your own home should you not want to deal with heat and/or copious flower crowns. According to Pitchfork, the festival will continue its tradition of broadcasting performances live on YouTube during its first weekend. The ”confirmed…

RuPaul’s Drag Race goes Gaga with a new season on a new night and network

Tonight’s season 9 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race is extra. The show has some intense momentum behind it after two great seasons last year, and the steady growth of the series’ popularity has motivated Viacom to move new Drag Race episodes from Logo to VH1, a network with a much larger viewer base. It’s also moving to…

Here’s what Metallica and Lady Gaga’s Grammys duet should have sounded like

While they’re never going to live up to the Oscars in terms of 2017 award show fuck-ups, last month’s Grammy Awards did feature a few technical glitches that got in the way of a perfect show. Most notably, a much-touted Lady Gaga-Metallica collaboration suffered a setback when James Hetfield’s microphone didn’t work…

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on the Grammys’ relevancy and future Lady Gaga collaborations

It’s rare that a drummer becomes the face of a band, much less one of its most well-known members. But that’s the case with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, who doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind and dealing with whatever fallout that invites. This past weekend, Metallica performed at the Grammys with Lady Gaga, a…