After a week of teasers (and blasting the song non-stop), One Direction finally delivers the final product, while Macklemore’s shocking and honest interview about addiction provides another reason why his talent is so impressive. These are your #NeedToKnow stories for Friday (January 31).
Countdown To “Midnight Memories”
The Brit boys of One Direction have been teasing their new video all week with 15 second peeks at the process. Friday, finally, brings the real deal. Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn will premiere the visual accompaniment for the new single today. Think they can manage to shatter Miley’s record? We can guarantee at least ten viewings today on our part so…
Macklemore Opens Up About Addiction
On the heels of his big Grammy night, as well as the announcement of a summer Las Vegas residency, Macklemore sat down with mtvU for a candid interview about his struggle with addiction, the drugs that almost ruined his career, and the rehab that saved it. Rarely do we see an artist speak with such candor – the personal stories Macklemore shares, both jarring and sweet, about growing up in Seattle and the kind of obsessive personality he was born with, is a captivating peek in to the mind of one of hip-hop’s fastest rising stars. See the interview in it’s entirety here.
Got Plans This Weekend? Now You Do
We’re super psyched for the Super Bowl on Sunday. Sure, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are sure to put on a great show, but we’re more excited to see what Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers can cook up in the halftime show. Following in Beyonce’s footsteps is no easy feat – especially in New York’s frigid weather – but if anyone is up to the task, we’re thinking it’s an unexpected collabo between the doo-wop dude and the legendary Los Angeles rockers.
Before gearing up for the big game on Sunday, you’ve got a full weekend of kickin’ it to pack in. We’re hyped to finally see Zac Efron and Miles Teller in all their butt-naked glory in “That Awkward Moment,” and for a follow up to Imagine Dragon‘s insanely impressive Grammy peformance when they rock out on Saturday Night Live this weekend. (Also pumped for the hilarious Melissa McCarthy as host!)