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It’s been a volatile few days for the status of Justin Bieber’s potential jail time, which of course, reminds us of the dozens of other rock stars (is Bieber a rock star?!..)who’ve faced stints in the slammer.
Here’s a look back at few stars who’ve done time behind bars!
Rock icon Bob Dylan’s 1965 hit “Like a Rolling Stone,” deemed one of the greatest songs ever by experts, just received the 2013 music video treatment.
The interactive video, shared first with Mashable, is the song’s first official video. It allows viewers to use their keyboards or cursors to flip through 16 channels that mimic TV formats such as games shows, shopping networks and reality series. People on each channel, no matter what TV trope they represent, are seen lip-syncing the lyrics.
The five singers of Pentatonix — Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola — have won the third season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” and have released several medley covers of popular songs since.
This latest single, titled simply “Daft Punk,” coincides with the release of their new album, PTX, Vol. 2.
Arcade Fire’s ”Wilderness Downtown” was a massive hit in the music as well as interactive world. “Just a Reflektor” is a worthy follow up: using the latest Google Chrome technology it lets you interact with the music video via your mobile phone.
First you have to simultaneously connect to the site “Just a Reflektor” https://www.justareflektor.com/ via desktop and follow the instructions on how to connect your phone.
Then you can cast a virtual projection on your computer screen by holding your mobile device in front of the computer’s webcam.
Viewers can control all the visual effects in the video by physically moving their smartphone or tablet around them.
And if you don’t remember Arcade Fire’s “Wilderness Downtown”, this is the website.
Straight out of Google’s Creative Lab comes Jam with Chrome, an experimental, interactive Web app that lets friends jam together from different locations…directly from their (Chrome) browser.
Tapping the latest Web tech, including HTML5-based features such as the Web Audio API, Websockets, Canvas and CSS3, Jam with Chrome lets you select nineteen different instruments, including guitars, drums and keyboards. You can switch between them at will.
The app defaults to ‘Easy’ mode, and there are four different auto-play functions that puts the instruments in the hands of the machines, while pro mode lets you control any of the musical tools with your keyboard. You can invite up to three other friends to participate in your Jam.