"Today I'm dirty / I want to be pretty"
Tori Amos performed a concert this week in Belgium and decided to perform her rendition of the Marilyn Manson song The Nobodies. As Tori tends to do with her covers, the song was completely transformed from its original version into a version more suited for Amos‘s piano-playing style. Click the embed above to hear Tori‘s rendition of The Nobodies and have a listen for yourselves. Marilyn Manson himself caught wind of Tori‘s cover and shared the video above with his followers on Twitter, which sounds like a ringing endorsement to me. After you hear Tori‘s version of MM‘s song, you can click below to hear his original version of The Nobodies. More »
BUT, nothing official has been announced just yet
Early last year, we started hearing new rumors that the Spice Girls were planning to get back together or either a new concert tour OR a concert residency in Las Vegas but nothing really came from any of those rumors. It was suggested that the Girls were planning to reunite without Victoria Beckham and she gave them their blessing … but, again, nothing came from those particular rumors. Today we have a NEW rumor making the rounds that the Spices are ready to reunite for a new tour sans Beckham next year to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Altho nothing has been officially announced, a report from The Sun claims that an official announcement will come by year’s end and on Twitter, some of the Spices are having fun with this new reunion talk. There has been a lot of talk about a Spice Girls reunion in recent years but with their 20th anniversary year looming, I have a feeling that their much-rumored reunion will become a reality. More »
"Don't judge me", she says
In the past few months we have heard live concert video of Kelly Clarkson covering songs by other artists — including Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna, Bye, Bye Bye by *NSync and Blank Space by Taylor Swift. Last night, during her concert stop in Prince‘s hometown of Minneapolis, MN, Kelly performed her rendition of his legendary song Purple Rain. Before she performed the song, Kelly asked the audience not to “judge her” for putting her spin on the classic track and then she sang the Hell out of the song. I’m not sure if Prince will be very happy that video recordings of Kelly performing his song are now on the Internets but I think he might be impressed with Kelly‘s version of his song nonetheless. Have a listen above, see what you think.
"My fans are so diverse. Love that #Detroit"
Maybe today will be day I use my liquid eyeliner and a photo of Nicki Minaj on Instagram, and just go at it. Maybe today. But it’s also laundry day so, maybe not. Either way, these new photos of Nicki on her Pinkprint tour are so gorgeous, I expect someone will be inspired to put on some makeup today, or where an incredibly flattering bra under a sheer top. All that to say, Nicki has been showing major lurve to her fans in Detroit, and looking absolutely gorgeous whilst doing so. Click inside for more!
Are you ready to be saved?
Madonna has released two short videos that were filmed during rehearsals for her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour and as you can see above and below, she and her troupe of dancers are working very hard to put together what looks to be an amazing show. In these videos, we see dance steps being choreographed, traditional dance steps being blocked out and religious iconography at almost every tour … which looks very much like the vibe that Madonna has expressed in her most recent world tours. Click the embed above to watch Rebel Heart Tour – Teaser #1 and then click below to watch Rebel Heart Tour – Teaser #2. More »
Cuz you know they've got 'Bad Blood'
It would appear that the “bad blood” between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry remains resolved in the wake of an apparent dig on Taylor‘s part at Katy over the weekend. As you may know, Taylor and Katy have reportedly been “feuding” for some time now stemming from drama that resulted from Taylor‘s previous relationship with John Mayer, who ended up dating Katy afterward. Most recently, Katy interjected herself in the Twitter feud that erupted between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj by taking a swipe at Taylor and siding with Nicki. Over the weekend, an image of a shark “curiously” appeared on stage during Taylor‘s performance of Bad Blood during her concert performance in Foxborough, MA which many perceive as a reference to the Left Shark that famously stole the show during Katy‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance back in February. If so, it would seem that the catty back and forth fighting between these two adult women is still in full effect. More »
Just a few days ago we got to see live video of Kelly Clarkson performing Bye, Bye, Bye by *NSync live in concert. Today, we are blessed with a new video of Kelly performing her rendition of Taylor Swift‘s hit single Blank Space. Now that Kelly is on tour, these kinds of cover song performances will be the norm so it’s going to be a fun summer. Her cover of Bye, Bye, Bye was pretty perfect but I am truly living for her take on Blank Space. I guess the only thing I don’t love is that the way Kelly sings the song, it actually sounds like she is singing “got a long list of ex-lovers” instead of the way Taylor sings “got a long list of Starbucks lovers“. Ah well, can’t win ‘em all ;) Enjoy the video, Kelly is amazing.
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way to the El Rey Theater to see Juliette Lewis‘s band Juliette and the Licks live in concert. Last night’s show was the first the band has played since they broke up back in 2009. I managed to see Juliette and the Licks way back when I was still living in Detroit and I remembered how great the show was so when my friend Austin let me know he had an extra ticket, I knew I had to see the show. Honestly, the band’s brand of Southern Rock music isn’t really my thing but Juliette Lewis is such an amazing live performer that she made last night’s sold out performance a truly memorable experience. It really was a really great show. More »
"This is a throwback to our junior high days"
Kelly Clarkson is back on tour and you know what that means … we are in for a new collection of amazing live cover songs as her tour rolls across the country. Last night, in Buffalo, NY, Kelly performed her version of *NSync‘s hit 2000 single Bye, Bye, Bye and as you can see/hear above, she totally nailed the song perfectly. As she has done on previous tours, Kelly is taking cover song requests and last night night lucky folks in Buffalo got to her her do *NSync. Watch Kelly‘s performance above and hear how well she performed the song. And stay tuned, as Kelly‘s tour continues, we are sure to hear her perform other great cover songs along the way.
Due to OVERWHELMING DEMAND
Last month, Janet Jackson unveiled the first set of concert tour dates in support of her forthcoming new album, which is set for release this Fall. As some of you may recall, the first set of dates was not all inclusive and many folks were worried that Janet might not be coming to their town on tour. Fear not, fans, because Janet is coming. Janet has revealed a new set of tour dates for the 2nd leg of her Unbreakable World Tour that will span the first 3 months of 2016. Click below to read the official press release announcement and see the set of dates for the 2nd leg of JJ‘s new tour. More »