"This is about casting songs that would really lend themselves to orchestration."
Back in June we learned that Tori Amos will be releasing in October an album titled Gold Dust that features a collection of songs from her 25 year career rerecorded with an orchestra. Last month we got our first look at the music video for the album’s first single Flavor (Orchestral Version). Today we get to check out a new interview with Tori conducted by Rolling Stone magazine. This interview is a must read for any Tori fan but even if you are new to her music, you will deffo learn something about how amazing this woman truly is. Click below to read excerpts from Tori‘s RS interview. More »
Just A Taste
Last week we finally got to hear the official studio version of Christina Aguilera‘s new single Your Body and a few weeks before we got our first look at Xtina on the set of her new music video. Well, the video is finished … but it has not yet been released. Xtina is ready to show us a short behind the scenes video that features clips from the making of the video as well as scenes from the video itself. Watch the video above to get your first look at Xtina‘s new Body.
Missy Is BACK!
Last month we heard that Missy Misdemeanor Elliott was planning to release two new singles in early September and in early September we heard Missy tease those new singles. Today, at long last, we FINALLY get to hear the studio versions of Missy‘s new songs IN FULL. The video embed above features her single 9th Inning. Click below to hear her single Triple Threat. Both tracks feature Timbaland singing/rapping alongside the fabulous Miss E. Take a listen, see what you think. Missy‘s back, y’all … life is good! More »
But I Thought the Old Lady Dropped It In The Ocean at the End?
Last week we got to see the promo video for this week’s Britney Spears tribute episode of Glee and a few days before we got to hear the Glee versions of the Britney songs Gimme More and Boys. Today, just ahead of the television debut of the Britney 2.0 episode this coming Thursday night, we get to hear the Glee version of Oops I Did It Again. As you can hear above, Oops is performed by Lea Michele‘s character Rachel Berry. Take a listen, see what you think.
It's Never Too Late To Remix This Ish
Don’t act like this song doesn’t pop into your head at least once (or twice) a week. Justin Timberlake‘s 2002 smash hit Cry Me A River is still a pretty big deal and B. Dolla doesn’t want us to forget it The Virginia native just remixed everybody’s favorite break up song and I am love, love, loving it! I never use this word because I’m not that kind of New York chic but… this remix is bananas (Ashanti voice)! Who says Mondays have to suck? Take a listen and check out B. Dolla‘s Facebook page for more.
Madge Also Promises to Share the Stage with Gaga "Soon"
During her performance at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ last night, Madonna dedicated her performance of her Golden Globe-winning song Masterpiece to Lady Gaga. It’s unclear if Madonna was being sarcastic or if she was being genuine but … she announced that the song was being dedicated to Gaga. Madonna then added, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” … which sounds a bit like a dig. BUT, she goes on to say that she likes Gaga and she promised to share the stage with her “soon”. Again, we can’t be sure if Maddy was kidding, if she was being a jerk or if she was being sincere. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Check out the video above … it starts out with a performance of Holiday and then at about the 6:00 mark you can hear Maddy‘s dedication to Lady Gaga and then her performance of Masterpiece. What do you think?
The TV Guide
Before there was Martin Solvig, before Dr. Luke … and way before Max Martin — there was Roxette. For some reason, Sweden is home to some of the MOST infectious pop music in creation and back in the very late 80s/early 90s, Roxette was the band that entertained and charmed the world. It’s been decades since Roxette has toured the US and this year the have returned. The band has been on tour since February but I had to wait until last night to see them in concert — for the first time EVER! Last night’s show here in LA was the second to last show of the tour (they are in Mexico City tonight) and they put on a really fun show. Click below to check out photos and video from last night’s concert. More »
It's A Good Day For Frank Ocean Fans
Frank Ocean clearly wants me (and, okay… all of his fans) to have the best day ever. It’s only been a few hours since the footage from his Saturday Night Live performance was released, and we now have the video for Pyramids. I’ve gone on and on (and on) about how much I lurve this song, so you can imagine the proverbial backflip I did when I saw this link on his Twitter. Frank is known for having some amazing visuals to his songs and, once again, he sought out director Nabil to get a very specific, haunting sort of look. Nabil previously directed Frank‘s Novacane video and we’ve also seen his work with Kanye West for Mercy. Peep the NSFW video above (John Mayer makes another appearance) and join me inside for a bit of a breakdown. I have, like, three things I need to say about this effing amazing video!
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It May Or May Not Be Panty-Droppin Time... What?
Okay, as you guys know I kinda get inappropriate when Frank Ocean performs live so here we go. Inappropriate time. Frank Ocean performed on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live last night and John Mayer took the stage with him for two songs; Thinkin Bout You and (omg yes my favorite song off of Channel Orange and the song that redefined my summer) Pyramids! I didn’t catch the show but I’ve sooo been enjoying these videos. Still, I’d love to hear from anyone who watched! Was it… funny? That promo video had me excited for Frank but nervous about… the funny part, lol. I’m curious about how it all went down.
Anyway, back to staring into Frank Ocean‘s eyes for the next 3-7 minutes. Watch his Pyramids performance above and click inside to hear him go acoustic on Thinkin Bout You.