Pharrell Spills the Beans
Back in January it was reported that Kylie Minogue was planning to take a break from the music business so that she could focus on other projects. A month later, it was revealed that Kylie signed a new management deal with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation company and plans for a “break” went completely out the window. Since news of Kylie‘s Roc Nation deal was revealed, we’ve been hearing whispers about the work she is doing on a new album. In a radio interview yesterday on The Angie Martinez Show on the NYC radion station Hot 97, Pharrell Williams dished a bit about the production work he has been doing with artists lately and he revealed that he is working with Kylie on new music. Pharrell also talked a bit about the work he has done with Daft Punk (including their AMAZING collaboration on the new single Get Lucky) as well as other artists … click below to watch video of Pharrell talking about music and the folks he has been making music with lately. More »
"Britney Spears is just all sex all day"
Last week we learned that Britney Spears recorded a song titled Ooh La La for the soundtrack of the forthcoming sequel film The Smurfs 2 and today we learn a little bit more about the song itself. Bonnie McKee, the songwriter who penned Britney‘s smash hit Hold It Against Me, offered up a bit of new info about this new song that she wrote for our dear Britney. Apparently, Britney‘s unrelenting sexiness forced McKee to fill a song meant for a kiddie film with sexual innuendo … or something ridiculous like that. Click below to read what Bonnie has to say about Ooh La La. More »
3 Stacks Saves All
A little while back we got our first taste of The Great Gatsby soundtrack, and it was kind of a big deal. Baz Luhrmann‘s highly anticipated adaptation is coming with some brilliant music from some amazing artists. The other day we got to hear Florence + The Machine‘s Over The Love, which is on the soundtrack, and now we get a snippet of the cover everyone’s been waiting to hear. Beyoncé and André 3000 covered Amy Winehouse‘s Back To Black, and although everyone might not be into it (including Amy Winehouse‘s father… who thought Beyoncé should have paid to cover the song), I was excited to hear what they’d done with the original track. Click inside for your first listen!
Then He Performed It Two More Times!
We got our first tease of Daft Punk‘s new single Get Lucky which features Pharrell Williams on vocals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival last weekend and we got to hear the song in FULL when it was released officially on Thursday. Today we get to hear Pharrell perform the song LIVE for the very first time. On Friday night, Pharrell was the featured performer at a launch event for a new HTC mobile phone and he performed the song not once but three times over the course of the night. Honestly, the HTC event probably wasn’t the best place to debut the song due to sound issues and audience participation (or lack thereof) but I completely understand why Pharrell used the first opportunity possible to perform the song for fans … it’s just an amazing song that needs to played constantly. Check out the embed above to watch his performance then click below to learn more about the event from Billboard magazine. More »
Rumor Has It ...
Now … let’s not all lose our heads or anything but … there is a rumor going around this weekend that Madonna is planning to release a new album sometime next year. A photo has been making the rounds on blogs and social media that features Madonna wearing a shirt with 2014 emblazoned on the front. There is also a Live Nation logo on the photo … which has some people claiming that Live Nation has “confirmed” the album’s release for next year. I have yet to find anything even remotely resembling an official confirmation so … take this news for what it’s worth. Check out the photo in question below and … rejoice! A new Madonna record may be out sooner than we anticipated. More »
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The TV Guide
Today is April 20, 4/20, and in addition to being National Stoner’s Day it is also Record Store Day. Every April, folks pack independent record stores here in the US and in the UK to pick up special and/or limited edition releases in order to channel cash money into the coffers of indie record shops. I never EVER have success on Record Store Day. Either I get to the store too late in the day or the ONE record I really want sells out on me OR I’m traveling and unable to even try my luck (which means I have to pay double on eBay). This year was different, this year I was successful in picking up every record I wanted at the ONE store I went to :D There haven’t been a lot of things that have been cheering me up lately but today’s RSD haul has brightened my day considerably. More »
As y’all know, Kendrick Lamar is my new jam and, along with Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange, his debut album was one of my favorites from last year. good kid, m.A.A.d city has been hailed by many as a classic, and K-Dot was recently crowned the Hottest MC In The Game by MTV. He’s collaborated with Miguel, Jay-Z, Drake, and Lady Gaga and now he’s getting ready to take over the world! The good kid, m.A.A.d city world tour is officially kicking off in West Palm Beach, Florida. Click inside to see when Kendrick‘s coming to a city near you!
The Perfect Collab
A little while back we got our first listen to Miguel‘s How Many Drinks remix featuring Kendrick Lamar. As y’all know Kendrick and Miguel individually can do no wrong in my eyes, so I was so psyched to see them teaming up together. It just… makes sense. And I’m loving the visuals to their collabo, which just got released today. The video has a kind of Suit & Tie feel, but the song is on a whole ‘nother level. Peep the video for more!
The TV Guide
Yesterday afternoon I flew up to San Francisco, CA for a much-needed change of scenery and I’m really glad that I did. I considered canceling my trip so that I could stay home and sulk but thankfully, I didn’t do that. Instead, I got to enjoy a fun night in SF with a very dear friend, enjoying a live concert performance by other dear friends. I even got to meet a PITNB reader who cheered me up to no end. I’m flying back to LA shortly but this quick trip to SF has been extremely positive for me. Thank the gods. More »
Posted under: How to Destroy Angels
The Real Song, For Real
Last weekend Daft Punk teased audio and the music video for their new single Get Lucky, the first from their new album Random Access Memories. Today, after the illegitimate release of many fake versions of the track, Daft Punk officially releases the actual audio of the song. Get Lucky features Pharrell on vocals and can be heard in full above. If this is a sign of what’s to come on Random Access Memories then I think Daft Punk are going to do VERY WELL with this new album. I LOVE this track, can’t wait to hear more!! Random Access Memories will be released on May 21.
Posted under: 'Get Lucky', Daft Punk