"The fabulous Kelly Clarkson!"
Kelly Clarkson has been in London for the last few days doing a bit of promo for her upcoming new album Piece By Piece and, as you may recall, she has been giving enlightening interviews all the while. Last night, she was a guest on The Graham Norton Show and she performed her infectious new single Heartbeat Song. This performance of Heartbeat is one of her first every for the new track and she sounded amazing, as usual. If you cannot get enough of Heartbeat Song then you might want to give this video a look.
Last night I made my way to The Wiltern to see punk/rock/pop/music legend Billy Idol live in concert. I’ve been a fan of Billy‘s since forever … from the early ’80s when he was in his band Generation X and then throughout his solo career reaching into the ’90s. I’ve been hearing really great things about his most recent tour and I knew I had to see him in concert. His two-night stint in LA sold out really quickly so I was lucky to even get a ticket in the first place. I am very happy to say that Billy Idol put on an amazing show, from start to finish, he was really, really great. More »
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Almost 3 times the amount requested to fund their new album
Last month we learned that TLC decided to crowdfund production of their new album via Kickstarter and just under three days after their Kickstarter project was launched, they reached their goal and successfully funded the project. Even still, the Kickstarter remained open for funding and ended up raising over $430 thousand dollars … almost three times the $150 thousand dollar goal. Wow. Clearly, fans (like Katy Perry and New Kids on the Block, not to mention the countless TLC fans around the world) really wanted to be part of this new album Kickstarter project. Click below to read what Tionne T-Boz Watkins and Rozonda Chilli Thomas have to say to fans about the money they raised for their album and learn more deets about the album to come. More »
Chvrches paid a visit to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to do a bit of performing and as you can hear above, they put their own spin on the Justin Timberlake song Cry Me A River. I know that many folks will bristle at the notion of anyone covering JT‘s classic break-up song but as a huge Chvrches fan, I must admit that I really love this cover. I love Chvrches‘s brand of pop music and I really love singer Lauren Mayberry‘s voice. I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of this Justin Timberlake song but now that I hear it done by Chvrches, I can honestly say I love it.
Listen to the lovebirds sing about cheating and distrust
Real life lovers Big Sean and Ariana Grande have collaborated again on a song titled Research that will appear on Sean‘s upcoming new album Dark Sky Paradise. Previously, the pair have collabs on songs that have appeared on Ariana‘s album but this track was recorded for Sean‘s album. As you can hear below, Big Sean and Ariana song this song together about a couple that distrusts one another to the point of cheating. In the song, the girl is a manic psycho who “researches” her boyfriend’s online habits because she suspects he is cheating on her. How romantic. Click below to hear Research by Big Sean and Ariana Grande and see what you think. More »
Her Sir Paul sing 'Shake It Off' with Tay Tay
Taylor Swift appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to GUSH about the amazing night that she had over the weekend at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special AND at the subsequent afterparty. Taylor shares that she was asked to perform on stage at the afterparty and she was joined by both Jimmy Fallon and Paul McCartney during her performance. Yes, Paul McCartney jumped up on stage to perform with Taylor … and sang backup on her song Shake It Off. Taylor shared a small portion of her Shake It Off performance with Sir Paul and Jimmy on her official Instagram profile, which you can watch below. More »
The Year of Missy Elliott Continues
After Missy Misdemeanor Elliott reminded the world that she is the absolute BEST during her performance at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show earlier this month, we’ve been wondering when we might next be hearing from the artist and today we have our answer. Missy decided to remix the song Take Ü There that Diplo and Skrillex have released (under their side project name Jack Ü) and make it an infinitely better track. Missy spits fire on this remix of Take Ü There and managed to overshadow everyone on the track — Diplo, Skrillex and guest vocalist Kiesza. The song is still very much an EDM banger so if that genre of music isn’t your thing, you may not enjoy this remix very much. But if you’re a Missy fan, you will probably appreciate her ability to use her magic to make the song better. MISSY! We need a new album from you. Please, give the world what it desperately needs!!
"With the lights out / it's less dangerous"
Earlier this month we learned the AMAZING news that Tori Amos is re-releasing her first two albums, Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink, in 2-disc deluxe anniversary editions and today, to promote the release of the albums, the official audio of Tori‘s 1992 cover of Nirvana‘s biggest hit Smells Like Teen Spirit has been released for our listening pleasure. Tori‘s cover of Teen Spirit was originally released as a b-side on Tori‘s Crucify EP (which was released in support of her debut album Little Earthquakes back in ’92) so I’ve been a fan of this song for years now. Teen Spirit will be included on the new anniversary edition of Little Earthquakes so those of you who missed out on this song the first time around can finally own it. Tori‘s cover is just beautiful. Have a listen, fall in love. Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink will be released on April 14.
Executive Produced by Pharrell
Hallelujah, world! Snoop Dogg (the artist, thankfully, no longer known as Snoop Lion) announces today that he is releasing a new album titled Bush that was executive produced by Pharrell … which means, OMG, we are about to be blessed with an amazing new Snoop album! The teaser above gives us our first taste of Snoop‘s new single Peaches N Cream and also teases the forthcoming arrival of Bush. Check out the video teaser above then click below to read the just-released press announcement for Snoop Dogg‘s new album. More »
Coming March 10
Empire, the break-out hit TV show of the year thus far, is known for bringing us really great new music from week to week and on March 10, you can own all of the original songs that are featured on the show. Fox and Columbia Records announce today that the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire will be released on March 10. The standard version of the album will feature 11 songs while the deluxe digital version of the album will include 18 songs — all featured on this debut season of Empire. Click below to see the cover art for this new soundtrack album and see the tracklisting for both the standard and deluxe digital versions of the album. More »