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Listen: Kylie Minogue Covers ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ By Kim Carnes

"Her hair is Harlowe gold"
"She's ferocious"

Kylie Minogue has recorded a cover of the 1981 song Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes (which was originally recorded and released in 1974 by Jackie DeShannon) for BBC 2 Radio‘s Sounds of the 80′s series and as you can hear above, she puts a new spin on the classic track. Bette Davis Eyes has to be one of my favorite songs of the 1980s and to have one of my favorite pop stars of all time cover the song is a like a dream come true. Click the embed above to hear Kylie‘s version of Kim‘s classic song and fall in love. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Bette Davis Eyes, I think every Kylie Minogue fan will love this song. Enjoy.

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The Coming Of The Lorde

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At last! At long last, I finally got to see Lorde LIVE in concert last night and she was glorious! I managed to snag pit tickets for Lorde’s first of two shows at the Greek Theater here in LA and I treated my good friend Eileen to the show for her birthday. We have been anxiously awaiting last night’s show for months so we were really anxious all evening long. Eileen came to my place and I was able to give her a quick tour of my place before we made our way to Mess Hall for a quick pre-show dinner. Then we were on our way to the Greek to see Lorde. The show was so good. It was well worth the wait. More »

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Listen: Charli XCX Releases A Song Titled ‘London Queen’

OY!
"Livin' the dream like a London Queen"

The amazing Charli XCX has released a new song tilted London Queen which will be featured on her upcoming new album Sucker and as you can hear above, it’s a really punky/poppy confection. The lyrics are simple but the music is infectious … and I can already envision the music video in my head. I’ll be seeing Charli play a show here in LA in a couple of weeks and I’m very, very excited! Hopefully she will perform London Queen at her show. Have a listen, see what you think.

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Watch: Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj Release An Official Video For Their Performance Of ‘Flawless (Remix)’

The Music Video
The Official

Last month we got to see fan shot video of Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj performing the Flawless (Remix) in Paris, France. Today, Bey has released the pair’s live performance as an official music video for the song. This remix of Flawless was performed LIVE for the first time in Paris during the filming of the HBO concert special On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z which aired on the network on September 20. In case you missed it or just want to watch the performance again, you can check out the official LIVE music video above.

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Watch/Cringe: Mariah Carey Suffers Painfully Embarrassing Vocal Problems On The Opening Night Of Her New Tour

Sorry Lambs, this video is REALLY tough to watch :(
Yikes!!!

Back in August we learned that Mariah Carey, amidst major personal problems, would be touring in Asia in support of her newest album Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse and in September, we saw photos from her tour rehearsals for The Elusive Chanteuse Show. Over the weekend, Mimi kicked off her tour in Tokyo, Japan and as the video above painfully shows, she suffered a lot of vocal problems throughout her entire performance Saturday night. The video is tough to watch, I have to admit, but if you’re curious, click the embed above to hear Mimi struggle to hit her trademark high notes and have difficultly staying on key … among other problems. Ugh. I love Mariah so much … this is just really hard to watch. I sincerely hope these problems were just a few errant mistakes and not a sign that her tour ahead will be a bona fide disaster. OOF!

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First Listen: Fiona Apple Shares New Music For The Showtime Series ‘The Affair’

Sink back into the ocean/Sink back into the ocean

It’s always a good day when Fiona Apple drops some new music, and I’ve been curious about this new Showtime series, The Affair. A few months back I saw the first trailer, but it’s strange how Fiona Apple‘s involvement is now making me even more interested. She’s singing the main title sequence song, Container, and it gives you a sense of the beautiful, haunting quality that the show may also possess. Click inside for more!

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#ThrowbackThursday: ’80s Dance Pop Anthems Everyone Should Know

Whitney, Janet, Madonna and OMG Samantha Fox FTW!

I’m at this point in my life where it feels like all of my friends, co-editors, and fellow school moms are about 7-10 years older than me. It’s a very cool feeling, because they all talk to me like I’m, like, 17 and I think being friends with older people exposes you to/makes you interested in other music. ’90s kids—we’ve had some great stuff. Britney, Beyoncé, Jay Z-those guys are cool. But we also missed out on a whole, bizarre,amazing, 80s universe. Now, I was born in ’85, so I had no real way of appreciating any of these songs when they first came out. But now that I’m all grown up, I’m amazed at how much fun these some of these classic jams still are. Click inside for more!

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The Healing Process

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Last night I made the 1 1/2 drive up to Santa Barbara, CA to see Ryan Adams live in concert and it was one of the better decisions I’ve made all year long. It had been a few years since I’ve seen Ryan in concert and I almost opted out of seeing him live this time around. Ryan is one of my favorite singer/songwriters and I’ve been going to his shows for many years now. In recent years, tho, it has been a bit painful to listen to Ryan‘s music and the thought of seeing him live has stung me for longer than I care to admit. Where music is concerned, my ex and I didn’t really share much of the same interests (if truth be told, his taste in music is generally pretty horrible) but the music of Ryan Adams was one thing that was pretty important to the both of us and, sadly, I’ve been avoiding Ryan Adams ever since my break up. I decided I would not sacrifice my love for one of my favorite musicians for anyone … and I’m happy to share that last night’s concert was really wonderful and really healing for me. More »

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Watch: Aretha Franklin Performs A Medley Of ‘Rolling In The Deep’ & ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ On ‘The Late Show’

Bow Down, seriously
The Queen of SLAYAGE

Yesterday we heard the official audio of Aretha Franklin‘s cover of Adele‘s song Rolling in the Deep, which is featured on Aretha‘s new album of cover songs titled Aretha Franklin Sings The Diva Classics. Some folks took issue with the song’s production so today, I present to you Franklin‘s LIVE performance of Rolling in the Deep from The Late Show with David Letterman last night. As you can hear in the embed above, Aretha blended her performance of Rolling with the Ashford & Simpson classic Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. This, my friends, is the undisputed Queen of Soul in action. IT IS SO GOOD!! Watch the performance above and then click below to watch video of Aretha‘s interview with Letterman from last night’s show. More »

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Gwen Stefani Is Putting The Finishing Touches On Her NEW SOLO ALBUM

Pharrell is producing, the first single will drop SOON

For the past few weeks there have been rumblings about new music from Gwen Stefani but today we learn from Billboard magazine officially that Gwen has almost finished work on a new SOLO album. OMG. A NEW SOLO ALBUM. AND! ANNNNND! And as if a new solo album from Gwen wasn’t exciting enough, we also learn that the album is being produced by Pharrell (her new co-judge/coach on The Voice and the man responsible for man of the biggest hits from her last album The Sweet Escape). AND, Billboard reports that Gwen will perform the first single from her new album on The Voice later this season. OMG! New Gwen Stefani music possibly as early as THIS YEAR! AHHH!!! More »

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