Last week, we got to hear a tiny portion of Ryan Adams‘s cover of Taylor Swift‘s song Shake It Off, as featured Adams‘s version of Swift‘s album 1989 — which he has been recording for a few weeks now. Today we get the “update people have been asking for” regarding the progress of Ryan‘s version of 1989 … and it’s a good one. Ryan tells us that the album will be fully completed this week and he suggests (without coming right out and saying so) that the album may be released “very soon”. As you can read below, Ryan says there is only one step left for the album to be completely finished and … ready for release? HMMMMM. Read on. More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was day 2 of the FYF Fest here in LA and I had another great day of live music with about 30K Los Angelinos at the LA Coliseum park. Before I made my way to the fest, I met up with Eileen for a late brunch hang — which was fun — and then I was off to meet up with some peeps at FYF. As much as I enjoyed myself at the festival on Saturday, I was really excited for day 2 yesterday because Morrissey was the headline performer. Before Moz, I got to see really great sets by Spiritualized, Mac DeMarco, HEALTH, Death Grips and FKA twigs. Each performance was really great so I’d be hard-pressed to pick the best one … but I will say that I enjoyed everyone so much that it would be unnecessary to pick a fave … which was probably Morrissey for me :D More »
Cool for the Autumn
Back in June, Demi Lovato‘s smash summer hit Cool For The Summer made its debut online just a few weeks before the official music video was unleashed … almost immediately making it my fave song of the summer. Today we get our first listen of Demi‘s next offering, a song titled Confident which has made its early debut online (eg. it leaked). As I understand it, Confident was originally meant to be the song that Demi was going to release this summer (which was replaced by Cool For The Summer) so it makes sense that it would be the next song to come from her forthcoming new album. Click below to hear Confident and get your first listen of Demi‘s next HIT song. More »
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"The break was planned 'with or without Zayn' Malik"
A new report out of the UK, from the British tabloid The Sun, is reporting today that the members of the hugely successful boy band One Direction are planning to “go their separate” ways and pursue solo careers after the release of their next (and final?) album next year. As you should be well aware, former 1D member Zayn Malik already left the group earlier this year to pursue his own solo career and this new report maintains that the rumored forthcoming 1D break-up has been in the works for some time now, before Zayn left on his own. At this point, this report should be considered rumor because there has been no official confirmation of the split BUT when reached for an official statement on this report, the PR team for One Direction gave an suspicious “no comment” rather than a flat out refusal. HMMMM. More »
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"Say you'll see me again even if it's just in your wildest dreams"
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are going to be a big night for Taylor Swift who is not only nominated for some of the biggest awards of the night but also because that is the night that she will world premiere the music video for her the next single from her album 1989. The music video for Wildest Dreams will be released in full during the pre-show on VMAs night but, in order to tide us over until then, Taylor has released a very short snippet of the music video on her official Instagram profile. As you can see below, this video preview features short flashes of scenes from the video … which appropriately teases what’s to come. Have a look below and get your first tiny taste of Taylor Swift‘s Wildest Dreams. More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was day 1 of the 2015 FYF Festival here in LA and for the first time in it’s 12 year existence, I decided to attend the 2-day music fest. I’m very clear about how much I hate going to music festivals — for a host of reasons — so you know that it has to be a damn fine festival to get my attention. The line-up of the FYF Fest this year was just too good for me to pass it up. Coupled with the fact that the festival takes place in LA (no travel) and is easily accessible by public transportation (eg. LA’s surprisingly convenient subway system, in particular), I decided to give it a go. I had such a great time at the festival yesterday that I cannot WAIT to get back down to the LA Coliseum park for day 2 later today. BUT before I can enjoy today’s fun, let me tell you about the fun I had yesterday. More »
The TV Guide
Last night, for night 3 of my 7 nights of concerts this week, I made my way down to San Diego, CA to see the amazing Morrissey in concert. Altho I will be seeing him at the FYF Festival here in LA this weekend, I knew that I couldn’t pass up the chance to see Mozzer live in concert all on his own at a semi-local show. Originally, Morrissey was only scheduled to play SD on the night of August 20 — which I couldn’t make because I had tickets to see Shania Twain in concert here in LA (on night 2 of my 7 nights of concerts) — so I was elated when he added a second concert for the 22nd. The show, I can assure you, was so much fun. Moz has changed up his setlist a bit and has added new elements to his live performance which makes this particular show a must-see. I’m SO glad I was able to get down to San Diego to see the man himself in action. More »
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This explains EVERYTHING
Stop everything. Put everything down. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200—the only thing you need in life is this Outkast Reunion sketch from Key & Peele. I watched it last night (shouts out to PITNBr Janeen!) but cannot keep watching it, because it is the anti-productivity. I will sit here and do nothing else for the rest of the day if I watch this again. If you ever wanted to know WHAT HAPPENED to this incredible rap duo—and why they’ll probably never be again—please let this video explain all.
Posted under: 'Key & Peele', Outkast
The TV Guide
Way back in March we learned that country pop queen Shania Twain would be embarking on a farewell tour this year called the Rock This Country Tour as as soon as tickets went on sale for her LA show, I snapped up a ticket. Last night was my chance to see Shania live in concert again and OMG, did I have the best time ever. The last time I saw Shania, I was still living in Detroit, MI … pre-PITNB days. Shania was ruling the world with her Come On Over album and I was pretty hardcore into my NIN/Marilyn Manson/Industrial music phase … which a not-so-secret love for all things Shania. She played the amphitheater in Detroit then-called Pine Knob (now called the DTE Energy Center) and I bought a lawn ticket so that I could hide amongst the masses. With 2 large beers in hand, I whooped and hollered through her whole set and had the time of my life. I was hoping to replicate that same feeling last night here in LA and I’m happy to report that I had as much fun last night as I did all those years ago. More »
Listen to 'Save My Soul', 'Say Love' and 'When Love Hurts' NOW!
It’s only been about 95 years since R&B singer JoJo has been legally able to release music but the wait is FINALLY over, OMG. After many years of legal wrangling which forced JoJo into professional music silence, she is BACK with a new single which features 3 new songs for our listening pleasure. This “tringle” titled III. is out today and comes with the songs Save My Soul, Say Love and When Love Hurts. You can hear all 3 songs in full below and get your first taste of the first new JoJo music in eons. As you can plainly hear, JoJo still sounds absolutely amazing … have a listen. More »