With the Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet “There Must Be More To Life Than This” now out there, the full details of the upcoming compilation Queen Forever (out November 10) have also now been revealed. The release will include a 20-track single album version, as well as a 36-track two-disc version. In addition to all the hits included (some of which are “new takes on well-known songs,” per a press release) are the duet with Jackson as produced by William Orbit, a previously unfinished Queen track (with Freddie Mercury) called “Let Me In Your Heart Again” and a new, stripped-down rendition of Mercury’s 1984 Giorgio Moroder collaboration from the Metropolis soundtrack, “Love Kills.” More »
‘Queen Forever’ Compilation Tracklist Revealed, As Are William Orbit’s Thoughts On The Michael Jackson/Freddie Mercury Duet
Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX already delivered the song of Summer ’14 with “Fancy.” Are they about to do it all over again in the second half of the year?
During the tail end of I-G-G-Y’s showcase in London on Wednesday night, the Aussie femcee offered a small taste of a brand new Charli collabo called “Beg For It.” And, based on what we’ve heard so far, it seems like “Fancy” is officially getting a sequel.
“Can’t play with ya, I been busy working bae!” Iggy raps along the bass-heavy beat. And, just like “Fancy,” Charli comes in to provide a sing-along friendly chant. “I’m out here with my friends/I’mma make you beg, I’mma make you beg for it!”
It certainly sounds like a smash already. But is the track too similar to “Fancy,” or will the duo be two for two on top of the charts with this one?
Listen to the “Beg For It” teaser after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
Adam Lambert Talks New Label (Yay!), Third Album (YES!) & Queen (Woo Hoo!): Watch His Interview With Ryan Seacrest
Let’s just take a moment to acknowledge the fact that Adam Lambert truly is a rock star. Sure, he had the rock and roll swagger down pat during his stint on American Idol five years (!!) ago, and he’s got the voice, he’s released albums and had hit singles, toured on his own and gotten his name into a few headlines — some of them probably unwanted, but, hey, that’s rock and roll too. But the man, now 32, spent a better part of this summer traveling the globe and fronting Queen on stage (seriously — think about that for a minute), filling the legendary shoes of Mr. Freddie Mercury. If you didn’t believe it before, you should definitely know it by now: Adam Lambert is a fucking rock star.
So here we now have a new interview with Adam, where he’s looking pretty suave in the studio with Ryan Seacrest. (Watch it above.) The important takeaways here: He’s signed a new label deal after parting ways with RCA, and he’s working on his third album with “an amazing executive producer.” More »
Gaga, eau la la!
Lady Gaga‘s jet-black debut scent Fame has gone on to sell over 30 million bottles (!) since its release back in the summer of 2012, so it’s no surprise to anyone that the ARTPOP diva is back this year with a second spritz for her many loyal Little Monsters: Eau De Gaga, a unisex fragrance “where nothing is off limits.”
In the newly released Steven Klein-directed advertisement for the scent, Gaga goes into full-on glamour mode, posing and writhing with a gaggle of handsome models. (Tough life!) The visual is stunning as always, although it is more than slightly awkward to watch her get sexy to the sound of the legendary Tony Bennett crooning an old-timey classic in the background. They couldn’t use, say, “Sexxx Dreams” or something? Oh, well! Get that Cheek To Cheek promo, Gagz. More »
Gwen Stefani Performs “Hella Good” On ‘The Voice’ With Pharrell, Blake Shelton And Adam Levine: Watch
The Gwen Stefani comeback is in full swing.
While we gear up for the L.A.M.B. diva’s (reported) comeback single “Baby Don’t Lie” in October, the superstar isn’t keep us waiting any longer to hear those pipes back in action.
Gwen’s seen hitting the stage once again in a brand new teaser from the forthcoming season of The Voice, performing No Doubt classic “Hella Good” alongside fellow judges Pharrell, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. The troupe sounds fantastic together — a potential side project, perhaps? — and will undoubtedly be teaming up time and time again throughout the season. Also, what kind of ageless voodoo magic?! She always looks stunning. More »
Mark your calendars, Harmonizers: Fifth Harmony have officially set the date.
Following the announcement of the title of their debut album Reflection, the young ladies of 5H are setting their sights on a December release date for their long-awaited debut LP — the same month that the girls finished their run on X Factor USA back in 2012. “December has played a major part in 5H history.. So putting our debut album out in December 2014 just felt right,” the girls tweeted earlier this week.
Michael Jackson & Queen’s “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” Mixed By William Orbit: Listen To The Previously-Unreleased Duet
Turns out “Love Never Felt So Good” might not be the only Michael Jackson song that could have an impact on the charts this year.
Three years ago, the King Of Pop’s estate gave permission to the surviving members of legendary rock band Queen to finish production on tracks Jackson recorded in the early 1980s with the band’s frontman Freddie Mercury. Today, the first of those songs, “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” premiered on UK radio. It was reported to have been recorded by Mercury and Jackson sometime between 1982 and 1983, and the final mix of the song was done by British producer William Orbit. More »
Hey, pop kiddies, remember when Madonna demonstrated how superb she was at performing oral sex on a bottle in her 1991 Truth Or Dare documentary? You know, it was the scene where she practically downed half of the hunk of glass, then tilted the bottle up in the air and, um, swallowed whatever swill was inside. Doesn’t ring a bell?
Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea’s “Booty” Video Plays Like A Decent Kylie Minogue “Sexercize” Tribute: Watch
The first thing that comes to mind while watching Jennifer Lopez‘s “Booty” video is: Didn’t Kylie Minogue do this first, earlier this year, with her “Sexercize” clip? The lesbianism. The water-drenched wetness. The intense grinding, shaking and twerking. Minogue popped her own booty through all of that visual territory back in March, no?
Even that gold, super scoop-neck, barely-there number JLo is wearing as a top around the 0:58 mark calls to mind Kylie’s hooded white jumpsuit in her 2001 “Cant’ Get You Out Of My Head” video. So, maybe Lopez and her newly-added “Booty” partner Iggy Azalea were going for a full-on Minogue tribute? If that’s the case, then we we say brava, ladies — keep those pert and curvy derriere’s arched proudly in the air! More »
:: Beyonce just got another half-sister. Yes, DNA tests reveal that Mathew Knowles has indeed fathered another illegitimate child — this time with Texan real estate agent TaQoya Branscomb. Congratulations? [Vibe]
:: Who knew Justin Bieber was a fan of the culinary arts? Yesterday (September 18) he posted a video showing how to prepare chicken breast and broccoli. Take careful notes, foodies. [Gossip Cop]
:: Gwen Stefani admits that she got into a fight with husband Gavin Rossdale about him joining The Voice. She thought it would be too much for the couple but eventually came around. [Radar Online]
:: He might have lost Mariah Carey but Nick Cannon can still lay claim to owning the world’s most expensive pair of shoes. The kicks he wore on the America’s Got Talent finale cost a record $2 million. [MTV]
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