Archive for the ‘Headlines’ Category

The Veronicas Will Release Their Comeback Single Later This Week

After years of setbacks (a drawn-out label dispute, an indie-phase & now a new deal with Sony), The Veronicas will return with new music later this week. The Aussie twins, who are best-known stateside for their surprise 2009 hit “Untouched”, announced their comeback with a tweet that simply stated “3 days…”. Commence crying and shaking now.

It will be fascinating to hear what the duo serves up after their extended hiatus. The Veronicas’ last release — 2012′s Australia only single “Lolita” — was a mental electro-pop anthem with a massive dub-step breakdown but the material they have teased recently (like “Sugar Daddy”) sounds darker and more organic. The sisters’ two LPs still hold up remarkably well, so I’m confident their new tune will be worth the wait. See Jess and Lisa’s tweet after the jump. More »

Iggy Azalea Has Mad Basketball Skills: Watch Her Fancy Trick Shot

Iggy Azalea has been dating NBA player Nick Young since late 2013, so it makes sense that the Australian rapper would pick up a couple of on-court tricks. Over the weekend Swaggy P (the basketball star’s nickname) uploaded a video of the always “Fancy” diva shooting a hoop and it has to be said she has impressive skills.

The 24-year-old hitmaker has been taking a well-earned rest since performing at the recent MTV Video Music Awards. Rita Ora-assisted smash “Black Widow” just reached a new peak of number six on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, so a new round of promo can’t be too far away. I wonder if the rumored re-release of The New Classic is still happening. It’s not like the original is lacking in potential hits. See Iggy’s trick shot after the jump. More »

B-Roc Of The Knocks Joins Tove Lo, HAERTS & Others For All Things Go Fall Classic Lineup

All Things Go will stage their Fall Classic fest on Saturday, September 13 at Washington DC’s Union Market, and the impressive lineup includes such acts as Swedish “Habits (Stay High)” songbird Tove Lo, New York band HAERTS and Baltimore synth-pop act Future Islands, among others. Newly added to the roster is B-Roc of The Knocks (aka Ben Ruttner).

“We’re excited about the incredible lineup of artists performing and Union Market is the perfect place to debut our first major music event in the DC and Baltimore metro regions,” said All Things Go’s Will Suter stated in a press release for Fall Classic. More »

Britney Spears Calls Out Her Cheating Ex Live On Stage In Las Vegas: Watch

It's Singleney, Bitch!
No one gets away with cheating on our Brit Brit.

Last week, the “Work Bitch” superstar revealed (quite candidly) that she is now single on Twitter (“Ahhh the single life!”), which led to a string of TMZ stories (and a hilarious Instagram) detailing the break-up: Reportedly, ex David Lucado cheated on B, and there’s a tape involved. Or something like that. Regardless, Miss Britney Spears just ain’t got time for that foolishness and f–kery — and she’s speaking out about it.

During Sunday night’s show of Piece Of Me residency, Britney decided to speak up about the situation in an incredible mini-rant to her adoring fans: “The best thing about your boyfriend cheating on you…is that you get to go on another first date. Oh em gee, a first date! Woooooo!“ she exclaimed. Something more personal, indeed!

Check out the clip after the jump. More »

One Direction’s Harry Styles Shows Support For Gay NFL Player Michael Sam: Morning Mix

:: One Direction‘s Harry Styles showed his support for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted to the NFL, by wearing his St. Louis Rams jersey during an August 27 concert. Ironically, Sam was just cut from the team, but he may end up on its practice squad. [Twitter]

:: Will the forthcoming Queen album, Queen Forever, feature new songs by touring frontman Adam Lambert? Sirius XM reports this to be true, though it does so by citing a London Standard article that doesn’t say anything to that effect. Hmmm. [Facebook]

:: Kid Cudi fainted during his set at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival, right after he signed an autograph for a fan in the front row. He then took to Twitter to let fans know he’s okay: “If I scared anyone tonight I am so so sorry from the bottom of my heart.” [Rap-Up]

:: Simon Cowell showed support for Cheryl Cole‘s “Crazy Stupid Love” by spitting featured emcee’s Tinie Tempah‘s guest verse. Simon: Don’t quit your day job. [Capital FM]

:: ICYMI: Jimmy Kimmel Live recently had Ed Sheeran dress up as Little Orphan Annie. [YouTube]

Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »

Taylor Swift May Be Joining ‘The Voice’ As An Advisor

Players Gon' Play
Taylor Swift may be joining The Voice as an advisor. “She had great feedback for all the contestants. She made for an amazing mentor,” an unnamed source said to Us Weekly. Neither NBC nor Swift herself have confirmed the news.

Previously announced Voice guest mentors include Stevie Nicks, Little Big Town, Alicia Keys and Gavin Rossdale, who will be working with veteran coaches Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton, plus newcomers Pharrell and Gwen Stefani, respectively. More »

Ariana Grande Denies Authenticity Of Leaked Nude Photos In Massive Hack

A representative for Ariana Grande has denied the authenticity of leaked nude photos that are said to be of the singer, following of a major hack involving several celebrities that occurred August 31. “The photos are completely fake,” Grande’s rep stated to BuzzFeed.

Grande was among more than 100 celebrities targeted in the leak. Nude and risque photos purported to be of her, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton initially surfaced August 31 on online bulletin board 4chan. After confirming that the photos of Lawrence are indeed real, reps for the Silver Linings Playbook actress say that her team has taken action: “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.” More »

5 Michael Jackson Songs That Charted Higher Internationally Than In The US

Today (August 29) would have been Michael Jackson‘s 56th birthday. It boggles the mind to think what treasures the King of Pop could have created if he were still alive but his legacy is so incredibly vast that there’s always something new to discover. To celebrate the life of the gloved genius, I’ve put together a list of five singles that performed considerably better overseas than at home.

It’s hard to fathom how classic tracks like 1995′s environmental awareness-raising “Earth Song” could be the highest-selling MJ single of all time in the UK but not chart on the Billboard Hot 100. That has a lot to do with the way charts were compiled in the ’90s and the lack of a physical release but it still feels completely wrong. Discover over such cases after the jump. More »

Miley Cyrus Is Semi-Topless (Of Course) In The Latest Pic To Emerge From Her ‘V’ Magazine Shoot

Bless Miley Cyrus. Just when things were starting to get a little dull on the interwebs, the retired twerker posed nude for V magazine and gave gossip hounds and perverts a reason for living. She can now add humanitarian to her long list of accomplishments! So far we’ve seen the (fairly tame) cover and a censored black-and-white nude but more pics are finally emerging from the Karl Lagerfeld-helmed shoot.

In one new pic, the 21-year-old rocks a bath robe and thigh-high boxing boots. In another, Miley holds a mouth-shaped purse against her vagina. It’s basically the high-fashion equivalent of her infamous Terry Richardson shoot. If you’re wondering why the hitmaker is posing nude again, your guess is as good as mine. It’s not like she’s actively promoting Bangerz (that fourth single is long overdue), so I guess the pop princess is basically losing her clothes for shits and giggles at this point. Rock on! See the pics after the jump. More »

Kylie Minogue’s “Confide In Me” Is 20: See Steve Anderson’s Tweets About The Recording Process

Kylie Minogue staged one of the most impressive career reinventions of all time when “Confide In Me” dropped on this day (August 29) in 1994. After releasing four massively successful albums of (glorious) bubblegum pop, the Australian diva switched labels and reemerged with a haunting Brothers In Rhythm-produced indie-pop anthem that still seethes and seduces 20 years later.

Despite the startling change of genre, “Confide In Me” was an instant hit. It became the pop icon’s first number one record in Australia since 1988 and landed at number two on the UK chart. It even managed to find an audience in the US — reaching number 39 on the Billboard Club Chart. More importantly, the song finally showcased Kylie’s vocal ability (there was genuine surprise that she could, you know, actually sing) and established her as a credible artist.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Confide In Me”, Steve Anderson (one half of Brothers In Rhythm) shared some secrets about the recording process on Twitter. For starters, did you know that there’s a gated didgeridoo in the “stick or twist” breakdown? Mind blown! He also posted the original lyric sheet (above) and revealed that the much-loved B-side “If You Don’t Love Me” was recorded in one take. Learn all these is to know about the classic hit after the jump. More »