Archive for the ‘Music News’ Category

Bastille’s “Bad News”: Listen To The Band’s New ‘Oblivion’ EP Track

Aug 15th, 2014 // Comment
Bastille On SNL
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It’s been a minute since we heard anything new from Bastille, the UK band behind “Bad Blood” and “Pompeii” that broke out big last year. But lo and behold, the London pop-rockers have an EP on the way for latest All This Bad Blood single “Oblivion,” which will contain a new track titled “Bad News.”

The song kicks off with a synth squelch and quickly evolves into a mid-tempo anthem that has Bastille frontman Dan Smith singing, “Bad news like a sucker punch, moving your way / people fill the streets like nothing has changed.”

Give Bastille’s latest angsty cut a listen below. More »

Hilary Duff Looks Gorgeous In New Promo Photo

Aug 15th, 2014 // Comment
Hilary's "Sun": Listen
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Here’s a good reason to start chasing the sun today, Little Duffsters: A brand new Hilary Duff promo photo has just surfaced!

The “All About You” folk-pop princess is looking all sorts of grown up and gorgeous in the newly unveiled promo photo from her upcoming comeback LP. What’s she looking at? Maybe it’s one of her paper airplanes.

Are you excited to hear Hil’s upcoming comeback LP? Check out the full photo after the jump. More »

Iggy Azalea And Sam Smith To Headline Pre-VMAs Charity Concert

Aug 15th, 2014 // Comment
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Iggy Azalea is so fancy…you already know. But did you know the I-G-G-Y is charitable too?

The Aussie “Black Widow” femcee, along with our favorite “Stay With Me” soul-pop crooner Sam Smith, will both headline at the pre-2014 MTV Video Music Awards concert for the national HIV/AIDS prevention and education nonprofit, Lifebeat – Music Fights HIV/AIDS on Friday, August 22 at The Avalon in LA.

The two skyrocketing sensations have both honored with a MTV Artist To Watch nomination (Iggy last year, and Sam this year), and are part of a long line of acts who have previously headlined the pre-VMA Lifebeat concert, including Robin Thicke, Maroon 5 and The Beastie Boys.

Love you some Iggy and Sam? If you live in Southern California, Time Warner Cable is going to be giving away tickets to residents. So, in the words of Iggy: Do dat, do dat!

Are you excited for all of the VMAs festivities? Let us know in the comments below. More »

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett To Perform ‘Cheek To Cheek’ Live On PBS In October

Aug 14th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Gaga & Tony's "Anything"
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Jazz lovers, Little Monsters and Bennetters (I don’t know, maybe it’s a thing?) unite! Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are taking their Cheek To Cheek to the whole next level!

Following the release of their long-awaited jazz duets LP on September 23, the two musical lovebirds are teaming up on Friday, October 24 at p.m. ET on PBS to perform classic jazz standards, in solo and duet form, during ‘THIRTEEN’s Great Performances.’ The show was taped in front of a live studio audience (many of whom were students enrolled in arts programs) at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on July 28.

According to a press release, the songs were all picked from the Great American Songbook, including “Sophisticated Lady,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Lush Life,” “Anything Goes” and, of course, “Cheek To Cheek.” They’ll also be performing alongside a 39-piece orchestra (!). With any luck, Gaga’s puppy Asia will at least make a small cameo, perhaps playing some sort of doggy-sized tuba.

Are you excited to watch Gaga and Tony team up on TV? Let us know in the comments below. More »

Radio DJ Spills Alleged Details About Taylor Swift’s Upcoming Single (Warning: Spoiler Alert!)

Aug 14th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Taylor Swift's New LP
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Swifties, stop reading now if you don’t want to see any spoilers.

Love those horn-heavy hooks from “Problem” and “Talk Dirty”? Well, you’re about to get more of that: Radio DJ Christopher K of Sacramento’s 107.9 The End allegedly heard Taylor Swift‘s upcoming comeback single — and there will be horns.

Although those tweets have since disappeared from his timeline, the ATRL forum caught all of his replies to eager fans begging to know more: “The new Taylor is VERY fun & VERY poppy! Has a good message too, not to worry bout what ppl think of u, just shake it off #Swifties. Funny line from Taylor’s new song: ‘They say I date too much & can’t make em stay!’ haha It’s a positive song, not a love song #Swifties,” he originally tweeted. “Yes! It’s very fun & upbeat, and has a catchy horn sound playing throughout. She even pokes a little fun at herself in it!” Other insider sources allege that the track is called “Shake It Off.”

Are you ready for a dose of horn-heavy self-empowerment pop from the Red princess? Let us know what you think of the reported comeback track in the comments below. More »

Nicki Minaj Now Has More Hot 100 Entries Than Michael Jackson (But Not As Many As The ‘Glee’ Cast)

Aug 14th, 2014 // 4 Comments
Nicki's "Anaconda"
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Behold: The thunderous impact of “Anaconda”!

Buried at the very end of yesterday’s Billboard news story about MAGIC!‘s continued reign atop the Hot 100 was this little chart factoid: Nicki Minaj officially has more Hot 100 entries than Michael Jackson.

Upon its debut at #19, Mizz Minaj’s A$$-shaking anthem marks her 51st Hot 100 hit, thanks to all of her many features and solo singles, “extending her mark for the most among female rappers (Missy Elliott is next with 31) and tying her with Eminem for the seventh-best total among all rappers; Lil Wayne leads the category with 122. Among all artists, Minaj breaks out of a tie with Michael Jackson and also equals Rod Stewart‘s 51 career Hot 100 entries.”

Of course, this is a monumental feat, but Nicki’s still got a ways to go if she wants to break into the Top 10 of the Most Hot 100 Entries of all time. What do you think of Nicki’s latest achievement?

Check out the full, somewhat surprising roster (as of October of last year) after the jump. More »

Taylor Swift To Perform At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Aug 14th, 2014 // Comment
Taylor Swift's New LP
"It's already my favorite thing," she says. Read More »

Were you getting worried that Taylor Swift would never, ever be getting back on stage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards? Stay fearless, Swifties — she’s coming back for more.

The Red singer-songstress revealed that she’ll be performing at the 2014 MTV VMAs during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. “We’re planning it,” she explained.

She also (painstakingly) danced around the subject of her mystery Yahoo livestream on August 18 at 5 PM. “In general, like, you could stream anything these days,” she shrugged as Fallon desperately begged her to reveal what she was planning to do. “There could be one announcement. There could be multiple announcements.” Oh, Tay Tay! You’re such a tease! More »

One Direction Are Working On New Music, And It’s “A Little Bit More Edgy”

Aug 13th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Are you ready to spice up those Midnight Memories, Directioners?

While the boys of One Direction are currently out on the Where We Are Tour (the #1 selling tour of 2014!), the boys stopped by The Today Show to chat with Carson Daly about their tour, their new fragrance and, most exciting of all, their upcoming music.

“I think it’s going to be a little bit more edgy…we feel like we’ve got some really good songs,” Niall explained to Carson when asked about working on their upcoming album. Hey, edgy is good! (We think, anyway.) Plus, it sounds like the music’s getting a little bit more personal this time around: “We’ve all taken a hand in the writing this time. We’ve literally written almost every song,” Liam continued.

Are you ready for the next era of 1D? Check out the troupe talking it up with Carson after the jump. More »

Nicki Minaj To Perform At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Aug 13th, 2014 // Comment
Nicki's "Anaconda"
Nicki Minaj Anaconda single cover
Her raunchy new single riffs off of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back." Read More »

Calling all Barbz!

Nicki Minaj is officially hitting the stage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards this year. AHHHHHHH!

The “Anaconda” diva will be performing her booty-clapping hit for the first time live, which marks her latest appearance on the stage since joining Alicia Keys for their performance of “Girl On Fire” at the 2012 VMAs.

With Ariana Grande already due to perform, it seems more than likely that we just might get a “Bang Bang” performance as well. Jessie J, where you at?

Minaj joins an ever-growing roster of performers, including 5 Seconds Of Summer, Usher and Video Vanguard Award winner Beyoncé. Hey, come to think of it, Bey and Nicki just dropped that “Flawless” remix on us. Do you think they’ll recreate that live? We can’t even handle the thought.

Are you excited for the MTV Video Music Awards? Let us know in the comments below. More »

Jennifer Hudson Reveals Album Cover, Release Date For Upcoming Record, ‘JHUD’

Aug 12th, 2014 // Comment
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The spotlight is officially back on Jennifer Hudson.

Taking a page out of J.Lo‘s book, the American Idol alum’s opted to employ her nickname, JHUD, as the title of her forthcoming third studio album, which is officially due to out on September 23.

Along with revealing the release date, as well as a 5-track sampler back in early July featuring “Walk It Out” and “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” the powerhouse vocalist also premiered the cover art for her new LP, which sees the songstress looking extra confident and fierce with a slicked-back coif and a fashionable leather jacket, serving face on a rooftop.

And that’s not all! Along with her own LP, Hudson’s also making a cameo on a track from UK duo Gorgon City‘s highly anticipated new album, Sirens.

Are you ready for all this new JHUD? Let us know in the comments below. More »