The Veronicas made a successful return to the pop scene in September after several years of label limbo. The Aussie twins scored a number one hit at home with comeback single “You Ruin Me” and even got Courtney Love‘s seal of approval. (An international release is expected early next year). Jess and Lisa unveiled the cover of their self-titled third LP today (October 23) and also shared iTunes countdown single “Line Of Fire”.
If the stripped-back balladry of “You Ruin Me” wasn’t quite for you, the duo’s new song should be right up your alley. “Line Of Fire” is a return to the frantic rock/pop of the Hook Me Up era — albeit with a grungy twist. “Standing in your line of fire, sorry I’m a real bad liar,” the sisters chirp in the soaring chorus. “You just blow me away.” Take a listen to The Veronica’s latest gem after the jump. More »
WALK THE MOON have a hit on their hands with infectious pop/rock anthem “Shut Up And Dance”. The first taste of the band’s sophomore set is steadily gaining ground on radio and hovering just outside the top 100 on iTunes. A blockbuster video is all the Cincinnati-based rockers need to take things to the next level and they well and truly delivered.
The guys take it back to the ’80s in their hilarious “Shut Up And Dance” visual, which finds lead singer Nicholas Petricca burning up the disco in a particularly fetching outfit. He soon lays eyes on the woman of his dreams things soon get really weird thanks to a serious case of dance floor concussion. Enjoy the retro fashion, graphics and audio equipment (love a good boombox!) up top. More »
Wayne Coyne is well known to pop fans as Miley Cyrus‘ muse (her Instagram is a veritable shrine) but the Flaming Lips frontman struck a similar friendship with Kesha back in 2012. That makes the veteran psychedelic-rocker more qualified than most to comment on the diva’s stunning allegations against super-producer Dr. Luke.
The unlikely duo first collaborated on the 53-year-old’s The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends LP and then decided to record an entire album together, the near-mythological Lip$ha. “The stuff that we did together was just spectacular, and it made us want to do more,” Coyne reveals in an interview with Radio.com. “And I think we did like four or five songs, and then Kesha would remind me, ‘Wayne, I can’t put this music out, Dr. Luke will kill me.’
“I don’t know Dr. Luke at all, but when we [Kesha and I] speak, I know there’s some anxiety about their relationship,” he continues. “I think she would like to have the freedom to do more things in that spirit. Where it’s not — again, I don’t know their situation — but where it’s not producers producing her. She could produce herself, that’s probably what she is wanting to happen with her own career.” More »
Tamar Braxton is coming out of the gate swinging with her Aaliyah-sampling, Future-featuring “Let Me Know,” a dreamy R&B ode to her man, and the lead single from her forthcoming follow-up to 2013′s Love & War.
And to show just how much love she’s got, Tamar’s gone ahead and turned up the heat with about a half dozen glamorous looks for the accompanying visual. From bedside seduction to poolside dramatics on a diving board to lounging in fishnets and lingerie, the Braxton Family Values diva certainly knows how to seduce in a variety of lewks — and sparkle, of course. Just wait until she gets to the eye-popping all-glitter “ensemble”!
You’ve got to give it up for Tamar: It’s going to take her at least a few weeks just to wash off all that glitter. Do you love it? Do you feel it? Let her (and us) know in the comments below. More »
Nick Jonas and his crazy, envy-inducing abs made another appearance today (October 23). The 22-year-old stripped off for Details magazine and proudly displayed all the muscle he gained for hit TV show Kingdom. (He plays an MMA fighter). The “Jealous” hitmaker posed for workout pics and flexed for the camera. It’s not as raunchy as his underwear shoot for Flaunt but close enough.
And how do you get a body like Nick’s? “When I was getting in shape for the show, I was doing three sessions a day: one fight-training with Kingdom‘s coach, Joe ‘Daddy’ Stephenson, and two strength-building with [my trainer],” he revealed. Sounds like too much effort, so I’ll pass. Check out all the pics from the pop star’s new shirtless shoot up top. More »
So here’s the thing with Fergie‘s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today: the “L.A. Love (La La)” chirpstress talked with Ellen about her kid and being part-owner of the Miami Dolphins, and Fergie did some funny accents and Ellen made quips about the singer’s barely-there outfit…but there was no music performance. Like, Fergie didn’t perform the song she was there to promote.
Sure, maybe there’s some big, secret marketing strategy, and the first televised performance of Fergie’s comeback single is being saved for another, more prestigious outlet. But it seems like a wasted opportunity, no? It’s not like the song is anywhere near the Top 10. More »
The secret’s (all but) out!
Taylor Swift has been sneakily giving her loyal Swifties bits and pieces of her new album 1989 for weeks and months now — from those #1989SecretSessions at her apartment, to Target commercials, to pre-release tracks on iTunes. But the wait is nearly over, and now, she’s inviting us…like, all of us…to a final secret session!
On Monday (October 27), Taylor will be hosting a live stream, just as she did when she announced the album, with both Yahoo and iHeartRadio at 7:30 PM EST. What’s in store? Well, that’s still a secret — obviously. We’re guessing a live album playback, or maybe even a performance. And, if the Yahoo announcement is anything to go by, Tay Tay might even be in a Halloween state of mind? “It would be downright scary if you missed it!” they ominously sign off. How positively ghoulish! More »
Obsessed with Melanie Martinez‘s Dollhouse EP? Love hearing her new single “Carousel” in promotions for American Horror Story: Freak Show? Well, here’s your chance (if you happen to live in Los Angeles) to catch the 19-year-old in concert and meet her before/after the show. And all you have to do is leave a comment! What are you waiting for?
Find out how to win two meet & greet tickets to see Melanie’s Dollhouse gig at The Mint in Los Angeles on November 20 after the jump. More »
Sister Cristina raised her voice, and Madonna heard it. The 26-year-old Italian nun won The Voice Italy earlier this year after initially stunning her home country with her cover of “No One.” Now, in a bid for some attention-grabbing promo, the holy songbird has covered Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin” ahead of the release of her upcoming album (out November 11).
Her Madgesty apparently caught wind of Sister Cristina’s divine rendition, as she posted two Photoshopped images today on Instagram featuring herself with the Italian sensation.
“Like A Virgin? #bitinghard,” Madonna, who has had an infamous history with the Catholic church, captioned the one photo. On the other she simply noted, “Sisters for Life! #touchedfortheveryfirsttime”
Catch the pop queen’s photo-reactions below, then see Sister Cristina’s album tracklist — which includes Jessie J, Keane and Cyndi Lauper covers — here. More »
Jasmine Villegas completely reinvented herself in 2014. The 20-year-old, who came to fame playing the love interest in Justin Bieber‘s YouTube-conquering “Baby” video, relaunched as a fierce urban-pop diva — complete with a major label record deal and a surprise feature from rapper Kendrick Lamar on new single “That’s Me Right There”.
The rising star recently dropped by the Idolator office in Los Angeles to pose for a photo shoot (above) and spill the beans on this exciting new phase of her career. Jasmine opened up about her upcoming EP (she has a collaboration with Jeremih in the can), writing songs with Nick Jonas and the evolution of her sound. Find out all you need to know about the lovely Latina after the jump. More »