Posts tagged "Gwen Stefani"

Maroon 5 Talks Gwen Stefani Collaboration “My Heart Is Open,” Written By Sia

Earlier this summer, Maroon 5 revealed that No Doubt‘s Gwen Stefani will be featured in its new album V. Now, guitarist James Valentine reveals the song’s title, “My Heart Is Open,” and that it was co-written by Sia.

“Living here in Los Angeles we’ve known Sia for a long time, back from when she was just an artist, before her second act as, like, the most brilliant pop songwriter of all time, so it was really cool just to work with her,” Valentine says to Billboard. The band has great timing, as Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear just became her first chart-topper in the United States. More »

Gwen Stefani Confirms Gavin Rossdale Will Be By Her Side On ‘The Voice’: See The Photo Proof

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Adam Levine may have scored rock icon Stevie Nicks as his go-to sage for the upcoming fall season of The Voice, but new coach Gwen Stefani also has quite an ace of up sleeve, as well: her husband, Gavin Rossdale. “guess who’s going to be my advisor on #TheVoice?” Gwen wrote on Instagram while posting the above photo.

Bush frontman Rossdale told Access Hollywood, “I don’t know how it came about, but it was just one of those things [where] the idea was mentioned — I wasn’t even sure who was mentioning it — and then it came around to, ‘So, next week you ready? You are gonna come and do this?” More »

Jay Z, No Doubt And Carrie Underwood Billed For Global Citizen Festival

Jay Z will headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival on September 27 at New York’s Central Park. Other confirmed acts include No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., Tiesto and the Roots.

The one-day festival aims to raise awareness fir extreme poverty worldwide, with hopes of eradicating it by 2030. “I think what we found last year is that the movement has diversified,” said Hugh Evans, chief executive of the organization behind the festival, the Global Poverty Project. “It’s incredible to have the king of hip-hop on one end of the bill, coupled with the king of EDM on the other end of the bill, and in the middle we’ve got one of the biggest country stars in America.” More »

Diplo On Major Lazer, Working With Envelope-Pusher Madonna & Gwen Stefani: Idolator Interview

Anyone tuned into Diplo’s Twitter and/or Instagram recently will know that he’s been having an amazing time while globetrotting. Major Lazer was out in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup festivities (Diplo even released a World Cup mix for the BBC here) with the Budweiser Hotel, performing, partying, the usual business. Their latest EP Apocalypse Soon has been making its rounds, keeping fans sated until the full-length project arrives at the top of next year. Meanwhile in Diplo World, he’s going wherever the creativity takes him.

The new Madonna album will (hopefully) have Blondre3000′s DNA all over it, as Diplo and Madge have spent a good amount of time in the studio making tracks together, which the producer describes as “pushing the envelope.”

There’s much more in the collaborative pipeline, though, for Diplo and he checks in to discuss what he’s got going on, what’s next for Major Lazer, and how the perfect song formula involves proper chemistry.

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Adam Levine Talks About Maroon 5′s Collaboration With Gwen Stefani But Doesn’t Say Much

Adam Levine casually mentioned that Maroon 5 is collaborating with Gwen Stefani on a track on their forthcoming V album during a chat with Ryan Seacrest earlier this week. The 35-year-old was asked to shed a little more light on the mouth-watering duet by MTV but he stuck to praising the flawless No Doubt diva.

“It was so much fun,” Adam gushed. “We just sat around and talked for hours. It was so fantastic getting to know her.” Gwen obviously made an impression because he added: “I’m a huge fan of hers.” As for the song? It doesn’t even have a title yet. “It’s being mixed right now,” he revealed, “so I literally have not even named the song yet.” Fingers crossed it’s as good as “Moves Like Jagger”! More »

Gwen Stefani And No Doubt Sign Up With Legendary Music Manager Irving Azoff

Imagine for a minute if Gwen Stefani were to pull a Beyonce and — ta da! — surprise-release a new solo album some night this summer or fall. Would you entirely lose your shit? Because I’ll admit, I recently dug out and have been listening to Love.Angel.Music.Baby. again (that album is almost 10 years old!) and it’s still a classic…and Gwen really, really needs to come back to us with more music.

Anyway, now that that’s out of the way, there is more activity in the land of Stefani today, as Billboard is reporting both she and her band No Doubt have signed management deals with 66-year-old music titan Irving Azoff (Christina Aguilera, The Eagles, Van Halen). The publication points out that Stefani and her bandmates recently parted ways with their previous manager of 15 years, Jim Guerinot of Rebel Waltz Management. More »

Bruno Mars Brings His ‘Moonshine Jungle’ Tour To The Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

Bruno Mars brought his blockbuster Moonshine Jungle tour to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (May 31) and wowed the star-studded crowd with an electric, hit-filled set. The 28-year-shared the bill with Pharrell, who raised the bar for opening acts by turning the famous venue into an outdoor disco with “Blurred Lines”, “Get Lucky” and “Happy”.  He even brought out a typically flawless-looking Gwen Stefani to sing “Hollaback Girl”.

Skateboard P raised the stakes but, from the first verse of “Moonshine”, it was clear that Bruno was up to the challenge. After setting the retro-soul tone with “Treasure”, the beaming Grammy winner admitted that this was his first visit to the Hollywood Bowl (in any capacity) since arriving in LA 10 years ago.

He certainly made up for lost time by taking his fans and celeb friends — Zac Efron, Lea Michele, Paula Abdul and Quentin Tarantino were just a few of the famous faces in attendance — on a thrill-ride dotted with old tunes (“Billionaire”, “Our First Time” and “Marry You”), unexpected covers (“Pony”, “Every Little Step” and “Ignition”) and cuts from 2012 LP Unorthodox Jukebox (“If I Knew”). More »

‘The Voice’: Gwen Stefani Performs “Hollaback Girl,” Pharrell Does “Come Get It Bae”

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Guest host alert! Miley Cyrus sits herself in Adam Levine’s red chair for the Top 8 perfor…oh wait. A now tow-headed Adam has totally snagged Miley’s short bleached locks for these last stages of the competition on The Voice. His appearance is that of a man that has lost an unfortunate bet, but he stands by his makeover decision.

“I don’t know why I did it, but it feels right,” he says, as Shakira laughs along, Usher compares him to a Fifth Element Bruce Willis and Blake Shelton makes Meg Ryan and Miley comparisons.

It’s all part of Monday night’s top eight performance excitement. In addition to the remaining contestants, Season 2 Voice veteran Gwen Sebastian and Season 7 coaches Pharrell and Gwen Stefani perform. More »

Gwen Stefani Confirms That She Is Joining ‘The Voice’

And now it’s official. Gwen Stefani confirmed that she’s joining The Voice in an Instagram post this afternoon (April 29). The No Doubt frontwoman will take over from Christina Aguilera during her pregnancy — with the Lotus diva’s full blessing. Xtina already welcomed her via Twitter earlier today.

While it will be great to have Gwen on the show (she definitely has the right credentials), it will be even more interesting to see if the 44-year-old uses the platform to launch a comeback. At this point in time, judging or mentoring a talent show almost always leads to new music. Just look at Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Kylie Minogue and Mariah Carey. See her Insta-announcement after the jump. More »

Christina Aguilera Welcomes Gwen Stefani To ‘The Voice’

Earlier this month it appeared Gwen Stefani would be joining The Voice for season 7, which begins taping in June, to replace the pregnant Christina Aguilera. Now Queen Xtina herself has confirmed the news, welcoming Stefani to the show via Twitter. “So excited to have you join #TheVoice squad @GwenStefani! Welcome to our crazy fam!” Aguilera wrote.

Current spring coach Shakira will be touring this summer, so she likely wasn’t in contention to stay on for next season for the open spot. Yahoo reports that Aguilera is expected to return to the show for Season 8 in 2015. Check out her tweet below. More »