“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 »
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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 »
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 »
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.
“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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »