gets swarmed by Wall Street wolves, carried by dominatrices and healed by water ballet dancers in “G.U.Y.: An ARTPOP Film.”
The two-part video released tonight (March 22), for both the titular song and “Venus,”
seems to tell a story
of her rise to ARTPOP
stardom. It is difficult, though, to pay close attention to any semblance of plot, not with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
cast acting as her court musicians while lip-syncing the lyrics.
Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, also appears as either an angel or God. More »
Happy Friday, Idolator readers! Feel that warmth in the air? Yes, Spring has sprung (sorta!), and the season is mercifully shifting. We braved the polar vortex
, and now it’s time to relish in the next quarter of pop releases. What’s to come? Well, Enrique Iglesias
‘ Sex + Love
and Kylie Minogue
‘s Kiss Me Once
both kicked off this week (have you entered to win a limited edition box set of Kylie’s new album yet?
), while Lady Gaga‘s “G.U.Y.” video
promises to give us all something to talk about tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, Ariana Grande and Chris Brown‘s duet was cancelled due to that whole jail thing, J. Lo took “I Luh Ya Papi” to the Idol stage and Justin Timberlake dropped the not-so-bad video for “Not A Bad Thing.” As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments below! More »
After months of confusion surrounding her next move, Lady Gaga
has finally pulled the trigger. Mother Monster finally confirmed
-produced dance anthem “G.U.Y.”
would be the next single from ARTPOP
yesterday (March 20) and today we got a sneak peek
at the extravagant video, which features The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
The belated promo onslaught continues with an official radio edit emerging. Thankfully, the song hasn’t been changed too radically. About 20 seconds have been trimmed from “G.U.Y.”, mostly from the intro, but it’s essentially intact. Which is a good thing. Oh and the above artwork was posted on Interscope’s SoundCloud, so I guess that makes it official too? Listen to the edit after the jump. More »
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Last week, major label heads, music geeks and excited fans gathered in the city of Austin to enjoy one of the largest music festivals in the country. From big-name superstars like Coldplay and Jay Z to rising artists like BANKS, the music capital of Texas became home to a variety of memorable performances. Head down below to revisit six of the biggest highlights from Austin’s big music festival! More »
The (strange, and thus completely normal) plans for Lady Gaga
‘s secret music video premiere Saturday (March 22) have been revealed
— the clip is for “G.U.Y.” and it’ll debut on NBC at 8 p.m. ET immediately before Dateline
‘s Saturday Night Mystery
. This morning, Gaga appeared on TODAY
to preview the long-awaited visual.
Gaga revealed the shoot took six days, and insists that her whole thing is “not an act,” which she has said before. It’s her method of expression, which she claims she’d be doing now even if she were still performing in dives on the Lower East Side.
Check out a behind the scenes preview of her very extravagant-looking, Real Housewives-starring “G.U.Y.” video below, along with her full TODAY appearance. More »
surrounding Lady Gaga
‘s next ARTPOP
single/video has finally been solved! I think. Mother Monster is going with Zedd
-produced dance anthem “G.U.Y.”
according to NBC’s Dateline
. They will premiere the blockbuster visual on Saturday night (March 22) at 8/7c immediately before Saturday Night Mystery
Fans have been speculating about the “Applause”-loving diva’s next move since her Terry Richardson-directed “Do What U Want” video went AWOL. We knew the clip was filmed at California’s Hearst Castle and features cameos from The Real Housewives Of Beverley Hills but the song was generally considered to be “Venus” after snoopy tourists heard it playing. See Dateline’s announcement tweet after the jump. More »
After a couple of minor — ok, major — bumps, Lady Gaga
campaign seems to be back on track. The ever-experimental diva is finally premiering a new video
from the under-performing opus on Saturday (March 22) and is steadily adding more dates
to her opulent ARTPOP Ball
Details about the concert extravaganza are also starting to emerge. Mother Monster’s incredible lucite stage has already been unveiled and today (March 20), she jumped on Twitter to announce her first support act. And it’s a doozy — kooky K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop will open the artRAVE for Gaga.
They will, no doubt, have everyone dancing to their breakthrough hit/cult phenomenon “Bar Bar Bar”. See the superstar’s tweet and watch Crayon Pop’s dance craze-spawning video after the jump. More »
‘s seven-night stand (upped from four
) to close down New York City’s iconic Roseland Ballroom is right around the corner, and now it has an official poster featuring a 2008 photo of the then-unknown singer. When the pic was taken, according to the poster, Gaga told the photographer, “I’m Lady Gaga. A singer/songwriter. You’re going to know me one day.”
Also, rumors of the ARTPOP Ball Tour‘s demise seem to have been greatly exaggerated, and that’s not just according to the people bankrolling the tour. Gaga has added six US dates, extending the artRAVE extravaganza into August for dates in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday.
See the new dates below. More »
is premiering a new music video on Saturday (March 22)
, and while she hasn’t revealed which song it is for, all signs indicate it’s the “secret” video she recently shot at Hearst Castle
with members of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
cast, and that it’s for “Venus.” Thanks to a local news channel in California, we now know the clandestine shoot wasn’t clandestine at all — Gaga and her gang of TV personalities and dancers shot the thing over three days while the venue continued operations, meaning people on tours of Hearst Castle got to peek in on the shoot in progress.
California’s KSBY got their hands on some of the footage, and you can hear a couple seconds of “Venus” blaring from a pool as dancers move in unison. Another clue it’s for that track? Much of the filming took place at the Neptune Pool.
Check out some behind-the-scenes video from the shoot here, and a photo of what appears to be RHOBH stars Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards below. More »
‘s first tour since injuring her hip during the Born This Way Ball is less than two months away, and last night (March 17) she unveiled the stage design for artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball Tour
. The main stage has a giant screen backdrop, and a central white structure reminiscent of her ARTPOP album launch palette
. A runway extends into the pit, leading into two smaller stages, and from the mockup the extensions and joints have a real insect feel.
“The stage is lucite and you can just dance underneath the runways,” Gaga tweeted, indicating the material is translucent, the better for seeing the vomit. Head below to see the stage design and Gaga’s tweets. More »