Posts tagged "Linda Perry"

Linda Perry Talks Beyonce’s Songwriting: “Well, Um…”

Linda Perry, pop songwriter and 4 Non Blondes frontwoman, recently weighed in on Beyonce‘s songwriting methods in a July 17 Reddit AMA. Specifically, when a fan asked how Perry (Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Pink) felt about the On the Run star “changing one word on a song and getting writing credit,” she wasn’t impressed.

“well hahaha um thats not songwriting but some of these artists believe if it wasnt for them your song would never get out there so they take a cut just because they are who they are,” Perry said. “but everyone knows the real truth even Beyonce. She is talented but in a completely different way.” Meanwhile, Beyonce’s name appears throughout her self-titled album‘s production credits. More »

Beyonce Continues Damage Control By Posting Pics Of Jay Z And Solange On Tumblr: Morning Mix

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:: Beyonce isn’t exactly subtle when it comes to damage control in the wake of Jay Z and Solange‘s elevator brawl. The game-changing diva has been flooding her Instagram feed and Tumblr account with happy family snaps. [MissInfo.TV]

:: VH1 invited singer/songwriter Linda Perry to live tweet for them during the Billboard Music Awards and she didn’t hold back — expressing her boredom with and contempt for the current state of pop music. [Twitter]

:: Jennifer Lopez will release her first book in October. True Love details the diva’s experiences as a new mother and the various phases of her iconic career. No doubt, J.Lo will soon add best-selling author to her CV! [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: This is pretty scary. 29 fans were hospitalized for drug and alcohol-related illnesses at a recent Avicii concert in Toronto. The Swedish DJ likes to turn arenas into a giant rave but it seems some concertgoers took things too far. [Billboard]

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Justin Bieber Was Booed At The Juno Awards In Canada: Morning Mix

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:: Justin Bieber just can’t win at the moment. The 20-year-old superstar was booed at the Juno Awards in Canada over the weekend, which resulted in a presenter explaining why he deserved his award to the audience. Awkward. [Rolling Stone]

:: This sounds like a collaboration made in heaven. Legendary Italian dance producer Giorgio Moroder has recorded a song with Sia called “Deja Vu”. In a recent interview, he said it’s “coming out soon”. Fingers crossed. [Billboard]

:: Nicki Minaj made a 5-year-old cancer patient’s wish come true when she dropped by for a visit and gave the little girl one of her trademark pink wigs. Here’s a rare example of social media used for the power of good. []

:: Our congratulations to hit songwriter Linda Perry (she penned Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful” among many others). The 48-year-old wed actress/talk show host Sara Gilbert over the weekend after a two year engagement. [People]

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Whatcha Say: The Good, The Bad & The Perry In This Week’s Reader Comments

This week Katy Perry made history when “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” crawled to number one on the Hot 100, becoming her fifth consecutive chart-topper from Teenage Dream — an album that songwriting veteran Linda Perry coincidentally dismissed as “crap”. Way to rain on a girl’s parade! Other hot topics included Lady Gaga’s long-awaited and typically demented “You And I” video, as well as Beyonce’s breathtaking 4 showcase at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. Head below to see what our always on-the-ball readers had to say about these poptastic happenings. More »

Linda Perry Disses Katy Perry — Oh No She Didn’t!

And she was having such a good week! Katy Perry might have cinched the record for most #1 singles from the same album, but she still has yet to convince some people of her pop prowess. Linda Perry (former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, and songwriter of tunes for Pink, Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani, to name a few) didn’t hesitate to insult Katy’s album during a recent interview, calling it “crap.” More »

‘The Voice’: Christina Aguilera & The Coaches Duet With Their Team Members

Good lord, how much action can possibly be packed into one episode of a reality singing competition? The Voice tested the limits of such a feat last night. There was nothing short of the following: the Top 4 contestants debuting original songs; the Top 4 performing duets with their coaches; the coaches belting out Queen & David Bowie’s classic “Under Pressure”; performances from Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Brad Paisley; a sneak peek at Katharine McPhee’s upcoming series Smash; surprise appearances by Rodney Jerkins and Linda Perry. Read on!
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The Morning Mix: Rihanna Shoots “Man Down” Vid In Jamaica

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:: Check out sneaky Twitpics of RiRi filming her new video for her fifth Loud single  “Man Down” while down in Jamaica, mon. So, umm, where’s that “Fly” video again? [Rap-Up]

:: Check out Hot Chelle Rae’s new video for “Tonight Tonight”. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Music mastermind Linda Perry discusses her new project Deep Dark Robot and talks about her songwriting process. [Arjan Writes]

:: The Glee cast will sing tunes from Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album in their episode titled, appropriately, “Rumours.” [PopCrush]

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