BBC Music celebrated their launch earlier this month with a pretty epic cover of The Beach Boys‘ classic — “God Only Knows.” The video features star players like One Direction, Paloma Faith, Chris Martin and a handful of others. Coincidentally enough, some of these musicians will be performing at television program’s first annual awards ceremony!
Along with Coldplay, Paloma Faith and 1D, music favorites like Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and Clean Bandit plan to touch the stage. It will be broadcasted live on December 11 via BBC One, from London’s Earls Court. A panel of BBC Music experts and music journalists will chose the winners for best British and international artists of the year, while the public will vote for the best song of the year. More »
Countless teaser clips and photos have been leading up to today’s big moment for One Direction fans: the arrival of the music video for “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the boy band’s upcoming LP Four. So was it all worth the wait? Let’s see what we have here…
Things kick off with the five guys on the desert-based set of the video shoot. (Looks like the much-filmed Vasquez Rocks, just outside of L.A., to us.) Then comes the startling arrival of the quirky “greatest artist of his generation,” played by Danny DeVito. He ominously informs the worried lads, “I’ve seen your work. Today we’re gonna take it to a new level.” Uh oh. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Congrats are in order for Beyonce and Jay Z! According to People, the star couple renewed their wedding vows after six years of marriage. Maybe now those divorce rumors can be put to an end. [People]
:: Courtney Love will try her hand at acting again, as the Hole singer is set to appear on FOX’s Empire. She will be a recurring guest star on the upcoming drama, playing the role of rocker Elle Dallas. [The Hollywood Reporter]
:: Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are planning to start their own college. The duo sold their Beats headphones company to Apple for a few billion dollars, and used the money to fund the new venture.The program’s name is called the “USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation.” [Pigeons & Planes]
:: Nine years after his single “You’re Beautiful” debuted, James Blunt is finally agreeing with the rest of the world that the song was (and still is) annoying. He told Hello! magazine, “I think, at the end of the day, I was marketed by a record company to appeal to women during Desperate Housewives‘ commercials and you lose 50 percent of the population in doing so.” Hey, better late than never! [Billboard]
:: Anna Todd, an up-and-coming novelist who writes One Direction fan fiction, just scored a six-figure publishing deal. After, her debut erotic book that follows a character’s sexual interactions with a guy named Harry Styles, will hit your nearest bookshelves next week. [Rolling Stone]
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They only just wrapped up their Where We Are Tour approximately five seconds ago, but the young men of One Direction already have their sights set on another massive tour.
Moments ago, the superstar troupe announced the North American and European dates for their On The Road Again 2015 stadium tour in support of their upcoming record, Four. The tour pre-sale will begin on October 29 on their Facebook page, and will be made available everywhere else beginning on November 1. Don’t get too excited, though — the tour’s not coming for nearly a year! Well, okay…get excited: The boys are expected to perform brand new tracks from their upcoming record, including their latest single “Steal My Girl.” (Speaking of, the video for that drops tomorrow!)
From Niall: “We could not be more excited about the new tour. We’ve started rehearsing songs from the new album and can’t wait for the fans to hear them live. We’re just so very thankful to our amazingly loyal fans – they make it possible for us to play in these incredible places and continue to surprise us every day with their unwavering support.” Check out the tour dates below. More »
We’re one day away from the premiere of the video for One Direction‘s “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the UK boy band’s upcoming album Four (out November 17). And to tease Directioners to the point of experiencing an absolute cuteness-overload, the guys threw some photos from the Los Angeles set out there today, including ones showing Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and video guest star Danny DeVito playing around with a chimp.
In another pic posted on One Direction’s Facebook wall this morning, Liam Payne is shown being filmed while wearing a marching band jacket. What could all this random fun in the sun mean, as far as a cohesive plot for the video? (Remember, there’s also the whole bit with the sumo wrestlers!) Silly Directioners — you’ll just have to wait a full day to find out! More »
One Direction surprised their fans by announcing the tracklist for their upcoming album, Four, on Youtube! But that’s not all – they’ve also given people the opportunity to receive five songs ahead of the album’s release if they pre-order the deluxe edition on iTunes.
Four, One Directions fourth studio LP (obviously) will be released on November 17. It will feature songs like “Steal My Girl” (whose video will include actor Danny Devito) and “Fireproof.” The video for “Steal My Girl” is expected to arrive on October 24.
Watch the British boys make their announcement and view the tracklist for the standard and deluxe editions below. More »
Who knew Liam Payne had a hidden talent as a deejay? The One Direction member (he is now referring to himself as Payno, his producer alter-ego) has released a remix of Cheryl Cole‘s latest single, “I Don’t Care.” The chanteuse’s summery pop tune gets a club-ready mix that borrows the classic “4-to-the-floor” techno blueprint. The remix has a euphoric air, thanks to its trance-like piano melodies and heavy bass drops.
“I Don’t Care” is off Cole’s fourth studio LP Only Human (out in the UK on November 10). One Direction is also planning a fourth album release, with their upcoming FOUR - which will be available on November 17.
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I know, I know, I know…everyone is trying to steal One Direction‘s girl(s) — so much so, they’ve decided to write a whole song about it!
While we’ve been steadily jamming to the original version of the lead single from their forthcoming studio album FOUR since late last month, the guys have decided to do us all a favor and take a moment away from shooting their video in the desert to supply us with a (slightly) stripped-down take on their anthemic track today.
While it’s not entirely as raw as the term “acoustic” may apply (there are still plenty of instruments and lots of production to be found on this version), it does put the boys’ melodic vocals at the forefront, emphasizing just how catchy and sing-along friendly this tune really is. Listen to the acoustic take after the jump. More »
The guys from One Direction are going all out for their “Steal My Girl” video. We know that it features legendary comedian Danny DeVito in some capacity — be it in front of or behind the camera — but the Brits have more surprises up their collective sleeve if a new behind-the-scenes teaser is any indication. For starters, Zayn Malik hangs out with semi-naked sumo wrestlers!
So what else can you expect from the band’s latest visual? Well, Liam Payne looks more dapper than usual in a snazzy Prince Charming ensemble and Harry Styles rocks a leopard skin print jacket. Apart from that, the boys stand on top of a cliff and sing along to their latest anthem. “It didn’t even look like a One Direction video shoot,” notes Zayn. “It looks like some mad movie set.” Watch up top. More »
Actor and director Danny DeVito has impressive range. He has starred in dramas, comedies, family flicks and sitcoms. And now, he’s scored some major bragging rights with his latest role – the star of One Direction‘s forthcoming music video.
That’s right – as the U.K. boy band just revealed, DeVito will be featured in the “Steal My Girl” video, out October 13. Photos from the shoot show all of them at a desert, playing with a monkey in between takes and hanging out with DeVito’s #Trollfoot – the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star‘s social media alter ego, art project and, well, foot. (“I didn’t know what to do on Twitter, like my first tweet was ‘My b — s are on fire’ . . . I didn’t want to keep going in that way,” he has said. “I decided that Troll Foot was good.”) Oh, and despite the song’s subject matter, there isn’t a girl in sight.
See One Direction and Danny DeVito’s video shoot antics below. More »