Posts tagged "Prince"

John Mayer Confirms Split With Katy Perry: Morning Mix

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:: John Mayer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday (April 2) and confirmed he and Katy Perry have split. But he did it with class! Refusing to get into details, Mayer told the host, “It was a very private relationship going in. It was a private relationship during, and it’s a private relationship, still.” [Ellen]

:: Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation management company has launched Roc Nation Sports, and its first signee is New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano. BuzzFeed was quick to point out that the last time a rapper got into the sports agent game (Master P), it didn’t go so well. [Billboard]

:: Well that was fast! The unrated version of Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” video has been removed from YouTube. But don’t worry, if you’ve still got a hankering to watch Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell dance with topless ladies and a goat, the explicit version is still available on Vevo. [Associated Press]

:: Prince continues his war against social media, this time putting Twitter’s video service, Vine, in his sights. His label sent a copyright complaint to the company, requesting that eight six-second clips featuring his music be removed. [AV Club]

:: Tegan & Sara are on the cover of The Advocate for the magazine’s fifth annual “40 Under 40″ issue, which lists “the up-and-coming LGBT leaders in politics, science, the arts, and more.” [The Advocate]

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Prince Announces String Of West Coast Club Dates

After melting brains at his five-encore set at South by Southwest, Prince is ready to do the same at a bunch of small clubs along the West Coast starting next month. The Purple One is hitting seven cities, playing a pair of shows each of two nights in each venue, for a grand total of 28 sets. He starts April 15 in Vancouver (yes, even Canada has a West Coast) at The Vogue and finishes up in Anaheim at The Grove on May 8.

Justin Timberlake is certainly putting in work this year, but so far Prince is the hardest-working musician of 2013. Head below for the full list of tour dates. More »

One Direction Get Waxed… For Madame Tussauds: Morning Mix

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:: The boys from One Direction are getting waxed! Madame Tussauds has confirmed that they will be creating wax figures of the boy band, and there are photos (like that one up top) of them getting measured as proof. The wax figures will be in London, New York and Sydney over the next year. [Daily Mail]

:: Prince has composed a new theme song for the MSNBC show News Nation. Sometimes, jingles pay well, too. Although, we would’ve pegged him as a Fox News guy, what with his distrust of the “mainstream” media. [BuzzFeed]

:: Remember when Chris Brown informed us how to treat “bad bitches,” and a certain part of Rihanna‘s body? Now he’s saying that it was just a song, no need to take it literally. Phew! I guess that means when he compares himself to Jesus we shouldn’t take that literally, either. [TMZ]

:: The wait is over, for Taylor Swift fans at least. The singer will premiere her highly anticipated video for “22″ (the one with all the frolicking) this Wednesday (March 13) on Good Morning America‘s website. [MTV]

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Prince To Perform At SXSW On Saturday: Report

Prince is set to make his South by Southwest debut this week alongside a 22-piece band. (Take that, Justin Timberlake and your Tennessee Kids!) The Purple One is getting “a specially remodeled stage” at La Zona Rosa for a performance Saturday night (March 16), according to HitFix. And if it’s anything like his blistering pair of songs at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, everyone still standing in Austin by that final night is going to want to be there. More »

Michael Jackson Demanded MTV Call Him “The King Of Pop” At Least Twice Per Week: Morning Mix

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:: According to a passage in the book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, the moniker “The King of Pop” was bestowed on Michael Jackson by… Michael Jackson. Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks report that MJ decided he wanted a nickname like “The Boss” or “The King” and decided on “The King of Pop” in early 1991, insisting that MTV refer to him by the superlative at least twice a week and that any network airing the video for “Black or White” do the same. [BuzzFeed]

:: We try not to talk politics too much here at Idolator, but this one was just unavoidable. Recently, Senator Marco Rubio took the floor during a filibuster, and he drew some lines from “modern-day poets” Wiz Khalifa and Jay-Z to relate to the debate. Though, since they were talking about domestic drone policy, it probably would’ve made more sense to quote El-P‘s “Drones over Brooklyn.” [Billboard]

:: Demi Lovato has revealed that she recently discovered she has a long-lost half-sister. The two just connected within the past year, and the sis is in her 30s (so unfortunately there will be no Parent Trap/Lizzie McGuire Movie shenanigans). [Celebuzz]

:: Like a true rockstar, Prince didn’t leave the stage at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week without first smashing his guitar. The only problem is it wasn’t actually his axe. The Purple One had borrowed the instrument from The Roots‘ Kirk Douglas. However, Douglas has assured the public that there’s no bad blood: Prince’s camp reached out and is paying for repairs on the 1961 Epiphone Crestwood. [WENN]

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Prince Performs Two Songs For Jimmy Fallon’s 4-Year Anniversary: Watch

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The Purple One Is Still The Master Of The Guitar
The four-year anniversary of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon proved to be a huge success. While Mariah Carey played champagne pong on the show, viewers got an even bigger treat: two songs from Prince. The Purple One took to the stage, hair picked out, for a performance that proved why he’s so legendary. More »

Rihanna Wins Razzie, Should Probably Stick To Her Day Job: Morning Mix

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:: Sunday night may have been about the great cinematic achievements of the year, but the anti-Oscar Razzie Awards made Saturday night (February 23) all about the year’s flops, and Rihanna was among the (dis)honorees. RiRi was awarded the Worst Supporting Actress Razzie for her work in the 2012 movie Battleship. [RapFix]

:: Before heading out on their rescheduled tour, Green Day will join the lineup at South by Southwest in March. The trio will perform at the festival, as well as screen their two documentaries: Broadway Idiot and ¡Quatro!, which follow the journey of American Idiot in its Broadway incarnation and the making of the album trilogy they’re currently promoting, respectively. The group postponed the original tour after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had a major meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Fest and subsequently enrolled in rehab. [SPIN]

:: South Korea inaugurated its first female president on Monday, and a very classy looking PSY was on hand to help celebrate the historic event. The rapper performed his record-breaking hit “Gangnam Style,” and although he acknowledged the serious nature of the event, asked all in attendance to join him for the well-known dance. [MTV]

:: Janet Jackson recently dropped a bombshell: she’s been secretly married for a while now. The singer revealed that she and billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana tied the knot in a private ceremony last year. We hope the third time is the charm for Janet, who has been married twice before. [The Boombox]

:: Music legend, notorious recluse and certified coolest dude on the planet Prince will be performing a pair of songs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Friday. No word yet on whether it will be new material or old favorites. [Billboard]

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Grammy Awards: Review Revue

Justin Timberlake Was a Highlight — But what About the rest?
Adele added another award to her collection. Gotye added another minute to the 15 he already has by winning three statues. Fun.‘s Nate Ruess and Frank Ocean each sounded out of key. Katy Perry‘s breasts appeared to have tripled in size. Justin Timberlake returned with a standout live performance that included a full orchestra and Jay-Z. And Kelly Clarkson admitted on-air that she doesn’t know who Miguel is.

These were just a few of the moments during the three-and-a-half hours that made up the 2013 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10). We admitted in our wrap-up of music’s so-called big night that the whole thing was pretty underwhelming on this end. So how did the rest of the Internet react? Head below for a roundup of reviews. More »

Prince’s “Breakfast Can Wait”: Hear Why He’s Skipping The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Well, the mystery (that wasn’t really a mystery) about the Prince-leaking 3rdEyeGirl Twitter handle has been solved: a site with the same name is now selling four new Prince tracks, including “Screwdriver” and the newest new cut “Breakfast Can Wait.” Regarding the latter track, just to be clear, the Purple One isn’t singing about skipping the most important meal of the day because he’s running late for work or sleeping in.

The jam combines a funky bass line with minimalist synths and myriad food-as-sex metaphors (“Need somethin’ else on my plate / Think I want another bite of you, babe”). Prince keeps it low-key vocally, but then there’s a pitch-shifted helium voice that closes out the song in totally weird, anti-trap fashion. Hear it below. More »

Prince Shreds In “Screw Driver”: Watch The Lyric Video

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He's Your Driver
Prince has dropped the lyric video for new track “Screw Driver,” and it’s the most rockin’ offering from his handful of new stuff (certainly more so than “Rock and Roll Love Affair”). Singing a bit like Dave Pirner from Soul Asylum (ya know, “Runaway Train”…remember?), the Purple One unleashes some serious guitar pyrotechnics throughout, and a throaty wail at the halfway point.

When Prince does show up in the video, he’s wearing a spirit hood, flanked by an all-female band. By the way, the kick drums have the same three-eyed logo as the Twitter account that’s been “leaking” Prince material in recent weeks, so it looks like our (read: everyone’s) collusion hunch was right. More »