U2‘s new project Films of Innocence drops tomorrow and as a treat, the band has released a video for “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone).” The visual (which was premiered by our friends over at Stereogum) is a celebration of street art. It follows artist Oliver Jeffers, a Belfast native and Brooklyn resident, as he creates a colorful mural on a bare wall off the city’s streets.
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Mark your calendars, U2 fans — on Monday, December 8, tickets for all of the Irish pop-rock band’s just-announced 2015 world tour dates go on sale. Titled The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE, the jaunt kicks off on May 14 in Vancouver and will wind through North America and Europe before wrapping in Paris on November 11.
A LiveNation press release notes that this will mark U2′s first indoor arena tour in a decade. The band will play at least two nights in all 19 cities they hit on the trek, with Los Angeles, New York and London set for four-night stands. Maybe it’s time we finally check out that Songs Of Innocence album that’s been sitting in iTunes for the past three months?
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Kanye West, Chris Martin & Bruce Springstreen Performing With U2 At World Aids Day Concert In NYC Tonight
In celebration of World AIDS Day (which is today — December 1), U2 have planned a surprise concert in the middle of New York City’s Time Square! The Irish rockers have invited special guests Kanye West and Carrie Underwood to perform. Naturally, Bono would also make an appearance — but his recent bike injury prevents him from attending. Fortunately Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen will take turns fronting the band.
“A (RED) THANK YOU — Presented by (BANK OF AMERICA)RED” kicks off tonight in Times Square. If you’re not in New York or just want to avoid the large crowds, the show will be broadcasted worldwide via Youtube. Watch the livestream starting at 7:30 p.m. EST after the jump! More »
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:: Following Bono‘s injuries from a cycling accident, U2 has cancelled their performances for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In a statement, the band said: “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.” [CNN]
:: It was previously announced that Disclosure would be a part of the Band Aid 30‘s recording of their charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014).” But a rep for the electronic duo states otherwise: “No planned remix or involvement of any kind unfortunately.” Sorry guys! [Stereogum]
:: Nick Jonas took his talents to NYC’s subway underground over the weekend! The “Teacher” singer performed with his acoustic guitar at the West 4th street station, to many people’s surprise. [Popdust]
:: Azealia Banks sure is a talker! The entertainer is now discussing booties — fake ones, to be exact. In an interview with The Daily Beast, she said: “I like butts. But I like the real butts. With the fake butts, you can always see the ‘shelf.’ I can see the implant in there, and see where the muscle is snatching that implant up. Butt technology needs to come a little bit further.” We totally agree. [Celebuzz]
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Band Aid 30′s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” Is Here: Watch The Video, Starring Sam Smith, One Direction, Rita Ora & Others
The video clip for Band Aid 30‘s rendition of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” premiered Sunday evening (November 16) during the UK telecast of The X Factor, and even without Adele taking part, the new version is quite the star-studded affair. Here on the lyrically-revised 2014 installment of the song — the fourth time it’s been recorded for charity over the past 30 years — One Direction take the first line, followed by Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith and a slew of others (including Bono, a veteran of the very first version, and Chris Martin, who took part 10 years ago in Band Aid 20‘s take on the classic holiday track). More »
Adele, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, One Direction & Others Set To Record Band Aid 30′s “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
Whether you view holiday staple “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by the Band Aid collective as a guilty pleasure or Christmas classic, chances are, if it’s a significant anniversary year following the charity single’s original release, songwriters Bob Geldof and Midge Ure will be orchestrating an updated version with a whole new set of voices.
Case in point: It was announced this week that Geldof and Ure will be recording the fourth version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” this Saturday (November 15) in London, to coincide with the song’s 30th anniversary, and to raise money for Ebola relief in West Africa. You won’t have to wait too long to hear the update, either — it’s being released on Monday…as in two days later. More »
Calvin Harris will no longer be performing at the MTV EMAs on November 9, as he has “taken ill,” according to the awards show. The superstar producer-DJ was scheduled to appear alongside Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys and host Nicki Minaj, among others, and for his first-ever EMA performance.
Earlier this week Harris released his fourth studio album Motion. The star-studded affair includes the John Newman-featuring “Blame,” the Ellie Goulding-featuring “Outside” and the Gwen Stefani-featuring “Together,” and responses ranged from lukewarm to positive. (Critics mostly agreed that Harris played it safe.) The day before Motion‘s release, the dance titan headlined Bacardi Triangle in the Carribean with Goulding and Kendrick Lamar.
Fortunately, the EMAs had just added another performer to its line-up: U2. This will be the fourth time that the band performs at the awards show, the last time being in 2009 to do “Sunday Bloody Sunday” with Jay Z. Revisit the memorable match-up below. More »
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:: Earlier this year, Jessie J took back her claim of being bisexual — she said that it was just a “phase.” Well, it seems like she’s back to dating men! The Sweet Talker posted a picture on Instagram of her snuggling up with R&B singer Luke James. [Vibe]
:: U2 plans to take over The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for an entire week, beginning on November 17. The Irish rock band’s talk show residency comes after Foo Fighters‘ one-week stay on Letterman, and Metallica‘s own on The Late Late Show. [Stereogum]
:: Looks like Miley Cyrus has a new boyfriend! According to E! News, the singer has reportedly been “casually dating” (whatever that means) Patrick Schwarznegger. But they haven’t officially claimed the boyfriend/girlfriend label. [E! News]
:: Speaking of boyfriends, Nicki Minaj allegedly smashed up the Mercedes-Benz that belongs to her ex-boo Safaree Samuels. The “Only” rapper reportedly used a baseball bat to get the job done. Classy. [Celebuzz]
:: Beyonce is 2014′s highest-paid woman in music. I mean, are we really surprised here? This year, the diva earned an estimated $115 million — which is double of what she made in 2013. Most of the money came from her extensive world tour. [Reuters]
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It’s back-to-back-to-back country albums on top of the Billboard 200, as Florida Georgia Line debut at #1 with Anything Goes (197,000 sold) following chart-topping stints by Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean in recent weeks. Also, Bob Seger follows follows the trend of veteran acts making a big showing in the Top 10 lately (see: Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Stevie Nicks) by debuting at #3 with his 17th studio album Ride Out (59,000).
That leaves Pink and Dallas Green (aka You+Me) to go in at #4 with rose ave. (50,000), which, if you can wrap your head around it, is actually the third-best chart position ever for a Pink album. The only two that did better: 2008′s Funhouse (#2) and 2012′s The Truth About Love (#1). More »
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:: Remember that horrible time when U2 added their new album, Songs Of Innocence, to our iCloud accounts? Well now they are finally apologizing…kind of. The band’s frontman, Bono, addressed the fiasco during a Facebook Q&A session: “Oops. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.” [Pitchfork]
:: Tyga spoke with our friends over at Vibe magazine about his experience working with Kanye West on his forthcoming album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. The Young Money rapper stated, “He just told me to come to the studio one day and just gave me and Big Sean this long speech. He was just saying what it is, and what we need to do as young artists and how we just need to take control of this shit. We got the voice, and people follow what we do.” Read what else Tyga had to say here.
:: Erykah Badu took to the streets of New York City to…sing for money? The artist went to the infamous Times Square to see what it was like to perform for the passing tourists. She ended up making $3.60 at the end. [Pigeons & Planes]
:: Britney Spears‘ Las Vegas residency is making the destination city some major bank! The singer’s Planet Hollywood show revenue has boosted the city’s annual earnings by $20 million. That would explain why they extended her residency for two more years…[PopDust]
:: Ariana Grande will be making a return to acting, as she’ll be starring in the animated film Underdogs. Glee star Matthew Morrison, Nicholas Hoult and Katie Holmes are also casted. It is set for an April 10, 2015 release. [MTV News]
:: Next year, a new documentary titled 808 plans to hit the silver screen. The project, which focuses on the instrument that helped to change music in the ’80s, will feature commentary from Pharrell, Diplo, David Guetta, Questlove and more. [Rolling Stone]
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