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Tomlinson and Aoki recorded "Just Hold On" within days of her passing and he had this reflection in a new radio interview: "When I first found out about the news I kind of did want to throw the towel in.
"But it was my mum who said to me that I've just got to keep going. She told me very sternly that she wanted me to. So I'm not doing it for her, but 'we're doing it for each other."
"It was tough, but I felt like it was nice for me to almost have a little send-off for her," he concluded. Read morehere.
Sheen tweeted an apology to Rihanna and suggested that they get drinks together, sometime. For good measure, he shared the same message on Instagram with a photo of pink-haired Rihanna from the Paleozoic era (2014).
"dear @badgalriri, pardon my inane self indulgence. let's have a drink someday (on me)…," he wrote. On Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen asked Sheen about a "feud" with Rihanna in 2014, when he called her the "village idiot." At the time, Rih clapped back by saying the "old queen" needed to get "her diapers out of a bunch."
"Oh, that bitch," Sheen told Cohen. "[She] abandoned common courtesy and common sense." Watch the original comments and his social media savehere.
The trailer for the film was released on September 13 of last year, the 20th anniversary of the rapper's death. The movie, starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur, has been picked up by Lionsgate for release in the U.S.
Directed by music video director Benny Boom, the film follows Shakur's life from his early days in East Harlem to his rise in hip-hop and Hollywood. Read morehere.
Sheeran surprised released two singles from his forthcoming album 'divide' at the same time and now "Shape Of You" claimed the No. 1 spot and "Castle On The Hill" came in at No. 6 on the Billboard chart.
Sheeran had this to say about making chart history, "It feels amazing to debut at #1 in the U.S. especially after being away for so long. Topping the Hot 100 for the first time AND to have 'Castle On The Hill' also debut in the top 10…I'm speechless. " Read morehere.
The three performers announced thus far have been nominated for GRAMMY Awards this year. Metallica is nominated for Best Rock Song, Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance, while Urban is up for two awards, including Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Album.
More names will follows as the broadcast gets closer. The Grammys will be hosted by Mr. Carpool Karaoke himself, James Corden, and airs February 12th on CBS. Read morehere.
The group took to social media to reveal the tracklisting for the new effort as well as posted the album art. Kimberly Schlapman said in an Instagram post "It's my favorite album we've ever made!"
Along with the artwork, she also wrote "SO excited to share this with ya'll on February 24th!" The new record can be preordered here and includes the hit Taylor Swift-penned single "Better Man." See the tracklistinghere.
During the nearly 15 minute video, Skrillex is seen chillin' with Flavor Flav and Rick Ross and jamming out with Justin Bieber, and Chance the Rapper. In one scene he lets fly on an electric guitar in Brazil.
Other clips depict private jets, posh hotels, gorgeous beaches and stadium performances. The video was directed by Jas David, who captures all the fast-paced action. Watch the videohere.
Besides two performances from Thirty Seconds to Mars, festivalgoers can engage in many activities like yoga, hiking, drum circle, archery and meditation.
"When last year's Camp sold out in just over a day we were blown away and humbled," Jared Leto said in a statement. "And to be doing this for a third year in a row is an absolute dream. We not only get to share our music, great food and tons of fun with people we love – but it also takes place in one of our favorite places on the planet, the beautiful mountains of sunny Malibu, California." Read morehere.
They performed "Lips" and "Say Something Loving" before Jimmy Fallon's studio audience: The former was broadcast on TV and the latter was shared as a web exclusive.
The xx are fresh from their debut appearance on Saturday Night Live, so the alt-pop mainstays are enjoying a bigger platform than ever. Check out videos of the performanceshere.
Bare had the following to say about the new record deal, "I have greatly enjoyed recording new material along with some fan favorites from my career. I look forward to working with Hypermedia Nashville on the release of this new project and getting feedback from my fans."
Hypermedia Nashville President Max T. Barnes added, "We are excited to be working with the living legend, Bobby Bare. His songs continue to make us laugh and cry.
"Bare has a wicked smart song sense and we can't wait for the world to hear the new project we are currently working on.".
The episode will feature a special performance by the die-hard The Bachelor fan of his current chart-rising, tender single "For Her" during a one on one date with the newest Bachelor, Nick Viall.
"It's no secret one of my favorite shows is The Bachelor/Bachelorette … so this was definitely a bucket list opportunity that I could never pass up," exclaims Lane. "The crew, Nick and his date were a lot of fun to work with and the sold out crowd was amazing. Definitely a highlight of the year!"here.
In behind-the-scenes footage, Gaga's choreographer and backup dancers are seen practicing their routine for the 2009 classic, which broke streaming records and established Gaga as one of pop's most powerful forces.
The process of editing an expansive career down to one definitive set is daunting: Madonna did it in 2012, Beyonce in 2013, and Katy Perry in 2015. Those artists got backup from Cee-Lo Green, LMFAO, Destiny's Child and Missy Elliott, but Gaga will do hers solo, according to Billboard. Beyonce's visit to the Coldplay stage last year proves that "guest" performers can ultimately steal the spotlight: When the show's over, this year we'll be talking about Gaga only.
In the clip, Gaga admits that she knows "exactly" what she's going to do at the Super Bowl because she's dreamed and planned for this since she was four years old. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at Gaga's preparationhere.
Speaking with Extra, Lopez addressed the rumors that they are making music together. 'We are--well, we did! We did one song together!" she said, 'I don't know if we will do more, we will see!"
J. Lo did not confirm that the two are dating, though the photographic evidence on Instagram seems to indicate that theirs is a relationship beyond mere collaborators. Read morehere.
The country music stars will be releasing their new studio effort, entitled "Heart Break," on June 9th and will be launching a world tour in support of it that will visit six countries.
Hillary Scott had this to say about the new album, "We knew right away that we had to name this album after a track that is a play on the word 'heartbreak.' It's all about those personal growths everyone goes through and it was liberating to get back in the studio with Charles and Dave to intertwine those feelings into the recording process," said Hillary Scott. "I feel like we've reemerged stronger than ever and I can't wait to share more music!"here.
But even if you're a student at the school, you'll probably still have trouble getting in; The course, which will be taught to 75 students, already has a wait list.
"Politics of Kanye West" will be taught by Dr. Jeffrey McCune, an associate professor in the African and African-American Studies and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies departments. Read morehere.
Jonathan Todd Schwartz, of Los Angeles, was charged with wire fraud and filing a false tax return and for failing to report the embezzled funds, reports Pollstar.
Schwartz admitted to stealing nearly $5 million from Morissette between May 2010 and January 2014. The stolen money was listed as 'sundry/personal expenses."
Originally, Schwartz lied and claimed that he invested the money in an illegal marijuana business. With his admission of guilt, he also revealed that he stole $2.3 million from five other clients who were not named in the court documents. Read morehere.
A judge in the case denied a summary judgment, so the lawsuit will go to trial beginning February 21. The allegations were first made in 2013 when Jones sued Sony Entertainment and MJJ Productions (controlled by the Jackson estate) and claimed that the legendary producer's contributions were remixed to cut him out of the profits.
The music from the film This is It and a reissue of Bad are the subjects of the suit. MJJ lawyer Zia Modabber said this is a breach of contract claim falsely entered as a royalty dispute, but the judge dismissed that opinion. Read morehere.
The song features English artist Benjamin Clementine, who is known for his operatic and jazz-influenced vocal stylings. In the video, Clementine stands in an elevator at Trump Tower.
As he rises to the top, increasingly disturbing images, like hooded KKK members and frightening clowns, flash behind him. Along with a link to the video, Gorillaz tweeted, "u need someone to look up to. Me. Here's a lightning bolt of truth in a black night. Now p— on! New stuff won't write itself." Watch the videohere.
David and Howard Bellamy leave this week to criss-cross the globe and celebrate their 25th Anniversary of their own record label, Bellamy Brothers Records, which licenses products in more than 30 countries.
The duo's upcoming performance in Singapore also resulted in another licensing deal with EQ Music and Media for their 40 Years: The Album, a compilation of past hits and new songs that encompasses "Let Your Love Flow," "Redneck Girl" and "If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)" and 20 new songs.here.
The new clip was directed by Shane Drake and was filmed at The Sutler in Nashville. "Shane and I have worked together a lot throughout my career," said Moore. "He always does a great job of getting shots of me that portray the music and that's a talent."
Drake adds, "This song is super freaking cool and for this shoot day I really wanted to match that with the visuals. We are in a VIP underground club that has a futuristic/neon/Bladerunner vibe which you don't typical associate with Country." Watch the videohere.
After releasing "Way Down We Go" in 2016, the Kaleo have watched their single make its way up the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart, currently ranking No. 11.
Meanwhile, the newest film in the X-Men series earning new buzz every day. The film finds a weary Logan caring for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Logan is due in theaters March 3, 2017. Watch the new Logan trailer followed by Kaleo's official video for "Way Down We Go"here.
"I'm hanging halfway off the balcony," the track beings "over thinking cause my job is way more than a salary, everything around me go like I just practice alchemy, I realize when it comes to girls that chemistry means way more than anatomy."
"Halfway Off The Balcony" follows the release of the album's lead single "Bounce Back," which was released on Halloween of last year, and the song "Moves". Listen to the new trackhere.
Adams has previously given fans a preview of what is to come with the new studio album with the release of the tracks 'Do you Still Love Me? and 'To Be Without You"
Adams is also currently working on a double-album comeback project for Liz Phair. He gave followers a sneak peek on Instagram. Check out the latest songhere.
In a new interview on the Today Underwood discussed her obsession with The Walking Dead and the hosts asked if she would ever consider a cameo, as a hero or zombie.
"Probably zombie," said Underwood of a role she would like to play "because then it would just be a little thing and I could be like, 'I was there and a part of it!'" Read morehere.