And we mean personal--in the photo, Aguilera poses topless in only a leopard print fedora and pink undies. Just another day in the life of the life. In the caption, she explained that the picture heralded a new era of personal revelation:
'Just so you know with me, it's all real, all the time," she wrote. 'Felt like it was time to start sharing some personal stuff with you guys… And it's just the beginning. Night night. X." Read more and see the post here.
The two duetted on Manson's "Antichrist Superstar," the title track from his 1996 album. During the song, Manson traditionally dresses as a priest, sings from behind a pulpit and reads a bit from the Bible, but also lights some of the pages on fire.
But at their show Sunday night in, of all places, Nashville, Corgan joined him behind the pulpit, dressed as a nun. As you do, when you join Manson onstage while he's dressed as a priest.
At the end of the song, they went into an impromptu take on Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," changing the lyrics to "Nuns Just Want to Have Fun." Read more here.
Making waves in the music world in recent years with their blend of Southern Rock and country, Blackberry Smoke was the first surprise of the night. In the 9:00 hour, country mega-star, Eric Church, busted out on the stage in the midst of Daniels' crowd-pleasing performance of "In America," joining Daniels for an electrifying duet. Though both Daniels and Church hail from the state of North Carolina, the two had never shared the stage before - giving the crowd the chance to witness a magnetic inaugural moment.
Ensuring the Jam stayed enthralling to the very end, Lynyrd Skynyrd made their rip-roaring entrance at 11:30 p.m. CT and closed out the final hour of the historically boundless extravaganza with their iconic hits like "Simple Man," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird," "Gimme Three Steps,"and more.
Jamey Johnson also showed up late in the event, surprising concert-goers, yet again. The four surprise guests joined billed acts: The Charlie Daniels Band, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Dean, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry and Blackberry Smoke, for a jam-packed line-up to remember.
Former Blackhawk pilot, U.S. veteran and rising country star, Ryan Weaver, evoked arguably the most emotional applause of the night with a performance and moving video tribute to his brother and brother-in-law, both lost in combat in the War on Iraq.
A benefit for U.S. Military veterans and their families, the 40th Anniversary Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam raised hundreds of thousands in proceeds for the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Journey Home Project. It was co-founded by Daniels and his manager David Corlew, seeks to connect donors with veterans' organizations that do the most good in meeting the health care, education and career needs of military servicemen and women and their families. Additional concert proceeds will benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.
The Volunteer Jam's title sponsor, Henry Repeating Arms, donated a $200,000 check on-stage to The Journey Home Project. Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, said, "Although we can never repay them [U.S. Military servicemen and women] what they have done for us, Henry's sponsorship of the Volunteer Jam and donation to The Journey Home Project is a small token of our gratitude."
Since 1974, Daniels has commissioned his musical friends and peers to come together on a "volunteer" basis to hang out, "jam" together, and entertain crowds in an unconventional, laid-back fashion unknown to any other concert event -- all while dedicating concert proceeds to worthy causes.
Having founded the "Volunteer Jam" concept in 1974 as a "homecoming," event for music peers to gather in Nashville after celebrating their first hometown sellout concert, Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band have grown the concept from its early days at the War Memorial Auditorium to the Starwood Amphitheater, to its first year at Music City's Bridgestone Arena- it's largest setting to-date.
The 40th Anniversary Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam was co-hosted by conservative talk show host, Sean Hannity, and SiriusXM "The Highway" host, Storme Warren.
Skrillex recently sat down with 92.3 Amp Radio in New York City and addressed the statements by Zimmerman. "I'll always have love for Joel because he put me on at an early time, but he's an a**hole. And everyone knows that, and he knows that. And that's kinda his thing," the artist told Shoboy and Nina.
"I don't take it personally because I'm secure with myself and what I do, I love what I do," he added. "But I almost feel bad that that's his one way of getting attention rather than going into music and curating." Read more here.
Fans won't have to wait until fall for new music, Bieber recently announced that a new single titled 'What Do You Mean?," would be released on August 28th. Bieber describes the single as 'uptempo," 'amazing," 'fun and summery." 'I worked really hard on it with a guy named Poo Bear."
Jason 'Poo Bear" Boyd is no stranger hit songs. He's worked with Whitney Houston, Sinead O'Connor, Pink, Kelly Price, Faith Evans, Carl Thomas, Glenn Lewis, Patti LaBelle.
Rather than posting a standard count down clock on this website, Bieber has enlisted the help of celebrity friends including Ariana Grande, Shaquille O'Neill, Kylie Jenner, Ashley Benson, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Mariah Carey and talk show host James Cordon.
Bieber's latest post comes from Ed Sheeran, who sings us a reminder that "What Do You Mean" is only 17 days away. Watch it here.
In the post, Meek also talks subliminally about his beef with fellow Philadelphia rapper, Ar-Ab. Many in their city fear that the beef may take a violent turn as both parties have launched diss tracks and social media disses.
You also have to wonder why Meek would say he shouldn't have entertained the beef when he's the one who started it with the Drake ghostwriting claims. Take a look at the screen shot here.
Set for October 23, the 14-track collection with be released by Hi or Hey Records/Capitol Records. This follows up their self-titled offering, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide.
Among the songs scheduled for the new album is their current single, "She's Kinda Hot," as well as live favorite "Permanent Vacation." As for the album's recording, it took place over three months in Los Angeles, with the group living together as they created the project. Read more here.
According to Page Six, the singer will appear as herself, to the chagrin of Rogelio de la Vega (played by Jaime Camil), who considers Spears to be his arch nemesis.
Looks like Brit is already pretty excited about her new gig, too. She tweeted "See u at the Marbella Hotel soon, @hereisgina @jaimecamil! Guest starring on one of my favorite shows EVER" .Read more here.
In a new teaser video clip, we can hear part of the song, and watch P!nk bring her adorable 4-year-old daughter Willow along with her to record in the studio--'Hey Wills, this is where mommy goes to actually record her songs," she explains to her daughter.
Then we see clips of guests like Oprah and Will Smith appearing on the show while the song plays. It sounds like just the kind of life-affirming, soaring ballad you'd expect to soundtrack the lighthearted talk show. Read more here.
Tori, who recently told Radio.com that she loves singing karaoke (Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" and Jay Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" are her jams) is now available to sing karaoke with you.
To clarify the above statement, Ms. Kelly won't be coming to your local Karaoke joint. But "Should've Been Us" is now available on the Smule app. That's the same app that Luke Bryan recently used to duet with Jason Derulo. So you can now record your own split screen duet with Tori. Check it out here.
Set in New York City, the clip sports a retro vibe from the get-go, with Rocky rapping outside a 1950s themed diner. From there we go to a hair salon and a house party, with the latter finding Rocky in a colorful mix of dream, reality, and memory. The clip often takes Rocky's rhymes to literal places, with a spliff being rolled as Rocky raps about it.
Despite all that, the video matches the song's somber tone, with the final shot featuring Rocky being poked in the face while his eyes are closed, as almost to signify waking up from a dream. However, the rapper opens his eyes and stares at the camera, letting the audience know that this is his reality. Watch it here.
See some of his quirkier answers below, and read the whole Q&A at Reddit. 1. Shinoda has strong opinions about "The Walking Dead" After a fan asked him what he would do in the event of a zombie apocalypse, he offered some opinions about the hit show. "Why isn't everyone mad that the people from 'The Walking Dead' never just find an island? Is that already a thing?" he said. "The zombie's can't even get over a fence, they definitely can't swim well. So get a f***ing boat and get out on an island already."
2. He knows people like to say his name to the tune of "My Sharona" Yes, he knows. Yes, it is funny. And so when a fan asked him if he was aware that people like to do this, he responded with a simple link to this YouTube video.
3. The collaboration with Jay Z for Collision Course wasn't Linkin Park's idea at all. When a fan asked how the partnership came about, Shinoda responded, "Jay Z and MTV came to us asking 'if we'd jam together.'" Read more here.
That's just at a bare minimum, though. Mr. Williams would prefer that two framed photos of the astrophysicist in his dressing room.'I watched 'Cosmos' as a child and I was always blown away by Sagan's mind and the way he thought," Williams told The Today Show last June. 'When I look at that picture I realize how lucky we all are--to be on this planet and be able to do what we love to do every day. Seeing Carl's face reminds me of it."
For those who don't know, a tour rider is a list of the items that an artist requests of the concert promoters in each city they're playing. Typically, the lists consists of otherwise mundane items like clean towels, specialty foods, full-length mirrors, Internet connectivity etc. But some artists enjoy adding items to the list for comedy's sake.
According to The Smoking Gun, who acquired a copy of Williams' rider, the "Happy" singer also requires Nilla Wafers, alkaline water, and 'SUPER COLD" sodas. Does that mean each Coke can must be bathed in liquid nitrogen? Read more here.
Elle Magazine was there to document the occurrence, sharing a short video of Sean's time as a quesadilla Robin Hood. Initially, it would seem, the store denied their request to provide free lunch, so Sean and co. decided to go 'rogue."
He walks in, heads straight to the excited cashiers (who immediately begin snapping pics) and makes clear that he'll be buying lunch for everyone in the joint. He tells a guy whose lunch he's just bought that wants people to extend the charitable feeling on to others Read more here.
Regardless, the photo-- captione simply and exquisitely 'chillin" --demonstrates that the now-solo heartthrob is on to bigger and better things sartorially and musically.
He is at work on a solo album of all-new material, which does not yet have a title or release date. He tweeted, "chillin. http://t.co/wenI4RQ1Kj- zayn (@zaynmalik) August 12, 2015" See the photo here.
"Ball Game" has one of those classic tales told by many artists; "I never thought anything would really come of it". I wrote it several years ago with fellow Canadian writers Ava Kay and Michael Sonier in Toronto. We weren't sure anything would really happen with the song, but nonetheless we put our best efforts into it.
Being a Montrealer, a big yet small city, social media really does help make the world feel small. Michael Sonier had discovered me on Youtube and reached out. He set up a writing session between him, myself and Ava. Granted I didn't know them, but it was an adventure to travel out to Toronto to meet and work with them.
We all sat together in Ava's apartment with some paper and instruments, and had some bonding time going through note scribbles we had of lyric ideas. I definitely won't forget how "Ball Game" started! Michael literally had the first two lines of the song scribbled on a tiny ripped, scrap piece of paper. Something that seemingly looked so insignificant turned into a snowball effect of idea exchange. At that time, I had just gotten out of a recent Casanova sort of experience so I was full of rage and ready to rip a speech! Michael's initial lyrics were just what I needed to get me going in the right direction, so I jumped on the opportunity to make this song a release for the pent up anger of being a Casanova victim.
My co-writers were truly amazing to work with. They were both so full of life, passion, and creativity. We all had very different ideas from various influences so it was really beautiful to see all of it morph into the song we created. I don't think any of us thought it would turn out to be a sort of anthem for Casanova victims, but I'm glad it did! Obviously you can't spend your life feeling sorry for yourself and the crappy experiences you've had. Now that "Ball Game" is what it is, I think it's wonderful to have this accomplishment with my team for everyone to commemorate the unkind people and experiences that have made us into the strong and empowered people we have grown into since then.
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