Adams tells USA Today the reason his did the cover album, "I had been listening to 1989 off and on, and I could hear what I thought was a sort of pain in there. Maybe I only just saw it that way, but I could hear the lyrics, and I thought, 'There's something in there, and I want to know how far it goes.'"
He also revealed that he collaborated with Swift while she was working on her 2012 album "Red" on a song that has never been released. He recalls, "She basically already had this thing done. I just sat down and went, 'What about this?' And 'What about this?' We worked on a bridge, and we finished it. I guess I was the guy who could call people that would come in around 11 or 12 to jam."
That experience left an impression on Adams, "There's that special, very interesting ingredient where you hear a skeleton of the song, just the bones, and her voice, and you go, 'Well, of course, this person plays to 60,000 people.'"
Stream the cover album here.
Chesney had the following to say about this milestone, "When I went to look for or write songs, I wanted to speak to my audience about their lives in ways I'd never done before.
"I didn't want to say the same things - and I wanted to reflect the free-spirited, work hard, give-it-everything nature of the No Shoes Nation and people who love country music in general.
"It seemed like a pretty big thing to try to do, but the response to this album and the songs at radio tells me it was worth every bit of the work, the search, the starting over - because in the end, I make this music about my life, but also for everyone who's ever found a piece of their living in songs, too."
The Anaheim show is part of the Foo Fighters current North American tour in support of "Sonic Highways." drummer Taylor Hawkins offered the following introduction, "He's one of my best friends of all time. I've known him since second grade."
The Yes frontman then explained that he and Hawkins shared a love of Rush. "I have to say that Taylor and I were the biggest Rush nerds in high school. Mullets and everything."
"We tried to learn a Yes song but we didn't have enough time," Hawkins explained, with Dave Grohl adding, "They're too f***ing hard!" Check out video of the jam here.
During a show at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Cadillac Three frontman Jaren Johnston took to the stage to deliver a surprise to the hometown crowd.
"I figured since we were in Nashville, Tennessee, our hometown-born and raised-I been hanging out with guy he's been in town a little bit. He's the reason we are in a band, the reason we started playing music from the beginning. I wanna introduce you to my friend Steven Tyler."
To the howls from the crown, the Aerosmith icon took to the stage, eager to get to business. "Let's cut right to the chase," he said. "You wanna hear some more. You f-ing sure? How about from the Cadillac Four."
He held up a Cadillac Three t-Shirt with the "three" crossed out and replaced with a bold number "4" before diving into "Sweet Emotion." Watch it here.
The elaborate stage show will kick off January 20th at The Axis at Planet Hollywood. Jennifer told fans, "I know no matter what the show is, or what I'm going to do, every single night…I will be giving you all I have."
She also dropped a new song in anticipation of the concert residency. The song is called "Breaking Me Down." It's speculated the song will appear in the Las Vegas show. Read more here.
"Come Get Her" opens with a country western bar owner looking to book cowboy crooner Ray Shumar as the last minute entertainment. Instead of getting cowboy Ray Shumar, in walk the guys of Rae Sremmurd.
The party goes from line dancing to girls riding mechanical bulls with money flying through the air. The angry owner tries to kick Rae Sremmurd out of the bar, but it's too late. The party is already in full swing.
The video is reminiscent of Ginuwine's video for "Pony," due to the country western theme and culture shock depicted in the new video. Check it out here.
'It's a weird place," Goulding says of Sin City. 'We went to this old casino and filmed stuff in there. I worked with the director, Emil, I worked with him before with Calvin Harris [he directed the 'I Need Your Love" video]. He's a friend of mine and we wanted to do something really mad. We wanted to ride some horses, and there's a gangster who is a not very good guy. It's kind of got a Thelma & Louise thing about it. "
The video has a retro vibe, alternating between cotton candy pinks and soothing blues, which contrast the scene's reality: Goulding's lover mistreating her. Those bright, innocent colors give way to Vegas' wild reality when she had her partner-in-crime go after the guy.
As for her 'stunts"? 'I did do my own stunts, I'm pretty good like that. As long as it doesn't involve a bungee jump. That's a bit too far." Check it out here.
We assume that man is "Marvin Gaye" singer Charlie Puth (as she tagged him in the tweet). But don't get too excited internet. "Before it begins, he is a good one. He is MY FRIEND only lol" the "Good For You" singer tweeted.
Puth then chimed in digitally confirming it is in fact him in the photo, and that the two are not romantically involved. "she's just my friend guys lol relax," the singer tweeted. See the posts here.
Before releasing the tape, both Drake and Future went on social media to tease specific lines that could be related to their bigger news stories and beefs.
On "Live from the Gutter," Drake raps, "This for my n--s on that bulls- and that nonsense/ This for my dawgs that go Karrueche with the chopsticks." Karrueche Tran, if you may recall, once dated Chris Brown.
According to Vibe, Brown went on Instagram and posted a photo featuring him with his daughter accompanied by a lengthy caption. In it, he doesn't mention Drake's name. "A lot of people are unhappy and a lot of these artist lie to the fans or rely on hype to gain substance," he wrote. "You n-- bore me." Read more here.
The video showcases a joyous second line in a funeral procession, in the tradition of New Orleans brass band parades that honor and celebrate the lives of the deceased.
The song is a celebration of his friends from the Dungeon Family production team from which CeeLo emerged as a member of the Goodie Mob. "Even in darkness/ me and my fam from the dungeon found that light/ Even in darkness /despite what was wrong everything turned out alright" Watch the video here.
The show benefits Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which will be hosted by Carson Daly. Daly announced the lineup Monday on CBS Radio's 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles.
The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, and Nick Jonas are all on the lineup; the show will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Read more here.
The very reason I started playing music, was someone telling me that I couldn't. He said I didn't have the talent for it. This made me so stubbornly frustrated that I picked up an instrument just to prove him wrong. After 3 weeks of playing, I completely fell in love with music and have been passionate ever since.
Because of that encounter, my goal right now, is to prove that talent does not exist. When I started, I was a total mess. I was practically tone-deaf and couldn't hold a rhythm to save my life, yet through practice I learned all these things.
That's where my new song, Fight The Light, comes in. Fight The Light is about people fighting the light that lies within others. The burning passion, if you will.
It's about people who try to talk down on creative minds, in order to make them insecure and eventually see them fail. (I'm not saying that person at the time was like that though. He was an amazing guitarist).
I want to see a world where everyone with a creative vision, tries to make that vision a reality, without believing other people's negative judgments and giving up because of that.
I want to see a world where people stop believing in talent, start believing in their potential and just work.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and judge for yourself and have your mind and preconceptions blown as you check out the video right here!
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