"People need to understand if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you:
'You cannot come in because you are not of the character we expect in Australia,'" said minister for women, Michaelia Cash. "This is a government that is not afraid to say: 'no.'" Read more here.
Recorded by several artists through the years, "Crazy" is most recognized as a US Top 10 hit for Patsy Cline in 1961. Last month, Tyler previewed his appearance when he tweeted a picture of him and Panettiere, writing "Hayden and I getting a little 'crazy' on set at Nashville. You won't want to miss this. #PatsyCline"
Tyler has been in Nashville since January working with songwriters on material for his debut solo album, which he recently said he's hoping to release by "February or so" of 2016, with plans to support it with a tour before heading out on an Aerosmith trek later in the year.
"I don't even know who I'm producing it with," says Tyler. "It's gonna be what it is. There's a couple of songs I've written and they're like rock, and I said, 'Oh, geez.' And I'm not gonna put a banjo on it just to make it country…I don't know what it's gonna be, but my heart leans [towards] the country feeling and the vibe."
"I think country music is the new rock 'n' roll," he adds. "I mean, you can listen to the lyrics, you can really get into it, just as you could get into 'Stairway to Heaven.'" Watch video of the duet performance from the show here.
The reissue of the album will include an alternate version of the duet which McCartney performed with Stevie Wonder. The remixed version of "Ebony and Ivory" was released on Thursday which adds vocals and heightens the track's bass.
"Ebony and Ivory" hit the number 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1982 and stayed there for seven weeks. The Tug of War reissue will be released October 2nd; listen to the remix here.
The New Jersey-based rapper gives an early listen to Fetty Wap the album, via NPR, for fans to dig into his infectious melodies and unforgettable slang. The 20-track album includes mega hits "My Way," "679," "Again," and "Trap Queen." But the rest of the album follows suit offering more of the same: Scratch-voice choruses that stick and music designed to turn up.
Fetty has been building anticipation with his steady string of hit singles. Recently he added a new video for "My Way" and dropped a new song "Jugg" to let fans know that there are more hits to be mined on his album.
Check out the album for yourself here.
Pearl Jam sat with Colbert before taking the stage to perform their song "Mind Your Manners" off Lightning Bolt. The crowd, part of which had been set up to stand on the stage for Pearl Jam's performance, immediately launched into chants of "One more song!" when the band wrapped up. Pearl Jam happily complied with "Rockin' in the Free World," Neil Young's classic.
The whole performance quickly left behind the sometimes static late night format and felt far more like watching a rock show. Feeding off the crowd's energy, Eddie Vedder surfed into the audience.
Not one to sit idly by, Colbert jumped up and started dancing with the band before joining Vedder at the mic for the chorus. "Whoo! Calm down. What an honor! You don't get to do that every day," Colbert said once Pearl Jam finished playing. Watch it here.
On Thursday, they premiered the live performance music video for the track, "Be Still" (via Entertainment Weekly). Shot in black and white at Third Man Record's studio, the video is a polished performance in the art of rock and roll. The live billy goat in the background seems to approve.
Singer Alison Mosshart spoke with EW about the album. 'There's not a lot of thought put into the writing of the music," she said. 'It's really just a human, organic explosion." The explosions aren't hard to find, but if 'Be Still" deserves a badge, it's for leaving room for primal humanity to shine. Read more here.
"Alive" was written by Sia, Adele and Tobias Jesso, Jr. and was produced by Jesse Shatkin, who also co-wrote and co-produced Sia's Grammy nominated hit song "Chandelier."
"I was born in a thunderstorm," the track begins "I grew up overnight, I played alone, I'm playing on my own, I survived." Listen to a stream of the new track here.
The album features songs from the forthcoming Broadway musical Waitress, for which Bareilles wrote both the music and lyrics. 'I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical 'Waitress' than I had ever imagined," said Bareilles in a prepared statement.
'It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself. This is a deliciously self-indulgent project and I'm sorry, I'm not sorry. :)" Read more here.
The publication has confirmed that Usher married girlfriend/manager Grace Miguel earlier this month, apparently while paparazzi was otherwise distracted.
Raymond and Miguel nixed their plan to have a modest wedding of 100 guests guests in Atlanta, in favor of their decision to elope in private, according to US Weekly.
Miguel offered the public a look into their newlywed status when she posted an Instagram picture of the two, with Usher sporting his wedding ring. Read more here.
Lovato shared her excitement with the following tweet, "So honored to be working w these 2 badasses: the legendary director @Rodriguez & the legendary actress @MRodOfficial!"
"I was so impressed by Demi's fearless performance as a guest star on my TV series From Dusk Till Dawn that I jumped at the chance to direct her video," said Rodriguez in a prepared statement. 'I basically treated this like we were shooting a high octane action film, because she has the presence and star power to pull it off. She's incredible." Read more here.
As with a lot of hip-hop/R&B collaborations as of late, a portion of the hook is lifted from a famous song, in this case Marvin Gaye's classic "Sexual Healing."
Nelly plays a love guru and a shy woman, played by his real life girlfriend Miss Jackson, comes to him for help bringing out her inner femme fatale. Nelly helps build her confidence by spitting sexy lyrics about all of the freaky things he'll do in bed. Jeremih plays the wing man who dances around in some shiny Margiela kicks. Watch it here.
The tune is the lead single from the Soundgarden frontman's newly-released fourth solo album, "Higher Truth." Cornell recorded the album with producer Brendan O'Brien in Seattle.
A video for the track - directed by Jessie Hill - sees Cornell make his acting debut in a Wild West setting alongside cameos by Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Heroes, The Expendables) and W. Earl Brown (Deadwood).
The singer launched a 6-week theater tour of North America in San Diego, CA on September 18. Watch video of the TV appearance here.
In a scene, Cookie calls rapper 50 Cent "Thirsty." As usual, 50 Cent couldn't let it go and responded with a brief video and a meme of his own. All of this started when 50 Cent, executive producer of Starz series Power, accused Empire of copying Power.
Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie, responded by telling the rapper/actor to have a seat because there was room for them both. After the brief media exchange, it looked as though the issue was resolved until Empire fired a shot in 50's direction.
In the video, 50 Cent says he can't believe Cookie would talk about him like that. He goes on to say he and Cookie go way back and he even slept with her. As for Cookie's claims that 50 Cent is thirsty, 50 Cent thinks that's just stupid.
Check out the meme here.
In addition to sharing interesting tidbits about the length of time he's gone without a phone--three years--Kanye discussed plans for new music. During his latest fashion show, Kanye played a new track, "Fade," for the audience. The track is a collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone.
He told Vanity Fair, "We had a couple options and I just thought it sounded good against the people. For the 40 theaters across the globe, for the kids that all went to see it in theaters, I thought they'd be happy to hear some new music. I've been doing that [making a new album] too. That's like a sonic landscape, a two-year painting. That song I played has been a year and a half in the making and it may be still a year from being complete. But it was to let people get a glimpse at the painting." Read more here.
"It's not like everything people think it is. It's hip-hop Meek Mill's a competitive dude. Everything was so happy. This is entertainment," Jahlil said in regards to the beef. "You need villains. This is necessary. It's not over. I don't think it's over. I know Meek Mill. We made history. This was the first real beef in the social media age."
Jahlil further showed his support for the Philly rhymer by saying he wasn't too impressed by Drake's verses on "Back to Back." Jahlil stated, "I wasn't really impressed with 'Back to Back.' It was dope that he was actually rapping. I honestly didn't even expect Drake to say anything. I thought he would sweep it under the rug. The fact he dissed him twice, I said we're going to have some fun now."
You can hear the rest of Jahlil Beats thoughts on the Drake and Meek Mill situation here.
I'm the type of writer who starts out with a progression and a melody. After a melody has been established, I usually start recording the song with lyrics off the top of my head. Usually, I can start making sense with the multiple takes of made up lyrics. "Lost" is one of those songs. It was sitting around with no lyrics that I liked or at least none that fit the feeling of the song. I did multiple recordings, at different times, to try and establish a subject. I was listening back, and in one of the takes I said, "I wish I was lost." For days, maybe even weeks, this one line (if you would call it that) stayed on my notepad, with other lyrical ideas, but in bold was, "I WISH I WAS LOST,"
Soon thereafter, a friend of mine started going through some marital issues. He was, and still is, one of my closest friends. His wife and my wife were just as close, cousins to be exact. He would call about every other day to talk about things that had transpired from the days before. I soon found myself going through the same exact problems. We had learned that our wives had been having affairs. Something he nor I had ever been through, nor thought about. We spent many nights discussing everything. Not just our marital problems, but other issues as well. We had found ourselves in the same uncomfortable positions. Couch surfing, legal mess, etc. When going through crazy times like this, it seems that your mind goes in a different direction. You're not your normal self at all. You hear things a different way. You view things a different way. You put anything and everything involved with you under a microscope, hoping to find the answer to your existing problem or problems. After one of our conversations, I went back to some of the demo's for "Lost." In the 3-4 demos were words that I had not heard before. It probably took me 15 minutes to finish the song that night. I changed the bold phrase in my notebook to make sense with the subject matter and recorded the last demo for "Lost."
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!
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