"They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no," she said. Now, the NFL is saying it never actually asked her, reports Billboard."The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele," reads a statement from the NFL. "We have had conversations with several artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, we have not at this point extended a formal offer to Adele or anyone else."
Is this a case of spin control or genuine miscommunication? Maybe the NFL, which reportedly met with Adele earlier this month, was dismayed by the her tone. "Come on, that show is not about music, and I don't dance or anything like that," Adele told the LA audience. Read more here.
"I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate," he wrote in the caption of a photo of him and Sophia together in a car. "This is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like."
That's when Bieber's ex-girlfriend, pop star Selena Gomez, entered with a backhanded piece of advice. "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol--it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love and supported you before any one ever did," she wrote
Bieber wasn't amused and venomously snapped back. "It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love," he wrote.
Miffed by Bieber's accusation that she "used" him for "attention," Selena responded, 'Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. All love." See the tweets here.
The young Canadian actor posted a brief 22-second clip on Twitter early Monday (August 14) playing a riff from Nirvana's 1992 single "Lithium." Wolfhard doesn't say anything in the video, but instead lets his fingers do the talking. "Early morning Lithium!" he wrote in the tweet.
It's nice to see 13-year-old Vancouver native (who wears a Toronto Blue Jays t-shirt in the clip) harken back to the grunge rock sound rather than go with something more popular for his peer group. The kid clearly has great taste and a wealth of talent to boot. Watch here.
He characterized the long road to recovery as exhausting and demoralizing, but promised he has new music on the way. "I think [cancer treatment] has slowed me down considerably because doctors and hospitals and medications are actually very aging in their way, and they can often exhaust you more than whatever medical problem you have," he said. "If I'm asked to give any more blood I think I'll crack up."
On the new music front, Morrissey said his next album is "written," but business questions are leaving its fate up in the air. "It is not possible to find a recording deal, so we would record it ourselves as soon as we can find a distributor who could make it available worldwide," he said. Read more here.
Carver County Judge Kevin Eide is allowing the estate to list the homes, vacant lots and buildings in the singer's former hometown of Chanhassen, Minnesota, reports Billboard,
A commercial building estimated at $22 million and a 156-acre piece of land in Lakes Ann and Lucy which is valued at $13.7 million are two of the properties listed that will be listed on August 26.
But Prince fans can rest easy knowing that his home and recording studio Paisley Park is not being sold. Read more here.
During the verses, the brothers appear to be scolding women who don't follow the "pole code." And they probably are, since they're quick to praise the women who know what they're doing.
"Sexy with a bankroll, that's a perfect combination/ Girl on girl action, dirty dancing is a passion/ She f—ing with that pole, but she not f—ing with you, ratchet," they rap before leading into the chorus, which has a much bigger, grittier feel reminiscent of Lil Jon's earlier bangers.
Even though it's a bonus track only available on Target CDs, fans will likely hear "Pole Code" during Rae Sremmurd's upcoming 27-city tour. The boys kick things off in New Orleans on October 1st. Listen to the explicit "Pole Code" here.
"Last year and the position I was in, a lot of people was going with the wave that I was actually losing, but my life was good," Mill tells MyMixtapez. "The internet is kind of uncontrollable," he continues. "It's a world of cowards where people get behind a computer and type anything."
"I think actually I went up to whole different level," said Mill. "This year I won a Billboard Award, I got a platinum single, both my albums went gold, I actually think went up to another level in life, for real for real."
There's a not so subtle dig at Drizzy when Meek discussed the producers he's working with on his forthcoming mixtape Dreamchasers 4. Read more here.
On Sunday (Aug. 14), the pop star posted a video to Snapchat of her 'singing' along to a new song in the car. According to MTV, some fans are speculating it's a collaboration with Diplo as he posted a video of the two in the studio together last week.
In the clip, Grande uses the butterfly filter as she can be seen lip synching along to the new track. Meanwhile, last week Grande was shown singing some high notes in the studio with Diplo. Read more and see the clip here.
Radio.com caught up with vocalist/keyboardist/bassist Tyler Joseph and drummer/trumpet player Josh Dun before the first of their two MSG concerts last week. When asked about their next album, they said that they hadn't started working on it, because they were so focused on the tour.
But as Joseph told Radio.com that's about to change, "All that is to say that we've been putting a lot of energy into the live show, but we're starting to get that itch again, to start writing. To get new sounds and stuff, and so it's gonna happen." Read more here.
Drizzy brought out James during his performance of "Pop Style," reports Billboard. "Ohio, if you don't make some noise for The King right now you're out of your mind," Drake told the audience. "Now we gotta do it for old time's sake."
LaBron danced along to "Pop Style" and even assisted on the chorus.
The next day, Drake met with Shania Twain before his performance in Nashville, Tenn. "My WCW even though it's Monday. Shania," Drake wrote in the caption of a photo of him with Twain that he posted on social media.
Drake, a big fan of Twain, sang her praises and dedicated his set to her, reports The Tennessean, "I grew up a fan," he told the audience. "I just want to say that, like, Shania Twain came to my show tonight, you know what I'm saying Nashville? So this next set, right here, I'm doing this for Shania. This is my love set for Shania, right here." Check out video and the photo here.
The animated video was directed and designed by Lisa Hanawalt, who moonlights as the production designer and producer for the Netflix show BoJack Horseman.
The surreal, whimsical clip features a giant purple horse that walks like a human, pulls stars from its body and places them in the sky, and strolls around with cats who ride small blue horses.
'The song was a response to a number of sudden deaths in our family and my anxiety about mortality," Sara Quin told Nylon. "If you can manage to hang on, you can face another day." Read more here.
After struggling to conceive, the pair were blessed with twins. And that experience inspired the song "Babies." "'Babies' was born about three months after my kids were born," Nail tells Radio.com. "I just went out for breakfast one morning. The night before, I'd kind of reflected some, and got maybe slightly emotional. I went out for breakfast by myself. I wanted some time away to think about some things, and I texted a good friend of mine, Scooter Carusoe, who I co-wrote the song with, and Lee Miller. And I said, 'Hey, I think I'm finally ready to write a song about my kids.'"
Surprisingly to Nail, Carusoe anticipated this. "He wrote back immediately and said, 'I've already started on it.' It just took my breath away. Not because I was excited, but because I was afraid. I had not talked to him about anything about the song, what I wanted to say, the direction I wanted to go. It kind of scared me that he had already started. And so, we agreed to meet the next day, and we sat down and he had literally already crafted the first verse. It was just a matter of completing the story."
He continues, "Lee came in; it was really important for me to write the song with those two people, because more so than anyone else in town, they know my story and what we've been through, and have kind of been through some of the same issues themselves, so it was important to have them in the room." Read more here.
Lovato later apologized, stressing that she wasn't mocking the Zika outbreak. "In no way did I mean to offend anyone last night. I was laughing at how southern my mom sounded, not the issue at hand. Deepest apologies," she tweeted.
Later, the singer returned to social media to tell her fans the haters aren't bringing her down. "It's an awesome feeling when you're so content with life and yourself that hate doesn't effect you. Feelin' good y'all," she posted. Read more here.
The playwright and actor teamed up with a senator to encourage Congress to pass a new bill called the Better On-line Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016. If passed, it would mean scalpers caught using bot programming would face hefty fines (via Rolling Stone).
"The bot software that's used right now basically makes the price range--even a special event price range--out of the range for most Americans," Miranda said about his involvement with the bill during a press conference on Sunday. Read more here.
The dance music producer shared video of his friends unboxing the creature. Once assembled, the sculpture was put on display in his living room. Then, upon receiving a request to reenact the original movie poster Deadmau5 has his assistant post next to the beast.
Meanwhile, Deadmau5 is preparing for a small number of international tour dates with his new LED cube. See the dates and check out the social media post here.
He tells Radio.com that, for a long time, he was against using the loops and samples that are prevalent in a lot of county music today. "We didn't use loops, even live, until last year. I was against it. 'We're gonna play our instruments!' But now we've added some of that to the show," he says, noting that none of the samples are backing vocals. "It's fun to tinker with that stuff, it's fun and I think it increases the value of the show."
He's also used some more modern gear in the studio on Kinda Don't Care. "I had apprehensions about some of the 'tricks,' if you will, that we pulled off in the studio this time. But my producer [Jeremy Stover] said to me, 'Man, as long as you're happy with it and enjoy it and love it, the fans are going to as well. You need to not worry about this so much.' And that's kind of where Kinda Don't Care came from. That made sense to me. I said, 'You know what? He's right.'"
He didn't write the title track, but it fit in perfectly with his theme for this album. "The song is one that I had on hold for a couple of years. It may come off a little nonchalant and lackadaisical, but on this album we were really trying to marry that stone-cold country side of what I do, which my music is rooted in, with a more modern sound. We gotta try to keep up with these young cats who are starting now, who have 'hip-ed' it up a little. It was our goal to marry those ideas together as seamlessly as we possibly could. And I hope we did that." Read more here.
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