He told the publication , "We're just working on music, working on a bunch of music together, just having fun going into the studio." If that sounds more like a track, hold tight. West confirmed, "We're working on an album, so there's some exciting things coming up soon." He wouldn't share a specific release date, though.
The two fueled rumors of a collaboration in August when a billboard displaying G.O.O.D. Music's and OVO Sound's logos appeared in Los Angeles. "Calabasas is the new Abu Dhabi," it read, referring to the city where both Drake and West own houses (via SPIN). Read more here.
'I ain't gonna pop no champagne, but I ain't gonna shed no tears either," he told a Detroit radio station. "It is what it is. We come here to pass, and he's outta here. I'm not losing no sleep over that one."
It's well-known that there was no love lost between Heller and Cube. For a while, there was even bad blood between Cube and the rest of N.W.A, allegedly due to Heller's mismanagement. In 1989, the rapper left the group due to royalty disputes. Read more here.
Award-winning theater and opera director Jay Scheib will helm the production, which is described as "a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland." Sounds about right.
The musical will begin previews next February in the UK before moving to Canada. Though Meat Loaf is not personally involved with the show, he and Steinman continue their fruitful creative relationship today. Read more here.
Brown sent in an exclusive video statement to ABC News. "I cannot wait until the truth comes to light about this incident," he said. "My character is being defaced, and who I am as a person and my integrity. I'm glad that all my real supporters know me and they know the truth."
To back up Brown's assertion, his lawyer Mark Geragos shared a text message Curran allegedly sent her friend before calling police on Brown. She wrote about how angry she was at Brown for kicking her out, and how she intended to set him up by saying he'd drawn a gun on her.
"There was a search that was done," Geragos said. "They went in and said that they had a description of a piece of jewelry. That jewelry was not found in the house. They went in and she said that there was a gun. As far as I know, the gun was not found in the house." Security footage also does not appear to corroborate Curran's story. Read more here.
Depp will play Russell Poole, who had difficulty ironing out all the tangled threads surrounding Biggie's death, but did manage to uncover corruption in the LAPD that appeared to be connected to it (via ScreenDaily). The film will be based on Randall Sullivan's 2002 book by the same name.
Poole was tasked with investigating Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace's death on March 9th, 1997. He believed that Death Row Records' Suge Knight worked with LAPD officer David Mack to have Biggie killed. He also alleged that Knight was responsible for Tupac's murder on September 13th, 1996, because he didn't want to pay the rapper royalties. Read more here.
Rose will be partnering with resident sex therapist Dr. Chris Donaghue to discuss everything from relationships to sexual curiosity each week. They'll also turn to experts and callers to round out the show's topics.
"I am super excited to take over and work with such a legendary brand like 'Loveline,'" Rose said in a press release. "This podcast is a chance for me to share my raw and honest experiences with my fans and hear their stories. Dr. Donaghue and I have a great relationship, and I'm happy he's joining me on this journey. I can't wait for everyone to hear it!" Read more here.
Taylor became famous for showing off her toned body in West's visual, and once again she makes use of her instrument in "Champions." In between glamorous shots where she's painted in gold, Taylor shows off a more fierce side. She wears gold chains, dons a face mask and holds an assault rifle to contrast her more sensual side with something far more ominous.
The video's stop motion effect brings a series of photographs to life, so that Taylor looks like she's dancing even though each shot is only a still. The song itself has a menacing quality about it thanks to effects that at times warp the melody and Taylor's voice. "1500/ All these singles/ Throw it up/ Watch it fall and drop/ Round and round we go/ Champions/ We run this city/ Number one/ They falling from the top/ Round and round we go" she sings in the opening measures before launching into a rap. Check out Teyanna's new video here.
Brown announced in a new video that they would be heading back into the studio later this year to begin work on new music. And it's going to be a throwback to their earlier sound, like the kind listeners heard on the 2008 album The Foundation, which recently went five times platinum.
"We're going in this winter to make a brand new ZBB record, straight back to our roots, Foundation-style," he said. "It's going to be an amazing album. We're very excited to announce to you that we're making the new one. Thank you again for everything that you do for us." Watch the announcement here.
'Mary is the epitome of soul," said Maxwell in a prepared statement. "She embodies all that is woman and speaks for the everyday struggle and triumphs of all women. I can't wait to get on the road with her."
"Maxwell's music is amazingly soulful and calm with a colorful tone that speaks to the hearts of women," said Blige. "His music makes them feel loved and I'm excited to get on the road with him." Ro James has been tapped to open most dates. See the dates here.
By clicking on the album located front and center at jackwhiteiii.com, visitors can explore White's musical history beginning with "Sugar Never Tasted So Good" on October 23, 1998 and ending with "City Lights" on August 11, 2016.
With each link, visitors can see never-before-seen photographs of Jack White, The White Stripes, show flyers, handwritten lyrics and videos surrounding each song's release. Read more here.
"The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicized than the relationship itself. When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus."
Harris also addressed the angry tweets he wrote after it came to light that Swift was a co-writer on his current single with Rihanna "This Is What You Came For."
"When it ended, all hell broke loose," he admits. "Now I see that Twitter thing as a result of me succumbing to pressure. It took me a minute to realize that none of that matters. I'm a positive guy." Read more here.
The "Achy Breaky Heart" singer created a track, and the next day, Miley stopped by and laid down improvised vocals. "What Miley sings is what was coming to her mind at that moment.
"It's a mix of back-and-forth conversation and ambient singing, about the destruction of the earth and other manmade maladies. But somehow, the song remains hopeful." Read more here.
"The last year of my life has been one of heartache and healing," Lambert wrote regarding the track. "Of learning to be honest …. Accepting the flaws and celebrating the smiles. Finding peace in dark places … having some moments alone with me. Facing fears and feelings… All of them. I got to know my guitars…became friends with a pencil and paper … Used melodies to lead me places I had never been…. Made music with my friends. Because music is medicine. This means the world to me. Thank you for joining me on this journey. #vice #musicismedicine."
"Vice" is Lambert's first new music since the release of 2014's Platinum, and the first since her divorce from Blake Shelton. Check out Miranda's latest video here.
Rihanna mentioned how it doesn't matter whether she's performing or whether she's making an appearance at an event, it all feels like a stage to her and that still makes her a little nervous.
She gets butterflies right before she "goes on" and interacts with people, whether that's singing to them or just chit chatting. "Still I get shy and awkward and (have) stage fright" she told the Associated Press as part of a Q&A for Fashion Week. Read more here.
Though it premieres this Friday, Lady Gaga gave her fans a kernel of intel about the single. She tweeted the following lyrics as a teaser for the song's content:
"I don't need eyes to see, I felt you touchin' me, high like amphetamine, maybe you're just a dream." Gaga also debuted the single's cover, an energetic photo of her leaping in the air, dressed in casual jean shorts and lace-up boots. See the tweets direct from Mother Monster here.
Hill and her second oldest daughter Maggie sang along to Taylor Swift while she drove Maggie to college. Their song of choice? "Bad Blood." That makes sense considering what a big fan of the song Hill has been. Following the Billboard Music Awards, she was quick to tweet how much she loved Swift's video.
As for this latest post, with her car packed to the brim and the windows down, Hill did most of the singing while Maggie filmed and couldn't stop herself from giggling. "Day 1: #BadBlood singalong w/ Maggie on the way to college!" she wrote. Hopefully she shares more from their time in the car. Read more here.
There's an inevitable transformation in any young pop star's career that occurs just as they enter adulthood. They shed their teen image and share a more "mature" side with fans. Britney, Christina, Miley, Selena and more have attempted it, and the backlash surrounding that transition has been as inevitable as the transformation itself, because oftentimes "mature" translates to "sexual." And rarely does the world focus its critical gaze as harshly on male pop stars who make the transition from teen idol to male superstar, from boy band member to solo artist. If male artists just so happen to explore more adult subject matter, well–as the saying goes–boys will be boys.
Coming four years after Justin Timberlake released his first solo album Justified, the followup was a far more experimental and equally risque album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. The title alone, combining old words into a fresh formation, felt as though Timberlake created some new language, one which challenged the cookie cutter boxes that often represent pop music. With producer/collaborator Timbaland (whose name is all over the album's credits, from playing instruments to lending vocals), Timberlake stretched the identity he'd long presented the world with, challenging what listeners thought about him. FutureSex/LoveSounds showed Timberlake all grown up and unafraid to own it.Read more here.
'I Lie' was actually my accidental baby in the studio. I wrote the song with a more folky feel in mind. But then when this group came together in the studio the energy in there just blew it up. Petur's guitar riff kind of set the tone for the song and we were off. Later that night when I was taking a shower before bed, I could not stop thinking about the song like there was something missing. So then the shouting choir came to mind and it was the spice missing.
The idea behind this song is from many things. Things that I have gone through and seen my friends struggle with. Of course it is given that it is about relationships and the failed attempts to appear fine when in fact everything is not. This act of faking fine is one of the big mistakes that are made. Then nothing moves forward. Only the surface is polished until its gone. Something like that.
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