Day in Pop Report for 06/10/2015
The incident, which was caught on tape, shows The Game punching the man in the face after a whistle was called. Taylor was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, but posted $50,000 bail about an hour later.
The brief stint in jail didn't seem to hinder The Game's well, game. He posted a photo of himself on Instagram with the hashtag #ManCrushMonday, writing "Fresh out, couldn't wait to get home shower & get back in my gym. #WinnersCircle." Read more here.
Cyrus' latest nude endeavor is the cover story for Paper magazine, the publication that brought the world Kim Kardashian's near-internet-breaking nude shoot. The cover is just as iconic with Cyrus nakedly hugging her pet pig Bubba Sue. Inside the spread, Cyrus shows off her mud-covered body and proves how flexible she is.
There's body paint involved, though it doesn't cover much, and lots of bending. In one of the shots where Miley gets into a bridge position, she's covered by a craft project that looks like it came out of her jewelry line she released last fall at fashion week. Read more and see the cover photo here.
McGraw is partnering with Chase and Operation Homefront, which helps give financial support, food assistance and more to the families of U.S. service members. He will give away a renovated, mortgage-free home at each of his 36 tour stops this summer.
'The return to civilian life can be a challenging transition," McGraw said in a press release. 'We want to welcome veterans home to the community they sacrificed to protect. A mortgage-free home provides stability for their families and also allows them to start this new chapter of their life with one less worry. It's an amazing feeling to see them receive something they so deeply deserve, and to be able to share that experience with thousands of fans each night makes me proud to be a part of this program." Read more here.
Many jumped to the semi-logical but completely unsubstantiated conclusion that this song might be retaliation for Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," which many rumor is about Perry. The song's title was also construed as a swipe at Swift's recent 1989 album.
According to Billboard, a rep for Perry has categorically denied all aspects of the story, saying, "Katy Perry's managers at Direct Management Group confirm that this story is completely false. Katy Perry was not involved in writing, singing, recording or registering this song." Read more here.
It opens on Finnick Odair's (Sam Claflin) wedding, with all the revolutionary characters in place, with a quick shift to one of the last, bittersweet shots of Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) dressing Katniss.
There is also a brief glimpse of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, playing Plutarch Heavensbee, in one of the last roles he completed before his death. Katniss spends much of the trailer rallying the people into action against President Snow (Donald Sutherland), but the last 30 seconds reveals this will be an action flick. Read more and watch the trailer here.
During that ride, Gilbert met Staff Sergeant Justin Patterson, who gave the country singer his Purple Heart medal. Patterson explained to Gilbert that he has suffered with PTSD and didn't leave the house for two years. He further expressed his appreciation of Gilbert's support and advocacy in getting the word out about the Wounded Warrior Project.
"What you're doing for us, you have no idea what that's doing for us," Patterson said. "I don't know what other way to thank you. I can't give you a GRAMMY or a country music award. I've got a gift for you. What you're doing to raise awareness means the world to me. I'd like to give you my first Purple Heart."
Overcome with gratitude, Gilbert said he doesn't know how to repay Patterson. "If you need a date to the country music awards, I'm your girl," Patterson joked. It turns out that Gilbert can't make the CMT Awards tonight night (June 10), so he reached out to the veteran during an interview on Fox & Friends, where he offered up his two tickets. Read more here.
The song, which name-drops John Wayne, Kris Kristofferson, John Cougar, Don McLean, Marilyn Monroe and many more, embodies a slowed, almost '70s funk vibe with distinct drum loops and several time changes as Urban slowly talks through most of the song.
At one point, screams are heard in the background as though Urban tracked the song live. 'It's a great feeling to be back in the studio shaping a new album," Urban said in a press release about the song. "'John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16' was sent to me a few months ago by one of the songwriters and I loved it immediately--loved it so much that right before I walked out on stage at the Ryman (Auditorium) for CRS a few months back, I thought I'd play the song solo acoustic to see what the audience thought.
"Flash forward and there's no doubt that their response that day helped make it the first single from what will be my next album." Read more and check out the song here.
Taking place Sept. 19 at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J. (both in the club and in the parking lot outside), the event will feature Antonoff's Bleachers, Charli XCX, Vic Mensa, the Front Bottoms, MisterWives, Cults, How to Dress Well and Robert Delong.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Antonoff discussed New Jersey and its influence on his life and music."I grew up in New Jersey, and it's one of those places where you spend your life trying to get out," he said. "It's funny because it's one of the most incredible places in the world. The term 'shadow of the city,' specifically, means what it sounds like. New Jersey is such a unique place because it is literally in the shadow of the greatest city in the entire world." Read more here.
Today, it was announced who would be presenting and performing at the ceremony, set to take place at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Set to show up in some capacity are Tony Bennett, Zac Brown, Michael Buble, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dr. John, Ledisi, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Nettles, Mike O'Neil, Richie Sambora, Bernie Taupin and Paul Williams, according to Billboard.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame has more than 400 inductees spanning the range of popular music genres, with everyone from Bob Dylan to Stevie Wonder having been previously inducted. Read more here.
"Nightmare" is a simmering pop tune that shares a bit of DNA with Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," down to the sparse guitar opening. A tense and dramatic bridge builds up to an explosive, EDM-powered chorus that doubles as the song's drop.
There's a moody breakdown violin break before the chorus roars around again, this time even bigger with more Miley voices piled on for full effect. Read more here.
"Make You Mine" is their latest song, which arrives perfectly as the temperature heats up. The balmy day track is a live-for-the-season ode with frontman Joseph Keefe singing, "All the boys, and all the pretty girls/ Summertime I'm gonna make you mine' Lie here forever but, for now, let's do forever."
It's a much more upbeat offering than "Hero," with Keefe's words rolling off one another and wavy guitar jangle throughout. The best moment comes near the end, when the tempo slows and Keefe lets out a plea: "If I can't have you, you don't know what I'm gonna do."
The track is slated to appear on Family of the Year's followup to their 2012 album Loma Vista, a self-titled record, due out Sept. 4. Listen to the song here.
The clip plays of the band's rising stardom, with reporters and fans awaiting their arrival with cameras and photos to sign. Of course, the band changes it up by not arriving for a concert, but to testify in front of lawyers, a judge, and plenty of on-lookers. It's a surprising turn, considering the song could have such a literal interpretation, and just might be a sign that A Thousand Horses aren't going to be a band that chooses the most obvious roads.
To find out more about the band, check out our new interview with A Thousand Horses, where they talk about their place in the tradition of Southern music. Watch the video here.
Headlining will be The National, marking one of the only appearances from the Brooklyn five-piece yet scheduled this year, and electronic icon Deadmau5.
Also appearing will be Robyn with her only scheduled U.S. date of the year, performing with new group, La Bagatelle Magique. Rounding out the top of the bill are The War on Drugs, Azealia Banks, Father John Misty, Run the Jewels, CHVRCHES, Panda Bear, and Hudson Mohawke. Read more including the full lineup here.
Now it seems like they are going to atone for the atrocities of the 2004 and 2008 Punisher films (The Punisher and Punisher: War Zone, respectively). Marvel has just announced that they've cast Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, the man who becomes the Punisher, in the second season of Daredevil. Bernthal's roles include, among others, the character Shane in early seasons of The Walking Dead.
Little else is known about the second season of the Netflix series, other than that it will be released in 2016 and that Rosario Dawson will return in her role as Claire Temple. Read more here.
While sitting down at his electric piano, Colbert held a hilariously entertaining brainstorming session, where he knocked out a theme song for his upcoming show. Because confidence is key, especially when appearing on live television, Colbert demonstrated he has no shortage of it in his theme song. "The show will be so great/ It'll be a great success," he sings. "You can watch it on TV/ On the station…Columbia Broadcasting System/ Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes."
If that sounds promising, just listen to how strong his opening is: "What time is it? It's late. / What show is it? It's show. / My name's Stephen Colbert / From my head down to my feet…where I keep my toe!"
In seriousness, it seems like the honor of crafting Colbert's Late Show theme song will more likely go to his new bandleader, Jon Batiste. "His music makes the audience feel so good, we may have to install a 'Do Not Make Love' sign," Colbert said in a statement announcing Batiste's new position. Check out the video here.
He wasn't lying--today he's released information about the LP, a 14-track project titled Yours Dreamily, which will hit stores on Sept. 4. Previously, per Consequence of Sound, Auerbach went into detail about where and how the project was recorded, saying it came intro fruition 'in roughly two weeks through spontaneous, informal sessions across the country at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles, the Diamond Mine in Queens, Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, and in a lounge room at Electric Lady in Manhattan."
'I wanted everything to flow [and] be cohesive," he added. "A lot of the songs bleed one into the other, a lot like the Grateful Dead - my favorite records that they did. So I've got a lot of connected songs. It's basically everything I love about music all wrapped up into one record-that's all!"
Along with the album announcement, the band debuted a new single, "Stay in My Corner," off the release. Check it out here.
Here is the synopsis for the book: Adam Lambert is a true Hollywood success story. Despite coming second in season eight of American Idol, losing out to Kris Allen, Lambert has become one of the most successful and admired American pop artists of the 21st century. With just two solo albums under his belt, he has sold over two million albums and four million singles worldwide. He has won numerous awards and been nominated for some of the most coveted prizes in the music industry, including the Grammys. He was the first openly gay artist to get a major label record deal, which he achieved with RCA, and the first openly gay pop star to achieve a Number 1 album in the US with his second release, Trespassing, in 2012.
Fiercely talented and stylish, Lambert has drawn inspiration from the likes of Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Madonna with both his vocals and image. Not only is he a singer but also an avid philanthropist and social rights activist.
"From American Idol To British Rock Royalty" charts the amazing journey of this humble California kid and how he came to front one of the biggest British rock bands of all time, Queen. He has won great acclaim around the world after touring with Queen in 2012, and then in 2014 and 2015. Drummer Roger Taylor said that Lambert has "the best range I've ever heard" in a BBC interview in 2012. Fans can order the book here.
"We as an audience have known Jaden since he was very young," said Luhrmann. Recently, Jaden has been seeking diverse and challenging roles and this is a testament to his passion to grow in the craft. In the short time he has joined our acting family, he has begun developing his The Get Down skill set, even taking lessons from the legendary graffiti artist Lady Pink of 'Wild Style' fame, as well as steeping himself in the history and culture of the Bronx."
"We're all very happy with the casting of Jaden in the role of 'Dizzee' Kipling, and with his addition, the Kipling family cast is now complete, Lurhmann continued." Read more here.
In 2013 I was living in Ridgewood, NY with a bunch of people and playing some guitar by my bed. My roommate Julie overheard me messing around on the guitar and said "hey that's really cool what is that"...to which I responded...nothing! It was the pre-chorus to Behind The Scenes. Later that day me and some band mates fleshed out a really cool chorus for it.
When this song first was coming together the only lyrics I had were "I can hear the voice inside my head." I wasn't really sure what to make the song about. The night before I had to track vocals for the song I wrote completely new lyrics. Talking about the aftermath of deciding to move on from someone and the different stages you experiences during that time.
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