"The drinks kept coming and we sat talking for hours," he recalled, reports the Guardian. 'We chatted, as we always did, about the records we loved, and eventually we moved on to 'that subject.' There had been rumors for years that the Smiths were about to re-form, and they were always untrue. I had never pursued any offer."
"Suddenly we were talking about the possibility of the band re-forming, and in that moment it seemed that with the right intention it could actually be done and might even be great."
However, Marr remembers, longstanding friction and hard feelings prevented that conversation from going any further. Read morehere.
But Martin wouldn't take no for an answer. He asked Mars to visit him at a Malibu studio where the two could talk face-to-face. Martin was hooked on the idea of Mars and Beyonce collaborating on a live version of "Uptown Funk," but Mars wanted to know what Beyonce thought about the idea? Martin took a quick video with Mars, texted Beyonce and got her response: She was in.
"She's not f—ing joking around," Mars said about working with Beyonce. "She's going to get onstage and show everybody why she's the best every single time. She's got that monster in her."
He shared a story about the day before their performance. Read about thathere.
Springsteen performed an acoustic set of four songs, which included "Working on the Highway," "I'll Work for Your Love," "Long Walk Home" and wrapped up with "Dancing in the Dark."
Besides playing music, Springsteen has a tradition of telling jokes when he plays Stand Up for Heroes. "So there's this 80-year-old couple," he told attendees. "They're in an alley up against the fence and they're screwing like crazy. I mean, arms are flying, legs are flying, and they're screwing and screwing and screwing. They just fall down from exhaustion and the wife says, 'You didn't screw me like that 50 years ago!' The man says, '50 years ago that fence wasn't electrified" (via Rolling Stone). Read morehere.
In the video, 2 Chainz enters a designer store dressed in a long animal print jacket and flashing a ton of bling. Offering "Countin'" a unique visual angle, everyone in the store has been frozen, so that as 2 Chainz wanders around viewers see individual scenes taking place. Several people are caught trying to take his picture mid-snap near the store's entrance while towards the back two women are getting into a fight over an item they both want.
2 Chainz winds his way around the entire layout, bringing certain people to life–all men from his crew it seems–as he struts. Once unfrozen, the men dance around, having fun with everyone else who remains still.
"Countin'" is all about having enough cash to buy everything designer, and in this latest visual 2 Chainz proves he's got more than enough to put his money where his mouth is. Stacks upon stacks. Watch ithere.
But her producer Mark Ronson isn't letting things go so easily. He took a major dig at the DJ duo last weekend. The Chainsmokers were back on Twitter last weekend after a mini hiatus, and after hearing about their return, Ronson took the opportunity to say something about it.
"Back to being the charisma-bypassed champions of 2 bar Ableton loops? Well, smash it while it lasts, fellas!! P.S." he tweeted along with a link to several low-risk investments the guys could investigate should the DJ thing not work out for them. Read morehere.
The Roots, who have been big Hamilton supporters since the beginning, are naturally involved, as are Chance the Rapper, Nas, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys and more.
With 23 tracks, the mixtape doesn't just feature original music from Hamilton, but also tracks inspired by the musical. Check out the tracklisting for the releasehere.
According to HMUK, the figures show that musicians are three times more likely to have depression than people in other lines of work. HMUK chief executive Richard Robinson says: "Sadly the results of this survey don't come as a surprise and paint a concerning picture of the conditions for those working in the music industry.
"This survey is a vital first step in helping us to establish the scale of the problem and it highlights the importance of the next phases of the survey, which will provide us with recommendations for launching the first music industry specific mental health service.
"As the leading independent charity for musicians we are in unique position to commission this study and be able to look at the impact that working in the music industry has on people's mental health." Earlier this year, Emerson, Lake and Palmer keyboard icon Keith Emerson took his own life after a battle with depression. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor attempted suicide twice when he was a teenager. Read morehere.
Jay tells TeamRock: "I have recently started watching this TV Series. I noticed that the female characters are really badass. Even though the original theme music does justice to the horror aspect of this show, I felt there was no soundtrack that complemented the complex action sequences and downright badassery of characters like Michonne, Carol and Maggie.
"Karan and I made a sudden plan to do this on Halloween, and we were able to pull off producing, recording, mixing, shooting and editing this video within three days." Watch the videohere.
And during his downtime on the set in Shreveport, Louisiana, Manson says he became obsessed with a black goat he saw in recent movie The Witch. He asked Salem bosses for his own black goat - and he took action when they delivered a red goat instead.
Manson tells Rolling Stone: "I'd seen that movie The Witch about a week into working on Salem, because I'd missed it in the theatres. And the goat in the movie, Black Phillip, became an obsession of mine.
"So on the last day of the shoot, I requested a black goat to play with, just off set, just for my own recreational purposes. But they brought a red goat, so I sang quite simply. 'I see a red goat, and I want to paint it black.' And everyone really got a kick out of it.
"And I did - they did let me paint it black. It was ornery." Read morehere.
In addition to those performers, Doug E. Fresh, Wreckx-N-Effect and Carl Thomas also join a talent lineup that includes rising newcomers Yuna, Candice Boyd and Major.
Cast members from the forthcoming biopic, The New Edition Story, Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley and Keith Powers, will be presenters at the awards ceremony. Other presenters include Jill Scott, India.Arie and Eric Benet. Read morehere.
The band raised the money to open the facility through their annual charity gold tournament as well proceeds from ticket sales. Frontman Bear Rinehart had the following to say:
"We continue to be humbled by our fans and the way they have come along side of us to open the first ever NEEDTOBREATHE medical center in Tola. We love what we do and this healthcare center is a direct reflection of why we do what we do." Read morehere.
In a new Vanity Fair cover profile, Adele opens up about postpartum depression and the "bravery" of women who choose to skip motherhood altogether.
"I think it's the bravest thing not to have a child; all my friends and I felt pressurized into having kids, because that's what adults do," she told the magazine. 'I love my son more than anything, but on a daily basis, if I have a minute or two, I wish I could do whatever the f— I wanted, whenever I want. Every single day I feel like that."
The transition even triggered the onset of postpartum depression, which fellow moms helped Adele navigate. 'One day, I said to a friend, 'I f—in' hate this,' and she burst into tears and said, 'I f—in' hate this, too,'" she said. 'And it was done. It lifted." Read morehere.
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