"We were in Japan," Sheeran remembers. "We'd been out to a dive bar. He just drank water and I got hammered. Then we went to a golf course, and he lay on the floor and put a golf ball in his mouth and told me to hit it out of his mouth. I was like, 'F, I need to aim this properly,' and I swung."
"And you know in films when someone gets punched, and you hear that fake sound, like a slap?" Sheeran mused. "But in real life when someone gets punched, you hear that dull thud, a bit sickening? I heard a sound like the last one, and saw his security guard looking at me like [he was horrified]." Read morehere.
The song will be on the EP along with their recently released collaboration with The Chainsmokers "Something Just Like This" and three additional unreleased tracks, according to Radio.com.
Kaleidoscope is the sister release to the band's seventh studio album A Head Full Of Dreams, which was rumored to be the band' last. A Head Full Of Dreams came out in December 2015 and landed at Number two in the U.S. and Number one in the UK. It has sold more than five million copies to date. Stream the new song and see the tracklistinghere.
"We've been rehearsing here and up until last night we had fireworks for you," she told the crowd during the show. "And obviously everyone likes a fireworks display. However, my son was watching in the crowd there wasn't much of a crowd, there was like five people. A bit of debris it wasn't big but a bit of s went in his eye and he was very upset, so I got rid of the fireworks."
In an effort to gauge the crowd's reaction, Adele asked them if they wanted to see fireworks in the show, despite the risk. "Let's get a cheer for fireworks if you want them," she said; her question was followed by loud cheers. Read morehere.
Mars directed the new visual with Jonathan Lia and it features animation along with choreography to go along with the song, according to the announcement from his record label.
Fans will also be able to catch Bruno when he performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards broadcast this Sunday, March 5th at 8PM ET/5PM PT via TBS, TNT, and truTV. He is also set to receive the Innovator Award during the event. Until then, watch his new videohere.
The victim, Miranda Dixon, admitted that she first pulled on his pants. "I was trying to get his attention for my friend," she said. But the second time she did it, he kicked her.
Gates defended his actions by claiming the fan touched him without consent, but the court criticized the level of his response. His wife, Dreka Gates, posted an alternative angle of the incident on Instagram, and called into question Dixon's version of events. " Read morehere.
"I am so proud of this song," the singer wrote of the Jack Antonoff and Frank Dukes co-produced track. " It's very different and kinda unexpected. It's complex and funny and sad and joyous and it'll make you DANCE."
"It's the first chapter of a story I'm gonna tell you, the story of the last 2 wild, fluorescent years of my life. This is where we begin," she continued. Watch the new videohere.
This is a huge cut from the $100 million it was on the market for last year, but a definite increase from the $22.5 million it was purchased for before Jackson's death.
The property has been renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch and sits on 2,700 acres of land near Santa Barbara, California. There is a 12,000 square foot main residence and a 3,700 square foot pool house. Read morehere.
The Resurrected Tour starts in mid-April and will continue to the middle of May. Kinky will be performing with his uber sideman, New Jersey's own Joe Cirotti. Kinky's CD producer, Brian Molnar, will open the show as a duet with Joe.
Longtime pal Kinkster pal Brian Kanof will auction off bottles (first half of the tour only) of Kinky's personal brand of "Mexican mouthwash," Man in Black Tequila, to benefit Kinky's award-winning animal rescue group Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch. See the dateshere.
"I met him when I was 19," she said. "We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other's talent. We weren't ready at all, though, to be together. It's just timing. We both needed to experience some things, but the love has been there the whole time."
While Grande considers herself fortunate to be in a loving relationship, she said she doesn't need love to feel good about herself. "I've never looked at love as something that I need to complete me," she said. Read morehere.
He joins previously announced headliners Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige. Other artists on the lineup include John Legend, BJ the Chicago Kid, Daley, Elle Varner, Leela James and more. The festival takes place from June 30 to July 2.
2017 Mainstage Artists: Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Ari Lennox, Chaka Khan, India.Arie, Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Master P, No Limit Records' Mystikal, Mia X and Silkk, Monica, Rhonda Ross, Solange and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. See the other artisthere.
'I feel like if you told me I would be having a son, I would be like, 'Yeah, I'm gonna be a parent -- I get that.' But when the doctor was like, 'You're gonna have a girl,' I was like, 'What? Who am I?' It's the craziest piece of information that changes who you are," Grammer tells People. 'It's sweet."
"I take the role of being a father to a daughter very seriously," he continued. 'I think there's something very special about that... I think the coolest thing you can do is just raise a really strong daughter." Read morehere.
"We kind of got off the road at the end of 2015 on our two-year album cycle for our last record, Singles, which came out around this time in 2014, three years ago," he says. "We took maybe a month off, and we started the writing sessions for the next record in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We went down and rented a house in Buxton, North Carolina, in the southern part of the Outer Banks. We're all from, or grew up in, North Carolina, so that place is very important to us."
He continues: "But it was a way for us to kind of get away and reconvene as friends and musical partners, but get away from everything and just sit down and write. So we rented this house and just set up all our gear in the living room and started making sounds, and 'Ran' came out of the music came out of that session. And it was one of the first songs; it was written for the album. But I think, in a way, it encapsulates a lot of the themes that come out of the record, which aren't necessarily new to us because we've spent most of the last nine and a half, ten years on the road as a touring band. So that's 'How we feel when we fall, when we fold, when we lose control, on these roads.'"Read morehere.
"I felt it was important to say; I know its [sic] been a long wait for my album--SORRY!," she wrote. "I hope my fans understand my life has been filled with so many personal changes. I felt it was important I made some creative changes too--I needed my album to reflect where my head's at in 2017."
2016 saw Azalea end her engagement to NBA player Nick Young amid allegations he had been unfaithful. "I really appreciate the patience," she continued. "I'm so excited for all the new music, new visuals, album preorder dates etc. I'll be releasing throughout the month of March. Thanks for your support IGGY."Read morehere.
Her self-proclaimed competitive nature kicked in and she went for it. She said, 'You put me in these things and you know how competitive I am! So I start acting crazy!"
The names of non-existing dances were placed in a velvet bag, and the contestants pulled them out then made up dances to compliment the titles. Fallon went first, making up a silly dance called, 'Skinny Jeans." Lopez proceeded to show him up with a very J.Lo version of 'Washing Machine Spin Cycle," which she followed by 'Hot Cowboy." Check it outhere.
Rucker generally writes or co-writes all of his songs, but this one came from songwriters Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Jon Nite. "I'm not big into outside songs," he tells Radio.com.
"I write so much [music]. But this song was brought to me by a producer and my A&R guy at Capitol, and it just blew me away. It was really one of those songs, the first time I heard the demo, I went, 'Wow, that's me.' I even said to Shane McAnally, 'Man, I can't believe you didn't put me in the room for this one, because you're writing about me.'"
"It caught me instantly," he says. "'The man I got my name from, I don't even know where he is now.' I thought, 'That's my life. I've lived that life since I was a baby.'"
He continues: "'What if I told you sometimes I lose my faith, I wonder why someone like you would talk to me.' To this day that's how I feel about life. That was the thing that just kept coming back every time I heard a line, I went, 'That's me. That's me.' And that's why it was so easy to sing that song for me." Read morehere.
It all started with "Discotheque." The song and video were, ostensibly, a celebration of dance music and culture. Commercially, this was a dangerous move for U2. They were a post-punk band who crossed over to the mainstream via massive MTV play in the '80s; by the end of the decade, they were a mainstay on rock radio alongside Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.
Embracing industrial dance music on 1991's Achtung Baby was a risky move that paid off: it seemed nearly as radical as Dylan going electric -- or, at least, as radical as the Beastie Boys picking up their instruments, to use a more recent artistic 180-degree turn -- and it worked. 1993's Zooropa saw them delve further into digital music.
But "Discotheque" may have been a few steps too far onto the multi-colored dance floor for U2's American rock audience to digest. Rock legends had embraced disco before -- like the Rolling Stones on "Miss You" and Rod Stewart on "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" -- but none dove in with the enthusiasm of U2, or at least Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton. Drummer Larry Mullen looked unamused in the video, and through most of the promotion for Pop. Read morehere.
"Leaving Nashville" was written with a dear friend of mine, Jessica Jolly, back in 2010. We had been in Nashville for a few days visiting and playing shows and doing the writers rounds and were packing up and our bags and heading to Knoxville for a show that night.
I think we had the first verse and most of the chorus completed by the time we hit the road. I remember hammering out the second verse as we drove. We forgot to account for the time difference between Nashville to Knoxville so we were late to our gig, but it was still a fun night.
When we got back to our hotel that night we stayed up and finished writing the song. To be clear though, I have a pretty serious city crush on Nashville and it always feels really great to spend time there. I always come home really inspired and vowing to go back much more often.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the albumright here!
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