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Selena Gomez at Cannes 2019

22.05.2019


"For my generation specifically, social media has been terrible."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Selena Gomez at Cannes 2019: Instagram and social media are dangerous for my generation

“I think our world is going through a lot,” Gomez said at a press conference in the South of France on Wednesday morning. “I would say for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible. It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are. They are not aware of the news. I think it’s dangerous for sure. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”


Gomez has more than 150 million Instagram followers, but she said that she’s learned to be selective about what she posts. “I think it’s pretty impossible to make it safe at this point,” Gomez said. “I’m grateful I have the platform. I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it. It just scares me. I’ll see these young girls at meet and greets. They are devastated, dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice. It can be great in moments. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it.”

The 26-year-old added that despite living online many young people were unaware of important news issues.

"It's a useful platform but it does scare me when you see young boys and girls not really aware of the news going on," she added.

"It's selfish - I don't wanna say selfish, that's rude - but it's dangerous for sure."

Gomez who has 150 million Instagram followers, was last year overtaken by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as the most followed person on the platform, and she has previously taken lengthy breaks from social media.

Directed by auteur Jim Jarmusch, The Dead Don’t Die stars Gomez, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver and tells the story of a picturesque American town that becomes overrun with zombies after “polar fracking” tilts Earth off its axis.

“Women have been making films for 11 decades now,” Swinton said. “There are countless films by women. The question is why don’t we know about them.

“You have a great master like [Ukrainian director] Kira Muratova, who died recently. Her obituary was that size in most national newspapers,” she added, squeezing her fingers together. “Whereas the great male masters, when they pass on we’ll have whole issues dedicated to them.”

 

Here Are the Lyrics to Taylor Swift's 'ME!,'

22.05.2019


Finally, after literal weeks of teasing, Taylor Swift has dropped the first single off her seventh album, "ME!" The track, which Swift collaborated with Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie on, came complete with a music video full of rich imagery and a message all about self-love.

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Taylor Swift's "ME!" lyrics featuring Brendon Urie are here!


The pop star just dropped her highly anticipated new single with the Panic! at the Disco frontman. After teasing fans with Instagram clues for the last two weeks, Swift finally revealed what her big April 26 announcement is—and yes, it's everything we expected and more!


After announcing the news during an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Swift made it extra official by posting about the song via Instagram, writing, "WELL GUYS 4.26 is gonna be here in a few hours and my new song “ME!” featuring the extraordinarily talented and awesome @brendonurie of @panicatthedisco will be out tonight at midnight eastern."


Taylor Swift's "Me!" Lyrics With Brendon Urie:


I promise that you'll never find another like me


Verse 1: Taylor Swift
I know that I'm a handful, baby, uh / I know I never think before I jump / And you're the kind of guy the ladies want/ And there's a lot of cool chicks out there / I know that I went psycho on the phone / I never leave well enough alone / And trouble's gonna follow where I go / And there's a lot of cool chicks out there.


Pre-chorus: Taylor Swift
But one of these things is not like the others / Like a rainbow with all of the colors / Baby doll, when it comes to a lover / I promise that you'll never find another like


Chorus: Taylor Swift
Me-e-e, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh / I'm the only one of me / Baby, that's the fun of me / Eeh-eeh-eeh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh / You're the only one of you / Baby, that's the fun of you / And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me.


Verse 2: Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie
I know I tend to make it about me / I know you never get just what you see
But I will never bore you, baby / And there's a lot of lame guys out there / And when we had that fight out in the rain / You went after me and called my name / I never wanna see you walk away / And there's a lot of lame guys out there.


Pre-Chorus: Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie
'Cause one of these things is not like the others / Livin' in winter, I am your summer / Baby doll, when it comes to a lover / I promise that you'll never find another like


Chorus: Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie
Me-e-e, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh / I'm the only one of me / Let me keep you company / Eeh-eeh-eeh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh / You're the only one of you / Baby, that's the fun of you / And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me


Bridge: Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie
Hey, kids! / Spelling is fun! / Girl, there ain't no I in "team" / But you know there is a "me" / Strike the band up, 1, 2, 3 / I promise that you'll never find another like me / Girl, there ain't no I in "team" / But you know there is a "me" / And you can't spell "awesome" without "me" / I promise that you'll never find another like.

Why Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Has Worked Hard'

22.05.2019


 'I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything. Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!'


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Why Gwyneth Paltrow â??Has Worked Hard' to Make Chris Martin's Girlfriend, Dakota Johnson, Feel Welcome

Ever since they introduced us all to "conscious uncoupling," Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have made it clear that they are a new kind of divorced couple. She and her now-husband, Brad Falchuck, had brunch with Martin and posted about it on Instagram. Falchuck, Paltrow, and Martin all enjoyed a beach honeymoon together last winter. Now, Paltrow is reportedly making a big effort to be sure that Martin's girlfriend, Dakota Johnson, feels welcome in the family.


"It's very important to her to be on good terms with Chris’s girlfriends," a source told People. "She's not at all threatened by Dakota and loves that Chris is happy — she's very secure about sex and relationships and is not competitive in that way." The source went on: "She’s very much in love with her husband and loves sharing time with everyone she considers part of her family," the insider adds. "At this point that very much includes Dakota."


Paltrow is also basking in her own happiness. She marriedTV producer Brad Falchukin a private wedding ceremony in the Hamptons in September.

“She’s very much in love with her husband and loves sharing time with everyone she considers part of her family,” the insider adds. “At this point that very much includes Dakota.”


Paltrow and Johnson had a good time together in April when they celebrated Derek Blasberg’s birthday.

The two were seen smiling and laughing while Paltrow had her arm around Johnson.

“Consciously throupling,” Blasberg captioned the shot from the party.

Falchuk was also seen sitting between them in other photos from the night.

Johnson has been linked to Martin, 42, ever since they were spotted together in October 2017.

Netherlands wins Eurovision

20.05.2019


"This is to dreaming big. This is to music first, always."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Netherlands wins Eurovision

The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his song Arcade.


He had been the bookmakers' favourite to win, and came through to the top of the leaderboard with 492 points after the public vote.

The UK's Michael Rice came bottom, after getting just three points from the public vote, and a total of 16 points for Bigger Than Us.

Laurence said: "Here's to dreaming big, this is to music first, always."

The last time The Netherlands won was 1975. The audience joined in as Laurence performed the track again at the end of the show.

Italy finished second with 465 and Russia third with 369 points.

The ceremony also saw last year's winner Netta perform, while singers from previous contests also sang each other's songs.
Conchita Wurst, Mans Zelmerlow, Gali Atari, Eleni Foureira and Vjerka Serdjucka








The contest also featured a performance from American superstar Madonna, and a crowd-pleasing segment that saw previous winners sing hit songs from the competition's history.

But, like a handful of editions in the past, it struggled to shake off an overbearing political row. After protests in the host city and abroad leading up to the show, popular Icelandic group Hatari raised Palestinian flags during the broadcast.


Madonna had a message of her own, featuring dancers with both Palestinian and Israeli flags on their backs.

The contest will next head to the Netherlands, with the winning nation taking over hosting duties for a year. The country's victory is its fifth in total, joining the UK, France and Luxembourg in the all-time ranks. Only Ireland and Sweden, which the Netherlands topped for the title, have won more contests.









Israel earned the right to host the show after Barzilai won last year’s competition with her catchy pop anthem “Toy.”

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Julia Roberts Reveals Why She’s Never Watched ‘Game of Thrones’

22.05.2019


"But someone just told me a couple days ago, ‘You look like one of the wildings."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Julia Roberts Reveals Why Sheâ??s Never Watched â??Game of Thronesâ??


She added that even though she’s never seen the series, she’s still gotten comparisons to certain characters.




Julia Roberts has never watched Game of Thrones and it doesn’t sound like she’ll be jumping on the bandwagon anytime soon.

The 51-year-old actress made the confession during a sit-down conversation with Patricia Arquette for Variety’s Actors on Actors. To kick it off, Arquette posed a few fun fan questions.

“One of the questions that people have for you was who’s going to sit on the throne at the end of Game of Thrones?” Arquette asked. “Do you watch Game of Thrones

“I’m going to say Barack Obama for $500,” the Oscar winner replied jokingly.

“I’ve never watched Game of Thrones,” Roberts admitted. “But someone just told me a couple days ago, ‘You look like one of the wildings.’”

“My hair is super curly,” Roberts said. “This has been professionally done for this occasion, but I was at the beach, and so my hair was telling its own stories.”

A little later, Roberts explained why she hadn’t sampled an episode of “Game of Thrones.”

“Too scary,” Roberts said. “Maybe too much sex.”

“There’s a lot of sex,” Arquette confirmed. “And there’s zombies and stuff.”

“Then it’s for sure not for me,” Roberts replied.

Before the interview began, Arquette collected submissions from her Twitter followers about what they would say to Roberts if they could ask her anything. Arquette then read a few of those entries on-camera. “One of the questions that people have for you was who’s going to sit on the throne at the end of ‘Game of Thrones?'” Arquette quizzed. “Do you watch ‘Game of Thrones’?”

“I’m going to say Barack Obama for $500!” Roberts joked. “I’ve never watched ‘Game of Thrones.’ But someone just told me a couple days ago, ‘You look like one of the wildings.'”



Elton John: 'Being a performer saved my life'

22.05.2019


"Two days before Dodger Stadium, I was having my stomach pumped."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Elton John: 'Being a performer saved my life'

"You can say that I'm resilient and that's one thing. I'm resilient," he adds. "I wasn't gonna pass by the opportunity of playing that great stadium for two days...It was [the] highlight of my career to play Dodger Stadium, [are] you kidding me! But I was not mentally well before that."

Rocketman's star, Taron Egerton, joined John for ET's interview and discussed singing the GRAMMY winner's classic tracks for the film. "I have to say, in our movie, 'Your Song' is a bit of a triumph as a storytelling moment," he weighs in.


"I'm the one singing, but it's actually Bell's work too," Egerton says of co-star Jamie Bell, who plays John's friend and longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. "He's a beautiful singing partner in the movie and he pays attention wonderfully. It's a real moment, a real celebration of Elton and Bernie's friendship."


John chimes in: "I haven't seen the movie [yet], but I've heard the music and [Taron] has done the most phenomenal job with the music. Our songs are not easy to sing. They're not. They're quite complicated. 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me,' 'Tiny Dancer' aren't straightforward songs to sing. He really put every fiber of his body into that, into the singing, let alone the acting. He's worked double hard."


Cannes holds a special significance in John's career. The premiere of Rocketman is his latest milestone, but it is also where he filmed the music video for "I'm Still Standing" in 1983. When ET reminded him of this, it prompted a thoughtful reflection on his career and overcoming personal demons.


"My life has been a miracle," he says. "It's been a series of serendipity and luck and good fortune and brave decision, but sitting here in this room now, the movie is showing tonight, it is surreal. Because what I've tried to do to myself, I shouldn't be sitting here and I've been very, very lucky in that."


"I suddenly realized that I had two choices: one was to die, one was to live," John explains. "And it took me 16 years to ask for help. To say three words: 'I need help.' Because I was so proud. I knew I had a problem and I was really unhappy with myself, so I was ashamed of myself."

Shakira and Carlos Vives beat plagiarism case

22.05.2019


 "yo te quiero, yo te quiero tanto" (I love you, I love you so much)


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Livan Rafael Castellanos had accused Shakira and Vives of plagiarizing his 1997 song “Yo te quiero tanto” in their award-winning hit “La Bicicleta.”

“I have nothing against Shakira, Vives or anybody else,” Livam told Associated Press. “It’s the law that needs to decide whether changing a song’s key is enough to make it different.”

Livam, who works in Madrid as a composer and producer, said his three-year-old daughter identified her dad’s melody in La Bicicleta when the family heard the hit on a radio during a beach holiday last summer.

A legal representative for Sony ATV Music Publishing in Spain, which represents Shakira and Castro, said the company couldn’t comment as it had not received notice of the lawsuit.

SGAE, the main society managing the rights of authors and publishers in Spain, said it had suspended the rights of the song following the association’s usual procedure when two of its members lodge a complaint.

This is not the first time Shakira has faced allegations of plagiarism.

In 2012, the Dominican singer and composer Ramón Arias Vásquez – known as Arias – accused the Colombian superstar of copying one of his compositions in her 2010 hit Loca.

Although a US judge initially ruled that Shakira’s song was indirectly copied from Arias’ song, he later dismissed the copyright infringement case on the grounds that Arias had lied to the court and that the cassette tape on which he had based his claims was a fake.

“It’s like they’re touching one of my children…they’re stealing from me.”


In ‘La Bicicleta,’ Vives and Shakira sing the Spanish generic phrase, ‘Que te sueño y te quiero tanto’ (I dream of you and I love you so much).  In ‘Yo Te Quiero Tanto,’ Livam sings an equally generic phrase, ‘Yo te quiero, yo te quiero tanto’ (I love you, I love you a lot).

Taylor Swift admits strange shower habit

20.05.2019


"I do, cause when you shave your legs, the shaving cream is like soap, right?"


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Taylor Swift admits strange shower habit - and it's sparked a gross debate

Taylor Swift appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show earlier this week in her first sit-down interview in years.


Eager to find out all about her, Ellen asked the 29-year-old a whole host of strange questions.

They included what her favourite swear word is to what she does if she can’t sleep at night – nothing was left of topic.

Although that was not the only thing that surprised fans.

Sending Twitter into a frenzy, the Shake It Off singer shared one of her very bizarre bathroom habits.

Although that was not the only thing that surprised fans.

Sending Twitter into a frenzy, the Shake It Off singer shared one of her very bizarre bathroom habits.

Degeneres asked Miss Swift if she washed her legs in the shower to which she replied: “I do, because when you shave your legs, the shaving cream is like soap, right?”

The host agreed with the blonde bombshell that women who shave in the shower do take good care of their legs.

Dividing her devotees with the response, many said they don’t believe shaving cream was quite the same thing as soap.

The internet wasn't in agreement though - with many on Twitter saying they don't believe shower gel/cream is the same thing as soap.

One person tweeted: " Taylor Swift said 'shaving cream is basically soap' so as long as she shaves her legs, she doesn't need to wash them in the shower. No, no, no, no no, no..."

Another responded: "How the hell do you not wash your legs in the shower??? Huh?? You just stop after your butt and that's it? Taylor Swift said she don't wash her legs but she shaves them girl that is not the same thing wtf."

Sam Smith & Normani's 'Dancing With a Stranger' Hits No. 1

19.05.2019


"I’m so excited for everyone to hear ‘Dancing With A Stranger,’ which I wrote on The Thrill Of It All tour last year. For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.  It is also such a beautiful moment for me as I’m a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. I’m so excited to watch her light shine. I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do."


The collaboration between the two came about through a chance encounter at the studio in LA as Smith was writing with pop legends Stargate and Jimmy Napes, Normani was in the studio next door and with both artists being long-term fans of each other it was a no-brainer for her to team up with Smith to create the new track.

Sam Smith has spent the past year travelling around the world on his tour following the release of his sophomore album The Thrill of it All, seeing him sell over 1 million tickets across 100 shows in 2018. Dancing With A Stranger is his first new music in 2019 and follows on from his global hit with Calvin Harris ‘Promises’ which stormed the charts last summer. Smith will be flying out to South America this spring for Lollapalooza before heading over to South Africa for a string of five shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

On the new single Sam Smith says, “I’m so excited for everyone to hear ‘Dancing With A Stranger,’ which I wrote on The Thrill Of It All tour last year. For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.  It is also such a beautiful moment for me as I’m a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. I’m so excited to watch her light shine. I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do.”

Smith is no stranger to writing love songs. The established singer, who has four Grammy awards under his belt, spent a majority of 2018 touring for his critically acclaimed 2017 sophomore album, The Thrill of It All. Smith started a new chapter with his second album, but still maintained what worked from his first — sincere songs that hone into emotions of love, regret and heartbreak. While on the Thrill of It All Tour, Smith penned “Dancing With a Stranger,” another sentimental hit that reminds us of why his music is so resonating.

"Dancing" is just the fifth co-billed No. 1 between a male and female soloist since Radio Songs began in December 1990. It follows Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" (four weeks, 2018); JAY-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" (nine, 2009-10); Usher and Keys' "My Boo" (six, 2004); and Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle's "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" (four, 1993).

Sam Smith, Normani, "Dancing With A Stranger"


Here Are the Lyrics to Sam Smith & Normani's 'Dancing With a Stranger'




Additionally, Smith and Normani wrote "Dancing" with StarGate, the duo of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, and James "Jimmy Napes" Napier, with StarGate and Napier producing the song. StarGate earns its 11th Radio Songs No. 1 (having written and produced each leader) and first since Rihanna's "Diamonds" in December 2012. The pair first reigned via Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable" in 2006-07.

The R&B-influenced track shows off the powerful vocals of the singers, especially of 22-year-old Normani, the former Fifth Harmony songstress who is successfully making a name of her own. Her debut single released last year, “Love Lies” with Khalid, propelled Normani into the limelight as a new solo artist. Her recent Billboard cover story dives deeper into the young singer’s quest to move on from her past girl group and find her own unique voice.

As for the lyrics in “Dancing With A Stranger,” Smith said in a Capitol Records press release that the song “bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.”

Smith opens the song with: “I don't wanna be alone tonight/It's pretty clear that I'm not over you/I'm still thinking 'bout the things you do/So I don't want to be alone tonight, alone tonight, alone tonight.”

Michael Jackson's Eldest Child Prince Graduates

19.05.2019


"It’s been a long road but you did it. Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back!"


Twenty-two-year-old Prince Jackson — whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. — went through commencement ceremonies Saturday at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Prince Jackson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

The day was celebrated in social media posts from the graduate and relatives in his famous family.

T.J. Jackson, the cousin who served as Prince’s guardian after his father died, tweeted, “it’s been a long road but you did it. Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back!”

Prince Jackson was 12 when his father died nearly 10 years ago.

Michael Jackson has two other children, 21-year-old Paris and 17-year-old Prince Michael Jackson, known by the nickname Blanket.

Prince Jackson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


 Michael Jackson‘s eldest child Prince is a college graduate




T.J. Jackson, the cousin who served as Prince’s guardian after his father died, tweeted, “it’s been a long road but you did it. Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back!”

Prince Jackson was 12 when his father died nearly 10 years ago.

The day was celebrated in social media posts from the graduate and relatives in his famous family.

Michael Jackson has two other children, 21-year-old Paris and 17-year-old Prince Michael Jackson, known by the nickname Blanket.

 

Taylor Swift Reacts to YouTubers' 'ME!'

15.05.2019


"Oh my God this is SO CUTE I LOVE IT," the singer wrote. "Thanks for putting all that effort into this you guys...sending all of you a hug, thanks again!"


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Taylor Swift Reacts to YouTubers' 'ME!'

Taylor Swift has been keeping fans on their toes for the last number of weeks. A theory that the singer was releasing new music came to our ears every day for the past couple of months - and now all the speculation has been right.

Captioning all of her Instagram posts with '4.26' for a number of days, Swift finally released her new song 'Me!' today. Teaming up with Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie, the new track is a self-assuring, pop-light track that will definitely get stuck in your head. Unlike her previous black and white covered album, it looks like Swift has jumped into a sea of colour for her newest effort too.

The music video below also makes references to Swift's past back collection, and to all of those haters that have been "snaking" around in the tall grass.

"Oh my God this is SO CUTE I LOVE IT," the singer wrote. "Thanks for putting all that effort into this you guys...sending all of you a hug, thanks again!"

Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Ariz.


Taylor Swift Says 'Game of Thrones' Inspired 'Reputation'




The video features Rebecca Zamolo, Caleb Marshall, Cassey Ho, Veronica Merrell, Jeanine Amapola, Natalies Outlet and Mari Takahashi doing a choreographed dance to Swift's "ME!" Swift also singled out Ho in her tweet, noting that she had just finished her 30-day ab challenge.

Taylor Swift, after months of speculation, has finally released her brand new track.


Taylor Swift has been keeping fans on their toes for the last number of weeks. A theory that the singer was releasing new music came to our ears every day for the past couple of months - and now all the speculation has been right.

Captioning all of her Instagram posts with '4.26' for a number of days, Swift finally released her new song 'Me!' today. Teaming up with Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie, the new track is a self-assuring, pop-light track that will definitely get stuck in your head. Unlike her previous black and white covered album, it looks like Swift has jumped into a sea of colour for her newest effort too.

The music video below also makes references to Swift's past back collection, and to all of those haters that have been "snaking" around in the tall grass.

Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date

19.05.2019


A day after the third anniversary of his death, Prince's estate revealed that they have finished the memoir he was working on at the time of his death. The book is set to drop this fall.


Woodstock 50 pushes back ticket on-sale, swears everything's fine


Tickets for the star-studded Woodstock 50 festival were supposed to go on sale this Monday, but the on-sale date has been pushed back indefinitely. Ticket agents say they're still waiting for a press statement from festival organizers; Rolling Stone speculates that the reason for the delay is that the festival doesn't yet have the necessary permit from New York State.

Unsurprisingly, rumors began to circulate that the festival could be cancelled. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang dismissed those rumors, saying, "Woodstock is a phenomenon that for 50 years has drawn attention to its principles and also the rumors that can be attached to that attention." (Jay)

Musician marriage news: Ups and downs


We've got two marriage stories about famous musicians today: one marriage ending and one beginning. Let's get the sad news out of the way first.

Adele has parted ways with her husband Simon Konecki. In a statement, her representatives said, "Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy." (Billboard)

Now the happy news: in a candlelight ceremony on Saturday in New Orleans, singer-songwriter Michelle Branch tied the knot with Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. The couple started dating in 2015, and Billboard reports they fell in love while Carney was producing Branch's 2017 album Hopeless Romantic. (Jay)



Viral clip: Florence + The Machine go to Westeros


Probably no other TV show this year will get people talking as much as the last season of Game of Thrones. The season's second episode debuted on Sunday night, and it featured a song performed by Florence Welch, a.k.a. Florence + The Machine.

Welch sang "Jenny of Oldstones," a song written by the show's composers based on lyrics from George R.R. Martin's novels. The character Podrick Payne sings the song during the episode, and Welch's version rolls over the closing credits.

In a statement, Welch said, "When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me. Celtic music has always been in my blood, so I felt like I could do something with it. The magic and ritual in Game of Thrones, not to mention the costumes, have always appealed to me. I am honoured to be a part of the final season."

'Daisy Jones & the Six' goes behind the music

15.05.2019


"But she can’t sit down in the car, so she’s half laying down and has her makeup artist and stylist controlling her body."


Often, the first thing I do after reading a book by a musician is head straight to Wikipedia to get the real story with some amount of objective distance. Seen from the inside, the life of a recording artist just doesn't make a lot of sense. Everybody wants to know how you made magic happen, and the answer is almost always messy — unless you're, say, Hall and Oates.

For her new novel Daisy Jones & the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid has used the format of an oral history about a fictional band. On the face of it, it's an odd decision: there's no shortage of actual oral histories about actual bands with actual records you probably enjoy, and God knows those books don't lack for drama. So why make one up?

Think about it this way: Reid has written the oral history you want to read, the one where there are heart-rending untold stories about your favorite songs, the one that transforms the way you think about a band. Just because Daisy Jones & the Six aren't actual people doesn't make the story unsatisfying. After all, how real to you are the members of Fleetwood Mac?

It’s through her writing that Jenkins Reid works to bridge that gap, taking readers behind-the-scenes of celebrity to demonstrate that just because something looks great doesn’t mean it feels that way too. In 2017’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, she explored the heartache behind the glamour of a '60s Hollywood starlet. And now, in her latest, Daisy Jones & the Six, she tells the whirlwind rise — and fall — of the titular fictional '70s rock group. (Amazon has already ordered a 13-episode limited series, executive produced by Reese Witherspoon.)

"All the women in this story have an ability to assert themselves and control the narrative in a way I’m really proud of,” she says. “I don’t want to uphold the status quo. With Daisy, I didn’t want her sexuality to be determined by other people. We’ve seen that. I want a rock star who is 100 percent proud of her body and I want my daughter to live in a world where these stories exist. I don't know what kind of person she is going to grow up to be, but I want her to live in a world in which there’s a way to be a Camila, a Simone, a Karen, or a Daisy Jones."


 

P!nk and Stormzy Continue U.K. Chart Reigns

15.05.2019


P!nk lands a second week atop the U.K. album chart with Hurts 2B Human(RCA/Sony), and there's no change at the singles summit, where Stormzy also spends a second frame with “Vossi Bop” (Merky).

The continuing success of Hurts 2B Human is especially notable as it's the first time, among P!nk's three U.K. chart-toppers, that she's spent more than a single week at No. 1.

She holds off the challenge of Vampire Weekend, who arrive in the runner-up spot, a career best, with Father of the Bride (Columbia/Sony).

Billie Eilish holds at No. 3 with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?(Interscope/Universal), and there's another personal best at No. 4 as Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes debut with End of Suffering (International Death Cult). The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner Music) is down 4-5.


P!nk's 'Hurts 2B Human' Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart




Tom Walker's What a Time to Be Alive (Relentless/Sony) is steady at No. 6, as is Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody (Virgin/Universal) at No. 7. The new edition of Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next (Republic/Universal) helps its 14-10 revival. Long-running British rockers Wildhearts open at No. 11 with Renaissance Men (Graphite) and Lucy Spraggan at No. 12 with her fifth album Today Was a Good Day (Cooking Vinyl). Now That's What I Call Music 102 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) spends a fourth straight week at the top of the compilations chart.

The Official Charts Company reports streams of over 11 millon for the Stormzy single, 1.3 million ahead of Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road” (Lil Nas X/Sony), which is steady at No. 2. Lewis Capaldi moves back 4-3 with the former No. 1 “Someone You Loved” (EMI/Universal), as well as landing the highest debut of the week with “Hold Me While You Wait” at No. 4.

Eilish is up 6-5 with “Bad Guy,” while Shawn Mendes starts at No. 9 with “If I Can't Have You” (EMI/Universal).

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? P!nk and Stormzy Continue U.K. Chart Reigns

Halsey Announces New Single 'Nightmare'

15.05.2019


"There’s new music coming sooner than you think."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Halsey Announces New Single 'Nightmare' During Intimate NYC Show

Get ready, music fans! Halsey is coming at us with a brand new era of music, it’s going to be a good one. Fans of the singer have known for quite some time now that she’s been working on her third studio album, but they were still left wondering when more information about this album would come to light.

Halsey’s cryptic teasing continues as fans have begun to direct their attention to the musician’s Twitter and Instagram bios. In her bios, there is a link that directs fans to a site where they can sign up for email alerts and proceed to share what their worst nightmare ever was.

Then, as fans choose from a series of options such as “falling,” “demons/ghosts,” “natural disaster” or “loved one dying,” the site tells them an interpretation of their worst nightmare.

That said, fans have begun to speculate the creepy link has something to do with new music on the horizon. Additionally, some think the teasers imply a darker era ahead.

But Halsey remained tight-lipped about the date up until the dramatic reveal. In a fan-captured video of the star leaving her first show at Webster Hall on Wednesday, Halsey told fans that “there’s new music coming sooner than you think.” But when asked if the May 17 rumors were true, she simply responded “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

You can see what your nightmares mean here.
ORIGINAL STORY: MAY 2, 2019, 12:24 A.M. EST

After purging her social media last night after the Billboard Music AwardsHalsey just announced two intimate shows on her Instagram to celebrate the reopening of famous New York venue Webster Hall.

As previously noted from a fan theory, it appears as though the musician may be playing Badlands and Hopeless Fountain Kingdom in full. The venue confirmed the full album performances shortly after Halsey revealed her crytic posts.

Grandmaster Flash wins Polar Music Prize

14.05.2019


"It is such an honour because a lot of times in our culture, what we do as DJs gets overlooked."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Grandmaster Flash wins Polar Music Prize

A pioneer of hip-hop, a violin virtuoso and a street music charity are the winners of the 2019 Polar Prize, the prestigious Swedish music equivalent of the Nobel prize. Joseph Saddler, aka Grandmaster Flash, the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and The Playing For Change Foundation, will receive their awards from the Swedish king in Stockholm in June.

The winners will each receive one million Swedish kronor (95,700 euros, $108,000) at a gala in Stockholm on June 11 in the presence of King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Grandmaster Flash, whose real name is Joseph Saddler, is best known for his 1982 hit "The Message" about inner city violence, drugs, and poverty, and for developing DJ techniques such as scratching, backspinning and punch phrasing.

Grandmaster Flash, who with his Furious Five group were the first hip hop act inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, said in a statement that winning the Polar Music Prize was "such an honor, because a lot of times in our culture, what we do as DJs gets overlooked".

80s one-hit wonders team up for tour


What do A Flock of Seagulls, the Escape Club, Missing Persons, the Motels, John Parr, and the Vapors have in common? They were all popular in the '80s, and you could call them all one-hit wonders — even if that's not entirely fair, because let's not forget A Flock of Seagulls had three top 40 hits. They're also all heading out on tour together. The Love '80s Live Tour kicks off Aug. 2 on Coney Island, then runs for a dozen more dates, some of which will also feature Bow Wow Wow and Wang Chung. It's safe to say, everybody will have fun. (Rolling Stone)

Black Star's coming back


Yasiin Bey — previously known as Mos Def — says that he's teaming up with Talib Kweli for a second collaborative album as Black Star. The first Black Star album, released in 1998, was critically acclaimed; although the duo have occasionally worked together in the years since, fans have now been waiting over two decades for a follow-up. Yasiin Bey made the announcement during a DJ set by Madlib, who's also working on the album. He says the new LP is "coming soon." (Hip-Hop DX)

Saddler was a founder member of Grandmaster Flash and the 3 MCs whose 1981 single, The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel, is the first documented incident of scratching on a record.

"It is such an honour because a lot of times in our culture, what we do as DJs gets overlooked," said Saddler, reacting to news of the win.

"So for these people to say, ‘Let’s give this to someone who doesn’t necessarily use a microphone as their gift’, for me to be picked out of so many people, I am so, so deeply honoured."

"It is a huge honor to be in this illustrious group of musicians who have received the Polar Music Prize," Anne-Sophie Mutter, the German violinist said.  From a small village in the Black Forest, Mutter auditioned for Herbert von Karajan at 13 years-old, playing with him and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra the following year, and debuting with the New York Philharmonic at just 17 years of age. In March, she will perform the world premieres of Unsuk Chin’s Gran Cadenza for Two Violins and Sebastian Currier’s Ghost Trio at Carnegie Hall.

New releases from Amanda Palmer, Stella Donnelly

14.05.2019


"A lot of the themes on the record are about being alone and facing the slings and arrows of existence. I write about abortion, I write about motherhood, I write about miscarriage. It's not an easy record."


Amanda Palmer

On March 1, the Geelong Women Unionists Network kicked off a week of International Women’s Day celebrations in Victoria. A week later, on the day itself, acclaimed U.S. singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer released her “hyper-personal, accidentally feminist, extremely direct” new album. Describing it, she said: “My personal life unfolded, along with abortion, and facing off with the world as a mother, right alongside the rise of [US President Donald] Trump and the extreme right in America. And it made telling the truth feel essential. I think it’s the sharpest, most effective political tool we wield right now, as women.

Amanda Palmer is constantly busy with one project or another, but she hasn’t released a proper solo album in seven years until now. There Will Be No Intermission is her third proper solo album ever, and it follows 2012’s Theatre Is Evil, which Amanda made with the Grand Theft Orchestra. It’s also a much different sounding album than the rock-oriented Theatre Is Evil. The songs on There Will Be No Intermission are more somber, often with just Amanda and her piano or Amanda and her ukulele, and the stripped-back arrangements help put Amanda’s lyrics — which are especially powerful on this album — in the forefront. In Amanda’s words, “The rise of global fascism alongside the spreading fire of #MeToo has forged a louder megaphone for all women, and we’re all seeing that radical truth is infectious. I feel more urgency than ever to share the naked truth of my experiences.

Stella Donnelly: Beware of the Dogs


If you've known someone who's ever seen Stella Donnelly live — at one of the festival appearances on her busy schedule, maybe, or opening for an artist like Natalie Prass — you've known someone who's told you you've got to listen to Stella Donnelly. Her debut EP Thrush Metal (2018) was full of quietly searing accounts of her life as a young Australian woman, and she's getting a little bit louder with her first full-length. Donnelly has built a band for her first international headlining tour, and Beware of the Dogs hums with the lacerating lyrics and loping rhythms of songs like "Tricks." (Jay)

Between Amanda Palmer’s latest and this debut album from Australia’s Stella Donnelly, it’s a good week for albums that resonate in the #MeToo era. Beware of the Dogs takes its sonic cues from twee-ish indie pop, but there is nothing lighthearted about this album lyrically. She issues warnings like “Are you scared of me old man? Or are you scared of what I’ll do? You grabbed me with an open hand, the world is grabbing back at you” (“Old Man”), she sings bluntly about rape and victim-blaming (“Boys Will Be Boys”), she discusses those awkward political debates with conservative relatives during the holidays (“Season’s Greetings”), she tackles everyday sexism (“Tricks”) and religion-based sexism (“Watching Telly”), and she sings proudly and unsubtly about a vibrator (“Mosquito”).

Hozier talks about new album 'Wasteland, Baby!'

19.05.2019



"It's trying to look at the warm centre of human kindness"



“I came off the road in 2016 and I was just trying to reconnect after living on a bus. You’re in a bit of a bubble, so it was just nice for me to see what was going on,” he told NME.

“Although I might have been better finding a hobby, I became a bit of a news junkie and the album was written when the Doomsday Clock moved two minutes to midnight. It’s a general consensus of how much civilisation is at danger. The threat of nuclear war was being bandied about and escalated, so it was a real threat at the time. This album carries a lot of those worries.”

While the album might sound overly gloomy, the title track sees Hozier tackling how love can be found in the darkest of circumstances.

“It’s trying to look at the warm centre of human kindness and you find that in ‘Wasteland, Baby!’,” he explained. “While there’s other songs on there that have doom and gloom and might touch upon it, Wasteland Baby goes straight for it. It lets us imagine how the worlds might end in a very real sense. But as long as there’s people, that ‘You and I’, there’s always potential for kindness and that is something to be hopeful about.”

Were those genres popular where you grew up, or were you doing your own thing?

I wasn’t exactly popular at the time. In the 90s, the cool kids were listening to Nirvana, because it’s not what your parents are comfortable with you listening to. As a teenager, everyone was into pop. [But] I was hooked on blues music and jazz. I thought it was music for grownups. It was quite immediate and visceral, and it was either lusting or raw in some way. Pop music, I just didn’t vibe with.

What was it about jazz and blues that you connected with?

It excited me more than anything else. There was something quite mystifying about this stuff, because it was hard to get my hands on the records, especially when I was a younger kid with a really poor internet connection. I couldn’t get a train into the city and go to a record store. There was a real sense of distance with this music, which only fed into my craving for it.

So fast forward to your first album, which was a whirlwind experience helped along by virality, and now this one. What’s changed?

There was a huge success with [“Take Me to Church”]. That was so unlikely. Things happened in a way that couldn’t be planned for. I was conscious not to veer off track from what my original ethos was when I wrote that song. I found it very helpful to move back to Ireland, spend a bit of quiet time and approach songwriting in a similar way.

"A lot of Irish musicians have always had a fascination and a deep love for the tradition of rock and roll, the tradition of blues music in particular," says Hozier. "My dad was a musician who played blues near-exclusively, and my first education in music was through his record collection."

This Sunday in upstate New York, Hozier's launching a U.S. tour. He's excited about taking these songs on the road.

"A lot of these songs on Wasteland, Baby! were written with the intention, these are going to be really fun live," he says. "I'm touring with an eight-piece band. Everyone on stage is a singer, everyone can play an instrument. There's a little mini-choir up there."

Myspace loses 50 million songs

14.05.2019


We have a special place in our hearts for Myspace. It wasn't the original social network, but it was the first to reach mass appeal and was a big part of what helped Metal Injection succeed in the early days, in terms of promotion.

Hope you had a backup: Myspace has confirmed losing data for 50 million songs uploaded to the platform between 2003 and 2015. Also in the news today: remembering Dick Dale, Shawn Mendes cleans up at the Junos, Neil Finn leaves social media in wake of Christchurch, Sam Smith comes out as genderqueer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers play a very obvious cover at the Great Pyramids of Giza. Music in today's episode: Jahzzar - "Comedie" (CC BY 4.0); BoxCat Games - "Against the Wall" (CC BY 3.0); Sean Mendes - "In My Blood"; Sam Smith, Normani - "Dancing With a Stranger" (Cheat Codes remix); Dick Dale and his Del-Tones - "Misirlou"; Lily Allen - "Alfie"; Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Pyramid Song" (Radiohead cover); Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give It Away"

"As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace," the statement says.

Neil Finn leaves social media after New Zealand massacre


Neil Finn says he's leaving social media in the wake of last week's hate-fuelled massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The New Zealand singer-songwriter is best-known as a member of Crowded House and, recently, Fleetwood Mac. On Twitter, Finn wrote, "Out of respect for the grieving families of Christchurch and in consideration of their vast public tragedy I will no longer take part in social media. These platforms have enabled the spread of hateful ideology and I will not participate anymore." (Billboard)





Sam Smith comes out as genderqueer


Singing star Sam Smith says, "I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between." He opened up about his gender identification during an interview for a new Instagram show called I Weigh Interviews. He added, "Non-binary/genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of all different things. You are your own special creation." Although some non-binary people prefer gender-neutral pronouns, Smith says he'll continue to use male pronouns for now. (Vanity Fair)

Smith's latest release is a Cheat Codes remix of his Normani collaboration, "Dancing with a Stranger."



Kanye West gets booed at Bonnaroo

14.05.2019


"It's not the stage hands' fault; that stage was set up for well over an hour before Kanye decided to grace us with his presence."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Kanye West gets booed at Bonnaroo

Although the rapper managed to kick off his show on time this year, apparently that didn’t matter much to some folks in attendance. According to people who attended the event, Kanye received plenty of boos at various points during the performance. This probably wasn’t the sort of reception West had anticipated.


Entertainmentwise reported that Kanye received quite a few boos when he announced the release of an upcoming single. However, reports of the backlash escaped most mainstream outlets that recently covered West’s set.


Here’s footage of Kanye West getting booed. Warning: There’s all kinds of foul language in this clip, so proceed with caution.


Both Spin and Rolling Stone made no mention of the audience’s response to Kanye West. However, quite a few people who saw the guy perform Friday evening began tweeting about the disrespect he received shortly after the set wrapped up.















Was paying for Bonaroo so you could boo Kanye West worth it? Musical genius and pioneer, show some respect









If you boo Kanye West you can’t get into heaven

— Devon (@devTHE_italian) June 14, 2014

According to the Liberty Voice, Kanye West performed in front of approximately 100,000 people during his 21-song set at Bonnaroo. While quite a few of those individuals were there to see him do his thing, apparently more than a handful just wanted to show how much they hated the guy. Also in attendance was Kim Kardashian, who seemed more than willing to show off her body to everyone with functional pair of eyes.


Although Kanye got booed during his performance, apparently that didn’t stop the rapper from unleashing one of his infamous on-stage rants. In addition to taking shots at the media, Westdiscussed how much time and energy he puts into creating his music.


“I want y’all to know that anytime I’m in the studio, make a record, make a T-shirt, I give it everything I got. And when I talk that s**t, it’s so you can talk that s**t. If you’re a fan of me, you’re a fan of your motherf**kin’ self. You can go out and do anything,” West told the crowd at one point during the show.

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