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Friday
Jul172015

Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James Announce Joint Tour, The Love N' Soul Experience

Image Courtesy eOne Music; Devin Dehaven/Stax RecordsRaheem DeVaughn and Leela James are continuing their tour together. After wrapping Ledisi's The Intimate Truth Tour earlier this year, the two soul veterans have announced the dates for their joing outing, dubbed The Love N' Soul Experience.

Raheem and Leela will be joined by special guest V. Bozeman when the 25-city trek kicks off on October 7 in Charleston, South Carolina. The trio will hit major cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C. and New Orleans, before wrapping up on November 13 in Los Angeles.

The trek will support DeVaughn's latest album, Love, Sex, Passion, as well as James' newest LP, Fall for You.

Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.com.

Here are the The Love N' Soul Experience tour dates:

10/7 -- Charleston, SC, Music Farm
10/8 -- Chattanooga, TN, Track 29
10/9 -– Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall
10/10 -- Memphis, TN, Minglewood Hall
10/11 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
10/14 -- St. Louis, MO, The Ready Room
10/15 -- Chicago, IL, Portage Theater
10/16 -- Detroit, MI, The Garden Theater
10/17 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room
10/18 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
10/21 -- Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre
10/22 -- Philadelphia, PA, TLA
10/23 -- New York, NY, Apollo Theater
10/24 -- Washington, D.C., Warner Theater
10/25 -- Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live
10/27 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s
10/29 -- Norfolk, VA, The Norva
10/30 -- Winston Salem, NC, Lawrence Joel Vet. Memorial Coliseum
11/1 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
11/4 -- Baton Rouge, LA, Varsity Theatre
11/5 -- New Orleans, LA, House of Blues
11/6 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
11/7 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
11/12 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
11/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia

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Friday
Jul172015

Collective Soul Reveals Release Date for New Album, "See What You Started by Continuing" 

Vanguard Records Collective Soul's new album now has a release date. See What You Started by Continuing, the band's ninth record, will be released on October 2.

See What You Started by Continuing comes six years after Collective Soul's last album, 2009's self-titled record, also known as Rabbit. The new album's title comes from a year-long break that the band took after 19 years of consistent touring.

"During that year, we had time to reflect and be proud of what we had accomplished over the years," says frontman Ed Roland in a statement. "When we came back together, we were rested and more confident than we had ever been in our careers. We never thought of this as a second chance, but more of a second breath. We wanted to continue doing what we had always done and that was to make guitar driven music."

You can download "This," the first single from See What You Started by Continuing, at CollectiveSoul.com.

In support of See What You Started by Continuing, Collective Soul will embark on their 21st Birthday tour, the details of which will be revealed soon.

Here is the track list for See What You Started by Continuing:

"This"
"Hurricane"
"Exposed"
"Confession"
"AYTA (Are You the Answer)"
"Contagious"
"Life"
"Am I Getting Through"
"Memoirs of 2005"
"Tradition"
"Without Me"

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Friday
Jul172015

Leona Lewis Releases New Single, "Thunder"

RCA RecordsLeona Lewis has debuted her latest single -- the uplifting jam, “Thunder.”

The song has a similar empowerment theme to Leona’s previously released track, “Fire Under My Feet,” and it’s a theme she has said will flow throughout her next album, I Am.

“And I won't wait any longer/When you left me down, I got stronger/If you want to wait for lightning/I'm on the horizon/Well, I'm coming back with the thunder,” she sings in the chorus.

Leona tweeted last week that she was filming the song’s music video. She posted a photo of herself perched on what appeared to be some kind of roof and wrote that it had been an “adventurous day.”

I Am, Leona's fifth studio album, will be released September 11.

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Friday
Jul172015

Hear New 5 Seconds of Summer Song, "She's Kinda Hot"

Capitol RecordsWe've got new music from 5 Seconds of Summer to kick off the weekend.  The Australian band just dropped "She's Kinda Hot" the first single from their upcoming second album.

The band's also released a lyric video for the song, which has frontman Luke Hemmings complaining about how his girlfriend's always complaining about him and won't let him do what he wants -- then he remembers, "She's kinda hot, though."

As for when we'll see the follow-up to 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled #1 debut, all we know is it'll be later this year, according to the label.

In the meantime, you can download "She's Kinda Hot" now on iTunes.  You can also watch 5 Seconds of Summer perform live on the Teen Choice Awards Sunday, August 16, where they're also nominated for six awards, including Choice International Artist and Choice Summer Music Star: Group.

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Friday
Jul172015

Andy Grammer Says He's "Open" to Doing "Dancing with the Stars"

Sherwin LainezAndy Grammer appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars twice this past season, singing his hit "Honey, I'm Good" during a memorable Derek Hough dance routine.  Now the singer says he's "open" to being a contestant on the show.

"I'm not really a dancer, but...I'm very competitive and..it seems like it would be a fun challenge," Andy tells ABC Radio when asked if he'd like to actually be a cast member on the long-running dance competition.  "I've definitely thought about it, I'm open to it and we'll see what happens."

Asked if he's actually been asked to compete, Andy teases, "I can't reveal anything....I don't know. It's not a 'yes,' it's not a 'no.' It's not a 'no.'"

Even if Andy won't admit whether he's negotiating to appear on the show, he will own up to discussing it with a musician friend of his -- one who competed on season 14 of the show.

"I'm really good friends with Gavin DeGraw, and he's told me it's really fun," Andy tell ABC Radio. "So I've talked to him about it. It's cool."

As for why Andy would be interested in joining the cast of a reality show in the first place, he says, "It's a great vibe...Everybody just seems to be really having a good time, you know?"  

If Andy still can't quite figure out if he wants to compete on Dancing with the Stars, he has a couple of months to decide: the next season begins in September.

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Friday
Jul172015

Alan Jackson's Mysterious Songwriting Talent Is in Full Effect on New Album, "Angels and Alcohol"

ACR/EMIAlan Jackson's first new studio album in three years, Angels and Alcohol, is out Friday featuring his latest single, "Jim and Jack and Hank," and the title cut. Both of those songs deal with turning to the bottle to deal with heartache, and that's a subject Alan has written about many times before.

He tells ABC Radio, "Somebody said I had a lot of drinking songs on there. I said, 'Well, I pretty much always do have two or three on an album.'"

As for that title cut, Alan had that phrase "Angels and Alcohol" tucked away for several years.

He says, "It sounded like a song, and I hadn't written it. It just kind of spilled out this time the way it did. It's just one of my favorite cuts on the album."

Of course, songs like "Angels and Alcohol" or country classics such as "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" and "Midnight in Montgomery" don't just "spill out" of most people. We asked Alan where his songwriting talent comes from, and he admits he's never analyzed it too much.

"I've never understood where it comes from with me," Alan explains. "I never read much or didn't study music and never had any training. I think it's just something I was blessed with. It just comes out sometimes. I never have quite understood it, but I'm glad it's working."

Alan wrote seven of the 10 songs on Angels and Alcohol, and you'll recognize some ongoing themes on the album if you're a longtime fan. In fact, the opening track, "You Can Always Come Home," could be the next chapter in the autobiographical story Alan started telling on his early hit, "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," and continued with "Drive (For Daddy Gene)." Just as he moved from Georgia to Nashville to chase his dream of country music stardom, Alan's middle daughter, Ali, recently moved to California to find her calling in life. "You Can Always Come Home" is Alan's way of passing on some advice his dad gave him when he left home.

Alan says, "Moving to Nashville was just a huge risk and scary event for me to move up there. I just remember my daddy, he didn't know anything about the music business or anything. Neither did I, but he said, you know, 'You can always come home. If it doesn't work out, you can always come home.' I always remembered that, and I wrote that in that song."

Angels and Alcohol comes out just a little over 25 years after Alan's debut album, Here in the Real World, hit stores in 1990.

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Friday
Jul172015

The Rolling Stones Releasing Home Video of Historic 1969 Hyde Park Concert Next Week

Eagle Rock EntertainmentA new installment of The Rolling Stones' From the Vault archival series featuring footage from one of the band's most historic concerts, the free show the rock legends' played in London's Hyde Park in July 1969, will be released on July 24.  From the Vault: Hyde Park Live 1969 will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and as and digital download.

The event was The Stones' first full-length show in more than two years, and also marked the first concert the band played with its then-new guitarist, Mick Taylor.  The show also came at an extremely emotional time for the group, as founding Stones guitarist Brian Jones had died just two days before.

Hyde Park Live 1969 features footage originally shot by the U.K.'s Granada TV, and includes most of the songs The Rolling Stones played at the gig, as well as behind-the-scenes segments and interviews with the band's members, concertgoers and some of the Hell's Angels who served as security for the event.

The band's set featured its first-ever live performance of "Honky Tonk Women," a rendition of Johnny Winter's "I'm Yours & I'm Hers" -- the only time the group ever played that tune -- and versions of Stones classics like "Midnight Rambler," "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash."  During the show, Mick Jagger delivered a eulogy to Jones that included the reading of a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.  The Rolling Stones closed the concert with an epic, 18-minute rendition of "Sympathy for the Devil" with accompaniment from some African tribal drummers.

The Blu-ray and DVD of From the Vault: Hyde Park Live 1969 comes packaged with a booklet offering background information about the show and photos from the event.

Here is the track list of the video:

"Midnight Rambler"
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"I'm Free"
Eulogy
"I'm Yours & I'm Hers"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"Honky Tonk Women"
"Love in Vain"
"Sympathy for the Devil"

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Friday
Jul172015

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRosanne Cash and "Live Like You Were Dying" songwriter Craig Wiseman are going into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this October.

Tim McGraw performs his Concert for Sandy Hook Promise Friday night at the XFinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Proceeds benefit Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut  that seeks to help protect children from gun violence.

Alan Jackson performs on NBC's Today Friday morning in support of his new album, Angels and Alcohol.

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Friday
Jul172015

Chris Daughtry Says "Marvel's Doing It Right" with "Ant-Man"

Frank Micelotta / FOXDaughtry fans know that singer Chris Daughtry is a huge Batman fan, but when it comes to superheroes, he's an equal opportunity fanboy.  While Chris is psyched to see Ben Affleck play the Caped Crusader in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, he's jazzed about the Marvel comic book movies too -- like Ant-Man, which is in theaters today.

"I'm a big comic book fan. I'm a big Paul Rudd fan," Chris told ABC Radio at the Ant-Man premiere.  "And I love that he's playing a character that I knew very little about."  For the uninitiated, Ant-Man stars Rudd as a superhero who can shrink down to the size of an ant, and also communicate with actual ants.

"Somehow I feel like [Ant-Man's] gonna be engraved into the hearts and souls of Americans and people around the world, just like they did with Guardians, you know," Chris adds.

Chris is referring to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which was based on a comic book few people were familiar with, but which ended up as one of the biggest box-office blockbusters of all time.  Chris predicts Ant-Man will be a pleasant surprise to audiences, just as Guardians of the Galaxy was.

"I know of the books. I knew of the characters, didn't really read 'em, didn't know much about it," Chris says of Guardians. "And Marvel's smart, man, they're doing it right!"

Speaking of Chris Daughtry and superhero movies, the singer tried out for a tiny part in the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, but it didn't work out.  He still has hopes of launching an acting career, though, and was recently cast in a pilot for Fox called Studio City, but it wasn't picked up.

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Friday
Jul172015

YG Releases His New Single "Twist My Fingaz"

Def Jam RecordingsYG has surprised fans with a new single, "Twist My Fingaz," which is produced by Terrace Martin and will be featured on his next album, Still Krazy.

The rapper, who recently recovered from multiple gun shot wounds, brags about surviving the incident over the track, which is built around a synth-bass riff that hits at Funkadelic’s "One Nation Under a Groove."

"I really got something to say, I’m the only one that made it out the West without Dre," he declares. "I’m the only one that’s ’bout what he say, the only one that got hit and was walking the same day."

The follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, My Krazy Life, will arrive later this year.

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Friday
Jul172015

"Everything Is Awesome" on Slightly Stoopid's Summer Tour 

Credit: Jeff FarsaiSlightly Stoopid is currently on tour with Dirty Heads on a trek dubbed the Everything Is Awesome tour. Given that the tour's title borrows the mantra from last year's The Lego Movie, is Slightly Stoopid singer and guitarist Miles Doughty a fan of the film?

"I grew up playing Legos -- what boy didn't play Legos? -- and the movie was actually really funny, so it kind of seemed fitting for the tour, just finally have the two bands getting together," Doughty tells ABC Radio. "The fans have actually been asking for, like, 10 years for us and Dirty Heads to do a full tour and not just festival dates, so it's really cool to get us together, and I think that the name worked great for the tour."

Doughty went from playing Legos to playing in a band, and now Slightly Stoopid a year away from celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Slightly $toopid. In those two decades, Doughty found that as they grew as people, he and his band members evolved musically both in the studio and on the stage.

"We were those kind of pissed off kids at society, your parents, the law, whatever, that's what punk rock kids were back then," Doughty says of Slightly Stoopid's younger days. "As you get older, you have so many more different influences in music, it translates in our writing. Now we have seven guys in the band where we used to be a three-piece, we have horns and keyboards, percussions, and it opens up the window for us to just kind of experience so much more with our music."

On the Everything Is Awesome tour, Slightly Stoopid is supporting their latest album, Meanwhile...Back at the Lab. The record features the lead single "The Prophet," which Doughty had originally written as a collaboration with the late Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell.

"Honestly, I hadn't even had a plan to revise the song," Doughty explains. "But I was sitting down on my couch and just playing acoustic guitar and I just happened to play that song again. But the other chorus idea came up -- 'I never thought too much on wealth, to let me keep it for myself' -- that was rolling and I was kinda listening to it and it seemed so fitting just for the way that we are as people."

Those lyrics replace "The Prophet's" original chorus, which went "I thought to myself, I'm gonna marry into wealth."

"Where the original song was me as a kid living in the middle class back in the day, dreaming of that joke fantasy of marrying some rich girl and be the one who takes her for everything instead of the opposite, which was kind of juvenile at the time," Doughty tells ABC Radio. "The song was cool that way, too, but I felt like [I wanted] to rewrite it and to mean something of value of today of how we are." 

The Everything Is Awesome tour continues tonight, July 17, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Friday
Jul172015

Nikki Sixx Planning Companion Album Set with Sixx:A.M.

Credit: Paul BrownWith Motley Crue calling it quits this New Year's Eve, Nikki Sixx will have plenty of time to focus on his other project, Sixx:A.M., and he has no plans to waste any of that time. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Sixx reveals that Sixx:A.M. is planning to release two albums next year.

"They'll be companion pieces, named Volume One and Volume Two, and they'll come out with a little bit of space between them," Sixx explains. "Because when a band releases a double album, a lot of times, about halfway through the second record, you say, 'Sounds like they ran out of gas.' So by putting them out separately we'll give the fans time to absorb each one fully."

As for the themes of the two new albums, Sixx says they will build on the ideas present in Sixx:A.M.'s earlier work.

"There are tent poles that we're working with, but they could still change," he says. "The one thing I can say is that, in Sixx:A.M., we always connect darkness to light, whether it's something like 'Life is Beautiful' or 'This is Gonna Hurt,' or even 'Stars.' There's a lot about our own experiences in our songs, but there's also always a light at the end of the tunnel, because we've lived through those experiences. And on the new material, those themes are maybe even a little bit heavier."

Earlier this year, Sixx:A.M. embarked on their first full-scale headlining tour. If you missed that go-round, have no fear -- Sixx says the band will be hitting the road again.

"We're all committing 100 per cent of our time to this band, and anything else that's out there has to revolve around that," Sixx declares. "And I think [vocalist] James [Michael] and [guitarist] DJ [Ashba's] visions are the same as mine, which is that we want to play with anybody, anywhere we can. We'd love to headline, we'd love to be direct support, we'd love to play festivals. We'll do acoustic gigs, radio stations, whatever. We just want to play. And that's what we're going to do."

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Friday
Jul172015

Stacey Barthe Recalls Working with Executive Producer John Legend on Her Debut Album, "BEcoming"

Motown Records This week saw the release of Stacey Barthe's full-length Motown Records debut BEcoming, which was executive-produced by John Legend. The singer tells ABC Radio what it was like reuniting with Legend, with whom she previously recorded on his last album.

"John is one of my favorite singers, I remember the first time I hear him and you couldn't tell me then that I'[d actually be working with him," says Stacey, who recalled hearing Legend's "Ordinary People" in her college dorm back in 2005.

"So working with him has been a complete joy and honor and he kind of just let me do my thing and gave his opinion and gave his input, whether I took it out not," she says of their recording process. "He just was always honest, and we are a lot alike so there wasn't too much criticism it was like, 'You're on the right path, keep going.'"

Although she's recorded upbeat and light content with everyone from Rihanna to Katy Perry, Stacey's album offers a deeper glimpse into her world, with topics ranging from suicide, alienation and alcoholism to battles with weight loss. The singer tells ABC Radio what she hopes fans take away from her project.

"I feel like this body of work is very honest and transparent and my goal is to force people to face themselves," she says. 

BEcoming includes a rendition of Anita Baker's “Angel” alongside Legend and a guest feature from Common.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Foo Fighters Jam with Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith at NYC Show

Ringo Starr; Clara BalzaryFoo Fighters rarely perform encores, but when they do, you can expect something special to happen.  At the band's show Wednesday night at Citi Field in New York City, the Foos returned to the stage after a 26-song set with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith to perform a cover of The Faces' "Stay With Me."  You can watch fan-recorded footage of the Red Hot Foo Fighters on YouTube.

"Some of you people, you know that the Foo Fighters, we don't do encores, we never do encores," Dave Grohl said before introducing Smith.  "But we got Chad from the f****** Chili Peppers!"

Added Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins, who handled lead vocals on "Stay With Me" while Smith sat behind the kit, "He truly is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll drummers in the world."

Foo Fighters will play Citi Field again tonight, July 16.  The band's massive summer tour continues with a two-night stand in another baseball stadium, Boston's Fenway Park, on July 18 and 19.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Hall & Oates Added to Lineup of Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival

Mick Rock/Wolfson EntertainmentDaryl Hall & John Oates have joined the lineup of the 2015 Music Midtown Festival, which will take place in Atlanta's Piedmont Park on September 18 and 19.  The pop-rock duo joins a bill that includes headliners Elton John and Van Halen, as well as such stars as Billy Idol and Lenny Kravitz, among many others.

Hall & Oates will perform at the fest on September 19, the same day Van Halen, Kravitz and Idol are scheduled to play.  Elton will headline the festivities on September 18.

Other artists that will perform at the 2015 Music Midtown Festival include Drake, Sam Smith, Alice in Chains and Hozier.  Visit MusicMidtown.com for the full lineup and ticket info.

The Music Midtown gig is just one of the many appearances Hall & Oates have lined up as part of their busy 2015 tour itinerary.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have North American shows mapped out all the way through an October 1 performance in their hometown of Philadelphia.  Check out their full schedule at HallandOates.com.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Report: People with Knowledge of Nightclub Cash Eyed in Chris Brown Robbery

Image Courtesy Eliot Lee Hazel/RCA RecordsChris Brown’s Los Angeles-area house was hit by home invaders early Wednesday morning and authorities reportedly believe one or more people who knew Chris had cash on hand from a recent nightclub appearance may have been involved.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the suspects who broke into Brown's home were aware of a large sum of money inside the singer's house, referring to $50,000 cash that Brown received for an appearance at a nightclub. The robbers even demanded Brown's aunt to show them where the safe in the house was located.

As previously reported, Chris wasn’t home at the time, but his aunt was, according to the LAPD.  She was forced into a closet and locked inside while the unidentified home invaders reportedly got away with cash and other property before Brown’s aunt was able to call 911 and summon police.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Halestorm's Lzzy Hale to Guest at Songwriting Lecture 

Credit: Jake Giles NetterHalestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale will be a guest at Alternative Press' Art of Songwriting lecture. The free event will be held July 22 at noon in Cleveland, and will be streamed live via AP's Twitch channel.

After the Art of Songwriting lecture, Hale will join up with Halestorm to perform at the Alternative Press Music Awards, held the same day at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Weezer, Corey Taylor, Black Veil Brides and Motionless in White also will be performing during the awards show, and members of Asking Alexandria, Bullet for My Valentine and Motion City Soundtrack are expected to appear.

Following their APMAs performance, Halestorm will launch a European tour before returning to North America for their A Wild Evening with Halestorm tour, which will feature two full sets from the band.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Vance Joy, Metric Added to Music Midtown Festival 

Credits: Darren Ankenman; Norman WongAtlanta's Music Midtown festival has added Vance Joy and Metric to its 2015 lineup. The two acts join a lineup that already includes Van Halen, Alice in Chains, Hozier, X Ambassadors, Lenny Kravitz and Panic! at the Disco.

Vance Joy and Metric are both currently opening for high profile arena tours this summer -- Vance for pop star Taylor Swift and Metric for Imagine Dragons.

The Music Midtown lineup also includes The Airborne Toxic Event, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics and Elle King.

Music Midtown will be held in Atlanta's Piedmont Park on September 18 and 19. Visit MusicMidtown.com for the full lineup and ticket info.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” Entered British Singles Chart 10 Years Ago

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteThis week marks 10 years since Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” entered the U.K.’s Official Singles chart. Kelly tells the Official Charts Company that during that time span, her feelings about the song have evolved.

“I definitely have a different relationship with 'Since U Been Gone' these days,” she says. “Recording that song was a very -- how can I say it -- trying experience, just because people around me had very set ideas of how they wanted it to sound.”

The song was originally written by Max Martin with Pink in mind, but she passed and the song was pitched to Hilary Duff. She also passed. It then made its way to Kelly, but she says she had to put up a big fight just to put her own stamp on it.

“It was very hard to get it with a lot of guitars and get that jump on the octave for the chorus,” she says.

But despite the tune’s long and arduous journey, “Since U Been Gone” has become one of Kelly’s favorite songs to sing on tour.

“It’s got that nostalgia thing attached to it for people now -- fans are always coming up to me and telling me their story around their memories of the song,” she says. “It’s also really fun to sing live -- it’s a little punk but it’s pop, and it’s just fun!”

Another one of her early favorites? “Miss Independent.” She says the empowerment jam might even influence the vibe of her next album.

“My favorite probably forever will be ‘Miss Independent’,” she says. “Not just because it’s my first single and it really catapulted me into the industry when a lot of people were doubting me after American Idol, but it’s just so much fun to sing live. I love it so much. In fact, I’d love to make an album of songs like that next!”

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Thursday
Jul162015

Michael Buble Shares Ultrasound Photo of New Baby

Warwick Saint/Warner Bros. RecordsMichael Buble is already sharing photos of his new baby, and the child hasn’t even been born yet! The singer posted the baby’s first ultrasound photo on Instagram today.

"Good morning world ! Today we got the first look at the newest addition to our family ! #boy? #girl? #whocaresaslongasitshealthy," he captions the pic.

Last week, Michael and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, announced that they are expecting their second child together. They already have a one-year-old son named Noah.

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