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Monday
Feb272017

Remy Ma "Shethers" Nicki Minaj in explosive new diss track

ABC/Randy HolmesOver the weekend, Remy Ma released an explosive diss track called "Shether," in which the rapper dissed Nicki Minaj in epic fashion.  

In her song, which uses the same beat from Nas' 2011 Jay-Z diss track, "Ether," Remy spits a barrage of shocking claims, including accusing Nicki of sleeping with DrakeLil Wayne, Trey Songz and Safaree, and bringing up her former feuds with Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey

"You only fronted on Mariah 'cause Mariah don't carry," said Remy in the track.   

"Shether" quickly began to trend on Twitter as both Trey and Safaree denied Remy's allegations on social media.

"@NICKIMINAJ you need to be mad at Remy Nicki," Trey tweeted to Minaj," adding, "@NICKIMINAJ cause if you check my Instagram feed I already denied it on video so words didn't get misconstrued."  

Safaree responded with an Instagram picture of himself and the caption, "Been flying all day but Be fly all days... **sidenote** im turning my phone off alllll day today."  

And Nicki's supposed response to Remy's diss? An Instagram video featuring vocals from none other than Beyoncé, singing, "I met this girl named Nicki/I guess she could say she was the rap queen," and the caption, "she said bey bigger." 

Before the release of "Shether," fans on social media speculated that Nicki had taken aim at Remy through her recent guest appearances on Gucci Mane's new single, "Make Love" and Jason Derulo's racy "Swalla."  

Last year, fans also questioned if Remy referred to Nicki on Phresher's remix of his song, "Wait a Minute, but the "All the Way Up" star stated in an interview that she had no reason to diss Nicki.    

It looks like the gloves are off now. 

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Monday
Feb272017

Trisha Yearwood surprises Garth Brooks with 5 million reasons he's the Entertainer of the Year

ABC/Image Group LAIf we needed a reminder of why Garth Brooks is CMA Entertainer of the Year, we got a big one this weekend during his latest sold-out stop in Edmonton, Alberta.

Trisha Yearwood interrupted her set to alert her husband that he’d just marked a very significant milestone on their world tour. Garth and Trisha have now sold more than five million tickets across 60 cities on their ongoing trek. By comparison, it took 100 cities for the superstar to accomplish the same feat on his 1996-1998 tour.

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky congratulated Garth via video, and a banner was revealed that will hang in the venue alongside championship ones from the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Oil Kings.

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Monday
Feb272017

Is Lorde releasing new music this week? 

Image Group LA/ABCWill new music from Lorde finally arrive this week? It appears so, if a commercial aired in the musician's native New Zealand is to be believed.

The commercial in question, which was captured on YouTube, shows Lorde sitting in the back of a car while what seems like new music plays in the background. The screen then flashes two dates in two locations: March 2 in New York City and March 3 in New Zealand.

It would make sense if Lorde's new single dropped this week: she's been working on her sophomore album, the follow-up to 2013's Pure Heroine, and she's scheduled to perform on Saturday Night Live on March 11.

Lorde also will be hitting the festival circuit this summer with appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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Monday
Feb272017

Soundgarden plots headlining North American tour

Credit: Michael LavineAdding to their numerous festival appearances this spring, Soundgarden is embarking on a North American headlining tour. The tour kicks off May 3 in Atlanta and will wrap up May 26 in Dallas, with The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan as supporting acts on select dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. local time via SoundgardenWorld.com.

Soundgarden's aforementioned festival appearances include headlining sets at Rocklahoma, Rock on the Range and the Beale Street Music Festival, among others.

Soundgarden is also working on their new album, which will be the follow-up to their 2012 comeback effort, King Animal, and releasing a remixed and expanded edition of their 1988 debut album Ultramega OK on March 10.

Here are Soundgarden's headlining tour dates:

5/3 -- Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
5/6 -- Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
5/10 -- Indianapolis, IN, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
5/14 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
5/17 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
5/22 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
5/25 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
5/26 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory

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Monday
Feb272017

Ruth B Doesn't Want Your "Superficial Love" 

Columbia RecordsRuth B, the Canadian singer/songwriter who was discovered on Vine and scored a hit last year with "Lost Boy," is back with a brand-new single called "Superficial Love."

The song, which will appear on Ruth's in-progress debut album, has her telling the person she's dating that she wants something that goes deeper than just physical attraction. 

"If you wanna keep me, then you better treat me/like a damn princess/make that an empress," she sings. "'Cause I'm so done/not being your number one/this superficial love."

Ruth's debut album, which is due out later this year, was produced by Joel Little, the man who collaborated with Lorde on her acclaimed debut Pure Heroine.  Ruth wrote all the songs on the album herself.

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Monday
Feb272017

VH1 Save the Music to Stage George Michael Tribute Show in NYC 

Rob Verhorst/RedfernsGeorge Michael has already been the subject of musical tributes at the Grammys and the Brit Awards, but now the VH1 Save the Music Foundation will honor the late pop superstar with a special New York City benefit concert in his memory.

The event, called "A Musical Appreciation of George Michael," will take place April 24 at New York's Highline Ballroom and feature various artists performing George's greatest hits.  So far, most of the performers are actors or Broadway stars, including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess; Cheyenne Jackson of American Horror Story; Javier Munoz, who's currently starring in Hamilton, and Erich Bergen of Madam Secretary, who's also producing the event. 

In addition, singer/songwriters Eric Hutchinson and Jon McLaughlin will perform, and E! Online reports that Scream Queens star Colton Haynes also will take part in the event.

The money raised will go to VH1 Save the Music, which is dedicated to restoring music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music in general in children's education.

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Monday
Feb272017

Alicia Keys is ready to inspire other artists a second time around on 12th season of "The Voice"

ABC/Randy HolmesGrammy winner Alicia Keys is back for another round of coaching on the 12th season of NBC's reality competition show, The Voice.  

The superstar says that one of the best things to come out of her involvement on the program is the ability to help other up-and-coming singers, which, in turn, fuels her own creativity.

"Being able to inspire other artists and young up-and-coming artists is totally the dream and I think that's the reason why you create. You know, you create because you hope it's gonna touch somebody," she says. 

However, Alicia also is quick to note that unlike her coaching co-stars, she is more than OK with her newcomer status on the show.  

"Blake [Shelton] and Adam [Levine] are veterans. I'm not a veteran. I'm still fresh. I'm still excited. I still don't really know everything, you know what I mean? Which I think is so cool," she says.

"I'm learning as I go and I'm realizing like, 'Oh, OK. Ah man, all right. Now I get how to do some things a little bit more clearly.'  But it is cool being back second season in a row."  

As for the Voice's new season, Alicia promises that fans can expect even more camaraderie between herself, Gwen Stefani, Blake and Adam.

"This second time you can see how the energy continues to evolve and the way that we're all kind of interacting with each other and how much we want greatness for each other and...and how...you know it's just...it's very good. It's really good," she says.

The Voice returns tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 

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Monday
Feb272017

Heart's Ann Wilson reveals her 10 favorite live albums in advance of new solo tour

Credit: Jess GriffinHeart's Ann Wilson is preparing to launch a new U.S. solo tour next month, and in honor of the impending trek, the powerhouse singer has revealed her top 10 all-time live albums. While many of Ann's choices will come as no surprise, her top pick likely will be an eye opener to quite a few of her fans.

Wilson ranks multi-talented entertainer Harry Belafonte's Grammy-winning 1959 album, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall, as her #1 live record, noting that it inspired her to want to hit the stage herself. "When I was a child my parents used to play this.  It made me want to perform!" she explains. "Harry Belafonte's version of 'Danny Boy' on this album just put me over the edge."

At #2 is the 1971 Aretha Franklin album Aretha Live at Fillmore West, which Wilson says features the Queen of Soul "with all her fires blazing. Super inspiring!"

Landing at #3 is Elton John's memorable first live set, 17-11-70, which Wilson calls is "a fantastic listen!"

The Who's classic 1970 album Live at Leeds is Ann's fourth choice. "This one is raw, exciting and truly iconic," she writes. "The Who on all cylinders."

Rounding out the list are Deep Purple's Made in Japan at #5, Joni Mitchell's Miles of Aisles at #6, James Brown's Live at the Apollo at #7, Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison at #8, Muse's Live at Rome Olympic Stadium at #9 and Duke Ellington's Ellington at Newport at #10.

Wilson plans to perform a mix of Heart classics and cover tunes by artists who've influenced her on her solo tour, which gets underway March 8 in her hometown, Seattle. Check out her full itinerary at AnnWilsonofHeart.com.

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Monday
Feb272017

As a coach on "The Voice," Blake Shelton is ready to take the gloves off, even against girlfriend Gwen Stefani

David Lachapelle/NBCBlake Shelton might be known as one of country’s biggest jokesters, but when it comes to NBC’s popular TV talent search The Voice, which returns for a 12th season Monday night, Blake takes his competitive streak very seriously.

“It’s so competitive, and it gets pretty rough sometimes. I mean things are said that you go, 'Whoa! I can’t believe you just said that,' but that’s The Voice, it’s a competition,” Blake notes.

And Blake ought to know, he’s been the winning coach five times. In one of those instances he poached the final winner from his now girlfriend Gwen Stefanie, who he says is gearing up for a major win this year.

“You know, this is Gwen’s third season as a coach on this show she knows what it takes to win, she’s seen it happen, she’s been close. She had a winner on her team her first season and I was lucky enough to steal that artist from her and go on to win the show. And so, she’s had a little bit of a taste of it and I think she’s also got a score to settle with me and with all the coaches, honestly,” Blake guffaws.

The premiere of The Voice is Monday, February 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC

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Monday
Feb272017

Linkin Park bringing "Heavy" to "The Late Late Show"

ABC/Randy HolmesLinkin Park has booked an appearance on The Late Late Show this week. The band will perform their new single, "Heavy," on the program tonight, February 27 alongside pop singer Kiiara.

"Heavy" is the lead single from Linkin Park's forthcoming new album One More Light, which will be released May 19. The track is much poppier than Linkin Park's previous material, which Mike Shinoda says represents the "core sound" of One More Light.

"This wasn't a scenario where the whole album sounds one way and the single sounds different," Shinoda previously told Billboard. "This is how the album sounds. So we wanted to go out with a song like that, where everybody can get a sense of the direction of this body of work."

The Late Late Show airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS.

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Monday
Feb272017

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockIn honor of last night’s Academy Awards: Two actors, Sissy Spacek and Reese Witherspoon, have won an Oscar for their portrayals of iconic female country stars. Can you name them? ANSWER: Loretta Lynn and June Carter Cash.

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Monday
Feb272017

Ex-Wings guitarist Lauren Juber releasing new album of acoustic Beatles covers

HoLoGram RecordingsFormer Wings guitarist Laurence Juber is celebrating the music of his ex-boss Paul McCartney's old band on a new album titled LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles, which will be released on Friday, March 3.

The record is Juber's third collection of solo acoustic instrumental versions of Beatles songs, following 2000's LJ Plays The Beatles and 2010's LJ Plays The Beatles Vol. 2.

The 14-track album features an interesting selection of Fab Four tunes, including major hits like "She Loves You," "Hey Jude" and "Something," as well as lesser-known gems like "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Hey Bulldog." You can check out a promo video featuring audio clips of songs on LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles at Juber's official YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, Juber has a bunch of shows and appearances on his upcoming schedule. Next up on his itinerary -- Laurence will be one of the special guests and performers at the 2017 New York City-area edition of The Fest for Beatles Fans, which runs from March 3 to March 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey. Check out his full itinerary at LaurenceJuber.com.

Laurence was a member of Wings' final incarnation from 1978 to 1981.

Here is the full track list of LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles:

"And Your Bird Can Sing"
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
"She Loves You"
"Day Tripper"
"Hey Jude"
"I'll Follow the Sun"
"If I Needed Someone"
"It's Only Love"
"Ticket to Ride"
"And I Love Her"
"Hey Bulldog"
"Something"
"Don't Let Me Down"
"Honey Pie"

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Monday
Feb272017

Earl Dibbles, Jr. dominates the New Faces stage at Country Radio Seminar

BBRFor decades, the New Faces show at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville has dared to predict who’ll be the biggest stars of tomorrow. But in 2017, the act who made the biggest impression of the night wasn’t even on the bill.

Drake White started his set with a comic video that pointed out he’s not the mega-superstar also named Drake. The energetic performer pummeled through his four-song set that included both his breakthrough hit “Livin’ the Dream” and his soulful current single, “Makin’ Me Look Good Again."

Neo-traditionalist William Michael Morgan managed to squeeze in the most songs of the night -- five -- while keeping  the chat to a minimum and delivering his Sam-Hunt-penned #1, “I Met a Girl,” as well as his latest release, “Missing.”

Then things really got interesting when Granger Smith took the stage. “If the Boot Fits” led into his cover of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’,” which morphed into his chart-topper, “Backroad Song.”

Then Granger disappeared-- and his alter ego appeared.  William Michael Morgan returned in a video clip to explain that a song from Granger’s alter ego, Earl Dibbles, Jr., was essential.  Earl eventually emerged onstage, wearing only overalls and and a biceps-baring tank top. After performing his tune, he shotgunned two beers and autographed his shirt, before ripping it off and tossing it into the audience. As a bare-chested Granger Smith let both straps of his overalls hang to his knees, it was apparent he’d worked harder than anyone on the stage.

Jon Pardi had the unenviable task of following Granger’s revealing set, but he had the distinction of being the only artist of the night who has one #1 under his belt who is about to have another. His song list included both “Head Over Boots” and “Dirt on My Boots.”

Grammy nominee Maren Morris closed out the night, revealing that “I Could Use a Love Song” is her new single -- and that “My Church” is an anthem that embraces both the history of country music and its genre-melding future.

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Monday
Feb272017

Ginuwine and ChantΓ© Moore talk new music amid starring roles in new stage play "Married but Single Too" 

Courtesy It Is Done CommunicationsGinuwine and Chanté Moore both currently star in the new Je'Caryous Johnson stage play Married but Single Too, the sequel to Married but Single, which is currently touring the U.S.  But both singers promise fans that new music is also on the horizon, beginning with Chanté's latest single, "Real One," released earlier this month. 

"It's from the forthcoming album called The Rise of the Phoenix, and it speaks to...'Women power! Women power. Love power.'  Because really, it's not about recreating yourself, it's about perfecting who you are and who I am as an artist, who I am as a woman," she tells ABC Radio. 

Ginuwine also has plans to release new tracks later this year after a considerable hiatus. He says that getting back into the studio meant rediscovering who he was as a singer. 

"I didn't know really where I belonged. I didn't want to be too young. I didn't want to try to, you know, I don't wanna be too old. It's gonna be called Same Ol G or Old School Young. lt'll be probably out the fourth quarter or late third quarter," he tells ABC Radio. (AUDIO IS ABC RADIO-1-ON-1)

For more information on how to see Ginuwine and Chanté in Married but Single Too go to jecaryous.com.

Monday
Feb272017

Ray Davies discusses upcoming solo album, "Americana"; explains why he's releasing second volume of the record

Legacy RecordingsNew details about Kinks frontman Ray Davies' upcoming solo album, Americana, and his plan to release a second volume of the autobiographical collection, have been revealed at Shore Fire Media's website.

On Davies' bio webpage at the site, Ray explains that he's putting out a follow-up to Americana, which will arrive later in 2017, because "[t]here was too much music to fit on to one…record." He adds, "I want both records to be put together and ultimately listened to in that way. There's two and a half hours of music that should really take you on a journey."

As previously reported, Americana will be released on April 21 and is a companion the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 2013 memoir of the same name. The album features spoken-word segments in addition to the songs.

"Structurally, it's quite complicated," notes Davies. "The book is quite abstract. The album has some of that feel too because it has music and spoken word, but I had to balance that out. I didn't want to have an album that was just music with readings interspersed, I wanted the story to flow."

Ray recorded Americana with the veteran alt-country band The Jayhawks. Davies and the group first got together in February 2015 to test their musical chemistry at The Kinks' Konk Studios in London.

"We did a couple of numbers and it worked really well," Ray reports. "They've got this sensibility that I like as players."

While he hasn't announced any tour dates in support of Americana, Davies says he's hoping to put together a multimedia show to present his new project.

"I'd like to hook up with a great director to turn Americana into something that's a combination of stage and screen," he says.

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Monday
Feb272017

Gwen Stefani's ready for an "exchange of love" -- but not with Blake 

Chris Haston/NBCGwen Stefani's got a pretty sweet gig: not only does she once again get to be a coach on The Voice -- which returns for a 12th season tonight -- but she gets to be on it with her boyfriend, Blake Shelton.  Gwen says she's looking forward to an "exchange of love" this season, but not with Blake: with the singers on her team.

"I am no longer a newbie. I am here for the third time. I can't believe it.  I'm so unbelievably excited," says the No Doubt singer.  "I'm just ready. I'm so awake, I'm so inspired, I'm so ready to share my journey with my team: It's just going to be this exchange of love."

"One thing I really, really wanted [this season] was some younger girls," Gwen says of choosing her team this time around.  "Because I feel like, 'Wow, I just lived your dream. And not only did I do it when I was younger, but I got to do it for a long, extended time. So I want to share that with you.'" 

"I've learned along the way that when you give, you receive," she adds. "It's, like, this exchange, and I'm excited to just do that exchange."

Gwen is currently on an artistic high thanks to her highly personal solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like, and the tour she did to promote it.  Now, she's ready to channel that into mentoring others.

Says Gwen, "I love stepping outside of being on stage and performing or writing and helping somebody else fulfill what their dream might be."

Of course, she'll also try to beat Blake while she's doing that.

The Voice returns to NBC tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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Monday
Feb272017

Adam Levine credits "The Voice" for "awesome" friendships with other stars

Colleen Hayes/NBCIf you think famous singers spend lots of time hanging out with each another and binging on Netflix, you're wrong.  According to Adam Levine, musicians don't really pal around, but he's an exception...thanks to The Voice.

"I don't think that a lot of musicians are friends. I think that we all have our own things going on...and it's really hard to know your peers in this world that we're in," he says. "But what's so cool about The Voice is, I've gotten to meet all of these amazing people and forge friendships with them. It's so awesome to feel there's a sense of community in music."

"I get to say, 'Oh my God, I know all these amazing artists that I've always known and respected, but now they're my friends,' he marvels. "That's a fun thing to experience."

Adam's made so many friends because of the show's ever-rotating cast of coaches and mentors. When the show returns tonight for season 12, he'll be joined by Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani.

"I love those girls so much," raves Adam. "And, honestly, I love Blake, even though I hate him. I love him too, mostly."   He adds, "It's really good chemistry...and we're very comfortable. And I just feel super excited to come to work."

Another thing Adam's gotten from the Voice is a sense of how influential he's been as a musician: He hears it all the time from the show's contestants.

"It always kind of blows my mind," says the Maroon 5 frontman.  "I can't even believe that that's true, because I know how important my own musical influences...were. If I can be anyone's musical hero, then I have obviously had an impact...that's pretty trippy to wrap your head around."

The Voice returns to NBC tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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Monday
Feb272017

Kaleo frontman remembers performing inside a volcano: "It was quite a task"

Credit: Alexandra ValentiKaleo's single "Way Down We Go" provides the soundtrack to the mutant hack and slashing in the trailer for the upcoming film Logan. While the world of Wolverine and Professor X is plenty intense, Kaleo has performed the track in perhaps an even more extreme setting: inside a volcano located in the band's native Iceland.

"It was a little bit more tricky than maybe we had imagined," frontman JJ Julius Son tells ABC Radio of the experience. "I think we were there for about 26 hours or something. We had to have a helicopter move all the instruments down there."

"You can't really park the car next to the volcano," he jokes. "So it was quite a task, but [it was] worth it."

Julius Son adds that the most amazing part about playing inside the volcano was the acoustics.

"It was a special reverb, it was like big but short," he says. "And [it was] surprisingly cold down there, as well." 

Kaleo will spend the next month on the road opening for The Lumineers, starting Tuesday, February 28 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Meanwhile, Logan opens in theaters on March 3.

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Monday
Feb272017

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLeAnn Rimes has crossed genres once again with her second #1 single on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart with a groove called “Long Live Love.” The track, a soulful pop tune in its original form, was powered into clubland via remixes from DJ’s Dave Aude, Ivan Gomez and DJ Deville.

Dierks Bentley discovers that gold is the new black as his latest album Black has just been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The title track of Dierks’ eighth studio album is making its way up the Billboard Country Airplay Chart as he continues his 2017 What The Hell World Tour with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

Following last Thursday’s jaw-dropping episode of CMT’s hit TV show Nashville, the cast is picking up the pieces and looking ahead to new storylines and songs. THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE, SEASON 5 VOLUME 1 album will be available at digital retailers worldwide Friday, March 10 on Big Machine Records. The collection features the wide array of the music heard throughout the current season. Nashville airs Thursdays at 9 Eastern on CMT.

Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and Feeding America have chosen Thomas Rhett as the spokesperson for the Outnumber Hunger Campaign, a nationwide effort aimed at fighting hunger in local communities across America. Thomas will be featured on the front of specially-marked packages of nearly 60 General Mills brands, including Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Nature Valley and Totino’s. Beginning March 1, individuals can purchase specially marked products, enter the code found on the packaging along with their zip code at Outnumberhunger.com to help Feeding America secure five meals on behalf of their local member food bank.

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Saturday
Feb252017

"We were truly being ourselves": Chili remember TLC's debut album on its 25th anniversary

ABC/Lou RoccoToday marks the 25th anniversary of TLC's groundbreaking 1992 debut album, Ooooooooo...On the TLC Tip.  

The studio project enthralled listeners with hit singles like "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" and "What About Your Friends," as members Tionne "T-Boz" WatkinsLisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who was killed in a car accident in 2002; and Rozonda "Chili" Thomas became advocates for safe sex and fashion icons for tomboys around the world.  

Chili tells Billboard that the trio had no intention of consciously being unique artists -- they were just being themselves. 

"I don't think we were necessarily trying so hard -- we were truly being ourselves, and we fought hard to be that. Especially being young ladies, and not wanting to wear the typical outfits that girls would wear, like tight dresses. Once we found our niche and were really comfortable about it, then we really went on with it," she says. 

The singer shares her first memories of recording the debut disc with T-Boz and Left Eye. 

"We got in so much trouble back then, during that time in the studio, with water fights and just playing all the time. You hear that in the album with the interludes," she recalls.

"We would always pull pranks on other people -- we were a team for sure. A rep from LaFace Records would take us to dinner and had fake roaches and fake ants. After a while, no one really wanted to hang out with us because they knew we were gonna do something to them -- girl or guy, it didn't matter. It was crazy!" she adds.  

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