GAGA TALKS SEX
Lady Gaga is talking about sex. In an interview with a radio station, the pop star said that “if you’re not having sex with someone who really cares about you or who really loves you they can screw up your energy.” She also mentioned that “it’s always important to be making love,” not just have sex. Read more at ContactMusic.com.
DMX FREE FROM JAIL…AGAIN
According to TMZ, DMX was recently released from a Los Angeles prison after serving only 18 days. A few weeks ago, we reported the fallen rapper was sentenced to 90 days in jail stemming from a 2002 driving conviction. Before he began his sentence, X promised fans that he’s dedicated to taking “steps toward regaining everything I’ve lost.” In related news, the emcee’s wife has filed for legal separation.
A NEW ALBUM FROM JAY SEAN
Jay Sean has just announced that he will be releasing a new album. According to Billboard.com, the “Down” singer will put out his fourth effort, Freeze Time, on November 2nd. The record’s first single, “2012 (It Ain’t the End),” can be heard now.
VOTE FOR BEST ROCK VIDEO
The 2010 Video Music Awards are just weeks away and many bands are gunning for that Best Rock Video Moonman. Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars, Florence and the Machine, Muse and MGMT are all asking fans to vote for them in the category so be sure to head to VMA.MTV.com to cast a vote for your favorite now.
IT’S MADONNA’S BIRTHDAY
Today, Madonna turns 52 years old. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Queen of Pop is taking a short break from music at the moment to film her latest movie, W.E. She’s been in tabloids recently, photographed while directing the flick everywhere from the Mediterranean to Paris to England. Who knows where she’s going to be today, but if you happen upon her, be sure to wish her a very happy 52.
RIHANNA INSISTS HER TATTOO IS CORRECT
Last week, reports came out that Rihanna’s new neck tattoo, which reads “rebelle fleur” and is presumed to mean “rebellious flower,” is not correct since in French, an adjective goes after the noun. However, the singer is insisting that it does. OKMagazine.com reports Ri Ri sent a text to her tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy explaining, “Rebelle fleur translates to rebel flower, Not rebelious flower, its two nouns so in that case fleur does not have to be first!” Looks like she knows her French after all!
KELLY CLARKSON IN THE STUDIO, GOT A DOG
Kelly Clarkson is extra busy these days. Not only is she working on her new album, the follow-up to the very successful All I Ever Wanted, but it seems that the original American Idol has got herself a new puppy. Clarkson wrote on her Twitter that the dog’s named “Security,” and that she’ll be putting pictures online soon. Check out Twitter.com/Kelly_Clarkson to stay updated.
SHAKIRA READIES INTERACTIVE TOUR
According to ContactMusic.com, Shakira is preparing an “interactive” tour of the U-K this winter. Not only does the singer promise an “energetic” show, but she explained that the “live show will have a lot of dancing.” Unlike the Glastonbury Festival performance, the “She Wolf” says her upcoming showcase will have “moments that I hope are artistically energetic. I want to feel things up close. My vibe is to gather different influences from all over and put them together with my own style.” The trek kicks off on December 14th in Manchester, England. Visit Shakira’s official website to learn more.
MILEY WANTS IMPLANTS?
Star magazine reports that Miley Cyrus is looking to under-go plastic surgery for breast implants. The pop star apparently wants to augment her boob size to resemble Playboy’s Holly Madison. A source explained, “Miley is intent on getting a boob job, and she’s insisting her parents sign the consent forms, which is required since she is still 17.”
TALKING POINT Do you think she should get implants? How would this decision impact the young girls that look up to her?
MAROON 5 GUITARIST TALKS APPS
Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine recently sat down with Crave Online to discuss his ten favorite apps that he uses on his iPhone. See which ones made the axe-man’s list at Maroon5.com.
BROKEN BELLS MAKE 3-D VIDEO FOR “OCTOBER”
Fans of VMA nominated duo Broken Bells will be excited to hear that the band has a new video out. The clip is for “October” and it’s in 3-D. The video can be seen now at their website, BrokenBells.com. Broken Bells are up for Best New Artist at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. To see if they win, tune in to the show on September 12th at 9 PM on MTV.
WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN?
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga — “Bad Romance”
Florence + the Machine — “Dog Days Are Over”
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams — “Airplanes”
30 Seconds To Mars — “Kings and Queens”
Eminem — “Not Afraid”
Lady Gaga featuring BeyoncÃ© — “Telephone”
BANDS LOVE SCOTT PILGRIM
Scott Pilgrim vs The World came out this weekend and it has musicians everywhere loving it. Some of the acts to sing the film’s praises include Kanye West, Zooey Deschanel, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Cat Power and more. To see Michael Cera rock out in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, head to your local theatre now.
CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR NOMINEES
England’s Classic Rock magazine has announced the nominees for their annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards. Among those contending for Album of the Year are Slash, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Scorpions, Alice in Chains, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner and a handful of others. Band of the Year could go to Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Kiss, Slash & Friends, the Jeff Beck Band or Rage Against the Machine while The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, AC/DC are among the bands with a re-release in the running for Reissue of the Year. The awards show takes place in London on November 10th and will be hosted by Alice Cooper. Learn more at ClassicRockMagazine.com.
BONO’S DAUGHTER STARS IN FILM WITH SEAN PENN
It seems Bono’s daughter takes after her dad. Eve Hewson is set to star in an upcoming movie titled This Must Be the Place. Variety.com reports that the young Irish actress will star in the film alongside Sean Penn, playing a goth-punk music fan who is close friends with Penn’s character. The movie starts filming in Ireland this month.
KELLY ROWLAND SHOOTS 3D VIDEO
ThatGrapeJuice.net reports Kelly Rowland’s video for her current single, “Rose Colored Glasses,” was recently shot in 3D! A picture surfaced of the singer watching scenes with her 3D glasses on. In addition, Rowland confirmed that there’s a Pitbull-assisted song called “Take Everything” that will be included on her yet to be titled third studio album. We’ll keep you posted with further updates.