LADY GAGA TALKS KISS
As we previously reported, Lady Gaga took in a Kiss show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on Friday night. KissOnline.com posted a video of Gaga gushing over the band. In the clip, she says the guys spent over 30 minutes with her backstage after their concert and that they are all really down to earth. Kiss guitarist and singer Paul Stanley gave Gaga his boots from the show. Gaga said after she met them she thought, “That’s going to be me in 30 years.”
See the clip here: http://www.kissonline.com/
LIFEHOUSE ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR
Lifehouse have just announced that they’re going on a headlining U-S tour. The trek will kick off on October 15th in Mashantucket, Connecticut and wraps up November 24th in Portland, Oregon. Opening up for the rockers will be former American Idol champ Kris Allen. Learn more and see all the dates at LifehouseMusic.com.
GLEE CLOTHING LINE
According to Billboard.com, Macy’s has debuted the Glee clothing line. Cast members Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Heather Morris made appearances at the launch on Sunday at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. Among the line’s highlights are a “Sue Sylvester”-inspired Cheerios tee and a “Don’t Stop Believing” zip-up hoodie. The apparel, priced at 20 to 35-dollars, is available at Macys.com and in the juniors section of over 600 Macy’s stores.
JUSTIN BIEBER PIMPS PROACTIVE
Justin Bieber is the latest star to promote acne-fighter Proactive. He joins Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Alicia Keys, Mandy Moore and Jessica Simpson, who all signed up to openly talk about their personal battles with acne. According to Billboard, Bieber will get three-million dollars for his two-year deal with Proactiv.
LIL WAYNE AND EMINEM TOP ITUNES CHARTS
Lil Wayne has the number one downloaded song on iTunes with “Right Above It” featuring Drake. Katy Perry’s latest single, “Teenage Dream,” is at number two, followed by Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” Eminem’s former number one “Love The Way You Lie,” and “I Like It” from Enrique Iglesias. Eminem’s Recovery is back on top of the iTunes album chart, followed by Ray LaMontagne’s God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise, Lady Antebellum’s iTunes Sessions, The Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs and David Gray’s Foundling.
FANTASIA OPENS UP ABOUT SUICIDE ATTEMPT
The Associated Press reports that Fantasia was so upset about allegations that she broke up a marriage, she was ready to die. Nearly two weeks after she attempted suicide, Fantasia stated that if she killed herself she, “would have been fine with that.” The former American Idol champ took a mixture of aspirin and sleeping pills after she was named in divorce papers as the cause of a couple’s breakup. The 26-year-old said she was so devastated about lies being spread about her that she couldn’t function anymore. As for the accusations that she knowingly dated Antwaun Cook even though he was married with kids, she said he was already separated when they started dating. While she called Cook a good guy and a “great friend,” she said they are no longer together and haven’t been for a while. Fantasia’s new album, Back to Me, is out now.
NEW NE-YO SONG!
Ne-Yo has released a new song off his upcoming fourth album, Libra Scale. He recently shot a video with director Wayne Isham for the track. Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale will now arrive in stores on October 19th.
JOJO RETURNS WITH A MIXTAPE
JoJo has been out of the spotlight for a while, since releasing her sophomore album, The High Road, four years ago. According to Rap-Up.com, the 19-year-old Boston singer is gearing up for the release of her third effort, All I Want Is Everything, to be released next year, by putting out a new mixtape titled Can’t Take That Away From Me. JoJo worked with Kenna and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes on the effort. JoJo will release a new single from the mixtape soon.
TIDBIT: JoJo scored a hit with “Leave (Get Out),” off her self-titled debut album back in 2004.
CIARA’S BASIC INSTINCT PUSHED AGAIN?
UrbanBridgez.com is reporting that Ciara’s new album, Basic Instinct, has been pushed back yet again. The record, which originally was set to arrive this month, will now be released on October 19th or the 26th.
JLS IN THE STUDIO
According to ThatGrapeJuice.net, JLS have been logging studio time with Swizz Beats and Claude Kelly. The group is working on their as-yet untitled album, which is due to hit stores in November.
HEAR A NEW SONG FROM SARA BAREILLES
Sara Bareilles’ new album, Kaleidoscope Heart, is set to be released next month, but you can already hear a second brand new song off the effort, to go along with the first single “King of Anything.” It’s a tune called “Hold My Heart” and you can listen to it now at SaraBMusic.com.
LINKIN PARK VIDEO DEBUTS TOMORROW
Linkin Park’s video for “The Catalyst” debuts tomorrow at 12 AM Eastern on MTV.com. But if you can’t wait till then, be sure to check out the making of the video now. Fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the clip by heading to Facebook.com/LinkinPark, clicking on the music tab, then clicking share. “The Catalyst” is off Linkin Park’s upcoming new album, A Thousand Suns, which is out on September 14th.
U2 PLAY ANOTHER NEW SONG
U2 played yet another new song live this week. At a concert in Helsinki on Saturday, the Irish band debuted a track titled “Every Breaking Wave.” Fans can watch video of the performance now at RollingStone.com. The song was intended to appear on the band’s last album, but will now be on their upcoming release, Songs of Ascent.
KINGS OF LEON DANCE IT OUT
This week, Kings of Leon are enjoying a week off the road and it seems like the guys are having some fun. Drummer Nathan Followill posted a video of the boys having a dance-off on what appears to be a boat. To see the clip and to keep up to date with the band, follow Nathan now at Twitter.com/DoctorFollowill.
GREEN DAY SELL SPECIAL TICKETS FOR HOMETOWN SHOW
Green Day have created 30 VIP ticket packages for their hometown show in Mountain View, California on September 4th to benefit a good cause. Money from the ticket sales will go to the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. The tickets offer VIP parking, a souvenir laminate and a goody bag, plus passes that include access to the band’s soundcheck, the backstage area, an aftershow party. Learn more at CHOFoundation.org/GreenDay.