SELENA GOMEZ RELEASES A YEAR WITHOUT RAIN
Yesterday, Selena Gomez released her new album, A Year Without Rain. The Disney star explained the title of her album was born from the song of the same name.
See Selena Gomez’s video for “A Year Without Rain” here:
LADY GAGA’S SPEECH!
As we previously reported, Lady Gaga took the stage at a rally against the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in Maine on Monday. She was there to support the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and unveiled a speech called “The Prime Rib of America” for a crowd of over four-thousand people, which included college students and activists.
According to Billboard, the Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called Planet Michael. The multi-player online game will contain about 100-thosuand active users who will be able to collect and trade virtual Jackson merchandise and earn credits by performing challenges related to his music and dance moves. The estate will work with game publisher SEE Virtual Worlds to develop the game for release in late 2011. As in other virtual worlds, players can replenish their game accounts using real money.
NEON TREES TALK “ANIMAL”
“Animal” has become a number one rock radio hit for the band Neon Trees. We asked guitarist Chris Allen about how the song itself was recorded (See Related Cut #5). “Animal” is off Neon Trees’ album Habits, which is out now. The band opens for 30 Seconds to Mars in Vancouver, Canada tonight.
OWL CITY MUSIC IN NEW OWL MOVIE
If you’re thinking about heading out to see Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole from 300 director Zack Snyder, then you should get ready to hear some music from Owl City. Frontman Adam Young gave his song “To The Sky” to the film to be the lead single from the soundtrack and to be used in the movie and also over the end credits. See the video for the tune at Vevo.com now. Legend of the Guardians hits theaters on Friday.
LADY GAGA WRITES ANOTHER SONG
Lady Gaga has written a new song. At a show in North Carolina over the weekend, the pop star told her audience that she got inspired while in a store specializing in adult products, and that she decided to write a tune about it. See video of Gaga talking about the song on YouTube now.
KATY PERRY GETS LAPDANCE TO HER OWN SONG
More information is being revealed about Katy Perry’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas. According to various sources, besides lounging at a poolside cabana, Perry and her friends went to a strip club, where she got a lapdance to one of her own songs. Learn more at NME.com.
WHEN DID RUSSELL FALL IN LOVE WITH KATY?
When exactly did Katy Perry and Russell Brand fall in love? Well apparently it was after the pop star hit the comedian over the head with a water bottle. Brand has written a new book, My Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal, and in it, he reminisces on meeting Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards. He said he “fell in love” when she hit him with a water bottle, and how it was like “Cupid in a riot.” The couple plan to wed later this year.
KANYE AND 50 CENT TO TOUR?
During an interview with Vibe, DJ Whoo Kid recently spilled on 50 Cent wanting to potentially hit the road with Kanye West. The G-Unit affiliate explained to the mag, that both rappers “have been talking about working together since a couple months ago” and possibly looking to “roll out together in a Euro tour.” Kid noted that while the moguls had a Nielsen Soundscan competition a few years ago, “It’s the media that be hyping up all the beef and stupidity. But the real story is behind the scenes these dudes are talking.”
FANTASIA, ERIC BENET TO TOUR TOGETHER
According to SingersRoom.com, a rep has confirmed that Fantasia, Eric Benet and Kandi Burruss have decided to team up for a fall tour. The outing will kick off in November and will help further promote the American Idol’s Back to Me album, the crooner’s long-delayed Lost In Time LP and former Xscape member’s upcoming Kandi Koated effort. Fans can expect all tour dates to be announced soon.
DRAKE TALKS THE HIGHLIGHT OF HIS CAREER
Aside from gaining fame from his So Far Gone mixtape, going platinum with Thank Me Later and working alongside Lil Wayne, Drake revealed what stands out as the best moment of his career. The “Best I Ever Had” rapper took a moment before telling us that the highlight of his career was…(See Related Cut #8). In related news, Aubrey has already begun recording his sophomore effort and completed an R&B mixtape that will arrive in the coming months.
LAMBERT DISCUSSES PAPARAZZI INCIDENT
Adam Lambert went on a Miami radio station to discuss what happened between him and paparazzi on Miami Beach over the weekend. The former American Idol runner-up said that he let the photographers take pictures at the beginning, but then he just wanted to “eat some food and have a pina colada” and they wouldn’t leave him alone. Lambert then said that photog Victor Eras said something “really rude,” leading the “Whataya Want From Me” singer to “kind of snap.” But Adam insisted that Eras lied to the police and that Lambert did nothing physical to harm him. Police are supposed to review the case soon to decide if any charges will be filed.
WINEHOUSE SAYS SHE LOVES RONSON
So perhaps Mark Ronson is not “dead” to Amy Winehouse. After the embattled singer-songwriter lashed out at the producer for going on a British late-night show and talking about writing tracks on Winehouse’s classic album Back to Black, Amy went back on Twitter to say, “Ronson I love you. Does that make it better?” Read more at Twitter.com/AmyJadeMermaid.
LADY ANTEBELLUM TO PERFORM FOR MUSICIANS ON CALL
The nonprofit organization Musicians On Call is featuring “A Month Of Music” in October. Lady Antebellum will perform on October 13th at the City Winery in New York City. The show benefits Musicians On Call, which brings live music to patients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Tickets for the event start at 150-dollars and many exclusive treatments can be purchased as well including V.I.P. seating, and meet-and-greet passes. For more information, visit MusiciansOnCall.org.
ADAM LEVINE DOES HIS LETTERMAN IMPRESSION
Adam Levine, the next David Letterman? His band, Maroon 5, were on the Late Show with David Letterman last night, and before their performance, the singer took a picture in the legendary talk show host’s chair. Check it out now at Twitter.com/AdamLevine.
TAYLOR SWIFT’S CONFESSIONS IN ROLLING STONE ARTICLE
Taylor Swift is featured in the newest issue of Rolling Stone in the fall music preview section. The article also features pictures of Taylor recording her self-penned album at Starstruck Studios in Nashville. Taylor admits she has written a lot for the upcoming album because she wanted to try to outdo herself. She says, “As far as inspiration goes, I’ve been dealt a lucky hand. I’m excited for people to delve into the album and unravel the secrets.” One secret can be found in the song “The Story Of Us,” which was written about running into an ex-boyfriend at an awards show. She says, “We were both in the ‘I’m ignoring you, I don’t care’ mode.” Taylor won’t admit if the song was written about her ex Joe Jonas, but when asked if the track “Back to December” was written about her former boyfriend Taylor Lautner, she laughs and responds, “After I wrote it, I realized I’ve never apologized to someone in a song.” Speak Now will be available worldwide on October 25th.
JAY-Z AND BEYONCE HIGHEST EARNING COUPLE
Jay-Z and Beyonce have entered the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records for becoming the Highest Earning Power Couple. Through touring and business ventures, Hov and Bey racked in an impressive 122-million dollars combined through June of last year. As previously reported, the pair recently claimed the number one spot on Forbes’ Hollywood’s Top Earn Couples list.