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Billboard Approved // Lana Del Rey Meets Amy Winehouse
In Spring 2021 SHARON STONE and Sales released their first co-write, NEVER BEFORE, the first single from Sales’ highly anticipated, double record, ‘Ricochet.’ As a teenager, Sales signed with UMG and went on to released two self-penned, self-produced records that hit the Top 40 charts in Canada, Japan and Australia. During this time, Sales toured internationally with Jason Mraz, INXS, Feist, The Spice Girls, Angus and Julia Stone, Donavon Frankenreiter and many more. Her new single “Lifeguard” is a raw and soulful indie pop song about personal devastation and being backstabbed.
Kanye West’s Original Bachelor Pad Is For Sale – photo permission
Kanye West’s first home in the Hollywood Hills, where he lived for almost 15 years, is for sale at $3.699 million. Its clean and sophisticated architecture and jetliner views are the vibes that seem to be abundant in Kanye’s style. The home is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
JOY CROOKES SHARES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “TROUBLE”
A proud South Londoner of Bangladesh and Irish heritage, Joy Crookes is a singer-songwriter, a masterful instrumentalist, a Brit nominated rising star, and an artist who sees herself as part of a beautiful eco system of storytellers, mavericks, and salt of the earth Londoners. Her unique approach to storytelling within her songs, partnered with her infectious charisma has seen her become a treasured and trusted new voice both musically and across her social media. Joy uses her creativity as a tool to understand her own identity, her place in the world and her relationships within it.
Mega Ran Drops “Flight 2.0” Video
“Flight” is all about my obsession and love/hate relationship with sneakers and sneaker culture, which started way back when I was a teen. Dope shoes are so synonymous with hip hop, so we had a fun time stepping into the world of sneaker retail thanks to the good folks at Guest List, one of the best sneaker spots on the west. – Mega Ran
FELLY RELEASES ARTISTIC VISUAL FOR SECOND SINGLE “BONES” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM ‘YOUNG FEL 2’
Following the irresistibly energetic “Pot of Gold” and his Vevo Ctrl live performance, trailblazing rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer, Felly, has unveiled the official music video for his new single “Bones” from his upcoming album, ‘Young Fel 2.’ Popularly known for soulful songs like “Heartstrings” featuring Carlos Santana and a boundless energy to his music, Felly has once again produced a hit with “Bones” and ‘Young Fel 2,’ the official sequel to Felly’s 2016 debut EP. The new album features his experimental blend of traditional rap, indie rock, and soul, to revisit the original EP’s childlike and playful nature, but with a new-age mindset paired with darker tones to go along with the album’s release date during Felly’s favorite month of the year – October.
Newly Inducted Rock Hall Member TODD RUNDGREN Releases Neo-Funk Collaboration With THE ROOTS!
In early 2011, as Todd Rundgren was promoting an upcoming tour, he stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for live performances of two songs from his classic 1972 album Something/Anything, “I Saw The Light” and “Couldn’t I Just Tell You.” Backing Rundgren for both songs was Fallon’s long running house band, hip hop auteurs The Roots. The appearance marked the beginning of a furtive cross-cultural, cross-generational collaborative relationship born of mutual respect and admiration that would be repeated again in 2017 when Rundgren sat in with The Roots on a taping of the Fallon show.
MIRANDA LAMBERT IS MOST ADDED AT COUNTRY RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE “IF I WAS A COWBOY”
Since its release last week, “If I Was A Cowboy” has been met with rave reviews and fan excitement, with Brooklyn Vegan celebrating the “breezy, pensive song” and Vulture echoing “Consider this Lambert’s case for letting your daughters grow up to be cowboys.”
HIPPO CAMPUS announce ‘LP3’ and share lead single ‘Boys’ | out today (Oct 19th) via GRAND JURY
US indie heavyweights Hippo Campus announce forthcoming album ‘LP3’ set for release February 4th 2022 and share exhilarating lead single ‘Boys’, out October 19th via NYC indie label Grand Jury (Samia, Twin Peaks, Jordana, Native Sun, Hovvdy).
Kaz from Tokyo boyband INTERSECTION releases music video for ‘Summer is Over’
This gospel-inflected ballad features guest vocalist Mai Anna, Kaz’s schoolmate at Harvard University. The song was produced by the two artists together, and is about a passionate relationship that blossoms in the mournful final days of summer.
DURAN DURAN SHARE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘ANNIVERSARY’ DIRECTED BY ARTIST ALISON JACKSON
The video was shot over three days at the historic Belvoir Castle in the UK, which dates back to the 11th century. Graciously opening its doors to a wealth of celebrity lookalikes, Alison Jackson created lavish scenes of pure decadence, which are wonderfully provocative, and underlined with a healthy sense of humour. Watch what Elton John, The Queen, Daniel Craig, Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and a host of others get up to in one long weekend with Simon, John, Nick and Roger!
All We Are share new single & video “Eden”, produced by Al Doyle & Joe Goddard of Hot Chip
Today, Liverpool trio All We Are share a brand new single and accompanying self-directed video “Eden”. Produced by Al Doyle and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip, “Eden” is the first piece of new material from All We Are since their third album Providence last year, marking a sonic shift from Providence’s technicolor pop and tropical vibes to sublime late-night grooves.
O.N.E The Duo (Tekitha of Wu-Tang and her daughter Prana Supreme)
O.N.E The Duo are Tekitha (of Wu-Tang fame) and her daughter Prana Supreme. They’ve come together to form the first mother/daughter country duo since the Judds and the first Black mother/daughter country duo. Today they’ve released a video for their recent single “Guilty,” produced by Grammy winner Brent Maher and note:
“This song really comes from the idea of womaning up. “It’s about not being afraid and feeling confident taking care of and protecting yourself.”
Carson McHone signs to Merge Records, releases “Hawks Don’t Share” music video
Today, McHone is celebrating with a new tune. Recorded with Ontario’s Daniel Romano, “Hawks Don’t Share” is a literary allusion to the creative sabotage that often confronts artistic alliance. A pair of sparring electric guitars sets the scene, mirrored in the line, We’re both boxers babe/ we don’t make love. Bright horns pop between phrases overtop a tight rhythm section. A jangly twelve-string leads into a driving chorus with big vocal harmonies and layered synth.
New Nikki Sixx Memoir “The First 21” Out Today, Ahead of Sixx:A.M. “HITS” Album This Friday
Nikki Sixx is one of the most respected and recognizable icons in the music industry. As the founder of Mötley Crüe who is now in his twenty-first year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibly passionate about his craft and wonderfully open about his life in rock and roll, and as a person of the world. In THE FIRST 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx (Hachette Books; 10/19/21; $30; ISBN: 9780306923708), Nikki Sixx tells the inspirational story of his first 21 years.
Following his return to music after more than a decade, Kevin Whelan of AEON STATION is offering another look into his upcoming debut album Observatory (release date: December 10, 2021 via Sub Pop) with the release of the second single “Leaves.” Premiering today on Pitchfork, the track is a very special piece for one of the main songwriters of iconic indie rock band The Wrens. “‘Leaves’ is about finding the courage to leave negative people or situations behind. It is not about giving up or feeling defeated. It’s about learning self-love, finding your voice, and setting on a path for a chance at something better.”