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2015-08-04

Hozier Wishes He Could "Explore & Soak Up" America More

Hozier just wrapped up the most recent U.S. leg of his tour a few days ago, and he'll spend the rest of the month playing in the U.K. before returning to North America in September for additional dates.  Though at this point he's now performed for thousands and thousands of American fans, the Irish singer says he'd actually like to spend more time checking out America itself. "I have a few spots that I’d love to explore and soak up, I have to say," Hozier tells ABC Radio. Of course, that's difficult, due to his grueling schedule. "I would love…

posted 2015/08/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-08-03

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale to Divorce

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are ending their 13-year marriage, a rep for the couple told ABC News. "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time," the statement from the musicians read. Stefani, 45, and Rossdale, 49, wed in 2002. They have three sons together: Kingston, 9, Zuma, 6, and Apollo, 1. Earlier this year,…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Eminem Opens Up Addiction, Losing 80 Pounds and Getting Healthy

Eminem has never shied away from his past struggles with prescription pills, but now he's revealing how his sobriety led to a healthier lifestyle. In an interview with Men’s Journal, the rapper reveals how he was able to lose more than 80 pounds. “In 2009, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital,” he tells the magazine. “I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Hints She's Starting Work on New Album

Lady Gaga just finished up her world tour with Tony Bennett, but she isn’t wasting any time. The singer hints in an Instagram post that she’ll soon be starting work on her fifth studio album. She posted a sunglasses-wearing selfie Monday, captioning it: “LG5 time.” Her next album will be a follow-up to 2013’s ARTPOP and last year’s Grammy-winning jazz duet album with Tony, Cheek to Cheek. Gaga’s final concert with Tony took place Saturday night in Washington, D.C.  She helped him celebrate his 89th birthday at the show by singing “Happy Birthday” to him on stage. She also wrote…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

5 Seconds of Summer Are Suburban Misfits in "She's Kinda Hot" Video

5 Seconds of Summer play suburban misfits in the music video for their rebellious anthem, “She’s Kinda Hot.” As band mates Ashton, Luke, Michael and Calum jam outside a quaint suburban house, various scenes of teenage angst play out -- from a guy dealing with an annoying girlfriend to a college dropout trying to figure out what to do with his life. Once the chorus kicks in, the guys rock out in the middle of the neighborhood atop a homemade light-up vehicle. A crowd gathers as the band sings, “We are the kings and the queens of the new broken…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Says She's Not Afraid to Be a Tough Girl Pop Star

Don’t mess with Demi Lovato. In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, the singer says she’s tougher than your average pop star. “There are a lot of girls in pop,” she tells the mag. “They have bada** lyrics, but I feel like I’m the only person other than Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who isn’t afraid to say, ‘Try something on me and I’ll f****** beat you’re a**.’ There are people who can dress up and play the part, but their music doesn’t say it.” Demi’s never shied away from talking about her rough past, and she’s made no secret of that…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears' Conservatorship Will Likely Continue for Foreseeable Future

Britney Spears’ conservatorship isn’t ending any time soon, according to Us Weekly. Britney’s dad, Jamie Spears, has been overseeing her personal and financial affairs for the past seven years, and sources tell the mag he’ll remain in control indefinitely. "There is no reason to break the conservatorship with everything working so well," an insider tells Us. "Everything is working perfectly under this arrangement and it will stay that way." The conservatorship was initially put in place in 2008, when Jamie filed an emergency petition to care for his daughter, who was under a psychiatric medical hold at the time. Under…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Wax Figure Coming to Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Sam Smith is officially getting his likeness immortalized in wax. Madame Tussauds San Francisco has announced that a wax figure of the singer will debut at the museum on August 10. The statue will join the wax doppelgangers of Elton John and Adele in the attraction’s Music Zone. Madame Tussauds also released a video of Sam’s fitting session for the figure, in which the museum’s team of designers took detailed measurements of his features and matched his eye and hair colors perfectly. A day before the unveiling, on August 9, Sam will be performing at San Francisco’s summer music festival,…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson & Sheryl Crow Have Twitter Lovefest

As part of the "Fan Request" segment on her current Piece by Piece tour, Kelly Clarkson covered Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" when she performed in Chicago.  Now, the two have exchanged gushing compliments on Twitter. "This is one of my favorite ladies, she's so cool," Kelly said, introducing the song. "She's one of my favorite singers and as a kid I just loved how she was just a white person with soul...not too many white people around with soul, so I really, really dig Sheryl Crow." On Sunday, after Sheryl saw a video of Kelly's version of…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

1D's Liam Payne Says He Was "a Bit Shocked" at Band Mate's Impending Fatherhood

One Direction recently released a brand new single, "Drag Me Down," but the group isn't letting the news of Louis Tomlinson's impending fatherhood drag them down at all.  Louis' band mate Liam Payne told a U.K. radio station that Louis has taken to the idea of being a dad "very well." Speaking to Magic FM, Liam said, "Well, I was quite obviously a big shocked [at the news] but you know, he's taken super-well to it and he's excited, you know, he's very excited about what's going on with him at the moment.  So I feel like, you know, sometimes…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Racks Up Fourth Top 20 Hit from "X"; Madonna Extends All-Time Record

Ed Sheeran's album X (Multiply) is more than a year old, but it's still spinning off hits. Billboard notes that "Photograph," the singer's latest, has just reached the Billboard top 20, making it the fourth single from the record to do so. In addition to "Photograph," X has also produced the hits "Sing!," "Don't" and "Thinkin' Out Loud."  The latter song climbed the highest on the charts, peaking at #2. Among the other male solo artists who've had that many hits from a single album in the past decade: Justin Bieber; Taylor Swift's boyfriend, producer/deejay Calvin Harris; Jason Derulo and…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sir Patrick Stewart Praises Taylor Swift, Claims He'll Join Her on Stage

Last month, veteran British actor Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for playing Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, became an unofficial member of Taylor Swift's squad when he tweeted a link of himself reciting the lyrics of her hit "Blank Space" in dramatic fashion during the taping of a radio interview.  She was thrilled, and now, the 75-year-old actor says he'll join her on stage one of these days. Speaking to the press at the Television Critics' Association tour on Friday to promote his new series Blunt Talk, Stewart spoke glowingly of Taylor, saying, "She is a phenomenon,…

posted 2015/08/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR