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2014-11-25

Ariana Grande "Silly Beyond Belief," According to Bette Midler

Ariana Grande's sexy dance moves go over well with her fans, but music legend Bette Midler is calling out Grande and other young pop stars for using their sex appeal to sell albums. In an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph Midler, 68, bemoaned the state of today's female artists while discussing her latest album, It’s the Girls, a compilation of covers of the girl bands of her youth. She calls what's happening today "terrible." "It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking…

posted 2014/11/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

American Authors Will Skip Traditional Eating Contest This Thanksgiving

American Authors will have a couple days off this Thanksgiving to reflect on their successful year, which has been fueled by their hit "Best Day of My Life."  But unlike past years, the New York-based band says they won't be indulging in one of their usual Thanksgiving traditions: competitive eating at a local buffet restaurant. "This will be the first Thanksgiving I think we're not actually going to be together," guitarist James Shelley tells ABC News Radio. "For every other Thanksgiving for, like, the last seven years, we go to Old Country Buffet -- OCB -- and we have an…

posted 2014/11/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: New Mentors Advise the Top 10

The top 10 artists on NBC's The Voice were back in the spotlight Monday night, again performing for viewers' votes. Helping the contestants in rehearsals were four new mentors. Fall Out Boy singer and Sing-Off judge Patrick Stump assisted Adam Levine's team; on-again, off-again Voice coach Christina Aguilera tutored Gwen Stefani's team; Colbie Caillat dispensed advice to Blake Shelton's crew; and Motown legend Diana Ross teamed up with Pharrell Williams' artists. The two-hour broadcast began with the top 10 singing a medley of Rascal Flatts songs. The Voice later featured footage of the artists meeting with legendary record executive Clive…

posted 2014/11/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-24

"Voice" Pals Gwen & Pharrell to Team for "Paddington" Movie Song

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams just can't stop working together.  Pharrell worked on Gwen's upcoming album, and now Deadline reports that the two will team up to co-write and perform an original song called "Shine" for an upcoming movie. The film, Paddington, is based on the popular bear character from children's books, and it'll arrive in theaters nationwide January 16 after a limited release in December. Of course, Pharrell's last effort for a movie worked out pretty well: "Happy," from Despicable Me 2, earned him an Oscar nomination. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Robin Thicke, U2 Among GQ's "Least Influential People" of 2014

U2 is one of the biggest bands in the world, and last year, Robin Thicke had one of the biggest songs of the year, with "Blurred Lines."  This year, GQ magazine has named both artists to its list of the "30 Least Influential People of 2014. In fact, U2 and frontman Bono tops GQ's list, because they "collaborated with Apple to strong-arm their new album [Songs of Innocence] into your iTunes library without your consent."  The magazine adds, "The worst part was the way both Apple and U2 treated this, like it was some kind of noble gift to The…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Eminem Releases Powerful Video for “Guts over Fear”

Eminem has released a cinematic video for his Sia-assisted single, "Guts over Fear," lifted from his double-disc Shady XV compilation. In the video, posted on YouTube, an aspiring boxer overcomes various obstacles before he even steps foot into the ring, ranging from money woes to coping with an alcoholic father.  The visual was filmed in Slim Shady's hometown of Detroit. The Shady XV compilation is available in stores now. The double-disc project will feature new music from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, D12, Yelawolf and Bad Meets Evil as well as the label's greatest hits including 50 Cent's "In Da Club" and Em's "Lose Yourself." Follow…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fall Out Boy Announces New Album, "American Beauty/American Psycho"

After months of secrecy and speculation, Fall Out Boy has announced some details about their forthcoming album. The new record, FOB's sixth studio effort, will be called American Beauty/American Psycho and will be released on January 20. American Beauty/American Psycho will be available for pre-order starting December 15. Those who pre-order the album from iTunes will get an instant download of its hit single, "Centuries," as well as the title track and another song to be named later. The full track list for American Beauty/American Psycho has yet to be announced. Since FOB released "Centuries" in September, the single has occupied…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

5 Seconds of Summer to Release "LIVESOS" December 15

They previewed it Sunday night on the American Music Awards. Now 5 Seconds of Summer will release a live disc, LIVESOS, on December 15 The 15-track collection documents the band's past year on the road: it was recorded live during their U.S. concerts in 2014.  In addition to live versions of "She Looks So Perfect," "Amnesia" and "Good Girls," you'll also find covers of Green Day's "American Idiot," and a live and studio version of The Romantics' '80s classic "What I Like About You."  The lyric video is posted now on YouTube. If you buy LIVESOS on iTunes, you'll get…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Tops "Forbes'" List of Highest-Earning Celebs Under 30; One Direction, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars Included

If you think Justin Bieber's career is over, think again: the singer still raked in enough cash to topForbes' list of the Highest-Earning Celebs Under 30.  In fact, musicians like Justin take nine of the 10 spots on the list. During the 12-month period that Forbes considered -- between June 2013 and June 2014 -- the Bieb raked in an estimated $80 million, mostly due to the last dates on his world tour. Second on Forbes' list is One Direction, with an average age of 21. They took in $75 million during that same time period, thanks to touring and…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Initial Dates for The Script's 2015 Summer U.S. Tour on Sale Now

After releasing their new album No Sound Without Silence, The Script have put initial dates for their 2015 U.S. tour on sale.  Mary Lambert will be joining the band for the trek, which kicks off May 26 in Boston. Right now, the Irish trio has shows scheduled through June 7 in St. Louis, but more dates are expected to be announced. Meanwhile, the group has also released a video for "No Good in Goodbye," one of the standout tracks on No Sound Without Silence. This past summer, the band toured with OneRepublic and American Authors. Here are the tour dates:…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Releases Lyrics to "Reclassified" Tracks

As the American Music Awards unfolded on TV Sunday night, Iggy Azalea's Facebook page posted lyrics to the new tracks on her just-released album, Reclassified. The songs include collaborations with Ellie Goulding, "Heavy Crown," and Jennifer Hudson, "Trouble." The lyrics are featured on photos from the booklet that comes with Reclassified. Reclassified, which dropped early Monday, is a reissue of Iggy's successful debut album, The New Classic. Iggy won a couple of awards Sunday night at the AMAs in Los Angeles: favorite album -- rap/hip-hop for The New Classic and favorite artist -- rap/hip-hop. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Lashes Out at One Particular "Sicko" Paparazzo

The Australian paparazzi allegedly wouldn’t leave Katy Perry alone, so now she’s turning the tables on them – and one photog in particular. In a Twitter post Saturday, the pop star singled out infamous paparazzo Jamie Fawcett as one of the men who confronted her at a Sydney nudist beach last week even as she pleaded for privacy. Perry claimed Fawcett stripped naked as he snapped the photos and she threatened to release her own pics of his “tiny penis” and “rather large gut.” “Ur a true sicko for taking pictures of us while being naked,” she tweeted. On Friday,…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR