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Lady Gaga Debuting "Perfect Illusion" Video During "Scream Queens" Premiere

Attention, Little Monsters: You’ll want to tune into the season premiere of Scream Queens next week. Lady Gaga’s music video for “Perfect Illusion” will be debuting at some point during the show. The singer made the announcement on social media Friday and shared a short snippet, which features her swinging a microphone in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Why Scream Queens, you ask? It may have something to do with the fact that the show was created by Gaga’s pal Ryan Murphy, who also gave Gaga her first major acting gig on American Horror Story. Scream Queens' second season premieres…

posted 2016/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Trolls" Soundtrack, Executive Produced by Justin Timberlake, Now Available for Pre-Order

You've heard Justin Timberlake's hit from the Trolls movie soundtrack, "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Now, you can pre-order the album. Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack just became available for pre-order on the usual digital outlets. If you pre-order it, you'll receive an instant download of another JT contribution, his cover with Anna Kendrick of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." Aside from "Can't Stop the Feeling!" and "True Colors," the album's track list includes remakes of Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," and a medley of Diana Ross' "I'm Comin' Out" and The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Mo…

posted 2016/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Where's The Chainsmokers Album? Duo Says, "It's Just Gotta Be the Right Timing"

The Chainsmokers have released three hit singles in a row -- "Roses," "Don't Let Me Down" and "Closer." So when will we get their album? Well, according to the duo, they may never release one. "We have artists that are friends of ours that put albums all the time out and they just fall on deaf ears," says the duo's Alex Pall. "If you work so hard on something like that, you really want people to appreciate it." But that doesn't mean they've written off the idea completely.  "We're certainly thinking about. It’s just gotta be a cohesive idea and thought…

posted 2016/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera and More Sign Up for Prince Tribute Concert

Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera and John Mayer are three of the musicians who will take part in an official Prince tribute concert next month in St. Paul, Minnesota. The bill, announced Thursday, also features Tori Kelly, Chaka Khan, Mint Condition, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James and Bilal, plus acts that were associated with Prince, like Morris Day & the Time. The concert will be staged at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on October 13. Prince's family first announced the event in July, saying at the time that it would be held at the much-bigger U.S. Bank…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Adele Considering a 10-Year Break from Touring?

If you've seen Adele on tour this year, we hope you savored every moment of it. According to a report from U.K.’s The Sun, it might be another decade before the singer hits the road again. A source tells the tabloid, “Right now she is saying she won’t do another massive world tour like the current one for another ten years.” Apparently, she wants to focus on raising her son, Angelo. “She has brought him everywhere with her on tour but as he is starting school next year, he won’t be able to join her anymore,” the source says. But…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chainsmokers Collaborate with Coldplay, Admit They Bombed on the VMAs

Coldplay has experimented with electronic sounds on their last couple albums, but it looks Chris Martin is now diving completely into the EDM world. The Chainsmokers have uploaded two Snapchat videos, which you can view on Billboard.com, showing them working on a new song with the Coldplay vocalist. And that's not the only rock band Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are working with.  Alex tells Billboard for a cover story that rap/rockers Linkin Park called them about working together, while veteran alt-rock band  Weezer has expressed interest in collaborating after turning down a guest spot during The Chainsmokers' Coachella set…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Gets Dramatic with Beau Bridges in “Better” Video

Meghan Trainor’s latest music video might be her darkest and most cinematic one yet. In the visual for her new single “Better,” Meghan plays a hairdresser caring for her alcoholic grandfather, played by Beau Bridges. The scenes play out like a short film, as Meghan’s character has to come to her grandfather’s rescue time and again. One minute, she’s bailing him out of jail and the next she’s picking him up off the floor of a seedy bar. “Better,” featuring Yo Gotti, is all about someone who takes more than they give. “I deserve better, better than you,” Meghan sings.…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ben Rector Fanboys over John Cusack on Twitter

Ben Rector's smash hit "Brand New" contains the line "I feel like a young John Cusack/Like making big mistakes."  On Twitter yesterday, Ben attempted to get the actor's attention but came off as, well, a little overexcited. A fan tweeted at Cusack, asking, "'I feel like a young john cusack.' What does that mean? Help me out, John."  Cusack, the star of movies like High Fidelity, Say Anything, Better Off Dead, Grosse Pointe Blank and Being John Malkovich, replied, "Don't ask me." When Ben saw that exchange, he retweeted it, and wrote, "HEY JOHN I THINK YOU ARE AWESOME AND I…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga's New Album "Joanne" Coming Oct. 21

The wait is over, Little Monsters: Lady Gaga has revealed the release date for her fifth album. During an interview Thursday with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Gaga announced that the album, called Joanne, will arrive October 21.  She told Lowe that the disc will be finished "in the next 48 hours." Gaga also told Lowe that one of her collaborators on the disc is Hillary Lindsey, a noted Nashville songwriter who penned "Girl Crush" for Little Big Town, as well as Carrie Underwood's smash "Jesus Take the Wheel."  As previously reported, Gaga's other collaborators include producer Mark Ronson, Kevin…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth Says the Late Paul Walker Had a Hand in "We Don't Talk Anymore" Success

Charlie Puth's biggest hit was "See You Again," from the movie Furious 7.  Charlie believes that that movie's late star, Paul Walker, had a hand in the success of his most recent hit. Charlie's duet with Selena Gomez, "We Don't Talk Anymore," just became his second top-10 hit, and he tells Billboard, "It’s truly incredible. It entered the top 10 on Paul Walker's birthday.  I do believe that's a bit of his work from above." He adds, "These achievements are so motivating to me, however I do not really know how to celebrate them. I don't go out much, so…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake on His Slow Album Progress: "I'm a Tortoise"

When it comes to making new music, Justin Timberlake thinks that slow and steady wins the race.  Everyone keeps asking him when his next album is coming out, but he doesn't have an answer, admitting, "I'm a tortoise when it comes to this process." Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, JT says that he's really excited about the soundtrack of the animated movie Trolls, which he executive produced and wrote four original songs for.  But when it comes to the big question of when we can expect the follow-up to The 20/20 Experience, he tells EW, "I’m not sure. I’ve been in…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly to Perform at Emmy Awards

Tori Kelly will make an appearance at the Emmy Awards this Sunday night. She will perform during the In Memoriam segment, the Television Academy announced Wednesday. The segment will be introduced by Henry Winkler, who will offer a remembrance of Garry Marshall, the creator of his hit sitcom Happy Days. ABC will air the Emmys live from coast to coast Sunday night, beginning with a red carpet special at 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT. Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR