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2014-11-17

Lorde Says She and J-Law Were "Double Fangirling" on "Mockingjay" Set

Because Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1, she got to visit the movie's set, and she says while there, she had a great time hanging out with star Jennifer Lawrence.  In fact, they have a mutual admiration society going. During a Twitter Q&A about the soundtrack, a fan asked what it was like interacting with the Oscar-winning actress on set. Lorde wrote, "haha she was so cute, very excited that i was there! she kept running over between takes to chat/we double fangirled. i luv jen." Lorde also admitted that she's…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran to Make History with Wembley Stadium Show

Wembley Stadium is one of the U.K.'s most prestigious venues, and now Ed Sheeran has announced that he'll be doing a headline show there next year...and making history in the process. On July 10, Ed will become the first male solo artist to play Wembley Stadium on his own -- with no band at all.  He'll be playing for some 80,000 people, and tickets go on sale to the general public on November 28.  The gig will mark the end of his tour in support of his album X [multiply]. "Should be pretty fun," he tweeted. The British paper The…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga to Live Stream Final Show of Her Tour

If you didn't get a chance to check out Lady Gaga during her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour, you'll be able to enjoy it next week for free.  The singer has announced that she'll be live-streaming the final night of the tour in Paris, France on November 24, via Yahoo Live. Gaga added, "So PARIS MONSTERS grab your seashells, Koons gazing balls, APPLAUSE makeup, bowie magic hat selves + get ready cuz the world is watching!"  The stream will start at 10:45 a.m. PT. In other Gaga news, she got a good laugh out of the Saturday Night Live parody…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX to Collaborate with 74-Year-Old Disco Legend

First, Lady Gaga teamed up with 80-something music legend Tony Bennett for a #1 album, Cheek to Cheek.  Now, Britney Spears, Sia and Charli XCX will be collaborating on an album with a 74-year-old producer who's considered the father of disco and electronic music: Giorgio Moroder. This coming spring, Moroder will release a new album, and Britney, Sia and Charli XCX are among the artists who'll be singing on the record, along with Foxes, Mikky Ekko and Matthew Koma.  A video for the first single, "74 Is the New 24," is out now. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning Moroder, who appeared…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Talks Being Cool, Being a Punk and Building an Empire in New "Seventeen" Mag

Charli XCX covers the December/January issue of Seventeen magazine, and inside, she discusses her career, her love life, and why she's given up on trying to be cool. “When you’re growing up I think there’s this idea that the coolest people are the ones who are really rude...But I’ve come to realize that isn’t cool," she tells the magazine. "I think the best people are the ones who are just as nice and fun.  This is really cheesy, but you only have one life -- why spend most of it pretending to be cool?” The "Boom Clap" singer adds, "I…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Talks "Mockingjay -- Part 1" Soundtrack: "Hopefully There's Something In It for Everyone"

Monday sees the release of the soundtrack to the new movie The Hunger Games -- Mockingjay: Part 1, and the disc's eclectic mix of artists is the work of Lorde, who was tapped by the studio to personally curate the project.  Lorde says the lineup -- who range from Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Kanye West and Tove Lo, to '80s icons like Duran Duran's Simon LeBon and model/actress Grace Jones -- represents her attempt to please the masses. "You really have to think about everyone else rather than yourself, so much, 'cause you're involved with so many other artists and there…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars Struts, Sings & Gets His Hair Done in "Uptown Funk" Video

If you've missed seeing Bruno Mars in action, you'll be happy to hear he's got a new video out.  It's for "Uptown Funk," the song he's done with super-producer Mark Ronson, from Ronson's upcoming album, Uptown Special. In the video for the upbeat, funky tune, which recalls the works of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, Bruno and his band strut, dance and sing on the street, with Ronson himself popping in here and there.  That's intercut with scenes of Bruno getting a shoe shine, and Bruno and Ronson in a beauty parlor, sitting under old-fashioned hair dryers, with their…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Misses One Direction TV Performance Due to "Tummy Bug"

One Direction launched their new album FOUR today with an appearance on NBC's Today show, live from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, but the five-man group had to perform as a quartet. Zayn Malik didn't make it to the U.S. with the rest of his bandmates because he's ill, according to 1D's Liam Payne. "He’s got a tummy bug so he’s not very well," Liam said on Today.  "We only found out this morning so we’re really sad -- he is as well -- that he can’t be here for our album release."  Zayne's absence led to "#GetWellSoonZayn" trending worldwide…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Chinese "Chick Chick" Video the New "Gangnam Style"?

Two years ago, the wacked-out video for “Gangnam Style” by a then-unknown -- at least in the U.S. -- South Korean rapper named Psy went viral, ultimately amassing over two billion views on YouTube.  Ladies and gentlemen, we may now have the next heir to the throne.  The video, the title of which translates into English as “Chick Chick,” is by female Chinese pop star Wang Rong.  Since it was first posted on YouTube October 22, it’s already scored over five million views, and climbing fast.  And like “Gangnam Style,” it’s nearly indescribable.  Mostly, the "Chick Chick" video is Ms.…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Adele Isn't on the New Band Aid Single: "Some People Just Don't Want to Do It"

Heading into the weekend, it had been reported that Adele was one of the top British artists taking part in a re-recording of the 1984 charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas" to help with the Ebola crisis in Africa.  But when the recording session took place, Adele was nowhere to be found.  What happened?  Organizer Bob Geldof says, "She doesn't want to be bothered by anyone." A source told the British paper The Sun, “We made 100 phone calls to Adele because Bob...was desperate for her to take part. But it was complete radio silence back. She didn’t even…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Diplo Takes a Dig at Lorde

The feud continues. DJ Diplo shot back at Lorde on Twitter this weekend after the 18-year-old singer dissed his “tiny” manhood last week. Lorde was just defending her pal Taylor Swift after Diplo tweeted that "someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty." Lorde tweeted  back, “should we do something about your tiny penis while we’re at it hm.” Diplo, 36, retweeted Lorde’s comment Saturday, adding, “the moment u realize she’s a high school student.”  Lorde turned 18 earlier this month. The bad blood apparently runs deep. It was believed to have been sparked by Swift’s song,…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Former Goo Goo Dolls Drummer Sues Band

The ex-drummer for the Goo Goo Dolls claims he got canned from the band for taking paternity leave after the birth of his twins, according to TMZ. Michael Malinin reportedly filed a lawsuit against former bandmates Johnny Rzeznik and Robert Takac over his firing from the group in December 2013. The Dolls were on tour at the time, the suit claims, though Malinin says his paternity leave was discussed in advance and it was common knowledge among the group that he would take a few weeks off around the time of the birth. But Malinin says that when the time…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR