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2014-07-28

"Rising Star" Recap: On the Final Night of Head-to-Head Duels, Five More Contestants Advance

ABC's interactive singing competition, Rising Star, concluded its live head-to-head singing duels Sunday night with four contestants advancing after the East Coast vote and one additional singer being saved after the West Coast broadcast. Three other acts were sent home. Maneepat Molloy, Shameia Crawford, Audrey Kate Geiger and Joshua Peavy advanced to next week's quarterfinals. Dana Williams was saved by the West Coast vote and also advanced to the quarterfinals. Morgan Higgins, Karen Hornsby and the group Unselfish were sent home. For the duels, two acts were selected to go head-to-head, with a coin toss determining which one would sing…

posted 2014/07/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-27

Charli XCX's Bizarre Tour Rider Request

We've all heard the stories about stars and their backstage diva demands when they're on tour: they've got to have bouquets of white lilies, or water at exactly 68 degrees, or black plastic cups, or specific brands of cereal and snack foods.  But Charli XCX has a request for her rider -- that's what those demands are called -- that is completely bizarre. Speaking to the U.K. publication Metro, Charli says she's a huge fan of actor Bill Murray.  How huge?  "I sometimes ask for a framed picture of Bill Murray on my rider just because I think he is…

posted 2014/07/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-26

Tough-Guy Actor Danny Trejo on Starring in Train's "Angel in Blue Jeans" Video: "It's Awesome!"

70-year-old tough-guy actor Danny Trejo, best known for playing a badass in movies like Machete Kills and on TV shows like Breaking Bad, is an unlikely music video star, but he's front and center in Train's new clip for "Angel in Blue Jeans."  He tells Entertainment Weekly that when the band reached out to him, he said yes right away. "It's awesome," Trejo tells EW. "You know what? That band was really, really cool. I’d heard of them before, and when they asked me to do it I said 'absolutely.' It came out really good. All my friends say, we…

posted 2014/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-25

Pitbull Releases New Single "Fireball" from Upcoming Disc "Globalization"

Pitbull never seems to be off the charts for more than a couple of minutes.  He's just released a new single called "Fireball," which will be the lead single from a brand-new album. "Fireball" is somewhat reminiscent of "Tequila," the old Latin flavored rock hit from the fifties. Like that song, it features horns and a Latin feel. Pitbull raps in his usual style but throws in references to Run-DMC's "Walk this Way" and "The Roof Is on Fire" by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three. There are also vocals by a soulful singer called John Ryan.  As with Pitbull's…

posted 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

J-Lo's 45th Birthday Bash Brought Out the Stars

Jennifer Lopez marked her 45th birthday Thursday night with a star-studded bash in New York's ritzy Hamptons, E! Online reports.  Among the attendees: the American Idol judge's rumored boyfriend, Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. According to E!, the party started at 9 p.m. at the Green restaurant Nammos in Southhampton, New York, but Maks didn't get there until 1 a.m.  When he arrived, though, the pair were "affectionate," says a source, adding, "They seemed really happy to see each other." Also on the guest list: Khloe Kardashian and her boyfriend French Montana, Leah Remini, Kelly Ripa and hubby…

posted 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson's Hubby Trumps Every Guy Who Ever Sent You Flowers

What's that? You say your husband sent you a bouquet of flowers "just because"?  Well, too bad he -- and every other guy -- has just been totally owned by Kelly Clarkson's husband, Brandon Blackstock. Kelly posted a photo of a beautiful field of flowers, and then tweeted, "Brandon surprised me with a 10 acre field of sunflowers on our land. This is my heaven :)." Perhaps Brandon wanted a special way to thank Kelly for delivering their baby girl, River Rose, who arrived June 12, and who Kelly calls "the greatest thing on the planet." One fan responded to…

posted 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Tweets About Monster Tour Rehearsal

Eminem and Rihanna are currently preparing for their joint, three-city Monster Tour, which will visit Slim Shady's hometown of Detroit, among other places. The singer has announced on Twitter that she's gearing up for rehearsals. "I wanna take this band everywhere!!! #MONSTERtourRihearsals," she tweeted to her 36 million followers. The duo are scheduled to begin their short outing at Pasadena, California's Rose Bowl on August 7 and wrap up at Detroit's Comerica Park on August 23. Tickets are still available for select dates. Visit Eminem.com for all the information. Here are the dates for the Monster Tour: 8/7 -- Pasadena,…

posted 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd & Rita Ora Added to Teen Choice Awards Lineup

The lineup of performers for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards continues to grow.  The latest acts added to the bill: Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd and Rita Ora. Demi and Cher will team up for a live performance of their collabo "Really Don't Care" on the telecast, which airs next month on Fox.  British singer Rita Ora -- who can currently be heard on Iggy Azalea's latest hit "Black Widow," will perform her new solo hit "I Will Never Let You Down." Rita is nominated for Choice Breakout Artist, while "Really Don't Care" is up for Choice Break-Up Song.  Demi is…

posted 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Pleases Photo-Snapping Fans in NY's Central Park

Taylor Swift wrote recently that autographs are obsolete, and all people want from her these days are photographs.  It's no surprise, considering how accommodating the superstar is when fans request them. The New York Daily News reports that when Taylor was strolling in New York's Central Park recently, she was spotted by excited fans, all of whom wanted a picture with her.  She obliged them, and even waited patiently for one to get out a rowboat in one of the park's lakes so she could pose with her. That same day, the News reports, Taylor, who was wearing sky-high pink…

posted 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fun. Guitarist Jack Antonoff Likens His Bleachers Project to a "Parallel World"

There are differences between fun. and Bleachers, says guitarist Jack Antonoff, not only in how the music sounds but how it is created. In this week's episode of Billboard.com's Pop Shop Podcast, Antonoff told co-hosts Jason Lipshutz and Keith Caulfield that the members of fun. contribute to a collaborative process.  His side Bleachers project, however, is "way lonelier," explaining that it's "just living with the ideas in my head and trying to figure out what's working and what isn't. ... It's like a parallel world." Antonoff added, "The project wouldn't exist if it was too similar.  If that was something…

posted 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ricky Martin: Coaching "The Voice" Around the World

After serving as a coach on the Australian version of The Voice, Ricky Martin is now going to be fulfilling that role in a completely different country: Mexico. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this version of the show will debut its fourth season on Mexico's Televisa network on September 7.  The other coaches include Italian singer/songwriter Laura Pausini, and two Latin stars: Yuri and Julion Alvarez. On the Australian version of The Voice, Ricky replaced Keith Urban, who left to judge American Idol. 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 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia Explains Why She's Avoiding Fame & the Spotlight: "That's Just Not Something I Want"

Sia saw her album 1000 Forms of Fear debut at #1 recently, and she's got a big hit on the charts with "Chandelier."  But even though her music's everywhere, the Aussie singer/songwriter's image is not.  She won't show her face in interviews, she doesn't appear on the cover of her album, she posed for the cover of Billboard with a bag over her head, and in her publicity photos, she's wearing a bag as well.  So what's the deal? "I don't want to be famous," she tells ABC News.  "I don't want to be critiqued about the way that I…

posted 2014/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR