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2015-05-15

Train's Pat Monahan Teams with Classic & Alt-Rock Legends for Acoustic Charity Concert Tonight in San Francisco

Tonight, for the second year in a row, Train's Pat Monahan will be one of the artists participating in Acoustic-4-a-Cure, a benefit concert in San Francisco that raises funds for the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The event was started by rock legends Sammy Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield last year, and the bill included Monahan, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Heart and others.  This year, the bill includes Monahan, songwriter and former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry, Jerry Cantrell of '90s grunge icons Alice in Chains, guitarist Joe Satriani, Adam Sandler, Chad Smith of the Red…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Owl City's New Album to Be Released This July

Owl City’s fifth full-length album, Mobile Orchestra, is headed your way this summer. The album will officially arrive Friday, July 10 -- making it one of the first albums to be released on the new Friday global standard for music releases. If you pre-order now, you’ll get an immediate download of the first single, “Verge,” featuring "Wake Me Up" singer Aloe Blacc. The lyric video for the song premiered on Vevo today. In 2009, Owl City -- the name that singer/songwriter Adam Young records under --  shot to the top of the charts with the song “Fireflies.”  He also scored…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Discusses Zayn Malik's Departure During Late "Late Show" Appearance

One Direction dropped by The Late Late Show with James Corden Thursday to plug their upcoming album and their On the Road Again 2015 tour. They also discussed the departure of original member Zayn Malik, who left the band in March to live, as he described, as a "normal 22-year-old." Corden wasted no time asking the British boy band how they felt about Zayn's sudden exit, to which band member Liam Payne admitted, "At first we were a little angry over it." Liam went on to explain that "there's certain parts of the job that Zayn loved and certain parts…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Says Performing at This Weekend's "Billboard" Music Awards Is a "Dream Come True"

It's been less than a year since the release of her debut single "All About That Bass," but in that time, Meghan Trainor has become globe-trotting, Grammy-nominated star with a #1 album and a #1 single, she's also about to launch her second headlining tour.  But all this success hasn't left the singer jaded: she's thrilled to be appearing at this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards. "Singing at the Billboard Awards is a dream come true," she tells ABC Radio. "I remember watching Beyonce on the Billboard Awards and now I’m gonna not only attend, but perform with John Legend!"…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Echosmith: It's "Crazy" to Be Sharing Stage with Taylor & Ed Tonight at Rock in Rio USA Festival

Fresh from their appearance at the American Idol finale on Wednesday night, Echosmith has now headed to Las Vegas for a Friday night performance at the Rock in Rio USA festival.  Echosmith frontwoman Sydney Sierota says she's blown away by the idea that performing at a festival like this means they'll be sharing the stage  -- sort of -- with Taylor Swift. "Yeah, if we have time we definitely check out whoever we can," Sydney tells ABC Radio about the band's approach to music festivals. "And I know that with Rock in Rio, I’m definitely gonna be watching Ed Sheeran…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-05-14

Fifth Harmony Girls Admit They Weren't Always So Confident

With sassy songs like “Worth It,” the girls of Fifth Harmony make self-confidence look easy. But in the new issue of Seventeen magazine, they admit they weren’t always so fearless. It took them some time to feel comfortable in their own skins. For Camila Cabello, it was performing that brought her out of her shell. "Growing up, I was extremely shy,” she says. “When I started at a new school, I didn't even know who to sit with at lunch. I was walking around the hallways, trying to act like I had somewhere to go. It felt like I was…

posted 2015/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jordin Sparks Confirms She's Dating Rapper Sage the Gemini

Jason Derulo is officially ancient history for Jordin Sparks. Jordin confirms to People magazine that she’s moved on from her ex with rapper Sage the Gemini. She’s been hinting at the romance for weeks by posting flirty Instagram snaps of the two. "I think they're pretty obvious," Jordin tells People of the photos. "We're having fun. He's a really good guy, and the pictures speak for themselves...I don't just kiss people!" In one of the pics, the former American Idol calls the rapper “my baemaxx.” She says the cute nickname was inspired by the character in the Disney flick, Big…

posted 2015/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Will Resume Vegas Shows on Saturday, Says Rep

Mariah Carey was forced to cancel the Wednesday night show of her Las Vegas residency due to illness, but fans can rest assured she’ll be back on stage this weekend. Her publicist, Chris Chambers, told the New York Daily News that Mariah’s bronchitis is expected to clear up in time for Saturday night’s performance. He also backed up Mariah’s statement that the last-minute cancellation was per doctor’s orders. He said that it was “unfortunate late timing,” but that Mariah’s doctor “felt one more day [of rest] would help her to not have to cancel a string of performances.” According to…

posted 2015/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull, Chris Brown, Fifth Harmony to Perform at "Billboard" Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards airs this Sunday night, but artists are still joining the star-studded lineup. Pitbull and Chris Brown, who just performed together on the American Idol finale, will take the stage at the BBMAs to perform their collaboration "Fun."  Fifth Harmony also has joined the lineup: the girl group will do what's billed as a "special version" of their song "Worth It." As previously reported, other stars who'll be performing Sunday night include Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Imagine Dragons, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Van Halen, Kanye West, the stars of Empire, Fall Out Boy featuring…

posted 2015/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears and Katy Perry: Similar Videos, Same Earrings?

What do Britney Spears’ “Pretty Girls” video and Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” video have in common? A pair of big, ‘80s-style earrings. Stylist Alejandra Hernandez tells Entertainment Weekly that Britney inadvertently wore the same triangle neon danglers that Katy wore back in her similarly '80s-themed 2011 video. “I had a tray of maybe 100 earrings, and those were the ones she picked,” Alejandra says. She adds with a sigh, “I wish I had known! But working in Los Angeles, everyone pulls from the same places.” Britney and Iggy Azalea released their campy sci-fi “Pretty Girls” video Wednesday. Inspired…

posted 2015/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande Cover "Don't Dream It's Over"

To promote her Happy Hippie Foundation, Miley Cyrus has been collaborating with different artists for a series of Backyard Sessions videos. In her latest session, Miley teamed up with Ariana Grande to sing a cover of Crowded House’s 1986 hit, “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” Miley and Ariana, dressed in comfy animal-themed onesies, sit on an inflatable couch in Miley’s backyard for the acoustic duet. “Soooooo thankful for Ariana Grande for being a part of the ?#‎backyardsessions?!!” Miley wrote on her foundation’s Facebook page. “You're the sweetest little ?#‎happyhippie? bear-mouse ever! Loooooove you.” The Happy Hippie Foundation, which Miley officially launched…

posted 2015/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Now Out of Vocal Cord Surgery, "High on Pain Killers" & Listening to Whitney Houston

Sam Smith fans, breathe a sigh of relief: your boy made it through vocal cord surgery today just fine. The singer, who underwent the procedure to repair a hemorrhage on his vocal cords, tweeted from his hospital bed minutes ago, "Just woken up from op. I'm high on pain killers and listening to Whitney Houston hahahahaha." Before being wheeled into surgery, Sam posted a photo of himself in his bed, captioning it, "Hospital selfie."  He also compared himself to Ariel in The Little Mermaid, posting a screen shot of the scene where Ursala takes the mermaid's beautiful voice away.  Sam…

posted 2015/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR