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2014-07-22

Selena Gomez Saluted by BFF Taylor Swift on 22nd Bday, Will She Collaborate with Chart-Topping Songwriter?

No matter what you might hear about Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez not being friends anymore, it simply isn't true.  Want proof?  Just check out Taylor's Instagram. Tuesday is Selena's 22nd birthday, and Taylor has marked the occasion by posting a photo of herself holding up a gold chain with a big "S" pendant.  She writes, "Usually this S represents 'Swift' but today I'm wearing it because SELENA IS 22!!!!" As for Selena herself, she's spending her birthday in the ritzy town of St. Tropez, in the South of France.  E! Online reports that she was spotted going parasailing with…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

5 Seconds of Summer to Do First-Ever Headlining Arena Show in November

5 Seconds of Summer will be opening for One Direction on the band's Where We Are tour. which starts its U.S. leg August 4.  After they finish those dates, however, they'll be playing their first-ever area headlining concert. The show will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on November 15.  Ticket pre-sales start this Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. local time in old-school fashion: you'll have to line up at the Forum box office. The parking lot at the Forum will open at 3 a.m., and fans will be issued wristbands on a first-come, first-served basis starting…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Helps Homeless Veterans, Pays Tribute to Malaysia Airlines Victims

Katy Perry is doing her part to help homeless veterans.  She's teaming up with the charity Veterans Matter to auction off VIP tickets to some of her upcoming concert performances in the Midwest, as well as a chance to meet her backstage.  You can access the auction, dubbed Shine a Light with Katy Perry, on the eBay Giving Works charity site.  Proceeds will go help veterans secure housing assistance: many aren't able to, due to a lack of a rental deposit.  Veterans Matter provides that deposit directly to the landlord.  So far, the organization has housed 350 veterans in six…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Enjoys Good Laugh Over Being Asked, "So, What Are You Doing Now?"

It's been more than a decade since Kelly Clarkson won American Idol. Since then, she's topped the charts several times, toured the world, sold millions of albums, appeared on nearly every TV show you can name, graced the cover of most major magazines, won several Grammys, and made headlines when she got married and then had a baby.  So it's no wonder that she's surprised to meet someone who has no clue what she's been up to since 2002. Kelly tweeted, "Lady says to me 'Oh I recognize your name. You were on that show American Idol. What are you doing…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Sang at His Own Wedding

Why pay musicians to perform at your wedding if you're a member of one of the world's most popular groups?  People magazine reports that at his wedding over the weekend to model Behati Prinsloo, Adam Levine himself took the stage. According to People, Adam and guest wedding singer Stevie Nicks performed a duet with other members of Maroon 5 backing them up.  Behati also sang, dedicating the song "First Day of My Life" by indie rock band Bright Eyes to her new husband.  The reception, held at Flora Farms in Mexico on July 19, also included a performance by the…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

MKTO Says "Classic" Is a Bonding Opportunity for Parents & Kids

When actor Malcolm Kelley was starring in the groundbreaking ABC series Lost, a lot of the action took place in Australia.  Maybe that's why the song "Classic," by his group MKTO, was a huge hit there before it ever got big in the U.S.  Now, however, the home country of both Malcolm and his musical partner in crime, Tony Oller, has finally caught up, and "Classic's" an American smash too -- fitting for a group whose current outing is called the American Dream tour. "You know, Australia kind of had the jump on things...we're kind of four singles deep over…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says Her Next Album Is "Skeletal," but Will Be About "Feeling Displaced"

Lorde's non-stop tour schedule has meant that she really hasn't had a lot of time to work on the follow-up to her best-selling, award-winning debut, Pure Heroine.  But while she says the new disc's "hardly even started," she knows what its theme will be. Speaking to the British paper The Guardian, Lorde describes her next album as "skeletal," in the sense that right now, there isn't much too it because she hasn't had the time to devote to it.  But lyrically, she says she's being inspired by the fact that she's spent most of the last year traveling around the…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-21

Rixton & MAGIC! Booked for Teen Choice Awards, Rixton Celebrates First UK #1

Joining a lineup that already includes MKTO and Jason Derulo, MAGIC! and Rixton have now been booked to perform on the Teen Choice Awards, airing Sunday, August 10 live on Fox. Meanwhile, Rixton, who'll kick off a U.S. headline tour July 30 in Boston, are celebrating their first-ever #1 hit in their home country of Great Britain. "Me and My Broken Heart," which has been a hit for months in the U.S., has now debuted at the top of the British chart.  Rixton frontman Jack Roche told Britain's Official Charts Company, "Being Number 1 is probably the biggest thing ever…

posted 2014/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Concert Film Heading to Theaters for One Weekend Only

If you can't get tickets to One Direction's Where We Are tour, which hits North America next month, don't worry: you can see it in your local theater if you're willing to wait a few months. The group has announced that a movie version of the tour, filmed in Milan, Italy called Where We Are: The Concert Film, will hit theaters worldwide for one weekend: October 11 and 12.  It'll include the full concert, plus a 15-minute interview with the band featuring exclusive backstage tour footage. If you don't mind waiting even longer, the film will arrive on DVD in…

posted 2014/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Goes Bowling with Chris Kirkpatrick

If we can't have an 'N SYNC reunion concert or album, at least we can have an 'N SYNC reunion at a bowling alley.  That's what happened over the weekend, when Justin Timberlake and Chris Kirkpatrick turned up to roll a few frames at Kings, an alley in Boston. The Boston Herald reports that Justin was in town to play a concert Saturday when he decided to spend some downtime bowling.  According to the paper, his high score was 173, and while bowling, he chowed down on a blackened chicken sandwich, buffalo wontons, a peanut butter cup sundae and some…

posted 2014/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Is the New Face of Skechers

And the latest female pop star to become the face of Skechers footwear is...Demi Lovato. Demi will appear in the company's upcoming marketing and ad campaigns through 2016. She'll make her debut in a new Skechers commercial and print ad campaign that's launching this year.  In a statement, the singer says, "My generation grew up with Skechers and now with all of their cool styles and fun colors I'm excited to help introduce the collection to a new generation by sharing this incredible brand’s campaign with my Lovatics!" Some of the stars who've previously appeared in Skechers campaigns include Britney…

posted 2014/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Does Taylor Swift Primp Post-Workout for Paparazzi?

Ever since Taylor Swift moved to New York City, her every move has been tracked by the paparazzi, and her smart street style has been the subject of dozens of gushing fashion blog entries.  While Taylor has claimed that that no thought goes into her chic, perfectly-groomed appearance, a source claims that she actually spends a great deal of time primping for the paps. The reported source tells the New York Daily News that after her almost daily workouts at the Model Fit gym -- which was recommended to her by supermodel pal Karlie Kloss -- Taylor "spends an hour…

posted 2014/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR