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2016-03-10

Madonna Dresses as a Clown for Special Fan Show in Melbourne, Australia

Madonna performed a special free show for her fans in Melbourne, Australia Thursday. According to U.K.’s The Independent, the pop icon opened the intimate show -- dubbed Madonna: Tears of a Clown -- by riding out on a tricycle while dressed in a clown costume. She then launched into a rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.” The rest of the show was a mix of comedy and music, with Madonna cracking jokes and playing a set list of mostly her lesser-known hits. She also dedicated the song “Intervention” to her estranged son, Rocco, and performed it in front…

posted 2016/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ellie Goulding Not Quitting Music; Covers "Seventeen" Magazine

After her Delirium tour wraps up this summer, Ellie Goulding plans to take a much-needed break. But contrary to some reports, she won’t be gone forever. “I am not quitting music, I've come too far for that!” Ellie clarified on Twitter. “Just having a break. It's been seven years since I had time off.... Love you all.” During those seven years, she’s always tried to put her fans first. In a new cover story for Seventeen, Ellie says, "I'm naturally compassionate -- that's something I really like about myself. I always consider other people before myself, and I think that's…

posted 2016/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Diplo Hosting Anniversary Celebration for Popular Las Vegas Nightclub

Diplo will be hitting up one of Las Vegas’ most popular nightclubs later this month. The Major Lazer and Jack U founder -- who shared a Grammy with Justin Bieber for the hit “Where Are U Now” -- will host the 7th anniversary festivities for XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on March 21. The club recently underwent a $10 million production redesign and now features an upgraded massive DJ booth surrounded by 14,000 LED lights. In addition to Diplo, more than 100 of the world’s biggest DJ-producers have performed on the XS stage since it opened, including Avicii, David…

posted 2016/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Go Ahead: Ask Taylor Swift for a Picture While She's Eating...She Won't Mind

Hey, Swifties: the next time you see Taylor Swift eating in a restaurant, don't think that it would bother her if you went up to her, and secretly snap a photo when she's not looking.  Believe it or not, Taylor says she'd rather you interrupt her meal. As part of US Weekly's "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" feature, Taylor gives this advice for her devoted fans: "I like it much more when people come up and ask for a picture in a restaurant rather than when they just point their camera at me and take one. It feels…

posted 2016/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Talks Parenthood During Twitter Q&A

John Legend participated in a Twitter Q&A with fans on Wednesday to discuss the TV drama Underground, which he executive produced, and also talked about his thoughts on the upcoming arrival of his baby girl with Chrissy Teigen. In answer to a fan's question on how parenthood will change the couple's life, Legend, 37, replied, "Everyone says parenthood will change our lives. We believe it, we just don't know how yet. Because you don't really know how until you feel it yourself." The singer also hinted that he and Teigen, 30, don't plan on stopping at just one. "We are…

posted 2016/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Guess Who Taught Rachel Platten to Tour Like a Boss?

Rachel Platten's Wildfire tour hits New York City for two concerts starting tonight.  While Rachel toured last year with Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri, she says it was joining Taylor Swift onstage one night that really taught her a valuable lesson about being on the road. Rachel was Taylor's special guest June 13 during her tour stop in Philadelphia, and they teamed up to sing "Fight Song."  Asked what she took away from that experience that she can apply to her own tour, Rachel tells ABC Radio, "When I got to do the sound check with her I watched how…

posted 2016/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-03-09

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Got Matching Tattoos When They Married

Who needs wedding rings when you can get matching tattoos? Adam Levine’s Victoria’s Secret model wife, Behati Prinsloo, tells Entertainment Tonight the two decided to get inked with twin tats when they got married in 2014. The tattoo reads, “you’re so cool, you’re so cool, you’re so cool” in script. Behati has it inked onto her side, while Adam has it on his right bicep. "It's not a new thing," she says. "We first got it together when we got married." Behati says she also approves of Adam’s recently completed back tattoo. "He just loved the image," she says. "It's…

posted 2016/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Says Biggest Dream Is “to Have a Family of My Own”

Justin Bieber recently fulfilled a major life goal by winning his first Grammy award. But in a Q&A with Glamour magazine, the singer reveals his “biggest dream” is yet to be realized -- and it has nothing to do with music. The Biebs says he wants “to have a family of my own.” And if he has his way, he could be making that a reality very soon. When asked if he wants kids, the 22-year-old says, “Yes! I’d love to be settled down by the age of 30.” Coincidentally, if there was one thing Justin would change about himself…

posted 2016/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sara Bareilles to Perform at White House State Dinner for Canadian Prime Minister

Sara Bareilles is heading back to the White House. The singer -- and Obama family favorite -- will be performing at the White House State Dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tomorrow night. Sara will be joined for one song by the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, which is made up of elementary and high school students from around the Washington, D.C. area. According to Michelle Obama’s office, the first lady had a hand in choosing Sara for the event. Michelle has been a longtime fan of Sara’s. In 2009, she first invited Sara to play…

posted 2016/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha Supporters Planning March on Sony Headquarters; Dr. Luke's Lawyer Denies He's Being Dropped by Sony

Kesha’s supporters are planning something big. According to The Wrap, more than 100 protestors are set to march onto Sony’s New York City headquarters on Friday. The group plans to deliver several petitions with more than 411,000 signatures imploring the label to release Kesha from her contract with producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. Kesha claims Dr. Luke raped and emotionally abused her and wishes to terminate her deal with the producer’s Kemosabe Records, housed under Sony. Dr. Luke has denied her accusations. Kesha fans also plan to project the hashtag #FreeKesha onto the face on the Sony building between 7…

posted 2016/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Gets Silly with Taran Killam in New "SNL" Promos

The promos for Ariana Grande’s Saturday Night Live stint have arrived. The singer, who’s both hosting and performing on Saturday’s show, appears with cast member Taran Killam in the ads. In the first clip, Taran assumes Ariana ordered the “grande” coffee, but she actually ordered a venti. Other clips poke fun at Ariana’s small stature and her inability to enunciate in her songs. The last snippet has Taran singing the wrong words to her hit song “Problem.” Ariana will appear on SNL a day after she releases her new single, “Dangerous Woman.” She’ll likely be performing that song, along with…

posted 2016/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Kanye West Collaborating with IKEA?

Kanye West just might be making a play to get into the furniture business. The mogul visited the official headquarters of IKEA in Sweden this week, prompting many to believe that there may be a collaboration in the works. “Super inspired by my visit to Ikea today,” tweeted ‘Ye on Tuesday night. “Really amazing company… my mind is racing with the possibilities.” Without going into details, the furniture giant also confirmed the meeting.  “At IKEA we are constantly curious about different people, companies, artists and events around the world,” the company told the New York Daily News. “To have these…

posted 2016/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR