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2017-03-10

Taylor Swift stalker charged, due in court in April

Taylor Swift's got some major "Bad Blood" with a 29-year-old man who's been stalking her. Court records said Mohammed Jaffar had been lurking around Swift’s $20 million home in New York's Tribeca district over the last couple of months, including one time on February 13 when he rang her doorbell “for approximately one hour.” He allegedly returned the next day and rang the bell for 45 minutes.  Before that, on February 6, court records said Jaffar entered Swift’s building, loitered around her hallway and even hung out on the roof of the building for almost four hours.  Between late January…

posted 2017/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daft Punk channels Darth Vader in The Weeknd's "I Feel It Coming" video

Daft Punk makes a guest appearance in The Weeknd's new video for their collaborative single, "I Feel It Coming." The video is streaming now on YouTube. The French robotic duo doesn't show up until the end of the video, when they arrive on a snowy mountain sporting black capes that would make a Sith Lord jealous. They're basically a red lightsaber away from cosplaying Darth Vader. "I Feel It Coming" is the closing track on The Weeknd's new album Starboy. Daft Punk performed the song along with the R&B star at this year's Grammy Awards. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry to receive National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign

Katy Perry's support of the LGBTQ community has earned her a special honor: the Human Rights Campaign will present her with the National Equality Award at the organization's annual gala on March 18 in L.A. In a statement, the president of HRC said of Katy, "Her compelling advocacy, from the stage to the campaign trail, has had a profound effect on the lives of LGBTQ people -- and, in particular, young people. Katy’s message of inclusion and equality continues to inspire us and the world.” Katy tweeted, "I am honored to continually use my voice for equality and justice for…

posted 2017/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Australian bookies offering odds on how much Adele will curse at her concert Friday night

Anyone who's gone to see Adele live knows she freely drops the "f"-bomb as part of her stage patter.  Well, now fans have a chance to win money based on how much she curses during her show in Sydney, Australia Friday night. Adele's Friday show will see her performing to some 80,000 fans at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, and according to The West Australian, bookmakers are offering odds on the number of times she'll swear onstage.  Following Adele's battle with mosquitos onstage at her gig in Perth, you can also bet on which Australian animal is most likely to bite her,…

posted 2017/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

X Ambassadors "Hoping" to benefit ACLU with brand-new single

X Ambassadors have never been shy about putting their music to use for a cause: Earlier this week the band played a show in L.A. to benefit Planned Parenthood, last month the group teamed with a non-profit to launch a scholarship fund, now the group is out with a new single to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. "Hoping," released Friday, "is a song for everyone currently living in fear,” says X Ambassadors frontman Sam Harris.   For the first sixth months of it's release, proceeds from sales and streams of the song will go to the ACLU. “We proudly support…

posted 2017/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-03-09

Bebe Rexha and G-Eazy have no time for fake friends in video for “F.F.F.”

Bebe Rexha and G-Eazy are flipping the bird to fake friends. The two artists, who first collaborated on the hit “Me, Myself & I,” have teamed up again for the song “F.F.F. (F*** Fake Friends).” The video for the song is out today and features Bebe giving the middle finger -- both lyrically and literally -- to L.A. phonies.“I’ve been in L.A. for way too long/Can’t get this air inside my lungs/It feels like I’m suffocating from all the lack of the realness here/Is there anybody real out here?” she sings.The song is featured on Bebe’s six-song EP, All Your…

posted 2017/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde reveals "Melodrama" release date, new track "Liability"

After years of silence, new information from Lorde is now coming fast and furious. The singer's sophomore disc Melodrama will arrive June 16, and is available for pre-order now.  Fans will receive a new track called "Liability" instantly with each pre-order.   Like "Green Light," "Liability" was co-produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff. "They say/you're a little much for me/you're a liability/you're a little much for me/So they pull back/Make other plans/I understand/I'm a liability/get you wild, make you leave/I'm a little too much for everyone," Lorde sings.  It seems she may be musing over why a relationship might have come…

posted 2017/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake reveals who he thinks had the “real” Album of the Year -- and it’s not Adele

Justin Timberlake was particularly chatty on Twitter yesterday. The singer confessed that he doesn’t think Adele should have won the Grammy for Album of the Year and he also confirmed that his new album is, indeed, coming.It all started with a tweet praising the new collaboration between Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and Migos called “Slide.” Justin added, “While I'm at it... Frank Ocean had the REAL Album Of The Year with BLONDE. #NotFakeNews.”Frank’s album wasn’t even nominated for the Grammy this year. The singer opted not to submit the album for consideration. And to be fair, not even Adele thought…

posted 2017/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX releasing new mixtape; announces series of live shows

Charli XCX is ready to release some heavenly new music. The singer’s new mixtape, Number 1 Angel, is coming out this Friday.The collection is made up of 10 tracks that were recorded over the past month at Charli’s Los Angeles home and in her native U.K. It includes a song called "3AM (Pull Up)" featuring MØ.Charli also announced a limited run of shows in different cities across the globe, starting April 2 with a show in San Francisco. She’ll hit New York and London before wrapping up in Paris on April 22. That should tide fans over until Charli releases…

posted 2017/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet Boys explain Florida Georgia Line hookup: "They're huge BSB fans"

More than 20 years into their career, the Backstreet Boys are experiencing something new: They have a hit on the country charts.  It's a duet with the superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line, and this week, the two acts announced they'll perform together at stadiums this summer.  The groups got together because, as it turns out, the guys in Florida Georgia Line are massive Backstreet Boys fans. Backstreet's AJ McLean says that his band mate Nick Carter met Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley from Florida Georgia Line in Nashville one night and when they were hanging out, the guys confessed…

posted 2017/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zedd says all-star ACLU benefit concert is about "standing for something good"

Zedd has organized an all-star concert called WELCOME!, scheduled for April 3 at the Staples Center in L.A.. The show, a fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union, will feature Daya, Halsey, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha, Imagine Dragons and more. The ACLU has been supporting those affected by the Trump administration’s immigration ban, and Zedd says as an immigrant himself, he wanted to throw his support behind the organization. "I heard about the ACLU first, I think, through Sia or some other artist who tweeted about it," he tells ABC Radio. "And [we] found out that they're not just working…

posted 2017/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-03-08

Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On” video features teleporting romance

Get ready to travel the world in just one night with Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson. The DJ and the One Direction star have released a globe-trotting visual for their hit single, “Just Hold On.”The song starts with the line “wish that you could build a time machine,” and the video explores what would happen if you did have some magic portal to make a night last forever. After a chance encounter at a bus stop in London, a young couple starts a whirlwind romance that includes teleporting to different locations across the globe.They time hop to Las Vegas where…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR