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2016-11-29

New Bio-Doc "Prince: R U Listening" in the Works

Award-winning director and producer Michael John Kirk will help keep Prince's legacy alive in a new bio-doc titled Prince: R U Listening. According to Screendaily.com, Kirk's film will follow Prince's early years and rise to fame, as seen through the eyes of his bandmates, friends and family, including Prince's first guitar player, Dez Dickerson; his close friend and original bass player Andre Cymone; and stars like Bono, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Sheila E. The forthcoming film is projected to be released in the second quarter of 2017.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DJ Snake & Justin Bieber's "Let Me Love You" Video Takes Us on a Crime Spree

The video for DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s “Let Me Love You” has finally arrived. The clip does not feature the Bieb, but instead stars a modern day version of Bonnie and Clyde. The reckless young couple goes on a crime spree across the city, robbing stores at gunpoint and eluding the cops. The guy even wears a DJ Snake mask as a disguise.  But in the end, their dangerous love story is revealed to be nothing more than a virtual reality video game. Justin is set to wrap the European leg of his Purpose tour tonight in London. Copyright…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons Fly High on New Song "Levitate" from "Passengers" Soundtrack

Imagine Dragons have released a new song called "Levitate," which they recorded for the upcoming romantic sci-fi film Passengers. The track features plenty of outer space imagery, and finds frontman Dan Reynolds singing at the top of his register. You can download "Levitate" now on iTunes. Passengers stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as two people aboard a space ship on a 120-year journey to another planet who mysteriously wake up from their hibernation pods 90 years too early. Passengers flies into theaters on December 21. Imagine Dragons have been quite active in the soundtrack world this year: they contributed…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Get into Bed with Andy Grammer, Alessia Cara & Panic! at the Disco for Bedstock 2016

Andy Grammer, Alessia Cara and Panic! At the Disco are among the artists getting under the covers for this year's Bedstock, a virtual music festival where musicians perform while laying in bed. Bedstock is presented by MyMusicRX, an organization that helps bring music to hospitalized children and teens. "I'm excited to be joining so many great artists playing from bed as part of Bedstock this year," says Panic! frontman Brendon Urie. "It's a simple, sharable reminder of the powerful way that music, and programs like MyMusicRx, can heal and uplift seriously ill kids every day." For his Bedstock performance, Brendon…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE Among Artists Selling Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Charity

Ugly Christmas sweaters aren't usually a good thing, but they are when they're raising money for a good cause. This season, artists in a number of musical genres have designed holiday sweaters to benefit Musicians On Call, a non-profit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of hospital patients nationwide.  It's called the Deck the Halls Campaign, and among those participating are DNCE, country stars Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt, R&B singer Trey Songz and the all-star holiday music collective Band of Merrymakers. You can purchase the sweaters now online.  The designs differ from artist to artist:…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lukas Graham Says "Anybody Can Relate" to New Single "You're Not There"

Lukas Graham's first hit "7 Years" was an intensely personal song inspired by the death of the father of the band's lead singer, Lukas Graham Forchhammer.  The band's latest single also was inspired by the passing of Lukas' dad, but he says this one is a song that everyone can relate to -- because he doesn't specifically refer to his dad in the lyrics. "I think sometimes when you mention your dead parents in a song, it locks the song to mean just that," Lukas tells ABC Radio. "And that's what I like about 'You're Not There'...anybody can relate. If…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Top 10 Artists Perform

On Monday’s edition of The Voice, the ten remaining artists for Teams Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys all performed for a chance to earn America’s vote. Host Carson Daly also announced that for the first time this season, two artists will be eliminated during Tuesday’s show. Billy Gilman led off for Team Adam, getting back to his country roots with the Martina McBride song, “Anyway.” Levine wanted Gilman, the former country artist who's segueing to a career in pop music, to show his versatility. Blake was happy to see Billy singing country again, and Miley admitted…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-28

Mariah Carey Says It's "Bittersweet" Watching Wedding Dress Footage

It may be tough for Mariah Carey to forget about her failed engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer -- mainly because her wedding planning is featured prominently in her upcoming E! docu-series, Mariah’s World. The singer tells Entertainment Tonight that re-watching that footage is “bittersweet.” The show will include scenes of Mariah trying on her wedding dress, among other preparations. "All of those moments are bittersweet," she says. "But you just have to focus on whatever you're focusing on and keep it moving." Mariah and James got engaged in January, with James bestowing on the singer a 35-carat diamond ring.…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Gets Her Own Streaming Channel on DirecTV's Platforms

Cord-cutters, rejoice! Taylor Swift is giving you some exclusive content...if you're a DirecTV customer, or you sign up for DirecTV's new streaming service. Taylor's getting her own channel, Taylor Swift NOW, on the new service, as well as on regular DirecTV and U-verse.   Described as a "video experience," the channel will feature videos, concert performances, behind-the-scenes footage and other content from Taylor's archives.  It also will feature "themed chapters" spanning her entire career, with original content with Taylor's own commentary. Taylor will be performing at DirecTV's annual Super Saturday Night concert early next year, and songs from her performance will…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paisley Park Celebration to Mark First Anniversary of Prince's Death

The life of Prince will be celebrated with a special four-day event marking the first anniversary of his death. Celebration 2017 will be held April 20-23, 2017, at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. "Bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best, these four days will feature live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker," event producers said in a statement. Artists participating in Celebration 2017 include Prince's former backup band The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Niall Horan on One Direction's Break: “We Will Be Back”

Despite kicking off his solo career a couple of months ago, Niall Horan has assured his fans that One Direction “will be back.” According to U.K.’s the Sunday People, Niall said that while the band is “enjoying” their time off, they are planning to reunite eventually. “We will be back. We would be silly not to… ridiculous,” he said. Niall added, “I don’t think anyone needs to worry about us. We are fine.”One Direction has been on hiatus since last year. Niall surprised fans by releasing his first solo single, “This Town,” in September.  Former group member Zayn Malik topped…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" In at #2, Can't Outsell Metallica

While many fans were clamoring for Bruno Mars' new album, there weren't quite enough of them to hand him a #1 debut. Bruno's new disc 24K Magic debuts on the Billboard album chart at #2, right behind Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, the latest disc by metal legends Metallica.  Still, 24K Magic sold 231,000 album equivalent units, which marks Bruno's best sales week ever.  His two previous albums, 2012's Unorthodox Jukebox and 2010's Doo-Wops & Hooligans, both debuted in the top two; Jukebox went on to reach #1. More good news for Bruno: the album's lead single, the title track, has reached #5…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR