It’s been six years since Estelle first blasted her way on to U.S. radio with “American Boy.” In the years since, she’s has had ups and downs trying to recapture that same attention of her first single, but now we’re happy to say Estelle is back! Following a Grammy nomination for “Thank You,” her second single from All of Me, the singer is returning with a striking new ballad, “Conqueror.” The song is the perfect anthem for anyone who won’t accept defeat.
Wake up to Sunday’s First Dibs: Beyoncé teases us with an Instagram post, Adam Levine is officially off the market, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian hire a really expensive body double for baby North and more.
Soundclash is only a few days away and we’re looking forward to seeing Diplo, Diplo and did we mention Diplo? As host of this highly anticipated unique music experience, Diplo will introduce performers Fall Out Boy, T.I. and London Grammar while looking ridiculously attractive.
It can’t be easy being Adam Lambert these days. Sure, he’s living everyone’s rock ‘n’ roll fantasy by fronting the rock icons in Queen on a cross-country arena tour. On the surface his life seems to rule in a major way, but I began to think again as I approached Madison Square Garden Thursday night. I had expected to see a mixed crowd of young Glamberts who have followed Adam’s art and antics since his American Idol days, as well as classic rock fans thrilled to hear the vintage songs played live once more. But the well-worn Queen t-shirts were plentiful and the Lambert love appeared few and far between as I took my seat.
He is about to play to a packed crowd of 20,000 people (New Yorkers, no less!), who all seemed to be thinking the same thing: “Can the kid pull it off?” Under pressure, indeed.
When it comes to Lady Gaga‘s style, she seems like a true original. Hooded leotards, Kermit dresses, the meat frock thing — she was born that way. Right? No. One of Gaga’s most important inspirations might surprise you: Sir Marilyn Manson. The shock rocker’s debut album Portrait of an American Family turns 20 years old today, and it got us thinking about all of the artists it has influenced, from hardcore acts to Mother Monster herself.
Happy Saturday. Here are your First Dibs: Katy Perry subtweets MTV’s VMAs after her video for “Roar” doesn’t get nominated, Selena Gomez had fans outraged at her latest Instagram post, J. Cole brought out a special guest at his concert last night and more. Read more…
With the forthcoming release of Pink Floyd’s The Endless River, a collection of posthumous recordings with late keyboardist Richard Wright during sessions for 1994’s The Division Bell, it got us thinking of all the fantastic material that the founding Floyd member wrote or co-wrote during his time with the legendary band. Read more…
We’ve got the latest music news you need for your weekend in today’s Last Lap. Shakira passes a milestone on Facebook, Lifetime finds a new star to play Aaliyah, and Beyoncé, along with her fashion, gets a special honor.
It all started off innocently enough. Lady Gaga took to Facebook to give her Little Monsters a better look at her “vintage Mugler” apparel. Pretty sweet, right? But things took a NSFW turn when she ended up showing much more than just her haute couture style.
By Christopher Rosa
It’s Friday, and you know what that means? Another rock-tastic round of Battle of the Summer Jams, where two hit songs duel it out to see which one you, frankly, jam out to the most. Last week’s round saw Nico & Vinz’s silky-smooth “Am I Wrong” crush Magic!’s “Rude” with a 70-30 split. We guess no one’s finding anything wrong with their hit (alright, no more corny jokes).