Several pop artists are reacting to the news that American rock legend Lou Reed died on Sunday at the age of 71. “It is now officially confirmed that Lou Reed did pass away several hours ago,” Reed’s publicist Peter Noble said without disclosing details of The Velvet Underground member’s death. Among the tweets about the sad news:
Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): Are you fu**ing kidding me… lou reed?!! this is beyond, beyond awful. #RIP
everyone should go listen to Lou Reed “New York” RIGHT NOW and experience how it should be done.
Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson): R.I.P. Lou Reed Dead at 71
Jo O’meara (@joomeara): RIP Lou Reed xxxxxx
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol (@AFineFrenzy): Just heard that Lou Reed passed away. A legend and a pioneer, he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): noooooooooo notttttttttt LOU REED
Polly Scattergood (@pollyworld): So sad to hear Lou Reed has passed away. A sad day for music. “Fly through the storm and wake up in the calm”. #RIPLouReed
Dan Black (@danblacksound): =( Good bye Lou Reed and thank you – had there been no you, I’d probably have been a street sweeper…
Orianthi (@orianthi): RIP Lou Reed
Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian): RIP Lou Reed youtube.com/watch?v=yKOQapYcyhE
Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper): I still can’t believe Lou Reed passed away. I’m sorry for his family’s loss. greatful for his music and the influence he had on my music.
The Ting Tings (@thetings): LOU REED – RIP….. Will forever play your tunes that continue to mean so much to us. Thank you. J K x
Laura Imbruglia (@LauraImbruglia): OMG. R.I.P Lou. :(
KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall): Thankyou Lou Reed. RIP
Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): RIP Lou Reed youtu.be/0KaWSOlASWc
Paris Hilton is out with the music video to her new single ‘Good Time’, featuring Lil Wayne, off the hotel heiress’ upcoming sophomore album on Cash Money. Watch the Hannah Lux Davis directed video via YouTube below.
Katy Perry and John Mayer are bound for marriage with the famous couple reportedly shopping for engagement rings. “They are definitely going to get engaged very soon,” someone close to Perry told Hollyscoop.
Talking about ring selection and the wedding game plan, the source added, “She wants a green diamond, since green is her favorite color. They want to have a small wedding, one of those you don’t hear about until it is all said and done. They live with each other now and are practically already husband and wife.”
As for Mayer having trouble holding a relationship with other famous female singers, Perry seems to thing this time is a charm. “Katy knows that John is her soul mate and everything she has been through has led her to him,” the source said. “John has said he will never love another woman like he loves her. She has redefined his definition of love.”
Britney Spears is out with the music video to her new single ‘Work Bitch’, the first release from the American pop singer’s upcoming eighth studio album on RCA Records.
Commenting on the Ben Mor directed treatment, Spears revealed to The TJ Show that the video was supposed to include more sexual scenes, but the mother of Sean Preston and Jayden James nixed those plans, “because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it’s just hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well. I just have to be true to myself and you know, feel it out when I do stuff.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato is out with a new commercial for 1-day Acuvue Moist contact lenses, where the singer and actress talks about choosing contacts over eyeglasses.
“I always dreamed that one day I’d inspire others with my music, but I never felt like myself in glasses,” Demi says to begin the commercial. “With 1-day Acuvue Moist brand contact lenses, I get a fresh new pair everyday. They help give me the confidence to look and perform my best so I can go after my dreams. Not one day, but today.”
Watch the ad via YouTube below.
Justin Timberlake performed his new single ‘Take Back The Night’ live from Hoboken for Target. The former *NSYNC star is seen shaking hands with fans at the venue and proclaiming “I’ve got the best fans in the world” before singing the track. Watch it via YouTube below.
VEVO’s ‘Nissan Tracks’ series has artists put a personal spin on a modern classic, and they recruited Skylar Grey to update French house duo Daft Punk’s hit ‘Get Lucky’. Watch it below.
A paparazzo caught up with Kevin Federline after doing some grocery shopping in Los Angeles on Wednesday (October 16), asking Britney Spears’ ex-husband about the pop star’s new ‘Work Bitch’ music video, if he knew about reports her body was airbrushed for the treatment, and if he’s talked with Brit about a musical future for their sons Sean Preston and Jayden James. K-Fed gave the pap the brush-off basically saying he had “no idea” about any of his queries. Watch the brief video below.
Britney Spears is offering a snippet from her ‘Work Bitch’ music video. The track is the first single from the American pop star’s forthcoming eighth studio album. The Ben Mor directed treatment will premiere on October 1st on The CW Television Network. Watch the clip at instagram.com. Britney writes:
ATTENTION PEOPLE!!! Just a lil taste to hold y’all over. #WorkBxxch1stLook I <3 U @morbros!!!
Maria Taylor has released a new song entitled ‘Up All Night’, which can be heard via Soundcloud below. The track is the first from the singer songwriter’s upcoming album ‘Something About Knowing’, which will be available on October 29th via Saddle Creek. ‘Something About Knowing’ celebrates Taylor’s folk, pop and electronic lineages.
Discussing the ‘Up All Night’ songwriting process, Maria said, “This is the first song I wrote for this record. I wrote it a couple of months after my son was born. There is usually one song on each record that just comes to me all at once – like it was already written. That was the case with this song.” She continues, “Through my sleep deprived delirium and roller coaster of every emotion imaginable, came this song. It’s a belated birthday present.”