Jenny Lewis Third Album ‘The Voyager’ Out July 29th

Jenny Lewis 'The Voyager' album cover

May 19, 2014 – Burbank, CA – Celebrated
California singer songwriter Jenny Lewis is set to release her new album ‘The Voyager’ via Warner Bros. Records on July 29th. The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman will drop her first album in six years, following 2006’s ‘Rabbit Fur Coat’ (with The Watson Twins) and 2008’s ‘Acid Tongue’.

‘The Voyager’ is Lewis’ most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley.

“Making ‘The Voyager’ got me through one of the most difficult periods of my life,” Lewis explained. “After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn’t sleep for five straight nights. Many of the songs on ‘The Voyager’ came out of the need to occupy my mind in the moments when I just couldn’t shut down.”

The track-listing for ‘The Voyager’ is as follows:
Head Underwater
She’s Not Me
Just One Of The Guys
Slippery Slopes
Late Bloomer
You Can’t Outrun ‘Em
The New You
Aloha & The Three Johns
Love U Forever
The Voyager

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 21 – Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory SOLD OUT
May 24 – Boston, MA at Boston Calling Festival
June 4 – Portland, ME at State Theatre w/ Kurt Vile
June 6 – New York, NY at Governor’s Ball (Randall’s Island)
June 7 – Washington DC at 930 Club SOLD OUT
July 6 – Toronto, ON at Urban Roots Festival
July 8 – Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Blues Fest
July 10 – Clearwater, FL at Ruth Eckerd Hall w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 11 – Orlando, FL at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 12 – Miami, FL at The Fillmore w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 15 – Jacksonville, FL at Florida Theatre w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 16 – Charleston, NC at North Charleston Performing Arts Center w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 18 – Alpharetta, GA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 19 – Birmingham, AL at BJCC Concert Hall w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 20 – Louisville, KY at Forecastle Festival
July 22 – Interlochen, MI at Kresge Auditorium w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 23 – Grand Rapids, MI at Meijer Gardens w/ Ray LaMontagne
July 25 – Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival
July 26 – Camden, NJ at XpoNential Music Festival w/Ryan Adams
July 27 – Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls
July 31 – Indianapolis, IN at Deluxe at Old National Centre
August 2 – Chicago, IL at Lollapalooza SOLD OUT
August 3 – Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
August 10 – San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands Festival SOLD OUT
October 3-5 – Austin, TX at Austin City Limits
October 10-12 – Austin, TX at Austin City Limits

Joey Fatone: Just Joking About Backstreet Boys Touring For Money

Joey Fatone selfie

Joey Fatone tells Wonderwall that he was just joking when he told the Huffington Post the Backstreet Boys are touring again because “they just need the money.” BSB’s Nick Carter responded to the comment on Twitter, saying, “Just disappointed, I really liked Joey… I’m proud of who we are and love what we stand for. Truthfully its about not letting our fans down. Sorry bro but you have us all wrong.”

Speaking at KIIS-FM’s annual Wango Tango concert at the StubHub Center in Carson, California earlier this month, the *NSYNC star clarified, “It was all a joke. It was all nothing but my sense of humor.” As for Carter’s hurt feelings, Joey said, “Nick is awesome. He’s great and the minute it happened, I sent him a text and said, ‘You know I’m joking, right?’ And he said, ‘I actually played into it.’ I didn’t think it was going to come out the way it did.”

Pop Stars Send Out Happy Easter Tweets

Matt Nathanson Easter bunny ears

Several pop artists checked in with their followers on Twitter today, wishing them a happy Easter Sunday. Among the Tweets:

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): Happy Easter!!! You guys are egg-stra special to me

Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Happy Easter! I hope you guys have a lovely day with your family & friends. Save some of your chocolate for me ;) xo pic.twitter.com/zsMQDaLUQT

Greyson Chance (@greysonchance): happy Easter <3Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): Happy Easter angels and gents. Fill today with love, family, mates, and good music as always!!!!!Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens): Happy Easter loves. Such a special day. We are all so blessed to be loved unconditionally by god. Give… http://instagram.com/p/nBZs8JTChz/Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale): Happy Easter everyone!!!!! Hope u all have a beautiful and happy day :) xxChristina Perri (@christinaperri): Happy Easter! pic.twitter.com/OglluIkGegMariah Carey (@MariahCarey): Happy Easter!!!! pic.twitter.com/IyoF6XVTO1 ... Easter bunny? Are you coming - Love, Ms. Monroe & Ms. Mariah pic.twitter.com/EwCPDUcE9TAly & AJ Michalka (@78Violet): Happy Easter to all our lil violet bunnies. let's remember the true reason to celebrate today. #GodIsGood #HeHasRisenMoby (@thelittleidiot): Happy Easter! http://instagram.com/p/nBSFHIrEIJ/JoJo (@JoJoistheway): HAPPY EASTER! Praise God. Thank you for your perfect love and grace. For never leaving nor forsaking us, even at our very worst.Alyssa Bernal (@alyssabernal): Watching the @spurs game! It's gonna be a great Easter.JC Chasez (@JCChasez): Happy Easter everyone! It has certainly provoked new thought in me considering my new adventure @JCSTheMusical playing #PontiusPilateMariah Carey (@MariahCarey): Making easter eggs w/ Roc N' Roe: the "before" picture ?? pic.twitter.com/4g7Fw42lWEShakira (@shakira): Happy Easter guys! / ¡Felices Pascuas! Shak pic.twitter.com/2KM0yoq1z0Nick Lachey (@NickLachey): Happy Easter everyone!!Colbie Caillat (@ColbieCaillat): Cute boyfriend. Knows how much I love Easter baskets full of candy http://moby.to/13tnriAria Crescendo (@ARIAcrescendo): Happy Easter everyone. I'll post some rabbit pict through the day #easter #fun #losangeles #art. http://instagram.com/p/nBM66zD2LL/Mandy Jiroux (@MandyJiroux): Happy Easter from me and my baby bunz! pic.twitter.com/OQugScEGWVLucie Silvas (@LucieSilvas): I don't get happier than the Easter bunny! Happy Easter erry'one http://instagram.com/p/nBMQuSJxrN/ ... I don't get happier than the Easter bunny! Happy Easter erry'one http://fb.me/3UpjY42tPAlanis Morissette (@morissette): The family's back together! so happy.... Happy Easter to all xoxo #boogs #circus #leelee… http://instagram.com/p/nBMHJDuYNB/DEV (@devishot): Happy EASTER babyyyyzzzzNatasha Hamilton ?@NatashaOfficial): Hope you've all had a lovely Easter Sunday. Me & baba well fed after dinner with my handsome man, now time for a few choccy treats & snoozeUna Foden (@UnaTheSats): Hope everyone is having a lovely Easter Sunday x ... My little Easter Bunny is loving her egg! X http://instagram.com/p/nBR7ofCwlr/Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): Happy 420/ Easter! I'll be where I've been the passed week. In bed. Crying. NOT stoned. wackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkMelody Thornton (@MelodyThornton): Happy Easter all! #EasterFashion #EasterGram http://instagram.com/p/nBI-gvFPRW/Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): Happy Easter my little Easter bunniesNatasha Bedingfield (@natashabdnfield): Happy Easter, Lovers!Mollie King (@MollieTheSats): Omg omg the Easter bunny has come to LA!!!!!! http://instagram.com/p/nBGXyWuv97/ .. Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’ve each had the magical day you deserve.Kat DeLuna (@KatDeLuna): Happy Easter!!Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): Happy Easter from me and my mom. Even I'm surprised how much we look alike. http://instagram.com/p/nBENGNjGOm/Jordan Pruitt (@JordansBlog): Why shouldn’t you tell an Easter egg a good joke? A: It might crack up! #lolLolo (@lolomusic): Happy Easter! pic.twitter.com/DWGX5lt68NLance Bass (@LanceBass): Happy Easter!!! http://instagram.com/p/nBDC3UxsYk/To Be One (@tobeone): Happy Easter to you and your families, god bless all of you guys much love, enjoy the day:) MikeyCarly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen): Happy Easter !!! pic.twitter.com/g4bWSzY6BtChase Coy (@chasecoy): Working on something a little different this weekend, loving how it's coming along. Happy Easter! http://instagram.com/p/nBB-f9IAjE/Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack): yo happy easter 4/20 glaze it for the homie jesusHilary Duff (@HilaryDuff): Hope the Easter bunny was good to everyoneMatt Nathanson ?@mattnathanson): The easter bunny was so good @ hiding eggs, some are still MIA. #galang http://instagram.com/p/nBA8d7vTrX/Sophie Ellis-Bextor (@SophieEB): Happy Easter, guys! Hope you enjoy your chocolate. Xx pic.twitter.com/Sq2Zr8swLTAyla Brown (@AylaBrown): Happy Easter!David Cook (@thedavidcook): Happy Easter, everyone!Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone): HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!! Spend time with your families. I love youLeona Lewis (@leonalewismusic): How many Easter eggs have you eaten?! xx pic.twitter.com/5JoGgRCFArPorcelain (@PorcelainBlack): Happy Easter!Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): Happy Easter!!Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): Happy Passover and Happy Easter everyone! Hope you're spend time w/ family and loved ones xoxoPMelanie C (@MelanieCmusic): So many lovely comments today. Thank you. Happy Easter everybody xxxKian Egan (@KianEganWL): Happy Easter everyone... Hope your all enjoying your chocolate eggs! XxxCrystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox): Hoppy Easter!! Oh yes I did. pic.twitter.com/EWhLt4KOX8Jessica Mauboy (@jessicamauboy): Happy Easter everyone!! Hope you all had a #beautiful day! xxx http://fb.me/2ZZhUqsboEliza Doolittle (@elizadoolittle): Happy Easter Bunny ! (In my mind is Thumper and Br'er Rabbit) Zippidy Doo Daaaaaah!!!!!One Direction (@onedirection): Happy Easter - hope it's a chilled one. If you fancy something to do, @Real_Liam_Payne wants to hear your remixes https://soundcloud.com/groups/you-i-the-remixes …Sandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): Happy Easter Sunday everyone!! : ) pic.twitter.com/cfJyO7u0waGareth Gates (@Gareth_Gates): Happy Easter Tweeps! Happy Chocolate eating! XJessie J (@JessieJ): Happy Easter Sunday http://instagram.com/p/nAdN9Dw0Sq/Mika (@mikasounds): On train home to London for Easter barbecue. Happy Easter Sunday everyone. Then onwards to the recording studio in Torino tomorrow :)Jessie J (@JessieJ): What an amazing start to Easter Sunday! Let's get it to #1 http://instagram.com/p/nAcUXFQ0SD/Katy B (@KatyB): Happy Easter peeps!!!! Hope you get lots of eggs ??come hang with me on sundaybrunchc4 ? this morning! http://instagram.com/p/nAX42SFFf6/Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): Here you go - little Easter Egg for you - Part 2 of ‘Ask Me Anything about my Music’ podcast! http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/2792570

Zayn Malik Looked For A Good Listener In A Girlfriend

Zayn Malik in Miami

Zayn Malik of One Direction says prior to meeting fiance Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, he was looking for a partner who was a good listener and took time to hear what he had to say. “[I’m looking for] A good listener who takes interest in what you say,” the 21-year-old said, according to Star magazine. “If they take time out to speak to you, it’s attractive.”

Cody Simpson Is Just Talking Foam & Figerglass In His ‘Surfboard’ Single

Cody Simpson 2014

Cody Simpson tells MTV News his new single ‘Surfboard’ doesn’t borrow the innuendo displayed by Beyonce’s use of “Surfboart” in her ‘Drunk In Love’ song. “I think Beyonce kind of made surfboard a sexual innuendo that people wouldn’t necessarily have picked up on if my song had come out without her using that term,” the Australian pop singer explained. “I’ve been writing about surfboards my whole life. All of my albums have been ‘Surfer’s Paradise’ or something like that, so I mean honestly I had the idea. I love Beyonce’s album, I love that song and I was like if there was any time to release that song it was now since this term is a part of pop culture, which is exciting for me being a surfer myself.”

Demi Lovato Takes High Road After “Fatty” Jibe

Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter followers (@ddlovato) on Tuesday (April 15), responding to some haters, including a Lana Del Rey fan and anonymous troll who called the singer and actress a “fatty”. Demi suggested to followers that they respond to negativity with positivity, writing:

Dear haters, you don’t have to like me cause I love you. Everyone’s equal, everyone has a soul and everyone deserves to be loved ??

Dear Lovatics, for every hater tweet – don’t respond with hate but love and positivity.. Try love instead of combat

Michael Jackson ‘XSCAPE’ Out May 13th

Michael Jackson 'XSCAPE' cover art

On May 13th, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release ‘XSCAPE’, an album of new music by Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, ‘XSCAPE’ will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The ‘XSCAPE’ standard and Deluxe Edition’s are available for pre-order beginning April 1st on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.

‘XSCAPE’ is executive produced by L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson’s archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.

“Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world,” remarked Reid. “Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”

Celebrities React To Peaches Geldof Death On Twitter

Peaches Geldof, dead at 25, and her dog Parpy

Several pop singers shared their thoughts on the death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Sir Bob Geldof. The 25-year-old model and socialite was found dead Monday at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast of London. Kent Police say it is being treated “as a non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death”, while are still waiting for toxicology reports. Among the messages on Twitter about the sad news:

Sia Furler (@Sia): Oh peaches. ?? very sad. My thoughts are with sir bob and her family.

Nicola Roberts (@NicolaRoberts): Unbelievably sad to hear about Peaches Geldof passing. Heartbroken for her family and Two little babies

Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): So sad to hear the news about Peaches Geldof. ? She was such a beautiful & special soul. My thoughts & prayers go out to her family. RIP

LUCIANA (@LucianaCaporaso): Just so shocked and sad to hear about Peaches. My heart goes out to her husband and family. pic.twitter.com/4PuD8bRZfu

Nadine Coyle (@NadineCoyleNow): So sad to hear of @peaches_g passing. As a new mummy I have loved seeing her progress with her babies. A very sad day. Be safe & happy all.

Nicola Roberts (@NicolaRoberts): Unbelievably sad to hear about Peaches Geldof passing. Heartbroken for her family and Two little babies.

Heidi Range (@Heidi_range): RIP Peaches Geldof x

D.A. (@dawallach): I haven’t seen Peaches in years, but have always continued to wish the best for her.

KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall): Very sad to hear of Peaches Geldof’s passing. Love and strength to her family and friends. Xxx

Keisha Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan): #Peaches damn. Live life to the fullest & love hard because in a blink things can change. My heart goes out2 her family @ this difficult time

Francesca Sandford (@FrankieTheSats): Such awfully sad news about Peaches. Thinking of her friends and family at such a terrible time. Those poor little boys xxx

HANSON (@hansonmusic): Absolutely devastated hearing of the loss of @peaches_g My prayers go to her family today –TH

Elizaveta (@elizavetaka): RIP Peaches

Mollie King (@MollieTheSats): So desperately sad to hear about the ever so lovely Peaches. My thoughts are with her two boys and family x

Kelly Beckett (@KellyBeckett): I’m completely shocked and sad to hear about Peaches. Cannot even process this information. RIP

Rochelle Humes (@RochelleTheSats): Tragic news about Peaches Geldof, may she rest in peace. Thoughts with her babies and her family, so so sad.

Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira): In shock. RIP Peaches. Heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.

Sandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): Terribly sad to hear the news of @peaches_g death at such a young age. My thoughts are with her family; Bob, her husband & kids. RIP Peaches

LOLO (@lolomusic): RIP @peaches_g, gone much too soon. X

Rachel Stevens (@MsRachelStevens): The sad loss of Peaches Geldof at just 25 is tragic. My thoughts & condolences are with her family & friends. RIP

Samantha Fox (@SamFoxCom): Very sad to hear about Peaches Geldolf Bless her RIP.

Danny Jones (@Dannymcfly): So so sad to hear about Peaches Geldof. #RIPPeachesGeldof

Tom Fletcher (@tommcfly): Just heard about Peaches Geldof. So, so awful. Really sad. Thoughts going out to her family.

Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding): Even if you think you’ve got it all figured out, some things still can’t be explained or understood. Two beautiful children. RIP Peaches

Darius Campbell (@DariusCampbell): I’m so sad to hear the news about Peaches Geldof. My thoughts are with the Geldof family

Una Foden (@UnaTheSats): Such incredibly sad news. R.I.P Peaches Geldof

Jo O’Meara (@joomeara) Shocked at the sad news RIP @peaches_g 25 years old how awful !!!!

Lee Ryan (@LeeRyanMusic): Is this really true about peaches?

Lily Allen (@lilyallen): My thoughts are with Peaches’ family at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl

Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) Peaches Geldof? So sad

Demi Lovato Upset With Lady Gaga Over SXSW “Vomit Art”

Demi Lovato headphones

Demi Lovato reacted strongly on Twitter (@ddlovato) to the Lady Gaga performance at SXSW on Thursday night at Stubb’s BBQ, where the singer was vomited on by friend and “vomit painter” Millie Brown, who drank a bottle of neon green liquid before forcing herself to throw up on the Gaga while she played drums. Demi interpreted the stunt in poor taste in regards to eating disorders, writing on the micro blogging site:

Sad… As if we didn’t have enough people glamorizing eat disorders already. Bottom line, it’s not “cool” or “artsy” at all.

Would you let someone bring a needle and shoot up on you? Addiction is addiction.

It’s not “shade” and it’s not “hate”. But someone has to come forward and say it and I’ll take the heat for it.

@ladygaga you’re SO talented, if not one of the most talented in our industry PERIOD. Dope is INCREDIBLE.. but you don’t have to do that

So it’s cool if I do a speech about self-harm and then proceed to watch someone cut themselves on my stage? No. That doesn’t make it OKAY RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato Gaga herself struggled with an eating disorder. She gave a moving speech BEFORE her performance & I highly doubt her intention

Putting the word ART in it isn’t a free card to do whatever you want without consequences. RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato That wasn’t the POINT! The girl was an ARTIST

That’s an ignorant thing to say and you clearly don’t know anything about mental illnesses or addiction. RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato And you know comparing self-harm to this situation doesn’t even make sense. Accusing someone of “glamorizing” something they struggled with is WRONG.

Activists don’t shut up. If no one raises their voice, how are we supposed to be heard?

Watch the vomiting incident below.

Kina Grannis Second Album ‘Elements’ Due Out May 6th

Kina Grannis 'Elements' album cover

Kina Grannis is set to release her second album ‘Elements’ on May 6th via her Kina Grannis Music imprint, distributed through The Orchard. ‘Elements’ was produced and recorded by Matt Hales (aka Aqualung), and showcases Kina’s more mature sound. Hales’ recent credits include work with Lianne La Havas, Alex Clare and Paloma Faith. Kina commented on the new project:

In making this album I confronted a lot of things that, in the past, I would have run away from. It was a process that ultimately helped me create a collection of songs that I feel more deeply connected to than any I’ve written before and I’m beyond excited to have the opportunity to share this journey with all of my fans.

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