Tori Amos Gets Her Fill Of ‘The Real Housewives of New York’

Tori Amos 'Abnormally Attracted To Sin'

During an interview with Out.com, Tori Amos spoke about her new album ‘Night of Hunters’, the shocking mass killing in Oslo, watching an entire season of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ in a single day and her upcoming tour. On her one day addiction to the Bravo series, the 47-year-old confessed:

I actually sat with Tash at Easter and watched ‘The Real Housewives of New York’ from the beginning. She said, “Mom, you’re going to get addicted!” I sat there eating popcorn watching the whole thing – I couldn’t believe it – from early morning until late at night. My sister was flying in and we were waiting for her to show up and it wasn’t a great day outside and so we watched an entire season! It was crazy! But I couldn’t watch it ever again. I said, “I can’t do this, Tash – I’ll never work again!”

Pia Toscano Promises Edgy, Soulful Album With Great Collaborations

Pia Toscano 'This Time'

Pia Toscano spoke with the Houston Chronicle about selecting ‘This Time’ as her first single and what fans can expect from the ‘American Idol’ season ten finalist on her debut album. “Yes, I love to sing ballads, but I really just did what I needed to do to stay on the show,” Pia explained. “I feel like people don’t really get that we have themes every week, and there are songs on lists that we’re choosing from. The most important thing was being a strong vocalist to me. Before I came out here, I wasn’t doing lots of ballads. But this album is going to be edgy. It’s going to be soulful. It’s going to be powerful, fun, with lots of great collaborations.”

Ellie Goulding: I Am Just Kind Of A Dark Person

Ellie Goulding 'Starry Eyed'

Ellie Goulding spoke with PrideSource about the follow-up to her debut album ‘Lights’ and why the British singer songwriter is taking a darker turn with the music. “I don’t know. It’s just me; it’s just who I am,” the 24-year-old said. “My music is solely happy at some points, but there’s always a dark kind of thing running through my songs. I am just kind of a dark person. There’s always a place in my head I go to to write songs, and the darker it is, the more genuine it feels to me. Everyone’s different, but I’m just one of those. I think a lot. I think too much, even when I’m really happy.”

Imogen Heap On The Downside Of Record Labels

Imogen Heap before a clock

During a Q&A with DNA, Imogen Heap was asked about why she decided to start her own record label, Megaphonic, before releasing her second solo album ‘Speak for Yourself’. “People have this misconception that once they have a record label – it’s the end of their worries,” the 33 year-old said. “But it’s not true. Record labels love to make a quick buck and you sort of have to stick to their format all the time. Which is why, in 2004, I left the label I was with and recorded my own music. I wanted to be signing and writing the kind of songs I wanted to do and not feel pressured into something.”

Mat Kearney’s ‘Young Love’ LP Full Of Personal Stories

Mat Kearney 'Young Love'

Mat Kearney spoke with Celebuzz in a Q&A, where the singer songwriter was asked about his wife Annie Sims being the inspiration behind his current single ‘Hey Mama’, whether there’s other personal songs on his new album ‘Young Love’, musical crushes, and if family and friends are his biggest inspirations for writing.

“When I first wrote, I didn’t know how to do it any other way besides the stories that are around me,” Mat said. “[For this album] I said, ‘I’m not going to write anything that’s outside of arms reach. I’m only writing about my friends.’ So, there’s a lot of personal stories about my life and friends.”

Natasha Bedingfield Is Always Writing

Natasha Bedingfield 'Strip Me' photoshoot

Natasha Bedingfield talked with Artist Direct about her new single ‘Weightless’, the current tour in support of her third album ‘Strip Me’, country music, and more. “I’m always writing. Whether it’s melodies or lyric ideas, I write it all down,” Natasha said when asked if she had been inspired to write more lately. “I have to record things instantly so I don’t forget them, but I’m constantly thinking about what the next couple of years are going to be about. I also try to listen to a lot of different music. I love a lot of the music coming out of England like Mumford & Sons. I get very influenced by folk-y music like that and rock.”

Louis Abbott Of Admiral Fallow Talks Latitude Festival

Admiral Fallow

Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott spoke with the Latitude Festival in a Q&A ahead of the Scottish indie pop group’s show at the event’s Lake Stage at Henham Park in Southwold, England on July 16th:

Q: Who is your ‘must see’ performance at Latitude this year?
A: We’ll go for The National on Friday night. To my knowledge none of us have seen them live yet so it might be a nice treat after a long drive down from Glasgow on the opening night.

Q: Not including items used in your performance, what is your ‘must-have’ festival item?
A: Valium. Joke. I don’t go anywhere without my Hiberniam FC vintage towel. It doubles as a pedal board sometimes too. Very handy, extremely fashionable, durable, lightweight. It’s a towel.

Q: Do you have anything special planned for your performance at Latitude?
A: This summer will be our first time playing English festivals so we’ll be playing mostly songs from our debut album which came out in the UK this past March. Hopefully all the shows we do are a little special particularly if they are in strange and wonderful settings. The Lake Stage certainly sounds like one such place.

Q: If you could have anyone (dead or alive) to introduce you onstage who would it be (and why)?
A: I reckon there would be few people to get a crowd right up for a gig/fight than Mel Gibson as William Wallace circa Braveheart dressed in full regalia and warpaint. Aye.

Q: Latitude…
A: …(usually denoted by the Greek letter phi (?)) is often measured in degrees, with minutes and seconds for finer measurements. For example, the Eiffel Tower has a latitude of 48° 51? 29? N– that is, 48 degrees plus 51 minutes plus 29 seconds. Alternatively, latitude may be measured entirely in degrees, e.g. 48.8583° N.

Greyson Chance Twitter Q&A

Greyson Chance

Greyson Chance took time from his busy schedule to answer several questions posed to him by his Twitter followers (@greysonchance) on Sunday (July 3). The 13-year-old pop singer was asked about his debut album ‘Hold On Til The Night’, his summer tour, the fans, tour mate Cody Simpson, and the music video for his new single ‘Unfriend You’.

ZarahChance: @greysonchance : what is ur favorite song on Hold On Til The Night? and why? #GreysonAugust2 :]
Greyson: My favorite song from HOTTN would probably be, Cheyenne. It is a little more soulful, and Cheyenne has a awesome chorus(:

AlyssaChance143: #GreysonAugust2 @greysonchance where did you get most of the inspiration for #HoldOnTilTheNight from?
Greyson: Most of the inspiration comes from heartbreak, happiness some times anger, and love from all of my fans! My fans inspire me

GreysonsDarling: @greysonchance Did your siblings take part in the making? #GreysonAugust2 .
Greyson: They were never with me in the studio, but I was inspired when I missed them and missed home. I love them(:

Jac_simpsonizer: #GreysonAugust2 will you be singing your new songs at your shows this summer? @greysonchance
Greyson: I will be doing some new songs from the album on the tour(: I am so excited for people to hear them!

HannahChance97: @greysonchance on a scale of 1 to 10 how much do you love your fans?(: #GreysonAugust2 ?
Greyson: On a scale from 1-10? 1000000000000000000000000! As many zeros I can put(: Love you all so much…

cali_gurl_swag: #GreysonAugust2 whats your fave. part about meeting fans?<3 Greyson: I love seeing how they are inspired by the music I create! It makes it so much more meaningful. I also love their gifts(:JonasSimpsonn: @greysonchance #greysonaugust2 what is your friendship like with Cody Simpson? Greyson: Cody is a great friend! I had so much fun touring with him. We are always texting each other. He is a great guy!WorldofSimpson: #GreysonAugust2 @greysonchance how was it like working with @ArianaGrande in the #UnFriendYouVideo ?:) Greyson: Doing the video with Ariana was great! She is so sweet. We had a lot of fun on set!Haley4414: @greysonchance #GreysonAugust2 what song are you most excited for your fans to hear? Greyson: I am excited for them to hear the title song. It took a lot for me to write it, and I hope it helps them gain confidence!Greyson: Thank you guys so much for sending in all your questions(: I cannot wait for August 2nd. Time to get on stage!!

Trophy Wife Discuss Latitude Festival

Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife will be performing at the Latitude Festival on July 14th in the Music Arena at Henham Park in Suffolk, England. The pop trio are based out of Oxford, England. Check out a Q&A the group did with the festival’s web site below.

Q: Who is your ‘must see’ performance at Latitude this year?
A: Crystal Fighters. We toured with them earlier in the year and each night they turned the room into a rapturous carnival. They should be the perfect festival band.

Q: Not including items used in your performance, what is your ‘must-have’ festival item?
A: We have an antique compass we take everywhere which acts as our guide when we’ve lost our moral bearings. The last time we came to Latitude we had to hike to the festival site from the train station along the country roads in pitch darkness.

Q: Do you have anything special planned for your performance at Latitude?
A: Hopefully we’re going to have some extra musicians come onstage with us for one or two songs playing some interesting instruments. We’ve talked about burning a wicker effigy of Nick Clegg at the end of our set.

Q: If you could have anyone (dead or alive) to introduce you onstage who would it be (and why)?
A: Christopher Lee. It’s his voice.

Q: If you have been to Latitude before what was your favorite memory, performance or special spot on site?
A: We came to the first ever latitude with Jonquil and saw Patti Smith play.
Dancing in the woods was ridiculously fun so we’re pretty excited to be playing in the woods arena this year.

Q: Latitude is…
A: …a good place to come and lose your bearings.

Friends Electric’s Ritchard Lavis-Williams Talks Latitude Festival

Friends Electric

Friends Electric will be performing at the Latitude Festival on July 17th in the Lake Stage at Henham Park in Suffolk, England. The electronic foursome are based out of Neath, England. Check out a Q&A vocalist Ritchard Lavis-Williams did with the festival’s web site below.

Q: Who is your ‘must see’ performance at Latitude this year?
A: Probably Foals. Really hoping to catch Lykke Li too.

Q: Not including items used in your performance, what is your ‘must-have’ festival item?
A: This is going to be our first festival season, so we’re completely green in this game! Any suggestions?!

Q: Do you have anything special planned for your performance at Latitude?
A: Yeah, we’re bringing the party.

Q: If you could have anyone (dead or alive) to introduce you onstage who would it be (and why)?
A: James Brown. We love James Brown.

Q: If you have been to Latitude before what was your favourite memory, performance or special spot on site?
A: This is our first time, were hoping to make memories.

Q: Latitude is…
A: …6 years old.

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