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

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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.”

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Kina Grannis May Tour In Support Of ‘Elements’

Kina Grannis 2014

Kina Grannis announced that she’ll be heading on the road in support of her sophomore studio album ‘Elements’, performing for fans at a handful of intimate shows across North America in May. The tour kicks off with a hometown show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on May 6th, the same day ‘Elements’ will be released. Subsequent stops include San Francisco, DC, New York City, Boston and Toronto, before she wraps up in Chicago on May 20th. The select dates will be the first time fans can hear ‘Elements’ live and will be the YouTube star’s first official headline run since the spring of 2012.

Kina Grannis Tour Dates:
May 6th at Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
May 9th at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA
May 12th at Birchmere in Washington, DC
May 15th at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY
May 16th at Sinclair in Boston, MA
May 18th at Mod Club in Toronto, ON
May 20th at Space in Evanston, IL

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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

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Meg Myers Joining Broods For Spring Tour

Meg Myers 2014

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Meg Myers is set to join New Zealand pop duo Broods on a spring tour kicking off April 24th at Larimer’s Lounge in Denver, Colorado, and continuing through mid-May. The second stop of the tour will be in Kansas City, MO for the KRBZ-presented Afentra’s Prom with CHVRCHES, Broods and Architects. Meg’s current single ‘Desire’ has been getting support from Kansas City’s alternative radio station KRBZ. In addition to the spring tour, Meg will also hit the stage at multiple festivals this summer, including New York City’s Governors Ball in June and Chicago’s Lollapalooza in August.

Meg Myers North American Tour Dates:
Supporting Broods on all dates except *
April 24 – Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge
April 25 – Kansas City, MO at 96.5 The Buzz Presents Afentra’s Prom*
April 26 – Chicago, IL at Schubas Tavern
April 30 – Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 2 – Washington, DC at U Street Music Hall
May 3 – Plano, TX at Suburbia Music Fest*
May 4 – Boston, MA at Great Scott
May 6 – Montreal, QC at Il Motore
May 7 – Toronto, ON at Underground at The Drake
May 9 – Vancouver, BC at The Media Club
May 10 – Seattle, WA at Barboza
May 13 – San Francisco, CA at The Independent
May 15 – Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory
June 8 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball*
July 11,12,13 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival*
August 1, 2, 3 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza*

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Cody Simpson ‘Surfboard’ Video

Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid in his 'Surfboard' music video

Cody Simpson has premiered the official music video for his latest single Surfboard and on his official YouTube. The treatment shows a new side of the Australian pop star dubbed by Idolator as “leap from the guitar strumming boy-next-door to provocative ladies’ man.” The clip also features Sports-Illustrated “Rookie of the Year”, Gigi Hadid. ‘Surfboard’ is off Cody’s upcoming third album. Watch the video below.

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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.”

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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

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Benny Cassette Remixes Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira 2014

Ahead of her appearance on Friday night’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’, a performance at the AMP Awards and her first show at Barcelona’s Sónar Festival, Sky Ferreira is now releasing a set of official remixes from her debut release. Listen to a pair by Benny Cassette, ‘Blame Myself’ and ‘You’re Not the One’, via Soundcloud below the cut.


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Tegan And Sara Win Three Juno Awards

Tegan and Sara Quin hair

Tegan and Sara nabbed three awards at the 2014 Juno Awards over the weekend. The Quin sisters led the way for all Juno nominees. The pair’s seventh studio album ‘Heartthrob’ earned them their first three Juno Awards – Pop Album of The Year, Single of the Year (‘Closer’) and Group of the Year versus artists that included Robin Thicke, Arcade Fire and Michael Bublé.

The Calgary born twins also performed their hit single ‘Closer’ on the Juno Awards show, broadcast nationally Sunday evening. Tegan and Sara are launching their second single from this album cycle this spring, ‘I Was A Fool’, the follow up to their successful first single ‘Closer’.

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Avicii Bows Out Of Ultra Festival With Stomach Pains

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Avicii checked in with fans on his Facebook with the following message:

“I’m really sorry but as some of you have already heard, I will not be playing Ultra Festival this weekend.

My fans know that I have had issues in the past with my stomach and pancreatitis… I woke up on Wednesday morning with serious pain but I flew to Miami anyway, hoping that it would go away. The pain was still there when I landed so I went straight to hospital. I was treated and left later that night.

Unfortunately, the pain came back yesterday afternoon and I returned to the hospital where they admitted me to stay overnight.

My doctors have decided to operate and remove my gall bladder tomorrow morning.

It’s a routine procedure and all going well, I expect to be fully recovered and back on my feet in time for my US True Tour.

Thanks for your concern everyone, it means a lot to me!”

- From Avicii

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