VEVO caught up with Miley Cyrus to talk about her ‘Bangerz’ Tour, who showed them every aspect of her new extravaganza. “I haven’t toured in awhile, so I’m getting to go to these places where I haven’t been to in over two years,” Miley explained. “My favorite part is going on tour. I kind of make records to perform. When you hear people scream at you and you see everyone waiting blocks and blocks around outside, you get this nervous feeling, but you should always be nervous because that shows you really care about what you do.” Watch the feature below.
Demi Lovato is out with behind the scenes footage from the shooting of her ‘Neon Lights’ music video, featuring commentary from makeup artist Jill Powell, though no words from Demi herself.
“The concept and treatment for the video was actually Demi’s idea,” Powell explained. “I was with her one day when she all of the sudden said, ‘I know what I want to do with my ‘Neon Lights’ video’, and started pulling up images and we were looking through them together and that’s when the excitement really started, so when we were on set today and doing the makeup, it was just so much fun. It’s kind of a club/party atmosphere. It was just really a cool vibe.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Jennifer Lopez is out with the music video to her new single ‘I Luh Ya Papi’, featuring French Montana, off the American pop singer’s upcoming eighth studio album on Capitol Records.
Discussing the collaboration with French Montana on the single, the 44-year-old said, “We’re both from New York, and we both have similar backgrounds, and I wanted this record to have that vibe and he was just perfect for it so I was so happy when he heard this record and wanted to be a part of it.”
Watch the Jessy Terrero directed video, shot in Miami, Florida, via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato is out with the music video to her latest single ‘Neon Lights’, the third release off the American pop singer’s self-titled fourth studio album ‘Demi’, out now on Hollywood Records. The Ryan Pallotta directed video features plenty of neon.
Producer Ryan Tedder spoke with the UK’s Capital FM about the song and the vocals delivered by the singer and actress. “She came in and just ripped it,” Tedder said. “She in pop music has one of the biggest ranges, possibly the highest full voice singer I’ve ever worked with. She can belt full voice like three octaves above middle C, it’s just crazy, and with complete power and complete control. At the beginning she’s singing the lowest note she’s ever done and by the end she’s going as high as she’s ever gone.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
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 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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Jason Mraz is set to hit the road on a brief acoustic tour, which kicks off Saturday (March 15) at Santa Cruz’s Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, with stops along the west coast through the end of the month. The Atlantic recording artist will be joined by close friends, Los Angeles-based Raining Jane. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
Jason Mraz Tour Dates With Special Guests Raining Jane
March 15 – Santa Cruz, CA at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
March 16 – Rohnert Park, CA at Green Music Center
March 17 – Sacramento, CA at Community Center Theater
March 19 – San Luis Obispo, CA at Christopher Cohan Center
March 26 – Fresno, CA at Saroyan Theatre
March 27 – Riverside, CA at Fox Theatre
March 29 – Eugene, OR at Silva Concert Hall
March 30 – Chico, CA at CSUC Laxson Auditorium
March 31 – Redding, CA at Cascade Theatre
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Jessica Lea Mayfield is heading out on a nationwide U.S. tour this spring, including dates at New York’s Mercury Lounge and Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom. Check out the tour interary below. The Kent, OH native is on the road in support of her upcoming album ‘Make My Head Sing…’ which will be released April 15th on ATO Records and is now available for pre-order with an instant download of the single, ‘I Wanna Love You.’
Jessica Lea Mayfield Tour Dates:
March 11-16 – Austin, TX at SXSW
April 22 – Pittsburgh, PA at Club Café
April 23 – Toronto, ON at The Garrison
April 24 – Montreal, QC at Divan Orange
April 25 – Boston, MA at Great Scott
April 26 – Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade
April 28 – New York, NY at Mercury Lounge
April 29 – Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s
April 30 – Washington, DC at Rock & Roll Hotel
May 1 – Asheville, NC at The Grey Eagle
May 2 – Nashville, TN at Mercy Lounge
May 3 – Atlanta, GA at The Earlat
May 5 – Louisville, KY at Zanzabar
May 6 – St. Louis, MO at Firebird
May 8 – St Paul, MN at Turf Club
May 9 – Chicago, IL at The Empty Bottle
May 10 – Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom
Paris Hilton checked with fans on Twitter (@ParisHilton) on February 20th with an update to her follow-up album to her 2006 debut ‘Paris’. The 33-year-old socialite writes:
Love being back in Miami to finish recording my album. Fun session in the studio tonight with @TheRunnersMusic. Excited to record our new song tomorrow. #YMCMB
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Sky Ferreira checked in with fans on Twitter (@skyferreira) moments ago, talking about her injury the previous night while performing as an opening act for Miley Cyrus at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The 21-year-old singer, touring in support of her debut studio album ‘Night Time, My Time’, writes:
I fell during the intro of the 1st song of the set. I ended up with 60 stitches & at the hospital for 7 hours. I didn’t even notice the injury until 10 mins after I played because I had so much fun. I just figured it was some blood. I’m so excited to do the LA show tomorrow (despite the not so cool bandage around my leg).Thanks @mileycyrus for having me. Love u xoxoxo #ThePowerOfAdrenalin
Biggest thank you 2 @grant_singer for staying with me the entire night & taking care of everything. For real for real.
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