Alison Sudol, Miley Cyrus & Others React To Lou Reed Death

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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 singerA 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 SebastianGuy 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

Guy Sebastian On ‘The Voice’ Drama With His Brother Chris & Delta Goodrem

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Guy Sebastian visited the Kyle and Jackie O Show to talk about his brother Chris choosing to join Team Seal over Delta Goodrem on ‘The Voice’, which Delta wasn’t too happy about.

“I think for Delta she was just being real protective because we are mates,” Guy said. “She thought, at least if I had Chris, I could look after him and I want to do the right thing by Guy. She called me when I was in LA and she was quite upset, but she’s got such a good heart, Delta, and she was pretty upset. But I think it was sort of weird for Chris because he felt, ‘What if she needs to bugger me off’. What if she needs to say, nah Chris, you’re not in my finals.” Guy added that Chris didn’t want it to make it appear like he had it easy on the show having a famous brother and a mentor like Delta who is friends with the brothers.

Watch the interview below.

Guy Sebastian Apologizes To ‘X Factor’ Hopeful Mitchell Callaway

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‘The X Factor’ judge Guy Sebastian has apologized to Mitchell Callaway for critical comments he made towards the singer about being “rude to the crew” and having a bad attitude after his ‘Run To Paradise’ performance on Monday.

“There’s obviously a time and place to say something like that, and I definitely chose the wrong place to say it, and for that I’m really sorry,” said Guy, who himself competed in a reality singing competition as the winner of ‘Australian Idol’ season one. “But I definitely still stand by what I say to my boys. I tell them regardless of the pressure, and Mitchell and the rest of the guys are under huge amounts of pressure, you always have to have a great attitude. If we’re gonna pull people in about being late or missing rehearsals, we have to say that too.”

Video of Guy’s comments at Yahoo.com has since been removed.

Guy Sebastian On The Four Qualities To Achieving Success

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Guy Sebastian was on the phone with Judyth Piazza recently, where the ‘Australian Idol’ season one winner talked about his background, giving things a shot in the U.S. with the release of ‘Who’s That Girl’, the most important lesson he’s learned during his career, wasting energy on haters on social media, getting to work with Eve on the new single and other major label artists like Jordin Sparks and John Mayer,

“I think vision is very important,” Guy said when asked about qualities successful people share. “I would say the four most important things are vision, belief – not waking up and having doubt, I can’t do this, maybe I’m not cut out for this. Maybe I’m not smart enough or maybe I’m not talented enough. Vision, having a clear direction on what you want to do like if you don’t have that goal then there’s nothing for you to shoot for then you can’t take the necessary steps to succeed. Vision, self belief, hard work – having a good work ethic is the key. It’s all good to have vision and self belief but if you’re like, ‘Yeah, I can do it, right after I spend all day playing video games.’ You have to have the work ethic as well and then you need some element of talent. You can be hard working and have goals, but you’ve got to be wise with what you choose.”

Listen to the interview at The SOP.

Guy Sebastian Talks ‘Australian Idol’ & ‘Who’s That Girl’

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‘Australian Idol’ season one winner Guy Sebastian joined Garrett of Z100’s Elvis Duran in the Morning at the top 40 station’s New York City studio on Friday (June 24). Guy talked about winning ‘Idol’, his ‘Who’s That Girl’ collaboration with Eve, and performed two songs.

“Here it’s pretty open,” Guy said about America’s cultural vibe compared to Australia. “Back home it’s a lot of rock. There’s kind of Silverchair and those sort of bands that are huge, whereas here it’s really open. It’s great. I love that there’s so many genres and it’s funny because I’m probably one of the few guys doing R&B, soul pop back home. Most of it is rock.”

As for finding an audience in Australia, he said, “It’s funny because with any journey that started on television, being on ‘Idol’, it’s almost like you’ve got your work cut out for you more than other artists. I know it’s a great platform. Then you have to gain your credibility in the industry. For me it was a matter of keep writing, keep producing and keep getting songs out on radio and keep reminding people I guess why they should be on board with my music, and that took years.”

Video at elvisduran.com has since been removed.

Guy Sebastian On Opening For “Really Cool” Lionel Ritchie

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Guy Sebastian spoke with Adelaide Now about touring with Lionel Ritchie, which has been a dream come true for the ‘Australian Idol’ season one winner. “He’s really cool, really humble, he’s been around for a long time,” Guy said. “I think that’s the most inspiring thing, he still has that same passion and the same respect for his fans. He’s still dancing his butt off and singing his butt off … it’s unreal to see. Hopefully when I’m his age I’ll still be going and still have a career.”

Guy Sebastian Arrested At Gunpoint In LA Over Misunderstanding?

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During an appearance on ‘Today’, ‘Australian Idol’ season one winner Guy Sebastian reportedly told co-host Kerri-Anne Kennerley about being arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of grand theft auto, which happened to be his own car that he had reported stolen a few weeks prior. “The car apparently turned up at a random impound so he went to pick it up himself,” a source who overheard the conversation told the Herald Sun. “Not long after getting it back, 10 police jumped him, got him out of the car and arrested him at a carwash. Guns drawn, cuffs, everything! He was saying to them ‘Look, this is my car and I have recently reported it stolen’. They still took him to the cop shop but he was released, of course, after he proved it was his car.”

Guy Sebastian’s Phone Number Misfortune

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Guy Sebastian checked in with his Twitter followers (@GuySebastian) on Friday (January 21), talking about how an interview went wrong and it’s forcing him to get a new phone number. The ‘Australian Idol’ season one winner writes:

Just when I thought I’d met dumb. In walks dumber.

Ok that was mean. Sorry. It’s just that I did an interview to 40+ million people in Indo & they accidentally had my phone no on screen!

I now have to change my number! Was peeved before cause it’s such a pain but I can kind of see the funny side. Everyone makes mistakes!!

Guy Sebastian Releases Debut U.S. Album, Tours West Coast

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Guy Sebastian’s debut U.S. album ‘Like It Like That’ was just released Tuesday through an exclusive arrangement with Barnes & Noble stores. Additionally, the album was made available for sale on June 8th at iTunes, Amazon and other digital services.

Recorded over six months in Los Angeles and New York, the album was produced by David Ryan Harris (John Mayer, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas, Marc Broussard) and Fredrick Rodesjo, with John Mayer’s guitarwork featured on “All To Myself,” “Fail To Mention” and “Never Be You”. The result is an album of true musical depth, an album that perfectly showcases the rare and charismatic talent of Guy Sebastian – big sounds, big beats, blasting horns and those oh-so-soulful Sebastian vocals.

And for the first time creatively, Sebastian says he’s exactly where he wants to be. “I’m in a really happy place musically,” says Guy, “because this is exactly the style of music I want to do and that I’ve wanted to do for so long. It’s not about me changing the world; it’s just about fun music, pure and simple.”

The ‘Australian Idol’ season one winner will be hitting the road next month with 8 club dates in America on the west coast. Check out details below.

July 07 Portland, OR Dougfir Lounge (8pm) [FREE SHOW]
July 08 San Diego, CA Voodoo Stage @ House Of Blues (6pm)
July 08 San Diego, CA House of Blues (special guest duet with Jordin Sparks)
July 09 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia (special guest duet with Jordin Sparks)
July 10 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom (special guest duet with Jordin Sparks)
July 11 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah (9pm)
July 12 Seattle, WA Triple Door Musiquarium Lounge (8pm) [FREE SHOW]
July 13 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe (7pm)

Guy Sebastian ‘Never Hold You Down’ Video

Guy Sebastian 'Never Hold You Down' single cover

Guy Sebastian is out with the music video to his new single ‘Never Hold You Down’, the fourth release from the ‘Australian Idol’ season one winner’s fourth studio album ‘Like It Like That’, out now on Sony Music. The one-shot video involving 70 cast and crew was shot on Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles. Watch the Matthew Chuang directed treatment via YouTube below.

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