Elly Jackson Of La Roux Mortified By Donna Summer Death

Elly Jackson of La Roux

Elly Jackson of La Roux checked in with her Twitter followers (@larouxofficial) on Thursday (May 17) after learning of the death of “The Queen of Disco”, Donna Summer. Jackson writes:

This cannot be happening……. Please tell me that I’m dreaming that Donna Summer has died????!!! Please no….

Mortified

What a disco legend. “I Feel Love” is going on LOUD right now let’s all do the same and remember who made us love and dance

Close to tears listening to “I Feel Love”. What a woman, most sexual vocal ever recorded.

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Musical Peers React To Amy Winehouse Death On Twitter

A flood of reaction has come in via Twitter in the past hour plus after reports that Amy Winehouse was found dead in her North London home earlier today. The 27-year-old had battled drug addiction for years and early indications are that the cause of death was a drug overdose. The London Metropolitan Police said:

Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.

Among the Tweets:

Amelle Berrabah of Sugababes (@Amelle_berrabah): Is it true about Amy Winehouse?
I really hope it isn’t true.xxx

The Sirens (@OfficialSirens): Amy Winehouse found dead. Absolutely tragic. Is this true????
RIP Amy Winehouse – what an incredible talent – how utterly tragic. So sad.

The Ting Tings (@thetings): fu**ing awful tweet news about Amy Winehouse out!!! Someone say it’s not true… J

Kay Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan): Amy Winehouse ;-( heart breaking….
I’m so angry…I won’t say anymore. So sad :-(

Ferras Al Qaisi (@OhFerras): Shocked and filled with sadness. RIP Amy Winhouse.

Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira): RIP Amy Winehouse :(

Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas (@Jessicaveronica): Horrible news about Amy Winehouse’s death. May she rest in peace. Such a talented lost soul.

Markus Feehily (@MarkusFeehily): I am devastated…so so devastated… RIP my hero Amy xx

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): Amy Winehouse.. So sad. Unfortunately the world lost an incredibly talented woman to such a powerful disease… addiction. #RIP

Jessie J (@jessiejofficial): The way tears are streaming down my face. Such a loss. #ripamy

Dev (@DEVisHot): Seriously, my girl, Amy……

Lance Bass of *NSYNC (@LanceBass): Another talent dies at 27- RIP – Amy Winehouse.

Esmée Denters (@esmeeworld): RIP Amy Winehouse she will continue to inspire me

Christina Perri (@christinaperri): oh Amy. rest in peace now darling.

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La Roux Busy Writing Their Second Album

Cherrytree Pop Chop Minute with Arjan Writes featured an interview with La Roux. The duo talked about how it felt incredible to get a double platinum album and what’s next. “We’re writing at the moment,” Ben Langmaid said. “We’ve put some ideas together over the past month and we’re just gonna build on that, so we’re really excited about what comes from it.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

La Roux Celebrate Grammy Win & 2 Million ‘Bulletproof’ Sales

La Roux Grammy

La Roux’s self-titled Cherrytree Records debut won the Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The category included former Grammy winners The Chemical Brothers, innovative electronic musician BT and fellow Brits Groove Armada and Goldfrapp.

On Friday night in LA before the Grammy ceremonies, Cherrytree Records presented La Roux’s Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid with plaques commemorating 2 million singles sold of their smash hit ‘Bulletproof’.

Said Cherrytree Records Chairman Martin Kierszenbaum: “La Roux created a new sound with their innovative debut album, and it’s wonderful to see the Grammys recognizing that.”

Life On The Road For La Roux

Along with the release of remix album ‘Gold Edition’ and two new live performance videos, Tuesday also saw the premiere of La Roux’s third tour webisode on Teen Vogue. In this clip, Elly Jackson and the band signed autographs for fans and revealed what it’s actually like to be a band on the road – lots of waiting around in dressing rooms. Watch it below.

La Roux ‘Bulletproof’ And ‘In For The Kill’ Acoustic Performances

La Roux’s ‘Gold Edition’ is now available digitally via iTunes and Amazon MP3. Fans can also order an exclusive physical copy of the album through Amazon’s Disc on Demand feature, which creates a custom CD-R disc with album artwork specifically for each order.

Also premiering today are videos for acoustic versions of ‘Bulletproof’ and ‘In For the Kill’, taped during an intimate recording session at the famed Abbey Road studios. The ‘Bulletproof’ acoustic track is one of the many highlights on ‘Gold Edition’, which features acoustic, demo, and remix versions of popular tracks from La Roux’s Grammy-nominated self-titled debut, in addition to b-sides and other exclusive content.

La Roux Gold Tour Highlights

Fans who didn’t get a chance to see La Roux in concert during this past fall’s Gold Tour can get a taste of the on-stage action in frontwoman Elly Jackson’s latest webisode for Teen Vogue, which takes the ‘Bulletproof’ singer to Atlanta, Philadelphia, and a sold-out show at Boston’s House of Blues. Watch it below.

La Roux Tour Behind The Scenes In The Northeast

La Roux recently wrapped an eleven-date US tour, and frontwoman Elly Jackson has given the exclusive behind-the-scenes scoop to Teen Vogue. Episode one of the video series takes the band across New England, with a day off in Washington, D.C. and a glimpse into rehearsals for their upcoming New York City shows. Watch the highlights below.

La Roux In America

La Roux piano

Cherrytree TV has footage of La Roux’s visit to America on tour. Singer Elly Jackson is seen talking with Perez Hilton, doing some piano rehearsals, skipping rope, and wraps up with a walk on stage. Watch the clip via YouTube below.

La Roux ‘In For The Kill’ Ft. Kanye West

La Roux and Kanye West

A brand new version of La Roux’s ‘In For The Kill’ featuring Kanye West has been posted at the duo’s MySpace. Kanye teamed up with Elly Jackson in New York City last month to put his own spin on the track with an original verse. Listen to the song below.

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