Scissor Sisters are out with the music video to their new single ‘Fire With Fire’, off the New York City glam pop group’s third studio album ‘Night Work’, out now on Polydor/Universal. Watch it via YouTube below.
Jake Shears and Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters spoke with NME backstage at Glastonbury Festival 2010 on Saturday afternoon (June 26), discussing the hot weather, being excited to have Kylie Minogue come out on stage for a song with them, other acts they plan on seeing during the festival, how Jake had his first date with his husband at the festival 6 years ago, and their new album ‘Night Work’.
“I texted her about 5 weeks ago, I just had the idea pulling into an airport somewhere and it just popped into my head,” Jake said of the Kylie invite. “I sent her a text saying, ‘Do you want to do a song with us at Glasto?’ And two minutes later I got a text back saying in capital letters ‘HELL YEAH!’, and we got on the phone immediately and I was like we’ve gotta make this happen. Let’s do it. She was down immediately.”
Watch the comments and the ‘Any Which Way’ performance via YouTube below.
The Daily Star spoke with Jake Shears, where the Scissor Sisters frontman discussed plans for a follow-up to their 2006 album ‘Ta-Dah’. “We’re crazy busy and writing new stuff at the moment,” the 29-year-old said. “It’s going to sound quite different but we never set out to make just one sound. It doesn’t work if we try to shoehorn a style into our music. It’s such a great time for pop, there’s no way we’re going anywhere. We’re even excited about the Spice Girls comeback. It’s great fun.” Read more.
Metro caught up with Jake Shears for a 60 Second interview, where the Scissor Sisters frontman was asked about his thoughts on the group sell a lot of records in Britain but virtually nobody has heard of them in America – even though they’re from New York. “Maybe it’s because people have said it so much, it’s become true,” Shears suggested. “If there’s one thing I can think of, and it applies to both Kylie [Minogue] and Scissor Sisters, it’s that our sexuality isn’t dark. With music in the US – whether it’s hip hop, R&B or straight-up pop – your sexuality has to have a much darker edge. Our sexuality isn’t dark. That’s a positive thing.” Read more.
CNN’s ‘New Year’s Live’ with Anderson Cooper will feature The Killers, the B-52s, the Goo Goo Dolls, Sister Hazel, Montgomery Gentry, Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New York, Lionel Richie, Smashmouth, OK Go, Rock Star Supernova, Nelly Furtado, and Scissor Sisters.
NBC’s ‘New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly’ will feature Hayden Panettiere of ‘Heroes’, Motley Crue and Rock Star Supernova drummer Tommy Lee, The Panic Channel guitarist Dave Navarro, and OK Go.
‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2007′ on ABC will feature Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Natasha Bedingfield, Meat Loaf, and RBD.
MTV’s ‘New Year’s Eve 2007’ features No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, Nas, Fall Out Boy, Three 6 Mafia, Pussycat Dolls, Ciara, and AFI.
FOX’s ‘FOX’s New Year’s Eve Special’ features Toni Braxton and ‘American Idol’ season five finalist Christ Daughtry’s band Daughtry.
Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears tells Neil Sean of Sky News that their hopes to recreate the success of ‘Ta Dah’ in America that they’ve enjoyed across Europe isn’t in the cards. “It’s not a priority for us to make it over there,” Shears lamented. He also wasn’t happy about a certain American record retailer for pricing the album too high. “It makes it impossible for many fans to be able to buy the CD,” he moaned. “How can we break the market like that?”
‘RTL Boulevard’ had a segment with Scissor Sisters on Friday (October 27). Ana Matronic talked about feeling like a wringed-out towel, how she and Jake Shears are “complete spotlight junkies”, and the meaning behind the band’s name, while Jake talked about Elton John being “a great set of ears” on their latest album, ‘Ta-Dah’. Afterwards, there was a panel discussion, in Dutch.
The video clip at RTL.nl has since been removed.
Scissor Sisters stopped by the Alice studios on September 29th in San Francisco to perform for a few lucky listeners. Check out pictures and listen to a performance of ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’ here.
Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears tells Neil Sean of Sky News he was actually feeling pretty glum when they penning their chart topper ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’. “It’s rather sad actually,” he said. “When we wrote it, I felt down, as the songs says. I didn’t want to dance at all. I was very serious indeed.”
Scissor Sisters’ singer Ana Matronic tells Grazia that celebrities doing anything to avoid having an ounce of fat is a blow to feminists. “It’s a kick in the teeth to all those women who worked so hard to improve our rights,” she said. “It is just getting out of control.”