Pop Artists Mourn Death Of Robin Williams On Twitter

JoJo wearing jeans

Several pop artists shared their feelings after news broke with actor and comedian Robin Williams had died apparently by suicide Monday morning at his Northern California home. Williams was 63. Among the postings on Twitter:

JoJo (@JoJoistheway): I love you Robin. We all did/do. No one will ever compare to you. May you rest in peace.

Alison Sudol/A Fine Frenzy (@AlisonSudol): I am so sad to hear about Robin Williams passing… It’s like losing someone you knew. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): I’m heartbroken about Robin Williams. There’s nothing else to say.

Olly Murs (@ollyofficial): I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams!! An amazing actor so funny! Good morning Vietnam one of the best ever! #RIPRobinWilliams

Vanessa Carlton in a fieldVanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton): I had the pleasure of sitting across from Robin Williams at a dinner. He was such a great guy & a genius in his work. This is so terrible.

Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox): Tears… And prayers for his family. Any hope that the news surrounding Robin Williams is a big hoax?

Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Robin Williams, thank you for raising me/ all of us with your light and talent. May you find your peace now X

Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Wow…I’m truly shocked by the news of Robin Williams passing. RIP to a man who made the whole world laugh. My heart goes out to his family.

Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): So sad about Robin Williams rip fisher king

Moby (@thelittleidiot): Poor Robin. Such a beautiful soul. To die rather than reach out is so heartbreaking.

Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne): Robin Williams news is just so sad. Shocked.

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): So sad to hear of Robin Williams’ passing.. Was one of the best.. I can’t believe it.. #rip

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Vanessa Carlton ‘Dear California’

Vanessa Carlton wearing fur

‘Dear California’, a new track from Vanessa Carlton’s forthcoming album ‘Rabbits on the Run, has debuted on Vevo. The singer songwriter is now signed to Razor & Tie and will release the CD July 26th. The album is available for pre-order now on Amazon.com, including a deluxe pre-order packages that includes acoustic versions of Rabbits on the Run tracks ‘Tall Tales for Spring’, ‘Carousel’ and ‘London’. Listen to ‘Dear California’ below.

Vanessa Carlton ‘Rabbits On The Run’ Out July 26th

Vanessa Carlton in the woods

The new release date for Vanessa Carlton’s upcoming album ‘Rabbits on the Run’ is now July 26th. Vanessa will hit the road in June to preview the album nationwide and perform three sold-out shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City (tour dates below). The 30-year-old will perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ in July in support of the album.

Tour Dates:
June 22: Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
June 23: Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
June 25: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 26: New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
June 27: New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
June 29: New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
July 7: San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
July 8: Los Angeles, CA – Largo
July 9: Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort & Casino w/ Matchbox 20
July 22: Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival w/ Five For Fighting

Vanessa Carlton ‘Carousel’ Video

Vanessa Carlton is out with the music video to her new single ‘Carousel’, the first release from the American singer songwriter’s fourth studio album ‘Rabbits on the Run’, out June 21st on Razor & Tie.

“‘Carousel’ is the only song I’ve ever written in a dream that sounded lovely the next morning,” Carlton explained. “The origin of ‘Carousel’ is a dream, hence the dreamscape of the visual. I worked with an inspiring group of artists with impeccable taste. We were careful with its visual symbolism. There is nothing meaningless about it and I hope that comes across. The song is hopeful and it grew out of a very dark place. I think this little film of ‘Carousel’ represents the spectrum of the music and I hope it adds a little spark of something pure and inspiring to the mix out there.”

Watch it via YouTube below.

Vanessa Carlton Premieres Her New Single ‘Carousel’

May 3, 2011 – Vanessa released the first single from her upcoming album ‘Rabbits On The Run’. Vanessa is premiering her new song ‘Carousel’ exclusively on her website, VanessaCarlton.com. The track is also available on all digital service providers. ‘Rabbits On The Run’ is set for release June 21st and fans can pre-order the album now at Amazon.com. Carlton will perform a pair of sold out shows at the New York City intimate venue, Joe’s Pub, on June 26th and 27th. A full tour will be announced soon.

‘Rabbits On The Run’ is Carlton’s fourth studio album and was produced by Steve Osborne (U2, B-52’s, KT Tunstall). The CD was recorded in the UK at Peter Gabriel’s world-renowned Real World Studios. Watch a making of video for ‘Rabbits On The Run’ via YouTube below.

Vanessa Carlton Sounds Off On Nat Gas Fracking

March 11, 2011 – Vanessa checked in with her Facebook followers on Tuesday (March 22), talking about her participation in a special screening of ‘Frack!’, which explores the natural gas drilling boom in the Marcellus region. Carlton will be performing at the event taking place April 2nd at Mountain View Manor in Glen Spey, New York. Carlton writes:

My homestate, my childhood forest and beloved Delaware river are in trouble.

I am mortified by what has been going on in Pennsylvania and New York State. What these gas companies are doing is hazardous and un-American. This is extremely personal to me. Find out what’s been going on for yourself and, if you can, make a donation, or come check this out……or both!

Best,

Vanessa Carlton

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Pit Bull Accused Of Biting Vanessa Carlton Won’t Be Put Down

July 8, 2010 – Pocono Record reports a pit bull accused of biting Vanessa has won a reprieve from being put down and could move back with her owners provided they build a fence around their property. Carlton was jogging past the Teichberg family home in Shohola, PA home May 2nd when she was bit by a dog she later identified as Bella, who was 9 months old at the time of the attack. “I turned and tried to be submissive, and turned into the woods, backing up so it wouldn’t be so angry,” Carlton told the court, adding that as she was turning the dog bit her leg. A mold of Bella’s teeth did not match bite marks on Carlton’s leg following the incident, according to an expert who testified. Read more.

Vanessa Carlton Premieres Her New Single ‘Carousel’

Vanessa Carlton released the first single from her upcoming album ‘Rabbits On The Run’. Vanessa is premiering her new song ‘Carousel’ exclusively on her website, VanessaCarlton.com. The track is also available on all digital service providers. ‘Rabbits On The Run’ is set for release June 21st and fans can pre-order the album now at Amazon.com. Carlton will perform a pair of sold out shows at the New York City intimate venue, Joe’s Pub, on June 26th and 27th. A full tour will be announced soon.

‘Rabbits On The Run’ is Carlton’s fourth studio album and was produced by Steve Osborne (U2, B-52’s, KT Tunstall). The CD was recorded in the UK at Peter Gabriel’s world-renowned Real World Studios. Watch a making of video for ‘Rabbits On The Run’ via YouTube below.

Vanessa Carlton Sounds Off On Nat Gas Fracking

Vanessa Carlton checked in with her Facebook followers on Tuesday (March 22), talking about her participation in a special screening of ‘Frack!’, which explores the natural gas drilling boom in the Marcellus region. Carlton will be performing at the event taking place April 2nd at Mountain View Manor in Glen Spey, New York. Carlton writes:

My homestate, my childhood forest and beloved Delaware river are in trouble.

I am mortified by what has been going on in Pennsylvania and New York State. What these gas companies are doing is hazardous and un-American. This is extremely personal to me. Find out what’s been going on for yourself and, if you can, make a donation, or come check this out……or both!

Best,

Vanessa Carlton

Read more.

Selena Gomez Covers ‘A Thousand Miles’ By Vanessa Carlton

Selena Gomez and cousin Brandon cover Vanessa Carlton

Selena Gomez and her cousin Brandon teamed up to cover ‘A Thousand Miles’ by Vanessa Carlton in a video posted at the ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ star’s YouTube channel. Selena provided the vocals while Brandon offered the instrumental. Watch via YouTube below.

Sabrina ‘A Thousand Miles’ Video

Sabrina is out with the music video to her new single ‘A Thousand Miles’, a remake of Vanessa Carlton’s 2002 breakthrough hit. Watch the Treb Monteras directed video via YouTube below.

Vanessa Carlton Interview & ‘Who’s To Say’ Performance

Vanessa Carlton is featured in a ‘Notes from the Road’ interview and performance on Ovation TV’s YouTube channel.

The singer songwriter talked about studying ballet initially in New York before she started writing pop songs and developing an interest in that over ballet. Carlton said that she prefers not to be a “manic depressive”, explaining that “most artists are pretty sensitive in a way that can be painful to the world around them.”

Carlton is then seen performing her ‘Harmonium’ track ‘Who’s To Say’. Watch it below.

Vanessa Carlton Talks ‘Heroes And Thieves’ With Kiwibox.com

Kiwibox.com’s Allison interviewed Vanessa Carlton, where the singer songwriter talked about working with ex-boyfriend Stephan Jenkins, Linday Perry and Irv Gotti on her third album ‘Heroes and Thieves’, how she’s “definitely living this record”, her hope to resurrect the written note, heading to Malaysia in April, and how she’s changed from the first album to the current disc.

On working with Jenkins, Perry and Gotti on the album, she said, “Well, I worked on a few chapters of the album with Linda, then I did the majority of it with Stephan, and Irv was more of a cohesive glue in terms of A&R’ing it with me. It’s a very cohesive record despite the fact that I worked with two different people. I have been aknowleging this record as my first concept record, and it really is more of a musical storybook and there’s a real thread that links all the chapters.”

On tracks from the album that hit home personally for her, Carlton said, “It depends on my mood, but there’s a song called ‘Home’ on there that makes me very upset in a good way every time I play it. I’m definitely living this record in the sense that you play it and you play certain songs and it pushes fresh buttons in a positive way. ‘More Than This’ is the conclusive chapter of the book and it’s the last song on the album. It’s kind of this lyrical notion that I’m striving for all the time and I’m really in the middle of trying to achieve the sentiment behind this song, which is if you choose to declare in this moment that you need no more than what you have, then you would experience bliss. We’re always in the grind every day and it’s easy to loose focus and sight of what brings you joy and what makes you feel peaceful.”

Watch the interview below.

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