Prepare your eyes for some ginger overload. It was recently confirmed that for his next music video for the song “Lego House”, Ed Sheeran will be working with “Harry Potter” actor Rupert Grint. Both of the guys are reportedly excited to work together, with Ed teasing that half of the video has already been shot so there won’t be too long of a wait for it. Rupert added in a separate interview “Ed Sheeran supports the gingers! We’ll be doing something in the video. I don’t think I can say too much about it, but it’s going to be very cool.”
Leona Lewis has recently unveiled the official artwork for her upcoming album “Glassheart”. The pop singer’s third studio effort will hit stores in the UK on November 28th. I guess she’s keeping “Glass Heart” written as one word. I’m not sure what to think of that. Anyway, the actual album cover features a pretty photo of Leona. There’s no denying that her face is simply stunning but with all the possibilities with the words, they could have done so much better with the cover. It’s very safe in my opinion. Where’s the creativity and originality? In other news, Leona recently had an interview with UK radio show “IN: DEMAND with Alex and Lucy” earlier this week where she confirmed that she will be performing on the US X Factor.
Pitbull – Interview – Video
Metallica fans have a lot to be happy about. Not only is the heavy metal band about to start working on their 10th studio album, but producer Rick Rubin, who was behind their last album “Death Magnetic”, is returning to produce. Bassist Robert Trujillo expressed his excitement on getting back into the studio with Rick in a recent radio interview, saying “Yeah. I love working with Rick. Rick, to me, he’s sort of a Zen guru spirit that Metallica needs right now. Not to say that we need it, because we’re getting along incredibly well, we’re really excited to write some new music. There’s no shortage of riffage in Metallica world right now. And I think it’s only gonna get better.” Are you excited for some new Metallica music?
Jessie J recently had a talk with Interview magazine where the 22-year old British singer/songwriter talked about her struggles and making music that means something. On going through her struggles, Jessie J said she doesn’t mind them at all, saying “I’m glad I’ve had to struggle. It’s made me the artist I am now.” As for making music, she shared “I’ve been surrounded by male egos my whole career and sometimes just wanna go, ‘Oh, f— off.’ I’m going to make sure that each song is more than just ‘I’m in the club, shaking my booty.’” Good on you Jessie J!
Jessie J – Nobody’s Perfect – Music Video
Lady Gaga answered a ton of questions from fans during an exclusive interview with Google. I think that the princess of pop is the first singer of worldwide success to do it. The interview was taped at the internet company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Tuesday. During the over 1 hour talk, Lady Gaga discussed her fans, her music and revealed details on her upcoming “Born This Way” album, which is due out on May 23. It’s an interesting watch. In related news, Lady Gaga will be shooting the music video for her next single “Judas” on April 1. I can’t wait to see that one.
Lady Gaga – Google Interview – Video
The results show of American Idol bugs me as much as the song choices that the contestants made this week did. From the butchered opening performance to mics not being turned on at the right time, I was wishing it wasn’t a live show but rather a pre-recorded one. And then there’s the fluff of a Ford commercial, loads of fillers and the audience getting a free 10-year anniversary CD. Don’t even get me started on the contestant interview and Pia Toscano being censored for saying “shih tzu”. Another lame part had to be the St. Patrick’s Day lighting gag. Why are you doing this AI?
also on American Idol last night:
American Idol 2011 – Karen Rodriguez Last Performance Video
Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough – AI Performance Video
American Idol Top 12 – Results Show – AI Performance Video
Willow Smith recently had a photo shoot and interview for the February 2011 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. The 10-year old pop singer talked about her budding music career and being able to work with rap mogul Jay-Z. She said “It is very cool, because Jay[-Z] really welcomes me and makes me feel like the record label is a place where I can have fun and talk about my career. He and his people make me feel like I’m a part of something. And I love Beyonce—she’s awesome!” I wonder if there’s a Willow-Beyonce collaboration somewhere in the near future.
Kanye West is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Complex magazine. Instead of having an intensive interview with the rapper, the magazine had some of Kanye?s friends talk about him. One such comment was from friend and collaborator Nicki Minaj. She said ?He?s a legend in hip-hop and in pop culture and to be on his album is a blessing. I don?t even remember him ever working with a female rapper, so to be on an album and on a record this monstrous? I couldn?t have planned it better in a perfect world.? At least Kanye knows that there are some people in this world that still like him.
Oct 20, 2010 singer
Taylor Momsen recently had an interview with Bullet Magazine where the ?Gossip Girl? actress and Pretty Reckless lead singer talked about her music career and life on the road. The 17-year old said ?Well on stage, I?m performing. It?s another extension of myself. I mean, I don?t walk out of my bedroom in the morning with stripper heels on. I see myself as totally insane. I?m totally moody. Of course. And I?m totally out of my mind. And I?m always myself.? And that totally didn?t make any sense to me. I don?t even think that Taylor actually answered the question.