28 September, 2016 - NME.com
Britney Spears attempted a British accent as she played her first UK show for five years at Apple Music Festival last night (September 27). The show at London's Roundhouse saw Spears drag a fan on stage for her song 'Freakshow'. Doing her best London accent, Spears said: "Do you want to get naughty?" before dragging the fan around on all fours during the song from her 2007 album 'Blackout'. The 90-minute show was a stripped-back affair compared to Spears' 'Piece Of Me' residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood hotel, but still saw lasers and multiple costume changes. Spears was clearly miming during some parts of the concert, which saw Spears wear butterfly wings for a piano-led version of 'Baby One More Time' and dress as a ringmaster for a section from her 2008 album 'Circus'. Spears' last performance in Britain was during her 2011 arena tour for her album 'Femme Fatale'. It was also the first full show for her album 'Glory', which matched the No 2 peak of four of her previous albums - the singer has yet to have a UK No 1 album. Following gigs by the likes of Bastille, The 1975, Robbie Williams and Elton John, the remaining Apple Music Festival gigs are by Michael Buble tonight and Chance The Rapper on Friday. Spears recently told NME that she considered quitting music to become a teacher, and that she had to learn to stop being "a people pleaser" after the first songs she was offered for 'Glory' weren't good enough.
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
While preparing for her upcoming Dangerous Woman Tour and her role in NBC's Hairspray Live!, coming in December, is Ariana Grande also plotting a...
28 September, 2016 - NME.com
John Malkovich is playing seven characters from films directed by David Lynch in a new short film. Psychogenic Fugue has been made for Festival Of Disruption, a festival in Los Angeles curated by Lynch. The short film is directed by Sandro Miller, a photographer who has regularly shot Malkovich. In it, Malkovich plays characters including Special Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks, arch villain Frank Booth from Blue Velvet and The Lady In The Radiator from Lynch's breakout film Eraserhead. An extract, starring Malkovich as Agent Cooper, can be seen here. Psychogenic Fugue can be seen in full now by donating $10 (£7.70) at its website Playing Lynch. It also includes a digital copy of 'The Music Of David Lynch', which sees artists including The Flaming Lips, Sky Ferreira, Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O and My Morning Jacket singer Jim James cover Lynch's music. A $25 (£19.20) donation also gets a pack of art prints from the film, while $5 (£3.85) just gets the album. Festival Of Disruption is on October 8-9 at Los Angeles Ace Theatre Hotel. It stars St Vincent, Robert Plant and ?uestlove, as well as a performance of Twin Peaks music by Xiu Xiu and Sky Ferreira and a talk about Twin Peaks featuring actors Kyle McLachlan and Laura Dern. Other people giving talks at the festival include Blondie's singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, and veteran comedy film director Mel Brooks. Twin Peaks returns for a new series on Showtime in 2017, 25 years after its second series aired.
28 September, 2016 - NME.com
Amy Schumer has become the first female to make it into the annual list of the world's highest-paid comedians. Schumer is fourth in Forbes' Top 10 Highest-Paid Comedians list, having earned £13m from her comedy from June 2015-June 2016. She is behind Kevin Hart at No 1, who earned £67.2m, followed by Jerry Seinfeld (£33.4m) and Terry Fator (£16.1m). Schumer recently became the first female stand-up to headline New York's Madison Square Gardens arena, and played a UK arena tour in August. Since her TV sketch show Inside Amy Schumer finished this year, she has starred in Trainwreck and will soon make her major serious drama debut in the film Thank You For Your Service, which is based on David Finkel's book about how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects soldiers returning from war. Schumer has frequently mocked sexism in the entertainment industry. When she was nominated for six awards at the Emmys earlier in September, Schumer was instead asked on the red carpet about her outfit. She replied: "Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford shoes and an OB tampon." Previous female comedians to miss out on being included in Forbes' list include Tina Fey, Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa McCarthy and Amy Poehler. The only British comic in Forbes' list is John Bishop, who is in tenth place on the list with £5.4 million from his arena shows. Forbes' Top Highest-Paid Comedians: 1) Kevin Hart (£67.2 million) 2) Jerry Seinfeld (£33.4 million) 3) Terry Fator (£16.1 million) 4) Amy Schumer (£13 million) 5) Jeff Dunham (£10.3 million) 6) Dave Chapelle (£10 million) 7) Jim Gaffigan (£9.6 million) 8) Gabriel Iglesias (£7.3 million) 9) Russell Peters (£6.9 million) 10) John Bishop (£5.4 million)
‘The Voice’ Blind Auditions, Part 4: Nolan Neal Triumphantly Returns
28 September, 2016 - Yahoo.com
Failed auditions are always disappointing on The Voice — a feelgood program that has consistently, nobly emphasized quality contestants instead of the usual Gong Show-style trainwrecks that dominated rival shows American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and The X Factor for years. But some failed Voice auditions are downright heartbreaking. Such was the case with Nolan Neal, who memorably tried out last season.
28 September, 2016 - NME.com
Solange is to release a new album this week for her first full album in eight years. The singer announced on her website that 'A Seat At The Table' will be released on Friday (September 30) and is to feature an array of guests. Musicians featured on the album are Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, The-Dream, Sampha, Moses Sumney, Dev Hynes, BJ The Chicago Kid, Sean Nicholas Savage, Nia Andrews and Kelela. It also features Kelly Rowland, the former Destiny's Child bandmate of Solange's sister Beyonce. It has 21 songs, although eight of those are interludes. Solange called the album: "A project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing." Although she released seven-song mini-album 'True' in 2012, 'A Seat At The Table' is Solange's first full album since 'Sol-Angel And The Hadley St Dreams' in 2008. Although news of the album has come as a surprise, Solange had recently begun to redesign her website. She posted 86 copies of a book of lyrics and art to fans in a competition, then making a digital version available on the site. It inclludes her recent essay Do You Belong? I Do, which detailed her awkward experience at a Kraftwerk concert in Chicago when a group of "old white women" told her to sit down after Solange stood up to dance at the all-seater venue. There are as yet no live shows announced for 'A Seat At The Table'. Her most recent UK show was at Glastonbury in 2013. The tracklisting of 'A Seat At The Table' is: 'Rise' 'Weary' 'The Glory Is In You (Interlude)' 'Cranes In The Sky' 'Dad Was Mad (Interlude)' 'Mad' (Featuring Lil Wayne) 'Don't You Wait' 'Tina Taught Me' (Interlude) 'Don't Touch My Hair' (Featuring Sampha) 'This Moment' (Interlude) 'Where Do We Go' 'For Us By Us' (Interlude) 'FUBU' (Featuring The-Dream and BJ The Chicago Kid) 'Borderline (An Ode To Self Care)' (Featuring Q-Tip) 'I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It' (Interlude, Featuring Kelly Rowland and Nia Andrews) 'Junie' 'No Limits' (Interlude) 'Don't Wish Me Well' 'Pedestals' (Interlude) 'Scales' (Featuring Kelela) 'The Chosen Ones'
28 September, 2016 - NME.com
James Corden has taken on Usain Bolt in a 100m race for his US chatshow The Late Late Show. Corden had previewed the race by posting a photo of him on Twitter in an ill-fitting Jamaica running vest next to a confident-looking Bolt, who flashed peace signs to the camera. Corden had boasted: "I destroyed him. He didn't stand a chance," to which Bolt responded: "You've got jokes, I see." It's on.... pic.twitter.com/E6B5ny6EwH— James Corden (@JKCorden) 27 September 2016 In the actual race, broadcast last night (September 27), Bolt and Corden were joined by Owen Wilson and the staff of The Late Late Show to race 100m around the car park where the show is filmed. Inevitably, nine-times Olympic champion Bolt won, as he showboated metres before crossing the finishing line, while Wilson was disqualified for a false start. During the interview segment of the show, Bolt let Corden and fellow guests Wilson and The West Wing actress Alison Janney wear some of his Olympic gold medals. Bolt discussed his recent three gold medals at the Rio Olympics, his fear of sharks and his crush on Angelina Jolie. Corden's race with Bolt isn't the only sporting experience the host has had this week. As part of the show's regular segment in which Corden takes on other people's job, he has focused on sport this week. On Monday, Corden took over from Arsene Wenger to become Arsenal manager for the day, despite Corden being known as a West Ham fan. The Late Late Show is broadcast in the UK on Sky On Demand.
28 September, 2016 - NEWS.com.au
SHE said she wouldn’t but Suzi Quatro has done a John Farnham, booking an Encore tour two years after her farewell tour of Australia.
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
"Hamilton mania" isn't slowing down anytime soon, and the next medium it's taking over is TV.  Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news...
28 September, 2016 - Billboard.com
Already America’s best-selling solo artist, country superstar Garth Brooks is now the first musician with seven diamond albums. The Recording...