Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Helene Fischer beauftragt 45 DEGREES, Tochtergesellschaft der Cirque du Soleils für Events und besondere Projekte, mit dem Design ihrer bahnbrechenden neuen Tournee

MONTREAL, 15. September 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 45 DEGREES, Tochtergesellschaft der Cirque du Soleils für Events und besondere Projekte, übernimmt das komplette Showdesign der aktuellen Tournee von Helene Fischer, eine der meist gefeierten deutschen Sängerinnen. Der Auftakt der neuen Showfand…

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Sampha Wins 2017 Mercury Prize for 'Process' LP

Sampha won the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize on Thursday night for his debut studio album, Process. Honoring the best UK album of the past year, the Mercury Prize ceremony was held at London’s Eventim Apollo, where he was awarded £25,000 (around $35,500).

Sampha, who has collaborated with a host of high profile artists (including contributions to Kanye West’s “Saint Pablo,” Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair,” Frank Ocean’s “Alabama” and Drake’s “Too Much” among many others), released his critically acclaimed Process in February. He performed Process single “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” during the ceremony.

“I want to leave music that some kid is going to find and put on some headphones and [it will] just transport them, like I was when I was into records,” Sampha told Rolling Stone earlier this year while discussing his solo debut.

The singer-producer’s Process bested 11 other artists’ albums that were nominated for this year’s prize, including Ed Sheeran’s Divide, the xx’s I See You and Alt-J’s Relaxer.

“I’d like to dedicate this award to my parents … they came over from Sierra Leone and just wanted to give us the best upbringing possible,” he said during his touching acceptance speech. He also thanked his four brothers “for always giving me encouragement and making me believe in myself.”

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Pilot Flying J and Celebrity Chef Tim Love Bring Ongoing Partnership to Music City Food + Wine Festival

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pilot Flying J – the largest operator of travel centers in North America – will be amplifying its existing partnership with celebrity chef Tim Love by sponsoring the debut of his proprietary YouTube Channel, Love Bites, at the Music City…

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Pilot Flying J and Celebrity Chef Tim Love Bring Ongoing Partnership to Music City Food + Wine Festival

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pilot Flying J – the largest operator of travel centers in North America – will be amplifying its existing partnership with celebrity chef Tim Love by sponsoring the debut of his proprietary YouTube Channel, Love Bites, at the Music City…

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Sam Smith Nearly Quit While Making New Album: 'I Started to Lose Myself'

Sam Smith‘s new single “Too Good At Goodbyes” may have garnered praise from critics upon its release earlier this month, but the singer revealed in a new interview with Attitude magazine that the lead-up to its release was a tough time.

“There was a period, when making the record, that I was in a really bad place,” he told celebrity interviewer Sir Elton John. “I got dumped, which wasn’t very nice. Writing music about that kind of thing is normally like therapy for me, but when I got dumped this time ’round I just couldn’t write for about two months … My team had to force me to get into the studio, because I almost felt as if I didn’t want to do it any more. So, there were moments on there where it got a bit intense and I started to lose myself.”

Smith hasn’t released new music since his 2015 track “Writing’s On the Wall,” for Sam Mendes-helmed James Bond flick Spectre.

Of the track, which earned him an Oscar in 2016 for Best Original Song, Smith has mixed feelings; the win led him to deliver a speech in which he erroneously suggested he was the first gay man to win an Oscar.

It turned out that the singer had just watched an interview in which Sir Ian McKellen had made the claim and misspoke when he stepped onto the stage.

“It made me really sad for a few weeks afterwards, I was really upset,” he told John. “But my intentions were good. I met Ian afterwards and we had a laugh about it. I’m at peace with it now. Basically, I fucked up. I was so nervous … I’d read Sir Ian McKellen’s interview the day before saying that no openly gay man had ever won the Oscar for best actor, and in that moment my brain and my mouth didn’t work together. That’s nerves for you.”

Afterward, Smith signed off from social media, telling his fans at the time: “I’m logging off for a while. Some Martinis shaken not stirred are definitely in order.”

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Lady Gaga Cancels 'Rock in Rio' Festival Appearance, Cites 'Severe Pain'

Lady Gaga canceled her appearance at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil after being hospitalized. A note posted on the singer’s Twitter said she is “suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform.”

Gaga followed up that note with the message, “I was taken to the hospital its [sic] not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I’m in severe pain. I’m in good hands w/ the very best doctors.” She also addressed fans, writing, “Brazil, I’m devastated that I’m not well enough 2 come to Rock In Rio. I would do anything 4 u but I have to take care of my body right now. I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon.”

Earlier in the week, Lady Gaga said her fight to manage chronic pain would be covered in her upcoming Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. On September 12th, Gaga wrote on Twitter, “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.” 

That same day, Lady Gaga posted another tweet about trying to contain the pain caused from fibromyalgia. “Thought ice helped #Fibromyalgia. I was wrong & making it worse. Warm/Heat is better. Electric Heated Blanket, Infrared Sauna, Epsom Baths.”

Lady Gaga’s next planned show is September 21st in Barcelona, Spain. The singer will tour Europe throughout the fall before kicking off another North American leg November 5th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The pop star released her most recent album, Joanne, last October.

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Review: Ringo Starr Brings Unfadable Rock & Roll Optimism, Just When We Need It

Jah bless Richard Starkey, rock’smischievously minimalist id and Eternal-Optimist Emeritus, creative instinctsforever stripping things back to their playfully swinging 4/4 peace’n’love-lovingcore. His umpteenth solo set is a well-timed all-star candygram. Paul McCartneykicks in basslines and Beatles screams on the hilarious war cry “We’re on the Road Again,” while “King of the Kingdom” is a giddilygenteel reggae invitation to “sing praises for Haile Selassie.” Ringocaps it all with re-imagined faves, including a charming “Don’t Pass Me By”cut with Kentucky indie-folkies Vandaveer that ends with an reprise of “Octopus’Garden” – a place he knows many of us would love to be alongside him. 

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Hear Lorde's 'Homemade Dynamite' Remix With SZA, Khalid, Post Malone

Lorde tapped SZA, Khalid and Post Malone for a crackling remix of her Melodrama track, “Homemade Dynamite.”

The three artists contribute fresh verses to the song and lay down vocals alongside Lorde’s during the punchy chorus. Over the airy synths of “Homemade Dynamite,” Khalid and Post Malone unravel poignant verses while SZA ups them both with a sauntering string of lines about pulling out all the stops to set the mood: “I checked your girl at the door,” she sings, “I sent your friend to the store/ It’s only me and you.”

Lorde released Melodrama in June and has spent much of the summer on the festival circuit. The pop star will kick off a world tour this fall with an international run before embarking on a North American leg March 1st, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Both Khalid and SZA released their debut albums this year, with the former’s American Teen arriving in March and the latter’s Ctrl arriving in June. Post Malone scored a massive summer hit with his Quavo-featuring single, “Congratulations,” which appeared on his 2016 LP, Stoney.

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Actor/Singer/Songwriter Barachi Electrifies Las Vegas

A self-taught musician, Barachi composed and co-produced every track on his upcoming project.LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Miami-based singer/songwriter/actor/producer Barachi sparked electricity and excitement with two recent live performances in Las Vegas. The singer unleashed his unique brand of sexy R&B/Pop last weekend in front of nearly 3,000 revelers with…

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Hear Nick Jonas' Romantic New Song 'Find You'

Nick Jonas released his second new single of the year, the hypnotic “Find You.” The track follows “Remember I Told You.” Both tracks will appear on a new album following 2016’s Last Year Was Complicated.

The song features a simple guitar riff and house-inflected beat. Jonas goes on a mysterious quest of the heart. “I see your face even when my eyes are shut/ But I never really know just where to find you,” he sings. “I taste the words that keep falling out your mouth/ You got a logic I can never figure out.”

Jonas teased the single with videos and images of him in the desert and under water. “Find You” follows the similarly house-inflected “Remember I Told You,” which featured guest appearances from Anne-Marie and Mike Posner. 

In conversation with Rolling Stone earlier this year, Jonas indicated that he wasn’t sure if his next project would even be a proper album.

“I think that in a lot of ways this is a setup to a greater body of work that’s still coming together, but also, for me, this is a single statement,” he said in June with regards to his previous single. He even teased the guitar-driven sound of his latest. “If this [song] is carrying more of the underground British house beat that I love, then the next one might have guitars.”

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