Debbie Harry of Blondie has opened up on the lyrics to the band's 1978 tune "One Way or Another," saying the song was inspired by an ex-boyfriend turned stalker. She told Classic Rock that the guy was "so wild, I had to move out of New Jersey." She adds that he worked all day in a chemical plant and begin drinking after his shift.
Coldplay will use the audio clip of president Barack Obama singing at a funeral on "A Head Full of Dreams," the title track from their upcoming album. Obama sang a bit of "Amazing Grace" during the funeral service for reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, who was gunned down in the Charleston church shooting earlier this year.
Carrie Underwood says that her dream duet would be with Guns N' Roses fronter Axl Rose. Speaking with E!, the country star said that she "really wants to sing" with the hard rock star. "I've covered enough Guns N' Roses stuff, and it was people like him who taught me how to sing," she began. "They were so different."
Chvrches have released the music video for "Empty Threat," a single from their sophomore album Every Open Eye. The vid, directed by Austin Peters, follows a group of goths who travel to a waterpark in suburban Florida for a day of fun in the sun. "Maybe the water's high, but I can see the difference, maybe the water's high, but I know that this is different."
Miranda Lambert made a surprise appearance at Ashley Monroe's Friday night show at Nashville's City Winery, guesting on a tune called "The Blade." Monroe introduced Lambert to the crowd. "I just released a record this year called The Blade, and I'm gonna do that song, and I'm gonna have the special guest vocalist that sang on that song on the record with me sing it . . ."
Who Is Fancy enlisted the help of Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor for the new single "Boys Like You." The track sees Grande in a flirty mood, asking a boy to make a move on her. "Why don't you make a move? / Got nothing else to lose / Just make me feel like I'm dreaming," she sings. "Boys Like You" follows Fancy's viral hit "Goodbye" from earlier this year.
"Party Lights," a previously unheard Bruce Springsteen track, has surfaced online. The track is taken off of Springsteen's forthcoming box set, The Ties That Bind: The River Collection. The new song contains lyrics that were later used on "Point Blank" and in the additional verse that Springsteen added to "Jersey Girl" by Tom Waits, according to Rolling Stone.
Mary Mary's Erica Campbell says that when it comes to the issue of homosexuality, her job is "to love, not judge." "I believe sin is sin and it exists and God forgives it just like everything else," he said in an interview with Team Curtains. "The Bible says that God so loved the world — it didn't say the heterosexual or the homosexual . . ."
Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged, a newly expanded and remastered version of the Beach Boys 1965 album Beach Boys' Party, will be released on vinyl on December 11. According to Esquire, the comp includes 81-songs, including the original 12-tracks, and features rare photos and dialogue from the recording sessions, commentary and previously unheard material.
The gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" sold for $1.5 million at the Bonham's and Turner Classic Movies Hollywood memorabilia auction in New York on Monday. The dress is one of ten believed to have been made for the role. A rep for Bonham's called the dress "instantly recognizable," adding that "You immediately know it was Judy Garland who wore it as Dorothy Gale . . ."
Rihanna has released the first installment of her ANTIdiaRy video series—a new partnership with electronics manufacturer Samsung—which takes viewers on a journey through the star's life. The first clip, titled "Bedroom," sees Rih reflecting on her childhood. "Like Rihanna, Samsung is committed to reimagining and reinventing what's possible in technology and culture . . ."
U2 have officially announced the makeup date for the Paris concert they cancelled in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. The band was originally scheduled to perform in the city on November 14. Now, according to a press release, the show will take place December 7, with a live HBO broadcast scheduled for 9 p.m. EST.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck has announced that she will leave her post at "Fox & Friends" to spend more time with her three kids. In a statement, she says she looks forward to keeping up with the show - the top rated cable news program - while attending to her family. "With a heart full of gratitude and the peace that God has given me, I am confident that this personal decision is the right one."
Beyoncé and Jay Z were in attendance at Britney Spears' show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. According to an eyewitness, the power couple made quite the entrance minutes before the show began. "No one had any idea that they were coming. It was a huge surprise," the source told E! News.
Pearl Jam tributed the Paris attacks during a show in Brazil by covering the Eagles of Death Metal, the band who was playing the city's Bataclan the night it was attacked by armed marauders. PJ played the band's song "I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)." It was the first time that Pearl Jam covered the song live, according to Rolling Stone.