1.Janet is performing at this year’s iHeartRadio Festval…and some other people, too…
The festival season isn’t over yet..
iHeartRadio will host it’s fifth year in Las Vegas to a top star lineup September 18th and September 19th. Check out the full lineup (Janet Jackson what?!):
Kanye West / Sam Smith / The Who / Demi Lovato
David Guetta / Kenny Chesney / The Weeknd
Tove Lo / Lil Wayne / Fall Out Boy / Disclosure
Hozier / Jason Derulo / Duran Duran / Prince Royce
Diplo / Trey Songz / The Killers / Blake Shelton
Nick Jonas / Janet Jackson
2.Prince drops new Spotify track, “Stare”….
In what seems like an endless promotional scheme of Prince, the legendary crooner has decided to release a new single with 3rdEyeGirl titled “Stare” on streaming service Spotify. This has happened after taking down all of his material on all streaming services (including Spotify) a few weeks ago. I’m still searching for his video of “Sexy MF” on YouTube. I guess I’ll just have to keep buying his records in storage bins at thrift shops for $1. Anyway, here’s his new single:
3.Is Radiohead getting ready to sing some Bond?
Over in the UK, people are placing bets on who will be the featured artist on the theme of the new James Bond film. Ellie Goulding had the top spot but recently it’s now been Radiohead in the lead…coming out of left field. Director Sam Mendes said last week that the track had already been recorded. He and Daniel Craig are both known to be Radiohead fans. The band hasn’t released a solid album in over four years but have been known to be in the studio recently. It was their song ‘Talk Show Host’ that got them recognition as a band in the film Romeo and Juliet back-in-the-day. This could only be a fitting comeback.
4.Lollapalooza is still going strong….
Lollapalooza is happening in South America this fall. Columbia has just been added to the list (Chile, Argentina, and Brazil as well). Based on Columbia’s strong booming economy the last five years has seen it grow into a tourist destination. Perry Farrell said in a statement how excited he is to expand the festival. ““Fans in Colombia have a true love of alternative music and we are excited for the rest of the world to find out what we already know about this wonderful country.”
5.It’s Tina Fey and Tituss Burgess singing Beyonce…what more do you need?
As we (patiently) wait for the sophomore season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a handful of show’s stars, Tina Fey, Jane Krawkowski and Tituss Burgess, have treated us with a short clip of them taking on Beyonce‘s “***Flawless.” Needs no further explanation.