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2015-05-21

Jennifer Lopez to Start Planning Her Vegas Residency Show June 1

By next month, Jennifer Lopez will be in full-on preparation mode for her Las Vegas residency show. The show is set to premiere at the Axis at Planet Hollywood on January 20, but J.Lo isn’t wasting any time. She tells the Las Vegas Sun she’ll begin work on the setlist and music for the project on June 1. “By July, we will have started to conceptualize the show,” she says. “By August, we’ll start work on the costumes, and rehearsals will begin late September or early October. It’s going to go very fast, although it may seem a long time…

posted 2015/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Postpones Start of Rebel Heart Tour: "The Show Has to Be Perfect"

Madonna has rescheduled the first three dates of her forthcoming Rebel Heart tour due to production issues. "As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect," she says in a statement. "Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait. Can't wait to share it with all my Rebel Hearts out there." The August 29 opening night in Miami has been moved to January 23rd.  An additional show scheduled for August 30 will take place January 24, while the…

posted 2015/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Sings His Classics, Solves Rubik's Cube During "Late Late Show's" "Carpool Karaoke"

Wednesday night, Late Late Show host James Corden aired a new edition of the "Carpool Karaoke" segment on his CBS program, this time with Justin Bieber. In addition to getting McDonald's and literally swapping clothes while on the road -- the latter, at Bieber's suggestion -- the chat show host and the recording artist belted out "Baby" and "Boyfriend," as well as Boys II Men's "End of the Road." Additionally, Corden challenged Biebs to prove a claim he can solve a Rubik's Cube within two minutes -- which he apparently did -- and discussed one of the fringe benefits of his Calvin…

posted 2015/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Says Taylor Swift’s Success Motivates Him: “In America, I Want to Catch Up with Her”

Ed Sheeran wants to be more successful than Taylor Swift. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the red-headed Brit reveals he and his pal Taylor have a healthy competitive relationship. That is to say, they both strive to be the best. “At the moment, Taylor is a benchmark in America and a lot of other countries,” Ed says. “In America, I want to catch up with her.” Ed admits that it’ll probably take a lot more work to surpass her in sales, because Taylor’s been in the biz about 10 years longer than him. But, if he ever did,…

posted 2015/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train's Picasso at the Wheel Tour Starts Tonight: "It's About Music & People Being Together"

Train kicks off their summer tour, dubbed Picasso at the Wheel, tonight in Marysville, California, and they're bringing The Fray and Matt Nathanson along for the ride. So what can fans expect?  A lot of fun pre-show activities off stage, and on stage, fewer bells and whistles, and more focus on the songs that fans love. When Train toured overseas earlier this year, they didn't have a lot of over-the-top production, and Train frontman Pat Monahan says it taught them a valuable lesson.  "It pays off," he tells ABC Radio. "Because then it’s about music and people being together, instead…

posted 2015/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear Vin Diesel Sing Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)"

Vin Diesel isn't letting his less-than-perfect singing voice deter him from paying tribute to his late Fast & Furious co-star, Paul Walker. Last month, the actor sang the Walker tribute song "See You Again," by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa, at the MTV Movie Awards.  Now, he's posted to Facebook a video of himself singing Tove Lo's hit "Habits (Stay High)." Diesel's version of the song is slower and features piano accompaniment.  He captioned the video, "The ever continuing process of healing...All love..." As for why he chose this song, he was likely attracted to the lyrics, which are about…

posted 2015/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-05-20

Designers Imagine Lady Gaga's Wedding Dress; Gaga Says Dress Will Be "Totally for Taylor"

The world will be watching to see what Lady Gaga will wear on her wedding day. Will it be a wedding dress made out of meat, or something see-through and sparkly? The notoriously fashion-forward star will no doubt pick something eye-popping. But until she makes her choice, some of the biggest designers in the industry are offering their suggestions. Fashion publication Women's Wear Daily enlisted designers including Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, Monique Lhuillier, Donna Karan and Betsey Johnson to imagine what Gaga’s wedding attire would look like. The designers came up with everything from a veil made of flowers to a…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hayley Williams' Inspiration for “Bad Blood” Character Is Not What You Think

Hayley Williams has revealed the inspiration behind her character in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video. Turns out, the Paramore singer didn’t chose the moniker “The Crimson Curse” because of her flame-red hair. Someone on Twitter asked her why she picked the name, and she gave this TMI response: "because what is as brutal as a period? NOTHING I TELL YA." The star-studded video for Taylor’s new tune -- which also features Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Alba and many others -- premiered at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. @shineoftay because what is as brutal as…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction's Liam Payne Says Zayn "Had to Do What He Had to Do"

Nearly two months after Zayn Malik left One Direction, his former band mate Liam Payne says he understands Zayn’s decision and assures that they’re all still on good terms. He tells U.K.’s Capital FM that Zayn “had to do what he had to do really, for himself.” Zayn also wanted to spend more time with his family and his fiancée, which Liam sees as a valid reason. Liam adds that there are no hard feelings towards Zayn. “It’s like any other job really, sometimes you have to move on because you’re not enjoying what you’re doing as much," he says.…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Shares Birthday Words of Wisdom

Sam Smith may be only 23 years old, having celebrated his birthday Tuesday, but he has some words of wisdom to impart. The singer, who’s recovering from vocal cord surgery, posted a lengthy message on Instagram in which he shares what he’s learned in life so far. “Prepare yourself for dramatic speech,” he begins.  “I've only lived on this earth for 23 years and I have so much more to learn and so many more mistakes to make but there is one thing I've learnt in my not so many years. And that is love is the most important thing…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

See the New Trailer for Amy Winehouse Documentary, "Amy"

The new Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this week to mostly glowing reviews. With the release of a new full-length trailer, we now get our own glimpse at the film critics are raving about. The trailer features snippets of Amy during her pre-fame days, as she discusses her passion for music and reluctance about becoming a star. It also includes clips of Amy performing on stage, winning her Grammys, and being hounded by the paparazzi. The documentary, directed by Asif Kapadia, will open in theaters nationwide July 10. While the film is highly anticipated, Amy’s…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran to Open for the Rolling Stones; Will Sing with Kermit the Frog for Red Nose Day

Ed Sheeran has met Paul McCartney and duetted with Elton John; now he'll get to work with another British rock institution: The Rolling Stones. Ed will be the Stones' special guest June 27 when the legendary band performs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.  "Opening up for the Stones on a one off gig and I'm very excited," he writes on Instagram. Meanwhile, Ed's the latest star to join the lineup for NBC's charity Red Nose Day broadcast Thursday.  According to a series of posts on Instagram, Ed will duet with Kermit the Frog. The Red Nose Day fundraiser…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR