The Stones announce a North American summer stadium tour. (3/27a)
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Country radio caves in to crazies, but it can't stop a true hit. (3/27a)
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: HEY BUDDIES EDITION
You should know by now that we never throw anything away, especially mortifying photos. (3/27a)
Van Halen's shutting down Hollywood Blvd., and Dave's fronting the band. (3/27a)
Dance your tuchus off to N.Y.-based artist/producer/songwriter/DJ Penguin Prison (aka Christopher Glover). His self-titled debut album is due out on Downtown Records come 5/5. The sound undeniably falls into the dance category, but features catchy pop songwriting and a hint of an alternative, avant-garde style. You might put it in the same category as Phoenix, Capital Cities and Miike Snow, and quite frankly, it sounds like spring break.
Take a tequila shot and try your best to keep your T-shirt on to "Calling Out" below.
The message of "Biscuit" by Cherrytree/Interscope's Ivy Levan is fairly straightforward--and agreeably provocative. The hard-charging dance/pop track and its playful video (now at around 750k views and watchable below) are creating buzz on the torchy "swamp-hop" diva, whose debut full-length is due on 8/25; it features collaborations with Sting and Diplo, among others.
"We love us some Ivy Levan," declared Perez Hilton, who dubbed 'Biscuit' "bold [and] ballsy," adding that it "sounds like nothing else out there right now."
Levan recently performed at SXSW (with Cherrytree ruler Martin Kierszenbaum backing her on bass). "This phenomenally talented woman," wrote Yahoo Music's Lyndsey Parker after Levan's Austin set, "is about to blow up." She just recorded the opening song for the comedy thriller Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids).
Disney Music Group execs celebrate inking singer/musician/actor Jordan Fisher to Hollywood Records. Moments later, Jordan had sung the theme for sci-fi adventure flick, gotten a sync in a comic-book franchise, provided an instrumental theme for an Asian roller coaster and voiced a cartoon wombat. Then everyone celebrated with a trip to Knott's Berry Farm. Seen enjoying the Happiest Lobby on Earth are (l-r) SVP A&R and Creative Mio Vukovic, Director of A&R Dani Markman, Fisher and DMG prexy Ken Bunt.