Death Cab for Cutie had long said that they want to revisit their roots through their next album, even though they are not entirely sure where their actual home is. What the band wanted to convey through their new album ‘Codes and Keys’ was the thought that home could be the physical place where we live, or the space in between our ears or anything else. After all, every person is such a large collection of ‘memories’ that a connection with the past can be made every second and hence, the band’s concept of the home comes into play. Continue reading Death Cab for Cutie Uncovers ‘Codes and Keys’ in the Emerald City »
Just a week has passed since the full release of Lady Gaga’s latest music video ‘Judas’ and her critics and fans are still busy in gathering their thoughts. The video star Rick Gonzalez, who played the role of Jesus, is also going through the same feelings and in an interview with MTV News earlier today, he said that his time with Team-Gaga was surreal.
The actor recalled, “I’m sitting in my house, I get a call from my manager, [and] she says, ‘Lady Gaga wants you to be in the video.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, cool. Lady Gaga who?’ and she’s like, ‘Rick, the Lady Gaga.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow, OK.’” Gonzalez admitted that the first thing that came to his mind was how does Lady Gaga know about him? Continue reading Lady Gaga Gave Me Full Artistic Freedom in Judas, Rick Gonzalez Says »
It is rare to see an award-winning song completely changed for national campaign, but it turns out that Cee Lo Green has done exactly that by revamping his famous song ‘Forget You’ to make it fit for a good social cause.
The Gnarls Barkley member recently associated himself with Duracell’s “Power of Those Who Protect Us” campaign, arranged for the benefit of National Volunteer Fire Council, which is a social service organization that represents the rights of voluntary rescue workers, EMS personnel and fire fighters. The new version of the highly successful track has been named ‘Thank You,’ and it can be downloaded for free from Duracell’s Facebook page.
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Akon may have been away from the music limelight in 2011, but it won’t be long until the Lonely-singer is back in the thick of things, just the way he loves to be.
The Senegalese-American hooked up with MTV News on the set of Nick Cannon’s ‘Famous’ music video and said that a joint venture with the actor-cum-rapper has been on his mind for quite some time.
Akon said that he liked ‘Famous’ when he heard it and revealed that he wanted to try his luck in the family-friendly material. And since Cannon is the best at doing that kind of stuff, according to Akon, a collaboration between them was long overdue. Continue reading Akon: Collaboration With Nick Cannon Was Way Overdue »
Since her arrival on the musical scene almost 15 years ago, Britney Spears has been on the forefront of the pop music industry. From her cute teen looks to sexy dance track, Britney has done all that could be done while remaining in the boundaries of pop music, and according to her longtime music producer Dr. Luke, his client has now become bigger than the pop genre itself.
During his interview with MTV at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, Luke pointed at songs like Toxic’ and ‘Piece of Me’ and ‘Oops! … I Did It Again’ to prove his point and said that apart from all of them being influential, they also are shining examples that Britney can’t be confined to a single genre.
So when the duo took to the studio for the creation of Femme Fatale, Luke said that he kept the experimental musical nature of Britney in his mind. He recalled “She wanted to keep on with that and do stuff that was forward-thinking. So we put some dubstep stuff in there, in bridges; snuck it in different places and I hope it ended up good. I hope you like it.”
During MTV’s “State of the Union” broadcast yesterday, 30 Seconds to Mars talked in detail about their musical connection with legendary rock band Nirvana in general and its lead singer Kurt Cobain in particular, their upcoming appearance on the Bamboozle Festival as the primary musical act and of course their future plans.
When the interview reached the part where they were about to disclose their future plans, the band broke the news that their next song from their album “This is War,” will be “Night of the Hunter.” The band seemed to be a bit too excited talking about the single’s prospects, but the reason is just that they’ve wanted to share it with their listeners for a very long time. Continue reading Leto of 30 Second to Mars Explains ‘Night of the Hunter’ Attachment »