SAFETYSUIT GIVE YOU A TASTE OF THEIR EP
SafetySuit are releasing a new EP this coming week. The effort is called Hallelujah and it includes the band’s cover of the hit Leonard Cohen song by the same name. Can’t wait until next Tuesday? SafetySuit released a teaser of their cover over on Vevo.com. Check it out now and download the EP on Tuesday.
- DIRECT LINK: http://vimeo.com/47987655
JUSTIN BIEBER TO LEND HIS VOICE TO THE SIMPSONS
Justin Bieber will join the likes of Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, U2, 50 Cent, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Lady Gaga and James Brown when he lends his voice for an episode of The Simpsons. Bieber will be featured on the 24th season of the show. According to Entertainment Weekly, Justin took to Twitter to announce the news but the tweet was quickly removed. No specific air date has been set but the Bieber episode is slated to air sometime in 2013. The Simpson’s 24th season begins on September 30th.
ADAM LAMBERT SHARES A COVER
Adam Lambert is currently performing in Australia. While he’s there, he’s not just singing his own tunes, he’s shaking things up with some covers as well. Adam posted a clip in which he’s singing “Is This Love” by Bob Marley & The Wailers. The former American Idol contestant put his own spin on the 1978 song. Head to Twitter.com/AdamLambert for more.
- DIRECT LINK: http://youtu.be/2qcUyRSPxek
KELLY CLARKSON COVERS CARLY RAE JEPSEN
Kelly Clarkson covered Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” during her show in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 17th. Before she sang the song, the singer jokingly said, “I’m still slightly confused, because I’m always like, ‘Boy you better call me or just leave it alone,’ I don’t get the maybe part.” Carly shared a fan-filmed video of Kelly’s cover over on Twitter. Follow her at Twitter.com/CarlyRaeJepsen.
ADAM LEVINE IS NOT MARRYING NICKELBACK
It was announced this week that Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback are engaged. And Maroon 5’s Adam Levine wants to set the record straight that although his name is similar to the Canadian singer’s, he is not the one marrying Nickelback’s lead singer. Keep up with Adam at Twitter.com/AdamLevine.
- DIRECT QUOTE: Here’s Adam’s tweet: “Just to clear up the confusion, I am NOT engaged to Chad Kroeger of Nickleback.”
CHRISTINA PERRI DATING BROADWAY ACTOR
Christina Perri looks to be dating Steve Kazee, a Broadway star. The singer tweeted four photos recently of Steve and herself, smiling. She captioned the photo calling him the “best boyfriend in the universe.”
- TIDBIT: Steve recently won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
- DIRECT LINK: http://instagr.am/p/OnnkYhOnVj/
THE WANTED TO JOIN JUSTIN BIEBER ON TOUR
The Wanted will join Justin Bieber on some dates on his Believe Tour. The U-K boy band told MTV News that they will indeed open for Bieber on select dates of his trek with Max George explaining that they would like to do more dates with the 18-year old singer, but they have their own tour dates set for later this year in South America and other territories. The Wanted are nominated for their first Video Music Award in the Best New Artist category this year.
- TIDBIT: The Wanted are still working on their debut album. They have expressed interest in collaborating with Bieber, Chris Brown and LMFAO on the effort.
LEONA LEWIS IS IN “TROUBLE” WITH CHILDISH GAMBINO
Leona Lewis has release her new single, “Trouble,” featuring Childish Gambino. The song is the second single off her upcoming album, Glassheart, which is due in October.
- TIDBIT: Childish Gambino is better known as Donald Glover from NBC’s Community.
TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW HOUSE? NOT ACTUALLY HERS.
Earlier this month, news broke that Taylor Swift had bought a house in Massachusetts to be closer to boyfriend Conor Kennedy. Perez Hilton now reports that the house wasn’t purchased by Taylor, but instead by a New York hedge fund manager. Taylor and Conor were first seen together in July and confirmed they were dating earlier this month.
FOO FIGHTERS TO ROCK THE VOTE
The Foo Fighters have announced that they are teaming up with Rock the Vote for a special concert on September 5th in Charlotte, North Carolina. The show is part of Rock the Vote’s bus stop tour, which hopes to register 1.5-million young voters before the November elections. Other artist such as Jack Johnson, Asher Roth and Motion City Soundtrack have also committed to appearing at various stops on the tour as well. For a complete list of dates, events and to purchase tickets, head over to RockTheVote.com
LENNY KRAVITZ TO BE AMERICAN IDOL JUDGE?
It seems that everyone is in the running to be an American Idol judge these days. The who’s who of potential judges ranges from P. Diddy and Nicki Minaj to Nick Jonas and now Lenny Kravitz. Singer Mariah Carey is supposedly pushing for Kravitz to join the show, even going as far as posting a picture of the two on her Twitter account with a caption that reads, “@AmericanIdol What's going on? Need the info!! What about this combo?” So far, it appears that Nicki Minaj has the inside track for the position, but with Steven Tyler’s departure from the panel many are saying that a rocker such as Kravitz would be a welcome addition and bring some much needed energy to the aging program. We’ll keep you posted.
FOO FIGHTERS GET NOISE COMPLAINT FROM NEIGHBORS… FOUR MILES AWAY
Apparently not everyone loves the music of Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters. According to NME.com, the group played at the Tennent’s Vital festival in Belfast, Ireland earlier this week and drew complaints from local residents… who live four miles away. BBC News spoke with some of the residents of the area like Eileen Fee, who lives about a mile away from the concert area. Fee said it was so loud that her “windows shook.” She went on to add, “I just thought I was at the concert, that’s how loud it was. It was really impossible to do anything else at home.” We’re thinking if the sound was that good she should have sold some tickets to fans. The Foo Fighters will be performing at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds festivals.
ROLL UP FOR THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR AGAIN
Beatles fans have a chance to roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour once again. The classic 1967 film has been restored and is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. Along with the original flick, the package includes newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and other cast and crew members plus a director’s commentary from Paul. It hits shelves on October 8th and you can learn more at TheBeatles.com.