RASHIDA JONES SANG WITH MAROON 5
When Maroon 5 started out in 1994, they were named Kara’s Flowers and actress Rashida Jones actually sang back up with them on their first two records. Both Maroon 5 and Rashida have becomes successes in their own right since then – Jones currently stars on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Maroon 5 will release their fourth studio album, Overexposed, on June 26th, 2012.
COLBIE CAILLAT IS ON VACATION
Colbie Caillat is going to be on tour all summer, so she’s taking a break right now. The singer posted a photo of herself and her friends hanging out in Hawaii. Colbie tweeted that she’ll be back to work preparing for her tour soon, she’s just relaxing at the beach right now. Caillat is heading out on a trek with Gavin DeGraw. They kick things off on May 25th.
GOTYE GETS “SICK” OF “SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW”
Are you sick of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”? It seems Gotye even is. The singer tells NME.com, “Sometimes I feel like I'm a bit sick of it. My inbox, on any given day, has at least five covers or parodies or remixes of it and there's only so many times you can listen to the one song." Gotye still enjoys playing the tune live though. He explained, “I like the fact that people are still discovering it and I don't feel like it's a noose around my neck. But at the same time, I do wonder how many times you can listen to the same piece of music. I can't think of any song that's ever been picked up like this and I do feel like saying to people sometimes 'Come on guys, there are other songs out there.’”
NEW MUSIC: HEAR NEW FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE TRACK
Fans of Florence and the Machine can now hear a new song from the British singer. The track is titled “Breath of Life” and it’s streaming at NME.com. The tune is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming film Snow White and the Huntsman. Flo recorded the song with a large orchestra in Los Angeles and says it was inspired by the evil queen in the film explaining, “The queen is just this incredible character; so hungry for life but so dead inside. She's sort of eternal, but inside there's nothing. She's kind of like charcoal or something. She has this thirst for youth and for life, but for what kind of life? This darkness, but she's so beautiful, so it's this kind of juxtaposition between beauty and, ultimately, death." The soundtrack is out officially on May 29th.
COLDPLAY HEAD TO AMERICAN IDOL!
On Thursday, Coldplay will perform on American Idol. Coldplay are set to play a song off their new album, Mylo Xyloto, on American Idol so be sure to tune in this Thursday!
PAUL McCARTNEY IS A RICH MAN
Marrying Nancy Shevell last year no doubt enriched Paul McCartney’s life, but it also made him richer. According to England’s The Telegraph, his wealth, combined with Shevell’s 240-million dollar bank account, makes Sir Paul the third richest music millionaire in England with an estimated worth of over one-billion dollars. The only Englishmen richer than him are music executive Clive Calder ($2.2-billion) and theater producer Cameron Mackintosh ($1.2-billion).
- TIDBIT: Elsewhere on the English rich musicians list, George Harrison’s widow, Olivia, is at number 13, Ringo Starr sits at the 18 spot and Mick Jagger is at number ten.
TAYLOR SWIFT WANTED FOR GREASE REMAKE?
On the heels of the Footloose remake, another classic movie has been rumored to be getting an update soon – Grease! Olivia Newton-John, who starred as “Sandy” in the original film, says she’d like to see Taylor Swift play her part, telling HLN’s Showbiz Tonight that the country star is “very talented.” The actress also mentioned her own daughter, Chloe, as a possible candidate for “Sandy.” A couple of years ago, pop-star Justin Bieber showed interest in doing a remake of Grease and said Miley Cyrus would be his “perfect Sandy.” No official plans for shooting another Grease flick have been announced.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD HAS STANLEY CUP DREAMS
With the Nashville Predators in the NHL playoffs, several country stars are showing their support for the team. The team’s biggest celebrity fan may be the wife of Preds center Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood. She cheers him on through her Twitter account, and she recently told ESPN that seeing Mike win the Stanley Cup is “on [her] sports bucket list.” Country artist and hockey fanatic Dierks Bentley is torn between the Preds and the Phoenix Coyotes in the playoffs. He told the Tennessean, he’s being “pulled pretty hard” when it comes to showing support for Nashville or cheering on the team from his home state.
- MORE: Carrie talked about other sports with ESPN, declaring her favorite football team as the Tennessee Titans and her favorite athlete as Troy Aikman, with the exception of Mike, of course.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD PERFORMS ON LETTERMAN TONIGHT
Carrie Underwood’s fourth album, Blown Away, is in stores tomorrow (5/1), and she’s kicking off her album release week with multiple television appearances and performances. Tonight (4/30), she will perform on CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman, and even though Carrie has been in front of the camera many times, she told us she still gets the jitters. Carrie will also perform a special live outdoor concert in Times Square tomorrow, which will be featured on ABC’s Good Morning America.
· RELATED NEWS: Carrie will head to L-A on Thursday (5/3) to perform on the stage where it all began – FOX’s American Idol. She will sing during the live results show, which kicks off at 8 PM Eastern.