AVRIL LAVIGNE AND CHAD KROEGER ARE ENGAGED!
Surprise! Canadian rockers Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger are engaged! Yes, People magazine is reporting that Kroeger proposed back on August 8th, complete with a 14-carat diamond ring. A friend of Lavigne told People magazine that the two started dating after spending time writing together. The couple has not confirmed the news but Chad did retweet a message of congrats from his bandmates. This will be the second marriage for Lavigne, who was previously married to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley for three years. They divorced in 2009. It will be Kroeger’s first marriage.
P!NK DOES VH1 STORYTELLERS
P!nk recorded her Vh1 Storytellers Monday night and we’ve got some exclusive info on what went down during the show. The singer kicked things off with her tune “Rockstar” and went through her other hits like “Sober,” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” “Dear Mr. President” and “So What.” The singer told stories about her husband, Carey Hart, her crazy past, and about a friend who’d past away from a heroin overdose. During the set, the likes of Nate Ruess, Lily Allen and Butch Walker came onstage to help P!nk perform. Vh1 Storytellers: P!nk airs Tuesday November 13th at 11 PM Eastern.
- TIDBIT: Nate and P!nk wrote a song together off her new album called “Just Give Me a Reason.” After the pair performed it, the crowd gave them a standing ovation.
- TIDBIT: P!nk’s mom was in the audience for the show and the singer gave her several shout outs.
TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM AT THE 2012 MTV VMAS
Taylor Swift has been tapped to play at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. At the show, she’ll be performing a new song from her upcoming a fourth album, Red, for the first time. It’s also been announced that the “Fierce Five” U-S women’s gymnastics team will be presenters this year. Make sure to check out the 2012 MTV VMAs September 6th at 8 PM Eastern on MTV.
- TIDBIT: Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller have also been confirmed as presenters.
- TIDBIT: Green Day, P!nk, Alicia Keys and One Direction have also been tapped to perform during the show.
THE WANTED TO PLAY AT JFK AIRPORT WEDNESDAY
The Wanted are the next band to perform during JetBlue’s Live from T5 concert series, where groups perform at Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The band will surely be performing their hit, “Chasing The Sun.”
KARMIN TO DO A SPANISH ALBUM?
Karmin are currently in Mexico City for the Fanta Irresistible Awards and they’ve been taken by the city. They tweeted that they’d love to live there for a month and learn Spanish and put out a Spanish language album. What do you think? Would you buy a Spanish album from Karmin?
HOT CHELLE RAE SHOW LOVE FOR OWL CITY
Hot Chelle Rae love Owl City’s new album, The Midsummer Station. The record includes the tune “Good Time” featuring Carly Rae Jepsen and it’s out now. He also worked with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus for his track, “Dementia.” Buy it in stores or download it now.
FOO FIGHTERS, SOUNDGARDEN, FOSTER THE PEOPLE FEATURED ON ROCK BAND BLITZ
The Foo Fighters and Soundgarden are among the latest artists to take part in the Rock Band video game trend. Harmonix, the creator of the Rock Band video game brand, announced that they will be releasing Rock Band Blitz later this month. The game will feature 25 playable tracks by acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foster the People, Blink 182, Pink and Maroon 5. The game will be available to PlayStation gamers via the PlayStation Network on August 28th and Xbox gamers on August 29th.
MARIAH CAREY DROPS VIDEO TEASER
Mariah Carey has released a short teaser clip from her new video for "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," which features Rick Ross and Meek Mill. In the clip, Carey stands in front of a glittering wall as she sings about overcoming adversity. A chinchilla-clad Rick Ross sits front row as Meek enters a boxing ring, hoping to take down his competition, a fitting metaphor for the song. The video was directed by her Carey’s hubby, Nick Cannon, and the single was co-produced by Bryan-Michael Cox and Carey's longtime collaborator, Jermaine Dupri. It is the first single off of Carey's upcoming album, which is due out next year. Head to MTV.com to see the teaser.
GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT MAKES MOVE TO NASHVILLE
The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night is set to take place in Nashville for the first time ever. The event, which officially kicks off GRAMMY season, is usually held just outside of Los Angeles and features performances from past GRAMMY winners and nominees. It’s also the time when the nominations for the upcoming awards show are revealed. This year’s nominations show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on CBS, December 5th. The GRAMMYS are set for February 10th, 2013 from the Staples Center in L-A.
FAITH HILL NEARLY RECORDED POP SMASH “RUMOUR HAS IT”
It sounds like Faith Hill came pretty close to snatching one of this year’s biggest pop hits from Adele. “Rumour Has It” co-writer Ryan Tedder said in a recent interview that when he played the song for Faith before it was released, she said, “I wanna cut that. I’ll cut that right now!” Unfortunately for Faith, Adele had already claimed the song, which could have been a good fit for Faith’s soulful voice. Faith covers “Come Home,” a song by Tedder’s band One Republic, on her forthcoming album, due later this year.