TAYLOR SWIFT WRITES WITH FOSTER THE PEOPLE FRONTMAN
Mark Foster of Foster the People tells Fuse magazine that he and Taylor Swift have penned a song together. He describes it as a “cool song” that was born out of a casual jam session. Foster says working with Taylor was “a lot of fun” and calls her “super talented.” It’s not known whether or not the song will make it onto Taylor’s upcoming album, but she is a fan of the group, which is behind the hit pop tune “Pumped Up Kicks.”
LADY GAGA ABSTRACLY RESPONDS TO MADONNA
Madonna took a stab at Lady Gaga recently, accusing her of being unoriginal. Well Lady Gaga has responded to those claims, taking the higher ground. During one of her shows in New Zealand, Gaga told the crowd, “It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves to put other people down or make fun of them or maybe make mockery of their work, And that doesn't make me feel good at all. That just makes me feel like I'm not being a good human being.” Putting even more of a point on it, she continued by saying, “Things are really different than they were 25 years ago…We're socially in a different place and it's OK, we don't have to all slice and hate each other anymore." Both Madonna and Lady Gaga are currently touring the world, playing their music.
- DIRECT LINK: Hear the speech for yourself by heading here and clicking around the 2:30 mark:
ED SHEERAN RELEASES + TOMORROW
British singer Ed Sheeran’s debut album, + (pronounced: “plus”), hits U-S shelves today. The album features his hit single “The A Team.” Plus has already been very successful in the United Kingdom, and five songs were released as popular singles. You can pick up Plus in stores and on-line today.
DAUGHTRY EXCITED TO TEAM UP WITH DC COMICS
“Batman,” “Superman,” “Flash” and Chris Daughtry are now all part of the same team. The former American Idol star’s band is teaming up with DC Comics in a campaign to help victims of famine in the Horn of Africa. Daughtry recorded “Rescue Me” off their new album, Break the Spell, as part of the campaign, and the proceeds of sales of their acoustic version will go directly to the We Can Be Heroes Campaign. Daughtry told Rolling Stone they “thought [‘Rescue Me’] was the perfect song” for the campaign.
ALICE COOPER COVERS LADY GAGA
Alice Cooper surprised fans during his show in Biloxi, Mississippi on Friday. The shock rocker performed a cover of Lady Gaga’s hit “Born This Way.” Alice has previously said that Gaga reminds him of himself, calling her “the female Alice Cooper” and adding, “She totally gets it. She created a character named Lady Gaga and wrote songs for Lady Gaga, just as I write songs for Alice.” Last year, Gaga was photographed backstage at an Alice show in Phoenix. She posted the photo on Twitter, writing, “I just died and went to hell.”
- TIDBIT: Fan-filmed footage of Alice covering Gaga is now online.
IDAHO PAPER PICKS FIGHT WITH NICKELBACK
Idaho newspaper The Boise Weekly recently drew the ire of Nickelback when it published a preview for the band’s June 13th show at the Idaho Center. In an article, writer John Gross said, "You can spend $45 to go see Nickelback this week, or you could buy 45 hammers from the dollar store, hang them from the ceiling at eye level and spend an evening banging the demons out of your dome." Ouch! Nickelback will be playing to thousands of its adoring fans at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah tonight.
JUSTIN BIEBER ADDS MIAMI SHOW!
Justin Bieber added a second show in Miami on his Believe Tour. Now the outing will wind up with a two night stand at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on January 28th and 29th. Bieber recently added a second show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 29th and a new date in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 10th. The Believe Tour, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, will kick off September 29th in Glendale, Arizona. Biebs will release his new album, Believe, on June 19th.
- TICKETS: One dollar from each ticket will be donated to Pencils of Promise, a charity that works to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world, with a goal of building 15 schools around the world for needy children.
MILEY CYRUS SPENDS $25,000 PER MONTH ON PERSONAL TRAINER
Miley Cyrus has a lot of money to spend, and it seems like she is using it on what is probably the most expensive fitness program imaginable. While most fitness buffs spend about 25 dollars a month for a gym membership, Cyrus is reportedly doling out 25-thousand bucks per month to keep her personal trainer with her at all times. Apparently the burn from her workout is just as good on an airplane. ContactMusic.com reports Miley even flies her trainer first class with her.
SPRINGSTEEN’S WIFE SPOTTED CRYING
Bruce Springsteen’s wife and bandmate, Patti Scialfa, was spotted on Saturday crying in Como, Italy as she left a boutique with her husband. Witnesses told London’s Daily Mail that The Boss looked “lost” at how to handle his upset wife. You can check out photos of the sad Patti with Bruce at DailyMail.co.uk.
- TIDBIT: Bruce and Patti are in Europe as part of The Boss’ latest tour with the E Street Band. The pair took time out to go to Como and shop as part of their 21st anniversary.
- TIDBIT: Springsteen and Scialfa have three children together.
· TIDBIT: In 2009, a New Jersey man claimed Springsteen was having an affair with his wife. Bruce’s rep denied the allegation.